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Silver Birch House

(Ref. 951421)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely setting and within easy reach of many attractions of the beautiful county of Kerry."

    The accommodation was clean and had all the amenities needed to make our stay an unforgettable experience. The owners, Phil and Anita, couldn’t have been more pleasant and helpful and certainly added to a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2023

  • "Looking to the pictures have we were the opinion that this is a location where we can relax and stay and can enjoy our holidays."

    We found a garage that has been converted into a holiday home. The interior is functionally furnished as in the pictures. However I was very disappointed because the entrance I was always smelling a bit of oil because behind the Garage an oil tank was installed. There is no possibility to enjoy the great landscape from the living room. Because the windows were corrugated. Apart from the fact that right in front of the garage is the back entrance of the single family house. When you turned on the water a loud pump started which you can also hear throughout the garage. In other words if I made myself a coffee early I woke everyone in the house. Hoping that the water is drinking water. I have slept on many beds in the world. The beds of this garage are lower standard only. From the picnic area you have no view of the wonderful landscape. You just look at the gray roof of the single family house. The waste water from the kitchen shower and hand basin in the bathroom is not discharged into the sewage system. It is mixed with the rainwater. Thats not okay. The oil tank behind the house does not have a catchment basin. In the event of an accident the oil will pollute the environment. I am convinced that this is not OK in Ireland either. Dear provider if you were to rent such a holiday home I am convinced that you will also be very disappointed. In my opinion the rip off is what you are doing. I will definitely travel to Ireland again but certainly not book here again.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2023

  • "The owner gave us a warm wellcome."

    He is very helpfull. The location of the accommodation is perfect for discovering the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by JoergJun 2023

  • "An attractive house in a very peaceful location."

    Well situated for exploring the Killarney National Park and surrounding area. The friendlyness of the hosts and the provision of a welcome pack were both much appreciated.

    Reviewed by HadrianJun 2023

  • "The property was not at all clean and the pictures of the property inside and out were most deceiving."

    We did feel comfortable in staying even one night. There was no purpose in phoning Sykes to rectify the matter because you could not have cleaned the property again. Parts of it needed redecorating.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Your comments are most disappointing as our property has never been reviewed as unclean before. In addition your argument about the pictures being deceiving is without merit. We text and phoned you immediately to discuss and remedy the situation, but we unfortunately did not hear back from you. We feel your assessment of our property to be most unfair and potentially damaging to us in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GloriaMay 2023

  • "I loved having hot water available for our showers."

    It would be helpful for those of us from the states to be aware ahead of time that "European" electric sockets are the standard, so we can plan ahead of time to have the correct adaptors for any of our personal electronics. That is the only thing I can think of that would make things a tad bit easier. Our stay was wonderful with gorgeous views of Irish countryside! If we stay on the western side of Ireland again, we'll be back. Philip was a very responsive and kind host!

    Reviewed by BonitaJan 2023

  • "We loved this cottage."

    Beautiful location. Friendly people. Beaufort pub will be sorely missed. The local dogs will join you for a convivial walk. Can't wait to see Franky again

    Reviewed by MaggieJun 2022

  • "Beautiful location, cosy and comfortable."

    The freedom to cook for myself is a priority due to dietary restrictions, the kitchen had everything I needed. Thankyou for a lovley weekend.

    Reviewed by DeirdreMar 2022

  • "Gorgeous little house in a stunning in a picturesque setting."

    We throughly enjoyed our stay. Phil was extremely friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend as it is a perfect location for exploring Kerry.

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2021

  • "The panoramic, views were fantastic."

    Reviewed by JosuAug 2020

  • "Was a great base."

    Nice touch with the welcome basket and some basics supplied. Some parts could have been cleaned to a higher standard. Eg some left over litter in bathroom, things left down sofa, kitchen utensil drawer and fridge door not cleaned. Otherwise was very well equipped and pleasant and great surroundings.

    Reviewed by AnushaAug 2020

  • "Such a beautiful part of the world, views towards Dingle were breathtaking when weather was sunny and clear, mountains shrouded in mist most of the time, mizzley rain most mornings didn't deter the explorations, can't wait til my next visit, thanks Syke Cottages for all the ease in booking and advice prior to departure."

    Reviewed by H LJul 2020

  • "The cottage was was modern and well looked after."

    We have a toddler and it was totally child friendly and there was no child proofing required as we have had to do previously with older buildings. The area is stunning, right beside Ireland's highest peak. The hosts were very hospitable and had no issue with us charging our electric car.

    Reviewed by SeanOct 2019

  • "We had a great stay at Silver Birch House."

