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Luxury House - very special, very private, with stunning sea & mountain views

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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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Sneem Secret Harbour is a superb luxury hideaway overlooking the sea in the exclusive area of Oysterbed & Parknasilla, close to Sneem village in the 'kingdom' of Kerry on the magical Wild Atlantic Way. Very special, very private, very beautiful and almost secret.....if you are looking for tranquillity, privacy, comfort, safety and space, and the ultimate escape, this 'little piece of heaven' is the perfect place. The panoramic sea and mountain views are simply spectacular and the maze of tracks winding through the 7 acres surrounding the house offer wonderful walks and hours of exploration for everyone. Whatever your interests, the area offers a fantastic choice of exhilarating and fun activities to suit all ages and levels of experience: kayaking, snorkelling, diving, coasteering, hiking...Sneem Secret Harbour is a superb luxury hideaway overlooking the sea in the exclusive area of Oysterbed & Parknasilla, close to Sneem village in the 'kingdom' of Kerry on the magical Wild Atlantic Way. Very special, very private, very beautiful and almost secret.....if you are looking for tranquillity, privacy, comfort, safety and space, and the ultimate escape, this 'little piece of heaven' is the perfect place. The panoramic sea and mountain views are simply spectacular and the maze of tracks winding through the 7 acres surrounding the house offer wonderful walks and hours of exploration for everyone. Whatever your interests, the area offers a fantastic choice of exhilarating and fun activities to suit all ages and levels of experience: kayaking, snorkelling, diving, coasteering, hiking, hill walking, cycling, horse riding, angling, golfing, painting, bird watching, whale & dolphin watching, photography, nature and wildlife....or simply relaxing. There are few other places where you can enjoy the outdoors in such visually stunning and dramatic scenery, from dazzling lakes with dramatic mountain backdrops to hidden valleys and panoramic ocean views. The house is in pristine condition with all high quality furniture and appliances. The interior is fresh and contemporary with a palette of colours, plants, pictures and furnishings that is rich, warm, welcoming and wonderfully relaxing. The amazing views wrap around the house and can be enjoyed from every window.....sea, ebbing tides, changing weather fronts, panoramic mountains, glorious sunsets, starry skies, moonlit waters, extensive gardens and native woodland which is home to lots of wildlife. The south-facing kitchen, dining, living room and conservatory are flooded with sunlight that streams through large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. These exit onto a paved patio with dining furniture and a gas BBQ to enjoy relaxed dining outside. A highly efficient geothermal system provides comfortable and cosy under floor heating throughout and the stylish wood burning stove adds that bit of extra magic on chilly nights. WiFi is freely available in the house. More
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This home and location are fantastic to say the very least! Everything you could possibly need is supplied. The setting is amazing with views of the bay before you and the forest behind you. Very private but easy to get to once you know where...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank DeeR703
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Absolutely perfect vacation home in Sneem, Ireland. Every detail is thought out in this 3 bed, 3 and half bath retreat. The owners, Lilly and Eugene, were a delight to work with and even made a special trip to meet us at a local pub....More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Dirk T
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This vacation home was everything that we hoped and more. The house and view are outstanding. The Ring of Kerry and the Killarney National Park are nearby. The owners have stocked the house with all of the necessities and even supply guests with some groceries...More

Date of stay: October 2013
1  Thank Dusetzina
Reviewed 29 April 2013

Secret Harbour in Sneem is a lovely home with absolutely stunning views. The accommodations would make any traveler satisfied and happy with this choice of a home stay. The home is located on a secluded inlet with views of the hills. There are neighbors in...More

