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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace


About the property

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, 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. -

More Details

Evi & Rolf Bachem, Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2017

Why Evi & Rolf Bachem, Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry chose Ring of 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.


Killorglin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Charming traditional Irish Cottage in the beautiful Caragh Lake Area - Free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Im Juni 2015 verbrachten wir 3 Wochen im Bells Cottage.

Wir mieten seit vielen Jahren, für unsere Urlaube, Ferienhäuser in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern. Das gemütliche, gepflege, helle und mit viel Liebe eingerichtete Bells Cottage ist für uns die Nummer "1".

Auf dem parkähnlichen Grundstück konnten wir mit der Sonne wandern und immer ein windgeschütztes Plätzchen finden.

Wir danken den Bachems für die freundlichen Gespräche und die vielen Anregungen.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage with two adults and two children. It is very clean, cozy and conveniently located towards lots of attractions. Very nice owners. It was our son's 12th birthday during our stay and Evi baked him a cake! I would certainly recommend it to other travelers.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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An irish blessing

  • 5 of 5

Simplicity and beauty. Wonderful changing light. All you need is here!

Extraits du livre d'or/excerpts from the guest book/aus dem Gästebuch:

"Bell's cottage: you're right were you should be."

"Learn irish with Bachems:

- (Mrs. B.) How are you?

- (french guest, 11, after first Puck Fair) I'm happy!!!"

"Slow down. Beauty all around."

"O(h)ase! (play on words... - not only for german speakers:))"

"Merci!!! Danke!!! Thank you!!!"

Copyright: Famille C. (Berry, France)

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming & Well-Appointed

  • 5 of 5

We spent many hours online searching for just the right cottage for our Irish adventure, and Bell's Cottage ticked all our boxes. It is a charming, traditional cottage in a convenient location on a quiet road, with all the amenities we wanted. From Bell's Cottage, we could reach Killorglin in 10 minutes and Killarney in 30 minutes. We were also within easy reach of the gorgeous Dingle Peninsula and, of course, right on the doorstep of the famed Ring of Kerry. The cottage itself was perfect for our party of 4 adults, with two comfortable bedrooms and two full baths. The kitchen was well equipped, including a washing machine for laundry (which we desperately needed by the time we got there!). The owners of the cottage were very welcoming and helpful during our stay. We have no reservations about recommending this property to other travellers, and would return ourselves in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Einfach wundervoll ...

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben schon in vielen guten Ferienhäusern gewohnt - aber dieses war mit Abstand das schönste! Einfach wundervoll mit seinen alten, liebevoll restaurierten Möbeln und geschmackvollen Bildern, den tollen Holzböden ... da stimmt einfach jedes Detail!

Dazu gibt es aber auch jede Menge Komfort: sehr gute Betten, eine gemütliche Couch, Internet und die Küche wirklich mit allem ausgestattet, was man braucht ... und nicht zu vergessen die beiden großen Blumenstäuße, die uns beim Empfang erwarteten!

Ein Ort zum Wohlfühlen (der übrigens auch in puncto Sauberkeit tadellos war)... an dem wir uns wunderbar erholt haben - auch dank der langen Spaziergänge an der grandiosen Rossbeigh Beach!

Vielen Dank auch an beide Bachems für den herzlichen Empfang und jede Menge nützlicher Tipps!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was a perfect place for my daughter and I to call home for our week in Ireland. It is a PERFECT location close to The Ring of Kerry! We loved our stay and we will be back to stay again. The owners are VERY accomodating, sweet and treated us like family! The cottage was extremely clean and cozy. Just a perfect spot to stay...I can not reccommend it enough!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Rates & Availability

Killorglin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Autumn 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Autumn / Winter 2017
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $162
Final clean & linen $86

> 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Falcon Inn, plenty of pubs in Killorglin
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Carrig Country House, Caragh lake
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Rossbeigh Beach, Glenbeigh

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.


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