Maybury Cottage is located on the Maybury Family Farm at Tubrid, Kenmare. This house has been in the family for 6 generations and is now owned and run by Richard Maybury and Family. It was the original family home and was sensitively restored in 2008, with all original features such as fireplaces, beams, etc being restored to create a lovely mix of the old and the new.
The Cottage has 4 bedrooms (however the owner will not acccept parties of more than 6 people); 3 with ensuite bathrooms on the first floor and one on the ground floor with a full adjacent bathroom with bath, shower, toilet, etc. All of the bedrooms have Queen Size Beds. All of these bathrooms have state-of-the-art power showers and underfloor heating. The ground floor has a beautiful original oak kitchen, with double oven cooker, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, juicer, toaster and American style fridge-freezer which has an ice dispenser and chilled water supply. The kitchen has seating accommodating for up to 6 comfortably.
The original living room of the house has now got the original fireplace with charnwood wood burning stove built into it. It is furnished to a very high standard with reclining chairs and couches for comfort. This living room leads to a stunning dining area overlooking the Kenmare Bay and Caha mountains. This dining area has a large dining table which seats up to 8/10 comfortably. There are double French doors which lead to a cobbled patio area with BBQ and natural stone surrounds around the house. The stairs lead from the living room to the first floor which has a stunning second seating area with patio doors and balcony overlooking the water and the beautiful Finnehy and Roughty river valleys.
Maybury Cottage is a gem of a house as it is on thirty acres of land that borders the banks of the Finnehy River and Kenmare Bay. Yet it is only a ten minute walk along the Tubrid road into town - only 1 kilometer. The Tubrid road is a very popular walking route with locals as it is safe and secluded yet so convenient to Town. Richard and family are no strangers to the Bed & Breakfast and Cottage letting business. His mother Margaret started an Agri-Tourism business in Kenmare in 1967 and it has gone from strength to strength ever since....
Strollers for Rent
If you can't fit your stroller (buggy) into your car you can rent one at Precious Moments Call Pauline on 064 66 42578
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, visit
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 on offer 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. For more information visit 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.
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 a 5 minute walk from the Town Centre.
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.
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