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Mary Harnett

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English

Historic Luxury Manor 68 Acre Estate/ Ring Of Kerry/Golf/Walking/Day Trips/WiFi

Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in County Kerry - Luxury Private Manor/Estate

Luxury large Historic Rental Manor 7 bedrooms 7 bathrooms/Walk- Killarney-Town

Coolclogher House is a historic luxury manor home set on a private 68 acre walled estate five minutes drive from Killarney town and walking distance to the National Park/Gardens a very unique and beautiful location on the Ring of Kerry route.We are five minutes from Killarney National Park and gardens.There are lakes, mountains, beaches and castles within walking distance, and it is a short walk to the historic and beautiful town of Killarney.Dingle and Kenmare are a short drive away. All the bedrooms are en suite with wonderful views, and the super king-sized beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen ensure guests have a good night’s sleep. The beautiful kitchen is fully equipped, there is a separate dining room that can seat up to 20 and two large, welcoming living rooms with open fires in which to relax and unwind. The house is superbly decorated with antiques, art, polished timber flooring, books, flowers and luxurious rugs throughout. This is a very special place to stay, especially in spring/summer; it is particularly suited to long stays and for celebrating a special occasion. It is licensed for small wedding ceremonies. The manor is recommended by all the top travel guides and Irish Tourist Board under historic houses.


This is a wonderful location for Walkers/Hirkers and Cyclists with amazing scenery to be discovered nearby Killarney National Park is the ideal wilderness for the committed walker, or those who want short, stimulating and exceedingly beautiful walks. There are also many cycling routes in the local. One of the best longer walks circles around Muckross Lake and is 13km of scenic splendour all the way. Another passes through Tomies Wood, a fine oak wood nestled between Tomies Mountain and Lough Leane and passing the picturesque O'Sullivan's Cascade. The walk from Knockreer House to Ross Castle offers some great views, while the slightly longer trek along the shoulder of Mangerton Mountain. Torc Mountain which includes parts of the Old Kenmare Road is ideal for the average walker with stunning views of Muckross Lake if you’re lucky you might see a deer or rabbit on you travels. The park is full of wildlife and bubbling streams which add a natural soundtrack to your walk or hike.


Coolclogher House provides the perfect holiday accommodation for day trips to Dingle, the Ring Of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Gap Of Dunloe and lots more. Killarney National Park & Gardens, Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey are within easy reach, some guests go for a run in the park before breakfast. One of the most popular day is the Killarney valley tour. This is 7/12 miles through a glacier valley which guests can either walk or take the traditional jauting cart. This is followed by lunch at a radiating Irish cafe and finished by a private boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney for 2/12 hours finishing at Ross Castle. On route from the café to Ross castle it is possible to take a stop at Innish Sallen Island where monks wrote early Irish history.

A day trip to the Wild Atlantic way is a chance to see the rugged and wild side or Ireland that our Irish ancestors would have experienced. There you will see beehive huts that were places of shelter made completely of stones found in the surrounding area. You can see waves hit the cliffs as you drive on the cliff side roads and see in the distance the Skellig islands and much closer the Blasket Islands. Visit Dunn Quinn pier where you can take a boat to the Blasket Islands or continue onto a secret cove where Ryan’s daughter was filmed. To lean more about Sleahead the islands and the filming Ryan’s Daughter a visit to the Blasket Islands centre is great stop for lunch and to learn about this fascinating area. Gallarus Oratory can been seen and is one of the best example of an early Christian church. On your way home a stop into the harbour town of Dingle is a must for a well-deserved pint of the black stuff and nice creamy Guinness in one of the many friendly and colourful pubs.

Other day trips guests enjoy are Blarney castle/ Blarney stone/ Kinsale, also the Ring of Kerry. The cliffs of Moher are also a popular destination. There are also numerous sites to see in a daytrip around Killarney.

There are many Blue Flag beaches a short distance away. There is horse riding through parts of the national park. Guests enjoy fishing and golf or relax at the house sitting under a tree with a cold drink and a book, or visit a local spa or café. For children there is a local pet farm and wildlife park, Crag Cave is also a short drive away. Evenings can be spent having dinner at the house, many guests have a caterer in to cook for them, or for relaxed family meals the kitchen has an aga cooker and there is an outdoor barbecue. In the summer many guests sit out in the garden until well after 10pm. There are also many great restaurants/cafés/ pubs/shops locally. Concert hall and cinema. The house is ideal for long stays as there is so much to see and do in the local area.


