Cottage Mary Rose, 18th century Thatched Cottage,
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1100 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
Description from the owner
Cottage Mary Rose is a beautiful 18th century, white-washed, thatched roof cottage. One of Ireland's few remaining, it is what you dream of when thinking of Ireland. Nestled in a valley with a stream running through the peaceful cottage garden. We boast an all natural garden. It is surrounded by its original dry stone walls and fuchsia.
You are welcomed by the bright red double door. As you enter, you get the feeling that you have stepped back in time.With its stone fireplace and high lofted ceilings in the sitting room it is a great room for conversation and games. Antiques fill the cottage with traditional and comfortable furniture a...Read more
Cottage Mary Rose, 18th century Thatched Cottage,
Castleisland, County Kerry, Ireland
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
We are an 1.5 hours from the Shannon Airport in the southwest of Ireland. 14 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. 12 miles from Kilearney and Tralee
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$145 - $185||$155 - $190||$695 - $1,090||$0||3 nights|
|Apr. 6 2013 - May. 24 2013
|May. 25 2013 - Jun. 28 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Oct. 25 2013
|Oct. 26 2013 - Dec. 13 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 14 2013 - Jan. 3 2014
|All Other Dates||$165||$165||$795||-||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
There is a cleaning charge of $125 added to stays that are 4 days or less. Christmas and New Years weekly rentals only
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 19, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Best Holiday rental we have stayed in
We absolutely loved this house, and hope to return next year. Check in was very easy. We just call into the next door neighbours, and they took us directly to the house. I was pleasantly surprised that, although the house is over 100 years old, it is so warm and comfy, and had lots of hot running water. I had never cooked on a range before, so that was a great experience. The kitchen has all the usual mod cons. Location is perfect for going off on day trips (by car) to the many beautiful places in Kerry eg. Kilarney, Dingle etc. Castleisland town is about a 10 minute drive away, and and has various shops. We bought some lovely steak in the butchers, which I cooked on the aga. The hot tub is an added bonus, which we very much enjoyed. Even though we had to go in it in between the rain showers! Funny! The whole experience of staying in this beautiful home was amazing! Can't wait to go back!
A place to return again and again!
We've stayed at Cottage Mary Rose for a week every spring since May 2009, I think that speaks volumes!
The cottage is as charming as it can be, combining old world ambience with 21st century comfort. Always clean, well maintained and very comfortable. It's out in the country enough to be peaceful, yet close enough to a town so as to make getting groceries, etc. easy.
There are serveral very good restaurants in the town (about 10 minutes away), also two larger cities with an abundance of restaurants and shopping of all kinds within easy reach.
The gardens are lovely, and the hot tub on the deck is just the thing at the end of the day! One thing that impresses me is every year we can see improvements have been made, the owner is constantly not just maintaining, but also upgrading the cottage and grounds..
Nearby is the magical Dingle peninsula, a 'must see". Plenty of other sight seeing opportunities, the cottage is ideally situated for exploring most of SW Ireland.
Our next trip to Ireland and Cottage Mary Rose is scheduled for april 2012, we can't wait!!!
Now this is what it should be!
We decided to rename the cottage the water cottage, as it has a spa bath, a jacuzzi, and a bubbling brook at the back.
Negatives: The smell of mould is a little strong, but to be expected in a cottage of this type. The bathroom and kitchen could do with a spring clean.
Positives: everything else. Judging by the stuff in the cottage it appears to be regularly used by the owner, so has just about everything you could want. Lying in the jacuzzi at night, looking up at the stars and hearing the cows mooing in the next field was pretty magical. The garden is interesting for both kids and adults. The property isn't fussy or pristine, so kids don't have to be watched like hawks.
The caretakers, Tom and Breeda, are delightful and incredibly helpful; they even made us a doctor's appointment with their GP when needed. Would definitely go back and stay for longer.
Response from William Harty - 01/30/2012
I would have to agree with the water. The idea was to capture the peacefulness of the stream while adding spa, water therapy. I am surprised about the odor. May be the smell of the turf from previous fires in the fireplace are what it was. Of course many love that smell. In regards to the freshness of any cleaning our care takers are just a phone call away if some thing isn't quite right. We do our best to keep it clean and comfortable. We look forward to having you as our guests!
Quiet Man meets Modern Times- Excellent Mix
I took my 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son for an Irish holiday from the us. Our 1st week included staying at the Cottage Mary Rose in Cordal, just outside of Castleisland, County Kerry.
We arrived in the evening and met with the caretaker Tom, who lives next door. A jack of all trades, Tom came over and gave us the descriptions/instructions for the Cottage. It is a wonderful mix of old and new. From the outside, you are looking at a "Quiet Man"-style cottage; whitewash, thatched roof, split door, etc. Once inside, you can immediately appreciate the mix of modern amenities and centuries old charm. A cozy living room with turf fireplace , TV room with sky TV and bookshelf, a fully stocked kitchen with stove, full fridge, microwave, toaster, and nice size table. The two downstairs bedrooms are both nice sized, with a full toilet/shower in the master. Off the back is another full toilet/bathtub/shower and washer and dryer. Open the back door and you are on an "Americanized" deck with a hot tub. (Several locals joked, "The only hot tub in the history of Cordal, and probably Castleisland as well.) There is also a loft in the middle of the cottage that provides a 3rd bedroom with a single bed (My 10 year old loved it up there.) The inside of the cottage is still whitewashed stone, so you get a sense of the place as it might have been 150 years ago.
The only small issues with the cottage are; there is no closet or drawer space per se in the master bedroom. the yard looked a little unkempt as opposed to the pictures, there was a faint 'oil' smell in the kitchen, and my kids mentioned a 'yogurt' smell (whatever that means...) in the main toilet. Also, I couldn't get the jets on the hot tub to work the few times I tried it (though it was late at night, so it might have been on a timer, or I just may be a hot tub idiot...)
The village of Cordal is very small, though there is a Catholic church, small market/gas station, and brand new pub (Hughes) within easy walking distance from the cottage. Castleisland is the closest town to Cordal (about a 10 minute drive) and the are nice shops and restaurants, though everything closes early (8 - 9 pm) so if you want dinner after a day of traveling be prepared for fast food or cooking yourself.
Overall, a wonderful experience. It is centrally located for easy trips to Tralee, Limerick, Dingle and Killarney as well as the Ring of Kerry. Also, the cottage is very reasonable, and price fluctuates during the year, depending on season.