Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Valentia Island is an area of great natural beauty with breathtaking scenery and an abundance of wild life and wild flowers.The Cottage is walkers paradise, ideal artist retreat or a fantastic location for someone who just wants to get away from it all and recharge the batteries.
The Cottage is 5km from the village of Portmagee and 6.5km from the village of Knightstown, in both these villages you can enjoy a pint of Guinness , some of the local seafood or just sit and listen to some traditional Irish music.
From April to September it is possible to take a trip by boat to one of our world Heritage sites, the Skellig Islands.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Glanleam 4 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry Airport 80 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 80 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details outdoors||
About a half an hours walk from Cul Cottage you will find a natural swimming pool carved out of a large hole in the rocks, it is locally know as pol gorm or in English the blue pool.
The County Kerry region
County Kerry is Ireland's most popular tourist destination. With the main tourist attractions of the Lakes of Killarney, Dingle penninsula and the Ring of Kerry all within an hours drive. Kerry can be roughly divided into two areas;
North Kerry - Tralee the capital of Kerry is truly a unique city. By most standards [in size and population] it would be classed only as a country town - yet it has more places to visit, more entertainment and sports facilities all year round than many large cities. It hosts the world famous Rose of Tralee Festival and the Siamsa Folk Theatre of Ireland; there are a dozen golf courses within a half-hour drive of Tralee; a steam railway, an indoor Sports Centre, Museums, and is the centre of the fabulous North Kerry region.
The spectacular coastline ranges from rugged sheer cliffs to some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Ireland like Inch and Banna which are miles in length to sandy coves like Ballybunion, Ventry, and safe harbours like Fenit and Dingle. The countryside ranges from rich farmland to wild mountains that rise steeply from the sea which makes it fine touring country. It has many of the finest wild life sanctuaries such as the Inch / Annascaul area of the Dingle Peninsula.
South Kerry South Kerry in one of Ireland's best known tourist destinations as it is renowned world wide for the beauty of the Lakes of Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. But there is much much more to see and do. It is an area of two long peninsulas dotted with secluded beaches and coves which rise up to the highest mountains in Ireland.
Starting in the South is the Beara Peninsula, divided between Co. Cork & Kerry, with Bantry Bay on the southern side (one of the deepest bays in Europe). It was from Valentia Island on the Western tip of the peninsula that the first transatlantic telephone cable was laid. The biggest peninsula is the Iveragh Peninsula (Gaelic: Uibh Rathach), where the "Ring of Kerry" Tour is located (Cahersiveen). The area is dotted with lakes and beautiful beaches. The highest mountains in Ireland are here, the Macgillycuddy's Reeks with the highest peak Carrauntoohil at 1038 metres. The mountains drop down to the northeast to the Lakes of Killarney which can be seen in all their splendour from Ladies View. Even by car it will take many days to tour the area
Valentia is an undiscovered gem and a truly wonderful place to spend your holidays.
There is lots going on throughout the year
May - Valentia Triathlon
July - Scallop Festival., Beigins Swim, raft race.
August. = Regatta
Attractions on Valentia include
- Geokaun Mountain & Fother Cliffs www.geokaun.com
- Skellig Experience www.skelligexperience.com
- Valentia Heritage Centre vhc.cablehistory.org
- Town Park & Playground
- Boat trips to Skelligs http://indigo.ie/~cguiney/owenwalshboattrips.html
- Tetrapod Trackway http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1049951
Check out the following websites for more detailed Valentia information
Gifts from Valentia Island at www.bogcottongifts.com
There is also a Valentia Island Facebook Page with lots of up to date photos and news