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Scartlea House

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Welcome to Scartlea House, luxury and comfort in the peaceful setting of Ireland's most famous and beautiful area, Killarney.

Scartlea House is a gem, nestled under the mountains and practically inside Killarney's renowned National Park in the South-West of enchanting Ireland.

Our achitecturally designed house, within walking distance to the National Park and 5 minutes drive from Killarney town centre, is just four years old and has been finished to a very high standard. It is spacious, bright and warm and, despite being a large house, retains a cosy atmosphere. Although it is new and quite modern, the house has a country classic look which makes it very comfortable. The large windows make the whole house very bright and allow guests to enjoy the wonderful garden and it's private setting even from indoors.

On offer to our guests are:


Entrance Hall- spacious and welcoming with it's beautiful curved staircase and gallery,

Kitchen/Dining Room - open plan, with everything for the amateur chef including a 7 ring gas stove with three ovens and a large handmade dining table made from reclaimed wood, easily seating 8-10 people and looking out across the entire back garden.

Living Room - open to kitchen, this is a large, high ceilinged room, with an L-shaped leather couch, LCD TV, DVD player and Wii and a beautiful gas stove to cosy up the evenings.

Sitting Room – elegant evening room with a HD projector and cinema screen for the home theatre.

All these rooms also have a built-in central music system.

Laundry room – with washing machine, dryer and freezer.

Study - with bureau and computer for your use, just off the kitchen with computer.

There is excellent WiFi coverage throughout the house as well as wired Ethernet in every room.

Underfloor heating in every room makes the house cosy and warm all year round.

Bedrooms: All newly renovated in 2014 with gorgeous furniture, fresh paint and beautiful fabrics.

Master Bedroom 1 - with Super King size Bed, TV and ensuite. High ceilings and mountain views.

Bedroom 2 - with Super King size bed, high ceilings and mountain views.

Bedroom 3 - with King bed +small single bed, overlooking gardens.

Bedroom 4 - 2 single beds, overlooking gardens

Downstairs Bedroom 5 - with King size bed and TV. Adjacent to shower room.

The couch in the living room can also fold out into a double bed if necessary and there is a double Futon in the attic gallery (open space).

Cots and other baby equipment available on request.


Master Ensuite - with a separate walk-in shower and double spa bath.

Family Bathroom - with separate walk-in shower and steel bath.

Downstairs Bathroom - with walk-in shower.


A large, well established garden surrounds the house with many beautiful birch and willow trees. There is a swing & slide set, a playhouse, a 'fairy ring' and a fire pit good for a bonfire as well as a big Australian style Barbeque on the sheltered Patio which also has loudspeakers and heaters over the table. The covered car port houses 2 adult and various children's bicycles. Alongside the stone water feature and slate chippings, the many and varied plants and trees bring much colour to the garden throughout the year.

For your convenience, the final clean as well as all utilities are covered in the rates.

You can even order your groceries in advance, to be delivered on your arrival date from our local Tesco supermarket.

Though quiet and rural, in an area of Ireland famed for the beauty of its mountains and lakes, the house is also close to all the amenities of the bustling town of Killarney.

The ideal retreat for families, golfers, hikers and bikers, cyclists, adventurers, fishermen, artists and of course anyone interested in history, culture and music and general good Irish craic!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Kingdom of Kerry soon!

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rossbeigh 35 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kerry 20 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 5 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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Parking

About this location

The Province of Munster region

Car: recommended

KILLARNEY TOWN: We are a five minute drive/20 minute pleasant cycle to Killarney town, the jewel in Ireland's crown, and is arguably the one must see place in the country. Tourists have flocked to our lively and colourful little town for centuries on account of the amazing nature and, accordingly, the town has a huge range of bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels offering fine dining, drinking and entertainment. The centre is small but always atmospheric and there is a particular buzz in the town which attracts both foreigners and tourists from around Ireland.

Although best known for it's outdoor activities, for the less adventurous (or exhausted) traveller, Killarney offers cosy pubs with great music, a 6 screen cinema, good shopping and many hotel spas and leisure centres open to non-residents. For the kids, there are indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The INEC also hosts well known artists for music, comedy and theatre.

Whether you are coming for activity, music and “craic”(Irish for fun, to be found in pubs year round), relaxation, history or nature, Killarney and our beautiful home will not disappoint you.

