#10 Cable Station

#10 Cable Station

#10 Cable Station

Hands across the Ocean

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Hands across the Ocean

County Kerry

Built 120 years ago as a telegraph relay station between Europe and North America, this historic limestone building has been imaginatively converted into a cluster of contemporary apartments.
Waterville is the only village where Ireland’s legendary Ring of Kerry slips past the Atlantic, and where you can be lulled to sleep by the music of the ocean.

 

Convivial comfort with maritime murmurs

The entrance to #10 is via an almost nautical galvanised gangway.

aerial photos- Terry Gordon

The apartment is on two floors – the majority of the lower level consists of a spacious open-plan, wainscoted living area which seamlessly accommodates the well-appointed kitchen, eight seater dining area and comfortable sitting room.

 

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• 5 ring electric ceramic hob
• Electric Oven
• Fridge
• Dishwasher
• Twin Toaster
• Microwave

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine-dryer
• Electric heating
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two single beds, one double, one King-size and one Super King-size Zip & Link
• Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV
• USB charger sockets
• DVD player

Other

• Some books
• Selection of games

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 7 guests
    From €1,750 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms, One twin bedroom
    One single bedroom
  • Bathrooms
    Master has ensuite with shower
    Family Bathroom with shower
    Shower room with WC
  • Other Rooms
    Open plan Sitting room with Kitchen & Dining area
    Entrance Hall & Study
  • Features
    Easy walking distance to the town
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi internet
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    Weekly: Saturday to Saturday
    Weekends: Friday to Monday
    Midweek: Monday to Friday
  • Pets
    Please check with us

A shower room with WC off the entrance lobby separates a single bedroom and a small study, which offers an intimate escape for reading or phone calls.

Large sash windows flood the apartment with light during the day whilst curiously steampunk fittings light up the evenings.

Steep vaulted ceilings with ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ bonnet windows are a feature of the upstairs quarters, where there are two azure blue double bedrooms and one twin room.

The master bedroom has an ensuite with shower – the others share a family bathroom.

Outside

The private gardens are shared with other residents of The Cable Station where there is ample parking.
It’s only a short walk into the village and down to the seafront.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Pets – Possibly, check with us.

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 – see below
Holidays’ Dates for 2022 are priced as following.
Easter Week 14th-  19th April 2022 – €1,850
Halloween   27th- 1st October 2022 – €1,850
Christmas  23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €1,850
New Years’  30th December 2022 to the 2nd January 2023  -€1,850

per Week Weekend Mid-week
May to August €1,850 minimum stay
September to April €1,850 €950 €950

 

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Out & About

 
Celebrated for two world-class golf courses, internationally renowned fishing, the world famous Kerry Way Walk, stunning scenery and fantastic sea food, the Ring of Kerry is the apotheosis of the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

photo Bernard Gagnon

 

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

Waterville is a busy village situated on Ballinskelligs Bay which is on the world renowned Ring of Kerry. There are two supermarkets, a chemist and other shops, petrol stations and several fine restaurants.

Wild Atlantic Way

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The village rose to prominence in the 1880’s when an American telecom company laid two undersea cables across the Atlantic connecting North America with Europe – all routed through this station in Waterville. The purpose was to break the then virtual monopoly of the existing line to Valentia Island and thus bring down the prices. To this end The Commercial Cable Company was formed in 1884 and its fine logo is visible on the outside of The Cable Station.

Siemens in Germany produced some 2,399 miles of cable for the job, and the town rapidly expanded to cater for an influx of some 300 techies and their families, building fine new homes along the Promenade – even eventually constructing a golf links.
The cable station in Waterville relayed its last message in 1962.

The connection, known as the Mackay – Bennett line after its owners, was laid and serviced by a specially designed ship of the same name, which famously happened to be working in the vicinity of the Titanic on that fateful night, and undertook the unenviable assignment of gathering up bodies adrift in the ocean after the disaster.

