5a Kenmare River Cottage
Ardea West, Tuosist, Kenmare, Kerry
Description of 5a Kenmare River CottageCottage 5A is situated in its own grounds and is well separated from others by substantial areas of lawn and a variety of sub-tropical trees and shrubs. There is a separate driveway twith ample car parking space, each drive being accessed from a private roadway within the boundaries of the original holiday home site. Consequently, the cottages have a special sense of seclusion and tranquillity yet their windows and gardens open onto a vast panoply of sea, sky and mountain scenery much admired and captured on canvas by artists over the years. This unique and private location is ideal for those seeking rest away from the turmoil of the modern world; there is no traffic and for much of the day and night you will never hear any man-made machine noise. Just the sound of the sea brushing the rocks and shoreline and birds singing as they skate and swoop over the sea. And these natural sounds are supplemented by the ever-changing light as it colours the mountains in the morning and the sea during the day, sometimes ending in vivid sunsets that drench the sky and sea with colour.
This cottage has three bedrooms with a combination of double or single beds. All bedrooms have fitted clothes cupboards and wash-basins with hot and cold water. There is a modern fitted bathroom with bath and shower facilities, The living area consists of a large lounge-dining area and adjacent kitchen. The lounge and dining table seat 6 adults; children can be accommodated in the cottages and cots/high-chairs are available if required. The kitchens are all fitted with modern appliances including electric hob/oven, fridge-freezer, extract hood, dishwasher and washing machine. The cottage has a multifuel stove in sitting room area, lovely and cosy on a winters night listening to the waves on the sea shore and rocks (fuel available from the local store) also oil-fired heated radiators heat the entire cottage in zones as required. TV and audio systems are also provided. Linen, towels and ample crockery, cookware, glasses and cooking utensils are in all houses. Iron, ironing board and vacuum cleaner are also provided.
Cottages (5A) is suitable for wheelchair access.
Outside there are picnic tables and chairs accessible via a patio door from the lounge. All outside areas are secluded and private and apart from the paved patio area are grassed with plantings of trees, hedges and shrubs. The large gardens all have panoramic views of the sea and mountains. Lehid Harbour which is adjacent has a boat slip and provides sheltered mooring.
Features of 5a Kenmare River Cottage
Local InformationExcellent holiday base for touring the scenic Beara Peninsula. Dereen Gardens and outdoor avtivities nearby, and many pubs with traditional Irish music within a 15-minute drive. Shop 0.5 miles.
Accessibility DetailsThe property is suitable for wheelchair users.
NotesChange over dates can be flexible
Min stay is flexible
Booking ConditionsDeposit due upon booking. Final cleaning €35.00. Utilities as in electricity and heating are not included , these are all metered so you only pay for what you use, and the costs is what we pay, so it is based on what you use.Booking dates are flexible
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Location details for 5a Kenmare River Cottage
(All distances and times are approximations)
Getting HereKenmare River Cottage is located 16km from Kenmare Town, along the Beara Peninsula before Tuosist, private and peaceful.
From Kenmare Town:
Proceed out of Kenmare on N71 in direction of CASTLETOWN BEARE/GLENGARIFF/BANTRY. Leaving town you cross Kenmare River over an iron suspension bridge. IMMEDIATELY after bridge, turn RIGHT R571 for Castletown Beare.
After 20 mins (10 miles) look out for white painted pub on your right – THE LAKE HOUSE. Cloonee Lakes to your left. Follow main road –you should spot a brown Kenmare River Holiday Homes sign at the minor road to your right just past the pub that directs you to remain on the main road.
After 1/2 mile you will come to a cross-roads with a house on the corner across to your right and a number of signs including one to the holiday homes. TURN RIGHT HERE
Proceed past the school on your right, the Post Office 1/4 mile further along on your left and go straight ahead at the cross roads immediately adjacent to the post office. In one mile you will see the sea and Kenmare River Holiday Homes sign board showing house locations.
Fly/Drive Shannon Airport:
Drive from Shannon Airport to Limerick, take the N20 and N21 through Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland to Killarney. Reach Kenmare via the N71. The journey by car is an estimated 3 hours.
Fly/Drive Kerry Airport (Fastest!):
From the airport, head towards Killarney via the N71. Reach Kenmare via the N71. The journey by car is an estimated 1 hour.
Fly/Drive Cork Airport:
From Cork Airport, begin by heading towards Cork but then take the 1st roundabout and turn off towards Killarney via the sign for the N22. Pass through Macroom and Ballymageery and then take the Kenmare juntion (Do not continue to Killarney). Pass through Killgarvan before reaching Kenmare. The journey by car is an estimated 1 3/4 hours.