Tigh An Droichid

Ballinskelligs, County Kerry (Ref. 957991)

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  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    9

  • Bedrooms

    4

  • Bathrooms

    3

  • Pets

    No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Ballinskelligs 1.7 miles. This charming detached cottage is situated close to the popular seaside area of Ballinskelligs in County Kerry. With views of the Wild Atlantic Way visible from the house this is a perfect property for friends and family to get together and explore this wonderful area. The moment you enter this cottage you become aware of the owner’s care and attention to detail. The porch has a beautiful feature wooden staircase and there are wooden doors throughout. The sitting room offers ceiling beams and is the perfect place to curl up in front of the warming woodburning stove which is set in a character stone-built fireplace. A curtain divide leads through into the well-equipped kitchen with a dining area for six people set in a small bay window with glorious views out towards the Wild Atlantic Way. There is a separate large utility room and rear porch area, handy for kicking off those muddy boots after a day of exploring. To the other side of the hallway are two well-appointed twin bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. Stairs lead upstairs to two further bedrooms, one double and one large family room, consisting of a double and a single, both of which benefit from en-suite shower rooms ensuring that there are no queues in the morning! Outside there is enclosed front and side garden together with a patio area where you can dine alfresco on warm sunny days. The nearby village of Ballinskelligs offers a variety of amenities to ensure you have all your holiday essentials. Visit the Skellig Chocolate Factory a short drive away, or hop on board a boat trip to either land or drive around Skellig Michael, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a film location for Star Wars. From here you can view the Little Skelligs with its colony of northern gannets, the largest in Ireland and one of the largest in the world, whilst enjoying the views of the fabulous rugged coastline. One of the pre-famine villages of Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs and a retreat for artists, poets, writers and composers of national and international repute is a must see on any visitors lists of places to see while holidaying in the locality. There is an array of water activities available, as well as a choice of glorious sandy beaches in the area to soak up the sun on. With plenty of walking, cycling, golf courses, museums and galleries, there really is something for everyone from this excellent property.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor twin, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.

Amenities

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Freeview, CD, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 4 cars. Shared, enclosed front and side garden with patio and furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 10 mins walk, pubs 1.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

BALLINSKELLIGS, COUNTY KERRY

Waterville 8 miles; Portmagee 10 miles; Cahersiveen 10 miles.

Located on the magnificent Skellig Ring between Waterville and Valentia Island, on the forthcoming Wild Atlantic Way, with wild rugged coastlines, scattered islands, vast mountains and high passes, the seaside area of Ballinskelligs sits on the attractive Ballinskelligs Bay and is an Irish-speaking area with a unique history and culture. Once the land base for the monks of Skellig Michael, the surrounding area has numerous prehistoric and early Christian ruins along its shores. The area is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise waters and offers excellent swimming and watersports on the Blue Flag beach, along with boat trips to the Skelligs, walking in the Ballinskellig/Bolus Head Loop and cycling. A visit to the Skelligs Chocolate Factory is a must! There are plenty of world class golf courses nearby, Waterville has an 18-hole championship golf course, just nine miles away, there's also Dooks Golf Links at Glenbeigh, and those at Killarney and Tralee. With a mini-market, a pub and a restaurant in the village of Dungegan, pub/restaurant on the seafront in Ballinskelligs and restaurants in Portmagee, Waterville and Cahersiveen, this is a perfect base for a family holiday by the sea!