A new built ecological home of a writer tucked away in a wooded river valley three and a half miles from Kenmare, an historic town on Kenmare Bay, a place of outstanding natural beauty wooded bay and wild uplands all around...highest mountains in Irl
Spacious Eco House, Kenmare, Co,Kerry, Stay in a beautiful new house made out of hemp. One of the first in Ireland made out of this innovative building material which is carbon neutral. Long Stays Welcome @ 80 Euros singles per week. Short term (email hidden)/ seasonal. Reduction for couples. B&B x 2+ nightsd @ E.35 p2p. E.10 single supplement.
Expect: a natural, stylish, eco experience convenient to the best town and the best scenery in Ireland. See my (website hidden) pages ref. kenmare eco b&b or kenmareecolodge and look at the photos of our great cooking nights in the big kitchen.
What you get: Spacious Double Room en suite, floor length windows, southern view wooded river and hills. 2nd Double Room view south, use beautiful main bathroom. All oak floors. Stylish double height kitchen with terracotta tiles and walk in pantry. 2 patios, use of main sitting room or quiet library room, utility room with washing machine and drying rack. Shed storage & clothesline. Underfloor heating x geothermal heating - constant ambient pleasant temperature eco-friendly and economical.All natural interiors. Light, warmth, privacy.
Location: The Lodge is ten minutes/3.05 miles from town/ Kenmare bay/sea/pier/river, between the wild undiscovered Beara and The Ring of Kerry two best peninsulas for beauty in Ireland. You will need a bike or car for a stay here. It is away from the distractions of the town on a peaceful river valley, an unspoiled area with lots of intimate green hills and trees with views of Irelands highest mountains.
The Town: Kenmare is a heritage town, clean and beautiful. It has diversity,unconventionality, plenty for the visitor to see and do/style/good cuisine/music/ theatre/pubs/an authentic Spanish tapas bistro/ a town green/beautiful walks by pier and 3klm loop walk in wooded inlet on the river with reed beds, bird sanctuary... Kenmare is unique. Its beauty has attracted many outsiders Irish and European to chose to move here.
Public transport: busses to Killarney Railway and main bus station. Kerry airport 45mins. Cork airport 1hr.30mins. By the house bus once weekly but 3.05ml walk or catch a ride with me or neighbours all possible also if you don't have/rent car or bike.
tea making in kitchen, library sitting room, three acres of land and laneway leads to walks all around
Morning over breakfast and after if desired. Play it by ear, each guest is different. Guidance on what to do and where to go - lots of ideas see what I have written on this site for a start.....I will be present, I do everything myself, this is a country home rather than commercial concern....funding creative and local artisans and growers...local organic produce used....
List Top 5 Things To See & Do for the Wild Atlantic Way:
1.___Kenmare town itself – a destination with award winning standards in dining and accommodation and has everything that the visitor can want including
shelter of the beautiful wooded bay and scenic views all around it with tiny coves and harbours, a bistro and glamping on the bay, pubs looking onto the bay, cafes, pubs, camping, riding, golfing, sea cruising, kayaking, bay eco seal and sea eagle watching tours.
Watch the sun go down on Kenmare Bay - Spectacular sunsets over the bay and western skies from the iconic bridge south of the town and from nearby pier.
Events for every month of the year - Spring traditional music festival, boat race weekend May, Food Fair in mid summer, Lace Festival – which one the most innovative event of the national gathering fest last year…Irish mountaineering conference, Historic conference linking to Gangs of New York emigration experience..right through to the Choral Festival in novement and the month long series of events from mid dec to mid jan.
Local town walks….The heritage trail through the town which has the largest stone circle in the SW Irl. Reenagross, the town’s wildlife park of mature trees and 3klm loop walks on a marshy headland with salt marshes and tidal flats suitable for bird and bat watching.__________________________________________________
The SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE- KENMARE BAY is surrounded on by hill ranges and the highest mountains in Ireland. Several deep, long valleys of outstanding natural beauty are on Kenmare town’s doorstep.
2.____Old Kenmare Road – scenic mountain gap/ hill walking trail from north east of Kenmare town to Killarney National Park looking down on national park lakes and spur walks to Black Valley & Torc mountain and very scenic waterfall__________________________________________________
3.____Gleninchaquin Valley – A stone circle and ancient oak woods. 3 lakes and sea views with farm at the top with amazing parkland trees in front of scenic waterfall. Lake house restaurant and music pub and traditional dancing at the roadsite at the bottom of the valley v__________________________________________________
4.___Lauragh Valley – Kilmacillogue small fishing boat harbour with pub, music and seafood, Knockatee mountain and surrounding walks and drives with view of entire area of bay and fjords. Derreen Gardens planted in the mid 1800 with rare specimen trees, the glacial lake of Glanmore, popular dining at Josies rest and café looking onto the lake and scenic rugged mountain zigzag drive, the healy pass, castlekeelty stone circle and several valley and hill walks. Further along towards Ardgroom is a stone in the shape of a woman’s face considered the Cailleach Beara elemental Goddess in poetry and in ancient mythology. ____________________________________________________
5._Bonane Valley. The Sheen river rapids and salmon spawing. The Rich antiquity - with over 300 sites alone in this valley. Stone Circles, Bullan Stones, Standing Stones, and a sensitively developed Heritage Park in the middle. Spectacular uplands for XXX miles long valley, and Priest Leap the rugged mountain ridge challenging driving and cycling route which crosses the county boundary_____________________________________________________
You will need a car, bike or motorbike for getting around here - and in almost all instances when travelling in rural Ireland
Loads of space to park outside my door + on the 3 acres. Ring me for directions. see my completed other listing for all directions. i will include it here also shortly.
This part of Ireland is an absolute paradise and very untouched and empty of modern infrastructure and you will have the feeling that you have the entire place to yourself - especially Beara peninsula - when the weather is dry - when the sun is shining is is even more glorious that that - but this is Ireland so ......sorry I cannot guarantee or control the weather.
Aine's Eco Lodge is a really lovely place to stay. Very bright and airy with lovely features and decorated in great taste, it sits surrounded by beautiful countryside. Aine was a great host - flexible, friendly and very accommodating and a very interesting lady herself. The breakfasts were lovely and the atmosphere was relaxed and informal. The bed was really comfortable and the ensuite "wetroom" was really spacious. I would definitely come back and would highly recommend this B&B.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.