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

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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 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. -

More Details

Evi & Rolf Bachem, Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

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.


County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Charming traditional Irish Cottage in the beautiful Caragh Lake Area - Free WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

A perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Wonderful Cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on a girly weekend to celebrate a 40th birthday and we could not have picked a better cottage.

The cottage was well equipped and Rolf had made a cake and card for the birthday girl!

We enjoyed watching movies in front of the fire and exploring the local town.

Would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage made for a perfect stay in Killorglin.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and ten year old son stayed in Bells cottage for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is situated in a beautiful, peaceful location and was convenient to many places of interest. Our hosts were lovely people and we highly recommend the property and location for a perfect Irish countryside holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and that Jens and Michelle looked after you well. Kind regards Evi and Rolf
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Peaceful and cosy.

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful peaceful cottage in really pretty grounds. The house is a really homely place full of lovely furniture and art work. Flowers from the garden greeted us and the cottage was warm and comfortable. We liked being able to make a fire every night and firewood was available on site and wasn't expensive. We liked lots of common staples being available to use and then replace, everything was based on honesty which is really appealing.

Evi is really good at communicating and quick to help out when you have a problem - we asked for bigger towels and she came straight round with them; we found Evi and Rolf very charming and accommodating.

The area is really beautiful and the cottage is well placed for touring and for the mountains and lake.

Food in Ireland is terrific and this area has wonderful seafood, I loved being able to cook the locally sourced food in the pretty kitchen and eat around the kitchen table.

This is a good base for exploring the delights if Kerry.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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P E R F E C T, Renter, Cottage, Area

  • 5 of 5

We`ll be back, Vielen Dank für die tolle Woche in Ihrem wunderschönen Haus. Wir vermissen Irland bereits jetzt.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Familie Pohl, PERFECT GUESTS - herzlichen Dank fuer die netten Worte, wir freuen uns, dass es Ihnen gefallen hat und wuerden uns natuerlich sehr freuen, Sie irgendwann wiederzusehen. Evi Bachem
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final Cleaning $94.21
Refundable damage deposit $176.64

> 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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