|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
"Ceol na Mara" - Gaelic for "Music of the Seas" was built in the early 1970s and is still used occasionally for our family holidays. From the living-/dining-room you access the modernized well-equipped kitchen. The two bedrooms lie beside the living-room and from these you reach the modernized bathroom. The second WC lies outside the house, which is convenient if you're in the garden. Internet is available via roaming. There is a music-centre, but no TV. A selection of books, board games, fishing rods (with instructions for the beginner), a telescope, plus garden furniture for the terrace are all available. In the summer months heating is provided by the solid fuel stove, but there is also a night storage heating system (included in the rental price), and electric radiators. The caretakers live about 10 minutes away by car.
The large garden still shows traces of its former glory, with rhododendrons and bluebells in the spring, apples and grapes in autumn. It is located on the mountain-side, and part of it is wired off as grazing for sheep. Of the 3 other holiday homes in the vicinity, only one is visible from the house. The exceptionally spectacular view from the terrace more than compensates for the lack of luxury in the house. It is ideal for families looking for a restful holiday in really beautiful surroundings. Dogs are allowed on request - we have to be careful because of the sheep, especially when there are lambs. For children there are lots of adventure-type activities: climbing, hiding in the large garden, exploring round the coast, learning to fish (instructions in the house, a licence isn't required). Detailed information and instructions about the house and surroundings are available in the house.
The house (80yds²) is situated on the mountainside with unhindered views of the Atlantic (Kenmare River) and the mountains of the southern peninsula opposite. There's a small private beach about 10 minutes away on foot, and larger sandy beaches about 20 mins away by car. The area is characterized by peacefulness and mountainy sheep. The nearest shopping is available in Sneem, about 20 mins by car, with good restaurants and pubs, as well as Kenmare, a very attractive little town at the end of the Kenmare River, with a colourful and lively market every Wednesday and lots of different types of places to eat. The area around the house provides opportunites for rambles, mountain walks, fishing (rods available in the house), swimming, bird-watching; a bit further afield one can ride, play golf, go deep-sea fishing, kayaking. Day-tours include a boat-trip to the spectacular Skellig Islands with their beehive-hut monastery on the pinnacle and bird-sanctuary island; around the Ring of Kerry with its really superb views of sea and mountains; to the tip of the Dingle Peninsula to the north, where Gaelic is still spoken in the street; and even to the famous 200yd-high Cliffs of Moher.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$65|
English - see below
Im Preis inbegriffen sind: Bettwäsche, Hand- und Geschirrtücher, die Endreinigung, die Nachtstromspeicherheizung.
Bei fester Buchung wird um eine Kaution von €60 gebeten; der restliche Stromverbrauch wird nach Abreise mit diesem Betrag verrechnet, der Rest an die Mieter zurücküberwiesen.
Mindestaufenthalt Juni, September: 5 Übernachtungen; Juli-August 7 Übernachtungen
Price includes bed linen, towels, teatowels and cleaning on departure; electric night storage heating
A breakage deposit of €60 is requested when the booking is confirmed. Your electricity costs will be deducted from this and the remainder transferred back after your departure.
Minimum stay in June and September: 5 nights; in July and August 7 nights.
Kaution bei Buchung, der Rest 6 Wochen vor der Anreise.