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Unique Period Properties with Games Room & Sauna.Ideal for Families.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:26
  • Bedrooms:15
  • Bathrooms:12
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Sleeps 5-26 guests in 3 different period properties within same grounds.

Westcove House, The Stables & Garden Cottage are three wonderful unique period properties, full of history and character set in the same grounds overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary in South Kerry. Georgian Westcove House comfortably sleeps 10 while the converted Stables & wonderfully restored Garden Cottage sleep 11 & 5. Together all three properties are ideal for family reunions, small weddings, celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries or any other type of ‘gathering’ you may be planning. Yet all properties are also secluded enough to be rented separately (although mainly only available independently outside of high season - please contact owner for more details)
The elegant dining room in Westcove House, overlooking the waters of Castlecove harbour, comfortably seats 18 (max. 26), and we are now able to seat up to 54 for a formal dinner in our 'games' room. Various delicious catering options can be provided. Details on our own website Live music/dancing can be arranged for guests in our games room which is in the Stables building but is also accessible from the outside.
Our games/function room is also ideal for holding talks, classes, activities & demonstrations for a wide variety of interest groups. Artists delight in our north-facing studio, while walking groups can revive weary muscles in our sauna after a day’s rambling. All properties also have internet access, BBQs & garden furniture. Enjoy a drink on the terrace watching our field of decorative Soay sheep at play, or the ever-changing light and colour of Kerry's mystical landscape. A large lawn with swings is perfect for children or playing games...or even erecting a marquee for a party/small wedding. We also have a rowing boat available at guests own risk.

Our location is fantastic for outdoor pursuits from cycling to fishing, sailing to walking. Golf courses in our area are among the best in the world and within an hours drive you will find several top class facilities making Westcove also an ideal base for golfers. Whatever you enjoy doing this unique collection of excellently equipped homes are perfect for a holiday that will live long in your memory.
For detailed information on the accommodation and more photos of these 3 properties please check the individual entries on this site - for Westcove House enter - 1213179,.....for The Stables - 1213182....and for Garden Cottage - 1213184 ....Thanks!

WESTCOVE HOUSE sleeps 10 - 2 doubles, 2 twins, 2 adjoining singles and 5 bath/shower rooms. Kitchen is well equipped with 2 dishwashers, a large range with 5 hobs, 2 electric ovens and grill etc. the beautiful reception rooms have fabulous views over the Kenmare estuary and the beautiful Beara Mountains beyond. Dining room seats 18 comfortably (up to 25 with extra tables). The imposing entrance hall leads to the sitting room with a sunken seating area around a log burner, and an arch through to the cozy 'bar' with more comfortable seating and an open fire. Up a quaint staircase is a gallery stocked with games and books for all ages. Westcove is a real family home with lovely furniture and paintings from Austria, China and of course Ireland.For more details see property number:1213179.

THE STABLES sleeps up to 11 - 1 double, 2 double/twin, 1 bunk, 1 single/twin and 1 single with 4 bath/shower rooms. It has an open plan kitchen/dining area seating 11, a cozy sitting room and is ideally suited to young families. Upstairs is a large games room and north facing studio ... also accessible from outside is a sauna, shower and small exercise room. For more details see property number: 1213182.

GARDEN COTTAGE sleeps 5 - 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single. 2 shower rooms. Very spacious open plan living room with comfortable seating, well equipped kitchen and dining area with large patio door opening to the terrace, overlooking the sea. Separate utility room. Underfloor heating throughout. For more details see property number: 1213184.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, danish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 26
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


Bedrooms: 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 26

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Westcove House - with ensuite bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Westcove House - with ensuite shower room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Westcove House - Or one extra large zip & link double....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single

    Westcove House - Large antique 4 poster bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 twin/ single

    Westcove House - with antique Austrian furniture...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

    Westcove House - with ensuite shower room...moreless

  • Bedroom 14: 1 twin/ single

    In Garden Cottage...moreless

  • Bedroom 15: 2 twin/ single

    In Garden Cottage with ensuite/shower room...moreless

  • Bedroom 13: 1 queen

    In Garden Cottage with shower room...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

    In 'The Stables' - Own ensuite/shower room & vanity unit...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 king

    In 'The Stables' - spacious with vanity unit...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 2 twin/ single

    In 'The Stables' single or small twin (pull our guest bed)...moreless

  • Bedroom 10: 2 twin/ single

    In 'The Stables' - Bunk bed - lower bunk is extra wide...moreless

  • Bedroom 11: 1 double

    In 'The Stables' 'Zip & link' can make 2 small twin beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 12: 1 child bed

    In 'The Stables' ...moreless

Bathrooms: 12 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    Westcove House - ensuite to bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Westcove House - for bedrooms 4 & 5...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Westcove House - ensuite for bedroom 6...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

    In 'The Stables'...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    In 'The Stables'...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

