About the property
- Cottage1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights
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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- May 23, 2018
About Nick Wynne-Morgan
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.
Nick Wynne-Morgan purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Nick Wynne-Morgan chose County Kerry
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.
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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The cottage is very nice, beautiful view in the Garden when we had breakfast!!
Yes, although time consuming and a lot of work, we do love the fact that our garden and 4 acres of grounds are appreciated by all our guests (and our own animals) and that the views from it are of both the Slieve Mish mountains behind and the sea, in front.
Beautiful old farm house on the magnificent Dingle peninsula
We much enjoyed our stay -- feeding carrots to the donkeys, reading Irish poets by the wood fire, exploring the antiquities on the Dingle peninsula, feasting on the fish and great desserts at Sammy's, long walks on the beach, and the stone walls of Gallarus Oratory were magnificent. We much preferred our quiet explorations on the Dingle to the more commercialized Ring of Kerry, but what a joyous visit we had during our 3 days in the area. Being there in October to see the beauty of autumn provided a great occasion for rest and restoration. Thank you for this opportunity!
Yes, the Dingle Peninsula has more character and is more manageable than the Ring of Kerry. Glad you agree with us on this and had such a good time exploring it.
Lovely property and cottage! Animals were so fun! Could use a little upkeep and dusting
Great location to discover the area! Lovely owners! Lots of space in the cottage - very homey. 3.5/5
Not sure if the comments - "could do with a little upkeep and dusting" refers to the donkeys or the cottage !! But thanks for taking the trouble to express you views and it was a pleasure to host you all. Obviously we do thoroughly clean ( and dust!) the cottage in between lettings but old cottages sometime just have that sense of history that is contrary or different to some of today's modern interior fittings.
We're glad you liked the cottage - we'll give the donkeys a good dusting!
Outrageously beautiful and marvelously relaxing
You could not ask for a more beautiful location, a cozier cottage, or a lovelier couple from whom to rent. We spent almost a week on the Dingle peninsula as the less hectic part of our Ireland adventure and it was every bit as relaxing and pretty as we hoped. The cottage itself is well appointed and comfortable. It has gorgeous stone floors, a first class kitchen and a garden view that makes washing dishes a pleasure. As Americans, we found the beds firmer than what we're used to but that's more "fair warning" for fellow visitors from the US than a concern with the cottage. We loved visiting with and feeding treats to the sheep and donkeys and playing with the dog, Yala. We had wonderful sunshine as well as some rain and wind which made the wood burning stove a welcome addition. We would certainly stay here again and would recommend it to others. It is a gem!
Nick and Anne were wonderful! Very helpful and accommodating.
Nick and Anne's River cottage is a perfect place to enjoy a peaceful Ireland experience. They offered some great recommendations for activities and restaurants in the area and really made us feel at home. I highly recommend staying with them for families and couples looking for a laid back vacation. I wish I could visit every year!
Yes, this is certainly a peaceful spot - off the main road and yet close to both Killarney and Dingle as well as mountains and sea. Surrounded by our own fields and our pet animals in them, this is a safe and quiet little haven for couples and families. Having the river running through the garden and with views of the mountains behind are an added bonus for some.
Lovely. Very welcoming and comfortable.
Thank you for a wonderful week in such a relaxing place. The cottage is comfortable and beautifully furnished. We particularly appreciated the wide range of books distributed throughout, including in the loo - a winner !
This has been an ideal base from which to explore the Dingle peninsula and also visit the mountains near Killarney. We've had around 4 hours good walking every day in contrasting places. We recommend driving through the Gap of Dunloe and walking in the Black Valley. Also, climbing up Caherconree, walking around the Maharees Peninsula, climbing between Mas an Tompian and Piaras Mor, near Mt. Brandon or Cruach Marthain, above Dunquin. But everywhere we have been has been wonderful, and all the people we've met are friendly and interesting. We'll miss the peace & quiet.
Thanks again. NB Note for prospective visitors: If you have a dog you might like to know in advance that some walks are not possible - for instance we wanted to climb Brandon Mountain, and explore around (and perhaps go up) Carrauntoohil, but the 'no dogs' signs in both places were more forbidding than some of the others. On the whole we found that if we talked to local farmers and checked with them, the dog was not a problem.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Hot water and central heating are oil-fired and metered. Oil use is chargeable at cost - 3 euros per unit (average summer usage of 6 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 (E 30)