VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Old Manor in a Sub-Tropical Garden with a Sandy Beach on the Island of Valentia - Boathouse

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 02/25/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ardcost house description

Glanleam is an enchanted old estate. Spellbound by its magical setting of sheer natural beauty the Knights of Kerry made Glanleam their home. Keen botanists, they planted 1000's of foreign and exotic plants into the already existing woods in Glanleam's valley, resulting in today's jungle-like subtropical paradise. Five generations of Knights lived here, each extending the original building, turning Glanleam House into a manor - now an elegant B&B by its present owners. The Boathouse, Gardener's Cottage, Estate Manager's House and Hothouse are converted into beautiful self-catering holiday homes. Beyond the woods and gardens Glanleam's soft meadows turn into weatherbeaten fields as they meet the rough southwest Kerry coast stretching as far as the lighthouse. Walking here is a nature trail of its own with an ever-changing scenery. Also included in Glanleam is a working farm with sheep, geese and chickens (and delicious eggs!), ponies, dogs, bunnies and possibly world's oldest cat.


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub



  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Rain Forests
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Sand Box

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.9
from 12 traveler reviews


Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Please wait... Travel with confidence

Pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer) to protect your payment up to $1,000. Before making a payment always call the owner at the number listed on our website, and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Last updated: 02/25/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates


80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Kerry Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
180 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Cork Harbour
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Killarney Trainstation
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Glanleam is situated on the island of Valentia, in the county of Kerry. Situated in its own private valley it offers peace, tranquility and 'getting-away-from-it-all. At the same time Glanleam is just a few minutes drive away from the famous and busy (and 'must-see') Ring-of Kerry and is conveniently close to the attractions of Kerry. Valentia is about 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, consists of 2 villages, 1 gone-back-in-time grocery store, 3 busy pubs, 4 cafes/restaurants, 2 souvenir shops, a candle maker, an endless supply of breathtaking scenery and local attractions, and the most welcoming locals, always making time for a chat - this is real island life. For bigger shopping it is advisable to go to Caherciveen, either by car ferry or by bridge. It takes between 20 to 30 minutes to get there, depending on your choice of crossing. Caherciveen is probably the only country and seaside town, which did not 'profit' from the recent booming years and remained truly Irish and very special.


Owner info

Contact us

Speaks: english, german



  • Boathouse


  • Sunrise in Glanleam

    Sunrise in Glanleam

  • Gardener's Cottage

    Gardener's Cottage

  • View from Glanleam back onto the mainland

    View from Glanleam back onto the mainland

  • A bedroom in the A-House

    A bedroom in the A-House

  • Gardener's Cottage: Bedroom (2 Singles)

    Gardener's Cottage: Bedroom (2 Singles)

  • Glanleam House

    Glanleam House

  • View over Boathouse

    View over Boathouse

  • A-House, the original Estate manager's house

    A-House, the original Estate manager's house

  • Glanleam's lands end at the lighthouse

    Glanleam's lands end at the lighthouse

  • Gardener's Cottage: Kitchenwindow

    Gardener's Cottage: Kitchenwindow

  • Christmas at the Gardener's Cottage

    Christmas at the Gardener's Cottage

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
  • Response time: Within a few days
  • Response rate: 60%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/25/2015
Email owner

+353 669476176

Please wait... Travel with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn how to pay safely
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Get it now


Share this property via Email

Old Manor In A Sub-tropical Garden With A Sandy Beach On The Island Of Valentia

Ardcost #31471ha

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.