Retreat by the Feale is 3 bed bungalow situated in Finuge with 2 private rooms available, double and/or twin room. It is situated a short distance from the famous River Feale, which is an excellent salmon fishing river. Salmon Fishing Licences can be acquired locally if you wish to partake in the activity of angling.
It is situated 2 miles from the famous literary & heritage town of Listowel. Listowel is famous for its Writers Week and Listowel Races & ideal touring base for Kerry. The property has been recently renovated to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation for your stay. The nearest beach is Ballybunion which has 2 blue flags, is about 9 miles away, or if you prefer a golden long sandy beach, why not take a spin to Banna Beach, also a blue flag holder, well worth a visit here if you want to take in a spectacular sunset on your visit.
The property is 17 miles from Tralee which is about 25 min drive and Killarney is about a 50 min drive. Kerry Airport is located about 40 mins away, which is served by Ryanair for UK & European destinations and Aer Lingus Regional for Dublin for onward travel, so ideal for making a connection via Dublin Airport if you are travelling from any US destination. Car Hire is available and recommended also at Kerry airport from various companies including Hertz, Avis etc. Shannon Airport is located approx 1 hour and 15 mins from the property which has many European flights through Ryanair and US and Canada with other airlines.
The Village where the property is located is Finuge which is a traditional Irish crossroads village with a pub, Teach Siamsa and a G.A.A. pitch. Sheehan's Thatched House located at Finuge Cross is regarded as one of the oldest surviving authentic thatched houses in Ireland. Conservation experts estimate it at least 300 years old. In the summer months (weather permitting) traditional cross roads dancing takes place outdoors at the Anglers Rest Pub, this is well worth a visit as its a once in a lifetime experience!!
Numerous festivals take place in Kerry local to the property during the year, notably Listowel Writers Week, Listowel Races, Sean Mc Carthy Memorial Weekend to name but a few. There is numerous restaurants in Listowel to cater for every taste. Traditional Irish Music takes place in some local pubs, details of which can be given to guests on their arrival, these are well worth a visit for a bit of Ceoil & Craic! Also worth a visit in Listowel is Seanchai, the Kerry Writers Museum, here you can learn all about Listowel's Literary Greats like J.B. Keane, Bryan McMahon, George Fitzmaurice to name a few. Further a field in Tralee you will find the Aqua Dome, a great place to take the kids on a rainy afternoon! Dingle is a mear 50 min drive which can be got to via scenic route of the Connor Pass, well worth a visit and of course the town itself with its most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin, perhaps if you are lucky when you take this boat trip he will pop up and say smile in his own unique way! The town of Killarney is one hour away approx and also worth a days visit with all it has to offer with the Lakes, Ross Castle, Muckross House and may more attractions.
It makes an ideal base for your touring of Kerry, the Kingdom
Double and/or twin room available. Bathroom with bath,electric shower over bath, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and sitting room with open fire plus an additional snug for a relaxing evening retreat.
This holiday home has full oil fired central heating with additional heating from solid fuel stove in kitchen. Electric oven & hob, microwave, coffee maker,fridge/freezer, washing machine all available for your use,TV with satellite SKY TV with DVD player in double room,towels & shower gels provided for your convience. Off road parking. lawned area at front. A selection of books and DVD's available for your pleasure during your stay. Beach Towels not provided.
B&B Basis for up to 4 guests ( 1 Double room and/or 1 twin room available) set yourself up for your adventures of the day with a breakfast to your requirements, picnic hamper (optional) & suggested itinerary of places to visit and things to do within the county and beyond, message for further details on this.
Smoking is not permitted in the house, ash trays are provided if you wish to smoke outside. On the B&B basis, guests are expected to have respect for other people in the house and is it preferred if guests do not attend breakfast in bathrobes/pj's etc. If you expect a change in your schedule as to time of arrival please contact me either via text or email asap, If you are travelling and are worried about expensive call/ text charges, it is recommended that you install either Viber or Whatsapp on your phone for ease of communication. Wi Fi is available in house, due to a cap on data allowance, downloading of movies etc is not recommended. For travel & touring around purposes, it is advisable to have a gps of some nature.
We booked the Retreat By The Feale with two other family members. Their double room was very nice, but the twin room we had was not great. The wardrobe was full, as were all the dresser drawers, so we had no place to hang or store our things. Dee was a wonderful host, providing us with lots of good advice and information, and she cooked wonderful breakfasts during our stay, but we would recommend only booking the double room.
Dee was a great host. She was very flexible and helpful in directing us to different area to stay at. Her house is so comfortable and welcoming, we felt right at home. She is also very conveniently located next to a Irish football field so entertainment is quite easily accessible. It is a little far from other towns, but it is a great place to sit back and enjoy the Irish countryside. Thank you for the wonderful visit!
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If you looking for a base for touring Kerry or the Kingdom as its referred to locally, well look no more, being from Kerry myself I cannot recommend the county enough for any kind of break, be it adventure,family or just a get away from it all! I am an avid follower of the national sport GAA especially Gaelic football and travel regular to games in the county and beyond! I love to get back when I can and take in walks on the beach or play a few tunes at a local trad session in the beautiful seaside town of Ballybunion famous for its links golf courses, well worth a visit! Go on send me a mail, you know you want to! :)