    The setting is quiet and peacefull but still only a short drive to local shops and attractions. Philip and Anita are great hosts, down to earth nice people and their dog Frankie is proper cute.

    Reviewed by DannyAug 2019

  • "Phil and Anita perfect hosts."

    Cottage is central for the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, 5 miles from Killarney and the location is perfect for walkers and climbers only ten minutes from the Gap of Dunloe and Ireland’s highest mountain .

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Nice quiet location."

    In a great spot for exploring the nearby mountains and national park

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location overlooking the Kerry mountains."

    It was clean and the welcome pack was a nice surprise. On the downside the house was not ideal for us as we are a tall family. The light fittings downstairs were low and we had to duck on several occasions to avoid hitting them. As upstairs is dorma with very low ceilings this too was an issue for us. The owners were very nice and helpful. It was good value for money. However, we would not stay there again.

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2019

  • "We had a truly lovely week at Silver Birch House."

    The cottage was warm, clean and had everything we needed. It was a great base for exploring the Killarney area which was looking so beautiful with all the golden autumn trees. Thank you to the hosts - the welcome pack was enjoyed and the brochures read as we planned our day trips. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by ReneOct 2018

  • "If you are looking for a place to stay which is quiet but not too far off the main holiday routes for the area, then look no further."

    The SatNav co-ordinates lead you right to the holiday home, where you will be welcomed by the owners and a free starters pack of food.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "This cottage is very well situated for active and outdoor people like hikers and mountainbikers."

    Nice scenery at your doorstep. Friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by GuyMay 2018

  • "Silver Birch Cottage was in a lovely location outside Killarney."

    The owners were very friendly and lived on site. The cottage was a little hard to locate even though we had SatNav. We did not realise it was behind the main house.

    Reviewed by KerrelApr 2018

  • "We truly enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    It had beautiful views of the mountains and country side. It also was very close to the scenic Gap of Dunloe and about 15 minute drive to downtown Killarney. Everything was very clean and it had all our essentials while being very reasonably priced. While the cottage had WiFi it wasn’t quite enough for my husband to work from the cottage all 4 days of our stay, by the last day he had to go to a cafe with WiFi to work which wasn’t too big of a deal for us.

    Reviewed by JaclynOct 2017

  • "Silver Birch House was a great base for us travelling around The Ring of Kerry and Killarney."

    The house is in the middle of the country and has beautiful views from the garden. The house was lovely and clean and had everything we needed. A great spot!

    Reviewed by SineadJul 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed shared lawned garden with picnic table and gravelled area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 4 miles
  • Note: Although this property is set in a gorgeous location, a car is needed to travel around as public transport is very limited

The property

Beaufort 4.5 miles.

This pretty, detached dormer bungalow is behind the owner's home, a short drive from the village of Beaufort in County Kerry.

With beautiful views of Carrauntoohil, the highest peak in Ireland, and the Macgillycuddys Reeks Range.

Silver Birch House is an excellent destination for walkers, families and couples exploring this stunning county.

Inside is a bright hallway where you can hang your bags and coats, with a doorway leading into a cosy, open plan living area.

One half of the room offers a modern, well-equipped kitchen and a dining table for four, while the second half hosts a large four-seater sofa and a TV.

The compact but modern shower room is accessed from the sitting room.

Upstairs are two eaves bedrooms with Velux windows, welcoming in the sunshine and framing wonderful views of the countryside and distant mountains.

There is a lovely, enclosed lawned garden outside and a gravelled patio with picnic table which seats 4 people where you can enjoy fresh air and sunshine with a refreshing drink!

There are lots of walking opportunities nearby such as Killarney National Park and less than 2 miles to Cronins yard at the base of Carrauntoohil mountain.

Guests can also enjoy a round of golf at Beaufort Golf Club.

Spend an afternoons fishing on Lough Leane, or head off to the coast and visit the shallow tidal estuary at Castlemaine Harbour.

The gap of Dunloe is a 10 minute drive.

With so much to see and do in this stunning corner of Ireland, Silver Birch House is a truly wonderful choice for visiting County Kerry!

About the location


Killorglin 8 miles; Killarney 8 miles.

Beaufort is a small village situated in a scenic area at the foot of the Macgillycuddy Reeks near the Gap of Dunloe. This is a great location for walking with stunning mountain views. The village has shops, pubs and restaurants, and is situated between Killorglin and Killarney, the latter being a mecca for holidaymakers every year with its wide open countryside, beaches close at hand, annual festivals and great night life, with traditional music played in many of the pubs and bars. A host of activities are available in the area including riding, walking, cycling, golf and fishing, and guided ascents to summit of Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas