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Westcove Farmhouse
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Westcove entrance
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Guest Courtyard Garden
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Westcove Farmhouse Apartment


Castlecove/Caherdaniel, Kerry,


  One-off feature  
  With its lovely location on the Ring of Kerry overlooking Westcove Harbour and the sea, Westcove Farmhouse is a unique “get away from it all” hideaway for two. Situated between Caherdaniel and Castlecove, Westcove Farmhouse’s tranquil setting offers guests the perfect place to relax or from which to explore this most beautiful and interesting part of Ireland.  
  Property Info  
  Accommodation Type: Apartment  
  Property Setting: Mountainous / Riverside / Waterfront / Village / Rural  
  Holiday Type: Relaxing / Family / Sports & activity  
  Bedrooms: 2  
  Guests: 4  
  Catering: self-catering  
  General Info  
  Ideal for two people, (with a second bedroom available on request), Westcove apartment offers a wonderful blend of charm and luxury with magical views from every window. On the first floor of a new wing adjoining the owner’s old stone farmhouse and small bakery, it has its own private entrance, walled courtyard and parking area and is beautifully furnished and finished throughout.  
  Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation  
  Guests can do as much or as little as they want – for walkers, the Kerry Way and magnificent beaches are minutes away. Those interested in fishing are spoilt for choice with both freshwater lake and sea fishing available. An excellent water sports centre is located in Derrynane 10 minutes away and for those who fancy a hack on the beach there is an equestrian centre in Caherdaniel. Excellent golf courses are nearby in either direction. Nature lovers will delight in the abundant bird life at Westcove, the colony of seals in the harbour, nature walks in Derrynane and the highly recommended day boat trip to the Skellig Islands. Day outings can be made to Killarney National Park, the scenic Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and Valentia Island.  
  Getting there & away/local amenities  
  Getting There: Directions From Kerry Airport drive through Killarney and on to the Muckross Road, thence through the National Park to the top of Molls Gap. Turn right to Sneem and on through Castlecove. After one mile you will see an approach sign on the left Westcove Bakery and Crafts. Turn left up a small lane and Westcove Farmhouse is visible to the right. From Cork take the N22 Killarney Road and follow it until about 10 miles short of Killarney where you turn left for Kenmare. Then follow the signs to Waterville. Ten miles after going through the pretty village of Sneem you reach Castlecove. Then directions as above from Kerry Airport. Note: A car is essential here as there is no public transport.  
  Nearest airports: Kerry or Cork 1 hour/2 Hours  
  Nearest train station: Killarney 1 Hour  
  Nearest ferry terminal: Rosslare or Cork 5 Hours/3 Hours  
  Nearest bus stop: Castlecove 2 miles  
  Car Hire: Essential  
  Nearest restaurant: Caherdaniel  
  Nearest beach: 5 Minutes  
  Nearest shop: 5 Minutes Castlecove  
  Nearest market: 5 Minutes Caherdaniel  
  More info Enquiry info
  Name Jane Urquhart
  Contact Phone No. 00 353 669475479
  Accommodation details
  Activities Nearby Beach within 30km / Beach within walking distance / Birdwatching / Canoeing / Cycling / Fishing / Golf within 30km / Horse Riding / Walking / Watersports  
  Interior Facilities DVD player / Internet Access / Linen provided / Television  
  Interior Details Steps from the private courtyard garden into a well equipped sunny kitchen and dining room with two seater sofa, sloping beamed ceiling hung with pots and pans. Through a hallway to a large bathroom with separate power shower, corner bath, old-style washstand and wc. A feature is the unique floor - a blend of wood,slate and local sea stones. Large carpeted king size double / twin bedroom with stunning harbour views, sloping beamed ceiling, padded window seat, double futon, television, video and DVD, CD player, hair drier. A library of books and DVDs are available for guests' use. The second bedroom (not accessible directly from the apartment) is located on the ground floor through the courtyard gate. It comprises a king-size bed, polished wooden floors, luxurious en suite power shower, wash hand basin and wc. Windows overlook guests’ private courtyard and rolling fields.  
  Exterior Facilities BBQ / Courtyard / Garden / Parking  
  Exterior Details Private walled courtyard with patio furniture, barbeque, flowering plants and herbs. Gates leading to second bedroom and private parking area.  
  Further Details Small bakery and arts & crafts shop on premises During the summer - May to October there is a tea garden serving teas/coffees, fresh products from the bakery and light lunches.  
  Conditions of
Fresh brown bread, home made jam, tea/coffee and a fridge stocked with milk and butter are there to welcome you. Towels included. No extra charges for electricity or gas or central heating. No facility to accept Credit Cards. Sorry - short Breaks not available in July/August.  
  Other Information Babysitting available / Child Friendly / Ideal for honeymoons / Pet Friendly / Sea View / Short breaks available  
  What visitors have said about Westcove Farmhouse Apartment
We came away needing some peace and found it in abundance. We have had blazing sun, roaring winds, torrential rain, all in a few days and have enjoyed them all, safely tucked up nice and cosy in the apartment when the weather blew angrily around us and out for walks in the sunshine.
Jon & Sue Murphy,  London 

We have travelled extensively, always preferring this kind of accommodation. Never have we been so happy and comfortable. Not only is Jane kind and intelligent but also highly creative and helpful. The area is beautiful of course but Jane’s home for travellers is the best part of this time here.
Helen & Tony Harvey,  South Australia 

What a peaceful heaven you are running here with such warm and simple hospitality. 3 Days of blessed rest in this glorious corner of Ireland. We will come back and recommend your place, definitely special!
Alain Bonaisseux,  France 

An idyllic spot - perfect for our honeymoon! It is perfectly kitted out with everything we needed - with gorgeous scenery and a successful fishing trip. Wonderfully friendly people and delicious chocolate cake!
Henry & Hannah James,  UK 

We've had a blissfully relaxing week, soaking up the timeless scenery. Highlights are a drive around Valentia Island, cycling around Killarney National Park and passing time on the beach and in the gardens at Derrynane. We also loved doing short stretches of the Kerry Way. Jane thank you for everything. We absolutely loved this tranquil hideaway you have so charmingly designed and furnished. From the little reading corner to the pebble floored bathroom, its charming all the way! We'll definitely be recommending it as a retreat to our stressed out London friends!
Marianne & Dan Baker,  London 

Self catering doesn’t really happen when you have such an amazing bakery downstairs. Loved catching mackerel in the rain and sharing a feast in the midnight hour.
Andrew and Lucy Loftus,  London 

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