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Feirm Cottage
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Feirm Cottage
Cosy Sittingroom with log burning stove Double bedroom with a country view
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Very good
29 reviews
Feirm Cottage
Cosy Sittingroom with log burning stove
Double bedroom with a country view
Nestling at the foothills
Kitchen cum dining room
Such variety of landscape & colour in one April Day near Feirm Cottage
Mountains and lakes of magical colour
Many magical colours of a March morning, dramatic sky,water mist,mountains, sunshine
Last of the winter snow capping Irelands highest mountain range,  Killarney lakes beneath
Lowlevel shower in en suite bathroom to a downstairs twin bedroom
Loughbrin and surrounds
Contrasting landscape of late Autumn
Local cheese at Kenmare Market
Loughbrin 30min walk
Examples of local Rock Art
Templenoe Pier
A woodland trail
I hope we can go soon, I am tired of waiting, fledgling swallows in the barn
Eco, fun filled nature trips, Kenmare
Valley near Feirm Cottage
Stay together and don't get lost
Mountains near Feirm  The Pocket
Kenmare estuary
Cows grazing in a multitude of colour
Blackwater River close to Feirm Cottage
Adjacent to Irelands Wild Atlantic Way
Award winning cottage
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kenmare, County Kerry

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Kerry B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“perfect”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage is delightful -homey, cozy and beautiful. Josephine is a wonderful hostess. She was very helpful in answering our questions, both before and during the trip. She also makes a delicious banana bread.

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Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Leda2226
Karridale, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Pleasant cottage”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Cute, neat cottage in the hills. Lovely and quiet. No too far from town, but need own car. Kenmare and Sneem not far away and with great pubs and restaurants and really friendly people.

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Liked best: Peaceful
Liked least: Small bathroom upstairs for 4 adults
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
9 Aug 2015
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and its surroundings and also that you experienced the hospitality our people are renowned for.
All the best,
Josephine & the O'Neill Family
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Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Jul 2015
A most sincere thanks for your review. We are glad to hear you were pleased with the cottage and that your short stay was an enjoyable one.
All the best,
Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
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MTN1955
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Unless you love isolation don't go here”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
5
people found this review helpful

nice people but that's where it ends. miles away from anywhere and directions not easy to follow. you pay extra for utilities - why don't providers tell you this upfront? it's misleading listing a specific price but failing to mention you have to pay extra for heating and hot water. time clock for the heating was broken and manual operation was dodgy. fireplace but with no utensils including matches! no paper to light the fire with and we had to scrounge up our own kindling. the wood box contained wood which was too big to fit into the firebox - even the owner agreed that it was too big!! we later found a shed with bags of firewood cut to size ?? TV was a disaster - host acknowledged the remote batteries were dead and it took him some time to operate the set which was out of the 1970s. bathrooms were nice and modern but no shampoo or conditioner - not even a cake of soap. kitchen had a new washer and dryer but no soap powder. who carries soap powder on an overseas trip?? the least said about the electric kettle the better - spend a few euros and buy a new one. and finally there were the midges - swarms of them - bad luck if you're allergic to their bites. and of course no internet. we paid for 3 nights but left after 2. there's got to be better places!! sorry we didn't find them.

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Liked best: large modern bathrooms
Liked least: paying extra for utilities when this was not advertised
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
28 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review. I do regret that your stay at Feirm Cottage was not satisfactory, that you found the location out of the way and had a problem with the directions We would have hoped that the images, the location map and description would be good indicator of what a visitor might expect. On the directions I will in future include the coordinates of Feirm Cottage on follow up correspondence to guests. My apologies for not knowing about the extra for utilities, I was unaware that this information did not appear on the website and will have it corrected.
I am sorry for being ill prepared on your arrival regarding the fire & TV , however on your comment about the wood in the shed. Those bags were also the wrong size though they may have looked otherwise, they were inadvertently provided for a larger size stove. We would never intentionally mislead a guest.
The electric kettle has now been replaced.
While the WiFi is provided free in the local Pub, and all pubs, restaurants and cafes in the surrounding towns & villages, I acknowledge it is now an essential for guests and will look at how best to provide it at a reasonable cost.
Josephine & The O’Neill Family
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jethro201...
Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not great”
Reviewed 21 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The owners of this cottage are very nice people. On the plus side, it was clean, there's a washer and dryer, and it's very quiet. But, I hate to say this, that's where the good part ends.

