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Carraig Oisin

(Ref. 20190)

Baleen near Waterville, County Kerry Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was in a wonderful location and had every amenity included."

    It was very clean and as soon as we arrived we simply had to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Thanks

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had a lovely week here in early March, when the weather was, predictably, very cold and windy!"

    But the cottage was cosy with central heating and an open fire in the lounge, the latter a real luxury for us. We read books, watched DVDs (lots in the cupboard) and toured around. The location is very secluded, the scenery is magnificent and in the off-season the roads are uncrowded. Most restaurants are shut in winter but the cottage's kitchen is superbly equipped.

    Thank you so much for your review. We were really pleased to hear you had such a comfortable stay and the house felt like a home. The weather can be challenging in March but the fire a good movie and the ever changing vista keep things interesting. We hope you find the time to come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were very happy with our accommodations and location."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Dec 2023

  • "Tout était très bien , juste un petit problème au début avec l ' eau chaude pour 7 personnes ."

    Nous sommes ravis de notre séjour dans ce joli pays et l ' accueil des Irlandais .

    Reviewed by Emmanuel4.7Sep 2023

  • "Pro’s The house is in a beautiful area with lovely views from every window, There are great walks to be had from the house and a tiny rocky beach a short walk away There are stunning beaches a short drive away and the town of Waterville is nice with a shop that caters for all your needs Con’s We contacted Fiona the housekeeper prior to our visit and she gave us details of were we could pick up the keys ."

    No tour was given There were no towels in any bathrooms ;we had to contact her regarding this, she said they would be dropped off that day ‘,they didn’t arrive ,so I text her the next day and they arrived that afternoon ,luckily we had brought beach towels The house itself was not very clean ,dust everywhere ,especially on stairs . The kitchen smelt of damp especially the cupboards under the sink were the pans etc were kept A couple of frying pans need replacing The beds were a bit small in in the single bed rooms Also the lounge is small with seating for about 6 people we were a party of 9 We loved the area it’s beautiful and as a family we had a nice time But would not use this house again Lynn Kelly

    Hi Lynn, thanks so much for your feedback. It’s really useful to hear about your experience. We will pass your comments on to the cleaning team as although it’s a busy time of year for them cleanliness is an essential attribute we take seriously. In preparation for your arrival I’m surprised to hear about the lack of towels. We will be taking up all your points with the team immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn2.2Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect location."

    A 2 min drive to a little beach for swimming. Breathtaking views all around. A perfect “get away” holiday home. It has everything you need in the house. The town is an enjoyable 10 minute drive away. We had 3 grandchildren with us. Ages 5, 5 and 6 and they loved every minute. We will return.

    Thanks for the feedback. We are always pleased to hear about a positive stay and delighted you and your family enjoyed your time at our house. Very best regards, Rob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful house with absolutely stunning views."

    The house was very homely and very well equipped. You have beautiful views from every room in the house and the peace and quiet was amazing.

    Hi Mrs Robinson, thank you for your fantastic review. It’s very much appreciated and we are so pleased you had a great time. Best regards, Rob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0May 2023

  • "The house is beautiful, comfortable, well maintained, it provides everything you need for your stay."

    Fiona, the housekeeper was very informative about the area and facilities within the house when I called a few days before as requested. The views from the house are stunning, thankfully the day we arrived the sun was shining which also boosts the views! Fiona had provided milk, with a jar of Skellig jam and a wonderful loaf of whole meal bread. There was also coffee and tea provided, the kitchen has everything you need for cooking meals, we brought groceries with us for the weekend. The narrow road up to the house from the town was for me the only drawback, it’s not far, maybe 10 minutes? There are very few spaces to pull in to let others pass if necessary but thankfully this wasn’t an issue on our trip. As it was just a weekend we weren’t out and about much but it’s something to bear in mind if you’re staying longer and want to travel around more. Communication with both Fiona and Robert the owner via phone and email was very good.

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Mar 2023

  • "Stunning location: side of mountain, less than 10 mins to a local and secluded beach."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning house, huge and with a lot of character."

    Spotless and equipped literally with everything you need. We even found a slow cooker, which we love. The view of the sea and the mountains is priceless. Waking up every morning and enjoy the fresh air of the mountains marvellously mixed with the fresh air coming from the sea is pure heaven. Waterville is very near, with broad choice of restaurants, coffe shops, etc. The host was kind and attentive. Most of all we appreciated the privacy, an important aspect to us when we go on holiday. We knew that the host was available for any need though. The only area of improvement is related to beds, which are a bit small, but other than that everything was simply perfect.

    Reviewed by Domenico5.0Jun 2022

  • "A beautiful, well equipped cottage in a fantastic location."

    Comfortable beds, cosy rooms and everything clean and tidy. A big thanks to the lovely housekeeper who went above and beyond for us too; she was really welcoming and happy to offer suggestions re places to eat etc.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "Happily recommend this property and the owner and cleaner for their communication and assistance!"

    Reviewed by Lance4.7May 2022

  • "What a find."

    This property was superb, location, facilities and cleanliness. We had the best time and settled in too well.. we did not want to leave. The views were breathtaking , so much to see and so. The beaches around Waterville are fab. The restaurants namely Dooleys, The lobster bar and The Villamarie all serving the most delicious meals. Thank you so much. We will certainly book again xx

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fabulous house in Fabulous area would go back there again without hesitation Waterville is just a beautiful place."

    Reviewed by Christy4.1Jul 2021

  • "Amazing location, well equipped and comfortable house that has been decorated with care."

