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Kenmare Bay Cottage

(Ref. 927027)

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4.5

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely riverside house in a superb position."

    Friendly owners. We have stayed here several times.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Es war ein schöner Urlaub, solange es nicht kalt ist (Strom-Heizungen) ist es sehr gemütlich."

    Holz-Kamin vorhanden und dann sehr gemütlich. Lage ist top mit sehr schöner Aussicht

    Reviewed by Rainer4.1Aug 2023

  • "The apartment had a lovely view and was clean and neat."

    The ad however failed to mention that the owner who attended check in to provide the key said that if we used over a certain amount of electricity we would lose some of our 50 euro deposit. When we were paying well over 500 pounds (not even euros) a night this is unreasonable. At check out we were told that we went over the allowed amount of electricity but we wouldn’t be charged. For a family of five who took standard showers, used the dishwasher and did two loads of washing I have no idea what the expected electricity usage was. I wouldn’t stay there again but choose somewhere without the added surprise surcharge.

    Reviewed by Lucette4.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property in an idyllic position overlooking the Roughty River."

    We have already stayed there three times and will book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "A spacious, light, comfortable house in a fabulous location on the water's edge."

    Makes a great base for exploring Kenmare (15 minutes walk), the Kerry and Beara peninsulas.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Aug 2022

  • "The house is beautifully situated on the Kenmare River with stunning views."

    The orientation is also fantastic with paved patios round the house availing of east, south and west sunshine for outdoor eating throughout the day. The description could emphasise this a bit more. The exterior is in need of decoration. The interior space is generous, well maintained complete with all normal equipment and was very clean. Minor items of repair were addressed promptly with very attentive service. We strongly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Anne3.8Jul 2022

  • "This is a spacious and comfortable house in a truly fabulous location (better than the pictures)."

    Maybe the house itself could do with a bit of a facelift, but it made no difference to our holiday. The owner was very helpful. Although there is no wi-fi in the house the mobile phone signal was good.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2022

  • "Property was rather disappointing."

    Basic, functional but lacking in feel good factor. The property owner is a very nice fella but is oblivious to the standards expected by customers in the holiday rental market and compared to other properties we’ve experienced. Property was a bit shabby, some cleanliness issues and the equipment largely outdated. No Wi-Fi really! Property needs redecorating inside and out plus contents upgraded. Nevertheless we still enjoyed our stay in Kenmare - a perfect location.

    Reviewed by Eric2.2Jun 2022

  • "This proerty is located in a beautiful location and has ample parking and view which really do not get better, however although the house its self does need some TLC it was not that clean either as most windows had cobwebs in them."

    A deposit was also required on arrival which is not a problem and pretty standard, however this monies is off set against the electric used. we didn't have any heating on at all during our stay and spent all day out and most of the evening but still cost us some of the deposit although. I suggest anyone visiting this property to be awear of this as the showers and heating are all electric. This property could be stunning. Dave

    Reviewed by David2.2May 2022

  • "Disgusting cheap bed linen."

    Duvets & pillows stank in the main room so much so I thought I would throw up on the first night. Went out & bought my own pillows the next day. House needs a good clean & paint. Windows were filthy on the outside & covered in cobwebs. Cobwebs inside in corners. Freezing cold. It’s such a beautiful setting & the house is well equipped. I am surprised you lend your name to such uncleanliness. My travelling companion runs a holiday let in Scotland…she was shocked.at the lack of care.

    Reviewed by Jennie1.9May 2022

  • "Great cottage in super location with amazing views."

    Highly recommended. Owner could not be more helpful.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Jan 2022

  • "A great positioning of a really nice property, lovely view, very private and quiet and within walking distance to Kenmare which offers dining and local entertainment."

    The area is one of the best places to visit in Co. Kerry, well known for its mountainous region with access to the estuary at Templenoe just a short drive away. The property has 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds and very nice bedding. There are 3 w.c.’s which were very useful with 5 adults and a small child, along with a shower and separate bathroom.The house was fully fitted out to accommodate our family. There is an open fire and night storage heating. There is a small garden to the rear and driveway to the front. The owner Mr Peter Poff was extremely pleasant and accommodating explaining everything fully before leaving.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Dec 2021

  • "We spent a wonderful week in Kenmare Bay Cottage."

    The photos don’t do the views justice , it is absolutely stunning and ever changing. The cottage is conveniently placed for exploring the area and we were continually amazed by the beauty of the landscapes. The house is warm and comfortable and Mr Poff made us extremely welcome. Kenmare has wonderful shops and restaurants. It would have been an added bonus to have internet access but other than that the house was perfect. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Oct 2021

  • "Such a spacious and clean house but the location is fantastic - amazing views of the bay on your doorstep and easy stroll into town."

    Reviewed by Richie5.0Aug 2021

  • "The lovely views, very central for visiting lots of places, very comfortable house which was easy to get to."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in Kenmare."

    The house was ireally nice n a great location very peaceful with beautiful views and only a short walk up the town. We really enjoyed our stay and will be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Would like to have had a microwave"

    Reviewed by Denis4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a fabalous time the house was right beside the bay the peace and tranquility was very welcome."

    If you want somewhere for peace and quiet this is the place .The house had everything it was clean and very comfortable will definitely go back again so looking forward to holidaying in Inbhear Seine again.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house is in a very well maintained estate and is immediately overlooking the estuary and the Sheen Falls hotel."

    The place was very well equipped and was very comfortable for our one week stay in August. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Kenmare town centre is a 15 minute walk away along a footpath and has excellent shops and restaurants. Compliance with COVID-19 requirements was evident in most places. I I would highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Paddy4.7Aug 2020

  • "We have had your cottages for a long time this was the best ever , Peter helped ..."

    We have had your cottages for a long time this was the best ever , Peter helped us out no end when we got lost thank you Peter , it was a holiday we will remember for a long time , thank you all who made it happen , regards Bill and Margaret

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely, have actually booked again in September."

    3 small negatives. The frying pan was greasy ., Numbers are erased on electric hob dials, and therefore was difficult to operate, needs renewing. Under unit lighting in kitchen didnt work properly. We had a great holiday, but wifi would be a bonus.

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2019

  • "Position next to the beautiful Kenmare Bay was beautiful."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2019

  • "Location is great although it is a little walk to the town"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was an excellent location for touring Kerry."

    So glad we chose Kenmare as this is a lovely little town with lots going on in the evenings and nice shops and cafes in the day. The cottage was clean and comfortable and on the whole had everything needed for the week. The owner came to meet us late at night when we arrived to see us in (which we had agreed and arranged beforehand) and checked all was going well during the week. The cottage had lovely view over the lake. I would give it 10/10 except for a minor thing. I was disappointed to find on arrival that there was not a pint of milk in the fridge or any sort of welcome tray. I have stayed in holiday cottages for the past 25 years and I think this is probably the first one that I have arrived at and not found milk and some sort of tea tray (maybe I have just been lucky in the past?), so as we arrived late there was not a cup of tea until after we had been shopping on the Sunday :-(. As I say a very small thing, but it is sometimes the little extra touches that make the difference.... I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2018

  • "Kenmare is great for visiting Killarney area, Beara and Invereagh peninsulas, and is lovely in itself, great bars and restaurants."

    Ate a couple of times in PF McCarthy - all food excellent! The view from the cottage is fantastic and we were lucky to have wonderful weather and sit out. Cottage is roomy, has very comfy beds and everything we needed. I suppose Wi-fi would be nice, but managed with data roaming now same as home use in Ireland. The countryside is stunning everywhere. Particularly loved Derrynane beach which has it all - huge, fine sand, islands out of sea including one to walk to at low tide, rock formations in sand, dunes, walks, waves, mountain views and Daniel O'Connell's house to visit (didn't try it as weather too good). Also loved Blue Pool Ferry to Garnish Island and visiting the Botannic gardens there. A wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2018

  • "We had a great time at this cottage in Kenmare which offers all the comforts."

    Very welcome the owner very friendly. The house is very well located, quiet with a great view. Kenmare is very central to visit the area. To recommend

    Reviewed by Laure5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was really lovely!"

    Great location - easy walk to Aldi/Lidl and into Kenmare town. Very clean and everything was of quality. The only thing that would have been nice was a few DVDs and a few games but that is a minor detail!

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Oct 2016

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners who are new to holiday rentals."

    , Hard to fault, location fantastic,silly little things like lack of coat hangers,but house very spacious and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Alan4.8Sep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire
  • Utility.
  • Electric storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Power charged via meter reading
  • First €25 of power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture, plus front communal lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: A path from the front garden leads to the edge of Kenmare Bay, children to be supervised at all times
  • Please note this property requires a €50 security deposit to be paid on arrival
  • Please note: This property has a 4 night minimum stay

The property

Kenmare 1 mile.

This well-presented, semi-detached holiday home is situated on the outskirts of Kenmare, overlooking Kenmare Bay, in County Kerry.

In an excellent location for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and the Ring of Kerry, this house will make a fantastic touring base for a family or group of friends.

The property is set over two floors with three bedrooms, including a master room with a double bed and an en-suite shower room, so everyone should be well catered for.

There is also a family bathroom and downstairs is an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining and sitting areas, offering plenty of space to prepare family feasts while keeping everyone together.

After eating, make your way to the sitting area and warm your toes by the open fire while everyone pitches their ideas for what the plan should be the following day.

When the sun is shining, sit outside at the picnic bench with a cool drink and a book, while the young ones make use of the large communal lawn to the front of the property, or take a stroll down to the edge of Kenmare Bay and dip your toes in the water.

The centre of Kenmare is just a short distance away, with a selection of local shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs that often showcase live traditional music.

Even closer to the house is the beautiful Kenmare Golf Course, where you can practice your swing whilst enjoying wonderful views of Kenmare Bay.

The surrounding area is home to spectacular scenery that can be enjoyed with a leisurely stroll or a bike ride and while here, you should take the opportunity to jump in the car and discover the wold-famous Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.

You will not be disappointed with the breathtaking views that await you, so make sure you pack your camera!

Whatever the time of year you visit, this fabulous property is sure to provide an incredible destination for your Irish adventure.

About the location

KENMARE, COUNTY KERRY

Glengarriff 19 miles; Killarney 25 miles.

A picturesque town situated on the stunning Bay of Kenmare, overlooking the gleaming Atlantic Ocean. Beautiful beaches, wildlife and lovely scenery abound here. The coastline is rugged with sandy beaches close by, while pebble beaches surround the bay itself. Kenmare is an interesting town, full of character and colour, with long winding streets setting the scene for farmers' markets, artists' galleries, lovely little boutiques and some of the best restaurants in Ireland! The town is also situated on the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way. The famous town of Killarney has an abundance of attractions, pubs, festivals and its National Park is about 35 minutes’ drive away, and though there is much to see and do here, the pace of life is still leisurely and unhurried. With the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas nearby and the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way to explore, makes this an ideal base for exploring Kerry to Cork. This great location is not to be missed!

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Please note: This property has a 4 night minimum stay