Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
About Tad Lawrence
My wife Vicky and I are teachers and artists. We live and work in Boston Massachusetts, USA. When I was a teenager I spent my summers helping to build this house in Kells.
Tad Lawrence purchased this Cottage in 1974
Why Tad Lawrence chose Kells
It is hard to describe the magic of this place; it luxury and simplicity.
What makes this Cottage unique
This house and community is where we are who we want to be. We look forward to sharing it with you.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Idyllic home by the sea .... just off the Ring of Kerry
We enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing week of solitude at this property with day trips to Valentia Island, the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, Muckross House and Gardens, Jameson Distillery in Cork, and Skellig Michael. From the kitchen and living room, the view of the sea is stunning. The property is spacious, decorated with handcrafted furniture, hand woven pillows, throws, pillows, and wall hangings, not to mention the beautiful watercolors. The kitchen is well equipped. The caretakers are readily available and very welcoming. We have stayed in many VRBO properties, Wolsey Lodges, B&Bs across the UK and North America, as well as varying accommodations throughout Europe and Asia, and we highly recommend this property. It is unique in its tranquility and scenery.
Lovely Holiday Home - cosy with beautiful view - felt like staying here forever...
Our family (with 3 children from 7 to 12 years) spent 10 days in this lovely Irish home at Kells Bay. Our family felt very comfortable in this cosy home. Our children loved playing outside in the huge garden, while we parents sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the breathtaking view. The kitchen is very well equipped ans spacious, the cottage is lovely decorated (lots of art) and the very suitable for a family. The next seaside is only a few minutes to walk. The cottage is situated very good, so that we were able to do many different day trips. The caretakers were very helpful and gave us a very warm welcoming. We spent a very relaxing holiday einjoying the house and the breathtaking scenery. We can highly recommend this holiday house. We ourselves are looking forward coming here again - it is heaven on earth...
Heaven in Kells
Tad and Vicki have themselves a real gem with their lovely home in Kells Bay. Arriving during the day is definitely key! Everything that is described in the listing is accurate and exceeded our expectation! The artwork, Craftsmanship and location of their home is perfect for those seeking an Irish seaside getaway, look no further!
Remarkable and memorable experience
We took my 82 year old mother on her second trip to Ireland (her first was 40 years ago) and the highlight of our trip was our week long stay in this wonderful house where we enjoyed quiet and gorgeous views the whole day long. There is lots of room and lots of comfort, and a kitchen that was fully appointed and a pleasure to use. We are both architects and my brother is a graphic designer and we all appreciated the intelligent use of Irish Arts and Crafts, both new and old, for the interiors. The owners were extremely helpful, not only with their instructions and advice, but also for arranging to have the house open and ready for us when we arrived. In less than a day we felt at home and well cared for. This house is an ideal choice. Thank you so much.
Perfect escape in Kells Bay!
It was love at first sight, we could have stayed on indefinitely.
My husband and I recently stayed for a week in this great home. The house was architecturally interesting and comfortable ... contemporary of late 70's vintage, but with elements of Irish country vernacular. There are 2 double-height living areas, perfectly placed picture windows in every room, and a gorgeous unobstructed view of Dingle Bay.
Tad, the owner is easy to work with, very helpful and generous with information about the area and things to do, but we were perfectly happy to spend a couple of rainy days in the house. Since this is a second family home for the owners, the house is well provided with daily necessities and we felt very much at home.
We hope to return for a future stay. Thanks, Tad!
A sojourn in this stunning house would make a good holiday anywhere, and in this idyllic location with these views it is a very special experience. The modest and appropriate exterior conceals a beautiful white interior of mid-century modernist character with vast rooms, three of which are double-height. Over 40 years, the Lawrence family has furnished and decorated the house from local sources and collected books about Ireland and the locality so that you feel you are in your own private museum and library.
Just above Kells Bay with easy access to the Ring of Kerry and Cahersiveen, it's a good base for touring, but the house is so spacious and relaxing we found ourselves choosing to spend a part of each day here, A wonderful place and the perfect insurance against unpredictable weather.
All renters are provided with an extensive detailed guide that is regularly updated. It includes all the information on shopping, groceries, dinning, walks, hikes, activities and the hidden spots that we have found during 50 years in Kells. The world famous Skellig Rocks are close by.