Large Modern Dormer House with Garden (close to the famous Ring of Kerry)

Large Modern Dormer House with Garden (close to the famous Ring of Kerry)




Jul 2014

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Welcome to County Kerry, Ireland --- Great luxury house and amazing location.

Beautiful large modern bright spacious house that's fully and tastefully furnished with piano, broadband, free to air TV plus DVD player, etc, and three minutes walk to beautiful blue flag sandy beach, local pub, etc. short walk to pier for boating activities (plus kayaking & canoeing from beach).

South facing with sea and mountain views, etc, and short walk to local village. Front and back garden in grass, private with gate and stone wall at front and sides and large park area in front.

This is my family holiday home located at 8 Sunny Beach, Ballinskellings, Co Kerry.
The house is a spacious two story modern house which has 4 bedrooms and 3 large bathrooms.

My house is just off the famous Ring of Kerry, and is in an amazing rural setting with sea and mountain views and in an area that is steeped in history. It is a very comfortable house with a large garden, and a spacious multi purpose garage at the back. All the furniture is new and modern throughout, and there is a piano in the front room if you fancy a bit of playing.

Tourism is a big feature of Kerry generally. Indeed the vast majority of American tourists visit Kerry in summer, autumn, winter and spring depending on their interests.

Its a great area for beach, sea, and hill walking. cycling activities -- with the beach less than 3 minutes away. There is also a local Irish pub a very short walk away, serving the very best of food and drink, plus musical and singing entertainment.

Modern oil fired central heating system making the house suitable for use throughout the winter months, plus open fire in living room with some bog turf provided.

Separate multi-purpose garage (20x15) at back of house with glass patio doors - can be used as playhouse for children, games room for teenagers, work studio, artists retreat, storage (has water and electrical supply). Surf boards, BBQ, garden furniture, some bicycles, buckets & spades, toys, etc, provided.


a) Large living room with flat screen television, DVD player, comfortable leather sofa, open stone fireplace with bog turf, piano for a good sing-song, practice or relaxation, board games and selection of books.
b)) Large modern kitchen with all new kitchen appliances, table and chairs. Fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, microwave, fridge freezer, electric oven, and cloths dryer.
c)) Very spacious bright Sun-Room primarily used as dining room.
d) Very large bedroom with 1 double and 1 single bed - south facing.
e) Spacious luxurious bathroom with bath, large shower, etc.


a) 1 Spacious master bedroom newly furnished, south facing with magnificent views plus large and luxurious en-suite bathroom, TV in bedroom; and additional spare for single bed provided if necessary.
b) 1 Large bedroom with two single beds fully furnished and south facing with amazing views.
c) One cosy twin bedroom all newly furnished.
d) Cot also provided
e) Spacious tiled bathroom with power shower.

The house would sleep up to 10 people very comfortably.

Local Babysitter available.

Fully equipped home, bed linen and towels included.


Just 3 mins walk from the house is a very nice local 200m beachside cafe - teas/coffees, ice creams, snacks and buckets/spades (Barbara's Cafe).

Cable O'Leary's pub is 5 minutes walk away (entertainment, food & drink, pool tables, TV, sports, etc, etc).

Post office and cafe within 5 minutes walk (Artisan Food).

Cill an Rialaig Art Centre, restaurant, turf fire within 10 minutes walk -- so nice.

Magnificent country and coastal walks, cycles and drives.


Ring of Kerry, Valentia Island, Knightstown-Cahirciveen Ferry, Fantastic Award Winning restaurants, Skellig Rocks boat trips, fishing, St Finians Bay (surfing), Waterville & Skelligs Golf Courses, Portmagee Village, Waterville Lake fishing, sailing and kayaking, Famine Village Artist Retreat, Skelligs chocolate factory, modern Equestrian centre within 10 minutes drive....and so much more.


More about us

  1. My name is Alf Smiddy, and I am married to Jo and we have 5 children aged between 21 and 11. I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the early 1980s, and worked in the Irish and International Beverage Industry over 20 years, and today work across many business sectors as a business advisor, consultant and Director. Jo is a primary school teacher and has worked over many years as a Resource Teacher (teaching special needs children). She also teaches music with the Piano featuring big in our family>

    We holiday in Ballinskelligs at various times throughout the year, and we live in County Cork which is a 2 hour car journey away approx.

    For further information on me -- check me out on Facebook and Linkedin.

    I can guarantee you an amazing holiday in Ireland and in Kerry.

    I am planning to take two of my sons to New York (1 week) and Boston (2 week) in the second last week of October 2014 (flights are booked for the 3 of us at this point). They have never been to the USA before, and we are looking forward to an amazing city break(s) in your country in return for a magnificent country holiday in Kerry. I am very interested in doing a house/apartment swop, and will make my house available at a time that works for you and both of us. Because it is a holiday home I have a lot of flexibility in terms of making my holiday home available to the person or family I swap with. I have no doubt that it will be a holiday of a lifetime for you if you come to Ireland and to Ballinskelligs.

    We are so looking forward to New York and Boston, and it will be very much a swop for us looking for a fantastic City Vacation in the US in return for a vacation in Ireland in a rural country area in the South West of Ireland.

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Where is it?


Ballinskelligs is a magnificent part of Kerry, and within a short walk to our house is a beautiful art gallery and coffee shop, an oasis of world class works from artists all over the world, check out There is a World Heritage Site right alongside us, at Ballinskelligs, the world famous Scellig Michael, an ancient monastic site that lies around 7 miles offshore that people come from all over the world to visit. It is a place of indescribable majesty and magic, and can be reached by daily ferry from local Ballinskelligs and Portmagee ports (approximately an hour long journey each way and a good chance to see all sorts of marine and birdlife, from dolphin, seals, even whales, and of course the tens of thousands of gannets that are at home at Little Scellig, the sister island of Scellig Michael) For more info check out

Word of warning........ when you visit this part of the world there is a grave risk that you will become entranced with the area, the places and people and you will find yourself (like us!) coming back again and again and again. It's a spiritual thing, can't be explained by the natural beauty alone!

For anglers the lake at Lough Currane in Waterville, only 7 miles away is world famous for its trout and salmon fishing, (see while for those into sea angling both shore and boat, the waters around here abound with fish, from cod, pollack, mackarel, bass, gurnard, ling to mention but a few.

For the golfers among you there are two fantastic courses within 7 miles of our house, the modern but very stunning Skellig Bay Golf Club ( where you can play 18 holes for anywhere between ¤30 and ¤50 depending on the time of day and time of year, and the much more renowned and longer established Waterville Links, a course that's been a favourite of such legends as Tiger Woods, Payne Stewart, Mark O'Meara and simply ranks as one of the most memorable courses you will ever play. Ranked Number 34 in the WORLD'S TOP 100 according to Golf World, it's a bit more expensive but worth every penny. And a world class welcome to go with the world class course. Check out
more info about Ballinskelligs

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