About the property
- Cottage1800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Modern self catering cottage Kenmare, three bedrooms sleeps six, open fire, WiFi
On Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way! A beautiful, modern, newly extended three bedroomed, self catering rental house only five minutes drive from the bustling market town of Kenmare in the south west of Ireland on the Ring of Kerry.
This self catering vacation cottage, which is in its own grounds of over two acres alongside the Cleady River has a (hidden) waterfall giving the relaxing sound of running water, has all the conveniences you would require on a self catering holiday. This self catering cottage has Wi-Fi, satellite TV, washer, dryer, dishwasher, safe and three bedrooms which sleep up to six (two doubles and one twin). Two bedrooms are en suite with a further bathroom for the third room and a separate guest bathroom with wet room. A cot and high chair can be made available on request at no additional cost.
For those cooler evenings and nights there is an open fire place for burning logs and turf. Relax in the sittingroom with a feature fireplace and stove whilst listening to your music through the BOSE stereo system.
We welcome well behaved house trained pets (small fee applies).
Kenmare is a beautiful heritage town located in Kerry, southwest Ireland. It is about a 2 hour drive from Shannon, 90 mins from Cork and 3.5 hours from Dublin.
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- Apr 23, 2018
About John Wallace
We fell in love with Kerry and Kenmare in particular in 1990 and spent the following 12 years trying to find the site to build our holiday cottage. It took us longer than expected but we love the house and its location so close to Kenmare! We hope you agree!
John Wallace purchased this Cottage in 2003
Why John Wallace chose County Kerry
We love the natural stone finish and warmth that the cottage has. With the new extension of a sitting room and guest bathroom we now have all the space that a family or couple could want for their vacation in Kenmare. An open fireplace and now a stove are just wonderful to light and sit in chatting and talking about the days adventures while sipping a glass of wine!
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage is in a large garden of about two acres, the Cleady River flows to the rear and sounds so relaxing when sitting on the patio at the end of a busy day sightseeing! With wi-fi, you can investigate where to visit on the following day or catch up with emails. The kitchen is equipped to a very high standard with all the equipment needed to prepare your own gastronomic feast - all you need are the ingredients and ability! We also have a small safe for storing your valuables.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
a wonderful cottage
Unfortunately we only had 3 days to enjoy the cottage. It is very private, comfortable and nicely appointed in a beautiful setting. Every thing is very modern. Would not hesitate to stay again. Gary USA
Wonderful relaxing time.
Four of us spent six days and nights in this beautiful home during the last week of September. The home is outstanding, spacious and relaxing. The kitchen is well suited for cooking and the bedrooms and bathrooms exceeded our expectations. The town of Kenmare was one of the most enjoyable quaint little towns we visited and driving around the Berra Peninsula was picturesque with its bay views, cottages and rock walls dividing the green pastures. I would go back again.
Beautiful Home in Serene Location
We loved our stay at the Cleady River Cottage. The pictures really don't do the house justice. It is actually much more spacious than it appears. It is very well furnished and appointed. We loved the sound of the river, which you could hear from every room! As noted in the description, it is a 5 minute drive to Kenmare, which is a wonderful village with great restaurants and shopping. We did not consider the village in walking distance, especially at night, because the roads are so narrow but others may find it walkable. The description suggests the internet is not particularly fast but we had no problem with it, even streaming. There is a professional manager locally but we never needed to call as we had everything we needed. The owner was very helpful when asked for recommendations but didn't "over communicate." Overall, it was a fabulous stay and we would definitely stay there again.
Perfect holiday cottage
So well located with easy access to the Bearra Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and Killarney National Park. Very comfortable, well equipped cottage.
Located on a beautiful country lot. Our expectations were high to begin with, but were exceeded in every way. John the caretaker is a wonderful, cheerful and very helpful man. Our 4 nights here flew by far too quickly.
Absolutely gorgeous setting and house! Beautiful decorations, spacious, super clean and comfortable!
Perfect size for 6 people and we loved the private yard, yard games available & the owner and caretaker were so kind and responsive! We'd stay here again in a heart beat! Kenmare is a great great town which we loved too!
Fantastic cottage in beautiful location - can't wait to return!
We spent 2 glorious weeks in this beautiful part of Ireland. The cottage was so well equipped and comfortable. After a day of walking it was great to look forward to relaxing in the huge lounge with fantastic floor to roof windows overlooking the garden. The furnishings and general interior design are extremely tasteful and it felt like a home from home. Don't hesitate to book Cleady River Cottage as you won't be disappointed.
The only downside to our holiday was that Ireland isn't particularly dog friendly. We had really looked forward to walking the Kerry Way etc but for most of it and other major walks, dogs are strictly forbidden even on a lead. John Palmer, the lovely caretaker, helped us with some good fairly local walks however so we managed something most days. Dogs cannot be taken into pubs, even into the bar area. On a good day this was no problem since Kenmare has plenty of seating outside the plentiful pubs and cafes. But on a very wet day when a wee pub lunch would be welcome this health and hygiene rule is problematic. Coming from Scotland where we regularly take the dog to the pub for bar meals this was a big disappointment. It would be helpful if the guide books/tourist information on walking in Ireland (with regards to taking dogs on holiday) made these rules clear as I'm sure it would help tourists make more informed decisions.
Loved Ireland however and the wonderful Irish!
We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and liked our taste in furnishings!!
I can't agree more about Ireland not being dog friendly, we have the same problems with our own dog in a lot of places we go with him and it's an awful shame that Bord Failte and Tourism Ireland don't address the issue and seek to have it changed - after all if the Scottish and French (along with many other EU countries) can allow dogs into pubs, we should be able to as well!
Look forward to seeing you and your doggy back in Kenmare again soon!
In South West Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way (the world's longest mapped coaster drive) is County Kerry, known all over the world as 'The Kingdom'. The Jewel in the Kingdom is a beautiful heritage town named Kenmare which is on the world famous Ring of Kerry. Cleady River Cottage has three bedrooms and is only a five minute drive from Kenmare town and is perfect for a relaxing self catering vacation. Relax after a busy day's sightseeing in this modern stone cottage with all the modern conveniences of home. The cottage is a five minute (or approx 30 minute walk) from the town and is a lovely private setting of about two acres. The cottage isn't overlooked and is extremely private and you can sit on the deck and listen to the adjoining Cleady River and it flows past the back garden whilst you enjoy a glass or two! Self Catering Kerry, Self Catering Kenmare, Vacation Rental Kerry, Vacation Rental Kenmare, Home Swop Kerry, Home Swop Kenmare, Cottage Kenmare, Cottage Kenmare, Cottage for rent, vacation rental cottage Other Activities: Hill walking, painting, eating out and traditional Irish music Golf: Two lovely courses are very close by - Kenmare Golf Club and Ring of Kerry are both within fifteen minutes drive of the cottage. Mahony's Point and Killeen are about a forty five minute drive away and world famous Waterville is about the same.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Extra charge for Electricity, Oil, Refuse disposal and Cleaning of €100 per week or part thereof. Book two weeks in July or August and take €100 off! (€50 off for two week bookings remainder of year) Please note that there are NO hidden charges. We do not charge booking fees or charge for towels or bed linen, both of which are supplied in plentiful quantities! Extra charge for Electricity, Oil, Re