Payment Protection

from £54 / night help Price for guests, Nights

Croí na gCnoc – Home 52131 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Croí na gCnoc – Home 52131

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 9 reviews

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The property is sited on half an acre, on this picturesque Island, and is ideally placed near to the sea. It boasts some of the most spectacular views on the Island and the house has been designed with this in mind.

The nearest (shale) beach is visible and within easy walking distance from the house. Equally the small fishing village of Portmagee with award winning pubs, restaurants and post office can be reached on foot.

This house provides the opportunity to access the rugged Kerry countryside and an excellent base to tour the famous ring of kerry and beyond.The Island itself offers a wealth of activities including angling, diving, and island cruise charters are available at both Portmagee and Knightstown piers, and you can enjoy the freshly caught seafood in the local restaurants.

Valentia Island is an undiscovered paradise for many and a well kept secret by those that return year after year to holiday here.

Further details

The owner/ house keeper

The property is sited on half an acre, on this picturesque Island, and is ideally placed near to the sea. It boasts some of the most spectacular views on the Island and the house has been designed with this in mind.

The nearest (shale) beach is visible and within easy walking distance from the house. Equally the small fishing village of Portmagee with award winning pubs, restaurants and post office can be reached on foot.

This house provides the opportunity to access the rugged Kerry countryside and an excellent base to tour the famous ring of kerry and beyond.The Island itself offers a wealth of activities including angling, diving, and island cruise charters are available at both Portmagee and Knightstown piers, and you can enjoy the freshly caught seafood in the local restaurants.

Valentia Island is an undiscovered paradise for many and a well kept secret by those that return year after year to holiday here.

Further details

The owner/ house keeper will be on hand to meet and answer any questions on arrival.

Bedding,linen/towels are included in the hire cost however electric is metered and paid locally, in euro, at the end of the holiday let.

Further details outdoors

Patio doors lead out from the kitchen/diner to a paved area with garden furniure. Here you can enjoy breakfast, morning tea and soda bread admiring the picturesque sea and mountain views. Equally you may prefer to sit and watch the sun going down in this tranquil idyllic setting - the choice is yours!To the front of the house there is ample parking for several cars and gardens.

Location description from owner

The Province of Munster region

The beautiful place called Valentia Island (Dairbhre in Irish- Place of Oaks), is one of Europe's western most inhabited locations, lying off the Iveragh Peninsula just off the main Ring of Kerry in the Republic of Ireland.

It is linked to the mainland by a bridge at Portmagee, as well as by a ferry (seasonal) which sails from Reenard Point to Knightstown , it's capital town, the island's main settlement.

The permanent population of the island is 650, and the island is approximately 11 km long by 3 km wide.

Situated on the main Gulf stream the Island boasts an array of magnificient tropical plants and shrubs with colourful fuchsia in abundence.

Cro na gCnoc House is situated in what can only be described as one of the most sceneic locations in the south west of Kerry!!!

Tennies

Walking anywhere in Valentia is an experience in itself. For the fishing enthusiast, whether deep sea angling or shore fishing is your passion, Valentia is an ideal base. You can hire a boat from Knightstown pier and go deep sea angling.

For a more prersonal service, and to cater for your individual needs boat cruises can be arranged on request.

There are some great places to eat both in Valentia and it's surrounding areas offering varied types of cuisine. The Island offers a wealth of activities and you might consider:-

Hill walking
Photography
Golf (Links nearby include Waterville & Killorglin)
Horse riding
Cycling
Canoeing
Deep-sea angling
Fishing
World renowned Diving Centre

Skelligs Rocks (Located approx 7 miles out to sea)
No trip to Valentia would be complete without a boat trip to the Skelligs as it is highly recommended. This is an excellent location to have a picnic so ensure you pack some lunch! The views are breath taking looking back towards Valentia Island and Portmagee or out across the Atlantic Ocean for as far as the eye can see, next stop America! From here you can view the original ‘bee hive’ houses where the Monks once lived. You can admire the beautiful wild birds, including Puffins, and it is not uncommon to see dolphins in these waters.

Tetra Pod Fossil Prints - Valentia Island
385 million years old Tetrapod fossil footsteps have recently been discovered on Valentia Island, near Cahersiveen. This is a major discovery since only a few similar examples exist throughout the world. It has attracted interest from palaeontologists world-wide and was featured in “National Geographic” magazine

Trans Atlantic Cable to Newfoundland USA – Valentia
Laid in 1865 the Trans Atlantic Cable linking Valentia to Newfoundland, was at the time the only telegraphic link between Europe and the United States. It dealt with up to 4000 messages a day between the two continents, was manned 24 hours a day 365 days a week and provided employment for up to 242 staff.

