Lodge Style Home overlooking Killarney's lakes and mountains

Lodge Style Home overlooking Killarney's lakes and mountains

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
6 Bathrooms

About our home

Designed and built with a passion for architecture, art and an appreciation for the "good things in life".
Respecting times past and the environment whilst embracing the present.

A classic lodge style home, set in 2 acres of garden designed by Chelsea gold medalist landscape architect.
It is a haven of beauty and comfort with an eccletic mix of antique and new, for comfort, entertaining and relaxation.

The kitchen is the heart of our home, we are a "foodie" family who love good food, to cook and entertain at home.
We have a well stocked pantry and a large selection of interesting cookery books. Aga, gas and electric cookers.
Doors open from our kitchen living room, sun room, sitting room, play room and ground floor bedroom onto a large deck and terrace area , Southwesterly facing and over looking Killarney National Park and the Lakes of Killarney.

Our garden has lots of little secret hide aways .
To the rear of the house is a large circular raised mound , on top you
will find a cobbled , sunk in stone circle seated area centered with a firepit .This is a magical area to see the stars at night , to watch the sun go down , or to sit and read your book by the fire - outside !!
Another hidden gem is our curving , meandering willow structure , leading to an inner sanctum of calm in our hut .

Inside, too we have open fireplaces with plenty of firewood, and solid wooden floors throughout , except for our carpeted quiet relaxing sitting room with a grand piano.

We have 4 bedrooms all with bathrooms.Our Main bedroom with French doors opening onto a balcony overlooking the panoramic views of our beautiful National Park.

Our home is heated with geo thermal under floor heating and has a high pressure water system.

Our house is nestled within farm and park land . On one side by a field with 2 broad mares and foals and on the other side a farm with a pedigree herd of Fresians.

We love to entertain our friends and our children's friends but also enjoy quiet time,in the privacy,peace and tranquility of our happy home .

We have family bikes and a go cart , and the use of 2 cars.

KIllarney, to borrow from the Lonely Planet guides for a description;
"Killarney is a well-oiled tourism machine in the middle of sublime scenery that looks swell on a postcard. Its manufactured tweeness is renowned ...... it has many charms beyond its obvious proximity to lakes, waterfalls, woodland and moors dwarfed by 1000m-plus peaks. In a town that’s been practising the tourism game for over 250 years, competition keeps standards high, and visitors on all budgets can expect to find superb restaurants, great pubs and ­good accommodation."
Killarney was voted Irelands Tidiest Town in Ireland for 2011 .

AIRPORTS AND TRAIN STATION .
Kerry Airport is 16 km from Killarney town ,
Cork Airport is 80 km
Dublin Airport is 300 km
There is a train station in Killarney,with trains to Dublin , Cork and Limerick . www.irishrail.ie
There is a bus station with busses to all over Ireland !
also check out www.killarney.ie

Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ireland/county-kerry/killarney#ixzz1tDVk3Rr8

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More about us

  1. We are a family with 2 girls and a boy (18, 16 & 11), 2 dogs. Carol is a Montessori teacher and Seán a hotelier

  2. We are seeking new cultural experiences, good food & nice weather. Our children are used to travel and will respect your home. We will not be bringing the dogs with us

  3. We love people, architecture, art, food and good ideas.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
Cellar One, Bricin, Pay As You Please, The Smokehouse, Chapter 40 and Cucina Italiana
Cool bars
Buckley's Bar, The Lane, The Kube and Murphys
Cozy cafés
Miss Courtneys tea rooms, Murphy's Ice Cream, The Garden restaurant @ Muckross House
Retail therapy
Killarney has some lovely boutiques, art galleries, hardware stores and some more. Cork city is 80km away
Bit of culture
All around you. Music, history, language, flora & fauna. Buckleys bar for traditional Irish music and the INEC is just a 5 minute walk from house where many great shows and concerts are hosted
Walks in the park
Killarney is a walkers paradise. National park is only 5 minutes from the house and all FREE. options of every level and length
Spot of exercise
Cycle, golf, hike, mountain climb, swim, horse treking, kayaking, fishing or Pitch & Putt. And of course feel free to weed the garden, no pesticides though
Day tripping
Valentia Island, Ring of Kerry, Dingle & Slea Head, Kenmare, Cork & Cobh, Blarney, Skellig

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