A Sampling of Countryside Homes
||Kerry 101 Kenmare, Co. Kerry
5 bedrooms. Sleeps 7. This beautiful country residence occupies a very private site close to
the town of Kenmare and just off the main Ring of Kerry road. This cottage
style home has a lovely traditional appearance with hardwood double-glazed
windows, slated roof with painted hardwood fascia and soffit and beautiful
decorative barges and finials. On entering the house one is immediately
struck by the generously sized Entrance Hall with its double height ceiling.
The house’s character is emphasised by the use of heritage colours,
rich materials and attractive furnishings. This delightful “hideaway”
stands on about one acre of private gardens with seashore to the south.
From here you can enjoy views of Kenmare Bay with its islands, and the
Beara Peninsula. Templenoe Pier is adjacent to the house. Cork Airport
is 35 miles (56km); Shannon Airport is 115 miles (184km); and Bandon is
12 miles (20km). Accommodation: Ground floor: Entrance Hall leading into
south-facing sitting room, with French doors leading to the lawned garden.
The colour scheme of blue and gold is complimented by lush interlined
drapes and Roman blinds on the bay window with its upholstered seat. Fully
equipped kitchen with solid wood kitchen units, finished in a blue limewash.
The kitchen floor is of Marmoleum, an environmentally friendly yet extremely
hardwearing linoleum. Utility Room that has an exterior door to the West.
A neutral colour scheme gives the Master Bedroom a calm and luxurious
feel. It is a bright room with sea views and a bay window to the west
and ensuite shower room. Second single bedroom on the ground floor with
checkered Romo fabrics. First floor: Three further bedrooms - two double
rooms and one twin room, ensuite. One hallway bathroom with tub. Price
||Kerry 102 Sneem,
3 bedrooms/ 2.5 baths. Sleeps 6. A stylish, contemporary house built and furnished to the highest standards.
Built in 1999 and 2000 and set in 6 acres, the house is a wonderful Post
& Beam home using beautiful Douglas Fir timbers imported from Canada.
The picturesque village of Sneem is only a short drive. Nearby Kenmare
is renowned for its excellent restaurants and shops and there are many
art galleries in the area. For the energetic, there are a variety of possibilities
and pursuits such as fishing, walking, hill climbing, cycling, horse riding
and boating. There are two golf courses within twenty minutes and at least
six within an hour's drive. Killarney Muckross Gardens, Illnacullin, Garnish
Island Gardens and Bantry House are approximately one hour by car. Shannon:
110 miles (177km); Cork: 60 miles (90km); Kenmare: 16 miles (24km); Killarney:
35 miles (52.5km); Sneem: 2/3 miles. Accommodation: The interior is spacious
and open plan with stunning open vaulted ceilings both downstairs and
in the bedrooms. The front door leads to an immense open plan reception
area, which then merges into the dining area followed by the sitting room
which leads onto the sun room. The open plan kitchen is separated from
the dining area, and has a granite topped breakfast bar. A separate laundry
room runs off the kitchen, as does a further utility room and pantry room,
and there is a downstairs cloakroom/powder room off the reception room.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a queen size double bed and a full Terrazzo
tiled bathroom en-suite, fitted with a power shower and large cast iron
bath, with Perrin & Rowe fittings. The other bathroom is identical
in equipment, and serves the twin bedded room at the front of the house.
The other double bedroom also has a queen size double bed, and has a wooden
balcony leading onto a walkway to 5 acres of wild mountainside smothered
with heathers and rhododendrons, offering beautiful mountain and sea views.
The house is fully equipped, including 3 direct dial telephones, TV and
VCR, several radio's and CD/tape players, hair dryer, large fridge/freezer,
dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer, microwave, electric range
cooker with 6 burner gas hob and extractor fan, and full underfloor heating
to the ground floor and first floor bathrooms. One word of caution, there
are no curtains or drapes downstairs. This is to maximise the size of
the windows and "bring in " the lovely garden views. There are
fitted curtains to all the bedrooms! No curtains are on the reception
room windows since these would compromise the style of the house. Price
||Kerry 103 Kenmare,
County Kerry -
4 bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms. Sleeps 8. This architect designed home has spectacular views across Kenmare Bay
and the majestic Macgillycuddy's Reeks part of the Kerry mountain range.
This spacious detached property is bright and provides an accommodation
of high standards, set on 1.8 acres of gently sloping , natural gardens.
This is an ideal location for touring the Ring of Kerry, Beara Peninsula
and Killarney National Park. The quaint town of Kenmare is close by and
is renowned for it's award-winning restaurants, pubs, and art and craft
shops. There is an 18-hole golf course in Kenmare and six championship
courses within a 64km (40 mile) radius. Guided walking tours, boat trips,
horse riding and fishing are all available locally. Accommodation: Split
level interior with extra high ceilings. Solid maple floors throughout.
Oil fired central heating. Fully fitted kitchen with impressive 9ft solid
maple dining table. Utility room with toilet, wash basin, laundry facilities,
walk-in hot press. Living room, small library, satellite TV, DVD, CD music
system, video, all around sound for movies. Specialised Gazco Avanti Log
fire operated by remote control, double door leads to large patio area,
patio furniture and barbecue provided. One king size bedroom with en suite
jacuzzi bath and separate power shower. Three bedrooms with twin beds
and wash basins. Main bathroom features an extra large double power shower
with shower and body jets. Damage security deposit required on arrival.
Telephone and ISDN internet line available at extra cost. Price Code F-G
||Kerry 104 Killarney, Co. Kerry
5 bedrooms. Sleeps 10. You will find it difficult to beat the location of this holiday home,
high on the foothills of Ireland's highest mountains. Situated in peaceful
and lofty isolation, just ten minutes from the major town of Killarney,
the house is at the entrance to the famed Gap of Dunloe and Killarney
National Park. Beautifully appointed and decorated with the works of local
artists and craftsmen. Enjoy views of the Dingle Peninsula, the Atlantic
coast and the Lakes of Killarney. The owner, an expert on the area, will
be happy to arrange all types of activities and tours. There are five
double bedrooms, three with queen-size and one with king-size bed, along
with one twin (two beds) room. All rooms have private bath and shower.
Spacious living and dining areas. Fully-equipped laundry, library, TV,
video and telephone facilities. Sleeps 10. Price Code D
Approximate Weekly Rental Rates
All of our vacation rentals are fully furnished and
well equipped. Many are privately owned.
A local contact person is always
available for assistance with any problems. Our properties rent for
a minimum of one week.
Arrival is any day of the week for city flats
and apartments. Countryside properties usually rent from Saturday to
Normally, check-in time is between 2 PM and 4 PM and check-out
is 10 AM.
We confirm the exact price when a reservation is booked. Prices depend
on the current exchange rate of the dollar, number in the party and
dates of travel. Prices quoted include heat, electricity, towels, linen,
cleaning fees, taxes and our fees - unless otherwise stated. Charges
for telephone calls are extra. Most properties require a refundable
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