Kara Hem

Firies near Killarney, County Kerry (Ref. 912851)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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.



Ground floor

  • Two family rooms with 1 double and 1 single (one with en-suite shower, basin & WC)
  • Basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Utility
  • Dining room (seats 8) with electric fire
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with open fire

First floor

  • Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • One double bedroom with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom
  • One twin bedroom with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC


  • Oil central heating with electric fire & open fire
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV with Saorview, DVD
  • CD/radio
  • WiFi
  • Fuel & power charged via meter reading
  • Starter pack for open fire included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Cot & highchair
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden to front & rear of property & rear patio area with furniture
  • Shop & pub 3 miles


  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


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

Driving times:

  • Kerry Airport – 5.5 miles; 11 mins
  • Cork ferry - 48 miles; 1 hr 15 mins


  • Nearest shop; 3 miles
  • Nearest pub; 3 miles
  • Nearest town; Killarney, 6 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Killarney National Park - Venture through the beautiful area on foot or by bike, you won't be disappointed.
  • Killarney - Shops, pubs, restaurants and theatre in a thriving town.

Day trip:

  • Cork City - Bustling city with shops, pubs and restaurants
  • Valentia Island - Home to the Skellig Rocks and Glanleam House