The Cottage

Co. Dublin

A tram ride from Dublin - a bright, light, lovely cottage for a small family with its own little garden and a Saturday market in Kilternan


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This perfect little cottage for combining fabulous hill walking (the Dublin Mountain way passes close by), golf (12 courses within five miles: ‘golf heaven’) and Dublin’s buzzy culture and night life (the station is five minutes’ drive) was built in the 1800s – and looks brand new. It has all the finish and fittings of modern life yet is bright, cheerful and comfortable, just as a cottage should be, with incredible views of the sea from its five acres. Hilary, a warm, caring person, provides the basic foodstuffs any kitchen needs and all possible guidance to make your stay a complete success. Inside, the rooms are surprisingly light: the low windows are bigger than in most Irish cottages, the light bounces off the fresh flowers that always greet new arrivals from the solid-pine kitchen table, the open-plan living space has a pleasing rustic-pine simplicity. You could happily read all day here in dimmer weather. Bedrooms are equally easy and comfortable, with excellent new bedding, and there’s a little private garden for balmy days. Don’t miss the original Saturday-morning Irish country market in Kilternan.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Pub/restaurant within 5km.


Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €770
Short breaks €110 per night.
1 Cottage for 3
From €1102 bedrooms


The Cottage has a welcoming host Hilary who had left a very thoughtful and generous welcome pack, including cereal, bread, scones, butter and milk. The Cottage itself is tasteful and practical, with extra touches like fresh garden flowers. The bed was comfortable and the linen and towels of high quality. Hilary showed us a detailed map of the area and provided any help we needed. We visited the magnificent Powerscourt, and Mt Usher gardens, and took the Luas light rail into Dublin. A highlight was a visit to Johnny Fox's pub nearby. A wonderful stay with friendly generous hosts. Many thanks.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Hilary Knott

  • Come in through the gate and be wowed by the view - Dublin Bay, Killiney, Howth, the spires of Dun Laoghaire all spread out in front of you.
  • Visit Powerscourt house and gardens stretching to 47 acres, or pop up to Foxs Pub for traditional Irish music and atmosphere
  • Drive to DunLaoghaire (15 minutes) and walk the pier, a delight for Dubliners, watching yachts racing by.: perhaps board the "St, Bridgit" for a trip across the Bay to Howth, before joining the DART train back.
  • Take the Luas tram into Dublin and then get on the hop on hop off tourist bus followed by coffee in Bewleys famous cafe, or tour part of the city on the vintage afternoon tea bus.
  • Drive to Glenalough to wonder at the monastic settlement and walk round the beautiful lakes.
  • A "must" for Hill Walkers is the 47 km. Dublin Mountains Way which passes close the The Cottage as it threads its way through the foothills of the Dublin Mountains and links to the more testing Wicklow Way.