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Quiet Rural, 1/2 bedroom apartment.

Bedrooms 2
Space 893 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment in Gearha, Farranfore, Kerry, Ireland - Peaceful Location With Salmon And Trout River Bordering The Property

The apartment is at the rear and side of the main cottage and has it's own private access with parking. We can let the property with either one or two bedrooms according to your needs. It stands on a 2 acre site which is bordered by The Brown Flesk river. The property is bordered by mature trees and high hedges giving a peaceful, secluded rural setting. The apartment overlooks our orchard at the rear, this is available as a shared sitting area and where you can enjoy a barbecue on a sunny day. We grow fruit and vegetables without the use of pesticides and these are available to purchase in season. It is a beautiful quiet spot but still has the benefit of being close to the amenities in the village and also very central for Killarney, Tralee, Dingle Peninsula, beaches and other tourist attractions. Farranfore village has two bars, a diner, post office and pharmacy, supermarket, medical centre and railway station. Buses from the village to Tralee, Killarney, Cork and further afield.

Note this is a NON SMOKING apartment.

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Iris Hewerdine
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Iris Hewerdine

We are a mature couple and after raising three children we decided to move to Ireland from the UK when the children flew the nest.

We chose Ireland for it's beauty and friendly people, we have always chosen to live in the countryside.

Down through the years in the many places we have lived, we have always been looked on as a friendly and hospitable couple.

Along with other skills we have acquired we decided to share our glorious surroundings and the property which we have extended and renovated, with my husband's construction skills.

Needless to say a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.

Iris Hewerdine purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Iris Hewerdine chose Ireland

When we first saw the cottage and it's setting, we said this is it, we fell in love with it.

It is quiet and secluded but very easy to access everything.

What makes this apartment unique

Being down a lane off the road we are able to keep ourselves away from the business of this world, as much as we want to.

Now we have developed our orchard, fruit and vegetable garden, we are reaping the benefits of naturally grown produce.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wir waren als Familie unterwegs und hatten eine tolle Zeit. Iris war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Die Unterkunft war sehr gemütlich und man konnte gut zur Ruhe kommen. In dem Ort selber ist nicht viel los aber es liegt am Rind of Kerry und bietet somit wirklich tolle Möglichkeiten für Unternehmungen.
Jul 2016
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County Kerry Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 893 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 En-suite bathroom with bath and over bath shower, wc and handbasin. Bathroom 2 Ensuite with shower, wc and handbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , This is an optional bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Cot available on request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 1 double bed 2 full size bunk beds 2 large wardrobes dressing table with mirror Hairdrier Bedroom 2 Double bed 2 bed side lockers double wardrobe large chest of drawers blanket chest wall lights for reading
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating is included for two hours in the morning. Electricity and gas is included in the price. Pets by special arrangement. Cot and highchair need to be requested when booking. Strictly NON SMOKING. Outside: Shared garden area at the rear, this is our orchard. Garden table and chairs provided, also barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided, also beach towels. Property is cleaned for arrival and should be left in a clean condition. No cleaning and linen changing.


3.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Quiet Rural, 1/2 bedroom apartment.
average rating of 3.8 based on 8 reviews
Palm Coast, Fl. USA

Quiet, peaceful location

  • 3 of 5

Iris & Terry made us feel very welcome and responded promptly if we had any questions. Property is well equipped although, we had to get used to some differences in the kitchen area. Everything worked out fine during our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable homelike spacious lovely rural setting

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very clean, well-kept and comfortable. Iris and her husband made us feel very welcome and offered warm hospitality and also privacy. The beds are comfortable, as are the two bathrooms. The place is charming, showing the loving care that has been put into it. The location is charming, on a little farm in a tiny village very near Killarney. The kitchen had all we needed. We particularly enjoyed a fire in the woodstove in the sitting room on a cool day. Great place for a family stay! I hope we can return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased when our guests enjoy their holiday with us. We always try to make them as comfortable as possible.
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vacances agréables

  • 3 of 5

La location m'a convenu du fait que la maison était isolée, dans un beau cadre de verdure (entrée indépendante) et en même temps très proche de l'aéroport. Literie et vaisselle étaient très propres et la possibilité d'allumer un feu dans la cheminée était un plus au retour de nos pérégrinations. Iris et Terry ont été très accueillants et serviables.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review which I have translated into English for future guests below. We enjoy meeting people of all nationalities and are pleased when they enjoy staying with us. "Renting we agreed that the house was secluded in a beautiful green environment (separate entrance) and at the same time very close to the airport. Bedding and dishes were very clean and we were able to light a fire in the fireplace on return from our travels. Iris and Terry were very welcoming". The airport is Kerry airport and quite small, there is very little noise from the planes as they do not fly over us.
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Quiet Rural Setting

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely quiet stay here, the property was well maintained and clean to a high standard. The owner was very knowledgeable about the area, the attractions and restaurants. The property was well located to the main attractions, with the bounus of being only 2kms from Kerry airport. The weather was not always kind to us, but we could not care as we knew we had a lovely cosy property to return to after a days exploring.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to keep up to date with what is going on locally, however we unfortunately cannot do anything about the weather. The locals say 'you do not come to Ireland for the weather but for the scenery'.
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely cozy apartment! Nice quiet area even though we were close to the main tralee/killarney road. Iris and Terry were a lovely couple and I'd have no problem recommending their place to anyone

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate that this family recognised that we give everyone a warm welcome. We do everything we can to make all guests comfortable, in order to make their stay as enjoyable and pleasurable as we possibly can, whilst at the same time affording them privacy.
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
270 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Tralee to Killarney N22
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Nearest beach 21km Inch, driving.


Car essential.

Kerry Airport 2km, railway station in Farranfore 1km, buses also in Farranfore.


Farranfore is 1km.

Killarney, Tralee, approximately 16km.

Further Details:

A very beautiful area with mountains, lakes, large beaches and also rugged coastline.

Killarney National Park is very good for walking and also driving around. Muckross House and gardens are well worth a look. There are many places in the area you can take a ride on a horse drawn vehicle.

In some places like the Gap of Dunloe you can even hire a pony to see the sights.

There are also boat trips in the National Park or trips to see the seals in Kenmare bay.

On the Dingle peninsula there is beautiful scenery and Inch where Ryan's daughter was filmed.

Dingle itself is an interesting town with many tourist shops. It is a fishing town and has harbour and marina.

The Rose of Tralee festival is a popular event and Killorglin's Puck Fair both in August.

There are many eating places in the area especially Killarney, where there is a good variety and some places have traditional music in the evenings.

There is an aquadome in Tralee which is great fun for all the family.


Rates & Availability

County Kerry Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Aug 7 2017 - Aug 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $6 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $64.44

Booking Notes:
Contact owner for prices for more than two people as there is an option of one family room or two bedrooms.
Security/damage deposit returnable after two weeks, if no damage and the apartment is left in good order. (details on our booking conditions)
Bookings to be made by email or telephone.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible.
Arrivals after 4.0pm.
Departures before 12am.

Notes on prices:
Prices in table for two people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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