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Nono's Cottage

Gneeveguilla near Rathmore, County Kerry (Ref. 934470)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "A little home while our trip through Ireland."

    We didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by IdaDec 2021

  • "Wonderful little cottage within easy driving distance of Killarney and the Ring of Kerry."

    Hosts were very welcoming with some brilliant arrival gifts waiting for us. Bedrooms are a little tight but wonderfully provisioned and the downstairs is cost and comfortable. The bar next door was a great spot to share a few pints with the locals. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by SamDec 2021

  • "It's a wonderful place to be for family holidays."

    The owner Michael was great host and friendly. Home away from home. Lovely place to explore Kerry and it's beautiful places. Hope to come in summer too.

    Reviewed by LijoNov 2021

  • "Just perfect"

    Reviewed by MassimoNov 2021

  • "This was possibly the best appointed cottage we have stayed in."

    The owner Micheal was helpful and generous. The cottage is in a small village but close to the beautiful Killarney National Park.

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2021

  • "What a wonderful house."

    It is beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and the kitchen is fully equipped. It is so quiet and we had some of the best sleep we had for year.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2020

  • "I would recommend beautiful Nono's Cottage to everyone."

    We had lively holiday, everything was perfect!!!

    Reviewed by KatarzynaAug 2020

  • "A great comfortable, well appointed holiday cottage, that has all of the equipment that you are likely to need."

    Decorated throughout to a very high standard. You will not be disappointed with a stay here.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2019

  • "Nono's Cottage had everything for the perfect holiday."

    It is exactly as advertised with lots of added extras and is so cosy and homely you wont want to leave. Michaèl has thought of everthing and is rightly proud of this lovely cottage and its history. The leval of cleanliness and attention to detail gives you the feeling of walking into a newly decorated house. We highly recommend this cottage as a fantastic place to stay.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very homely and had everything you need including a welcome pack."

    The beds were very comfortable and clean as was the whole of the cottage not to mention Michael who was very good with his lovely easy style making sure we were settled in.

    Reviewed by MiaMar 2019

  • "Nono's cottage was an absolutely fantastic place to stay, Michael really pulled out all the stops to make our stay at his cottage as comfortable as possible."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated in time for Christmas and a lovely hamper was left for us on arrival. We are no strangers to staying at Nono's cottage as this was our third time staying at this property - I think that says it all! If you are looking for a place to stay that is comfortable and feels like home then don't hesitate to book a stay here.

    Reviewed by MelissaDec 2018

  • "This was a lovely cottage."

    A really comfortable place to stay. I would have no hesitation in recommending Nono’s Cottage to family and friends

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2018

  • "Nono's Cottage was a beautiful place to stay and we really enjoyed our visit."

    The cottage had absolutely everything you could wish for, with a really well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds with beautiful linen and a duvet that made you feel you were sleeping under a beautiful soft cloud! The decor was tastefully done throughout and finished off with nice ornaments and pictures. There was an area out front where you could sit and watch the world go by, and also a seating area at the back of the property where we sat out and had our breakfast each morning. There was a really nice welcome basket awaiting us, and the host, Micheal, could not have been more friendly. Everyone we met in Gneeveguilla was extremely friendly. There is a pub next door and a little village shop/post office. We could not fault Nono's cottage and would love to come back again one day.

    Reviewed by CharlieJul 2018

  • "Nono's cottage was the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in."

    Micheal went far beyond expectations with a warm welcome and lots of useful information about the area and its history. He was available to deal with any problems or queries (there were none) but was in no way intrusive - a perfect host.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Stunning cottage in the middle of the village."

    Beautifully furnished with everything you could possibly need. Charming and helpful host. Extensive welcome pack to get you started in case you have forgotten anything. Highly recommended. Thank you Micheal.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Holiday cottage was spot on lovely location would recommend and maybe return one day"

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2018

  • "Superb cottage excellent decor."

    Felt like a home from home. Loved the touches like the welcome basket which was very much appreciated. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to visit this beautiful part of Ireland.

    Reviewed by VivienMay 2018

  • "Beautifull cottage in smal village with 2 pubs and smal supermarkt."

    Compleet furnature. Beautifull bath- and bedrooms. Kitchen Overcompleet !

    Reviewed by AadMay 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptional so clean and comfortable, kitchen had everything and more"

    Reviewed by DervlaOct 2017

  • "The cottage was like home from home and Micheal made us feel very welcome, very ..."

    The cottage was like home from home and Micheal made us feel very welcome, very well located to see lots of places, will definitely be back

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2017

  • "Nono's Cottage is a real gem - the Emerald of the Emerald Isle!"

    Perfect for one or two couples or a small family who want to stay off the beaten track but still have easy car access to all Kerry's scenic beauty. The 2 pubs in the village are not very active but they are convenient at 5 secs and 10 secs walk away. One village shop is 20 secs away, the other 40. There are no eating establishments in the village but reasonable ones a short drive way in Rathmore or Barraduff. There are oodles of restaurants in Killarney, less than 30 mins drive away. Nono's is a characterful modern conversion of an old family Cottage that was also once a shop. Owner Micheal has excelled in exceeding our expectations of cleanliness, character, comfort and convenience. It is without doubt the best of the many holiday properties we have rented over the years. When booking we failed to notice that a well-behaved dog was permitted. We normally avoid such properties as we have relevant allergies. However, it is a tribute to Michael's exceptionally high cleaning standard that neither of us noticed any allergic affects. Indeed, we are happy, even keen, to return.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2017

  • "The cottage was superb in every way & Micheal the owner was helpful & very friendly."

    I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. It is in a lovely quiet village & next door to the pub

    Reviewed by VicJul 2017

  • "This house is brilliant!"