    We particularly liked the friendly cows in the fields opposite! Beaches to die for. Also an incredible ring fort just up the road. Would benefit from a laminated ‘welcome folder’ explaining how house worked eg. wifi code, disposal of rubbish, recommended beaches & restaurants & tours to nearby islands but this is just a suggestion!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would’ve loved to have stayed longer."

    The house was warm, and comfortable. We had everything we needed in the house for our group of 4 adults and 6 children. Fiona was friendly, helpful and hospitable. There were lots of places not open due to the pandemic, but we found everything we needed in nearby Waterville and Cahersiveen. There were also plenty of beautiful beaches and places to go for walks and drives within a close distance. There are so many nearby restaurants in Waterville, so we look forward to returning and trying them out when they are allowed to reopen.

    Reviewed by Maryvonne5.0Dec 2020

  • "Perfect for relaxing."

    We were 2 families with 4 early 20 year old ‘children’. The house was fabulous in size allowing everyone to have their own space when needed. The kitchen had everything and more that was required, plenty of towels and tea towels. It had 2 fridges, one was under-counter, the other a fridge/freezer. There is another small fridge out in the garage. The cooker is an ‘aga’ style. All bedrooms had either twin or double beds. Two of them - one upstairs and one downstairs have en-suites. The lounge is very comfortable with a tv that has Netflix, and a cd/radio player too. The views are amazing and it is so peaceful yet 5 minutes sees you on the N70, the main road to e.g. Killarney one way or Kenmare the other. Wish I had been able to stay longer.

    Reviewed by Fiona M5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was excellent, very well equipped for a family stay."

    It was just a little dusty and the WiFi code was not listed, we got it from the caretaker. Eileen

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Aug 2020

  • "This vacation home was the best home away from home!"

    We had a group of 9 and loved every minute of our Ireland vacation! Would love to do it again!!!

    Reviewed by Margie5.0Oct 2019

  • "Booking was extremely straightforward and hassle free."

    Good communication from Sykes and the owner. Out first time in Ireland and the whole experience was fantastic! Cottage was fabulous with stunning views over Ballinskelligs Bay and the surrounding mountains. Thank you Sykes.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2018

  • "The accommodation had everything we needed and more."

    The weather of course was superb and the scenery and setting was just incredible. We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "I am in the travel industry and have traveled a lot in Europe."

    The house was very spacious with amazing views - one of the best we've experienced in all of Europe. The only main issue we had was finding it when we first arrived. Directions weren't as clear as they could be. The beds were on the small side (which is what we've encountered everywhere else in Ireland) but we had a comfortable stay. The owner and local housekeeper were quick to respond to our calls and texts. We enjoyed our stay here and were sad to leave! Hope to be back some day.

    Reviewed by Leila5.0Jun 2018

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    I'm not sure why is it listed for 8 adults only as it would be perfectly fine for 10 (there are 10 comfortable beds: 8 double beds, 2 twin of a regular size) or even 12 if needed (two large comfortable couches). But there could be slightly bigger table in the dinning area with more chairs. We loved it, nothing is missing there, communication with the owner was nice and easy, the place is just amazing. I would recommand Carraig Oisin to my best friends!

    Reviewed by Barbora5.0Sep 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 2 x ground floor double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat and access to Netflix and Amazon Prime, DVD, CD/radio, High speed broadband/WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable outside storage
  • Enclosed front and rear lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: In addition to the appliances in the kitchen (listed above), there is also a separate building to the rear of property, which contains a fridge, sink and electric oven and hob
  • Note: Max 8 adults

The property

Waterville 3.5 miles.

A superb, detached cottage situated in a beautiful position overlooking Waterville Bay on the Ring of Kerry, County Kerry.

This Waterville cottage is beautifully furnished and provides quality holiday accommodation that you will fall in love with.

Featuring five bedrooms, two with en-suites, this Waterville cottage has a spacious fitted kitchen, as well as a cosy sitting room with large bay windows exposing the magnificent view, which will keep you distracted for hours!

Outside this Waterville cottage is a large garden with patio area, so why not enjoy a glass of wine and admire the peaceful surroundings to help you truly unwind?

The renowned Waterville Golf Club is close to your holiday cottage, as is the Kerry Way, which takes in the stunning scenery that dominates the local area.

The quaint seaside village of Waterville offers plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants.

The expansive Lough Currane offers excellent fishing opportunities or why not take a boat trip to the Skelligs, visit Derrynane National Park or lose yourself on one of the many golden beaches that dot the coastline of this idyllic part of Ireland?

This Waterville cottage provides a wonderful setting for an unforgettable self-catering holiday.

About the location


Cahersiveen 10 miles; Dingle 61 miles; Killarney 50 miles.

Nestled between Ballinskelligs Bay and Lough Currane, sits Waterville, the premier coastal tourist centre on the Ring of Kerry. Surrounded by mountains and lakeland, Waterville also offers a fine sandy beach, two golf courses, one being a championship 18-hole course, a selection of restaurants and bars, as well as interesting archaeological remains. Enjoy walks along the wonderful Kerry Way, or angling and fishing on one of the area’s many excellent rivers or lakes. Take a boat trip to the Skellig Rocks, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy fabulous vistas across the bay, coupled with seeing one of Europe’s best-known and oldest monasteries. Other trips of note are Valentia Island, with its superb views to Skellig Rocks, Slea Head and the Blasket Islands, a trip to Dingle, or a visit to the bustling coastal town of Cahersiveen, which is only 10 miles away. There are also great beaches for surfing and watersports along this stretch of coastline, for both adults and children. Waterville is situated in the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, the only Dark-Sky reserve in the Northern Hemisphere and, impressively, one of only three Gold-tier level reserves in the world! A great base from which to explore the south west coast, and famous Ring of Kerry.

Note: Max 8 adults.