|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Our recently renovated Irish farmhouse exudes a feeling of space and easy living. Thoughtful touches and soft muted tones mixed with the natural elements of wood, slate and stone and contemporary touches of glass and chrome combine with modern conveniences to create a relaxing and comfortable home-from-home.
There are three beautiful en-suite bedrooms that will accommodate 6 people in luxury. We can also sleep two additional guests on comfortable fold away z-beds as well as provide a cot for any of our littler guests.
The two ground floor bedrooms both have zip link beds that can turn from super-king size beds to twin beds. This flexibility means that whether you are a family or a group of friends the accommodation can be arranged to suit your needs. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
Outside of July and August either one or two of the bedroom suites can be closed off to provide the perfect sized accommodation for 2 or 4 people. Again please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.
The bedrooms all have fantastic views and are beautifully appointed with comfy beds and soft cotton bedding. The en-suites all have baths and powerful showers, fluffy bathrobes and are stocked with luxury toiletries.
The entire ground floor of the house is gently warmed by underfloor heating.
The Living Spaces
The open plan contemporary living spaces provide a feeling of space. The large kitchen/dining room is very well equipped with a range cooker with double oven, grill and wok burner, a microwave, large toaster and an American fridge/freezer with an iced water dispenser. The utility room has a washing machine, separate tumble dryer and drying facilities. The living room is spacious and light with high vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove and large sliding doors that look out across the valley below. For your entertainment we provide Sky TV, a DVD player, a radio with iPod dock and unlimited WiFi. There is also a separate study.
Outside, there is also a large barn perfect for washing, drying and storing your bikes, kayaks and surf boards.
The cottage is extremely peaceful and designed for easy living so whether you decide to stay nearby or head out and explore all that the Ring of Kerry has to offer... you will have a comfortable home from home to return to.
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
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.
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.
We traveled around Ireland for two weeks with 8 people. Susan's home in Sneem was the place that we all can't stop talking about. It was so comfortable and beautifully appointed. Susan really thought of every detail! From the radiant heat floors, the kitchen that has anything and everything you could need, the incredible views, cozy robes, and everything in between. One of the three days that we stayed, we hiked up the hills behind the house to picnic at the base of a waterfall! One of our best days!!! We've already decided that if we get to return to Ireland, the Sneem house is where we will go! Thank you, Susan, for making our stay so lovely.
Nothing short of amazing. Quiet setting away from it all but yet a short drive into town for anything you may need. Hostess was a life saver as driving in we had a flat and her husband met us where we were stranded and changed it in no time while she took me and all the luggage to the house to get settled. Much more than we could have hoped for clean, well stocked, lovely home.
Like staying in a luxury 5* hotel but with the bonus of being self catering and with all the extra space. Loads of finishing touches that make this a fabulous place to stay.
The Valley of the Hare is a fantastic home, immaculate and beautifully decorated, comfy beds and sheets and even robes, we truly felt like we were at a five star spa resort! The house has an expansive uninterrupted view of the valley and mountains in the distance, we sat for hours just enjoying the peaceful setting and views. We were so fortunate to stay during lambing season and the working farm that the property shares was fully of gorgeous babies to watch. The house is designed so well with three separate very private suites each with en suite bathroom, we had young and old in our group and the house was perfect for us all! Enough privacy and also togetherness too! The kitchen was well stocked and Susan even provides a few basics to make cooking at home easy ( we actually only ate out once as we enjoyed being at the house so much!). Susan was a delight to work with and I highly recommend staying here you will not be disappointed! We cannot wait to return, hopefully soon!
Our party of three adults found the home to be the perfect starting point for visiting the Ring of Kerry. With all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay the property is truly a home away from home.
Absolutely beautiful! The cottage was more than we could have imagined and the pictures do not do it justice. The "driveway" is a little narrow but it is similar to most of the roads in Kerry. The cottage is decorated to an extremely high standard and every detail is available from fluffy robes to wonderful room scents. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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
|Refundable damage deposit||$214|
We operate a minimum one week (Sat – Sat) stay during July and August and a minimum 3 night stay throughout the rest of the year.
Check-in time is 4.00pm. Check-out time is no later than 10:00am on day of departure.
The maximum occupancy is 6 people + 2 additional people on z-beds.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the property.