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
Up to 4 adults & 4 kids
From €1,800 per week
Two double bedrooms – ensuite
Two double bunk rooms
- Other Rooms
Two Sitting rooms
Kitchen / Dining room
Wood Stove, BBQ Terrace
Adjacent to beach
Flat screen TV, fast WiFi internet
POOR Cell phone reception
High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
Weekends: Friday to Monday
Midweek: Monday to Friday
Sorry, pets are not permitted
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.
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
• Electric double oven
• Ceramic hob
• Tall Fridge-freezer
• Twin Toaster
• Coffee machine
• Washing machine
• Spin dryer
• Sizes – Two double beds, four bunk beds, or
• Option – 2 bunks & 2 single beds
Tech & Entertainment
• Wi-Fi Internet
• Flat-screen TV
• Children’s high chair available
• Outdoor Shower
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.
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.
Out & About
Here are some of our favourites…
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.
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.
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