Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Stone Cottage is a picturesque old world dormer house in a countryside setting at Raycoslough, Blackwater between Sneem and Kenmare on the famed Ring of Kerry route. It has been lovingly restored to preserve its character and furnished with care.
It is 10 miles from Kenmare and 20 miles from Killarney in a very picturesque area of Kerry. It is adjacent to the Blackwater Tavern, with music and set dancing every Friday night and the occasional traditional Irish music session. The Blackwater Tavern also incorporates a grocery store, a post office and a petrol and diesel station. The cottage is a 45 minute drive from Kerry Airport and a 90 minute drive from Cork Airport.
It is ideally located just a few miles from the scenic Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club with an 18 hole golf course and stunning views over looking Kenmare Bay. Fishing, horse riding and walking are all activities which are available locally. The Kerry Way one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trails and also one of the most popular, passes through Blackwater.
Oil and electricity are additional costs.
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Home 0044 64 6682003
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castelcove Beach 20km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 27 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|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The County Kerry region
Hill walking and cycling are all activities which are available locally. The Kerry Way, one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trails and also one of the most popular, passes through Blackwater.
The Strawberry Field/Pancake Cottage
This is located only 3 miles away serving pancakes, home baking and soups all freshly prepared using fresh local ingredients, such as local farm eggs from Kissaneâ??s Sheep Farm. There is an extensive Pancake Menu with sweet and savoury toppings which are suitable for vegetarians and gluten and wheat-free pancakes are also available. Homemade soup, Dutch Apple-Pie, homemade scones and a delicious new ice cream are all on the menu at Pancake Cottage. They also have a gift shop selling souvenirs, oil paintings, sculptures and cast iron products.
The (Kerry) Blackwater River flows through Blackwater entering the sea at Blackwater Pier; it stocks Salmon and trout and local lakes stocked with trout are within 2 km of the cottage. Sea fishing is available at Blackwater Pier and deep sea fishing at Rossdohan Pier.
There are two riding stables within a mile of the Stone Cottage; Blackwater Stables and the Eclipse Centre.
The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club 6 miles away has an 18 hole golf course with stunning views over looking Kenmare Bay.
Open Farms & Visitor Centres
Kissaneâ??s Open Sheep Farm is located just 6 miles away with sheepdog and sheep shearing demonstrations and bottle feeding of orphaned lambs.
Muckross Traditional Farms at Muckross House Killarney; here you will find traditional style cottages and farm machinery which are typical of Ireland in the 1930s and 1940s. You will visit three working farms, small, medium & large, each complete with animals, poultry and horse drawn farm machinery. You will also visit a labourer's cottage, a carpenter's workshop, a harness maker and a blacksmith's forge. The interiors of the dwelling houses are furnished in the traditional manner, and include such items as the dresser, settlebed and mealbin.
Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm in Bonane lets visitors "experience the simple lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity and modern conveniences." They have tea rooms a souvenir shop and a show depicting an American Wake (a farewell party held the night before someone emigrated to America, as they rarely returned)
There are lovely white sandy beaches at Derrynane and Cahirdaniel and all over Kerry.
The Ring of Kerry and the Skellig Ring are well worth a visit also the Ring of Beara and the Dingle peninsula. Boat trips to Skellig Rock are an unforgettable experience. These craggy islands rise dramatically from the ocean 15 km off the western coast. Little Skellig is a bird reserve, with nearly 20 thousand gannets nesting there each year. The larger Skellig Michael with its cliffs rising over 200 metres above the sea once was the westernmost outpost of Christianity in Europe. The monastic settlement consists of two oratories, six beehive huts, church and graveyard, which can all be reached on over 600 steps cut into the rocks. Boat trips to the islands take place during the summer.
The picturesque town of Kenmare is 10 miles away with its many craft shops, art galleries and gourmet restaurants and the colourful village of Sneem is just 8 miles from the cottage.
The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club 6 miles away has an 18 hole golf course with stunning views over looking Kenmare Bay. There is an 18 hole golf course in Kenmare and the Faungorth Activity centre offers a nice pitch and putt course. Parknisilla 7 miles away has a 12 hole Golf Course.
Kenmare Bay Hotel has a gym, leisure centre and a swimming pool open to non residents.
The Carnegie Arts Centre
The Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare is a cultural multi-purpose arts centre with a 140-seat theatre, a full-size cinema screen, a performance area and a gallery space for art exhibitions. Films, dramas, live music shows and comedy productions are regularly staged there.
Boat Trips on Kenmare Bay
The Seafari runs several daily Eco tours from Kenmare Pier; see the seals in their natural habitat and enjoy the informative commentary and refreshments on board. Star Outdoors, Adventure Centre operates from Dawros Pier on the Beara road; activities include cruises on the bay, sailing, canoeing, kayaking etc. The scenery from the water is breathtaking including views of 2 castles on the shores of Kenmare Bay.
There is a Farmers Market in Kenmare every Wednesday with a wide selection of produce including artisan cheeses, fish, free range meat and eggs etc. There is a Farmers Market Co-Op Shop open in Bridge St. And a Health Shop in Henry St. selling whole foods, organic produce and organic wines.
Gleninchaquin Park and Farm
Gleninchaquin is a long narrow coombe valley on the North West side of the Beara Peninsula, formed during the Ice Age. The Park is a working farm with an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking landscapes. There are marvellous views overlooking the spectacular 140 metre high waterfall as it cascades down the mountain to lakes and streams in the valley below, lush green fields full of new born lambs in spring/summer, woodlands full of bird and wildlife and Kenmare Bay in the distance. The walk routes are accessible to all ages and include designated picnic areas; a Tea Room and Art Gallery are also on site.