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Westcove House, on the sea, overlooking Kenmare Estuary with optional catering

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 Westcove House
Aerial winterview of Westcove House and  The Stables tken in winter a long time ago!
Westcove House, The Stables and Garden Cottage site plan
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6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Manor House
Westcove House is an early Georgian manor house nestled in southern tip of the famous 'Ring of Kerry', overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary & with lovely views of the mountains beyond. Inside the central hallway with its high ceilings, you can immediately feel the character and sense the history of this unique home, which is an eclectic mix of past and present owners but with all the modern conveniences of modern living including internet connection. The house comfortably sleeps 10 in 2 double rooms, 2 twin rooms, 2 adjoining single rooms and 5 bath shower rooms. Our spacious and fully equipped kitchen has a large range cooker, fridges,freezers, a microwave & 2 dishwashers. From the 18th century hand painted hunting lodge furniture, to the many Chinese and Irish artefacts/paintings ...Westcove House is an early Georgian manor house nestled in southern tip of the famous 'Ring of Kerry', overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary & with lovely views of the mountains beyond. Inside the central hallway with its high ceilings, you can immediately feel the character and sense the history of this unique home, which is an eclectic mix of past and present owners but with all the modern conveniences of modern living including internet connection. The house comfortably sleeps 10 in 2 double rooms, 2 twin rooms, 2 adjoining single rooms and 5 bath shower rooms. Our spacious and fully equipped kitchen has a large range cooker, fridges,freezers, a microwave & 2 dishwashers. From the 18th century hand painted hunting lodge furniture, to the many Chinese and Irish artefacts/paintings of the current owners, Westcove is much more than the usual 'holiday rental' . Whether you simply wish to explore this part of Kerry, walk, fish, golf, write or come together with family and/or friends, Westcove is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Enjoy meals in our elegant dining room overlooking the harbour (delicious catering options available!) Relax with a drink by open fire in the sitting room, or sit out on the terrace taking in the Atlantic air and watch the boats, or our herd of Soay sheep at play, against a backdrop of ever-changing light and colour flickering on the sea and mountains beyond. Tenants of Westcove House may also use the games room and small gym/sauna, both of which are shared with tenants of The Stables but have their own external entrances. We can seat up to 55 guests in the games/function room for celebration meals.Live music/dancing can also be arranged in this large spacious room which is in The Stables building but is also accessible from the outside, as is a small excercise room with sauna and walk-in shower. For larger numbers a marquee can be erected on the spacious lawn in front of the Stables for up to 100 guests. Please note: For larger groups, Westcove House can be booked with The Stables (listing number 46961), sleeping up to 21; with Garden Cottage (listing number 101215), sleeping up to 15 or for all 3 properties sleeping up to 26, see listing number 101501. Owner's cancellation policy: Any deposit paid on booking is non-refundable - except when the client rebooks at the time of cancellation the same property within the following 12 months, in which case the deposit can be carried over less 8% of the full rental as an admin fee. If the owner is able to re-let the property/properties for the full period of the booking, the deposit will be returned less 10% of the full rental as an administration charge. If the booking is cancelled after the full balance has been paid, i.e. six/eight weeks prior to the commencement date, the full sum shall be forfeited. However, as a concession, if the owner is able to re-let the property/properties for the full period of the booking the sum paid for the rental will be returned less 10% of the full rental as an administration charge. Any cancellation made by the client for whatever reason must be confirmed by email. IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT CLIENTS ARRANGE HOLIDAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE COVER. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 2 Showers, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Susannah Adlington , J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2008
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Reviewed 29 October 2019

We had 12 Golfers staying at Westcove House (including the Stables & Garden Cottage) for 5 nights as we golfed various courses around Kerry. It was an eclectic and spacious location with plenty of room to spread out. We took advantage of the catering and...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Harper G
Reviewed 16 July 2019

We had our wedding in Westcove House a the end of June 2019. We found it over 2 years ago and fell in love with the place immediately and knew it was perfect for our wedding. To say that it didn't disappoint is a massive...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Fiona B
Sunshine503083, VR Owner at Westcove House, on the sea, overlooking Kenmare Estuary with optional catering, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Thanks so much Fiona for your wonderful review...so glad Westcove proved so perfect for your very special week, and great to hear that you plan to return next year to explore more of this amazing area! S.

