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Watch House Cottage

(Ref. 915397)

Knightstown, Valentia Island, County Kerry Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "We love everything about this house."

    Its so comfortable and bright, has everything you need. The view from the front door is incredible! We have been coming here for a few years and look forward to coming back.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Apr 2024

  • "This cottage is in a great location, great views of the harbour and mountains, close to the local shop and even closer to the pub."

    Its very comfortably furnished, nicely decorated and presented, quiet and well equipped. It’s a great place to explore the south of the Ring of Kerry and the Skerrig Ring. There are plenty of good walks and drives in the area and the cottage was always great to come back to. Bed was comfortable and towels good quality. Highly recommended Note that the cottage no longer has pink doors and windows which made us unsure on arrival.

    Reviewed by Cathy3.8Nov 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable, well positioned, will go back in future."

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Great size and lovely to have the small enclosed garden. Couldn't be closer to the ferry, hotel, shop etc. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Aoife4.4Aug 2023

  • "Second time @No4 The Cottages Valentia, (March 19) & It won’t be the last !"

    !! Hopefully be back in June 2025/26. Beautiful location for everything you need to do. Very well maintained and Sandra is a pleasure to deal with. We cannot thank you enough for a wonderful holiday & a great place to come “Home” and relax. Paul Murphy & Family

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great stay, cottage immaculately clean and plenty of space for 4 adults."

    Lovely area. Only minor issue was that shower screen upstairs doesn't fit bath, so water goes all over the floor.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7May 2023

  • "The location was fabulous as we were out kayaking most days so we could just carry the boats the very short distance to the water."

    House was very comfortable but a bit short on cooking utensils that according to the itemised list should have been there. The back garden was very disappointing as it could be really nice with a bit of TLC.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4May 2023

  • "A quiet, comfortable and clean house."

    Well appointed. Comfortable bed. Great views of the harbour and the hills on the mainland. Easy reach of the ferry. Final touches of fruit in the bowl, packet of biscuits on the table and milk in the fridge on arrival was a great bonus.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "One review said it was very small - nonsense."

    It's a very pleasant and quite spacious two bedroom fisherman's cottage. I was delighted with a Loo on each floor and the walk in Wet Room as well as a separate bathroom. The views are amazing and is an Artist and Photographer paradise. Everything you need is provided to keep tidy and clean. We are a disabled bunch and it well suited our needs. I would have liked a rail fixed to the wall of the stairs to help getting up and down. That is the only quibble I can comment on. Well done !.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0May 2022

  • "The pictures of the property show that it's well cared for but in reality it feels like it's changed owner and the new person is not keeping the property up to scratch."

    We arrived and had to search for the towels and the following morning there was no hot water until we found the switch. The downstairs bathroom which is a wet room smelt continually of damp and the door had to be kept shut. The Dishwasher didn't clean the dishes until we removed blockages from the washing arm. My bedroom side light had no bulb in it. There was 1 small sharp knife, broken at the end and 3 large knives! Other examples of neglect, 3 dishwasher tablets, no washing powder, no salt etc. I could go on and the reason this cottage lets is because of it's location. I won't be using Sykes again.

    Reviewed by John3.4May 2022

  • "Loved the location."

    The cottage was exactly as described. Sandra was a pleasure to deal with. Only thing that would perhaps put me off booking again is the 6pm check in time and 9am check out which are ridiculous, ensuring the guest loses a day effectively. Latest check in time should be 3pm, earliest check out 11am.

    Reviewed by Orla3.8Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and fresh milk and tea left for us on arrival."

    I will be back. Had a wonderful time

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Sep 2021

  • "Perfect cottage to enjoy a VERY quiet, relaxed holiday."

    Very cosy, very well equipped and provides wonderful views of the sunrise. Only minor negative lounge seating not the most comfortable but in such a lovely spot you would not be in that much to worry about it!. Restaurant either end of cottage row and ferry 100 yds. Perfect for enjoying the west end of Kerry.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Sep 2021

  • "Location is amazing."

