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O Sullivans Thatched Cottage - Kenmare Co. Kerry

Private Cottage | Wi-Fi | Thatched


Built around 400 years ago, this wonderfully preserved heritage building is the perfect place to relax and unwind and is the perfect romantic retreat. Ideally situated in a peaceful mountain location, the cottage nestles among lush, mature greenery and commands spectacular views over the Beara Peninsula and Atlantic ocean. Inside, it boasts many period features including open vaulted beam ceilings.

This cottage is fully equipped to the highest modern luxury standards, has under floor heating throughout and a wood burning stove in the lounge. 

Broadband internet access is available (this is an extra charge payable onsite).

The surrounding area is also a haven for outdoor activities:

  • Pony trekking
  • Windsurfing
  • Water kayaking are closeby.

The small sandy beach at Coss is about a 10 minute walk and the Ring of Kerry Golf course is just a mile away. There is also great Salmon, Trout and Sea fishing in the area. A pub with traditional music less than 1 mile. This is the ideal base for touring the Ring of Kerry scenic route. The Charming heritage town of Kenmare is just 4.5 miles away with its traditional crafts, music pubs and award winning restaurants.
O'Sullivan's Cottage features:

  • Local shoreline Authentic 400 year old heritage building.
  • Old world charm with open beam ceilings.
  • Breathtaking mountain and sea views.
  • Quiet picturesque mountain location.
  • 10 minute stroll to sandy/shingle beach.
  • Large mature gardens with beautiful views.
  • Under floor heating throughout.
  • Old style Bathroom (with simple over bath shower)
  • Great Golf, Fishing and country walks.
  • Fully equipped, all modern appliances.
  • Duvets and linen supplied.
  • EXTRA CHARGE FOR UTILITIES. These are paid by meter reading at the end of your visit and are non negotiable. As the cottage is an authentic 300 year old listed building, it may be more expensive to heat than a modern cottage.

  • Peace and tranquility assured!
  • Pets are charged at 15EURO
  • Extra bin cost on departure of 7 euro.


Cottage Interior:

The cottage dates from the Cromwellian/Early Georgian era, and has been painstakingly restored using traditional methods. The owners aim when they restored this heritage building was to ensure an authentic feel throughout, in every detail.

In the old part of the structure the walls are not plastered, they are simple bare stone, and have been simply pointed with lime mortar. There is no plasterwork, just lovely stone walls. Also, in keeping with the traditional feel, the house does not have skirting boards or fitted carpets. Instead, painted floors and rush matting have been used throughout.

What you see in these pictures accurately reflects the feel of the cottage. It is quaint, simple and very traditional. If this is the type of holiday cottage you are looking for, and you have a love of history, we feel you will be well pleased with your choice.

Bedroom Configuration:

Currently the cottage has been designed to sleep 5 persons. It has a very large master bedroom (Sleeps 3) plus a small double bedroom (Sleeps 2).

Access to the master bedroom is via the second bedroom.

Kitchen/bathroom layout.

The kitchen is a large but very simple farmhouse style. It is made up of free standing pieces of furniture. The style is simple Irish Georgian/Victorian. The chairs and table are an assortment of Victorian balloon backs.

The Bathroom is brand new, but is again decorated in a simple cottage style. Please note. We don’t have an electric shower, only a hand held one, though this is very powerful.

If it’s history and eclectic, rustic style you’re looking for, this is the cottage for you and you will be delighted with your choice. 

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  • Linen Provided
  • Television
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Central Heating
  • Iron & Ironing Board

O Sullivans Thatched Cottage

  • Property Type
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
    2 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
    1 Bathroom
  • Dream Ireland Rating
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