RURAL GETAWAY IN PICTURESQUE CARAGH LAKE, GREAT FOR SIGHTSEEING &ACTIVITIES

Danny & Ali O'Shea

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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RURAL GETAWAY IN PICTURESQUE CARAGH LAKE, GREAT FOR SIGHTSEEING &ACTIVITIES

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3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Our cottage, Babbling Brook, is set on just over half an acre of land and offers contemporary living accommodation in the heart of Kerry countryside. Accommodation is spread across one level and rooms are light and spacious. The cottage is equipped with all modern facilities and has wood and tiled floors throughout.

It features a large, open-style modern kitchen/diner with an opening into a sun-room with a small snooker table; patio doors lead from the sun-room onto a patio with garden table and chairs. There is a comfy lounge with three sofas, open fire, satellite TV, DVD and video player.

The two double bedrooms have en suite facilities, and the twin bedroom is adjacent to the family bathroom.

We are Danny & Ali. Our cottage, Babbling Brook, in beautiful Caragh Lake is very special to us; Danny’s family is from this region. It is our second home, our retreat, and we like to escape here with our family and friends as much as our busy London lives allow!

Nearest beaches: Babbling Brook is just 3.5 miles (less than 10 minutes' drive) to the unspoilt, Blue Flag Rossbeigh Beach and to Dooks - both sandy beaches.

Golf: 10 minutes' drive from the cottage is Dooks, a traditional links 18 hole golf course with beautiful views over looking the Atlantic. Other nearby golf courses include Killorglin (10 minutes' drive), Beaufort (15 minutes' drive), Killarney (25 minutes' drive) and Tralee (30 minutes' drive).

Fishing: Caragh Lake and Caragh River, containing salmon and trout, offer excellent fishing opportunities.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
I have stayed at this lovely cottage on two occasions - once with a friend and also with my grown up children. The cottage is spotlessly clean and modern but not austere. There are pictures on the wall and books to enjoy which give Babbling Brook a homely feel. The bedding and towels are far nicer than I've sampled in hotels and the beds are really comfy. The kitchen is fabulous and the size lends itself to family gatherings. With comfy sofas in the lounge you really can relax in the evenings and enjoy peace and tranquility. As there is the most spectacular scenery, this is an area to be explored and enjoyed. A car is a necessity but as the roads are much quieter than the south east of England, it is a pleasure driving. Wherever you go, there are places to stop and take in the views. There are some excellent areas for walkers, in particular The Gap of Dunloe. I can recommend Kate Kierney's cottage which is an atmospheric pub at the entrance to this area which sells great irish coffees! A day out in Dingle is worth the drive. It's a seaside town which although attracts the tourists, is none the less quite chic with some nice craft shops. The restaurants in the Kerry area tend to be within hotels and without exception serve some excellent food. If you're on a budget, I would suggest you shop in the large Tescos or Lidls and make use of the freezer in the cottage. I can truly recommend Babbling Brook to families, couples or groups of friends. For people who love the outdoors it is just perfect and for those who want to enjoy scenery from the comfort of a car, the excellent roads with vantage points, make the experience unforgettable.
Dec 2009
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Danny & Ali O'Shea

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Rural getaway in picturesque Caragh Lake, great for sightseeing &activities
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Rural getaway in picturesque Caragh Lake, great for sightseeing &activities
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Killorglin Ring of Kerry
United Kingdom
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A FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY IN A STUNNING LOCATION

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this holiday home really is home from home. It is large, spacious and a kitchen do die for with everything you could possibly need in it! It is ideal for families, large groups and couples with 3 bedrooms each with adequate storage space with en suites off 2 of the bedrooms and a separate bathroom too! So nobody will be queuing for a shower. The owners have left plenty of tourist info and guidance, and instructions for everything. There are even bikes to use in the shed. They were extremely accommodating with a query we had with the DVD player and very amiable. The location is superb as a base for exploring Kerry, just a few miles away from mountains and the spectacular coastal scenery. Just one tiny quibble and that is that you won't be able to walk to Lake Caragh although it is located next to it - nearly all the land on the banks is privately owned by other residences and hotels. But a short bike ride will take you round the other side. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone thinking of coming to Kerry.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Lake Caragh is on the opposite side of the road to our cottage and can be accessed by a narrow public path approx 500m away which leads to a tranquil spot on the shore from where you can enjoy the mountain and lake view. You cannot walk around the lake shore, though, because of the private gardens to properties that back on to it.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kerry (Farranfore)
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Cork
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Killarney
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Dooks and Rossbeigh
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Red Fox
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Dooks
Car: necessary

Caragh Lake is a picturesque spot on the fringe of the Ring of Kerry, rural and serene, a perfect setting in which to relax and get away from it all. Caragh Lake itself, approx 5 miles long, is set back on the opposite side of the road to Babbling Brook and can be accessed by a nearby path. Fishing and boating equipment for use on the lake is available to hire close by. Opposite Babbling Brook is Carrig Country House which boasts one of the finest restaurants in Kerry, overlooking the lake.

The area is excellent for walking, cycling, bird-watching, sightseeing and other activities such as fishing, golfing, horse-riding and water sports. The Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre, which offers a range of adventure sports activities, is just 15 minutes’ drive.

Babbling Brook is also ideally located for exploring the magnificent sights and places of interest this beautiful county offers including the Ring of Kerry, the rugged Gap of Dunloe, the Dingle and Beara peninsulas and local scenic spots situated off the tourist track, such as the Ballaghbeama Gap. The cottage is just a few minutes' drive from two beautiful sandy beaches and several golf courses (see below). There are shops, banks, other award-winning restaurants and traditional, welcoming pubs in Killorglin - home to the Puck Fair festival - and also Glenbeigh village, both less than 4 miles away.

Killarney, a larger bustling town full of character and more shops, restaurants and pubs, is a very pleasant 30 minutes’ drive and a ‘must-see’ part of Kerry. It is home to the beautiful Muckross National Park with its fabulous views of the Macgillycuddy reeks. For those who like a flutter, Killarney’s racecourse hosts several horse racing events over the spring and summer and is set in the most magnificent backdrop of mountain and lake scenery.

Golf: There is a fabulous selection of local golf courses, including nearby Dooks Golf Club (a links course in a stunning location overlooking the sea), Beaufort Golf Club and Killorglin Golf Club. All are just 5 - 10 minutes' drive from Babbling Brook. There are other golf courses located slightly further afield, including Killarney and Tralee (both approx 30 minutes' drive).

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Killorglin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
Late Summer/Autumn
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
€550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Prices are fully inclusive of electricity, heating and cleaning cost.
Reduced rates apply for parties of three or less people, except during peak periods - please enquire.
Weekend and midweek rates available on request. Christmas/New Year rates available on request.
A refundable deposit of £150 GBP or Euro 200 is required as cover in the event of damage or breakages.
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Amenities

Killorglin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The two en suite shower rooms are fully tiled; the bathroom is half tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms with double beds each have en suite shower room. The twin bedded room is next to the family bathroom. Bedrooms are comfortable, light and spacious.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library
  • Games ...
  • Books
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
The kitchen/diner, utility room and bathrooms all have tiled floors. The remainder of the cottage has wood flooring throughout. Babbling Brook is not only a rental property but also our home in Ireland and we hope that guests will enjoy the little 'extras' that a comfortable home provides. Snooker and a selection of DVDs, video tapes, CDs, books, jigsaws and games are available for guests’ use. We also like to keep some basics such as salt & pepper, olive oil, tea, coffee, sugar, spices and more, for guests' convenience and comfort as well as our own. All we politely ask is that guests kindly replace what they use.
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