Kenmare Accommodations

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Accommodations in Kenmare

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The SpaceA small room in our house on its own grounds private free car park and country garden. We are located 300 meters from Kenmare shopping centre and 900 meters to Kenmare's many award winning restaurants, Kenmare is on the Estuary is a Heritage town and is high on the list of best kept towns in Ireland, its on 'The Wild Atlantic Way' between 'Ring of Kerry' and 'Ring of Beara', ' Skelligs' a world Heritage site and 'Carrantuhill' are nearby. Guest Accessincluded free car park, wifi and garden. Pat will give a free walking tour of Kenmare where a group are interested, weather permitting. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually available so please ask about what you would like to see in the area The NeighborhoodWe live in Kenmare a town of aprox 2500 people see photos for a view of our surrounding areas Getting AroundThere is a Bus sevice to Killarney and Cork see 'Bus Eireann' at times do the Ring of Beara, One needs a car to visit mountains and Valleys, our roads are seanic and windy so extra time is advisable, Tours on the 'Ring' see 'Kenmarecoachandcab', Distance to Airports- Kerry 1 hour, Cork 1h 40 minutes, Shannon 3 hours, Dublin 5 hours Other Things to NotePlease allow for our narrow roads, many of our guests find they are a day behind at the time the arrive and have to put forward their next booking, Wild Atlantic Way and Ring of Kerry are roads to relax and enjoy
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The SpaceBeautiful area 9km from kenmare town. Set on the ring of Kerry. Each double room s for 2 people and have private bathroom and shower. Spectacular setting. This is a beautiful house set on the ring of kerry. Fully equiped Kitchen, Dinning room, TV Room, Parking, Walks and hill climbing, Beaches and mountains close by. Wifi and multi channel TV. BBQ on the deck My Wife and Daughter live in the house and my mother in law has a granny flat on the premises One of the most beautiful areas on earth Private trasport recommended Guest AccessParking, Walks and hill climbing, Beaches and mountains close by. Wifi and multi channel TV. BBQ on the deck Interaction with GuestsWe live in the house and my mother in law has a separate granny flat at the at the back of the house. The NeighborhoodOne of the most beautiful areas on earth. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way of the West course of Ireland. We have just finished renovating the house In January and February. Getting AroundPrivate trasport recommended
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The Space3 bedrooms with double beds with en-suite facilities. Tea/Coffee provided on arrival. Stunning views of the beautiful Kerry Mountains. Comfortable beds and quality linen provided. Full use of kitchen is provided for guests Guest AccessWalking, cycling, fabulous scenery, peaceful and calm setting. Car parking on grounds. Interaction with GuestsWe have alot of local knowledge and we are happy to help guests with information of local activities, providing maps and making reservations for all events . The NeighborhoodKenmare is a friendly and beautiful town. It is a food lovers paradise and has many lively and entertaining pubs. There is something to suit all age groups from horse riding, water sports, fishing and many many other activities. Getting AroundThere is a bus service on a daily basis to and from Killarney /Kenmare. The local Airport is one hour away. Other Things to NoteThe house has 3 bedrooms and, each room can accommodate 2 people. €4 euro charge to use laundry facilities.
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The SpaceOriginally built by my grandparents in the 1950s, on the farm featured in Harry Bewick's 1930s book 'A Wild Taste'. We have endeavored to bring this historical gem into the 21st century. Guest AccessOur private beach and slipway, so guests are welcome to bring their own kayaks and other watersport equipment (at their own risk). Also enjoy our woodland and waterfall walks through acres of ancient Irish woodland Interaction with GuestsAs little or as much as you want! The NeighborhoodQuiet secluded cabin right by the sea, with otters and deer (and even the occasional sea eagle!) for company! Getting AroundBring your car as there is not a regular bus service here Other Things to NoteThere is an additional charge for electricity. We read the meter at arrival and departure and work out usage as per current electricity prices We will not be offering short stay holidays in summer 2015 so in July & August 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights. Also as the cabin is heated with a wood burning stove, on cold winter days you will need to get a good fire going to heat up the radiators. A big basket of fuel is included in the price. Thank you!
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61 reviews
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The SpaceDouble en-suite bedroom in a modern, centrally heated house w wooden floors throughout. Located on the ring of Kerry with easy access to the Beara Peninsula, within driving distance of Kerrry and Cork Airports. The bedroom has a double bed, bed side lamps, bedside lockers, drawers and an ensuite shower room. It is suitable for a couple or single person. Bed linen, towels and hairdryer provided. The room overlooks the garden and a wooded area. Breakfast is included and served in the kitchen. I can make you whatever you like - Full English or a Continental (fresh farm eggs from the hens). An evening meal is available on request for an additional cost. You will be welcomed with tea/coffee on arrival. Guests are welcome to use the garden and sitting room which is shared with family. There is a TV and DVD player. Guests must not mind children or pets. Free WiFI is now available for up to 7 remote devices. During July and August the minimum stay is 2 nights. Discounted rates for longer stays. The town is off the beaten track, so guests will need a car to tour Cork and Kerry. There is limited public transport - bus 1 a day to Cork and Killarney during winter. There are local taxis too. The town is a Gourmet Capital of Ireland! Kenmare has a plentiful supply of pubs and great restaurants within walking distance. There are fabulous hotels with great spas and bars. We are on the sea and there are loads of great outdoor activities. These include golf, hillwalking, fishing, kayaking, horse riding and water sports nearby. Guest AccessFree WiFi, television room, en-suite shower room with toilet, choice of breakfasts, central heating Interaction with GuestsI serve and cook breakfast, welcome visitors and endeavour to make my guests feel as welcome as possible. The NeighborhoodA quiet cul de sac at the base of Muxnaw Mountain, within walking distance of Kenmare Town. To reach town turn left and Kenmare Bay's arched bridge, proceeding directly to town. Getting AroundThere is a bus daily to Cork and Killarney with additional buses during the summer season.
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The SpaceGortnaboul Farmhouse is ideally located in the peaceful countryside with beautiful views to the Caha Mountains. For walkers it is a treat to walk the hour's walk to Kenmare town along part of the 'kerry way' route. Alternatively it's a short five minute drive. Kenmare is a heritage town on the 'Ring of Kerry'. It has a lot of great and award winning restaurants, Deli's and Cafes and some great traditional pubs with nightly entertainment. On Wednesdays there is great food and craft market in the town square with local artisan food makers selling their produce. There are some really lovely shops and boutiques and lovely walkways along the bay and to the pier. Our farmhouse cottage is the perfect tranquil spot for anyone hoping for a week of quiet countryside, beautiful flora and fauna unspoilt, undisturbed and the best of fresh air. The house is tastefully restored and refurbished in a traditional country style retaining much of it's original features as possible. Kitchen/ dining room has large wood burning stove with original stone fireplace. Living room has an open fireplace also with optional plug in electric fire. Bathroom has full bath with electric shower and w.c. Upstairs has three double bedrooms. It has well maintained front and rear gardens with outdoor garden furniture. Suitable house and safe surroundings for children. The house is unique as it is the grand old age of 110 years. It was the family home for generations of the Courteney's and holds lovely memories for family members who stay when they come home to visit. It continues to welcome visitors from all countries and everyone who stays loves the house and the location. It is a 30 minute drive to Killarney from the house via the scenic mountain route of Molls Gap. It is an hour to the beautiful beaches of Caherdaniel or Allihies on the Beara Penninsula. As Kenmare sits in the middle, it makes it the ideal base for sight seeing the Southwest and West Cork. Please note the 550 euro weekly rental apply's to July, August 2016. Rental cost is less for other months of the year. Elec and heating oil costs are additional on departure depending on usage. Interaction with GuestsRespectful of guests privacy but always a phonecall away if needed.
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Excellent
45 reviews
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Situated on the famous Ring of Kerry, the architecturally designed 2 Mile Lodge is a 4-minute drive from Kenmare. With free Wi-Fi available throughout and free private parking, it is 8 km from Molls Gap.
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This room in 2 Mile Lodge B&B is suitable for up to 5 persons. It has 2 double beds and 1 single bed and is en-suite.The spacious and comfortable room has a large walk in wardrobe,Tea and Coffee making Facilities and a TV/Video.
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Guest AccessThese are three bedroom holiday homes each accommodating up to 5 people in 1 x double bedroom with ensuite, 1 x twin bedroom (2 x single beds) and 1 x single bedroom. There is one main family bathroom. All bedrooms are located upstairs. Downstairs is the sitting room and the kitchen cum dining area. Interaction with GuestsOur onsite Supervisor Aldona will be available to you throughout your stay and will be your point of contact on arrival for key collection. The NeighborhoodKenmare is renowned worldwide for its stunning location on the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. It is located by the Kenmare Bay Estuary where the river meets the sea. The closest sandy beach is about 45 minutes drive but you can swim and enjoy watersports and activities from the shoreline around Kenmare. The selection of restaurants and pubs in Kenmare is hard to beat and you will always find music sessions in the evenings. Getting AroundSheen View Holiday Homes have parking spaces for 2 cars per property. it is recommended that you have your own car when coming to Kenmare as the train only goes as far as Killarney and from there you would need to catch a bus (not very frequent) or take a taxi which can be quite expensive. The closest ariports are Kerry Farranfore (50 minutes drive), Cork (90 minutes drive) or Shannon (approximately 150 minutes drive). You can easily walk into the town of Kenmare from these holiday homes along a footpath - takes approximately 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. Other Things to NoteOn arrival you will be asked for a security deposit of €200 euro in cash which will be refunded to you on departure providing there are no breakages or damages to the property. There is a daily energy charge payable onsite on departure to our Supervisor. This is charged at the rate of €5.00 per day in summer months (July and August) and €7.00 per day for the rest of the year.
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2 Bed Apartment - Self Catering in the center of Kenmare. The Apartments which have just been remodeled, are located on Henry Street, just up the street from O Donnabhain's The Apartment consists of 2 Bright and airy Double Rooms, and an open plan K
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The SpaceWarm friendly comfortable home surrounded by panoramic views. Fully dressed beds, towels provided and continental breakfast served each morning. Guest AccessPrivate sitting/dining room. Shared kitchen with host. Outside patio and BBQ area. Sunny conservatory. Office private. Private parking , TV and free WIFI. Interaction with GuestsI will be available to offer information on amenities and have good knowledge of the Kerry Area. The NeighborhoodPoppyfield is 4.5km from the town of Kenmare and is set in very quite peaceful surroundings. Getting AroundA car would be required to get around the area. There is a daily bus service to and from Killarney to Kenmare.
