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  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 5 beds
  4. 4 baths
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Outdoor fireplace
Fruit trees
Tennis court… closed off awaiting repair.
Pool table
Kayaks nearby
Apple TV & Netflix
Pancake & Donut maker
Chocolate fountain
Writers Paradise
Amazing sea views
Award winning KENMARE & Killarney nearby
Ring of Kerry & Ring of Beara
Wild Atlantic Way
Walkers paradise
Great for cycling & Hill walking
Horse riding
Boat cruise on the bay

The space

Just a stones throw from the truly beautiful, tranquil Ardea Beach, situated in a relaxing envoirnment away from the hustle and bustle. This is an amazing place....
> This home has a spacious garden. It has an outdoor living area with an open fire & stunning sea views.

> kayaks available at the beach house, on request.

> It has a separate bbq area on a raised level, again amazing sea views.
> The garden has a secluded pond area. (Toddlers beware).
> It has the use of a communal tennis court, ***closed at present due to upgrading.

> OIL & ESB are on a meter & trash is €10 per bag.

> Entrance hall.
> Downstairs toilet.
> Family living room with wood burning stove.
> Reading room.
> Kitchen
> Pantry
> Dining room with wood burning stove
> Utility room
> Cloaks room
> Hot press.
Stairs is carpeted..
3 bedrooms & main bathroom:
(Twin bedroom is small).
> The Master Bedroom:
A double ensuite with balcony, stunning views of the sea & mountains. Sit out here for breakfast and enjoy the breathtaking views & birds singing or maybe a night cap and listen to the crashing waves.
> -The second bedroom a double ensuite (& 1 single bed).
> -The third bedroom is small, it has 2 single beds.
> Bath

> This Home also features:
> -American style fridge freezer with water & ice, Microwave, Dishwasher, 40' Full HD television with netflix & Saor View Channels, Apple TV, full size Pool Table, board games & tennis court.
There are flasks & picnic boxes for you to enjoy a picnic along the many beautiful walks.

Supervalu offer a great delivery service if you wanted to order your groceries online and have them delivered to the beach house. Go to

Tommys Taxi.
If you would like an evening off from driving and would like to enjoy a glass of wine or a Guinness in Kenmare or one of the wonderful local bars we can recommend Tommy's Taxi, he is friendly, helpful and reasonably priced. Also, if you wanted to sit back and be driven along The Ring of Kerry or Ring of Beara, have your dinner along the way, Tommy is very accommodating.
His number is ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

> A short drive (a couple of min drive or nice walk):Tuosist Post Office & little shop for the essential bits n pieces. Speak to the lovely Maureen Snr or Junior who are always happy to help you.
> The Lake House Bar & Restaurant:
> Great food, drink & cocktail making classes, boat & fishing trips & Rowing Boat Hire on the Cloonee Lakes. Mary the owner is an amazing chef.
> Award Winning Kilmacallogue Bar & Restaurant or Helens Bar as it's known locally: This great bar is a must, it has been referred to as ‘The Best Bar in Ireland’. Great food, fresh fish daily, sit out on the pier to enjoy it. Talk to Helen the owner, she has some great stories. Ballad sessions outside in the summer months are wonderful, Sunday Lunch is my favorite time to go there. Many people arrive by boat, a helicopter landed there for lunch last year.
> Star Outdoors: For all your Kayaks, sailboats, canoes and kids summer camps, great water activities, we recommend it! A definite must if you like the water like we do. A cruise on the bay is a must but booking is essential. Danny is the owner, he’s lovely and is very accommodating.
> Derreen Gardens & coffee shop, a beautiful place on the water, amazing walks through a beautiful garden. The best carrot cake ever!!! (A short drive from Helens Bar).
> Pedals & boots coffee shop, great scones.
The Healy Pass is a lovely drive, narrow roads... (drive very slowly). You can drive the Healy pass into the picturesque Glengarriff and back to the lovely Kenmare through The Tunnel Road, back to your base again. Bantry is a lovely town also... it’s about 15 mins from Glengarriff, Bantry House & Gardens are wonderful, sit out and enjoy your coffee with breathtaking views of Bantry Bay. The Maritime Hotel next door to The Bantry House is a wonderful place to eat or enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the Bay.

> Only a 15 minute drive from The Beautiful Kenmare town centre with award winning restaurants, coffee shops & bars, golf courses, horse riding, archery, Bike hire. Etc.
> Kenmare is a truly amazing town, you will love it.

> Golf: Golf is synonymous with the natural beauty of the South West of Ireland. There are two beautifully appointed 18 hole courses in Kenmare. Kenmare Golf Club is in the town with fairways at the water’s edge and The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club a few miles out of town on the Sneem Road enjoys an elevated, spectacular position high above Kenmare Bay. Both clubs welcome non-members.

Lace: Lace is a commodity for which Kenmare is justifiably famous since the Poor Clare nuns first established a lace room at their convent in 1864. Now the tradition is maintained at Kenmare Lace and Design Centre of the Courthouse Building in the Square, where you can watch demonstrations and buy lace products.