    Well equipped. Would definitely recommend and return

    Reviewed by Therese4.1Jul 2021

  • "Just back from Watchtower Cottage, Valentia Island, it was just fab."

    right on the harbour, house had everything you need.. coffe shop next door and hotel a few yards away.....even with covid restrictions, supermarket super value was just across on the ferry and shop just around the corner.... will definately be back.... my dog coco loved it.... best regards olive

    Reviewed by Olive5.0Aug 2020

  • "Second visit to this beautiful cottage."

    Everything you need is close at hand. Beautiful beaches in abundance and views to die for. A definite recommendation.

    Reviewed by Dolores5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful place"

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location, lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2019



    Reviewed by Paul Michael5.0Mar 2019

  • "Very pleased that our dog was permitted to stay."

    its very important to us to be able to bring our pet on holidays. It's a pity that there are't more pet friendly accommodations available

    Reviewed by John3.8Aug 2018

  • "Wonderful position in the centre of Knightstown and a perfect base for exploring everything Valentia Island has to offer."

    The cottage is very well equipped, clean and maintained.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and location"

    Reviewed by Jean4.6Aug 2017

  • "We had a lovely time on Valentia island,the property was in a good location,right opposite the harbour."

    If we needed anything Sandra was on hand.All in all a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Jan 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location, that allowed us to tour this extremely beautiful part of Co Kerry."

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Oct 2016

  • "It was perfect holiday and perfect for ourselves in our late 60's and our grandaughter of 15 as well."

    The landlady was extremely helpful as well. tk

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2016

  • "The reason I have put that we would not be booking this property again is nothing to do with the cottage but it was a very long journey and we have been."

    We found that a number of businessses had closed for the season, so there was very little locally. We found the ferry to be very good and made journeys so much shorter. Unfortunately we had dreadful weather so the holiday wasn't as enjoyable as we had hoped (not the fault of Sykes). I am sure we will be booking with you again as we have a dog and you have plenty of dog friendly properties.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2016

  • "Only one small problem."

    The bins were very full when we arrived. They were not emptied for some time.

    Reviewed by Maire5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Courtyard garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1 min walk.

The property

A delightful, mid-terrace cottage situated on the harbour in the pretty village of Knightstown on Valentia Island, County Kerry.

This beautiful Knightstown cottage is perfect for spending time together as a family or with your loved one.

Open the front door of this Knightstown cottage and you are immediately greeted by the bustling harbour and pier with a multitude of activities available.

This charming Knightstown cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Outside this charming Knightstown cottage is a rear courtyard, ideal to relax in with a drink, or why not sit out at the front of your holiday home and watch the fishing boats return from the ocean, before sampling the catch yourself at one of the quality restaurants nearby?

Just a short distance from this lovely Knightstown cottage, there are impressive mountains including Geokaun Mountain, Fogher Cliffs, and the lighthouse at Cromwell Point, together with spectacular walking trails.

Just a short distance away from this charming County Kerry cottage, and running every ten minutes, you can take a short ferry ride to the mainland, or if you prefer, take the bridge and arrive on the famous Ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most renowned scenic drive.

On this stunning stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way, you will find a multitude of interesting villages and unspoilt beaches.

The popular town of Killarney is within driving distance with many festivals and events, family-friendly amenities, and a selection of shops, cafés and bars to enjoy.

The picturesque National Park and Gap of Dunloe are perfect spots for a bike ride and golfers will love the challenging courses around the area.

Whatever you’re looking for, this welcoming Knightstown cottage is a great choice for a memorable Irish holiday.

About the location


Cahersiveen 15 miles; Kerry Airport 53 miles.

Knightstown is the main village on Valentia Island, which lies off the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry. It is accessible from the mainland by ferry from Reenard Point, or via the road bridge at Portmagee. Knightstown provides restaurants and Irish pubs as well as entertainment and local shops. It is also the departure point for a variety of sightseeing boat trips and fishing trips. Take a trip to the magnificent Skellig Islands, the site of a 6th century monastic settlement, and home to a large colony of gannets and puffins. With around 650 residents Valentia Island stands out as one of the westernmost inhabited locations in Europe, and was the site of the first permanent communications link between Europe and the United States. The Island is famed for its magnificent 'Fogher' sea cliffs, which rise majestically from the Atlantic Ocean on the northern side of the Island, and the subtropical gardens at Glanleam House, which are a unique delight for visitors of all ages.