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Restored Coastguard Cottage on the Shore of the Beautiful Kenmare Estuary, Kerry - West End

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A


West End: County Kerry, County Kerry Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 439539ha

This is the larger unit of Pier Cottage,sleeping up to 7 in three bedrooms.

Ground floor:- open plan...Living room with woodburning stove, storage heater, TV, DVD, books and toys. Fully stocked kitchen with round dining table seating 7, electric stove, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and electric wall heater.
Bedroom 3 :-Twin bedroom, bathroom, extra cloakroom, utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, sink and storage heater.

Upstairs:- Bedroom 1, with king-size double bed and hand wash basin.
Bedroom 2, with 3 single beds and a newly installed shower room with shower cubicle, loo and wash handbasin

All rooms , except utility room face south with magnificent views over the Kenmare Estuary and Reara mountains beyond

Outside:-- lean-to shed with extra garden furniture and room for storage.
Charcoal Barbeque and picnic table

Rowing boat shared with West End.Life jackets.

About the Property

2 units or 1 interconnecting cottage sleeping 2-11 in 5 bedrooms

A pair of old stone coastguard cottages renovated to a high standard in a unique setting 25 yards from their own shingle beach with breathtaking views over the lovely Kenmare Estuary off the southern tip of the beautiful 'Ring of Kerry' in south-west Ireland.

Pier Cottage can be rented throughout the year as 2 separate units or one interconnecting cottage. West End sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms and East End up to 4 - 1 double 1 twin.

The countryside immediately surrounding Castlecove is ideally suited for all types of walking, ranging from gentle strolls along lovely sandy beaches to more serious hikes over craggy hills. The famous 'Kerry Way' walk takes you along the ridge of hills, all the way from Waterville to Kenmare and is well signed, but still wonderfully unspoiled.

You can swim, row and shrimp by the cottage or just relax and watch the seals!. There are several sandy beaches within ten minutes drive.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, danish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Additional information about rental rates:

The cottage is booked at the time of receipt a deposit of 25% of the rental . The balance of rent is due six weeks before arrival . Please use Booking Form on owners website : Payment accepted by Direct Transfer (details on request) ,Visa/Mastercard or personal cheque -Euro ( or Sterling at current exchange rate.) It is an express condition of the booking that the Proprietor is not responsible for any loss or damage which may be sustained by tenants or their visitors. . The cottage must be left tidy. Any damage or breakages must be paid for before departure and Katherine Casey (the caretaker), is entitled to fix the amount due. CANCELLATIONS In the event of cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable. However, if the balance of the full rental has been received, then this will be repaid if the property is subsequently re-let (less 10% administration costs). Telephone cancellations must be confirmed in writing

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome:

    Children of all ages welcome, but please be aware that as the cottage is only 30metres from the rocky shoreline of the Kenmare estuary, small children need adult supervision at all times...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets - up to 2 dogs - are usually allowed, but not in bedrooms or on furniture...also care must be taken on walks as there are many sheep around...please use 'pooper scoopers' when necessary on the short grass area beween the Cottage and the sea...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    round pine table with 7 dining chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    0pen stone fireplace turf (peat) supplied...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 electric storage heaters downstairs, and an electric wall heater in every room ....all electricity included ...moreless

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

    all beds made up with duvet and 2 pillows....most have electric blankets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    with TV, DVD, and comfortable seating for 7 and open fire...moreless

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

    ...for up to 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    ! bath towel and one hand towel per guest and a few beach towels provided...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    Electric tumble dryer...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    included in rental, password provided on arrival...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Full sized dishwasher...dishwasher tablets provibed...moreless

  • Freezer:

    ! large fridge /freezer...moreless

  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric double oven with 4 hobs...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    1 large fridge/freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat:

    Small rowing boat with lifejackets available at owner's own risk...moreless

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Golf:

    5 varied golf courses within 45 minutes drive....lots more within 1&1/2 hours...details on owner's website - activities link...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak may be available...please enquire on arrival...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Moveable (charcoal) barbecue in lean-to shed...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water

Property Descriptor

  • Semi-Detached


from 5 traveler reviews


65 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
The Black Shop, Castlecove
140 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Waterville and Skellig Bay
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
the Blind Piper, Caherdaniel
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
White Strand

Car: Necessary

Pier Cottage is situated 15kms west of Sneem and 15 kms east of Watervillle (with its championship golfcourse ) overlooking the Kenmare Estuary in South Kerry - an ideal location from which to explore this magical part of Ireland.

You can row, fish and shrimp from rocks just by Pier Cottage; or go deep sea, lake or river fishing. In summer there is a fun watersports centre nearby; 5 excellent golf courses within 40 minutes drive - see details below -, horseriding for all ages and endless beautiful walks.

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 for most of the year. The house is surrounded by spectacular sub-tropical gardens & the lovely tea-rooms have an irresistible selection of home-made cakes. Don’t forget to pick up a map of the ‘FAIRY TRAIL’ and see how many ‘fairy houses’ you can discover in the gardens!

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, from 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!

GOLF: Pier Cottage makes an ideal base for golfers wishing to play the legendary courses of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’…. 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. . PARKNASILLA – - just east of Sneem – very scenic 12 hole course – fun for all the family


Manager info

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 after coming across a 'for sale' sign whilst holidaying in the area. It was love at first sight and 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:
We purchased and restored this pair of old coastguard cottages when they came on the market in the early 1990s. Pier Cottage has a unique, magical location situated below Westcove House with its own shingle beach.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Pier Cottage is on the water's edge and immerses you in the wild natural beauty of Kerry. It is ideal for all kinds of activities such as hill-walking, sightseeing, watersports or writing and perfect for a quiet secluded break. Watch the seals playing on the rocks and the magical ever-changing light. As the sun sets over the Atlantic, you can nestle up by the fire, guarded against the elements and listen to the cries of the curlews...whilst you sip and Irish whiskey!

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Speaks: english, danish
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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  • Rainbow over Pier Cottage

    Rainbow over Pier Cottage

  • Pier Cottage from paddock

    Pier Cottage from paddock

  • Aerial view of Pier Cottage

    Aerial view of Pier Cottage

  • West End sitting room

    West End sitting room

  • West End Bedroom 1

    West End Bedroom 1

  • West End Bedroom 3

    West End Bedroom 3

  • East End living room

    East End living room

  • from the harbour

    from the harbour

  • Late evening view from Westcove House

    Late evening view from Westcove House

  • Dolpnins in Kenmare Estuary

    Dolpnins in Kenmare Estuary

  • Pier Cottage and Kenmare estuary

    Pier Cottage and Kenmare estuary

  • low tide...

    low tide...

  • Pier Cottage (centre right) from distance

    Pier Cottage (centre right) from distance

  • Pier Cottage West End living area

    Pier Cottage West End living area

  • West End Bedroom 2

    West End Bedroom 2

  • East End Bedroom 1

    East End Bedroom 1

  • Sunset


  • Derrynane beach

    Derrynane beach

  • Seals on rocks near Pier Cottage

    Seals on rocks near Pier Cottage

  • Nearby Parknasilla golf club

    Nearby Parknasilla golf club

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