There is a permanent exhibition of Waterville’s place in the history of the Transatlantic Submarine Cable at the nearby Tech Amergin art centre. In the summer there are walking tours of the village taking in all the important landmarks.

Waterville was a favourite holiday spot of Charlie Chaplin and his family who used to stay in the Butler Arms Hotel. They first visited the town in 1959 and came back every year for over ten years. There is now an annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Festival in the village during the month of August.

West of the village, there is a long strand adjacent to the golf links, which is bisected by the tidal estuary of the River Inny, excellent for blustery walks.
The beach at Derrynane is one of Ireland’s truly great strands. It is 20 minute drive away around the headland with simply stunning views on the way. While you are there you could pop in to Derrynane House, the ancestral home of the great 19th century politician Daniel O’Connell . It must have been a long ride from here to sit in Parliament in London.

15th century Ross Castle is worth a visit if you plan to visit Killarney.

The towering World Heritage Skellig Islands can clearly be seen rising steeply from the ocean about 12km off the tip of the peninsular. On the summit of Skellig Michael there is a remarkably well preserved monastic settlement that bears testimony to the hardiness of sixth century monks.
Renowned for its huge population of gannets, the Skellig islands are also home to Puffins, with more than 4,000 on Little Skellig alone.
The outcrop features as a location in the latest Star Wars movie.


Renowned Fly Fishing for Sea Trout and Salmon, Lough Currane is the largest of several lakes on the Cummeragh River. It is 3 miles long and just under 2 miles at its widest. Ghillies are available, providing boats and engines. Over 90% of Specimen Sea Trout (6lbs plus) in Ireland, are hooked on this famous lough.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Cheap flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 and half hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house

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Foxhollow

Foxhollow

Foxhollow

Hideaway at Foxhollow Farmhouse

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County Meath

Here is a beautifully restored and charming stone farmhouse halfway between Kells and Athboy. The cottage is ideally suited for country vacations.
Surrounded by acres of picturesque county Meath pastureland, Foxhollow makes a centrally located base for exploring the prehistory of the Valley of Kings, long cycle rides on rolling hills, a fabulous 36 hole golf course, and excellent fly fishing.

 

Contemporary Country living…

A long avenue leads to the farmhouse. As soon as you pass through the double doors of the main entrance you intuitively relax. The decor is gentle, fresh and familiar.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests

    Bedrooms
    Three Double Bedrooms
    (Two with Third Single Bed, one ensuite)
    Bathroom

  • Other Rooms

    Sitting Room
    Dining Area
    Kitchen

    Walk-in Pantry
    Utility Room

  • Contempo
    Paved Patio
    Barbecue
    Bicycles Available
    Logs
    Internet
    TV and DVD’s
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The sitting room basks in the warmth from a large wood burning stove.

The walls in this house are thick, with deep window ledges and panel shutters of gleaming white.

The kitchen too is bright, with panelled doors, oak floors, and a traditional Belfast sink.

The sitting room has an open stairwell leading to the two upstairs double bedrooms.

It’s a large room with a dining area at one end, and is the family hub. Chairs are augmented with banquet seating along one side.
The fridge and other utilities are kept in the sunny walk-in pantry, just beyond the kitchen. There is also a separate laundry room.

One of these rooms has an additional single bed, and both have ensuite shower rooms. All the bedrooms have a particular charm, unique wallpaper, TV, and quality bed linen.

A third double bedroom on the ground floor has another wood-burning stove, and an additional single bed.

Facilities

The house is centrally heated and equipped with everything you would expect in a luxury home – from clothes dryer to barbeque, DVD and videos.
Bicycles are available too
If you have a particular requirement, be sure to tell us…

Restrictions

Smoking – no, sorry
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – The property is not suitable for toddlers and very young children
Pets – as the property is a farm, pets are not allowed.

Outside

There is an abundance of room to ramble around the property, with a patio for Barbeques and a herb garden for gourmets.

Provisional Booking Form

Short Stays – Minimum 2 Nights excluding Public Holidays.

