About this listing
Great vacation rental in Kerry where you will be assured of a warm Irish Welcome from Betty and John.
Come and enjoy the Kerry craic!
On 3/4 of an acre, the all level accommodation is also suitable for persons with limited mobility.
Cead Mile Failte - a Hundred Thousand Welcomes - to Derry House, a 5* guest-rated, luxury accommodation, which is also featured as 5* rated on TripAdvisor, and a place where you will be assured of true Irish hospitality.
Only 9 miles from the WILD ATLANTIC WAY Drive, the Heritage Town of Listowel has a history which goes back to the 12th century with Listowel Castle and the Fitzmaurice clan.
LISTOWEL as your Irish HOME BASE.
Not in the more expensive tourist accommodation locations, and yet still close to everything, Listowel is so well positioned as a base for your home-coming or a vacation.
We are centrally located for day trips to attractions in County Clare, County Limerick, County Cork and our own lovely, scenic County Kerry - known as The Kingdom.
- making LISTOWEL the best place to be for your vacation, honeymoon or home-coming.
Listowel, a designated Heritage Town, has many on-going activities and we DEFINITELY recommend a visit to John B. Keane's pub (John B's) located centrally in the town and only minutes from your accommodation on the edge of town.
Your private, self-catering accommodation is also wheelchair accessible and suitable for guests with limited mobility.
We can accommodate up to 8 guests - please ensure that the three bedroom and five bed layout is suitable for your needs.
We also have a cot/bed suitable for a baby or small child.
There are three en-suite bedrooms:
Bedroom 1 - A king size bed
Bedroom 2 - A king size bed and a single bed
Bedroom 3 - A king size bed and a single bed and has a wheelchair accessible en-suite.
The kitchen sink and hob can be lowered for use by a wheelchair user.
Please contact us for more information about our facilities.
Other facilities include washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, microwave, double electric oven and hob, Welcome Basket, hair-dryer in each bedroom, etc.
DAY TRIPS from your accommodation: Just a few suggestions -
*Limerick City - only 45miles/72kms from here
"Glenstal Abbey just 15 minutes from Limerick is a place where the monks recite their prayers and Mass with chant.
*Adare Village with it's quaint thatched houses.
*Bunratty Castle - outside Limerick - perhaps take in a Medieval Banquet show.
*Kiss the Blarney Stone" at Blarney Castle and visit nearby Cork City (about a 2 hour drive).
*Titanic Experience" - Cobh (Cove) near Cork City, and formerly called Queenstown, was the pick-up point for 123 passengers before the ship embarked on that fateful voyage to America.
*Tralee Town" and it's Geraldine Museum and much more.
*Killarney Town" - Muckross House, Killarney's Lakes and the surrounding area - Take a trip with a jarvey in a jaunting car.
*Dingle Town" - take a boat trip on the bay and meet Fungie the Dolphin or travel on around scenic Slea head.
*Castlemaine is a town you may pass through - this was the birthplace of "The Wild Colonial Boy".
*The Ring of Kerry Drive - absolutely fabulous.
*Cross over the Shannon River into County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren.
The ferry is only 15 minutes from here and the crossing will have you in County Clare in 20 minutes.
*Crag Cave - 30 minutes away, discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old.
*Take the short trip to Asdee, ancestral home of the wild west outlaw Jesse James. His father emigrated from here to Missouri where young Jesse was born on September 5th 1847.
*Ballybunion Golf Course" - if it's good enough for Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods to play a round here.....book early!
*Listowel Golf Course and a Pitch and Putt Course are a few minutes from here.
*Ballybunion Surf School" - With four miles of golden blue flagged beaches, Ballybunion offers waves for beginners, intermediates and the wild Atlantic cliff break provides exhilarating surf for the seriously advanced.
*Dromin Equestrian Centre is just a few minutes from us.
*Salmon and Trout Fishing on the River Feale - the river meanders around the town of Listowel.
Sea and shore fishing in the Atlantic - lots of places are to be found locally and tackle hire is available.
We sincerely hope this has given you an idea of how well positioned we are, here in Listowel, for you to enjoy many local amenities and wonderful day trips to fantastic scenic drives and cultural locations.
Return to your accommodation, relax and later. maybe stroll to the town for some "craic agus ceol" - fun and music.
Derry House is actually 300 metres off the main Listowel to Tarbert road and in a quiet cul-de-sac.
The road has five other family homes along it, all professional people, great neighbours, and we are the end house.
Listowel is a famous literary town and frequently called The Literary Capital of Ireland.
Annually, in May/June it hosts Writers’ Week, a literary festival overflowing with art, drama, poetry, film, music and story telling.
A few miles from the town, a local man, Maurice Walsh, penned a book with a well known title - "The Quiet Man", which was adapted and turned into a Hollywood film starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
A few miles up the road is the town of Foynes.
The actress, Maureen O'Hara, is a patron of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum
It was also here that our world famous Irish Coffee was invented!
*Irish Coffee Making Championships" - this is held annually in Foynes, around June
The Listowel Racecourse hosts two horse-racing events each year and the race course is only a 3 minute drive from here.
One of Listowel’s treasures is The Garden of Europe, located in the Town Park.
It contains over 2,500 trees and shrubs from all over Europe.
It is only a short distance from us - right beside the golf course, down by the riverside.
If you need information on anything for your vacation with us, we will be happy to have it ready for you on, or before, arrival.
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT TIMES:
We can be reasonably flexible in respect of these times as long as we don't have any bookings on the day before, or after, your visit.
We wish to Thank You most sincerely for considering staying in Derry House, Listowel, County Kerry - where a warm Irish Welcome awaits you and the place to make new friends.
