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Seal Rock Cottage

View from the garden
Very good
20 reviews
View from the garden
View from the cottage
Master Bedroom (please note that there is no longer a TV in this room)
Real fire
The cottage
Garden Room
Dining and Kitchen
The house
Sitting Room
Guest Bedroom
En Suite Bathroom
Seals resting
Seal watching
Sitting room
Down to the beach
Rear terrace
Evening at the waterside terrace (please note that the kayaks were loaned for this photo)
Double rainbow over the bay
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2 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Kenmare, County Kerry
A 1400 sq ft, stone cottage in a stunning location in County Kerry and with one acre of grounds leading to the water's edge, a terrace and private beach.

Seal Rock Cottage has panoramic views of the ocean, islands and mountains. Situated on Rossmore Island, County Kerry it is connected to the famous Ring of Kerry by an ancient stone bridge.
The interior has been designed by Andrew Burch, the much acclaimed Welsh Interior Designer and consists of a sitting room with library and open log fire, a garden room with cast iron stove, a surround sound home entertainment system and stunning views over the water. And a dining area, a luxury kitchen fully equipped with Siemens American style fridge/freezer, Siemens dishwasher and Zanussi stainless steel oven and hob. The laundry room contains a Siemens washing machine and separate tumble dryer...
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About the Owner, Jane M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2008
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL50812
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Very good - based on 20 reviews
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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What a fabulous week. Seal Rock Cottage was as beautiful as expected. We love Kenmare and the surrounding area and had been really looking forwarded to our stay and it certainly didn't let us down. What a peaceful little haven it is. Only the sound of the waves to be heard. The cottage is beautifully equipped with fabulous comfy beds...

York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2017 for a stay in September 2016
people found this review helpful

The location of the property is fantastic but the owners paid scant attention to the maintenance of the property and provided very poor customer service when I complained. The majority of cups, plates and bowls were chipped; and grouting was missing on the bathroom and utility floors (the threshold between the master bedroom and ensuite was missing). Despite the owners...

Management response:

Naturally we were disappointed to receive such a poor review from you as we take the comfort of our guests very seriously. We received an initial email from you on the day you arrived stating that 'the house and setting are both beautiful' but some of the crockery was chipped and there was some grout missing from the en suite...


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Tunbridge Wells
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46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed in Seal Rock in October and had the most amazing time. We had high hopes of the property, having read all the reviews and looked at the photos, but our stay completely exceeded our expectations. The location is just perfect....really secluded and quiet. We literally didn't hear another voice, car engine or aeroplane for the whole of our...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The guest bedroom has two single beds that can be converted into one King size. Please specify preference at booking.
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Super King
    1 King
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
24 Feb 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
Spring 2018
3 nights
28 Apr 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Summer 2018
3 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
2 Nov 2018
Autumn 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $477 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
WE ARE SORRY BUT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SIXTEEN OR SOLO ADULT GROUPS UNDER THE AGE OF 25.NB: Arrivals post 3pm Saturdays. Departures pre 10am Saturdays. Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion. Rates for Easter, Christmas and New Year weeks will be €2000. Rates can be paid by Euro bank transfer to the owner's account at the Bank of Ireland, Kenmare or with credit card via the secure Paypal system to be found on our web site. 25% of the rental is payable at booking. The balance plus a refundable damages deposit of euro;300 is payable 6 weeks before the booking date. The damages deposit will be refunded within 14 days of the property being vacated provided there have been no damages during your stay. STRICTLY NO SMOKING WITHIN THE PROPERTY. Failure to adhere to the no smoking policy will result in a charge of euro;300 to dry clean curtains and rugs. The cottage is rented to include all bedding, towels, kitchenware, electricity, interne... more
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About the neighbourhood
The villages of Sneem and Kenmare are both nearby, as is Parknasilla, just ten minutes away. Local facilities include a golf course. This is the most majestic section of the 'Ring of Kerry', and the cottage is ideally placed for touring the area. Sneem is one of the most colourful, picturesque villages in Ireland with rainbow coloured shops, providing good amenities for provisions, Quills Irish linen and six pubs serving fine fare for guests who choose not to cook. Useful sites for activity and attraction details are www.sneem.com and www.kenmare-exclusive.com
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Kerry (Cork has more connections): 48.0 km
Railway: Killarney: 30.0 km
Ferry: Cork: 110.0 km
By plane to Kerry Airport (1 hour) or to Cork (2 hours). Ferries from Fishguard or Pembroke dock to Rosslare. Rosslare is 4 hours away by car and Cork just under 2 hours. Car hire available at all airports
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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