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Rod and Fiona Stewart

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Irish and Australian!

Luxury & Comfort By Lakes Of Killarney - ideal for large families or groups

12 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Scartlea House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, bright and warm 5 Bedroomed home practically inside the National Park

Exceptional accommodation - check out our reviews on Tripadvisor by searching for Scartlea House.

Our architecturally built house, within walking distance to the National Park and 5 minutes drive from Killarney town centre, is just four years old and has been finished to a very high standard. It is spacious, bright and warm and, despite being a large house, retains a cosy atmosphere. Although it is new and quite modern, the house has a country classic look which makes it very comfortable.There is underfloor heating throughout giving a constant temperature all year round. The large windows make the whole house very bright and allow guests to enjoy the wonderful garden and it’s private setting even from indoors.

In 2014 we renovated all 5 bedrooms! - they were newly painted/papered and all have gorgeous new furniture and soft furnishings - each have a unique style and feel -

On offer to our guests are:

Living:

Entrance Hall- spacious and welcoming with it's beautiful curved staircase and gallery,

Kitchen/Dining Room - open plan, with everything for the amateur chef including a 7 ring gas stove with three ovens and a large handmade dining table made from reclaimed wood, easily seating 8-10 people and looking out across the entire back garden.

Living Room - open to kitchen, this is a large, high ceilinged room, with an L-shaped leather couch, LCD TV and DVD player and a beautiful gas stove to cosy up the evenings.

Sitting Room – elegant evening room with a HD projector and cinema screen for the home theatre.

All these rooms also have a built-in central music system.

Laundry room – with washing machine, dryer and freezer.

Study- just off the kitchen/living area, with bureau for you to work at on the computer provided.

There is excellent WiFi coverage throughout the house as well as wired Ethernet in every room.

Bedrooms:

Master Bedroom 1 - Super King size Bed, high ceilings,TV and ensuite.

Bedroom 2 - Super King size Bed, high ceilings

Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds.

Bedroom 4 -1 King bed + 1 small single bed

Downstairs Bedroom 5 - King bed and TV.

The couch in the living room can fold out into a double bed if necessary and there is also a double Futon in the attic gallery/den.

Baby cot, stairgate and highchair etc. available on request.

Bathrooms:

Master Ensuite - with a separate walk-in shower and double spa bath.

Family Bathroom - with separate walk-in shower and steel bath.

Downstairs Bathroom - with walk-in shower.

Gardens:

A large, well established garden surrounds the house with many beautiful birch and willow trees. There is a swing & slide set, a playhouse, a ‘fairy ring’ and a fire pit good for a bonfire as well as a big Australian style Barbeque on the sheltered Patio which also has loudspeakers and heaters over the table. Alongside the stone water feature and slate chippings, the many and varied plants and trees bring much colour to the garden throughout the year.

For your convenience, the final clean as well as all utilities are covered in the rates.

You can even order your groceries in advance, to be delivered on your arrival date from our local Tesco supermarket.

Though quiet and rural, in an area of Ireland famed for the beauty of its mountains and lakes, the house is also close to all the amenities of the bustling town of Killarney.

The ideal retreat for families, golfers, hikers and bikers, cyclists, adventurers, fishermen, artists and of course anyone interested in history, culture and music and general good Irish craic!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Kingdom of Kerry soon!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rod and Fiona Stewart (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Irish and Australian!

About Rod and Fiona Stewart

We are a young family of four - we built this house as our family home and have spared no expense on it, also investing lots of time, effort and love in making it the perfect house. We hope you will love it as we do.

Rod and Fiona Stewart purchased this house in 2010

Why Rod and Fiona Stewart chose County Kerry

Although not locals (Fiona from Cork and Rod from Australia) we have always had a special place in our heart for beautiful Killarney and even chose to get married here - we settled here in 2009 when we were lucky enough to buy this amazing spot and build our dream house on it - we love being so close to spectacular nature but also the proximity to so many activities, restaurants, bars and shops, not to mention the amazing Golf Courses.

This town is wonderful for any age group and for almost every interest and our home is close enough to make the most of everything while still being in a rural setting so we have the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

Architecturally designed, the house has - Large open plan rooms with high ceilings, underfloor heating throughout, beautiful big windows overlooking the established private garden.

We have put in the highest standard of appliances and interiors and although practical, the house has an elegant and luxurious atmosphere and somehow also has a cosy and traditional feel to it.

We especially love the trees and the garden as well as our curved stairway and gallery and our opulent evening Sitting Room with it's cinema screen. The children have plenty of space to run around and can play safely in the garden on their swings and slide and bicycles once the gate is shut.

Enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many of our guests have posted reviews on Tripadvisor. Please check them out:



http://www.tripadvisor.ie/VacationRentalReview-g186612-d5995375-Scartlea_House-Killarney_County_Kerry.html
Apr 2014
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Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Luxury & Comfort By Lakes Of Killarney - ideal for large families or groups
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Amazing Irish hospitality!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us. A perfect house to stay with friends and family. Kitchen is extremely large and well equipped. The backyard and patio area is big and a perfect place to sit and relax. It's beautifully decorated and wifi worked great. The only one comment we would have is it's further than a 5 minute drive to city center. Would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our home so much. We would love to welcome you back another time. Fiona
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Scartlea house. There were 3 generations of our family on the trip. The bedrooms were beautifully appointed and accommodated everyone. The large spacious kitchen allowed us to cook and eat meals together. Our grandaughters enjoyed the swing set, even when it rained. The location is so close to Killarney the 20 and 30 year olds could take a cab into the pubs at night. We were lucky to be in Killarney for the races and experienced Ladies Day. We hiked, went to Mucrose House;the castle and played golf at Waterville, Killarney golf and Fishing Club and Tralee Golf club. All were awesome.

The house is perfectly laid out for a large family everything is first class. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoy our home and the local area. So pleased Scartlea House suited your entire party and it sounds like you gave plenty of our local golf clubs a go too...maybe one day you will come back and play the others in the area!
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What a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for anything more. Our family was spending 4 days in Killarney after travelling for 2 weeks. The wonderful back yard was perfect for playing. The patio was enjoyed in the early morning quiet. And the house was so spacious and well-equipped. What a wonderful and relaxing way to end a very special holiday. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed Scartlea House so much. Thank you for taking such good care of it. We do hope you will be back again one day to enjoy Killarney and the house for a little longer!
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5

Amazing Home. A must rental for a family or two traveling together.

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this home. We were two families with a total of 10 traveling together. We have rented vacation homes for years and this home was spotless!!! The baked goods we found upon our arrival were perfect after so many hours of travel. You will not be disappointed with anything in this home. All pictures you see are true to what you will find upon your arrival. If anything the pictures don't show just how beautiful the front and backyard were. The house has tons of space for a large group to spread out after traveling together, and has the perfect kitchen table for a large group for meals and games. We loved the location of this home.

Cathy and Larry

Sacramento, California USA

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy to hear that Scartlea House was everything you had hoped for and more than you expected...I agree that the house and grounds are even more spectacular than the pictures can convey - I think I will need to update the photos on the site now to try to do justice to the glory of our gardens! So pleased you all enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to be able to welcome you back someday. Fiona
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Wonderful Holiday in Killarney

  • 5 of 5

Our group comprised of 4, related, families with age group ranging from mid 70's to 5 years old. We could not have chosen a better place to stay than Scartlea House ensuring everyone, within such a diverse age group, would have a 'fantastic' holiday. The house was in quite excellent condition, as promised on the website, very comfortable beds, good sized bathrooms, lots of fluffy towels, piped music throughout the house and a great 'cinema' room. A great DVD collection enabled me to, once more, laugh outrageously at Fawlty Towers! There is a, beautiful garden that allowed the 'kids' room to, safely, run about or play on the swings and seesaw, a patio that encouraged lazy evenings with a glass of wine, a barbecue for outdoor eating, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows(we managed to do this twice) and plenty of areas for some quiet time on your own. With a group of ten I wondered how we would cope in the kitchen when making and eating meals but with such a large range with four ovens, a small breakfast bar and 'farmhouse' size dining table it was no problem.

Our week in Killarney coincided with some of the best weather that the area had enjoyed in many years. Our group comprised of people who had lived and travelled to many parts of the world but without exception all thought that Killarney was one of the most beautiful parts of the world they had ever visited. The scenery is breathtaking, the people, very friendly and helpful, some excellent restaurants/pubs with a great choice of food. If you enjoy seafood you are going to be spoiled! Go on a boat trip on one of the lakes as it is an ideal way to enjoy the glorious views. Take a walk through the grounds of Muckross House and you will find a little cove with a wonderful beach with safe wading and/or swimming for the kids.

We were there for only one week but a month would have been too short to see and enjoy this wonderful part of the world.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bill for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you all enjoyed the house and Killarney so much. It is always so nice to hear how much others love our home and surroundings and we are thrilled to have been part of making your vacation so memorable. Please do come back another time to finish your month of exploration!
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

This was definitely the best house we've ever rented. Beautifully landscaped, very spacious, clean and well appointed....the pictures just can't do it justice! And the theater room was amazing! We've discovered on past trips that where you stay can make or break your vacation. Having this house to return to each day after sightseeing really made our stay special. And the location was perfect....close to everything we wanted to see. Thank you, Rod and Fiona, for being so helpful in setting this up for us. You made planning this trip so easy!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank Carol, So glad to hear you enjoyed our home so much. We always strive to give our guests a special experience and it is great to hear how well loved Scartlea House is by others. Thanks for looking after it so well. I hope you will come back another time. Fiona
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Molly D'Arcy's Pub/Muckross Park Hotel
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ross Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Killarney Town
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
N22 to Cork or Tralee
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
George B. Shaw's/Molly D'Arcy's
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Rossbeigh Strand, Glenbeigh
Car: recommended

KILLARNEY TOWN: We are a five minute drive/20 minute pleasant cycle to Killarney town, the jewel in Ireland's crown, and is arguably the one must see place in the country. Tourists have flocked to our lively and colourful little town for centuries on account of the amazing nature and, accordingly, the town has a huge range of bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels offering fine dining, drinking and entertainment. The centre is small but always atmospheric and there is a particular buzz in the town which attracts both foreigners and tourists from around Ireland.

