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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Great home, so close to the Ring of Kerry and Killarney that it made this home the perfect landing spot at the end of the day."

    Simple furnishings, would recommend an update to those as this home is amazing!

    Reviewed by Kristina4.7Jan 2024

  • "Gorgeous spacious house very near Killarney town."

    All amenities you could need. We had a great stay here for NYE thank you!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2023

  • "We loved our stay at the cottage."

    The house was beautiful, comfortable and all worked as it should. The location is a perfect distance away from town. The owner went above and beyond for us as we were having issues on our end. He was so kind he even went to the store for us. We 100% recommend this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Bonjour super maison bien placée où nous avons passé d'excellents moments."

    environnement avec les travaux non signalés qui nécessitent des trajets supplementaires non négligeables. piles des alarmes incendies déchargées. equipement de cuisine inexistant pour 6 personnes, verres, bols, saladiers, casse noix, casseroles, poêles... frigo ne ferme pas. porte seche linge ne tient pas fermée. odeur urine dans salle de bain du bas. manque mode d'emploi d'utilisation de l'eau chaude sanitaire. pas de guide d'utilisaton des equipements de la maison au cas où quelque chose se passe mal. bref que des détails qui pourraient rendre cette location exceptionnelle.

    Reviewed by Christophe3.4Sep 2023

  • "The house was lovely but could do with a bit of tlc and there were no instructions on how things work in the house also it says on advert that it is less than 1 mile to Killarney but they don't tell you it's not safe to walk it especially at night and the fridge didn't stay closed ."

    But I wouldn't have a problem staying there again I just hope the problems are sorted out .

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Aug 2023

  • "Hot water for showers tricky has to use oil heater to get enough hot water for 5 ..."

    Hot water for showers tricky has to use oil heater to get enough hot water for 5 people to shower Drainage a bit of a problem with showers A lot of the lamps need bulbs Would still rebook this accommodation

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Aug 2023

  • "The drains were completely blocked and the driveway was flooded when we arrived."

    Had to wade through water with our luggage to get to the front door. Asked for a stair gate as we had small children, but it was broken. Cobwebs in all rooms. Washing machine and tumble dryer very old and not really fit for purpose. Otherwise it was a nice big house but needs updating.

    Reviewed by Aisling2.2Jul 2023

  • "We ennoyed our stay, property suited our needs."

    Good location, plenty of room, loads of parking.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very friendly atmosphere and good value for money."

    there are some repairs to be expected to use all the showers. too bad that the work in progress on the access road forces us to make a 5km detour. But I will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Franck3.8Mar 2023

  • "Value for money,."

    Water Heating system and showers were not adjustable. No locks on any of the bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Murali3.1Feb 2023

  • "Property was comfortable."

    However some lights need fixing, some furniture and appliances need upgrading especially dryer. Could be cleaner, kitchen cupboards, crockery, delph etc. mouldy bread found in one kitchen cupboard on arrival. Welcome starter pack for open fire as listed in add non existent. A welcome pack to include tea/coffee sachets and some basics would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Travis2.2Nov 2022

  • "Can not fault this property."

    Couldn't ask for more. Will definitely go back. Plenty of room. We were 5 adults 3 children a baby and a dog.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a fabulous holiday home with great living and bedroom accommodation."

    It’s possibly one of the best holiday homes we’ve stayed in. There are a few things that need addressing though (making sure all lights are working, cleanliness is only 90%, kitchen chairs need to be glued as they’ve become unstable). I would certainly use this property again in the future. The proprietor was also very attentive and addressed all our needs immediately and without and hesitation. If the little things are addressed this house is perfect.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.1Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this good spacious and comfortable house."

    Owner met with us on arrival and was friendly and helpful. Due to being out and about all day and eating out at night we didn't need to use much of the facilities. Car/taxi would be essential.

    Reviewed by Maire4.1Jun 2022

  • "Thank you we all enjoyed our stay ."

    Il reccommend it to my friends .

    Reviewed by dereck5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very nice property."

    It’s a very big house, it was perfect for our family.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cottage OK, but far from usual Quality of other Sykes Cottages."

    All Shower cubicle evacuations blocked. No Shower pressure. Not enough hot water in 2 showers and no hot water in one shower. No coat racks in the Hall, far from enough drinking glasses. One frying pan out of order. Kitchen drawers dirty. Tumble dryer to be used only if blocked by a broom ! No inside drying rack provided. Expired food left in cupboards. In spite of the above and left central heating off, we honestly left 45 euros, which we would find fair to be paid back and/or appreciate other form of compensation Sykes might offer.

    Reviewed by Eric2.8Oct 2021

  • "The accommodation provided at the house for 7 of us was large and spacious and good."

