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Luxury & Comfort By Lakes Of Killarney - ideal for large families or groups

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious, bright and warm 5 Bedroomed home practically inside the National Park

Our architecturally built house, within walking distance to the National Park and 5 minutes drive from Killarney town centre, is just four years old and has been finished to a very high standard. It is spacious, bright and warm and, despite being a large house, retains a cosy atmosphere. Although it is new and quite modern, the house has a country classic look which makes it very comfortable.There is underfloor heating throughout giving a constant temperature all year round. The large windows make the whole house very bright and allow guests to enjoy the wonderful garden and it’s private setting even from indoors.

In 2014 we renovated all 5 bedrooms! - they were newly painted/papered and all have gorgeous new furniture and soft furnishings - each have a unique style and feel -

On offer to our guests are:


Entrance Hall- spacious and welcoming with it's beautiful curved staircase and gallery,

Kitchen/Dining Room - open plan, with everything for the amateur chef including a 7 ring gas stove with three ovens and a large handmade dining table made from reclaimed wood, easily seating 8-10 people and looking out across the entire back garden.

Living Room - open to kitchen, this is a large, high ceilinged room, with an L-shaped leather couch, LCD TV and DVD player and a beautiful gas stove to cosy up the evenings.

Sitting Room – elegant evening room with a HD projector and cinema screen for the home theatre.

All these rooms also have a built-in central music system.

Laundry room – with washing machine, dryer and freezer.

Study- just off the kitchen/living area, with bureau for you to work at on the computer provided.

Please Note: Although our home is wired for internet and is usually fine for basic usage, this is rural Ireland and the connection can be unreliable at times so please do not rely on it for important work etc. There is free WiFi in the town centre and in all the hotels nearby if ours should not be working during your stay.

Mobile phone coverage is perfect in the area but you may find it difficult to use your phone inside the house itself as our walls are so thick the signal has trouble coming through!! Simply standing outside or near a window does the trick!


Master Bedroom 1 - Super King size Bed, high ceilings,TV and ensuite.

Bedroom 2 - Super King size Bed, high ceilings

Bedroom 3 - 2 single beds.

Bedroom 4 -1 King bed + 1 small single bed

Downstairs Bedroom 5 - King bed and TV.

The couch in the living room can fold out into a double bed if necessary and there is also a double Futon in the attic gallery/den.

Baby cot, stairgate and highchair etc. available on request.


Master Ensuite - with a separate walk-in shower and double spa bath.

Family Bathroom - with separate walk-in shower and steel bath.

Downstairs Bathroom - with walk-in shower.


A large, well established garden surrounds the house with many beautiful birch and willow trees. There is a swing & slide set, a playhouse, a ‘fairy ring’ and a fire pit good for a bonfire as well as a big Australian style Barbeque on the sheltered Patio which also has loudspeakers and heaters over the table. Alongside the stone water feature and slate chippings, the many and varied plants and trees bring much colour to the garden throughout the year.

For your convenience, the final clean as well as all utilities are covered in the rates.

You can even order your groceries in advance, to be delivered on your arrival date from our local Tesco supermarket.

Though quiet and rural, in an area of Ireland famed for the beauty of its mountains and lakes, the house is also close to all the amenities of the bustling town of Killarney.

The ideal retreat for families, golfers, hikers and bikers, cyclists, adventurers, fishermen, artists and of course anyone interested in history, culture and music and general good Irish craic!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Kingdom of Kerry soon!

More Details

Rod and Fiona Stewart
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Irish and Australian!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2017

About Rod and Fiona Stewart

We are a young family of four - we built this house as our family home and have spared no expense on it, also investing lots of time, effort and love in making it the perfect house. We hope you will love it as we do.

Rod and Fiona Stewart purchased this house in 2010

Why Rod and Fiona Stewart chose County Kerry

Although not locals (Fiona from Cork and Rod from Australia) we have always had a special place in our heart for beautiful Killarney and even chose to get married here - we settled here in 2009 when we were lucky enough to buy this amazing spot and build our dream house on it - we love being so close to spectacular nature but also the proximity to so many activities, restaurants, bars and shops, not to mention the amazing Golf Courses.

This town is wonderful for any age group and for almost every interest and our home is close enough to make the most of everything while still being in a rural setting so we have the best of both worlds.

What makes this house unique

Architecturally designed, the house has - Large open plan rooms with high ceilings, underfloor heating throughout, beautiful big windows overlooking the established private garden.

