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“Spectacular Scenery”
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Stunning views from the cottage across to Dingle
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Stunning views from the cottage across to Dingle
The cottage is one of a pair once owned by The Knight of Kerry Living and dining area
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10 reviews
Stunning views from the cottage across to Dingle
The cottage is one of a pair once owned by The Knight of Kerry
Living and dining area
Kitchen
Ground floor bedroom 1
View from the front door of the cottage
Glanleam beach on Valentia
The slate quarry and grotto on Valentia
Ist floor family bedroom
Ground floor bedroom 2
The cottage rear garden (another picture below)
Valentia from Renard Point
Skelligs Islands - see where Luke Skywalker lives!
Ballyinskelligs beach near Valentia Island
View towards valentia lighthouse from Glanleam
Gort Gower Cottage, Valentia Island, Co Kerry
Kenmare on the Ring of Kerry
View of bray head from coffee shop on Valentia
The cottage rear garden
Rossbeigh - fishing at dusk
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Valentia Island, County Kerry

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Edel M
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Spectacular Scenery”
Reviewed 21 January 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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I travelled with my husband and three children, two of whom are teenagers and one a young child. The cottage is in a beautiful location overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It's approximately two miles from the village, Knightstown. The cottage is pleasant , traditional and well-equipped for self-catering. It has an open fireplace and electric heating. It may be a little too cold for those who are used to warmer indoor temperatures but we were happy with our rustic experience.
As a family, we enjoy outdoor activities and were pleased with what Valentia had to offer. We enjoyed long walks and cycles around the island and made great use of the water activities in Knightstown. There is also a children's playground and tennis court there.
We particularly enjoyed the walk up Bray Head, the Valentia Heritage Centre and the second hand bookshop in Knightstown Coffee Shop. The stained glass windows in St. John's Church are very beautiful.
The scenery is breathtaking and the people are friendly. Valentia Island is a great escape from the demands of the modern world.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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flossie02...
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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“we had a lovely time. We were so relaxed that if we had stayed another week we would have been comatose!!”
Reviewed 6 January 2013 for a stay in August 2011
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Cottage a little on the small size for 6 adults but that notwithstanding the owners and caretaker couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The view from the front of the cottage was absolutely wonderful. A car was needed to get down to the harbour town but once there it was easy to while away the morning eating and relaxing and browsing the second hand book shop/ cafe. The Valencia museum was well worth a visit. Across the ferrry into Carciveen or across the bridge into Portree were both short trips and well worth exploring. The night skies were clear and great for stargazing. We even saw dolphins swimming off the cliffs.Skerrig experience also worth a visit but unfortunately the weather not kind enough to allow a trip out to the rocks.

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Liked best: Location and view
Liked least: not enough cosy seating in the living room
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
9 Jan 2013
Thanks very much for the feedback. We are now suggesting 4/5 as the maximum party size, although the cottage has 3 good size bedrooms the living space in older properties is quite 'cozy'!
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Dear Geske thank you so much for the review, Valentia is a wonderful place we are very happy to share the secret and our cottage! Glad Maureen was able to help with a larger casserole dish she is always there to help. We would also be very happy for you to return one day. Susanne
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