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Gortagown Cottage

Sneem, County Kerry (Ref. 928458)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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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
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Willis

    “Beautiful setting, close enough to Sneem and Kenmare for days out.”

    Facilities in the cottage were really good. The owner was very helpful and brought extra wood for the fire. Would definitely recommend.

    Facilities in the cottage were really good. The owner was very helpful and brought extra wood for the fire. Would definitely recommend.

    - Mrs Willis, August 2019

The property

Sneem 5 miles.

Nestled in the heart of the countryside, five miles from the popular village of Sneem on the Ring of Kerry is this cosy and traditional detached cottage.

Lovingly decorated throughout, this cottage is ideal for couples or groups of friends wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the sheer peace and tranquillity of this countryside location.

This lovely cottage boasts a warm and inviting sitting room complete with an open fire where you can kick back and relax, whilst soothing any aching bones after a day of walking or cycling, and you can also find a simple but well-equipped kitchen to cater for all your needs.

Leading off the sitting room is a quiet and relaxing reading room, where you can retire with a good book or where children can play games.

Upstairs, two spacious bedrooms complete the accommodation offering a variety of sleeping arrangements to cater for many party types.

To the front of the cottage is a sprawling rustic garden and on a clear day you can see the Atlantic Ocean on the horizon.

Just a few miles away is the charming village of Sneem, which means ‘The Knot’ due to the knot like swirling of the River Sneem meeting the currents of Kenmare Bay just below the village.

Sneem is home to a selection of traditional pubs featuring regular live Irish music, craft shops and eateries.

It lies along Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way and is surrounded by stunning seascapes and breathtaking scenery in all directions.

Why not explore some of the sandy beaches along the peninsula at Derrynane, Castlecove and Waterville, and golf courses are plentiful with courses at Kenmare, Parknasilla and Waterville.

Other attractions include Killarney Lakes and National Park, boat trips to the Skelligs and the stunning Beara Peninsula.

This delightful cottage near Sneem is the perfect choice for a relaxing Irish break.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Reading room (seats 3).
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles.

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About the location


Kenmare 17 miles; Waterville 22 miles; Killarney National Park 22 miles.

Situated between the towns of Kenmare and Waterville, and on the route of the Kerry Way, the village of Sneem provides shops, pubs and a number of cosy tea rooms. With rows of brightly coloured houses, and a lively atmosphere, Sneem is a previous winner of the National Tidy Town Award and is a popular stop for tourists and locals alike. Sneem is located on the famous Ring of Kerry and is known as the Knot in the Ring. Just ten minutes drive away is the Blue Flag beach at White Strand, whilst the nearby town of Kenmare offers beautiful coastlines to explore, winding streets and interesting boutiques, while the coastal town of Waterville is only a short drive away, and provides a great day out for all the family. Parknasilla Hotel with its spa and golf course, and Derrynane Beach, are within easy reach, or try walking on the famous Macgillycuddy Reeks, the highest mountain range in Ireland, with notoriously rugged terrain to conquer, or make the short journey to Killarney National Park, where beauty abounds.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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