Ard Na Coille
Scenic lakeside retreat
Caragh Lake, Iveragh Peninsula, County Kerry
- 7 guests
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
This is an elegant, spacious and very comfortable property in its own substantial grounds, a very peaceful place just off the Wild Atlantic Way in the truly beautiful Caragh Lake area. It is surrounded by mature trees and has a large deck on the lake side of the house where you can catch a view of the lake and the mountains through the gaps in the trees. It has a stream running through the garden, it’s lovely to hear the sound of the water as it makes its way to the lake.
Caragh Lake is at the centre of the Kerry ‘Reeks District’, an area of outstanding beauty with the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrantuohil, and the majestic Macgillycuddy Reeks mountain range. The perfect place to experience the beauty of the outdoors with climbing, hill walking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, cycling and surfing on your doorstep
This is a great base to enjoy the area from. In the summer you can eat al fresco on its large deck or just relax in the peace and sunshine, in the winter it’s very cosy, you can light the fire and snuggle into the couches. With its very large living room and a dining table that was just made for getting together it’s perfect for entertaining your group and other friends.
Enjoy the drive around the lake which is surrounded by the McGillycuddy Reeks, including the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrauntoohil, making for dramatic views all around..
The cute village of Glenbeigh is twelve minutes drive away, it has the fantastic Emilie’s, a bakery with great bread and cakes and a restaurant that has the most delicious sourdough pizzas as well as lots of other great food. Glenbeigh also has a lively pub and two hotels that are great for eating and drinking. There is also a shop for all your groceries and a great butcher’s counter.
There are also exceptionally good restaurants in Killorglin, which is a ten minute drive, including the new Kingdom 1795 which is on its way to Michelin recognition and the cosy Bianconi. Killorglin also has a great fresh fish shop and delicatessen with local artisan foods
This is a fantastic location to tour the breathtaking scenery of the Ring of Kerry route around the Iveragh Peninsula, or head over to the Dingle peninsula and take the Slea Head drive. If you want to get active try the big 5 guided adventures of the Reeks district, climb Ireland’s highest mountain, kayak the length of Caragh Lake, Surf Inch Beach, cycle the Ring of the Reeks or stand up paddle board on Cloon Lake.
For larger family gatherings we have two fabulous six bed houses very close by on the lake, The Hollies and Caragh Lake House.
15 minutes drive to Rossbeigh, a very long sandy beach which is great for a walk.
THIS PROPERTY IS PET FRIENDLY
Pubs and Restaurant: 6km Killorglin, 9.7km to Glenbeigh,
Shop: 6km to Killorglin
Kerry Airport: 36.5km
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This house sleeps seven very comfortably, it has four spacious bedrooms. The first bedroom has a patio door to the decking, a king size bed and a bathroom ensuite. The second bedroom has a king size bed and an adjoining bathroom. The third bedroom has a single bed. The fourth bedroom has a king size bed and a patio door to the front of the house. The beds are cosy and comfortable, with cotton bedding and luxurious mattresses.
There are two bathrooms and a separate WC in this home. Bedroom one has an ensuite with a shower. There is a family bathroom with a bath/shower and there is a separate WC.
There is a luxurious living room with views of the lake in the distance, it is spacious yet cosy with a real fire to warm you on those winter days, it has a couch and three huge armchairs to sink into and relax. At the other end of the room is another lovely couch and coffee table if you fancy a bit of space to yourself to read your book. And there is another nook off this room with lots of light and easy chairs, another space to relax in. The living room opens out on two sides to the deck, on a fine day leave the door open and listen to the water and the birds.
Step out onto the decking and there is a table and chairs perfect for outdoor dining, an aperitif or glass of wine.
There is a lovely informal dining room next to the kitchen, this also has a door to the deck outside. This has a long wooden table and can seat up to 10 people, so it’s perfect for sitting together as you chat and eat and enjoy a few glasses of wine.
There is a separate but adjoining kitchen that is fully equipped - perfect for preparing those delicious meals; and offers additional seating for breakfast or that quick cup of tea before heading out to explore the area.
The sitting room and dining room open out onto a deck where there is a table and chairs and a BBQ, it’s the ideal setting for long lazy lunches with friends or a relaxing time looking out towards the lake.
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- Lake access
- Internet connection
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