Although best known for it's outdoor activities, for the less adventurous (or exhausted) traveller, Killarney offers cosy pubs with great music, a 6 screen cinema, good shopping and many hotel spas and leisure centres open to non-residents. For the kids, there are indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The INEC also hosts well known artists for music, comedy and theatre.

Whether you are coming for activity, music and “craic”(Irish for fun, to be found in pubs year round), relaxation, history or nature, Killarney and our beautiful home will not disappoint you.

COUNTY KERRY: County Kerry is known all over the world for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Known as 'The Kingdom', Kerry is one of the most stunning and varied counties in all of Ireland, offering wild coastline, dense woodlands, pristine beaches, wonderful mountains and calm lakes.

Wherever you go in County Kerry, you will be greeted with a a smile and a song, plenty of stories and the famous Cead Mile Failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) of the Irish and, in particular, of the people of this magical place.

THINGS TO DO/SEE:

Close to Home:

The house is just minutes from Killarney National Park, known worldwide for the beauty of its lakes and mountains, with over 10,000 hectares full of interesting walks, cycles, hill walks etc. as well horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, photography and wildlife spotting (e.g. wild deer and eagles). For the less active visitor, the area can also be seen by traditional horse and cart, car or tour boats.

Within 5 minutes drive of our house you will find, not only Killarney town with its many shops, cafes and pubs as well as the beautiful Cathedral, but also some beautiful nature and sightseeing. Here are some ideas:

Muckross National Park– is huge and its extensive gardens have both beautiful plants and spectacular scenery of the lake and mountains - you can cycle or walk around here or visit Muckross House, the mansion built for Queen Victoria and now a Museum. There are many different walks and you can even paddle in the lake at a little ‘beach’ there. There is also a nice Restaurant and gift shop. In the summer months the lovely Traditional Farms are open with an insight into the old Irish ways and homes, as well as animals and fun activities for children.

Muckross Abbey, an ancient ruin and graveyard overlooking the lake just down the road.

Torc Mountain - with its spectacular waterfall. The waterfall is only about 5 minutes walk from the car park but you can also climb to the top in about 3 hours or if you are brave, you can walk all the way to Kenmare on the old road – about 5 hours!

Ten minutes from us:

Ross Castle:on a peninsula lovely to walk/cycle around and has one of Europe’s oldest copper mines. The Medieval Castle itself can be visited and a favourite with locals is to feed the ducks here! There are boats from here which take you to Inisfallen Island with its interesting 7th Century Monastery. The little boats can also take you for a fantastic trip through all the lakes and amazing scenery to Lord Brandon’s cottage where there is a cafe.

Knockreer Estate - a beautiful walk with fantastic scenery. If you wish, you can walk/cycle all the way from here to Ross castle along a river and through the woods.

Gap of Dunloe - most people walk or cycle the Gap, an amazing place of beauty...or you can also get a ride on a horse and cart – you will see why tourists already came here hundreds of years ago!

Outdoor Activities: This is the place to come for the great outdoors and you will not be short of opportunities for anything from mountain biking to hill walking and canoeing/kayaking on the Killarney Lakes or Kite-surfing on our sandy beaches.

Golf/Fishing: Killarney is great for golf with some of the best courses in the country (the Irish Open was held here the last few years). If you like Golfing you must try the Killarney Golf Club which also is a fishing club. The Beaufort Golf Course is also stunning.

Fishing is popular both on the lakes and in our rivers - you will find Salmon, Sea trout and brown trout

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Rates & Availability

Scartlea House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2016
Sep 12 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$406
$2,422
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season 2016
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
$372
$2,197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2016
Nov 7 2016 - Dec 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
$315
$1,859
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas/New Year 2016
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$563
$3,380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$394
$2,366
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season 2017
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$451
$2,704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$507
$3,042
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$563
$3,380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$507
$3,042
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season 2017
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$451
$2,704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season 2017
Nov 6 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$394
$2,366
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$563
$3,380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$451
$2,704
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $563

No Hidden Extras! - prices include all utilities (gas, electricity etc.), linens and towels and the final clean!!

Cancellation Policy:100% of all monies paid refunded if cancelled 60 days or more before Arrival date
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Amenities

Scartlea House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , with a separate walk-in rain shower and double spa bath
    Family Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , with separate walk-in shower and steel bath
    Downstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , with walk-in shower
  • For your added comfort we have heat lamps and dimmer switches in all bathrooms. All towels included.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Overlooking Garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 3 adults/3 children or a mix of both, overlooking garden
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 king , King size bed,TV,view to garden. adjacent to WC/Shower
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite, with Super King size Bed, TV and mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With Super King size bed, high ceilings and mountains views
  • Baby Cots available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

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