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