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Westcove Estate sleeping 10 - 26 in 2-3 houses on the Ring of Kerry coast

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15 bedrooms
11 bathrooms
26 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Westcove Estate consists of three unique period properties, full of character set in the same grounds overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary in Co. Kerry. Georgian Westcove House comfortably sleeps 10, with 5 bath/shower rooms, the converted 'Stables' sleeps 11 with 4 bath/shower rooms and wonderfully restored Garden Cottage sleeps 5 with 2 shower rooms. Together these 3 properties are ideal for reunions, small weddings, birthdays, anniversaries etc. The dining room in Westcove House itself, with panoramic sea views, comfortably seats 18 (maximum 26) and a selection of delicious 'in-house' catering options are available ranging from very informal buffets and barbecues to formal seated dinners. We can seat up to 55 guests in the games/function room for celebration meals.Live music/d...Westcove Estate consists of three unique period properties, full of character set in the same grounds overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary in Co. Kerry. Georgian Westcove House comfortably sleeps 10, with 5 bath/shower rooms, the converted 'Stables' sleeps 11 with 4 bath/shower rooms and wonderfully restored Garden Cottage sleeps 5 with 2 shower rooms. Together these 3 properties are ideal for reunions, small weddings, birthdays, anniversaries etc. The dining room in Westcove House itself, with panoramic sea views, comfortably seats 18 (maximum 26) and a selection of delicious 'in-house' catering options are available ranging from very informal buffets and barbecues to formal seated dinners. 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. Our games/function room is also ideal for holding talks, classes, activities and demonstrations for a wide variety of interest groups. Art groups delight in our north-facing studio, while walking groups can revive weary muscles in our sauna after a day's rambling. Golf courses in our area are among the best in the world and within an hours drive you will find several top class facilities making Westcove also an ideal base for golfers. Please note! For smaller groups Westcove House (sleeping up to 10) can be rented on it's own - listing 46960; with just The Stables - listing 46961 (together sleeping 16-21), or with just Garden Cottage - listing 101215 (sleeping 11-15). Please check individual listings for rates, more details and photos 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 a 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. A damages deposit of between €500 and €1000 will be required for large celebrations (weddings, birthdays etc). The Owner will contact you directly about this Further Details: Dogs are usually welcome, (please confirm with owner first) but not in the bedrooms or on any furniture please! Also be very careful to keep them on leads at all times when walking in the hills when there are sheep around. It is possible to add a folding bed to the upstairs bedroom, so three children can share this cosy attic room. More
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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
Interaction with guests
After the balance of your rental has been paid and confirmation of where you will be driving from, we will send information including the following:- Exact directions to the cottage and instructions for entering the property. Useful information about shopping etc en route. Contact details for Katherine Casey, our local manager. Katherine will come to welcome you soon after you arrive. She and her husband, Michael (who maintains the properties, is an expert on local fishing), - live only five minutes away, and will be on hand to ensure your stay, in this fascinating part of Ireland lives up to your expectations!
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

Our destination wedding at Westcove was, in a word: perfection. It exceeded our expectations and our guests couldn’t believe what an idyllic setting Westcove provided. Upon our arrival, Katherine finalized our wedding day details and gave us lovely location suggestions for wedding photos. Jane showed...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank CAWhittaker
Reviewed 5 August 2019

We had our wedding at Gougane Barra, and stayed at Westcove for the week. About 26 people stayed in the 3 buildings. Absolutely beautiful location. Staff was extremely helpful. Had our reception in the stables room, with a great meal, catering, bar tender, and DJ...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank marcitus
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Westcove is a idyllic setting from which to enjoy the Ring of Kerry and its rugged beauty and amazing history and activities. We had 18-21 guests with us over two weeks and every one was thrilled with the accomodations, the helpfulness of the staff, the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Richard M
Sunshine503083, VR Owner at Westcove Estate sleeping 10 - 26 in 2-3 houses on the Ring of Kerry coast, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Many thanks for your very positive review...our team at Westcove really enjoyed looking after you all, and so glad that you found our suggestions helpful! S.

Reviewed 15 January 2019

We were 22 people and two dogs arranged in three houses around a wonderful courtyard, overlooking a wonderful landscape and sea. The main house is full of charm and character, strangely refreshingly familiar, as if we had always been there. The stable and cottage took...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank thegardenchair
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We stayed here for 1 week with extended family and friends. We had more than enough room for our group of 12 but enjoyed the luxury of the extra space. The terrace of the main house overlooks the cove and bay. That was my favorite...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank David M
Management response:Responded 28 June 2018

What a lovely review!..You certainly packed a lot into your stay, and thanks for mentioning so many aspects of it....still much more to see and do in this special area, so we look forward to welcoming you to Westcove again soon!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Ocean Views
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Swingset
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Boat Available
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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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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