Reviewed 17 November 2018

Westcove is a perfect spot to enjoy Ring of Kerry splendors away from other tourists. When you finish watching seals on ocean rocks (we counted 17 one morning), you can walk up the hill to get on the Ring of Kerry trail. There breathtaking views...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed for 6 days with family and friends visiting from USA England and Ireland to celebrate my cousins very special 50th birthday. First impressions WOW... what a beautiful old Irish country home (castle I believe back in the day). It truly felt like home with...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Jenny S
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Thanks so much Janet...Westcove is very special to all our family too, and it's just lovely to know others like you can be there to enjoy it when we're not able to be there ourselves!...Come again soon!

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and Family were recently so lucky to be invited to join our special friends and their family to celebrate a special birthday 🍰 The week we spent at Westcove exceeded all our expectations and we had a fantastic time here enjoying every minute...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank E6630KEjacquelineb
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views, full amenities and a comfortable place for a big group. I stayed here for just under a week with my study abroad class and loved how ‘at home’ I felt. While the location was somewhat remote, it was central to various places if...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Jessica H
Management response:Responded 28 June 2018

Thanks for this kind review....you seem to have spent a lot of time driving long distances though....do come again and explore our local area ..there are many beautiful historical sites within an hour of Westcove!

Reviewed 15 May 2018

We stayed in the stables as part of pre wedding celebrations. It was a lovely stay, relaxing and beautiful views all around. Would definitely come back again. The staff are very helpful and friendly, in particular Katherine and Susannah who were extremely helpful and accommodating....More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank 64danicaa
Management response:Responded 16 May 2018

Thanks so much Danica, for taking the time to submit this lovely review..do hope the wedding went well...all a bit hectic this time, so do come again one day so you can really enjoy the lovely surrounding area! S.

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our family took over the Westcove House, Stables and Cottage with a total of 21 people. The setting was beautiful and very excluded on the Ring of Kerry. We had homemade pastries from Jane on the property most days. The almond croissants were amazing. The...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Ellenfinn
Management response:Responded 11 July 2017

Thanks so much for submitting this mostly positive review...just to let you know we are aware of the need to renew some of the carpets and soft furnishing and intend doing so this coming winter...but it is proving hard to source classical subtle designs to...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband and I recently got married at Westcove House. It exceeded our expectations and we had a fantastic weekend and wedding to remember. We cannot thank Suzanne, Catherine and all the team at Westcove who helped to make our special day such an amazing...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank MOLVV
Management response:Responded 15 December 2016

Thank you so much Mary and Vince for this lovely review...I gather the weather was kind, that even in November you were able to celebrate with a brilliant firework display over the bay! - Susannah

Reviewed 27 November 2016

Trying to write about Westcove makes me wish I were a better writer. How can I explain in a TripAdvisor review what a special place it is? We decided to do a destination wedding in Ireland and so wanted to find a place that showed...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank sr878663
Management response:Responded 28 November 2016

What a fab. review Sarah....Many thanks...I know Katherine and her team really enjoyed meeting you all..Thanks!...S.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Boat Available
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Ping Pong Table
Playground
Pool Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Local activities include: A variety of boat trips for fishing or sightseeing Horse riding for all ages and abilities on nearby Derrynane Dunes Walks range from gentle strolls along the many sandy beaches (many of which are excellent for swimming) to more serious hikes over craggy hills. Fishing: Salmon, trout and sea fishing can be arranged locally and guests can enjoy shrimping and rock fishing just below the house - Watersports Centre at Derrynane beach, five miles away - sailing, water-skiing, canoeing, and windsurfing ...all ages catered for... Six golf courses within one hour's drive, including the Championship course at Waterville which is only 20 minutes away Eating Out: There are several excellent and varied restaurants around
Getting around
There is no public transport in the area...the nearest train station is in Killarney - over one hour's drive away. Although there are taxis/minicabs..even private buses locally, happy to arrange tours for our visitors, we strongly recommend that you hire a self-drive car/cars at the airport for the duration of your stay, as there is so much to explore in this fascinating area.....details on our website and in folders on arrival
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