    One of the best holiday rentals we have ever stayed in. Has everything you could possibly need and very clean and tidy. Owner was very helpful in everything we asked. Would highly recommend. We toured around Kerry and cork during our stay and the location of this property for that was great! Will definitely book again if we are down that way.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely wonderful."

    The owner Michael, greeted us generously and advised us about the area and amenities. The cottage had everything in that we could have ever need for our visit. Micheal showed us ' how the cottage worked' and we didn't have any problems at all. This is the best cottage we had ever stayed in many thanks to Michael.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2017

  • "Amazing cottage micheal extremely helpful locals very friendly plus fine weather"

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2017

  • "Nono cottage is one of the nicest places we have ever staid, Michael the Landlord was so helpful,a lovely man."

    The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need,stunning Decor, with all home comforts. Would definitely stay there again, and if you like friendly pubs go to the pub opposite Nono cottage,lovely friendly people, Ring of Kerry is Amazing,with the most spectacular views and Valentia island is another amazing place to visit...

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2017

  • "This property should be a five star rating."

    I've stayed at four of your properties now and this one is the only one I would return to. As you rating system is not very accurate I know longer trust it. If this property is only a four star then Carmel cottage should only be a three and ferry lodge should be a two. Back to NoNo cottage,it was one of best places I've stayed at anywhere so for and I'm going to need more cottages as I'm her in England til Nov.

    Reviewed by SharronMay 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage attention to detail was second to none, I visit the area on a regular basis and this was easily the best property I have stayed in."

    It was so relaxing I never even turned on either of the 3 TV's provided. Killarney was about a 20 minute drive and the village was a perfect sleepy environment, it is beside and straight across the road from the town's two pubs. However it is so peaceful we chose to spend our 3 nights at 'home' which is exactly what it felt like. A lovely information pack is provided about the cottages history and a fantastic welcome pack provided, and the very friendly owner Micheal who lives directly behind the property is only a phone call away ( although we found any queries were answered in detail in the welcome pack, Would stay again most definitely if the opportunity ever arises. Karen and Gary

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2017

  • "Excellent cottage and very well appointed."

    Located in a small village close to 2 shops, post office and 2 pubs. Could not ask for better. The owner, Michael, was very attentive and exceeded all expectations. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage every detail catered for from welcome pack to exceptional facilities."

    Comfortable homely would say its the best cottage we have stayed in and Michael was most helpful. To rate it 20 out of 10. We will certainly be back. A hidden gem for sure.

    Reviewed by JeanetteApr 2017

  • "What is there not to like about Nono's Cottage."

    ...... absolutely nothing. It is by far the best accommodation we have ever stopped in and Micheal made us feel immediately at home with his warm welcome. The cottage has everything you could possibly want and more besides and is a real home from home. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone. It is superb in all aspects and the host Micheal makes it extra special. Thanks a million

    Reviewed by JanineJan 2017

  • "Everything that could be needed was in place."

    Lovely village and people.

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2017

  • "5 star very very nice cottage had very thing you could want"

    Reviewed by EvelynSep 2016

  • "Nono's Cottage is simply perfect, it is more then a home from home as it's probably better then most homes."

    The attention to detail by the owner was outstanding, everything from the décor to the pots and pans was perfection. We have stayed in a number of cottages in Ireland over the last few years and I have to say this was the best by some distance. I only wish we could have stayed longer. If we ever visit Kerry again this will be the place we will chose to stay in.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2016

  • "My stay was outstanding that if I could had stay I would have not left ever."

    Reviewed by DodieMar 2016

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The property

A lovely semi-detached house in the centre of Gneeveguilla, a small village in the heart of County Kerry.

Well-presented throughout, this property is a perfect base for you to start your Irish adventure with your loved ones.

On the ground floor of this attractive cottage, you will find an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, great for keeping everyone together while dinner is being rustled up.

After dinner, make your way over to the sitting area with comfy sofas and a solid fuel stove, to sit down and relax while watching a good film or log onto the WiFi.

Completing the accommodation are two comfortable en-suite bedrooms upstairs.

To the outside of this delightful cottage, you will find a patio area with furniture, perfect for relaxing with a well-earned drink in the cool summer’s breeze.

Step out of the front door and you have the village of Gneeveguilla, which will cater to all of your basic needs, and you won’t have to select a designated driver to get back from the pub.

A little further afield is the popular town of Killarney with lots on offer, such as traditional pubs, fine restaurants, Ireland's National Event Centre and a host of good shops.

Alternatively, go for a drive around the Ring of Kerry with some stunning scenery that will take your breath away.

The vibrant town of Tralee and the spectacular Dingle Peninsula are within an easy touring distance.

A fantastic property for all to enjoy, which must be booked at once to avoid disappointment!


  • Two double bedrooms with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove
  • Utility with basin and WC.
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Saorview, Blu-ray, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Rathmore 3 miles; Killarney 11 miles; Cork 40 miles.

Gneeveguilla is a small County Kerry village close to the Cork border, and lies in the heart of the Sliabh Luachra region, offering heartening, mountainous views as far as the eye can see. Just a few miles down the road is the lively town of Rathmore, known for its wonderful traditional music and culture, and also offers a good selection of shops, along with a few pubs where you are guaranteed the warmest of welcomes to accompany a refreshing drink. Why not visit Rathmore's farmers' market, which is held each Saturday, and pick up some delicious local produce? Only a short drive away is the vibrant city of Killarney, which is bursting with attractions to suit all ages and tastes, along with Killarney's National Park and the stunning Ring of Kerry. Gneeveguilla is a great base for exploring the beautiful South West of Ireland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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