Strand Cottage

Strand Cottage

Strand Cottage

Strand Cottage

Where the sea otters play

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County Cork

On the northern shores of Bantry Bay – the heart of West Cork – this recently modernised two-bedroom cottage preserves its heritage while allowing the outstanding beauty of the setting work its magic.

Wrapped in the enduring melodies of the sea breeze, the lapping waves, calls of sea birds and the reassuring whisper from the woodland behind, this is an idyllic spot to recharge and explore the remote Beara Peninsula and the Caha Mountains on the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

Compact with character

Winding its way through ancient woodland, the driveway ends in a secluded south facing clearing just a few feet above the sea.

From here a weathered iron gate opens onto a gravel path that leads down to the cottage, where a set of French doors welcome you to an open plan kitchen and dining area.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 4 guests
    From €1,600 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms
    Bathroom
  • Other Rooms
    Sitting room
    Kitchen / Dining room
    Utility room
  • Availability
    Weekly: Saturday to Saturday
  • Restrictions
  •    No Parties, Stag or Hen.
  • No smoking in the property
  • Children over 12 are welcome
    Sorry, pets are not permitted
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The dining table seats up to six on a cushioned bench and chairs. It is bright with glorious views across the small, well-tended lawn to the sea and hills beyond.

The kitchen is painted in egg shell blue and soft white set off by solid wooden work surfaces, and affords the best in contemporary appliances and below-counter storage.

The Belfast sink, the brushed brass kitchen draw grabs and original door handles provide a link to the past and are a testament to the owner’s diligence in the recent renovation.

A four ringed electric cooker with oven is complemented by a Rayburn range with hot plates and oven. This oil-fired range provides the heating and hot water to the home.

A cosy sitting room with more of those stunning bay vistas adjoins to the dining room.

A sofa and two arm-chairs provide the comfort, and selection of books encourage a curl-up moment on those rare West Cork inclement days!

In addition to the oil-fired central heating, a wood burning stove is sited in the fireplace with an endless supply of fuel drawn from the surrounding woodland in a shed around the back.

 

Bedrooms

Both bedrooms are doubles and have south facing windows, and they each have free standing hand basins.

One bed has a novel system of elevation, devised to catch more of the views…

The bathroom is located towards the rear, and includes both a generous bath and modern power shower.

A fully equipped utility room located at the back of the cottage provides full laundry facilities, and an additional external lavatory is also to the rear.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Electric twin ovens with 4 ceramic rings
• Rayburn oil-fired range
• 2 Fridges
• Freezer
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Toaster
• Coffee percolator

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Spin dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two double beds

Other

• Selection of books
• WiFi: Strong signal available
• Good cell phone coverage

Outside

The cottage faces south with magnificent views across Bantry Bay to Whiddy Island and the Sheeps Head Peninsula beyond.

A stone terrace spans the front of the home alongside a fine lawn bordered by a low wall that defines the southern edge of the property.

To the side, an elevated slabbed patio has a fire pit and is a great barbeque area – charcoal barbecue and outdoor seating provided. 

The gravel path running past the cottage leads through the woods on to a shingle beach from which swimming is possible. This sheltered harbour was well used in the 1930s and some fine wooden rowing boats remain as memories of that age.

Provisional Booking Form

This home only lets by the week for the foreseeable future.
Important – Week long bookings run from Saturday to Saturday – arrival and departure times as above .

Christmas, New Year and Easter are high season rate.

Dates as follows:
23rd December to the 28th December 2022 -€2,100
New Year’s Eve from the 29th December to the 2nd January 2023. -€2,100

For other Public holidays, St.Patrick’s weekend,  – will also be at the High Season rates.

A refundable breakages deposit of €350 will be payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure, provided there are no issues.

 

  Per week
October to April €1,600
May to September – High Season. €2,100

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Out & About

 

Isolated but not remote, the Beara Peninsula defies analysis. The sea, the air the history, there’s so much to explore.

