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Thomas

3-bedroom cottage with patio and garden

Stay in County Kerry

The Thomas 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 Thomas overlooks the common courtyard. One enters into the large open living room that offers plush leather couches, a fireplace, and a TV with CNN. The attached kitchen area has all of the tools necessary to create a delightful Irish meal, including a dishwasher, 4-burner electric stove, oven, and microwave. One bedroom is off of the kitchen on the ground floor, while the other two bedrooms are upstairs. All bedrooms have 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.

As of 04/30/21 internet is through the phone line and slow. High-speed fiber broadband should be coming soon.


What's included

  • One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in the stunning Irish countryside or quaint village of Kenmare.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Cork, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals into Cork.
  • Detailed arrival and driving instructions for arrivals at Shannon Airport.
  • A car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour. Cars with an automatic transmission are included. Enterprise does not have upper age restrictions. (Inquire about the possibility of a "car-free" option.)
  • Our own guide App for the area, and further information on-site.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • 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.

Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry, Home of Thomas

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.


Location


Landlord

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.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-6 people

Sleeping

3 bedrooms (one downstairs with twin beds usually combined to be a king; two bedrooms upstairs, 1 queen and 1 double bed);

Bathrooms

3 ensuite bathrooms (downstairs: shower stall; upstairs: 1 with shower stall and 1 with jacuzzi bath and shower attachment)

Kitchen

Full kitchen facilities

Laundry

Washing machine and dryer

Level

Ground floor entry, 2 bedrooms on second floor

Accessibility

One flight of stairs up to 2 of 3 bedrooms

Transportation

10-minute drive from Kenmare; parking on-site

Pluses

Wi-Fi, TV (with CNN)

Special Features

Private garden & patio area, dairy farm


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

Jane Corcoran

"Very good location hostess was very welcoming. The cottage was very clean and we were provided with ample food to start us out. Their dog Charlie as a welcome addition to our stay. He won our hearts"

Carl and Sandra Lemmer

★★★★★

It was very clean and comfortable; it was well stocked on our arrival. The owner made sure we had everything we needed.

Lewis Reeder

★★★★★

Could not have been happier with our accommodations and our hosts who made us feel like family.

Patricia Johnson

★★★★★

Fantastic!!! Big, clean with everything anyone could ever dream of having while away from home...felt like HOME!

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Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Transfer assistance
  • Local support

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Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

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