Date of stay: March 2013
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

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Date of stay: September 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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The interior is modern and contemporary with a palette of colours, plants, pictures and furnishings that is warm, welcoming and wonderfully relaxing. The house has all high quality furniture and top of the range appliances and is superbly equipped. The interior is bright and spacious, designed to provide maximum pleasure and comfort as you relax and enjoy the stunning views of the changing tides, evening sunsets, sea and mountains, and observe the variety of wildlife that regularly visits the grounds (we provide binoculars and wellingtons for your convenience). This is a house for all seasons. Sunshine and brightness stream through the large floor-to-ceiling windows and doors in the conservatory, living room and kitchen/dining area. All these conveniently open on to the south facing sun patio for outdoor dining and relaxation during the summer. The eco-friendly and highly efficient geothermal system provides under floor heating throughout the house. All floors are tiled for maximum heating efficiency and the effect underfoot is luxurious. For those relaxing and romantic nights in by the fire, the contemporary wood-burning stove in the living room provides that extra little bit of charm, comfort and cosiness (firewood provided for your convenience). High quality Thomas Sanderson blinds are fitted on all windows and doors giving complete privacy. These neat and discreet blinds don't ever interfere with the wonderful views and with the addition of blackout blinds in the bedrooms, are totally effective in eliminating all day light in the bedrooms, guaranteeing a great night's sleep or a welcome afternoon nap. ENSUITE BEDROOMS: The 3 large en suite bedrooms are spacious, bright, beautifully decorated and have lots of storage. Bedroom 1 - Ground Floor with King bed (5ft-153cm). Ensuite has bath with overhead shower. Bedrooms 2 & 3 - First Floor rooms each have 1 King bed (5ft-153cm) and 1 Single Bed (3ft-90cm). Bedroom 3 opens on to a large deck giving panoramic views. Both Ensuites have large power showers. There is a guest toilet in the entrance hall. KITCHEN: The contemporary designer kitchen has top of the range integrated appliances (at eye level for extra convenience) and is designed to create a very user friendly work space. It is immaculately white, superbly equipped with a fantastic stock and selection of high quality crockery, cutlery, glassware and equipment to ensure that our guests' cooking experience is hassle free and successful, whether its bangers and beans or lobster and steak that's on the menu! LIVING ROOM: A wonderfully bright, spacious room with comfortable modern leather suite, flat screen TV, Sky multi channel, DVD/Radio/CD player. We provide a large selection of books and dvds for all tastes. Doors open on to the south-facing sun patio that overlooks a small pond and the extensive grounds surrounding the house. The contemporary wood burning stove is a lovely feature in this room and the walls are covered with stunning photographs of local scenery and original art works by Irish artists. CONSERVATORY: Two sets of double glass doors lead from the living room into the conservatory. This is a beautiful room, full of sunshine and brightness, where you can relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the stunning panorama of ever changing views - the tides, evening sunsets, changing weather fronts, Sneem Rowing team heading out the bay for training, the glorious array of colours from the natural heathers, montbretia, foxglove, furze, holly and rowan. Use the binoculars to take a closer look at any passing wildlife. You will sometimes spot the otters or indeed the majestic White Tailed Eagles that have been re-introduced into Ireland after an absence of 100 years. UTILITY ROOM: The utility room has a Freezer, Washing Machine, Condensing Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Hoover, large selection of books and games and extra storage.
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About the neighbourhood
Sneem, meaning 'knot' in Irish, is known as 'The Knot in the Ring'. It is a totally relaxed and friendly village and the ideal location for guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Sneem has all the usual services of any small town or village, with lots of interesting souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes, 4 Star hotel and a wonderful selection of traditional Irish pubs (6) that serve terrific food, regular live music sessions and lots of friendly craic! Try D. O'Sheas pub in the North Square where Mary and Gearbhan are always on hand to serve a very warm welcome, a great pint of Guinness and really good food at reasonable prices, served all day long and which you can enjoy sitting beside a roasting turf fire if the weather is cold or on the deck overlooking Sn...
How to get there
By air to any of the main airports, and then by car. Take a look at: www.aerlingus.com www.ryanair.com www.aerarann.com Approximate driving time without any stops: From Dublin: Via Cork 4.5 hours and via Limerick 5.5 hours. From Cork: 2.25 hours. From Shannon: 3 hours. From Kerry: 1.25 hours. By ferry to Dublin, Rosslare or Cork. Take a look at: www.irishferries.com www.stenaline.ie Approximate driving time without any stops: From Dublin: As above. From Rosslare: 4.5 hours. From Cork: As above. Nearest Airports: (i) Kerry - 63km (ii) Cork - 120km (iii) Shannon - 156km (iv) Dublin - 356-376km Nearest Ferries: (i) Cork - 126km (ii) Rosslare - 274km All the major Car Hire services are available at the Airports:- www.kerryairport.ie www.shannonairport.com www.corkairport.com www.dublinairport.com
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