Glanleam Sub Tropical Gardens – Valentia Island
Relax in hidden valleys, admire the beautiful exotic plants and the magnificent views while wandering through the wonderful Subtropical Gardens at Glanleam House. Once the seat of the Knights of Kerry, the gardens are now open to the public from 11am to 5pm. Delicious meals, snacks and fresh pastries are also served in the newly re-opened tea room.

Altazamuth Stone - Valentia Island
The script on the original stone reads 'Great European arc of longitude, site of the position of the Altazamuth Stone used to determine the longitude of Valentia in 1862'

Cliffs Of Fogher
This was once a working sheep farm but the present owners have invested time and money to make this one of the most spectacular walks on the Island. It is possible to drive to the top of the mountain although 1st gear is recommended!! Alternatively a car park is situated half way up the mountain and allows taking in the viewing platform observing the Cliffs of Fogher and the Dingle peninsular beyond. From here you can complete the ascent to the top of the mountain on foot. No trip to Valentia would be complete without doing this walk. A small fee is incurred to cover maintenance and car parking costs.

Valentia Annual Regatta
The sport of Coastal Rowing can be traced as far back as the old cobblers and fishermen of the mid-Nineteenth Century. Various boats and crews of cobblers are recorded as racing out to meet the incoming schooners, etc. with the winners receiving the valuable piloting contract. There was also the benefit of racing to the best fishing grounds. This was a means of survival and of earning a living, but in their spare time and during holidays these coastal crews raced for sport. This sport has carried on to this day and Valentia boasts first class rowing teams. Each year a regatta is staged, on the Island, and is an excellent family day out.

Valentia Island GAA Football Team & O'CONNELL Stadium
Mick O'Connell was a very successful Gaelic footballer from County Kerry in Ireland .Mick O'Connell was born on Valentia island just off the coast of County Kerry in 1937. He was famed for rowing across from Valentia to the mainland for training and matches. Regarded as one of the game’s most accomplished and stylish players he played in nine all Ireland football finals for Kerry. He played club football with Valentia Young Islanders and still resides on the Island. The Young Islanders are to this day a formidable team and their football pitch is located in Chapletown. This is another great afternoon out for all the family for a small admission fee.

More Less

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

More Less

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
View Policy

About the owner

Marie O
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
05 Aug 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Ireland

Languages spoken: English


This House has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Mar 2008. Located in Valentia Island, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £367.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 05 Aug 2016.

Map

Map and how to get there

Map

Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 9 reviews Excellent
9 reviews

Write a review

Excellent
9
Very Good
0
Good
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Write a review

“Wonderful home”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2016

The views are breathtaking at the house .. The hous3 itself is lovely and spacious and has everything you would need and only a short stroll to shops and pub and beach.. marie was most welcoming and friendly and her dogs are just gorgeous. . Would love to go back as the island is a hidden gem ...

Michelle it was lovely to meet you and your family thank you so much for your kind words hopefully you will make it back again sometime!

“A fabulous self catering option in a little piece of heaven”

Reviewed 19 Jan 2013

Myself and my partener stayed there with our five children and we were joined for a weekend by the Grandparents. the house is really spacious, very well equipped and spotless. The property manager was very helpful and provided us with lots of tips regarding the area. There is also a spectacular view from the house. A trip to the skelligs is a real must during your stay.

“Spectacular views”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2012

Beautiful & spacious house with spectacular views. Enjoyed the jacuzzi. Really needed to have 2 weeks as we travelled by car because of the dog. Possible improvements a larger television & softer mattresses.Due to the remoteness of the island you need to plan ahead as there are no bank machines and only 1 pub would provide cash back (when the system was working!)

Review 1-9 of 9

Build your perfect trip, with Holiday Lettings & TripAdvisor

Book with confidence

Pay online to be covered by Payment Protection

Real opinions, real reviews

Genuine guest feedback from 100,000+ reviews

Safe, simple, secure

When you pay online with PayPal or by credit/debit card

Quick response times

Know where you're staying within 24 hours

Also consider

Dingle Peninsula

167 properties

Kenmare

151 properties

Killarney

126 properties

Waterville

65 properties

Caherdaniel

43 properties

Sneem

33 properties

Glenbeigh

30 properties

Ballinskelligs

26 properties

Killorglin

23 properties

Valentia Island

20 properties

Portmagee

18 properties

Cahersiveen

17 properties

Ballybunion

15 properties

Tralee

12 properties

Listowel

11 properties

Tuosist

10 properties

Lauragh

8 properties

Caragh Lake

6 properties

Ballyheigue

6 properties

Start a new search

This advert is created and maintained by the advertiser; we can only publish adverts in good faith as we don't own, manage or inspect any of the properties. We advise you to familiarise yourself with our terms of use.