The Glens

Ballinskelligs, County Kerry (Ref. 27234)

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Brosnan

    “Mobile coverage a bit patchy here but that might be a good thing ;-).”


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside

The property

Ballinskelligs 5 miles.

This cosy detached cottage rests in an elevated position, overlooking fabulous St Finian's Bay, close to the village of Ballinskelligs in County Kerry.

This Ballinskelligs cottage has been lovingly furnished to provide contemporary accommodation, ideal for couples or friends wishing to enjoy time together in one of Kerry's most stunning locations.

There is an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a cosy sitting area complete with a warming fire, so that after a stroll beside the sea, you can put your feet up and absorb the captivating views.

A sheltered garden nestles behind this Ballinskelligs cottage; here you can enjoy a sizzling BBQ or simply settle with your morning coffee and a local newspaper.

To the front of this Ballinskelligs cottage you will be faced with unspoilt, breathtaking scenes of the ocean as it slinks along the sands down in the bay.

The village of Ballinskelligs sits on the Skellig Ring between Valentia Island and Waterville, and is famed for its sandy beaches, spectacular craggy coves and cliffs.

The area is a popular destination for watersports with the boating, angling, surfing and swimming playing a big part of everyday life for the locals.

The village has a shop, a pub and also a wonderful gallery where you can acquire a unique keepsake to retell the story of your Kerry holiday.

Nearby, the villages of Waterville, Portmagee and Cahersiveen all offer a slice of seaside life with shops, promenades and friendly pubs.

Stay in this Ballinskellings cottage and you will not be disappointed with this wonderful seaside setting.

Note: This property is a 10 mins walk from Ref 9878, together they sleep 10.


All ground floor. Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. Utility. Snug.


  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles.

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About the location


Waterville 8 miles; Portmagee 10 miles; Cahersiveen 10 miles.

Located on the magnificent Skellig Ring between Waterville and Valentia Island, on the forthcoming Wild Atlantic Way, with wild rugged coastlines, scattered islands, vast mountains and high passes, the seaside area of Ballinskelligs sits on the attractive Ballinskelligs Bay and is an Irish-speaking area with a unique history and culture. Once the land base for the monks of Skellig Michael, the surrounding area has numerous prehistoric and early Christian ruins along its shores. The area is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise waters and offers excellent swimming and watersports on the Blue Flag beach, along with boat trips to the Skelligs, walking in the Ballinskellig/Bolus Head Loop and cycling. A visit to the Skelligs Chocolate Factory is a must! There are plenty of world class golf courses nearby, Waterville has an 18-hole championship golf course, just nine miles away, there's also Dooks Golf Links at Glenbeigh, and those at Killarney and Tralee. With a mini-market, a pub and a restaurant in the village of Dungegan, pub/restaurant on the seafront in Ballinskelligs and restaurants in Portmagee, Waterville and Cahersiveen, this is a perfect base for a family holiday by the sea!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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