Gortagown Cottage

Sneem, County Kerry (Ref. 928458)


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This cosy, detached cottage is set in the heart of the countryside on the Ring of Kerry, five miles from the village of Sneem in County Kerry. Ideal for friends and families, this traditionally decorated cottage is perfect for escaping everyday life and relaxing in tranquil, rural surroundings. After a busy day exploring the stunning scenery, you can take your boots off, curl up and relax in front of the open fire in the welcoming sitting room. With a compact but well-equipped kitchen, this cottage has everything you need for a rural getaway. There is even a reading room where you can get some peace and quiet from the family, or the children can play in their own space. The two bedrooms upstairs are spacious and offer flexible sleeping arrangements, with a twin and a family room to suit all needs. Outside, you can see as far as the Atlantic Ocean from the rustic garden that meanders around the cottage. Sneem, which means ‘The Knot’, gets its name from the spot where the River Sneem meets the currents of Kenmare Bay below the village. This charming village hosts a number of traditional pubs which have regular live Irish music, craft shops and eateries. Lying along the famous Wild Atlantic Way, Sneem has fantastic scenery and seascapes in every direction. There are many walks available around Killarney Lakes and National Park, or you can see the Skelligs and the Beara Peninsula on a boat trip. Along the coast at Derrynane, Castlecove and Waterville there are many sandy beaches waiting to be explored, and with golf courses at Kenmare, Parknasilla and Waterville there is something for everyone. This cottage is set in such picturesque surroundings it is perfect for a relaxing break in Ireland.



Ground floor

  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Reading room (seats 3)
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC

First floor

  • One twin bedroom
  • One family room with one double & one single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • TV with Saorview
  • Selection of books
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for fire included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • One well-behaved dog welcome


  • No smoking
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden
  • Shop & pub 5 miles

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location


Kenmare 17 miles; Waterville 22 miles; Killarney National Park 22 miles.

Driving times:

  • Kerry Airport - 36 miles; 1hr 14 mins
  • Cork ferry - 80 miles; 2 hrs


  • Nearest shop; 5 miles
  • Nearest pub; 5 miles
  • Nearest town; Kenmare, 13 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Kenmare - The popular town of Kenmare has wonderful restaurants, galleries and boutiques
  • Macgillycuddy's Reeks - Ireland's highest mountain, part of County Kerry's rugged mountainous scenery
  • Ring of Kerry - Walk or drive this beautiful route, through scenic landscapes and stunning backdrops
  • Bantry Bay - Spend a day at the Blue Flag sandy beach in beautiful Bantry Bay
  • Derrynane Beach - A sheltered sandy beach on the King of Kerry, with a Blue Flag award
  • Fishing - Great fishing on the River Laune and Caragh Lake
  • Golf - Enjoy a round of golf on one of the many courses nearby
  • Kerry Way - Great walking trail with varying terrains and beautiful surroundings
  • Tralee Aqua Dome - One of Ireland's largest indoor water parks, sky high flume, whirlpool, steam room and sauna

Day trip:

  • Blarney Castle - Kiss the famous Blarney Stone of eloquence and you won't be able to stop talking about your day out
  • Killarney National Park - Explore this beautiful part of Ireland and admire the mountains, lakes and waterfalls
  • The Cliffs of Moher - These beautiful cliffs offer breathtaking views over the Atlantic Ocean
  • Tralee - A lovely town in County Kerry and home to the Tralee Aqua Dome
  • Youghal- Fantastic seaside resort with great beaches, seafood and fun activities
  • Beara Way - Long distance walking route through the Beara Peninsula
  • Caherdaniel Stone Fort - A fine stone fort in excellent repair, with views to the Skelligs
  • Dingle Peninsula - Beautiful tip of Ireland with beaches, mountains and lovely scenery
  • Lakes of Killarney - Renowned scenic attraction consisting of 3 lakes, also renowned for great trout fishing
  • Valentia Island - Home to the Fogher Sea Cliffs, Glanleam House and the Skelligs