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

Rates for Public Holidays 2022:
Easter Week 14th-  19th April 2022 – €1,750
Halloween  26th- 1st October 2022 – €1,750
Christmas 23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €1,750
New Years’ 30th December 2022 to the 2nd January 2023  –€1,750

May to September €1,850 per week
October to April €1,450 per week

Holiday Offers 2021

Christmas 23rd December to 28th €1,750
New Year’s 28th December to the 2nd January €1,500

 

NB: Arrival is after 4:00 pm departure at 10:00 am for all bookings; thank you.

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”I had a wonderful time at Foxhollow!

June was a fabulous host and I would love to return some day. I will definitely be using your service again.’

-Alica May,  Amsterdam, 2020

 

‘Heaven on Earth.’

If you want peace and quiet to relax and enjoy our beautiful countryside; in comfortable aand luxurious surroundings, this is the place to go.
The house is so very beautiful inside and out – I couldn’t help but gasp with delight when I was shown around. June’s hospitality is absolutely impeccable!
We had the most wonderful time, aided massively by all the little touches and big gestures June offered us (especially the Prosecco on ice at arrival!)
We were a bit devastated having to leave honestly … cannot wait to visit again as soon as possible
Rona- 2021

“…Surrounded by wonderful birdsong and swooping swallows”

We had a wonderful stay at Fox Hollow: Our host June could not have been more helpful   We arrived to a warm welcome of her homemade bread, jam and marmalade.

 The house was sprinkled with vases of beautiful flowers from her garden and we found the fridge stocked with all sorts of goodies. We also found a selection of Irish products which is such a good idea. June also provided us with many tips on where to go and what to see.

The house is situated in a beautiful setting and is not only very attractive but also very comfortable. 

We loved all the hawthorn blossom……..  sitting outside with evening cocktails was such a pleasure surrounded by wonderful birdsong and swooping swallows. 

We went on several walks in the beautiful raised bog with its boardwalk which is five minutes away! 

We also had several adventures climbing hills to find megalithic tombs including Newgrange and the Hill of Tara!

All of this is just one hour from Dublin…..such a magical place. 

We’ll be back.
-Fidelma 2021

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We alternate between Italy and Spain

every year for our holidays and we we asked our children which they would prefer they said Meath!!  The house was truly amazing – the quality of of the crockery, soft furnishings was very high, it was clinically clean but all the while June really made us feel so at home there with no fuss!  She definitely epitomises Irish hospitality – she is available but not at all in in your space and so kind with the provision of fabulous home baking and homemade jams.  She is truly a lady to deal with.  We loved every aspect of it and will definitely be back!

Michelle, Don and family, July 2020

We enjoyed our stay very much and the highlight was the beautiful Hideaway at Foxhollow.
The place was fantastic and in a great location to explore the countryside.

Bob Martin, Chicago, 2015

I spent a magical birthday with my family in this unbelievably beautiful and very special place. The Hideaway at Foxhollow was picture book perfect and an absolute gem!
It’s decor was to die for – a rare combination of elegant style and homely charm. The attention to detail by June was simply outstanding – this place really has to be seen to be believed as pictures do not do it justice. June was an exceptional hostess, nothing was too much trouble and the effort she invested to ensure our stay there was perfect was second to none….And perfect it was! The sun shone, the stars came out and the food, laughter and craic we had at Foxhollow made our time there unforgettable. I absolutely cannot recommend this beautiful house in it’s idyllic setting highly enough and I cannot wait to escape to this blissful little haven once again! I have no hesitation in awarding it a straight ten out of ten – and I would like to thank June for everything once again – truly, she is just a star!!

M Adare – March 2016

 

Out & About

 

Whether you’re into cycling, kayaking or history, there is a wealth of experiences to be enjoyed in Meath. We just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites…

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

There is a local supermarket just down the road, but for main shops Kells is 7k away, and the M3 will take you to Dublin in less than an hour.
The whole area of the Boyne Valley is steeped in ancient history and mythology, and Meath itself is known as the Royal County – the Hill of Tara was the historical seat of the High King of Ireland.
The passage tombs at Newgrange were constructed around 3,200 BC, predating the Pyramids of Egypt by 600 years, and are well worth a visit.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Belfast.
Belfast Airport – approx 2 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 1 hour from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Holyhead/Liverpool to Dublin
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is 1 hour from house

 

River fishing for Trout and Salmon, and lake fishing for Pike attract legions of anglers to this region and there are a number of well established angling centres.

