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Incredible Location Right on the Water in the Most Beautiful Part of Ireland

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
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Kenmare house description

Dunkerron is a mid 19th century Victorian manor house which has been extensively renovated, modernised and refurbished in 2013. This luxurious holiday home is situated on a 70 acre estate on the shores of Kenmare Bay and located less than 2 miles (3km) from cosmopolitan Kenmare town.

Full of light and soft atmospheric colours, great care has been taken to make you feel comfortable and welcome. The entire property is furnished in a classic but understated style in keeping with the character of the house. Original Irish art throughout augments the peaceful atmosphere of the house. The house oozes comfort, character and style with a generous living room, vestibule, conservatory, formal dining room (with formal table which seats up to 16), play room each providing wonderful living areas. The house is served by a large fully equipped kitchen which is combined with an adjoining informal dining area. Log fires in the living room, vestibule and dining room provide a wonderful atmosphere while the living room, vestibule, conservatory, dining room, play room and sheltered south facing sun porch all enjoy stunning views over the estate’s 15th century castle ruin, Dunkerron Castle, in the foreground and the Caha mountain range in the distance.

On the first floor, the house boasts 7 large double/twin bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. All bedrooms enjoy views over the Dunkerron estate while all bathrooms have power showers with 5 of the 7 bathrooms have baths too.

The house itself overlooks the ruins of Dunkerron castle, a mid 15th century stronghold of the O’Sullivan More clan. Outside the property also includes a traditional styled walled garden, which is currently being renovated, as well as traditional farm outbuildings. The property enjoys its own access onto Kenmare Bay which bounds the estate. Residents can stroll through beautiful woodland footpaths through the estate. The estate also has its own recently constructed deck area which provides a large relaxing area overlooking the Bay and Caha mountains.

The property offers a perfect venue for reunions or family gatherings, as a luxurious base for a family adventure in the south west of Ireland or simply as a luxury holiday home. The house has proven very popular with families arranging weddings at the nearby Dromquinna Manor, offering an ideal venue to nuptials wishing to provide a casual post wedding get together for friends or a pre wedding family dinner.

While the house is normally rented on a self catered basis, we understand that sometimes one wants extra options available to you to complete your holiday experience. Accordingly, by arrangement, we can offer you and your group additional services including a daily or occasional cleaning service and/or housing keeping.

Through our association with the prestigious Limetree restaurant in nearby Kenmare, we are also in a position to offer catering options for those interested, whether it be breakfast and/or evening meals (either daily or on request).

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

              • Bedroom 1: 1 double

                En-Suite with Shower and Bath...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 double

                With en-suite bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

                With En-suite Bathroom...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 double

                Views of Dunkerron Estate...moreless

              • Bedroom 5: 1 double

                En-Suite with Shower and Bath tub...moreless

              • Bedroom 6: 2 twin/ single

                En-Suite with Shower only...moreless

              • Bedroom 7: 2 twin/ single

                En-Suite...moreless

              • On the first floor, the house boasts 7 large double/twin bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms. All bedrooms enjoy views over the Dunkerron estate ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Directions From Rosslare Harbour Rosslare Harbour - New Ross - Waterford - Youghal - Cork - Macroom - Kenmare All directions from Kenmare Town – take Sneem Road, house located approx. 3 miles out on left. Total Distance approx 283km (182 miles) From Shannon Airport Shannon Airport - Limerick - Newcastle West - Abbeyfeale - Castleisland - Farranfore - Killarney - Kenmare All directions from Kenmare Town – take Sneem Road, house located approx. 3 miles out on left. Total Distance approx 167km (104 miles) From Dublin Dublin - Newbridge - Kildare - Monasterevin - Portlaoise - Roscrea - Nenagh - Limerick - Newcastle West - Abbeyfeale - Castleisland - Killarney - Kenmare All directions from Kenmare Town – take Sneem Road, houses located approx. 3 miles out on left. Total Distance approx 342km (213 miles) From Cork Cork - Macroom - Killarney - Kenmare...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Restaurants
                  • Waterfalls

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View
                  • Mountain View
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Ocean View
                  • Rural
                  • Water View
                  • Waterfront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering

                  Dining

                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 14 people

                  General

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Maps
                  • Parking
                  • Shampoo
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Walkway To Water

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card
                       

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                      Dates Nightly Wknd Night Weekend Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Oct - April 2015
                      Dec 12 - Apr 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      €428
                      €428 €3,000

