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Julie's Cottage

(Ref. 925755)

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Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Julie's cottage was lovely and exactly as pictured."

    Lovely owners who waited for us even though we were late arriving and left a lovely homemade bread, butter, milk and jam which was so thoughtful. Had everything a family could need and even provided two cots for both floors. The kids enjoyed the toys immensely and there was a huge range. Wonderful open fireplace with turf provided. The outside space was fantastic, again with loads to do. Easy parking. Had beautiful views of Kerry and was close to town but far enough to get away from the usual hustle. Will definitely stay again as it was one of the cosies places we have been to. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and we immediately felt relaxed and comfortable. Mary greeted us at the door, showed us around and very kindly left some fresh milk and a yummy cake in the fridge for us. We tried so hard to play a game of pool but between the local cat insisting on sitting on the top of the table

    Reviewed by Janett4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property really well appointed, only thing we found was standard lamp in living room not working, everything else great, loved the outside seating areas."

    Bedrooms and bathrooms clean and nicely appointed as was kitchen, all you needed, tried to book for same week next year but someone beat me to it, would love to stay again any time.

    Reviewed by Maria Karen4.7Aug 2023

  • "What a gem!"

    I wish I had stayed for 2 weeks! A classic Kerry family farmhouse where I felt so at home - with a very warm welcome by Mary the very helpful friendly host with a freshly baked loaf, tea, butter and jam! The house was delightful - it reminded me of visiting my Uncles and Aunts homes as a child. Spotlessly clean. A very pretty garden. Next to a farm where I could hear the cows and their calves. I slept so well. Visiting all my local relatives and friends shopping in Castleisland, then "coming home" in the evenings welcomed by Mary's dogs Fly and Mollie on their walk. It was a wonderful stay and I was so sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxed holiday in Julie’s cottage."

    Mary went over and above her duty to provide home made bread,milk, sugar, jam, tea bags, jelly sweets for the kids, and more. Nice safe back garden for pets and children. Convient to Killarney, Tralee, and a short hop to shops in Castleisland. I would recommend this cottage for your holiday in Kerry

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2023

  • "I have asked for a response to an email in relation to my request."

    This cottage was extremely unsatisfactory and should not be advertised.

    Ms Eletia, I have not received any request or email from you. Please let me know what was the request and I will respond promptly. Mary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eletia1.6Feb 2023

  • "Bedrooms were a bit chilly."

    Maybe noone had been in before us. Cottage was beautifully decorated for Xmas & Mary was wonderfully helpful & we loved having the fire lit on the winter evenings. Great location for exploring both Dingle & the Ring of Kerry.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Dec 2022

  • "Julie’s cottage is situated on the outskirts of Castleisland."

    A quiet location and set up well for travellers bringing their dog. The rear garden area is secure via a robust gate and there are numerous places nearby for walks with lovely views of the Kerry mountains. The property itself is warm (open fire as well as central heating) and functional for a week away in Ireland.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in Julie's cottage."

    It was perfect for our needs. Quirky but homely and comfortable. We have done a lot of self catering holidays in Ireland and Julie's cottage compares very favourably with the best. Perfect base to explore what Kerry has to offer.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2022

  • "An excellent house and quirky in a nice way."

    Great location for exploring north and mid Kerry. Mary is an excellent host and the house is equipped with all you could wish for. The WIFI is a bit limited on upload, so wait until you get home to send those holiday videos. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Julie's Cottage."

    The property has everything you need. The location is ideal for exploring Kerry. Mary was a fantastic host.

    Reviewed by Layla5.0Apr 2022

  • "The house is beautiful, the location is great."

    Shops, such as Aldi, Lidl, deals are very close, just few minutes by car. Mary is a wonderful host. She is very friendly helpful and kind. Highly recommended 10/10.

    Reviewed by Abobaker5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent location for seeing the local sights."

    Castle island is well equipped with anything you need and easy to drive to. The cottage is cozy and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2021

  • "We stayed at Julie’s cottage last week , can only recommend this cottage and Mary the owner is so welcoming."

    10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the countryside, 5min drive from castleisland for amenities."

    Great base for exploring ring of kerry/dingle peninsula and surrounding areas. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for cooking etc.. would recommend if visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great location for touring Co."

    Kerry. Accommodation was spotless, very well equipped with a few nice personal touches from Mary

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Really well equipped and great base for travelling around Kerry."

    Pet friendly.