The cottage is quite far out in the sticks (with bad directions to get there if you're not from Ireland), no internet, and looks and feels like someone lived in it 40 years and just moved out so someone could stay there. It's really dated. The beds are hard, the pillows are wafer thin. If you are a family of 4-6, looking for a long-term roof over your head and are bringing your own things with you (linens, pillows, kitchen appliances), I guess the price is right. If you're a couple, don't even think about it. Go into town and get a B&B for the same price. The kitchen utensils and appliances are very dated and some are kind of nasty. The electric teapot (that is supposed to be for water boiling) was black on the inside. We then turned to the stove to boil some water in a saucepan for tea but couldn't get it to work. We finally turned to the microwave. It was super dated but worked. The owners also charge separately for the electricity and oil used for heating during your stay, which for a short stay is sort of nitpicky. Why not add that into the price of the house? Perhaps a little less concern with adding a trite amount to the rent and a little more concern with updating the accommodations would be more appropriate.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Jun 2015
Thank you for your review.
Naturally I am sorry that while you were happy with some aspects, the cottage fell short of your expectations on a couple of issues.
I regret that you found the cottage location far out. I must point out that you requested I break from the 2 night minimum stay to allow you one night and perhaps it was too short to get the benefit of the overall rural experience the area is renowned for. We would have hoped that the images, the location map and description would be good indicator of what a visitor might expect. In future I will now include the coordinates of Feirm Cottage on follow up correspondence to guests so this should help with directions. I take your point also on the utilities and agree that adding them to the price for short stays would be more appropriate.

With regard to the internet unfortunately provision to rural areas is a little complex and can be expensive. I do appreciate it is becoming a necessity for guests and intend to explore how best to provide it at a reasonable price.
In the meantime it is available free of charge in the nearby Pub and in all the restaurants, bars and cafes in the local towns & villages.

Josephine & the O’Neill Family.
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KameGalwa...
Galway
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spacious, comfortable & great value cottage nestled in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Stayed here for a weekend climbing break of nearby Carrauntoohil with two others. Hugely cost effective and a more flexible option to booking three individual hotel rooms. Josephine (owner) was accommodating and respectful of our needs. House had three spacious and comfortable rooms with all mod cons provided. Would highly recommend for a visit to the beautiful scenery Kenmare provides. Also convenient for a trip to Killarney.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Nov 2014
Thank you sincerely for posting such a great review of your stay at Feirm Cottage.We are really delighted that you enjoyed your climbing break on Carrauntoohil and its surroundings. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the cottage and are happy that you were pleased with your time there.
Thank you & all the best,
Josephine and the O'Neill Family
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Phyllis B
Waterville, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fantastic Countryside Cottage”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Another winner! With good directions from Josephine we found our way to this gem in the countryside. Super clean and cozy we enjoyed this wonderful cottage. Josephine was a delightful landlord, quick to respond to any questions. She gave us directions for a way home from our journey around the Ring of Kerry that led us to a beautiful mountain pass. One caution, if you are driving to Molls Gap from Kiillarney in the late afternoon you will meet many, many tour buses returning from their day's sightseeing. It makes for a very tense journey if you are not comfortable driving on the left on very narrow roads. After one time, we made sure to drive that route after the tour buses had returned. It is a beautiful ride.

I would stay at Feirm Cottage again in a heartbeat. It is exactly as it appears on the listing.

This is a rural property, you will not be walking to a store. For someone from the city, use to street addresses, the directions may sound vague, but they are right on and easy to follow. We loved it.

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Liked best: Rural location
Liked least: All was good
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review of your recent visit to Feirm Cottage and also for passing on both your own tips and mine.It was a pleasure to meet you and your party. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and while there discovered the beauty the region has to offer.
Thank you and all the best.
Josephine & the O'Neill Family
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