This 4 bedroomed ,architect designed detached house is nestled in a unique development of 16 houses . It is literally 5 minutes walk 1 from the stunning Ballinskelligs blue flag beach and the pier from where trips to the UNESCO site of the "Skellig Islands "( location for recent Star Wars film ) can be booked . Nearby , one can choose from designated Hill walks . Ballinskelligs also is home to the famous " Cill Realig " arts centre and a 10 minute drive to Waterville , famed for its Golf club and Charlie Chaplin annual festival . Nearby sites Valentia Island .
About our home
These self catering holiday homes in Ballinskelligs have on site tennis courts (please note equipment is not provided), are only 200m from a beautiful sandy Blue Flag Beach and just a short stroll from the village which has a pub which serves food and a convenience store.
The village of Ballinskelligs is situated overlooking scenic Ballinskelligs Bay, surrounded by breathtaking mountains and numerous pre-historic and early Christian ruins. The area has a variety of outdoor activities on offer such as horse riding at the local Heatherhill Stables , golf, cycling, angling and hiking. Skelligs Watersports, located between Ballinskelligs and Waterville, offers classes for all levels of ability in surfing, wind surfing and kayaking and provides all necessary equipment. The Ballinskelligs Reggatta is a great draw every summer for those interested in water sports. Ballinskelligs Watersports run regular boat trips from Ballinskelligs Pier to the nearby Skellig Islands and also diving trips in the crystal clear waters of the bay and around the islands.
Nearby, the Gaeltacht village of Dungegan or ‘Dun Geagan’ in Irish is home to a restored thatched cottage and a pre-famine village Cill Rialaig now used as an International Artists and Writers Retreat. Admission is free and there is an excellent café open during the summer months. Children are welcome for workshops in drawing, painting and ceramics. Other visitor attractions in the area which should not be missed include Staigue Fort, the 6th century monastic settlement on Skellig Rocks and Derrynane House & Park.
Near by Renards Point has some really excellent pubs and restaurants serving locally caught seafood. Fresh fish is available for purchase daily at the pier at Portmagee which is also the departure point for the ferry over to Valentia Island which can also be reached by land bridge.
This self catering accommodation in Ballinskelligs is a convenient base form which to explore all aspects of the ‘Kingdom of Kerry’ being within easy reach of the ‘Ring of Kerry’, Killarney, Kenmare, Waterville and Valentia.
Ballinskelligs to Kerry Airport – 81Km
Ballinskelligs to Cork City – 167Km
Ballinskelligs to Limerick – 176Km