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Old Manor in a Sub-Tropical Garden with a Sandy Beach on the Island of Valentia - 4:2

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Last updated: 05/25/2015

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.


Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 52 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

  • Schlafzimmer 1: 1 king

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Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • 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 3 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Barbecue
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


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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.


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Speaks: english, german



  • 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

  • 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)

  • Sunrise in Glanleam

    Sunrise in Glanleam

  • Gardener's Cottage

    Gardener's Cottage

  • Boathouse


  • 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

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  • Property type
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
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  • Response rate 20%
  • Calendar last updated 05/25/2015
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