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80 reviews
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The SpaceCahas House, This medium sized cool room with comfortable double bed, private Toilet and shower, TV, WiFi free cleaning tea and coffee, private free car park and country garden with patio if you would like to sit outside, We have a shed for your Bicycle if your cycling We are located near Kenmare shopping center, Kenmare has a number of award winning restaurants within 10 min walk, we have full Breakfast menu available 8.30 to 9.30 am for *EUR 8 per person cash*. NB Breakfast is not charged in advance . We have great local knowlege and available to discuss what you would like to do during your stay Caha's House is on its own grounds in Kenmare which is on the Estuary between Kerry Mountains, Kenmare is a Heritage town it is top of the list of best kept towns, We are Located between 'Ring of Kerry' and 'Ring of Beara', 'Skelligs', 'Carrantuhill' and 'Healy Pass' are also close by. Public transport is limited so a car is needed for the many routes, extra time is advisable and we have free carpark. Guest AccessFree Carpark and country garden with wifi, Pat will give a free walking tour of Kenmare when a group is interested. weather permitting. Interaction with GuestsPlease let us know what you are interested in it may be available localy The NeighborhoodI love the variety of Mountain, valley, lakes and sea in our area Getting AroundWe are 5 min walk from shopping centre and 10min walk from Restaurants, There are Buses to Killarney and Cork a number of times a day see 'Bus Eireann' which also go Ring of Beara, To make most of the Countryside one needs a Car, trips on the 'Rings' are available but subject to numbers, see Kenmarecoach and cab, Cycling events on the Rings are very popular, We are 1 hour from Kerry Airport, 1hr 45min from Cork Airport and 3 hr from Shannon, Other Things to NotePlease allow time for our narrow roads and Holiday mode, Many find they are a day behind when they arrive to us and have to cancel their next reservation.
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The SpaceNote:Minimum Stay is 3 nights! Huge Discounts of 50% or even more if you book for 7 nights, From Saturday to Saturday. See below also! Inside: Modern feel but in traditional style. Well furnished and equipped with kitchen/sitting room with gas hob and electric oven, separate larder fridge and freezer. Two large French doors, and two bedrooms, one with a double and en suite bath with W.C, and one with two single beds and en suite shower and W.C. Oil fired central heating (under floor). Duvets. TV. Radio. Washing machine and dryer combined. Dishwasher. Microwave. No pets allowed. No Smoking indoors. Outside seating area with garden furniture overlooking the Kenmare estuary. Prices include Free Wireless WiFi, Free Oil, Free Gas, Free Electricity, Free underfloor central heating, Free Linen and Towels. Free Parking. NOTE: Minimum stay is three nights. It is totally preferred that you start your stay on a Saturday if you are staying for 7 nights, but no later than the Wednesday on any given week, if you are only staying for the minimum 3 nights. ( this in order to allow the property to be vacant to welcome the next guests on the Saturday. ) By booking for 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday, you will find that the prices are massively discounted! Normally let from Saturday to Saturday especially in peak seasons. Everything is included in the price. No hidden extras whatsoever. Minimum Stay is 3 nights. Notes: Elevated property – not suitable for young children. Guest AccessGuests can have access to all areas of the property! It is on about half a hectare which is a nature reserve of wild meadow, natural brush, fern, gorse,briar etc. etc. It's all your's and your's only, to enjoy in total privacy for the duration of your stay. Interaction with GuestsIf the guests need to, they can Contact Patrick anytime on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) As a back up, If Patrick not available, guests can contact Tricia on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or John the caretaker on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) The NeighborhoodBedrock is quietly situated overlooking Kenmare Bay and about 2 miles from Coss Strand (safe sandy/pebble beach). Kenmare (5 miles) and Sneem (12 miles) and Killarney ( with it's famous lakes ) 22 miles over the Ring of Kerry Moll's Gap Route. All have excellent restaurants, deep sea fishing trips, tennis, horse riding and golf. Pub 1½ miles. Very scenic area for walking, climbing or trekking, touring and cycling. Bedrock is just minutes from the Wild Atlantic Way being the world's longest defined coastal touring route. Getting AroundLoads of free parking at Bedrock. Taxis are available also from Kenmare town. Other Things to NoteWithin 5 kms there is The Boat House Bistro ( Opens seasonally). There is a nice small marina adjacent to this. Also Dromquinna Horse riding stables only a short drive away!
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The SpaceBest of both worlds ! Close to town but away from the hustle & bustle. Guest AccessCar parking. Garden. Wifi. Interaction with GuestsWe give a daily call, at times to suit, and are available at all times if needed. The NeighborhoodQuiet area, convenient to town, golf, walks, etc. Getting AroundLocal taxis, bike rentals, bus services & tours
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The SpaceKenmare is the jewel of the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Kerry is the most beautiful jewel in the Emerald Isle. The Haven has 3 large double bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms and a large family bathroom with shower and bath. A large open-plan sitting room with comfortable sofas and a dining room. The large spacious kitchen has a large fridge, freezer, dish washer, electric oven, hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, cafetiere, and is fully equipped. The utility room has a washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board. The Haven is offered as a self catering holiday home. Guest AccessGuests will have access to the entire house and grounds. It is offered as a self-catering holiday home and is fully equipped. Interaction with GuestsWe have a wonderful local Manager, Carol, who is available for any emergencies or questions. We will give guests Carol's telephone number on confirmation of booking. In the meantime your hosts are always available via email or phone. The NeighborhoodThe Haven nestles between the majestic mountain ranges on both sides of the Roughty River which flows from the Kenmare Bay into the Atlantic Ocean. There are many beautiful walks, including the famous Kerry Way and the Beara Way. The house is a short stroll (1 km) from the Heritage Town of Kenmare and all the wonderful traditional Irish bars, restaurants, cafes, craft shops that abound. There are several supermarkets. A Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the Town Square. The town of Kenmare lies on two world famous Irish tourist routes; the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, and is approximately 32 kilometres (20 miles) from Killarney. As a result it is a beautiful tourist destination. Activities on offer in and around Kenmare include two world class golf clubs, angling, scuba diving, hill walking, pony trekking and cycling. Getting AroundThere are taxis and bicycles for hire in Kenmare. Buses run daily to Killarney, and Cork City and stop at all the villages and towns along the route. Kerry Airport is the nearest and Cork is convenient too. Car hire can be arranged at both of these airports. Other Things to NoteThe standard security deposit is required in case of damages. Electricity is metered. The Manager will read the meter in your presence upon arrival and again on departure when she will collect payment in euros. Currently the cost is 20 cents per unit consumed. n.b. This is standard practice for Irish holiday home rentals. We have an electric immersion heater in a huge hot water tank and it will deliver constant hot water. However, please be aware that it takes around 2 hours to heat the full tank of water. Mosts guests prefer to leave the immersion heater switched on - it is thermostatically controlled - and they then have constant hot water. There is a one-off house-keeping / cleaning fee of 90 euros which is added to every booking. The Haven is a self catering holiday home which means day to day cleaning / laundry is the responsibility of the guest. You can always discuss any special requirements with our Manager.
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The SpaceThis room is upstairs is large comfortable and ideal for three people who want to share a room but have their own bed, it has shower, toilet, towels, hairdryer, TV, WiFi, free cleaning Tea or Coffee and snacks. private free car park and country garden Patio if you would like to sit outside, you can have full breakfast menu with us for *EUR 8 per person cash*. NB you are NOT charged in advance for breakfast, We are located 300 meters from Kenmare shopping centre and 900 meters from the Restaurants , just drive to end of Railway road and turn left. NB, one price no hidden charges. Kenmare a Heritage town is known for award winning restaurants and is top of the list of best kept towns in Ireland, We are on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' between 'Ring of Beara' and 'Ring of Kerry' Skelligs, Healy pass, Carrantuhill and Kerry Way are all close by. ideally located in a natural Estuary Hills and Valleys in the South west of Ireland(URL HIDDEN)NB the following are the time it takes to drive to Kenmare from the Airports- Kerry 1 hour, Cork 1h 40m, Shannon 3 hours, Dublin 4h.30min, Guest AccessFree Wifi car park and Garden, Pat will give a walking tour of Kenmare if a group is interested weather permitting. Interaction with GuestsWe have a lot of local knowledge so please ask about what you would like to do in the area, The NeighborhoodKenmare being a small town with quaint shops and many small and varied places to eat make one feel at home and relaxed, there are many walks to view the Mountains ( see photos) or take a drive to the nearby Villages and for a day out visit the 'Skelligs' or 'Healy Pass' Getting AroundWe are 5 min walk from shopping centre and 10 min walk from Restaurants, There is Coach and Bus service to Killarney and Cork to and from Kenmare see 'Bus Eireann', but you really need a Car to get to see the valleys and Mountains we have free parking and you can leave your car if you are walking the 'Kerry way'
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56 reviews
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The SpaceTraditional House, This comfortable room is upstairs, can be used as twin or triple has views over Kenmare and Mountains with shower, toilet, towels, hairdryer WiFi and TV, tea coffee and snacks. free cleaning car park and country garden, We are located near Kenmare shopping centre, Kenmare has many good restaurants within 10 min walk, we offer breakfast menu available 8.30 am to 9.30 at *EUR 8 per person cash*. you are not charged in advance for breakfast(URL HIDDEN) Kenmare is a Heritage and is top of the list of best kept towns in Ireland, We are on 'Ring of Kerry' 'Ring of Beara' ' Healy pass' 'Kerry way' Skelligs are all close by. Kenmare is on 'Wild Atlantic Way' and is located centrally in the scenic part of Ireland. Guest AccessFree car park and country garden and wifi, Pat will give free walking tour of Kenmare when a group is interested, We have one price no hidden charges. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually available please ask for what you would like to do in the area The NeighborhoodLakes, Mountains and valleys are many and varied, occasional treck to 'Carrantuhill' Irelands highest mountain which is over 1000 meters high with Kenmare walking club a great day out but not for the faint hearted Getting AroundWe are 5 min walk from shopping centre and 10min walk from Restaurants, One really need a Car to see the many mountain passes and quaint valley roads, you can leave your car with us if you want to walk the 'KerryWay' Our roads take more time then you think so extra time is advisable, For Bus routes see Bus Eireann which at times do the Ring of Beara.
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Guest AccessThere is a guest room that has a library and tea/coffee dock. There is no Kitchen access Interaction with GuestsI will be there to check in and answer any question. I am usually at the property if needed Getting AroundThere is free safe parking at the premises Other Things to NoteGPS does not always give the most direct route. Here are some directions to help with your arrival. When you get to Kenmare, take a right out of town at the Post office, go over the main Kenmare bridge (Bantry direction) take the SECOND right after the bridge and here you will see a sign for Watersedge
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Good
22 reviews
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The SpaceThe house offers beautiful mountain views and you can walk to the water's edge through a little forest walkway past a Castle ruins. It is a lovely walk (about 15 minutes) and you can swim from the shore (it is not a sandy beach, rather a little stretch along the shoreline). It's location gives the advantage of being a short distance to the lively town of Kenmare (just 2 miles, less than 10 minutes by car) while, at the same time, allowing guests to relax in the natural and private surroundings This group of holiday homes is located on part of the demesne of Dunkerron Castle, the original 13th century stronghold of the O'Sullivan Mor family. It makes a perfect tour base for both the Ring of Kerry and the wonderfully scenic Beara Peninsula. Two golf clubs lie within a 2 mile radius - Kenmare Golf Club in Town and the Ring of Kerry Golf Club in Templenoe. Enjoy a leisurely tour of Killarney's beautiful Lakes and National Parkland or explore the heritage town of Kenmare closer to home. Activity and water sports centers both lie within a 5 mile radius of Dunkerron. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Other Things to NoteA €100 security deposit is taken on arrival and refunded upon departure. Utilities are charged additionally at the end of the stay.