    Reviewed by Martina5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was our second time to stay at Julie’s Cottage; which is all the recommendation that anyone could need."

    Reviewed by Neal4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay Julie's Cottage and would have enjoyed another week there if we could have."

    It is cosy, but not too small and we were very comfortable with 7 in the house. It's a pretty central location for Kerry so our trips to Valentia Island, Killarney National Park, Kenmare were not too far and Tralee is close by. One small piece of feedback is that the cooker/hob could be updated but it still served it's purpose. Aside from that (which is a very minor matter) we could not recommend Julie's Cottage highly enough.The host was very friendly, helpful and pleasant to deal with and left some treats for us on our arrival which was a very nice touch. We will, without hesitation, be back in the future.

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Aug 2020

  • "Stayed here for the week."

    Amazing place to stay. Owner was so welcoming and friendly. Comfortable and cosy. Home from home.. great location as town is only ten mins away.. would def be back again..

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very spacious ."

    Beds really comfortable and Mary the owner was lovely and very helpful

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Jun 2019

  • "Mary was so welcoming and had gone over and above."

    There was milk and mince pies/cake which were yummy! The cottage was perfect and cozy. Our dogs had a great holiday too! We loved Killarney and Tralee and Castleisland was gorgeous! All in all - perfect !

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2018



    Reviewed by Blanca5.0Dec 2018

  • "Absolutely WONDERFUL location!"

    Two large grocery stores within 7 minutes drive, Tralee within 15 minutes drive, Killarney within 30 minutes drive.... we were able to explore the Slea Head peninsula, Ring of Kerry and Beara Peninsula without having to travel extreme distances to get there. Shops, pubs, bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants, all just minutes away. The cottage itself was also PERFECT! One of my criteria was washer/ dryer. We had four people traveling this time, so luggage was an issue. We wanted to pack light for a 10 night Ireland stay so a washer/ dryer was necessary. It worked out great. We were able to do laundry on the go. Another was separate bathrooms/ bedrooms for everyone- also provided! The bathrooms and bedrooms were very roomy, clean and comfy. The rest of the house also exceeded expectations. The kitchen was a good size, very satisfactory, providing everything we could possibly need- we were pleasantly surprised to see that Mrs. Mary had baked a fresh loaf of Brown bread for us (waiting for us on the kitchen table), fresh Irish milk, cheese and butter in the fridge and homemade jam, OH MY! That jam was SO GOOD! Cooking breakfast everyday was a pleasure with those great big windows in the kitchen. I loved it! The living and dining room was also quite large and roomy, very homey and comfy. We had cable tv, DVD movies to choose from, a variety of games and books to choose from and we could stay connected with wifi.... Mrs. Mary thought of everything. We were pleasantly pleased and would highly recommend Julie's Cottage to anyone looking for a convenient base to explore the SW.

    Reviewed by Elana5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    Reviewed by Suzanna5.0Aug 2018

  • "Comfortable quirky cottage in a good location to explore County Kerry."

    The owner went out of her way to make us feel at home.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Jun 2018

  • "Julie's Cottage was one of the most comfortable places we've stayed."

    The cottage is set in a beautiful location and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the table in the yard at breakfast. The beds were comfortable and the house was well equipped (we like to cook and used the barbecue as well), and we felt completely at home. Above all, our host, Mary, was fantastic. When we lost our way looking for the cottage, she came to meet us, led us back to the house, and showed us how everything was set up. She came back several days later and brought us scones. The location is convenient to Dingle and Kilmarney and many other interesting places. We highly recommend this cottage for couples and families; we noticed that Mary has books and toys for youngsters and even a basket of wool for anyone who'd like to try their hand at knitting.

    Reviewed by Brent4.7May 2018

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at Julia’s cottage."

    Mary was very welcoming and had beautiful home made buns for us to have a cup of tea on arrival. The cottage was well equipped and Mary was keen to make sure we were comfortable and our needs were met. Great holiday and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    We were there for my sisters wedding and the owner was very helpful. She met my sister in Castle Island as they had got lost and escorted them to the cottage. She had left a lovely home baked scone and basic provisions and even gave the happy couple a wedding present as they were leaving.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Apr 2018

  • "This was a lovely little cottage."

