PORTMAGEE - WINNER OF TOURIST VILLAGE OF THE YEAR 2012.. DARK SKY AWARD WINNER.

Caroline Jolley

Speaks english, french, a little French
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 14 nights

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PORTMAGEE - WINNER OF TOURIST VILLAGE OF THE YEAR 2012.. DARK SKY AWARD WINNER.

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!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Caroline Jolley

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english, french, a little French

I love Nature, hens, art, reading and good food. I run a community garden in Dublin (see Facebook Growing2gether) .

Caroline Jolley purchased this bungalow in 1997

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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 14 nights
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Farranfore Airport
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
2km
Car: necessary

The only village in Ireland to celebrate the New Year in style!

The old year is 'shot'' and the 'new year 'pops out of a nearby hedge to parade through the village with turf burners and pipes band. Attended by hundreds of people and recorded on previous occasions by RTE television.

Beautiful village setting overlooking Valentia Island with Mountains behind. On Valentia Island you may visit the famous Slate quarry, Glanleam house and gardens, complete a PADI diving course, go deep sea fishing or browse around Knightstown with local sculpture and artists.

A short stroll from the house will take you into Portmagee village with a working fishing pier, if you’re lucky the fisherman will give you some fish for dinner! During the summer plenty of mackerel can be caught from the end of the pier. The Mooring pub and restaurant is Bord Failte approved & will make you very welcome. Alternatively you can drive into the town of Caherciveen (birthplace of Daniel O'Connell) where there is a large selection of pubs & restaurants. A car is essential to get the full benefit from this lovely area of Kerry, the famous Derrynane beach is half an hours' drive away where you can windsurf, water ski or just stroll around the beautiful beach & Abbey Island.

There is alwasy something going on in The Moorings - check their website, its just a stroll away from the house.

Other Activities: birdwatching, Irish set dancing, golf, astronomy. This part of Kerry has just been awarded the Dark Sky award.

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Portmagee Bungalow Rental Rates

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high season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
14 night minimum stay
€700
 

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Refundable damage deposit €100
Notes Includes electricity/turf and oil. Linen provided. On arrival the beds are made up, the fire set and the heating on. A welcome pack of milk/bread and butter is arranged. Books, videos and games are available. Supermarket close by. Garden enclosed and safe for children. In certain circumstances dogs will be allowed.
Smoking downstairs only.
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Amenities

Amenities

Portmagee Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Electric
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom -
  • Oil Heating heats up the water, there is also an immersion switch for boosting to 'bath'. The upstairs shower is electric so there is constant hot water.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , changeable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • 2 Double beds upstairs. The double room has views of the sea and Valentia Island . One room also has a single bed with double bed - this room has a small TV with DVD player. There is an electric shower and toilet upstairs. Downstairs there is one bedroom with a king size double which can be converted into twin beds if required. The downstairs area can be 'shut off' from the main sitting room using an extra door, so it is ideal for privacy. The caretaker will leave fresh linen and towels for you and also set the fire. The heating will be on when you arrive and some food essential in the fridge, all cleaning agents are available under the sink for washing/dishwasher. The bathrooms will also be supplied with towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Binoculars
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • forests
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
Well stocked library about the area and wildlife available. Also boardgames for lazy evenings. For children who have foraged on the beach, there is a fish tank in the kitchen for further examination of what they've caught - just put them back in the water when you've finished! Portmagee is the only village in Ireland where they have a tradition of 'shooting' the old year (old man who usually finishes up in a henge!) and the New year is brought in and marched through the village before turf torches and a piped band. This tradition attracts hundreds of visitors and The Moorings pub hosts a live band and dinner in honor of the occasion. In 2008 the village appeared on the national television station RTE and many wildlife programs are shot in this area of natural beauty.
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