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The SpaceArdmullen is a small architect designed residential development of 33 beautiful homes, located on the famous Ring of Kerry road on the quiet outskirts of Kenmare town and just a brisk walk from the town centre along a safe footpath serviced by public lighting. Kenmare being a thriving town in rural setting, Ardmullen has all amenities and services close at hand but enjoys a quality of life that is synonymous with the countryside. This private development stands on 4.5 acres of elevated ground and incorporates extensive landscaped green areas, complimenting the pastoral surrounds. Your Home away from Home The Ardmullen properties are generously proportioned two-storey homes which boast 3 spacious bedrooms (1 master en-suite, 1 double, 1 twin), comfortably sleeping up to 6 guests. Further accommodation includes a lounge with open fireplace and a large fully equipped kitchen with open plan dining area. All rooms are beautifully and stylishly decorated and are cheerfully bright, with lots of natural light and high quality furnishings. Naturally, bed linen and hotel quality towels are provided for your use. Central heating keeps you snug and warm, and the open fire can be used to create an even more comfortable atmosphere. There is satellite television in the lounge. Please note that for the benefit of all guests, these are non-smoking houses. Outside, the homes avails of safe off-street parking and at the rear there is a patio area with garden furniture and barbeque. Children in your party will be delighted with the large communal green area well away from the public road, which is perfect for kicking around a ball or enjoying a game of badminton after a day's touring. Both homes have beautiful views of the surrounding mountainous scenery.
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The SpaceThis is the downstairs room. Double Rm with Wet Room + large functional glass desk. Access doors to Library/guest sitting room and door to exterior south, patio sound of the river and view of the hills. Pathway around the bushy and wooded three acres and along the riverbed + hammock. Enjoy an unspoiled and stunning rural setting in an ecologically built house next to Ireland's prettiest small heritage town. The Lodge is exclusive to 6-7 guests max so I like to give primary choice to those who would most appreciate and value what this place offers.I like to welcome artistic, creative and talkative people who are interested in the natural, ecological matters and enjoying the beautiful, gentle nature of the area or engaging with the local culture, food and music etc., and those who like authentic wholesome fare*. Breakfast is of wholesome organic foods with an optional choice of artisan local produce as extra. Reviews on TRIP ADVISOR + 16+ REVIEWS on my other 2 listed rooms:- KENMARE ECO LODGE & KERRY ECO LODGE to get a flavour of how others have enjoyed the place*, the host* and the setting*. *Healthy breakfasts - Wholesome Breakfast included or, Luxury Wholesome Breakfast with authentic, organic locally sourced produce optional extra. +Vegetarian/Gluten free. **Host - writer/tutor/independent traveller/nutrition therapist ***wooded river valley/hill views and great peace ******** (unless there is a farmer travelling the laneway in a JCB!...and....I cannot fix the rain no more than I can take all the credit for the perfect weather of 2014. Those who came in April know it was magic. June was perfect but few of you were around! July & August were also sunny and dry. So many wanted to book that I had to decline. Plan it better for 2015...ensure your place in the bed is reserved @ Kenmare/Kerry/Hemp House Eco Lodge Library. Guest Sitting Room. 3 acres there is a path by the river. Next door farm for walks. tea making in the kitchen, two patios The host is available for directions and conversations in the morning and next day to hear how you got on....you will be doing what I like doing myself: enjoying the landscape, the food, the music and the beauty.... *supporting the local economy of artisan bakers, cheesmakers, growers, farmers and suppliers...local organic produce is the mainstay of the wholesome breakfasts/wholesome luxury breakfasts. Guest Access*Guest sitting room/library room adjoining this (downstairs) bedroom. *Normal B&B rules apply - tea making in guest sitting room. Interaction with Guests Plenty of advice of places and activities within short or long distance radius - Beara and Iveragh and W.Cork etc. See (URL HIDDEN) seasafari, dromquinna, discover beara and other local websites. The NeighborhoodThe location/immediate neighbourhood, so peaceful, the river and woods and hills.... we do not look out on any other (URL HIDDEN) is all landscape except for one beautiful stone house set beyond the river.....the house is down a laneway and just 10 minutes drive to town of Kenmare/Neidin with gourmet restaurants, great shops and from the Kenmare bay and Reenagross Wildlife Park, a headland jutting into the bay. Car or bike are best for getting around. Great destination for walking all day.....pristine landscape...walk in bare mountains...through woodlands....down into lakes...take a boat to other lakes past small islands with arbutus trees which Percy Bisse Selly has compared to Lake Como in Italy or sit and watch it from the verandah of Brandon cottage in the Black Valley....you will be alone or with very few others.....walking the KERRY WAY....green landscape and blue skies make for memories to last forever.......the thing about here is that the landscape keeps changing from bare mountains to steep lush valleys then opens again to lakes and views of the highest mountains in Ireland all bunched up together looking stunning. List Top 5 Things To See & Do in Kenmare Area All part of the Wild Atlantic Way 1.___Kenmare town itself – Kenmare is always bustling with activity and a great place for eating and shopping. A destination with award winning standards in dining and accommodation and has everything that the visitor can want including shelter of the beautiful wooded bay and scenic views all around it with tiny coves and harbours, a bistro and glamping on the bay, pubs looking onto the bay, cafes, pubs, camping, riding, golfing, sea cruising, kayaking, bay eco seal and sea eagle watching tours. Watch the sun go down on Kenmare Bay - Spectacular sunsets over the bay and western skies from the iconic bridge south of the town and from nearby pier. Watch this you tube video for the spirit of here market day in Kenmare and the best of rumba from a west cork band combined (website hidden) dine in any number of great restaurants in beautiful Kenmare town...stroll the whole town in 5 minutes...dip in and out of the pubs and music venues all over until you have found the one for you....come home to the deep peaceful valley....get up and eat the breakfast of meusli, freshly made fruit salad, smoked salmon and artisan cheeses + the substantial and arguably the healthiest breakfast you are likely to have on your trip. Now what would you like for Day 2. Walk from here to Killarney through the national park? Swim in the pool down river? Visit the beaches out further on either peninsula?..Shop for a beautifully crafted silver or gold ring? Hang out in street cafes, eat seafood and listen to lots of music?......... Kenmare Eco Lodge is on the edge of the Beara Peninsula, a hidden gem of a tourist destination. Read on below and you will understand why. Kenmare is also on the edge of Killarney National Park and access from Kenmare is within 3klms walk /drive to waymarked sign and you are in bare mountainous national park uplands and can walk all day, to Black Valley or to Killarney lakes and avoid the mass tourism. 2.____Walk into the Killarney National Park via Old Kenmare Road – scenic mountain gap/ hill walking trail from north east of Kenmare town to Killarney National Park looking down on national park lakes and spur walks to Black Valley & Torc mountain and very scenic waterfall__________________________________________________ Go to Josie's Restaurant overlooking a glacial lake/Glanmore Lake for coffee, good lunch or dinner (good quality seafood and Kerry lamb, local cheeses etc.) and watch the sun turn the lake, woods and rocks pink. Good area for plenty of scenic walks and views. Knockatee Mountain area very special - between the coastal road and the mountain road from Tousist to Lauragh on Beara. Dereen Gardens and Kilmacillogue Pier at the foothills all worth a visit. On the way Glenichaquin Waterfall Amenity Park is midway between Lauragh and Kenmare with Clonee lakes, Uragh stone circle and The Lake House bar and restaurant on the route, R571. If you are touring the Ring of Beara, you will travel along The Healy Pass and can take advantage of the breathtaking scenery from the top. You will also travel through Castletownbere which is a large fishing port, not a big tourist town by good fresh seafood served in restaurants and a very nice historic pub, McCarthy's Bar. If you are interested in walking, the Beara Way is a must while in the area. Glanmore Lake has walks and Knockatee area, plus the whole of Caha mountains. I will tell you how to reach these and also you may ask when you get there in local restaurants, gallery and pubs for further directions Food and drink stops on R571 approx 5klms from KenmareThe Sailors Bar, Killaha and 11klm The Lake House in Clonee and 18km O'Sullivan's Bar, Kilmackillogue, Josie's Restaurant & Cafe Lauagh off R571 by the lake. There are also a number of galleries displaying the fine art works of local artists all around the Beara peninsula. All are compiled together in a brochure which I can give you called 'Our Day Out' compliled by the must see gallery Mill Cove who have a shop on Main Street, Kenmare and also in a beautiful setting by Castletownbere. Bhuddish Centre for meditation and good coffee and food cafe: This lies a few kilometers to the west of Castletownbere and in a spectacular setting. The cafe gives you a good chance to snoop around. Meditation are in the afternoons ....check them out under Dzogchen Beara. Drive back via Adrigole and Glengarriff...many things there....The blue pool harbour in the centre of the village is my favourite spot...like a Daphne duMaurier pirate cove, there is a great childrens playground, walks from the cove to the big open harbour where there are great views of the islands and bay, bamboo park walks, good coffee and cakes...boats go to Garnish Island in ten minutes, see seals on the way, other islands, gorgeous coves and then this Italian style planted island, coming back home there is Glengarriff Wildlife Park, there is a glacial lake at top of the mountains - Barley Lake, good steep walk up there. Glengarriff is only twenty minutes to Kenmare Eco Lodge, other stops on the way recommended are Lorge Choclatier, at the old post office in Bonane village, also Bonane Heritage Park. The village is but a church and the old Post Office which is a great stop as it is now a Chocolate shop - Lorge Chocolatier where Benoit Lorge serves hot chocolate and plenty of take away treats. Useful Links (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (URL HIDDEN) hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) KENMARE EVENTS for every month of the year - Spring traditional music festival, boat race weekend May, Food Fair in mid summer, Lace Festival – which one the most innovative event of the national gathering fest last year…Irish mountaineering conference, Historic conference linking to Gangs of New York emigration experience..right through to the Choral Festival in novement and the month long series of events from mid dec to mid jan. Local town walks….The heritage trail through the town which has the largest stone circle in the SW Irl. Reenagross, the town’s wildlife park of mature trees and 3klm loop walks on a marshy headland with salt marshes and tidal flats suitable for bird and bat watching.