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PALLAS LODGE overlooking Ardgroom Harbour and Cork & Kerry mountains

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

County Cork House Rental Photos and Description

Garden, patios, fireplace

Pallas Lodge is a very attractive, unusual and comfortable home, in its own large garden. The entrance hall leads to a very large open plan living room, with very high ceilings, open fire place and double doors to the patio area. The dining area and kitchen adjoin. Downstairs you will find the sun room, which has double doors to a separate patio. Upstairs, there are 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom including Jacuzzi bath and shower. The second bedroom has its own en-suite with shower. On the first floor there is a third bedroom, with a double bed and a single bed. A shower room adjoins. Downstairs, there is a gallery lounge which overlooks the sitting room. The house includes an open fire place and oil-fired central heating.

Activities: The Beara Way walks are varied and well marked. Golf may be played at nearby Castletownbere or Kenmare. Sailing can be arranged at the West Cork Sailing Centre, Adrigole. You can enjoy shore and lake fishing in well marked locations, throughout the peninsula. Sea Angling may be arranged at Castletownbere and Kenmare.

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Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kay McCarthy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable dans votre charmante maison, c était un régal tant pour le confort de ses salons que pour la vue superbe sur le port, la mer et votre joli jardin...Nous espérons pouvoir y revenir l an ,Ardgroom est un petit paradis pour les pécheurs a la mer que nous sommes.

Thank you for your kindness and I hope at see you the next year!
May 2013
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

PALLAS LODGE overlooking Ardgroom Harbour and Cork & Kerry mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have just returned from a glorious weeks holiday in this superb property. The lovely owners Pat & Kay could not have been more helpful or welcoming, they were there to greet us on our arrival having provided us with excellent directions from Cork airport. The area is breathtaking and beyond simple words, suffice to say pay a visit and see the beauty for yourself. I cannot praise the area or this wonderful property enough. The pictures on the site pale into insignificance when you see this property in real time, it has everything you could wish for and then some, wonderful setting and a well maintained house which has a great ambience, a real home from home, with very caring and generous hosts. The people of Cork have big warm welcoming hearts and we were made very welcome. Pat & Kay spent time telling us about the local attractions and had plenty of literature on hand for our perusal. The local shop has a good selection of food stuffs but we took the lovely drive to Castletonbere to the Valu supermarket which had everything you could wish for, while there we enjoyed an excellent lunch of seafood at Murphy's highly recommended especially the mussels. The Atlantic Way bar in Kenmare has the best fish and chips ever and if you fancy a romantic evening then certainly go to Josie's restaurant just past the turn for Lauragh fresh home grown and delicious food with a superb hostess, and fabulous views.

I cannot recommend this Lodge highly enough to do it justice Unyou just have to go and see for yourselves. Wonderful!!

Thank you Pat & Kay for a truly unforgettable holiday. Hope to visit again with my husband and family next time.

Rosemary Sue & Sue xxx

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rosemary, Sue and Sue, Thank you for your time in writing a very detailed review. We are happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Pallas Lodge and the area in general.Your recommendations on places to dine will be of benefit to many. Thank you all. Kay and Pat
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5

Superb!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I have just returned from a glorious weeks holiday in this superb property. The lovely owners Pat & Kay could not have been more helpful or welcoming, they were there to greet us on our arrival having provided us with excellent directions from Cork airport. The area is breathtaking and beyond simple words, suffice to say pay a visit and see the beauty for yourself. I cannot praise the area or this wonderful property enough. The pictures on the site pale into insignificance when you see this property in real time, it has everything you could wish for and then some, wonderful setting and a well maintained house which has a great ambience, a real home from home, with very caring and generous hosts. The people of Cork have big warm welcoming hearts and we were made very welcome. Pat & Kay spent time telling us about the local attractions and had plenty of literature on hand for our perusal. The local shop has a good selection of food stuffs but we took the lovely drive to Castletonbere to the Valu supermarket which had everything you could wish for, while there we enjoyed an excellent lunch of seafood at Murphy's highly recommended especially the mussels. The Atlantic Way bar in Kenmare has the best fish and chips ever and if you fancy a romantic evening then certainly go to Josie's restaurant just past the turn for Lauragh fresh home grown and delicious food with a superb hostess, and fabulous views.

I cannot recommend this Lodge highly enough to do it justice you just have to go and see for yourselves. Wonderful!!

Thank you Pat & Kay for a truly unforgettable holiday. Hope to visit again with my husband and family next time.

Rosemary Sue & Sue xxx

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, superb location, lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a glorious June week here with our two young children and their grandparents. The photos and descriptions do not deceive -- Pat and Kay have all their bases covered. The house is nicely appointed and immaculately maintained. There is plenty of space, even for three generations! The view is spectacular and ever-changing. The front garden is lush and lovely. The terrace is a boon. The silence is uninterrupted.

We had everything we needed, and Pat and Kay were most hospitable and obliging without being in any way intrusive.

It's about a 2-minute walk to a fishing harbour, from which you can stroll out along a rocky strand for even better views of the mountains to the east and the inlet to the south. It's a short drive (or pleasant ~30-minute walk) to Ardgroom, which has a shop-cum-internet cafe, a gas station, and nice little pub. There are mountain lakes, waterfalls, tranquil beaches, and lovely walks, all within a short (and scenic) drive of the house. Pallas Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the Beara Peninsula, a gorgeous (rain or shine), uncrowded, unhurried corner of Ireland.

