Seal Rock Cottage

Sneem, Co. Kerry
+44 (0)1446 775160

All the bleached beauty of the beach inside this sturdy cottage - and a stylish dining terrace with uplifting sea views. Kerry bliss...


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

You are hardly aware of it but you are on an island and out there is the Atlantic with the mountains of Kerry forming part of the view; if you are not inspired by this landscape then you have no soul. The modern cottage is stone built and sturdy, with a large gravelled area at the front… a plain enough exterior, but step inside to find a place of gleaming laminate floors and all the bleached beauty of the beach. In the large sitting room there are stones, driftwood mirrors and lamps, heavy wooden table tops, sheepskins and shaggy pile rugs, and an open fireplace with a pyramid of logs. Next is a sun room with wraparound windows and remote control blinds, which you operate from the comfort of two enormous sofas in tasteful grey. The state-of-the-art kitchen has a super table and black upright chairs. Upstairs: spotless wooden floors, big beds, clean white walls, stylised pieces of furniture and tiled bathrooms. A terrace to the rear has small lights set into wooden sleepers and leads to a stone platform with a grey slate table and benches… have your meals watching the sea and the sky.


  • 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
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season. Children over 16 welcome. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants in Sneem & Kenmare.


Nightly price
from €189
Weekly price
from €1320
Damage deposit
3-nights from €660 weekdays, 3-nights from €750 weekends.
1 Cottage for 4
From €1892 bedrooms


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

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.