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Shoemaker's Rest

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Ardgroom Village Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "Lovely cottage, well sized rooms and very comfortable bedrooms."

    Cosy and well equipped living areas and large fully equipped kitchen. The location opposite the pub and close to the village shop is excellent, with easy parking outside on the road. The owner couldn’t have been more helpful with his suggestions of places to visit and local restaurants which really enhanced our stay. Beautiful area and we’d love to come back.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Catherine. It was a pleasure to host ye and we look forward to welcoming ye back! Regards. Brendan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, baby bath and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed side garden with patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub, 0.1 miles
  • Polite note: No hens / stags or parties

The property

Set at the heart of the quaint village of Ardgroom on the Beara Peninsula, lies this newly renovated and tastefully-decorated, four-bedroom holiday home, Shoemaker's Rest.

With superb access to a nearby pub and shop/deli, great on-site facilities, stunning countryside and river views, and well-presented, vibrant interiors, this property welcomes eight guests and one, small well-behaved dog for a relaxing, self-catered stay in southern Ireland.

Inside, make the most of your new home-from-home by setting up shop in the home's fully-equipped kitchen, where you'll find all the utensils and appliances you'll require to rustle up a delicious, home-cooked meal for the whole group to savour around the dining table, before you all settle down on the sofa to enjoy a film on the sleek, wall-mounted Smart TV whilst you're kept warm by a centrepiece woodburning stove.

When sleep calls, treat yourself to an indulgent bath before retiring to one of four, plush bedrooms, including an inviting king-size with accompanying en-suite shower - the perfect spot to refresh and unwind after a long, fun-filled day.

When you've finished your morning coffee on the rear patio whilst soaking in your surrounding scenic landscapes, explore your local area by strolling down to Harrington's Shop to stock up on essentials including a fully stocked off licence or take-away ready meals made by local artisan food producers if you don't fancy cooking one evening, before stopping for a pint at The Village inn, which also serves food in the summertime and is just a short walk from your dwelling.

The acclaimed establishment Helen’s Bar at Kilmackillogue, Co Kerry is also only a short drive away!

The breathtaking Glenbeg Lough is within walking distance of the house and is a marvellous viewpoint with tranquil waters for those seeking a peaceful afternoon in nature, where you can fish or swim while a slightly longer car journey will take you to the bustling town of Kenmare through stunning mountain scenery, where visitors can spend time roaming the grounds of the Kenmare Pier or Kenmare Stone Circle, before snapping some shots of the popular Cromwell's Bridge while savouring all the town has to offer with numerous restaurants, art galleries and craft shops to explore..

The fishing port of Castletownbere where fresh fish is available daily is a short drive away.

The Ring of Beara peninsula is where your new lodging resides and is brimming with a plethora of wild landscapes and unspoilt seascapes for you to explore.

There is a beautiful sandy beach in Allihies just a short drive away and there are numerous coves and shingle beaches within walking distance of the house including the renowned Cuas Caves, a popular spot for swimmers.

The famous driving route of the Healy Pass is also worth your time whilst you're in the region, as it enjoys unrivalled views of the magnificent Caha Mountain range and stunning views overlooking Glenmore Lake in Lauragh.

For a truly unforgettable getaway, make Shoemaker's Rest your next choice for a rural escape to Ireland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €450.

About the location


Derryvegal 3.4 miles; Brandyhall 8.6 miles; Glengariff 25.8 miles.

Ardgroom Village is a quaint, rural village resting between Derryvegal to the west, and Cappacloghernane to the east. The village is best known for several megalithic monuments that lie just a short distance east of the settlement, often referred to as the “Ardgroom Stone Circle”, with another set of stones located just a short distance north of the location. Within a short drive of the village, visitors can spend time at the scenic viewpoints of Glenbeg Lough and Cuas Pier Caves, stock up on essentials at the Harrington's Grocery & Deli, whilst dining options in the area include The Village Inn, which serves traditional pub fare in Ardgroom; Josie's Lakeview House in nearby Lauragh, and the Coffee Dock in Eyeries. Within easy reach of Ardgroom, the townland of South Allihies can be accessed via car, and is home to the attractions of the Allihies Copper Mine Museum, Children of Lir Gravesite and lush sands of Ballydonegan Beach Allihies.