Kayaking and even white water rafting are to be had on the river Boyne, and make for a great day out.
One of the best ways to enjoy the landscape is on a bike, but this is fox hunting territory, so keep your head down.

The house is about 18K from Tara Mines, Europe’s largest underground lead-zinc mine, and 9th in the world.

Foxhollow is very close to two protected and rare raised Bogs.
The Girley Bog Eco Walk at just 5.5K, covers varying landscape of forest and bogland and is educational and enjoyable.

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Sea Mist

Sea Mist

Sea Mist

Sessions, Sea Cliffs and Surfing

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County Clare

Set on the hills above Doolin, and within walking distance of the Cliffs of Moher, Sea Mist is a stylish contemporary cottage conversion with spectacular views out to the Aran Islands.
Brilliant surfing, championship golf links, and of course the apogee of traditional music nearby, make this the holiday home to cover all bases.

 

Bright capacious interiors…

Cool white walls and warm oak tones, together with coffee-and-cream neutral fabrics, combine to create a spacious ambience throughout this home. Tall floor to ceiling windows lining the rear of the house flood morning light into the open plan living areas, and along the hallway.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 7 guests
    From €3,000 per week
  • Two double bedrooms – ensuite
    One twin bedroom
    One single bedroom
    W/C

    Bathroom

  • Other Rooms
    Open Plan Living Area
    Dining Area
    Kitchen Area
    with Breakfast Bar
    Sitting Room
    Entrance Lobby 
    Utility Room
  • Contempo
    Paved Patios front and back
    Logs and Turf
    Barbecue
    Wifi Internet
  • CHECK HERE

Kitchen, dining and seating areas join seamlessly together to form a central hub at the western end. The tobacco granite hearth with contemporary glass fronted fireplace, echo the granite surfaces in the kitchen area.

There are dazzling views from the living room across the ocean to the Aran Islands.

Glass double doors open through from the dining area to a quiet sitting room – just the place to curl up on the sumptuous sofa with a good read.

Furniture has been carefully selected, with the oak theme following through to the breakfast bar and solid doors. Modern rugs, paintings, and tasteful objets will delight guests.

If you want a bath, there is a luxurious bathroom with marble floor to ceiling, at the end of the hall. As with all the bathrooms, it has under-floor heating.

From the dining area, sliding double doors open onto a broad stone slab terrace – no better place to plan the day’s activities over a breakfast barbeque.
The remaining rooms of the house emanate from a broad corridor with tall windows overlooking the terrace and rear garden.

Two double bedrooms off the opposite side, are beautifully fitted out, with ample built in wardrobe space, and oak furnishings. Both have ensuite shower rooms and views out to sea. A dressing table alcove cleverly links the second bedroom to the hallway.

A dog-leg oak stairway halfway down the hall, leads to the another double bedroom with expansive oak panelled headboard and a velux view.
A single bedroom occupies the opposite gable end upstairs, with a bright WC on the landing serving both.

The cottage is equipped with everything you would expect from a luxury home, and has good mobile phone signal.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

Electric Oven Cooker
Gas 4 ring Hob
Fridge
Freezer
Dishwasher
Toaster
Microwave
Slow Cooker

Utility Appliances

Washing machine
Clothes dryer
Iron

Bedrooms

Three King-size and two Single zip&link beds
Hairdryer in each bedroom

Tech & Entertainment

Wi-Fi Internet
Mobile phone reception is good Flat-screen TV
Sound system

Other

A selection of books
Childrens high Chair
Gas Barbeque

Outside

there are views in all directions. The cottage, and three quarters of an acre of private landscaped garden align effortlessly with the surrounding terrain. The quiet cul-de-sac road is virtually traffic free.
Relish the mid-summer sun setting over the Aran Islands from the circular stone garden table with a glass of something white.

