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Traditional Stone Cottage With Mountain Views

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Sneem, Kerry, - Peaceful, Relaxing Surroundings With Access To Surrounding Hills, Stunning Scenery

Bridgets Cottage is a recently renovated traditional stone cottage on an elevated site with beautiful views down the valley towards the picturesque village of Sneem. Home to Bridget and John Sullivan and their family in 1901, the cottage was derelict for many years and used as a garden shed by the previous owners, the cottage has been restored to a lovely cosy little retreat. The owners home is nearby if you need any assistance. The property is set on a 7 acre smallholding and fresh veg and eggs are available to buy in season. The cottage has a walled sitting area to the side and back, with washing line, and a grassed area with a fantastic view across the valley and towards the mountain ridge behind, a perfect place to sit and relax. Outdoor chairs and tables and an open barbecue are provided. A perfect place for artists, photographers and writers, and for anyone needing to lose themselves for a while. There is a wi-fi signal available if you feel the need to contact the outside world. Signal strength not always good due to location, but there is also free wi-fi in most of the pubs and cafes in Sneem when our signal up here is weak.

From 1st October to 30th April electricity is charged for by meter reading at the end of your stay

A stairgate and highchair are available, please ask when booking.

Detailed directions are provided. The owner can come and meet you in Sneem if needed.

More Details

Owner
Gary Russell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Gary Russell

Owned by Gary and Sue Russell. We moved here in 2012 to semi retire :)

We saw this empty, overgrown, derelict little farm and thought we could make in into place it had once been.....we've never worked so hard in our lives!!

Gary Russell purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gary Russell chose Ireland

This area is the real Ireland. During the summer some of the tourist hotspots can be fairly busy. Most of our regular visitors stay here because they love coming 'home' to the peace and quiet. The forestry around the farm is full of wildlife and birds. We're very near to the Kerry dark Sky Reserve, the skies on a clear night are fantastic.

What makes this cottage unique

Off the main tourist trail, but only 10 minutes down the lane to Sneem and the Ring of Kerry, so ideal for exploring. We provide maps and leaflets in the cottage, but as we live here too, we can often advise guests on where to go to see the unadvertised parts of the area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the perfect base for a sightseeing/beach holiday. The area is beautiful, the people very friendly, sue and Gary are brilliant hosts, giving lots of tips and advice on the local area. The village is very child friendly. Riney's does a very good Irish coffee! O'shea's is excellent for food. The local pharmacist is very helpful. We had an excellent holiday and will def return next year.





Wonderful stay here, hosts very friendly and helpful, lovely charming Irish cottage in the middle of stunning countryside. Panoramic views with wildlife on the doorstop! Perfect for touring Ring of Kerry. Would recommend to artists, writers and people wanting a break from it all in retreat-style location.









Very hospitable hosts, be hard to find a more accommodating pair, even in Ireland! Beautifully renovated cottage with all amenities to ensure that your stay is comfortable and easy. Surrounding countryside is breath taking.Highly recommend this area and cottage
Jun 2013
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with electric shower and heater, basin and toilet. Plenty of Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed Bedroom 2 with twin beds, these can be joined together and a kingsize quilt provided if necessary, please ask when booking. Both rooms have drawers and hanging space. Bed linen provided Cushion floor with rugs
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Cyclists and walkers can join the Kerry walking and cycle ways easily from here. The lane accessing the property ends here, so no passing traffic to spoil your peace and quiet. Walkers can continue up through the forest beyond, and up onto the ridge. Sikka deer and hare wander across the farm regularly. Situated 6km from the village, it offers peace and quiet and an ideal base to explore the Iveragh peninsular. Please ask the owner if you require transport to and from the village in the evening. Sneem has several pubs, some offering traditional Irish music to keep you entertained in the evening. There are several excellent cafes, tea shops and gift shops, and shops providing basic groceries. There is a post office in the village and an ATM in Christians Mace grocery shop. There is a large workshop on the farm for motorcyclists and cyclists to carry out basic maintenance, and for covered parking if required. Outside: Bridgets Cottage has a small garden to the front, kept simple because of the deer and hare that wander in and eat everything. There is a walled area to the side and rear, leading to a private grassed area with stunning views down the valley and over the forest onto the ridge behind. A wonderful place to sit and lose yourself. There is walking access to the hills around Kealariddig through the forest. There are tables and chairs provided. Plenty of towels and bed linen included, more always available. Changed weekly. Please note that 1st October till 30th April electricity is charged for by meter reading at the end of your stay.

Reviews

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Traditional Stone Cottage With Mountain Views
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5

Beautiful Cottage, Lovely Hosts. Couldn't recommend it enough!!