    In 'The Stables' - ensuite for bedroom 7...moreless

  • Bathroom 9: toilet, combination tub/shower

    In 'The Stables' - ground floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 10: toilet, shower

    In 'The Stables' - ensuite for sauna/exercise room...moreless

  • Bathroom 11: toilet, shower

    In Garden Cottage -between bedrooms 13 & 14...moreless

  • Bathroom 12: toilet, shower

    In Garden Cottage - ensuite for bedroom 15...moreless


  • Books:

    Books for all ages in all houses...moreless

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

    One in each house...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Table tennis , table football, darts and small snooker/pool table in Stables Games room ...moreless

  • Games:

    Games for all ages in all houses...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Some DVDs in each property...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 in Westcove House, 1 in The Stables and one in Garden Cottage...moreless

  • Toys:

    A few toys for all ages in each house...moreless

  • Video Library:

    A selection of DVDs in all houses...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Small excercise room with cross-trainer. Sauna and walk-in shower and loo....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Zoned gas central heating in Westcove House and The Stables, underfloor heating in Garden fire or woodburning stove in all houses. Fuel included...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All beds will be made up with duvets and 2 pillows each...moreless

  • Living Room:

    All living rooms comfortable and well equipped...for details please see our own website...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Lots of outside parking...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath sheets and hand towels for all and some beach towels...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    A tumble dryer in each house ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine in each house...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large stone clad terrace with lovely views and enough garden furniture for residents of all 3 houses to dine and relax together in front of Westcove House.The other houses also have terraces...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal barbecue with each property...large built in stone one on Westcove House terrace...moreless

  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    Sauna , excercise room with walk in shower in Stables building with outside access...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.8
from 12 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season Low
Mar 11 - Apr 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Mid Season High
Apr 8 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

High Season
Jun 24 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid Season High
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid Season Low
Sep 30 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Low Season
Nov 4 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
Mid Season High
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2018
7 night min stay

Low Season
Jan 3 - Mar 23, 2018
3 night min stay
Mid Season High
Mar 24 - Apr 13, 2018
3 night min stay
Mid Season Low
Apr 14 - May 4, 2018
3 night min stay
Mid Season High
May 5 - Jun 22, 2018
3 night min stay
High Seaosn
Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

Mid Season High
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2018
3 night min stay
Mid Season Low
Sep 29 - Nov 2, 2018
3 night min stay
Low Season
Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2018
3 night min stay
Mid Season High
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


Westcove House is booked at the time of receipt of a deposit of 25% of the rental. The balance is due six weeks before arrival. Please use booking form on owners website -

Payment accepted by Direct Transfer,-(details sent on request)-, Visa/Mastercard , or PayPal:- Euro ,(or Sterling at current exchange rate)

Please refer to or request Owners Terms and Conditions for further information.

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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75 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kerry near Killarney (Cork - 100k, Dublin - 360k)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Black Shop (The Blind Piper - Caherdaniel 4k)
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Cork 120k (from France) - Rosslare 400k (from UK)
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Waterville one of the top links courses in Ireland
55 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel, great food and music
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
White Strand - 2k (Derrynane beach - 6k)

Car: Necessary

There is plenty to see and do within 15 minutes drive of Westcove:

Visit DERRYNANE HOUSE & NATIONAL PARK, ancestral home of one of Ireland’s leading historical figures, Daniel O’Connell known as 'The Liberator'. A 19th century politician, Daniel championed the cause of the Irish in the British parliament and succeeded in achieving Catholic Emancipation, his house and grounds’ have been preserved and are open to the public in the summer.The 30 minute video of his life and times is fascinating! The house is surrounded by spectacular sub-tropical gardens & the lovely tea-rooms have an irresistible selection of home-made cakes.

In Caherdaniel stop for a Guinness at Freddy’s – a timeless pub, frequented by locals - or go to The Blind Piper – a younger atmosphere with excellent, home-cooked food and live music on Thursday evenings. In summer, there’s a bustling market in the Community Centre between 10 and 12.30 on Friday mornings with lots of local produce and crafts.

The largest and arguably the best example of a pre-Christian ring fort in Ireland, STAIGUE FORT is about 3 miles above Castlecove, less than 15 minutes drive away. It is worth a visit, especially on a clear day, when the views out over the Atlantic are breathtaking.

A boat trip to SKELLIG ISLANDS, a Unesco World Heritage site, is a must! Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 218m above sea level and on the summit of this awe-inspiring rock you will find perfectly preserved beehive huts, part of a 6th century monastic settlement. On the spectacular Small Skellig 23,000 pairs of gannets nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world.

Kerry is a paradise for walkers. Stroll along the beautiful beaches and dunes of Derrynane or venture up into the hills and follow the well signed 'Kerry Way'.

40 minutes drive east, along the north coast of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary, is the picturesque town of KENMARE, well-known for its varied and tempting shops and teeming with excellent bars and restaurants ... a popular choice for the ladies, especially on Wednesdays when there is a lively market all year round selling everything from crafts and jewellery to a mouth-watering selection of cheeses, pates and other home-made delicacies!

