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Restored Coastguard cottage on the shore of the beautiful Kenmare Estuary, Kerry - West End

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



West End

This is the larger unit of Pier Cottage,sleeping up to 7 in three bedrooms.

Ground floor:- open plan...Living room with woodburning stove, storage heater, TV, DVD, books and toys. Fully stocked kitchen with round dining table seating 7, electric stove, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and electric wall heater.

Bedroom 3 :-Twin bedroom, bathroom, extra cloakroom, utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, sink and storage heater.

Upstairs:- Bedroom 1, with king-size double bed and hand wash basin.

Bedroom 2, with 3 single beds and a newly installed shower room with shower cubicle, loo and wash handbasin

All rooms , except utility room face south with magnificent views over the Kenmare Estuary and Reara mountains beyond

Outside:-- lean-to shed with extra garden furniture and room for storage.

Charcoal Barbeque and picnic table

Rowing boat shared with West End.Life jackets.

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About the property

Pier Cottage Castlecove Kerry

A pair of old stone coastguard cottages renovated to a high standard in a unique setting 25 yards from their own shingle beach with breathtaking views over the lovely Kenmare Estuary off the southern tip of the beautiful 'Ring of Kerry' in south-west Ireland.

Pier Cottage can be rented throughout the year as 2 separate units or one interconnecting cottage. West End sleeps up to 7 in 3 bedrooms and East End up to 4 - 1 double 1 twin.

The countryside immediately surrounding Castlecove is ideally suited for all types of walking, ranging from gentle strolls along lovely sandy beaches to more serious hikes over craggy hills. The famous 'Kerry Way' walk takes you along the ridge of hills, all the way from Waterville to Kenmare and is well signed, but still wonderfully unspoiled.

You can swim, row and shrimp by the cottage or just relax and watch the seals!. There are several sandy beaches within ten minutes drive.

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Property Manager
Susannah Adlington
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Susannah Adlington

My name is Susannah Adlington and I am a portrait artist living in Hampshire, England with my husband Michael. My father’s family have had Irish connections for several hundred years, and my parents bought Westcove House in the early 60s after coming across a 'for sale' sign whilst holidaying in the area. It was love at first sight and since then four generations of our family have been enjoying holidays here – we just love the place and feel sure that you would too. Indeed many of our guests return to Westcove time and time again – something which we view as the highest form of praise!

Why Susannah Adlington chose Ireland

We purchased and restored this pair of old coastguard cottages when they came on the market in the early 1990s. Pier Cottage has a unique, magical location situated below Westcove House with its own shingle beach.

What makes this cottage unique

Pier Cottage is on the water's edge and immerses you in the wild natural beauty of Kerry. It is ideal for all kinds of activities such as hill-walking, sightseeing, watersports or writing and perfect for a quiet secluded break. Watch the seals playing on the rocks and the magical ever-changing light. As the sun sets over the Atlantic, you can nestle up by the fire, guarded against the elements and listen to the cries of the curlews...whilst you sip and Irish whiskey!

Available Rentals

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Pier Cottage is booked at the time of receipt of a deposit of 25% of the rental. The balance is due six weeks before arrival. Please use booking form on owners website - www.westcove.ie

Payment accepted by Direct Transfer,-(details sent on request)-, Visa/Mastercard , or PayPal:- Euro ,(or Sterling at current exchange rate)

Please refer to or request Owners Terms and Conditions for further information.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Kerry in Europe

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 have wash basins/vanity units
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


typical, cosy cottage perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three kids stayed at the West end Pier Cottage for one week this July. It was an unforgettable experience for us.

The Stone house is equiped with all you need, even a dish washer, a laundry machine, a fire place and games for the Kids and brochures and information of local attractions. Susannah has even put together some suggestions of trips around the area (we enjoyed the Skellig round trip), besides all useful information you can find in advance on the Westcove Web site. The friendlyness of the People is outstanding; Susannah the owner with her great hospitality, Katherine the manager who explained everything at site and by good look we had these very kind neighbours at the Est End Pier Cottage who even provided us wih freshly caught fish!

We found it ideally located directly besides the water for using the rowing boat and for shrimp catching, and at the ring of Kerry for trips. There are stores in Kenmare and small Shops in Sneem, West Cove and Cahardaniel which are open every day. We also loved the crumbles, pies and croissants from the nearby bakery and suggest the Blind Piper Pub for food and live music on Thursday evenings.

