|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Our house is tucked away within Knightstown village, great location at the end of a 'cul de sac' overlooking the sea it is a short walk to the village, the lovely Valentia Harbour, shop, pubs and restaurants. It is a contemporary end of terrace house with oil fired central heating and a wood burning stove, large comfortable beds and quality furnishings.
Valentia is a fantastic base for touring the Ring of Kerry, visiting the famous Skellig Islands, exploring the Wild Atlantic Way or finding some of the lesser known gems that the area has to offer, we love exploring places off the ring on foot or by bike.
There are excellent golf courses nearby including Dooks, Waterville links, Beaufort, Killarney as well as plenty of fishing opportunities locally either from shore or with one of the many local fishermen. Knightstown harbour has a great water sports centre offering kayaking, sailing courses and scuba diving for experienced divers. Tennis court located at the nearby local playground. There is some great horse riding nearby either for the novice or proper rider's rides galloping along the beach, or perhaps just sitting back and enjoying a quieter pace of life.
Built as a four bedroom house, we furnished it as our home and use it as a large two bedroom house with a study. Because it was our home it is furnished to a high standard and the kitchen in particular is very well equipped. It comfortably sleeps 4 adults.
Bedroom 1 is a very large double with 6ft (180cm) bed.
Bedroom 2 has a 5ft (160cm) bed with ensuite shower.
Study/bedroom 3 downstairs has a large office desk, office chair and a double futon.
All beds are good quality with 100% cotton bedding, non allergenic pillows and duvets and electric blankets.
There is a newly refurbished family bathroom (double sink, large bath, shower, wc, underfloor heating), an ensuite (shower, sink wc) and separate wc downstairs.
The house has a light and spacious kitchen diner, including dishwasher, ceramic hob, grill/oven, fridge freezer, drinks fridge, equipment including food processor, juicer, hand blenders, sharp cooking knives, quality stainless steel pots and pans, plenty of utensils. Access to small south facing garden with garden furniture and shed.
The separate living/tv room has a wood burning stove for cosy evenings. The tv offers Irish and UK free satellite channels, there is a dvd player and a small selection of dvds. We have installed broadband internet and Neflix users can use the smart tv to view their favourite programmes.
The house has a washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes horse, steam iron and ironing board.
We love that we can pop to the local restaurant, by ferry to the Point or into the village and walk home, we tend to park the car when we arrive and leave it there. Taking sundowners at the nearby beach or marina (literally bottom of the road) is highly recommended.
Ask locally (tourist office are really helpful) about excursions for example taking a boat to go dolphin spotting or hire a local boat owner to drop you to the uninhabited Beginish island across the harbour for the day, consider chartering one of the local fishing boats to take you out fishing for the day.
We are are Dave and Derval, Derval grew up on the Island, Dave is English and loves the place. We based ourselves here for a number of years and it was great.
We love exploring the area either walking or on our bikes, getting off the busier roads and into the really amazing sights that Kerry has to offer. Knightstown is such a lovely village.
Derval Ingleton purchased this house in 2004
We think that the house is light and airy but cosy with large, quality beds, cotton sheets, hypo allergenic bedding, fluffy towels and a well equipped kitchen. These we have missed when we have rented houses elsewhere ourselves.
There is a great work space for anyone who needs to do a few hours paperwork then close the door and forget about it.
Broadband service is robust, a good speed for rural Ireland and does not have a limit.
Not a typical rental house.
Dave is tall (just under 2 metres or 6'5'') so tall guests might enjoy less head banging opportunities and no short beds or foot boards.
We had 6 wonderful days on Valentia Island. Fabulous setting, great house.
We really enjoyed our week in Derval's house on Valentia island. The house was really comfortable and the decor and furnishings were lovely. Gene and Julie were more than helpful and helped us settle very quickly.
The location of the house is excellent with no more than a few minutes walk to the pier, shop, restaurants and pub. There is so many lovely walks, hikes and drives on Valentia itself, nearby Portmagee and the Skellig ring. Fabulous trip over to Skellig Michael also. Highly recommended and we hope to be back.
Our stay was amazing! Communication with Derval prior to our arrival was fantastic. She provided us with a lot of info for the area as well as info on camps specifically for our boys. Her parents, Gene and Julie who were greeting us, were very accomodating as our arrival was delayed. They were very friendly and so hospitable. The home itself was very well stocked and had plenty of room for our family of four. It really felt like home to us. The location was perfect with shops, town center, playground, etc all within walking distance. It was also an easy drive to some great hikes, Port Magee for trips to the Skellig Islands, Kerry Cliffs, Ring of Kerry, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Knightstown and our stay at Derval's home! We would highly recommend it and would love to make it back ourselves one day!
I want to make it short:
It was that kind of holiday you always remember. The location was perfect. Very good for getting around the Ring of Kerry and right in the middle between coffee dock (breakfast) and Boston`s (good night pint). ;-) 14 days were not enough to cover our list with activities. So we have to come back...
There is lots I can mention about the house - it was very clean and equipped with things we want find at our home (especially some nice stuff in the kitchen).
Overall I want to highlight the hospitality of Derval, Gene and Julie. Folks - this was great and I guess we have got some idea about the irish soul.
This is a modern, spacious and well equipped house. The perfect holiday home set on the enchanting island of Valentia. Two minutes walk from the local harbour, and with sea views, the location couldn't be better. The house is heated, has wi-fi, parking and with a good choice of restaurants and cafes close by. We have stayed a few times and are looking to returning again very soon.
We spent two weeks on vacation in this house, and cannot recommend the house or location enough. The house itself was equipped to a high, comfortable and luxurious standard: a fully-stocked kitchen with all the mod cons, and a living room with cozy sofas, fireplace, tv, stereo and a small library of books to read. The bedrooms were spacious, airy and bright, with quality bedding, tasteful decoration and coastal views. The house had a lovely garden for enjoying breakfast in the sunshine. It was at the end of a quiet street but conveniently located within easy walking distance of several shops, pubs and cafes. All was very clean and well-maintained, and the owners were extremely helpful in offering suggestions for restaurants and activities. Valentina is accessible by bridge on one end and by ferry on the other, which added to our holiday feeling.
But what made this holiday vacation spectacular was the location. Valentia Island is a quiet, scenic base to explore of southwest Kerry. This area has rolling green hills, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and craggy coastline all on your doorstep. We had beautiful weather and were able to take full advantage of our surroundings: we took a boat out to the Skellig islands, drove the coastal route, swam in a small cove, visited a chocolate factory, walked around castle ruins, and ate some of the freshest seafood we have had in years.
In all, we give our highest marks, and we look forward to returning as soon as we can.
Bikes available to hire locally
Trips to Skelligs Islands (StarWars fans must see)
Water Sports available in the village
Explore the Wild Atlantic Way
Walk the Kerry Way
Drive or cycle the Skellig ring
Horse riding at Derrynane - offers rides for beginners and beach gallops for more experienced riders
Golf courses Waterville links, Waterville Skellig, Dooks Links and Beaufort.
Visit the chocolate Factory
There is a great tourist information office in the village
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£217|
The rate is as quoted, please don't ask for discounts.
Stays of less than 6 days incur a Eur60 charge towards cleaning, payable in cash on arrival.
Guests are requested to leave the place clean and tidy, any extra cleaning will be deducted from the deposit.
The rental price includes reasonable use of heating oil and electricity.