KERRY - Heritage Town of Listowel

House - Entire home/apt · Cahirdown Close, Listowel, Kerry, Ireland
John & Betty

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.

Your host, John & Betty
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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.

The Space

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.

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.

GIFT a HOLIDAY in Derry House, Listowel, County Kerry, IRELAND
BIRTHDAY - ANNIVERSARY - COMPETITION PRIZE or just a big THANK YOU to somebody for something they did for you - or a well earned break and a treat to yourself - why not?

What could be better than the GIFT VOUCHER of a holiday in County Kerry.
We will be happy to help you plan your gift, or treat, and organise events here for the lucky recipient.

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.
The kitchen sink and hob can be lowered for use by a wheelchair user.
Please contact us for more information about our facilities.

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 ensuite.

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 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.

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

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Extra people: $22 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $510 /week
Monthly Price: $2186 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We spent a lovely week in Listowel. The house was excellent. John and Betty were great hosts. A real bonus for us was being able to bring our 2 dogs with us.

    Location is excellent - a short walk to the town

    Facilities in the house are also excellent.

    Would highly recommend

    May 2014
  • The accommodations could not have been better!! Everything was meticulously clean. The location was in easy walking distance of downtown Listowel. John was the consummate host and provided our transportation from Tralee to Listowel after we missed an earlier bus and had to take the train. John went out of his way to help find members of my extended family. We cannot recommend this property highly enough and know we have made 2 new friends in Ireland. In the YEAR of the Gathering, it was just like going HOME...

    October 2013
  • OMG. What can we add to the list of find reviews of these hosts? They are truly exceptional in every way. If you r considering stayin in Listowel or thereabouts STAY with them! You cannot go wrong! Friendly, helpful, but not "in our face". They offered endless assistand and gave us SO many helpful hints! Directions were awkward to the biggest store in town so John insisted he show us and we follow him the first time. The accommodations r newer and nicer than the photos look. EVeRy possible thing you could want is there ie dishwasher, two coolers, two coffee makers, separate freezer, herbal microwave aromatherapy bags, truly u will be hard pressed to find something you need that they don't have! We enjoyed making their home our base for my husbands Links golf course tour. He did 6 courses in 8 days and we found the location ANd the hosts perfect!!!

    September 2013
  • We whole-heartedly recommend John & Betty's house to anyone traveling to Ireland!

    The house itself is quite large with a modern and comfortable interior, and is immaculately kept. They provide everything you might need: free wifi, cable tv, dishwasher, and even a washer and dryer! Those came in especially handy for us because our stay here was right in the middle of our 2-week trip, so we were able to pack less knowing that we could do our laundry and wear things again.

    The town of Listowel is lovely, with lots of shops and several pubs and restaurants. There is even a very affordable grocery store very nearby. The location was great launching point for many of our must-see sites including the Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey, Dingle Peninsula, and the Ring of Kerry. Needless to say, our 5 days in the area were packed!

    It's a great place with even greater people! John and Betty were incredibly welcoming, informative, and friendly. They really made us feel at home and we will make a point of recommending them to our friends and family!

    September 2013
  • John & Betty were the most gracious, friendly and helpful hosts possible. They went out of their way to see that we had a pleasant stay and a good time. We cannot say enough about them. In addition to being such wonderful hosts, their home was spectacular!. The house is immaculate and has every convenience possible. Comfort is assured with plenty of room and beautiful furnishings. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone and hope we can visit Ireland again and stay with them even longer.

    September 2013
  • John and Betty welcomed us 'home' the minute we arrived and we thoroughly enjoyed their warm hospitality and their lovely spacious home. I would highly recommend that anyone wishing to tour this part of Ireland stay with these gracious and thoughtful folks. We truly felt like family from the instant we arrived and we loved the welcome items and the helpful tourist brochures they provided. John and Betty went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Any future visits to lovely Ireland will certainly include staying with John and Betty and we will bring treats for Tiny and Misty.

    August 2013
  • We stayed 5 nights with 3 Persons in this lovely house in Listowel in July 2013. We got a lot of space and a comfortable clean home in a silent street. The rooms have a high and modern standard with all equipment we needed. Betty and John thought about each detail, we missed not one thing. For example In the kitchen we found all electrical tools like washing-machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, refrigerator and freezer. In the big livingroom you are able to look at TV (Sky-TV) or you can use the Internetaccess with your laptop. The three bedrooms are with own bathroom (one is useable for wheelchair).
    With Betty and John we found a good and friendly contact, they helped us with good informations. An advice for Listowel: Visit the Pub 'John B. Keanes' in town; three times a week there are interesting and funny performances.
    From John we got all information for tourists we needed, like maps and written information about touristic highlights of Kerry.
    Johanna with parents from Germany

    July 2013
  • Welcome to truly, a home away from home!
    We stayed with Betty and John for 4 nights in July 2013. They are a very warm and hospitable couple, and do they it right. We arrived late in the evening and there was even a sign on the door welcoming us.
    Their home is situated at the end of a street, so there's no thru traffic. The home is very spacious, clean, and well kept. There are 3 spacious bedrooms that are pleasantly decorated, with ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom.
    The living room area is well furnished with couch, chairs, dinning table, and TV. There are also books and literature/maps provided for your use, for the surrounding attractions and area.
    The kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly think of, and some! Well done Betty & John!
    Betty and John were very accommodating and helpful to any requests that we had. We highly recommend their home to anyone, travelling to Ireland.
    We would love to return here on our next trip to Ireland.
    The 'Mahs' and 'Fifields' from Alberta, Canada

    July 2013
  • The house was beautiful, clean, comfortable and welcoming. John & Betty went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Listowel is authentic and not touristy, lovely! This is a great place to stay and take day trips to the Ring of Kerry and/or Dingle Peninsula. Highly recommend it!!!

    July 2013
  • Our four nights at Derry house made our stay in Ireland perfect.John and Betty were the best hosts.The house was great,it had everything we could need as well as being spacious.There were five of us ,so it was good to have lots of room.Listowel is the ideal location,we were able to venture out each day and see the sights of Kerry ,then head home to our lovely comfortable house.We all decided when we go back we will stay for a month.John introduced us to the local pub music scene and that was a treat..I have no hesitation giving Derry House a five star rating.

    July 2013
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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. .
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