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Ard na Greine Cottage Kenmare town - Kenmare Co. Kerry

Family Friendly | Activity and Adventure | Wi-Fi | Open Fireplace | Romantic Properties

Description

A charming 3 bedroom cottage in Kenmare town with complete privacy and tranquility yet literally steps from all the shops, pubs and restaurants that Kenmare is famous for.

This is a newly refurbished house - stylish yet cosy and comfortable.  A real haven.  Wifi is available free of charge to all guests at Ard na Greine.

Downstairs is the kitchen cum dining room.  There is a small kitchen table with 4 chairs as well as a larger dining table to seat 6 people.  This room opens into the lovely welcoming sitting room with open fire, TV and DVD player.  There is a 3 seater couch, a two seater as well as an armchair so plenty of comfortable seating.  You can close the sitting room off from the dining room/ kitchen area using the dividing doors - perfect for the evening time when you just want to relax and curl up snug in the sitting room in front of the blazing open fire.

Patio doors lead from the dining area out to the pretty garden with lovely plants and green grass.  There is a patio area with garden furniture and parasol.  A gate closes off the side of the garden making it fully enclosed - ideal for keeping younger guests safe!

There is a guest toilet downstairs.

Upstairs are the three bedrooms.  The master double bedroom offers wonderful views from the velux windows towards the surrounding mountains.  It has an ensuite shower room.   The second bedroom has a small double bed suitable for only 1 person, and the third has twin beds.  The main bathroom is upstairs and features an impressive bath along with a separate shower.  

Ard na Greine is a small private cul de sac with just 8 houses and is accessed by an electric gate ensuring privacy and security during your stay.

 

KENMARE

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 Cottage.

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. 

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

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 "Seafari Cruise" to view the wildlife in the area.

Bike Hire

Located in the centre of Kenmare is Finnegan's Bike Hire and Toy Shop  Tel: 00353 64 6641083

Star Sailing & Adventure Centre

This new 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.

Golf

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.   

Angling

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.

Hill Walking

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. 

Diving

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

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. 

 

 

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Facilities

  • Linen Provided
  • Television
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Central Heating
  • Private Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Patio Area
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Open Fire
  • Non-Smoking
  • Restaurants
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee Machine
  • 4 ring hob
  • Garden Furniture
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Heating & Electricity an extra charge
  • Cot available on request
  • Saor View
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Parking Available

Ard na Greine Cottage

  • Property Type
    Semi-detached House
  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
    2 Bathrooms
  • Dream Ireland Rating
    Cloud Rating

Jul, 2017

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Family with teenagers

Lovely Townhome Just Steps from Middle of Kenmare

"I am so happy to be the 1st to review this place - I was reluctant to book it because there were no reviews but the pictures were so lovely that I decided to take a leap of faith and book it. The pictures are true to real life - the house was absolutely everything we had hoped and then some. We stayed here for a week and it was the absolute perfect location - just steps away from the main streets of town, but far enough away from the hubbub. It was right across the street from a beautiful park and just steps away from the harbor/dock. Lovely views from the master bedroom too. The home itself was impeccably clean, fresh, bright and cheerful and still managed to feel cozy. The decor was updated, modern and clean. Beds were comfortable. Great layout - the perfect size for our family of 4 - two teenagers and Mom & Dad. Once we figured out all the european switches for the electric, showers, water heater and such it was smooth sailing. The house does not have wifi - which if you're vacationing there but from Ireland isn't an issue - but being from the states we weren't expecting that. But Teresa the home owner quickly got us a wifi hub for a bit of extra euro and we were able to do some minimal email checking, etc. The house has plenty of everything you need including an excellent washer and dryer. Even has a nice patio set with umbrella out back where you can enjoy the greenery and flowers Teresa has planted. Fire in the fireplace, music on the stereo, or a movie on the TV which has plenty of cable channels and all is cozy and wonderful if you plan to spend an evening in or after your evening out taking in a great meal at one of the many great spots steps away in Kenmare. Grocery shopping is ample in town and just a few blocks from town at the local Aldi. I would go back to this place again and again. Loved everything about it and Teresa couldn't have been a nicer host."

Ingrid Jones


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