Holiday home Oak Wood House is a detached house in Ballygriffin, two miles from Kenmare. The house has two double rooms, one with an en-suite and a balcony, and a twin room. There is a shower room on the first floor, and a cloakroom downstairs. Also downstairs is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with solid fuel stove. There is also a snug with stove and a sun room with sofa and dining area. This leads out to the garden, with a lawn, patio, picnic bench and ample space to run around or just relax and drink in the views. Oak Wood House is a great base for the amenities of Kenmare, or for exploring the Ring of Kerry, Wild Atlantic Way and beyond.
Area The town of Kenmare in County Kerry is situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The town is full of character with winding streets, farmers' markets, artists' galleries, little boutiques and wonderful restaurants. Within driving distance is the famous town of Killarney, which offers a number of pubs and festivals, as well as a superb National Park. Also within reach are the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas and the Ring of Kerry.
Region County Kerry is a mystical and unspoilt part of Ireland, with spectacular natural beauty and a fascinating history. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it features many sandy beaches, rocky inlets and stunning peninsulas.
Amenities Oil central heating with solid fuel stoves. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Saorview, DVD. Fuel and power inc. in rent April to September inclusive (?20 supplement October to March inclusive payable direct to owner). Starter pack for stoves inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Lawned gardens to front and side with patio and picnic bench. Gravel area to rear. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles. Note: Children need to be supervised when on the balcony.Check in time is 4pm.
Please note this property does not accept stag/hen parties or similar.
The owner called us a couple of days prior our arrival to let us know where the key to the house was kept and also advised that the standard check in at 3 pm is now delayed by one hour due to Covid 19.. Meaning extra time for cleaning is required. When we arrived we were stunned by the view, it seemed this was exactly what we could expect for €730 for 4 nights. Our excitement was quickly replaced by disappointment the moment we entered the house. The table and kitchen counter was still dirty from previous guests, same with floors and couch which was covered with a blanket full of crumbs. Bits of food in dishwasher and mould in the fridge. I spend first hour cleaning the kitchen so we could use it. The worst part however is the terrible smell coming out of the upstairs bathroom which was out of service. I have contacted the owner about this issue and his reply was that a cleaner (?) had called a plumber the day before our arrival because there was a drip from the shower and a bad smell and that he was sorry that the smell has returned a day later after the plumber was there. Absolutely nothing has been done about it. The smell was so bad and it was coming into the whole house even through closed door and extractor fan being turned on for the whole time, we kept all windows opened during the day but nights sleeping in this terrible smell were dreadful. As mentioned on the other side the views were amazing and we loved the fire place in both living rooms. I would not return or reccommend this cottage to anyone following our experience. Not worth the money we paid whatsoever.
Lovely house.. Really cosy. Fantastic view. Highly recommend it.
Bit of a trek up the mountain if walking back from kenmare with the kids.
The house location was not correct as per the listing.. The house is about 5km from where it was on the map which was not ideal for what we had planned for the weekend.
The house itself was great with beautiful views.
A lovely comfortable house in a beautiful part of Ireland
Absolutely wonderful.. Peaceful and all the amenities. A short drive to town. Mr. Daly was very accommodating. Thanks again.
Lovely spacious property with great views.. Location is great as it is out in the countryside but also only a few minutes drive from all amenities.
Oakwood House was a beautiful property in a stunning location.. It was spotlessly clean and had everything that we needed. The views were spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
We had a great week at Oakwood.. The cottage was amazing - clean, modern and great appliances. My children (12,10 & 8) loved the garden area. The beds were very comfortable. There were quite a few midgies so take precautions! Overall a gorgeous cottage in a gorgeous location,
Oakwood house was a perfect holiday getaway, the accommodation was lovely & the views amazing.. The place was very well jutted out & Kenmare town was a short drive away with plenty of facilities. I would definitely recommend this accommodation
We really enjoyed our stay at Oak Wood House.. The desciption of the house and the location were bang on. It was very clean and comfortable and we loved the tea/coffee and applepie to welcome us. The owner was very friendly and hospitable. Close to lovely Kenmare, ring of Kerry/Beara and Killarney National Park.
We would highly recommend staying here.
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