__________________________________________________ The SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE- KENMARE BAY is surrounded on by hill ranges and the highest mountains in Ireland. Several deep, long valleys of outstanding natural beauty are on Kenmare town’s doorstep. Sample options for Day 1: Travel 11klms to all this: Pier & swim + Stone Circle + 3 lakes + Farm with waterfall + way marked hill hike routes. Climb over a Waterfall, picnic at the top + view the whole of Kenmare Bay + Iveragh/Ring of Kerry mountains. Lunch at nearby good food pub. Travel another 5klms to historic gardens by the (email hidden)sit quiet harbour pub for mussles and guinness...drive 5klm to glacial lake..coffee in restaurant overlooking this lake...drive up corkscrew road nearby for views ...come back for dinner when the mountains around the lake have turned pink in the sunset....or drive on through the Beara peninsula and come out at Glengarriff...enjoy a pint outside the south facing pubs and meet everyone...come home (20minutes away) stop by an award winning chocolateir's business in an old post office by the side of the road, buy presents or order a hot (email hidden)e home, change, 3.____Gleninchaquin Valley – A stone circle and ancient oak woods. 3 lakes and sea views with farm at the top with amazing parkland trees in front of scenic waterfall. Lake house restaurant and music pub and traditional dancing at the roadsite at the bottom of the valley v__________________________________________________ (URL HIDDEN) 4.___Lauragh Valley – Kilmacillogue small fishing boat harbour with pub, music and seafood, Knockatee mountain and surrounding walks and drives with view of entire area of bay and fjords. Derreen Gardens planted in the mid 1800 with rare specimen trees, the glacial lake of Glanmore, popular dining at Josies rest and café looking onto the lake and scenic rugged mountain zigzag drive, the healy pass, castlekeelty stone circle and several valley and hill walks. Further along towards Ardgroom is a stone in the shape of a woman’s face considered the Cailleach Beara elemental Goddess in poetry and in ancient mythology. ____________________________________________________ 5._Bonane Valley. The Sheen river rapids and salmon spawing. The Rich antiquity - with over 300 sites alone in this valley. Stone Circles, Bullan Stones, Standing Stones, and a sensitively developed Heritage Park in the middle. Spectacular uplands for XXX miles long valley, and Priest Leap the rugged mountain ridge challenging driving and cycling route which crosses the county boundary_____________________________________________________ KENMARE BAY Kenmare Bay/Inbhear Scéine (Ir.) is a 50mile long, narrow sea inlet sheltered between Iveragh peninsula with Ireland’s highest mountain range and the wild, bare uplands of Beara to the south. The bay is very accessible along its length with many harbours, inlets and creeks. It is 18km at its mouth, narrowing gradually as it bisects and separates scenic mature woodlands. There are a number of islands on the bay the most extensive being Dinish and Dunkerron islands close to Kenmare town. Kenmare is now home to the largest raptor in Europe, the white-tailed sea eagle which has nesting sites on the bay. The bay also has a large colony of seals. It is a popular destination for sea angling, sea cruises and sail training and sea sports. The bay is significant for its micro-climate, which encourages an ecological biodiversity of lush vegetation and natural habitats. The area is outstanding for the richness of historical and archaeological which remain intact. Several hundred archaeological sites lie close to the shoreline and stone circles, standing stones and other monuments abound. In the old mythological tales written in the 12th century by Irish monks, Kenmare Bay is cited as the supposed landing of the last invasion of Ireland by Milesians and the Irish name for the bay, Inbhear Scéine, is linked to these tales. Kenmare’s most iconic symbol is its double-arched Art Deco bridge, which spans Kenmare Bay at its narrowest point. The bridge is a focal point for the spectacular sunsets, which light up the western skies and the waters of the bay. At the innermost corner of the bay is Kenmare, a pretty, heritage town with the intimacy and feel of a village. It offers seafood and fine dining, traditional music and quality accommodation all in a surprisingly compact triangle of historic buildings. Within a day’s drive of the town, the furthest reaches of both peninsulas can be accessed, making Kenmare town an ideal and popular all season destination. For further details about Kenmare Bay and Kenmare Town, see the following sections: XXXXXX © Anne Barrett, Kenmare Bay Project, 2014 These are some things to do with children or teenagers, in this quote from one of my previous guests, Sheridan. "Aine had suggested lots of things for us to do in Kerry prior to the trip via email- Ray's Sea Safari is superb! She was also very helpful suggesting good places to eat in Kenmare the local town. Kenmare is a good base for Kerry - lots of vibrant pubs and eating places. Boy's favourite thing on our trip was coasteering with Mor Active in Caherciveen." There are diving options at Killmacillogue on Beara and on the south side of Beara also in Kenmare see Star Sailing school/club for many watersport and other sport options. Riding stables try Dromquinna as it is on the very scenic bay and just 4klms or less from town. You could be here too weeks and still not have explored the half of what is available within a fifty mile radius. Getting AroundCar or bike needed. Great walking area - the whole of two peninsulas hill walks. Check in after 5pm - 9pm Ten minute drive to Kenmare where there are genuinely wonderful restaurants, no chains, just a lot of locally sourced good and gourmet foods. Music sessions start from 6 and 7pm in many pubs and pub restaurants. During the day the town streets are a buzz with cafe diners and strollers. There are a number of wonderful, bijou eclectic shops. On the bay, accessed from the town is the pier + a wonderful 3klm loop walk through woodlands in a headland jutting into Kenmare river and bay. At the B&B there is a very big area for parking and a three acre grounds with riverside walk. You can also walk down the laneway and down to the farm gate where the view is of the highest mountains in Ireland - the whole range is on good view from here but visible from your rooms also Other Things to Noteplenty, on my other two listings. You could be here too weeks and still not have explored the half of what is available within a fifty mile radius.
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In a quiet area just off the N71 road to Killarney, Ardmore House is surrounded by farmland with beautiful views of the Caha Mountains just 3 minutes’ walk from Kenmare’s centre. Free parking is available, and full Irish breakfasts & wifi available
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The SpaceThe house offers beautiful mountain views and you can walk to the water's edge through a little forest walkway past a Castle ruins. It is a lovely walk (about 20 minutes) and you can swim from the shore (it is not a sandy beach, rather a little stretch along the shoreline). It's location gives the advantage of being a short distance to the lively town of Kenmare (just 2 miles, less than 10 minutes by car) while, at the same time, allowing guests to relax in the natural and private surroundings This group of holiday homes is located on part of the demesne of Dunkerron Castle, the original 13th century stronghold of the O’Sullivan Mor family. It makes a perfect tour base for both the Ring of Kerry and the wonderfully scenic Beara Peninsula. Two golf clubs lie within a 2 mile radius - Kenmare Golf Club in Town and the Ring of Kerry Golf Club in Templenoe. Enjoy a leisurely tour of Killarney’s beautiful Lakes and National Parkland or explore the heritage town of Kenmare closer to home. Activity and water sports centers both lie within a 5 mile radius of Dunkerron. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. Other Things to NoteA €100 security deposit is taken on arrival and refunded upon departure. Utilities are charged additionally at the end of the stay.Prices vary seasonally.
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Guest AccessFree Parking,Free WiFi in (URL HIDDEN) and tea/coffee facilities Interaction with GuestsMeet our Guests on Arrival,Serve Breakfast to our Guests and give them information on places to visit in our area. The NeighborhoodOn the doorstep of the Wild Atlantic Way short drive from the Killarney National Park.Healy Pass on the Ring of Beara a must see. Getting AroundA car is needed to get around.
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The SpaceExclusive, spacious detached house, set in Dunkerron Woods estate, surrounded by forest and open plan green space. Sleeps up to 8 easily. Open plan sitting room; dining room; kitchen; separate utility; 4 large bedrooms; 3 bathrooms. Stunning hill-side views. This architecturally designed development of houses was originally part of the demesne of Dunkerron Castle, the 13th century stronghold of the O'Sullivan Mor family. Guest AccessForest walkway to beach - 20 mins walk. Ideal for families, or a short run. Stony beach, with picnic table and panoramic views overlooking stunning Kenmare Bay. No. 11 is just 2km from Kenmare Heritage Town. All residents have access to the indoor swimming pool and gym at Kenmare Bay Hotel for a nominal fee, located 2km away. Next door to Dunkerron Woods is the excellent Boathouse Bistro, on the grounds of Dromquinna Manor. Idyllic spot, with wi-fi, set right at the water's edge. Small children's outside play equipment area within the Estate. Wi-fi now available in the House (€5 per day; €15 per week) Interaction with GuestsWe will respond directly by email to any enquiries in relation to your stay at No. 11 Dunkerron Woods. Local contact will deal with all practicalities in relation to your stay: check-in, check-out, or any queries you might have, including contact details for taxis or baby-sitters. The NeighborhoodKenmare is a vibrant and historic town, nestled between mountains and right on Kenmare Bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. The perfect base for just enjoying what Kenmare and the environs have to offer, ie. crafts shops, galleries, excellent coffee shops, fine dining, casual dining, woodland walks, Atlantic Ocean panoramas, the facilities of two 5 star hotels and spas; boat trips of Kenmare Bay; water activities - kayaking water trampoline, sailing, etc.; festivals & events; street markets; childrens' playground; 2 large supermarkets; specialist wine shop. Or alternatively, No. 11 Dunkerron Woods offers the ideal touring base for visiting many visitor-friendly locations including: The Ring of Kerry touring route; Derrynane House & National Park (50mins); Killarney, Muckross House, Lakes and Killarney National Park with Boat Trips, Jaunting Cars & Horse-Riding (40mins); The most beautiful beaches in Ireland (50mins); Glengarriff & Boat Trips to Garnish Island & Bamboo Park (30mins); Bonane Heritage Park (15 mins); Artisan Chocolate Experiences (15mins & 1hr, 20mins); Beara Peninsula touring route; Mizen Head (1hr, 30mins); Dursey Island & Cable Car (1hr, 15mins).Gleninchaquin Waterfall & Mountain Park (40mins). Golf Courses: Kenmare (10mins); Ring of Kerry (10mins); Parknasilla (30 mins); Waterville (1hr) Glengarriff (30mins). Horse-Riding: (next door) Hill-walking: plenty of options nearby Mountain-biking: plenty of options nearby Getting AroundShannon Airport (2hrs, 20mins); Cork Airport (1hr, 30mins); Limerick (2hrs, 20mins); Dublin (4hrs) Public Buses from Cork, Killarney, Tralee, Limerick. Car recommended to make the most of your stay as there are so many touring options. Other Things to Note€200 security deposit. Towels: €3 for each set of 2 towels. Electricity & gas is metered and included within your rate. Cot available upon request. 3 night minimum stay. 7 night minimum stay in July & August.
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Fully furnished house decorated to a high standard in a quiet residential area beside Kenmare Golf Club. 3 large on suite bedroom which sleeps 6.modern fully equipped kitchen and dining (URL HIDDEN) and comfortable living (URL HIDDEN) play area.
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The SpaceQuite location 2mile from the the heart of Ireland's most sought after place to be.kenmare -All Ireland winner of Ireland's best kept town Kenmare is deemed heritage town planned by sir William petty in 1670 Guest AccessKenmare is a vibrant and historic town,nestled between mountain and right on Kenmare bay on the wild Atlantic way .the perfect bace for just enjoying what Kenmare and the environs have to offer ,craft shops ,galleries,excellent coffee shops,casual dining,aware winning fine dining,woodland walks water activities,boat trips ,horse riding ,hill walking ,golf,fishing. Other Things to Note€150 security deposit .electricity & oil is metered and charged at end of stay.
