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Derry House - County Kerry

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Derry House - Heritage Town Listowel - Self Catering and only two minutes from town centre
Set in 3/4 of an acre - room for a small pony! Countryside feel yet still a town location
Kerry Airport is about 35 minutes from here and Shannon Airport is about 70 minutes away
1 of 19Derry House - Heritage Town Listowel - Self Catering and only two minutes from town centre
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Listowel Town has many on-going activities and we recommend a visit the 'pub theatre' nights in John B. Keanes pub located centrally in the town and only minutes from your accommodation on the edge of town. Our family home is Derry House and Derry Cottage is one completely separated half of the property which is for your totally private, self-catering use. It is also accessible for disabled guests and wheelchair user guests. Please contact us for more information about our facilities. BEDROOM 1 - King size bed and en-suite. BEDROOM 2 - King size bed plus a single bed and en-suite BEDROOM 3 - King size bed plus a single bed with en-suite suitable for wheelchair user. The wet-room has two access doors and is accessible either as an en-suite for Bedroom 3, or for general use by locking on...Listowel Town has many on-going activities and we recommend a visit the 'pub theatre' nights in John B. Keanes pub located centrally in the town and only minutes from your accommodation on the edge of town. Our family home is Derry House and Derry Cottage is one completely separated half of the property which is for your totally private, self-catering use. It is also accessible for disabled guests and wheelchair user guests. Please contact us for more information about our facilities. BEDROOM 1 - King size bed and en-suite. BEDROOM 2 - King size bed plus a single bed and en-suite BEDROOM 3 - King size bed plus a single bed with en-suite suitable for wheelchair user. The wet-room has two access doors and is accessible either as an en-suite for Bedroom 3, or for general use by locking one of the doors. Other facilities include hair dryer in each room, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, double electric oven and induction hob, Welcome Basket, etc. Free wireless internet access 24/7. DAY TRIPS: Just a few suggestions - *Limerick City - only 45miles from here *Adare Village with it's quaint thatched houses. *Bunratty Castle - outside Limerick - perhaps take in a Medieval Banquet show. *Kiss the Blarney Stone' at Blarney Castle and visit nearby Cork City (about a 2 hour drive). *Titanic Experience' - Cobh near Cork City,Cobh (pronounced 'Cove') and formerly called Queenstown, was the pick-up point for 123 passengers before the ship embarked on that fateful voyage to America. This year commemorates that tragic event 100 years ago. *Tralee Town' and it's Geraldine Museum and more. *Killarney Town' - Muckross House, Killarney's Lakes and the surrounding area - Take a trip with a jarvey in a jaunting car. *Dingle Town' - take a boat trip on the bay and meet Fungie the Dolphin *Castlemaine is a town you may pass through - but wait - this was the birthplace of 'The Wild Colonial Boy' - Jack Duggan was his name - famed in the Australian balled of the same name. *The Ring of Kerry Drive - absolutely fabulous - and then back over the scenic Connor Pass *Cross over the Shannon River into County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren *Crag Cave - 30 minutes away discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old. *Take the short trip to Asdee, a neat little village between Ballylongford and Ballybunion. Home of the wild west outlaw Jesse James. His father emigrated from here to Missouri where young Jesse was born on September 5th 1847. *Ballybunion Golf Course' - if it's good enough for Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods to play a round here...... *Ballybunion Surf School' - With four miles of golden blue flagged beaches, Ballybunion offers waves for beginners, intermediates and the wild Atlantic cliff break provides exhilarating surf for the seriously advanced. *Dromin Equestrian Centre is just a few minutes from us. *Salmon and Trout Fishing on the River Feale - the river meanders around the town of Listowel. *Listowel Golf Course and a Pitch and Putt Course are a few minutes from here. We sincerely hope this has given you an idea of how well positioned we are, here in Listowel, to enjoy many local amenities and wonderful day trips to fantastic scenic drives and cultural locations. Return to your accommodation, relax and later. maybe stroll to the town for some 'craic agus ceol' - fun and music. Derry House is actually 300 metres off the main Listowel to Tarbert road and in a quiet cul-de-sac. The road has five other family homes along it, all professional people, and we are the end house. Situated in County Kerry, Listowel is designated a Heritage Town and is twinned with:- Los Gatos, California, USA, Listowel, Ontario, Canada, Shawnee, Kansas, USA, Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, Panissiers in France Michalowice in Poland There are also Kerry links with Galicia in Spain. Listowel – (Lios Tuathail - The Fort of Tuathail) was an earthen fort. Listowel's history goes back to the 12th century with the Listowel Castle and the Fitzmaurice family. Listowel is a famous literary town and frequently called The Literary Capital of Ireland. Annually, in May/June it hosts Writers' Week, a literary festival overflowing with art, drama, poetry, film, music and story telling. Local man, John B. Keane, wrote many well-known short stories and plays about Irish life. One of his stories, 'The Field', ended up on the big screen and starred Richard Harris, John Hurt and Sean Bean A few miles from the town, a local man, Maurice Walsh, penned a book with a well known title - 'The Quiet Man', which was adapted and turned into a Hollywood film starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. A few miles up the road is the town of Foynes. The same actress, Maureen O'Hara, is a patron of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, largely due to the fact that her late husband, Capt Charlie Blair, was a flying boat pilot and flew the last scheduled flying boat out of Foynes to New York. It was to Foynes that passengers made their way from the flying boats which used to land on the nearby River Shannon. It was also here that our world famous Irish Coffee was invented! *Irish Coffee Making Championships' - this is held annually in Foynes, around June. Visit the Flying Boat museum and perhaps sample a wee drop in a local hostelry. If you do intend travelling out for a few auld pints of Guinness or whatever, locally or a little further afield, John will be happy to drop you there and collect you later to bring you home safely- so no need to worry about drinking and driving - only enjoying yourself! Also, if you need a 'sitting-service' for pets, children or adults, we can take care of that for you. Pet walking/feeding service can also be arranged should you wish to take a day or two away by yourselves. The Listowel Racecourse hosts two horse-racing events each year and the race course is only a 3 minute drive from here. One of Listowel's treasures is The Garden of Europe, located in the Town Park. It contains over 2,500 trees and shrubs from all over Europe. It is only a short distance from us - right beside the golf course and down by the riverside. If you need information on anything for your vacation with us, we will be happy to have it ready for you on, or before, arrival. We wish to Thank You most sincerely for considering staying in Derry House, Listowel, County Kerry. Every Good Wish Betty and JohnMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
SMOKING is permitted outside only. This is a quiet area. This is NOT a party house and any anti-social behaviour will result in the police being called and your occupancy will be be terminated WITHOUT refund. PETS - we are pet lovers but contact us to ensure that your pet is suitable for this property. BOOKINGS - You must be over 18 and your reservation is for the number of guests stated at the time of booking. No refund is given if any member of your group does not arrive.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Betty and John W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I recently stayed in Derry House and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay The house was spotless and very well appointed As a wheelchair user I found the house fully accessible and I hope to stay there again in the future Betty and John were excellent...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Niall M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This house is all and more than you will ever need. Every detail has been thought out and it made our holiday experience a great one really is a home from home Beds, pillows etc are the most comfortable I've ever slept on. John and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank colls20
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We loved our stay here, The bedrooms were large with private baths, the beds and bedding were super comfortable, nice large kitchen, living room with TV, free wi-fi and a washer/dryer! The hosts, John and Betty, could not have been nicer or more accommodating. An...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank DPike1840
John W, VR Owner at Derry House - County Kerry, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Hi Diane, Thank You for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you guys and to socialise with our Flags! To be continued! Hopefully, you will return another time - in the meantime, Every Good Wish Betty and John

