Seal Rock Cottage

Sneem, Co. Kerry
+44 (0)1446 775160
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€278 - €508
per night
€1760 - €2475
per week

All the bleached beauty of the beach inside this comfortable cottage; a dining terrace with uplifting sea views and arching views of Kerry


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

€278 - €508 per night

€1760 - €2475 per week

The Experience

You are hardly aware of it but you are on an island with the Atlantic lapping your big garden and the mountains of Kerry forming part of your view; if you are not inspired by this landscape then you have no soul.

Wander down to the water to picnic on benches; sit out on the terrace on clear nights under starry skies. Wild swimmers will be happy here with their own access to the ocean. Inside there’s an open fireplace and shaggy pile rugs to keep you warm and cosy, a sun room with wraparound windows and an open-plan kitchen for sociable meals.

Stretch your legs on a two-hour walk along the Ring of Kerry to colourful Sneem for sea kayaking, a sculpture trail, fairy trails and plenty of pubs and places to eat. Visit pink coral beach (20 minutes’ drive)- a geological wonder and one of only two in the country.

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We think you'll love

  • Watching wildlife in the garden and at the water's edge
  • The incredible views over the Beara Peninsula
  • Being close to so many incredible sights and trails on the Ring of Kerry
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You should know

  • It's remote so you'll need to drive to food and festivities
  • The house is partly overlooked from the front


  • 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 €278
Weekly price
from €1760
Damage deposit
3-nights from €660 weekdays, 3-nights from €750 weekends.
1 Cottage for 4
From €2783 beds2 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Children over 17 welcome. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants in Sneem & Kenmare.


Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful home in such a peaceful and lovely part of the world. We extended our stay because we couldn't get enough. would love to return.


This is a special place - a great combination of stunning scenery and dramatic weather. On the last morning in perfect light and calm sea we had a Blue Planet moment as the bay filled with seabirds, mainly gannets and cormorants, in a feeding frenzy with several dolphins joining in. The hares honoured us with their presence several times.

Madeleine and Howard, Hereford

What a wonderful place this is, it surpassed our wildest dreams. It has been our privilege to stay in this cottage and bask in its amazing location. The weather has been wonderful, no rain, and our biggest decision has always been whether to stay here or go out.

Michael, Stamford

Seal Rock is a lovely cottage! The view is gorgeous and we had a great couple of days relaxing and sightseeing. We had a fabulous stay.

Bill, Michigan

We spent three wonderful days here. The view whether showering, having breakfast or dinner was simply unbelievable. It's a great place to relax, no matter if you are outside or in the beautifully furnished house.

Rolf, Zurich

Beautiful cottage in the most amazing location. What a special combination that is. Thank you for sharing.

Roderick, London

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The neighbourhood

Cross a few small bridges and wend along small lanes to arrive on this tiny island just off the mainland. It’s a remote part of the country but you won’t be alone – there are other houses scattered about and a few other houses in the cul-de-sac. You're then on the main Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way so there’s stunning scenery either way you go.

Local points of interest from Jane Madigan

  • On an island, separated from the mainland by an old stone bridge, Seal Rock Cottage is a little piece of heaven!
  • Stroll through the garden, right down to the water and dip your toes into Kenmare Bay. Look out for seals and otters swimming across the bay and the resident family of hares in the garden. Rossmore Island has also recently become home to some Red Deer.
  • Drive into nearby Kenmare and treat yourself to a meal in one of the town's gourmet restaurants and hotels. Or stock up on delicious local produce from the local bakers, butchers and deli and from the weekly street market.
  • Take a drive along the Beara peninsula and stop off for a pint of the black stuff and a mouthwatering crab sandwich at the famous McCarthy's Bar in Castletownbeare.
  • Treat yourself to a day of pampering bliss at the spa at Parknasilla Hotel - just a 10 minute drive away. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious cream tea on the terrace and drink in the amazing views across the water.


Jane Madigan

Jane and Mike have a passion for enjoying the outdoors and observing the abundant wildlife here. They love this part of the world and want to share with guests the magical effect this cottage has on calming the soul and reducing stress.