 

 

Mare’s Tail Waterfall

 


More about Bantry

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

 

The Locality

 

 
The nearest supermarket is in Reendesert a few minutes drive away, but a trip to Bantry town will not disappoint – about 10 minutes – there are several large outlets to choose from.

Bantry has a rich history. At the end of the 18th century a republican group seeking to overthrow British rule in Ireland, and spurred on by activities in America and France, managed to persuade the French to send a sizeable fleet of ships and some 14,000 troops to Bantry Bay.

Wild Atlantic Way
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Storms and general mismanagement doomed the Armada – an exhibition in Bantry House details more of this, plus the gardens are fantastic.

Sailing is the most ubiquitous pastime along this stretch of Corks coastline, and Crookhaven to Kinsale there are countless regattas throughout the summer, and great opportunities for the serious sailor to up their skills.

The Ring of Beara road twists its way around this headland, exposing colourful hamlets in its path. Narrow, but with minimal traffic, it is a splendid tour, and the views are spectacular. For Cyclists or walkers the Beara Way https://bearatourism.com/things-to-do/beara-way-walking-route  offers a safer route.

West Cork is blessed with an exceptionally warm and wet micro-climate. The Gulf Stream ocean current ensures that summer sea temperatures are about 17 C, approximately the same as Long Beach California. Here you can find palm trees, luxuriant sub-tropical vegetation and exotic flowers growing in abundance.

The tiny Garnish Island, just off the buzzing village of Glengarrif, 15 minutes away, demonstrates this in a series of gardens flush with rhododendrons, azaleas and other surprising plants.

Further along, Castletownbere is Irelands largest white fish port. The harbour is deep and is reputed to be one of the safest in the world. Sheltered by Bere Island, itself with many ancient archaeological sites, the town has a long military history.

At the tip of the peninsula a spur off the loop road continues to Ballaghboy. From here you can catch Irelands only cable car for the ten-minute ride to Dursey Island.

The rickety car carries six passengers (or the equivalent in sheep) about 250m above infamous Dursey Sound, where strong tides make travelling by boat hazardous.
With magnificent views stretching from the Skelligs to Mizen Head, only a handful of inhabitants brave this wild and windy island.
Dolphins, whales and innocent basking sharks are frequently seen in the surrounding seas.

For a period during the 19th century copper mining was the major industry in the area, and much evidence still exists in the small town of Allihies where there is an interesting museum – and a simply stunning beach.

The Caha Mountain range runs down the spine of Beara, and Hungry Hill is the highest of its peaks.   The panorama at the top is of course staggering, but the route is a bit all-terrain and needs fine weather.

To cross back to Strand Cottage, don’t miss the Tim Healy Pass. This zigzag road is worth it for the wonderful scenery, and is one of the classic Irish Car Rally stages.

Healey Pass

There are ample sites for fishing into deep water straight off the rocky Beara shoreline. Glenbeg Lake, is also teeming with trout and the short Glenmore River spate is extremely prolific, with runs of Spring Salmon coming in March, and Sea-Trout in mid-June to late July.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – under four hours from the cottage
Cork Airport – approx 1 and 1/4 hours from cottage
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and 3/4 hours from cottage

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just under four hours from the cottage
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is also just under four hours from the cottage

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Ballard House

Ballard House

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Bedrooms

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

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

Lower ground floor

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

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

 

The Garden Wing

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.

Facilities & Ameneties

Beds

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

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.

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

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

Both have their own bathrooms – bath and shower.

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.

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 – please apply for rates.

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

  Per week Weekend Mid-week
All Year €5,950 €2,750 €2,750

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Out & About

 
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Stradbally House

Stradbally House

Stradbally House

Coppers Coastal Conversion

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County Waterford

Overlooking the green, this awesome refurbishment of an 18th century police barracks, makes a stunning escape to rural village life. There is access to private tennis courts, and a lazy beach just a short walk away in addition to the seduction of Ireland’s Copper Coast.

All less than an hour and a half from Rosslare Europort.

