Mountain View 10 is a large detached luxury 4 bedroom house on Sheen Falls Lodge Estate in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. The fixtures, fittings and furnishings are of the very highest standard for both luxury and comfort.
There are four bedrooms in the house. Downstairs is a super-king bedroom with ensuite (this can be split into two single beds if required). Upstairs are two more superking doubles (both with ensuite) and a kids room with bunk beds and a pull out single bed. This bedroom is also ensuite.
Mountain View is sited on the elevated meadows and mountainside overlooking the Sheen Falls Country Club framed by the rolling hills of the Macgillycuddy Reeks to the south. The 13 detached houses positioned in Mountain View are orientated to maximise the stunning views from its elevated position while creating protecting south-west facing terraces.
The owner has respectfully asked that guests take off their shoes upon arrival at the house. A basket is provided in the entrance hall to mind your shoes!
Guests of Mountain View have free access to the onsite facilities of the Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel including leisure centre with swimming pool, except when there is a wedding or function in the Hotel. Please note the children's hours are 9am to 6pm (last entry is 5.30pm)
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 sea cruise to view the wildlife in the area.
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
Star Sailing & Adventure Centre
This 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.
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 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!
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.