Wild Atlantic Way
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Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Pets – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – although a family home, this property may not be suitable for toddlers or very young children. Please enquire on the provisional booking form.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, however a 4 night mid-week booking from Monday PM till Friday AM is available in low season as shown below.
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

Easter Week 14th-  19th April 2022 – €2,250
Halloween  26th- 1st October 2022 – €2,250
Christmas 23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €2,250
New Years 30th to the 2nd Jan 2023 – €2,250

Cleaning charges will apply to short term rates, which you can get on application.

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

  per Week Mid – Week
March to May €1,600 not available
June to August €2,250 not available
September to November €1,800 €1,200
December to February €1,600 €1,200
New Year’s 2022 (December 30th -4th January) €2,250 N/A

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First and foremost, Sea Mist was breathtaking and everything I could have hoped for and more…

The location was stunning….. green pastures, ocean view, Aran Islands and an Irish castle in your front yard! It truly does not get any better than that. Doolin itself was quaint and provided all we were looking for on a peaceful Irish vacation.
The property, top notch. New, clean and modern with an Irish flair. Somebody definitely knew what they were doing in regards to lay out and interior design! More than enough room for 7 people. I didn’t realize that there were actually 3 full bathrooms and a half bath so that was a bonus when we arrived (In your description on line I think we just use terms differently in the US).
Amenities were good, a dryer for clothes would have been nice but I realize that is not common in Europe. A coffee pot would be a nice addition although my husband did learn how to use the french press! Although I never met our “meet and greet” lady, all went well with checking in and out and she was kind enough to leave us some provisions during our stay.
Your web site is very appealing and professional. Great photos, suggestions on what to do etc. One thing I would like to suggest are reviews of the property by other guests. At the time I was looking, you were told to check Facebook for reviews and even when I did there were hardly any on Sea Mist. Since then it looks like you have tried to incorporate some, but in my estimation, there are never enough. That is one feature I love about Home Away and Trip Advisor, actual reviews by renters. Their input can help alot.
All and all, a great stay and probably the best property I’ve ever rented over in Europe. It was a pleasure doing business with you and most certainly will recommend the property and your company to anyone who asks (lots of people have after seeing our photos!) Got a little unnerving in the end with the confusion regarding properties. When renting oversees, there is always that moment of doubt when you ask yourself “Is this place real??” It all worked out thankfully.

Lynne DiPoto, July 2016

 

We just wanted to say

a big thank you . We had a lovely holiday in Sea Mist and would highly recommend this property. Amazing property with stunning views. Could you pass on our thanks again to the owner for letting us bring our puppy down. We really appreciate it. I made sure we left the property spotless when we left. I took a few photos when we left. Anyway thank you and we will be back again.

Alison Scott, October 2021

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We could not have been happier overall with our 15 day stay at The Sea Mist.

The home and location were beyond our expectations! The pictures online were all beautiful, but when one steps into the home situated on a hill above the Wild Atlantic Way with the Aran Islands in view, it is a sight that is beyond words.
The home was beautifully appointed and ever so comfortable for six adults. The design of the house gave us all room to be alone gather as a group without feeling cramped or overcrowded. The kitchen and bathrooms were well-stocked and the home was comfortable and elegant
We had come to explore our Irish heritage and felt we had found the most perfect home and location to do so. I highly recommend this home and your company to anyone and everyone! How often can one give directions and say, “Take a left at the castle!” Thank you for all of your help. We will be back!

Kathleen Grant, December 2016

 

Out & About

 

North Clare is not just a unique landscape with its walks, cliffs and golf, there are wonderful restaurants and of course great music sessions too

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

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 
The house is located above Doonagore Castle and just 1km from the village of Doolin at the northern foothills of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. The castle has a legacy of brutal treatment of Spanish Armada survivors in 1588.

