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Kate's Cottage

(Ref. 17408)

Knightstown, Valentia Island, County Kerry Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was well positioned on the island of Valencia being in easy reach of all the islands tourist venues and accessible by ferry (buy 9 crossings) and bridge with entertainment and places of interest close on the mainland as well."

    Kate was very friendly and helpful when we met her during the week. All the many facilities were clean and complete, many helpful cooking implements were available. The garden was delightful and restful and we had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2023

  • "Thank you for everything Kate."

    Firstly for such a lovely house, but for being such an accommodating, helpful and friendly person. Kate's Cottage is a lovely house with everything you need, it has a lovely garden where our boys could safely play. If the tide is out, you can walk 20 seconds to the end of the road and you're on a rocky beach. Great for skimming stones. For families with young kids, Kate has a silent electric shower in the ensuite, the only sound is water dropping, no electric shower noise. The main bathroom has a full size bathtub. On arrival was a litre of milk, tea bags, coffee and a few biscuits, which was a perfect surprise after a long drive. Valentia Island is stunning, if you like the Cliffs of Moher, they pale in comparison to Geokaun Mountain. Valentia Island Lighthouse is just brilliant. Both of these are within a 10 minute drive from Kate's Cottage. Knightstown is less than 2km from Kate's Cottage, there are summer schools for watersports like kayaking and swimming lessons just in the pier. There is a cafe/pizzeria overlooking the pier called The Watch House. Across the road is The Royal Valentia, it has a really good pub and restaurant. The car ferry to Cahersiveen is very handy, if you don't use it, it will take about 25 minutes to drive. The more tickets you buy for the ferry, the cheaper it works out, the tickets are valid for a few months. Kells Bay Garden is about 20 minutes away (if you take the ferry) Ballinskelligs is about a 20 minute drive. Once again, thanks for everything Kate.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2023

  • "This was our third trip to Ireland as a familiy and actually we had several accomodations, but Kate's Cottage was the best experience so far!"

    This place is comfortable and the facilities are completely on a high standard. Most important is to mention, that Kate is an awesome host: We had several problems, where we needed support and Kate was incredibly helpful! Also Valentia Island is the perfect spot for family holiday, cause there is so much to do in the closer sorroundings and Knightstown is just lovely. We strongly hope, that we will get the chance to return someday!

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2023

  • "A very welcoming and helpful host and a house in a very scenic spot."

    We very much hope to return to the island and the house in the future.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2023

  • "Kate's Cottage is a cosy place to relax and get away from it all."

    It is in a beautiful quiet location and so handy to tour the local area. I was pleased to find it had great wi-fi and phone signals. For an old cottage it was very comfortable and well kept. The host was friendly and helpful. Would recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage, very well equipped, clean and cosy, we met the owner who was very nice and helpful."

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 2022

  • "Fab spot lovely house v comfortable, great support from host would definitely come back"

    Reviewed by MauraJun 2022

  • "We had a great week at Kate’s cottage which had everything we needed."

    It’s in a wonderful location with an easy walk into Knightstown and lovely views of the mountains and water from the back garden. The bed was comfortable, nights were really quiet, and the kitchen was well equipped. We also enjoyed lighting the open fire every evening. Valentia island is a delightful place and we found plenty to do whilst still keeping socially distanced.

    Reviewed by MAug 2020

  • "Peace quiet an freedom, Really loved the place and the people."

    Will definately go back and hopefully stay at Kates Cottage again.

    Reviewed by DonJul 2019

  • "Kate's Cottage is a great place to spend your holidays."

    Nicely located near the beach , shop, pubs, restaurants , beautyfull walks etc. Spotless clean and comfy. Kate is a very friendly lady, who greeted us and kindly had some supplies in for us . This cottage is just what i had in mind when i booked it- nice ,quite and relaxing. Thank's again Kate.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "We stayed in Kate's cottage and it was exactly as we expected, house was old but spotlessly clean and had everything we needed."

    There's not much on valentia island but it was just what we wanted, a quiet time away. Will definitely recommend and definitely will book again.

    Reviewed by ShaunaJul 2018

  • "A lovely cozy cottage for a quiet and relaxing holiday."

    The kitchen is equipped with everything you need. The house is very clean. All rooms are very nicely decorated. A very nice large garden, which you should absolutely enjoy in nice weather, with a very nice view. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by NadiaAug 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview
  • CD/radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power charged by meter reading
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

Knightstown 1 mile.

A quaint and charming detached cottage, close to the village of Knightstown on Valentia Island, County Kerry.

This cottage on the coast features cosy and welcoming furnishings that create a traditional home from home feeling.

With ground floor accommodation throughout, this Knightstown cottage has one double bedroom with an en-suite, as well as two single bedrooms, allowing for flexible sleeping arrangements.

Outside this Knightstown cottage is a large lawned garden with views across the sea and to the Kerry mainland, so you can truly enjoy the unique tranquillity of this delightful part of Ireland.

The pretty fishing village of Knightstown is just over a mile away and has recently seen a redevelopment of the marina.

The village has a variety of shops, cafes and pubs and is the location of the car ferry that crosses the short distance between Valentia Island and the mainland.

Activities nearby include boat trips to the Skellig Islands, diving and sea angling.

You can take a wander along one of the many walks on the island and admire the stunning Fogher Sea Cliffs or view the abundance of wildlife that call this beautiful island home.

A short drive will bring you to the famous Ring of Kerry and the towns of Cahersiveen and Waterville, or why not take a trip to one of the many unspoilt beaches in the area?

With so much to see and do for people of all ages, you won't forget your trip to this Knightstown cottage.

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.

This property sleeps 5 with 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x single until May 2019. From May 2019 onwards, this property will sleep 4 with 1 x double and 2 x singles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas