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Oak Wood House

Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry (Ref. 929939)



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Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a lovely cottage in the most beautiful situation ,waking up to a super view of the mountains each morning."

    Plenty of room for us to spread about and very comfortable. Everything we needed for a week in this beautiful part of Ireland.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "So much space, great location."

    Needs more glasses (only 3 wine glasses) and a good, deep clean. The hot water didn't seem to be working (we switched on the gas boiler and it fired up but no hot water) and the fact that you can't have two showers running was a bit of a pain in the mornings. Might be useful to state that this is a rural cottage with limited water pressure. Good layout, lovely sun room and outside dining though. Comfy beds and big bedrooms.

    Reviewed by AileenAug 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a very scenic and quiet location."

    Great space to relax and explore the local area from. Kenmare is a very nice, friendly, and busy town, with plenty to do and see in the area. The house is very nice but did have a lot of spiders inside, and could have been cleaner when we arrived. Great space outside to relax, enjoy the views and for kids to play.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "Oak House is fantastic, the photos on the listing do not do it justice."

    It is very comfortable and well kitted out with everything you would need. Very comfy beds and several comfy sofas. A really great house in a great location. Lovely patio area with great views.

    Reviewed by Karen-leeJul 2021

  • "This house is just wonderful."

    It has everything you need, and has so much space inside and out. Scenery is beautiful from the picnic bench on a sunny day! Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "What is the point Sykes will do nothing about it anyway."

    Very poor that they did not check the state of the premises they recommended.

    Reviewed by FionaJun 2021

  • "The owner called us a couple of days prior our arrival to let us know where the key to the house was kept and also advised that the standard check in at 3 pm is now delayed by one hour due to Covid 19."

    Meaning extra time for cleaning is required. When we arrived we were stunned by the view, it seemed this was exactly what we could expect for €730 for 4 nights. Our excitement was quickly replaced by disappointment the moment we entered the house. The table and kitchen counter was still dirty from previous guests, same with floors and couch which was covered with a blanket full of crumbs. Bits of food in dishwasher and mould in the fridge. I spend first hour cleaning the kitchen so we could use it. The worst part however is the terrible smell coming out of the upstairs bathroom which was out of service. I have contacted the owner about this issue and his reply was that a cleaner (?) had called a plumber the day before our arrival because there was a drip from the shower and a bad smell and that he was sorry that the smell has returned a day later after the plumber was there. Absolutely nothing has been done about it. The smell was so bad and it was coming into the whole house even through closed door and extractor fan being turned on for the whole time, we kept all windows opened during the day but nights sleeping in this terrible smell were dreadful. As mentioned on the other side the views were amazing and we loved the fire place in both living rooms. I would not return or reccommend this cottage to anyone following our experience. Not worth the money we paid whatsoever.

    Reviewed by MonikaAug 2020

  • "Lovely house."

    Really cosy. Fantastic view. Highly recommend it. Bit of a trek up the mountain if walking back from kenmare with the kids.

    Reviewed by DesmondJul 2020

  • "The house location was not correct as per the listing."

    The house is about 5km from where it was on the map which was not ideal for what we had planned for the weekend. The house itself was great with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable house in a beautiful part of Ireland"

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "Absolutely wonderful."

    Peaceful and all the amenities. A short drive to town. Mr. Daly was very accommodating. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by EarlMar 2018

  • "Lovely spacious property with great views."

    Location is great as it is out in the countryside but also only a few minutes drive from all amenities.

    Reviewed by GeoffOct 2016

  • "Oakwood House was a beautiful property in a stunning location."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything that we needed. The views were spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2016

  • "Oakwood house was a perfect holiday getaway, the accommodation was lovely & the views amazing."

    The place was very well jutted out & Kenmare town was a short drive away with plenty of facilities. I would definitely recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2016

  • "We had a great week at Oakwood."

    The cottage was amazing - clean, modern and great appliances. My children (12,10 & 8) loved the garden area. The beds were very comfortable. There were quite a few midgies so take precautions! Overall a gorgeous cottage in a gorgeous location,

    Reviewed by JoAug 2016

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Oak Wood House."

    The desciption of the house and the location were bang on. It was very clean and comfortable and we loved the tea/coffee and applepie to welcome us. The owner was very friendly and hospitable. Close to lovely Kenmare, ring of Kerry/Beara and Killarney National Park. We would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by JeroenJul 2016

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The property

Kenmare 2 miles.

A delightful country house in rural Ballygriffin, just a short drive from the beautiful coastal town of Kenmare.

Traditionally finished, with spectacular views of the countryside, this house makes a fantastic destination for family and friends to enjoy their Irish break away.

The house is finished to a good standard and offers three comfortable bedrooms upstairs, with the main one enjoying its own en-suite and balcony.

The ground floor is home to an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area complete with exposed wooden beams and a stone fireplace fitted with a solid fuel stove.

The ground floor then also extends to a snug with a solid fuel stove, as well as a sun room with dining table and patio doors, so you can step out and sit in the warm summer sun as you take in the fresh Irish air or have a picnic in the garden while the young ones stretch their legs.

Nearby Kenmare is a highly popular town where you will find a great range of places for you to have a bite to eat or go for a drink, with some good Irish music on offer.

Pull on your walking boots and explore the surrounding countryside, hop in the car and discover the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way, or take a trip to the Priest’s Leap and take in the breathtaking sights.

A superb house that won't disappoint!


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with balcony and en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove
  • Utility
  • Snug (seats 4) with solid fuel stove
  • Sun room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent April to September inclusive (€20 supplement October to March inclusive payable direct to owner)
  • Starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned gardens to front and side with patio and picnic bench
  • Gravel area to rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Children need to be supervised when on the balcony.Check in time is 4pm. Please note this property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar.

About the location


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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