Located in the heart of Kenmare yet in a peaceful and private location in a secluded cul de sac, Amberley House is the perfect choice for your holiday to Kenmare.
When you enter this home you will immediately get a sense of space and calm. The high ceiling in the hallway gives great light to the whole area. A couple of little steps bring you down to the living room area which manages to be bright and welcoming yet cosy and inviting at the same time! It has two comfy couches and an armchair, a TV and a gas fire. Wifi is available free of charge to our guests. Doors open from the sitting room out to the lovely patio area with furniture – perfect for relaxing and soaking up the summer sunshine. The afternoons really fill the garden with sunshine.
The kitchen is really well equipped and should have everything you will need in terms of appliances, crockery, cutlery and glassware during your stay. The dining area has a table and chairs to seat 6 people. There is a large utility area with lots of storage space for golf clubs or other sports equipment. It has a washing machine and tumble dryer along with a microwave and a freezer.
There are three bedrooms. One downstairs and the other two upstairs. The downstairs bedroom has a double bed and is ensuite with shower. There is also a guest toilet downstairs.
Upstairs is the master double bedroom which is also ensuite and has both a bath and separate shower. Please note there are a few steps down to the bedroom from the main landing area. There is also a twin bedroom with two single beds in it which is ensuite with a shower.
Amberley House offers private off street parking and a secure gate so that you are safely tucked up once it is closed over. A thirty second walk will bring you into town so you can easily enjoy all the shops, pubs and restaurants that are so well known to Kenmare. Kenmare Golf Club is less than a 5 minute walk from the front door so you can throw your clubs over your shoulder and head over without having to hop in your car!
Sorry but pets are not allowed in this property. No parties, stags or hens permitted. The owner lives alongside the property so is available to you should you need her at any time.
The owner will only accept children under the age of two or over the age of 12 as this is not really a child-friendly property with the steps and staircase. It is important that parents of very young children are aware that there is an open balcony overlooking the staircase so children would need to be supervised at all times.
Kenmare is known as the jewel in the Ring of Kerry and no wonder with its location between two of the most beautiful touring routes in Europe - the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. These make for very enjoyable day trips from Kenmare.
Kenmare is a designated Heritage Town of Ireland and the town offers a huge selection of places of historical interest to visit. Even strolling around the town is itself a pleasure with Kenmare having received awards from Entente Floral and the award for the Tidiest Town in Ireland in the year 2000. Kenmare was recently awarded the accolade of Ireland's best kept town on the whole island of Ireland and deservedly so!
There is a Playground in Kenmare. This is about a 15 minute walk from the house.
Killarney is a 40 minute drive and Cork City is just over an hour's drive.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
The town of Kenmare, noted for having the cleanest air in Europe, is a mecca for some of the finest restaurants in Ireland. You really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out, from bar food to seafood and a range of other types of excellent restaurants to experience. The nightlife in Kenmare suits all ages and the hospitality with which you will be greeted is second to none. There is a great selection of pubs and late night bars to choose from with many featuring live music from traditional Irish to rock and modern styles.
Kenmare lies approximately 30 minutes drive from a host of sandy beaches and it has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take a trip on the sea cruise to view the wildlife in the area.
Located in the centre of Kenmare is Finnegan's Bike Hire and Toy Shop Tel: 00353 64 6641083
Star Sailing & Adventure Centre
This purpose-built Activity Centre and Bar/Restaurant is fast becoming an essential part of a family holiday in Kenmare. The centre itself is situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by the Caha Mountains just a five minute drive from Kenmare Town Centre. The activities on offer include kayaking, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, hillwalking, team games and a Wildlife Safari Cruise on Kenmare Bay. Also available are the children’s playground, American pedal boats, water trampoline and slide, archery range, soccer pitch with changing facilities and the family walking trail. Star Sailing and Adventure Centre, Dauros, Kenmare, Co. Kerry 064 66 41222.
Bonane Heritage Park
The Bonane Heritage Park provides visitors with an 1600 metre walk on gravel paths through 5000 years of history while enjoying some breathtaking scenery. Bonane Heritage Park is situated 10Km from Kenmare on the N71 and is open to visitors all year round.
Kenmare boasts two super golf courses. The Ring of Kerry Golf Course is located two miles outside of the town and offers spectacular views of Kenmare Bay from the course itself and also its newly renovated Club House. Dream Ireland guests may avail of special discounted green fees.
Kenmare Golf Club is located in Kenmare Town and follows the shores of Kenmare Bay Estuary.
There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from around Kenmare including Clonee Lake, Kenmare Bay and the Black Valley. Permits can be obtained locally.
The Kerry Way and Beara Way walking routes are ideal for those with an interest in trekking or you could even join the annual summer hike to Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntouhil. The foothills of the famous MacGillycuddy Reeks are right on Kenmare's doorstep.
Kenmare and its vicinity offers some incredible dive spots and wrecks. You may even be lucky enough to come across a dolphin or two. Try-dives are available for beginners and advanced dives for the more experienced at Kenmare Bay Diving.
Pony Trekking is the ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of Kenmare and its hinterland. Professional lessons are also available for beginners.
Other activities in the area include quad biking, pet farms, craft workshops and bicycle hire.