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Ballinskelligs, County Kerry (Ref. 928159)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Reviews

    Mr Oconnell

    “The cottage was as accurately described by Sykes and, generally, we had a nice time there during our stay.”


    Cottage Positives: 1. The DVD player provided was essential as there was a very poor selection of TV channels (e.g. no BBC). 2. The double bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well. 3. The location was quiet and peaceful with beautiful sea views to the rear. Cottage Negatives: 1. The water pressure was extremely low and the toilet took what seemed like hours to refill. We were a couple and it didn’t bother us that much, but with a family of 4/5 it could be a real problem. 2. Two power cuts in the first two days didn’t help. The second one lasted for many hours and was a real problem in an all electric house. 3. The toilet seat broke off after two days so we bought a better quality one locally. 4. The dishwasher packed up after a week and hadn’t been repaired by the time we left a week later. 5. With very little to watch on telly, WIFI would have been a godsend to us. It was mostly available in local cafes.

The property

Ballinskelligs 1.5 miles.

This cosy, detached, coastal cottage lies on the Wild Atlantic Way on the outskirts of the village of Ballinskelligs, in County Kerry.

This lovely cottage offers a comfortable and homely abode for families and friends to enjoy, whilst touring this breathtakingly scenic region.

With glorious sea views of Ballinskelligs Bay to the rear, this charming cottage has a spacious open plan living area which comprises a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a relaxing sitting area complete with an open fire for those cosy nights in with your loved ones.

For a little bit of quiet time, you can relax with a good book in the separate sitting room which features an electric stove, the perfect place to unwind and switch off.

Three comfortable bedrooms complete the accommodation, where you will be sure to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.

On those sunny evenings and afternoons, guests can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining on the outdoor deck as the sun sets over the bay.

Take the short stroll to the secluded Meelagulleen Beach for a day paddling in the sea and building sandcastles.

Just a short drive away is the village of Ballinskelligs, which is famed for its stunning views and coastal scenery.

Long ago, the Skellig monks settled here and called it the nearest thing to heaven.

Home to a local shop, pub and Post Office, this quiet village is the perfect destination to enjoy the Ring of Kerry and all that is has to offer.

There are plenty of attractions and activities within easy reach, including boat trips to the historic Skellig Michael, the Kerry Dark Sky Night Reserve, a Blue Flag beach and the famous Castle on the beach, the McCarthy Mor Tower, together with the 12th century abbey.

A truly special place for all the family to enjoy.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 5) with open fire. Sitting room (seats 5) with sofa bed and electric stove.


  • Oil central heating with open fire and electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent Apr – Oct inclusive, €20 supplement payable directly to caretaker Nov – Mar inclusive
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed front and rear lawned gardens with decked area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1.5 miles
  • Beach 1.5 miles.

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About the location


Waterville 8 miles; Portmagee 10 miles; Cahersiveen 10 miles.

Located on the magnificent Skellig Ring between Waterville and Valentia Island, on the forthcoming Wild Atlantic Way, with wild rugged coastlines, scattered islands, vast mountains and high passes, the seaside area of Ballinskelligs sits on the attractive Ballinskelligs Bay and is an Irish-speaking area with a unique history and culture. Once the land base for the monks of Skellig Michael, the surrounding area has numerous prehistoric and early Christian ruins along its shores. The area is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise waters and offers excellent swimming and watersports on the Blue Flag beach, along with boat trips to the Skelligs, walking in the Ballinskellig/Bolus Head Loop and cycling. A visit to the Skelligs Chocolate Factory is a must! There are plenty of world class golf courses nearby, Waterville has an 18-hole championship golf course, just nine miles away, there's also Dooks Golf Links at Glenbeigh, and those at Killarney and Tralee. With a mini-market, a pub and a restaurant in the village of Dungegan, pub/restaurant on the seafront in Ballinskelligs and restaurants in Portmagee, Waterville and Cahersiveen, this is a perfect base for a family holiday by the sea!

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