About this listing
A hideaway off the Ring of Kerry not on
Min 1 week, otherwise the change in pace can be jarring.
Visitors staying a week or more are happy, that seems to be the rule.
The most westerly point in the Europe.
The island has a bridge to the mainland at one end a car ferry at the other.
Surfing all year round 25 minutes from the door, depending on experience level. Horse riding on beautiful beaches nearby and some of the best hiking in Ireland.
A hideaway off the Ring of Kerry, but not on it. Even at the peak season you are far away from the maddening crowd.
Kerry airport (1 1/2 hours)
Cork airport (2 1/2 hours)
Shannon airport (3 1/2 hours)
Dublin airport (5 1/2 hours)
Holiday home, with full kitchen and cooking facilities, washing machine and dryer.
There is a three person sit on canoe and life jackets, we have a choice of wet suits from very small to large.
We would be delighted to provide suggestions for sight seeing, restaurants and activities.
Go to the Tetrapod trackway. See 370 million year old foot prints in rocks at the Tetrapod trackway. The tracks are regarded as among the earliest footprints known to science, and certainly the oldest known footprints in Europe.
Walk or drive to the top of Geokaun Mountain on Valentia Island, it is one of the Ring of Kerry's highest points. Enjoy 360 degree views at the summit, and spectacular sights from the viewing deck.
Plan a day trip to the Skelligs a 6th century monastery perched on a rock 11km from land. A UNESCO world heritage site.
Go diving, learn to canoe, or just take a leisurely stroll down to the village and have a pint.
Head in to Caherciveen on the Ferry and get fresh bread from the French Bakery and stop off on the way home by the fish factory buy the catch of the day.
Walk to the beach at Glanleam and spend an afternoon on the beach looking over at Begnish. Stop off on the way back for a pint and a crepe at the Pod and Boston's.
Hop in the car and drive to Ballinskelligs via the chocolate factory in Finians bay an have lunch in Cill Rialig a restaurant associated with an artists retreat 25 mins drive away.
There is a Ferry from May to Oct every 10mins this is a 3 minute walk from the front door.
There are bikes for hire in village by the harbour which is 150m from the front door, cycling is probably the best way to explore the island.
The bridge to the mainland is 15 mins drive away and leads to Portmagee a harbour village.
A little history about the house.
The linking of the American continent with Europe was one of the major telecommunication advances of the 19th century. Kerry's geographical position, on the edge of Europe, made it a prime location for the first transatlantic cable. After several attempts, a successful working link was established in 1866 with a cable running from Newfoundland to Valentia Island. The Anglo-American Telegraph Company erected terraces of housing and other facilities for the staff working there.
The single room at the back of the house is used for storage so its probably better to leave that room alone, although there is nothing delicate in it.
Interaction with Guests
Myself or whoever welcomes you will be able to help you if you need anything during your stay.
The ferry is operating at the moment 100m from the house which makes the point and Caherciveen within walking distance.
No pets unfortunately, or any smoking indoors.
Please leave house as you find it.