The house is located 3 miles west from the vibrant village of Glenbeigh, at the end of a secluded unsurfaced cul-de sac which adjoins a public footpath about 250 metres to the coast. This footpath was originally used to access the shore line for harvesting Carrageen moss, a former cottage industry.
Knockatinna is 1.5 mile by car from the well known Blue Flag sandy beach at Rossbeigh with its new children's playground and sports area, horse riding, surfing etc. The footway at the bottom of the drive offers an amazing alternative route to Rossbeigh beach by foot. The house is located on the 'Kerry Way' with well documented local walks directly from the house, including Coomersaharn Lake - www.kerryway.com.
The house has been recently constructed with all modern conveniences. It sleeps 4 plus one baby or toddler. It is surrounded by lawn, with ample parking and access to a further 3 acres overlooking Dingle Bay and Peninsula.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Rossbeigh 2 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry Airport 35 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
It consists of a large double aspect living room with open stone fireplace, a hand crafted kitchen-diner with Valentia slate worktop and seating for 8 people. There is also an open stone fireplace in the kitchen-diner. Both reception rooms have beautiful views.
There are two downstairs bedrooms, one double (kingsize bed) and one with two singles. Cot, highchair, etc are also available for those with young families. There is a stairgate fitted to the bottom of the staircase leading to the upstairs bathroom.
There are two bathrooms - one downstairs and one upstairs, both with separate bath and shower. Leading off the kitchen is a utility room/boot room with separate w.c.
There are many DVD's, books and games for all to use as well as a good selection of children's toys for our younger guests.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a grassed lawn to the front and rear, providing secure play area for children and gated access to a further 3 acres which guests are welcome to enjoy. Please be aware that occasionally this land is used for grazing horses.
A welcome pack is provided on arrival, including a starter pack for the open fire.
Short breaks or alternative change-over days can be discussed with the owner, please ask about last-minute deals.
County Kerry faces the Atlantic Ocean in the South-West of Ireland and is known the world over for its breathtaking scenery. It is home to Ireland's two highest mountains Carrantoohil and Mount Brandon, Killarney National Park - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, spectacular scenic drives around the Iveragh, Dingle and Beara Peninsulas and the infamous Ring of Kerry.
Off the coast are many islands well worth a visit for their unspoilt natural beauty, most notably The Skellig Rocks and The Blasket Islands. Alternatively, take a boat trip to visit Fungie the dolphin, Dingle's most famous resident.
There are championship golf courses, equestrian centres, breathtaking cycling & walking routes, angling, sailing & watersports across the county. In addition to this are the many Festivals, Fairs and Race Meetings that take place throughout the year, including The Rose of Tralee Festival, Puck Fair, Killarney Races, Listowel Races and Glenbeigh Races.
In addition to all of this, South Kerry has been identified as one of the most significant geological regions in Europe and local communities and agencies are developing the area as Kerry Geopark to promote the region's unique geological, cultural and archaeological resources. Please see www.kerrygeopark.ie for much more information e.g. Geotrails, events and geological locations.
Gleann Beithe (translated to Glen of the Birch) or Glenbeigh is a picturesque village and a popular holiday destination with excellent fishing, a glorious beach and plenty of opportunities to walk, ride, golf, hang glide or canoe in the beautiful surroundings. Please see www.glenbeigh.ie for more information.
There is a local shop and cafe 0.5miles away at Mountain Stage which provides for your basic needs. There is a supermarket, butcher and newsagents in Glenbeigh village, together with an excellent cafe, three pubs with traditional music sessions(seasonal) and fabulous bar food and restaurants. Dooks Golf Club, one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland is just 6 miles away (www.dooks.com).
Nearby is the superb Blue Flag Beach at Rossbeigh - a popular family attraction with safe swimming and spectacular views. The sandy beach is host to the annual Glenbeigh Races, see www.glenbeighfestival.com for more details.