Come for the Gathering in 2013
An unusual and beautiful hideaway on the bay for those wishing to get away from it all and explore Kerry with its world -renowned angling, beaches, walks and bird life. For those looking for an active holiday this is an ideal base for fishing, sailing, golf at Tralee Golf Links, renowned for the amazing scenery and setting of the course or exploring the stunning coast of Kerry. The holiday home overlooks Tralee bay in an area of outstanding beauty and is ideal for small families, couples or a quality getaway for 1-2 friends.
Carefully renovated to retain its original charm and character the house features a sitting-room with open fireplace overlooking the garden and the bay. There is a dining-room with antique fireplace and sunny open aspect to a private courtyard garden with built- in BBQ and outdoor seating for al fresco dining. Downstairs also includes a fully equipped kitchen and large bathroom. Upstairs there are two cosy loft bedrooms.
This cottage is situate on a tidal inlet. There is a tarred road from Fenit village (approx. 3/4 mile) to the edge of the tidal inlet and from there access to the property is by way of an 'ancient way' road along the shoreline for a distance of 200 metres. This ancient road is submerged by high tide for approx. 2 1/2 hours. There are two high tides twice in every 24 hours, each tide being approx. one hour later then the same tide on the previous day. If the tide is at its height at 10am and 10pm today, it will be at the same height tomorrow at approx. 11am and 11pm. When this happens the house is easily acccessed by a pathway to the village.
The cottage is in excess of 100 years old. Renovation of the cottage is such that the basic structure has been restored. There have been no extensions to the building. Sleeping quarters were achieved by trapping the ceiling level at both extreminities of the building. Access to the loft bedrooms is achieved by ladder stairs.
15 THINGS TO DO IN FENIT:
1. View the beautiful marina which hosts both leisure and commercial boats.
2. St Brendan the Navigator Heritage Centre. Looking out to the sea from Fenit Harbour is a 5metre high bronze statue of the famous voyager, St Brendan.
3. Information Centre for visitors which is based in the harbour office and supplying an extensive range of activities, places to see and local history.
4. Play golf or dine at Barrow and Tralee Golf Club - renowned for the amazing scenery and setting of the course.
5. Tralee Bay Sailing School providing adult and junior courses, sailing, kayaking and power boats.
6. Tralee Bay Cruises. Take a tour of Tralee bay aboard the Kerry Colleen. Encounter many sea birds and you may be lucky and see seals and dolphins.
7. Sea Fishing Charter Trips on fully licensed and equipped boats.
8. Tralee Bay Angling Club - Get fishing knowledge of the many species of fish caught in and around Fenit.
9. Tralee Bay Swimming Club on Fenit's Blue Flag beach
10. There are many walking and hiking routes in Fenit with breath-taking views.
11. Bird Watching. Fenit hosts a large variety of sea birds.
12. Fenit is a designated heritage centre which is important for the flora and fauna.
13. Historical Sites. There are many places to visit in and around Fenit, including monastic cells, Ardfert Cathedral, Wethers Well, The Brendan Way and Fenit marina where the Jeanie Johnson was built.
14. Blennerville Windmil. Just a 10 min. drive from Fenit was built in 1800 and restored. It is one of the only two remaining in the Republic of Ireland.
15. Eat at the many mouth-watering seafood restaurants nearby.