Atlantic View Holiday Cottage
Bungalow | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
BOOK A HOLIDAY FOR, APRIL, MAY and June 2014 AND RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT off the cost of the cottage.
This modern holiday 4 bedroom cottage is in Co Kerry and is situated on a wonderful elevated site with spectacular sea views and mountain views overlooking Tralee Bay, the Dingle Peninsular and the Atlantic Ocean. It located on the edge of Fenit, a small village 8 miles west of the county town of Tralee.
The beautiful Emerald Isle that is Ireland is a most charming and wonderful place that will make you feel at home from the very first moment you arrive. The picturesque post card villages, sea views, scenic mountain views and long golden sandy beaches will take your breath away. Add to this the rich Celtic heritage, the warm welcome from the locals, and you will soon find the magical charm of Ireland that will enchant you and make you never want to leave.
We have endeavored to make sure that you have everything you need to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry Airport, Cork Airport and Shannon Airport, Nearest railway: Tralee|
|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||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The County Kerry region
Out and about
Kerry is a beautiful county and provides a wonderful backdrop to your holiday experience. Washed by the Gulf stream Kerry has a year round mild climate. There is a vast variety of things to do and see or indeed just to relax and unwind and let the atmosphere of Ireland wash over you.
The choices are endless, you can immerse yourself in the spectacle that is the wonderous landscapes that can be viewed around every corner, take in the hospitalities of the local people, visit one of the many attractions, historical sites or charming fishing villages that Kerry has. You could also choose to enjoy a more energetic holiday of golfing, fishing, horse riding or sample the landscape by walking or hiring a bicycle.
Fenit is a small peaceful Irish village that has wonderful views of the Slieve Mish Mountains located across Tralee Bay on the Dingle Peninsular which tantalisingly disappears into the horizon and the Atlantic Ocean. Fenit is also next to the sea and boasts its own sandy beach which is within 20 mins walking distance of the cottage.
Also located within walking distance in the village is a small shop where you can purchase all the necessary everyday items required for your stay.
Just around the corner from the shop is the local pub, with a family restaurant and sea views.
From there is it is a short stroll to Fenit Pier and Marina. Here you may find moored the Jeanie Johnson the full size working sailing ship replica of the type that transported the Irish immigrants to America during the 19th century.
If you like sea fishing you can either fish from either the many beaches, from the pier leading up to the marina or take a boat trip out into Tralee Bay.
The town of Tralee Trá Lí the strand of the river Lee(Kerry's County town) is located 8 miles to the East along the scenic coast road from Fenit with its views of Tralee Bay and the Slieve Mish Mountains of the Dingle Peninsular.
Tralee is the home of the world famous Rose of Tralee Festival. The festival takes place over a period of a week in August (actual week varies from year to year), which begins with the famous parade and beauty pageant which attracts entrants of Irish extraction from many countries, and also has a funfair for all the family to enjoy.
In the town you can find a variety of shops and supermarkets along with a large variety of Pubs and Restaurants. TIP: A pint of Guinness has a far better taste in Ireland than anywhere else in the world.
Situated in the Town Centre is the splendid Ashe Memorial Hall (located in Denny Street) home to the Kerry County Museum which has superb attractions which tell the story of Kerry and Ireland over 8000 years.
Tralee Town Park is 75 acres in size and has a fabulous Rose Garden, water fountains and two children's play grounds as well as somewhere to sit to watch the world go by.
If you fancy tapping along with some traditional Irish Dancing (Jigs & Reels) then this can be can be seen at the National Folk Theatre of Ireland called Siamsa Tíre, where internationally acclaimed quick moving, colourful blend of song, music & dance are performed.
On the outskirts of the Town is Tralee Aqua Dome, an indoor water world, which has lots of features including Sky High Rides, Waves, Lazy River, Rapids and an adults only Sauna/Steam Suite.
The Aqua Dome also has attractions for those people that do not want to get wet, these include: Miniature 18 Hole Golf Course (Aqua Golf), Remote Control Regatta and a Driving Pan for Miniature Trucks.
Next to the Aqua Dome you will find the Tralee Dingle Steam light railway, with daily runs from Tralee to Blennerville.
If you like a flutter on the sport of kings then Ballybeggan is where you can find Tralee racecourse or alternatively you can gamble your Euros at Tralee's Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, where you can have a night out full of excitement, colour and excellent food and view the action from the panoramic grandstand.
Beaches - There are many long sandy beaches or Strands as they are locally known within a short distance of Fenit. Here you will be able to relax, dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean warmed by the Gulf Stream or just walk for miles and miles along the golden sandy beaches with some having the backdrop of the marvellous Slieve Mish Mountains. Banna beach is the most locally famous beach, being over 6 miles long, with parking and amenities and only 8 miles from Fenit.
Located just outside Tralee is the largest windmill of its kind in Europe standing 21.3 metres high and is the only commercial windmill in Ireland. It was built in 1800 and was derelict in 1880. It has now been fully restored and visitors can go and observe the workings. Also visitors can learn about the 19th century famine and the subsequent emigration of people escaping hardship for a better life in the new world.
The Dingle Peninsula is the northern most of Kerry's two peninsulas and is the western most place in Europe, and can be seen from anywhere in Fenit across Tralee Bay. It was one of the last areas to solely speak Irish (Gaeltacht). It boasts sandy beaches like those at Inch and Ventry, and has the highest mountain pass in Ireland called Conor Pass which you can drive over and stop to take in the breath taking views.
