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Seal Rock Cottage

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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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A 1400 sq ft, stone cottage in a stunning location in County Kerry and with one acre of grounds leading to the water's edge, a terrace and private beach. Seal Rock Cottage has panoramic views of the ocean, islands and mountains. Situated on Rossmore Island, County Kerry it is connected to the famous Ring of Kerry by an ancient stone bridge. The interior has been designed by Andrew Burch, the much acclaimed Welsh Interior Designer and consists of a sitting room with library and open log fire, a garden room with cast iron stove, a surround sound home entertainment system and stunning views over the water. And a dining area, a luxury kitchen fully equipped with Siemens American style fridge/freezer, Siemens dishwasher and Zanussi stainless steel oven and hob. The laundry room contains a Sie...A 1400 sq ft, stone cottage in a stunning location in County Kerry and with one acre of grounds leading to the water's edge, a terrace and private beach. Seal Rock Cottage has panoramic views of the ocean, islands and mountains. Situated on Rossmore Island, County Kerry it is connected to the famous Ring of Kerry by an ancient stone bridge. The interior has been designed by Andrew Burch, the much acclaimed Welsh Interior Designer and consists of a sitting room with library and open log fire, a garden room with cast iron stove, a surround sound home entertainment system and stunning views over the water. And a dining area, a luxury kitchen fully equipped with Siemens American style fridge/freezer, Siemens dishwasher and Zanussi stainless steel oven and hob. The laundry room contains a Siemens washing machine and separate tumble dryer. The downstairs cloakroom lies beyond. The grounds are sympathetically landscaped retaining many of the existing natural features including a stream, mini-waterfalls and pools. A path follows the stream towards the ocean, over a bridge and ends at a waterside terrace. Sit, relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain views and ever changing seascape. Steps lead down from the terrace to a private beach suitable for fishing, bathing or the landing of small craft. Sorry but no children under 16 or pets. Inspected and selected for inclusion in Alastair Sawday's Special Places. Also featured property in Country Homes and Interiors magazine.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
We're sorry but we cannot accept bookings that include children under the age of 12. No pets either. The cottage is strictly no smoking. If the weather is warm during your stay (it does happen sometimes), then we ask if you'd be kind enough to water the flower pots at the front of the house. Also, we'd really like guests to leave comments in our guest book please.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Jane M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2008
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

Fabulous location to get away from it all! Close to Kenmare for shops/food etc. spotless house with good quality finishings and furniture. Loved our stay here. We were lucky to have fantastic weather and so enjoyed sitting out on the patio enjoying the spectacular views....More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2019

Date of stay: November 2019
janey425, VR Owner at Seal Rock Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2019

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Reviewed 19 July 2019

If you are thinking of self-catering around the Ring of Kerry, this is definitely the cottage to stay in. Hidden well away from the main tourist traffic, it is still within easy distance of some of the main attractions. The photos are an entirely fair...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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janey425, VR Owner at Seal Rock Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2019

Thanks so much for this lovely review. Ireland has been blessed with some gorgeous weather this July and we're pleased you had a chance to sit in the garden and watch the world (and the seals!) go by. So glad you enjoyed your stay and...More

Reviewed 6 July 2019

The description of the property was entirely accurate. We loved it. Very quiet and peaceful. Glorious views of the bay and the Beara peninsula.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank KLD1944
janey425, VR Owner at Seal Rock Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2019

So glad to hear that you had a great time at Seal Rock Cottage and many thanks for taking the time to leave a review.

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Reviewed 22 June 2019

Wonderful property! POSITIVES: 1. The setting is as beautiful as the photos. Incredibly beautiful views of Kenmare Bay. 2. Plenty of privacy. Located in a small enclave of four cottages. We never saw anyone at them. 3. Comfortable and stylish furniture. 4. Well stocked gourmet...More

Date of stay: June 2019
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janey425, VR Owner at Seal Rock Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

Thanks so much for your review and we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like Seal Rock Cottage was the perfect place for you and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed 8 June 2019

Date of stay: June 2019
Reviewed 21 January 2019

The unique location of the charming cottage is excellent and offers panoramic views of the water and mountains. It is a short drive to local towns with lots to see an do within a few minutes, and even more around Kerry and the Wild Atlantic...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Stephen D
janey425, VR Owner at Seal Rock Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2019

Dear Stephen, I'm really pleased to hear that you had a great time at Seal Rock Cottage and thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the summer. Jane

Reviewed 29 June 2018

This cottage is just as beautiful as the photos show. We arrived on a damp, grey day and were immediately cosy in the lovely lounge and library. When the skies cleared the view was magnificent. In then early morning the hares came to nibble the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank lawd
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic few days at this wonderful cottage. It is in simply the most idyllic location with big skies and wonderful views over the water. It offers genuine tranquility interrupted by nothing but the local wildlife including sea otters and seals swimming just...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Rod L
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Fishing Lake/River
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The villages of Sneem and Kenmare are both nearby, as is Parknasilla, just ten minutes away. Local facilities include a golf course. This is the most majestic section of the 'Ring of Kerry', and the cottage is ideally placed for touring the area. Sneem is one of the most colourful, picturesque villages in Ireland with rainbow coloured shops, providing good amenities for provisions, Quills Irish linen and six pubs serving fine fare for guests who choose not to cook.
Getting around
Due to the rural location of Seal Rock Cottage, it is essential to have a car. Sneem is the nearest town which is about a 15 minute drive and Kenmare is about a 20 minute drive.Car hire is available at all the airports. There is a local taxi service which will also arrange tours of the area - more details are available on request. There is a train station at Killarney with links to Dublin. A bus service runs from Kenmare to Cork City.
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