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The SpaceA beautiful very large House on the scenic ring of kerry with fabulous views and all rooms ensuite with shower. Fully equipped Kitchen, Utility room and, Dining room, Outdoor Deck with BBQ Perfect for nature lovers,beaches, walking Wifi, Outdoor Deck, BBQ, Full large kitchen with Dining area. Living room/TV room, Dining room World Famous ring of kerry area, Set on the ring of kerry and the Kerry way. Close to beaches, mountains, walks and nature Private transport recommended Guest AccessWifi, Outdoor Deck, BBQ, Full large kitchen with Dining area. Living room/TV room, Dining room. All bedrooms are ensuite with shower,. Interaction with GuestsThis is our home and we rent it out when we are not staying. The NeighborhoodWorld Famous ring of kerry area, Set on the ring of kerry and the Kerry way. Close to beaches, mountains, walks and nature Getting AroundPrivate transport recommended
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The SpaceThis small studio built next to a traditional stone house is situated at the foothills of Mangerton, one of the highest mountains in Ireland. The studio is on the ground of a mature garden with a large vegetable plot, lots of flowers, a poly tunnel, a greenhouse and a few hens. Two small wind mills and the solar panels provide the apartment with renewable energy and hot water to guarantee a truly sustainable stay! We provide a few eggs on arrival providing the hens are laying. The studio is quite small but cosy. It consists of a small bathroom with toilet and shower, a fully equipped kitchenette, a main room with a wood burning stove, a sofa bed for 2 and also a small loft which holds a double bed. The loft has quite a small amount of head room and so therefore some people may prefer to use the sofa bed. Although we do not provide breakfast, the kitchen contains coffee, jam, butter, milk, cereals, eggs, oil and condiments. We also provide bed clothes and towels. The bathroom is equipped with soap, shampoo and conditioner. It is an ideal location for anyone looking for peace and quiet in the Kerry hills with a great choice of walking and maybe if you are lucky, a sighting of the White Tail eagle! The lovely town of Kenmare reputed for its restaurants, pubs and markets is 20 minutes away by car. If you are interested in traditional music you can find it in Kilgarvan every Thursday where local musicians meet up or equally in Kenmare in various pubs. From there numerous day trips are possible either along the northern peninsula and the ring of Kerry or towards the south with the equally beautiful Ring of Beara. Killarney is on the other side of the mountain and can be reached by car in 40 minutes or by foot for the truly adventurous! Guest AccessWashing machine available. Wifi included. You can enjoy the entire garden and eat outside weather permitting. Interaction with GuestsWe are always happy to help or give information about the region. The NeighborhoodWe are at 5 km from the village in the middle of the Kerry mountains. Mangerton stands right behind our house, it takes about 2 hours to reach the top where you are rewarded with a magnificent view of the region that stretches all the bay to Kenmare Bay and the Killarney Lakes in the other direction. On the summit, you will find two cavernous glacially formed lakes, one of which is the famous Devil's Punchbowl. Getting AroundWe are at 5 km from the village of kilgarvan. There is a bus from Killarney arriving every day in the village at 3.50 and one leaving at around 9 am. Other Things to NoteThe studio is in the middle of the country side with few farms along the road. If you arrive late and intend cooking it is best to arrive with some supply. In Kilgarvan there is a small supermarket where you can buy the basics. In Kenmare, 20 minutes away, you will find several shops and supermarkets. Every wednesday Kenmare has a very lively markets with lots of local produces.
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The SpaceSituated on a working dairy farm. Comfortably fits five people. Guest AccessFull private access to house. Salmon fishing in Roughty river on the grounds. Interaction with GuestsHost lives in neighbouring farm house. The NeighborhoodQuiet, off the main road. Located among traditional Irish country families. Getting AroundLocated 60km from Kerry Airport, Farranfore, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Car rental available at the airport. Other Things to NoteOil and Electric are metered - additional cost. Cottage is rented from Saturday to Saturday.
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The SpaceOur house is a beautiful example of Irish Georgian architecture and has been shortlisted for an award for the renovation we have completed. You will be staying in the stone cottage at the back of the main house where you have your own little galley kitchen, living room and shower room. Upstairs there is a double room and a good size single room which can have 2 singles at a squeeze if you need them. You have your own front door and can come and go as you like. The advantage of our cottage is that it is in the best location in town but you have more space than a bed and breakfast and you can make your own breakfast whenever suits you. The little lane is also very quiet so you don't feel like you are in the middle of town. Guest AccessThe main house is also let on airbnb. Both houses share the yard outside which is good on sunny days for eating/ drinks outside and is unusual for a house in the centre of town. Interaction with GuestsJulia our housekeeper will meet you at the house and show you around and is very local and helpful if you need anything further during your stay. We will also email you a detailed information pack about the house and area. We leave tea, coffee and milk in the fridge. There are a selection of cereals and bread and jams for breakfast. The NeighborhoodThe people, the food and the environment are all very special in Kenmare. There are loads of things to visit within a short drive or you can just wander around town. Reenagross park is just across the road, the pier is 5 minutes walk away, the market also 5 minutes walk and some amazing places to eat can be found just out of the back door. There is more than enough to fill a 2 week holiday - you just have to decide what you can fit in! We have a detailed pack of places to go, eat, shop and drink which we email once booking has been confirmed. Getting AroundCar park is just opposite or along the street and is free. Other Things to NoteThe cottage kitchen which has a dishwasher, hob, fridge and oven. You are welcome to cook if you would like but there is limited preparation space. There is a laundrette just 3 minutes walk away. We have got a new Mobile Hotspot so our internet is vastly improved!!
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The SpaceThis is the main room. King sized bed. Bright, Crisp, En Suite Rooms spaced well apart and exclusive to 6-7 guests maximum. I like to welcome artistic, creative and talkative people who are interested in the natural, ecological matters and enjoying the beautiful, gentle nature of the area or engaging with the local culture, food and music etc., and those who like authentic wholesome fare. Breakfast is of wholesome organic foods with artisan local produce. Because of the limited rooms available (exclusive to 6-7 guests max) I like to give primary choice to those value what is on offer here such as surrounding nature/ecological/environmental/locally sourced foods /dark skies and those who won't be phazed by the final 2klm on a single lane traffic road and a short 500m dirt road. 1king, 1 dbl I dbl + single. Peaceful place sounds of the river. Traffic is miles away. Breakfasts:- Wholesome Continental Breakfast included with platter of local produce (guests are emailed with with directions & GPS) Light filled rooms + Guest Sitting Room WIFI throughout but weaker in this main bedroom so use guest sitting room. The other two rooms under "kerry eco lodge" and 'the hemp house'. (This house is made of Hemp the only hemp built BnB in Ireland) King Size Room (this one) Bedroom 2: see listing titled "Kerry Eco Lodge" Double + Single beds. For 2 or 3 guests Bedroom 3: "The Hemp House" has walk in shower/wet room is downstairs beside LIBRARY/guest sittingroom Wifi is provided and TV viewing limited to family sitting room and only available on special request. Kitchen is private. More on the house Hemp/industrial hemp is carbon neutral. The house is heated by geothermal and has further ecological features. The house is situated by the river, nestled in The Sheen River Valley. B&B with healthy breakfast. Stays of 2 nights Expect: a natural, stylish, eco experience convenient to the best town and the best scenery of Beara & Ring of Kerry. What you get: Spacious Double Room en suite, floor length windows, southern view wooded river and hills. use of main quiet library room. The property is peaceful and exclusive Location: The Lodge is ten minutes/3.05 miles from town/ Kenmare bay/sea/pier/river, You will need a bike or car for a stay here. The Town: Kenmare is a clean, intimate, beautiful little heritage town It has diversity,unconventionality, plenty for the visitor to see and do/style/good cuisine/music/ theatre/beautiful walks by pier and 3klm loop walk in a wildlife park jutting into the bay. (Easy to miss - so ask!) Kenmare is unique. Its beauty has attracted many outsiders Irish and European to chose to move here.(28% European & other nationals) Public transport: busses to Killarney Railway and main bus station. Kerry airport 45mins. Cork airport 1hr.30mins. By the house bus once weekly but 3.05ml walk or catch a ride with me or neighbours all possible also if you don't have/rent car or bike. Click on "GUIDEBOOK" for local area hidden gems or view my other Airbnb entry for lots of more Kenmare Bay and local info and suggestions. Also some details pasted below of one of my favourite areas ------------------------- Long & Short Stays Writers, internet workers etc. rent by the month in off season. Please ask for terms. Photos - lots more on my social media page. For Anne Barrett Kenmare and click on kenmare eco lodge. See all the things to do in Beara, Iveragh/Ring of Kerry, including Glengarriff and Killarney etc below 'OVERVIEW" and by click on Guidebook. Guest AccessB&B guests have access to:- 1. Guest sitting room/library 2. Patio 3. Walk around the 3 acres + laneways all about Spacious parking area Ball play with dog (one very shy dog) I have 1 dog - airbnb say dogs (plural) - I will get around to correcting them one day! Interaction with GuestsGuidance on what to do and where to go - lots of ideas. See what I have written on this site for a start....this is a country home rather than commercial concern....funding creative projects + supporting the local economy of artisan bakers, cheesmakers, growers, farmers and suppliers...local organic produce is the mainstay of the wholesome breakfasts/wholesome luxury breakfasts The NeighborhoodList Top 5 Things To See & Do in Kenmare Area All part of the Wild Atlantic Way 1.___Kenmare town itself – Kenmare is always bustling with activity and a great place for eating and shopping. A destination with award winning standards in dining and accommodation and has everything that the visitor can want including shelter of the beautiful wooded bay and scenic views all around it with tiny coves and harbours, a bistro and glamping on the bay, pubs looking onto the bay, cafes, pubs, camping, riding, golfing, sea cruising, kayaking, bay eco seal and sea eagle watching tours. Watch the sun go down on Kenmare Bay - Spectacular sunsets over the bay and western skies from the iconic bridge south of the town and from nearby pier. Watch this you tube video for the spirit of here market day in Kenmare and the best of rumba from a west cork band combined (website hidden) dine in any number of great restaurants in beautiful Kenmare town...stroll the whole town in 5 minutes...dip in and out of the pubs and music venues all over until you have found the one for you....come home to the deep peaceful valley....get up and eat the breakfast of meusli, freshly made fruit salad, smoked salmon and artisan cheeses + the substantial and arguably the healthiest breakfast you are likely to have on your trip. Now what would you like for Day 2. Walk from here to Killarney through the national park? Swim in the pool down river? Visit the beaches out further on either peninsula?..Shop for a beautifully crafted silver or gold ring? Hang out in street cafes, eat seafood and listen to lots of music?......... Kenmare Eco Lodge is on the edge of the Beara Peninsula, a hidden gem of a tourist destination. Read on below and you will understand why. Kenmare is also on the edge of Killarney National Park and access from Kenmare is within 3klms walk /drive to waymarked sign and you are in bare mountainous national park uplands and can walk all day, to Black Valley or to Killarney lakes and avoid the mass tourism. 2.