About this listing
My cosy cottage is located on the famous and beautiful Beara Peninsula 16 km (or 10 miles) from Kenmare on the Wild Atlantik Way and the Ring of Beara, with breathtaking views over the Atlantic and the Knockatee Mountain in a tranquil setting.
My house is an restored traditional Irish cottage with all its charm. It is located in a peaceful setting on a quiet road, fully detached.
I am renting a pull out coach, which converts into a comfortable (!!) 1.40 m x 2 m bed in my homely and cosy living room, which sleeps two people. It is a self-contained room to give you privacy during your stay.
I cater for people with a gluten- and wheat free diet!
Breakfast which will be served between 8.00 & 9.30 am. If you need to leave earlier, no problem it can be arranged.
I love to cook, having had a bakery and a Cafe for nine years, so I am offering dinner at an extra charge, where I cater for special food requirements, like gluten free and wheat free food, as well.
The house has oil heating and in the cooler evenings we just light the fire to make you feel comfortable.
The internet access can be very poor, there is WiFi in the house, because the house is located in a more rural area, which has its own charm.
Towels, sheets, hairdryer are provided.
I am a very artistic person, the house reflects this in lots of detail, which makes the house very beautiful.
There are two bathrooms (shared) in the house, one is near the living room, which is mainly used as a guest toilet. The spacious bathroom is upstairs with a walk-in shower, toilet and bath and a fabulous view over the bay.
I am happy to share my sitting room area with you, this is where I serve your breakfast as well.
If the weather is suitable you can choose to have your breakfast in my garden.
Interaction with Guests
I love to welcome people in my house, having had a Cafe for a long time, where I enjoyed to engage with my guests and make them feel very welcome.
I still have a gluten free business and will be away during the day on some days, but
I will be around on your arrival and when you are leaving.
We will have time perhaps to swap stories or exchange information about your planned journey, if you wish so. I am more than happy to give you every information you need to make it a fabulous holiday.
Kenmare, Co. Kerry, has been one of Ireland's most idyllic destinations (16 km away). Nestled peacefully at the mouth of the Kenmare Bay, a visit to Kenmare leaves lasting memories with its colourful shop fronts, unrivalled range of restaurants and stunning scenery.
Our post office and tiny grocery shop is only 10 min. walk from the house. Five minutes walk down the road you can go for a swim at the pier.
Knockadee mountain is just in front of the door, the area offers endless possibilities for hill walking, cycling (there is a bike rental just 15 min. away), fishing, golfing, horse riding, boat trips or touring the most beautiful and scenic routes.
A drive or a walk along the coast road gives you the stunning view over the Iveragh Peninsula (The Ring of Kerry).
Derreen Garden, which is only a few kilometers drive away, covers more than 60 acres of garden and has over 12km of paths which wind through mature & varied woodland to reveal wonderful views over Kilmakilloge Harbour, the Caha Mountains and the distant McGillicuddy Reeks.
The Lake House Pub is a nice evening walk away, so you can enjoy a Pint without having to drive home.
Our location is ideal for exploring the beautiful and unspoiled Beara Peninsula as well as being in a short drive on the Iveragh Peninsula with all his places of interest.
You really need a car to get around though to see the more remote places. Living in a more rural area would make it probably necessary to be independent from public transport.
There is a bus daily from Kenmare to Killarney and from Kenmare to Castletownbere, where the bus stop would be not directly in front of our door.
I would have no problem to drop you off or collect you in case you would depend on public transit.
Parking is provided in front of the house.
Kerry airport is the closest airport, 1 hour drive to Kenmare, and another 20 min. on the Castletownbere Road to the house.
Cork airport is an approx. 2 hours drive from the house.
Other Things to Note
My partner works in London, this is the reason why I love to invite people to share my lovely house.
We are dog-friendly and have no problem if your dog is house trained, the room would be probably to small, but if you have a dog bed or blanket, he can sleep in the sitting room.
There is a little cat "Dollop" member of the family. She is mostly outside, but sleeps in the house.
Smokers have to smoke outside the house.