Kenmare Eco Lodge / 3 Doubles

House - Private room · Kenmare, Kerry, Ireland

3 Double Rooms in Eco House close to Kenmare Bay Serving Organic breakfasts
Central to S.W. Quality Location. Elegant town
Sea food Live Trad.Music
Mountains Seascapes
Experience Stillness of
Lush, Wooded Valley

The Space

3 Doubles - 2 en suite and 1 beside bathroom -
Ecological Timber Frame Hemp Build only such in S. Ireland offering accommodation. Situate in a Peaceful Wooded River Valley by Bay of Kenmare & The spectacular Killarney National Park & Ireland's Highest Mountains - view of these mountains and hills all around.
The ares is a vast outdoors of unspoiled sea, lakes and mountains.

Interior: New House with Character. Modern rooms. Oak floors. Natural furnishings Organic local foods & health food breakfasts.

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.

- - -do check availability as the Airbnb calendar is inaccurate - - -

Eco house made of HEMP
on Wild Atlantic Way
Sleeps 6
(website hidden)

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

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

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

Other photos & info:
See (website hidden)./kerry/kenmare for more b&b reviews +(website hidden)

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)

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

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.

Guest Access

Kitchen tea making.
Me for guide advice - geared to your interests
use of kitchen (from time to time) by request

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 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.

The Neighborhood

further on the Kenmare/Kenmare Bay on The Wild Atlantic Way:
Gateway to the most spectacularly unspoiled Beara and Iveragh peninsulas.The long, narrow bay of Kenmare has woodlands on either side and mountainous uplands all around. It has a rich micro-climate creating lush growth and a variety of natural habitats. Kenmare is a sheltered haven, which makes it place apart from the wild, rugged and liberating open seas.
Kenmare town is an architecturally elegant small heritage town, nestling at the inner corner of Kenmare Bay. It is the place to chill, eat and enjoy the view. Expect fine cuisine with an emphasis on local seafoods, expect live traditional music, eclectic small shops and cafes.
Kenmare has two five star hotels and quality accommodation across the range. The town square is flanked by 19th century town houses and has a Victorian style central recreation area. There is a large, wooded wildlife park on marshy inlet south of the town.
The small and serene pier below the town looks across to Kenmare’s most iconic feature, a double arched art-deco bridge, which spans the bay. Take an eco cruise from the pier or from 4klm further along the WAW route and soak up the tranquility of the bay.
Plan a long, relaxing break. Kenmare is a place where you can just BE.

Getting around

Need for a car or bike. Busses to Killarney and onward train and busses. But getting around in the two peninsulas you need to book a mini bus tour or have a car or enjoy hundred miles long cycles.
Getting to the house - Do travel the easy route N22 from cork or Killarney (your GPs tends to put you on N71 which is the national park road, best see that as a walk and sightseeing trip later) Do come by the easy route N22 and turnoff onto R569. My turnoff on the R569 is two miles before Kenmare. If you miss it you can reach it from town by driving south on N71 over Kenmare Bay bridge. Do please ask me to meet you on last stretch from Kenmare or from Sheen Falls Hotel or on road from south or North N71. I can pick up for expenses from airport etc. I have loads of parking space. Big yard, next house is hardly in view. Surrounded by nature....a bike would do....I am down a dirt laneway and it gives the impression of being very secluded.

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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $285 /week
Monthly Price: $498 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • My stay in Áine's house was really lovely. Áine is so kind and friendly! On my arrival she met me at a certain place with her car to guide me to her house, which was really great as I was so exhausted from the journey. She also recommended me many great places to visit in the area and told me how to get there. That way I was able to see the best of the region in the two days I stayed there. I would have loved to stay longer as my doggie and I really felt welcome in Áine's house. The room was big, bright and cozy, ensuite with a great shower. My dog was allowed to look around the house and even got some treats, which was fantastic! The breakfast was so delicious, too, with fresh fruit and tasty local products. We had two great days! Thank you so much Áine!

    April 2014
    Áine In Kenmare Bay
    Response from Áine In Kenmare Bay:

    thanks for the lovely review Stephanie....see you sometime again....we had lovely sunshine home for you and the fluffy one.a

  • Aine was a fantastic host.perfect blend of chat and interest for us on our trip.she didnt crowd us and offered so much in terms of hospitality and advice for places to discover on our trip.We felt at home and cimfortable within minutes of arriving. Our room was lovely and spacious and we fell in love with the beauty of the landscape. Breakfast was simply stunning, with Aine providing gluten free fare for each morning.we will be coming back in the summer and would highly recommend this (email hidden)y gripe was its distance from kenmare, about 20mins by car, which was a bit far we felt.