____Walk into the Killarney National Park via Old Kenmare Road – scenic mountain gap/ hill walking trail from north east of Kenmare town to Killarney National Park looking down on national park lakes and spur walks to Black Valley & Torc mountain and very scenic waterfall__________________________________________________ Go to Josie's Restaurant overlooking a glacial lake/Glanmore Lake for coffee, good lunch or dinner (good quality seafood and Kerry lamb, local cheeses etc.) and watch the sun turn the lake, woods and rocks pink. Good area for plenty of scenic walks and views. Knockatee Mountain area very special - between the coastal road and the mountain road from Tousist to Lauragh on Beara. Dereen Gardens and Kilmacillogue Pier at the foothills all worth a visit. On the way Glenichaquin Waterfall Amenity Park is midway between Lauragh and Kenmare with Clonee lakes, Uragh stone circle and The Lake House bar and restaurant on the route, R571. If you are touring the Ring of Beara, you will travel along The Healy Pass and can take advantage of the breathtaking scenery from the top. You will also travel through Castletownbere which is a large fishing port, not a big tourist town by good fresh seafood served in restaurants and a very nice historic pub, McCarthy's Bar. If you are interested in walking, the Beara Way is a must while in the area. Glanmore Lake has walks and Knockatee area, plus the whole of Caha mountains. I will tell you how to reach these and also you may ask when you get there in local restaurants, gallery and pubs for further directions Food and drink stops on R571 approx 5klms from KenmareThe Sailors Bar, Killaha and 11klm The Lake House in Clonee and 18km O'Sullivan's Bar, Kilmackillogue, Josie's Restaurant & Cafe Lauagh off R571 by the lake. There are also a number of galleries displaying the fine art works of local artists all around the Beara peninsula. All are compiled together in a brochure which I can give you called 'Our Day Out' compliled by the must see gallery Mill Cove who have a shop on Main Street, Kenmare and also in a beautiful setting by Castletownbere. Bhuddish Centre for meditation and good coffee and food cafe: This lies a few kilometers to the west of Castletownbere and in a spectacular setting. The cafe gives you a good chance to snoop around. Meditation are in the afternoons ....check them out under Dzogchen Beara. Drive back via Adrigole and Glengarriff...many things there....The blue pool harbour in the centre of the village is my favourite spot...like a Daphne duMaurier pirate cove, there is a great childrens playground, walks from the cove to the big open harbour where there are great views of the islands and bay, bamboo park walks, good coffee and cakes...boats go to Garnish Island in ten minutes, see seals on the way, other islands, gorgeous coves and then this Italian style planted island, coming back home there is Glengarriff Wildlife Park, there is a glacial lake at top of the mountains - Barley Lake, good steep walk up there. Glengarriff is only twenty minutes to Kenmare Eco Lodge, other stops on the way recommended are Lorge Choclatier, at the old post office in Bonane village, also Bonane Heritage Park. The village is but a church and the old Post Office which is a great stop as it is now a Chocolate shop - Lorge Chocolatier where Benoit Lorge serves hot chocolate and plenty of take away treats. Useful Links (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (URL HIDDEN) hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) KENMARE EVENTS for every month of the year - Spring traditional music festival, boat race weekend May, Food Fair in mid summer, Lace Festival – which one the most innovative event of the national gathering fest last year…Irish mountaineering conference, Historic conference linking to Gangs of New York emigration experience..right through to the Choral Festival in novement and the month long series of events from mid dec to mid jan. Local town walks….The heritage trail through the town which has the largest stone circle in the SW Irl. Reenagross, the town’s wildlife park of mature trees and 3klm loop walks on a marshy headland with salt marshes and tidal flats suitable for bird and bat watching.__________________________________________________ The SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE- KENMARE BAY is surrounded on by hill ranges and the highest mountains in Ireland. Several deep, long valleys of outstanding natural beauty are on Kenmare town’s doorstep. Sample options for Day 1: Travel 11klms to all this: Pier & swim + Stone Circle + 3 lakes + Farm with waterfall + way marked hill hike routes. Climb over a Waterfall, picnic at the top + view the whole of Kenmare Bay + Iveragh/Ring of Kerry mountains. Lunch at nearby good food pub. Travel another 5klms to historic gardens by the (email hidden)sit quiet harbour pub for mussles and guinness...drive 5klm to glacial lake..coffee in restaurant overlooking this lake...drive up corkscrew road nearby for views ...come back for dinner when the mountains around the lake have turned pink in the sunset....or drive on through the Beara peninsula and come out at Glengarriff...enjoy a pint outside the south facing pubs and meet everyone...come home (20minutes away) stop by an award winning chocolateir's business in an old post office by the side of the road, buy presents or order a hot (email hidden)e home, change, 3.____Gleninchaquin Valley – A stone circle and ancient oak woods. 3 lakes and sea views with farm at the top with amazing parkland trees in front of scenic waterfall. Lake house restaurant and music pub and traditional dancing at the roadsite at the bottom of the valley v__________________________________________________ (URL HIDDEN) 4.___Lauragh Valley – Kilmacillogue small fishing boat harbour with pub, music and seafood, Knockatee mountain and surrounding walks and drives with view of entire area of bay and fjords. Derreen Gardens planted in the mid 1800 with rare specimen trees, the glacial lake of Glanmore, popular dining at Josies rest and café looking onto the lake and scenic rugged mountain zigzag drive, the healy pass, castlekeelty stone circle and several valley and hill walks. Further along towards Ardgroom is a stone in the shape of a woman’s face considered the Cailleach Beara elemental Goddess in poetry and in ancient mythology. ____________________________________________________ 5._Bonane Valley. The Sheen river rapids and salmon spawing. The Rich antiquity - with over 300 sites alone in this valley. Stone Circles, Bullan Stones, Standing Stones, and a sensitively developed Heritage Park in the middle. Spectacular uplands for XXX miles long valley, and Priest Leap the rugged mountain ridge challenging driving and cycling route which crosses the county boundary_____________________________________________________ KENMARE BAY Kenmare Bay/Inbhear Scéine (Ir.) is a 50mile long, narrow sea inlet sheltered between Iveragh peninsula with Ireland’s highest mountain range and the wild, bare uplands of Beara to the south. The bay is very accessible along its length with many harbours, inlets and creeks. It is 18km at its mouth, narrowing gradually as it bisects and separates scenic mature woodlands. There are a number of islands on the bay the most extensive being Dinish and Dunkerron islands close to Kenmare town. Kenmare is now home to the largest raptor in Europe, the white-tailed sea eagle which has nesting sites on the bay. The bay also has a large colony of seals. It is a popular destination for sea angling, sea cruises and sail training and sea sports. The bay is significant for its micro-climate, which encourages an ecological biodiversity of lush vegetation and natural habitats. The area is outstanding for the richness of historical and archaeological which remain intact. Several hundred archaeological sites lie close to the shoreline and stone circles, standing stones and other monuments abound. In the old mythological tales written in the 12th century by Irish monks, Kenmare Bay is cited as the supposed landing of the last invasion of Ireland by Milesians and the Irish name for the bay, Inbhear Scéine, is linked to these tales. Kenmare’s most iconic symbol is its double-arched Art Deco bridge, which spans Kenmare Bay at its narrowest point. The bridge is a focal point for the spectacular sunsets, which light up the western skies and the waters of the bay. At the innermost corner of the bay is Kenmare, a pretty, heritage town with the intimacy and feel of a village. It offers seafood and fine dining, traditional music and quality accommodation all in a surprisingly compact triangle of historic buildings. Within a day’s drive of the town, the furthest reaches of both peninsulas can be accessed, making Kenmare town an ideal and popular all season destination. For further details about Kenmare Bay and Kenmare Town, see the following sections: XXXXXX © Anne Barrett, Kenmare Bay Project, 2014 These are some things to do with children or teenagers, in this quote from one of my previous guests, Sheridan. "Aine had suggested lots of things for us to do in Kerry prior to the trip via email- Ray's Sea Safari is superb! She was also very helpful suggesting good places to eat in Kenmare the local town. Kenmare is a good base for Kerry - lots of vibrant pubs and eating places. Boy's favourite thing on our trip was coasteering with Mor Active in Caherciveen." There are diving options at Killmacillogue on Beara and on the south side of Beara also in Kenmare see Star Sailing school/club for many watersport and other sport options. Riding stables try Dromquinna as it is on the very scenic bay and just 4klms or less from town. Getting AroundYou will need a car, bike or motorbike for getting around here - and in almost all instances when travelling in rural Ireland Loads of space to park outside my door + on the 3 acres. Ring me or email for further directions. see some great local photos on here and some of the house.... Kerry Airport 40 mins Cork Airport 1hr Killarney for busses or trains to Dublin and inter-city Cork City is 60 miles away and travelling to Dublin by car use Dublin-Cork motorway. for more photos of the area my experia album on my/kenmare eco lodge social media page.....if the link does not appear (URL HIDDEN) Other Things to NoteOnce I know your likes and dislikes and what the daily weather promises I can put a daily package together for you. 1. Stay within 20klm packages or, 2. Driving either of the 2 peninsulas - where to stop and what to see packages. 3. Killarney national Park hikes 4. Hidden valley hikes 5. Best stone circle discovery hikes 6. Best hikes with the chocolate shop at the end of it 7. Wild rocky valley into the heart of the mountains drive - and walk into the mountains that will feel like the himalayas 8. Best old riverboat trip with a marine biologist 9. Put you in touch with gillies for fishing 10. Horse rides down the road 11. Where to hike up and over a waterfall for 1 or 4 hours 12. Where to hike up and over a waterfall and climb a mountain above it. 13. How to walk through the mountains from here to Killarney and beyond 14. Boat hire on the lakes which Percy Bisse Shelley compared to Lake Como. 15. Where to get the best trad session of an early evening or 16. where to eat the best of local seafood in the town or on the bay. xxxxxx This part of Ireland is an absolute paradise and very untouched and empty of modern infrastructure and you will have the feeling that you have the entire place to yourself - especially Beara peninsula - when the weather is dry - when the sun is shining is is even more glorious that that - but this is Ireland so ......sorry I cannot guarantee or control the weather. (URL HIDDEN)
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The SpaceDunkerron is a great space for family and friends to relax and enjoy time together. It's superb location allows guests to experience the hustle and bustle of the picturesque town of Kenmare while, at the same time, allows them to unwind in the estate's natural and tranquil beauty. For the curious, the property offers a wealth of space to explore and, in quiet times, one is likely to encounter deer. Dunkerron also features a private bay about 20 minutes walk along our woodland path from the house. The deck overlooking the bay is an ideal location for picnics, perfect for lazy afternoons. The house was built overlooking the ruins of Dunkerron castle, which was destroyed by it's occupants (the O'Sullivan Mór clan) in the mid seventeenth century to avoid its capture by Oliver Cromwell and his army. The house itself has eight luxurious bedrooms and each one with an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a power shower, three of which also include baths. Downstairs, the house boasts a modern, well equipped kitchen, a playroom (with a table tennis and a pool table), a conservatory, a small private bar, a vestibule, a living room (with an antique piano) and a dining room with a large table which seats up to 16. There are four open fireplaces in the house, and plenty of fuel is provided. Guest AccessThe house can be rented on a self catering basis, but, upon request we will happily offer catering services for those interested, whether it be breakfast and/or evening meals. Other Things to NoteNote that there
