|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way this Irish Tourist Board approved 4* accommodation offers the guest peace and tranquility in a magical setting.
Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard Gorteen has sea views from 4 rooms.
There are 3 bedrooms sleeping 6/7 people: 1 with Double Bed and ensuite shower, wc and wash basin. 1 with twin single beds, 1 with a single bed and 4ft double bed.
One bathroom with bath and shower over bath.
Fully equipped kitchen cum dinning room, sitting room with open fire.
Utility room with full laundry facilities.
Ample safe parking.
Families with small children find it particularly attractive that its fully equipped kitchen cum dining area is connected to the sitting room by an arch style opening as it enables them to have a view of the children at all times.
At night watch the stars or alternatively if weather not suitable relax in front of the cosy open fire
Safe sandy beaches within minutes.
The picturesque village of Caherdaniel with its charming pubs, ' Freddies' there since time began and 'The Blind Piper' which offers excellent food, traditional music and has a children's outside play area is a 20 minute walk.
Wheelchair users please note:
• Access: Gorteen which is in an elevated location, is accessed from the main road up a steep hill and a wheelchair user would need a car to leave the property surrounds. The setting down point for vehicles at the front door has a dropped kerb and there are no steps in the property. Corridors and doors conform to the required width for easy passage. Therefore it is suitable for exiting a car outside the front door unaided,entering through the front door and also for manoeuvring within,i.e. rooms, kitchen, toilet etc.
• Bedrooms: Sleeps up to 6 – 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite. All rooms including bedrooms are on the ground floor and are laid out in a way that is suitable for a wheelchair user and all main sockets, light switches, door handles are within reach of a seated position.
• Bathrooms: The ensuite bathroom has a wheel-in (level access) entry to the shower . There is a fold-down shower seat. Taps and grab rails are accessible from a seated position. There is enough space to transfer from chair to toilet safely with appropriate handrails
• Kitchen facilities: The kitchen has lowered worktops, sink and hob. Oven, microwave and fridge are at an accessible height.
The owner Josephine will be happy to help with any questions you may have or to supply images.
Dieses Haus ist einfach der Hammer! Die Lage ist unbezahlbar, mit herausragender Aussicht! Dazu bietet es alles, was man braucht, um einen entspannten Urlaub zu haben. Die Vermieterin, Josephine, ist unglaublich freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Bananenbrot war grandios!! So hat es unheimlich Spaß gemacht, die Umgebung zu entdecken und hat uns ein unvergessliches Erlebnis in diesem herrlichen Land ermöglicht.
The house is well laid out and has everything that a family would need for a holiday. The description and the photos are correct. Everything worked properly. A couple of the matresses were moving towards the end of their useful life, but there were no problems.
My 92 year old mother was with us and, despite her infirmities, was able to enjoy her holiday thanks to the handicap facilities. Lots of laughs, games and Relaxation. Josephine was a gracious hostess and her home baking tastes wonderful.
We all returned well relaxed and would have no hesitation in booking the house again.
Situation idéale avec vue mer.Au calme.Très bon confort, propriétaire très accueillante et aux petits soins pour ses locataires.
Gorteen is situated in the Skellig Region, an area of stunning views,diverse landscapes, rugged coastline, rolling hills and golden beaches. The area is renowned for its heritage sites the most noted being the Skellig Rocks UNESCO World Heritage Site,the larger island Skellig Michael is the world's finest example of an early Christian monastic settlement dating back to the 6th or 7th century, the smaller island Little Skellig is home to thousands of Gannets, Puffins, Guillemats and Cormorants.There are a number of locally licensed boats operating trips to the rocks. Other sites worth visiting is Staigue Fort an example of an ancient stone fort near Castlecove, Ogham stones or early christian settlements dotted around the region.
At Valentia the 365 million year old footprints of a tetrapod can be seen.
Derrynane House and National Park, 3Kms from Gorteen,once home of the great parliamentarian and barrister Daniel O'Connell, now a museum set in magnificent gardens is ideal for children and adults to explore. You can finish off with a cup of coffee, lunch or snack in the tea rooms attached to the house which offer a fantastic selection of home cooked food.
Other local activities:
Children and adults alike can enjoy a variety of sandy beaches and safe swimming in clean clear waters all within easy reach of Gorteen.
Derrynane Seasports at Derrynane Harbour offers Canoeing, Windsurfing, Waterskiing, Dingy Sailing.
Sea Angling can be enjoyed from the headlands, cliffs and sheltered bays in the area.
For Game Angling Lough Currane near Waterville is one of Irelands great game fishing loughs and is famous for its spring salmon and large sea trout.
The regions clean, uncrowded and temperate waters containing rich marine life has many sites suitable for experienced and beginner divers.
Around the Skellig rocks are two sites rated among the Top 20 Classic Dive Sites in the World which feature the wreck of a decommissioned naval ship. Water temperatures range from about 10 degrees C in Spring to 16 degrees C in early Autumn.
Whatever your level of fitness you will find a walk to suit you in this region. A network of trails have been developed the best know being the The Kerry Way made up of paths, green roads and along surfaced roads. In addition to these trails there are guided walks provided by guides and activity centres in the area as well as a number of walking festivals throughout the year. Maps and guide books are available from the local Tourist Offices.
Alternatively enjoy a stroll or brisk walk on Derrynane beach and Sand dunes.
In short the area is a walkers paradise no matter what time of year.
Horseriding and pony trekking is available at Eagle Rock Equestrian Centre in Caherdaniel 2Kms.
The visitors view of Ireland is very often encaptured in the Ring of Kerry, adjacent to Gorteen and its hidden gem the Skellig Ring, where the drive over St. Finians Bay is particularly spectacular, with their dramatic coastlines, spectacular scenery, colourful towns and villages and ancient heritage sights. Similarly the Rings of Beara and Dingle.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
WiFi is included in the rent. Electricity and oil for heating are an extra charge and are meter read at the end of the stay.