PADRAIG, KENMARE, IRELAND - COUNTY KERRY
The Padraig is one of three beautiful apartments on the former stable grounds of an active dairy farm. The apartments combine charming traditional style with modern conveniences and thoughtful details. Padraig, along with Thomas, share the main building.
The cottage overlooks the common courtyard. One enters into a large open living room that offers a leather love seat and comfy chairs, a fireplace, and a TV with CNN. Around the corner is the kitchen area, which that has all of the tools necessary to create a delightful Irish meal, including a dishwasher, 4-burner electric stove, oven, and microwave. The king-bed bedroom is on the ground floor. A full bathroom is accessed from the hallway. Upstairs, you'll find two bedrooms, both with en suite bathrooms.
Each cottage has its own private patio and garden area with seating so you can enjoy eating outside. The common front garden includes a yard and play area for children, along with a hen house, where guests can collect fresh eggs in the morning. Farm operations are separate from the guest quarters, but the farm's friendly hosts, Anne and Patrick, are willing to show guests their dairy operations on request. Their warm hospitality adds much to the experience of staying on the farm.
The three cottages, with a total of eight bedrooms, are perfect for a large group wanting to explore the jewels of Ireland's southwest together.
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SLEEPING3 bedrooms (1 with two twins that can be combined to form a king, 1 queen and 1 double bed)
BATHROOMS3 bathrooms, one with shower stall, one with tub/showers, one with Jacuzzi bath and shower attachment)
KITCHENFull kitchen facilities
LAUNDRYWashing machine and dryer
LEVELLiving room, kitchen & one bedroom downstairs, two other bedrooms upstairs
ACCESSIBILITYOne flight of stairs up to 2 of 3 bedrooms
TRANSPORTATION5-minute drive from Kenmare; parking on-site
MINUSESNot walking distance to Kenmare
PLUSESWi-Fi, TV (with CNN)
SPECIAL FEATURESPrivate garden & patio area, dairy farm
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What's included with the Ireland - County Kerry Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in the stunning Irish countryside or quaint village of Kenmare.
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- Use of a local GPS unit during your Untour.
- An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
- A Michelin map of Ireland, our own guide book for the area, and further information on-site.
- A local cultural event, like a traditional Irish meal.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for Padraig, Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry
Anne has been in the tourism business since 1992. She and her husband Patrick opened their holiday cottages in August 2007. They, along with their four children, live on site and greet all guests with warmth and hospitality. Their dairy farm supplies milk to a co-op that is used in the production of Cadbury chocolate, among other things.
Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry, Home of Padraig
Tucked into the scenic southwest corner of Ireland, Kenmare is a welcoming and convenient home base. The name Kenmare means ‘little nest’ in Gaelic, which perfectly describes the atmosphere of this charming town. The perfect departure point for the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park, Kenmare also puts the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas within reach. Home to the19th century Holy Cross Church and one of the most impressive ancient stone circles in the region, Kenmare has a rich history. Nearby Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and Traditional Farm is a 200-year-old cottage that shows how the people of Kenmare lived before modern technology.
Take a cruise in Kenmare Bay or try local horseback riding. Explore the weekly outdoor market or take in live traditional music in a cozy local pub. Kenmare is known for its good eats and great golf courses. Lined with colorful houses and charming shops, Kenmare is a true Irish village with all of the amenities one could need and easy access to the sea.
Customer comments about Padraig, Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry
"The apartment was perfect in every way. The food provided on arrival lasted us several days and was both nicely chosen and quite special. Ann (owner) made a raspberry cream cake for us later in the week. All appliances worked well with clear instructions from Ann. Son Padraig helped us with rail tickets on-line. Dog Charlie was a love and accompanied me each morning on my walks. Chickens dutifully produced eggs. All in all a great experience and fine place to stay. We were just two -- a bit of a waste as the three bedrooms (each with a full bath) were lovely."
"It was perfect! Comfortable, clean, and charming. Enjoyed visits from Charlie the dog and the cat."
Patricia K. Smith
“Apartment was well equipped, clean, and comfortable. Hostess was terrific.”
Ratings for Padraig, Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||6|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||4||4|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||5||5|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||5||4|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||2||2|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||4||4|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||10||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||10|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||8||8|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||6||5|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||9|
An Explanation of the Ratings: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.