  • 5 of 5

I visited the cottage with my fiancé for 4 days. We had the most fantastic and relaxing time. The cottage is close to the main house but it has a private back garden and Sue and Gary are so lovely and welcoming without being imposing. We felt like we had the whole farm to ourselves. The weather was gorgeous when we were down. But I would recommend the cottage for summer or winter. It's at the end of the road so there are no neighbours. Plenty opportunity for hiking and walks. The town is a good walk away. Not too far if you have the time and enjoy walking. We felt like we were in a world of our own which was exactly what we were looking for. The drive to Killarney from the cottage is absolutely beautiful and easily accesssible. The best thing about the cottage is that it has everything you need. From things as simple as salt, pepper and toilet paper to baking trays and delicious farm fresh eggs. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! So glad you enjoyed your stay, see you again sometime soon. Sue and Gary
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5

Wonderful, cozy, quaint. The perfect Irish Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, cozy, quaint, perfect Irish Cottage! Surrounded by beautiful grounds and views. Just met one of the owners, Sue, and she was warm, friendly, helpful and she shared her wonderful animals and birds with us. Such a great place to relax and refresh one's spirit!! The nearby village of Sneem was great also.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you both enjoyed your stay :) Best wishes, Sue and Gary
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The cottage is very cute and Sue and Gary were great.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was super cute but we were a little surprised how far off the road the cottage was. It was down a gravel twisty turn 2 track road and our small car bottomed out a couple of times. I would not let that hamper your visit but just be prepared. As for the town we absolutely loved this little town and everyone was so happy and friendly. It was a perfect location for the Ring of Kerry too. Enjoy this wonderful country.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that due to the forestry work going on nearby, the lane was in a bad state when you visited. There's been a digger working all week to repair the worst parts so its much better now. Unfortunately we don't have much control over when the repairs are done. When all the forestry work has finished, hopefully only a few weeks, they'll be resurfacing the road and it'll be better than it has been for years! ..... As far as we know we're still 6km from Sneem as our listing states....don't think we've moved :) We've noticed that visitors from the USA are always surprised by the narrow lanes here in rural ireland, no-one else seems to notice. Sorry if it spoiled your visit. Sue and Gary
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Farm cottage getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at this sweet cottage. It is definitely off the beaten track which makes for a nice retreat from a day of sightseeing. It sits on a small farm complete with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and geese (hope I'm not forgetting anyone). The interior is very cozy though plenty roomy and the kitchen is well - equipped. Nice and clean. It was fun to walk around and visit the animals and marvel at the amazing garden. I recommend hiking up to the ridge behind the cottage for a fantastic 360 view, but it's best to use the trail recommended by your host for both coming and going. We got a little adventurous which made the return trip a bit more challenging. A good memory none the less. Our lovely hosts live right next door, but the cottage still feels very private. We enjoyed visiting nearby Sneem for a pub dinner and somewhat further, Kenmare for more delicious pub food and music. Beautiful Killarney National Park is also not far.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Lovely to meet you both and hope those boots dried out :)
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5

Fantastic property in a really special setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved our holiday in Sneem. The property has lots of character and the setting is really special. Perfect spot for a quiet getaway. Sue and Gary were so helpful and we knew they were always at hand to help, if we happened to need it. We highly recommend staying here and we're looking forward to returning again. We were extremely sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quaint Irish Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very generous and friendly owners.

Fantastic wood burner and a kitchen with all you need.

Beautiful bedrooms.

Bright shower room.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you liked it and we hope to see you again sometime :)
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Location

Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Sneem
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
sneem
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are numerous beautiful beaches all around Kerry, Dingle and Beara within a short car journey. White Strand is 20 mins drive and the fantastic Derrynane Beach is 30 mins away.

Travel:

Dublin port/Dun Laoghaire are approx 4 hours drive.

Cork airport is 80 miles

Kerry airport (Farranfore) is 40 miles

Shannon airport is 110 miles

Distances:

Sneem 6km

Kenmare 26km

Killarney an hours drive

Waterville an hours drive

Valentia Island is 25 miles away and well worth a visit

Lots of brochures and help with where to go are provided in the cottage

Further Details:

ATM in Christians Mace in Sneem

Banks in Kenmare

Nearest railway station is Killarney

Many lively pubs and cafes in the village, several shops providing basic groceries, bread etc. Free wi-fi is available in most of the pubs and cafes in Sneem.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Kerry, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
high
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
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£60
 
 
late
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
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£50
 
 
winter
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£137
for 3 nights
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£46
£272
 
 
low
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
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£55
£327
 
 
mid
2 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
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£64
£381
 
 
high
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
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£69
£408
 
 
late
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£179
for 3 nights
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£60
£354
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£151
for 3 nights
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit required on booking. Full payment due 4 weeks before the holiday start day.
If final payment is not received by this time your deposit will not be returned.
If there is a problem, PLEASE contact us.
1st October to 30th April electricity is charged for by meter reading at the end of your stay
Electricity is charged for by meter reading on your last day.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible where possible. Minimum stay is 2 nights.
Arrival any time after 4pm, please let us know if you will be very late or early arriving and we'll work around you.
Departure is by 11am.

Notes on prices:
Towels and bed linen are provided free of charge.
You will be given a large bag of wood for the woodburner, more is available if needed.
Electricity is extra, and will be charged by meter reading on your last day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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