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Luxury Ring of Kerry Holiday Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Stunning Views, Sleeps 6, Underfloor Heating, All Bedrooms En-suite, Wi-fi

Our recently renovated Irish farmhouse exudes a feeling of space and easy living. Thoughtful touches and soft muted tones mixed with the natural elements of wood, slate and stone and contemporary touches of glass and chrome combine with modern conveniences to create a relaxing and comfortable home-from-home.

The Bedrooms

There are three beautiful en-suite bedrooms that will accommodate 6 people in luxury. We can also sleep two additional guests on comfortable fold away z-beds as well as provide a cot for any of our littler guests.

The two ground floor bedrooms both have zip link beds that can turn from super-king size beds to twin beds. This flexibility means that whether you are a family or a group of friends the accommodation can be arranged to suit your needs. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Outside of July and August either one or two of the bedroom suites can be closed off to provide the perfect sized accommodation for 2 or 4 people. Again please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

The bedrooms all have fantastic views and are beautifully appointed with comfy beds and soft cotton bedding. The en-suites all have baths and powerful showers, fluffy bathrobes and are stocked with luxury toiletries.

The entire ground floor of the house is gently warmed by underfloor heating.

The Living Spaces

The open plan contemporary living spaces provide a feeling of space. The large kitchen/dining room is very well equipped with a range cooker with double oven, grill and wok burner, a microwave, large toaster and an American fridge/freezer with an iced water dispenser. The utility room has a washing machine, separate tumble dryer and drying facilities. The living room is spacious and light with high vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove and large sliding doors that look out across the valley below. For your entertainment we provide Sky TV, a DVD player, a radio with iPod dock and unlimited WiFi. There is also a separate study.

Outside, there is also a large barn perfect for washing, drying and storing your bikes, kayaks and surf boards.

The cottage is extremely peaceful and designed for easy living so whether you decide to stay nearby or head out and explore all that the Ring of Kerry has to offer... you will have a comfortable home from home to return to.

More Details

Susan Tucker
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 February, 2018

About Susan Tucker

Former London fashion designer now retired and enjoying running a small boutique holiday cottage business in the stunning County of Kerry, Ireland.

'The best part is sharing this beautiful corner of Kerry with our guests.'

Susan Tucker purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Susan Tucker chose Sneem

We had enjoyed many holidays and short breaks to the region so in 2006 we started to look for a permanent base along our favourite stretch of the Ring of Kerry.

Despite being a little run down (see renovation photos on our web site) Valley of the Hare instantly captivated our imagination as the location and views are 'to die for' and the buildings are full of history and character.

The cottage is the result of a great deal of careful thought and hard work.

We love it...and are very happy to share it with you.

What makes this cottage unique

The views out across the valley with Kenmare Bay and the Beara Peninsula in the distance are timeless. Watching the skies change from the warmth of the sofa by the fire in the living room is hypnotic and truly relaxing.

With fantastic walking on your doorstep and the lovely pubs in Sneem serving great food there is little more you need for a well deserved break away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sneem in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Powerful shower and separate bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Powerful shower over bath.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Powerful shower over bath.
  • All bathrooms are supplied with mountains of soft fluffy towels and luxury bath and shower products.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury zip link bed can be split to form two singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury zip link bed can be split to form to singles.
  • All bedrooms are en-suite and are supplied with fine cotton bedding and bathrobes.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect Irish Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Valley of the Hare Cottage has been our favorite home to stay in not only on this trip but all of our trips!

Luxury is definitely an apt description.

Everything is provided that a guest could possibly need and you can tell that the owner takes great pride and care in her home. The Cottage itself has been renovated tastefully whilst keeping that homey feel and has plenty of room. Our family of 5 adults was very comfortable. The whole process was easy and the owner has great communication! We also loved how it's in a more secluded area while being within driving distance to many attractions. (The sheep are adorable neighbors) The welcome basket was a wonderful touch with all its goodies and the Cottage is well stocked with many spices and some basic food items. We found the guidebook also very helpful! The Cottage itself was very clean which is something we are picky about.