Doolin is known as the capital of traditional music in Ireland, and most of the social activity in the villages four main pubs caters to this, with skilled musicians stopping for sessions as they pass through. County Clare is particularly home to the concertina.

photo – Gerald Tapp

This is also the nearest point to the Aran Islands and ferries depart from Doolin harbour regularly as well as sightseeing trips below the famous cliffs. Trips to the two smaller islands of Inisheer at 11km or Inishmaan are make for terrific days out, but to appreciate the cliff fortress of Dun Aengus, a stop-over on Inishmore makes sense.

Peaking at 213 metres high, and stretching south for nearly eight km, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher are probably the most visited tourist site in Ireland.

photo – Danny Burke

Built in 1835 by local entrepreneur Cornelius O’Brien, as an observation point for the hundreds of tourists who even then visited the Cliffs, the tower bearing his name is unmistakeable on the headland.
The Cliffs are home to enormous numbers and a variety of nesting seabirds, including the only mainland colony of breeding Atlantic Puffins in Ireland, a species on the decline elsewhere in Europe.

JRR Tolkien was enlisted in 1949 as an external examiner for The University of Galway, regularly staying over at Ballyvaughan.
Some say that it was this Burren landscape that was the inspiration for The Lord of the Rings writings.

Excavated in 1986, Poulnabrone Dolmen is probably the most photographed of some seventy Neolithic tombs across the Burren region. The bones of 18 adults together with 6 children were found, dating back to about 3,600 BC.

Beneath the Cliffs, enormous waves born of distant Atlantic storms race towards the coast. Big wave surfers travel by jetski from Doolin to catch the wave known as Aileens at the bottom of the Cliffs, which can be over 35ft high. But for most surfers, the seaside town of Lahinch just 8km from the house, is the place to be. Here you will find a magnificent beach where in 2006 a world record for the number of surfers riding on one wave was achieved.

photo – Iaeste

For the serious sea cliff rock climbers, Ailladie on the coast just north of Doolin is popular.

photo – Cork Youth Climbing Club

The strange karst landscape of the Burren area in northern Clare, consisting of limestone slabs divided by crevices (or grikes) is famous for its remarkable collection of animals and plants, including orchids and the European Pine Marten.

This is Ireland’s most important cave area, where only one river manages to reach the sea without being swallowed into a sink hole. More than 35 miles of cave passages have been surveyed and some can be explored for nearly seven miles.

photo – Peter Craine

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon.
Shannon Airport – less than one hour from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Holyhead or Liverpool.
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 3 hours from house

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Cloonee House

Cloonee House

Cloonee House

Where time stands still

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County Kerry

Perched on its own private ridge a few hundred feet above the sea, and set in emerald pasture and lawns, Cloonee House commands one of the finest settings on Kenmare Bay.

With only the call of sea birds, the crunch of breaking swell and the soft wind’s whistle, luxuriate in the present, peace and calm.

 

Luxury and location – the perfect combo

Cloonee House is of historic significance. It was once the home of The O’ Sullivan Beare of Ardea and dates from the late seventeenth century. The handsome local stone work of the north façade reveals its heritage, and the new dormer windows complement the traditional façade, while adding a glorious loft space to the house.
The house has recently been restored and now combines historic detail with every modern comfort, including of course, good mobile and wi-fi connection.

Enter through a bright hallway that gives directly to the spacious ground floor, with a stairway to the floors above.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests
    From €1,850 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Ground floor double bedroom
    with ensuite toilet
    Family bathroom
    Double & Twin bedrooms
    with shared shower room
    Double bedroom
    with ensuite shower room
  • Other Rooms
    Sitting room, Dining room
    Kitchen & breakfast room
    Entrance Hall
  • Features
    Wood burning stove
    Ocean views
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TV, fast WiFi internet
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
    Weekends: Friday to Monday
    Midweek: Monday to Friday
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The sitting-room, leading off the entrance hall, is luxuriously furnished with deep buttoned cream sofas and wing-chairs. The space is heated by a large wood burning stove set in the original imposing oak-lintel fire-place.


