Ard na Greine Cottage Kenmare town - Kenmare Co. Kerry

Family Friendly | Private Cottage | Activity and Adventure | Wi-Fi | Romantic Properties


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 stylish yet cosy and comfortable cottage. 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 a cosy wood burning stove, SMART TV, Wireless Audio Speaker 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 stove.

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 is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and is known as the jewel in the Ring of Kerry. 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!

Killarney is a 40 minute drive and Cork City is just over an hour's drive. 


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 wildlife cruise.

Bike Hire

Bicycle hire is available from Finnegan's Bike Hire & Toy Shop in the centre of Kenmare   

Another option would be to get in touch with Sidetracked Kenmare. You have the option to rent an eBike and take a self guided tour or to take a guided tour and take in some of the Wild Atlantic Way’s most dramatic scenery.

Star Sailing & Adventure Centre

Star Activity and Adventure Centre is a 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. OPEN SEASONALLY.  

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.

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.

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 children’s playground, paddle boarding, kayaking and so much more…

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  • Linen Provided
  • Television
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Central Heating
  • Private Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Patio Furniture
  • Patio Area
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cot available on request
  • Highchair available
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Parking Available
  • FREE wifi
  • Smart TV

Ard na Greine Cottage

  • Property Type
    Semi-detached House
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
    2 Bathrooms
  • Dream Ireland Rating
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Jun, 2022

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"I just wanted to let you know we stayed at the Ard na Greine. It was the most fabulous home we stayed at while in Ireland. It was very clean and well stocked. LOVED IT! If and when I'm able to come back to Ireland I will plan the entire stay there. It was AMAZING! So Thank you for managing this wonderful property!"


Apr, 2022

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Fantastic house in a great location

"We spent a week in this house over Easter. Me, my husband and our 2 teenage boys. The house is beautifully decorated and has everything you need and more. It is really comfortable and feels like a proper home as compared with a holiday rental. Lovely accessories such as candies, lamps, cushions and throws so you can really relax after a day exploring the beautiful Kerry countryside. The location of the house is wonderful - a stone's throw away from all the amazing restaurants and bars that Kenmare has to offer - yet it is incredibly peaceful with gorgeous mountain views so you would think you were miles away from the busy little town. We absolutely loved it, and have recommended to family and friends and would definitely stay there again if heading that way."


Admin at Dream Ireland Responded to this Review

Monday 25th of April 2022

"Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Ard na Greine is indeed a wonderful home in a super location and the owner takes great pride both in her lovely home and in ensuring her guests have a truly memorable stay. We will look forward to welcoming you back some day! Lisa"

Aug, 2021

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We will definitely keep it in mind for a future stay.

"We were so pleased with Ard na Greine cottage. It is a beautiful house, absolutely spotless and so well furnished and presented. We really appreciated all the extra touches like the toiletries etc, and the fact that the essentials like loo roll, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc etc were provided. Teresa kept in touch throughout and left some lovely cookies for us too. We will definitely keep it in mind for a future stay."


Aug, 2019

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Lovely home in a great location

"The house was spacious and well-appointed, in a peaceful location just a short walk from the centre of town. Could not be better."

J. Moncrieff - UK

Jul, 2019

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Magical Week in Kenmare

"This is a beautiful townhome a short walk to both downtown Kenmare and the waterfront park. The home was immaculately decorated, linens top-notch, clean and well stocked with kitchen needs. We sat in the back yard every morning sipping tea, or walking up the street to the french bakery for croissants. Kenmare is a magical town with lots to do. Right on the Ring of Kerry, we were a short drive to everything. Teresa checked on us and made sure we had everything we needed. We will be back we loved it so much!"

D. Fernald-Spruill - USA

Sep, 2018

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Perfect base for touring

"A comfortable and well situated cottage in the charming village of Kenmare. The first shop you come to as you stroll to the village is a fabulous French bakery with delicious treats. Lots of close shopping and an easy drive around the Ring of Kerry and other destinations. Don't miss the dramatic drive to Glencariff."

J. Touhey

Jun, 2018

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Lovely, well-equipped and convenient

"This was the fifth time my husband and I rented a home in Kenmare. Ard na Greine is by far and away, our favorite rental home. It is beautifully decorated and has plenty of room for four adults. We particularly enjoyed the private outdoor dining space. And the best part was that Teresa was the absolute best rental owner we have encountered in Kenmare. She was very responsive to my myriad questions before we arrived, and extremely helpful when we had questions about operating the water heater, tv, etc. If we could, we would give Ard na Greine 10 stars! It was wonderful!"

Claudia - New York

Jul, 2017

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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


Ard na Greine Kenmare

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