About This Listing
An Smachtlann (built 1798) is one of the oldest houses in Kenmare and was restored by us in 2013. You'll have sole use of our stone built guest cottage which is cute and cosy and just 1 minute walk from the best restaurants in town.
The double room is simply furnished and has a large chest of drawers for your use. It has a large velux window with blackout blinds
Our house is a beautiful example of Irish Georgian architecture and has been shortlisted for an award this year for the renovation we have completed. You will be staying in the stone cottage at the back of the house where you have your own little galley kitchen, living room and shower room. Upstairs there is a double room and a good size single room which can have 2 singles at a squeeze if you need them. You have a private front door and can come and go as you like.
The main house is generally private. You have free use of the private garden area for eating/ drinks outside.
Interaction with Guests
Someone will be there to show you around and can send you on information about Kenmare and the house. Most of the time my mother in law will be resident who is very hospitable and knows a lot of things about the area. We leave tea, coffee and milk in the fridge as well as some basic breakfast goods.
The people, the food and the environment are all very special in Kenmare. There are loads of things to visit within a short drive or you can just wander around town. Reenagross park is just across the road, the pier is 5 minutes walk away, the market also 5 minutes walk and some amazing places to eat can be found just out of the back door!
Car park is just opposite or along the street and is free.
Other Things to Note
The cottage kitchen which has a dishwasher, hob, fridge and oven. You are welcome to cook if you would like but there is limited preparation space. Currently our WIFI signal is not strong enough to reach the cottage.
No smoking inside please. And sorry but no hen/stag parties!
From our first request to Kirstin to stay in her Kenmare Cottage, we had a very good email relationship, chatting about both our holidays.
Kirstin was away when we arrived so her Friend and Collegue Julia was there to welcome us. We had a tour of the cottage and were welcomed with breakfast cereals, milk, tea and coffee. I had requested an ironing and ironing board which was there for me and a pretty peg bag for hanging washing on the out door line , these were a thoughtful touch.
The cottage was stunning, very cute, immaculately clean and beautifully presented. Everything advertised was provided. Although fore warned the internet connection could be sketchy, we had no problem, just found connection was better upstairs.
Parking was very convenient, just across the road and was much appreciated in such a busy wee village.
We loved Kenmare. A bustling village with tourists, market stalls, great souvenir shops and shopping in general and loads of cafes, pubs and restaurants to choose from. We spent a great day walking the village and surrounding areas of historic interest.
We felt very safe in the cottage with the backyard having a locked gate.
The home is in the very center of cute town of Kenmare, that is a perfect base to visit the ring of Kerry.
The apartment was clean, and we could use the terrace and the garden.
Lovely place in a fantastic location just a few minutes walk from the centre of town. Small living area but with so much at your doorstep there's so much more to see and do. Very clean and comfortable and although I checked in late, the process was easy and Julia was fantastic to deal with. Would happily stay here again.
Although we didn't meet Kirstin, all correspondence and arrangements were thoughtful and timely. We loved the accommodation, and the kitchen was exceptionally well designed and eqiuped. We very much appreciated the quality and quantity of the breakfast pack. As Kirstin describes, wifi works best outside where you can enjoy the lovely court yard. Lovely furnishings and the bed was very comfortable.
We did not have the pleasure of meeting Kristin and family, but everything was wonderful (except the internet). The place is very nice and was the best of our week in Ireland. The location is fantastic for enjoying the peninsulas and the town of Kenmare. We also enjoyed our session and drinks at Crowley's and our fish and chips at Wharton's. We just wish we had more time.
About the Host, Kirstin
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