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Bungalow / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 108122
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Bungalow / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
Wake up to stunning views in this Irish Tourist Board approved 4* accommodation situated adjacent to Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Gorteen has sea views from 4 rooms. Private parking. Internet access.
Families with small children find it particularly attractive that its fully equipped kitchen & dining area is connected to the sitting room by an arch style opening as it enables them to have a view of the children at all times.
The picturesque village of Caherdaniel with its charming pubs, ' Freddies' there since time began and 'The Blind Piper' which offers excellent food, traditional music and has a children's outside play area is a 20 minute walk.
Wheelchair users please note the following features about Gorteen.
• Access: Gorteen which is in an elevated location, is accessed from the main road up a steep hill and a wheelchair user would need a car to leave the property surrounds.The setting down point for vehicles at the front door has a dropped kerb and there are no steps in the property. Corridors and doors conform to the required width for easy passage..
Therefore it is suitable for exiting a car outside the front door unaided, entering through the front door and also for maneuvering within,i.e. rooms, kitchen, toilet etc.
• Bedrooms: All rooms including bedrooms are on the ground floor and are laid out in a way that is suitable for a wheelchair user and all main sockets, light switches, door handles are within reach of a seated position.
• Bathrooms: The en suite bathroom has a wheel-in (level access) entry to the shower . There is a fold-down shower seat. Taps and grab rails are accessible from a seated position. There is enough space to transfer from chair to toilet safely with appropriate handrails.
Safe sandy beaches within minutes.
• Kitchen facilities: The kitchen has lowered worktops, sink and hob. Oven, microwave and fridge are at an accessible height.
Josephine the owner will only be too happy to answer any question you have or to supply you with more images.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest beach||Glanbeg 250 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry 77 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 64 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users|
The Province of Munster region
County Kerry also known as The Kingdom is the closest thing to 'Heaven on Earth'. Helped by a temperate climate, even the Winters are mild, it is a striking panorama of rugged coastline, mountainous landscapes including Ireland's highest mountain range ' The Magillicuddy Reeks', sandy beaches,fauna and sub-tropical flora.
It has all the necessary elements for a wonderful and memorable holiday experience. It is rich in archaeological treasures and boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a number of National Parks.
It is a haven for giving children 'some close to nature experiences', writers,artists,musicians, botanists, watersport enthusiasts,walkers, anglers, golfers, cyclists.
It's people are genuinely warm, friendly and hospitable.
Gorteen is situated in the Skellig Region, an area of stunning views,diverse landscapes, rugged coastline, rolling hills and golden beaches. The area is renowned for its heritage sites the most noted being the Skellig Rocks UNESCO World Heritage Site,the larger island Skellig Michael is the world's finest example of an early Christian monastic settlement dating back to the 6th or 7th century, the smaller island Little Skellig is home to thousands of Gannets, Puffins, Guillemats and Cormorants.There are a number of locally licensed boats operating trips to the rocks. Other sites worth visiting is Staigue Fort an example of an ancient stone fort near Castlecove, Ogham stones or early christian settlements dotted around the region.
At Valentia the 365 million year old footprints of a tetrapod can be seen.
Derrynane House and National Park, 3Kms from Gorteen,once home of the great parliamentarian and barrister Daniel O'Connell, now a museum set in magnificent gardens is ideal for children and adults to explore. You can finish off with a cup of coffee, lunch or snack in the tea rooms attached to the house which offer a fantastic selection of home cooked food.
Other local activities:
Children and adults alike can enjoy a variety of sandy beaches and safe swimming in clean clear waters all within easy reach of Gorteen.
Derrynane Seasports at Derrynane Harbour offers Canoeing, Windsurfing, Watersking, Dingy Sailing.
Seafari Kenmare: www.kenmareseafari.ie
Sea Angling can be enjoyed from the headlands, cliffs and sheltered bays in the area.
For Game Angling Lough Currane near Waterville is one of Irelands great game fishing loughs and is famous for its spring salmon and large sea trout.
The regions clean, uncrowded and temperate waters containing rich marine life has many sites suitable for experienced and beginner divers.
Around the Skellig rocks are two sites rated among the Top 20 Classic Dive Sites in the World which feature the wreck of a decommissioned naval ship. Water temperatures range from about 10degrees C in Spring to 16degrees C in early Autumn.
Whatever your level of fitness you will find a walk to suit you in this region. A network of trails have been developed the best know being the The Kerry Way made up of paths, green roads and along surfaced roads.In addition to these trails there are guided walks provided by guides and activity centres in the area as well as a number of walking festivals throughout the year. Maps and guide books are available from the local Tourist Offices.
Alternatively enjoy a stroll or brisk walk on Derrynane beach and Sand dunes.
In short the area is a walkers paradise no matter what time of year.
