Outside and back gardenview from our house
Traditional Cosy Farmhouse, Kenmare

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

You will love the cosiness, quiet and restful atmostphere of this cottage & surrounds.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 1%
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The space

Gortnaboul Farmhouse is ideally located in the peaceful countryside with beautiful views to the Caha Mountains. For walkers it is a treat to walk the hour's walk to Kenmare town along part of the 'kerry way' route. Alternatively it's a short five minute drive.

Kenmare is a heritage town on the 'Ring of Kerry'. It has a lot of great and award winning restaurants, Deli's and Cafes and some great traditional pubs with nightly entertainment. On Wednesdays there is great food and craft market in the town square with local artisan food makers selling their produce. There are some really lovely shops and boutiques and lovely walkways along the bay and to the pier.

Our farmhouse cottage is the perfect tranquil spot for anyone hoping for a week of quiet countryside, beautiful flora and fauna unspoilt, undisturbed and the best of fresh air.

The house is tastefully restored and refurbished in a traditional country style retaining much of it's original features as possible. Kitchen/ dining room has large wood burning stove with original stone fireplace. Living room has an open fireplace also with optional plug in electric fire. Bathroom has full bath with electric shower and w.c. Upstairs has three double bedrooms. It has well maintained front and rear gardens with outdoor garden furniture. Suitable house and safe surroundings for children.

The house is unique as it is the grand old age of 110 years. It was the family home for generations of the Courteney's and holds lovely memories for family members who stay when they come home to visit. It continues to welcome visitors from all countries and everyone who stays loves the house and the location. It is a 30 minute drive to Killarney from the house via the scenic mountain route of Molls Gap. It is an hour to the beautiful beaches of Caherdaniel or Allihies on the Beara Penninsula. As Kenmare sits in the middle, it makes it the ideal base for sight seeing the Southwest and West Cork.

Please note the 550 euro weekly rental apply's to July, August 2016. Rental cost is less for other months of the year. Elec and heating oil costs are additional on departure depending on usage.

Interaction with guests

Respectful of guests privacy but always a phonecall away if needed.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

House rules are to have a great time, respect the property and we prefer smokers to smoke outside.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

6 Reviews

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Judith User Profile
May 2017
I stayed her 8 days with my 2 daughters (10 and 7 years), mother and sister. We had an excellent time at the farmhouse. It is less than 10 minutes from Kenmare but very quiet and with beautiful surroundings and views. There are three big supermarkets on the way to the house, which is very convenient. In Kenmare there are several gooed options for pubs and food. Pauline did some suggestions which we all liked. The cottage is central located to visit the Kerry Way and the Beara way. We especially liked Gleninchaquin NP and the walk around Eyeries. My daughters liked to play around the farmhouse and we had some beautiful walks from the house. Pauline and Denis were very helpful and all was clear at the house. Recommended!

Nicole User Profile
March 2015
The reservation was canceled 144 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Josephine User Profile
April 2014
Had a lovely time in this cottage that had every thing you'd need. View fabulous and location perfect . .. Close to town but in middle of mountains. Hosts great, and special thanks for calling my daughter to see a newly born calf. Great week .
Pauline User Profile
Response from Pauline:
Thank you for the lovely message Josephine. It was great to have you and your daughter as our first 2014 guests! Have a great summer ahead and hope you will always have good memories of your week in Kenmare & at Gortnaboul. Pauline, Denis & boys
April 2014

Carolyn User Profile
July 2012
Pauline and Dennis were lovely hosts, going out of their way to accomodate our needs and making sure we were comfortable during our stay. They were available AND respectful of our privacy. The house was gorgeous, incredibly cozy and comfortable (the huge fireplace was wonderful), and it was one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed - immaculate. The surroundings were spectacular. The view from the front door was like a postcard. And Kenmare, the lovely town close to the house, is wonderful. A great farmer's market, galleries, restaurants, shops - everything we needed and more. My husband, my 2 sons and I all enjoyed our time at Pauline and Dennis' farmhouse immensely. I would love to go back!

Ulrike User Profile
May 2015
Ein wunderschön hergerichtetes Farmhaus. Very, very cozy and comfortabel. Liegt direkt am Kerry Way, man kann sofort loslaufen in die schöne Umgebung. Kenmare ist schnell erreicht und guter Ausgangspunkt für viele schöne Ausflüge. Pauline ist eine perfekte Gastgeberin, warmherzig, aufgeschlossen und sehr nett. Wir fühlten uns sehr willkommen. Alles hat gepasst.

Emmanuel User Profile
August 2014
Le cottage de Denis et Pauline est vraiment typique. L'accueil de Denis est très sympathique. Il ne manque rien dans la maison, si ce n'est un lave-vaisselle. L'accès est un peu difficile car la route est très étroite pendant 4 km depuis Kenmare. L'endroit est idéal pour randonner vers Killarney via l'ancienne route. A recommander pour des vacances au calme en pleine nature.
Pauline User Profile
Response from Pauline:
Thank you Emmanuel & family, we hope your home journey went well and you will hold great memories of Kenmare and this beautiful southwest area. Thank you for being perfect guests to our house ! Pauline & Denis
August 2014

Ireland · Joined in November 2011
Pauline User Profile

Hi I'm Pauline. I am listing our cosy traditional farmhouse cottage in beautiful Kenmare, overlooking the Caha Mountains. It is the family home of my mother in law and her parents and is over 110 years old. After refurbishing it completely, we have been renting it for nearly 12 years now from April to Oct and it is loved by all who stay. Having people stay means we can keep the house alive and keep it maintained annually. We can honestly say we have never had a bad experience with anyone in the years of renting it which is cool! Have met some great families over the years who have stayed. On arrival we lite the fire, throw a bottle of wine in the fridge and give you all the good tips to enjoy a great week in the area.

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