                      Extra Nights: €428

                      May - June 2015
                      May 1 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      €500
                      €500 €3,500

                      Extra Nights: €500

                      June - August
                      Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      €571
                      €571 €4,000

                      Extra Nights: €571

                      August- September
                      Aug 29 - Sep 30, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      €500
                      €500 €3,500

                      Extra Nights: €500

                      October - December
                      Oct 1 - Dec 19, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      €428
                      €428 €3,000

                      Extra Nights: €428

                      Christmas and New Year
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
                      7 night min stay
                      €571
                      €571 €4,000

                      Extra Nights: €571

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                      Location

                      50 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Kerry Airport
                      100 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Cork
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Ring of Kerry Golf Course
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Killarney
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Kenmare
                      20 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Derrynane Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      LOCAL ACTIVITIES

                      Kenmare

                      Kenmare lies approximately 30 minutes drive from a host of sandy beaches and it has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take a trip on the 'Seafari Cruise' to view the wildlife in the area.

                      Bike Hire

                      Located in the centre of Kenmare is Finnegan's Bike Hire and Toy Shop Tel: 00353 64 6641083

                      Star Sailing & Adventure Centre

                      This new purpose-built Activity Centre and Bar/Restaurant is fast becoming an essential part of a family holiday in Kenmare. The centre itself is situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by the Caha Mountains just a five minute drive from Kenmare Town Centre. The activities on offer include kayaking, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, hillwalking, team games and a Wildlife Safari Cruise on Kenmare Bay. Also available are the children’s playground, American pedal boats, water trampoline and slide, archery range, soccer pitch with changing facilities and the family walking trail. Star Sailing and Adventure Centre, Dauros, Kenmare, Co. Kerry 064 66 41222.

                      BONANE HERITAGE PARK

                      The Bonane Heritage Park provides visitors with an 1600 metre walk on gravel paths through 5000 years of history while enjoying some breathtaking scenery. Bonane Heritage Park is situated 10Km from Kenmare on the N71 and is open to visitors all year round.

                      Golf

                      Kenmare boasts two super golf courses. The Ring of Kerry Golf Course is located two miles outside of the town and offers spectacular views of Kenmare Bay from the course itself and also its newly renovated Club House. Dream Ireland guests may avail of special discounted green fees.

                      Kenmare Golf Club is located in Kenmare Town and follows the shores of Kenmare Bay Estuary.

                      Angling

                      There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from around Kenmare including Clonee Lake, Kenmare Bay and the Black Valley. Permits can be obtained locally.

                      Hill Walking

                      The Kerry Way and Beara Way walking routes are ideal for those with an interest in trekking or you could even join the annual summer hike to Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntouhil. The foothills of the famous MacGillycuddy Reeks are right on Kenmare's doorstep.

                      Diving

                      Kenmare and its vicinity offers some incredible dive spots and wrecks. You may even be lucky enough to come across a dolphin or two. Try-dives are available for beginners and advanced dives for the more experienced. For more information visit Kenmare Bay Diving.

                      Pony Trekking

                      Pony Trekking is the ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of Kenmare and its hinterland. Professional lessons are also available for beginners.

                      Other activities in the area include quad biking, pet farms, craft workshops and bicycle hire.

                      KENMARE

                      Kenmare is known as the jewel in the Ring of Kerry and no wonder with its location between two of the most beautiful touring routes in Europe - the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. These make for very enjoyable day trips from Kenmare.

                      Kenmare is a designated Heritage Town of Ireland and the town offers a huge selection of places of historical interest to visit. Even strolling around the town is itself a pleasure with Kenmare having received awards from Entente Floral and the award for the Tidiest Town in Ireland in the year 2000. Kenmare was recently awarded the accolade of Ireland's best kept town on the whole island of Ireland and deservedly so!

                      There is a Playground in Kenmare. This is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Town Centre.

                      Killarney is a 40 minute drive and Cork City is just over an hour's drive.

                      DINING & NIGHTLIFE

                      The town of Kenmare, noted for having the cleanest air in Europe, is a mecca for some of the finest restaurants in Ireland. You really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out, from bar food to seafood and a range of other types of excellent restaurants to experience. The nightlife in Kenmare suits all ages and the hospitality with which you will be greeted is second to none. There is a great selection of pubs and late night bars to choose from with many featuring live music from traditional Irish to rock and modern styles.

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                      7 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 14

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