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Peaceful charming cottage, spectacular views, near Sneem, stove, fishing rods

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

2 bed-, 1 bathroom, additional WC, 4 persons, terrace, garden, beach, views

The price includes bedlinen, towels, tea-towels, electricity, cleaning, i.e. no extra expenses on my account.

"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. There is internet access but no Wifi. There is a music-centre, but no TV. A selection of books, games, fishing rods (with instructions for the beginner), 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 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). However, the rugged terrain makes the area unsuitable for toddlers. Detailed information and instructions about the house and surroundings are available in the house.

More Details

Jutta Rosen-Schinz
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Sneem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Second WC - toilet , Im Hof
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Should heating be required there is the wood-burning stove, night storage heating, 2 oil-fired radiators, 2 hot-air (convection) heaters. The caretakers live a 10-minute drive away.


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Peaceful charming cottage, spectacular views, near Sneem, stove, fishing rods
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Nous avons été ravis de notre séjour dans ce gîte, il n y a rien à dire aussi bien de la personne qui nous a reçu que la propriétaire malgré le barrage de la langue mais nous nous sommes compris, c est le principal

Nous aurions du le faire en dernière étape et serions restés une semaine mais il y a tant de choses à faire en irlande qui est un très beau pays

A conseiller pour un séjour de repos et de grande nature

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Parknasilla, Sneem
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Coral Beach
Car: necessary

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 semi-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 you 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 (20,000 pairs of gannets); 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

English - see below
Im Preis inbegriffen sind: Bettwäsche, Hand- und Geschirrtücher, die Endreinigung, alle Stromkosten.
Mindestaufenthalt Juni, September: 5 Übernachtungen; Juli-August 7 Übernachtungen
Price includes bed linen, towels, teatowels, electricity and cleaning on departure
Minimum stay in June and September: 5 nights; in July and August 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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