Beaufort, Co. Kerry, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Yes (max 2)
0845 268 1553 (uk only)
Description of Hollyberry Cottage
Stunning mountain views.
Single storey detached farm cottage for 4.
Looking over to Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill in the rugged beauty of the McGillycuddy's Reeks, this detached holiday cottage dates back to the 1900s. Delightfully restored with many of its original features, such as sash windows, open .....
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Steve, Frances, Pete & Margaret
22nd September 2014
If you're after an 'authentic' Irish cottage experience, then Hollyberry Cottage IS about as authentic as you can get. The pictures on the website really don't do it justice and it's 'stunning' location, at the foot of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, makes it a 'must' for that rural and tranquil setting that you're after. We had the most fantastic time here, and are definitely going to book again. There are so many attributes to the cottage that make it SO special. Firstly, it's situated, on it's own, at the end of a lovely winding drive; which gives you a real feel of seclusion and uniqueness as you ascend to it and, as the cottage comes into view, it's immediately 'jaw dropping', owing to it's picturesqueness. To the rear of the cottage, there's a very large, well maintained, 'private' courtyard with more than ample parking and a heavy iron gate to keep pets/children safe and unwanted visitors (farm animals/deer etc.)out. As you turn from the side of the building and venture onto the front veranda/patio, the views of the mountains, valley and the cheerfully painted patio furniture instantly make you realize that you've found something special AND, made 'us' all feel we were in a fairytale/dream. We've really never had that 'emotional response' to a place before and to sum it up in words, is frankly impossible...we were astounded, gob-smacked, stunned and some of us crying tears of joy and we hadn't even entered the building! Now, to the interior itself, on opening the door, there's that secretive and ancient feel and an aroma/aura that transports you to another era and the sitting room, well, it's SO 'cosy' and 'inviting', you really do feel at home and welcome and the log fire, well, we couldn't wait to light it! There's none of that 'don't touch' 'anaesthetic', or 'sterile' vibe, here, as it's not been overly 'modernized' and this is it's charm, it's uniqueness...it's 'in keeping' with the very essence of the building. Both bedrooms and the kitchen are in the same vein, cosy, country-cottage rooms, that remind you of the buildings' age and all have been tastefully furnished to a high standard, as are the en-suite bathrooms. Our stay here, was, well, simply put, 'magnificent' and I know that Frances, Pete and Margaret want to say a special 'Thank You' to owner, James, for lending us his lovely cottage for the week. See you in the near future, for another 'rejuvenating' and 'revitalizing' stay.
Any further 'modernization' or 'improvement' would be wholly unnecessary.
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