About the property
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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.
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Away from the 'bustle' of Kenmare, a great place to feel like you're on your own but part of the cou
A lovely position (good directions, by the way) and a easy house to like, had the desired effect of making us feel at home whilst travelling. Our mob liked the lounge, the kitchen (good-sized table for very enjoyable family meals) and the coziness of bedrooms. They also enjoyed the bathroom - what a view.
Well stocked throughout, had everything we needed.
The view from the cottage is absolutely amazing, very cozy.
The cottage was very homely and inviting. While the beds were a little firmer than we're used to, they were fine. The location in relationship to other sites in the area was great and the view from the cottage was absolutely amazing in the morning. We were able to see wildlife in the backfield and enjoy privacy. Great place to stay.
We travelled here with two teenage sons and our two dogs. Really enjoyed our stay in this lovely house which was in a beautiful location. House was well equipped with everything we needed. We met Emily and Stuart and they were very helpful when we asked about places to visit. Kenmare is just a short walk from the house about 15mins and a nice walk at that. We visited Derrynane beach which was lovely. Horse riding at Blackwater stables well recommended, a two hour trek took us onto the Ring of Kerry. Again beautiful with gorgeous scenery. Thanks Emily and Stuart for making us all feel so welcome.
Serene and practical
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.
Good family times in this Kenmare cottage!
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!
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.