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The SpaceKenmare/Kerry Eco Lodge holds 6 people max so expect a sense of exclusivity. Enjoy the deep rural peace or hit the town for music & superb gourmet dining only 10 minutes from here. Experience and Enjoy an unspoiled and utterly peaceful rural setting in an ecologically built house next to Ireland's prettiest small heritage town. The Lodge is exclusive to 6-7 guests max so we like to give priority to those who would get most value from what we offer. We like to welcome artistic, creative and talkative people who like to engage with the beautiful landscape, the local culture, food and music and who appreciate authentic wholesome fare. Bright, Crisp, En Suite Rooms spaced well apart. Main bedroom with king sized bed, second bedroom with double + single and downstairs double with walk-in wet room. Breakfast is of authentic organic foods with an optional choice of artisan local produce as extra + gluten free + vegetarian + vegan. 3 rooms, 2 of which are en suite. This one is adjacent to a large bath/shower room. It has a table work area and views of hills on 3 sides. There is an extra single bed so it can be used as a Twin or Triple room. Min. E.50 + E.25 per each extra person Breakfast of local artisan cheeses and breads & salmon, plus delights of fresh fruits and meusli, etc etc.. + Vegetarian + Gluten Free. Situate in a Peaceful Wooded River Valley by Bay of Kenmare & The spectacular Killarney National Park + Views to Ireland's Highest Mountains + hills all around.The ares is a vast outdoors of unspoiled sea, lakes and mountains. - ask me to take you downriver to the magical swimming pool - ask me where you can hike up and over a waterfall or the wonderful trail walk all the way to Killarney in 2hours - viewing scenery that poet Shelly friend of Byron compared to Lake Como in Italy.. You wonder why visitors go anywhere else! ....the area is a microcosm of the best of what Ireland has to offer. Interior: New House with Character. Crisp Clean presentation Modern Oak floored rooms & vertical windows. Natural furnishings Natural Cleaning products used + wooden floors always washed. Substantial breakfast of natural/local/health foods (Owner has a nutirition + massage + reflexology dimplomas + works as visiting therapist in a local five star spa). The house is an Ecological Hemp Build the only one of its kind offering accommodation in S. Ireland. Located/3.05 miles outside Kenmare Bay & Kenmare - Irelands prettiest small heritage town (and many accolades for being the cleanest). On the Wild Atlantic Way:- One of Ireland’s great strengths as a tourist attraction is what it does not have — a lot of people. Ireland is one of the most underpopulated countries in Europe. There are swathes of the western seaboard which are are largely uninhabited. This area is the most unspoiled. New-Old' style Modern with character In wooded river valley. 3 Double Rooms. - - -do check availability as the Airbnb calendar is inaccurate - - - (URL HIDDEN)Eco house made of HEMP(URL HIDDEN) on Wild Atlantic Wa(URL HIDDEN) Sleep(URL HIDDEN) Low key place. Guests not business. Peaceful Rooms - 3 Doubles. Large. Calm Modern 2 En suites + 1 main bath/shower rm. Oak wood natural floors n' windows Views of surrounding hills n' river. Lots of Parking n' walking space Location: (URL HIDDEN) 10 min/3.5ml from sea & town.(lots on these below) Rates: B&B or long or short term stays: B& B @ E.35 p.p. sharing/E. 40 single occupancy OR Per Week Room Rate from E.80 - 180 pp per Wk (subject to conditions) Other photos & info: See (URL HIDDEN) for more b&b reviews (URL HIDDEN) Expect Peaceful, pleasant, relaxing place tucked away from traffic. Surrounded by the most scenic and unspoiled beauty. Nice ambient underfloor heating 24/7 from geothermal ground source heating when needed. Expect to find it hard to find me on first journey - so please ask me to meet you. (from town 10mins. 3.5mls a mile upriver on the beautiful sheen river, full of rapids and falls) Town: Kenmare - stylish, gourmet, elegant, intimate heritage town of eclectic shops where music starts at six in the evening. Live traditional music + some dance + live bands/rock late evening. Overview of Area: The natural setting of this pretty town is breathtaking. A broad river spills into the long narrow bay of Kenmare. The town has a pier, mountains vistas, rivers, woodlands and a wildlife park on a long, sea inlet. ^Kenmare is a concentration of quality services and offerings in a bowel of mountains by the sea in the middle of a vast area of unspoiled, pristine landscape ^Kenmare is a place for the discerning tourist ^perfect for exploring the mountainous peninsulas of SW Kerry and most of West Cork. Most of all: - ^Kenmare is a place to just BE Town Kenmare is 3mls away. Expect stylish heritage town/ eclectic shops/gourmet cuisine/lots of traditional and other music in small bars. You will need a bike/car/walk to town. Lift pick-ups can be arranged. More on Kenmare Eco Lodge: My place offers chill-out privacy or interaction with host/conversation/meals/etc whichever you like. I work/ed in the arts and have the usual cultural interests. I can direct you to heritage, sports, walking routes, shopping, yoga and natural health places or to the locally-made ice-cream shop. Extras - Holistic Treatment Room - the services of a five star therapist. Massage/Reflexology/Cranio Sacral.. (therapist to the local 5-Star hotel for the last 7 years) Guests may book sessions. Rates E25-50. Read more? This is a GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE AREA piece I have written for Kenmare Chamber/Tourism Kenmare Bay/Inbhear Scéine (Ir.) is a 50mile long, narrow sea inlet sheltered between Iveragh peninsula with Ireland’s highest mountain range and the wild, bare uplands of Beara to the south. The bay is very accessible along its length with many harbours, inlets and creeks. It is 18km at its mouth, narrowing gradually as it bisects and separates scenic mature woodlands. There are a number of islands on the bay the most extensive being Dinish and Dunkerron islands close to Kenmare town. Kenmare is now home to the largest raptor in Europe, the white-tailed sea eagle which has nesting sites on the bay. The bay also has a large colony of seals. It is a popular destination for sea angling, sea cruises and sail training and sea sports. The bay is significant for its micro-climate, which encourages an ecological biodiversity of lush vegetation and natural habitats. The area is outstanding for the richness of historical and archaeological which remain intact. Several hundred archaeological sites lie close to the shoreline and stone circles, standing stones and other monuments abound. In the old mythological tales written in the 12th century by Irish monks, Kenmare Bay is cited as the supposed landing of the last invasion of Ireland by Milesians and the Irish name for the bay, Inbhear Scéine, is linked to these tales. Kenmare’s most iconic symbol is its double-arched Art Deco bridge, which spans Kenmare Bay at its narrowest point. The bridge is a focal point for the spectacular sunsets, which light up the western skies and the waters of the bay. At the innermost corner of the bay is Kenmare, a pretty, heritage town with the intimacy and feel of a village. It offers seafood and fine dining, traditional music and quality accommodation all in a surprisingly compact triangle of historic buildings. Within a day’s drive of the town, the furthest reaches of both peninsulas can be accessed, making Kenmare town an ideal and popular all season destination. For further details about Kenmare Bay and Kenmare Town, see the following sections: XXXXXX © Anne Barrett, Kenmare Bay Project, 2014 Guest AccessThe library room/Guest sittingroom downstairs. Kitchen tea making. Me for guide advice - geared to your interests. Interaction with GuestsSpace and peace are plentyful here. If you wish me to help plan your trip or just converse/hear about your experiences/or for tips on what to see and do.......I am interested in the things you have come for, nature, walks, gourmet food..... I work in a lot of community development projects heritage/tourism and (URL HIDDEN) working background is in literarture/theatre/film. There is a guest sitting room or you may want to interact. I am interested in what people have to say on many subjects, arts, archetecture, travel, food, drama, visual art, eco .....Sport or fishing? - not great - I can put you in touch with good contacts. The NeighborhoodList Top 5 Things To See & Do in Kenmare Area All part of the Wild Atlantic Way 1.___Kenmare/Neidin town itself – Kenmare is always bustling with activity and a great place for eating and shopping. A destination with award winning standards in dining and accommodation and has everything that the visitor can want including shelter of the beautiful wooded bay and scenic views all around it with tiny coves and harbours, a bistro and glamping on the bay, pubs looking onto the bay, cafes, pubs, camping, riding, golfing, sea cruising, kayaking, bay eco seal and sea eagle watching tours. Watch the sun go down on Kenmare Bay - Spectacular sunsets over the bay and western skies from the iconic bridge south of the town and from nearby pier. Watch this you tube video for the spirit of here market day in Kenmare and the best of rumba from a west cork band combined (website hidden) dine in any number of great restaurants in beautiful Kenmare town...stroll the whole town in 5 minutes...dip in and out of the pubs and music venues all over until you have found the one for you....come home to the deep peaceful valley....get up and eat the breakfast of meusli, freshly made fruit salad, smoked salmon and artisan cheeses + the substantial and arguably the healthiest breakfast you are likely to have on your trip. Now what would you like for Day 2. Walk from here to Killarney through the national park? Swim in the pool down river? Visit the beaches out further on either peninsula?..Shop for a beautifully crafted silver or gold ring? Hang out in street cafes, eat seafood and listen to lots of music?......... Kenmare Eco Lodge is on the edge of the Beara Peninsula, a hidden gem of a tourist destination. Read on below and you will understand why. Kenmare is also on the edge of Killarney National Park and access from Kenmare is within 3klms walk /drive to waymarked sign and you are in bare mountainous national park uplands and can walk all day, to Black Valley or to Killarney lakes and avoid the mass tourism. 2.____Walk into the Killarney National Park via Old Kenmare Road – scenic mountain gap/ hill walking trail from north east of Kenmare town to Killarney National Park looking down on national park lakes and spur walks to Black Valley & Torc mountain and very scenic waterfall__________________________________________________ Go to Josie's Restaurant overlooking a glacial lake/Glanmore Lake for coffee, good lunch or dinner (good quality seafood and Kerry lamb, local cheeses etc.) and watch the sun turn the lake, woods and rocks pink. Good area for plenty of scenic walks and views. Knockatee Mountain area very special - between the coastal road and the mountain road from Tousist to Lauragh on Beara. Dereen Gardens and Kilmacillogue Pier at the foothills all worth a visit. On the way Glenichaquin Waterfall Amenity Park is midway between Lauragh and Kenmare with Clonee lakes, Uragh stone circle and The Lake House bar and restaurant on the route, R571. If you are touring the Ring of Beara, you will travel along The Healy Pass and can take advantage of the breathtaking scenery from the top. You will also travel through Castletownbere which is a large fishing port, not a big tourist town by good fresh seafood served in restaurants and a very nice historic pub, McCarthy's Bar. If you are interested in walking, the Beara Way is a must while in the area. Glanmore Lake has walks and Knockatee area, plus the whole of Caha mountains. I will tell you how to reach these and also you may ask when you get there in local restaurants, gallery and pubs for further directions Food and drink stops on R571 approx 5klms from KenmareThe Sailors Bar, Killaha and 11klm The Lake House in Clonee and 18km O'Sullivan's Bar, Kilmackillogue, Josie's Restaurant & Cafe Lauagh off R571 by the lake. There are also a number of galleries displaying the fine art works of local artists all around the Beara peninsula. All are compiled together in a brochure which I can give you called 'Our Day Out' compliled by the must see gallery Mill Cove who have a shop on Main Street, Kenmare and also in a beautiful setting by Castletownbere. Bhuddish Centre for meditation and good coffee and food cafe: This lies a few kilometers to the west of Castletownbere and in a spectacular setting. The cafe gives you a good chance to snoop around. Meditation are in the afternoons ....check them out under Dzogchen Beara. Drive back via Adrigole and Glengarriff...many things there....The blue pool harbour in the centre of the village is my favourite spot...like a Daphne duMaurier pirate cove, there is a great childrens playground, walks from the cove to the big open harbour where there are great views of the islands and bay, bamboo park walks, good coffee and cakes...boats go to Garnish Island in ten minutes, see seals on the way, other islands, gorgeous coves and then this Italian style planted island, coming back home there is Glengarriff Wildlife Park, there is a glacial lake at top of the mountains - Barley Lake, good steep walk up there. Glengarriff is only twenty minutes to Kenmare Eco Lodge, other stops on the way recommended are Lorge Choclatier, at the old post office in Bonane village, also Bonane Heritage Park. The village is but a church and the old Post Office which is a great stop as it is now a Chocolate shop - Lorge Chocolatier where Benoit Lorge serves hot chocolate and plenty of take away treats. Useful Links (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (URL HIDDEN) hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) (website hidden) KENMARE EVENTS for every month of the year - Spring traditional music festival, boat race weekend May, Food Fair in mid summer, Lace Festival – which one the most innovative event of the national gathering fest last year…Irish mountaineering conference, Historic conference linking to Gangs of New York emigration experience..right through to the Choral Festival in novement and the month long series of events from mid dec to mid jan. Local town walks….The heritage trail through the town which has the largest stone circle in the SW Irl. Reenagross, the town’s wildlife park of mature trees and 3klm loop walks on a marshy headland with salt marshes and tidal flats suitable for bird and bat watching.