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Rural getaway in picturesque Caragh Lake, great for sightseeing & activities

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6,

Our cottage, Babbling Brook, is set on just over half an acre of land and offers contemporary living accommodation in the heart of Kerry countryside. Caragh Lake is a rugged, woody and mountainous area with a beautiful lake which can be accessed by a footpath approx 500 metres from Babbling Brook, on the opposite side of the road.

Accommodation is spread across one level and rooms are light and spacious. The cottage has wood and tiled floors throughout and modern facilities.

All rooms lead off a spacious hallway, with living accommodation at one end of the property and sleeping accommodation at the other end.

The cottage features a large, open-plan and well-equipped kitchen/diner with seating for six. The kitchen/diner leads into a cosy, seated summer-room and sliding doors opening onto an outside patio area with a wooden table and benches.

There is a separate, comfy lounge with three sofas, open fire, satellite TV, and Blu-ray DVD.

The two bedrooms with double beds have en suite facilities which include a shower, wash basin and WC. The bedroom with twin single beds is adjacent to the family bathroom which has a bath, hand shower, basin and WC.

Nearest beaches: Babbling Brook is just 3.5 miles (less than 10 minutes' drive) to the unspoilt, Blue Flag Rossbeigh Beach and to Dooks - both sandy beaches.

Golf: 10 minutes' drive from the cottage is Dooks, a traditional links 18 hole golf course with beautiful views over looking the Atlantic. Other nearby golf courses include Killorglin (10 minutes' drive), Beaufort (15 minutes' drive), Killarney (25 minutes' drive) and Tralee (30 minutes' drive).

Fishing: Caragh Lake and Caragh River, containing salmon and trout, offer excellent fishing opportunities.

Other sports/activities: Kayaking, rock climbing, wind surfing, canoeing and more is available at Cappanalea outdoor education centre in Caragh Lake, approx. 15 minutes' drive from Babbling Brook.

More Details

Owner
Danny & Ali O'Shea
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Danny & Ali O'Shea

We are Danny & Ali. Our cottage, Babbling Brook, in beautiful Caragh Lake is very special to us; Danny’s family is from this region and he has fond memories of family holidays here. We like to escape our busy London lives and spend as much time as possible in Caragh Lake with our family and friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your cottage, a fabulous location and so peaceful and quiet. A real home from home with everything you need at hand. We have really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back to this beautiful part of the world.
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Glannagilliagh Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms have tiled floors. The two en suite shower rooms' walls are fully tiled; the bathroom walls are half tiled.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms with double beds each have en suite shower room. The twin bedded room is next to the family bathroom. Bedrooms are comfortable, light and spacious.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The kitchen/diner, utility room and bathrooms all have tiled floors. The remainder of the cottage has wood flooring throughout. Babbling Brook is not only a rental property but also our home in Ireland and we hope that guests will enjoy the little 'extras' that a comfortable home provides. A selection of DVDs, books, jigsaws and games are available for guests’ use. We also like to keep some basics such as salt & pepper, olive oil, tea, coffee, sugar, spices and more, for guests' convenience and comfort as well as our own. All we politely ask is that guests kindly replace what they use.

Reviews

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Rural getaway in picturesque Caragh Lake, great for sightseeing & activities
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5

A fantastic place to stay in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

this holiday home really is home from home. It is large, spacious and a kitchen do die for with everything you could possibly need in it! It is ideal for families, large groups and couples with 3 bedrooms each with adequate storage space with en suites off 2 of the bedrooms and a separate bathroom too! So nobody will be queuing for a shower. The owners have left plenty of tourist info and guidance, and instructions for everything. There are even bikes to use in the shed. They were extremely accommodating with a query we had with the DVD player and very amiable. The location is superb as a base for exploring Kerry, just a few miles away from mountains and the spectacular coastal scenery. Just one tiny quibble and that is that you won't be able to walk to Lake Caragh although it is located next to it - nearly all the land on the banks is privately owned by other residences and hotels. But a short bike ride will take you round the other side. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone thinking of coming to Kerry.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lake Caragh is on the opposite side of the road to our cottage and can be accessed by a narrow public path approx 500m away which leads to a tranquil spot on the shore from where you can enjoy the mountain and lake view. You cannot walk around the lake shore, though, because of the private gardens to properties that back on to it.
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5

Lovely home in a great location to tour Ring of Kerry!

