Little Hay Cottage a most enchanting two storey thatched residence on the estate of Sheen Falls Lodge with the option to included the adjoining guest accommodation at Garden Cottage.
Surrounded by an acre of private garden with stunning views of Kenmare Bay the cottages make for an idyllic retreat for one or two couples that wish to explore and enjoy the South West of Ireland.
Everything about Little Hay cottage is designed with the guest's ultimate comfort in mind, it is tasteful in its décor, stylish in its choice of furnishings and fabrics and creative in its use of natural light.
In each of the four ground floor rooms there is an open fireplace big enough to take the generous sized logs, which are plentiful in the nearby woods. Ni...read more
The Kitchen is the focal point of this home by day. The inviting bay window seats give splendid views directly on to the bay and the majestic mountains, which tower high above the water. In the wintertime the eye-level fireplace casts a warm glow over the cottage guests who choose to dine at the 10-foot long impressive oak table.
The Sunroom, which opens onto the terrace, the perfect place for an afternoon of reading and relaxation. Two ergonomically shaped Scandinavian loungers, stacks of good books, flowering plants and fruit trees make it a difficult room to tear yourself away from.
The lounge has a traditional style open fireplace, candelabras and a polished oak floor, which is partly covered in a deep hand woven rug. Inviting sofas engulf you as you read from the library of handpicked volumes, whilst enjoying a drink from the well stocked drinks cabinet.
The bedrooms each with walk out balconies, small details such as a telescopic lens on a tripod affording you ample opportunity to scrutinise marine life and bird activity on the bay. The master bedroom has a 7ft x 7ft King Bed and in the second room the beds can be separated for twin occupancy or zipped and linked to make one large King Bed. There is no space for additional beds in this house so the maximum capacity is 4 people.
Both rooms have spacious marble bathrooms with twin vanities and separate shower stall to the bathtub. Balconies from both bedrooms overlook the bay for the last glance out over the Caha Mountains before you sleep.
Even though it is only a five-minute walk to the hotel reception, the cottages are completely hidden away from the hotel, with security gates to a private avenue that winds its way down to the cottages at the water's edge.
(51.86970795368951, -9.579133987426757)ESTATE ACTIVITIES
Relish the freedom to enjoy the authentic woodland, meandering Sheen River and heather-covered mountains of the 300-acre private Estate on which Sheen Falls Lodge is superbly located.
Attune yourself to the refreshing river-side walks, entwining forest pathways, glistening waterfalls and a sensation of peace that, in essence, is unique to Sheen Falls Lodge.
The Estate, cradled between the Caha Mountains and the Kenmare Bay, hosts a multitude of historic tales. The ruins of a tiny church, known to date back to Viking times, can be found to the west of the Estate along with a Holy Well near the foreshore reputed to have distinctive healing properties.
An immense array of activities and interests, invigorating or relaxing, are at your disposal to ensure your visit to the Lodge leaves you with pleasant and fulfilled memories of your stay.THE HEALTH CLUB
Welcome to the Health Club at Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare. The philosophy here, at the Health Club is to provide our guests with an escape from the stresses of every day life. It's a place where you can indulge in tranquil surroundings allowing you to relax, revitalise and invigorate your mind & body.
Soft classical music or the renditions of Jim Kiely (resident pianist) may be echoing softly throughout the Health Club where you can close your eyes and drift calmly into alpha theta phase quite happily.
The Health Club involves all of the senses, with extraordinary effects; through touch, smell, sight, hearing and taste, the effects of the treatment reach the most profound states of mind, and finally reach the fantastic level of relaxation. The Health Club at the 5 star Sheen Falls Lodge has chosen YonKa as our signature beauty line. We offer Massage Therapy with Aromatherapy body massages, Swedish massages and Reiki amongst others. The Health Club also offers Face Treatments, Body Treatments and Beauty Treatments and extensive Fitness Facilities which includes an indoor swimming pool (15 metres), a gymnasium, a spacious Jacuzzi and a Sauna.Please note children are welcome to use the pool between the hours of 9am-6pm daily but at all other times the pool is reserved for adult use only. It is important to be aware that there is no lifeguard on duty so children under the age of 18 must be supervised at all times in the pool.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES Eclipse Ireland Centre
Eclipse Ireland, a custom built family orientated Equestrian and Adventure Centre is partnered with Sheen Falls Lodge to provide guests an abundance of Equestrian and Adventure Activities catering for the most discerning guest that includes horse riding ∙ archery ∙ mud surfing ∙ assault course ∙ kayaking ∙ orienteering ∙ team games ∙ raft building ∙ cycling ∙ fishing on Eclipse Lake and much more ∙ Take lessons in any of these activities from their qualified instructors ∙ You can also enrol your children on one of their superb pony and activity camps. Horse lovers will be in their element as there is excellent off-road trekking over the estate's own beautiful trails set against a magnificent mountain and river backdrop.
www.eclipseireland.com Dromore Old, Kenmare tel. 064 66 82965