This lovely stone fronted holiday home is located on Rossmore Island. It has a wonderful setting overlooking the Bay and is a lovely place to relax and hide away from the hustle and bustle of busy daily life. Located in beautiful Tahilla between Kenmare and Sneem on the Ring of Kerry road in South Kerry the house is sited to maximise the breathtaking views over the bay, islands and Beara Peninsula.
The downstairs area is mainly open plan with a kitchen, dining and sitting room area. The dining area features a lovely round table perfect for seating up to six people comfortably. There are doors leading out from the dining area to the patio outside meaning you can really bring the outside in and vice versa on a fine day. There is a TV in the sitting room area. There is also a separate lounge downstairs with a three and a two seater couch along with a comfy armchair – perfect for reading a good book or just taking time out to enjoy your surroundings.
* Please be aware there is a step from the kitchen to dining area and also a step from the dining area down to the sunroom.
Patio doors open onto a large outdoor patio area with furniture offering privacy from neighbours on either side. From here you can enjoy lovely seaviews as well as full views over the garden.
There is a pond in the back garden shared with house next door and a little bridge leading up to a viewing area over the sea. The steps up to the viewing area are quite steep so care should be taken. It is very important that young children be supervised at all times as the pond is easily accessible.
The three bedrooms are all located upstairs along with the main bathroom (small) with bath and shower over the bath. There are 2 x double bedrooms and 1 x small twin room. There is also a shower room downstairs.
A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Please mention at time of booking.
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you will need during your stay including washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
Although there is a fireplace in this property, for safety reasons it is not permitted for guests to light fires in it.
The tap water at this property is NOT SUITABLE FOR DRINKING. The water is suitable for showering, the dishwasher and washing dishes etc. On arrival Pat and Anna provide 2 large bottles of drinking water to get your started, however you should arrange to bring along extra water for duration of your stay.
Sneem is located just 5 miles away:
Sneem is a charming village idyllically situated between the MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range and the sea of Kenmare Bay in the southwest of Ireland. The stunning countryside offers an abundance of outdoor activities, while the village itself is full of places to visit, shop, eat, drink and relax.
Sneem village is composed of two squares, north and south, joined by a bridge over Sneem river. The village is quaint and pretty, local pride evident in the colourfully, painted houses and well-tended public areas. Sneem is a regular award-winner in the National Tidy Towns Competition, winning the top prize in 1987.
Parknasilla Resort & Spa is just 2.5 miles away:
Parknasilla Resort & Spa, with its magnificent gardens, golf course and labyrinth of walks, is one of Europe's finest hotels and is less than 2.5miles from the house. . It has a rich heritage dating back to 1692 and is a nearby gem that you simply must visit. The marked pathways and tracks that wind through the hotel's extensive woodlands and islands are set amid spectacular, lush scenery. The walks are designed so that you can choose a short walk lasting about 30 minutes or a longer route taking up to 2 hours. When you finish up back at the hotel, you can then reward yourself with a drink in the bar or afternoon tea and sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful ambiance and comfort of this unique hotel.
Kenmare is just 11 miles away:
The Heritage town of Kenmare is a mecca for some of the finest dining 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 & there is a great selection of pubs & late night bars to choose from with many featuring live music from traditional Irish to rock & modern styles..
Other Local Amenities:
Star Sailing & Adventure Centre
This purpose-built Activity Centre and Bar/Restaurant is fast becoming an essential part of a family holiday in the region. 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.
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.
There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from in the area including Clonee Lake, Kenmare Bay and the Black Valley. Permits can be obtained locally.
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 your doorstep.
This 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 at Kenmare Bay diving.
Pony Trekking is the ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of this hinterland. Professional lessons are also available for beginners.
Other activities in the area include quad biking, pet farms, craft workshops and bicycle hire.