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful home in a perfect location in Kerry! Wish we could have stayed longer and continued to investigate more of this beautiful and unique part of Ireland. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

nice house, nice location

  • 5 of 5

the house is very spacious and overall nice. Garden around seems to be not finished yet, however the location provides nice walks to the lake, which is really close. Can recommend, we'd return anytime. Great value for money.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great property in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

Ali and a Danny's home is a lovely base for exploring the beautiful south west of Ireland and especially the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsular. The house is very spacious, clean and comfortable. It is well-equipped because it is the family's home in Ireland which makes all the difference. The location is so peaceful and yet within easy reach of a town with good places to eat and drink. We thoroughly enjoyed our few days there and will recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Babbling Brook was a home away from home for us. Large, clean, and filled with all the amenities. Perfectly located for exploring the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A truly stunning home in truly stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Babbling Brook on Tuesday 3rd of May, myself, my 2 daughters (one a wheelchair user) and my 20 month old grand daughter.

As we drove along the Caragh Lake Road the views were spectacular, absolutely breathtaking! The Lake itself is stunning and surrounded by hills and mountains. The Lake can be seen from the front of Babbling Brook.

Once inside Babbling Brook we were absolutely delighted with the everything about it. In fact the photographs really don't do it justice. It was immaculate throughout and more spacious than we expected.

It has a large entrance hall which leads to all rooms. The lounge is both stylish and comfortable with large windows overlooking the front of the property. There is also an open fire if needed.

The kitchen is huge, with every possible item you could want from a large fridge/freezer, right down to plenty of tea towels. It has a large dining table big enough for a large family.There is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board etc. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and welcoming and there are plenty of linen/towels for everyone.

The welcome pack is extremely detailed and informative and easy to use. Everything has been thought of and covered.

My daughter is a wheelchair user and had no difficulty getting around the property.

We visited the local towns of, Kilorglin, Killarney and Castleisland as we have Irish relatives and wanted to visit as many as possible. Everywhere is well sign posted and easy to find.

Overall our trip was amazing and we were sad to leave. We will definitely be returning to Babbling Brook.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Kerry (Farranfore)
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
The Red Fox
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Cork
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Dooks
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Killarney
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Dooks and Rossbeigh
Car: necessary

Caragh Lake is a picturesque spot on the fringe of the Ring of Kerry, rural and serene, a perfect setting in which to relax and get away from it all. Caragh Lake itself, approx 5 miles long, is set back on the opposite side of the road to Babbling Brook and can be accessed by a nearby path. Fishing and boating equipment for use on the lake is available to hire close by. Opposite Babbling Brook is Carrig Country House which boasts one of the finest restaurants in Kerry, overlooking the lake.

The area is excellent for walking, cycling, bird-watching, sightseeing and other activities such as fishing, golfing, horse-riding and water sports. The Cappanalea Outdoor Education Centre, which offers a range of adventure sports activities, is just 15 minutes’ drive.

Babbling Brook is also ideally located for exploring the magnificent sights and places of interest this beautiful county offers including the Ring of Kerry, the rugged Gap of Dunloe, the Dingle and Beara peninsulas and local scenic spots situated off the tourist track, such as the Ballaghbeama Gap. The cottage is just a few minutes' drive from two beautiful sandy beaches and several golf courses (see below). There are shops, banks, other award-winning restaurants and traditional, welcoming pubs in Killorglin - home to the Puck Fair festival - and also Glenbeigh village, both less than 4 miles away.

Killarney, a larger bustling town full of character and more shops, restaurants and pubs, is a very pleasant 30 minutes’ drive and a ‘must-see’ part of Kerry. It is home to the beautiful Muckross National Park with its fabulous views of the Macgillycuddy reeks. For those who like a flutter, Killarney’s racecourse hosts several horse racing events over the spring and summer and is set in the most magnificent backdrop of mountain and lake scenery.

Golf: There is a fabulous selection of local golf courses, including nearby Dooks Golf Club (a links course in a stunning location overlooking the sea), Beaufort Golf Club and Killorglin Golf Club. All are just 5 - 10 minutes' drive from Babbling Brook. There are other golf courses located slightly further afield, including Killarney and Tralee (both approx 30 minutes' drive).

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Rates & Availability

Glannagilliagh Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$939
 
 
Autumn/Winter
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$141
$763
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$129
$763
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $234.66

Heating and electricity is charged according to usage.
Christmas/New Year rates available on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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