Portmagee Bungalow Rental Photos and Description
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 7
Detached dormer bungalow with large green playing area to the front. Secure garden with picnic table and BBQ. Upstairs bedroom has views of the sea. Cottage is charmingly decorated with local paintings and handcrafts. The sitting room has a slate fireplace and turf is freely available at the back door. Oil fired central heating also. The kitchen is well appointed with all modern appliances. Downstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom, one single and one twin or king size. Upstairs are two bedrooms and electric shower, both doubles. DVD and books supplied. The village is a five minute stroll from the front door and there is a swimming beach (Reencaheragh) a short drive away. The village launches boats daily to the famous Skellig Rocks, a UNESCO Heritage site. Astronomers can enjoy watching night skies as this part of Kerry has been awarded a Dark Sky distinction. The Bridgestone award winning restaurant at the Moorings pub has a lovely fish menu .
The village of Portmagee has a well stocked grocery store, two pubs, two restaurants, a quality craft/delicatessen shop, a working fishing pier, a coffee shop, fish 'n chips served during the summer months, a post office and also a booking office for trips to the famous Skellig rocks. Within walking distance is the Skellig heritage center where you can watch a film about the Skelligs and learn about the Coptic monks before you visit the rock itself.
You have the choice of taking a boat trip around the rock or making a booking in the village for a day trip to land on Skellig Mor and walk to the top where a guide will give you detailed information about this monastic site. The boat trip out is quite long and Ii would recommend taking a picnic and binoculars for birdwatching. you may see storm petrels, puffins, gannets, shear waters and guillemots. Sometimes you may catch sight of Russo's dolphins, common dolphins and killer whales. At the rock there is a colony of seals and a huge gannet .Golf details: World famous Waterville links about thirty minutes drive from house.' Dooks' course also thirty-forty minutes drive away (cheaper than Waterville!)
Make sure to tell Ger and Patricia in the Moorings that the Jolleys sent you! They also have a lovely new craft shop beside the restaurant.
You can book whale watching trips in Caherciveen and during the summer a ferry runs to Dinlge from Valentia harbor where you can see the famous 'Fungi' dolphin and visit the aquarium.
This is a beautiful part of the Kerry kingdom and the scenic views are breathtaking. However, if it does rain
you'll be safe in the local pub or curled up in front of a real turf fire!
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets considered
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
I love Nature, hens, art, reading and good food. I run a community garden in Dublin (see Facebook Growing2gether) .
Family from Kerry. Connections with Valentia Island. Perfect when the children were younger for safety and entertainment. Now that they are older, they want it to themsleves!
Re-charge your batteries and feed the soul in this beautiful part of the world.