a second bed, single bed has been added to this double room. it can now be used as a twin room or for 3 personsthe room also has seating area and view out to Ireland's highest mountain range
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This room has a Dbl + Single Bed + bathrm alongside, in eco-built home.
Wholesome breakfast of local organic produce. Rural peace. Nearest house 5mins walk, tucked away from traffic and roads. ten minutes drive best gourmet town in SW.

2 Peninsulas+Bay+Killarney Nat.Park Mts & Lakes
5kms Kenmare Bay/Town w/ Sea food + LiveTrad.Music + Airport 40mins
Minimum 2 NIGHTS

The space

Kenmare/Kerry Eco Lodge holds 6 people max so expect a sense of exclusivity. Enjoy the deep rural peace or hit the town for music & superb gourmet dining only 10 minutes from here.

Experience and Enjoy an unspoiled and utterly peaceful rural setting in an ecologically built house next to Ireland's prettiest small heritage town.
The Lodge is exclusive to 6-7 guests max so we like to give priority to those who would get most value from what we offer. We like to welcome artistic, creative and talkative people who like to engage with the beautiful landscape, the local culture, food and music and who appreciate authentic wholesome fare.
Bright, Crisp, En Suite Rooms spaced well apart. Main bedroom with king sized bed, second bedroom with double + single and downstairs double with walk-in wet room.
Breakfast is of authentic organic foods with an optional choice of artisan local produce as extra + gluten free + vegetarian + vegan.

3 rooms, 2 of which are en suite. This one is adjacent to a large bath/shower room. It has a table work area and views of hills on 3 sides. There is an extra single bed so it can be used as a Twin or Triple room.
Min. E.50 + E.25 per each extra person


Breakfast of local artisan cheeses and breads & salmon, plus delights of fresh fruits and meusli, etc etc.. + Vegetarian + Gluten Free.


Situate in a Peaceful Wooded River Valley by Bay of Kenmare & The spectacular Killarney National Park +
Views to Ireland's Highest Mountains + hills all around.The ares is a vast outdoors of unspoiled sea, lakes and mountains.

- ask me to take you downriver to the magical swimming pool
- ask me where you can hike up and over a waterfall or the wonderful trail walk all the way to Killarney in 2hours - viewing scenery that poet Shelly friend of Byron compared to Lake Como in Italy..
You wonder why visitors go anywhere else! ....the area is a microcosm of the best of what Ireland has to offer.

Interior: New House with Character.
Crisp Clean presentation
Modern Oak floored rooms & vertical windows.
Natural furnishings
Natural Cleaning products used + wooden floors always washed.
Substantial breakfast of natural/local/health foods
(Owner has a nutirition + massage + reflexology dimplomas + works as visiting therapist in a local five star spa).


The house is an Ecological Hemp Build the only one of its kind offering accommodation in S. Ireland.


Located/3.05 miles outside Kenmare Bay & Kenmare - Irelands prettiest small heritage town (and many accolades for being the cleanest).

On the Wild Atlantic Way:-
One of Ireland’s great strengths as a tourist attraction is what it does not have — a lot of people. Ireland is one of the most underpopulated countries in Europe. There are swathes of the western seaboard which are are largely uninhabited. This area is the most unspoiled.

New-Old' style Modern with character
In wooded river valley. 3 Double Rooms.

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Low key place. Guests not business. Peaceful

Rooms - 3 Doubles. Large. Calm Modern
2 En suites + 1 main bath/shower rm.
Oak wood natural floors n' windows
Views of surrounding hills n' river.
Lots of Parking n' walking space


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10 min/3.5ml from sea & town.(lots on these below)

Rates:
B&B or long or short term stays:
B& B @ E.35 p.p. sharing/E. 40 single occupancy
OR
Per Week Room Rate from E.80 - 180 pp per Wk (subject to conditions)

Other photos & info:
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Expect
Peaceful, pleasant, relaxing place tucked away from traffic. Surrounded by the most scenic and unspoiled beauty.
Nice ambient underfloor heating 24/7 from geothermal ground source heating when needed.
Expect to find it hard to find me on first journey - so please ask me to meet you. (from town 10mins. 3.5mls a mile upriver on the beautiful sheen river, full of rapids and falls)


Town:
Kenmare - stylish, gourmet, elegant, intimate heritage town of
eclectic shops where music starts at six in the evening. Live traditional music + some dance + live bands/rock late evening.

