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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable house and beds and very clean."

    Few maintenance issues with the hot water but that was out of their control and they fixed it as soon as they could get a plumber in. We couldnt connect to the wifi but the connection up there is strong so we were able to use our phones so that wasnt a problem for us. As other reviews said theres no microwave so if you have baby food etc that might be an issue and theres no airer, although there is a drier which we had to use daily because of the weather, an airer could have been a more economic option and we could have left to dry naturally while we were out for the day instead of having to use the drier in the evenings when we got back. Great base for Waterville and the stunning Derrynane beaches (20mins) if you get the weather. All in all a pleasant stay and would come back.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2023

  • "The ability to leave the property to an acceptable standard of cleanliness was difficult due to a lack of suitable cleaning materials."

    We did the best we could with a pack of dettox wipes, but some CIF or similar would have been helpful.

    All equipment necessary I.e. vacuum cleaner, mop & bucket and cloths are provided. As the house is self catering it is not the responsibility of the homeowner to provide cleaning materials also. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.1Jun 2023

  • "A lovely house in a great location, very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well kept, good furnishings and fittings, particularly great showers!"

    Bernie who gave us the keys was lovely and very helpful. No significant negatives, it was quite expensive (but I think everywhere is!) and it lacked a few minor things - microwave, indoor clothes drying rack (although it has a tumble dryer), maybe a shed for bikes etc.

    Reviewed by Rory4.7Aug 2022

  • "The house is great, it has everything that you need."

    Much more spacious than I had thought it would be from the photographs. The beds and linen were really nice too. The only issue we had with the house was the noise from the water pump and also my hair & my daughters hair turned green from the copper pipes. You could fit a filter to both shower heads upstairs & this would resolve this issue ( my daughter had spent a considerable amount getting her hair highlighted & it took a lot of treatment to get the copper out) Only item I felt that was missing was an outdoor tap to rinse wetsuits etc.

    Reviewed by Jennifer3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had a pleasant stay at Fraoch."

    It’s a good base for visiting County Kerry which is stunning. The garden is peaceful with birds and the occasional hare. But there were a few points of concern. The electrical sockets for the TV were faulty so we had to find another way to watch TV. The owner said she would get an electrician to look at it on the changeover day. About twice daily we had a deafening noise from the water tank in the roof when filling up so you may want to avoid flushing in the night. The owner said it was ok and nothing to worry about but it doesn’t make for a completely restful stay. You may need to know that there’s no microwave. Also you may want to bring your own hairdryer as one isn’t provided.

    Reviewed by Sue2.8Jun 2022

  • "Just returned from Paradise!"

    Fraoch is a dream house. You have not rated this property high enough in your description of the property. From the setting of the house to the whole layout and furnishing of same it is so beautiful. Each and every detail - from the curtains, bedlinen, towels everything is top class and beautiful. Seven of us stayed in the house and it was so spacious. Furnished to the highest standard there was nothing more we could have asked for or needed. Actually I have come home with some great renovation ideas for my own home. I will definitely be booking this property again sooner rather than later. My very highest compliments to the owners - you have impeccable taste.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jun 2021

  • "It was in a great location."

    Bernie was excellent. The place was so clean and everything we needed was there and more. I don't think the pictures do the cottage justice. It's in a stunning location and so spacious, close enough to amenities but far enough away to have a sense of tranquility as well away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2021

  • "This house was in a very peaceful, scenic setting in the hills just outside Waterville."

    It was a great base for exploring the Ring of Kerry, Valentia Island, The Skelligs, local Blue Flag beaches and other outdoor activities. It would only be suitable for visitors with their own transport.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 7) with solid fuel stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden and rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 9 mins walk, pub 2 miles
  • Beach 1.5 miles.

The property

A spacious, detached cottage near Waterville, located on the distinguished Ring of Kerry.

Thoughtfully designed and decorated to offer delightful accommodation ideal for a family or group of friends, the four sumptuous bedrooms in this Waterville cottage include two king-size doubles boasting en-suite shower rooms, with one offering a body jet shower.

There are a further two bedrooms on the ground floor, along with a lavish bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi bath.

The open plan living area provides wonderful sociable accommodation, made cosy by the warming solid fuel stove, ideal after a day spent in the fresh Kerry air.

A splendid Waterville cottage in an ideal spot on the beautiful Ring of Kerry.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 26009, together they sleep 14.

Hillside View Cottages

Waterville 2 miles. Located in a glorious setting on the beautiful Ring of Kerry, these two delightful cottages sit in an idyllic spot upon a hill that looks out to sea, two miles from the village of Waterville, County Kerry. These Waterville cottages have been tastefully decorated and furnished to offer the perfect escape for any group wishing to absorb the stunning surrounding countryside and beautiful Kerry coast. Both of these lovely Waterville cottages provide superb accommodation with en-suite bedrooms and a bright open plan living area, each benefiting from a warming solid fuel stove. With a lawned garden with furniture that has private access leading to a fantastic walking route, why not take some time to stretch your legs? Waterville offers excellent coastal walks with breathtaking scenery, a number of wonderful golf courses, and a warm Irish welcome can be found in the bustling local pubs and restaurants available in the village. Whilst at these Waterville cottages, a drive along the Ring of Kerry is a must, but make sure you bring your camera to capture all of the spectacular views! Stay in this beautiful location, where the green landscape meets the sea; two ideal Waterville cottages for touring this magical area.

About the location


Cahersiveen 10 miles; Dingle 61 miles; Killarney 50 miles.

Nestled between Ballinskelligs Bay and Lough Currane, sits Waterville, the premier coastal tourist centre on the Ring of Kerry. Surrounded by mountains and lakeland, Waterville also offers a fine sandy beach, two golf courses, one being a championship 18-hole course, a selection of restaurants and bars, as well as interesting archaeological remains. Enjoy walks along the wonderful Kerry Way, or angling and fishing on one of the area’s many excellent rivers or lakes. Take a boat trip to the Skellig Rocks, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy fabulous vistas across the bay, coupled with seeing one of Europe’s best-known and oldest monasteries. Other trips of note are Valentia Island, with its superb views to Skellig Rocks, Slea Head and the Blasket Islands, a trip to Dingle, or a visit to the bustling coastal town of Cahersiveen, which is only 10 miles away. There are also great beaches for surfing and watersports along this stretch of coastline, for both adults and children. Waterville is situated in the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, the only Dark-Sky reserve in the Northern Hemisphere and, impressively, one of only three Gold-tier level reserves in the world! A great base from which to explore the south west coast, and famous Ring of Kerry.