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Knocknagoshel, County Kerry (Ref. 19837)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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29 Customer Reviews

  • "I love this stone cottage in the middle of the country where some of my ancestors came from - my second stay."

    The peace and quiet, views, animals (2 horses 2 donkeys and a rescue dog) plus the odd bat, sitting by the fire in the beehive hut, reading the eclectic collection of books and listening to Irish music provided by Lesley and Chris. I cried when I left.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2021

  • "If, like us, you crave peace and isolation, you'll love this one."

    The cottage was impeccably clean and comfortable, and the kitchen had all we needed to cook our evening meals. The owners are most welcoming and helpful. Contrary to the Sykes description, it isn't just children who make friends with the donkeys and horses! Definitely a holiday to remember.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Lovely place ,,very easy area, nice house,friendly owners,I recomended it,we are happy of that ,,"

    Reviewed by ArkadiuszJun 2021

  • "A lovely location, very isolated but only a short drive to Tralee."

    The host was such a lovely lady, there was a jug of milk in the fridge and tea, coffee and biscuits in the cupboard. Very clean and tidy. Very warm. Will stay again!

    Reviewed by BryonySep 2020

  • "Lovely helpful hosts."

    Cottage has everything and more than you would need. Looked amazing and had great views.

    Reviewed by TomaszAug 2020

  • "Very isolated, perfectly peaceful."

    Now we've worked out how to use our mobile phone as a hotspot you can still get on your laptop if you need to. Short drive to Abbeyfeale for shopping. If you want something bigger try Castle Island in the other direction.

    Reviewed by MarionMar 2020

  • "Very isolated cottage, far from the madding crowd!"

    So peaceful and relaxing. Abbeyfeale is 15/20 minutes drive away with a good selection of shops and a Tesco that is open 10 - 8pm on a Sunday! Lesley and Chris are lovely hosts. Any problems they are only too happy to help. One issue, no internet and mobile signal not the best. Free WiFi at Tesco. Sit in your car in the carpark to use! Definitely a get away from it all base, but close to everything for a sight seeing holiday.

    Reviewed by MarionJan 2020

  • "Nice place, very quiet."

    Hosts really kind

    Reviewed by GiancarloOct 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage."

    Very quiet and well equipped.

    Reviewed by KoosSep 2019

  • "The track to arrive at the cottage is very uncomfortable for the tyres !"

    The shower is "fixed" so everyday you have your hair wet and there isn't a hair dryer. It's far from everywhere.

    Reviewed by JoelJun 2019

  • "Everything was great, place was clean, nobody was disturbing us."

    Hosts were lovely, we didn't want to leave, so extended our stay for 2 more nights. Thank you

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Great cottage with great views and very welcoming owner."

    Would definitely recommend and look forward to going back.

    Reviewed by DarrenApr 2019

  • "Communication good, cottage clean and well equipped, everything you needed."

    Very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by MaxineApr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage for getting away from it all so peaceful and beautiful surroundings."

    The access is fine if you drive carefully bit would recommend this cottage as excellent value for money thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by YvonneMar 2019

  • "Had a fantastic trip in Kerry."

    The Hosts were amazing. The cottage had everything I needed and the nearby Glanageenty forest has incredible hiking trails. I wanted a quite getaway and this location in Kerry ticked all the boxes. Highly recommended and will stay again in the future. Mike

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2019

  • "Really peaceful location cottage very clean and had everything we needed for our stay very enjoyable"

    Reviewed by JennieNov 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely rural cottage with free running for the dogs."

    Specifically designed for disabled access but I loved the small artist touches which makes this stay unique, including the hobbit house on the hill. Lesley and Chris are so friendly and helpful. Would stay again

    Reviewed by KateAug 2018

  • "We had very much trouble finding location of cottage."

    roads extremely bad on car journey. my wife has a major illness. on arrival the cottage filthy, damp, beds damp. very bad smell of dampness throughout. electrical lights and fittings taped over. stains on furniture whole interior of cottage very run down. would not even put our small dog in cottage. owners told us to go away. found them most unhelpful. we did not stay one night here.got alternative dog friendly accommodation, costing three times more expense to our holiday. we would not recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2018

  • "We were looking for peace and quiet and we surely got it."

