About this listing
Welcome to Danu House, our beautiful five bedroom home set in Chapeltown, Valentia Island. Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, near boat trips to The Skelligs Rock (Star Wars) and part of the Kerry Dark Skies Reserve. Book now to sample all of this.
We have a comfortable spacious five bedroom house. There is large relaxation room where you can read, meditate, practice yoga, or receive a treatment from local practitioners e.g. massage. The garden is restful and available to sit in the sunshine or wander by the stream.
A hearty Irish breakfast will be served in our country kitchen each morning; choices available and dietary requirements provided for with prior notice.
All bedrooms are ensuite, with towels/bedlinen, hairdryer/shampoo/soap. Feel free to use the relaxation room, TV lounge, quiet landing space and full access to the garden.
Interaction with guests
We want guests to feel at home in our home but also to respect it. We are onsite and available to offer local information on trips, nightlife, restaurants, outdoor pursuits. Prior notice of your requirements helps to avoid disappointment.
Danu House is located on Valentia Island, a unique "get away from it all", island off the Kerry coast. Valentia is on the Wild Atlantic Way where rugged beauty abounds. You can get a boat trip to the UNESCO world heritage site The Skelligs Rock, where the most recent Star Wars was filmed. As part of the Kerry Dark Skies Reserve we have unique sky quality with vivid constellations and unspoilt darkness.
Valentia is steeped in history: home of the Transatlantic Cable linking Europe to Nth. America. Tetrapod track way, going back millions of years. Glanleam House and subtropical gardens, original home of the Knight of Kerry. Nearby we have ring forts and castles dating back to the 1400's.
There are ample walking options, water-sports, sailing, surfing, horse riding, renowned dive sites. More gentle pursuits are boat trips, bird watching, or sitting in one of our local cafes or pubs watching the world go by. There are various festivals and community events across the summer: Valentia Triathlon, Scallop Festival, Valentia Regatta, Cahersiveen Music Festival,
Valentia has a varied landscape from the rugged bogs and cliffs in the west to the golden sands of Glanleam Beach to the east. Knightstown (2 mls away), our largest village offers coffee shops, bars, hotel and restaurant. Restaurants serve high quality locally sourced food, people travel to sample our seafood.
In under 2 hrs are Kenmare (Seafari), Killarney/Tralee/ Dingle. Sandy beaches and golf courses all within 20mins drive.
To get here there is a train service to Killarney & Tralee with a connecting bus service to Caherciveen, 15 mins away.
Car hire is available and recommended.
To access the island there is a bridge and ferry (Mar - Oct).
Bike hire is available in Caherciveen.
Parking is available at the house.
We are happy to accommodate infants but please bring your own cot/crib.
No extra overnight guests.
No smoking anywhere in the house.
Please be aware that other guests will be staying and to be quiet after 10pm.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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