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Beautiful 4* cottage 5 minutes from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Modern self catering cottage Kenmare, three bedrooms sleeps six, open fire, WiFi

On Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way! A beautiful, modern, newly extended self catering rental house only five minutes drive from the bustling market town of Kenmare in the south west of Ireland on the Ring of Kerry. This self catering vacation cottage, which is in its own grounds of over two acres alongside the Cleady River has a (hidden) waterfall giving the relaxing sound of running water, has all the conveniences you would require on a self catering holiday. This self catering cottage has Wi-Fi, satellite TV, washer, dryer, dishwasher, safe and three bedrooms which sleep up to six (two doubles and one twin). Two bedrooms are en suite with a further bathroom for the third room and a separate guest bathroom with wet room. A cot and high chair can be made available on request at no additional cost. For those cooler evenings and nights there is an open fire place for burning logs and turf. Relax in the sittingroom with a feature fireplace and stove whilst listening to your music through the BOSE stereo system. We welcome well behaved house trained pets! Kenmare is a beautiful heritage town located in Kerry, southwest Ireland. It is about a 2 hour drive from Shannon, 90 mins from Cork and 3.5 hours from Dublin.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

John Wallace
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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About John Wallace

We fell in love with Kerry and Kenmare in particular in 1990 and spent the following 12 years trying to find the site to build our holiday cottage. It took us longer than expected but we love the house and its location so close to Kenmare! We hope you agree!

John Wallace purchased this cottage in 2003

Why John Wallace chose Ireland

We love the natural stone finish and warmth that the cottage has. With the new extension of a sitting room and guest bathroom we now have all the space that a family or couple could want for their vacation in Kenmare. An open fireplace and now a stove are just wonderful to light and sit in chatting and talking about the days adventures while sipping a glass of wine!

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is in a large garden of about two acres, the Cleady River flows to the rear and sounds so relaxing when sitting on the patio at the end of a busy day sightseeing! With wi-fi, you can investigate where to visit on the following day or catch up with emails. The kitchen is equipped to a very high standard with all the equipment needed to prepare your own gastronomic feast - all you need are the ingredients and ability! We also have a small safe for storing your valuables.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed Kenmare and especially your cottage very much. We loved sitting at the table, playing cards and looking out into the garden. In the evening it was very romantic to sit in the sofa with all the candles. And the kitchen was so well equipped. My son loved the book “Chicken licken”, which we found in the bedroom. We also enjoyed the cds.

The landscape was great, we took a lot of photos. The highlight for the children was watching the seals when we did a boat-trip.
Jun 2011
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Beautiful 4* cottage 5 minutes from Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
average rating of 4.952381 based on 23 reviews
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Cleady River Cottage-great family location

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of my family want to extend our gratitude to you for our wonderful vacation at Cleady River Cottage this August. We truly enjoyed this spacious and comfortable vacation home. The pictures you provided do not do justice to the lovely setting and exceptional accomodations! We used the cottage as our home base as we explored Kenmare, the beautiful Ring of Kerry and the breathtaking West Cork seaside. Each evening we gathered on the deck or by the fireplace to share our day's adventures and then slept to the sound of the river. Our two-year old grandaughter had a wonderful time running in the large and beautifully landscaped yard and playing with the toys that were so graciously provided. The well-appointed kitchen allowed us to enjoy leisurely family breakfasts and having a washer and dryer on the premises just added to our comfort. The owner and the caretaker were exceptionally responsive to all of our needs and inquiries; they simplified the process for both renting and accessing the cottage and they continue to respond to our correspondences now that we have returned home. This was our first Irish vacation but we look forward to returning to Ireland and to Cleady cottage again. Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Owner's Response: As always we are delighted to hear that another family has enjoyed a wonderful holiday in our cottage! I'll have to perfect my photography skills and put some better pictures up as Maureen informs me that they don't do the cottage justice! At least our people skills don't need updating yet and we're very pleased that the Maureen, Ed and their family found our cottage as delightful as we do.
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WOW!!!! quiet luxury

  • 5 of 5

Easy arrangements with John. The property exceeded any expectations we had. A tree lined lane and a gurgling river introduced us to this peaceful countryside retreat . Amenities well above the usual standard (Bose, satellite TV, very well equipped kitchen), space for all and wonderfully comfy beds. It was 5 minutes to Kenmare, a delightful town on the Ring of Kerry. We debated coming back here -or staying longer-- even though we had 'done County Kerry'. A five star property!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property in the Ring of Kerry area. Very well-built and appointed cottage comfortable for 2 couples (& 1 could have a couple kids!). Only 5 min drive to the town of Kenmare which has some wonderful dining options. Very well situated for day trips on all the beautiful peninsulas and even to Cork or Kinsale. Nice 2 acre grounds provide lots of seclusion as well as walking opportunities. Cottage is very cozy & quiet - would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Comfortable cottage set in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Cleady river cottage and found the cottage as described on brochure and recommended by other travellers. The cottage was found clean and comfortable , furnished to a high standard, lots of living space and the new extension is perfect to relax and end your day.