Killarney Golf and fishing club, Waterville Golf Club, Valley Bunion, Tralee Golf Club, Dooks Golf club and Old head are some of the may golf clubs guest like to play at.


Coolclogher House offers fishermen and anglers a truly unique location with superb accommodation for their fishing vacation in Ireland. The Ring of Kerry region abounds with numerous rivers and lakes, which provide some amazing trout and salmon fishing. The River Flesk is within walking distance of Coolclogher House, it has great fishing for salmon and brown trout. A stretch of the river runs through the Coolclogher lands by an Old Mill, this provides a truly unique fishing location. The River Laune is about 10 minutes from Coolclogher House and is a lightly fished river, which is excellent for fly fishing. The River Caragh is 20 minutes drive away and offers a rural location with salmon and trout fishing. Sea fishing can also be arranged during your stay. We avoid the more commercial fishing guides and we can recommend a number of local fishermen who know the area and the local lore which really adds to the experience. Easter/spring is a great time of year to visit Ireland. Coolclogher House is ideal for long relaxing stays and exploring this beautiful area .

Many great day trips which we can help you arrange. We can also help you with transport and local guides. Early spring and autumn is a great time to visit Ireland. Killarney is nearer the Gulf Stream which brings warmer weather. Coolclogher House is recommended by top travel guides and classified by the Irish tourist board under Historic Houses. The house is ideal for long stays family reunions and for celebrating that special occasion. Many guests return every year which is great. Coolclogher Historic House is a great place to visit any time of year located in the most beautiful area in Ireland. Many super markets/small food markets open 24 hours per day they sell a huge variety or food and drinks. A caterer can be arranged at extra cost guests pay them direct. Guests love this area; lakes, mountains, rivers and green landscape. We spent a lot of time looking for the ideal house and location Coolclogher House is a very special unique place to stay. The house is hidden away in a very private walled Estate surrounded by lush green pastures huge trees and a mountain backdrop in the distance you see no other houses and yet it is close to a town that has a great many restaurants /supermarkets /cafés/spas/golf /tennis/swimming pools. It is also very convenient for touring and seeing this beautiful area. Golf /horse riding/ racing/ walking /boat trips /Fishing can all be arranged. Guides can be recommended for walkers we also have detailed maps and information/local knowledge. Walkers are well catered for in this area with a huge amount of trails well signed. Fishing is very popular in this area both sea and river we can recommend many great guides to take our guests on a day fishing . Horse Riding and horse racing are very popular in this area. There is lots to do at Coolclogher House for children.The is s swimming pools/leisure centers, pet farms, pony riding,crazy gold and lots more. Please take a look at out web site there is a link click facilities tab and at the end of the the manor information there is another link.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Harnett (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Mary Harnett

We have spent many years restoring the manor it is a labor of love and as most of you know an on going project.The manor is a very unique property in one of the best locations in Ireland guests just love being here.

Mary Harnett purchased this chateau / country house in 1993

Why Mary Harnett chose County Kerry

It is just stunning in a fantastic location.The manor is just beautiful has fantastic light.It is like being in the country but only five minutes drive to Killarney town.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Location and a beautiful setting Coolclogher House is also close to Killarney Town five minutes drive or a short walk.The manor is a beautiful historic building set in 68 acres of private secluded parkland with a mountain backdrop really stunning setting It is also walking distance to the national park and the historic town of Killarney on the Ring of Kerry route.The town has great shops restaurants and markets.