 

Free Flowing Transformation

A central staircase directly facing the entrance lobby leads to the accommodation on the first floor – where you first discover a generous Kitchen and dining room that stretch the full depth of the house.

At its heart is a marble preparation island / breakfast bar with fitted ceramic hob, undercounter oven, and sunken sink.
A large and unexpected panoramic window looks out across the rear courtyard onto the raised terraced lawn at the back.

By contrast, at the dining end, a more traditional shuttered sash window with full length drapes, overlooks the village green.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 6 guests
  • No Children under the age of 8 years
    From €1,300 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms
    One twin bedroom
    Large Bathroom with Shower room & WC
  • Other Rooms
    Sitting room
    Open plan Family Kitchen / Dining
    Utility room & Guest WC
  • Features
    Open Fire places
    Barbecue Yard
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TV, fast WiFi internet
    Variable Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
    Weekends: Friday to Monday
    Midweek: Monday to Friday
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​Broad archways link to the sitting room on the other side of the landing, both with matching windows that make up the classic triptych of the façade.

​The atmosphere is informal and inclusive, with herringbone parquet flooring throughout, the rooms flow seamlessly into each other.

For TV watching there is a cushy chaise sofa and cosy open fireplace.

Back at the top of the stairs, and opposite the kitchen there is a utility room for laundry.

Here too is a guest WC.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Electric Oven
• Ceramic induction hob
• Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Toaster
• Nespresso coffee machine

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Spin Dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two King-size and Two single beds
• Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Smart Flat-screen TV

Other

• Selection of books
• Access to Woodhouse Estate
• Including Tennis Courts

 

Bedrooms

On the top floor, there are three distinctive bedrooms.
Across the front on either side, are two sumptuous double bedrooms.

They both have low-level shuttered cottage windows looking across the village green, and higher versions in the gables. Double doors open onto the landing, again enhancing that airy quality.

To the rear is a mellow twin bedroom with a view to the garden.

Directly across from it is the wonderful family bathroom. Shared by all, it encompasses a separate walk-in shower room, his and her basins, and a separate toilet.

For that extra luxury, there is also a wonderful free-standing double-ended slipper bath.

Outside

Down on the ground level, French doors open onto a large private yard, split-level below an upper tier lawn.

A splendid built-in brick barbecue makes this a perfect addition for summer dining.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, short stays are shown below.
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

Christmas and New Year are high season as above, for other Public holidays – please apply for rates.

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

  Per week Weekend Mid-week
June to August €1,600 Not Available Not Available
October to April €1,300 €750 €750
May and September €1,600 €850 €850

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Out & About

 

This stretch of Southern Coastline known as the Copper Coast, just buzzes with undiscovered gems.

 

For unique ways to experience the hidden gems on the Copper Coast we recommend you contact Waterford Camino Tours

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

 

The Locality

 

 

The house probably predates its adjoining 18th century buildings, and was originally a police barracks. It overlooks the centre of Stradbally village, with a grocery shop and a couple of pubs just a few yards away. Saturday is Market Day, when the village bustles with activity.

For a full range of shops, Dungarvan, a 15-minute drive along the coast is your best bet. There is a fine children’s playground at the top of the village.

500m downhill is the sheltered sandy beach of Stradbally Cove. On your way to the beach, you will pass the historic Woodhouse Estate which ranges for 340 acres and is bisected by the twisting river Tay. The owners occupy the eponymous Georgian mansion at the centre of this private estate, but visitors to Stradbally House will receive a pass to enjoy the walled garden, impeccably reproduced Victorian glasshouse, and paddocks of grazing red deer, and even the tennis courts (with a bit of notice). 156 acres of woodland comprising of more than 150,000 trees – some dating back to the mid 18th century – are waiting to be explored either on foot or on cycle tracks.

Above the village, there is the substantial ruin of the largest medieval church in rural Ireland. It contains a fortified presbytery, probably built for protection during the 13th century disputes between two noble Waterford dynasties, the Powers and Fitzgeralds, whose boundary lands ran through the area.

