AMAZING 3 BEDROOM - THE LOFT AT THE PRIORY KILLARNEY

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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AMAZING 3 BEDROOM - THE LOFT AT THE PRIORY KILLARNEY

Killarney Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Built in 1780, The Priory is a truly unique piece of property built by the local Lord Kenmare for a French aristocrat fleeing the French Revolution. Inundated with old world character, this property of the O'Donoghue Family is a place of welcome, comfort and intense charm.

Set on the door step of Killarney National Park we have two Courtyard Stone Cottages all of various design and layout. The cottages are tucked into a very beautiful and quite walled courtyard setting.

The Loft and Coachhouse cottages were meticulously restored between 2004 and 2006 and will offer you a retreat in style and comfort.

So if you are interested in hiking, biking, golfing, shopping or want to take a cooking class all this can be arranged. Killarney town centre is 1 km or a 10 minute stroll, in the opposite direction over the river you are immediately upon a pedestrian way snaking its way 2km into Killarney's 11,000 acre National Park, Muckross House & Gardens. A 5 minute walk to the INEC. Ask about mid-season specials.

Also ask about airport pick ups or Tim driving you around 'The Ring' and Dingle.

Please contact us by email or telephone and we will answer all your questions that you have.

Keywords: Self-catering cottage, Coach House, Loft, Historic, Courtyard, vacation home,

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had the best time as well and cannot imagine having stayed anywhere else. I need not reiterate what I told you both but the vacation truly came together in your kitchen. Thank You
Feb 2011
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Bernadette and Tim O’Donoghue met in The Windy City of Chicago a few years back. We acquired the property in 2002. We then returned from Chicago in 2004.

Bernadette was a paralegal secretary and is now a stay at home Mom and an excellent baker, I am an electrician by trade but got into construction during my 14 years in Chicago. I restored several old houses and classic vintage apartment buildings during my time there. I coupled this experience with Bernadette’s keen eye and interior design savvy to create some wonderful finishes and unusual touches. We began the colossal rehab project in 2004 to restore the Priory to its former glory ,it was basically completed it in 2007 or is it ever complete I like to ask myself ?

We pride ourselves in welcoming you into our place.

Tim purchased this cottage in 2002

I grew up in Killarney, where my parents owned a camping site and I truly loved meeting visitors on a daily basis. We have 4 children and we wanted to raise them here in Ireland, so we said we would give it a shot and here we are.When this property became available we realized how unique it was and what a fantastic opportunity it would be to own The Priory.

We are in a key location,a ten minute walk from town but it feels like we are in the heart of the countryside where you cannot hear a sound by night.

You will get a quiet private house to yourself where you can come and go as you please. You can cook when you want and have the full use of the 1.5 acre property on private grounds. You can sit back and relax in the front of the open hearth fire sipping a nice Irish whiskey or reading a good book with the sweet smell of turf burning away.

Each cottage has a Jacuzzi you can slip into and soothe the soul after a hectic day.

You will get the real feel of Irish living and live like we live ourselves while visiting in your home away from home.

We are on site owners who are here to help you in any way you require and assure a wonderful stay. We have invaluable knowledge about the local area from cultural information to hikes, local food joints to off the beaten track drives. We can organize in-house chef, or poetry recital or to a music session.

We like to tell our guests ''We are as near or as far as you wish.'

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Amazing 3 Bedroom - The Loft at the Priory Killarney
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Amazing 3 Bedroom - The Loft at the Priory Killarney
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Killarney County Kerry
Co. Galway, Ireland
5

FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5
We booked the Loft as we were staying in Killarney for the wknd for my Mothers 60th. We had such a wonderful time there! The accommodation was fabulous and it was great to find out the history behind the building. The owners are extremely laid back and friendly people and this added to the stay. I felt this accommodation was ideal for our kind of family, (typical laid back outdoorsy country family -all in our 30s, parents in 60s!). It was nice to walk into town in the evening and house is also on right side of town to visit Torc mt, lakes, park etc. Our friends who were staying in town came out to visit and loved it too. We will definitely be returning in the future, but next time with a bigger crew!
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Amazing 3 Bedroom - The Loft at the Priory Killarney
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5

PERFECT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!

