Lavender lodge is private grounds, on a private road with spectactular panoramic views across Kenmare bay.
This luxury 3 bedroomed house is situated on private grounds on a private road it has panoramic views across the length of Kenmare bay, located 2.5 miles from kenmare town. The house is really beautifully decorated.
Light-filled throughout, every room has extraordinary views. The property is set on 1.2 acres of land, with c.0.8 of beautifully landscaped gardens and lawn. most of our guests, see the Deer throught our garden.
The accommodation on the ground floor consists of a large living room with open fireplace, pictures, windows over looking kenmare bay & 3 large size couches .antique wall cabinet packed with waterford crystal for guasts use, tv cabinet with 20 chanels,wine babinet .the size of the living room is (21’2”x13’5”)
Leading from the living room is a study/ sunroom.
Sunroom: seating area with panoramic views of kenmare bay, the gardens and mountains. The study has a revolving bookcase and is equiped with books!
However with such an amazing view it is hard to imagine concentration on reading a book! It has a purpose built computer table with attractive fitted book shelves.
Kitchen/dinging room dining area wth stunning views on 3 sides through windows, wood flooring , table with six chairs.
Fully equiped kitchen with ample storage, electic 4 plate hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and sink area, all with a tile floor.(22’1”x9’6”)
Utility room glass doorway to side patio area, cupbards, worktop counter, large fridge and large freezer, wahinng machine and a dryer. (8’6” x7’5”) microwave.
Master bedroom. Is on the ground floor. Window with views towards kenmare bay and town it also has a second window with views over onto the macgillycuddy reeks.
The masterbedroom has a large size bed 6 feet wide x6 foot 6inches long, large amount of fitted wardrobes and dressing table space full length mirrow. A large ensuite bathroom with bath tub and shower overhead. With views ower kenmare bay also has lots of storage space and dressing table.both rooms is carpet throughout.tv shelf pull out rorrer drawers. Size 14x13 feet.
Cathededral height lobby area whitch provides an attractive enterance way to the house. Storage space under stairs.
Down stairs toilet and washroom hand basin carpet flooring.
Outside patio area
This is a wonderful area with a view of the kemnare bay ,table and eight chairs, perfect for out door eating on sunny days
The house has oil central heating.
First floor landing.
Linen cupboard with extra linen and towels for guests use.
Velux windows with views of kenmare bay fitted with black out blinds. Two south-facing windows. Fitted bookshelves, fitted wardrobes carpet flooring. Ensuite velux windows with view of bay,toilet. Wash handbasin.electric shower,carpet flooring. Bed 5foot double bed,(13’6”x15’7”)
This room is a twin bedroom (2 single beds) and has the same layout as bedroom 2 above with a wider view of kenmare bay and also has mountain view.
In the locality
Kenmare lies approximately 30 minutes drive from a host of sandy beaches and it has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take a trip on the "Seafari Cruise" to view the wildlife in the area.
Star Sailing & Adventure Centre
New to Kenmare is the wonderful Star Sailing & Adventure Centre situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by the Caha Mountains just a five minute drive from Kenmare Town Centre. The range of activities includes Sailing, Kayaking, Sea Kayaking, Windsurfing, Hillwalking, Boat Trips and much more. There is something to suit all the family. For more information visit www.staroutdoors.ie.
Kenmare boasts two super golf courses. The Ring of Kerry Golf Course is located two miles outside of the town and offers spectacular views of Kenmare Bay from the course itself and also its newly renovated Club House. Dream Ireland guests may avail of special discounted green fees.
Kenmare Golf Club is located in Kenmare Town and follows the shores of Kenmare Bay Estuary.
There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from around Kenmare including Clonee Lake, Kenmare Bay and the Black Valley. Permits can be obtained locally.
The Kerry Way and Beara Way walking routes are ideal for those with an interest in trekking or you could even join the annual summer hike to Irelands highest mountain, Carrauntouhil. The foothills of the famous MacGillycuddy Reeks are right on Kenmares doorstep.
Kenmare and its vicinity offers some incredible dive spots and wrecks. You may even be lucky enough to come across a dolphin or two. Try-dives are available for beginners and advanced dives for the more experienced.
Pony Trekking is the ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of Kenmare and its hinterland. Professional lessons are also available for beginners.
Other activities in the area include quad biking, pet farms, craft workshops and bicycle hire.
