The Shepherd's Cottage FREE WIFI
from £49 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £49 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.
Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 153024
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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6
WIFI AVAILABLE. Only 2% of rental properties in Kerry have Wifi. The cottage is within the world-renowned “McGillycuddy Reeks”, and is a European designated area of “outstanding natural beauty of the highest class”. This class of designation is matched only by the Killarney National Park which has been described as “probably the loveliest part of Ireland if not Western Europe”.
This is a rare opportunity to experience the ‘real’ Ireland and holiday in a totally unique location! A beautiful traditional Irish Cottage for those who want to experience total peace and tranquility! Situated at the very end of a country road, surrounded by mountains you won’t see or hear a car, you will be in your very own haven of serenity, with just a few sheep and the odd hare for company! It is perfectly located to tour the ‘Ring of Kerry’, explore Killarney and the national parks as well as Kerry’s many other tourist attractions and stunning scenery.
The Shepherd’s Cottage was built and furnished as our own family home, which makes it a home from home for guests and not just a cold holiday home experience. The cottage has all modern conveniences including WiFi, satellite TV, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, American fridge, as well as all of the little things you need to make your stay perfect…. this luxury self-catering rental cottage is only a ten minute drive from the bustling Blackwater Tavern (bar/petrol station/post office/ grocery store) where you can purchase all your food supplies and enjoy evenings of traditional music. The market town of Kenmare is only 30 minutes where you will find traditional colorful streets of pretty shops, cafes and bars as well as the large supermarkets such as Lidl and Supervalu, you can also experience dozens of fabulous restaurants for all tastes.
The cottage was designed and built purposely to re-create the original Shepherd’s cottage that stood in this exact spot for over 150 years, the rooms are deliberately sized and furnished to be cozy and comfortable and inviting. Of the 3 double bedrooms, 2 have traditional iron beds and one has a king size country pine bed … the master bedroom has an en suite shower room while the family bathroom serves the other 2 bedrooms. Heating is electric so each bedroom can be controlled by each guest at any time of day or night. Night storage heating means the living room and kitchen stays pleasantly warm all through the day and evening and can be boosted with a fan if needed, the living room has a feature fireplace with a Franklin stove for burning wood, coal or turf, an open fire makes for special cosy nights and you can close the doors of the stove at bed time to conserve the heat! We have over 200 stations via satellite TV, a DVD and VHS library and a good selection of books on the book shelves! And with Satellite Broadband Wifi you can stay connected to family and friends if you wish by just downloading the Skype App to your phone for free. The kitchen has all modern appliances and is well equipped for lovely home cooking, a spacious, over 7ft tall, original Irish Larder cupboard awaits your shopping while an American style fridge freezer means you can enjoy spacious storage of all your chilled food and drinks. The kitchen even has ambient lighting for lovely evening meals and gatherings for drinks and a game of cards! The games room has a full size table tennis table to be enjoyed by young and old alike! The utility room is in an adjoining room so no one in the cottage is disturbed by noisy machines, you will find a washing line, ironing board and iron as well as basic washing liquids!
The cottage is surrounded by mountains and guests are free to walk … for those with the energy the mountain ridges offer spectacular views for as far as the eye can see! A small river runs the length of our land and a small pond offers sanctuary to frogs and dragonflies, it’s lovely to sit and listen to the running water and bleating sheep while reading a good book but we ask that parents supervise children at all times when near the water or outside of the cottage. We are able to welcome dogs once they are quiet and well trained, kept on a lead, as there are many sheep around we would ask guest to check with us first.
Upon arrival guests will be checked in and handed the keys, they will find a basic ‘welcome pack’ of milk, bread, butter, and eggs. Towels (bath, hand and face) are supplied for 6 guests and there are spares available in the linen cupboard. Beds will be ready and waiting freshly made up for you.
There are basic cleaning products available to use including dishwasher tablets. Please feel free to ask any questions, there is also a cot and high chair available at no extra cost.
A real bonus!!! A short 15 minute drive away you will find the Eclipse Centre in Blackwater for horse riding, fishing, archery lessons and much more, people travel from all over Ireland to visit this activity centre!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerry 48 km, Nearest railway: Killarney 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The bedrooms are fitted with big brass bedsteads and each has a different style. Homely, but chic, the rooms come with high ceilings and, in some, gable windows giving lots of air and light. Each bedroom also has a different view from the window. The polished wooden floors are the perfect accompaniment to the neutral décor. The master bedroom has a wall-length tapestry over the bed and comes with a large en suite; the living room has an old brick fire-breast and is furnished with simple, wine red sofas — shelves of books and DVDs are testament to long, quiet days. Nearest neighbours aren't too far away, but standing in the garden, you're master of all you survey. There's something here for the wild and timid, and because Kenmare is half an hour away and Killarney 40 minutes, the isolation can be as long or as short as you want.
|Further details outdoors|
3 acres with pond and river. Large lawn area and walled garden.
Notes: The cottage is the Shepherd's Cottage hence there are a great many sheep on the surrounding mountains, dogs must be kept on leads, obedient quiet dogs only please! The pond and river is a danger to children so therefore parents are asked to supervise children at all times. Cot and high chair are available on request. The broadband wifi is supplied via a Satellite free of charge but it is limited to 5GB usage per week, no matter the amount of users or devises. Usage over 5GB a week will be charged at €5 per GB. Welcome pack at arrival.
The Province of Munster region
Kerry is famous for it's beautiful lakes and mountains. Kerry has an amazing coastline which can easily be compared with California's "Big Sur" possibly the most beautiful meeting of land and sea in the world.
The house is really in the heart of the McGillycuddy Reeks known as the Highlands of Ireland. The 'Pocket' is a horseshoe of mountains at the end of a valley. The old town land is known as Coomlumminy in the Blackwater valley. It is famous among walkers. The area is known for it's fishing on the Blackwater river. The Eclipse activity centre is nearby and offers horse riding, archery, mountain biking, fishing, shooting, canoeing etc. Sneem, Kenmare and Killarney are within easy driving distance. The house is located in the centre of so many wonderful drives in all directions such as the famous Ring of Kerry, Glencar, The Black Valley to The Gap of Dunloe, The Ballaghbeama Pass, Ballaghasheen Pass. Through Kenmare to Glengariff and Garnish Island.
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