Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Kenmare river cottage an ideal location to tour and explore the unique beauty and scenery of the ring of Beara and the ring of Kerry is a self catering cottage accommodation, surrounded by a picturesque garden, by the shore's of Kenmare Bay with superb views of the mountains and down the Bay towards the Atlantic Ocean. Available for self-catering rental in this unique location some 16 km from Kenmare town situated on a gently rising hillside arising from the beach. Facing the waters of Kenmare Bay the site is bordered by the remains of Ardea Castle to the right and the natural inlet of Lehid Harbour to the left. Cottage 5A, which lies halfway up the low hillside has some of the most brilliant views of Kenmare Bay, the Caha Mountions and the Ring of Kerry. It is nestled in amidst subtropical vegetation which can otherwise only be found in botanical gardens. Lehid Harbour Bay and a stony beach are just 5 minutes' walk away. The cottage has a fully furnished kitchen, three bedrooms - two of them have two beds, one with a queen size bed, a bathroom, a living room with an open fireplace.
Things to do in Kenmare: Kenmare lies approximately 30 minutes drive from a host of sandy beaches and it has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take a trip on the 'Seafari Cruise' to view the wildlife in the area. Star Sailing & Adventure Centre Star Sailing & Adventure Centre is situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by the Caha Mountains just a five minute drive from Kenmare Town Centre. The range of activities includes Sailing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Windsurfing, Hillwalking, Boat Trips and much more. There is something to suit all the family. Hill Walking The Kerry Way and Beara Way walking routes are ideal for those with an interest in trekking or you could even join the annual summer hike to Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntouhil. The foothills of the famous MacGillycuddy Reeks are right on Kenmare's doorstep.
About the area: Kenmare has been described as the Jewel in the Crown of the Kingdom, a Gourmet Town, a Five Star Location and a designated Heritage Town. It is the winner of numerous Tidy Town Gold Medals and its pretty streetscape, dating back to 1670, together with the magnificent location on Kenmare Bay at the foot of the Cork and Kerry mountains draws visitors back year after year. Situated on both the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara, and easily accessible by air (Kerry Airport 48km, Cork Airport 96km), sea (ferries from France arrive in near-by Cork) and road, Kenmare makes an ideal touring centre from which to discover the famed beauty of the rugged coastline and mountainous hinterland. While staying in Kenmare, there are so many day trips for you to do at your own pace, here are just a few ideas, these are like a tasters of things to do, when you book one of our Holiday Homes, we give you access to more comprehensive information about all the different things to do in Kenmare
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The County Kerry region
There is a post office/general store under 2 km from the site along a quiet road leading towards the main road that takes you to Kenmare town, or in the opposite direction along the Beara peninsula. There are two local pubs both serving snacks or main meals within 8 km and many more in Kenmare town together with other restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, etc. Adjacent to the site is a natural harbour (Lehid Harbour) with concrete slipway; from this harbour you can access Kenmare Bay where sea fishing is possible. The local beach, immediately adjacent to the cottages, is mainly shingle but with some sand at low tide. Some completely sandy beaches are available down the peninsula near the picturesque towns of Allihies and Eyeries. Diving is available from Killmackilogue harbour (8 km). The Caha mountains run down the peninsula to the Atlantic Ocean providing good walking (e.g. the Beara Way long-distance path) while the many valleys offer easier walking or uncrowded minor roads for access to waterfalls, lakes and ancient standing stones and circles.
Cross the dramatic Healy Pass with its stunning views of Glanmore lake in one direction and Bantry Bay in the other, and you will pass Hungry Hill (the title of a novel by Daphne du Maurier) where you pick up the main road to Castletownbere probably the largest fishing port in Ireland. Take the ferry (car & passenger) for the short trip to Bere Island or journey further down the peninsula to Dursey Island (accessible only by cable car) at its very tip.
Further afield is the town of Killarney (40 minutes drive) adjacent to a National Park within which are the famous Lakes, Muckross House and impressive mountain scenery. From Killarney there is the scenic road (Ring of Kerry) around the Inveragh peninsula.