The cosy stove in the kitchen/living room.
Shamrock Cottage, Black Valley. Gap of Dunloe
Hosted by Margaret
Margaret is the host.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bath
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Traditional Irish holiday rental cottage situated in the heart of the beautiful and remote Black Valley, in County Kerry, Ireland. Ideal for walkers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. If you want to get away from it all but still be half an hour drive to 3 main towns.

The space

Self catering cottage is situated on a working farm in the Black Valley, 13 miles from Killarney town & 15 miles from Kenmare and Killorglin .

Shamrock cottage is a mix of old and new , when you arrive you see the new extension and the front of the cottage is 200 years old.

Ideal spot for walkers, hikers & outdoor enthusiasts.

Available all year round. 2-3 days minimum stay off peak , weekly bookings only for June July and August.

Guest access

3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 people. Kitchen/living room, sitting room, utility and 1 large shower room, solid fuel stove in the kitchen/living room, fridge/freezer cooker hob microwave, radio/cd player, tv/dvd player in the sitting room, electric radiators in every room, washing machine and clothes dryer in utility.

The fields and mountains are there to be explored.

No mobile coverage in the cottage , a singal can be picked up 1 mile away.
The cottage has wifi connection.

Interaction with guests

I or one of my family members will meet you at the cottage at arranged time to welcome you here. Shamrock cottage , shamrock farmhouse and my house are situated close together in our farmyard.
Also during your stay there is almost always someone at home if you need us , otherwise we respect our guests privacy.

Other things to note

Week long stay only, Saturday to Saturday's during May June July August and September .

Minimum of 2 +3 night stay all other times.

Electricity is an extra charge @ 25 cent per unit.
Initial fuel only is supplied for the stove.

Stock up on supplies/ groceries before you make you way here.

We have 4 dogs who are always wandering around the farm and they all love attention and are always interested in making new friends with our guests .

We do not allow pets ( there is enough animals here all ready )


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

The cottage will be clean and ready for use when you arrive , please leave the cottage the same way you find it .
No smoking in the cottage please , there is plenty space outside to smoke.
No pets.
Check in is between 4 and 10pm
Check out is no later than 11 am

Please read full description of my listing

You must also acknowledge
Some pet(s) live in the house


30 Reviews

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Rob User Profile
June 2017
A beautiful cottage with sensational views of the mountains and lakes all around and Margaret is a wonderful host, it's very remote but the drive through th Gap of Dunloe to the Black Valley is a great drive so don't let it put you off. Maria and Rob

Angelique User Profile
May 2017
Shamrock Cottage is in a spectacular setting and the Black Valley was a highlight on our road trip around the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula.

Joe User Profile
September 2016
I arrived to a very warm and friendly welcome from Margaret and the dogs!! Dogs were great and very friendly- I was tempted to steal them. Cottage was beautiful, surroundings were beautiful, considering how remote the location is it was surprisingly easy to get to town. It was an absolute pleasure.
Margaret User Profile
Response from Margaret:
Thank you joe for your ideas , wifi is a must i think moving forward and board games of course , kinda feel silly I didn't think of these , great idea , thank you again Margaret
September 2016

Sam User Profile
October 2017
Shamrock Cottage is a cozy place nestled into the mountain right at the mouth of the breathtaking Gap of Dunloe. We were taken care very well and Margaret was very very generous with her availability. We had a very restful time. I couldn't recommend this place enough!

Joost User Profile
September 2017
We had a terrific stay on that beautiful location in Black Valley! We've enjoyed it very much. Our son liked playing with the friendly dogs. Its a great location if you want to explore Dingle, Ring of Kerry of Beara. There a lot to see in that area. We've spend a week there, but did not have enough time see everything.

Erin User Profile
August 2017
Leave early to avoid meeting cars, horses and walkers on the roads. Return late so you can see the approaching cars by their head lights! Very daunting drive. Kate Kearney's is great for a pint and best value food we had all trip. Brandon's cottage is close by as well and is just beautiful.
Margaret User Profile
Response from Margaret:
Thank you for your review , I must say I find it a bit unfair , you describe the route in and out but never mentioned the cottage , it did state on my listing about the access route so this shouldn't have been your focus in your review Regards,, margaret
August 2017

David User Profile
May 2017
The host canceled this reservation 47 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Killarney, IrelandJoined in January 2016
Margaret User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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