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Amazing Traditional Irish Cottage In Beautiful Setting

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Studio. Stunning Views Over McGilly Cuddy's Reeks

Mountain view House is the perfect place from which to explore the most beautiful parts of Ireland –the Ring of Kerry and the Beara peninsula. It is set in 6 acres of grassland and has stunning views over the mountain ranges of McGilly Cuddy’s Reeks and the Kenmare River. It has its own stream and gardens.

The house itself is cosy and warm, easy to use and just as easy to lock up and go. There is an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the kitchen, as well as a quick an efficient central heating system. It is a ideal place to stay in both winter and summer. The Christmas festivities in Kenmare are second to none. The kitchen is fully equipped.

The Gulf Stream on the south west of Ireland ensures a warm climate, ideal for walking, fishing, sailing and even swimming! The beautiful gardens of Derreen House, where there is a famous collection of sub-tropical trees and plants, is well worth a visit.

Mountain View house is in an ideal position for walkers to enjoy the many paths and routes, taking you across the Kerry Way, and over some beautiful mountain ranges. The routes along the coast towards Sneem provide some of the best sea views in Kerry.

Kenmare town itself is as picturesque as any in Ireland. It is famous for its markets, both for livestock and for local, natural products. Along with its award winning restaurants and well known musical pubs, it is an ideal place to have a meal or sample some Guinness of an evening. The many art galleries provide an excellent opportunity to see the work of some very gifted local artists, who capture the landscape in all its forms. Also, The Church of the Holy Cross in Kenmare is a large and impressive building with very beautiful and splendid interiors, whose spire can be seen from all over town.

Within easy distance are the Skelligs, Blarney Castle and the Lakes of Killarney. Not to be missed is the beautiful valley of Gleninchaquin, with its stunning waterfall. This feeds into the chain of freshwater lakes –the lakes of Cloonee, where the views are incredible. For those interested in fishing, it is easy to hire a boat for the day and go out on one of the stunning lakes in the Blackwater valley. Alternatively, for those with artistic leanings, there are glass engraving classes, batik classes and, for those with a passing interest in chocolate, there is a shop in Bonane, which demonstrates exactly how it is made.

There is a riding school for beginners, or the more advanced, which comes highly recommended, called Dromquinna Stables. There is also a sailing club, Star Outdoors Centre, which provides courses in Kayaking canoeing and supervised hillwalking. All of this, within a few minutes from the house. There are also two 18 hole golf courses near Kenmare.

If you are interested in taking a dip in the sea, there is nothing better than popping down to the beautiful Templenoe Pier in the early evening, where you can swim and look across the bay to the stunning views of the Caha mountains.

We hope you have a wonderful stay in our house and enjoy it as much as we do.

More Details

Owner
Emily Railson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Amenities

Kenmare Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 Master Bedroom with Views over Mountains 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews
5

Serene and practical

  • 5 of 5

This was our favorite place to stay in all of Ireland. It's a sturdy old farmhouse in an area so beautiful that there are estates worth millions tucked away up the lane. It feels like its own peaceful world, but is an easy walk from lovely Kenmare and a quick drive (or even walk) to groceries. Very comfortable for two adults and two teenagers, with an entirely serviceable kitchen and a bathroom with a view. A wonderful place that we will remember fondly.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good family times in this Kenmare cottage!

  • 4 of 5

This Irish cottage lives up to its promise. It is a few minutes away by car from downtown Kenmare, yet located on a lovely large property.

The kitchen is very practical and we had lovely dinners. The rooms are functional, simply and tastefully decorated.

The weather was less than perfect, so it was great to have a cozy indoors to come back to in the evenings.

When in the area, be sure to visit the Beara region - less touristy than the Ring of Kerry. The house has lots of useful leaflets to guide you.

The only concern was getting in. Make sure you get the directions to the cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Views

  • 4 of 5

The house is not the most modern in the area but it is on a beautiful setting with significant charm. It is totally adequate for a family or small group looking to travel in the Kenmare area. We wish there was a standing shower as opposed to the tub provided.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views over the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views from this well equipped country farmhouse. Great for staying with the family with a quick drive into the vibrant town of Kenmare & located on many beautiful scenic routes around Kerry & west cork. Deer in the garden at night was the icing on the cake for the children & didn't matter if there was rain or shine everything needed in the house for both occasions. We will be going back to this beautiful part of Ireland.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Kenmare

  • 5 of 5

We stayed as a group of 4 adults and 2 young children but we couldn't have been more comfortable. The kitchen easily handled the extra load and the lounge room with authentic peat fire, was comfortable and roomy. The cottage is rural but extremely close to town and to all that Kenmare has to offer and it is a lot. We can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant part of ireland

  • 4 of 5

Sitting above the beautiful township of Kenmare this lovely old farm cottage is in a quiet rural location but only 2 minutes from the centre of town. It has everything you need in a cottage and we enjoyed watching the rabbits and the pheasants in the paddock each morning.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Kerry Airport (Farranfore)
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
In Kenmare
Nearest Ferry
285 Kilometres
Rosslare
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
In Kenmare
Nearest Train
33 Kilometres
Kilarney
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
In Kenmare
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $33.46
Pet Fee $59.75
Damage Deposit $143.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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