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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
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
1 night 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 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

our second most enjoyable stay at hilltop cottage. We plan to return again. The reasons are many, The beautifully restored cottage, peaceful surroundings, but more importantly the warm welcome we always receive from Colette. Her connection to nature, knowledge of the surrounding countryside, love of...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank bethWhiteRock
Reviewed 18 September 2015

My wife and I have rented cottages in the UK, France, Italy, and Ireland and this is the only cottage we have come back to a second time, and many of the other ones were wonderful. Colette has an artistic ability to mix interesting objects...More

Date of stay: September 2015
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

The light around coastal cottages is almost always special and Hilltop Cottage is no exception. The inside is tastefully decorated more as a home than a "holiday let" . We spent cool evenings in front of the log stove and enjoyed selecting from the wide...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Jane W
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I spent a wonderfully tranquil retreat here on my own, walking the amazing countryside during the day, even swimming in the sea, then cozying up with the log stove in the evening. The cottage had everything I needed to make my stay comfortable, with plenty...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank FreyaWatson
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My four nights at Hilltop Cottage comprised the crowning touch to my 60th Birthday solo Celebratory journey to Ireland. I arrived by bicycle, greeted by Collette and her sweet dogs. I received a bonus welcome of warm dinner and wonderful conversation. The cottage was a...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank NWG55
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

This was the perfect place to stay for our first visit to the Beara Peninsula. The cottage had everything we needed and more besides, the setting above the harbour with views across the Kenmare River across to MacGillycuddy's Reeks was enough to keep you wanting...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank The_Mountie
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Hilltop Cottage is a gorgeous place to stay, cosy and tastefully renovated interior and stunning views across the bay, even from the bedroom window whilst lying in bed! There is plenty to see and do on the Beara Peninsula, stone circles, the fantastical Derreen Gardens...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank Bea P
Reviewed 30 September 2014

My husband and I were very pleased with our experience on our dream vacation to Ireland. One of our retirement goals was to experience Ireland but not while hopping from city to city, repacking every two days. Hilltop Cottage is situated on beautiful Beara Pennisula...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Mary20021012
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I never write reviews but felt compelled.. as this was one of the most beautiful places I have stayed. It is picture perfect.. the most peaceful idyllic location, the beautiful views, the white washed cottage with log fires and of course the bath/garden with the...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Helen P
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Our family of 4 which includes 2 kids aged 9 and 13 travelled to Hilltop Cottage and had the most wonderful week. None of us wanted to leave, which is quite a testament to this special haven. The particular difference to this property from others...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank 186470Bobby
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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