COUNTY KERRY: County Kerry is known all over the world for its natural beauty and cultural heritage.Known as 'The Kingdom', Kerry is one of the most stunning and varied counties in all of Ireland, offering wild coastline, dense woodlands, pristine beaches, wonderful mountains and calm lakes.

Wherever you go in County Kerry, you will be greeted with a a smile and a song, plenty of stories and the famous Cead Mile Failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) of the Irish and in particular the people of this magical place.



Close to Home:

The house is just minutes from Killarney National Park, known worldwide for the beauty of its lakes and mountains, with over 10,000 hectares full of interesting walks, cycles, hill walks etc. as well horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, photography and wildlife spotting (e.g. wild deer and eagles). For the less active visitor, the area can also be seen by traditional horse and cart, car or tour boats.

Within 5 minutes drive of our house you will find, not only Killarney town with its many shops, cafes and pubs as well as the beautiful Cathedral, but also some beautiful nature and sightseeing. Here are some ideas:

Muckross National Park– is huge and its extensive gardens have both beautiful plants and spectacular scenery of the lake and mountains - you can cycle or walk around here or visit Muckross House, the mansion built for Queen Victoria and now a Museum. There are many different walks and you can even paddle in the lake at a little 'beach' there. There is also a nice Restaurant and gift shop. In the summer months the lovely Traditional Farms are open with an insight into the old Irish ways and homes, as well as animals and fun activities for children.

Muckross Abbey, an ancient ruin and graveyard overlooking the lake just down the road.

Torc Mountain - with its spectacular waterfall. The waterfall is only about 5 minutes walk from the car park but you can also climb to the top in about 3 hours or if you are brave, you can walk all the way to Kenmare on the old road – about 5 hours!

Ten minutes from us:

Ross Castle:on a peninsula lovely to walk/cycle around and has one of Europe's oldest copper mines. The Medieval Castle itself can be visited and a favourite with locals is to feed the ducks here! There are boats from here which take you to Inisfallen Island with its interesting 7th Century Monastery. The little boats can also take you for a fantastic trip through all the lakes and amazing scenery to Lord Brandon's cottage where there is a cafe.

Knockreer Estate - a beautiful walk with fantastic scenery. If you wish, you can walk/cycle all the way from here to Ross castle along a river and through the woods.

Gap of Dunloe - most people walk or cycle the Gap, an amazing place of beauty...or you can also get a ride on a horse and cart – you will see why tourists already came here hundreds of years ago!

Outdoor Activities: This is the place to come for the great outdoors and you will not be short of opportunities for anything from mountain biking to hill walking and canoeing/kayaking on the Killarney Lakes or Kite-surfing on our sandy beaches.

Golf/Fishing: Killarney is great for golf with some of the best courses in the country (the Irish Open was held here the last few years). If you like Golfing you must try the Killarney Golf Club which also is a fishing club. The Beaufort Golf Course is also stunning.

Fishing is popular both on the lakes and in our rivers - you will find Salmon, Sea trout and brown trout

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13 Nov 2014



A group of friends stayed in this house last weekend. You simply cannot imagine this spectacular home. EVERYTHING is fantastic, its easy to book, easy to find and easy to want to stay there forever! T… More

We are Wowed by your great review! - thank you. It is so nice for us to hear how much our guests appreciate our home and seem to love it as much as we do....we hope to welcome you back again soon - the house enjoys having such respectful and happy guests looking after it and we are so pleased to be able to make your holiday special. Fiona

11 Nov 2014


"Perfect Choice"

My friends and I stayed here for a weekend break recently, we all loved it. The house is set in a fantastic area of Killarney, nestled in a relatively secluded area yet only a five minute drive into t… More

Thank you so much for your great review - it is always nice for us to hear how well the house works for groups of friends as well as for extended families. We are pleased to hear that even the November weather did not dampen your enjoyment of the house and that you made the most of all it has to offer. Although cosy and warm in winter, you are right in thinking the summers are delightful in Scartlea House and we would very much like to welcome you back again so you can experience both the house and Killarney in another season - I am sure you will find them both spectacular no matter what time of year! Fiona

8 Sep 2014


"Exceeded Expections"

I am actually having a hard time writing this review because everything about the house was literally perfect! Normally, I have at least a suggestion or two for improvement or advice for travellers on… More

