“Fantastic house for big family get togethers”Spent a lovely week at The Lake Retreat with my family. There were 14 of us in total but we had plenty of room to get away from each other. The house is beautiful although in need of some TLC and a few things were broken in the kitchen which I reported and they are going to be replaced. The TV in the sitting room does not work it is there just for display which was annoying as if you wanted to watch something different from the family you can't. Having said that we didn't go to watch TV we went ...Spent a lovely week at The Lake Retreat with my family. There were 14 of us in total but we had plenty of room to get away from each other. The house is beautiful although in need of some TLC and a few things were broken in the kitchen which I reported and they are going to be replaced. The TV in the sitting room does not work it is there just for display which was annoying as if you wanted to watch something different from the family you can't. Having said that we didn't go to watch TV we went to enjoy the scenery which is stunning. I found the owner Annette was extremely helpful as was the housekeeper Kay. Please keep in mind the cost of heating as it is expensive. My bill for 5 days (electric & oil) was €270. The heating is on time but this is a big house. Oh and we will miss Monty :-) he is the most adorable black lab from next door .... Hoping to come back
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
Waterville 0.5 miles.
Situated in an idyllic location on the shores of Lough Currane, this impressive, detached cottage stands proud amidst its stunning setting, just half a mile from Waterville, County Kerry.
With spacious rooms, a bright, airy feel and a homely atmosphere, this really is a superior Waterville cottage.
The rooms in this Waterville cottage are flooded with light from the exceptionally largepicture windows, which offer unrivalled views of Lough Currane and Macgillycuddy Reeks, truly bringing the outside in to this wonderful cottage.
From the spacious rooms, to the cosy open fire in the sitting area, this Waterville cottage has so many sides to its comfort, and with added touches such as the bar and piano in the dining room, AGA, large range cooker and walk-in pantry in the kitchen and sunken bath and exceptional views in the master bedroom, you can enjoy your Waterville cottage holiday in style.
Pack a picnic and take a walk from your doorstep down to the shores of Lough Currane, paddle or swim by the private jetty and make the most of your unrivalled location, cosy up in front of the fire and enjoy panoramic views of the sun setting over the lough, or simply relax on the mezzanine reading area for one, the perfect hideaway.
With so many touches of luxury, and such a wonderful backdrop to frame your holiday, you'll want to return to this Waterville cottage time and again.Read more
Seven bedrooms: 1 x ground floor master double with dressing room, large picture window and en-suite sunken bath, separate shower with body jets, basin, WC & built-in speakers, 3 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x ground floor double, 2 x family rooms with 1 double & 1 single bed (one with electric woodburner-effect fire in feature stone fireplace). Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin & WC. Shower room with shower, basin & WC. Additional basin & WC. Open plan living area with oak fitted kitchen with AGA and range cooker, walk-in pantry, central island breakfast bar (seats 10) & comfy seating for 4, dining area for 6 & sitting area for 6 with panoramic viewing windows & open fire. Dining room (seats 16) with bar, piano & patio doors looking over lake. Sitting room (seats 8) with large picture windows. Mezzanine reading area for 1.
- Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor, open fire in sitting area and electric fire in 1 family room
- Range cooker with double electric oven & gas hobs, AGA, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, radio, selection of books, games, DVDs & videos
- Gas, oil & electricity charged via meter reading at end of stay, starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
- Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
- Off road parking for 7 cars
- Lawned garden with patio, furniture and stunning views over, and direct access to Lough Currane & Macgillycuddy Reeks
- One well-behaved dog welcome (must be kept outside - secure kennel and run with drinking font available)
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop & pub 10 mins walk
- Note: This property has direct access to Lough Currane, which is entered at own risk and children must be supervised
- Note: This owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of €200
- Note: No stag/hen, or similar.
About the location
WATERVILLE, COUNTY KERRY
Cahersiveen 10 miles; Dingle 61 miles; Killarney 50 miles.
Nestled between Ballinskelligs Bay and Lough Currane, sits Waterville, the premier coastal tourist centre on the Ring of Kerry. Surrounded by mountains and lakeland, Waterville also offers a fine sandy beach, two golf courses, one being a championship 18-hole course, a selection of restaurants and bars, as well as interesting archaeological remains. Enjoy walks along the wonderful Kerry Way, or angling and fishing on one of the area’s many excellent rivers or lakes. Take a boat trip to the Skellig Rocks, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy fabulous vistas across the bay, coupled with seeing one of Europe’s best-known and oldest monasteries. Other trips of note are Valentia Island, with its superb views to Skellig Rocks, Slea Head and the Blasket Islands, a trip to Dingle, or a visit to the bustling coastal town of Cahersiveen, which is only 10 miles away. There are also great beaches for surfing and watersports along this stretch of coastline, for both adults and children. Waterville is situated in the Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve, the only Dark-Sky reserve in the Northern Hemisphere and, impressively, one of only three Gold-tier level reserves in the world! A great base from which to explore the south west coast, and famous Ring of Kerry.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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