Welcome to Westcove Estate

Welcome to Westcove Estate

Westcove House

Westcove HouseThe StablesGarden Cottage and Pier Cottage are four unique period properties, full of character, overlooking the beautiful Kenmare estuary on the southernmost point of the ‘Ring of Kerry’. Georgian, Westcove House comfortably sleeps 10 while the converted Stables and wonderfully restored Garden Cottage sleep 11 and 5 respectively. Pier Cottage is a pair of converted coastguard cottages sleeping 2-11 stunningly situated right by the water’s edge. Together, all four properties are ideal for family reunions, get-togethers, small weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Full bedroom layouts, including European and American bed sizes can be found here. Various delicious catering options can be provided (please see our catering page). The elegant dining room in Westcove House, comfortably seats 18 (maximum 26) and we can now seat up to 54 in our attractive games/function room…For larger numbers, a marquee for up to 80 can be erected on the spacious lawn in front of The Stables. (For wedding/celebration guests not staying at Westcove, who may need one or two nights accommodation, please click here and have a look at our list of local places to stay.) Live music/dancing can be arranged for guests in our games/function room which is in The Stables building but is also accessible from the outside. This room is also ideal for holding talks, classes, activities and demonstrations for a wide variety of interest groups. Art groups delight in our north-facing studio, while walking groups can revive weary muscles in our sauna after a day’s rambling. Golf courses in our area are among the best in the world and within an hour’s drive you will find several top class facilities making Westcove also an ideal base for golfers.

As well as a superb choice of talented local musicians, we are lucky to have Vinny Hyland, one of Ireland’s best known natural history experts, and John Fitzgerald and his lovely wife Kerryann who offer a choice of Seaweed walks, talks and feasts. All of whom are happy to come to either Westcove House or The Stables games room – depending on numbers – to entertain you!

The Area: With so many beautiful ‘places to visit’ and ‘things to do’ in this magical corner of Ireland, we have listed the best options – with the best ‘links’ – to help you plan your stay…but do make sure to leave yourselves at least a day or two to simply relax. You will literally feel the cares of the world drifting away!!

A Note From The Owners: We are delighted that you are considering a visit to this beautiful part of Ireland and hope that we can persuade you to stay at one or more of our properties, here at Westcove. My name is Mark Adlington and my brother Hugh and I have recently taken over the ownership of Westcove from my mother Susannah. Although my grandfather’s family have had Irish connections for several hundred years, my grandparents only bought Westcove House in 1961. Since then four generations of our family have been enjoying holidays here – we just love the place and feel sure that you would too. Indeed many of our guests return to Westcove time and time again – something which we view as the highest form of praise!

We have spent many years upgrading and improving Westcove House, and renovating the Stables, Garden Cottage and Pier Cottage whilst retaining their character and charm. The income we receive from renting out our properties at Westcove, helps with the ever-increasing costs involved with the upkeep of period properties, whilst hopefully enabling us to share this much loved, unique and magical place with others for many more generations to come.

We are aware that you, our visitors, will all have different requirements and interests, so we try to be as flexible as possible to ensure your stay at Westcove surpasses all your expectations.

Michael and Katherine Casey, whose families have always lived in this beautiful part of Ireland, have looked after every aspect of our Westcove properties for many years. Should you decide to stay here, they will be on hand to help in any way required. Katherine is an excellent cook – please have a look at what catering options we can provide.

We are always happy to reserve any dates you may be considering for up to two weeks without obligation to give you time to consult your family/friends before making a commitment!

We are proud to confirm that all our Westcove properties have been approved by ‘Failte Ireland’ – The Irish Tourist Board.

We are delighted to be within the ‘Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve’ – one of only three ‘Gold Tier’ reserves on the planet!

Westcove is on ‘The Wild Atlantic Way’ – the longest defined coastal tourist route in the world, winding its way along the spectacular coastline of Western Ireland, from Donegal in the north to Kinsale, West Cork in the south.

Westcove House is a classical Georgian manor house comfortably sleeping 10. Stunningly situated on the southern tip of the famous Ring of Kerry, it overlooks Westcove harbour and the Kenmare estuary with glorious views of the mountains of Cork’s Beara peninsula in the distance …
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The Stables is a characterful, stone building set in the grounds of Westcove House but offering plenty of privacy for its guests. Originally a barn and stables for this small estate, it was converted in the 1960s and has been regularly updated over the years. Sleeping up to 11, it is particularly well suited for young families with its open plan kitchen/dining/play area.
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Garden Cottage is a recently restored 18th century stone cottage sleeping up to 5. Although set in the grounds of Westcove House it is totally secluded with lovely views over Westcove harbour and the Kenmare estuary.
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Pier Cottage is a pair of converted, seventeenth century, stone coastguard cottages with its own shingle beach and panoramic views over the beautiful Kenmare estuary. It can be rented throughout the year as two separate units or one interconnecting cottage. West End sleeps up to 7 guests and East End sleeps 4 in one double and one twin …
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