Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry
+353 (0)66 947 5119

Escape the dramatic Ring of Kerry to this serene cottage with wide views over Derrynane Harbour and Atlantic islands.


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

It’s hard to avert your eyes from Derryclare’s magnetic views over sand, sea and misty skyline. Look out from the bright sociable open-plan kitchen and living area where you can all cook and eat together; this 1950s cliffside cottage is bathed with light. A 2018 revamp adds beach blues and tiled floors for muddy feet, sandy shoes and wetsuits. It’s a sturdy, sociable house for summer fun around the farmhouse table or the pub bench in the sea-facing garden.

Find maps for day trip ideas or trek the marked Kerry Way from the doorstep. Join in with seaweed workshops, water sports or trips to the Skelligs.

On foot or by car, County Kerry’s dramatic Iveragh Peninsula is fun to explore. Stroll 15 minutes to Derrynane House and National Park and spectacular beaches.

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We think you'll love

  • The stunning drive to the cottage
  • The huge windows with island views
  • The Ring of Kerry and Kerry Way on the doorstep
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You should know

  • Bedrooms aren’t en suite
  • The drive in is twisting and steep in places
  • Not all rooms have a sea view


  • 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

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. Rooms set up: 2 doubles or 1 double, 2 singles. Fully booked between 1 May and 1 October 2021.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 20-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £700
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £1002 bedrooms


A lovely house in a beautiful area with magnificent views. Very quiet and peaceful in October and a perfect location for short and long walks. Highly recommended.

Con, Schull, Ireland

We were here in June 2019 - 10 days here in this beautiful house with a view of the Derrynane bay. The house is very tastefully and comfortably furnished. The view at breakfast is incredible, through the large window overlooking the whole bay. Below the house is the pier for the Skellig tours - great captain !! A completely successful holiday, greetings Ute

Ute, Germany

We thoroughly enjoyed our very relaxing time in your magnificently located cottage. What a view! And such a well appointed, welcoming and well equipped home to return to after a day exploring the wilds of Kerry. We can’t wait to stay in Derryclare again.

Andrew, Sussex

We didn’t want to leave. The morning was too pretty, the cottage too much a part of us now. Thank you for the use of a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. A memory to last a life, a wonderful place to come back to each evening, to stay each night, and to start each day. The kitchen/dining/living area, all windows and simple decoration and well-appointed, was simply superb. They say you can’t eat scenery, but this week provided food for the soul. Thank you for your generosity and kindness in every regard.

John, Virginia

This property is an amazingly wonderful treasure overlooking Derrynane Harbour. It is a welcoming, warm, and beautifully appointed spot with all the comforts of home and views that capture the heart and lift the spirits. We enjoyed hikes from there, local dining, and a beautiful day on the ocean leaving from Derrynane Harbour. Our hosts were lovely and helpful, and a great deal of fun! We hope we can return to this magical and awe inspiring treasure again.

Mo, Colorado

Huge views pour into Derryclare, what an incredible spot! There's an element of boho beach shack about this welcoming retreat with its bright kitchen, bleached floors and powder-blue woodwork. The descent from the Ring of Kerry is spectacular and the island views are hypnotic. This is a newly modernised home whose hosts are happy to share the area's stories.

Kerry, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Beachy Derryclare is at the bottom of a steep, rural hillside. Bunavalla Pier and cove are below, with Derrynane beach and pier (and Bridie’s pub) just beyond. Scariff and Deenish islands are visible, Kenmare Bay is distant. The Ring of Kerry is close but right here is missed by most and perfectly private. Swim at the sheltered cove, explore the Mass Path, join the Kerry Way or hire a kayak locally.

Local points of interest from David & Geraldine Hare

  • A five minute walk brings you to the pier from which a boat leaves for the Skelligs Rocks - for many people, the highlight of their trip. There's also a sheltered sandy beach beside the pier, and under the cliffs.
  • A 15 minute walk takes you across the Mass Path to Derrynane Pier (for sailing and kayaking), to Abbey Island, the Blue Flag Derrynane Beach and Derrynane House, Gardens and National Park: all accessible without getting into your car.
  • The water in the harbour is (usually) crystal clear - ideal for snorkelling and swimming if you don't mind the temperature of the water.
  • For walkers, Derryclare is ideal as it is located on an off-shoot of the 241 km Kerry Way. There are two links golf courses in Waterville, and fishing on Lough Currane in Waterville. Slightly further afield, Valentia Island is worth exploring.
  • Derryclare is located within the Kerry Dark Sky reserve, one of only three Gold Tier Reserves on the planet. This may seem astounding, but when you see the stars, the planets and the Milky Way from the garden, you will understand why.
  • Derrynane is a nature lover's paradise: wild flowers in hedgerows, the sound of the ocean, the clean air, the unspoilt beaches, the clear water and the extraordinary light all create something magical that our regular guests come back to year after year.


David & Geraldine Hare

David and Geraldine have special Sawday’s places in Ireland and Mallorca. Both houses are full of character and warmth with pictures on the walls, books to read and well-equipped kitchens. David’s grandfather built Derryclare as a holiday home in the 1950s so he has clambered, swum or strolled most of the local coastline.