This region known as the Copper Coast gets its name from the copper mines that were active in the 19th century. It is a 20km stretch of sometimes-stormy cliffs and beachy coves that has more than its fair share of ship wrecks.
About half an hour away, the magnificent Lismore Castle with its long and distinguished history, has splendid gardens open to the public during the summer months, and compelling cultural events are held in the town throughout the year.

Waterford, about 45 minutes away, is Ireland’s oldest city. Originally a Viking settlement, it is now a major port with much to see and do. Glass, or crystal, was manufactured in the city from 1783 until early 2009, when the factory there was eventually shut down. There is a great annual Viking marathon in June.

They are mad about cycling in Dungarvan, and it was here that the first cycling club in Ireland was founded in 1869. The local club went on to win the first ever bike race in the British Isles. They still have the cup to prove it. It is fitting that one of the country’s most loved cycle route the Waterford Greenway runs through the region.

In Dungarvan, King John’s Castle, an Anglo-Norman fortification (1185) would have originally been entered by drawbridge. It is undergoing reconstruction but there are guided tours, an audio-visual show and exhibitions during the summer season.

Tramore is about 35 minutes away, and is a popular resort for tourists in the summer. It has a 5km beach, sand dunes looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean, and a well-deserved reputation for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Clonea Strand is much closer, is one of the finest blue flag beaches in the region, and also has a growing reputation as a good surfing beach.

Road Bowling is a traditional and popular local sport that requires hours of practice and technique to master. 28oz steel balls are rolled in turn for just over a mile along roads from Fenor to Annestown.

Mahon Falls is a dramatic 80m waterfall nestled in the Comeragh Mountains surrounded by breathtaking scenery. There is a car park near Lemybrien 15 minutes away from the house with a not too strenuous thereafter, so don’t miss it.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Cork Airport – approx one and a half hours from the house.
Dublin Airport – just over two and a half hours away.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and a quarter hours from the house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare which is approx. 1.5 hours from Stradbally
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over two and a half hours from the house

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Seapoint

Seapoint

Seapoint

Deluxe Seaside Georgian Home

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County Dublin

Elegant, Airy and Luxurious

This handsome three-storey residence enjoys uninterrupted views across Dublin Bay. The spacious interior is tastefully opulent with a classic layout and contemporary ambience. An elegant home with entertainment at its heart.

Perfectly located in a chic southside neighbourhood and superbly convenient to the city – thanks to the rapid rail system – here could be the consummate vacation home for the cognoscenti.

 

Ground Floor

Behind the classic fanlight, the granite steps and twin columns, lies a generous entrance hall, characterised by arches and mouldings in gleaming white.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests
    €10,000 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Four double bedrooms – all ensuite
  • Reception Rooms
    Drawing Room
    Formal Dining / Kitchen room
    Lower Ground Floor Sitting room
  • Other Rooms
    Service Kitchen, Study
    Entrance Hall, Utility room
  • Features
    Gas open fire places, Open rear terrace
    Ocean views, catering facilities
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TVs, fast WiFi internet
    Smart integrated sound system
    Excellent Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Weekly only
  • Restrictions
    Small pets may be permitted
    Smoking is not
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The ground floor essentially comprises two impressive reception rooms, with a stairwell dividing.

Immediately off the hallway is a finely proportioned drawing room. Alabaster panel wainscoting and panelled walls augment the single pillared 19th century Irish marble fireplace.
Large sash windows, framed with bifold shutters, face the sea with unimpeded views across the whimsical weather of Dublin Bay.

Restrained contemporary furnishings, rugs thrown on herringbone parquet floors, a mix of classic antique and contemporary pieces.

The house enjoys an exceptional private collection of Irish art, beautifully hung across all the rooms.

The three bay windows of the south are dedicated to an imposing dining area.

Across one end, moulded panelled presses conceal a full height kitchen including fridge, wine storage and surprisingly, behind closed doors, a walk-in pantry, complete with double oven, a sink and Quooker tap for instant boiling water.

