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Gort Gower

Stunning views from the cottage across to Dingle
Certificate of Excellence
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10 reviews
Stunning views from the cottage across to Dingle
The cottage is one of a pair once owned by The Knight of Kerry
Living and dining area
Ground floor bedroom 1
View from the front door of the cottage
Glanleam beach on Valentia
The slate quarry and grotto on Valentia
Ist floor family bedroom
Ground floor bedroom 2
The cottage rear garden (another picture below)
Valentia from Renard Point
Skelligs Islands - see where Luke Skywalker lives!
Ballyinskelligs beach near Valentia Island
View towards valentia lighthouse from Glanleam
Gort Gower Cottage, Valentia Island, Co Kerry
Kenmare on the Ring of Kerry
View of bray head from coffee shop on Valentia
The cottage rear garden
Rossbeigh - fishing at dusk
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Valentia Island, County Kerry
With one of the best views in Ireland our comfortable cottage is ideal for families, close to sheltered and unspoilt Glanleam beach. Valentia is connected to the mainland of County Kerry by a bridge and a ferry service.

STAR WARS fans can take a boat trip to the Skellig Islands -one of the dramatic locations visited by LUKE SKYWALKER in Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015).

The cottage which is over 200 years old is privately owned and is one of a pair that were originally part of the Knight of Kerry's Glanleam Estate. The cottage has been owned by the same family for several generations and has been sympathetically modernised.

Valentia Island is linked to the mainland by the bridge at Portmagee and by a small roll-on roll-off ferry that runs continuously during high season and links Knightstown on Valentia to Cahirciveen.

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About the Owner, Susanne T
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 15 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2009
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 1 property
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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We spent a lovely week at this cosy and comfortable cottage on Valentia Island. The view from outside the cottage was incomparable and clearly popular with all who passed by. The cottage was clean, the beds were comfortable and the linen fresh and up-to-date and there were plenty of towels, most of which we didn't get round to using. There...

Management response:

So glad you enjoyed your stay, hope you got out to the Skelligs. Thanks for the comments about the decor we have tried to keep the cottage homely and comfortable. Good tip about the cooker thank you. You would be most welcome to stay again in the future.


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Reviewed 18 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a lovely stay in Gort Gower. Nice cosy cottage suitable for all the family. Great views and nice walks from the cottage. Maureen was very helpful also. Will be back

Management response:

Thank you for your comments glad you had a good holiday and enjoyed the cottage; you are very welcome at any time. Regards Susanne


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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Gort Gower, on Valentia Island, Co.Kerry is a beautiful old fashioned cottage in a stunning location. My family and I spent a week there in August and had a very pleasant stay. The cottage is very well equipped, however lacks all mod cons... Maureen will look after any need you have and is a credit to the owners...

Management response:

Hi Karen thanks for this - so glad you enjoyed your stay, and we agree Maureen is a gem! We try and keep a balance between maintaining the cottage character and fitting mod cons but always open to adding where we can, so thank you. I do hope we can welcome you back again one day. Regards Susanne .


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  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
Additional amenities & feature info
· Spacious living/dining area
· Vaulted ceiling
· Open peat fire
· Electric radiators
· Comfortable seating
· Panoramic views
· Easy access to 2 ground floor bedrooms
· Ground floor bathroom (single step)
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Crib
    3 Twins
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
RM 2,318
31 Mar 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
7 nights
RM 2,182
28 Apr 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
7 nights
RM 2,182
30 Jun 2018 -
28 Sep 2018
7 nights
RM 2,400
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: RM 818 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
· Refundable £150 security deposit (including cleaning and recycling) required with final balance payment.
· Charges for electricity deducted from deposit.
· We can accept payments by cheque or bank transfer in GBP or Euros
. Please enquire for bookings after 5th October 2013
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About the neighbourhood
Situated in the beautiful south west corner of County Kerry, Valentia Island has been a popular location for holidaymakers for many years. The island lies within the gulf stream and consequently the climate is mild throughout the year. Valentia is linked to the mainland by the bridge at Portmagee and by a small roll-on roll-off ferry that runs continuously during high season and links Knightstown on Valentia to Cahirciveen. Valentia is a great place to walk, cycle and take in the stunning scenery. At Valentia museum just outside Knightstown you can discover the history of the isalnd including the transatlantic cable station, the world famous slate quarry and the recently discovered Tetrapod Trackway or dinosaur footprints!

It is also in a great location on the Ring of Kerry to explore pi...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Kerry (Killarney): 63.0 km
Railway: Killarney: 65.0 km
Ferry: Rosslare: 274.0 km
There are regular flights from London Stansted and London Luton to Kerry County airport also known as Farranfore or Killarney airport. Car hire available at the airport. The drive to Valentia will take you approximately 1½ hours. There are also a number of operators flying to Cork airport with a connecting drive of approximately 3 hours. Flights can be booked with Ryan Air via their website.

Another popular option is to travel by sea - approximately 3 hours from Fishguard in Wales to Rosslare in County Wexford or Irish Ferries which sails from Pembroke to Rosslare.
This is an excellent choice if you would like to take in the stunning scenery on the drive through to Kerry.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km.
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