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Self- Catering House- Ballinskelligs - Ring of Kerry - Skellig Michael STAR WARS

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View of house 'Suan' ....Gaelic which means a place of rest, peace and tranquility.
View of spacious sun-room with stove in traditional Valentia slate fireplace.
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1 of 14View of house 'Suan' ....Gaelic which means a place of rest, peace and tranquility.
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
All modern conveniences and comfortable furnishings: Cosy and traditional 3 bedrooms with stove and open plan living/dining area with all sea/mountain views. Secure enclosed garden, sitting out patio area, private and spacious off road parking. Ground Floor: open plan sunroom/lounge/diner (stove), dining table with chairs and baby- high chair, kitchen, separate family/reading room c/w (open fire), games room (pool table, cards, board games, tennis rackets,fishing equipment), WC with shower, utility room. TV, video, radio, microwave, dishwasher, washer-machine, dryer. First Floor: Bedroom - 1 x double bed + 1 single bed + baby cot, Bedroom - 1 x double bed , Bedroom - 2 x twin beds. Family bathroom with over-bath shower. Electric Heating by meter. Clean bed linen and towels included. ...All modern conveniences and comfortable furnishings: Cosy and traditional 3 bedrooms with stove and open plan living/dining area with all sea/mountain views. Secure enclosed garden, sitting out patio area, private and spacious off road parking. Ground Floor: open plan sunroom/lounge/diner (stove), dining table with chairs and baby- high chair, kitchen, separate family/reading room c/w (open fire), games room (pool table, cards, board games, tennis rackets,fishing equipment), WC with shower, utility room. TV, video, radio, microwave, dishwasher, washer-machine, dryer. First Floor: Bedroom - 1 x double bed + 1 single bed + baby cot, Bedroom - 1 x double bed , Bedroom - 2 x twin beds. Family bathroom with over-bath shower. Electric Heating by meter. Clean bed linen and towels included. Sorry no pets. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peaceful, spacious, bright and airy house ... spectacular sea and mountain views just 15 minute walk / 2 minute drive to the popular seaside destination of Ballinskelligs, with it’s spectacular blue flag beach. If you are a STAR WARS fan you can get an unforgettable boat trip to visit the Skellig Michael (UNESCO World Heritage Site) leaving from the Ballinskelligs Pier (5 minute drive). This Skellig island was instrumental in the 'Force Awakens' and set to play a large part in the 'Last Jedi' movie. Local activities include horse riding, mountain walks, angling and shore fishing. There is a local Shop, Pub & Restaurant only 2 minutes drive away and located beside the Ballinskelligs beach. In the prime of summer you can enjoy unique and traditional Irish music at the local pub looking out at the ocean. Checkout the Ballinskelligs site http://www.visitballinskelligs.ie/ which has lots of useful information including details on public transport. Great walking in all directions from the house including the stunning Bolus Head Barracks Looped Walk (Skellig .. walk as far as you like .. full loop from house takes you from Suan to Bolus Head via Boolakeel, past the Kilrealig Artists Retreat crossing over Bolus Head via Barracks and then onwards towards Finian's Bay via Duchalla and the US Navy Liberator Commemoration Monument then turning right heading back towards Ballinskelligs and Suan. (Grade Moderate, 10 miles or 16km) A 5 minutes drive up the road, is the renowned 'Skelligs Chocolate Factory' which is located within the Skelligs Ring, voted in The Lonely Planet's Top 10 Regions to visit in 2017. Visitors are always welcome to come and see the Award-Winning chocolates being made, taste the freshly made treats from their chocolatiers while learning all about chocolate. Next to the chocolate factory is Finians Bay, a popular beach for surfing known locally as The Glen ... check out The Driftwood Cafe Only a 15 minutes drive away is Waterville, where the famous Charlie Chaplain visited regularly. There is also the world renowned 'Waterville Golf Link Course' and the recently voted Ireland's best new golf course - 'Hogg's Head Golf Course' , both world class links course attracting golfers from all over the world. Visit Valentia, Portmagee via the Skellig Ring (brown signs) .. beautiful and historical area (20 minutes drive) enriched by fishing tradition, visit Knighstown with its excellent historical heritage centre .. tells the story of first internet of its time, the laying of the first trans-Atlantic cable and undersea communications dating back to 1850 .. lots of history maybe some links to your own family tree!. Beautiful scenery and amazing food especially the fresh fish caught from the fishermen boats, people travel from far to visit. Check out magnificient Bray Head Loop Walk (turn left after bridge from Portmagee onto Valentia Island) is a fantastic walk with panoramic views of the area including magnificient views of the Skelligs, Valentia, Portmagee Harbour. Atlantin sea and cliffs More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Sorry no pets allowed. Only persons confirmed at time of booking allowed to stay in house. Parties not allowed.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Aidan W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful week in Ballinskelligs with our three children in July. "Suan" was immaculate and well equipped with everything needed for an enjoyable stay. The views from the house are spectacular and the beach is only a short distance from the house. Thanks...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Tyrrella1sl1ng
aidanwno1, VR Owner at Self- Catering House- Ballinskelligs - Ring of Kerry - Skellig Michael STAR WARS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Aisling Jim and boys, thank you for taking the time to review. Delighted that you enjoyed your stay in "Suan" and South Kerry Aidan

