30 metres from the sea, seals on the rocks, magnificent views over the estuary
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Young children should be supervised.Young children should be supervised.
Pets allowed - Please confirm with owner via email.Please confirm with owner via email.
Max guests: 11
Notre voyage par Britanny ferries ayant été annulé, ce sont nos enfants qui sont venus seuls à Caherdaniel. Ils étaient enchantés.
My husband and I stayed at the Pier East Cottage for five nights. The views were amazing. Seals entertained us in the water and on the rocks. The inside was rustic, comfortable, and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.
We have stayed at East End, Pier Cottage on two occasions and both times had wonderful relaxing weeks. It is such an idyllic location – quiet but within easy reach of beautiful beaches and scenic car rides. We whiled away the hours in front of the Cottage and were delighted when seals appeared in the waters below. We were fascinated to see the statue of Charlie Chaplin in nearby Waterville (he was a regular visitor). The Lakes of Killarney are within easy reach by car and are spectacular, especially if the mountain route is taken. A trip to the Skelligs was unmissable – the birds and seal sanctuary something only seen before on TV. There are so many suggestions for outings that many visits would be needed. Pier Cottage is the perfect holiday base for families or couples. (ET)
Wer einen Urlaub mit Rummel und Trubel sucht, der ist hier fehl am Platz.
Wer Ruhe sucht und das natürliche Irland finden will, kann keinen besseren Platz finden.
Abseits der Turistenströme, aber doch nicht so weit weg, dass man auch die Sehenswürdigkeiten der Regionen Kerry, Skellig und Cork besuchen kann.
Und Abends in das originale irische Pub (The black Shop) gehen, dann wird man gleich aufgenommen und fühlt sich wie zu Hause.
Die ruhige und freundliche Art der Iren hat uns alle tief beeindruckt.
Irland sah uns zwar das erste Mal aber sicher nicht das letzte Mal.
Thanks so much Andreas for your very kind review. I am very glad you enjoyed your two weeks at Pier Cottage and was very sorry not to have met any of you personally - you were always out touring! Susannah
Relaxing vacation in idyllic location
We (couple + 5y old boy) have spent a wonderful 10 days vacation in the charming Pier House East End. We have selected the cottage mainly because of the unique remote location directly at the seafront in what we think is Ireland's most beautiful area and within driving distance to Kerry's main attractions. Everything was like it is described in the online-advertisements. The cottage is well equipped and provides everything that is required. We had extreme luck with the weather, as after an unusually rainy summer, there was for more than a week splendid weather
throughout our total stay begin of September, with clear skies and temperatures that even allowed swims in the sea. Our 5 year old son enjoyed the "wildlife" on the coast just outside the door and was busy collecting all kind of sea animals
like crabs, shrimps, worms etc. There is a small boat available to paddle over to a beautiful small beach on the opposite side. However, longer rides like to the seals sunbathing on the rocks some 100m away are not recommended due to strong currents. The owner Susannah and Kathrine the local housekeeper were very friendly and always helpful. Many attractions are in closest vicinity like the beautiful Derrynane House and Beach, the lovely village of Kenmare, Valentia island or the Skelligs. Also the walks along the rugged coast and the scenic drives on the Kerry, Beara and Dingle peninsulas all are highly recommended for nature lovers. Out of our so far 7 vacations in Ireland, this recent stay in Pier House was perhaps the most memorable one. I would highly recommend to all who are looking for a relaxing vacation in an idyllic scenery and that have an own vehicle to explore the area.
Thank you so much for writing so enthusiastically about Pier Cottage and the beautiful surrounding area ... thank you also for warning future visitors of the dangers of being caught in strong currents if you row too far out to sea in our small boat... getting nearer to the seals is always a temptation! We are delighted that you have booked another week in Pier Cottage next year and look forward to meeting you all again.
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'. 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 – 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