We are delighted to introduce "East Up" - a spacious detached four bedroomed home that is now available for rentals. Surrounded by green grass and with plenty of parking, this is a super base to enjoy a relaxed break away with family or friends this year.
When you go through the front door, you are into the bright entrance halls which feeds off to the rest of the house and to the stairs up to three of the bedrooms. There is one bedroom downstairs which has a king-sized bed and is ensuite with both a bath and a separate shower. There is also a guest toilet alongside it which is convenient.
The open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen is well laid out and is roomy yet cosy and the sitting room section is ideal for relaxing which chatting to those preparing the meal in the kitchen. It has a large flat screen TV and Wifi is available free of charge to our guests. Please note that there is a feature Grandfather clock in the sitting room which does "gong" on the hour. YOu get used to it really quickly but the first time you hear it, it may startle you!
The dining table can seat up to 8 people but most of the time, in order to conserve space, it is folded up into a smaller table to seat four.
The kitchen is really well equipped with all the crockery, cutlery, glassware, utensils, pot & pans and everything else you will need during your stay. There is a dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster and oven and the separate utility area is home to the washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a back door leading outside to the garden.
A lovely additional feature of this home is sunroom off the main living area. It has wicker furniture and a wood burning stove along with double doors leading outside to the little patio area with a couple of benches outside. Ideal for your morning coffee or an evening aperitif!
The remaining three bedrooms are upstairs. The landing area has an armchair and a small desk and chairs so is the perfect place to set yourself up if you need to catch up on a bit of work or correspondence.
There are two double bedrooms, each with a king-sized bed and plenty of wardrobe space, along with a twin bedroom with two single beds. The main family bathroom is upstairs and has a shower over bath.
“East Up” is located in the Killaha East area of Kenmare, just 2.5km (1 ½ miles from the town). You can walk into town but it isn’t really advisable as the cars go by at speed on the main road and it is narrow with no pathway or street lights.
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.
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 wildlife cruise.
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.
Kenmare Bay Cruises
Hop aboard the 'Island Explorer' for a family friendly cruise on Kenmare Bay with both indoor and outdoor seating. Watch seals and sea birds in their natural habitat and enjoy spectacular scenery, castles and coastlines along the way. For full details and to book your cruise from Kenmare pier, go to www.kenmarebaycruises.com
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.
Kenmare Golf Club with its new Club House with dining options is located in the heart of 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.
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…