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Traditional Stone Cottage With Mountain Views

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


About the property

Stone cottage in the hills on a small farm 6km from Sneem Stunning Scenery

Bridgets Cottage is a recently renovated but traditional stone cottage on a small farm at the end of a single track road 6km from the friendly village of Sneem, with beautiful views all around.

The cottage was derelict for many years and used as a garden shed by the previous owners.

Bridgets Cottage has been restored to a lovely cosy little retreat.

The owners home is nearby if you need any help.

The property is set on a 7 acre smallholding 6km from Sneem at the end of a narrow unlit rural road. 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 free wi-fi in the cottage if you feel the need to contact the outside world. There is also free wi-fi in most of the pubs and cafes in Sneem.

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

Gary Russell
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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!!

We're here if you need help.

Gary Russell purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gary Russell chose County Kerry

This area is the real Ireland. Don't expect smooth roads or streetlights! 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 stars here on a clear night are fantastic.

What makes this cottage unique

Off the main tourist trail, but only 10 minutes down the twisty lane to the main road, left to Molls Gap and Killarney,or right, and 2km 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.

The local hare and deer are often to be seen eating the garden in the early morning and evening.

We have chickens, ducks, geese, goats and sheep on the farm.

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bathroom with electric shower and heater, basin and toilet. Plenty of Towels provided.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
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 on accommodation: The narrow unlit rural road lane to 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. 6km from the village of Sneem, it offers peace and quiet and an ideal base to explore the Iveragh peninsular. 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 Please note that 1st October till 30th April electricity is charged for by meter reading at the end of your stay. 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, with the ruin of the original cottage, 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. Fresh Eggs and preserves provided on arrival.


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Traditional Stone Cottage With Mountain Views
average rating of 4.652174 based on 24 reviews

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: 14-May-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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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Sue and husband were so hospitable and helped us with anything that we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in Sue & Gary's cottage! Arrived to find the log fire had just been lit and lights switched on! The cottage is very quaint, off the beaten track and suited our needs perfectly! Very well kitted out, everything you could need was provided! We're already talking about when we can come back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! Glad you enjoyed your stay and we'll look forward to seeing you both again sometime :)
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Wonderful holiday in Bridget's cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just come home after a wonderful weeks holiday at Bridget's cottage. What a place to stay! In a wonderful rural location with fabulous views from every window. The cottage is so pretty and comfortable. The kitchen is really well appointed with everything you could possible need. Also so nice to stay somewhere with a proper oven!

There's a beautiful secluded private garden at the back of the cottage to enjoy the mountain views.

It's so peaceful here - we all slept wonderfully! We saw wild deers and hares from the cottage on three mornings which our 8 and 5 year old sons adored! And did a brilliant hike into the forest from the cottage again seeing lots of wildlife.

Sue and Gary we're so friendly and made us really welcome - we arrived to a selection of duck, goose and hen eggs and some delicious blackcurrent jam!

Thank you Sue and Gary for a perfect Irish holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Lovely to meet you all!
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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: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary


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.


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


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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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 3 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 2 large bags of wood for the woodburner, firelighters, kindling and matches. More wood is available to buy if needed.

Electricity is extra during the winter 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.