All in all we would come back in a heart beat and will be telling all our friends about this lovely place! Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as pictured and provided a great stay for the 6 of us. The bedrooms and 3 baths were comfortable and clean. Great views of the mountains and the lake off to the distance. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed. The home provided a welcome relaxation after a days of travel around the Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Kilarney, and Dingle. Sneem is a quaint town to relax, enjoy the pubs, and has a convenient grocery store. We were very pleased and would recommend this home to others.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing! Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We traveled around Ireland for two weeks with 8 people. Susan's home in Sneem was the place that we all can't stop talking about. It was so comfortable and beautifully appointed. Susan really thought of every detail! From the radiant heat floors, the kitchen that has anything and everything you could need, the incredible views, cozy robes, and everything in between. One of the three days that we stayed, we hiked up the hills behind the house to picnic at the base of a waterfall! One of our best days!!! We've already decided that if we get to return to Ireland, the Sneem house is where we will go! Thank you, Susan, for making our stay so lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely wonderful home in the countryside

  • 5 of 5

Nothing short of amazing. Quiet setting away from it all but yet a short drive into town for anything you may need. Hostess was a life saver as driving in we had a flat and her husband met us where we were stranded and changed it in no time while she took me and all the luggage to the house to get settled. Much more than we could have hoped for clean, well stocked, lovely home.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully renovated , gorgeous views , peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

Like staying in a luxury 5* hotel but with the bonus of being self catering and with all the extra space. Loads of finishing touches that make this a fabulous place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible farmhouse in gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

The Valley of the Hare is a fantastic home, immaculate and beautifully decorated, comfy beds and sheets and even robes, we truly felt like we were at a five star spa resort! The house has an expansive uninterrupted view of the valley and mountains in the distance, we sat for hours just enjoying the peaceful setting and views. We were so fortunate to stay during lambing season and the working farm that the property shares was fully of gorgeous babies to watch. The house is designed so well with three separate very private suites each with en suite bathroom, we had young and old in our group and the house was perfect for us all! Enough privacy and also togetherness too! The kitchen was well stocked and Susan even provides a few basics to make cooking at home easy ( we actually only ate out once as we enjoyed being at the house so much!). Susan was a delight to work with and I highly recommend staying here you will not be disappointed! We cannot wait to return, hopefully soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
68 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
D. O'Shea's, Sneem
Nearest Ferry
142 Kilometres
Cork Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Parknasilla Golf Club
Nearest Train
52 Kilometres
Killarney Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
N70 (Ring of Kerry)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
D. O'Shea's, Sneem
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Valley of the Hare is a luxury holiday cottage with a unique rural location in the heart of the Kerry Geopark which offers excellent privacy and fantastic access to hill walking yet is equally well located to explore the world famous Ring of Kerry coastal drive and to enjoy the famous Irish pubs in the pretty village of Sneem.

Explore the beautiful market town of Kenmare, walk the Kerry Way, play golf on the challenging links course at Waterville or in the grounds of the equally famous Parknasilla Resort.

Stroll on the stunning Derrynane Beach, tour Valentia Island and be mystified by the scale of the Skellig Michael monastery and the Staigue Ring Fort.

Killarney National Park is not to be missed with the famous Ladies' View, Ross Castle and Muckross House at it's heart.

Finally the Gap of Dunloe is a timeless mountain environment which opens up an endless number of hill walking and mountaineering possibilities - Climbing Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain, being one of the highlights.

We can help advise you on the best local walks as well as help arrange guides for longer walks, climbing and deer stalking. Ghillies can also be arranged as the area has some of Ireland's finest fly fishing.

Recommended pubs and restaurants include:

D. O'Shea's, Sneem

The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel

Tom Crean Fish and Wine, Kenmare


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17.61
Damage Deposit £176.1

We operate a minimum one week (Sat – Sat) stay during July and August and a minimum 3 night stay throughout the rest of the year.
Check-in time is 4.00pm. Check-out time is no later than 10:00am on day of departure.
The maximum occupancy is 6 people + 2 additional people on z-beds.
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere within the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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