Overview of Area:
The natural setting of this pretty town is breathtaking. A broad river spills into the long narrow bay of Kenmare. The town has a pier, mountains vistas, rivers, woodlands and a wildlife park on a long, sea inlet.
^Kenmare is a concentration of quality services and offerings in a bowel of mountains by the sea in the middle of a vast area of unspoiled, pristine landscape
^Kenmare is a place for the discerning tourist
^perfect for exploring the mountainous peninsulas of SW Kerry and most of West Cork.
Most of all: -
^Kenmare is a place to just BE


Town
Kenmare is 3mls away. Expect stylish heritage town/ eclectic shops/gourmet cuisine/lots of traditional and other music in small bars. You will need a bike/car/walk to town. Lift pick-ups can be arranged.

More on Kenmare Eco Lodge:
My place offers chill-out privacy or interaction with host/conversation/meals/etc whichever you like. I work/ed in the arts and have the usual cultural interests. I can direct you to heritage, sports, walking routes, shopping, yoga and natural health places or to the locally-made ice-cream shop.

Extras - Holistic Treatment Room - the services of a five star therapist.
Massage/Reflexology/Cranio Sacral.. (therapist to the local 5-Star hotel for the last 7 years)
Guests may book sessions. Rates E25-50.

Read more?
This is a GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE AREA piece I have written for Kenmare Chamber/Tourism

Kenmare Bay/Inbhear Scéine (Ir.) is a 50mile long, narrow sea inlet sheltered between Iveragh peninsula with Ireland’s highest mountain range and the wild, bare uplands of Beara to the south. The bay is very accessible along its length with many harbours, inlets and creeks. It is 18km at its mouth, narrowing gradually as it bisects and separates scenic mature woodlands. There are a number of islands on the bay the most extensive being Dinish and Dunkerron islands close to Kenmare town.
Kenmare is now home to the largest raptor in Europe, the white-tailed sea eagle which has nesting sites on the bay. The bay also has a large colony of seals. It is a popular destination for sea angling, sea cruises and sail training and sea sports. The bay is significant for its micro-climate, which encourages an ecological biodiversity of lush vegetation and natural habitats. The area is outstanding for the richness of historical and archaeological which remain intact. Several hundred archaeological sites lie close to the shoreline and stone circles, standing stones and other monuments abound. In the old mythological tales written in the 12th century by Irish monks, Kenmare Bay is cited as the supposed landing of the last invasion of Ireland by Milesians and the Irish name for the bay, Inbhear Scéine, is linked to these tales.
Kenmare’s most iconic symbol is its double-arched Art Deco bridge, which spans Kenmare Bay at its narrowest point. The bridge is a focal point for the spectacular sunsets, which light up the western skies and the waters of the bay.
At the innermost corner of the bay is Kenmare, a pretty, heritage town with the intimacy and feel of a village. It offers seafood and fine dining, traditional music and quality accommodation all in a surprisingly compact triangle of historic buildings. Within a day’s drive of the town, the furthest reaches of both peninsulas can be accessed, making Kenmare town an ideal and popular all season destination.
For further details about Kenmare Bay and Kenmare Town, see the following sections: XXXXXX
© Anne Barrett, Kenmare Bay Project, 2014

Guest access

The library room/Guest sittingroom downstairs.
Kitchen tea making.
Me for guide advice - geared to your interests.check out extensive suggestions on the site here for all my best advice

Interaction with guests

Space and peace are plentyful here. If you wish me to help plan your trip or just converse/hear about your experiences/or for tips on what to see and do.......I am interested in the things you have come for, nature, walks, gourmet food..... I work in a lot of community development projects heritage/tourism and (URL HIDDEN) working background is in literarture/theatre/film.

There is a guest sitting room or you may want to interact. I am interested in what people have to say on many subjects, arts, archetecture, travel, food, drama, visual art, eco .....Sport or fishing? - not great - I can put you in touch with good contacts.

Other things to note

If you want to forget the car when you are here there are a lot of walks on the doorstep...heritage park down the road Bonane Heritage Park......hills...roads with grass growing up the centre...more sheep than cars kind of thing....see the Waterfalls upriver and down....walk down to the five star hotel for a cocktail....climb the mountains on the waymarked routes....take many of the loop walks in the lower hills, visit Lorge chocolatier's roadside shop in an old Post Office for a hot chocolate...take a dip in the infinity pool at the other five star hotel....ride a horse...swing a golf club....stroll through the lovely looking wildlife park (woods, rhododendron bower and birdwatch) jutting into the bay which is in the town near the pier. Visit the serene pier + take an ECO CRUISE ON SEA SAFARI (marine savvy captain)...see the sea eagles and seals up close and personal...bring a rain hat!


