|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Mountain view House is the perfect place from which to explore the most beautiful parts of Ireland –the Ring of Kerry and the Beara peninsula. It is set in 6 acres of grassland and has stunning views over the mountain ranges of McGilly Cuddy’s Reeks and the Kenmare River. It has its own stream and gardens.
The house itself is cosy and warm, easy to use and just as easy to lock up and go. There is an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the kitchen, as well as a quick an efficient central heating system. It is a ideal place to stay in both winter and summer. The Christmas festivities in Kenmare are second to none. The kitchen is fully equipped.
The Gulf Stream on the south west of Ireland ensures a warm climate, ideal for walking, fishing, sailing and even swimming! The beautiful gardens of Derreen House, where there is a famous collection of sub-tropical trees and plants, is well worth a visit.
Mountain View house is in an ideal position for walkers to enjoy the many paths and routes, taking you across the Kerry Way, and over some beautiful mountain ranges. The routes along the coast towards Sneem provide some of the best sea views in Kerry.
Kenmare town itself is as picturesque as any in Ireland. It is famous for its markets, both for livestock and for local, natural products. Along with its award winning restaurants and well known musical pubs, it is an ideal place to have a meal or sample some Guinness of an evening. The many art galleries provide an excellent opportunity to see the work of some very gifted local artists, who capture the landscape in all its forms. Also, The Church of the Holy Cross in Kenmare is a large and impressive building with very beautiful and splendid interiors, whose spire can be seen from all over town.
Within easy distance are the Skelligs, Blarney Castle and the Lakes of Killarney. Not to be missed is the beautiful valley of Gleninchaquin, with its stunning waterfall. This feeds into the chain of freshwater lakes –the lakes of Cloonee, where the views are incredible. For those interested in fishing, it is easy to hire a boat for the day and go out on one of the stunning lakes in the Blackwater valley. Alternatively, for those with artistic leanings, there are glass engraving classes, batik classes and, for those with a passing interest in chocolate, there is a shop in Bonane, which demonstrates exactly how it is made.
There is a riding school for beginners, or the more advanced, which comes highly recommended, called Dromquinna Stables. There is also a sailing club, Star Outdoors Centre, which provides courses in Kayaking canoeing and supervised hillwalking. All of this, within a few minutes from the house. There are also two 18 hole golf courses near Kenmare.
If you are interested in taking a dip in the sea, there is nothing better than popping down to the beautiful Templenoe Pier in the early evening, where you can swim and look across the bay to the stunning views of the Caha mountains.
We hope you have a wonderful stay in our house and enjoy it as much as we do.
This Irish cottage lives up to its promise. It is a few minutes away by car from downtown Kenmare, yet located on a lovely large property.
The kitchen is very practical and we had lovely dinners. The rooms are functional, simply and tastefully decorated.
The weather was less than perfect, so it was great to have a cozy indoors to come back to in the evenings.
When in the area, be sure to visit the Beara region - less touristy than the Ring of Kerry. The house has lots of useful leaflets to guide you.
The only concern was getting in. Make sure you get the directions to the cottage!
The house is not the most modern in the area but it is on a beautiful setting with significant charm. It is totally adequate for a family or small group looking to travel in the Kenmare area. We wish there was a standing shower as opposed to the tub provided.
Fantastic views from this well equipped country farmhouse. Great for staying with the family with a quick drive into the vibrant town of Kenmare & located on many beautiful scenic routes around Kerry & west cork. Deer in the garden at night was the icing on the cake for the children & didn't matter if there was rain or shine everything needed in the house for both occasions. We will be going back to this beautiful part of Ireland.
We stayed as a group of 4 adults and 2 young children but we couldn't have been more comfortable. The kitchen easily handled the extra load and the lounge room with authentic peat fire, was comfortable and roomy. The cottage is rural but extremely close to town and to all that Kenmare has to offer and it is a lot. We can't wait to go again.
Sitting above the beautiful township of Kenmare this lovely old farm cottage is in a quiet rural location but only 2 minutes from the centre of town. It has everything you need in a cottage and we enjoyed watching the rabbits and the pheasants in the paddock each morning.
Stunning scenery in a quiet and relaxed setting just a short distance from Kenmare. The house has in informal and homely feel, great for our two kids who loved the games and running around in the beautiful garden. The location is perfect with so many places to visit within easy reach. We particularly enjoyed the Derreen gardens. We stayed at the property as a group of 4 adults and 2 children. The kids slept in the master bedroom with the parents and we could all comfortably sit at the table in the kitchen.
We would definitely book again.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable Damage Deposit||A$161|
|Refuse Recyling Fee||A$19|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.