A classic Georgian manor house, Westcove is nestled on the southern tip of the famous Ring of Kerry, overlooking Westcove harbour and Kenmare estuary with glorious views of the mountains of Cork's Beara peninsula in the distance.
Westcove House is teeming with history, character and charm. The antique 18th century painted hunting lodge furniture brought to the house by an Austrian baron and the many Chinese artefacts and paintings make Westcove an eclectic mix of past and present owners yet has all the conveniences of modern life including full central heating, satellite TV and wi-fi.
The House sleeps 10 comfortably: two doubles, two twins, two adjoining single bedrooms and five bath/shower rooms… for larger groups, The Stables sleeps a further 11 and 5 more can be accommodated in Garden Cottage.
Located in The Stables building, but approachable from the outside, are a Games Room and Studio, plus Sauna area with exercise space, shower and loo – (Note: these are facilities shared by all the properties.)
The huge Games Room is very well equipped with table tennis, table football, darts and other games. It also converts well into a small meeting/party room as it has 30 stacking chairs. Irish live music/dancing evenings can be arranged for special celebrations – very popular with all ages! Adjoining is a large, well lit, north-facing studio with a small snooker/pool table which can be folded away when space is needed by art groups.
Daily cleaning, gas, electricity, bedding, towels and fuel for open fire and wood-burning stove is included in the rental, but cooking, food shopping and extra housekeeping will be tailored to individual requirements. More information on catering options, menu suggestions, and likely costs.
Facing south, spanning the whole width of the house, is a large stone-clad terrace with built-in barbeque and comfortable garden furniture… A magical place for dining or just relaxing, whilst admiring the panoramic views over sea and hills beyond… A gate opens to a pathway through a field of Soay sheep (a 'rare breed' originating from the island of St Kilda in the Outer Hebrides). This leads down to the small harbour with a jetty… A great spot for crabbing! A rowing boat is available for tenants to use at their own risk – life-jackets are provided. Behind the house is a spacious rough lawn, ideal for children and the young at heart to let off steam…!
|Please view the site map to see where Westcove House is located within the overall Westcove site.|