Westcove

Location

Our Westcove properties are located in Kerry, on the southernmost point of the scenic 'Ring of Kerry', overlooking the beautiful Kermare Estuary - between the villages of Castlecove and Caherdaniel, ten miles east of Sneem and ten miles west of Waterville.

How to get to Westcove

Latitude: 51.770124
Longitude: -10.054427

(There is no public transport, so a car is essential)

By Air

The nearest airport is Kerry, 20 minutes north of Killarney and 1½ hours drive from Westcove. Ryanair fly there from Luton and daily from Stansted. Many airlines fly to Cork, about 2¼ hours away: from London (Heathrow and Gatwick), other UK airports and Europe. Shannon Airport is a good 3¼ hours drive away.

 

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By Sea

There is a choice of sailings from the South West of England to Rosslare, on the south-eastern tip of Ireland:-
Stenaline operate two daily 3½ hour crossings (all year) and two daily 1¾ hour high speed sailings (from March to September) from Fishguard.
Irish Ferries operate twice daily crossings to Rosslare from Pembroke, which take 4 hours, but the driving time from London takes half an hour less than to Fishguard, and their cabins are much more comfortable.
  The drive to Westcove takes 2¼ hours from Cork, 4½ hours from Dublin, and 4½ to 5½ hours from Rosslare harbour.
 

Directions from Cork (approximately 2½ hour drive)

Follow the N22 Killarney/Tralee Road until about 10 miles short of Killarney, where you turn left to Kenmare. In Kenmare (a good place to stop for provisions is Supervalu Supermarket), follow the signs to Sneem and Waterville.

Ten miles after going through Sneem, you reach the small village of Castlecove.

Then....

For Pier Cottage

Follow the road straight through Castlecove for one mile and turn directly left, after passing some derelict buildings on your left. Keep left for a quarter mile or so and you come to the harbour.

Pier Cottage is the last cottage on the left before the pier.

For Westcove House

Follow the road straight through Castlecove for one mile and, after passing some derelict buildings on your left, take the SECOND turning left (towards the sea) at a small crossroads (where you will find a sign for Coad pointing in the opposite direction.)

After about 100 yards bear right and the entrance to Westcove House is directly in front of you. Proceed over the cattle grid, with a stone wall on either side, and park by the grass circle.

For The Stables

Follow the road straight through Castlecove for one mile and, after passing some derelict buildings on your left, take the SECOND turning left (towards the sea) at a small crossroads (where you will find a sign for Coad pointing in the opposite direction.)

After about 100 yards bear right and the entrance to Westcove House and The Stables is directly in front of you. Proceed over the cattle grid, with a stone wall on either side. The Stables is immediately on your right.

For Garden Cottage

Follow the road straight through Castlecove for one mile and, after passing some derelict buildings on your left, take the SECOND turning left (towards the sea) at a small crossroads (where you will find a sign for Coad pointing in the opposite direction.)

After about 100 yards bear right and the entrance to Westcove House. Proceed over the cattle grid, with a stone wall on either side, go around the circular drive (anti-clockwise) then drive straight through narrow gap in stone wall on the right – passing back door of Westcove House with caution – Garden Cottage is straight ahead.

Detailed directions from all relevant Ferry Ports and Airports will be sent on request.


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