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Dunkerron is a luxury self catering manor in a scenic woodland surrounding.

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Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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7 bedroom house on a 60 acre estate nestled quietly on the shores of Kenmare Bay

Dunkerron is a luxury self catering manor in a scenic woodland surrounding a short distance outside Kemnare town. Nestling quietly on the shores of Kenmare Bay, Dunkerron also features the ruins of an old Irish castle, beautiful mountain views.

Dunkerron is situated on a 55 acre estate which guests are always encouraged to explore.The property also features a private bay about 20 minutes walk along our woodland path from the house. The deck overlooking the bay is an ideal location for relaxing picnics.

The house itself has seven luxurious bedrooms, all upstairs, and each one with an en-suite bathroom. Each bathroom is equipped with a power shower. Downstairs, the house boasts a modern, well equipped kitchen, a playroom (with a table tennis and a pool table), and a beautiful conservatory. The house also has a vestibule, a living room and a dining room with a large table which seats up to 16, each of which can be heated by our log fires.

While the house is normally rented on a self catered basis, upon request we will happily offer catering services for those interested, whether it be breakfast and/or evening meals.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Moya Gubbins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Moya Gubbins

Dunkerron was owned by my Mum who ran it as a guesthouse for many years. It was host to many gueats over the years, all of which went home with great memories. My Mum still gets letters from all over the world from the friends she made when she ran it. After major damage during a storm five years ago we made the decision to renovate the house so that it could once again be enjoyed. As I live in Limerick it was not an option for me to open Dunkerron as a guesthouse again so we made the decision to offer it to families and groups of friends on a self catering basis.

Moya Gubbins purchased this house in 1988

Why Moya Gubbins chose County Kerry

There is nowhere like Dunkerron. The house was built overlooking the ruins of Dunkerron castle, which was destroyed by it's occupants (the O'Sullivan Mór clan) in the mid seventeenth century to avoid its capture by Oliver Cromwell and his army. It is a unique property on 60 acres bordering Kenmare Bay. There is a lovely walk through the woodlands to the shore where the brave can swim when the tide is in. If you are lucky you might meet a deer or two on the way down. There is nowhere more peaceful to relax with friends and family than Dunkerron.

What makes this house unique

The house itself is absolutely unique with great character yet includes all modern comforts. Open log fires, a games room and and the conservatory all contribute to the ambiance of this great house and allows everybody their own bit of space.


1 traveler review

Dunkerron is a luxury self catering manor in a scenic woodland surrounding.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Absolutely blown away with our experience!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family were on vacation celebrating our (grand)parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We were planning day trips all around the "Ring of Kerry" for 10 days and we needed a place to comfortably accommodate our family with enough room to relax on down days from travel. When we arrived at Dunkarron House our whole family was beyond excited about the property. The pictures and descriptions do not do it justice by far!

Some highlights of what we loved about Dunkarron House: Bedrooms of different sizes for everyone with multiple master suites, plenty of bathrooms, large modern kitchen, large dining room with fireplace, game room with ping pong and pool table, sun room with TV & DVD, bar room with fridge (for our Guiness), multiple living room areas with fireplace(s) to relax, high-speed WiFi, laundry room with washer/dryer, historic castle ruins on the property, river-front picnic area (short walk from house), short distance to Kenmare (with great restaurants, pubs, shops).

The owner and property managers were a great pleasure to meet and they made our experience extremely enjoyable. Any questions we had were promptly attended to.

I highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to get away and relax and experience the Ring of Kerry from a convenient location. I personally would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Kenmare Bars
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Kenmare/Ring of Kerry both close
Nearest Train
44 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
The Boathouse
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Pebble Beach on Property
Car: necessary

Dunkerron gives the advantage of being a short distance to the lively town of Kenmare (just 2 miles) while, at the same time, allowing guests to relax in the natural and private surroundings. This makes it ideally suited for wedding parties, family reunions or simply getaways with friends.


Rates & Availability

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Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $546

Utilites charged additionally and are to be paid to manager upon departure

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Tubbrid House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • All bedrooms are ensuite with either baths or showers and there is also a toilet downstairs.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 7 is painted in lime-white.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Note, utilities are charged additionally and can be paid to manager upon departure.

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