Meta und Jessica Kreissig

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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An Elegant B&B Steeped In History And Its 4 Self-catering Holiday Homes

Glanleam is an enchanted old estate. Spellbound by its magical setting of sheer natural beauty the Knights of Kerry made Glanleam their home. Keen botanists, they planted 1000's of foreign and exotic plants into the already existing woods in Glanleam's valley, resulting in today's jungle-like subtropical paradise. Five generations of Knights lived here, each extending the original building, turning Glanleam House into a manor - now an elegant B&B by its present owners. The Boathouse, Gardener's Cottage, Estate Manager's House and Hothouse are converted into beautiful self-catering holiday homes. Beyond the woods and gardens Glanleam's soft meadows turn into weatherbeaten fields as they meet the rough southwest Kerry coast stretching as far as the lighthouse. Walking here is a nature trail of its own with an ever-changing scenery. Also included in Glanleam is a working farm with sheep, geese and chickens (and delicious eggs!), ponies, dogs, bunnies and possibly world's oldest cat.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Meta und Jessica Kreissig (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Boathouse
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Boathouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31471?uni_id=115448
+353 (0)66 9476176
Valentia Ring of Kerry
United States
5

Beautiful Place - was perfect for our trip.

  • 5 of 5
The boathouse on the cove at Glanleam was absolutely wonderful, and is now definitely one of our favorite spots on Earth. We were there for a week in mid-April 2010 and wish we could have stayed longer.

We arrived a bit later in the evening than planned, but the owner, Hetta was very friendly and helpful and helped us get settled in right away.

We loved the way the boathouse is nestled in the cove and surrounded by lush vegetation. The kitchen and dining are inside on the lower floor, as well as the bathroom, jacuzzi and sauna. Upstairs are the two bedrooms and living room. In the picture on the website, the glass you see upstairs is the entire wall of the living room.

The views from the living room across the water are worth the entire stay! Morning and evening we would sit there and just watch the scenery change as the sunlight moved across the area. Our favorite time was evening. We would light a few candles, listen to the waves and watch the glow from the sunset play across the mountains and sea while the stars came out. We often ate lunch on the cobbles in front of the boathouse, with the perfect setting, a gentle breeze, sun, waves and our own food and wine, it beat any other sea-side bistro I've eaten at.

The gardens were great as well. They're pretty large with many trails to wander and explore on. We enjoyed walking along the paths and seeing all the mature evergreen trees (several are huge). The cliff walk was our favorite trail. The garden is more like a beautiful park with many many wonderful varieties of plants thriving and growing naturally rather than a meticulously manicured garden. My fiancé and I like this style, and let me just say that the owners have done an AMAZING job with what they have had to work with, because in it's heyday these huge gardens were tended by up to 30 workers.

The island of Valentia is also a gem on it's own. Except for a few short trips off the island, we spent our entire time here. You definitely owe it to yourself to take an evening drive up to the top of the island to watch the sunset.

My only very very minor complaints are these: The wifi internet access is not available at the boathouse. You have to go to the main house for that. Also the cable TV is mostly in German except for a few news channels. I had just been in Germany for 6 weeks so was eager for English TV - in truth, TV isn't really needed in this beautiful spot.

We will definitely return to visit and recommend to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Boathouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31471?uni_id=115448
+353 (0)66 9476176
Valentia Ring of Kerry
4

Wunderbar

  • 4 of 5
Wir, Oma,Opa und zwei Enkeltöchter, haben eine wunderschöne Woche im Boatshaus auf Glanleam verbracht. Die lage des Hauses ist superschön. Das Haus selbst ist teils einfach und teils super ausgestattet. Es ist alles sauber und ordentlich.Das Wohnzimmer im Obergeschoss ist ein Traum, mit Traumaussicht auf die Bucht. Der Glanleam Garten ist sehr schön für kurze Spaziergänge. Die Vermieterinnen sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir können das Haus nur weiterempfehlen.
Wir bedanken uns für die Gastfreundschaft.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
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Boathouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31471?uni_id=115448
+353 (0)66 9476176
Valentia Ring of Kerry
5

Toller Urlaub

  • 5 of 5
Wir haben eine tolle Woche im Boathouse verbracht. Wir haben oft und lange vor dem riesigen Panoramafenster gesessen und die Aussicht auf die Bucht genossen.

Die Wohnung mit hervorragend ausgestattet. Waschmaschine und Trockner sind vor allem nach regnerischen Tagen ein Segen.

Für Naturliebhaber ist Glanleam ein Genuss.

