Ballinskelligs, County Kerry
A unique and characteristic former Presbytery, situated in the quaint seaside village of Ballinskelligs, County Kerry. Exuding charm and historic appeal from the moment you walk through the door, this detached Ballinskelligs cottage provides homely accommodation, perfect for any group looking to stay in the this stunning area of County Kerry. This Ballingskelligs cottage has five comfortable bedrooms, including a ground floor double room complete with an en-suite. The wonderful living area is complemented by a roaring open fire, perfect for gathering round with your loved ones as you relax and unwind in this peaceful location. This Ballinskelligs cottage features beautiful sea views from many rooms and it is just a short stroll down to an unspoilt beach where the sound of the sea is the ideal companion for a sunset walk. This area features some of the most picturesque coastline in the country and the famous Ring of Kerry and Skellig drives allow you to soak it all in from the comfort of your car. Alternatively, put on your walking boots and take to the hills for a different perspective on the countryside. The Iveragh Peninsula is dotted with many golden beaches, many of which provide safe swimming, watersports and even horseriding. There are many quaint towns and villages such as Cahersiveen, Kells and Waterville where you’ll experience fine food, traditional music and the notoriously friendly Irish welcome. Take to the waves for a boat trip to the mysterious Skellig Islands or cast a line in the ocean and see what bites. All this and more before returning to your cosy Ballinskelligs cottage; a fantastic choice for your next Irish break.
Five bedrooms: 4 x double (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 4). Utility. Sitting room with woodburner and dining area (seats 6) and open fire.
Oil central heating with woodburner and open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Enclosed front patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk, beach 10 mins walk.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Ballinskelligs, County Kerry
Waterville 8 miles; Portmagee 10 miles; Cahersiveen 10 miles.
Located on the magnificent Skellig Ring between Waterville and Valentia Island, on the forthcoming Wild Atlantic Way, with wild rugged coastlines, scattered islands, vast mountains and high passes, the seaside area of Ballinskelligs sits on the attractive Ballinskelligs Bay and is an Irish-speaking area with a unique history and culture. Once the land base for the monks of Skellig Michael, the surrounding area has numerous prehistoric and early Christian ruins along its shores. The area is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise waters and offers excellent swimming and watersports on the Blue Flag beach, along with boat trips to the Skelligs, walking in the Ballinskellig/Bolus Head Loop and cycling. A visit to the Skelligs Chocolate Factory is a must! There are plenty of world class golf courses nearby, Waterville has an 18-hole championship golf course, just nine miles away, there's also Dooks Golf Links at Glenbeigh, and those at Killarney and Tralee. With a shop and pub in Ballinskelligs, and pubs and restaurants in nearby Dungeagan, Portmagee, Waterville and Cahersiveen, this is a perfect base for a family holiday by the sea!