About the property
- Cottage2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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Why Cliona Duffy chose Dungeagan
Free WIFI 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
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect house for a family reunion
We had 14 people in total staying, ranging from 5 to 79... it was the prefect place and everyone enjoyed the house. The kids loved the lawn and the fact it was 5 minutes from the beach, the adults enjoyed the views and comfortable gathering areas. Everything was clean and we had everything we needed .... will have to go back some day for sure :-)
We are delighted you had an enjoyable holiday and look forward to having you back in the near future
Had a wonderful holiday.
We had a family get together from different parts of the world and the house was ideal for us.
There is a large reception upstairs and very well equipped home from home.
It was our second time taking this holiday home and we hope to be back next year.
The stone Patio table was unique as was the lovely stone BBQ which we used a few times.
Wonderful relaxing fantastic
Very well equipped a home from home.
Our second visit which was great and it was even better than the first visit.
A great spacious house for family get together which we had.
Had great weather and cooked on the stone BBQ several evenings then had our meal on the unique stone table overlooking the Atlantic.
Our family want to book for next year again.
Nice house, good location, roomy, well furnished
We spent three nights here, May 30-June 2. House has bedrooms and bathrooms on main floor and upper floor. Good, well-equipped kitchen. Large loft area good for kids. Washer and dryer work well. All rear windows have excellent water views. Easy access to Portmagee (launch point for Skellig Michael boats) and all of the peninsula. Nearest towns of Ballinskelligs and Dungeagan are very small and offer just a few services. Waterville, just 10 minutes away, has more services and shopping. Killarney National Park only 40 minutes away. Owner was communicative, easy to reach and offered good suggestions of where to go and what to do. Wifi was generally good, but signal weak in some parts of house. Beware special rules regarding trash and recycling bags. Overall, good value for the money. Strongly recommend.
Thank you for your review Jeff.
We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to "Innisfree" and hopefully you and friends will visit again.
Great place for a group or larger family wanting to get away from the crowds
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.
Wonderful location with terrific beach views!
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!
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.
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.