Reviewed 26 May 2018

Fantastic well equipped bungalow. Very comfortable beds. Great place to base a stay in Kerry. John extremely hospitable and helpful. Town of Listowel is lovely.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank louiseb099
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a great place to stay if you visit the Kerry area. Very nice town and very close to the beach and from there you can visit several wonderful places. The house is excelent, very cozy, spacious and clean. Perfect for a family. Betty...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Marta S
John W, VR Owner at Derry House - County Kerry, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Marta, Eduardo and Family, Thank you so very much for staying in Derry House, Listowel. We are really lucky to have met such a lovely family like yours. We sincerely hope, Xavi will still have a great time here and maybe someday you will...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend the Derry House. The house itself is awesome and the owners John and Betty are even better. The town of Listowel was very charming. The location is great for various day trips like Dingle, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry. No worries...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank jm96sm
Reviewed 1 July 2017

John and Betty were the best hosts of the best vacation rental in our opinion. We will be back!! Derry house was beautiful, spacious, and charming. Thank you John and Betty. ....until next time....

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Gina G
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Derry House in Listowel was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Ireland. John & Betty were very hospitable and the accommodation was spotlessly clean, comfortable,quiet and a pleasant walk to town. I would highly recommend Derry House and hope to be able...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank Anne G
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I had an emergency in which caused myself and Hannah to not be able to make our journey down to stay for 3 nights they could not have been more accommodating and nice about the situation .. that alone to me deserves a 5...More

Date of stay: March 2017
1  Thank stephenkilleen22
John W, VR Owner at Derry House - County Kerry, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi Stephen and Hannah, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review even though you were unable to make it here. Very kind of you indeed. Every Good Wish Betty and John

Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a wonderful week in Listowel, the house is perfect and so are the hosts. Plenty of room when there were five of us and all the amenities including wheelchair accessible bathroom and kitchen if you need it.

Date of stay: September 2016
1  Thank KeepingMyBalance1
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Travelling through North Kerry It is only when visitors to North Kerry wonder at our countryside and lifestyle, do we stop to reflect a little on what we have! Idyllic country lanes, vibrant rural communities, stunning golden beaches, world famous links courses, great literary feats and the natural storytelling gifts of North Kerry locals. Arriving to Kerry through Tarbert sets the scene! The Killimer ferry is an activity in itself offering the opportunity to dolphin watch enroute. Tarbert is home to the Bridewell, built in 1831 and for more than 100 years it served as a Courthouse and Jail. Its historically informative Exhibition depicts rough justice in 19th Century Ireland. Stop for a coffee in the Ferry House, a 200-year-old building that was once the Leslie Arms. Heading towards L...
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