For informal breakfasts, there is a Irish marble island breakfast bar, with a ceramic hob, and an integrated marble sideboard together with a second sink.

There is easy access to the sheltered garden from the end bay via a sweeping stairway, to the rear terrace below – a totally private suntrap, perfect for barbecues and sundowners.

Glazed doors on this level substitute the original, promoting daylight throughout the interior and aligning to reveal unexpected glimpses of the bay.

Facilities & Ameneties

Main Kitchen Appliances

• 2 Siemens twin ovens with warming drawer
• 2 induction 5 ring hobs
• Full height fridge
• Freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Quooker instant boiling tap

Butler’s Kitchen Appliances

• 2 Siemens twin ovens with warming drawer
• 2 induction 5 ring hobs
• Full height fridge
• Freezer
• Wine cooler
• Dishwasher
• Toaster

Utility Appliances

• Panasonic washing machine
• Panasonic spin dryer
• Iron and board

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two King-size, two Queen-size
• All ensuites – Heated towel rails
• Toweling bathrobes & Towels
• 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Full home entertainment system inc. 70″ Cinema screen
• TV sockets – all rooms
• Sonos integrated sound system – both ground floors
• 2 classic fireplaces – gas, remote control

Other

• A parking permit is provided
• Gardener for indoor plant and garden maintenance
• House keeping etc. available as extra
• Gas Barbecue
• Patio furniture – dining table & sun loungers.

Lower Ground Floor

Below stairs, there is an exceptional family room, including asitting room with a large screen home-entertainment system. Still with excellent views across the bay to Howth Head, and with its own remote controlled marble gas fireplace, and sumptuous sofa.

An oval island bar at one end has stool seating for eight, where smoked oak panelling and black marble surfaces are the theme.

An adjacent Butler’s pantry with fully fitted catering kitchen is excellent for the chef when entertaining or for casual family gatherings. Direct access may be had to the front via a lower entrance lobby, which also conceals the laundry utilities.

To the rear, there is an elegant guest powder room, and a well appointed sunny study, with direct access onto the rear terrace, and an extra TV.

A quiet ensuite double bedroom, looking out onto bleached trees of the garden terrace, complete this lower ground floor.

First Floor

The first floor includes three bedrooms, all ensuite, spread across a large atrium landing.

The master bedroom is simply stunning, occupying the full span of the front, with the lion’s share of Dublin Bay vistas through its three sizable windows.

Here as elsewhere, careful placement of mirrors, capture the scenic panoramas, and panelled shutters provide the privacy.

There is a terrific double sink ensuite with shower, but as an extra luxury, a free-standing symmetrical slipper bath is conveniently located close-by a window in the bedroom.

Across the landing to the rear is a comfortably large double bedroom, with a bright windowed ensuite shower room.

A second charming ensuite double bedroom overlooking the garden terrace shares this top floor.

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This Home is normally only let by the week.

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

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Out & About

 

 

The Locality

 

 

Monkstown village, a short stroll away, is where you will find a variety of boutique shops, gastro-pubs, excellent restaurants and indeed churches. Both Blackrock and Dun Laoghaire are less than 2km away and have multiple outlets.

Directly opposite the house, is a footbridge across the railway to the popular Seapoint beach and promenade, should you fancy an early morning dip. High tide is best.

Salthill Station for DART trains is a stone’s throw from the house. Trains run along the coast between Greystones (about 30k to the South) and Howth (on the opposite side of the Bay) at approximately 15 minute intervals, making it very convenient to get into the heart of the city in about 20 minutes. It carries roughly 20 million passengers a year.

Dun Laoghaire
Originally Dunleary, the town was renamed Kingstown in honour of King George IV’s 1821 visit, and 100 years later reverted the original Irish form Dun Laoghaire.

Ireland’s very first railway (costing £200,000) and covering the five and a half miles from Dublin to Kingstown was opened in 1834.

