Watch House Cottage

Knightstown, Valentia Island, County Kerry (Ref. 915397)


  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming mid-terrace cottage in the pretty harbour village of Knightstown on Valentia Island, County Kerry. This cosy Knightstown cottage is the perfect place to enjoy this part of Ireland with family or friends. This delightful holiday home in Knightstown has an open plan living area with kitchen and dining area where you can prepare and enjoy delicious meals before relaxing in the sitting area to plan all your activities for the next day. There are also two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Outside this attractive cottage in County Kerry there is a rear courtyard where you can relax with a drink, or choose to sit at the front of your cottage watching the bustling harbour and pier where the fishing boats return from their day’s fishing. Guests can also sample the catch at one of the nearby, quality restaurants. Explore the pretty harbour village of Knightstown from your holiday home, where you will find restaurants and Irish pubs, on top of entertainment and local shops and there are some spectacular walking trails on offer as well. Nearby to this Knightstown cottage guests can find impressive mountains, including Fogher Cliffs and Geokaun Mountain, as well as the Cromwell Point lighthouse. To explore further afield, take a trip to Skellig Islands or a ferry ride to the mainland. If you prefer to remain on land cross the bridge and you will find the famous Ring of Kerry which is the most fantastic scenic drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, stopping at the many villages and unspoilt beaches. Within driving distance is also the ever-popular town of Killarney where you will find many family-friendly amenities, and a selection of bars, shops and cafes, as well as the many festivals and events that can be enjoyed in the town. The picturesque Gap of Dunloe and National Park are the ideal places for a bike ride or golfers will enjoy the challenging courses around the area. This comfortable Knightstown cottage is a great choice for a fantastic holiday in this part of Ireland.



Ground floor

  • Wet room with shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area

First floor

  • One double bedroom
  • One twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC


  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD
  • CD/radio
  • WiFi
  • Selection of books & games
  • Fuel & power included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Travel cot & highchair
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • No smoking


  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • Shop, pub & beach 1 min walk

About the location


Cahersiveen 15 miles; Kerry Airport 53 miles.

Driving times:

  • Kerry Airport – 53.5 miles; 1 hr 27 mins
  • Cork ferry – 69.4 miles; 2 hrs 2 mins


  • Nearest shop; 1 min walk
  • Nearest pub; 1 min walk
  • Nearest town; Cahersiveen, 14.5 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Fogher Sea Cliffs - Geokaun Mountain is the highest on Valentia Island, and Fogher Cliffs are at its northern face
  • Skelligs - Take a boat out to this island, home to wonderful bird life
  • Cahersiveen - Lively coastal town with a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants. Please remember to do your large grocery shopping here as there is only a small grocery shop on Valentia Island. Also there is no ATM machine to withdraw money on the Island and you may wish to avail of the one located at AIB, Main Street, Cahersiveen.

Day trip:

  • Kenmare - The popular town of Kenmare has wonderful restaurants, galleries and boutiques
  • Ring of Kerry - Walk or cycle through the region passing spectacular scenery
  • Killarney - Shops, pubs, restaurants and theatre in a thriving town.