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Cosy, Comfortable Stone Farm Cottages with Sea and Mountain Views - River Cottage

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A


River Cottage: County Kerry, County Kerry Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 434640ha

RIVER COTTAGE is a traditional, cosy and comfortable stone farmhouse cottage sleeping up to four people and located near to the sea at Inch on the Dingle Peninsula. It comprises two bedrooms and a small attic sleeping area and has spectacular views of the Slieve Mish mountains to the rear and views of the sea from the garden to the front. It is situated next to the owners farmhouse and their smallholding comprising donkeys, sheep and chickens, together with an organic vegetable garden and four acres of grounds.
RIVER COTTAGE itself is an original 150 yr old Kerry farmhouse.It has a really cosy feel with its four poster bed, original fireplace and wood burning stove in the main living room, slate floors and rugs throughout, original sash windows and lime wash walls. The spacious kitchen and dining room have access to a wooden deck overlooking the lovely garden and Slieve Mish mountains beyond. A modern range oven provides ample scope for entertaining, cooking and dining in comfort.

About the Property

Two stone cottages, 'ANNIES', sleeping 6 and 'RIVER', sleeping 5 , near Inch

River Farm comprises two cottages for rental - ANNIES COTTAGE, sleeping 6 and one of the most popular holiday cottages in Kerry and RIVER COTTAGE, sleeping 5 - an original Kerry Farmhouse that has been lovingly renovated and updated over the last ten years. Both cottages are surrounded by fields and a small stream runs through the property. It is very safe for children as both cottages are approached via a small ‘dead end’ lane which runs up to the mountain behind the cottages. The owners fields are occupied by pet sheep and lambs (in season), together with donkeys and free range hens. Views of the sea are possible from the garden as well as from Annie’s Cottage. Inch Beach with it's four miles of white sand and dunes(and increasingly a surfing and paragliding mecca) is no more than 15 minutes drive, whilst the beauty of Killarney National Park and it's lakes are also within easy reach. A local grocery shop (8am to 10pm, daily) is only 10 mins. walk away. Dogs are welcome.

Proximity to the best Kerry attractions and sites: Annie's Cottage is ideally situated for Killarney National Park, and the Kerry Way, the Dingle Peninsula and Tralee.

A 30 minute drive will allow you to visit Muckross House, the famous Killarney Lakes, Angel Falls, Ross Castle, the old Copper mInes, the Gap of Dunloe and Kate Kearney's Cottage as well as walk throughout the beautiful meadows, mountains and woods of Killarney National Park.
From Killarney you can embark on the Kerry Way by foot or cycle or drive to the end of the Ring of Kerry (and back) visiting Killorglin, Glebeigh, Caherciveen, Valentia Island, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem and Kenmare - a memorable journey indeed.
Similar excursions by car and foot can take place on the Dingle Peninsular discovering the wild scenery, breathtaking mountain passes and white sandy beaches. This peninsular also has the highest concentration of megalithic sites in Europe.
A catalogue of festivals - food, music, culture, film and horseracing - take place throughout the year
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

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Additional information about rental rates:

Hot water and central heating are oil-fired and metered. Oil use is chargeable at 3 euros per unit (average summer usage of 5 euros per day). The provision of Bed Linen and Towels is included within the rental price and unlike, many other cottages, no charge is made for the cleaning of the cottage with the exception of those guests who decide to bring their dogs with them on holiday. Rubbish disposal and electricity usage are also included within the weekly rate. Dog owners are required to pay a 30 euro cleaning charge per stay .(One or two dogs)
Half of the rental amount must be paid at the time of confirmation. The remaining balance, together with a damage security deposit of 150 Euro or 150 pounds (refundable if no damage occurs) must be paid six weeks prior to the planned date of stay. Our rates are quoted in Euro and we require the full payment (as per quoted prices) to be paid directly into our bank in Euros. Alternatively, guests may pay using PayPal. Customers are responsible for all bank charges relating to both the initial deposit and balance payment as well as security deposit refunds, where necessary.
It is an express condition of the booking that the owner is not responsible for any loss or damage which may be sustained by tenants or their visitors. Cancellations: In the event of cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable. However, if the balance of the full rental has been received, then this second payment will be repaid if the property is subsequently re-let (less 10% administration costs). Telephone cancellations must be confirmed in writing.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 130 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Four Poster Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • The main bedroom is a charming room with a double aspect and views of the mountains behind. It features original sash windows, slate floor and has been renovated using lime wash paint to enhance the ‘look & feel’ of the original cottage walls. The second bedroom contains a 4 ft. double bed and a single bed as well as a dressing area and/or office.. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Large shower, No bath...moreless

  • The bathroom does not contain a bath but instead, features a large 'double' shower enclosure, a toilet and wash basin....moreless

Other Amenities

  • RIVER COTTAGE is at least 150 years old and is a classic original 'Three room stone-built Kerry farmhouse' ( although we have increased its size over the years. It has been sympathetically renovated , retaining many of the features of the original cottage, including slate floors, lime wash walls, sash windows and the large open fireplace and wood burning stove in the main living room. The cottage has full oil-fired central heating and has a southerly aspect so is light , cosy and warm throughout the year. The spacious kitchen and dining area have been added on to the back of the cottage and were designed for our own family of nine. As such, they provide extensive entertaining, cooking and relaxation space for a small cottage and open out onto the wooden decking and barbeque area and pictoresque cottage garden at the rear. Views of Caherconree (Ireland's 4th highest mountain) and the Slieve Mish mountains are possible from both the kitchen and dining area...moreless


  • Books:

    A large collection of 'coffee table' and other books are available to read whilst staying in the cottage...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    a large collection of DVD films is available for guests to use. ...moreless