Adjoining the living room, the dining room seats up to eight. A fireplace provides warmth and atmosphere. Elsewhere, the house has electric central heating.

​To the rear of the house, there is a large dog-leg kitchen in alabaster white with matching floor slabs, that incorporates everything expected in a modern home.

The breakfast counter looks west to the Atlantic and can seat four.

Direct access to the garden from the kitchen is provided through an external door, handy for those occasional damp days!

A washer and drier are concealed in their own cupboard space opposite the breakfast counter.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Double electric oven
• Five ring gas hob
• Large Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Coffee machine
• Microwave

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Spin dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two double beds plus one King-size and two singles

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• Smart TV
• Netflix

Other

• Wood burning stove
• Supply of Fire Logs

 

Bedrooms

A generous, bright, and wonderfully comfortable double bedroom has been added to the ground floor. The room is accessed from the sitting room. Windowed on three sides, it enjoys stunning panoramic views north and east.

A reading desk is provided inviting you to sit and take in the ever-changing light that moves at the pace of the wind and clouds over the sea and mountains beyond.

A small ensuite bathroom consisting of toilet and basin, leads off the bedroom while a larger family bathroom with ample slipper tub and power-shower, lies across the hallway.

The north-facing lawn above the Kenmare River can be accessed directly from the ground floor by an external door between the living-room and the bedroom suite.

On the first floor, either side of the landing are two bedrooms, one a double and the other with two twin beds. There are lovely views north from both rooms. With windows open, those earlier sounds of waves, bird call and wind provide the gentlest path to sleep after a day of exploring.


A shower-room on the landing between the two bedrooms is equipped with a power-shower and basin.

The stairs continue up to the loft which spans the full length of the house. This is a light airy space with good standing height, and a most welcoming double bedroom, with a seating area and ensuite bathroom.

The delightful dormer windows frame views north over Kenmare Bay and the Reekes beyond. A wonderful space, totally cosy even on the billowiest of Atlantic nights.

 

Outside

To the west the Atlantic, to the north the grandeur of the Ring of Kerry and the mountains of the McKillicuddy Reekes, and immediately below the secluded intimacy of Hog and Ormond Islands – home to Curlews, Oyster Catchers, migrating Terns and resident Cormorants.

Cloonee House is set at the end of a long private driveway, within its own lawns that surround the house on all sides. A patio runs around the house so providing a choice of locations in which to site the barbeque and gain shelter from the prevailing wind.

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, during high season:
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

Please Note: – This house is on a working farm, as such Cloonee House cannot accept dogs as part of a booking – our apologies.

 

Christmas and New Years Eve and Easter and Halloween worked from High Season rates.
Christmas dates – 23rd to 28th December.  €2250.

New Years Eve – 29th December to 2nd January 2022.  €2250.

 

Rates for Public Holidays 2022:
Easter Week
 14th-  19th April 2022 – €2,250
Patrick’s Day Week
16th-23rd March 2022 – €2250
Halloween  26th- 1st October 2022 – €2,250
Christmas 23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €2,250
New Years’ 
30th December 2022 to the 2nd January 2023  –€2,250

 

 

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

  Per week Weekend Mid-week
September to April €1,850 €975 €975
May to August €2,250 Not Available Not Available

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Out & About

 
Isolated but not remote, the Beara Peninsula defies analysis.

The ocean, the air the history, there’s so much to explore, so many paths to walk.

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

 

The Locality

 

 

The house is some fifteen kilometres from the pretty market town of Kenmare, which is in fact the nearest spot for a supermarket, gourmet restaurants, and an informal farmers market on Wednesdays.

Situated at the northern tip of the Beara Peninsula a few kilometres from the county boundary of Kerry and West Cork, this is the perfect base from which to explore the Penninsula’s great and wild beauty. No need to travel far as right on the doorstep (four miles) can be found the wonderful fishing of Cloonee Lakes, the mysterious and magical standing stones at Gleninchaquinn, and the glorious oak forest at Uragh Wood.