Für die jederzeit herzliche Gastfreundschaft möchten wir uns bedanken.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Boathouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31471?uni_id=115448
+353 (0)66 9476176
Valentia Ring of Kerry
Fürth, Deutschland
5

Einfach zu schön um wahr zu sein

  • 5 of 5
Gerade eben erst zurück von Valentia Island, möchte ich mich nochmals herzlich bei den sehr freundlichen und hilfsbereiten Vermietern, Fam. Kreissig, bedanken.
Der Aufenthalt war herrlich, schon die Zufahrt ist wunderschön.
Im Haus, das top gepflegt ist, findet man alles, was zum täglichen Gebrauch nötig ist. Die Küche ist perfekt eingerichtet und lässt auch das Zubereiten von umfangreicheren Speisen zu.
Das Boathouse liegt so herrlich, dass man eigentlich nur aus dem großen Panoramafenster zum Strand schauen möchte - das ist Erholung pur.
In Valentia bekommt man eigentlich alles. Sollten Wünsche offen seien, kann man sich diese mit der Fähre (regelmäße Überfahrten alle 15 min) schnell im nächsten Ort erfüllen.
Selbstversorgern, die vorhaben im Ferienhaus zu kochen, sei empfohlen, Kaffee mit aus Deutschland zu bringen - ALLES ANDERE gibt es in Irland im Supermarkt preisgleich (manches sogar noch günstiger).
Wir werden sicherlich wieder kommen und uns gleich heimisch fühlen.
Vielen Dank für die schönen Tage!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Boathouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31471?uni_id=115448
+353 (0)66 9476176
Valentia Ring of Kerry
Meschede
5

Sehr empfehlenswert

  • 5 of 5
Waren Anfang März für eine Woche im Boathouse und können diese Unterkunft nur empfehlen. Traumhafte Lage, gute Ausstattung und eine total nette und hilfbereite Vermieterin. Die Lage direkt in einem Suptropischen Garten ist natürlich vorallem für Leute, die in der Natur sein wollen einmalig.

Wir werden sicher bald wieder kommen!
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Boathouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p31471?uni_id=115448
+353 (0)66 9476176
Valentia Ring of Kerry
Lenggries, Bayern, Deutschland
5

Traumhaft

  • 5 of 5
Wohl einer der schönsten Flecken Irlands! Und dies sagten auch die vereinzelten Touristen, die sich den Strand am Bootshaus ansahen. Dieser Flecken war so traumhaft, dass kaum noch das Bedürfnis bestand, an einen anderen Ort in Irland zu fahren. Einfach die Aussicht genießen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Dieser Strand zeigte uns die vielfältigsten Gesichter einfach nur durch seine Lichtspiele.
Das Haus selbst besticht durch sein Panoramafenster und dem großzügigen Wohnzimmer. Aber auch der Rest des Hauses lädt zum Bleiben ein. Die Vermieterin war angenehm und hilfsbereit, ohne ständig um einen herum zu glucken.
Da der Strand nicht auf einer touristischen Hauptstrecke liegt, waren lediglich bei Ebbe einige Heimische da. Ansonsten war man weitgehend alleine. Bei Bedarf konnte man die Insel aber auch sehr gut mit der Fähre verlassen. Der Blick von dem nahegelegenen "Berg" über die Insel und dem angrenzenden Teil von Irland ist ein Muß.
Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt und werden sicherlich wieder kommen. Selten einen so erholsamen Urlaub verbracht.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Cork Harbour
Nearest Train
80 Kilometres
Killarney Trainstation
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
beach
Car: recommended

Glanleam is situated on the island of Valentia, in the county of Kerry. Situated in its own private valley it offers peace, tranquility and 'getting-away-from-it-all. At the same time Glanleam is just a few minutes drive away from the famous and busy (and 'must-see') Ring-of Kerry and is conveniently close to the attractions of Kerry. Valentia is about 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, consists of 2 villages, 1 gone-back-in-time grocery store, 3 busy pubs, 4 cafes/restaurants, 2 souvenir shops, a candle maker, an endless supply of breathtaking scenery and local attractions, and the most welcoming locals, always making time for a chat - this is real island life. For bigger shopping it is advisable to go to Caherciveen, either by car ferry or by bridge. It takes between 20 to 30 minutes to get there, depending on your choice of crossing. Caherciveen is probably the only country and seaside town, which did not 'profit' from the recent booming years and remained truly Irish and very special.

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Valentia House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug 24 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
€590
 
 
Sep 28 2014 - Nov 1 2014
7 night minimum stay
€450
 
 
Nov 2 2014 - Dec 20 2014
7 night minimum stay
€385
 
 
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
€590
 

Amenities

Amenities

Valentia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • fax
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin, 1 childrens bed, 1 cot
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Sand Box
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • rain forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking