|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Dawros Lodge is a bright, modern, well-finished and lovingly created family home. There are many features throughout the house to make it really feel like your home away from home when you stay here.
The welcoming and spacious open plan kitchen and dining area is designed to be lived in and the cooking facilities are excellent offerings both a regular oven as well as a range. You will be loath to leave this room as it is filled with light yet offers a homely cosiness for spending time together either around the perfectly placed round table or the stand alone island unit with seating.
Doors lead from kitchen outside to the patio with outdoor furniture and barbeque which offers unrivalled views of the Bay and the mountains beyond. The sunsets you will experience have to be seen to be believed! The garden is large and well maintained and features a children’s play area. One of the highlights of this property is the sun deck overlooking the sea with sun loungers to really relax. There is a clear perspex barrier to shelter you from the sea breeze while still allowing you to enjoy the views.
The sitting room features a cosy open fire for those evenings when you can feel a chill in the air but because the sun can penetrate so much of this lovely property, it seldom feels cold inside. It is a warm and welcoming room with large windows and great seaviews.
There is also a children’s playroom downstairs with lots of games and toys to keep little ones entertained as well as a guest toilet.
The three bedrooms are located upstairs. The master double bedroom has a super-king size bed and a full ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi bath and shower over it. There is a second smaller double bedroom with an ensuite bathroom with bath and a shower over it and the third bedroom has two single beds which can be put alongside one another if you wish to make a third double room. This bedroom has an ensuite shower room.
LAYOUT OF THE PROPERTY
• Large living with open fireplace
• Kitchen/dining room seating for 8 people
• Entrance hall
• Childrens Playroom with sofa bed (sleeps 2 children). Travel cot available on request.
• Guest toilet
• Utilty Room
• Master bedroom with super king sleigh bed, ensuite with jacuzzi bath and over head shower. Walk in wardrobe.
• Double bedroom with ensuite with bath and over head shower.
• Twin bedroom with ensuite shower room
Kenmare lies approximately 30 minutes drive from a host of sandy beaches and it has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take a trip on the 'Seafari Cruise' to view the wildlife in the area.
Located in the centre of Kenmare is Finnegan's Bike Hire and Toy Shop Tel: 00353 64 6641083
Star Sailing & Adventure Centre
This new purpose-built Activity Centre and Bar/Restaurant is fast becoming an essential part of a family holiday in Kenmare. The centre itself is situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by the Caha Mountains just a five minute drive from Kenmare Town Centre. The activities on offer include kayaking, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, hillwalking, team games and a Wildlife Safari Cruise on Kenmare Bay. Also available are the children’s playground, American pedal boats, water trampoline and slide, archery range, soccer pitch with changing facilities and the family walking trail. Star Sailing and Adventure Centre, Dauros, Kenmare, Co. Kerry 064 66 41222.
BONANE HERITAGE PARK
The Bonane Heritage Park provides visitors with an 1600 metre walk on gravel paths through 5000 years of history while enjoying some breathtaking scenery. Bonane Heritage Park is situated 10Km from Kenmare on the N71 and is open to visitors all year round.
Kenmare boasts two super golf courses. The Ring of Kerry Golf Course is located two miles outside of the town and offers spectacular views of Kenmare Bay from the course itself and also its newly renovated Club House. Dream Ireland guests may avail of special discounted green fees.
Kenmare Golf Club is located in Kenmare Town and follows the shores of Kenmare Bay Estuary.
There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from around Kenmare including Clonee Lake, Kenmare Bay and the Black Valley. Permits can be obtained locally.
The Kerry Way and Beara Way walking routes are ideal for those with an interest in trekking or you could even join the annual summer hike to Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntouhil. The foothills of the famous MacGillycuddy Reeks are right on Kenmare's doorstep.
Kenmare and its vicinity offers some incredible dive spots and wrecks. You may even be lucky enough to come across a dolphin or two. Try-dives are available for beginners and advanced dives for the more experienced. For more information visit Kenmare Bay Diving.
Pony Trekking is the ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of Kenmare and its hinterland. Professional lessons are also available for beginners.
Other activities in the area include quad biking, pet farms, craft workshops and bicycle hire.
Kenmare is known as the jewel in the Ring of Kerry and no wonder with its location between two of the most beautiful touring routes in Europe - the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. These make for very enjoyable day trips from Kenmare.
Kenmare is a designated Heritage Town of Ireland and the town offers a huge selection of places of historical interest to visit. Even strolling around the town is itself a pleasure with Kenmare having received awards from Entente Floral and the award for the Tidiest Town in Ireland in the year 2000. Kenmare was recently awarded the accolade of Ireland's best kept town on the whole island of Ireland and deservedly so!
There is a Playground in Kenmare. This is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Town Centre.
Killarney is a 40 minute drive and Cork City is just over an hour's drive.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
The town of Kenmare, noted for having the cleanest air in Europe, is a mecca for some of the finest restaurants in Ireland. You really will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining out, from bar food to seafood and a range of other types of excellent restaurants to experience. The nightlife in Kenmare suits all ages and the hospitality with which you will be greeted is second to none. There is a great selection of pubs and late night bars to choose from with many featuring live music from traditional Irish to rock and modern styles.