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Westcove House, on the sea, overlooking Kenmare Estuary with optional catering

Manor House -
6 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Caherdaniel, County Kerry
Westcove House is an early Georgian manor house nestled in southern tip of the famous 'Ring of Kerry', overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary & with lovely views of the mountains beyond. Inside the central hallway with its high ceilings, you can immediately feel the character and sense the history of this unique home, which is an eclectic mix of past and present owners but with all the modern conveniences of modern living including internet connection.
The house comfortably sleeps 10 in 2 double rooms, 2 twin rooms, 2 adjoining single rooms and 5 bath shower rooms. Our spacious and fully equipped kitchen has a large range cooker, fridges,freezers, a microwave & 2 dishwashers. From the 18th century hand painted hunting lodge furniture, to the many Chinese and Irish artefacts/paintings of the current owners, Westcove is...
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Listing #HL46960
About the Owner
Susannah Adlington , J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2008
Interaction with guests
When we receive the balance of your rental, and confirmation of where you will be driving from, we will send information including the following:- Exact directions to the cottage and instructions for entering the property. Useful information about shopping etc en route. Contact details for Katherine Casey, our local manager. Katherine will come to welcome you soon after you arrive. She and her husband, Michael (who maintains the properties, is an expert on local fishing), - live only five minutes away, and will be on hand to ensure your stay, in this fascinating part of Ireland lives up to your expectations!
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

Westcove is a perfect spot to enjoy Ring of Kerry splendors away from other tourists. When you finish watching seals on ocean rocks (we counted 17 one morning), you can walk up the hill to get on the Ring of Kerry trail. There breathtaking views...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank annelP7377NO
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 6 days with family and friends visiting from USA England and Ireland to celebrate my cousins very special 50th birthday. First impressions WOW... what a beautiful old Irish country home (castle I believe back in the day). It truly felt like home with...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jenny S
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Thanks so much Janet...Westcove is very special to all our family too, and it's just lovely to know others like you can be there to enjoy it when we're not able to be there ourselves!...Come again soon!

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and Family were recently so lucky to be invited to join our special friends and their family to celebrate a special birthday 🍰 The week we spent at Westcove exceeded all our expectations and we had a fantastic time here enjoying every minute...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jacqueline B
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (24)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (16)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
GROUND FLOOR:Large entrance hall with sitting room to the right featuring a sunken seated area around a stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Also, a sofa, three armchairs, TV and DVD. This room leads to the 'Bar' with open fire, music centre and glass door opening onto the terrace. A quirky Dutch staircase leads up to a little mezzanine gallery, well stocked with books and games, a writing desk and card table.
The large sunny Dining Room to the left of entrance hall has seating for up to 12 around the main table.Another table can seat 8 in the bay window. This room has Satellite TV . The spacious Kitchen has a large cooker with two electric ovens 5 gas hobs and grill; fridge-freezer, microwave and 2 dishwashers. At the back of the house are Bedroom 6 and shower room, laundry...
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Cribs
    2 Fulls
    6 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
* Start/Finish dates are from Saturday to Saturday from 4pm on day of arrival until 10am on departure day but sometimes can be flexible by arrangement except in High Season
* Weekend/short breaks: up to 3 nights are usually only available during low and mid low seasons Minimum charge is 1/2 of the weekly rate. Additional nights are charged at 1/7th of the weekly rate
Deposit of 25% of rental is required on booking, except when the letting is over one year in advance, in which case only 10% is required, the remaining 15% of deposit is payable the January the year of the booking, and the balance 6 weeks before arrival
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About the neighbourhood
Local activities include:
A variety of boat trips for fishing or sightseeing
Horse riding for all ages and abilities on nearby Derrynane Dunes
Walks range from gentle strolls along the many sandy beaches (many of which are excellent for swimming) to more serious hikes over craggy hills.
Fishing: Salmon, trout and sea fishing can be arranged locally and guests can enjoy shrimping and rock fishing just below the house
- Watersports Centre at Derrynane beach, five miles away - sailing, water-skiing, canoeing, and windsurfing ...all ages catered for...
Six golf courses within one hour's drive, including the Championship course at Waterville which is only 20 minutes away
Eating Out: There are several excellent and varied restaurants around
Getting around
There is no public transport in the area...the nearest train station is in Killarney - over one hour's drive away. Although there are taxis/minicabs..even private buses locally, happy to arrange tours for our visitors, we strongly recommend that you hire a self-drive car/cars at the airport for the duration of your stay, as there is so much to explore in this fascinating area.....details on our website and in folders on arrival
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Kerry: 75.0 km
Railway: Killarney: 62.0 km
Ferry: Cork: 145.0 km
BY AIR: From London you can fly to CORK (Aer Lingus or Ryan Air) KERRY (Ryan Air from Stansted, Luton and Manchester) and hire a car. Several other UK airports also offer flights to Cork. BY SEA: There is a choice of sailings from the South West of England to Rosslare, on the south-eastern tip of Ireland:-STENALINE operate two daily 3½ hour crossings (all year) and two daily 1¾ hour high speed sailings (March -September) from Fishguard. IRISH FERRIES also operate twice daily crossings to Rosslare from Pembroke, which take 4 hours, but the driving time from London takes half an hour less than to Fishguard, (&their cabins are much more comfortable!)There is no public transport, so a car is essential. DIRECTIONS to Westcove House: From Sneem, follow the road straight through Castlecove fo... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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