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The Square Hole

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 6 reviews

Cosy cottage style lounge

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The apartment is part of the main house which we live in. It has one bedroom which has an ensuite bathroom with overbath shower.

The kitchen/diner is large with solid fuel range, and there is also a cosy lounge with small wood burner.

We offer a quiet setting for people who enjoy the countryside, with the added attraction of fishing in the local area.

We are very central to a beautiful tourist area.

This is a NON SMOKING apartment, please read our booking form carefully regarding consequences of smoking.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Inch 25 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kerry 2.5 km, Nearest railway: Farranfore 1.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The kitchen is well equipped for cooking. Although only one bedroomed it is very spacious and deserves to be looked at.

Solid Fuel allowance included.

Further details outdoors

Parking is alongside the apartment to the side of the house, where there is an area for sitting. This is adjacent to our orchard.

The County Kerry region

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 sites.

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

On the Dingle peninsular 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.

Farranfore

Killarney has a Summer Festival each summer. The Rose of Tralee Festival is also a popular event. Killorglin's Puck Fair is in August and a popular attraction.

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.

Farranfore has two bars one of which serves food. There is also a take away.

The village post office is also a pharmacy and general store. There is also a small supermarket which also sells take away food. We have our own health care centre in the village.

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Review 1-6 of 6

22 Aug 2014

1/5

"Mad to pay for this place."

Not happy with how they kept over 70% of my deposit when nothing was damaged in the flat and it was left as it was found. There were wasp's getting in through the walls and I would of let that go… More

The couple arrived at about 5.0pm on Monday. They went out at about 8.0pm. We were awakened at 1.0am,door was slammed with such ferocity that it shook the whole house and was repeated again within ten minutes. It then seemed to calm down. I woke my husband at about 2.30am as there was a lot of noise coming from downstairs. The car was being revved up with lights on full. My husband went out to see what was going on, he observed without his presence being known. The car lights were still full on and her boyfriend came out and tried to get her to go back to bed. She screamed at him using foul language, telling him she hated him. He went back in and she sat in the car, generally fidgeting around, after about ten minutes she got into the back of the car, it seemed she was going to sleep in the car, so my husband came back to bed. We were in two minds to ask them to leave.
The next day she left after lunch. My husband spoke with her boyfriend on the Wednesday and he apologised for the disturbance and that she had been drinking. He thought she would be coming back that evening.
However on Thursday he said the situation seemed irretrevable between them and that he was leaving to spend time with his parents in Cork, my husband drove him to the railway station as he had no transport.
When we inspected the property we found that the new cooker grill handle had been melted and hidden in the small electric oven (photos supplied). There was remains of vomit on the carpet, we wanted to retain all the £50 damage deposit but Holiday Lettings refused as we cleaned it ourselves and did not have professional cleaning receipts.
She could not say the property was left in good order with no damage as she left the day after her arrival leaving her boyfriend in residence.
Regarding the comments about the wasps which were honey bees, this was the first time we had had a problem, they actually came down the flue into the range. I blocked it off until I could resolve the problem.
In the meantime a warm welcome and a potentially happy holiday awaits those who wish to book with us. Please look at all previous reviews as this is our first complaint.

8 Aug 2014

5/5

"Rural, Rustic, Relaxing and Refreshing."

The Square Hole is idealy positioned as a touring base for south east Ireland and is highly recommended for those wanting a get-away-from-it-all break with friendly inobtrusive owners. We enjoyed sitting in the Orchard having a Happy Hour after a hard days sightseeing.

10 Jun 2014

5/5

"Well worth the visit"

The Square Hole is strategically located in the heart of Co Kerry. The house is rustic and comfortable, with plenty of meadow and trees outside, as well as a pond. The owners are very welcoming and he… More

18 Aug 2013

4/5

"Excellent - Great Value for Money"

We went for a week in Kerry and we stayed at the Square Hole. On arrival we were welcomed by the owners and showed around the apartment. The owners are very friendly and helpful but at the same time t… More

30 Jun 2013

4/5

"Great Value For Money"

If you are looking to stay at a place full of hi-tec mod cons then this is not the place for you....if,however,you are looking for a simple place to stay with all the neccessities and beautiful surroundings then book! Upon arrival we are made to feel very welcome by the owners and this continued throughout the stay in a non-intrusive way.The cottage was clean and comfy and a great base for all that Kerry has to offer. The lake and geese made it seem very rural and peaceful. The Square Hole is a great find and we will return. - if taking teenagers be warned there is no wi-fi at the premises !

25 Apr 2013

4/5

"We had a warm, lovely and welcome stay at the square hole"

We went for a short visit in Ireland, we stayed at the square Hole, some kilometers north of Killarney. We met the owners who made us feel welcome right at the beginning of our weekend. The place was still in builing progres and because of some major setbacks, the area around the house was stil a bit rough. The inside of the house was fine: with a good kitchen and place enough for the two of us, we had enough.

The owners were very helpful and thoughtful towards us. They didn't want to bother us and with that they were trustworthy.

We loved our stay at the square hole, we recommend everyone to rent this house if you want to pay a visit to the providence of Kerry.

Due to the terrible weather this past 12 months our external works programme has suffered somewhat.
Mainly painting and minor landscaping etc..
However this situation is improving quite quickly and this should improve our rating level.

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