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County Kerry

Ballinard Lodge

Price starts from €7,900 per week

Impressive Ring of Kerry Residence

Experience unparalleled luxury at Ballinard Lodge, nestled on the shores of Caragh Lake in County Kerry, Ireland. This modern marvel offers panoramic views of the tranquil lake and surrounding mountains, providing an idyllic getaway for up to 8 guests.

Located on the famed Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way, Ballinard Lodge serves as the perfect place for exploring the untamed beauty of the South West of Ireland.

This luxurious three-level home boasts a spacious open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a patio for alfresco dining and soaking in the breathtaking scenery. Each of the four principal en-suite bedrooms features a Super King-sized bed and walk-in wardrobe, with the Master bedroom offering panoramic lake views.

Escape to Ballinard Lodge and discover the ultimate in comfort, elegance, and natural beauty on the Emerald Isle.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms

Sleeps up to 8 guests
Four double bedrooms

Bathrooms
Four ensuite
Ground floor bathroom with bath
Guest WC
Other Rooms

Sitting room
Open plan Kitchen – Dining room
and Living room
Entrance hall, Utility room

Contempo

Seven Flat screen TVs
Good Wi-Fi internet
Integrated audio system
Electric gates & cameras

Features

Extensive Patio & garden
Outdoor furniture
Fire pit
Barbecue

Availability

High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
Weekends: Friday to Monday
Midweek: Monday to Friday

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – As with all traditional country properties we would urge caution with young children in an unfamiliar environment.

PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THIS PROPERTY

Property Features

Designer comforts on three levels

This luxurious family home is finished to the highest standards with a stunning contemporary interior, and delightful features such as the glazed and cantilever stair case.

On the ground floor there is a very spacious open-plan kitchen, living and dining room with generous floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening onto a broad furnished patio and a dazzling unspoiled 180-degree view of the lake.

The shiny white kitchen is large and excellently equipped – a delight for the committed gourmet, without being isolated. It also has a breakfast bar with stools.

For more formal dining, there is a glass dining table, in keeping with the glazed balustrades and generous windows that are such a feature of this home.

A brace of impressive white sofas are waiting for after dinner lounging.

The separate dedicated sitting room at a slightly lower level, enjoys the same tempered glass doors, stunning elevated views and access to the open patio area for sunbathing or alfresco dining.

Bedrooms

Sleeps up to 10 guests.

There are four sublime principal en-suite bedrooms, all with Super King sized beds and walk-in wardrobes. Two are on the ground floor with direct access to the garden, and two are on the upper floor, including the Master bedroom with more of those ubiquitous panoramic lake views.
A fifth bedroom which sleeps two is on the lower level, again with its own patio door.

There is an additional spacious bathroom on the ground floor with full bath.
The guest WC off the entrance hallway is wheelchair friendly.

Outside

This tree-lined, private gated property has a number of paved areas to catch the sun and enjoy throughout the day. Perhaps the most striking being the half-moon of sculptured seating circling a raised fire pit.

If you have kayaks, bring them as there is plenty of paddling to be done on the lake.

Facilities

Kitchen Appliances

• Twin electric ovens
• Ceramic hob
• Fridge
• Freezer
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Toaster

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Spin Dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – One double bed, four single beds
• Sizes – One double bed, and Four King-size
• 3 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• 7 Flat-screen TVs
• Security Cameras
• Electric gates

Other

• Outdoor built-in seating with fire pit
• Extensive wrap around patio
• Lounge furniture
• Barbecue
• Central heating

The property comes with lush, monogrammed bathrobes & towels.

Out and About

Anywhere along the Ring of Kerry you will be spoiled for things to do, and nowhere more so than in Glenbeigh. Often referred to as “the Jewel in the ring of Kerry”, there are truly amazing blue flag beaches for surfing and kiting, fabulous golf courses, incredible lake and river fishing and brilliant restaurants.

We just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites…

Things to do

The Locality

Caragh Lake is a beautiful expanse of water 4 miles long, set among broom and heather with majestic mountains for background, it is well known to anglers for excellent fishing.

The house is situated in the heart of Kerry, under the majestic McGillycuddy Reeks, 20 minutes from Killarney’s wonderful lakes, an hour from the famous fishing town of Dingle and a mere 15 minutes from the Blue Flag Beach of Rossbeigh.
On your way, the local village of Glenbeigh, just 7km from the house, is often referred to as the “Jewel in the Ring of Kerry”. There are a couple of excellent places to eat here and a couple of nice pubs.


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Killorglin 8km away is the nearest large town to the house, and is the first town on the Ring of Kerry. First, because coaches touring the route are obliged to travel around in one direction to avoid congesting the narrow roads.
The town is renowned for holding the three day annual Puck Fair – the oldest traditional fair in Ireland, in which a live mountain goat is crowned King, and then put into a small cage on a high stand in the middle of the town square for the duration of the festivities. Starts 10th August.

The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass that was formed by slow moving glaciers carving away the landscape two million years ago. Cycling it makes for a great day out.

The Natterjack Toad, the only species native to Ireland, can be found here.
They are active at night with a very loud and distinctive mating call.

Like the Connemara Pony of Galway, the Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland.
The breed developed physical characteristics including an unusual footfall pattern, which helped it move on soft ground such as peat bogs. These ponies are known for hardiness and an ability to survive in harsh conditions.

Coomasaharn Lake, the largest of the lakes of Glenbeigh, is enclosed on three sides by high rocky mountains protecting it from modern polluters and is known for its trout fishing.
Strange things happened when the last Ice Age receded – some creatures became marooned- and this is one of the lakes in Ireland which has the Sliver Blue Char, a rare example of a remnant fish from that period.

Near the village is the ruin of “Wynne’s Folly“, a castle mansion built by Lord Headley Wynne in 1867. The barbarity and brutality of these land owners in pressing the locals for funds is notorious.
In the late 1880’s there were numerous evictions, as tenants were just not able to afford an increased rent of a massive 50% in most cases, to pay for the construction of the Wynne castle.
However, Wynn eventually drifted into insolvency, and he made his exit from the Glenbeigh.
During the first World War, the Castle and grounds were let to the British Military Command and used as a training centre for reservists. In 1921 Republican forces burned the castle to the ground and it was never rebuilt.

The Dingle Peninsula is littered with much much older monuments, mostly cross-pillars and standing-stones, and it would take at least three days non-stop to visit everything worth seeing, but if you pass one – have a look, because these carvings put the a in ancient.

Tearaght Island, the most westerly of the Blasket Islands, at the mouth of Dingle Bay, is the most westerly point of the British Isles, and the closest point in Europe to America.
Nobody lives there, it is essentially a bird sanctuary, but the stories of a community living on the edge of the world have become classic writing throughout the world.

How to get there

Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Kerry Airport (Farrenfore) Cork, Dublin or Shannon.
Kerry Airport – is about half an hour from the house.
Cork Airport – is just under 2 hours from the house.
Shannon Airport – is just over 2 hours from the house.
Dublin Airport – is approximately 4 hours from the house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings

Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is about 4 hours from the house.
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is also about 4 hours from the house.

Pricing Options

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

A refundable breakages deposit of €800 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Months Per Week Short stays
October to May €7,900 €4,500
June to September €8,750 Not Available
Christmas Break Sat. 21st December – Fri. 27th December 2024 €8,750
New Year Break Sat. 28th December to Fri. 3rd January 2025 €8,750

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Frequently Asked Questions

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