Pier Cottage

Pier Cottage is idyllically situated one mile west of Castlecove, just off the famous Ring of Kerry. It is actually a pair of sensitively restored, old stone coastguard cottages overlooking its own shingle beach with 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 in three bedrooms. East End sleeps 4 in one double & one twin bedroom.

Pier Cottage is on the waters’ edge and immerses you in the wild natural beauty of Kerry. Ideal for all types of activities from hill walking to cycling or writing, it is also perfect for a quiet secluded break as you can swim, row or shrimp by the cottage or simply sit outside and watch the seals playing on the rocks and the magical, ever-changing light. As the sun sets over the Atlantic, you can nestle up by the fire, guarded against the elements and listen to the cries of the curlews … whilst you sip an Irish whiskey!

If you have your own boat, there is slipway for launching it beside the pier and safe mooring in the little harbour.

Owner’s note: All our visitors seem to agree that the unique, magical location of this cottage surpasses all their expectations – no description or photograph can do it justice! However, being only 30 metres from the very rocky seashore and close to the pier itself, Pier Cottage can be a hazardous choice for those with very young children – they would certainly need constant supervision.

West End


Sitting RoomWood-burning stove – with 2 opening doors – storage heater, TV, DVD player and comfortable seating for 7. A selection of books, toys & DVDs.
KitchenOpen plan, equipped with an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and round dining table seating up to 8. Electric wall heater.
BathroomBath with electric shower over, loo, basin and heated towel rail.
CloakroomWith loo and hand basin.
Bedroom 3Twin Beds. Electric wall heater.
Utility RoomSink, washing machine, tumble dryer, storage heater and microwave.


Bedroom 15ft. double bed and wash hand basin. Electric Wall heater.
Bedroom 23 single beds. Electric Wall heater. En-suite shower room – with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and loo.

East End


Living RoomSpacious open plan living area with open turf fire, storage heater, electric wall heater, TV and DVD player. A selection of toys, books and DVDs. Dining area seating up to 6.
Kitchen cornerWith electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A washing machine, tumble dryer and sink are in the adjacent ‘lean-to’ for use when West End is let. Otherwise, the internal utility room in West End may be used.


Bedroom 1King-size double bed. Electric wall heater.
Bedroom 2Two single beds. Electric wall heater.
BathroomBath with electric shower over, loo, hand basin and heated towel rail.

Floor Plan

Please view the site map to see where Pier Cottage is located within the overall Westcove site.

Pier Cottage in Spring
Pier Cottage with Beach
Aerial View with Pier (1980’s)
With Westcove House behind
Seals at Pier Cottage
View from Westcove House Terrace
With Harbour Beyond
View from the beach
Looking out of Pier Cottage
View to the West
West End Sitting Area
West End Kitchen/Dining Area
West End Bedroom 1
West End Bedroom 2
West End Bedroom 2
West End Bedroom 3
East End Sitting Room
East End Kitchen Corner
East End Bedroom 1
East End Bedroom 2
Snow Capped View
Local wildlife
View through dormer window
To the East
Sunset over the Cottage
Starry Night over Pier Cottage