This comfortable cottage was 150 yards from the center of the village with its charming pubs, restaurants and shops. We had a wonderful week exploring the area with Paul Brown. We felt right at home at Fado Cottage with its full kitchen, cozy living room, two bedrooms on the mail floor and a washer/dryer. A loft has twin beds. When it got a bit warm outside, Maureen brought us a fan, unsolicited! This is a wonderful place to stay.
Everything was perfect in the well decorated cottage and the location just off the town centre was ideal. We were very impressed too by the high standard of maintenance in the property , to the exterior of the cottage to the well tended garden Weather was wonderful so we made good use of the patio area. Aoife is the perfect host, relaxed and easy going but also highly professional
My husband and I chose Kenmare as our base for a week of exploring the area. When we saw this cottage online and it said it was only a 5 minute walk to the town center, we were skeptical but it seemed perfect so we booked it.
The cottage is as idyllic as it looks, giving the feeling of country life-and it is truly a 5 minute walk across the short, stone bridge to town. Our hostess, Aiofe, met us at the square, jumped in the car and directed us around the corner to the cottage. She gave us all the information we needed to enjoy the cottage as well as some "start up" provisions that we would have had to go out to get that first day.
Small grocery stores, butcher shops and bread stores are easily accessed across the bridge and a larger supermarket, Supervalu, is a 10-15 minute walk (5 minute drive). Restaurants and pubs are plentiful, the Wdnesday market fun, and the people helpful and friendly to all our silly questions.
Great base for driving the Ring of Beara and the Ring of Kerry as well as shorter trips to Sheen Falls, Sneem and Killarney. So many things to do and this cottage provides the absolute best place to start out from and return to. It is well-equipped if you want to cook in, and Aiofe's mom, Maureen, has furnished it so that it is comfortable and pleasing to be in. Can't say enough good things-we loved it!
We stayed in Fado Cottage (myself, my wife and my one year old daughter) for a week in June 15'. Wanted to stay in a cottage instead of the usual hotel holiday homes, we were not disappointed, first impressions were lasting impressions, we met the owners had a brief chat and they were helpful from the first minute offering advise
on where to go, if we would require babysitting etc, then we went to the cottage, looks better in person than in the pictures (hard to believe) very warm and welcoming, spotless (clean) which was important to us with a one year old child. Location was perfect, 10 seconds walk to pub/shop/main street but far enough away from any street noise. Kitchen had everything, we used it a lot for meals. Fresh towels delivered. Overall the house
was perfect for us as we used it as a base for day trips. Very big garden
around the house for kids to play etc and nice area to have bbq if wanted. Will definitely be returning soon.
I can't say enough good things about this cottage. It is centrally located, less than a 5 minute walk from Kenmare's main street. It is well-situated with a large lawn out front, seating out back for al fresco dining - weather permitting! - and very peaceful with a cow in the field next door for a neighbour. The cottage itself is comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped with kitchen utensils, bathroom essentials and mod-cons such as a DVD player, widescreen TV, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. We were so impressed with this cottage and loved our stay, we were sorry to say goodbye.
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