Coastguard Patch, Ring of Kerry, Spectacular views

Entire cottage hosted by Camille

  1. 7 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 3.5 bathrooms
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
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Welcome to Coastguard Patch on Valentia Island, on the world famous Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way. Our place is the closest to the Skelligs, the setting for Star Wars. It enjoys spectacular views over County Kerry, Dingle Bay, Iveragh and Blasket Islands. The cottage is 200 years old, restored faithfully and beautifully to old traditions, but spacious and cosy and with modern amenities.

The space
Coastguard Patch is furnished to a high standard, offering bright, clean and spacious accommodation, with under-floor heating throughout. The house will comfortably accommodate 6-7 people. The kitchen will comfortably seat 8 around a large kitchen table and contains all modern conveniences including cooker, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and dishwasher. The living room includes satellite TV, DVD player and stereo. There is a booster seat for small children. Stairs leading from the living room up to the gated mezzanine loft area reveal a living/playing space with Atlantic views. Each bedroom has Atlantic views, oak floors, plenty of storage space, and individually controlled under-floor heating. There is one master double bedroom en suite, one double bedroom en suite, and one bedroom consisting of a double and single bed. There is one travel cot for small children. There is a family bathroom available to all. The gated mezzanine loft may also be converted into temporary guest accommodation (on 2 quality double futons). There is a separate utility room which houses the washing machine and tumble drier.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Valley view
Sea view
Beach access
Free parking on premises
Private hot tub
43" HDTV with Apple TV, Disney+, Netflix
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Where you’ll be

Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland

Valentia Island is approximately 12km long and 5 km wide and lies in the gulf stream, near the Ring of Kerry. The island is popular with visitors who wish to enjoy an island of incredible beauty, steeped in history, plenty of outdoor activities and great pubs and restaurants. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge at Portmagee, and there is a ferry service from April to November between Knightstown and Renard Point (for Cahirsiveen). Activities nearby include boat trips, angling, diving, cycling, horse-riding and many beautiful walks. There are a number of good pubs and excellent restaurants nearby. Boat trips to visit the famous Skellig Rocks go from nearby Portmagee and can be arranged locally.Valentia Island is connect to the mainland by a bridge at Portmagee, and there is a ferry service from April to October between Knightstown and Reenard Point, Cahirciveen.

Situated in the old village of Dohilla, Coastguard Patch is originally one of twelve stone houses built at the end of the eighteenth century for coastguard families. In the nineteenth century, the houses were occupied by mining families. Slate from this mine roofed the Houses of Parliament in London and the British Museum. Close by on the sea shore is a geological site of world importance, the footprints preserved in sandstone of a tetrapod dated to 385 million years ago. A tetrapod was the first fish-like animal which developed four legs and drew itself out of the primordial slime at at the estuary of an ancient river.

Hosted by Camille

  1. Joined in March 2022


    • Rory

    During your stay

    Camille, a native French speaker will be your host. She also has a little German and Italian which may help. She can help you with any queries you may have about the house or the island.
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      Things to know

      House rules

      Check-in: After 16:00
      Check out: 11:00
      Self check-in with lockbox
      No smoking
      No pets
      No parties or events

      Health & safety

      Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
      No carbon monoxide alarm
      Smoke alarm not reported Show more

      Cancellation policy