    The beautiful cottage is in the most tranquil of settings. We really enjoyed our time there. So did our dog! The owners were very nice and hospitable.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

  • "As result of the road up to the house got 3 punctures so therefore has 3flat tyres house was extremely cold when arrive beds were damp ."

    . would not recommend this cottage to anyone didn’t even stay the night booked another hotel in town and all the owners said was sorry that it wasn’t good enough for us

    Reviewed by DeanFeb 2018

  • "Wonderful location & very friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2017

  • "Fantastic owners, lovely cottage."

    Even took our Grandson horse riding twice while we were there. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2017

  • "Loved the location."

    Near to everywhere we wanted to see. The cottage had all the facilities you need whatever the weather. Space for the dogs to exercise. Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2016

  • "This is a very comfortable, beautiful house in a very beautiful setting."

    This is the second time we have stayed at this property. The owners are friendly and accommodating.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2015

  • "Loved the place from when we arrived until we left."

    The owners have put a lot into the cottage and they were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2014

  • "Tranquil place, clean and well looked after."

    If you like peace and quiet, here's the place to relax, enjoy the views and chill. Great owners and neighbours. Excellent place, loved it! Thanks.

    Reviewed by KatreenaJul 2014

  • "Quaint property with very kind hosts."

    As soon as we arrived they showed us around the house and even gave our children access to their horses on our final day. Everything functioned properly and the area was nice and quiet.

    Reviewed by ZacharyMay 2014

  • "The owner was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the area, my girls enjoyed the horses and donkeys."

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2013

  • "The cottage was quiet, comfortable and clean."

    The views from the cottage were magnificent! We even had a hare visit us every evening to eat the daffodils in the garden! We will definitely be returning to this cottage, now we know where it is!

    Mrs GoodchildApr 2013

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The property

Knocknagoshel 2.7 miles.

A beautiful detached stone cottage situated in an elevated position close to the village of Knocknagoshel, County Kerry.

This cottage has been designed to combine a traditional exterior with a contemporary interior.

The cottage has a double bedroom, a single with an additional stacker bed and two sofa beds.

Superb insulation means that comfort is assured and the cottage has been specifically designed to accommodate wheelchair users with widened door frames, a wet room and large exterior double doors meaning every consideration has been taken for individual holidaymakers.

Outside is a decking area where you can sit and enjoy the unrivalled privacy and isolation, whilst you soak up the far-reaching views and just a hundred yards from the cottage is a stone beehive where you can relax and light the woodburning stove.

The owners keep donkeys and horses, so children in your party will be able to make new friends for life!

The village of Knocknagoshel is close by and the local pubs have an authentic Irish feel where a warm welcome is guaranteed.

The spectacular Crag Cave is only a few miles away with attractions for young and old.

This Kerry cottage is also in an ideal position for touring the stunning County Kerry with Tralee, Dingle and Killarney all within easy reach or why not head for a day at the beach at Bannastrand, Ballyheigue or Ballybunion?

This cottage is a perfect rural haven for your Irish self-catering holiday.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 4) with sofa bed
  • Additional sofa bed
  • Note: The wet room can also be accessed via the dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games, DVDs and CDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decked area surrounding property with furniture and BBQ
  • Stone beehive with furniture and woodburning stove
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: This property is accessed via a 500 yard farm track and may not be suitable for low suspension cars.

About the location


Castleisland 12 miles; Tralee 16 miles.

The charming, rural village of Knocknagoshel, known as 'The Hilltop Village,' quietly rests amidst beautiful countryside and offers a village shop, several pubs and a Post Office, whilst providing a lovely base from which to explore all the attractions of County Kerry. The nearby busy market town of Castleisland (Oilean Ciarrai in Irish) is just 12 miles away and offers a range of amenities, mostly located on its main street recognised as the second widest main street in Ireland (second only to Dublin). Explore the caves situated under the town, or visit the nearby Glenruddy Mountains to the north or the Stacks to the west, known as part of 'The Vale of Tralee', at the mouth of which Castleisland is situated. With Tralee itself also within easy driving distance, this lovely location has plenty to offer!

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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