Drive south from Kenmare over spectacular mountain passes

to explore the Beara Peninsula which has so much to offer visitors.... the imposing stately home - BANTRY HOUSE - the SCULPTURE PARK and a selection of beautiful gardens .

The one hour drive to KILLARNEY is probably the most scenic in

Ireland - a winding road with magnificent views over its famous lakes and mountains. The town itself has become overly popular, teeming with tourists, huge hotels and souvenir shops... however it's well worth visiting Muckross House and Gardens and the 15th century Muckross Abbey on the lakes shortly before Killarney.

Wherever you are in Kerry you will find excellent and varied restaurants offering delicious seafood & quality local produce. The convivial atmosphere of the Irish pub is legendary and most serve great value home-cooked food. The whole family can be assured of a very warm welcome. Kerry people are known for their wit... you will be drawn into conversation with the locals .... so enjoy making new friends, the 'craic' (fun) & stories ..and more stories!! Don't forget to catch a live music session one evening!

Westcove makes an ideal base for golfers wishing to play the legendary courses of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’…. Set off after a full Irish breakfast and relax with a delicious home cooked dinner on your return. Use your own transport or a local minibus can be arranged to take you to any of the following courses – check their websites for details:

Within 25 mins drive – WATERVILLE – – magnificent links course (always rated one of the top 10 in Ireland) – a must for serious golfers. SKELLIG BAY - – a fairly new challenging course with breathtaking views over sea and lake – reasonable green fees. PARKNASILLA – - just east of Sneem – very scenic 12 hole course – fun for all the family.

Within 45 mins drive – RING OF KERRY – – 18 holes with panoramic views over Kenmare Estuary – take a buggy unless you are a mountain goat! KENMARE – – the first 9 holes of beautifully kept parkland are followed by a hillier 2nd 9 – good value for money and an excuse to visit this ‘shopper’s paradise’.

About 1¼ hours drive DOOKS – – a classic links with views over to the Dingle Peninsular. KILLARNEY - - 3 courses on the legendary lakes.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1962

About: My name is Susannah Adlington and I am a portrait artist living in Hampshire, England with my husband Michael. My father’s family have had Irish connections for several hundred years, and my parents bought Westcove House in the early 60s … since then four generations of our family have been enjoying holidays here – we just love the place and feel sure that you would too. Indeed many of our guests return to Westcove time and time again – something which we view as the highest form of praise!

Why County Kerry, Ireland:
Westcove is very dear to our family - we have spent many years upgrading and improving Westcove House, and renovating the Stables, Garden Cottage and Pier Cottage whilst retaining their character and charm. The income we receive from renting out our properties at Westcove when we ourselves are not here, helps with the ever-increasing costs involved with the upkeep of period properties, whilst hopefully enabling us to share this much loved, unique and magical place with others for many more generations to come. We are aware that you, our visitors, will all have different requirements and interests, so we try to be as flexible as possible to ensure your stay at Westcove surpasses all your expectations.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Westcove and the surrounding area is teeming with history, character and charm...there is so much to see and do. If you choose to stay home the gardens and terraces are magical places for dining or relaxing whilst admiring the views over the harbour and hills beyond. Even sitting by a window, the scenery and light is always changing as cloud shadows move with the wind across the water and bog-lands. The stresses and cares of the world just melt away ....

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Speaks: english, danish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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  • Westcove House in low tide

    Westcove House in low tide

  • Garden Cottage

    Garden Cottage

  • View from Westcove House terrace

    View from Westcove House terrace

  • Westcove House bar

    Westcove House bar

  • Westcove House Sitting Room

    Westcove House Sitting Room

  • Westcove House master bedroom

    Westcove House master bedroom

  • The Stables games room

    The Stables games room

  • The Stables Sitting Room

    The Stables Sitting Room

  • View from Garden Cottage terrace

    View from Garden Cottage terrace

  • Garden Cottage Bedroom 1

    Garden Cottage Bedroom 1

  • Parknasilla Golf Course

    Parknasilla Golf Course

  • Seals on nearby rocks

    Seals on nearby rocks

  • The Stables

    The Stables

  • View from Stables with back of Westcove House (left) and Garden Cottage (right)

    View from Stables with back of Westcove House (left) and Garden Cottage (right)

  • Westcove House dining room

    Westcove House dining room

  • Westcove House Hall

    Westcove House Hall

  • Westcove House Kitchen

    Westcove House Kitchen

  • Westcove House Master Bathroom

    Westcove House Master Bathroom

  • The Stables open-plan kitchen and dining area

    The Stables open-plan kitchen and dining area

  • The Stables bedoom 1

    The Stables bedoom 1

  • Garden Cottage living area

    Garden Cottage living area

  • Nearby beach at Derrynane

    Nearby beach at Derrynane

  • Late evening view from Westcove House terrace

    Late evening view from Westcove House terrace

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