Castlecove, Co. Kerry
+44 (0)7872 469555
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€57 - €128
per night
€400 - €900
per week

In tranquil countryside close to the Ring of Kerry, a rustic farmhouse with wonderful stargazing and brilliant walks starting from the door


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€57 - €128 per night

€400 - €900 per week

The Experience

At this homely cottage beneath the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve, you can explore sandy beaches by day and gaze at galaxies by night. Built centuries ago this rustic, whitewashed farmhouse is circled by fields and hills. Walks start from the door and you’re a kilometre from both the coast and the Ring of Kerry. The closest beach White Strand is stunning, popular with locals but never crowded.

The kitchen is well kitted out with everything you need to rustle up hearty meals. A wood-burner warms the big, old-fashioned dining room, there’s a comfy sitting room with a TV for rainy days, and three cosy bedrooms upstairs.

Families will love the sandy beaches – snorkel, kayak, paddle board. Take a trip to the Skellig Islands, an ancient monastic settlement; wander around chic Waterville; visit Derrynane house. The Wild Atlantic Way and the Ring of Kerry are yours to explore.

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We think you'll love

  • The stargazing and the silence
  • All the beautiful beaches nearby
  • Cooking up a feast in the kitchen or BBQing in the garden
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You should know

  • There's no WiFi but you can log onto a dongle
  • The shower room and bathroom are both downstairs


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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


Nightly price
from €57
Weekly price
from €400
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 6
From €574 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Sunday
Check out
By 10am Sunday
Other details
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
Pubs 3km away.


We had the most magical stay at this lovely cottage in Kerry. The sun shone all week; we swam in the sea everyday and cooked delicious meals every evening then watched the stars come out. There's lots to explore and the cottage is comfy and cosy and perfect for a small group.

Carmen, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're on the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way: head off in either direction for stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and quaint towns. It's a short drive to O'Carroll's Cove, a family-friendly spot for swimming and sandcastle building with a beachside café/restaurant. Derrynane House, home of Daniel O'Connell is 9km; hire kayak and paddle boards here. Sneem, 15km, has a range of shops.

Local points of interest from Kitty O'Shea

  • Beautiful scenery and unspoilt beaches. Mountains tumble into the sea and are fringed by rugged shores and unspoilt beaches. A 20 minute stroll from the house will take you to the secluded Cove Strand another 15 minutes takes you to White Strand Beach.
  • Derrynane House and National Park are just 6 miles away. As well as the Daniel O’Connell museum and beautiful gardens the park has walks around the woodlands, a fairy trail, tea rooms and one of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland.
  • Sea sports, nature trails, horse riding and fishing are all available in the local area. From motorised kayaking to exploring rock pools, golf to sea, river and lake fishing, there are a wide array of ways to explore and discover Kenmare Bay.
  • The Iveragh Peninsula is abundant with historic sites including rock art, stone circles, ring forts and castles. Books are provided in the house to help you discover the hidden history of the area.
  • Kerry produces some of the best sea food in Europe and local fare is outstanding. Locally there are several great bars, restaurants and Tea Rooms. Many cafes and restaurants in the local towns include local specialities on the menu.
  • The cottage is within the Kerry Dark Sky reserve. A gold tier reserve, one of only 3 in the world, the area has minimal light pollution and, on a clear night, the sky is alight with the most amazing display of starts, planets and galaxies.


Kitty O'Shea

The farmhouse was renovated in 2009 by Nancy, Kitty (mother and daughter) and their family. To celebrate the craftsmanship of the building many of the original features were restored. The family live in England and organise your booking; when you arrive you let yourself in with the key from the safe. Property manager, Aileen, lives nearby and can be contacted if you need anything during your stay.