Strawberry Fields: Enroute from The Beach House to Killarney (KENMARE to Killarney via molls gap route). We suggest you stop off for pancakes in The Strawberry Fields Cafe, (take a slight detour at the lovely Molls Gap). An array of sweet & savoury pancakes awaits, we like the Nutella & strawberries!! Phone

Walking: Walking the mountains around Kenmare - Kenmare Walking Club website will provide more details.

The Stone Circle at Kenmare is a fine example and is the largest stone circle in the south west of Ireland. Over 3,000 years old, it consists of 15 stones enclosing a circle measuring about 17metres in diameter. It’s known locally as the Druid's Circle and features a capstone which must be around seven tons in weight. The Stone Circle is very close to the centre of town and is signposted from the Square.

Cycling: Cycling is the ideal way to really experience the atmosphere, sights and scenery and a range of bicycles for hire can be found at Finnegan’s Bicycle Hire at the top of Henry Street. Book in advance by e-mail or when you arrive in town.

Archery: Archery can be fun at the Faungorth Activity Centre and there’s lots more to do there too! Pitch and Putt, Tennis, Fishing, Camping etc.

Visit the Traditional Farm at Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and Traditional Farm. You’ll encounter antique farm machinery and see demonstrations of sheep shearing and dipping. [By prior appointment]

Adopt a Sheep at the Kissane Working Sheep Farm with around 1,000 sheep and lambs. Watch sheepdog and shearing demonstrations and have a go at shearing yourself! There are mountain walks and a Treasure Trail for kids. Kissane’s is at Moll’s Gap.

Sea Fishing and river fishing is the business of Kenmare Angling and Sightseeing which is ideal for the smaller group or for those who prefer to plan their own excursion. Small, private tours of Kenmare Bay can also be arranged. Your knowledgeable skipper will inform you as you sail.

Chocolate Making at ‘Bonane’s Chocolate Factory: Lorge Chocolatier is the name of the business and Benoit Lorge produces the most delicious home-made chocolates which are distributed nationally. Both dark and milk chocolates in a range of rich, mouthwatering flavours are available. - Phone:

The Motor Museum near Kenmare was established in 1985 and is a treasure trove of historical motor memorabilia. Kilgarvan Motor Museum, a family-run business has supplied vehicles for major films and regularly offers antique limousines for weddings throughout the county. - Phone: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) (URL HIDDEN)

Horse Riding: Local riding schools and stables include Eclipse Ireland, Blackwater Stables & Dromquinna.

The Theatre in Kenmare -
The Carnegie Arts Centre - hosts a broad selection of events to be found on its schedule, ranging from concerts, plays and films to exhibitions.

Killarney is about a 45 minute drive and is a must. In Killarney we recommend a trip on the jaunting cars & a visit to Muckross House, Gardens & Restaurant. Lots to do in Killarney.... We recommend you hire bikes in Killarney & cycle on the cycle lanes to Muckross House it's a great day out and it's safe. I can't recommend a bike hire company because it's some years since I did it... but if you go to Killarney over the Molls Gap route , there are bicycles for hire as you approach Killarney town. Here, you are beside the cycle lane to Muckross House, it's very convenient. Contact me if your having any trouble finding it.

If your travelling with children & like mine they are animal lovers then The Kennedy’s Pet Farm in Killarney is a must. It's on the Kenmare to Killarney route via Kilgarvan.

Kenmare town is a haven of tranquility, gourmet food, superb accommodation and breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural, unspoilt environments in Europe. Cradled in the heart of The Kenmare Bay, this picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.

The Irish name for Kenmare is Neidin, it means little nest. Founded in 1670, Kerry’s first Heritage Town.

The Ring of Kerry, known all over the world, follows the coastline of the Iveragh peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country and makes a most exciting day tour. Along the 175km route are picturesque villages, an abundance of historical landmarks, sandy coves and beaches.

To the north of Kenmare is the Killarney National Park, 10,000 hectares of woodland and magical mountains, with spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney.

The unspoiled Ring of Beara lies to the South of Kenmare. Its rugged beauty is beyond compare, with an abundance of archeological sites and spectacular views with white sandy beaches in Allihies. The Ring of Beara is not as well known as the Ring of Kerry and therefore not so crowded.

Whether it is walking on the mountains, cruising on the bay, horse riding, golfing, fishing, an author writing a book, touring or soaking up the best of music you will not be disappointed in our Beautiful Kenmare.

Bantry is worth a trip it’s about an hours drive, it’s close to Glengarriff and has many festivals running during the summer months, the music festival in July is wonderful, some classical music events are held in the gardens of The Beautiful Bantry House. (We recommend you visit Bantry on a Friday and have the Asian Street Dish from ‘Wok About’, it’s based outside Quills Fashion Shop on Friday’s, the rice or noodle dishes are truly wonderful). The boat trip to whiddy Island is very exciting.
Approx 20 Luxury Liners are due to dock in Bantry this summer, they look just amazing and there is always a great buzz to have all the cruise visitors in Bantry Town.

I hope you enjoy your holiday.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Bay view
Sea view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable

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Where you’ll be

Tuosist, Kerry, Ireland

The sea views, the peace & quiet & the lovely people.

Hosted by Paula

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