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“Perfect relaxation with superb views”
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Birds-eye view of house and Collorus Point
Hilltop Cottage, front
Hilltop Cottage, Easter time
Kitchen
Dining/sitting room
Living room
Bedroom
Traditional window
The new bathroom
From the patio
Summer view from house
From the patio
Collorus Harbour with Hilltop Cottage
Collorus and Killmacilogue Harbours
Autumn view from Hilltop Cottage
Full moon, Collorus Harbour
Yard
Kitchen garden
Mimi
Hilltop garden
Bonnie Rose with chick
Hilltop Birds
April bloom at Derreen Garden
Allihies
Gleninchiquin Park
Cods Head
Sunset in March from Collorus
Cod's Head Allihies
Light House Bere Island
From the top of Knockatee, Lauragh.
Out on an excursion to Sherkin Island.
Our little rescued deer being released to the wild.
Colette, your host with Fifi, Foxy and Timmy.
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Farmhouse -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 3
Lauragh, County Kerry

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JulieDere...
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Perfect relaxation with superb views”
Reviewed 4 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had two wonderful weeks here and just enjoyed the very local area, the views and the peace. Collette was amazing; we enjoyed her knowledge, fresh produce and returned home recharged. The weather was very mixed but the light and the rainbows well worth the rain. Crab sandwiches on the harbour were unforgetable. We walked most days, and loved the quietness and the many late morning starts . The log fire was fabulous. Thank you, we will return

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bethWhite...
white rock
2 reviews
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“a cottage retreat to experience a simpler way of life”
Reviewed 24 September 2015 for a stay in June 2015

our second most enjoyable stay at hilltop cottage. We plan to return again. The reasons are many, The beautifully restored cottage, peaceful surroundings, but more importantly the warm welcome we always receive from Colette. Her connection to nature, knowledge of the surrounding countryside, love of animals and simpler life-style makes our visits richer and more meaningful.

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thenon-to...
Winter Park, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Cozy historic cottage oozing with character begs you to stay longer.”
Reviewed 18 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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My wife and I have rented cottages in the UK, France, Italy, and Ireland and this is the only cottage we have come back to a second time, and many of the other ones were wonderful. Colette has an artistic ability to mix interesting objects and art together with the authentic rustic features of this cottage, yet it has all the conveniences. Make sure you look through her great assortment of books. There are fabulous walks from the door down to the water, sheep out front to watch while you're sipping wine at the patio table, her loveable puppies and Colette is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Beara. She showed us great walks on the map as well as great places to eat and explore. This might be only cottage we'll ever stay at a third time!

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Liked best: authenticity of cottage, unique unspoilt location with view to bay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jane W
1 review
“lovely cottage - exceptional views”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The light around coastal cottages is almost always special and Hilltop Cottage is no exception. The inside is tastefully decorated more as a home than a "holiday let" . We spent cool evenings in front of the log stove and enjoyed selecting from the wide range of reading and dvd items. Days were spent exploring the exceptional coast and local towns or just "hanging out" and taking in the views as the light changed. Colette is an exemplary host and landlady, nothing is too much trouble and she takes the utmost care to ensure her guests enjoy their stay to the full. A cottage to please the sporty, active, artistic, romantic or just plain idle.

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FreyaWats...
County Kildare, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“A haven!”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in September 2014

I spent a wonderfully tranquil retreat here on my own, walking the amazing countryside during the day, even swimming in the sea, then cozying up with the log stove in the evening. The cottage had everything I needed to make my stay comfortable, with plenty of books and DVDs to look through too.

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NWG55
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Bliss”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

My four nights at Hilltop Cottage comprised the crowning touch to my 60th Birthday solo Celebratory journey to Ireland. I arrived by bicycle, greeted by Collette and her sweet dogs. I received a bonus welcome of warm dinner and wonderful conversation. The cottage was a perfect embodiment of long cherished fantasies. I could revolve slowly 360° inside or out, upstairs or down, and encounter only views to engender delight. The setting is stunning. The cottage conveys charm, history, warmth, and carefully chosen individualized touches of creativity and artistry throughout...all creating a pervasive, welcoming and quite palpable perception of "home".The bed has a down-filled duvet, and coziness is enhanced by wood stove and wonderfully soft wool blankets . And then there is Colette...gifted, gracious, genuine,generous and wise. Her presence and abundant hospitality added an unanticipated and abiding gift to an already exceptional experience. I had the opportunity to purchase home-baked bread, jam produced from her organic garden, and beautiful fresh eggs. I was persistently captivated and enchanted by home, hostess, setting and surrounding possibilities for encounters and exploration. It was both pleasure and privilege and I have every intention of returning.

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Liked best: Colette, cottage itself, views and setting
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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The_Mount...
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Peaceful, comfy hideaway with views to die for”
Reviewed 9 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This was the perfect place to stay for our first visit to the Beara Peninsula. The cottage had everything we needed and more besides, the setting above the harbour with views across the Kenmare River across to MacGillycuddy's Reeks was enough to keep you wanting to stare at it all day long, there were lots of excellent walks of different levels nearby, Colette made us feel very welcome and was on hand when needed but left us to ourselves apart from that, and the weather was beautiful! What more could you want? Wish we were still there!

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Liked best: Views to the mountains across the water
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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