Located within an easy stroll of fewer than 10 minutes from Fenit Village, number 3 The Lighthouse Village is a lovely bright, modern and well cared for two bedroom holiday home. Set within a relatively small group of about 30 properties, this is a great place to enjoy a seaside break in Co Kerry.
This home has everything you will need to enjoy your break as it is very well equipped. The kitchen has been fitted with oven, hob, dishwasher, kettle, toaster and all the crockery, cutlery, cookware and glasses you should need. There is a separate utility with a washing machine and a tumble dryer with a door leading out to the back garden.
The kitchen has a dining table and chairs and double doors lead out onto the patio in the garden. You can enjoy sea views from this part of the house. Relax outside and enjoy the long bright summer Kerry evenings.
The main sitting room has comfy couches, TV and a welcoming wood burning stove. Free wifi is available to guests. There is also a sunroom which is a lovely relaxing place to enjoy the views towards the sea. It features a small portable stove if the evening is chilly, as well as patio doors leading outside to the back garden.
There are two bedrooms – both upstairs. The main bedroom has a king sized bed and is ensuite with a bath over shower. The second bedroom has a double bed in it and there is another bathroom with a shower downstairs.
Should you require a cot or a highchair please let us know at the time of booking also.
One well behaved dog is welcome on request but you must mention you are bringing it at the time of booking. An onsite additional cleaning charge of €35 is payable to the caretaker. It is very important to clean up the outside areas after your pet before you leave and to ensure that they be kept in the living areas only, off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.
You can walk and swim at the front beach which is a 15 minute walk (less than 5 mins by car) from the property. There is also the back beach which is nice for swimming too, this is a 20 minute walk. The front beach would be more popular as it’s in the village with cafe, playground, water sports, sea safari and the Greenway.
Energy is an extra charge of €6 per day for the months of June, July and August and €8 per day at all other times of the year. This is payable to Dream Ireland in advance of your stay.
Bed linen and towels are provided however we would ask that you bring along your own beach towels for the beach or if you are going swimming.
THINGS TO DO IN THE LOCAL AREA:
Beaches: Nature has blessed Kerry with a wonderful number and variety of beaches, several of them just a short drive from Fenit. The vast expanses of Banna to the north and Derrymore to the west are hugely popular. Likewise Ballybunion and Maherees, where the delights of sea and sand are augmented by a diversity of entertainments and seasports. The bonus is that many of the county’s beaches have safety and cleanliness endorsement in the form of European Flags. Resident lifeguards have been installed at Maherees, Banna, Derrynane, Ventry, Inch, Ballybunion North and South, Ballyheigue, Fenit, Ballinskelligs, White Strand (Cahirciveen) and Rossbeigh. The Kerry people are very proud that Kerry has more Blue Flags (14) than any other county. Note, by the way, that Fenit Marina also boasts a Blue Flag and is one of only four marinas in Ireland with the distinction.
The Aqua Dome: one of Ireland’s largest indoor waterworlds, is a marvellous complex of pools, slides, waves and rapids. Whether it’s a quiet paddle you want or the wild excitement of being swept away in a whirlpool, the Aqua Dome is a treat for all the family. Nor do you have to get wet to enjoy the place. Aqua Golf, an 18-hole themed miniature golf course located alongside the Aqua Dome, is a great game for all ages.
Dining out: There are lots of great pubs & restaurants in the locality, The Tankard just outside Fenit serves great food in its restaurant with panaramic views over the bay & it also has great bar food.
The Rose of Tralee Festival: The Rose of Tralee International Festival
It said by many that Tralee is best known for the Rose of Tralee International Festival which takes place every year in August. It is one of Ireland’s premier flagship festivals where people come from far and wide to enjoy the best in Irish and international music acts and also enjoy events such as parades, an amazing fireworks display and nightly seisiuns.
Golfing: “Champion Courses in a Splendid Setting”
The Kerries Golf Course, on the Spa Road, a lovingly created parkland course with a dramatic backdrop of the Sliabh Mish Mountains and Tralee Bay. A well-drained course that is playable all year round, it features large sand based greens that are a pleasure to putt on. With the addition of a new clubhouse, restaurant and wine bar, The Kerries offers “a complete day out”.The Arnold Palmer designed Tralee Golf Club’s 18-hole course at Barrow, just outside Tralee, is Tralee’s best know course. Perched on the edge of the ocean, the setting of island, sea and mountain provide a magnificent backdrop to the game. Further along the coast, Ballybunion boasts two courses – the Old Course and the Cashen. The Old Course is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 10 and golfers like Jack Nicklaus love to come to play here. American President Bill Clinton has enjoyed it too. US Open and Masters champion Tom Watson describes Ballybunion as his all-time favourite, “the best in the world” and “a true test of golf”. Ballyheigue offers a beautiful 9-hole course, its greens stretching below a ruined 18th century castle looking out over Tralee Bay. Ardfert also has a 9-hole course sited in undulating parkland, and there is a PGA qualified instructor a hand to help you perfect you game. It is easy to be distracted by the splendour of the surroundings as you play, but recollect that under an ancient law all golf balls lost in Barrow are forfeited to Geoffrey de Clahuill, to whom King John made a grant “forever” of local wrecks.
Walking & Hillwalking in the surrounding valleys and hills.
Tralee town is just a couple of miles away, complete with shops, restaurants cinemas and pubs.
Blennerville windmill and steam train ride: The Tralee & Dingle Light Railway (1891 – 1953) was one of the world’s most famous narrow gauge railways. Now the Tralee – Blennerville section has been restored and visitors can experience the sensation of travelling by steam train from Tralee to Blennerville during the summer season. Once you reach Blennerville, you may visit its famous Windmill. This unique 201 year old restored windmill houses an acclaimed audio-visual exhibition of Irish milling history and features working millstones. Exhibitions on the history of bread-making in Ireland and on the Blennerhassetts, founders of Blennerville, are also on show.