Cottage, 3 Bedroom , 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 7) Perfect for families
Bernadette and Tim O’Donoghue met in The Windy City of Chicago a few years back. We acquired the property in 2002. We then returned from Chicago in 2004. Bernadette and Tim O’Donoghue met in The Windy City of Chicago a few years back..in 87'. We acquired the property in 2002. We then returned from Chicago in 2004. Bernadette is now a stay at home Mom working full time with the Courtyard Cottages, Tim is an electrician by trade but got into construction during my 14 years in Chicago. I restored several old houses and classic vintage apartment buildings during my time there. I coupled this experience with Bernadette’s keen eye and interior design savvy to create some wonderful finishes and unusual touches. We began the colossal rehab project in 2004 to restore the Priory to its former glory ,it was basically completed it in 2007 or is it ever complete I like to ask myself ? I am also part owner of Killarney Brewing Co. which we started from the ground up on the Muckross Road. We pride ourselves in welcoming you into our place.
Tim purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Tim chose Killarney
I grew up in Killarney, where my parents owned a camping site and I truly loved meeting visitors on a daily basis. We have 4 children and we wanted to raise them here in Ireland, so we said we would give it a shot and here we are.When this property became available we realized how unique it was and what a fantastic opportunity it would be to own The Priory.
What makes this Cottage unique
We are in a key location,a 12 minute walk from town but it feels like we are in the heart of the countryside where you cannot hear a sound by night. You will get a quiet private house to yourself where you can come and go as you please. You can cook when you want and have the full use of the 1.5 acre property on private grounds. You can sit back and relax in the front of the wood burning fire sipping a nice Irish whiskey or reading a good book with the sweet smell of turf burning away. The cottage has a Jacuzzi you can slip into and soothe the soul after a hectic day. You will get the real feel of Irish living and live like we live ourselves while visiting in your home away from home. We are on site owners who are here to help you in any way you require and assure a wonderful stay. We have invaluable knowledge about the local area from cultural information to hikes, local food joints to off the beaten track drives. We can organize in-house chef, or poetry recital or to a music session. We like to tell our guests ''We are as near or as far as you wish.'
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Please inquire.Please inquire.
Max guests: 7
A cottage near town
This was exactly what we had hoped. A cottage to ourselves near to town. Lovely stay.
Cozy, Irish Setting Everything to Fulfill Your Dream of Visiting Ireland
The stonework, hardwood floors, doors and fixtures are beautiful. I like a clean place and this was super clean! The beds were comfortable, the duvet covers, sheets and pillows made you sleep like a baby! The kitchen is fully loaded, and the outside is magical ! The property owner is on site and always available, and very helpful and friendly. And his two doggies are warm and happy. The long driveway from the main road takes you to a hidden gem of a home. Plenty of on site parking and loads of restaurants close by.
This property is just gorgeous. It has everything you need to make your stay perfect. Tim & Bernadette are really lovely people.
Very comfortable stay
The house was beautiful and very comfortable. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and Dingle were fantastic.
Our 3 night stay could not have been better!!! Bernadette was a wonderful host and the dogs were always there to meet you after a long day of exploring. The accomadations are excellent and the WiFi is fast and steady for sending all your photos home to family and friends. Clean comfortable and the bonus of the filtered and sparkling water are just a few of the endless amenities. If we are ever in Killarney again we will stay again.
So if you are interested in hiking, biking, golfing, shopping or want to take a cooking class all this can be arranged. Killarney town centre is 1 km or a 12 minute stroll, in the opposite direction over the river you are immediately upon a pedestrian way snaking its way 2km into Killarney's 11,000 acre National Park, Muckross House & Gardens.
Killarney Brewing Co. is opening it's doors March 2015. It will be a 7 minute walk on the Muckross Road.