    December 2013
  • Aine has a lovely home, it is really close to Kenmare which is, a lovely spot to spend a couple of days in. Her home is located near some great hiking & lovely scenery.

    Her breakfasts were the most healthy that we had in all of our stays in Ireland. She makes everything from scratch, including fresh juice from fruit.

    She will truly make you feel at home...

    August 2013
  • A very beautiful, peaceful place to stay. The house is architecturally fascinating and the interiors beautifully and tastefully designed and maintained. Our accommodation was spacious, very comfortable and with lovely light and views out to the rural setting. The breakfasts, specially prepared each morning by Anne were scrumptious. The location provides an excellent out of town base for exploring the surrounding country which is breathtaking in its wild beauty. Kenmare town is great (insufficient adjectives to convey how lovely this part of Ireland is!) for eating, pubs, music etc. One night we were treated to a demonstration of Irish dancing in one of the pubs. Marvellous!

    July 2013
    Áine In Kenmare Bay
    Response from Áine In Kenmare Bay:

    Thanks for your fine appraisal of what Kenmare and I have to offer Miranda. I can vouch for the truth of the beauty of this corner of the world especially now when we are basking in Indian-like weather and have been for a miracle several weeks.

  • We really enjoyed our stay at Aine's wonderful house. She was a great host, feeding us a healthy breakfast every morning and offering us advise on possible excursions for the day. We appreciated the rural setting and close proximity to Kenmare and the Sheen Fall Lodge where we stopped for a relaxing drink to end the day. We would highly recommend a stay at Aine's house.

    June 2013
    Áine In Kenmare Bay
    Response from Áine In Kenmare Bay:

    Thanks Caroline,
    Check in from time to time.....maybe we could do a house swap in the years to come.....i'll take the Californian house first please and do a book tour with a nice accompanying film of the Kenmare landscape, while you come here for 2 weeks or 2 months - leaving Dennis on the banks of the river while you climb to your hearts content. Aine.

  • We had a really nice time with Aine in her beautiful comfy house! Aine is a great hostess: very caring and thoughtful. She pointed out nice walks and viewpoints helping us to make the most of our time with this unpredictable weather. The breakfast was deliciously impressing: muesli, granola, fruits, fresh juice, bread, jams, yoghurt, local cheese, salmon and more!

    The room was spacious, clean and bright with a very nice view on the surrounding mountains and river. We had our own bathroom just next to the bedroom.

    We highly recommend her! Thanks again for your warm welcome.

    May 2013
    Áine In Kenmare Bay
    Response from Áine In Kenmare Bay:

    What a surprise - your engagement - Congratulations! Visit Paul Kelly's shop PKJEWELLERS KENMARE, and see his range, remember I was telling you he makes what I think are really strong contemporary designs. All the best and thank you for contacts if I get to come your area. Glad the last day was good for you, the sun shone and the ground was dry enough for Clement to get down on his knees!

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the anne barrett eco lodge hemp company kenmare ireland
See reviews/one hundred per cent satisfaction ratings. 2 Double Rooms B&B or longer stays in an ecological house made of hemp from Euros70x2. Home of professional writer for screen and stage with the usual cultural interests including music/traditional music and an interest in landscape, design, architecture, nature and green issues and rural development - I volunteer in creative development work with two local groups as secretary for local tidy towns and Kenmare bay project. The lodge is an ecologically built house made of hemp. The rooms offer privacy from each other. 2 en suite - one a wet room with rainshower + 1 double with large bath/shower room. Stylish and natural materials throughout with a lot of character yet unpretentious, peaceful country house. It is filled with light to the south, the breakfast area looks towards the wooded valley and mountains. It is geothermally heated - the only hemp house B&B stay in Ireland ( only other HEMP visitor stay I know of is a self catering in North Ir.). 3.05 MILES from Kenmare town,bay and beauty all around on a par with the lake district in england - see the official Kenmare website ((website hidden)) - plenty of great stuff for days exploration within 20 mile radius I promise. Born in the West Ireland, lived London, NY and Dublin. I have international diplomas in Nutrition, Reflexology & Massage and offer HOLISTIC TREATMENTS in-house. Independent traveller. Professional screenwriter and playwright. I work as an online screenwriting tutor (via Creative Writing Ink). Interests: nature's beauty/ the arts / having a quality lifestyle. Kenmare has quality in spades, I chose to live here for the stillness and beauty of the bay. Trees, mountains & the sheltering micro-climate of the long narrow bay set it as a place apart. Gateway to the most spectacularly unspoilt Beara and Iveragh peninsulas. Photos on (website hidden)/Kenmare Eco Lodge page - see the fabulous kitchen, large windows and views of the river valley. Photos of monthly mediterranean cooking demonstration nights show the kitchen at its most vibrant.
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