    Location was excellent and parking perfect. However there were many simple and inexpensive things that would have made our stay so much more enjoyable. There wasn't a single hook for a coat either in the hall or in any of the bedrooms or utility room...though there was so much room to place them.7 of us returned home after a day out and there was no where to hang our coats. There wasn't an airier or any hanging facilities in the utility room to hang either our coats or any washing, should we have done any. The washing line in the garden was at a ridiculously low height, rendering it useless...a spillage of water in the kitchen couldn't be mopped up as there was no bucket or mop....luckily we had a huge kitchen roll that we had bought with us! Many of the pots and pans were past their best...and insufficient for a large group. No table mats for hot dishes. No information was provided to help us with the property or location. The boiler had no working thermostat, so it had to be on or off, consequently the water temperature was dangerously scalding!!

    Reviewed by Patrick3.8Oct 2021

  • "Bit disappointed when we arrived and the tele didn’t work but the man who came out got us another."

    Mostly it was the weather, causing the lack of signal.The house was great and heating etc was fine. We loved our stay there. One thing needs changing on the details and that is the fact that it says it is 1 mile from shop and pub. Ha ha it was nearer 3 miles and the roads were to dangerous to walk at night. Taking all into consideration we had a great stay in Killarney and would stay at Fernwood again. Lovely man greeted us and the house was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Well the moment we arrived ."

    The gentleman who met us wasn't the most pleasant person to hand over keys . No friendliness there anyway :) The house was lovely and big and had loads of room but wouldn't have been the cleanest I'm afraid . Shower plug holes were disgusting, cobwebs on windows, broken toilet seat cover in main bathroom & the furniture was so so old !! They could definitely try to modernise it a bit ! I could go on , but I wouldn't think it would make any difference to the owners what I say , The pictures didn't make it look as bad cause if they did we Wouldn't have booked it . If Sykes Cottages want to give me a call I can fill them in on alot more So all in all I would not recommend this house for rent unless you don't mind , cleanliness and decent comforts inside and out ! .

    Reviewed by Eithne1.9Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous location and house."

    Very clean inside and loads of space.

    Reviewed by Ciara Mc4.7Jun 2021

  • "Cottage is excellent for a family holiday in Kerry."

    Close to amenities , very clean and tidy. It’s great to have toilets for all rooms. We loved our stay. Thank YOU

    Reviewed by Olive5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location."

    5 minute drive into the town centre. Wifi worked really well but TV reception not great, we only had RTE1., although this was not a problem for us as there was so much to do and see in Killarney. The furniture was a bit dated but that would not put me off. Would definitely stay here again. It's a lovely holiday home

    Reviewed by Marion4.1Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing holiday in Killarney."

    The house was fantastic with everything we needed. We will definitely be back. The hosts were helpful and always on hand if we needed them.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, spacious and clean."

    And extremely warm even though it was very cold outside. It was a 5 minutes drive to town centre and all shops so a perfect location outside of the noise from traffic but close enough to everything.

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Dec 2019

  • "A very secure garden with gates."

    Nice people to deal with booking, we would definitely recommend Fernfood

    Reviewed by Marian4.7Aug 2019

  • "House had everything we needed."

    5 mins to town centre of Killarney.

    Reviewed by Conor5.0Jun 2019

  • "The house was very nice in a nice quiet setting."

    The only concern was that the streets are busy and narrow, making it difficult to walk to town. Otherwise, the house was very nice and had everything we needed for 8 people. The owner was prompt and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7May 2019

  • "We booked this house for my mother's sixtieth and it was excellent."

    Great location, very clean with good facilities. Our dogs were allowed to stay there too, which suited us perfectly. We will definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "We were very disappointed because after 3 wonderful cottages in the summer of 2018 the expectations were not met which were caused by the description and the photos of the house."

    Calculated on the possible sum of 8 guests there is a poor selection of kitchen equipment and the toaster is not really in good condition, just like the fridge, a coffee machine is not available. As described from Faye and Tommy Murphy the showers were still very dirty and showed mold in the corners and the closing mechanisms. The kitchen oven is still so dirty inside that we couldn't use it. There were also no books or games available as advertised. We bought 6 wine glasses for completion. The oil central heating has no electronic control, only hot or cold, and the air bubbles in the pipes made terrible noise and little warm, especially in the upper bedrooms. The costs of "reading" are enormous. They wanted more than 20% additional fees, calculated on the rental cost, only after negotiations these were then reduced to 15%. That means 1214 Euro for 2 weeks and additional 180 Euro for oil and electricity. Compared to a current heating oil price of 0.70 cents / liter, this is completely overdrawn. It is a must to represent this in the house description by numbers, if we had known this in advance we wouldn’t have booked this house. The house itself is beautiful but requires much more maintenance and replacement of some old electrical appliances to meet expectations, especially regarding to this price level. Jürgen, Annie and Jonas Sauter from Germany

    Reviewed by J?rgen2.2Dec 2018

  • "There was no fire starter pack as advertised and was not possible to light the fire as there was no coal bucket or fire set."

