House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Located on the Grounds of Sheenfalls Lodge-this large detached residence offers 4 double bedrooms all ensuite- Fully fitted kitchen with access to patio with barbeque, seperate dining room and large comfortable sitting room with open fireplace as well as a seperate utility and main bathroom-
Residents may avail of the hotel's facilities which boasts a plethora of outdoor activities; salmon fishing on a private stretch of the Sheen River, clay pigeon shooting, walking trails, scenic bike tours, tennis, croquet and swimming pool. You have a choice of numerous locally based activities which includes a host of marked walking trails. The annual Walking Festivals take place at Easter and May/June, offer walkers of all standards guided walks of various lengths. Watersports are in abundance with pleasure trips of Kenmare Bay to see the seals and other stunning wildlife. Canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing are all available within short walking distance of town. You can also charter a motor yacht for the day to tour the coastline.
There are a number of horse riding stables waiting to bring you up the mountains, along the coast or through the many woods. All classes of horses are available for the novice or experienced rider. Both the Kenmare Golf Club and the Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club offer a challenging game over their 18 holes, and for those not so fond of the long tree lined fairways, there is always pitch and putt.
After a hectic day in the outdoors take time take time to enjoy the Sheen Falls Lodge Health Club. The Gymnasium which contains state of the art equipment for the fitness enthusiast or simply choose to relax in the Jacuzzi, 15 Metre Indoor Heated Swimming Pool or Sauna and Steam Room. The Health Club also offers an extensive range of beauty treatments.
Dine in one the several dining venues-La Cascade Restaurant is a fine dining experience whilst The Restaurant Lounge offers a more informal dining venue. The Sun Lounge is open throughout the day for refreshments and light snacks with the Cocktail Bar enticing you to sample whiskeys from around the world. Or choose from the extensive Wine Cellar to complement your dinner with only the finest selection of wines.
Alternatively the bustling town of Kenmare is only a short stroll/drive away (1.5km) where you can also explore the abundance of Irish pubs and child friendly restaurants brimming with old fashioned Irish hospitality along with the many shops café and delicatessens which will cater for all your requirements.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kenmare Pier 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry 48 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 33 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|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, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors||
The property is furished to a 4 star Bord Faite standard.(4 star is the higest awarded).
The County Kerry region
Kerry faces the Atlantic Ocean and, typically for an Eastern-Atlantic coastal region, features many peninsulas and inlets, principally the Dingle Peninsula, the Iveragh Peninsula, and the Beara Peninsula. The county is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the north by the River Shannon. Kerry is one of the most mountainous regions of Ireland and contains two of its three highest mountains, Carrauntoohil, part of the Macgillycuddy's Reeks range, and Mount Brandon, part of the Slieve Mish range. Just off the coast are a number of islands, including the Blasket Islands, Valentia Island and the Skelligs. Skellig Michael is a World Heritage Site, famous for the medieval monastery clinging to the island's cliffs. The county contains the extreme west point of Ireland, Dunmore Head on the Dingle Peninsula, or including islands, Tearaght Island, part of the Blaskets. The most westerly inhabited area of Ireland is Dún Chaoin, on the Dingle Peninsula. The River Feale, the River Laune and the Roughty River flow through Kerry, into the Atlantic.
Kerry is the 5th largest of the 32 counties of Ireland by area and the 13th largest by population. Uniquely, it is bordered by only two other counties: County Limerick to the east and County Cork to the south-east. The county town is Tralee. The diocesan is Killarney, which is one of Ireland's most famous tourists with close destination The Lakes of Killarney, an area of outstanding natural beauty, are located in Killarney National Park. Continuing on from Killareny National park via the beautiful winding route over “Molls Gap” will bring you to Kenmare Town voted by Forbes as one of the top 10 locations to retire in the world
The Ring of Kerry, known all over the world, follows the coastline of the Iveragh peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country and makes a most exciting day tour. Along the 175km route are picturesque villages, an abundance of historical landmarks, sandy coves and beaches.
Kenmare is a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, superb accommodation and breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural, unspoilt environments in Europe. Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.
To the north of Kenmare is the Killarney National Park, 10,000 hectares of woodland and magical mountains, with spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney.
The unspoiled Ring of Beara lies to the south of Kenmare. Its rugged beauty is beyond compare, traffic is minimal and it abounds with archeological sites and spectacular views.
Whether it is walking on the mountains, cruising on the bay, horse riding, golfing, fishing, touring or soaking up the best of music you will not be disappointed in Kenmare.