Oak Wood House

Kenmare, The Ring of Kerry (Ref. 929939)


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This lovely country house is situated two miles from the coastal town of Kenmare in rural Ballygiffin. This delightful property has been traditionally finished and boasts stunning views of the countryside making it an ideal base for a family or group of friends to enjoy their Irish getaway. Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms, the master with an en-suite and balcony. The house is finished to a good standard throughout and the ground floor offers a sociable open plan living area complete with exposed wooden beams. There is a kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with a stone fireplace housing a solid fuel stove. Also on the ground floor is a snug with solid fuel stove, as well as a dining area located in the sun room. Patio doors lead out from here to the lawned garden, the perfect place for the children to run off the last of their energy or perhaps to enjoy a picnic on a warm summer’s day. The popular town of Kenmare is home to a large selection of places to eat, or go for a drink and enjoy some traditional Irish music. The surrounding countryside is a haven for walkers and a short drive will take you to the famous Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way. A trip to the Priest’s Leap is not to be missed for some breathtaking scenery. This really is a superb house not to be missed.



Ground Floor

  • Open plan living area with…
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area with solid fuel stove
  • Utility
  • Sun room with dining area
  • Snug (seats 4) with solid fuel stove
  • Basin & WC

First Floor

  • Two double bedrooms (one with balcony & en-suite shower, basin & WC)
  • One twin bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin & WC


  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stoves
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV with Saorview, DVD
  • Fuel & power included April to September inclusive (€20 supplement October to March inclusive payable direct to owner)
  • Starter pack for stoves included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned gardens to front and side with patio & picnic bench
  • Gravel area to rear
  • Shop & pub 2 miles


  • Children need to be supervised when on the balcony

About the location


Glengarriff 19 miles; Killarney 25 miles.

Driving times:

  • Kerry Airport; 1 hr 2 mins
  • Cork ferry 1 hr 33 mins


  • Nearest shop; Kenmare, 2 miles
  • Nearest pub; Kenmare, 2 miles
  • Nearest town; Kenmare 2 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Beara Peninsula - Rugged walking and cycling terrain, perfect for nature lovers, cyclists and walkers alike
  • Kenmare - The popular town of Kenmare has wonderful restaurants, galleries and boutiques
  • Killarney National Park - Explore this beautiful part of Ireland and admire the mountains, lakes and waterfalls
  • Ring of Kerry - Walk or drive this beautiful route, through scenic landscapes and stunning backdrops
  • Bay of Kenmare - A lovely bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Beaches - There are many beautiful beaches in the area, both sandy and pebble
  • Derrynane National Historic Park - National Park with nature trails, dunes, a mansion and tiny abbey accessible at low tide
  • Glanleam House - Beautiful house and sub-tropical gardens
  • Kerry Way - Great walking trail with varying terrains and beautiful surroundings
  • Lough Leane - The largest of Killarney's three lakes offering mirror-like waters where you can fish, enjoy boat trips or simply take walks, watching put for the abundant wildlife.
  • Ring of Kerry Golf Club - Large golf club on the coast with stunning bay views
  • Seafari - Take the Seafari cruise and spot dolphins and porpoise off the coast of Kenmare

Day trip:

  • Banna Strand - Lovely sandy beach, great for a family day out
  • Tralee - A lovely town in County Kerry and home to the Tralee Aqua Dome
  • Cork City - Explore this upbeat city, alive with shops and bars, with the chance of a whale watching boat trip from the harbour
  • Dingle Peninsula - Beautiful tip of Ireland with beaches, mountains and lovely scenery
  • Fogher Sea Cliffs - Sea cliffs on the Geokaun Mountain, highest mountains on Valentia Island
  • Kerry Way - Great walking trail with varying terrains and beautiful surroundings
  • Kinsale - Renowned as the "gourmet capital of Ireland", this town has a rich history and a marina housing luxury yachts
  • Sheep's Head Peninsula - The headland between Bantry Bay and Dunmanus Bay boasting great scenery and varied terrain, perfect for walkers
  • Skelligs - Two small steep rocky islands on the Iveragh Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Slieve Mish - Mountain range at the neck of the Dingle Peninsula
  • Tralee Aqua Dome - One of Ireland's largest indoor water parks, sky high flume, whirlpool, steam room and sauna
  • Valentia Island - Home to the Fogher Sea Cliffs, Glanleam House and the Skelligs