Kenmare is known as the jewel in the Ring of Kerry and no wonder with its location between two of the most beautiful touring routes in Europe - the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. These make for very enjoyable day trips from
Kenmare is a designated Heritage Town of Ireland and the
town offers a huge selection of places of historical interest to visit. Even strolling around the town is itself a pleasure with Kenmare having received awards from Entente Floral and the award for the Tidiest Town in Ireland in the year 2000.
Killarney is a 40 minute drive and Cork City is just over an hours drive.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
The town of Kenmare, noted for having the cleanest air in Europe, is a mecca for some of the finest restaurants in Ireland. You really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out, from bar food to seafood and a range of other types of excellent restaurants to experience. The nightlife in Kenmare suits all ages and the hospitality with which you will be greeted is second to none. There is a great selection of pubs and late night bars to choose from with many featuring live music from traditional Irish to rock and modern styles.
We have just returned from a 5-night stay at the Lavender Lodge in Kenmare. This is a lovely property - it is a home away from home which has been furnished to a very high standard and has everything that you could possibly need in self-catering house. Moreover, the view from this house is simply stunning!
Ann, the owner, is clearly very proud of her house and her hometown, the beautiful Kenmare. She is very thoughtful and had the fire roaring when we arrived as it was an extremely cold day! Ann is also a caring hostess - she telephoned to ensure that all is well and is only too happy to answer any queries that we may have.
We had an extremely comfortable stay here and recommend this property very highly. Many thanks from the OSullivans (UK)
Kathleen from Gilbert
Stayed Jun 2009
We could not have been more pleased. The only bad thing is that the view is so spectacular that you may be tempted to just sit on the patio and take it in rather than actually go anywhere! Ann was a perfect close by hostess offering great suggestions, yet gave us our privacy. The town of Kenmare is charming and friendly. The local golf course was one of our favorites as well as one of the best priced. The house was beautiful and well equipped. We would definitely re-visit as well as give the highest recommendation.
Tony from Esher
Stayed Apr 2008
As we drove through the beautiful countryside and approached the idyllic town of Kenmare, we were already beginning to wind down from the stresses of everyday life. Just one obstacle remained. The house. Could it possibly live up to our very high hopes and expectations? When we drew up outside this property, my wife informed me that I must have got the directions wrong, because the house was far too nice to be a rental home. Furthermore there was clearly smoke coming from the chimney and a TV was on inside. However there was the name clearly shown outside and on further inspection the front door was open as we had been told it would be. We went in still not sure we had the right place, calling out to warn any unsuspecting occupants who may have thought we were intruders. As we walked around it gradually sank in that this was to be our home for a week and we also began to properly take in our surroundings. Let me just say that the house is beautifully designed to offer every possible comfort and amenity both inside and out and also to take in from nearly every window one of the most dramatic views we have beheld anywhere in the world. We loved the house, the views and the area. We were truly amazed at the scenery, both mountains and beaches, the food and the lovely people. It was such a wonderful break and so accessible from the UK. We know we shall be regular visitors as our two young boys enjoyed the experience as much as we did. As a family we cannot recommend this house highly enough, it is wonderful and we were very sad to leave.
Jean from Wavre
Stayed Jan 2008
It has een a wonderful experience from the beginning and untill the end of our stay.
The warm welcome we received was really exceptional with an oping fire and a dressed tablewaiting fot us.
We very much enjoyed the quality of the provided equipment and every detail of the beautiful furniture and decoration made us really feel like home with an only regret having
to live after one week.
No doubt we will come back soon
Ronan from Clarecastle
Stayed Aug 2007
Beautiful property, fabulous views, maintained to a very high standard. 1st day saw red deer in neighbour’s garden. Then one night during the week when having a glass of wine out on the patio a deer wanders in for a bit of some fresh grass. A beautiful site.
Would book again.
Martin from London
Stayed Feb 2007
What can I say? We went to Kenmare for a break from the stress of city life. We had seen the pictures, but nothing could prepare us for the beauty of the location and the views - simply breathtaking.
The house is quite new, furnished, equipped and decorated to a very high standard and provides an immediately home from home in real style. We settled right in and appreciated the lovely lounge around the open fire and separate sun lounge, giving loads of space to unwind. Added to that the dining area was fantastic, and all of the rooms shared those fantastic views, along the Kenmare river valley towards the sea, with mountains both sides and countryside all around.
The bedrooms were great, all three spacious and luxurious, and with ensuites too.
There's a large garden, although we'd have used it more if it were Summer. And we even had the delight of watching a dear saunter into the garden and graze as we ate dinner on our last night.
The house is on a private road or maybe 5 other detached houses, that leads up to a open hillside, lots of walking right on the doorstep, lots of privacy.
Our only regret, we had to come home!