Kenmare is lively with shops, restaurants and bars supplying good food and music. On nights you self cater there is an Aldi, just past the filling station.

Cottage location is ideal. Its central for access to the 3 peninsula's, national park and Glengarriff. Dingle and fungi the dolphin is just over an hour and worth a visit for Inch beach and lunch in one of the many pubs and restaurants by the harbour.

We found the area welcoming for tourists and will be a place where we will return to in future years with Cleady river cottage being our ideal base.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Comfortable cottage set in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Party of 6 adults in Kenmare for a week. Cottage was an ideal base to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside. Kenmare has everything you may need Shops Bar/food, restaurants to suit every budget. Good reliable taxi service into town at 2 Euro a head from Dennis Griffin 0876147222.He knows the location.

The cottage itself is comfortable, spacious, tidy gardens and would suit many types of traveller. Overall taking cottage and location into account it would have to be rated as a must stay (not to be overlooked) A perfect stay for all of us.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and well thought of house

The owners have thought of every thing and left it as clean as you would your own home

Space in and out was perfect for our family, 4 adults 2 children and 2 dogs

We had cheap taxis into Kenmare which had amazing restaurants, pubs and shops again drivers who new where we were staying well.

All in all a wonderful place to stay

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Centre of Kenmare
Nearest Ferry
105 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3.5 Kilometres
Kenmare Golf Club
Nearest Train
31 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Centre of Kenmare
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In South West Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way (the world's longest mapped coaster drive) is County Kerry, known all over the world as 'The Kingdom'. The Jewel in the Kingdom is a beautiful heritage town named Kenmare which is on the world famous Ring of Kerry. Cleady River Cottage has three bedrooms and is only a five minute drive from Kenmare town and is perfect for a relaxing self catering vacation. Relax after a busy day's sightseeing in this modern stone cottage with all the modern conveniences of home. The cottage is a five minute (or approx 30 minute walk) from the town and is a lovely private setting of about two acres. The cottage isn't overlooked and is extremely private and you can sit on the deck and listen to the adjoining Cleady River and it flows past the back garden whilst you enjoy a glass or two!

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Other Activities: Hill walking, painting, eating out and traditional Irish music

Golf: Two lovely courses are very close by - Kenmare Golf Club and Ring of Kerry are both within fifteen minutes drive of the cottage. Mahony's Point and Killeen are about a forty five minute drive away and world famous Waterville is about the same.


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Electricity, Water, Refuse disposal, Cleaning etc $109
Pet Fee $0

Extra charge for Electricity, Oil, Refuse disposal and Cleaning of €100 per week or part thereof. Book two weeks in July or August and take €100 off! (€50 off for two week bookings remainder of year) Please note that there are NO hidden charges. We do not charge booking fees or charge for towels or bed linen, both of which are supplied in plentiful quantities!
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County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom with wet-room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , Ensuite
    Downstairs - 1 queen , Ensuite
    Twin - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Two bedrooms are en-suite with a bathroom right outside the third twin bedroom .Bed linens and towels are provided. The master bedroom is decorated in soft lemon and cream tones with a touser press and hairdryer provided. The main bathroom has a bath and shower attachment . The two en-suites have showers .A cot and highchair are available free of charge but are on request!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
This luxury self catering cottage only minutes drive from the heritage town of Kenmare in Co. Kerry is a super place to base yourself for your vacation in south-west Ireland. The cottage sleeps six. A new large sittingroom with wood stove and WI-Fi were recently added with an additional bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are en-suite with a bathroom right outside the third. Bed linen and towels are provided. The master bedroom is equipped with a touser press and hairdryer. A cot and highchair are available free of charge but are on request as are some toys for small children. Don't just take our word for the description of our cottage, here are some comments from previous guests : 'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay... conveniently located close to Kenmare ...quiet country setting....cosy and comfortable.....very well equipped kitchen..... recommend this cottage as one of the most and friendliness from the cottage owners is better than in any 5 Star Hotel

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