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Ardgroom Cottage

Ardgroom, County Cork (Ref. 3675)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Booking and contact with company very good."

    Property was a perfect size for us in a stunning location. No problem contacting owner who was very pleasant. Unfortunately as recent reviews stated we also found the property to be very damp. After a few days even our clothes in the closets felt damp and cold. We had to pay an extreme amount for electricity as felt the need to keep heating on constantly.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2019

  • "After reading some of the previous reviews we were a bit apprehensive but we did not need to be."

    Contacting the owner was no problem and he met us on arrival. We were told to contact him during the week if there were any problems but there weren't any.The cottage was clean and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our electricity bill at the end of the week was 8.40 euros. Ideally suited for exploring the Beara Peninsular and within walking distance of the shop and pub. Would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by AlwynSep 2019

  • "Great area for a holiday the scenery is spectacular people very friendly."

    Ardgroom cottage was ok but felt damp the charges for electricity seem high

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "We were feeling a little nervous after reading the few negative reviews on here, but we had a lovely week."

    The owners were easy to get hold of. There was no problem re picking up keys or getting in touch. The cottage was very clean, no smell of damp whatsoever. It was warm so didn't need to put heating on at all. When it did rain the cottage still felt cosy. Bed was very comfy and lots of storage space. Two bathrooms were a bonus. Shower was excellent (we used shower room next to cloakroom rather than ensuite shower, purely as it was hot water on demand rather than having to preheat water at mains timer). Kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need. White goods, although not the newest, were functional and clean. Cooker worked well! TV was old yes, but we didn't come to Ireland to watch TV to be honest. We were sat out on the patio most evenings or down at the local pub. We spent a week at the cottage and our total electricity usage came to 12 Euro, that was with cooking and showering everyday. 1 hour drive to Ring of Kerry, 2 hour drive to Dingle Peninsula. Lots of great walks around the local area- I recommend Ardgroom Stone Circle and the Pulleen Loop. We would stay at Ardgroom Cottage again and for the price it is very good value. Location is ideal for exploring the south west and is beautiful. The locals are very friendly. I recommend the lemon meringue pie at the local Post Office!

    Reviewed by AbigailJul 2019

  • "The location and the views are stunning."

    The village is a good location for a base. As regards the cottage you should refer to the two previous feedbacks.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "It was difficult to establish contact with the property owners."

    They didn't respond to voicemail when I made calls to contact them as per key collection instructions. Although eventually a call was taken no particular arrangement was offered, this meant I had to make another call upon arrival and wait for a key to be brought to the property. The property description was inaccurate in terms of access via steps. The website photos did not accurately represent the "closed in" nature of the interior. The rusty white goods, ancient TV, uncomfortable furniture and other well worn items in the property were far below expectations. Heating had been left on when not required due to weather making us suspect dampness being held at bay. There was scaffolding over the bedroom roof and work commenced upon our arrival - we had not been forewarned of this. We decided within an hour not to stay at this property - it would have ruined our holiday to do so. We had to find an alternative - Sykes helped. This property had the same "tick rating" as the one we stayed at for the first week of our holiday - it did not in any sense deserve it. We would not stay in any property of this nature - ever!

    Reviewed by PerryJun 2019

  • "We were really disappointed when we arrived at the cottage."

    There were no instructions regarding the use of the TV which was out of the arc! There was no hot water and no instructions on how to control it - it was only by trial and error that we eventually managed to. Everything seemed damp, there were spiders everywhere and even slugs climbing the bathroom and shower room walls. The electric oven was in a terrible state and had been painted - yes painted - all over the control knob panel with biro crosses to mark the off position, but no way of knowing which knob controlled which hotplate. In order to try and dry the place out we had to put heaters on although sparingly, as we knew we had to pay for the electricity used at 0.35 Euros per unit. Even so, we had to pay nearly 68 Euros for one week of electricity, which considering we pay £86 a MONTH for gas and electric at home, this seemed very expensive. The location was excellent, the scenery spectacular and the people we met during our travels around were very, very friendly and we may well have another holiday in Ireland, but definitely not at Ardgroom Cottage.

    Reviewed by MelvinJun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the owner michael and his wife are so lovely and helpful, would highly reccommend."

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and views to Kenmare
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, broadband
  • Electricity charged by meter reading (35c/unit)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with views towards Kenmare Bay
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Broadband signal can be intermittent
  • Note: Although all ground floor, property front entrance is accessed via 30 external stone stairs
  • To the rear it's accessed via 6 steps.

The property

A stone-built detached cottage, in a peaceful, coastal location on the outskirts of the village of Ardgroom, 4 miles from the village of Eyeries, in County Cork.

With a large, spacious kitchen, and cosy double bedroom, this cottage offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation, ideal for a relaxing romantic getaway.

With great walking from the doorstep on the Beara and Dingle peninsulas, the Ring of Kerry nearby, and the sandy beaches or winding streets of Kenmare to explore, there is plenty to discover from this lovely Ireland cottage.

Eyeries 4 miles.

About the location


Castletownbere 5 miles; Kenmare 26 miles; Bantry 37 miles.

The village of Eyeries in County Cork lies on the Beara Peninsula, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mouth of the Kenmare River in the southwest of Ireland. This Cork village offers a true insight into Irish village life, with quaint fishermen cottages, and traditional pubs offering a warm Irish welcome. The famous Beara Way passes close to Eyeries, with two points in the village where you can join it, making the area a walker's paradise. Within easy reach is Kenmare, an interesting town full of character and colour, with long winding streets providing the backdrop for farmers' markets, artists' galleries, lovely little boutiques and some of the best restaurants in Ireland! Other nearby attractions include Ireland's only cable car, which departs from Ballaghboy on the tip of Beara Peninsula and leads to the peaceful Dursey Island, or Europe’s largest Ogham Stone at Ballycrovane. This region has plenty on offer, from sea safaris, adventure centres, world-renowned walks and cycle routes to arts and crafts, meaning whatever you're looking for, there's sure to be something to delight all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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