Self contained apartment to rent

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Castlemaine, Kerry, Ireland

The Space

The Chalet is the old stable, it has been renovated with care using hemp plaster and sheeps wool insulation in the attic. It is open plan and completely self contained accommodation, it has a small yet fully equipped kitchen. The chalet is perfect for two people, although it does have a double futon in the living area which will sleep a young person.
There are steep Swiss style chalet stairs to the mezzane bedroom.
the chalet is available on a weekly basis.
everthing is provided apart from breakfast.
It is situated in the grounds of our restaurant and B&B. It has a pretty patio with outdoor seating and guests have the opportunity to wander in the spacious gardens and avail of the lovely food from the award winning Restaurant nearby.
The gardens are full of indigenous shrubs, exotic plants, herbs and vegetables. The Restaurant is open all day for delicious home grown, local & organic produce & serves award winning vegetarian food.
Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian belly dance & a food and short story writer; she, her family and staff are always ready to spend time with guests on any thing from exciting activities in the area, to identifying the rare herbs and plants in the gardens, discussing specialized meals for people with dietary needs. Lorna could give an impromptu dance performance at the end of the evening. The place has a large selection of books, art work.
The views from the windows are of The Slieve Mish Mountains [1000 feet] to the north; Castlemaine Harbour & the Magillacuddy Reeks to the south. Just follow the mountain stream along the garden for great hill walking. Castlemaine harbour, the old pier with its exceptional wild life and fishing is a brisk 30 minute walk from the house. Six miles away, Inch beach is an exceptional focal point for walking plus it is a green flag beach with professionally taught water sports.

Guest Access

There is access to the spacious gardens, and the Restaurant. There is free off road carparking

Interaction with Guests

As we run an on site restaurant and cafe there is good interaction with guests.
There are several food pubs with great character & diverse live music in the villages of Boolteens, Castlemaine, and Inch.

The Neighborhood

We are backed by lovely mountains and there is a small road next to the house which takes walkers up the mountain. we have lovely walks to the Castlemaine harbour and Inch Beach is 10 minutes by car.

Getting around

There are buses to and from Castlemaine and we offer free pick ups to and from Castlemaine Village The bus service runs regularly to Castlemaine & even past the door during summer. The place is central to Killarney, Dingle & Tralee & just 1.5 hours from either Cork or Limerick. There is a free pick-up service to & from Castlemaine.

Other Things to Note

We are very central to Tralee, Dingle and Killarney, all 30 minutes drive away. Kerry airport in 20 minutes drive and has flights direct from Frankfurt Hahn , Luton and Stanstead and Dublin.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $555 /week
Monthly Price: $1991 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
  • Great place and accommodation. Very original self-contained chalet.
    We had dinner most of the nights in the cafe-restaurant Phoenix which was great.

    August 2013
    Lorna
    Response from Lorna:

    We missed you both...we will meet again one day
    xxx

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Languages
Deutsch
School
Stratford on Avon High School Ventnor IOW and Shenley Herts primary
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Cook Dancer Youth Worker Teacher Vegetarian Cookery and Dance and drama
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Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian dance, a vegetarian and wholefood cook a short story writer[ author of The Phoenix Cookbook "A Culinary Adventure" and a youth and community worker. The Phoenix was established twenty years ago by her and her husband Billy who is a collector of jazz music. The house is a renovated farmhouse full of books and musical intruments, an open fire, solar panels, natural stone walls, hemp plaster and unusual decorations and antiques from Lornas world travels. The garden is a mixture of wild and cultivated plants and secret places to sit and contemplate as well as a glass house and a fantastic vegetable patch. Lorna and her staff are always ready to spend time with guests on any thing from exciting activities in the area, to identifying the rare herbs and plants in the gardens or discussing food, world travels, films, books and art. Lorna lived in Switzerland for many years and speaks Swiss german and could even give an impromptu dance performance at the end of the evening.
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