    It was extremely well equipped with excellent facilities. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. We particularly enjoyed having an open fire in the evenings, a game of pool in the outside shelter and sitting in the sun on the pretty little patio. All the bedrooms were very attractive and comfortable with two showers available. The location was lovely and quiet and you could do some walks from the front door. However, it was only a short drive to the main road from where it was an easy journey to either Castleisland, Tralee or Killarney. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage is really lovely, spacious and very well located to see Dingle, Ring of Kerry and the Killarney Lakes."

    owner is very friendly. We had the house just for the 2 o fus, but it would be perfect to go with children, very safe play area outside with basketball loop, large BBQ. Really great cottage. One thing: the description should be corrected: where it says: "Turn right (signposted "Local Traffic) it should say: Turn right - L2020 The Local Traffic sign isn't there.

    Reviewed by Anne4.8Sep 2017

  • "Cottage owner Mary was lovely, great hospitality felt very welcome."

    The cottage was very homely. The little touches made all the difference, will be booking here again :-)

    Reviewed by Paul4.6Aug 2017

  • "As always, Julie's Cottage was fabulous."

    We have returned for the third time and will do so again. Exceptional.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jun 2017

  • "Excellent family holiday base."

    House owner very friendly and welcoming

    Reviewed by Nick4.6May 2017

  • "The cottage was great and with a very convenient location for touring."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Mary was a very helpful host and we enjoyed the stay very much.

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Apr 2017

  • "Mary was the perfect host, we arrived to freshly cooked soda bread/ milk and biscuits, the kitchen had ample supplies."

    The house was warm and it was definitely a home away from home. We accessed the Ring of Kerry/ Killarney / Dingle peninsula and a day trip to Blarney and Cobh, Castleisland is a lovely friendly town. I would highly recommend Julia's cottage. Thank you Cheryl and Brian/ Noel and June

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2017

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage, this is our second visit to the cottage as we have family nearby and there was everything we needed especially having a young baby."

    The lady who owns the property couldn't have been more helpful in making our stay comfortable. We look forward to going back soon.

    Reviewed by Mortimer5.0Jan 2017

  • "We arrived late after a long drive down from Dublin in chilly, wet weather the day before Christmas Eve."

    We were delighted to be welcomed by seasonal decorations including a Christmas Tree, homemade mince pies and bread and a glowing peat fire. The cottage is as described in the brochure, well able to sleep seven, warm and comfortable with the town of Castleisland not too far away and equipped with a Lidl and lots of local shops. The owner of the cottage is charming, friendly and helpful. We had a great weeks stay and have already recommended this cottage to friends and relations

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Dec 2016

  • "Julie's Cottage was a fabulous location for starters."

    It was just outside Castleisland where there is everything you could possibly need. We were greeted by Mary and her son who were just so helpful and kind to us. They had everything covered and we've stayed in a number of properties where there was something missing but this wasn't the case at Julie's Cottage. The level of detail was great. The fire was set for us; turf at hand outside; toiletries of plenty; a really well stocked kitchen with anything you'd need to cook just about any meal and Mary had even prepared a hamper of fresh brown bread, artisan cheese and jam! The beds were extremely comfortable and that farmhouse feeling of real homeliness ran throughout the house. We made the point to Mary that it really felt like a home than a house and we have found that a hard quality to find when renting holiday cottages. There was also a downstairs bedroom with bathrooms both up and downstairs, so it was very friendly to people of all ages; and indeed our dog, Hollie who was based downstairs with us. The garden has a number of outdoor seating areas and a very good BBQ and fire-pit made meant that dining outdoors or just relaxing with a few drinks was comfortable to say the least. The garden at the rear is very well landscaped and all closed in so it's very child friendly too. There is a roofed shed/entertaining space to the rear also which Mary has decorated with candles everywhere and there were even blankets left to use out there also. The location was very close to Castleisland; 15/20 minute drive to Killarney and less to Tralee; so where being at the centre of things is concerned, you have that covered also. You can get a taxi to or from Castleisland very easily where there are plenty of pubs and restaurants and Mary provided us with a number to call should we require that service. The views to the rear of the property are lovely. All in all, Julie's Cottage made for a fantastic base which offered us the comfort of either staying in a wonderful property all day such is the homely feel especially with that open fire roaring or choosing to hop in the car and explore all that Kerry has to offer! We actually got engaged at the property and Mary having heard the news greeted us upon leaving with a lovely gift to mark the occasion! If you're looking for a home from home that offers all the comforts of home; which is pet friendly and suited to all ages...then Julie's Cottage is ideal. We've already expressed an interest in securing the property next October Bank Holiday Weekend as it's a very special place for us now too.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Oct 2016

  • "We had a fabulous time, cottage had everything and more, usually we have to takeor buy everything for kitchen , but not here had all the basics even homemade bread , milk cakes coffee tea etc, sheets were top quality as were pillows and duvets, lots of fluffy white towels and toiletrys."

    the owner Mary was very friendly and accomadating,making us all feel very welcome. the town of castleisland is only a few miles away with plenty of shops and supermarkets. we would definatly like to book Julies cottage next time we go to Ireland.

