House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
This property is ideally situated at Waterville, which is the premier coastal tourist centre of South West Kerry and on the Ring of Kerry. Waterville nestles between Lough Currane and Ballinskelligs Bay, where you will find mountains and Lakeland with the added advantage of the sea on your doorstep.This beautiful spacious bungalow is situated in a preserved amenity area looking over Ballinselligs Bay and only minutes walk to the village of Waterville. Blue flag beaches, watersports, fishing, walking, historic sites and unspoilt scenery are on your doorstep. A fine selection of gourmet restaurants are located in the village. Waterville is also a favourite for both the worlds top golfers who have played the renouned Championship links courses and for anglers who have access to some of the richest sea & coarse fishing in Europe. Tiger Woods , Mark O'Meara , Ernie Ells , Michael Douglas have all played here.The detached house has spectacular seaviews and overlooks the Skelligs Bay Golf Course.The house comfortably sleeps 9 people,2 extra large double bedrooms, 2 twin bedrooms & 1 fold out bed complete with 2 family bathrooms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Loher Beach 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry International Airport,Farranfore 80 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 70 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||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Four bedrooms: 2 x kingsize double , 2 x twin beds &1 fold out bed ( 9persons).2 Bathrooms with bath, shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with stove fire and doors leading to patio.
Full electric central heating with additional heating from stove fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer,dishwasher, flat screen TV with Freeview,DVD,radio. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot available Electricity charged via meter reading. Cot and highchair available on request. Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed.
|Further details outdoors|
Ample off road parking for 7 cars. Large wrap around lawned garden and patio area with garden furniture and BBQ complete with spectacular seaviews. Immediately adjacent to Skelligs Bay Golf Course.Shops, pubs,& restaurants 500m
The County Kerry region
County Kerry is a mystical and unspoilt part of Ireland, with fantastic natural beauty and a fascinating history. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, Kerry features many sandy beaches, rocky inlets and great peninsulas, with plenty of opportunities for sailing, fishing and boating tours. Inland, Kerry continues to delight, with breathtaking mountains, lovely lakes and valleys offering wonderful walking and cycling.
Waterville is one of the villages located on the main Ring of Kerry road, and is renowned for its beauty and charm and has been a favourite holiday destination of many visitors to Kerry. Waterville is sited on a narrow inlet with Lough Currane on the east side, Ballinskelligs Bay on the west, and the Currane River connecting the two. Waterville has plenty of activities to offer and you will find mountains & lakeland with the added advantage of the sea on your doorstep. Fishing in Waterville is very popular as it caters for both salt and freshwater fishing.
The house is located on a specially zoned preservation amenity area on the "Kerry Way" just off the Ring of Kerry overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and surrounded by Ireland’s highest mountain range.Some of the finest gourmet seafood restaurants and pub food can be found in Waterville.
Waterville has also attracted many celebrities 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.
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. Surfing is now becoming popular; in fact there are local meets regularly both in Waterville and just 500m from the house.
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 . Hence Beach combing in the many rock pools is a superb way to relax and there are so many choices of beach that you will never find a crowded one.
Waterville boasts two beautiful golf courses, one of which (Waterville Golf Links) is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and one of the top 20 links courses in the world. International top class golfers such as Tiger Woods, Mark O’Meara and Payne Stewart have savoured the immense joy and challenge of this course. www.watervillegolflinks. - 2 miles from house
The new Championship "Skelligs Bay" links course is immediately adjacent to the house.The course opened for play in Spring 2006 and has already been rated in Irelands “Top 50”. www.skelligbay.com
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.In fact, the largest Sea Trout in Ireland is always caught locally on the Lough Currane system every year.
Outdoor Adventure Activities:
Mor Active is a fun outdoor activity centre which specialises in mountaineering, hillwalking, rockclimbing, canoeing, kayaking etc. All ages and fitness levels are catered for . www.moractive.com
There are plenty of attractions in the area -
In fact just a 15 minute walk 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 UNESCO Skelligs World Heritage Site. 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. The Old Cable Station Museum - also depicts the history of the first transatlantic cable which was run many years ago from Waterville via Ballinskeeligs and Valentia.
There are numerous walking and cycling routes in the area, including the world famous "Kerry Way". 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.
The Skellig Experience
Here, you can experience many aspects of those offshore Skellig islands while remaining on the dry land, in a custom built, stone clad, grass roofed, prize winning building located right on the waterfront beside the Valentia Island bridge at Valentia, County Kerry! Here, through re-creations and models you can study the works and lives of the Skellig monks of the early Christian period, their activities, their endurance and their dedication in gaining a foothold on a tiny, inhospitable, offshore island and creating a community there that survived for some 600 years. In The Skellig Experience’s 80-seat auditorium, a 16-minute audio-visual presentation will take you in the footsteps of those Skellig monks, and wonder at the legacy of architecture that they left behind. In The Skellig Experience’s re-created Skellig sea cliff, with life-size models, you can get to know, by sight and sound, the life and times of the Skellig Monks.www.skelligexperience.com
The Skelligs are two rocky islands off the south coast of Kerry. The larger island is Skellig Michael, 12 km from the coast and a number of boats are available to ferry day trippers to and from the island. This rock has attracted people for centuries and one of the most compelling reasons is the solitude – a monastic settlement was founded here in 588 AD and the Beehive huts still stand today.These cells were where the monks lived and prayed and the original settlement lasted for over 500 years, even surviving Viking attacks.
Skelligs Rock: Arrange a visit to Skellig’s rock locally weather permitting. Boat trips cost €45/60 per person and can be arranged locally
Derrynane National Park, House and Spectacular Blue Flag Beach
Derrynane House is the ancestral family home of Daniel O'Connell,‘The Liberator’, a 19th century politician lawyer, and statesman. Situated on 120 hectares of parklands. The gardens are particularly spectacular and lead down to Derrynane blue flag beach. The planting is sub-tropical due to the mild climate thanks to the Gulf Stream. Location: 6 miles from the house (off N70 - "Ring of Kerry")., The house(now a museum) and grounds have been preserved and are open to the public every day during the summer months and anyone touring the Ring of Kerry should make a point of visiting.
Derrynane Beach is an extensive sandy beach in Derrynane Bay, and is one of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches in the World