We highly recommend the lovely Pier Cottage and we hope to come back one day!

Boschetti Family, Switzerland

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect Irish vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a remarkable Irish vacation Pier Cottage is the perfect choice. I wish to thank Susannah for the supportive and flexible booking, as well as Katherine for making us feel at home. It is difficult to say what was best; waking up to the sight and sounds of seals playing in the cove, the breathtaking view, the ideal location on the Ring of Kerry for shopping and sightseeing, or just the feeling of being at home sitting in front of an open fire. To say the least anyone staying at the Pier Cottage will leave with heavy heart and the intent to come back. Thank you for a fantastic vacation and we will see you in the future. Ward, Marlies and Steven

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for this lovely review...we look forward to welcoming you to Pier Cottage again in the future!...Susannah
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Fantastic summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked the entire cottage, my wife and I and our 2 year old girl and invited my sister and her husband and their 18 month old boy to join us. It was ideal for sharing with another small family and a magical place for children. Hares grazing on the lawn, seals basking on the rocks, boats sailing by... and for adults direct access to the water where we swam and used our canoes and Kayaks every day. Also a local cafe/bakery 10 minutes walks away with amazing coffee and pastries. We got great weather so breakfast/dinner/lunch was served on the benches overlooking Kenmare bay. Traditional cottage with all you need for a holiday and perfect hostess locally.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stanton, MI, USA

Peaceful location, amazing views

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, this was perfect. Blackberries to pick along the driveway, bees buzzing amongst the wild fuschia, gorgeous sunrises...

Our family LOVES Pier Cottage. It is an incredible place to stay - we were there for 2 weeks in early September. Gathering yourself to get there is one thing, but BEING there is reward enough. From the excellent facilities (3 BR, 2BA, ocean right out the door) to the friendliness of the people (thank you, Susannah and Katherine), it all made for a memorable stay. There's a row boat you can use to get across the harbor mouth to a beautiful sandy beach (try at low tide, it's easier).

The cottage was clean and warm - internet worked just fine and the large kitchen had just about anything you'd need. Walk out the door and there's a stone beach, which our daughter clambered on several times daily to see what the tide left for her. Behind the cottage is another stone beach, also perfect for learning about tides, nature, and more. There's a fireplace to add to the atmosphere, laundry facilities, and thick stone walls to keep the rain out!

We learned about local markets (Kenmare, Sneem) and got glorious fresh fish and veggies for our meals. We traveled to Skellig Chocolate Company, and Portmagee for more fish. We enjoyed Derrynane beach (and horseback riding there, with Eagle Rock Equestrian Center), and Derrynane House (home of the Liberator, Daniel O'Connell). We got THE BEST croissants in the world from Jane Urquhart, right up the drive at Westcove Bakery. It was wonderful.

Only an hour from Kenmare or Killarney, Pier Cottage is ideally located to explore Co Kerry - but beware, the roads are tiny and winding! Mostly, we preferred to stay home and just absorb the beauty of the place. Westcove harbor has many small fishing and sailboats, some go out daily. There are seals out from shore on a rock, so find the binoculars - they are cool!

We LOVE Pier Cottage and highly recommend it. It would be perfect for a family or larger family gathering (rent both ends). Although it is an hour's drive to larger cities, for those families that just want to absorb the beauty of Ireland, this is the place. There is plenty to do locally, and plenty to do in your own back yard here. I can't recommend this place highly enough - unlimited stars!

Some photos I shared are here: http://www.wanderingeducators.com/accommodations/short-term/life-pier-cottage-co-kerry-ireland.html

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumhaft schöner Urlaub

  • 4 of 5

Traumhaft schöne Lage.Ruhe und Erholung pur.Super Aussicht.

Sehr schönes einfaches Cottage.Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind in der Nähe.

Super Angelmöglichkeiten.Man kann direkt vom Haus den Kerryway wandern

(sehr empfehlenswert),Auffrischung im Blind Piper und zurück.

Rundum super Urlaub.

Ausflugsziele in alle Richtungen toll.Landschaftlich ein Traum.

Ankommen und wie zuhause fühlen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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