    Reviewed by Caron4.8Oct 2016

  • "Stunning accommodation."

    .. The owner of this lovely cottage Was very helpful and extremely welcoming I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in Castle island

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Oct 2016

  • "Was a beautiful wee cottage."

    Mary and family were at the cottage when we arrived and they were extremely helpful, and had left us fresh bread, jam, and some lovely cup-cakes. The cottage was perfect, and had a great internet connection (which was very important for us). It was my first time in Kerry, so i wanted to stay somewhere that was close to Trallee and Killarney, which the cottage was. I would definitely reccommend this to anyone exploring this part of the world.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2016

  • "This was the perfect home for our holiday."

    It was centrally located for our travels. The home was spacious, fully stocked and absolutely perfect for our requirements. We were met by the owner Mary upon our arrival and she took us on a tour of the home. Mary was a gracious host. She had breads and tea available on our arrival. Such a warm touch. The kids were thrilled with having internet available immediately, as well as many dvds and games to choose from. The house is beautifully decorated and the open living room/dining room plan made for a great space to host family. Having my morning tea out back on the patio among the beautiful flowers was a real treat. We will definitely return back again to Ireland and stay at this location.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one king size with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 2)
  • Sitting room with dining area (seats 8) and open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent Apr - Oct, €25 supplement payable directly to owner Nov - Mar inclusive
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cots and highchairs on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Lawned garden with sheltered patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: There is a small stream in the garden which varies in depth during the year, so children must be supervised
  • Note: Property has a pool table and basketball ring
  • Local running track and gym playground within 2 miles

The property

Castleisland 2.3 miles.

This charming detached cottage is located just a few miles from the vibrant town of Castleisland in County Kerry, with superb access to the popular towns of Tralee and Killarney, with Ballyseedy castle 7.5 mies away.

Lovingly decorated throughout, the owner has ensured that guests enjoy all the comforts of a home away from home at this cosy cottage.

There is a spacious and welcoming sitting and dining area at the heart of the cottage, complete with an open fire for those chilly evenings.

The fitted kitchen with dainty breakfast area comes more than well equipped for all your culinary needs during your stay, and to finish the accommodation there are four extremely comfortable bedrooms, where you can enjoy a good night’s rest after a long day of hill walking.

To the front of the cottage visitors can enjoy the trickling sounds of the stream as it passes by the cottage.

The bustling town of Castleisland is home to a wide variety of traditional pubs, restaurants and shops to browse of a lazy afternoon.

This cottage is the perfect base to plan your Kerry adventure, with all of the county’s attractions within easy reach.

Why not spend a day in Killarney where you can enjoy a jaunting car ride through the beautiful Gap of Dunloe?.

There are lots of local walks including the Lyracrumpane Walk, Glangeenty Walk, Castleisland River Walk and the literary ramble in Listowel.

Alternatively, step back in time at Ross Castle and Muckross House, or stretch your legs in the Killarney National Park.

Further afield is Ireland’s glorious Wild Atlantic Way where you can discover the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, both home to an abundance of striking coastal seascapes, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Further north you can even hop on the car ferry across to County Clare, home to more glorious scenery and culture.

A truly memorable holiday will be had at this charming cottage.

About the location


Tralee 11 miles; Killarney 16 miles.

The vibrant town of Castleisland in County Kerry is situated east of the town of Tralee and north of the popular town of Killarney and is home to both commercial business and traditional charm. Castleisland lies between the Glenaruddy mountains and the Stack mountains which defines the mouth of the Vale of Tralee. The town has plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to choose from and is within easy reach of plenty of popular tourist destinations including Killarney National Park, Killarney Lakes, the Dingle Peninsula, The Ring of Kerry with its endless sandy beaches, and of course the Wild Atlantic Way which encompasses Ireland's breathtaking coastline. A very central touring base with all of Kerry on your doorstep.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas