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Kara Hem

Firies near Killarney, County Kerry (Ref. 912851)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Gerald

    “Kara Hem is a spacious and very comfortable house set in a quiet peaceful area.”

    It is ideal for a family group of eleven adults and children like us. It is a good base for visiting many of the beautiful parts of County Kerry. The home is well equipped and the owners are very helpful.

    It is ideal for a family group of eleven adults and children like us. It is a good base for visiting many of the beautiful parts of County Kerry. The home is well equipped and the owners are very helpful.

    - Gerald, March 2018

The property

Firies 3 miles.

Kara Hem, meaning ‘Sweet Home’ in Swedish, is a wonderful, detached cottage set in beautiful countryside just outside Firies and just six miles from Killarney in County Kerry.

Situated down a quiet rural lane against striking views of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, this impressive Firies cottage near Killarney oozes homely charm, perfect for families and groups of friends looking for a memorable Irish break.

The ground floor of this Firies cottage near Killarney comprises two delightful family bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room.

There is a well-equipped kitchen, separate dining room and an inviting sitting room housing a warming open fire, offering a comfortable resting spot after a day of exploring.

The cottage boasts four further bedrooms with their own style and appeal, three of which have further en-suite shower rooms.

A further bathroom sees the property offering even more space for large groups of family and friends.

Outside this Firies cottage lays a large, lawned garden and patio area with far-reaching views to the mountains beyond.

The fantastic scenery of Ireland’s highest mountains, including Carrauntoohil, provides a unique backdrop for your stay in this wonderful Firies cottage.

Just a short drive away is Killarney, one of Ireland’s most popular towns, packed with activities and amenities to suit all ages.

Enjoy festivals and events throughout the year, superb food and authentic Irish culture in one of the many lively bars, alive with traditional music.

Why not take a stroll around Muckross House, drive through the spectacular Gap of Dunloe or play a round of golf at the selection of courses just outside Killarney?

With the Killarney National Park right on your doorstep you can easily enjoy a day's walking and marvel at the soaring peaks.

The Ring of Kerry, Ireland’s most famous coastal drive, leaves from Killarney to glorious unspoilt beaches and more magnificent views.

You can also take a trip to the towns of Kenmare, Tralee and Bantry making Kara Hem, this Killarney cottage, the perfect choice for exploring the Emerald Isle.


  • Six bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor family rooms with 1 double and 1 single (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 8) with electric fire
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power charged via meter reading
  • Starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden to front and rear of property and rear patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Taxi/bus hire to and from Killarney town available for €5.00/person each way, minimum 3 people with advance booking advisable
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

About the location


Killarney 8 miles; Kilorglin 11 miles; Kerry Airport 4 miles.

Firies is a small village nestled in lush green countryside, just a short drive from the vibrant holiday town of Killarney. The gateway to Ireland's beautiful south west, Firies is an oasis of calm, boasting mountain views and the famous Gap of Dunloe as a backdrop. The area has a very rural feel, dotted with sheep and dairy farms, and is also on the beautiful Ring of Kerry route. Killarney is within easy reach, with its many attractions and summer festivals, while further afield you can enjoy the scenic attractions of Kerry and West Cork. Dingle is also well worth a visit, renowned for its lovely beaches, cliffs and Fungie the dolphin, who has been drawing in tourists from all over for a number of years!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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