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Charming traditional Irish Cottage in the beautiful Caragh Lake Area - Free WiFi

County Kerry, Ireland
  • Cottage861 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 4 - free Wifi

'BELLS COTTAGE', a traditional Kerry farmhouse, very cosy and comfortable, a bright and friendly holiday home on 6 acres of private grounds with lovely secluded gardens around the house, and within walking distance of the lake there are a couple of beautiful country houses/restaurants on the lake shore.

Caragh Lake at the foot of the mighty Macgillicuddy Reeks and only 10 minutes from Rossbeigh Beach part of the Wild Atlantic Way , is one of the most beautiful lakes in County Kerry, peaceful and unspoilt, with Mediterranean growth due to the very mild climate all year round.


The farmhouse has been lovingly restored maintaining its original charm and character. With two open fireplaces and central heating, tasteful furniture, beautiful original paintings, it provides a homely retreat with the highest level of comfort. Particular attention has been paid to low allergen materials.The kitchen has built-in units in old pine, an old dresser, table and chairs and a comfortable armchair beside the fireplace. The bedrooms are upstairs, there is one en-suite double with 2 push-together singles, a further double with 2 singles. The beds are of excellent quality. Additional shower room off the landing..


Caragh Lake is an ideal base for a golfing holiday. With more than 10 spectacular and challenging 18 hole courses on the doorstep, it is truly a golfer's paradise.

Mahony's Point, Par 72 and Kileen, Par 72, at Killarney (Tel +353 - 64 - 6631034) are a 20 minute drive away.

Tralee (+353 - 66 - 7136379), Par 71, designed by Arnold Palmer, 3/4 hour.

Ballybunion (+353 - 68 - 27146) once described by Tom Watson as 'the best of the world,' boasts 2 courses, the Old course Par 71, the New course Par 72

Waterville (Tel +353 - 66 - 9474545) Par 72 about 1 hour

Dingle (++353 - 66 - 9156255) Par 72 again around 1 hour. Dooks (Tel +353 - 66 - 9768205) Par 70, founded in 1889 is only 10 minutes away,

Killorglin also 10 minutes away (Tel +353 - 66 - 9761979), Par 72

Beaufort (Tel +353 - 64 - 6644440) Par 71 about 15 minutes from Caragh Lake.


The area boasts breathtaking scenery, first class facilities for walking, climbing, riding, fishing, swimming, and for the golf enthusiast Caragh Lake is a dream. A variety of quality restaurants and traditional pubs with sing song the weekend are within easy reach. The people are friendly, the area exceptionally beautiful, the house charming and homely, all in all an ideal base for a lovely holiday. -


Evi & Rolf Bachem, Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry

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Calendar last updated:
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Why Evi & Rolf Bachem, Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry chose County Kerry


What makes this Cottage unique

The character of the house, beautifully and tastefully renovated in the old style, lovely paintings, old furniture. Bright and friendly. Well equipped, good beds, allergy friendly, and now also WiFi for our guests to keep in touch.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • Lovely bright and friendly bedrooms, the en-suite with 2 single beds pushed together (like large double), chest of drawers, armchair. Built-in wardrobe. The second bedroom has 2 large single beds, desk and chair and armchair, wardrobe, a bright room with two windows, facing east and west.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Window overlooking the back garden
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, Window overlooking the back garden
      • Both bathrooms have windows with beautiful view into the garden.

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Rural


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Open fireplace, two sofas, 1 armchair, sofa table, book shelve unit, plenty of books and games
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                      Gas Central heating with time clock
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Parking
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All dishes and kitchen utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Built in Hob/Oven, kitchen sink, washing machine
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Ceran Hob
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Old dresser, dining table & chairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Audio Tape Player
                                • Books for Adults
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Books
                                • Music Library
                                  CDs, Classic and Irish. Radio has USB port
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Golf
                                      Dooks, Killorglin, Beaufort, Killarney all within 10 - 30 mins
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Furniture
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Patio


                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • golf
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • NO SMOKING ONLY PLEASE ALLERGY FRIENDLY

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              36 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A perfect stay

                                                              Martin S.

                                                              Bells Cottage is a beautiful place! We really enjoyed our stay in this perfect location. Evi and Rolf made us feel home form the first minute. Everything you need is there: a lovely house and garden for a couple of relaying days. We highly recommend this place and will come back again!

                                                              Thanks for everything!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Martin & Melanie, thank you very much for your nice words. It really was a pleasure having you and we do hope to see you again in the not too distant future.

                                                              Kind regards und wir hoffen, die Erholung haelt etwas an.

                                                              Evi & Rolf

                                                              A lovely warm cottage with great views

                                                              Sally G.

                                                              We wanted somewhere that was comfortable, warm and in a good position and Bells Cottage fulfilled these requirements.

                                                              Delightful & Charming!

                                                              deborah e.

                                                              We enjoyed a weeks stay in this very comfortable and very charming Irish cottage. A perfect retreat to return to after a days touring all that County Kerry has to offer. Owners were attentive and responsive and exactly like their cottage....inviting and charming!,

                                                              We are already looking forward to a return visit!

                                                              Thank you and will hope to be back again soon, as there could not be a more ideal cottage than Bells!

                                                              The setting was beautiful and so close to everything! Just off the Ring of Kerry!

                                                              Jessica S.Bedford, Indiana

                                                              We would totally stay again. We were well taken care of and ending our days with a cozy fire was just perfect. A great vacation spot or even good for an extended stay!

                                                              Perfect holiday retreat in Kerry

                                                              Peter Y.Washington, DC

                                                              Our family of four arrived at Bells Cottage late on Dec 23rd to spend the Christmas holidays exploring the Ring of Kerry. Evi and Rolf welcomed us warmly to their immaculate, well-equipped, cozy cottage which they'd filled with holiday treats, fresh flora, and refreshments that were balm to the soul of weary travelers. They were wonderful hosts throughout our stay and the cottage, near beautiful Lake Caragh and the delightful village of Killorglin, proved an excellent base for expeditions to key attractions (and walks) around the Ring of Kerry. Evi is a font of excellent local information and recommendations, from restaurants and hikes to music lessons. She even remembered my daughter's birthday and baked her a delicious cake. The cottage and hosts couldn't have been better. We look forward to returning!

                                                              Wonderful Cottage in perfect location

                                                              Stefani B.

                                                              Evi was a wonderful host. She was very personable and communicative. The cottage feels very secluded and the yard is lovely. It is everything you want it to be in the Irish countryside and super close to town for all of your needs. The space inside is very clean and well appointed and she even had fresh flowers from the garden for us. I highly recommend this space for you.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Hi Stefani, thanks for your lovely review. It was nice to have you, you were great guests and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay.

                                                              Evi & Rolf


                                                              County Kerry, Ireland

                                                              The Caragh Lake area is an exceptionally beautiful part of County Kerry, its landscapes are among the most scenic and dramatic in the country, it is part of the Killarney National Park, Macgillicuddy's Reeks and Caragh River Catchment area which has been designated Special Area of Conservation. A magnificent location to wind down and relax and in close proximity to all amenities, Killorglin and Killarney in easy reach, sandy beaches, golfing, fishing, walking and lots more close by.


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              > Linen and towels are provided free of charge > Electricity, heating and hot water are included in the rates > WiFi is free also Saturday changeovers are preferable. We're flexible in off season. If you need to cancel we will happily refund transacted payments as long as we find a new guest for the same period. However the minimum amount retained is the deposit.

                                                              36 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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