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Historic Luxury Manor 68 Acre Estate/ Ring Of Kerry/Golf/Walking/Day Trips/WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Firestone, CO

Amazing, Fantastic and Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing property! Our family spent a week in Mary and Morris's fantastic house. There were eleven of us in total and everyone had tons of space. The bedrooms are huge, bright and airy. Mary and Kathleen keep the house spotless and Morris does a fantastic job on the grounds. With 68 acres you can walk around, sit and contemplate the beauty of Ireland, watch amazing sunsets. It is a peaceful and restorative property. We cooked in the kitchen, which helped on food costs for eleven people. The kitchen is the oldest part of the house and is definitely the heart of the property. I cannot recommend this house enough. If you are going to Ireland, stay with Mary and Morris! We cannot wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Beach, Ca. USA

Kedwards Family does Ireland 2015

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Coolclogher House in two years, and we hope to be back again. This place is fantastic in all areas. Hosts Mary and Maurice are delightful, very helpful but not intrusive. The accommodations are top rate, and the pictures don't do justice - all bedrooms very large and each has a great view, and all are en suite. Linens top drawer, and maid service help make life easy. Large kitchen is very well equipped and tends to be the informal gathering place (even has a fireplace!). Easy 2 kilometer or so walk into central Killarney, yet from front door one can't see anything man made! Stroll up the front lawn and at the top is a view of the Lakes of Killarney. At Mary's suggestion and with her help we hired a van and guide driver for the week, less expensive than multiple rentals (and no driving "on the wrong side" for us Yankees). week, less expensive. Everything in description accurate, if anything understated. Real proof of value is we've been there twice and planning on going again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review.It is a pleasure having you and your family stay with us here at the manor. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Coolclogher Estate was absolutely amazing! We could not have been happier! The house itself is a masterpiece, and the grounds were incredible. The owner was a very gracious host. She made sure we had everything we needed and was a wonderful tour guide planner. It was our first trip to Ireland, but not our last. We look forward to our next trip and will most certainly stay at The Coolclogher Estate.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review.We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Could not have been more beautiful or restful

  • 5 of 5

The manor is spacious and relaxing, the grounds are stunningly beautiful, and the owner could not have been more friendly or accommodating. I have traveled extensively, and this is, no question, one of the best places I have ever stayed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review it is much appreciated.We look forward to seeing you soon.
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Idyllic is the word that comes to mind.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 11 other golfers stayed at Coolclogher House for a week. It was our home base to play at 7 fantastic golf courses in the most spectacular scenery in all of Ireland. The manor House is replete with fine furnishings and high end appliances and creature comforts. After golf we would socialize outside in the spectacular garden with magnificent views and have a nice meal or barbeque. The Harnetts are top notch hosts and we became fast friends during the week. Needless to say we will be coming back in the future as we had the vacation of a life time. Damian Dupuy

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Damian for your lovely review and we look forward to seeing you and helping you plan another great trip.
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Coolclogher House, Killarney, Ireland

  • 5 of 5

Coolclogher House met all of our expectations and more! We rented the entire house, and it felt like home! From the moment we arrived, to the day we left, Mary and Maurice Harnett accommodated our every need and want, as well as gifting us a bus trip for the entire group of 23 around the Ring of Kerry! We were in Ireland celebrating the marriage of my niece, and had the time of our lives! The beautiful home, grounds and gardens provided an atmosphere unlike any we could have imagined, and the celebration dinner had all the Irish touches we were hoping for! Each bedroom was better than the next, and no one felt they had been slighted. The fabulous kitchen was a chef's dream, and as I love to cook, I thoroughly enjoyed spending time in it! The town of Killarney was so charming, and we were able to spend plenty of time enjoying quite a few pubs! In addition, the golfers in our group were thrilled to have Tralee and Dooks so close! I have encouraged my friends, that if they are ever to have a family/friend gathering, Coolclogher House must be their destination!

All the best to Mary and Maurice!

Sandy Haynes

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy it was a pleasure to meet you all and share in your fun week.Look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Cork ,Shannon ,Dublin ,Kerry
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Killarney many Irish pubs with music and food
Nearest Ferry
210 Miles
Rosslare Ireland ,Dublin ,Cork
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Clubs Killarney,Tralee,Ballybunion,and Waterville
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Killarney County Kerry Ireland
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Many restaurants locally to suit all tastes .
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Rossbeigh and Inch beaches are blue flag standard
Car: recommended

Coolclogher House Killarney ten minutes walk to the historic town of Killarney one of the best locations in Ireland.It is set is a 68 acre private walled private estate in Killarney County Kerry one of the most beautiful holiday areas in Ireland lakes mountains and lush green landscape on The Wild Atlantic Way.We have a unique location on the Ring Of Kerry route 125 miles of dramatic coastline and blue flag beaches dotted around and Ireland’s highest mountain Carrauntuohil a region of scenic contrasts that offers much to the visitor.The Wild Atlantic Way at its best.

