The small village of Castlecove is full of charm and character. Located in Kerry in the south of Ireland, it can be found on the south western side of the Iveragh Peninsula, next to the village of Caherdaniel. Located along the Ring of Kerry, this has to be one of Ireland’s best loved areas and with a cottage holiday here you will have the perfect opportunity to discover why.
Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Castlecove
With a backdrop of mountains, trees and quaint cottages, Castlecove could be a great place for a self-catering getaway. It is also a great place for spending some time by the sea. Castlecove is very close to the North Atlantic Ocean, meaning that there are plenty of opportunities to go for relaxing strolls by the sandy shores of the beaches. Water sports enthusiasts will marvel at the choice of activities available here and in the nearby Derrynane Bay with its enclosed harbour. From water-skiing to sailing and canoeing to just going for a relaxing dip or swim in its clear waters, there is plenty to do for lovers of the water and the sea in Castlecove.
Within the village itself there is one pub which is also a shop selling souvenirs to take back to your friends and loved ones back at home who were not lucky enough to have visited this quaint little settlement! The pub is called The Black Shop and is very picturesque, housed in a lovely black and white building, and if you want to meet friendly locals whilst on your self-catering break, this is the place to be.
As it is situated right on the Ring of Kerry, visiting or staying in Castlecove means that there are some wonderful walks that you can do in this area, seeing some of the most spectacular scenery that Ireland has to offer. Recommended places to see on the popular tourist trail of the Ring of Kerry include the Torc Waterfall at the base of the Torc Mountain, as well as the sprawling and glistening Lough Leane. Whether you want a relaxing stroll through these areas to lap up the atmosphere or perhaps just take some photos, or whether you want a more challenging hike through the mountains, the Ring of Kerry is the perfect trail to take to see some of the best of County Kerry.
Castlecove may be small but it is home to some incredible scenery, some of the best in Ireland, in fact. It has a small population of friendly and welcoming people and after drinking and socialising at The Black Shop you will feel like one of the Castlecove locals! Whether you are searching for romantic hideaways, coastal cottages or log cabins, we trust that you’ll have a fantastic time.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Castlecove, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Kerry.