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Awesome Views - Day or Night!*** - from a Cozy Farmhouse Near Golf & Beaches

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Last updated: 06/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

OUR RENOVATED STONE FARMHOUSE, near the Ring of Kerry, offers breathtaking views from a newly constructed year-round glass conservatory in a quiet, private spot close to beaches, golf and mountains.

{FOR MORE PHOTOS OF OUR HOME AND THE AREA, PLEASE VISIT: http://bit.ly/WbmICk }

A short hike up the hill behind our home is rewarded with a panorama you'll never forget -- the westernmost land in Europe, the Skellig Islands; Ballinskelligs Bay, with the shimmering colors and lights of Waterville at its throat, and MacGillicuddy's Reeks, with Ireland's tallest peak.

ENJOY restaurants and pubs with traditional entertainment in Caherciveen, Portmagee, Valentia, Waterville and Ballinskelligs; the world-class Waterville Golf Links, blue flag beaches, magnificent walks, fresh and saltwater fishing, horseback riding, surfing, diving and wind surfing.

ALSO CLOSE BY are pre-Christian sites; boat trips to the monastic settlement on Skellig Michael; Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, Ireland's 'Liberator;' and the Cill Rialaig pre-famine village and artist colony.

***The Iveragh Penninsula where our house is located was recently given the highest ranking (Gold Tier) as an International Dark Sky Reserve by the Dark Sky Association, in recognition of the exceptional quality of its night sky. Important to astronomers and amateur sky-gazers alike, this is the only spot so designated in Ireland and one of only three in the world!
(See www.darksky.org and http://darksky.org/assets/Night_Sky_Conservation/Reserves/Kerry/Kerry_IDSR_PR.pdf)

Keywords: Self Catering Holiday Home, cottage, farm, beach, golf, hiking, scenic, ocean, lake.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    With permission...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • King size bed (1) Can be separated into 2 twin beds on request; Double Beds (1); Twin or Single Beds (1); Bunk Beds (1); Extra sleeping options: Baby Crib (1); On request, (1) Fold-up bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Instant heat shower and electric room heater.

Other Amenities

  • NO internet or WiFi in house, many hot spots available nearby. You can also purchase a USB mobile broadband stick for laptops or a mobile WiFi device for phones and iPads at a Vodaphone store (there is one in Caherciveen, but check ahead for availability). Works great! NO telephone, mobile/cell phone recommended....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    For US or European-standard DVDs...moreless

  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Digital TV with 8 RTE channels and 10 radio channels...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are also DVD rentals available in Caherciveen...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Extraordinary view of Ireland's tallest mountains...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Solid fuel stoves in 2 fireplaces...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In addition to solid fuel stoves, there are electric storage heaters and portable electric room heaters...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Sofa and two comfortable chairs with fireplace/stove...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Two solid fuel stoves...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Heated glass conservatory with southern views over fields to Ballinskelligs Bay...moreless

  • Golf:

    Waterville and Skelligs Bay courses 15 minutes drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available at Ballinskelligs Beach...moreless

 

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Location

120 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waterville Golf Links
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cable Leary's
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ballinskelligs Blue Flag Beach

Car: Necessary

Live Irish music and dancing nearby

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: We are New Jersey natives with Irish, Scottish and English roots. Peter is a freelance writer and photographer and Daphne is writing her dissertation for a PhD in Irish History at Drew University in Madison, NJ. We have two grown children, Patrick and Casey.

Why Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland:
We first saw this house in 1998 on a visit to Ireland and were overwhelmed by the spectacular view. It belonged to a cousin of Peter's mother and when he passed away we purchased it and renovated it with lots of help from other cousins living nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Besides the proximity of one of the best golf courses in Ireland, Waterville Links, we enjoy the beach in Ballinskelligs, hikes around the countryside and the quiet, peaceful beauty on all sides.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

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  • A view of the house from down the road.

    A view of the house from down the road.

  • A short hike up the hill behind our home (lower left) offers spectacular views.

    A short hike up the hill behind our home (lower left) offers spectacular views.

  • Bedroom with double bed.

    Bedroom with double bed.

  • The St. Finan's Bay beach, just over the hill from us.

    The St. Finan's Bay beach, just over the hill from us.

  • Ballinskelligs Bay with its nearby wide, sandy, calm blue flag beach

    Ballinskelligs Bay with its nearby wide, sandy, calm blue flag beach

  • Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and Waterville.

    Overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay and Waterville.

  • The nearby world-class Waterville Golf Links

    The nearby world-class Waterville Golf Links

  • Monks' 'beehive' settlement on Skellig Michael, 8 miles out to sea, 775 feet up

    Monks' 'beehive' settlement on Skellig Michael, 8 miles out to sea, 775 feet up

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  • Blackberries picked by one of our guests along the road.

    Blackberries picked by one of our guests along the road.

  • Our view of McGillicuddy's Reeks and Ireland's tallest mountain, Carraunthoohil.

    Our view of McGillicuddy's Reeks and Ireland's tallest mountain, Carraunthoohil.

  • Master bedroom with king bed

    Master bedroom with king bed

  • Middle bedroom has one single and twin bunk beds.

    Middle bedroom has one single and twin bunk beds.

  • Sitting room: a couch, two comfy arm chairs, HD wide-screen TV, DVD player

    Sitting room: a couch, two comfy arm chairs, HD wide-screen TV, DVD player

  • Surfing St. Finan's Bay -- they come from all over for a go at it!

    Surfing St. Finan's Bay -- they come from all over for a go at it!

  • Playground in The Glen/St. Finan's Bay has a mini-zipline and football pitch

    Playground in The Glen/St. Finan's Bay has a mini-zipline and football pitch

  • Enroute to Skellig Michael is Little Skellig, home to 15,000 pairs of gannetts.

    Enroute to Skellig Michael is Little Skellig, home to 15,000 pairs of gannetts.

  • Street scene in Cahersiveen

    Street scene in Cahersiveen

  • This beach on Dingle Peninsula was the setting for a 'Ryan's Daughter' scene

    This beach on Dingle Peninsula was the setting for a 'Ryan's Daughter' scene

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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