This beautifully appointed house in the hillside setting of Cappanacush one mile from the main road has the Ideal idlyllic Irish country side setting and with elevated views of Kenmare bay. Ideal location base for sightseeing Southwest area and also the stunning Beara Penninsula. Killarney town 30 minutes away via the scenic Molls Gap road. The house is large with spacious gardens and perfectly suited to families or a group of eight travelling together.
The kitchen, dining room and living room are one large open plan area and each section beautifully appointed and furnished to a very high standard. The living room has large windows that look on to the big open garden, the narrow quaint country road that leads up to the house, the Ring of Kerry Golf Club and Kenmare Bay which lies on the other side.
There are 4 bedrooms, 3 are double (2 queensize, 1 king bed). The fourth bedroom has twin beds. Three of the four bedrooms are ensuite, two with bath tub and shower.
The house is very relaxing and allows the beautiful morning and evening sun in making it bright and very peaceful. It is a perfect space to be in after a busy day sightseeing and an easy kitchen and dining area to cook dinner and enjoy the local great foods and wines. It is also ideal for a private family/occasion dinner during your stay and we can arrange private catering for this purpose if you require it.
Kenmare is a small tranquil country town, famous for its gourmet food and superb accommodation set amidst breath-taking scenery in one of the most unspoilt, natural environments in Europe. It is a special place that tends to leave its mark on people who come to stay and experience the town, area and especially the genuine kindness, friendliness and character of the people that live here.
It is located at the head of beautiful Kenmare Bay which stretches 50 kilometres from Kenmare out to the Atlantic Ocean. The original Irish name for the town is 'Neidin' meaning ' little nest ' because the town 'nestles' amongst the surrounding mountains which are such a striking feature of the landscape.
Its protected position and proximity to the Gul Stream mean that the climate which Kenmare enjoys is mild generally. It's unusual to experience extremely low winter temperatures - ice and snow etc., but spring and summer temperatures can be high.
The town itself has a population of around 1,800 (in 2009) and retains the 'village' feel that it's had since it was established as Ireland's first 'planned' town back in 1670. The historical, cultural and environmental significance of the place make it a designated 'Heritage Town'.
Kenmare town is known for it's award winning restaurants, Packies and Mulcahy's being two of the longstanding top quality restaurants in town with a wide range of locally sourced seafood and meats on the menu. There's an excellent food market on Wednesdays in the town with some of the best artisan food producers selling their organic produce, perfect for a self-catering night in!. To compliment the food there is a lovely shop called 'Eugenes' where you will find some excellent French and Spanish wines to suit all tastes. 'Alain' the owner is an award winning sommelier with many years experience of his trade and gives great advise or just give him your budget and he will choose a lovely wine for you.
There are 2 large supermarkets in town and three mini markets. There are great traditional Irish pubs with music nightly during the summer and also great bar food usually served until 9pm.
This area is also an ideal base for the golfer. All the southwest links courses are within driving distance, Waterville, Tralee, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club are under an hour and Ballybunion 1&half hours. Ring of Kerry and Kenmare golf club are on your doorstep and there are a number of smaller parkland courses in the area also. All of these clubs are visitor friendly.
Keywords: House, Bungalow, Villa, Country house
The famous 'Ring of Kerry' drive begins on your doorstep.
Killarney town and all it has to offer is 30 minutes drive from the house via the scenic Molls Gap road.
The Beara Penninsula in West Cork is a must, a different county, rugged coastal landscape and very special.
A day trip to the Skellig Islands is also a must (now a workd heritage site).
The Dingle Penninsula is also a must visit.