__________________________________________________ The SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE- KENMARE BAY is surrounded on by hill ranges and the highest mountains in Ireland. Several deep, long valleys of outstanding natural beauty are on Kenmare town’s doorstep. Sample options for Day 1: Travel 11klms to all this: Pier & swim + Stone Circle + 3 lakes + Farm with waterfall + way marked hill hike routes. Climb over a Waterfall, picnic at the top + view the whole of Kenmare Bay + Iveragh/Ring of Kerry mountains. Lunch at nearby good food pub. Travel another 5klms to historic gardens by the (email hidden)sit quiet harbour pub for mussles and guinness...drive 5klm to glacial lake..coffee in restaurant overlooking this lake...drive up corkscrew road nearby for views ...come back for dinner when the mountains around the lake have turned pink in the sunset....or drive on through the Beara peninsula and come out at Glengarriff...enjoy a pint outside the south facing pubs and meet everyone...come home (20minutes away) stop by an award winning chocolateir's business in an old post office by the side of the road, buy presents or order a hot (email hidden)e home, change, 3.____Gleninchaquin Valley – A stone circle and ancient oak woods. 3 lakes and sea views with farm at the top with amazing parkland trees in front of scenic waterfall. Lake house restaurant and music pub and traditional dancing at the roadsite at the bottom of the valley v__________________________________________________ (URL HIDDEN) 4.___Lauragh Valley – Kilmacillogue small fishing boat harbour with pub, music and seafood, Knockatee mountain and surrounding walks and drives with view of entire area of bay and fjords. Derreen Gardens planted in the mid 1800 with rare specimen trees, the glacial lake of Glanmore, popular dining at Josies rest and café looking onto the lake and scenic rugged mountain zigzag drive, the healy pass, castlekeelty stone circle and several valley and hill walks. Further along towards Ardgroom is a stone in the shape of a woman’s face considered the Cailleach Beara elemental Goddess in poetry and in ancient mythology. ____________________________________________________ 5._Bonane Valley. The Sheen river rapids and salmon spawing. The Rich antiquity - with over 300 sites alone in this valley. Stone Circles, Bullan Stones, Standing Stones, and a sensitively developed Heritage Park in the middle. Spectacular uplands for XXX miles long valley, and Priest Leap the rugged mountain ridge challenging driving and cycling route which crosses the county boundary_____________________________________________________ KENMARE BAY Kenmare Bay/Inbhear Scéine (Ir.) is a 50mile long, narrow sea inlet sheltered between Iveragh peninsula with Ireland’s highest mountain range and the wild, bare uplands of Beara to the south. The bay is very accessible along its length with many harbours, inlets and creeks. It is 18km at its mouth, narrowing gradually as it bisects and separates scenic mature woodlands. There are a number of islands on the bay the most extensive being Dinish and Dunkerron islands close to Kenmare town. Kenmare is now home to the largest raptor in Europe, the white-tailed sea eagle which has nesting sites on the bay. The bay also has a large colony of seals. It is a popular destination for sea angling, sea cruises and sail training and sea sports. The bay is significant for its micro-climate, which encourages an ecological biodiversity of lush vegetation and natural habitats. The area is outstanding for the richness of historical and archaeological which remain intact. Several hundred archaeological sites lie close to the shoreline and stone circles, standing stones and other monuments abound. In the old mythological tales written in the 12th century by Irish monks, Kenmare Bay is cited as the supposed landing of the last invasion of Ireland by Milesians and the Irish name for the bay, Inbhear Scéine, is linked to these tales. Kenmare’s most iconic symbol is its double-arched Art Deco bridge, which spans Kenmare Bay at its narrowest point. The bridge is a focal point for the spectacular sunsets, which light up the western skies and the waters of the bay. At the innermost corner of the bay is Kenmare, a pretty, heritage town with the intimacy and feel of a village. It offers seafood and fine dining, traditional music and quality accommodation all in a surprisingly compact triangle of historic buildings. Within a day’s drive of the town, the furthest reaches of both peninsulas can be accessed, making Kenmare town an ideal and popular all season destination. For further details about Kenmare Bay and Kenmare Town, see the following sections: XXXXXX © Anne Barrett, Kenmare Bay Project, 2014 These are some things to do with children or teenagers, in this quote from one of my previous guests, Sheridan. "Aine had suggested lots of things for us to do in Kerry prior to the trip via email- Ray's Sea Safari is superb! She was also very helpful suggesting good places to eat in Kenmare the local town. Kenmare is a good base for Kerry - lots of vibrant pubs and eating places. Boy's favourite thing on our trip was coasteering with Mor Active in Caherciveen." There are diving options at Killmacillogue on Beara and on the south side of Beara also in Kenmare see Star Sailing school/club for many watersport and other sport options. Riding stables try Dromquinna as it is on the very scenic bay and just 4klms or less from town. Location: Kenmare/Neidin is located at the head of Kenmare Bay (where it reaches the farthest inland), sometimes called the Kenmare River, where the Roughty River (''An Ruachtach'') flows into the sea, and at the junction of the Iveragh Peninsula and the Beara Peninsula The traditional Irish name of the bay was ''Inbhear Scéine'' from the Celtic languages and recorded in the 11th Century narrative ''Lebor Gabála Érenn'' as the arrival point of the mythological Irish ancestor Partholón. It is also located near the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Mangerton Mountain and Caha Mountains all popular hillwalking destinations. Nearby towns and villages are Killarney, Bantry, Glengarriff, Tuosist, Ardgroom, Templenoe and Sneem. further on the Kenmare/Kenmare Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way: Gateway to the most spectacularly unspoiled Beara and Iveragh peninsulas.The long, narrow bay of Kenmare has woodlands on either side and mountainous uplands all around. It has a rich micro-climate creating lush growth and a variety of natural habitats. Kenmare is a sheltered haven, which makes it place apart from the wild, rugged and liberating open seas. Kenmare town is an architecturally elegant small heritage town, nestling at the inner corner of Kenmare Bay. It is the place to chill, eat and enjoy the view. Expect fine cuisine with an emphasis on local seafoods, expect live traditional music, eclectic small shops and cafes. Kenmare has two five star hotels and quality accommodation across the range. The town square is flanked by 19th century town houses and has a Victorian style central recreation area. There is a large, wooded wildlife park on marshy inlet south of the town. The small and serene pier below the town looks across to Kenmare’s most iconic feature, a double arched art-deco bridge, which spans the bay. Take an eco cruise from the pier or from 4klm further along the WAW route and soak up the tranquility of the bay. Plan a long, relaxing break. Kenmare is a place where you can just BE. more of the same if you enjoy reading.....this is a piece I wrote for local tourism: KENMARE BAY Kenmare Bay/Inbhear Scéine (Ir.) is a 50mile long, narrow sea inlet sheltered between Iveragh peninsula with Ireland’s highest mountain range and the wild, bare uplands of Beara to the south. The bay is very accessible along its length with many harbours, inlets and creeks. It is 18km at its mouth, narrowing gradually as it bisects and separates scenic mature woodlands. There are a number of islands on the bay the most extensive being Dinish and Dunkerron islands close to Kenmare town. Kenmare is now home to the largest raptor in Europe, the white-tailed sea eagle which has nesting sites on the bay. The bay also has a large colony of seals. It is a popular destination for sea angling, sea cruises and sail training and sea sports. The bay is significant for its micro-climate, which encourages an ecological biodiversity of lush vegetation and natural habitats. The area is outstanding for the richness of historical and archaeological which remain intact. Several hundred archaeological sites lie close to the shoreline and stone circles, standing stones and other monuments abound. In the old mythological tales written in the 12th century by Irish monks, Kenmare Bay is cited as the supposed landing of the last invasion of Ireland by Milesians and the Irish name for the bay, Inbhear Scéine, is linked to these tales. Kenmare’s most iconic symbol is its double-arched Art Deco bridge, which spans Kenmare Bay at its narrowest point. The bridge is a focal point for the spectacular sunsets, which light up the western skies and the waters of the bay. At the innermost corner of the bay is Kenmare, a pretty, heritage town with the intimacy and feel of a village. It offers seafood and fine dining, traditional music and quality accommodation all in a surprisingly compact triangle of historic buildings. Within a day’s drive of the town, the furthest reaches of both peninsulas can be accessed, making Kenmare town an ideal and popular all season destination. For further details about Kenmare Bay and Kenmare Town, see the following sections: XXXXXX © Anne Barrett, Kenmare Bay Project, 2014 Getting AroundNeed for a car or bike. Busses to Killarney and onward train and busses. But getting around in the two peninsulas you need to book a mini bus tour or have a car or enjoy hundred miles long cycles. Getting to the house - Do travel the easy route N22 from cork or Killarney (your GPs tends to put you on N71 which is the national park road, best see that as a walk and sightseeing trip later) Do come by the easy route N22 and turnoff onto R569. My turnoff on the R569 is two miles before Kenmare. If you miss it you can reach it from town by driving south on N71 over Kenmare Bay bridge. Do please ask me to meet you on last stretch from Kenmare or from Sheen Falls Hotel or on road from south or North N71. I can pick up for expenses from airport etc. I have loads of parking space. Big yard, next house is hardly in view. Surrounded by nature....a bike would do....I am down a dirt laneway and it gives the impression of being very secluded. Other Things to NoteIf you want to forget the car when you are here there are a lot of walks on the doorstep...heritage park down the road Bonane Heritage Park......hills...roads with grass growing up the centre...more sheep than cars kind of thing....see the Waterfalls upriver and down....walk down to the five star hotel for a cocktail....climb the mountains on the waymarked routes....take many of the loop walks in the lower hills, visit Lorge chocolatier's roadside shop in an old Post Office for a hot chocolate...take a dip in the infinity pool at the other five star hotel....ride a horse...swing a golf club....stroll through the lovely looking wildlife park (woods, rhododendron bower and birdwatch) jutting into the bay which is in the town near the pier. Visit the serene pier + take an ECO CRUISE ON SEA SAFARI (marine savvy captain)...see the sea eagles and seals up close and personal...bring a rain hat!
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    This luxury5 bedroomed house is situated on private grounds on a private road it has panoramic views across the Mountains of Kenmare, located 2 miles from Kenmare town. The house is really beautifully decorated. Light-filled throughout, every room has extraordinary views. The property is set on 1.2 acres of land, with c.0.8 of beautifully landscaped gardens and lawn.This house has a 4 night min stay thanks. Again this property has a 4 night minimum stay please don't request for less than this thank you.
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      Fully refurbished 3 bedroom house, decorated to the highest standard beside Kenmare Golf Club and within 5 minutes walk of town. It offers quality accommodation to families and friends. Large open plan fully fitted kitchen and dining room with patio doors opening to a quiet garden with garden furniture and BBQ, ideal for enjoying a glass of wine or an evening meal in the evening sunlight. Comfortable living room with TV, DVD and gas fire.All bedrooms are en suite, two double bed rooms and one twin bedded room. The attic is converted to serve as an additional bedroom with a bed sofa or a child friendly play area.Free parking on site for two cars. This is an ideal home to relaxing in after a day out exploring the area. Kenmare Kenmare is famous for its boutique shops, excellent restaurants and vibrant night life. There are numerous festivals, traditional music festival, food festival, choral festival, hill walking festival and halloween festival to name a few. Kenmare is a heritage town offering a wide selection of boutique shops, restaurants and night life.