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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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 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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(15 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with 2 other couples stayed in The Valley of the Hare. We all loved the place and would recommend it to friends. The house was stunning and the owner was easy to work with. She provided breakfast for our first morning, which was very nice, since we were unfamiliar with the town. Upon arrival we were welcomed and told about many places we could eat and places to explore.The house is well equipped and very clean. Bathrobes were provided in all three bathrooms along with bath supplies(shampoo, shower gel,etc). The beds were comfortable which provide very comfortable sleep after returning from a long day of exploring. If you are into watching movies, she had an extensive collection to choose from, all different genres. We travel a lot and have stayed in many different houses and countries. I would rank this at the top of any place we have stayed.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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De Pere, Wisconsin, USA

Wow! Just...Wow!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in more than a dozen VRBO locations in multiple countries. The unparalleled view through the huge door out the back, the highest quality bedding, bathing, and cooking facilities combine to make the Valley of the Hare our favorite stay so far!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb. Incomparable beauty.

  • 5 of 5

Many of the reviews already discuss the excellent amenities at this location. I have stayed at many wonderful 4 star hotels and found this cottage to be on par with those locations, so I will not re-iterate what others have already discussed. However, I would prefer to stay here in comparison to many four star hotels because of the incredible location and that bears review. The view from every single window in this cottage stopped me in my tracks. I spent hours watching the play of light crossing over the fields and forest. I woke early every morning to stroll among the sheep and examine the ever changing view, one morning mountains wreathed with mist, another morning they were capped with snow. The sun rising pink and gold. Even the rain clouds swirling past captured the imagination. One night as I was lounging in front of the log burner a hare came to the back door and examined me for a few minutes, and every morning a tiny bird with an orange breast visited the front lawn while my family had breakfast. Yes, the linens are wonderful, the beds comfortable, the kitchen beautifully stocked. The housekeeper Siobhan took care of us like we were family. But when I think of Ireland I will think of this place, and the view out every window. As we drove down the lane away from Valley of the Hare my heart broke a little bit. What an incredible, beautiful place. Soon it will be impossible to get a booking because anyone who comes here will want to return. I hope I will too.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 £17.85
Refundable Damage Deposit £178.5

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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