:An attractive, early Georgian country house in a magnificent setting overlooking the Kenmare Estuary off the southern tip of the beautiful "Ring of Kerry" - generally considered to be the most scenic drive in Ireland.
The house sleeps ten comfortably - two doubles, two twins, two adjoining single bedrooms and five bath/shower rooms. Accommodation for a further eleven is available in 'The Stables' or for a further 5 in 'Garden Cottage'.
The terrace to the front of the house is stone-clad and overlooks the harbour and Kenmare Estuary. It has a built-in barbecue and comfortable garden furniture. A rowing boat is available at tenant's own risk.
A Games Room and Studio, located in The Stables building but approachable from the outside, and a Sauna area with exercise space, shower and loo - are facilities shared by all the properties
The huge Games Room is very well equipped with table tennis, table football, darts and other games. It also converts well into a small meeting/party room as it has 30 stacking chairs. Irish live music/dancing evenings can be arranged for special celebrations - very popular with all ages! Adjoining is a large, well lit, north facing studio with a small snooker/pool table which can be folded away when space is needed by art groups. Westcove House also has Wi-Fi internet access.
Daily cleaning, gas and electricity is included in the rental, but cooking, food shopping and extra housekeeping will be tailored to individual requirements. We will provide options on request and will be happy to discuss these with our guests. An estimate of likely costs will be given but a detailed invoice for catering etc will be payable on departure.
|Address: Caherdaniel, Ring of Kerry, Co. Kerry, Ireland|
|Latitude/Longitude: 51.77413282699947 / -10.040460120117132|
|Nearest airport||Kerry||75 km|
|Nearest beach||White Strand||2 km|
|Nearest ferry boat||Cork or Rosslare||150 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Blind Piper||4 km|
|Nearest train station||Killarney||50 km|
BY AIR: The nearest airport is Kerry, 20 minutes north of Killarney and 1½ hours drive
from Westcove House. Ryanair fly there from Luton and daily from Stansted. Many
airlines fly to Cork, about 2¼ hours away: from London (Heathrow and Gatwick), other
UK airports and Europe. Shannon Airport is a good 3¼ hours drive away.
BY SEA: Unfortunately there is no longer a direct crossing from the UK to Cork. Listed
below are the available options for sea travel:-
Stena line (www.stenaline.co.uk) offer 2 daily, 3 1/2 hour crossings and - summer only
- 2 daily, 1 3/4 hour, high-speed return sailings from Fishguard to Rosslare. They also
run crossings from Holyhead to Dublin and to Dun Loaghaire. Irish Ferries
(www.irishferries.com) operate twice daily crossings from Pembroke to Rosslare - this
takes 4 hours, but the driving time from London is 1/2 an hour shorter than to Fishguard
and the cabins are much more comfortable!. In addition, they sail regularly from Holyhead
to Dublin. Brittany Ferries (www.brittanyferries.co.uk) operate a weekly 13-15
hour crossing from Roscoff, in northern France, to Cork.
BY CAR: The drive to Westcove House takes 2¼ hours from Cork, 4½ to 5½ hours from
Rosslare harbour, 4½ hours from Dublin and 3½ hours from Shannon airport.
Directions from Cork : Follow the N22 Killarney/Tralee Road until about 10 miles short
of Killarney, where you turn left to Kenmare. In Kenmare (a good place to stop for
provisions is Supervalu Supermarket), follow the signs to Sneem and Waterville.
Ten miles after going through Sneem, you reach the small village of Castlecove. Continue
towards Waterville for about one mile, then, after passing some derelict buildings on
your left, take the second turning left at a small crossroads.
After 100 yards, bear right and the entrance toWestcove House is directly in front of you.
Proceed over the cattle grid, with a stone wall on either side, and park by the grass circle.
From Westcove House you’ll find all of picturesque County Kerry at your feet. Travel north to Killarney with its famous lakes or west to Waterville and Valentia Island. Take an unforgettable boat excursion to the Skellig Islands, with their wildlife and 7-12th century monastic remains.
There are six golf courses - three rated championship - within an hours drive. Water sports, riding, and exceptional fishing are all popular Irish country pastimes to be enjoyed in this locality. For those with an historical bent, do leave time to explore the many celebrated sites of the ancient Celts, replete with relics of a forgotten culture.
Boat trips, guided nature walks, in-house musical evenings are just some of the activities on offer.
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