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Boheeshil Cottage, Glencar, a place in the hills

Entire guest suite
hosted by Angela
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Free cancellation before Sep 17.


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Our cottage is the original dwelling, dating from many years before the 20th Century, next to our house that was built in the 1920s as the then local shop. We have completely refurbished it so that it now offers comfortable accommodation for a couple or two people. It has a sleeping loft plus spare sofa bed, kitchenette, shower room and open plan eating and sitting area. It is set in the most beautiful world famous Kerry countryside, with the MacGillycuddy mountains sweeping down to the site.

The space
The cottage is a comfy place with a wood burning stove, space to relax, perhaps after a day in the hills or on the road. There is no Wi-Fi as the mountains interfere with the signal so you might take this opportunity to escape the demands of modern life whilst at the same time having some of the comforts. Although we will provide the basic essentials (tea, coffee etc.) you will probably need to arrive with sufficient food for a day or depending on what your plans might be. There is a book of words in the cottage to help you find your way around it and also the surrounding district.
In the context of corona virus we have taken care to make sure that after each set of guests have departed, the cottage is disinfected thoroughly and is left safe for the next guests when they arrive.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed, 1 couch
Living room
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

County Kerry, Ireland

The cottage is in a rural area, with the nearest shop (basic essentials) and pub (serves some food) about a mile and a half away- The Climbers Inn in Glencar. There is an abundance of mountain activities available locally, walking the Kerry Way and other even less frequented ridges; you can even walk up to Caher and on to the heights of Carantouhil, Ireland's highest mountain, from the cottage without crossing a road; quiet roads for cycling; the Caragh river for fishing (permit required and sold in Killorglin 30 mins drive away); and even a swimming hole for those hot summer days, or even the colder ones! You can canoe or kayak on the river- and the Cappanalea Outdoor pursuits Centre is less than 20 mins drive if you want to have instruction in more strenuous activities. Two cul de sac valleys go off to the left and right - one towards the Black Valley and the other towards Cloon Lake. Both are absolutely beautiful for a cycle ride or easy stroll. Further afield over the Ballaghbeama pass is the village of Sneem on the Ring of Kerry, and the other direction over the Ballaghishin pass is the route to Waterville, Ballinskelligs (where you can get a boat out to the Skellig Rocks), Caherciveen and Valencia Island (Tetrapod steps in the rocks). Glenbeigh and the stunning beach at Rossbeigh is a half hour's drive along the banks of Caragh Lake. All these are wonderful sights to see on your visit to the Iveragh Peninsula.

7 nights in County Kerry

Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 29, 2022

4.72 out of 5 stars from 86 reviews

Hosted by Angela

Joined in March 2015
  • 86 Reviews
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During your stay

The cottage is separate from the house and our neighbour Catherine is available to answer any queries you may have during your stay. Her details will be available for you.
Sometimes we are staying in the house adjacent to the cottage (it is our family holiday house) and it will be nice to meet you if this is the case.
The cottage is separate from the house and our neighbour Catherine is available to answer any queries you may have during your stay. Her details will be available for you.
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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