  • 5 of 5
My family stayed with Tim and Bernadette for 5 nights; me, my husband our two young adult children and my parents. We had a wonderful stay, plenty of peat for the fire; comfortable home with lots of room to spread out. Tim and Bernadette provided us with a basket of home made scones and tips on where to eat and listen to music. This was my parents first trip to Ireland and staying at the Priory was most defiantly a highlight.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Amazing 3 Bedroom - The Loft at the Priory Killarney
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Killarney County Kerry
5

EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Tim was great! Wish we could have stayed longer
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing 3 Bedroom - The Loft at the Priory Killarney
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5

OUR IRISH COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
This was our family's first trip to Ireland and we decided to use Killarney as our home base for the week. The Priory was the perfect home! It is exactly what we needed, space for all six kids to play, lounge, explore! The gardens are lovely, there is a soccer field, basketball hoop, and playground. Something for everyone. There are plenty of places to eat nearby so we walked everywhere. The walk into town is quite easy and our five year old was able to manage it daily. The O'Donoghue's couldn't have been any sweeter to our family. They genuinely wanted us to have whatever we needed, gave excellent advice as to where to eat and what adventures to add to my list of activities. The Loft is clean and has every amenity you would have in your own home. The charm of The Priory is something you can not get from a hotel. My children are already asking when we can go back to The Priory, the perfect Irish cottage.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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ENCHANTED MAY

  • 5 of 5
The Priory Loft was more than we expected. Spacious rooms, comfortable furniture, beautiful gardens and lovely landlord couple! Tim and Bernadette are always in good humor, helpful and willing to make recommendations, answer questions and insure their guests comfort. Tim has written some local travel suggestions that we followed that took us off the beaten path. We saw waterfalls, castles, lakes, cliffs and took a ferry to an island. The national park is nearby and there are walks and hikes in abundance. The local townspeople know this couple and treated us with generosity when they found out where we were staying. We were treated with fresh hot scones on our last morning and were sad to say goodbye. Thank you Tim and Bernadette for a lovely week!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Amazing 3 Bedroom - The Loft at the Priory Killarney
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p327509vb
+353 646626896
Killarney County Kerry
Virginia
5

IDEAL VACATION LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Ireland. We booked the Loft at the Priory based on the location and hoped the description was accurate. It was perfect! We were a group of 4 adults. The photos on the website correctly reflect the Priory and all its charm. The size of the Loft was wonderful- great living space. Plenty of room to sit around the wood burning stove and discuss the days activities. It was clean, neat and very quiet. The Priory is about a 10 minute walk into town. That was very appealing to us. We didn't want to drive in the evening after dinner.
Tim and Bernadette were incredibly welcoming and helpful. We had a rough itinerary of sight seeing trips planned during the week. We asked them to review our ideas to see if they were feasible. Tim and Bernadette made some fabulous recommendations. Everything they suggested was well worth it.
An added bonus is that Tim makes the best scones in Killarney.
Some of our recommendations would be : a trip to Dingle and Slea Head, Muckross House, The Ring of Kerry, Valencia Island (by car ferry) and the Skellig Chocolate Factory, Ross Castle, Kenmare and the Gleninchaquin Park (hike to the falls).
Our favorite restaurants in Killarney were Bricin, The Laurels (pub), and White Gate (on Monday night for the step dancing). In Kenmare, The Purple Heather was delicious.
Go visit and enjoy!!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Ring of Kerry
"When you arrive I can give you my personal notes on The Ring, where to stop, where to eat an..."
Killarney National Park
"We can supply you with a map and directions. Climbing Torc Mt. on a sunny day is a must!"
Traditional Farms at Muckross House
Lord Kenmares at Murphy's of Killarney
"Great music and food!"
Muckross Abbey
"A 10 minute cycle from The Priory Courtyard Cottages."
The Laurels
"Wonderful food and a great Irish Pub."
Bricin
"A fantastic local restaurant."
Nearest Airport
12 Kilometres
Kerry
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Rossbeigh
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Town Center
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Town Center

So if you are interested in hiking, biking, golfing, shopping or want to take a cooking class all this can be arranged. Killarney town centre is 1 km or a 10 minute stroll, in the opposite direction over the river you are immediately upon a pedestrian way snaking its way 2km into Killarney's 11,000 acre National Park, Muckross House & Gardens.

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Killarney Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
Jun 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€995
 
 
July-August
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,095
 
 
September
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
€895
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€745
 
 
November-December
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 25% deposit via PayPal or wire transfer to secure the booking.
Notes A discount will be provided for a stays over 2 weeks. The check in time is 4 pm and check out is 10 am. We do our best to provide an early check in if needed.
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Amenities

Killarney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Catering Available ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) 2 or 3, Twin or Single Beds (3) Single bed plus the bunk beds, Baby Cribs (1) Large Pack-n-Play, Bunk Beds (1) Can do bunks or singles.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • roller blading
  • hunting
  • equestrian events
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Large Utility Room off the Kitchen where the washer and dryer are.
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