Welcome to Mountain View Cottage -- a traditional thatched Irish home just off the fabled Ring of Kerry. The property has been recently renovated with modern conveniences (including strong wifi) in an old world setting with both mountain and sea views. The cottage comfortably sleeps 6 and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, sun room, outdoor deck, living room, TV, turntable, and writing desk.
Spaciously located on 1 acre, a 5 minute stroll leads to a quiet beach at the bottom of the road. The tranquil area offers a stark departure from the trappings of urbanity on the Wild Atlantic Way. The cottage is designed for maximum comfort and perfect for those rainy days when a warm cup of tea or hearty meal is all that's needed.
Guests will be personally met upon arrival. Arrangements can be made via mobile phone or email to coordinate directions and answer any questions. A detailed welcome booklet with house information, wifi password, local sites, etc. can be found on the desk in the sun room.
Let Glenbeigh serve as your starting point for an epic journey on the Ring of Kerry. Featuring 200 km of one of the most scenic roads in the world, stops include the towns of Killarney, Kenmare, Cahirciveen and Waterville -- the one time home of Charlie Chaplin. Castle ruins, endless beaches, parks, historical landmarks and abundant wildlife await to challenge your sense of adventure.
For golf lovers, a five minute drive leads to Dooks -- one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland. Boasting spectacular sea-side links play, the friendly, member-owned facility is a must for any golfer.
The majestic Skellig Islands are accessible with a short ferry ride from Portmagee, awarding visitors with an out-of-this-world experience. Marvel at the 6th century Gaelic monastery, winding stone staircase and exotic flora and birdlife. It's no wonder this World Heritage Site was chosen as Luke Skywalker's secluded hideout in recent Star Wars films.
The Coomasaharn Horseshoe Loop Walk is a moderate (12 km) hiking trail over several mountain peaks around the stunning Coomasaharn Lake -- home to the rare char fish. The walk is a hidden gem and one of the best loop walks in the country. Additionally, the legendary MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains are less than 20 km away and features Carrauntuohill, the highest point in Ireland (1040m).
Rossbeigh blue flag beach is only a 5 minute drive from Glenbeigh and offers walking paths, pubs, restaurants and shops. Horse riding, golf, fishing, and hiking are all accessible within the immediate area.
The nearby Kerry Bog Museum allows visitors to step back in time and experience an authentic, medieval working farm. Next door, the popular Red Fox Inn features tasty eats, drink and a gift shop.
Caragh Lake, formed by ancient glacials, offers a wide range of water activities, including salmon fishing, kayaking and swimming.
Overall, the options are just be. The choice is yours.
"There are no strangers here, only friends that we have not yet met."
— William Butler Yeats
Located less than 2 km away, Glenbeigh is a charming , small village, featuring a handful of traditional pubs and restaurants. Fresh, locally-caught seafood is an absolute must. The same applies for the best bowl of potato and leak soup you've ever tasted. Fancy watching a game Gaelic football? The local pitch features seasonal matches and proudly hosts one of the finest teams in the county.
Shopping: groceries and sundries are available at a local store in the village. Larger stores, including an Aldi supermarket, can be found in Killorglin, 12 km away.