Rós Dearg is the perfect getaway, offering you peace and tranquillity lying at the foot of the northern lower slopes of the MacGillycuddy Reeks at the head of Caragh Valley. The Rós Dearg bungalow is typical of what one should expect for a getaway in the Irish countryside. A traditional and cosy open plan bungalow scented by the wood burning fireplace. This space makes you feel relieved of the unnecessary complications of every day living.
“Ros Dearg is a lovely, Irish cottage set at the end of a long driveway. It is removed from the roadway and close to Caragh Lake. Quiet area, surrounded by trees and colorful gardens. Parking near to front door. Wide doorways, warm interior, up to date kitchen. Bathroom with shower and washing machine next to bedroom. Master bath with tub shower near to master bedroom. View of lake about a 200 feet downslope from the house. Sitting room with piano and door to exterior patio with barbecue grill, chairs and table. Living room with fire place. Dining room with table and chairs. TV room. And a Sauna. Helen met us and gave guidance to house operations.”
Our home (a working farm) and The Cottages at are nestled beneath Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. We are situated on the famous Kerry Way walking route and in the heart of the Reeks District. The collection of houses were some of the last in Ireland to be connected to the electricity grid (in 1978) due to their isolated location in one of Ireland’s most unspoiled valleys on the edge of the Killarney National Park.
“A truly incredible airbnb experience. The black valley might be one of the prettiest spots in the whole of Ireland. The location, while a good 20 mins off the beaten path, is centrally located so that you can easily make day trips along the ring of Kerry, the Dingle peninsula, and/or Killarney National Park. If you decide to stay closer to the cottage, however, there is much to see and do even if the weather isn't as inspiring as you'd like. Ailish provides details about nearby walks that take you to vista's other tourist could only dream of. And for those with a more adventurous spirit, the cottage is at the foot of Carruntoohill and Hags Tooth Ridge. Advice on getting there. We had a Renault Megane hatchback, and it was adequate, even in the foul weather. But a 4wd or something with more ground clearance would probably be better. This is not unique to this property, however, as there were multiple times on our journey around Ireland where we loathed being low to the ground. There are surprise bumps and dirt roads throughout the country, and often they are too the most exciting places; like Anam V! My advice would be a diesel Dacia Duster. We drove one around Iceland last year and it was economical, easy to navigate on small roads, and capable off road. You must try to stay here if in Ireland. The cottage is very well appointed, Ailish has covered every single base, the vistas are to die for, oh and the fresh bread and jam provided is delicious!! Thank you Ailish!”
Clais na Trá, in Cromane, is located in a Special Protection Area close to the Wild Atlantic Way, on the scenically-magnificent west coast of Ireland. Experience stunning uninterrupted views of Castlemaine Harbour in a peaceful setting. Situated in the heart of the Reeks District, this is a superb base for a 'get away from it all' holiday or spending quality time with family or friends. Unwind. Relax. Enjoy this magnificent setting. Make some memories.
“Absolutely fantastic stay. We loved every minute. The check in was so easy, Marion made an apple pie for us which was amazing. The house has a perfect location, close to top attractions in Kerry. We had a wonderful time there, the view is excellent and the house has a lovely charm. There are tips about things to do and board games for rainy day. The area was very quiet, perfect for recharge the batteries. Highly recommended. :-)”