Take a drive to Slea Head which is the most westerly point in Europe with its scenic views over the Blasket Islands which look like a sleeping giant and the Atlantic Ocean. Not far from there is the film location for Ryans Daughter, the 1970s film starring John Mills, Robert Mitchum and Sara Miles.
For history, visit the prehistoric Bee Hive Huts or the Gallarus Oratory (an 8th Century Christian Church) and many other monastic sites. Or just take in the view of Brandon Mountain named after St Brendan the Fenit born 6th century saint. Born 484 A.D. St Brendan was well travelled visiting Scotland during his early years before he was ordained in 512 A.D. He also founded numerous monasteries in Ireland. His travels also took him to Wales where he worked with St David before travelling to Brittany. When he was 80 he went to Westport Co Mayo where he built a wooden ship and on 22nd March sailed it to Canada. He later returned to Ireland, where he died on May 16th 577 A.D.
Around the Dingle Peninsula is a paradise for those looking for wonderful walks and friendly bicycle rides.
Dingle Town is a must place to visit if you like quaint pubs (52 and counting), shops, mouth watering friendly restaurants and foot tapping music. It is also the place to go to see the local legendary wild bottle nosed dolphin called Fungi that has lived around Dingle Bay for over 20 years. He is the towns mascot and to see Fungi for yourself you will need to go to the harbour and book a trip out on one of the numerous boat trips into the bay. These run very frequently and you will not have to pre book. Fungi never fails to appear, which is supported by the boat captains refusing to take your money if you do not see him. Fungi is very friendly and likes to follow the boats and jump and entertain the boat trippers so a camera is a must. If you are brave you can arrange a swim with Fungi.
Sea Fishing trips can be booked at Dingle Pier with either a half or full day trip a must. Dont worry about rods and tackle as these can be hired as well but it is advisable to take a waterproof coat. Any fish caught are gutted and you can take them to cook and enjoy the fresh taste of the sea.
Boat Trips can be taken during the summer and autumn months out to and around the Blasket Islands. These can be taken from Dingle Harbour.
The Blasket Islands can be seen from Slea Head. These islands are the home to puffins, gannets, guillemots and kittiwakes that breed here during the summer.
Dingle has its own Ocean World where you can come face to face with the Sharks and other sea creatures. Another highlight is a walk along the 9 metre ocean tunnel tank where you can gaze at the marvels of the deep.
Killarney Town & National Park
Situated 20 miles from Tralee is Killarney town. Many an hour can be spent in Killarney looking around the numerous gift shops or instead you can find a nice pub to enjoy a lovely meal and of course a pint of the black stuff. It also boasts a retail-outlet shopping complex where you can find some bargains and discounted prices on many types of items.
From Killarney you can take a Horse Drawn Jaunting Car trip around the town and up to Muckross House.
Also Killarney is the home to the Museum of Irish Transport. This is a unique collection of Irish Veteran Vintage and Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Carriages and Fire Engines. It is also the home to the rarest car in the world (1907 Silver Stream).
For little and big kids visit Killarney Model Railway. Reputedly the worlds largest model railway with 50 locomotives and more than a mile of track with layouts that include European landmarks to name a few. You can also try your hand at the 4 lane scalextric and pretend to take part in a formula one race. It also has a shop packed with model trains, cars and model kits.
The Killarney National Park covers 25,000 acres and encloses Killarneys 3 lake, waterfall and surrounding woods and mountains.
If wildlife and country walks are more your style then visit Coolwood, a 50 acre wildlife park. It has 3 km walks, coffee shop and playground so there is something for everybody.
Killarneys lakes is a set of three lakes made up of Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and Upper Lake that stretches from Cromaglan Mountain to the edge of Killarney. You can drive along the lakes which takes you past Torc Waterfall all the way to Molls Gap through and onto the ring of Kerry. On the way stop and admire the scenic spot of Ladies View named by one of Queen Victorias Lady in Waiting who exclaimed This is the finest view in all the realm!. The lakes offer fine fishing and also scenic lake cruises on board the Pride of the Lakes.
Torc Waterfall is located on the N71 from Killarney to Kenmare. This 60 foot high waterfall has a spectacular cascade of water. Climb to the top where you come to a wonderful viewpoint overlooking the valley and lakes.
Muckross House and Gardens - Designed in the Neo Tudor style by William Burns an Edinburgh architect it was completed in 1843 for Henry Arthur Herbert and his wife Mary. The high social profile of the Herberts was enhanced in 1855 when it was confirmed that Queen Victoria and her family would visit in 1861. It would take an expensive six years to update and get the house ready for the Queens first visit to Kerry, unfortunately for the Herberts she only stayed at the house for two days.
Muckross house is also home to the Killarney National Park Visitor Centre. Here you can visit the extensive gift shop, take a horse drawn jaunting car ride to Torc Waterfall, take refreshments in the restaurants and also watch pottery and woollen items being made in front of your eyes.
Muckross Abbey was founded in 1448 for the Observantine Franciscans and destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1652. There are many wild stories that add to the atmosphere surrounding the many rooms of this well preserved ruin.
Gap of Dunloe is Irelands most scenic glacial valley. It is renowned for its tours and pony trekking.
Ross Castle. Built in the 1420s this was the last castle under Irish control to fall to Cromwells forces in 1652 (guided tours are available).
Aghadoe has a wonderful view across the lower lake. It also has a round tower built in 1026 A.D. and a Monastery from 566 A.D. with its own Ogham stone (a standing stone with a memorial inscription in Gaelic). Below the church there is a 13th century castle.
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