  • Games:

    ther eis a good selection of board games and jigsaws available in the cottage for guests to use....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free to air Sky Channels...moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    A large box of Lego is avaiiable for children to play with....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large Dining table seating six people with views over the garden and access to a rear decking area...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Yes, original stone fireplace (the old oven!) with wood burning stove, now....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heating is via an oil-fired boiler which is metered and charged for on a cost only basis. There are radiators in all the rooms as well as a large wood burning stove in the living room....moreless

  • Internet:

    Available on request via a dongle....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linen, duvets, pillows and table linen...moreless

  • Living Room:

    beautiful original living room with wood burning fire, slate floors and original sash windows . Central heated of course!...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    two per person....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    available on request...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    initial quantity of wood and turf supplied + kindling...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    A cafetiere is available in the cottage to use....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen / dining area with views of the Slieve Mish mountains and the lovely garden at the rear....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Large kitchen range with 8 gas hobs, 2 ovens, a grill and a warming oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Large kitchen range with 8 gas hobs, 2 ovens, a grill and a warming oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    with views of the Slieve Mish mountains behind...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


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from 21 traveler reviews


14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Kerry Airport, Farranfore
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Anvil, Boolteens
88 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Killorglin Golf Club
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Farranfore, Tralee or Killarney
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sammy's, Inch Beach
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Inch Beach

Car: Necessary

Annie's cottage and River Cottage are ideally located to access the many beaches, leisure opportunities and tourist attractions of the Dingle Peninsula as well as the scenic beauty of Killarney, the lakes and the Kerry Way. The county town of Tralee provides an opportunity for good shopping and boasts the Aquadome, a large indoor play centre, and the Kerry County Museum for those rainy days.

For those interested in history and archaeology, the Dingle peninsular provides many neolithic sites and places of interest. The Dingle Way , a 120 mile waymarked route, passes just a few miles from the cottage and you can walk to the nearby Caherconree Mountain (Ireland's 4th highest) from the cottage front door! The charm, small craft shops, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Dingle Town is a must to experience, as is the Slea Head Drive and the Blasket Islands. Castlegregory and the Maharees are also just a few miles distant

Other Activities: Rose of Tralee festival, Horse racing, Film & music festivals, hill walking, horse riding, craft fairs, farmers markets, indoor climbing wall

Golf: There are a multitude of golf courses within a 30 minute drive of Annie's Cottage and River Cottage. Many are 18 hole championship courses such as Ballybunion, Tralee, Dooks, Beaufort, Killorglin and Killarney. Others are 9 hole course and there are even a few pitch and put courses locally for the beginners.

Some of the courses are links courses with spectacular views of the atlantic from many of the greens and fairways . Amongst these are Ballybunion, Dooks, Tralee and Dingle courses.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Anne & I have lived in Kerry for the last 16 years but prior to that spent every summer enjoying the beauty and attractions of this beautiful part of the world. We have seven children and an increasing number of grandchildren. We love the Kerry scenery and the friendliness of the people and the local community here.

Why the Owner Chose County Kerry, Ireland:
River Cottage is located on the Dingle Peninsula, off the main road but close enough to both Killarney and Dingle town. It is a quiet and a safe place for children to stay and is located amongst 4 acres of smallholding on which we have our donkeys, sheep & lambs, cats and a dog as well as our orchard and organic vegetable gardens. There are views of the Slieve Mish mountains behind and the sea in front of the cottage.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Location, Views, Pets & animals, a river running through the property, safe environment for children, owners on site to help with any question, lovely gardens and safe walks to the sea or mountains.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/15/2017

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  • River Cottage and mountains behind

    River Cottage and mountains behind

  • Annies Cottage living room with sea views

    Annies Cottage living room with sea views

  • Annies Cottage Bedroom, views of sea and mountains

    Annies Cottage Bedroom, views of sea and mountains

  • Annie's Cottage kitchen in all its glory!

    Annie's Cottage kitchen in all its glory!

  • Annies Cottage - kitchen with mountain views

    Annies Cottage - kitchen with mountain views

  • Annie's cottage, as seen from the front

    Annie's cottage, as seen from the front

  • winter view from Annie's Cottage

    winter view from Annie's Cottage

  • Elijah and Elisha, our donkeys

    Elijah and Elisha, our donkeys

  • Got any Hay to spare? Its ccccccold!

    Got any Hay to spare? Its ccccccold!

  • Views of the sea from behind the cottage

    Views of the sea from behind the cottage

  • Inch Beach (15 mins) - Surf,Swim,Walk!

    Inch Beach (15 mins) - Surf,Swim,Walk!

  • Another crowded local beach!

    Another crowded local beach!

  • Annie's cottage & Slieve Mish mountains

    Annie's cottage & Slieve Mish mountains

  • River Cottage with mountains behind

    River Cottage with mountains behind

  • River Cottage living room with fireplace

    River Cottage living room with fireplace

  • River Cottage's Four Poster Bed in main bedroom

    River Cottage's Four Poster Bed in main bedroom

  • River Cottage - spacious kitchen and dining area

    River Cottage - spacious kitchen and dining area

  • River Cottage living room

    River Cottage living room

  • River Cottage from the front

    River Cottage from the front

  • Mollie and Baa, our pet ewes

    Mollie and Baa, our pet ewes

  • Proud Mum and her triplets !

    Proud Mum and her triplets !

  • the organic vegetable garden

    the organic vegetable garden

  • A sundowner at Inch Beach? -just 15 min

    A sundowner at Inch Beach? -just 15 min

  • Explore Minard Castle, just 25 mins away.

    Explore Minard Castle, just 25 mins away.

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