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Island house by the sea, Knightstown Harbour

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Locations just don't get any better than this: Tucked away in a quiet corner of the lovely village of Knightstown, mere steps from the sea, this house offers exceptional comfort - right down to the 6-person, outdoor Canadian spa hot tub.

The centrally heated rooms are cosy, with an open fire in the sitting room. Each of the bedrooms overlooks the sea. The hot tub is on a luxurious deck, which is ideal for entertaining, al fresco dining, or just relaxing.

Pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, and churches are all just a stroll away. Wander down to the harbour for wonderful boat trips to the deserted Beginish Island, or enjoy the experience of a lifetime with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Skellig Islands.

Then there's fishing, water sports, kids' summer camps, stunning shore and hill walks, sub-tropical gardens - the list goes on.

Park up, unpack, and forget about the car until it's time to go home.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Glanleam 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kerry 60 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 68 km
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 Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available
Access Parking

The County Kerry region

RING OF KERRY

Ireland's most spectacular drive 110 miles of breathtaking scenery is right on your doorstep . Valentia Island is just 2 mins drive from the Ring of Kerry road

SKELLIG ISLANDS

The jewel in Ireland's crown is the Skellig Islands. A UNESCO world heritage site with magnificent 6th century beehive huts and monastery on the larger Island Skellig Micheal and one of Europe's biggest Gannet Colonies on the smaller Skellig Beag These isolated islands lie 90 mins boat journey west of Valentia and are truly remarkable. Once a day, depending on weather, just a handful of boats are allowed to land visitors on the the larger of the two islands Skellig Micheal , Here the wild birds no no fear of man , often Puffins fly will through your legs, as you walk, to get to their burrows .. Gannets, in their thousands, fall like arrows from the sky feeding on the abundant Mackerel. If there is a God and a place on earth to feel close to him or her.. this is it ! A truly, truly breathtaking place of outstanding beauty that will remain in your memory forever and ever

KILLARNEY

Lose yourself in the 25 thousand acres of Killarney National Park & Muckross Estate with its many walking trails. Killarney National Park comprises the Lakes of Killarney as well as the surrounding woodlands and mountains, McGillycuddy Reeks being the highest mountain range in Ireland. The most familiar part of the National Park is Muckross House dating from 1843, a former private residence where you can view the children’s toys, the famous Killarney furniture of the library & drawing room & the famous specially prepared bedroom where Queen Victoria slept during her visit in 1861..

DINGLE

A ferry connects Valentia Island with the maritime town of Dingle (currently running 2 days a week) . A one hour trip across Dingle Bay where you are sure to encounter 'Fungi' the world famous dolphin resident there for the last 30 years. Dingle has a great Marina, magnificent scenery and some of the best pubs in Ireland,, a must visit when staying on Valentia

The Gap of Dunloe & The Killarney Lakes, Co. Kerry

Explore the remoteness of the Gap of Dunloe and the beauty of Killarney Lakes. The ideal and perfect way to experience this is to avail of the Traditional Day trip. The 250 year old trip involves horse trap or walk (10kms) through the Gap of Dunloe amidst rugged mountains returning by boat through Killarney’s three famous magical mystical lakes.

GOLF

If golf is your interest Kerry has some of the best links courses in the world, The names Ballybunnion, Waterville are just two of a long list of Kerry’s very fine golf courses, Kenmare, Ring of Kerry. Tralee, Killarney, Beaufort, Ceann tSibeal, Dooks, Skellig Bay, are all within driving distance of Valentia

BEACHES

Some of the best beaches in Ireland are to be found in Kerry with absolutely crystal clear waters.

swimming, surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing or just relaxing theres a beach for you . The beach on the uninhabited Begnish Island in Valentia harbour, (10 mins by boat) is particularly beautiful and one often has it to oneself .. Bliss !

FISHING

There are fish everywhere down here from Trout to Tuna

Valentia Island

VALENTIA ISLAND is without doubt 'Ireland's best kept secret' . stepping onto Valentia is like stepping back 50 years Just 7 miles by 3 in area and only a 5 minute car ferry ride from the mainland. The main village, where the ferry docks, is Knightstown. A beautifully quaint sleepy little village that has 2 pubs, some great cafes, restaurants a shop and its own art gallery. Anybody who visits the island finds it completely magnetic.

Valentia was the site of the first Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable to join America and Europe in 1866

Places nearby:

Cahersiveen (Cahirciveen), approx. 10 miles distance to Valentia Island

Dingle 80 mins by boat

Killarney, approx. 45 miles distance to Valentia Island

Tralee, approx. 47 miles distance to Valentia Island

Skellig Islands 90 mins by boat

Airports:

Kerry Airport (KIR), approx. 1 ½ hours drive

Cork Airport (ORK), approx. 2 ¾ hours drive f

Shannon Airport (SNN), approx. 3 ½ hours drive

Dublin Airport (DUB), approx. 4 ½ hours drive

Car Rental:

Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Dan Dooley, National Car, Alamo etc.

Ferry ports:

Cork Harbour (Ringaskiddy), approx. 2 ¾ hours drive

Rosslare Harbour (near Wexford), approx. 6 hours drive

Railway- and Bus-Stations:

Daily Bus service to Caherciveen from Killarney

Killarney, approx. 60 mins drive

Tralee, approx. 70 mins drive

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28 Oct 2013

5/5

"Wonderful house in a magical place"

Reenellen house exceeded all our expectations. It has everything one needs for comfort: plenty of space, nicely decorated, a well equipped kitchen, fireplace... It was nice to be able to stroll to the… More

27 Jan 2012

5/5

"Fabulously Cosy Island Getaway..."

We loved our Winter break on the island which ticked all the boxes for us in terms of being a Home from Home... This property has everything you might need to entertain three small kids on a rainy wee… More

5 Jan 2012

5/5

"Painting, hiking, biking, watersports it has it all."

A wonderful time spent in the most beautiful part of the "kingdom of Kerry". Painting, hiking, bikings, watersports along with crafts, boating trips and very friendly locals. Great restauran… More

31 Jul 2011

5/5

"Great Location, Great Island"

This house is perfect for a family holiday, it is in a quiet cul de sac so you can feel safe letting the kids play out the front. The house itself is really clean and very modern and comfortable. Ther… More

2 Jul 2011

5/5

"The best holiday house I've been too. We keep coming back"

This house is situated on Valentia Island, one of Ireland's best kept secrets. The house is in the main village in a quiet little cul de sac, and is walking distance from everything. As you enter… More

31 May 2011

5/5

"Family Perfect"

We had an excellent family holiday in Valentia last July. When we arrived, we were delighted with the house. It's right in the harbour with beautiful sea views. The house is modern, spotless c… More

26 May 2011

5/5

"Great holidays!"

We (a family of 5: parents and 3 teenagers) came all the way from Vienna (Austria) to Valentia Island. Declan provided us a very nice and very friendly welcome. The house was just as shown on the pict… More

19 May 2011

5/5

"Perfect Getaway - highly recommended"

Myself and my partner travelled to Valentia Island in April and stayed in this property for a long weekend. It was perfect. The main attraction being the 6 seater hot tub in the back yard - we figured… More

17 May 2011

5/5

"Spectacular"

The house was absolutely great - exactly as advertised, and shown in the pictures. Declan a wonderful host who met us personally at the ferry and ensured we were able to settle in quickly. The locati… More

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Calendar last updated:05 Sep 2014

Based in Ireland

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