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Cottage by the sea, over harbour and Kenmare Bay

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Birds-eye view of house and Collorus Point
Hilltop Cottage, front
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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
7 nights minimum
Farmhouse
This traditional, organic farmhouse, built of stones around 1890, has recently been completely restored. It occupies a quiet, secluded and elevated coastal location over Collorus Harbour and Kenmare Bay. The guests have a patio facing the sea, a flower and herb garden. It is friendly for toddlers. This is an organic farm where the owner grows flowers, herbs and vegetables and keeps hens. Smoking is allowed on the patio. All front windows have a sea and mountain view. You can enjoy the spectacular sea views while cooking, dining, sitting by the fire, in bed or even lying in the bath! It is a perfect romantic retreat with ever changing sea and hill views. The seashore and beach for safe swimming are 200 meters away. The Beara Way runs parallel to the house. Hilltop Cottage is located on t...This traditional, organic farmhouse, built of stones around 1890, has recently been completely restored. It occupies a quiet, secluded and elevated coastal location over Collorus Harbour and Kenmare Bay. The guests have a patio facing the sea, a flower and herb garden. It is friendly for toddlers. This is an organic farm where the owner grows flowers, herbs and vegetables and keeps hens. Smoking is allowed on the patio. All front windows have a sea and mountain view. You can enjoy the spectacular sea views while cooking, dining, sitting by the fire, in bed or even lying in the bath! It is a perfect romantic retreat with ever changing sea and hill views. The seashore and beach for safe swimming are 200 meters away. The Beara Way runs parallel to the house. Hilltop Cottage is located on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY. Seaside, rural retreat. Ideal for nature lovers, ramblers and swimmers and the great outdoor. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please respect my house as your own. Thank you.
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Colette M
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2007
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Reviewed 14 April 2019

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...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank eliotl641
colette602, VR Owner at Cottage by the sea, over harbour and Kenmare Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2019

Oh, thank you so much Elliot. And it was a pleasure to host you again and see your daughter growing up! Looking forward to your next visit. And yes Beara is full of surprises to be discovered.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank B6831IPmanuelam
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Ien H
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely cottage, lovely welcome! Colette is a great host! The views...spectaculair! Really really recommended!

Date of stay: May 2018
2  Thank Ien H
Reviewed 18 April 2018

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...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank eliotl641
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

A fine location, with a view commanding the little peninsular and the Ring of Kerry opposite. Colette was extremely welcoming and provided excellent advice on the area. She was next door but knew how not to be intrusive. Her jam, baking and fresh vegetables are...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank David W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here. A first-class view from a wonderfully restored and comfortable house. Colette was charming and very helpful. We loved this place and would highly recommend it.

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank PatrickAndBernie
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our stay at Hilltop cottage was a truly inspirational one! We had been looking forward to beautiful views and tranquil countryside and it more than delivered on both accounts. As well as the lovely location, the well-equipped and tastefully decorated cottage was spacious enough for...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Daydream726299
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We stayed in this lovely cosy cottage and truly enjoyed the peace and quiet. Everything you need is here. Colette is very friendly and helpful. It was magical sitting on the patio admiring the breathtaking scenery. The chickens and the lovely dogs were an added...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank brigma71
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great cottage, owner great but not intrusive. Distance from Kenmare more than we realised but central for Beara peninsula and the attractions thereon.

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Compass690551
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Collorus Point/Lauragh is a hilly peninsula with a sheltered harbour, on the north coast of the Beara Peninsula, close to the Kerry/Cork border, on the WILD ATLANTIC WAY. Derreen Gardens and woods, Glanmore and Cloonee Lakes, Gleninchiquin waterfall, Ring of Beara, the Healy Pass leading to Glengarriff, Castletownbere, Allihies and Dursey Island are all nearby. Beara is an extremely scenic area with pretty villages and stunning sea views around every corner. The area is ideal for walking, water sports, touring, golfing and fishing. You can step into the Beara Way (206 km walking trail) near the house. Boat trips organised from Kenmare. There are many archeological sites nearby. Lovely cafés and pub with food and music are available locally.
Getting around
Collorus Point is remote and you will need a car to travel. Some guests bring their bicycles and explore Beara cycling. Others prefer to walk. There are many options on Beara. Cannoeing is also an option!
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