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Lost Cottage | Luxury Self-Catering Hideaway | County Kerry, Ireland

You may have heard a whisper travelling on the wind about the iconic Irish cottage with the red iron roof, a unique self-catering hideaway lost within a wilderness of emerald green farmland and cloud-shrouded mountains for hundreds of years... Here it is. Set in the remote lakeside townland of Treangarriv in County Kerry, staying at Lost Cottage will connect you to what’s real and silence what’s not: the truest luxury.

Unique self-catering cottage in County Kerry, Ireland


Kerry is world-renowned for its raw, majestic beauty, but it’s the secret spots that really hold the magic. Once a winter refuge to a herd of mountain goats, Lost Cottage (recently nominated for a Mies van der Rohe Award) now opens its doors as one of the most unique self-catering cottages in Ireland. New Larch roof timbers were foraged from the forest behind the cottage whilst the mud floor was stripped back and lime rendered, dressed with furnishings crafted from local Douglas Fir. Whether an adventure-loving family, couple or solo traveller, this romantically remote cottage promises an utterly inspiring escape.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Each perfectly pared-back, the twin bedroom lies behind the cottage sitting room, whilst the bathroom walks through to the master with en suite rainfall shower in the modern poured concrete extension. This was designed to mirror the old cottage beside it, using wood grain oxidised concrete to colour-match the mountains and seamlessly merge into the landscape. The bathroom has a glass roof so that bathers can stargaze from the sunken tub, and being set in Ireland's first International Dark Sky Reserve, guests are guaranteed a dazzling show.


Step onto the Kerry Way right from the doorstep and see how far your legs will take you along the 200km walk which loops around the Iveragh Peninsula through some of Ireland’s most dramatic countryside. Those wanting a wild and windswept adventure can ride along the water’s edge of Rossbeigh beach on horseback, or cycle the Muckross trail through Killarney National Park. On balmy days, head down to Dooks beach, where you'll be unlikely to find anyone other than the owner's extended family, or take the drive to Coumeenoole beach (made famous by the film Ryan's Daughter) where sea-pounded rocks, gold sand and turquoise waters combine to make one magical location.

For Relaxation

Blissfully set within the 85 private acres of Treangarriv, Lost Cottage is a world away from city life. White-washed minimalist interiors offer a stylishly simple shelter from the elements. Watching the morning sun awaken the valley from the master bed is simply awe-inspiring, whereas the seat beside the roaring log fire is the best for witnessing sideways rain, dramatic cloudscapes and moon shadows whip over Caragh lake. Home to some of Ireland’s most iconic scenery, friendliest folk and spirited trad music, County Kerry encompasses all that is great about this fair green isle. 


The approach to the cottage is via an unmade track and there is parking outside the property. The simple kitchen has all the essentials including a dishwasher, oven, fridge and array of kitchen appliances to please smoothie lovers, soup aficionados and fondue fans. The washing machine and dryer are in the outhouse and the master bedroom opens up directly into the bathroom.


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,350 per week, £995 per short break
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesLinen, towels and logs for the fireDigital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: The master bedroom with king-size bed is through the bathroom in the new extensionTwins: A twin bedroom sits snug behind the cottage living area
  • BathroomsThe family bathroom with WC, sink and sunken bath joins the cottage to the master suite, which features an additional rainfall shower en suite
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQGas barbecue
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Mod Cons18" tablet for Netflix, Fugoo XL portable Bluetooth speaker, underfloor heatingInternet & Communications: Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • Other InformationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questionsView floor planRecommend to a friend

Style: Inspired by John Pawson’s simplicity in architecture and design, the owner used a minimalist style where less is more. Lost Cottage has a cool and cathartic vibe, stripped down to the essentials.

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Our Take

Property Owner Brian says

Even when people born and raised in County Kerry first visit Treangarriv, they are taken aback by it´s beauty and find it hard to believe that it is so close yet so hidden. I was no different when I first visited Lost Cottage, it´s like it´s own little world.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around , County Kerry to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

On Your Bike!  Discover the endless cycle paths around Killarney National Park; this is a cyclists' paradise with paths past spectacular lakes and breathtaking vistas. Attractions include Ross Castle, Muckross House and Dinis Cottage (a tea room which has been open for over 200 years) perfect for a pit stop! Bicycles are available from O'Sullivan Cycles.

Skellig Islands  A visit to the Skellig islands will be the perfect outing for history fanatics and architecture enthusiasts wanting to find out more about the Skellig monks. The Visitor Centre will reveal all about their lives and how they managed to gain a foothold on the tiny, inhospitable island. 

Fancy A Challenge?  Skellig Micheal is a World Heritage Site, a wilderness site and a designated Nature Reserve - a must visit! Those physically fit and up for a challenge will have to reserve a spot on the boat and then scale the 618 steps to the monastery ascending over 600ft. Reaching the top will leave you with a great sense of achievement and memories to last a lifetime. 

Surf's Up  With a selection of beautiful beaches just a short drive away, don’t miss the opportunity to grab a board and hit the waves. Inch and Banna beach has an excellent surf school, with all the equipment ready to go along with knowledgeable surf instructors. 

Sweet Tooth  Skellig Chocolate Factory is Ireland's only open-plan chocolate factory. The factory overlooks Skellig Michael, which was used as a backdrop in the lastest Star Wars film - The Force Awakens. They produce award-winning chocolate which you can watch being made and even try. They have a super cafe too, serving their famous hot chocolates which is a must for any visitor. 

Horse Riding  Rossbeigh Beach Riding centre welcome riders of all abilities to experience the beauty of Rossbeigh Beach on horseback. They offer trail riding through breathtaking scenery as well as gentle rides along the six miles of golden sand at Rossbeigh Beach. A wonderful way to explore the Ring of Kerry. 



Quinlan’s Fish in Killorglin is the best fish supplier in the area, with fresh locally caught seafood taking centre stage. Found beside the church, Burkes Butchers is a family favourite for good quality local meats. Jack’s will be your go-to for freshly baked bread, artisan foods and delicious cheeses – a perfect stop-by to collect picnic supplies before heading off for a hike.

Eating Out

If you love seafood then you'll be well placed at Lost Cottage. Jack's of Cromane and The Point Seafood Bar (only serving local boat seafood) come highly recommended - think amazing views, fresh fish and cosy dining. For a unique evening of live music and Spanish food in a converted church, opt for Sol y Sombra, whilst Giovannelli is your go-to for Michelin recommended dining. In Dingle town, The Chart House, Solas and Out of the Blue are all excellent and offer a perfect way to finish off your Dingle tour, or going the opposite direction and near Kenmare, The Boat House at Dromquinna Manor is a perfect lunch destination.

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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