30 metres from the sea, seals on the rocks, magnificent views over the estuary
- english, danish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Please check with owner first
Young children should be under supervision.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Was cozy and inviting and we had such fun enjoying the surrounding villages. Loved the seals!
What a view
Great location! Beautiful full and very quiet.
Very friendly people
We loved the pier cottage!
Everything about pier cottage was wonderful. The location on the Ring of Kerry makes it ideal. The views from the cottage were gorgeous. It was super clean, and had everything we needed to prepare meals. Susannah and Katherine were so helpful and made us feel very welcome. The pier cottage will definitely be on our list of places to stay on our next trip to Ireland.
Thanks so much for your enthusiastic review..it was lovely to meet you both and I'm sure you'll find even more to explore on your next visit!
Lovely cottage full of character.nataural beauty,very peaceful. Caretaker was wonderful, very helpful.
Hope to return some day.Horse back riding on the beach with eagle rock equestrian was a highlight of our 10 trip. Cottage is in a quiet location, with a few nice villages nearby. We enjoyed Waterville and Sneem. This location is for people looking for somewhere off the beat and path.
My husband , myself and adult son enjoyed this special cottage very much.
Beautiful scenery and local seals which you can visit with the row boat.
So glad you enjoyed your visit to Pier Cottage and had such lovely weather!
Beautiful, comfortable, peaceful
The cottage is warm, roomy and well-equipped, surrounded by tranquility and natural beauty. The binder provided interesting and helpful information about the area. Catherine was on-the-spot helpful, thoughtful and welcoming. We wish we hadn't missed tea with Susannah, but we were out exploring. Next time!
There is plenty to see and do within 15 minutes drive of Westcove:-
Visit Derrynane House , 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, surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical gardens is open to the public daily in the summer., and weekends all year round.... the lovely tea-rooms have an irresistible selection of home-made cakes! The house overlooks Derrynane bay, with it's spectacular dunes - great for dog walking and horseback riding and one of the loveliest sandy beaches in Ireland, where there is an excellent watersports centre in summer - with many facilities for all ages.
In Caherdaniel stop for a Guinness at Freddy’s – a traditional local pub, - 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 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. ...well worth a visit, especially on a clear day, when the views out over the Atlantic are breathtaking.
Follow the Ring of Kerry clockwise to the West and explore Waterville with its famous sea trout lake and great restaurants. Take the Skellig Ring - one of the most scenic routes along the 'Wild Atlantic Way' - to Port Magee , cross the bridge over to Valencia Island with its many tourist attractions.
A boat trip to Skellig Islands - famous as a location in the 2 latest Star War films, is a must! 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 many tempting shops and excellent bars and restaurants. On Wednesdays 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, including the imposing stately home, Bantry House, the Sculpture Park and many 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 is now 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'. Check their websites for details:
Within 25 mins drive – WATERVILLE – www.watervillegolflinks.ie – magnificent links course (always rated one of the top 10 in Ireland) – a must for serious golfers. PARKNASILLA – www.parknasillahotel.ie - just east of Sneem – very scenic 12 hole course – fun for all the family.
Within 45 mins drive – RING OF KERRY – www.ringofkerrygolf.com – 18 holes with panoramic views over Kenmare Estuary – take a buggy unless you are a mountain goat! KENMARE – www.kenmaregolf.com – 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 – www.dooks.com – a classic links with stunning views over to the Dingle Peninsular. KILLARNEY - www.killarneygolf.com - 3 courses on the legendary lakes.
You will find details of all the above with links to all attractions on arrival