3 BR, 2 Baths, Sleeps 7, WiFi, Secure Garden, OFCH, Open Fires, Walk to Beach!
- English, Spanish
About Carol Carty
We (Carol and Enda Carty) purchased newly-built Curlew Cottage in 2006 as a home-from-home for our young family; now, with our children older, we have decided to share our special hideaway with discerning guests who appreciate the country life and the wild beauty of North Kerry. As dog owners, we particularly appreciate the difficulty of finding high-quality accommodation that accepts pets, so we make a point of welcoming well-behaved dogs and their responsible owners. We love our second home and hope you'll fall in love with it and the surrounding area as much as we have.
Carol Carty purchased this Bungalow in 2006
Why Carol Carty chose Ardfert
What do we love about North Kerry? Where do we start!? We love the music, the pubs, the chat and the 'craic'. We love the fresh air and fresh food, the local markets and the craft fairs. We love it that we can hide away in the country but be in town in a matter of minutes. We love our 'secret' beach! Tucked away behind the nearby golf course - which you can see from the house - this mile-long sandy stretch is known only to locals and guests - on a crowded day you might find 25 people there. The water is clean, the beachcombing is good, and the view is stunning. We walk and swim there year-round - and if you have a dog be sure and bring a ball! We love the country life, and with the house surrounded by farmland and sea there is always something to watch or listen for. One frosty morning we heard the curlews calling in the estuary - hence the name of our house. And on a clear night you'll have an almost limitless view of the night sky with the Milky Way painting a bold streak across the constellations. To help our guests enjoy the same special qualities of the area that we do, we have compiled a list of interesting and useful addresses, phone numbers, drives and activities, which you'll find in a notebook in the kitchen. But the best thing to do is what we always do - explore, and make your own magic in the Kingdom of Kerry.
What makes this Bungalow unique
- As dog owners we appreciate how hard it is to find a high- quality vacation home that is pet-friendly and secure, so we especially welcome responsible dog owners. And for those without dogs, rest assured that the house is cleaned to the highest standard after each group! - Our secure walled and gated garden is also superb for families with young children. - Tralee Golf Club and a beautiful beach are just a short walk from the house. - The sea, mountain and sky views from our house are spectacular!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We had an excellent week at Curlew Cottage in July 2019. The views are excellent and the property very much as described if not better. We were lucky with the weather and able to get out and about especially to the beaches nearby. An excellent experience.
Best house that caters for doggies that we have ever stayedone in
House and location both unbelievable. Fantastic views from the conservatory both day and night. Ideal for watching sunset every night. Never experienced anything like it. Your own empty beach 5 mins walk away. House was like a home away from home. Full booklet with all info you need to know about the area etc. Everything you need supplied. Can't wait to return. Best self catering accommodation we've stayed in. Ideal based for tourists get all that kerry has to offer.
The property was exactly as described. A beautiful location, spotlessly clean and better equipped than many we have stayed in. The owner was extremely helpful and easy to contact. We had an amazing time exploring the area. Central for exploring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsular which was our favourite.
This delightful little Irish cottage provided a wonderful home away from home. The location was ideal for day trips to Blarney Castle, Kilarney, Dingle, and Kells Gardens. We loved that we could walk to the beach. Many evenings we spent enjoying a cup of tea by the fire. Our little four year old boy felt right at home. Thank you Carol for your quick replies and for allowing us to utilize your home.
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm especially delighted that your little guy felt at home because we really try to make our house suitable for both adult groups and families. There's so much space for children to run around, both indoors and out - which is one of the reasons we bought the house when we had little people, too! I hope your son got to enjoy the toys, sandbox and kiddie DVDs, as well as the beach. Please do come again some time! <3
Beautiful spaceous cottage
More than we expected. Very large kitchen, spacious 3 bedroom, nice living room, very clean. The grounds and surrounding are gorgeous. Location was great to do day trips. We enjoyed out stay immensely and would definitely rent again.
Thank you for your kind words! We were delighted to host you at Curlew Cottage for your special occasion and are happy that you enjoyed our home and the area so much. We look forward to your return visit!
Beautiful view and home!
Home and view are beautiful! Not much can beat sitting and drinking your morning coffee with panoramic views of the ocean! Well arranged and in a location that is quiet yet close to local restaurants and easy access for day trips. Space was perfect for the five of us, could have easily accommodated a few more without problem. Only complaint is the floors were very dusty and needed to be swept/mopped upon arrival. Other than the floors everything was very clean. If not for the floors this property would have been a solid 5 stars!
I’m delighted you enjoyed the house and location with everything they have to offer, but I’m surprised to hear about the floors :( as the woman who cleans for us usually does a five star job. It sounds like everything else more than made up for that glitch though! We always endeavor to give 100% to make sure our guests are happy. I hope your family reunion was wonderful and that you’ll stay with us again when you come back to Ireland!
Bringing the kiddies? 2 playgrounds and 3 beaches within 15 minutes of the house. Other activities for all ages listed in our extensive personal guide to our home and the area which you'll find in the kitchen on arrival. KerryGems magazine, an essential guide to County Kerry, is supplied when available or can be accessed online.