Kara Hem

Firies near Killarney, County Kerry (Ref. 912851)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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3 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Murray

    “Kara Hem is a spacious and very comfortable house set in a quiet peaceful area.”

    It is ideal for a family group of eleven adults and children like us. It is a good base for visiting many of the beautiful parts of County Kerry. The home is well equipped and the owners are very helpful.

    It is ideal for a family group of eleven adults and children like us. It is a good base for visiting many of the beautiful parts of County Kerry. The home is well equipped and the owners are very helpful.

    - Mr Murray, March 2018

The property

Set just three miles from Firies is Kara Hem (‘Sweet Home’ in Swedish), a charming, detached cottage which is located in stunning countryside, just six miles from Killarney in County Kerry.

This Firies cottage is set down a quiet rural lane, set against a back drop of breathtaking views of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks.

Boasting homely charm, this Kerry cottage is ideal for friends and family who want to discover this wonderful area.

There are two comfortable family bedrooms on the ground floor of this impressive Firies cottage, one of which benefiting from an en-suite shower room.

Four further bedrooms complete the sleeping accommodation at this wonderful cottage, three with en-suite facilities and all with their own appeal and style.

With a well-equipped kitchen for preparing your delicious meals, a separate dining room and a welcoming sitting room with an open fire, this comfortable cottage near Killarney is the perfect location for your Irish getaway.

As well as the en-suite facilities offered at this cottage, a further bathroom means this cottage offers ideal accommodation for larger groups.

Step outside at your Kerry cottage to find a patio area which takes advantage of the far-reaching, stunning mountain views, including Carrauntoohil, as well as a large, lawned garden.

The popular town of Killarney is just a short drive away and can offer many amenities and activities to keep those of all ages happy.

Throughout the year, guests can experience events and festivals, as well as enjoy wonderful food and authentic Irish culture and music in the various lively bars.

Guests can enjoy many activities in the area, such as strolling around Muckross House, driving through the magnificent Gap of Dunloe or playing a round of golf at one of the courses located just outside Killarney.

For those who enjoy picturesque walks, ideal for discovering the beauty of an area, the Killarney National Park is right on the doorstep of your Firies cottage, meaning the views of the soaring peaks can be experienced whenever you choose.

Ireland’s well known coastal drive, the Ring of Kerry, leads you from Killarney to experience the unspoilt and magnificent beaches, as well as the outstanding views.

From this Killarney cottage, you can also visit the towns of Tralee, Bantry and Kenmare, making Kara Hem the perfect choice for discovering all that Ireland has to offer.


  • Six bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x ground floor family rooms with 1 double and 1 single (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 8) with electric fire
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power charged via meter reading
  • Starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden to front and rear of property and rear patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Taxi/bus hire to and from Killarney town available for €5.00/person each way, minimum 3 people with advance booking advisable
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

About the location


Killarney 8 miles; Kilorglin 11 miles; Kerry Airport 4 miles.

Firies is a small village nestled in lush green countryside, just a short drive from the vibrant holiday town of Killarney. The gateway to Ireland's beautiful south west, Firies is an oasis of calm, boasting mountain views and the famous Gap of Dunloe as a backdrop. The area has a very rural feel, dotted with sheep and dairy farms, and is also on the beautiful Ring of Kerry route. Killarney is within easy reach, with its many attractions and summer festivals, while further afield you can enjoy the scenic attractions of Kerry and West Cork. Dingle is also well worth a visit, renowned for its lovely beaches, cliffs and Fungie the dolphin, who has been drawing in tourists from all over for a number of years!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas