Ballard House

An Impressive Double-take

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County Kerry

This classic period home in a leafy Tralee suburb comes with a classy self-contained conversion, and shares a common garden; an ideal multi-family, private escape on the Wild Atlantic Way.

With the drama and spectacle of Dingle peninsula on your doorstep, and just 30 minutes from Killarney, you can’t go much further west in Europe without a boat.

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The Main House – Classic and comfortable

The Georgian fan-light entrance, flanked by imposing limestone pillars, opens into a spacious central hallway that extends the depth of the house, with a couple of steps down to the back door.

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A formal drawing room, with a finely decorated black marble chimney piece, shares one side of the ground floor with a generous, chandeliered dining room; the two separated by lofty pocket doors within an elliptical arch.

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AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 12 guests in two buildings
    From €5,950 per week
  • Main House
  • Bedrooms
    Four double bedrooms – all ensuite
  • Other Rooms
    Drawing room, Dining room
    Sitting room
    Family Kitchen
    Entrance Hall, Utility room
    Pool room, Office, Wine cellar
  • Garden Wing
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms – both ensuite
  • Other Rooms
    Open plan Living room, Kitchen & Dining room
    Sitting room
  • Features
    Open Fire places, enclosed garden
    Walking distance to town centre
  • Availability
    High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
    Weekends: Friday to Monday
    Midweek: Monday to Friday
  • Restrictions
    Children over 12 are welcome
    Sorry, pets are not permitted
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The dining table seats ten on Chippendale mahogany, and the tall sash windows are shuttered and beautifully draped, with moulded cornices and panelled doors, typical of the period.

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On the opposite side of the hall, an alabaster white kitchen occupies the rear quarter.
With a slightly less formal central breakfast table, Belfast sink, and large Aga range, it is gentleman’s country-style.

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To the front, the sitting room combines comfortable shabby-chic sofas with a white marble fireplace, matching white built-in furniture, and flat screen TV, for relaxing evenings.

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Bedrooms

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There are four inviting double bedrooms located in each corner of the upstairs floor, with an opulent chandelier lighting the impressive central stairwell.

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They are all ensuite, with shower enclosures and baths, – the two at the front retaining pairs of sash windows.

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Lower ground floor

The basement area is home to a large laundry and utility room, and a rustic brick cellar for wines.

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Here also, there is a reclusive office, and a pool room to perfect your pocket shots.

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The Garden Wing

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A small formal garden is laid out to rear, with paved areas, lawns, shrubs and pots.

Stretching along one side of the garden is separate and chic accommodation in the form of a two-storey converted out-building.

The ground floor is a long open-plan space, combining a living room, kitchen and dining area, which features glazed French doors onto the garden terrace.

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Facilities & Ameneties

Beds

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Main House
• Two King-size double beds
• Two small double beds
• Pool Table
• Wine Cellar

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Garden Wing
• Two King-size double beds

Entrance half doors and a wood burning stove, lend a rural cottage feel to the space.

Above the dining area, the ceiling is full height, atrium-style, merging the two floors.

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Upstairs, joists, rafters and ceilings are painted white to match the walls, with a clean rustic quality.

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The two folksy double bedrooms are at apposing ends separated by a snug seating area with TV.

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Both have their own bathrooms – bath and shower.

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Outside

The house has garden to the front and back, and is approached by a short serpentine private driveway.
There is ample parking.

The south facing rear garden is perfect for family gatherings and socialising.

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Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

For Christmas and New Year and other Public holidays:

Holidays’ Dates for 2022 are priced as following.
Halloween   27th- 1st October 2022 – €5,950
Christmas  23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €5,950
New Years’  29th December 2022 to the 2nd January 2023  -€5,950

Holidays’ Dates for 2023 are priced as following:
Easter Weekend 7th- 10th April 2023 – €5,950
Halloween   27th- 1st October 2023– €5,950
Christmas  23rd to the 28th Dec 2023 – €5,950
New Years’  29th December 2023 to the 2nd January 2024  -€5,950

A refundable breakages deposit of €450 payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

 

  Per week Weekend Mid-week
All Year €5,950 €3,200 €3,200

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
If your preferred dates are not available, please click here to review all houses that match your dates.

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Out & About

 
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Often used as a base for exploring the wonders of Kerry, there is so much to do and see
Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

The house is on the northern side of the stunning Dingle Peninsula, and within walking distance of Tralee town centre – the largest town in County Kerry.

The town is probably best known for The Rose of Tralee Festival, an international annual event which is celebrated among Irish communities the world over, and named after a 19th-century ballad.

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Every August, young women from across Ireland and around the world compete to be crowned the Rose. Not a beauty pageant, the winner is the woman is selected on the basis of personality, to be the best role-model for the festival and ambassador for Ireland during her international travels.

The Town Park, known locally as “The Green” extends for 35 acres, making it one of the largest urban public parks in Ireland. It is famous for its Rose Garden which has been a feature of the park since 1987 and contains 35 varieties of roses. The Rose Wall contains the names of every contestant from the Rose of Tralee Festival since 1959.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, mother of the famous Kennedy clan, is also remembered here.

The magnificent singer/songwriter Christy Hennessy who died in 2007, was born in Tralee. There is now a commemorative statue of him in Central Plaza.

A Farmers Market is held in the town every Saturday from 11am-3pm across from the Brandon Hotel.

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Tralee Golf Club

The beautiful Banna Strand, 20 minutes north of the town, features sand dunes along its entire length 10 Kilometre length – some of which rise to 12 metres high. The beach is associated with Sir Roger Casement who was captured landing from a German U-boat on 21 April 1916. Casement was involved in an attempt to land arms for Irish Republicans from the Germany.

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Tom Crean

The spectacular Dingle peninsula stretches South and West towards the Blasket Islands, just over an hour away by car. Inhabited until 1954 by an Irish-speaking population that was forced to leave by increasingly extreme winter weather that left the islands’ ageing population cut off from emergency services. The western part of the peninsula remains as a Gaeltacht today.

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Tearaght is the westernmost of the Blasket Islands, and thus the westernmost island of Ireland.
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There are more than two thousand archaeological sites on the peninsula. Well worth it for the breathtaking views, the Conor Pass is the highest mountain road in Ireland.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Cork, Shannon or Dublin airports.
Shannon Airport – less than 2 hours from the house.
Cork Airport – less than 2 hours from the house.
Dublin Airport – 3 and a half hours from the house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is about three and a half hours from the house.
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is about three and a half hours from the house.

Map

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