There is also magnificent walking in the Caha mountains that rise above and surround Gleninchaquinn itself.

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 offers a safer route.

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.

Cable car timetable

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.

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.

For a period during the 19th century copper mining was a major industry in the area, and much evidence still exists in the small town of Allihies where there is an interesting museum. Many miners ended up in Butte, Montana after the mines here closed – an often-tragic story

Mining Museum

Castletownbere on the southern side of the peninsula is Ireland’s largest white fish port. The harbour is deep and is reputed to be one of the safest in the world. Sheltered by Bear Island, it has a long military history.

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 Glengarrif demonstrates this in a series of gardens flush with rhododendrons, azaleas and other surprising plants.

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 Cloonee, 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.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports.
Dublin Airport – approx. 4.5 hours from the house.
Cork Airport – less than 2 hours from the house.
Shannon Airport – less than 3 hours from the house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and about four and a half hours from the Cloonee
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is just over 4 hours from the house.

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Loughcrew Lodge

Loughcrew Lodge

Loughcrew Lodge

Classic Symmetry in an Ancient Landscape

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County Meath

If you like your gate lodges with a touch of classic Greek revival then this tiny building may well be it. Tastefully furnished with collectables from an earlier epoch, there is a romantic charm to this historic home.
Sited in amongst some of Europe’s most ancient passage tombs and still just an hour from Dublin, Loughcrew in the Boyne Valley is at once a place of enchantment and mystery.

 

Lilliputian Luxury from 1826 Aristocracy

This Regency limestone lodge is the only surviving building in Ireland designed by Charles Cockerell, and was originally part of Loughcrew Estate which it faces onto.

A dramatic four column portico is the façade that is adjacent to the road, but a circuitous passage leads around to the rear where a sunken courtyard admits the real entrance. Welcome to Loughcrew Lodge.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 4 guests
    From €150 per night
  • Bedrooms
    Two Double Bedrooms
    One Bathroom
  • Other Rooms
    Living Room
    Kitchen
    Utility Room
  • Contempo
    Paved Patio
    Logs & Turf

At the heart of this unique dwelling is the main living room, an elegant triumph that never fails to ambush visitors.

High ceilings, rich fabrics and antique furnishings afford the interior its dignified ambience.

Stepping down into the cosy kitchen augments the spirit of yesteryear. Like a scullery from a more genteel era, painted board paneling, floors flagged in vintage tiles, and a Belfast sink are elements salvaged from the past.

The master bedroom occupies the front half of the building. Another room-full of classical trappings. Here a romantic canopy dressed bed contemplates the peaceful Loughcrew estate through Southerly French doors.

The second spacious double bedroom has its own open fireplace, albeit the central heating is more than adequate.

The bathroom adjoins the kitchen with continued theme of vintage detailing, although the slipper bath benefits from an electric shower.

Outside

The Lodge features a large sheltered BBQ patio with a raised wraparound lawn all overlooked by the ancient and mystical Cairns of Loughcrew. Across the road, the property faces the rolling Drumlin landscape of Loughcrew Estate, where there is much to do for the adventurous, and a great coffee shop.

Facilities

The mahogany drop leaf table in the living room seats four comfortably. A washing machine and dryer are kept in the utility room off this space. Mobile telephone coverage can be patchy, and Wi-Fi is available in the house, but not at the high speed levels you may be accustomed to.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
The owners regret Stag or Hen parties are not admissible.
Pets – no, sorry.

Provisional Booking Form

Please check with us prices for Public Holidays.

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

Rates for Public Holidays 2022:
Easter Week 14th-  19th April 2022 – €1,500
Halloween  26th- 1st October 2022 – €1,500
Christmas 23rd to the 28th Dec 2022 – €1,500
New Years 30th to the 2nd Jan 2023 – €1,500

  Monday to Thursday
per night
Friday to Saturday
per night
Sunday
October to May €150 €250 €150
June to September €150 €300 €200