Every Good Wish
Betty and John
Interaction with Guests
We are 99.99% of the time available to help you with any questions and advice.
We are happy to bring you to the local pubs and introduce you to some great characters!
The Heritage Town of Listowel is a place where you can arrive as a tourist and leave as a local!
Your accommodation is in a quiet area and only minutes from the town centre and stores, yet with a countryside feel about it.
There is an excellent bus service leaving from the town centre and you can travel nationwide from here.
If you have a hire car - you park right outside your door.
Other Things to Note
Accommodation is ONLY for the number of guests for which you have booked and paid for.
The guest making the booking must be at least 18 years of age or older.
Self catering means the freedom to come and go as you please and enjoy meals prepared by yourself.
It also means that the cleaning and tidying up afterwards is up to you.
We do not charge for cleaning and this is to keep down your costs and trust our guests to be responsible in this matter.
The rate charged is for the number of guests stated when booking.
If you have visitors who wish to stay overnight, they will be charged the appropriate rate and this must be paid at the time of their stay.
The onus is on you to ensure payment.
NO SMOKING INDOORS - this is in keeping with accommodation establishments here.
NO LIT CANDLES - sorry, but we have had one experience we do not wish to see repeated.
Please respect the property and your neighbours.
This is a quiet, respectable location and we wish to maintain that peaceful and relaxed way of life.
This is NOT a Party House, so No Stag Parties - No Hen Parties - Bad or anti-social behaviour will NOT be tolerated and will result in immediate termination of rental - without refund.
Your accommodation will be clean and tidy when you arrive.
We like to keep our prices low and not charge a cleaning fee, so please help us to maintain a low price.
We ask that you leave the property clean and tidy when you leave.
To facilitate a quick turnover and having the accommodation ready for the next guests, if you can, we would gratefully appreciate if you would leave the sheets and towels ready for washing.
We truly Thank all those who even put them into the washing machine and washed them!
A payable cleaning service can be provided during your stay, if necessary.
Whilst in the property we would ask that you do not wear high-heeled shoes or ANY footwear which might damage the wooden floored areas.
Finally, we remind you - PLEASE DO NOT SMOKE inside the accommodation - THANK YOU.
Nice private location - a town location on a private road, with a countryside feeling, yet only 2 minutes to town centre
John and Betty took us in on very short notice and were extremely welcoming. John even met us in the town to escort us to their lovely home. The house was great and suited our needs perfectly; spacious and family friendly. We would highly recommend this accommodation.
Fantástica casa con todas las comodidades que una familia puede necesitar para sus vacaciones en Irlanda. Situada en un bonito pueblo, con una ubicación excelente para hacer gran variedad de rutas y excursiones.
Maravilloso trato por parte de los anfitriones. Acompañándonos incluso a conocer los pubs del pueblo.
Sin duda una opción muy recomendable.
The house is perfect and the hosts are great!! My family and I loved everything!!! Large, clean, well equiped, we felt like home!! John and Betty are so lovely, we recommend their house for sure!!
House was lovely; neat as a pin and very spacious. A great location for 5 adults and a wonderfully central location for visiting Dingle, Kerry Ring and surrounding countryside. John and Betty were beyond friendly - suggesting a great gastro pub for dinner on our first night and joining us for a drink later in the evening. Very quiet, comfortable and inviting location.
What a fantastic house and even more so fantastic hosts who could not have done any more to make us feel welcome. Their friendliness made our trip so more memorable and pleasurable. The countryside and surrounding area was stunning in the brilliant sunshine which John assures us he organised especially for us!!!!!
We would strongly recommend this property to everyone.
A huge thank you to John and Betty. I think your individual welcome and friendliness will be hard to surpass. Wheel chair facilities for disablied guests were most appreciated.
John & Betty are really lovely, John even brought us to drink at a really cosy local pub. And he allowed us to bring our dog to stay at his house, his house was perfectly clean and comfy, thank you so much for everything from John and Betty, we were so enjoyable for the stay, we will back again if we have chance.
WOW, John and Betty epitomise the very best of wonderful North Kerry Hospitality. Communication prior to our arrival was supberb. John and Betty were happy to allow us bring our dog, a small house dog named Zac. John was super fast to communicate. We were so impressed that John e mailed a few days inadvance of our arrival to enquire if we required anything special on arrival.
Directions to the house are very clear and the house is nestled in a quiet residential cul de sac in a lovely neighbourhood area of Listowel, ten minutes walk from the cute town centre.
We arrived at 10.30pm and John and Betty who live next door to the listing were waiting at the house, super friendly. The house is even better than the pictures and the description. Beautifully decorated with all the amenities you could require. John and Betty had the lights on, heat on and the kettle was boiled with tea/coffee/biscuits and a cake available for us on arrival. Amazing hospitality.
I cannot recommend this listing enough. Very comfortable, exceptionally clean. I will definitley be returning as I grew up in the town and return to visit family regularly.
I can see why John and Betty are SuperHosts as they work tirelessly to achieve the highest standards of hospitality. Thank you so much.
About the Host, John & Betty
Betty and I love to travel, meet and greet good people to our county - The Kingdom of Kerry - Heaven's Reflex - call it what you will, you'll never know until you go!
We love promoting all Ireland, our county, our culture, our history, our fabulous scenery, our music, our songs, and we're pretty good at our dancing!
We believe that every host should be an ambassador for their country and do their utmost to help guests enjoy their stay by helping them plan their stay even before they arrive and making sure they enjoy their hard-earned vacation.
We want our guests to leave happy, to want to return again to Ireland and to bring their family and friends next time.