Located just a 15 minute drive from the popular tourist town of Kenmare by the sea, Ormonds View is a gorgeous homely bungalow on an acre of private land offering stunning sea views.
This is a warm and welcoming home with lots of thoughtful finishes. The living room, dining room and kitchen are all open plan and offer sea views. There is also a cosy open fire to snuggle up in front of on those cooler evenings.
There are three bedrooms. The master double bedroom is set at the front of the house and offers wonderful seaviews. It has an ensuite bathroom with electric shower. The second bedroom is a double bedroom and it is also ensuite with a shower. The twin bedroom has access to the main bathroom in the house which has a bath (with no shower attachment).
The house has it's own fully fenced garden area. There is plenty of parking.
The closest sandy beach is approximately a 45 minute drive away however there is a little beach type shingle cove within a 5 minute stroll of the house and there are many others close by.
There is an abundance of shops, restaurants and pubs within a 15 minute drive in the town of Kenmare however the Lakehouse Bar (which also serves food) is within walking distance.
Take the Castletownbere Road from Kenmare for approximately 12km until you see the Peacock Camping Grounds on the right hand side. Take the next turn on the right and drive for approximately 0.5km. Watch out for the right hand turn signposted private road / cul de sac and Ormonds View is the first house on the right hand side with a timber post and a rail fence.
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.
Star Sailing & Adventure Centre
The wonderful Star Sailing & Adventure Centre is situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by the Caha Mountains just a five minute drive from Kenmare Town Centre. The range of activities includes Sailing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Windsurfing, Hillwalking, Boat Trips and much more. There is something to suit all the family.
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.
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.
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.