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“Everything we wanted in an Irish cottage...”
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Review of Seal Rock Cottage

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Very good
21 reviews
View from the garden
View from the cottage
Master Bedroom (please note that there is no longer a TV in this room)
Real fire
The cottage
Garden Room
Dining and Kitchen
The house
Sitting Room
Guest Bedroom
En Suite Bathroom
Seals resting
Seal watching
Sitting room
Sunset
Down to the beach
Rear terrace
Evening at the waterside terrace (please note that the kayaks were loaned for this photo)
Double rainbow over the bay
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Kenmare, County Kerry

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Very good - based on 21 reviews
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Vicky C
Carrollton, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything we wanted in an Irish cottage experience, from the views to the amenities!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This was a lovely cottage with luxury decor and amenities, and an amazing view of the sea! We spent two weeks here and the location on The Ring of Kerry is one of the most scenic areas of Ireland with lots of things to do and see. The cottage is beautiful, the beds were luxurious, and I would definitely stay here again. We took long walks along the lane and admired the amazing views, sunshine and rainbows. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The owners were very thoughtful and accommodating of their guests with a detailed guide of the local shops and restaurants, and activities, as well as everything we needed to just stay in and enjoy the fireplace, music and cook in the well appointed kitchen. Can't wait to come back!

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HogwartsA...
Atlanta
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Magical get-away”
Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
2
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A well-equipped and well-loved cottage perched at the edge of an unbelievably stunning remote setting. Although dodging the tour busses on the Ring of Kerry provides too many thrills, once one crosses the little stone bridge leading to Rossmore Island, sanity and solitude return. Seal Rock Cottage, owned by Jane and Mike Madigan, is thoroughly and thoughtfully equipped and spotlessly maintained. A fantastic collection of books and board games tempts one to remain inside, but we had great weather and had to get outdoors. The rewards were Irish hares poking about the lawn, seals sunning on the rocks at low tide, five curious steers munching on the grass next door, and the fabulous silence looking out across the Kinmare River to the Atlantic. No planes overhead. No boat traffic other than the fisherman checking his lines once a day. Just the wind rustling through the tall grasses down the path by the picnic table. Open peat fires in the evening to take off the chill. Great walking nearby -- or if you are willing to risk the narrow roads and wide tour busses, fabulous hikes in various spots in spectacular County Kerry.

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Liked best: Quiet relaxation.
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed 5 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Liked best: The amazing views over the bay
Liked least: No sky television
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sharon060...
Killcare, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sublime”
Reviewed 2 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely house, incredible setting..great place to watch the weather from or to venture forth.
Decor elegant and sophisticated.

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Liked best: Luxury comfort
Liked least: No hanging for clothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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guynxtdr2...
Reston, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Wonderful Getaway Cottage on the Southwest Coast”
Reviewed 26 March 2012 for a stay in September 2011
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people found this review helpful

We were looking for an intimate self-catering cottage for several nights from which to explore the southwest coast, and found it at Seal Rock. The Owners have proudly furnished Seal Rock as a very nice vacation house, with all the amenities anyone could ask for. The view of the water each morning was a treat. The drive into Kenmare is about 15 minutes, so you can stock-up and cook at home, or go into town for dinner. THis is a great place to say if you want to spend a few days "living" in Ireland, not just visiting the way most tourists do. It's rural and secluded, but comfortable, and scenic.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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