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Luxury Lakefront Cottage in Kerry

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

The ideal place to get away from it all!

Nestled amongst oak trees on a small private peninsula at Caragh Lake lies Acorn Cottage, a cosy three-bedroom lakefront hideaway with luxury interiors, open fire and all modern conveniences.

One of only two properties on Madam's Island, accessible via private causeway and ten minutes by car from Glenbeigh on the majestic Ring of Kerry, Acorn Cottage offers you the seclusion of a waterfront hideaway with easy access to all that Kerry has to offer.


Acorn Cottage, a luxury three-bedroom lakefront hideaway nestled amongst oak trees, is one of only two homes on Madam’s Island, a small private peninsula on Caragh Lake.

The living room overlooks the lake, and with an open fire, comfy sofa and original artwork, is the perfect place to rest and relax.

The dining area opens out onto a stone-clad patio with outdoor fireplace and kettle BBQ, so whatever the time of year, it’s the ideal setting for long lazy lunches with friends and family.

The kitchen is fully equipped - perfect for preparing those delicious meals; and offers additional seating for breakfast or that quick cup of tea before heading back out onto the water.

The house sleeps 7 people with three bedrooms and three bathrooms - one en-suite family room with a double and single bed, one twin room and one king sized double room; and an additional two bathrooms. The beds are cosy and comfortable with goose down quilts, cotton bedding and luxurious mattresses.

For those lazier days, there’s a TV in the living room with Irish, English, German, French and other international channels, free wifi - over 10MB down, 3 MB up.

Taking the short path down to the shore, you can go for a swim, or if you fancy, go out on one of the fishing boats - booking is required for these so please enquire before your stay regarding rates and availability.

For larger family gatherings and group getaways, we can also accommodate a further 7 guests at Salmon Cottage, the equally luxurious sister property a short walk down the lane.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About The Owner

I grew up on and around Caragh Lake and recently moved back to this beautiful part of the world with my wife and eight year old son.

As a family we love the water. For years we've been sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding, mainly on reservoirs around London, but on a trip home mid 2015 the penny dropped - this place was heaven and it was time to move back.

I'm originally German, moved to Ireland when I was a kid, lived in France for a number of years and for the past twenty have been in the UK, working in digital media.

For us it's about the quality of life here - the great outdoors, fantastic food and time with friends and family.

We feel incredibly lucky to be able to call this part of the world home and, whether at Bells Cottage, my parents' charming traditional Kerry farmhouse; Caragh Lake House, our large lakefront home which we recently renovated; or one of the other homes on and around Caragh Lake that we manage; we look forward to sharing this little bit of heaven with you.


Oolagh West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Our Irish adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, lovely home, caretakers were very attentive to our needs, including dropping off a box of toys for our 5 yr old grandson to play with. We had one hiccup but it was rectified quickly. Would highly recommend this property!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eileen. Thank you for the lovely review. Safe travels and keep in touch. Jens & Michelle
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Boulder, CO

A special place

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this very special home on the lake. The cottage is beautiful and was just as idyllic as I'd imagined with more room that we needed. They bedrooms were roomy and had very comfy down stuffed beds and pillows. The hosts for the home made sure we knew they were there for us for any need. We were grateful for the time they took in putting together a site specifically for this cottage with recommendations for the area as well as options for activities on and around the lake. When we return to Ireland, we will definitely include this wonderful home with ferny, moss draped goodness in our next stay. This place is everything it looks to be online and more. Absolute perfection!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dawn. Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you on Madam's Island and we hope we can keep in touch. Warm regards from the lake. Jens & Michelle
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Marvellous cottage in a unique and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Facing beautiful Caragh Lake, this very comfortable cottage is a real haven of peace and nature. It is also ideally located to discover the breathtaking landscapes of Kerry. We had a great stay (much too short though!!!). Last but not least, the owners are very friendly and helpful. We will certainly come back

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Françoise. Thank you for the kind words. A bientôt. Keep in touch.
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Nearest Airport
36 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Glenbeigh Hotel
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Dooks Golf Course
Nearest Train
36 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Carrig House
Nearest Beach
9 Kilometres
Rossbeigh Blue Flag Beach
Car: recommended

Acorn Cottage is one of only two houses on Madam's Island, a private peninsula at Caragh Lake, a large scenic lake set within a Special Area of Conservation that includes Killarney National Park, Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the Caragh River Catchment.

Forty minutes by car from Kerry Airport, twenty minutes from Killorglin - a bustling market town and a short drive from Rossbeigh - a beautiful Blue Flag beach, Salmon Cottage is the perfect base for your vacation in this fabulous part of the world.

- Swimming

- Boating

- Fishing

- Hiking

- Cycling

...these are all available, right on your doorstep.

You can also go golfing, canoeing, deep sea fishing, surfing, mountain climbing and much much more.

For food shopping, Killorglin is just twenty minutes away. With three supermarkets, four local butchers, a fishmongers, organic food shop and artisan bakery you can pretty much get everything you need to cook up a delicious meal back at the cottage.

If you feel like dining out there's a fantastic choice of restaurants. Killorglin boasts everything from fine dining to delicious bistro food. Caragh Lake has two high end restaurants right on the lake, Cromane a seafood restaurant with views of the Atlantic and Glenbeigh a number of pubs and a local brasserie.

If you prefer to stay in but don't fancy cooking, we can organize for one our selected local chefs to prepare a delicious meal back at the house.

You can also savour some of the quality local produce at food festivals such as the Flavour of Killorglin held in September.

For a taste of Irish culture come for K-Fest, an exciting music and arts festival held in Killorglin in early June; or Puck Fair, one of Ireland's oldest fairs held in Killorglin from the 10th to 12th of August.

A little further afield you have the awe-inspiring Skelligs - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently featured in the final scenes of Star Wars - The Force Awakens; the Cill Rialig Arts Centre; Loher Fort; Gallarus Oratory; Ross Castle; Muckross House and Farm; and many more places to chose from.


We recommend you hire a car or bring your own so you can explore the area at your leisure.

If of an evening you fancy a few pints in the local pubs there are plenty of good taxi services that can take you home.

If you're into cycling you can hire bikes in Killorglin where there's also a local cycling club that has regular outings around Caragh Lake.

For larger groups we can help organise transport to and from the airport and throughout your stay. Please enquire for further information.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $307.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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