Horseriding and pony treking is available at Eagle Rock Equestrian Centre in Caherdaniel 2Kms.
The visitors view of Ireland is very often encaptured in the Ring of Kerry, adjacent to Gorteen and its hidden gem the Skellig Ring, where the drive over St. Finians Bay is particularly spectacular, with their dramatic coastlines, spectacular scenery, colourful towns and villages and ancient heritage sights. Similarly the Rings of Beara and Dingle.
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15 Apr 2015
"Ireland fulfilled our dreams"
fantastic air, fantastic sites, views and landscapes, fantastic places on the beach. We enjoyed fantastic rides along the beach with the Eagle Equestrian Center. Special advices: the Skellig Ring with Skellig Chocolate and theTowers Hotel in Glenbay with a very nice pub. There are so many nice and interesting places niearby wihich you should not miss: Killarney with the tower house of Ross Castle, Kenmare and the Gleninchaquin Park, Valentia Island and so on. Many good tips are provided at Gorteen house.
We are so pleased that your trip to Ireland and your stay at Gorteen was such a wonderful experience. Thank you for the review on Tripadvisor, it is much appreciated. We hope you will get a chance to make a return visit. Regards, Josephine & the O'Neill Family
26 Nov 2014
"One of our favourite holidays"
Our host was very welcoming and provided clear instructions for picking the keys up and finding the property - just what you need after a long journey. She even made us a wonderful loaf of home baked bread. The property had all the amenities we needed - but the outstanding feature for us was the breath taking view and great location. We were able to explore the beautiful area on foot directly from the house - it is a few minutes walk from a beach and the Kerry Way....perfect!
Thank you for leaving a review about your stay at Gorteen. We are very pleased to know that you had an enjoyable time there and also that you found its location suitable for exploring the activities of the area. Your comments are much appreciated. Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
25 Nov 2014
Our stay was amazing. The house was truly great with everything we could possibly need. The views were breathtaking and it was without doubt one of the best holidays we have ever had. The house was set up perfectly for wheelchair users with only one exception which was the bath seat. This needs to be a proper substantial seat. The owner was so very kind and made sure everything was as we needed. We will certainly be going back to this beautiful cottage. Thank you Jo for such a perfect break.
A great review of your stay at Gorteen, we are really pleased that you considered it one of the best holidays you have ever had,Thank You.Your endorsement of the suitability of the house for a wheelchair user is most appreciated. I welcome and have noted your comment on the shower seat. We look forward to meeting you soon again. Josephine & the O'Neill Family.
7 Nov 2013
"Large cottage with beautiful views"
Great cottage for a quiet and relaxed holiday. The views are fabulous and the picnic table is a great extra. Property has large bedrooms. The walks in the area are excellent.
Your review of Gorteen is really appreciated,thank you. We are pleased that you found it had much to offer that made your holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. As we know this was not your first visit,we look forward very much to meeting you again. Josephine and the O'Neill Family
9 May 2013
"Excellent cosy house with great views"
Great cosy house! Amazing sea views. House is fully equipped and has everything family needs. Close to beautiful beach and Derrynane house. Great location for walks. If with kids, visit Fairy land (on the grounds of Derrynane mansion) Thanks for a homemade bread. I would definetely recommend this house to friends and family (actually did already)
Thank you for leaving a review about your recent stay at Gorteen. We are pleased to know that you all had a great time there and that you found so much in the area to enjoy.Your recommendation is much appreciated.
11 Aug 2012
"A comfortable and spacious property, with a lovely outlook"
The property is well-situated for some of the best scenery of the Ring of Kerry and there's a great view from the front of the house. It has a comfortable lounge and walk-through to a kitchen diner. The bedrooms are spacious and nicely furnished. There's a separate utility room. The showers worked, but were disappointing and could benefit from upgrading. Keep some euros handy for when you leave to cover the charge for electricity and oil (for the central heating). The key pick-up arrangement was easy and we had a 'welcome visit' from the owner soon after we arrived to make sure all was ok and to give us some tips on the local area. Overall, a comfortable relaxing week.
12 Jun 2011
"Lovely spacious cottage with fabulous views, peace and quiet and a great base to explore the Ring of Kerry."
Gorteen is spacious, clean and well laid out. As a family of 4 with a 6 and 4 year old it was perfect. The facilities were great with central heating and an open fire for cooler evenings and a washer and dryer. The kitchen was well equipped and the open plan style suited us well. The views were great and we were within easy reach of the beautiful beaches at Derrynane. In addition, we enjoyed the local beach which we could walk to where the children could play safely whilst we adjourned to the cafe / bar whilst keeping an eye on them as they ran off the last burst of energy. We also enjoyed a fishing trip to catch mackerel and a boat trip out to watch seals.
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