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Innisfree House - 4 Bedroom Altantic View Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Innisfree House - 4 Bedroom Altantic View Cottage

This large Kerry self-catering holiday home is a spacious detached house.


It has 4 bedrooms, two very large rooms each with a King size bed and a single bed & two with Double beds all rooms with sea views, 3 bathrooms (one with jacuzzi bath), two large reception rooms and is fully equipped with everything to make your holiday an enjoyable one. There are extras to make it a home from home e.g. extra china & utensils, a fully equipped picnic basket & beach mats, among other things. Condiments, such as olive oil, salt, pepper, spices etc and cleaning stuff. Even wellingtons & fishing equipment & lots more. The extra large upstairs sitting room has two balconies offering panoramic views. There is satellite TV in the 2 sitting rooms each has a tv. It has some of the most scenic views across Balinskelligs Bay. Ballinskelligs is renowned for its miles of golden beaches (Blue Flag Award) and turquoise water. The area has its own Irish College, where children come in summer to learn the Irish Language. The area has a unique history and culture and was the mainland connection for the monks that lived on Skellig Michael.

The Blue Flag Beach, where the 16th Century Castle of the McCarthy was built to protect the bay from pirates, is a few minutes walk from Dungegan and is spectacular in fine weather but also makes for a beautiful setting for walking or some quiet thought on a blustery day. The village of Dungegan is typical of most rural Irish villages. Village life is centered on the local shops and pubs in the evenings, where you can enjoy traditional Irish music and dancing.

It is is easily accessible through Cork and Kerry airports and 1 hour drive from Killarney train station. 1 hour drive from Kerry Airport (Direct flights with Ryan Air from Dublin, London Luton & Stansted and Frankfurt Hahn)

Back of house is a secluded Large patio area for outdoor eating with BBQ & wooden garden furniture, overlooking the expanse of the Bay and there is an landscaped garden a dry stone wall & Ranch style wooden gate at entrance.

For the lazy days there are plenty of distractions to keep you amused including satellite television, DVDs, books, X-box, games, & board games. There is a real open fire in the sitting room.

Some of the nearby lakes and beaches attract anglers from all over Europe and there are fishing rods and tackle for use by anyone interested. Ballinskelligs Water sports is locally based & hires kayaks, boats and windsurfing. , scuba diving can be done also. Local areas of interest Valentia Island, Knightstown-Cahirciveen Ferry, Glanleam House Sub Tropical Gardens, Skellig Rocks Boat Trips, St Finians Bay (Surfing), Waterville & Skelligs Golf Courses, Portmagee Village, Waterville Lake Fishing, Sailing and Kayaking and Skelligs Chocolate Factory. Beautiful walks, cycles and drives. Award winning seafood restaurants within 10 minutes drive.

A highlight is a boat trip from Portmagee to the stunning Skellig Michael .Skellig Rock

The Skellig rocks, which are located 12kms off the coast of Kerry, are of such an importance that they have been made a World Heritage Site. When you first see The Skelligs you wonder how or why anyone would live on such a remote rock in the middle of The Atlantic , when you visit and stand on the site of the monastery and Experience the Skelligs then you begin to understand.

Waterville is just 10 minutes drive The late Henry Cotton, three times British Open Champion, probably said it best when he commented: 'Waterville has to be one of the greatest golf courses ever built. If it were located in Britain, it would undoubtedly be a venue for the British Open. I have never seen a more consistent succession of really strong and beautiful golf holes than here.'

Another jewel in the crown is Dooks. The golf course is laid out on one of three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle Bay. In the immediate foreground are the dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch, while just a few short miles away, the whitewashed houses of Cromane fishing village provide another eye catching distraction. To the southeast are the famed peaks of McGillycuddy Reeks, while looking northwards across the bay; one can see Slieve Mish and the Dingle mountains dominate the landscape. Dooks offers the visitor a unique links experience in a majestic setting and is perfectly suited to the golfer seeking a tranquil environment in which to enjoy a superb golf course. The par 3, 13th hole, measuring 150 yards, probably best represents the charm and magic that is inherent at Dooks.

Other nearby activities include cycling, walking, horse riding, fishing, diving, windsurfing,& many other water-sports.

It is minutes walk from the Ballinskelligs Inn and Rosie's Tavern.

For more pictures & information we recommend you view our web site kerryrental com It is a place that will warm your heart and offers the extra special comfort of a beautiful permanent home.

More Details

Cliona Duffy
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

Why Cliona Duffy chose County Kerry


Comfortable has all the amenities one has at home and perhaps even more.

Lots of extras not supplied in Holiday Homes at no extra charge.

Fantastic views from every room.

Telescope to view The Dark Sky At Night

Gold star: Ballinskelligs is one of the best spots in the world to gaze at Milky Way

Southwest Kerry has been made an International Dark-Sky Gold Tier Reserve, the only place in the northern hemisphere to get the accreditation.

Another fantastic trip from there is Skellig Michael where Star Wars was filmed in August 2014 and again 2015.

What makes this cottage unique

The views from all the rooms are breathtaking.

It is withing easy distance from World Class Golf Clubs: Waterville Golf Links played by Tiger Woods and several top world ranking golfers.

Dooks and killarney & Ballybunion are all in Kerry

For the fisherman there are great lakes and rivers as well as Deep Sea Fishing locally.

For the walker there is The Great Atlantic Way.

For the photographer there are some of the most magnificent views.

The views from the Famine Village are amazing.

