House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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|
Features and Facilities
|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.
The County Kerry region
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.
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26 May 2013
"Comfortable and well-equipped house for exploring the Kerry countryside"
We had a great spring holiday at Knockatinna with our two kids 10 and 8 years old. The house is a two-hour drive away from Cork airport, and is beautifully and quietly located in the hills just west of Glenbeigh, close to Dingle bay and Rossbeigh beach. We were heartily welcomed by the very friendly parents of the owner, who live a few hundreds of meters further up the road.
The house is very well equipped, containing all the necessary equipment and basic ingredients for home cooking, lots of books and DVDs, and extensive documentation for planning day-trips. We particularly enjoyed the fireplace, which provided a cosy atmosphere during the chilly evenings even though the weather was quite good during the whole week. From the house there is 15-minute descent towards a cobblestone beach.
We used the house as a basis for several activities, including hiking in the surroundings and near Killarney, and day trips to Valencia Island and Dingle. The Irish coastline here is stunningly beautiful, with its green hills, its cliffs and the several small islands. We can highly recommend this house if you intend to explore the Kerry countryside!
25 Oct 2012
""Hope to return""
We really enjoyed our stay at Knockatinna and this was enhanced by good weather (which always helps). The cottage was one of the best we have stayed at - clean, very well equipped and set in beautiful and quiet surroundings. It was a great location to explore the Ring of Kerry and especially the fantastic beaches. Plenty of places to visit and walks nearby. The owner's parents live just half a mile from the cottage and we were kindly invited to visit one evening (partaking in Kathleen's legendary 'Irish Coffees' which was worth the trip alone!). We would certainly recommend this cottage to family and friends.
1 Oct 2012
"Beautiful house and location and warm Irish welcome"
I stayed in Knockatinna with a friend and our children. It is a beautiful, spacious house, and is also extremely well equipped. We loved the stream in the garden, and the horses in the neighbouring fi… More
18 Sep 2012
"A wondrous Holiday!"
I miss Knockatinna already, having spent a lovely two weeks in its embrace! It's truly in the country, but only a five minute drive from a delightful village (Glenbeigh - with several wonderful pubs, including the Olde Glenbeigh, with origins dating back to the late 1700's).
The house was truly outfitted for "self-catering", with all kitchen accoutrements on hand. Linens, towels, etc., were amply furnished. The house is well heated, but for chill evenings, two fireplaces add to the charm of the place.
From Knockatinna we toured the Ring of Kerry, the Dingle Penninsula (greeting Fungie, the friendly Dolphin in Dingle Bay), Blarney Castle, Cashel of the Kings and Cork City as well as Bunratty, Durty Nellie's and the unbelievable Cliffs of Moher. We enjoyed spectacular beaches, the Bog Museum, classic Irish farms and pastures, pristine lakes, and of course, embracing Irish hospitality served up by John and Kathleen O'Shea and their fabulous daughter, Laura. All made for a wondrous holiday which we would love to repeat as soon as possible.
28 Jul 2012
"Perfect country holiday home nice big rooms for familys"
We have just returned today from Knockatinna, we had a fantastic time in this luxury house all the rooms are spaceious, and well equiped with plenty of space for familys. if the weather is not so good… More
17 Jun 2012
"A lovely, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful, quiet location and a great starting point for excursions in Co. Kerry"
This was the best equipped holiday cottage we have ever seen, especially comfortable if you arrive by plane and luggage is limited... For those who prefer to plan their exursions on site, lots of info… More
7 Apr 2012
"Knockatina was comfortable and spotless with everything we needed for a comfortable stay in Co. Kerry"
Knockatina is a lovely, modern house with everything we needed to be comfortable. The O'Sheas gave us a warm welcome and a lovely send-off inviting us for lovely Irish coffees before leaving. The location was perfect, just off the Ring of Kerry road, yet in a quiet cul-de-sac that very tranquil. With the beauty of Co. Kerry all around us we found ourselves relaxing and enjoying everything. We would recommend this house to a friend without hesitating.
9 Oct 2011
"A Gem in the "Emerald" Isle."
After a lengthy four month holiday of Scotland and France, our final month and destination before returning home to Australia was Ireland. After spending sometime in Belfast and Dublin we decided to book a self catering accomodation for 10 days of rest and recretaion purposes before tackling the flight home. Whilst in Dublin we went online with Holidaylettings UK and came across "Knockatinna" which appreared to suit our needs and our purse. Booking was easy enough and the trip to County Kerry was great, but be prepared for some narrow roads in the last mile getting there. Nothwithstanding, I can say that it is more than worth it. Practical details are that this self catering holiday home has great space inside and out. It is clean, extremely comfortably furnished, is secluded from noisy surrounds, traffic and otherwise, is unbelivebly well stocked in the kitchen regarding, a lovely welcome package, refridgerated food items, pantry food basics, pots, pans, utensils, cleaning, and bathroom items, etc etc. For families or couples who want to base themseleves in a fantastic part of Ireland, to enjoy day trips around the Ring of Kerry, to towns like Dingle, Cork, Kilarney,Tralee ...or just chill to out and recharge the batteries, "Knockatinna" is it. Plenty of room for kids to run around, two bathrooms, huge kitchen/dining area, log fires, fantastic views from most of the windows in the house, and shops/pubs/cafes/local attractions are less than a ten minute drive. Most improtantly, Kathleen and John our hosts were indicative of the warm and friendly nature that the Irish are noted for. They ensure that your stay is a memorable one. (Kathleen makes the best Irish Coffees that I have ever had). Without hesitation if we find ourselves in Ireland again, Knockatinna will see us again. Bottom line for us, we loved enough to extend ours stay for and extra four nights. We recommend and rate this "let" most highly.
20 Sep 2011
"A beautiful, well-equipped home, in an outstanding rural location"
My husband, a friend, and I stayed a week here at this pleasant, comfortable home. The house is right off the Kerry Way, ideal for walking or driving through the scenic countryside.The O'Sheas, t… More
8 Sep 2011
"Lovely, relaxing and very well equipped"
We spent a week in Knockatinna with our 2 children, aged 11 and 14 and we all had a wonderful time. The house is extremely well equipped (the best I ever had for a rental!) and very homey. It is also very big and practical as it is designed for 8 people but only 2 rooms (ie 4 guests) are in use during rental period. There is lots to do around for all ages, beach, surf, sailing, mountains... that can be found around the corner. It is located in a very quiet corner of the Dingle Peninsula, well away from tour buses but really close to Rossbeigh beach which is superb! Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this rental to families with young children or teenagers for a good relaxing time in a beautiful location!
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