Westcove

Short Breaks

Please Note! We regret that we only accept full week bookings between mid June and mid September (even though the dates may appear available on our calendar ; the same usually applies to Christmas, New Year and Easter lettings) . Weekend breaks: arriving on a Friday, leaving anytime Sunday or Monday morning. Mid week breaks: a minimum of 3 nights arriving after 4pm on Mondays and departing before 10am on Fridays. See here for rates.

Team bonding and 'getaway' weekends for small businesses

Winter Weekends


Team bonding and 'getaway' weekends for small businesses

This is an idyllic choice for small business groups requiring a unique venue for team bonding and getaway weekends.

The spacious, flexible function room magically converts from its holiday guise as a games room to a meeting room with WiFi, projector, screen and flip chart.

Katherine, our manager and cook, will greet you and look after you throughout your stay, advising and booking excursions, fishing, golf etc. Please see here for details of activities in the fascinating local area - fishing, golf, riding, walks, sightseeing ...also a selection of musicians, a wildlife expert..even a renowned storyteller, who will be happy to provide an evening's entertainment for you! She and her team will also provide a selection of delicious home-cooked breakfasts and dinners - or BBQs on the south facing stone terrace with its magnificent views over the Kenmare Estuary and the Beara mountains beyond.

Although the lovely dining room at Westcove House can seat up to 22, we can also now cater for a sit-down dinner for up to 55 in the function room after which an Irish dancing evening or disco can be arranged. So why not take an hour's flight from Stansted or Luton to Kerry Airport which is less than 1 1/2 hour's scenic drive through the spectacular Killarney lakes and mountains to Westcove. There are also many flights from other UK and European airports to Cork - 2 hours drive away.

Westcove and its beautiful surroundings provide the perfect retreat from any city environment. You will return refreshed and energised - ready to face whatever challenges the real world throws at you!

Winter Weekends

Whether you are golfers, walkers, artists, bridge players or just friends and family getting together for a celebration, we are offering off-season weekends for groups of 10-26.

For €150 per person you will stay at Westcove House (and The Stables and/or Garden Cottage depending on numbers), from any Friday pm - Sunday pm. This offer includes 2 nights B&B and one home-cooked dinner.

Arrive any time on Friday, enjoy a full Irish breakfast on Saturday, spend the day exploring this fascinating part of south Kerry - guided tours can be arranged - lunch at one of the many welcoming local pubs … then relax in front of the glowing log fire until Katherine calls you in to the elegant dining room of Westcove House for a delicious evening meal.
After dinner, we can arrange for local musicians to entertain you in the House - or Bernie could bring her band and get you dancing in the games room!
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast/brunch on Sunday morning, leaving you enough time for a stroll on Derrynane beach or a more challenging hill walk before your departure.

Suggested Menu for your winter break evening meal:

Starters: a selection of canapés will be served in the bar between 6.30 and 7.30pm - choose two from the following:
Home-made pates - chicken liver and/or smoked mackerel served on Irish Soda bread
Crab claws with a piquant chilli dip
A choice of delicious soups, served in mugs with Irish soda bread

Main Courses:
Fillets of salmon with crumb crust topping
Roast chicken with all the trimmings
Shepherd's pie - succulent minced Kerry lamb topped with creamy mashed potato
Slices of baked gammon on a bed of colcannon
Beef and Guinness casserole - a good winter warmer
Vegetarian option - choice to be discussed with Katherine

Desserts: choose 2 of the following:
Roulade - chocolate or lemon meringue
Bread and butter pudding
Hot sliced apples in sticky toffee sauce served with spiced ice cream
Apple/rhubarb pie served with home-made custard or cream
Cheeseboard with fresh grapes

Optional extras: Katherine always has a selection of home-made dishes available from the freezer: lasagne, quiches etc - details on request - may be useful for your 1st night or one of the lunches.

Wines and Spirits: We do not stock any alcohol on the premises, as we are not licensed to do so. There is quite a good selection of wine available in local stores, but if you are a large group taking advantage of our Catering Options, we suggest you contact VG Wines, an excellent wine merchant based in Kenmare. Their website, www.vgwines.com, offers a comprehensive selection of wines to suit all tastes - and budgets! Delivery to Westcove is free on orders of one case or more. Spirits are very costly in Ireland, so we suggest you bring your own!


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