This was our second visit to Hilltop cottage. There's always a risk when you go back somewhere that it won't be quite as you remembered it. Thankfully this was not the case!
Collete the host is incredibly welcoming and manages just the right balance between being on hand to answer questions and make suggestions, at the same time respecting guests' privacy.
The cottage itself is very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The views are simply wonderful.
We visited a whole new set of places during our week there. Highlights included seeing the seals on the crossing to Garnish Island, picnic under the waterfall at Gleninchaquin and delicious seafood at Helen's Bar.
Well be heading back again!
This cottage and everything around it is simply amazing!!
The location, the equipment of the house and especially the lovely owner Colette and her animals really make a holiday-dream come true!
We had a wonderful, relaxing but also eventful stay and we will definitely come back to this magical place. We can fully recommend the Cottage by the sea in Collorus!
Thanks a lot for your hospitality, Colette!!!
Colette is a fantastic host, the cottage felt like a home coming. The views were stunning, we had a perfect holiday!
Colette, again our thanks for all!
Lovely cottage, lovely welcome!
Colette is a great host!
Really really recommended!
We loved our stay at Hilltop Cottage!
We flew in to Cork airport and enjoyed the drive via Macroom and Kenmare to Lauragh – our love of the landscape growing as the lakes and mountains revealed themselves. The real treat however was the view from Hilltop across to the Kerry peninsula. It was a living canvas that kept changing throughout the week (indeed the days) as the weather and the light changed.
Our 4 year old daughter especially loved the simple pleasures on offer – helping to collect the eggs and feed the chickens, walking the dogs down to Collorus harbour, and chasing rabbits in the field in front of the cottage.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week exploring Beara. Highlights were Derreen Gardens (the planting and hunting for the fairy houses!), the stone circles at Ardgroom and Cashelkelty, supper at Josie’s lake view restaurant (and what a view it is!), a riverside walk at Glengariff and the view from the café at the Buddhist centre near Castletownbere.
And finally, Colette the owner – a highlight in herself. As other reviewers have mentioned, she was warm and welcoming, very generous sharing her eggs, jam and dogs(!), and at the same time respected our holiday privacy.
We loved this holiday. It is our new happy place.