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“A perfect, peaceful experience of real Ireland.”
Garden Cottage
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Garden Cottage
Garden Cottage Cottage with vegetable beds and view over harbour
Garden Cottage View from terrace
Garden cottage - Living Room at dusk
Garden Cottage Hall to Living Room
Garden Cottage Bedroom 1
double bedroom 1
Late evening view across the harbour
Parknasilla Golf Course - 30 minutes drive, near Sneem
Derrynane Beach, one of several nearby
View across the harbour with Pier Cottage in the distance
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Caherdaniel, County Kerry

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Dawnydanc...
Southam, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A perfect, peaceful experience of real Ireland.”
Reviewed 3 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We took Mum for her 90th birthday celebration to stay in Garden Cottage. Joy (Mum) knew the big house from staying there quite a few years back, and was thrilled to see how the conversion has transformed the old building that was there. It was comfortable and well-equipped; the views are amazing and the unusual Soay sheep graze peacefully, practically on the doorstep. The rooms are well-designed - if you have children/teenagers, they would absolutely love the attic room, which has its own ensuite and a little window nook at floor level, where they can read or look out, or maybe even build a den! The owners were at Westcove house while we were there, and were so kind and helpful. You can order a very reasonably priced meal from the lovely Katherine, or there's a good array of equipment in the kitchen, I managed to produce some creditable meals. We didn't find any downsides, but you do need to understand that this is a very rural community, so you do need to plan for food and shopping - you can't pop out to Tesco's at 10 pm! The local shop for basics is open until 8, and Jane has the bakery next door, and if you ask her will have some lovely almond croissants warming in time for breakfast. There's no need to buy mineral water - the water from the tap is the sweetest I've ever tasted. The highlights for me were the beautiful beach at Carroll's Cove, and the wonderful evening meal and Irish band at the nearby Blind Piper Pub. A wonderful place to stay, especially to experience the real Ireland; and the scenery is out of this world.

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Liked best: Eating breakfast looking out over the bay
Liked least: Erm. The one day's heavy rain we had.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jon R
Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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“Charming beyond measure”
Reviewed 30 November 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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This was my second trip to Westcove in the past 3 years where I stayed in the Garden Cottage. It is one of the most idyllic vacation spots I've ever experienced and the Garden Cottage is a treasure. Not only are you in the stunningly beautiful County Kerry but the cottage looks over the bay at Westcover. Watching the sunsets from the patio raise glorious to a new level. The countryside is so beautiful and the cottage reflects this but also adds every modern convenience you'd desire. Heated tile floors, full kitchen with a double over and dishwasher, washing machine & dryer, along with 3 bedrooms and two baths. The cottage renovation was of the highest quality, so you have the charm of the Irish countryside with the luxury of a modern hotel suite. I've been there with friends who stayed in the other properties which are just as delightful. Don't miss the neighboring bakery at the top of the hill for morning pastries. And the nearby beach and grounds at Caherdaniel are just about my favorite spot on the planet. There can be no better home away from home than the Garden Cottage at Westcove for the ultimate vacation in the Irish countryside. I will be back again for a third time!

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Liked best: The location.
Liked least: A bit of a drive from the airport at Cork.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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