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Caragh Lake Kerry Luxury Home | Stunning Views

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hosted by Lorraine
  1. 10 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3.5 baths
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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Rest, recharge and reconnect at this unique, breathtaking home located on your own private lakefront. Bun Na Speire is set on over 2 acres of fabulous, private grounds on the uniquely beautiful shores of Caragh Lake, just off the Wild Atlantic Way and infamous Ring of Kerry.

On your last day with us, we let you relax and checkout late, at no extra charge. If you need even more time just let us know and if we can accommodate you we will :-)

The space
Caragh Lake is in the heart of Kerry's Reeks District - an area of outstanding beauty with the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrauntoohil, and the majestic Mcgillicuddy Reeks mountain range. This is THE perfect place to experience the beauty of the outdoors with climbing, hill walking, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, cycling and surfing, all on your doorstep.

The Irish term for 'horizon' is bun na spéire, and so it is fitting, then, that the house going by the name of Bun na Spéire, near Killorglin in Co Kerry, is a poetic, magical sort of spot. It is on the shores of Caragh Lake, with private lake frontage and long views of an apparently bottomless sky as it's reflected to infinity in the water.

Bun Na Speire is only 30 minutes from Kerry International Airport, 20 minutes from Killarney's wonderful lakes, an hour from the famous fishing town of Dingle, a mere 10 minutes from the Blue Flag Beach of Rossbeigh and Killorglin.

As you arrive at the gates of Bun Na Speire and drive down the long sweeping driveway, you'll imagine you've arrived in another world. The architecturally striking home is orientated towards the lake and exudes exclusivity and personality. Whether you relax whilst playing music on the bespoke pipe organ, watch the wild goats amble through the landscape, or glide through the lake on your kayak you’ll be transported away from the stresses of daily life.

The Killarney-based architect designed four-bedroom house (Harry Wallace) stretches up over three floors and 3,000 sq ft designed around a striking central atrium. The living room, organ room and dining room all with lake views. There are four bedrooms in total all with views over the woodlands.

The home is entered at the ground floor via large entrance hall with spiral staircase and glass-panelled doors.

There is a guest bathroom to the left and two bedrooms (one of which is en suite) to the right.

Up on the first floor there is a cosy living area with wood-burning stove and outdoor covered balcony to take in the views of the Lake Caragh.

Overlooking the living area it is an 'organ room', complete with organ. This The dedicated organ room, yes organ room, is also on this level, as is the primary bedroom. The primary bedroom comes with full-length windows that look out into the woodland and en suite bathroom with his and hers sinks.

Above this floor is a sun room with dome roof made of glass, which is just perfect for an Irish home because it feels like you're outside, while fully covered. There is a bedroom and a dedicated working space up here.

The fully equipped kitchen can be found on the lower ground floor, along with a circular dining room, a single-storey turret-style adjunct fronted in stone.
The dining room has a free-standing Morso stove in it, and the kitchen has a long, curved breakfast bar looking over the dining room, so you can supervise your dinner companions whilst they cook:-)

The master bedroom is on the first floor and has full-length windows overlooking the woodland area. It has an en-suite with double basins and a dressing room. There is also an organ room – yes, an organ room – on this level.

A pathway at the end of the garden leads to the lake shore itself, where you'll find a private dock should you fancy a spot of fishing, an icy bathe or a picnic.

There are woodland and parkland as part of the grounds also to enjoy.

Other things to note
The area

Caragh Lake is at the centre of the Kerry ‘Reeks District’, an area of outstanding beauty with the highest mountain in Ireland, Carrauntoohil, and the majestic Mcgillicuddy Reeks mountain range. The perfect place to experience the beauty of the outdoors with climbing, hill walking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, cycling, surfing and more on your doorstep.

Set just off the famous Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way, Bun Na Speire is an unforgettable base for your Irish holiday. It allows you to explore the untamed beauty of the South West of Ireland with its unspoiled coastlines, dramatic mountains, picturesque towns, fine dining experiences, world class golf courses and many more amenities.

With your own private dock though, you can avoid the crowds and booking systems, and paddle away whenever the mood takes you. Caragh is a, four mile long, freshwater lake and is noted for its salmon and trout. The forests around it include oak and birch and offer plenty of walks with mountain access for the adventurous.

Cappanelea is an outdoor education and training centre close to the house, which offers an endless amount of activities, from windsurfing, kayaking, orienteering and rock climbing, to name but a few.

Local shops and restaurants.
There are exceptionally good restaurants in Killorglin, including the new Kingdom 1795 which is on its way to Michelin recognition. Killorglin also has a great fresh fish shop, butchers and delicatessen with local artisan foods
The cute village of Glenbeigh is ten 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 counte

Touring
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.

Golf
This is also a great location for the famous links golf courses of Kerry. The renowned Dooks golf links is a 10 minute drive, the famous Ballybunion, Waterville and Tralee are also within easy reach.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Lake view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
42" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Apple TV, Disney+
Security cameras on property

Where you’ll be

Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland

Caragh Lake is a magically peaceful location surrounded by wild mountain scenery; perfect for folks who love swimming, kayaking, climbing, hill walking, fishing or just relaxing in unspoilt mountains among friendly people. With a backdrop of the McGillycuddy Reeks and Carrantuohill, Ireland’s highest mountain, this dramatic landscape is great for adventure sports. Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre, in the heart of this wild place, is great for all ages offering canoeing, kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, abseiling, orienteering and mountain climbing.

Bun Na Speire feels like it's in another world but is actually only about 5km from Killorglin one way and Glenbeigh the other. The property is only 30 minutes from Kerry International Airport, 20 minutes from Killarney's wonderful lakes, an hour from the famous fishing town of Dingle and a mere 10 minutes from the Blue Flag Beach of Rossbeigh.

7 nights in Killorglin

Aug 21, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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