Thanks Amy,
It is always so nice to hear from such satisfied guests and I am thrilled to hear that not only was the house perfect for you, but that you cannot even think of one thing to improve it! Both myself and the housekeeping staff always strive to ensure that our guests are 100% comfortable and that each vacation spent in Scartlea House is both memorable and stress free. We do hope to see you back another time. Thanks for the great review. Fiona

2 Sep 2014


"Magnificent house in wonderful part of the country"

We were incredibly impressed with our recent stay in this wonderfully appointed house. The website paints a picture of a very beautiful house with some amazing photos, unfortunately the website doesn't do any justice to this spectacular home. Huge bedrooms, wonderful and thoughtful interior design and expensive furnishings are in abundance. Surprises like a huge projector room where you have incredible sound and Blu-Ray for watching movies - Frozen for the kids never looked so good. Indoor and outdoor piped music, a mains gas powered BBQ(I never saw one that didn't use a gas canister before) I really could go on.. The house isn't cheap but as the saying goes you get what you pay for and its accurate in this case.. Kids loved the back garden which had a trampoline, slides, swings and a kids play house.. One of the other things which surprised our kids was the fairy ring with fire pit at the end of the garden. We used it on two of our nights and had marshmallows on skewers which the kids adored.. Wood was provided the fire:-) Bikes were provided but we didn't avail as we have very young children.. Directions and suggestions from the owner were accurate and very helpful.. Overall we would highly recommend for a family or group getaway:-)

Thanks Keith and Annemarie,
We are delighted you and your family enjoyed such a great time in our house. Thanks for the wonderful review - we like to hear that our efforts have been well received and that our guests are completely satisfied with both the house and the service. We hope you will come again with your friends another time. Thanks again. Fiona

25 Aug 2014


"Perfect family getaway"

We spent over a week in this luxurious house with our three young children. It was perfect for our needs. The house was beautifully decorated and very well equipped . The garden was spacious and safe for our young children and they had so much fun on the trampoline and swing set. We even got to toast marshmallows at the outdoor fire pit - magic holiday memories ! If you are looking for a top class family home for a relaxing holiday this is the place for you. Killarney is brilliant for entertaining young families too .

Thank you for the great review - we are delighted to be a part of making your family's magic memories! I am glad we were able to extend your stay for you and allow you make the most of the house, gardens and all that Killarney has to offer. Do come back to toast more marshmallows another time - remember the house is cosy and warm for a winter getaway too! Fiona

5 Aug 2014


"Perfect stay in luxury accomadation"

Stayed in Scartlea House recently and couldn't say more about the house. It's in a secluded area close to Killarney,right outside the National Park. 12 of us stayed so was perfect location for all of us. The interior is second to none with luxurious bedrooms and fantastic living rooms. We especially enjoyed the home cinema and the built in sound system around the house.
House was perfectly clean, a nice touch was we were greeted with fresh scones and coffee upon our arrival and logs ready to burn on the outdoor camp fire.
I would highly recommend Scartlea house to any group looking to relax in comfort while enjoying the surrounding attractions.

Thank you for the great review. So glad you and your group enjoyed your time at Scartlea House. It is lovely for us to hear how well it can accommodate such a large group so effortlessly. We hope to welcome you all back another time. Fiona

19 Jul 2014


"Home, sweet Killarney home!"

Our family stays in a good many vacation rentals, and this one easily takes the cake! Everything about the home suited our family if 6 perfectly, from the perfectly maintained yard complete with fire… More

Thank you so much for these kind words Allison.
We strive to ensure all our guests feel as comfortable as possible and are so happy you and your lovely family felt so at home here at Scartlea House - we were delighted to be able to extend your stay for you to allow you to enjoy the house and the area some more.
We would love to welcome you all back another time.
Take Care.

2 Jun 2014


"Beautiful, Immaculate and Incredibly Inviting!"

I can't imagine ever finding a home away from home that could so graciously accommodate an extended family group of 12 people. The house was beautiful and state of the art...plenty of room for e… More

Thank you Kathleen,
We are so pleased you and your lovely family enjoyed your Killarney vacation and your time in our house. We are delighted that it suited you all so well and that the house was everything you had hoped it would be.
We would love to welcome you all back another time.

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