In the 19th century sailing Dublin Bay was a treacherous prospect, with access to Dublin Port tide dependant. A veritable graveyard of over 600 ships caught in storms, lie at the bottom of the bay. The remedy settled on in the early 19th century led to the construction of the two granite piers, clearly visible from the house.

Completed in in 1859, and now essentially a playground for water sports, it had taken 42 years to construct the harbour.

There are five Yachting clubs based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The 820-berth marina, a more recent development, is the largest in the country.

You can join a paved walkway below the house which follows the railway connecting Dun Laoghaire and Killiney to the south. A 3.5K section of this utilises “The Metals”, originally a truck railroad, with cast iron rails, designed to bring horse-drawn trucks laden with granite from the quarry in Dalkey for the construction of the Harbour at Dún Laoghaire. Up to 250 horses and 250 drivers were employed to transport the 8 tonne loads.

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The Purty Kitchen gastro-pub, a short stroll along the seafront, is Dun Laoghaire’s oldest surviving premises. Originally a coaching inn and at the centre of the initial settlement, it was constructed largely of clay and straw with a thatched roof and called Old Dunleary Inn. Captain Bligh (earlier of HMS Bounty fame) apparently stayed here in 1800, was not a fan of the harbour “It has nothing to recommend it, being ill adapted for its purpose”

The Martello Tower at the end of the beach below the house, is one of some 50 built by the British in Ireland during the early 1800’s, mostly on the East coast, as an early warning against an expected invasion by Napoleon. The one at Sandycove at the far side of Dun Laoghaire was the starting point of the James Joyce novel Ulysses, and now serves as a museum to the writer.

How to get there – A car may be useful, but certainly not essential.

Trains: Salthill DART station is about 2oo metres from the house, with trains running approximately every 15 minutes. Please click here to download a rail map.

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Belfast or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – about 35 mins from the house
Note that there is an Aircoach to and from Dublin Airport that passes very close to the house.
Belfast Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port / Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just over half an hour from the house
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is also approx 2 and half hours from the house.

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A thoroughly modern twist on the traditional Kerry cottage, comfortable with restrained styling. Adjacent to “One of the best kept secrets in Irish Golf” and a stone’s throw from the glorious, secluded and sandy Dooks beach on Dingle Bay, this recently completed spacious home is just perfect for a family get together

 

Contemporary and commodious

One of five architect designed houses in a stunning new private gated development.
The south and western elevations offer a surprising contrast; contemporary, glazed walls, sharp angled exteriors that hint at the bright modernity of the interior.

Entry through a small glazed lobby reveals a shimmering open plan ground-floor, minimalist in style with elegant detailing.

You are immediately welcomed by a contemporary woodburning stove that faces into one of two seating areas at opposite ends of the home. Both have substantial full height corner windows that oversee a generous shared terrace.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 4 adults & 4 kids
    From €1,800 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms – ensuite
    Two double bunk rooms
    Family Bathroom
  • Other Rooms
    Two Sitting rooms
    Kitchen / Dining room
    Utility room
  • Features
    Gated community
    Wood Stove, BBQ Terrace
    Outdoor shower
    Adjacent to beach
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TV, fast WiFi internet
    Underfloor heating
    POOR Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
    Weekends: Friday to Monday
    Midweek: Monday to Friday
  • Restrictions
    Sorry, pets are not permitted
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In the centre of the house, the refectory-style dining area flows directly onto that sunny terrace through sweeping glass doors that slide.

The space is shared with a stylishly handle-free fitted kitchen in slate-grey, separated by a large preparation island.

Beyond the kitchen, and a step down, is an expansive and double sofa-ed TV room, with that second corner wall of glazing.

Throughout the home internal views provide clean, fine perspectives out to the garden and vistas beyond; eclectic paintings charm; and underfloor heating ensures a comfortable ambient temperature.

Bedrooms

The first of two large double bedrooms is located on the ground floor, with an ensuite bathroom equipped with monsoon power shower.



Stairs from the entrance hallway reach a landing accessing two kids bedrooms – each with a pair of bunk beds. Alternatively, one of these rooms can be set up with two single beds.

