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Watch House Cottage

Knightstown, Valentia Island, County Kerry (Ref. 915397)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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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17 Customer Reviews

  • "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 OrlaOct 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 MatthewSep 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 TrevorSep 2021

  • "Location is amazing."

    Well equipped. Would definitely recommend and return

    Reviewed by ThereseJul 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 OliveAug 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 DoloresJun 2019

  • "Beautiful place"

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2019

  • "Great location, lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019



    Reviewed by Paul MichaelMar 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 JohnAug 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 JonathanApr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage and location"

    Reviewed by JeanAug 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 AmandaJan 2017

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

    Reviewed by GavinOct 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 TheresaOct 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 LesleyAug 2016

  • "Only one small problem."

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

    Reviewed by MaireAug 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.

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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.

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