Stunning Views, Sleeps 6, Underfloor Heating, All Bedrooms En-suite, Wi-fi
About Susan Tucker
Former London fashion designer now retired and enjoying running a small boutique holiday cottage business in the stunning County of Kerry, Ireland. 'The best part is sharing this beautiful corner of Kerry with our guests.'
Susan Tucker purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Susan Tucker chose Sneem
We had enjoyed many holidays and short breaks to the region so in 2006 we started to look for a permanent base along our favourite stretch of the Ring of Kerry. Despite being a little run down (see renovation photos on our web site) Valley of the Hare instantly captivated our imagination as the location and views are 'to die for' and the buildings are full of history and character. The cottage is the result of a great deal of careful thought and hard work. We love it...and are very happy to share it with you.
What makes this Cottage unique
The views out across the valley with Kenmare Bay and the Beara Peninsula in the distance are timeless. Watching the skies change from the warmth of the sofa by the fire in the living room is hypnotic and truly relaxing. With fantastic walking on your doorstep and the lovely pubs in Sneem serving great food there is little more you need for a well deserved break away.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Outstanding luxury in a unique setting
We have just returned from 5 days in the Valley of the Hare and it was simply perfection - warm and comfortable with beautiful linens and a fantastic kitchen with every facility imaginable. The surroundings are even better - a little remote but all the better for that - spectacularly unique and wonderful walking on the doorstep. The owners have done a magnificent job of restoring this farmhouse and we hope to return soon.
I have stayed in many properties over the years, but this one was special. Beautifully designed, impeccably clean, comfortable beds, places to sit and chat, wonderful kitchen with breakfast food for the first morning, quiet location on land surrounded by sheep, cows, hills. We could have lived there forever. Short drive to Sneem (which is on the Ring of Kerry) where there are restaurants, groceries, ice cream, shops, and friendly people. We even walked the trail that passes through the property into town one morning. Part of the trail was thickly lined with wild blackberry's which we couldn't stop eating. It was a magical relaxing place with everything we needed. It may be the first time a stay somewhere was perfect. Thank you!
Amazing property in a stunning location
Without a doubt, this is the best holiday cottage that we have ever stayed in. We first stayed six years ago and we were worried that it might not be as good this time, we need not have been concerned - it was just as perfect as before. You simply could not ask for more from a holiday property.
Perfect in every way
From finding the property online to the moment we departed, it was easy.
The house is simply stunning and has absolutely everything you could wish for. The kitchen is a delight to cook in, the bathrooms are clean and spacious with fluffy towels, the beds are comfortable with beautiful linen and the view is stunning.
When we had a query, the house keeper was so helpful.
There really aren’t enough superlatives to describe this place and we’d love to live there permanently.
Thank you so much Susan, your property is a dream.
Truly a special place!
Tucked in the valley and surrounded by sheep and beautiful views we found the home. Amazing kitchen, heated floors, comfy beds, what a truly special place to stay. It was so hard to leave especially with a clear night the last night...oh my the stars!!!
Ireland Countryside Gem
The property is the perfect combination of old and new. The outside of the house fits perfectly with the hillside and history of the area while the inside is nicely appointed with all the modern amenities. You feel as though you could call the Valley of the Hare home, permanently. The view from the living room is stunning and the patio is just right for your morning coffee or tea. The morning light cascading across the hills of Sneem surpassed even the Cliffs of Kerry. We enjoyed hillwalking on the property behind the house, where two hidden lake gems are located. Stay here if you want to experience everything lovely about the Ireland countryside.
Valley of the Hare is a luxury holiday cottage with a unique rural location in the heart of the Kerry Geopark which offers excellent privacy and fantastic access to hill walking yet is equally well located to explore the world famous Ring of Kerry coastal drive and to enjoy the famous Irish pubs in the pretty village of Sneem.
Explore the beautiful market town of Kenmare, walk the Kerry Way, play golf on the challenging links course at Waterville or in the grounds of the equally famous Parknasilla Resort.
Stroll on the stunning Derrynane Beach, tour Valentia Island and be mystified by the scale of the Skellig Michael monastery and the Staigue Ring Fort.
Killarney National Park is not to be missed with the famous Ladies' View, Ross Castle and Muckross House at it's heart.
Finally the Gap of Dunloe is a timeless mountain environment which opens up an endless number of hill walking and mountaineering possibilities - Climbing Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain, being one of the highlights.
We can help advise you on the best local walks as well as help arrange guides for longer walks, climbing and deer stalking. Ghillies can also be arranged as the area has some of Ireland's finest fly fishing.
Recommended pubs and restaurants include:
D. O'Shea's, Sneem
The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel
Tom Crean Fish and Wine, Kenmare