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Brendan's Cottage Coastal Cottage in Knightstown, Kerry

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From: €216 weekly Guests 3 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Brendan's Cottage Coastal Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
This traditional detached cottage is set in a quiet position at the water's edge between the villages of Chapeltown and Knightstown, on Valentia Island. The property has been skilfully restored to maintain much of its original character whilst still providing a comfortable standard of accommodation and convenience. The property is able to sleep up to three people over two bedrooms and boasts a welcoming open fire and pretty gardens to the rear. The property is also within easy reach of the amenities and activities in Knightstown, as well as offering beautiful views across the water.

Located on Valentia Island - which lies off the coast of the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry – Knightstown is a wonderful spot for a holiday. Easily accessible from the mainland by a ferry that runs from Reenard Point, or via the road bridge at Portmagee, Knightstown provides restaurants and pubs, as well as entertainment and local shops. It also offers a variety of sightseeing boat trips and fishing trips from its picturesque harbour. With around 650 residents, Valentia Island was the site of the first permanent communications link between Europe and the United States, and is famed for its magnificent 'Fogher' sea cliffs and its subtropical gardens at Glanleam House.

County Kerry is a mystical and unspoilt part of Ireland, with spectacular natural beauty and a fascinating history. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it features many sandy beaches, rocky inlets and stunning peninsulas.

Oil central heating with open fire and electric heater in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, radio. Fuel & power charged by meter reading. Starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Lawned informal gardens to rear and patio area with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: No children under 5, including infants.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Hunt
September 2020
We have just returned from a really enjoyable stay in Brendan`s cottage.. Everything about it was just perfect for us and our host Peter was most welcoming. He filled us in on the amenities and attractions on the island which was really helpful. Good weather was an added bonus for our stay. We were so at home in our cottage which was so well kitted out. We would highly recommend Brendan`s Cottage for a relaxing break in a very beautiful part of the country.
Mr Goggin
July 2020
Great spot.. Very convient for us for traveling around the area. Just to advice people there is no local supermarket so make sure you bring plenty of provisions . It was ideal for us . Cottage was very clean & had everything we needed. Remote so may not be everyone’s choice . If you are looking for quiet & relaxing it’s the place for you
Mr Elbashier
June 2019
Simply exhilarating, literally nothing we ever wanted that we didn't find in the house with a splendid environment on a picturesque island!
Miss De Araujo Miles
May 2019
Peter, the owner of Brendan's cottage, seemed like a nice man and was quick to respond whenever we had questions or problems, which we really appreciated.. That said, the cottage had lots of quirks. The most stressful quirk for us was that we were being charged for all the gas heating and electricity we used while staying in the cottage, as reflected by the meter reading. (This was mentioned in the listing, but it's so unconventional that we didn't notice/understand it when we were making our booking). We stayed for six days and only ended up paying $13, so the expense wasn't bad. However, we were very anxious during our first night or two in the cottage, before we had gotten a good estimate of how quickly our energy expenses could add up. The cottage itself was kitschy, not necessarily in a bad way. It did have spots of mold in a few places. The location was beautiful, and the garden was huge and lovely. All things considered, we were happy to move on to our next bnb when we left.
Mrs Mean
September 2018
We had a magical time made even better by the owner's kindness.. Milk & cake in the fridge, turf & matches by the fire. Valentia Island is a very special place. Thank you - we shall be back
Mrs Barrett
August 2018
Beautiful place.. Very friendly and helpful host.
Mr Kennedy
August 2016
The cottage was marvellous and near to village and sea for walks, yet private and secure. We would recommend it for exploring the island or just relaxing.
Mr Shakeshaft
August 2016
Brendan’s cottage is in a charming location.. Easily accessible from the Ring of Kerry by a road bridge and/or ferry boat. Valentia Island turned out to be a very interesting place of important historical significance. This is where the first cable Telegraph transmissions to North America took place, it also has prehistoric tetrapod tracks fossilised along the rocky beaches and of course you can take a boat trip to Skellig Michael to the famous filming location of the latest Star Wars movie.
September 2013
Lovely cosy cottage. Short walk across the road you have a lovely view of the Sea. Have to go down a slope to have nice walk on the beach. The town was nearly 2km away but views were lovely from Knightown. Was a pity the patio area was very small. Spotless cottage - Valentia is a beautiful area to explore.
December 2012
In fact, this year was the second time we stayed at Brendans for our summer holiday. Brendans cottage is a charming, traditional place to explore Valentia and the Kerry coast. The small garden is perfect to relax, the way down to the strand is just a couple of meters. The cottage has all facilities needed - the kitchen is well equipped. Brendans cottage has a very friendly owner who did all to make our stay comfortable.
Mr Utescher
August 2012
Pleasant location in great surroundings friendly owner.
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