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
Heating

Prices
Extra people $49 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $6
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $92 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 5PM

Bed & Breakfast for short stays - the usual, nothing out of the norm. (No more than ten to a bed, no horses in the (URL HIDDEN) sleepwalkers....!)
Longer stays can be either full or partial board.
There is a small guest sitting room/ library room for guests sole use
Coffees, teas and herbal teas - ask me where / help yourself in the kitchen

Availability of other facilities are:-
Limited use of kitchen, subject to discretion for B&B guests.

other facilities - Professional treatments - massage/reflexology/cranio sacral in treatment room in the house


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Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Nick User Profile
August 2017
Many parts of our time at Ecolodge were excellent - it's a lovely house convenient for Kenmare, we had a large room with a comfortable bed and the breakfasts were delicious (with a wonderful variety of interesting fellow guests) - and if we had been able to stay for the nine days we had as a confirmed booking no doubt we would rated our stay at five stars. however, when we arrived we discovered there had been a crossed wire and our room had been double booked. Aine had tried to communicate with us but had failed to get across that she would want us to find another B&B - since the booking was confirmed this hadn't occurred to us - rather than an internal move within the Ecolodge. This was obviously not ideal but fortunately we were able to find very satisfactory alternative accommodation at Rockcrest House.

Mary User Profile
June 2016
This home is comfy, and so nice to find an eco friendly respect for the environment reflected here. Wonderful choice of localy sourced foods, teas, and coffee. Once you have good directions this out of the way treasure is worth the effort. Ann is extremely knowledgeable about the area and does her best to suggest out of the ordinary places to visit. Something I found especially nice was the heat for the home came from the cozy warm wood floors! Also no need to buy bottled water! We especially enjoyed the chat with other like minded guests from all over the world. Keep tight hold of the steering wheel on the way in, the last bit of unlighted, unsignposted road is unpaved and full of pot holes, but worth the journey.
Áine, In Kenmare Bay User Profile
Response from Áine, In Kenmare Bay:
Thanks Mary, for highlighting the best of what is on offer here and yes I forget to highlight the lodge has its own private deep bore well for drinking water.
June 2016

Jan User Profile
July 2015
We spent 4 lovely nights at the Eco Lodge with Anne. She was very welcoming and had our room ready. The view from our room was just stunning, we loved it! The drive out to Anne's home is beautiful countryside beneath a canopy of trees. The area is just gorgeous, unspoiled nature, very quiet and relaxing. Her home is beautifully decorated with relaxing colors and cozy details. She serves a wonderful breakfast! Very hardy and delicious. Another wonderful help to us was Anne's extensive knowledge of the area sites. And her handy collection of maps and brochures. We had a wonderful holiday enjoying Kenmare, the Beara Peninsula, Killarney State Park, and driving the Ring of Kerry. Highlights included hiking the Gleninchaquin Waterfall Park, taking the Seafari trip to view the seals with their brand new pups, touring the Muckross house, and taking the ferry to Valencia Island. Oh, and we became regulars at PJ McCarthy's Pub in the perfect village of Kenmare!
Áine, In Kenmare Bay User Profile
Response from Áine, In Kenmare Bay:
Travellers would do well to take notes from this wonderfully detailed description of the local area offerings in their trip to Kenmare area. Thank you Jan. I think you could possibly sell a small feature article on it to your local paper at home or to a guide book. It is better than the information contained in many guide books who seem to focus on beds and bellies and not the wonderful experiences to be had in nature and small villages.
July 2015