A shared family bathroom with bath and modern power shower, is also off the landing.

The master bedroom is south facing with fantastic views to the Kerry mountains, and its own ensuite shower room.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Electric double oven
• Ceramic hob
• Tall Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Twin Toaster
• Coffee machine

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Spin dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two double beds, four bunk beds, or
• Option – 2 bunks & 2 single beds
• Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV

Other

• Children’s high chair available
• Outdoor Shower

Back downstairs

A large utility room leads off the kitchen and provides access to a private outside patio with external shower (to wash off all that beach sand).

Views south are to the mountains of Kerry, snow sprinkled on the day of photographing.

Outside

A large garden, currently being established, surrounds the house with a well-protected terrace, patio and barbeque area accessed from all living and dining areas.

The house is just a three minute walk from the glorious and secluded sandy Dooks beach, with stunning views across to Dingle.

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

Christmas and New Year are high season as above, for other Public holidays – please apply for rates.

A refundable breakages deposit of €350 is payable with the rental amount and will be refunded within seven days of departure, subject to all being in order.

Christmas 2022 – 23rd to the 27th December – €2,650
New Years’ 2022 – 
29th to the 2nd January – €2,650

 

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Reviews

 

“Everything is Perfect…

…- we’ve already decided we’re not going home.  We both have very busy jobs so the peace and tranquility here is just so therapeutic.

The setting is just wonderful, sitting watching the weather come across the hills on an evening is just perfect.

The house is perfect. There is nothing I would change – and I’m an architect so i can be quite fussy!

The kitchen is so well equipped with proper knives that you can actually cook rather than trying to work out what you can make with a spoon.

Everything is really easy to use – although it took us 3 days to find the cutlery drawer at the top of the dishwasher, but that’s probably because we’ve switched our brains off now.

All the coats and shoes and bags hide in the utility so everything is kept relatively tidy for us.

The only issues we have is who is going to get to the window seat first and how quickly the days are flying by.

And the recommendations are really helpful – we’ve already tried Jacks and have had early evening drinks at the golf club.

I’m sure you’ll have plenty of good reviews following ours, this holiday is wonderful.
Thank you very much for letting us stay here.”
Elisa B , 2022

We really enjoyed the house…

…thanks, and it worked so well with two families. It was generally well stocked! Our American friends enjoyed it as their first experience in Kerry and of Ireland…
Thanks so much,
Penny B, 2022

 

Out & 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.​

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

​Just over half an hour from Killarney on the Ring of Kerry, itself one of the highlights of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Dooks is home of one of the country’s most charming golf links and one of three magnificent beaches that straddle Dingle Bay.

The house is adjacent to both.
Wild Atlantic Way
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With a charming clubhouse and bar, Dooks is one of Ireland’s oldest and more challenging links. It is also home to the protected Natterjack Toad, the only species native to Ireland which features on the club’s logo. They are active at night with a very loud and distinctive mating call.

Dooks beach is just a stone’s throw from the house and looks directly across to the seven glorious kilometres of sand-spit that is Rossbeigh Strand. Ideal for swimming, windsurfing, sailing, horse-trekking, and sea fishing. It also has an excellent children’s playground – Tir na Nog

Directly across Dingle Bay is the extremely popular narrow peninsula of Inch Strand – 45 minutes by car.

The local town of Glenbeigh, just 4km from the house, is a corruption of the Gaelic word meaning “valley of the Birch trees”. Here you will find a small supermarket plus a number of excellent pubs and restaurants.

Caragh Lake in the hills above, above 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.

Coomasaharn Lake, the largest of the lakes in 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.

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.

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. 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.

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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.

Killorglin 19km away 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.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Kerry Airport (Farrenfore) Cork, Dublin or Shannon.
Cork Airport – approx 2 hours from house.
Kerry Airport – approx 1/2 hour from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 4 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare
Swansea/Cork Ferry is 1.5 hours from the house.
Rosslare Port is approx 4 hours from house
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house

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