House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
County Kerry holiday house has been well designed to take advantage of the views of the amazing countryside and the wonderful Lough Currane which is world famous for its salmon and trout fishing.
Waterville has two golf courses, one within a mile, the other a world ranked championship golf course approximately two miles.
There is a beach and walkway stretching along the front of the village. Sandy beaches, national park and historic house at Derrynane are about 15mins drive.
Sheltered patio area, garden furniture ample parking spaces, sitting room with large TV, DVD, open fire, lake view. Kitchen cum dining room with double over, fridge, freezer, dish washer, washing machine, tumble drier and microwave.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||2.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry 78 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 80 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||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The property also offers 4 large spacious bedrooms. 3 en-suite.
Two of the room have a beautiful lake view.
Walk in wardrobes.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a garage to securely park your car.
In the garden guests are welcome to use the garden furniture.
The County Kerry region
The County Kerry is part of the mystical & unspoilt region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question and it is a natural centre for outdoor pursuits including golf, watersports, cycling, walking, riding and the very best fishing for salmon & trout.
The Ring of Kerry has some of the finest beaches in Europe that provide all the facilities for a traditional seaside holiday. Above all the Ring of Kerry provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland - see the Iron Age Forts & Ogham Stones, Old Monasteries and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Visitors to Ireland should not miss a trip to the beautiful County Kerry
Barraide is perched on the edge of the Lough Currane and surrounded by Ireland’s highest mountain range. It is the ideal location to explore the "Ring of Kerry" and has the widest and most varied range of outdoor activities one could wish for.
Alternately, just relax in the luxury of our home and enjoy the spectacular scenary and array of wildlife.
For the foodies there is a wide range of eateries on tap including some of the finest Seafood restaurants and/or enjoy the Guiness and the atmosphere in one of several traditional Irish pubs.
The SouthWest of Ireland is home to some of the world's most renowned and prestigious golf courses - Waterville, Dooks, Ballybunion, Tralee and Killarney are amongst the top courses in the world and are all within easy reach. The new "Skellig Bay" links course is a rising star and is just 1 km from the house.
Waterville has also attracted many celebreties over the years, for example Charlie Chaplain, who loved it so much he made it his home in retirement. World famous golfers travel here regularly to enjoy the challenge of the world renowned links courses - even Tiger Woods.
As the name implies we are surrounded by water hence the area is also renowned for its diverse range of water based activities - for example kayaking - enjoy a day dolphin, seal and basking shark spotting, Watch the Sea birds working and do a spot of fishing over the inshore reefs & creeks for Bass, Mullet & Mackeral. Join a diving trip to explore the magical underwater environment - On tap are some of the best and most renowned diving sites in Europe.
There are several idylic Blue Flag Beaches, such as Derrynane, Ballinskelligs, the White Strand and Kells Beach. Plus you have the beautiful secluded Loher Beach just a five minute drive from the house. Hence Beach combing in the many rock pools is superb way to relax and there are so many choices of beach that you will never find a crowded one.
For years Waterville has been a mecca for anglers who come here to enjoy the Game and sea angling. From the Lakes & rivers Sea trout and salmon are the the main quarry.
Sea Angling is also excellent from the shore or a boat. Shore fishing for Bass & pollack is superb and
this coastline also produces some of Irelands largest specimen sea species each year
For families, there is something for everyone; there are lots of attractions in the area - in fact just a 10 minute drive from the house is the ancient 6th century Loher Ring Fort. The excellent world renowned Skellig Experience Interpretive Centre at Portmagee provides information on the Skelligs World Heritage Site. But - why not visit the site in person, boat trips depart from the centre and from Waterville. Other attractions in the area include Derrynane House and Gardens, The Old Barracks, Glanleam House, Cill Rialaig, Kells House & Gardens, The Staigue Fort & Ballycarbery Castle.
At 215km, the world renowned Kerry Way is Ireland's longest signposted walking trail and also one of the most popular. It starts and finishes in Killarney. Looping around the Iveragh Peninsula, the Kerry Way goes anti-clockwise, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in the country. Whilst Kerry is renowned for having the highest mountains in Ireland, the Kerry Way avoids the higher peaks and opts for the lower reaches of mountain ridges. The trail progresses through a variety of different landscapes and experiences, giving the walker a wider appreciation for County Kerry
The spectacular "Skellig Ring", however, is a must do trip either by whatever means of transport as it offers stunning views of the coastline and Skellig Rocks. Also Chocoholics can stop and sample the unique and very special hand made chocolates, or a "Solid" easter egg at the Skellig Chocolate factory
Waterville Golf Links
Links land is a geological rarity. Less than one percent of all the courses in Ireland and the British Isles are championship links. Waterville is one of these. It is no wonder that the world’s best players test their mettle here. Golf at Waterville is a mystical experience – the beauty of classic links land, surrounded by the sea, yet forever challenged and shaped by the elements. Over 100 years old, Waterville is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Links golf combines sand dunes gorse and native grasses, firm fairways, sod faced bunkers and subtle putting surfaces all intertwined by the ever changing weather.
Skellig Bay Golf Course
Situated overlooking the magistic Ballinskelligs Bay and set among natural magalithic stonework and indigenous bog deal, there can be few more visually stunning locations for a golf couse than Skellig Bay in Waterville. The course opened for play in Spring 2006 and has already been rated in Irelands “Top 50”. Nestling in the shadows of the towering McGillicuddy Reeks, the golfer has to negotiate the river Fionnglass for the opening and closing holes but it is the stretch from six to sixteen that lives in memory long after the last putt has been sunk. Here the awesome beauty of the Bay hits you full in the face as you play through holes framed by over 8000 yards of ancient “famine” walls. Original standing stones from pre-christian times and a fairy fort all add to an unforgettable round as you experience an unbelievable feeling of another time and place.“Skellig Bay is full of challenging golf holes” says Sunday Independent Golf Correspondent Dermot Gilleece.
Fishing in Waterville
Waterville is a Game and Sea Anglers paradise. The Lough Currane system includes five Loughs which offer the best Sea Trout fishing in Europe. Boats and/or Ghillies are available details at www.loughcurrane.com . There is also a wealth of other places to fish in the general area for Salmon and Trout such as The Caragh system, The Laune and Killarney's Great Lakes. For Shore anglers, there are numerous beach and rock fishing marks all around the Bay. In addition to the usual types of fish, Bass are readily taken on both lures and the fly, an experience rarely forgotton. A great spot for Bass fishing is from the beach at Lohar or alternatively visit one of the many other surf beaches in the bay such as Waterville, Reenroe or Derrynane. The rocks towards hogs head regularly produce specimen Wrasse and Pollack as well as conger eels and Mackerel.
For sea fishing take a look at www.cfb.ie.
Derrynane House & Gardens
Derrynane House is the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, lawyer, politician and statesman. Situated on 120 hectares of parklands on the scenic Kerry coast, the House displays many relics of O'Connell s life and career. Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor. The gardens are particularly spectacular and lead down to a blue flag beach. The planting is sub-tropical due to the mild climate thanks to the Gulf Stream. Location: 7 miles from Waterville (off N70 - "Ring of Kerry"). Guided Tours: Available on request. Outdoor self-guiding trail.
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