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Bungalow / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 108122

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Gorteen Bungalow

3bedrooms
6sleeps
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Bungalow / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

Wake up to stunning views in this Irish Tourist Board approved 4* accommodation. Safe for children. Private parking. Free WiFi .Within 5minute walk of safe swimming beach & traditional irish pub. A short drive to Derrynane Beach rated by Tripadvisor as No 2 of the Top Ten Beaches in Ireland rivalling those anywhere in the World. It has achieved the highest standard in water quality, environmental management, safety and services. On the Wild Atlantic Way route.

Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Gorteen has sea views from 4 rooms.

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

Wake up to stunning views in this Irish Tourist Board approved 4* accommodation. Safe for children. Private parking. Free WiFi .Within 5minute walk of safe swimming beach & traditional irish pub. A short drive to Derrynane Beach rated by Tripadvisor as No 2 of the Top Ten Beaches in Ireland rivalling those anywhere in the World. It has achieved the highest standard in water quality, environmental management, safety and services. On the Wild Atlantic Way route.

Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Gorteen has sea views from 4 rooms.

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.

• 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.

Location description from owner

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.

Caherdaniel

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:

Beaches:

Children and adults alike can enjoy a variety of sandy beaches and safe swimming in clean clear waters all within easy reach of Gorteen.

Watersports:

Ribtrips: www.ribtrips.ie

Derrynane Seasports at Derrynane Harbour offers Canoeing, Windsurfing, Watersking, Dingy Sailing.

Seafari Kenmare: www.kenmareseafari.ie

Fishing:

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.

Diving;

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.

Walking:

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.

Sightseeing:

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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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 family bathroom, 1 en suite

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)

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Access

  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Adapted for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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About the owner

Josephine O
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
28 Apr 2016
Years listed:
6
Based in:
Ireland

Languages spoken: English

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“Amazing”

Reviewed 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.

“A comfortable and spacious property, with a lovely outlook”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2012

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.

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