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About our home
Our crofter's cottage was originally built to accomodate workers of the Landsdowne estate in 1914. Sympathetically renovated in 1999, our cottage has become a sanctuary from the fast paced modern life. After a day of golfing, hiking or fishing in the surrounding area, one can relax in front of an open fire. A pint of Guinness before dinner in one of the many nearby restaurants is a perfect end to the day.
“Rosaleen was a very helpful and friendly host. Kenmare is a great place to visit and there is lots to do and several lovely restaurants. Rosaleen's home is very quirky and has a lot of character. The location couldn't be better.
Thank you Rosaleen for a lovely stay in your home”
Stayed August 2017
“A gorgeous cottage right in the centre of the pretty and vibrant town of Kenmare. It was everything I could have hoped for and Rosaleen was a great host, making sure everything was perfect. ”
Stayed April 2017
“Rosaleen is a fantastic host and her house in fantastic. In addition to being cozy and well equipped it is in the perfect location in Kenmare. It is a great base for exploring all of Kerry. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay! ”
Stayed August 2013
“A perfect house in a stunning Irish village”
3 things they loved about the trip
Extremely cozy house
Right in the middle of Kenmare and of the Ring of Kerry
Rosaleen has been a wonderful host! Thanks!
More about us
We are a couple with three grown up children scattered around the world.
John is a medical professional, and Rosaleen originally trained as a nurse and has been a homemaker for the last 15 years.
We love the outdoors but enjoy retiring to our home at the end of the day with good food and even better wine.
Packie's, Mulcahy's, The Limetree, Tom Crean, The Horseshoe, The Rose Garden
Florry Batts, PF McCarthys, Crowleys, O'Donovains
Poff's, Pyro (pizza, pasta, great coffee and desserts), Prego, An Cupan Tae, Jam, The Purple Heather
Quills, Fat Frog, The White Room, Cleos, The Cashmere Shop
Bit of culture
Kenmare Library Picture House, Live Music(in most pubs), Historic estates such as Killarney and Derrynane National Parkes within 45minutes driving.
Walks in the park
Long-distance way marked trails, The Kerry Way and The Beara Way can both be started from Kenmare
Spot of exercise
Kenmare has two local course, and there are two world class courses within 1hours drive, in Waterville and Kilarney.
The beautiful Derrynane beaches less then an hours drive, and there are many spots for surfing along this coast. Caherciveen, Glengariff, The Skellig Rocks and Valentia Island are all easily manageable for a days visit.