Thank you, Pat and Kay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing an informative review. We are happy that Pallas Lodge was enjoyed by all generations. We appreciate that we have spectacular landscape near and on our doorstep.
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San Diego, California
5

Nothing short of Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed in Pat and Kay's beautiful home for a week this past May. Following a harrowing drive from Dublin, all stress was gone upon entering the home. Pat was there to meet us, gave us a tour, and even bought us our first beer down at the pub. The house itself is immaculate. There is easily enough space for three couples to come and stay and have their own space. There are 2 seating areas to relax in, but by far the most spectacular feature of this home is the outdoor space. There is a beautiful garden out back with a view. The perfect place to come and sit for coffee in the morning, or wine in the evening. The sheep, cows, bunnies, and the neighborhood fox will be the only company in this very tranquil space. Additionally, the folks in the town of Ardgroom are the most welcoming bunch. The store (Harringtons) has everything you could need, and the pub is perfect. Great food, and great beer...of course. From the house, we set out each day to a different part of the Southwest of Ireland, whether it be close towns like Kenmare, Macroom, or Castletownbare, or ones further away like Kinsale, Killarney, or Dingle. All can be reached in 2-3 hours, and then you have this wonderful house to come home to and relax after a day of driving. It is a "MUST SEE". Don't miss the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camden, Arkansas
5

A Wonderful Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Pallas Lodge was fantastic! The pictures and descriptions don't do it justice . . the home was very comfortable and spacious and extremely clean. Pat and Kay have thought of everything. There were 3 living areas (main living area with fireplace, the sunroom-surrounded by windows with lots of light and gorgeous scenery, and an upstairs loft get-away - off of the 3rd bedroom. It was a wonderful get-away . . very quiet and very peaceful. We drove all over southwest Ireland during our stay at Pallas Lodge (Pat had given us great information and maps), but the best of SW Ireland was the Ring of Beara - which was only just a few kilometers from the house! The tour books all tout the Ring of Kerry - which was very nice - but did not compare to the Ring of Beara. Besides the wide variety of scenery, there were no buses to contend with on those small roads. There were many places to hike and explore. We saw stone circles, castles, and majestic scenery. The many people we met were absolutely charming and very helpful. Our favorite towns were Castletownbere and Kenmare. We ate at family-owned pubs, listened to live traditional music, and experienced "craic"! The town of Ardgroom has a one-stop shop, Harrington's, for all your needs, including internet service. I would stay here again and again and would definitely recommend Pallas Lodge to anyone wanting to stay in SW Ireland - you must have a car to make the most of the area. Killharney National Park is less than an hour away and is also a jewel. My Mom, my Aunt and I are very happy that we spent the majority of our vacation time in the Cork/Kerry areas - it was the best of the best! And Pallas Lodge was an extremely comfortable place to begin and end our days. Orginally, our vacation plans were to see and do as much as we could with our time in Ireland . . but many mornings as we drank our coffee and watched Ardgroom bay and the sheep, cattle and bunnies graze around the cottage, we found ourselves pleasantly relaxed and willing to throw out our pre-planned iternaries for a slower, more enjoyable pace and really experience Ireland. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Extremely nice holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Stay in this house if you get the chance!! I would recommend this place to anyone interested in staying in the West of Ireland as it was perfect for our vacation to West Cork. It is as described and is actually nicer in person than in the pictures. It is in a very pastoral setting right on the scenic "Ring of Beara" and only half an hour's drive from the start of the "Ring of Kerry." On beautiful days it is private enough to open up the windows and enjoy the fresh sea breezes all day without a need for anything more.

If you get restless, there is a nice little village with a general store, internet access, and a cozy little pub less than a couple miles away. There is also some outstanding hiking in the area with plenty of ancient stones and historic sites to explore. We weren't very adventurous athletically, but I'd bet in an outdoors like the Beara you could find plenty to keep yourself active as well, just ask the owners who are knowledgeable about the area and happy to help.

The owners were also incredibly hospitable to us. We had difficulty getting to the house on the first day since most car rentals were booked for a busy tourist weekend, but the owner waited for us until very late and even had a fire going when we got there. We couldn't have been more relieved and grateful!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Kerry Airport.Co.Kerry ( Ryanair)
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: necessary

Pallas Lodge enjoys magnificent views over Ardgroom Harbour, the Caha Mountains on the Beara Peninsula and the Kerry Mountains. It is situated on the scenic Ring of Beara and it is adjacent to the Beara Way. From here, you will enjoy long walks, with fine views over Kenmare Bay. The attractive village of Ardgroom is nearby (3 km) and it has a restaurant, a pub, a shop, a gas station and a church. Castletownbere (10 mls) is a large fishing port which overlooks Bere Island that can be visited by ferry. There are excellent stone circle and ring-fort sites near the town. These locations offer picturesque views of the Bantry Bay. Places to visit include the Ring of Beara, Dursey Island via cable car, Dunboy Woods and Castle, the Healy Pass. The Italian Gardens on Garnish Island, Glengarriff, and noted for its tropical plants, and Dereen subtropical Gardens at Lauragh. A visit to Kenmare and its many restaurants may be a good choice.

Golf: Golf can be played at nearby Castletownbere, which is a beautiful 9-hole course with the sea as an extra challenge. Booking is not always necessary. Kenmare also provides a challenging 18-hole course which is generally available.

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Rates & Availability

County Cork House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$507
 
 
Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$507
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$533
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$747
 
 
Autumn
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$533
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates include electricity and oil. Rental periods are normally from Saturday to Saturday, however we may be able to accommodate other arrival and departure dates, so please ask. A non-refundable booking deposit of 100 Euro is required to secure dates. The balance is payable to be received not later than 6 weeks prior to the due arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

County Cork House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Bed linen and towels are provided. The house is furnished to a high standard with wooden floors and solid pine doors throughout. It is very spacious and consequently lends itself to the comforts of a healthy living.

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