We have put in the highest standard of appliances and interiors and although practical, the house has an elegant and luxurious atmosphere and somehow also has a cosy and traditional feel to it.

We especially love the trees and the garden as well as our curved stairway and gallery and our opulent evening Sitting Room with it's cinema screen. The children have plenty of space to run around and can play safely in the garden on their swings and slide once the gate is shut.


Guestbook comments from the owner

Many of our guests have posted reviews on Tripadvisor. Please check them out:

Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Scartlea in County Kerry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Ensuite Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , with a separate walk-in rain shower and double spa bath
    Family Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , with separate walk-in shower and steel bath
    Downstairs Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with walk-in shower
  • For your added comfort we have heat lamps and dimmer switches in all bathrooms. All towels included.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Overlooking Garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 3 adults/3 children or a mix of both, overlooking garden
    Downstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King size bed,TV,view to garden. adjacent to WC/Shower
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite, with Super King size Bed, TV and mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With Super King size bed, high ceilings and mountains views
  • Baby Cots available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Luxury & Comfort By Lakes Of Killarney - ideal for large families or groups
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews

Amazing Property and Perfect for Families

  • 5 of 5

The property is amazing and is perfect for families with smaller children. The house has everything you could need and more and we were greeted with fresh scones and jam which was a pleasant surprise! I would definitely stay in this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your time in our home was perfect for you and the children. I hope that you enjoyed being in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day! We would love to welcome you back to another time. Fiona
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Excellent home for an extended family or group

  • 4 of 5

Scartlea House is an excellent place for an extended family or group to stay when touring Co Kerry. The owners (Fiona & Robert) are very organized. Their housekeeper (Gina) is also very responsive to any issue that might arise. The yard has a play set and play house (and toys) that can keep young kids happy when adults just want to socialize.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review. We are always delighted to hear that others enjoy our home so much and how well it is appreciated by all ages and for both small and larger groups. We hope you will come back and visit another time. Fiona
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Dallas, TX

Amazing Irish hospitality!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your amazing home with us. A perfect house to stay with friends and family. Kitchen is extremely large and well equipped. The backyard and patio area is big and a perfect place to sit and relax. It's beautifully decorated and wifi worked great. The only one comment we would have is it's further than a 5 minute drive to city center. Would stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our home so much. We would love to welcome you back another time. Fiona
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week at Scartlea house. There were 3 generations of our family on the trip. The bedrooms were beautifully appointed and accommodated everyone. The large spacious kitchen allowed us to cook and eat meals together. Our grandaughters enjoyed the swing set, even when it rained. The location is so close to Killarney the 20 and 30 year olds could take a cab into the pubs at night. We were lucky to be in Killarney for the races and experienced Ladies Day. We hiked, went to Mucrose House;the castle and played golf at Waterville, Killarney golf and Fishing Club and Tralee Golf club. All were awesome.

The house is perfectly laid out for a large family everything is first class. We would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoy our home and the local area. So pleased Scartlea House suited your entire party and it sounds like you gave plenty of our local golf clubs a go too...maybe one day you will come back and play the others in the area!
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What a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for anything more. Our family was spending 4 days in Killarney after travelling for 2 weeks. The wonderful back yard was perfect for playing. The patio was enjoyed in the early morning quiet. And the house was so spacious and well-equipped. What a wonderful and relaxing way to end a very special holiday. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed Scartlea House so much. Thank you for taking such good care of it. We do hope you will be back again one day to enjoy Killarney and the house for a little longer!
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Amazing Home. A must rental for a family or two traveling together.

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this home. We were two families with a total of 10 traveling together. We have rented vacation homes for years and this home was spotless!!! The baked goods we found upon our arrival were perfect after so many hours of travel. You will not be disappointed with anything in this home. All pictures you see are true to what you will find upon your arrival. If anything the pictures don't show just how beautiful the front and backyard were. The house has tons of space for a large group to spread out after traveling together, and has the perfect kitchen table for a large group for meals and games. We loved the location of this home.

