Self-Catering Accommodation at Pier Cottage
Sensitively restored, old stone coastguard cottages overlooking a shingle beach with panoramic views over Kenmare estuary.
If you seek a quiet place to slow down and unwind look no farther than here. The seals, the waves, ocean and mountain view act like a tonic to calm and allow you a place to rest.
Pier Cottage is one of the most amazing places I have ever stayed. A lot of this is due to its stunning location, away from the main house of Westcove on its own little peninsula, surrounded by water and nature.
The cottage is warm, roomy and well-equipped, surrounded by tranquility and natural beauty. The binder provided interesting and helpful information about the area. Catherine was on-the-spot helpful, thoughtful and welcoming.
Pier Cottage is idyllically situated one mile west of Castlecove, just off the famous Ring of Kerry. It is actually a pair of sensitively restored, old stone coastguard cottages overlooking its own shingle beach with panoramic views over the beautiful Kenmare estuary. It can be rented throughout the year as two separate units or one interconnecting cottage. West End sleeps up to 7 in three bedrooms. East End sleeps 4 in one double and one twin bedroom.
Pier Cottage is on the waters’ edge and immerses you in the wild natural beauty of Kerry. Ideal for all types of activities from hill walking to cycling or writing, it is also perfect for a quiet secluded break as you can swim, row or shrimp by the cottage or simply sit outside and watch the seals playing on the rocks and the magical, ever-changing light. As the sun sets over the Atlantic, you can nestle up by the fire, guarded against the elements and listen to the cries of the curlews… whilst you sip an Irish whiskey!
If you have your own boat, there is slipway for launching it beside the pier and safe mooring in the little harbour. We also have a rowing boat (and life jackets) available for guests to use at their own risk. All our visitors seem to agree that the unique, magical location of this cottage surpasses all their expectations – no description or photograph can do it justice! However, being only 30 metres from the very rocky seashore and close to the pier itself, Pier Cottage can be a hazardous choice for those with very young children – they would certainly need constant supervision.
Approximate location of Pier Cottage, Castlecove, Co. Kerry