Ard na Carraige
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Ard na Carraige is a four bedroom detached bungalow situated in the heart of West Kerry, just 4 miles (7 km) west of Dingle. An area of unspoilt beauty, it is now one of Ireland's most popular tourist spots. The Holiday home is set on an enclosed rolling garden providing breathtaking views of Ventry Harbour and the surrounding landscape.
Our Ventry Holiday Home provides contemporary yet traditionally designed accommodation and is a comfortable modern residence, ideal for family holidays, relaxing breaks, activity breaks or as a getaway retreat. The house has magnificent views of Ventry Harbour and is ideally located with only a few short minutes walk to the lovely sandy Blue Flag Ventry beach and village where you will find a shop, local bar and restaurant.
Situated on the Dingle peninsula which is the most westerly peninsula in Europe and the area hosts one of the country’s most magnificent landscapes and coastlines. Ventry boasts one of the greatest beaches, which stretches for miles along the wild Atlantic Ocean.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ventry Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Tralee 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Accommodation sleeps 6 people. This includes master bedroom en suite, twin/double room, two single bedrooms and main bathroom with electric shower and bath.
There is a spacious open plan kitchen with all modern conveniences, fridge, washing machine, dryer, microwave, dishwasher and electric cooker. This leads onto the dining area that has a large oak table and chairs, opening out onto a decked patio at the front.
The real feature of this house is its magnificent sitting room that has large floor length windows. You can relax on the couch and admire the stunning views through the expansive windows and immerse yourself the magnificent views of Ventry Harbour looking out across the Atlantic Ocean to the Skellig Islands.
The sitting room has a stunning stone feature fireplace and uniquely curved wooden ceiling. The room is equipped with a TV, DVD player and Sky Digital.
|Further details outdoors|
Ard na Carraige has been recently renovated and refurbished to a high standard to ensure utmost comfort. The house is fully equipped with all modern conveniences as well as large rolling front garden and decked patio with table and chairs, ideal for summer barbecues.
The house will have a full supply of linen & towels. All utility charges are included in the rental price. A travel cot/crib and high chair are also available if required.
The County Kerry region
Situated in the heart of West Kerry, Ventry is just 4 miles (7 km) west of Dingle. An area of unspoilt beauty, it is now one of Ireland’s most popular tourist spots. Once cited as 'the most beautiful place on earth' by the National Geographic; was voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor; CNN recently recommended it as a very favourable winter destination; it is listed as one of the top 10 places to be on New Year's Eve. The area oozes with historical activity which is why today it is one of the focal tourist spots of the Dingle region.
Situated three miles off the coast of Dunquin Pier in West Kerry lies a group of Islands known as the Blasket Islands. Of these, it is the Great Blasket which is most visited with thousands of tourists making the ferry ride over to explore this beautiful island every year. The Great Blasket Centre, Ballyferrier, Dingle Peninsula tells the story of the unique community who once lived on the remote Great Blasket Island.An Ghaeltacht
There are several areas in this Kerry Region where Irish, or Gaelic, is still the spoken language. Ventry, Co. Kerry in one of those areas, Irish speaking areas are known as The Ghaeltacht. Whether you are coming to West Kerry to brush up on your Irish language skills or you fancy the idea of escaping from reality, Ventry is ideal.
Dingle - Daingean Uí Chúis
The beauty about staying in Ventry is that it is only a ‘stone’s throw’ from the small town of Dingle. The Irish for Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis and this means “fortress”. Dingle has so much to offer visitors from a wide selection of shops to decent restaurants and not forgetting the cosy pubs.
The beaches in Dingle provides visitors with the best learning waves and most of all the safest waters for beginners, and of course the more advanced surfers will certainly have selection of surfing beaches to choose from. There are many surf schools operating in the Dingle should you require lessons
Perhaps your preferred form of relaxation is out on the water? Well if it is you have selected the perfect holiday! Chartered boat trips operate from the marina in Dingle and they offer all types of day trips from a ferry to the Blasket Island, Eco Tours, Dingle Bay Tour, Yacht Charter, Sea Angling they offer it all. A Trip to the Dingle Peninsula isn’t be completed until you have experienced the breathtaking view from the water to the mainland.
Dingle boasts ‘possibly the largest climbing wall in Ireland’ and it’s something not to be missed. Play at Heights in Dingle offers Outdoor Freefall, Zipwire, Climbing Wall and Abseiling. They are located at Ballinaboola, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
West Kerry is rich in numerous historical sites such as Dunbeg Fort, a defensive structure dating from approximately 500 BC, Gallarus Oratory dating back to 6th century, Kilmalkedar Church which is one of the best preserved early Christian church buildings in Ireland; built of unmortared stone. Other sites also include Minard Castle, Rahinnane Castle, Dun an Oir to name just a few. The Dingle Peninsula is home to more than 1,500 indetified archaeological and Historic Sites.
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31 May 2014
"What a great spot!"
We stayed here as a family group whilst visiting relatives who live locally.The house is in an excellent position with stunning views over Ventry Bay. It is a short walk down (about 300 yards) to the … More
25 Mar 2013
"Perfect setting for a week in Kerry"
Being only a quick 7 minute drive from Dingle, this property is so close to all the action, but far enough away where you can really enjoy the serenity that Ventry has to offer. Ard na carraige is set perfectly on a hill so you can really enjoy the harbour views. A couple days we barely left the house and sat in the beautiful front sitting room (our favourite room) watching the day go by. So relaxing. The house is very well kept and is quite modern yet full of character. The dining area has wonderful views of the harbour as well, which adds to the enjoyment of mealtimes. The kitchen is quite nice and has a full dishwasher, along with both a washer and dryer which is quite convenient for longer stays. We were given wonderful recommendations on local attractions and restaurants by the owners of Ard na carraige. We loved our stay so much that we extended our stay by a night because we simply didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back.
23 Mar 2013
"Cosy house with amazing views!"
I stayed in Ard Na Carraige the first week of March and I have to say it was the most enjoyable stay I've had in Ireland in years. I was greeted by the owner on arrival and she showed us around t… More
20 Feb 2013
"Beautiful House with Amazing Views"
I stayed here in summer 2012 with a small group of friends and I had one of the best holidays of my life. The house was so warm, cosy and comfortable. The hosts had left out a little welcome pack for … More
15 Feb 2013
"Fantastic house in great location"
Really enjoyed our stay in " Ard Na Carraige"...its a lovely renovated house... very cosy , private, spotlessly clean and in a great location with a good view over Ventry harbour. Everything was in its place and the owner kindly left milk and fresh scones etc for our tea on the evening of our arrival.Its a good base for touring that part of Kerry and we enjoyed returning to the house at night because a peaceful sleep was assured.
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