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Cosy mountain hideaway in Macgillycuddy's Reeks

Entire guest suite hosted by Steve And Tessa
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom
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Tucked into the hillside beneath the mighty Macgillycuddy Reeks, in Alohart just twenty minutes drive from Killarney, White Cottage Barn is the perfect mountain retreat for hill walkers, countryside lovers and seekers of peace and quiet, and a great base from which to explore this beautiful part of Ireland. Close to Beaufort, the Gap of Dunloe, Carrauntoohil and the popular Ring of Kerry.

Perfect for couples or the solo traveller, but can accommodate a third person by use of the sofa bed.

The space
Your private front door leads into a tiled utility area with washing machine, space for coats and boots, and plenty of storage for clothes. The compact shower room with large shower cubicle, toilet and basin is also in this area. Towels supplied.

A semi glazed door leads into the main living area which is bright and modern, cosy and quirky. A fully equipped kitchen occupies one corner, with everything you need whether you're microwaving a ready meal or cooking a full roast dinner. A table and chairs provide a pleasant place to eat. The woodburner keeps the Barn warm and snug (logs, kindling and firelighters are all provided). A comfortable sofa bed and TV complete this space. A selection of books, DVDs and games are also provided for wet or lazy days. Patio doors look out onto part of MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, and the window has a pleasant view of Strickeen mountain.

The sleeping mezzanine is reached via custom built stairs. Please note that these stairs are much like a ladder, steep and therefore not suitable for anyone with mobility issues - the sofa bed can be used in this instance. The mezzanine is equipped with double bed, bedside tables and lighting. It has low headroom (you can't stand up) but enough to sit up in bed and enjoy a cosy cuppa!

Patio doors open onto a small, private patio with picnic bench for warm days. Grassed areas, trees and shrubs are complemented by a tumbledown stone outbuilding, and stone steps lead up to the lane behind the Barn, your own private gateway to the surrounding countryside and mountains.

What this place offers

Wifi – 16 Mbps
Free driveway parking on premises
32" HDTV
Free washer – In unit
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 336 reviews


Where you’ll be

Killarney, Kerry, Ireland

White Cottage Barn is the last but one property up a winding mountain road in a very quiet area, but has a small food store just four minutes drive away, and within ten minutes' drive you will find two bars in the village of Beaufort, and the famous Kate Kearney's Cottage (bar and restaurant with live music in season) on the road to the Gap of Dunloe. Killarney with its beautiful national park and lakes are within twenty minutes' drive. Killarney and Killorglin are lovely nearby towns with shops and a variety of places to eat.

But you don't even have to get in the car to enjoy the stunning surroundings. From your front door you can wander out into the verdant green fields behind the barn, criss-crossed with ancient mossy walls and gnarly trees. Alternatively, walk up the lane and through a gate and you are on the fells beneath the craggy heights of Cruach Mhor and the Big Gun Ridge. Forty minutes of wild hiking will take you to two little lakes hidden away in a valley beneath Cnoc an Bhraca, or take a picnic and find a place to sit by the tumbling mountain streams and waterfalls. This area is off the beaten track, so you are likely to have it all to yourselves. Apart from the sheep and mountain hares!

Hosted by Steve And Tessa

Joined in March 2016
  • 336 Reviews
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We moved to this beautiful part of Ireland to fulfil our dream of living in the mountains. We are enthusiastic mountain walkers and photographers, and love the peace and tranquility of the area.
During your stay
Tessa and Steve are there if you need them, but will always respect your privacy. They will be happy to give advice on where to visit, and a folder of suggestions is provided.
Steve And Tessa is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £86
Cancellation policy

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