    There was no patio as advertised, no books or games. The décor was out dated and uncomfortable. There was a poor selection of glasses, we asked for wine glasses which we never received. The showers were very dirty and blocked each time they were used. We could not use the oven as it was so dirty. We did not meet the lady that owned the house only her son who checked us in, on check out we pointed out these problems to him. We are under the impression that they have cleaners that come in at change over and there work is never checked (obviously). Nice house but needs a décor update and proper cleaning at change over. Faye And Tommy Murphy, Wexford

    Reviewed by Tom & Faye1.6Nov 2018

  • "The house was perfect for our needs and could have been built with our extended family in mind, space for all of us and room to spread out."

    Also the enclosed garden meant we could leave the children and dog out with no worries.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2018

  • "The house was slightly off the beaten track but was ideal for us."

    Had everything you could possibly want in a house and was very comfortable. It was cosy and warm - really enjoyed staying there.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2018

  • "House was in perfect location close to Killarney and well suited for a family."

    Spacious, modern and with everything you need, enclosed garden secure for family pet. Already considering this again for next year.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jul 2018

  • "Accommodation near to Blarney, nice kitchen where you can have breakfast or have a cup of coffee."

    Owner was very helpful

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Jun 2018

  • "Sykes cottages was so easy to use with automatic reminders when balances were due and good information on how to collect keys, directions etc."

    The cottage was absolutely fabulous, much bigger than I expected and very comfortable. The location was very central to various areas we wanted to see. All in all a pretty perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2018

  • "Having travelled for nearly 12 hours it would have been nice to have a welcome pack to at least make a cup of tea."

    Reviewed by Roderick3.8May 2017

  • "Wonderful week in a clean, cozy, and convenient house less than two miles from the town centre."

    Absolutely delighted.

    Reviewed by Gary J5.0Oct 2016

  • "Owner was lovely."

    Keen to know if there was anything that we needed. Welcome was good but she was not at all intrusive. Killarney is a great area to stay in. Had an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Chrissie4.8Sep 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 6) with electric fire
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire and 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
  • Fuel and power chargeable at 45 euros per week
  • Starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to front and rear with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 mile.

The property

Killarney 1 mile.

A quality detached cottage situated just a mile from the popular town of Killarney, County Kerry.

This Killarney cottage has been finished to an excellent standard and exudes character with wooden flooring throughout.

There are four spacious bedrooms, three of which boast en-suite facilities, while the fourth has a separate bathroom, and one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor, making this Killarney cottage accessible for those with limited mobility.

The cosy sitting room is home to an open fire, perfect on chilly evenings, while the well-equipped kitchen and a separate dining room in this self-catering Killarney cottage are ideal for enjoying meals together.

This is the perfect cottage for large groups or even two families looking to spend time together in this lively and vibrant area of Ireland.

This Killarney cottage has gated access and a large lawned area, perfect for children to enjoy this rural setting, yet it is only a mile to the town with its sweeping variety of pubs, bars and restaurants.

Killarney features many cultural highlights throughout the year with a variety of festivals and events taking place.

The town lies on the edge of the stunning Killarney National Park which can be explored either on foot, bike or by the unique jaunting cars.

Visit the glorious Victorian mansion, Muckross House complete with its traditional farm, a fantastic learning experience, or tour the beautiful Gap of Dunloe; and no visit to County Kerry would be complete without travelling the world renowned Ring of Kerry coastal road with views that will linger long in the memory.

The towns of Kenmare, Dingle and Tralee are also within easy driving distance amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland, and the area is awash with quality golf courses and fishing spots.

Whether it's a quiet getaway or action packed adventure you're looking for, this Killarney cottage is the perfect choice for you.

About the location


Tralee 18 miles.

The thriving town of Killarney nestles amidst deep, lake-filled valleys at the heart of the beautiful south west of Ireland. This popular holiday destination offers an abundance of traditional pubs, fine restaurants, Ireland's National Event Centre and a host of good shops. Popular visitor attractions include the celebrated Ladies View, named after Queen Victoria's Ladies in Waiting, and boasts spectacular views over the town, and the nearby Macgillycuddy Reeks, Ireland’s largest mountain range. Hire a horse-drawn jaunting car and explore the fabulous walks at the National Park, or indulge in a spot of tranquil fishing. A range of wonderful beaches are within half an hour’s drive, while the Ring of Kerry, the vibrant towns of Tralee and Kenmare and the stunning Dingle Peninsula are within easy touring distance. Something for everyone at this fantastic location.

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