Guests have many activities to choose from golf,Horse riding, walking,hiking,cycling,mountain climbing,fishing,water sport,tennis,rock climbing, swimming beaches,surfing and many more.

Historic sites near Coolclogher House Ross Castle Killarney,Muckross Abbey, Muckross House/Gardens,beautiful churches/monasteries St Mary's Church was designed by the famous Pugin, Innisfallen Island,see a magnificent Irish-Romanesque arch,Ring Forts dating back hundreds of years,an Irish traditional farm and many more.

Day Trips and Sightseeing.

Killarney National Park/Torc Waterfall,Dingle,Skellig Ring,Skellig Michael,Ring Of Kerry,Killarney Valley Tour,Ring Of Berra,Blarney Castle/Blarney Stone,Northern Kerry Tour we can tailor your day trips so that there is something for everyone.

This area is a golfers paradise some local golf clubs guests enjoy playing.

Tralee Golf Club ,Waterville Golf Club,Old Head Golf Club,

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club. Ballybunion Golf Club, Dookes Golf Club,Dingle Golf Club,Ring Of Kerry Golf Club and Dingle Golf Club. Many guests take younger members to Ross Golf Club a 9 hole course close to the manor.

The manor house offers luxury house rental with something to do for everyone. We are happy to help our guests plan their golf days.The Irish open was played in Killarney many times. We can arrange many great day tours/transport tailored to suit your interests.


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Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Killarney, County Kerry

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Rates Euro 3500 to Euro 6500 per week. Rates for part week and special offers please contact us at coolclogher house.We also happy to help you plan your trip. Many great day trips which we can help you arrange.We can also help you with transport and local guides.

We take credit cards here at Coolclogher House Killarney. A 50 % deposit on booking and the balance 16 weeks prior to arrival all non refundable.It takes two minutes to get cheap insurance to cover all you need is the booking information.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in County Kerry, Ireland

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 14000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Large bathroom
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom - Large bathroom
    Bathroom - Large bathroom
    Bathroom - large bathroom
    Bathroom - All bathrooms are large and modern/ lashing of hot water
  • Modern 7 fully fitted bathrooms with a mixture of high powered showers and baths with shower luxury towels provided.All 7 bathrooms plus an extra shower have windows with great views .
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Rose Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedrooms have zip and link super king size luxury beds
    Cream Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom has luxury super king bed plus a cot can be added
    Gold Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Luxury super king beds some are Zip and Link covert to twins
    Green Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedrooms have luxury zip and link beds that convert to twins
    Beams Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedrooms have super king Zip and Link luxury beds.
    Chinese Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedrooms all have super king luxury beds.
    Cream Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedrooms have super king luxury beds that convert into twins
  • All rooms are very large with great light and stunning views there are 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms Top of the range hand ironed Egyptian cotton bed linen. All bedrooms have stunning views over parkland with a mountain backdrop near lakes mountains and rivers and lush green landscape .The bedrooms have double and treble aspect windows which makes them very bright and sunny.Guests comment that they have had the best night’s sleep ever they get up later and later as the week goes on. For more information please contact us by phone or Email us our web site is coolclogherhouse.com we are five minutes drive to the nearest town .Extra beds can be added.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Catering chef/team and cleaning staff are available at extra cost guests pay staff direct. On booking guests are given a list of staff who can be contacted by e-mail and telephone.The kitchen is very large with an AGA cooker, dishwasher, a large table, a log burner, antique dresser the kitchen units are handmade and the large windows overlook the gardens.Guests love the kitchen. It is a great place to relax, cook, eat, catch up with your friends and family. The huge very sunny kitchen has a CD player and a television with a DVD player and two comfy arm chairs. A dream kitchen is how guests describe this homely room. The kitchen is the oldest part of the house dating back to 1650. It has the original old hand made terracotta tiled floor which is in wonderful condition. It also has some original glazed brick tiles around the log burner. Guests can also use the outdoor BBQ grill which is located near the kitchen for cooking more relaxed meals.

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