Cathy and Larry

Sacramento, California USA

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We are so happy to hear that Scartlea House was everything you had hoped for and more than you expected...I agree that the house and grounds are even more spectacular than the pictures can convey - I think I will need to update the photos on the site now to try to do justice to the glory of our gardens! So pleased you all enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to be able to welcome you back someday. Fiona
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Molly D'Arcy's Pub/Muckross Park Hotel
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Ross Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Killarney Town
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
N22 to Cork or Tralee
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
George B. Shaw's/Molly D'Arcy's
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Rossbeigh Strand, Glenbeigh
Car: recommended

KILLARNEY TOWN: We are a five minute drive/20 minute pleasant cycle to Killarney town, the jewel in Ireland's crown, and is arguably the one must see place in the country. Tourists have flocked to our lively and colourful little town for centuries on account of the amazing nature and, accordingly, the town has a huge range of bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels offering fine dining, drinking and entertainment. The centre is small but always atmospheric and there is a particular buzz in the town which attracts both foreigners and tourists from around Ireland.

Although best known for it's outdoor activities, for the less adventurous (or exhausted) traveller, Killarney offers cosy pubs with great music, a 6 screen cinema, good shopping and many hotel spas and leisure centres open to non-residents. For the kids, there are indoor and outdoor playgrounds. The INEC also hosts well known artists for music, comedy and theatre.

Whether you are coming for activity, music and “craic”(Irish for fun, to be found in pubs year round), relaxation, history or nature, Killarney and our beautiful home will not disappoint you.

COUNTY KERRY: County Kerry is known all over the world for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Known as 'The Kingdom', Kerry is one of the most stunning and varied counties in all of Ireland, offering wild coastline, dense woodlands, pristine beaches, wonderful mountains and calm lakes.

Wherever you go in County Kerry, you will be greeted with a a smile and a song, plenty of stories and the famous Cead Mile Failte (a hundred thousand welcomes) of the Irish and, in particular, of the people of this magical place.


Close to Home:

The house is just minutes from Killarney National Park, known worldwide for the beauty of its lakes and mountains, with over 10,000 hectares full of interesting walks, cycles, hill walks etc. as well horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, photography and wildlife spotting (e.g. wild deer and eagles). For the less active visitor, the area can also be seen by traditional horse and cart, car or tour boats.

Within 5 minutes drive of our house you will find, not only Killarney town with its many shops, cafes and pubs as well as the beautiful Cathedral, but also some beautiful nature and sightseeing. Here are some ideas:

Muckross National Park– is huge and its extensive gardens have both beautiful plants and spectacular scenery of the lake and mountains - you can cycle or walk around here or visit Muckross House, the mansion built for Queen Victoria and now a Museum. There are many different walks and you can even paddle in the lake at a little ‘beach’ there. There is also a nice Restaurant and gift shop. In the summer months the lovely Traditional Farms are open with an insight into the old Irish ways and homes, as well as animals and fun activities for children.

Muckross Abbey, an ancient ruin and graveyard overlooking the lake just down the road.

Torc Mountain - with its spectacular waterfall. The waterfall is only about 5 minutes walk from the car park but you can also climb to the top in about 3 hours or if you are brave, you can walk all the way to Kenmare on the old road – about 5 hours!

Ten minutes from us:

Ross Castle:on a peninsula lovely to walk/cycle around and has one of Europe’s oldest copper mines. The Medieval Castle itself can be visited and a favourite with locals is to feed the ducks here! There are boats from here which take you to Inisfallen Island with its interesting 7th Century Monastery. The little boats can also take you for a fantastic trip through all the lakes and amazing scenery to Lord Brandon’s cottage where there is a cafe.

Knockreer Estate - a beautiful walk with fantastic scenery. If you wish, you can walk/cycle all the way from here to Ross castle along a river and through the woods.

Gap of Dunloe - most people walk or cycle the Gap, an amazing place of beauty...or you can also get a ride on a horse and cart – you will see why tourists already came here hundreds of years ago!

Outdoor Activities: This is the place to come for the great outdoors and you will not be short of opportunities for anything from mountain biking to hill walking and canoeing/kayaking on the Killarney Lakes or Kite-surfing on our sandy beaches.

Golf/Fishing: Killarney is great for golf with some of the best courses in the country (the Irish Open was held here the last few years). If you like Golfing you must try the Killarney Golf Club which also is a fishing club. The Beaufort Golf Course is also stunning.

Fishing is popular both on the lakes and in our rivers - you will find Salmon, Sea trout and brown trout


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Scartlea, Ireland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
High Season 2017
17 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season 2017
2 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Low Season 2017
6 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £423.45

No Hidden Extras! - prices include all utilities (gas, electricity etc.), linens and towels and the final clean!!

Cancellation Policy:100% of all monies paid refunded if cancelled 60 days or more before Arrival date
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