Reviewed 1 September 2019

have stayed in many places this was the best well equipped house I have been in,stunning views,eilenn was great ,shall be back and thanks again

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank aaronshauna
aidanwno1, VR Owner at Self- Catering House- Ballinskelligs - Ring of Kerry - Skellig Michael STAR WARS, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time to review your stay in Suan and glad you enjoyed. Apologies for late responding. Aidan

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Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

This house really made our trip . Had all the comforts and amenities of a home. Excellent views and very Central. Looking forward to our next trip and staying in this wonderful house.

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank ColinODriscoll
aidanwno1, VR Owner at Self- Catering House- Ballinskelligs - Ring of Kerry - Skellig Michael STAR WARS, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

Dear Colin, thanks for taking your time to review .. glad you enjoyed your stay and found "Suan" comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Best regards Aidan

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Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: July 2019
Volcano2013, VR Owner at Self- Catering House- Ballinskelligs - Ring of Kerry - Skellig Michael STAR WARS, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

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Reviewed 3 July 2019

Our time spent at Suan was incredibly relaxing. The house is comfortable with everything you need and more. A snooker table kept the boys very happy. Extensive fishing gear if you know how (we didn't but will learn for the next visit) great selection of...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Tara D
Volcano2013, VR Owner at Self- Catering House- Ballinskelligs - Ring of Kerry - Skellig Michael STAR WARS, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

Hi Tara, thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed your restful stay in Suan and travelling around the Skellig and Kerry rings! Look forward to seeing you back and maybe do a little fishing next time! Best regards Aidan

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Game Room
Highchair
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Patio
Pool Table
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Peaceful, spacious, bright and airy house ... spectacular sea and mountain views just 15 minute walk / 2 minute drive to the popular seaside destination of Ballinskelligs, with it’s spectacular blue flag beach. If you are a STAR WARS fan you can take an unforgettable boat trip to visit the Skellig Michael (UNESCO World Heritage Site) leaving from the Ballinskelligs Pier (5 minute drive). This Skellig island was instrumental in the 'Force Awakens' and is set to play a large part in the 'Last Jedi' movie. Local activities include horse riding, mountain walks, angling and shore fishing. Closeby a local Shop, Pub & Restaurant only 2 minutes drive away all located beside Ballinskelligs beach with Irish Traditional Music in the Summer season.
Getting around
While best to have your own transport to explore, public transport is also available. Checkout the Ballinskelligs site (click on link below) which gives public transport details on the local service called Local Link Kerry ... and lots of information about the area. //www.visitballinskelligs.ie
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