For the beach lovers there is the renowned Ballinskelligs Blue Flag Beach

Guestbook comments from the owner

Quiet, rural setting perfect for this Iowa boy. The views from the dining room are amazing. Enjoyed our stay and rested well in this quaint country atmosphere.
May 2014
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Dungeagan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , separate shower plus shower in bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free WIFI Satellite TV


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Innisfree House - 4 Bedroom Altantic View Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great place for a group or larger family wanting to get away from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

Situated in a beautiful part of the Kerry peninsula, and away from the tourist buses, Innisfree is a large house with great facilities for groups or big families. There is a large room for hanging out in when the weather is not so good (only one day of our stay, thankfully).

The house is well maintained. There were a couple of issues while we were there but the owner responded promptly and appropriately. The gardens are large and it is in a quiet area. Picking blackberries in the local lanes was popular and we made a couple of crumbles. We saw a hare on the lawn on the first day.

The house looks south over the beach at Ballinskelligs, and it is possible to walk there (on roads with no footpath). However we drove down to the other end of the beach where there is free parking, facilities and a cafe. The sand is fine, the beach is clean, and gently shelves. There are no currents as it is a sheltered bay so the swimming is safe.

We explored to Valentia and also further south, and took a longer trip which included the must-see Ballaghbeama Gap road (off the R568, which is the most rugged pass I have ever driven). However, we didn't have the need to go much further as the local area around the house is so picturesque. We did the Bolus head loop walk near Keel, with great cliff views. It's worth exploring the back roads to Keel as you get different views of the Skelligs.

We had a pizza on the last night at the Artist's place at the end of the lane, and were treated to an impromptu performance by a visiting choir. Great acoustics! And a visit to the village pub on their music night was another high point. For takeaway pizzas through the week, the Spar at Cahiverseen (park behind the garage) is great.

When driving down on Saturday afternoon we hit some massive traffic jams on the N21 west of Limerick, as there are some small villages with no bypass. We found our way on back roads to Listowel, but it might be worth taking the N69.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location with terrific beach views!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for friends and family to share and relax in - kitchen was well-equiped, beds and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. The beach views are terrific and its an easy 5 minute walk from the house to get to said beach! There is even a castle ruin and old Abbey to explore once you get to the beach. Location provides easy access to numerous historic sites, lovely seaside towns, and great outdoor activities (hiking, swimming, kayaking, etc.) Owners are terrific to deal with and were very responsive to questions about what to do, eat, explore in the area. A truly great vacation spot for friends and family!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Patricia, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at 'Innisfree' and your time in Ballinskelligs. It was our pleasure to provide you the information to make your trip special. Thank you for your very kind and complimentary feedback.
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Magical holiday house in South Kerry

  • 5 of 5

The Ring of Kerry is just wonderful, and Ballinskelligs is a great base for visits to different parts of it.

The stunning Blue Flag beach is within a few minutes walk from "Innisfree"

For those into surfing St Finians Bay which is a 15 minute drive away is ideal.

The famous Skelling Michael, (where Star Wars was shot in August 2014) Valentia Island, Waterville and much more are all worth visiting.

"Innisfree" was the perfect place from which to explore this glorious area. But it was also a great place just to sit and relax and admire the views, or to walk to the nearby beach.

This was our second visit to "Innisfree" and we have recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect family hideaway

  • 5 of 5

wonderful house, wonderful beaches, wonderful scenery, toy factory is a must and also pony trekking, food was wonderful everywhere we went, lots of space for kids and adults, star gazing amazing, am working out when we can manage to fit in another trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments on your stay in "Innisfree" We have left a telescope for everybody to observe Milky Way at night. Ballinskelligs Kerry one of the best spots in world to gaze at Milky Way. Southwest Kerry has been made an International Dark-Sky Gold Tier Reserve, the only place in the northern hemisphere to get the accreditation. We look forward to seeing you again in Ballinskelligs. Leesha
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Serene and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, rural setting perfect for this Iowa boy. The views from the dining room are amazing. Enjoyed our stay and rested well in this quaint country atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we hope you come to Ballinskelligs again
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Amazing Relaxing Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house to stay in while exploring

South Kerry, or just enjoying the locale. Plenty of

space, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two

living rooms! We had great weather during our stay

and enjoyed barbecuing in the garden. The owners are

very pleasant to deal with, and the house is very

well appointed. On the few days where the weather

wasn't great we used the x-box, DVD player and

numerous games that the owners make available for

your use. The house is walking distance from the

marvellous Ballinskelligs beach, and all the local

amenities, including Cill Rialig arts center.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for putting into words what a lot of people have said. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Ballinskelligs, and look forward to welcoming you back! Leesha
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Farranfore Internatonal Airport Co Kerry
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Killarney Co Kerry
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
8 minutes walk to Blue Flag Beach
Car: necessary

Trips to world famous Skellig Michael (where Star Wars was filmed in August 2014 and 2015)

Gold star: Ballinskelligs Co Kerry

It is one of the country's best-known tourist destinations but now the famed Ring of Kerry will become a visitor attraction after dark, too.

Only 10 minutes drive to the famous Waterville Golf Links course.

Southwest Kerry has been made an International Dark-Sky Gold Tier Reserve, the only place in the northern hemisphere to get the accreditation.

The announcement was made by the Arizona-based International Dark-Sky Association. It has also bestowed the accreditation on regions in Namibia and New Zealand.

-one-of-the-best in the world

Lots of water-sports locally Ideal for children and adults.


Rates & Availability

Dungeagan Cottage Rental Rates

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Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Bank holiday
Apr 29 2017 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $323
Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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