Cecilia User Profile
July 2015
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Josie User Profile
November 2014
Aine did not make us feel welcome in her home. I was so surprised with all her good reviews. I feel it could be a risk to expose some of these details however I LOVE Airbnb and I feel people should be aware. Unfortunately my parents, my 1 year old and myself did not have a pleasant stay. Her place is lovely to look at however the main sitting room with the view was out of bounds. We didn’t feel we could sit in the kitchen, so really it was just a bedroom and a small sitting room to the side. I would not stay here if you had a child, even with my very very easy 1 year old I did not feel we could be seen or heard. Believe me she hardly ever makes a peep! We felt like we were an inconvenience rather than guests. We felt like she could snap at any point so we felt uncomfortable asking for tea or water. Aine was not happy about us putting some small things in the fridge even my fathers insulin seemed like an inconvenience. I asked Aine if i could have a small plastic tub to pur hot water into so I could heat up some milk and use it also to attempt to clean my baby (the bath was also out of bounds), with a broken smile and a mean look Aine emptied some dog food into a clean plastic tub rolled her eyes and handed me the dog food container.
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Response from Áine, In Kenmare Bay:
one knows when one is receiving guests and one knows when one is being treated like rather an inconvenience for being there... This family would have been much happier in a self-catering situation. So would I. Guests might want the run of the house for themselves, and this family most definitely fell into that category. Of course I invite guests down to the main sitting room. By all means. All depends and it quickly becomes apparent how to set ones boundaries....when one must protect one's corner for oneself, lest the 'herd of elephants' come and over-run and trample all in their path. This family were soon dubbed 'the herd of elephants' and yes, I failed miserably to keep some sort of order. Throws and cushions from upstairs rooms ended up being discovered in other rooms downstairs. An heirloom knitted doll which is an ornament in the main king bedroom was discovered being dragged across a glass window downstairs by a very young child. A family gang up and a comment 'oh its just a doll' (from the mother) where the step too far....and no problem with babies having baths if only the mother had communicated beforehand and booked the room with the bath and does a man in his sixties really have to run up and down the stairs between one room and another for several trips between the hours of 4pm and bedtime and again the next day. Aine was not only not happy, Aine was thinking of giving up B&B altogether. Only, she that the next guest who rolled in - also Australians - and after tea and a very civilized chat about adventure by the fire in the big sitting room a feeling of peace is restored......not that the guest sitting room/ library room with its natural materials brick red velvet sofa, african textiles and shelves of books has ever caused anybody any pain before Josie. And Josie all rooms have views - all look on mountains, trees, pristine landscape. but you know, one knows when one is receiving guests who are interested in other places and cultures and one knows when one is being treated like rather an inconvenience for being there........ as I said, 'had this family really, truly communicated their needs to me in good time, I would have suggested they would have been much happier in a self-catering. And so would I. And so would I! .
November 2014

Karin User Profile
September 2014
We spent three wonderful days in that lovely house. It is absolutely quiet as the house is located in the countryside, but you only need 10 minutes to Kenmare by car. Aine serves an excellent breakfast with local products and we got a lot of recommendations about activities to do. Next time we would stay longer.
Áine, In Kenmare Bay User Profile
Response from Áine, In Kenmare Bay:
You are welcome Karin. Also, please when you have the time, you might copy and paste your review above onto trip advisor for Kenmare Eco Lodge. I have only registered this summer and keep forgetting to ask people to post reviews there. It would be much appreciated. All the best, and you both are welcome back anytime. 'Hope Connemara was an equal joy as Kenmare/Kerry. all the best, Aine
September 2014

Niall User Profile
August 2014
We had a great time in Kenmare. The house was lovely and Aine gave us some great advice on places to go. This helped us avoid all the normal tourist traps and end up at the best places! She was very accommodating, as we have a 6 month old baby. This meant no late nights but a lot of relaxing at the house in the evenings. This is a great location for Kenmare - not even 10min to town. Beautiful countryside and views.
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I run this ecological B&B made out of hemp* Sleeps x 6. Rooms from E70 per night.. I have travelled a good deal myself and understand the value of meeting locals who can give detailed, personal advice. I think if you like the images of my house and the offering of natural/organic etc. you will love Kenmare and environs anyway and I try to provide information to give a personalized portal into the best of its many hidden offerings.
I am a regular hiker, explorer of the area close to hand and the two peninsulas and can give you daily guidance at breakfast time on what most suited to your desires and depending on the day's weather. I have produced a book on the urban heritage of the town and appreciate Kenmare's special character as a fine example of a 17th planned estate town. I can advise on best authentic food, music, eating and shopping experiences of which Kenmare is well supplied.

If you like nature and natural surroundings, outstandingly stunning landscape, great hill trails, eco-living, conversation, sitting in the library room, exploring mountain paths and ancient monuments then going into town for fine dining experiences and live music you will find plenty to do here for several days on end.



I have travelled around most parts of Ireland so I can offer advice on your onward journey from here.




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