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Gorteen

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Gorteen, Best view in Ireland from 4 rooms
Cosy relaxation, read those books reserved for the holidays
Suitable set down point for a wheelchair user
1 of 22Gorteen, Best view in Ireland from 4 rooms
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
2 nights minimum
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Wake up to stunning views in this Irish Tourist Board approved 4* accommodation. Safe for children. Private parking. Free WiFi .Within a 5minute walk of safe swimming beach & traditional irish pub. A short drive to Derrynane Beach rated by Tripadvisor as No 2 of the Top Ten Beaches in Ireland rivalling those anywhere in the World. It has achieved the highest standard in water quality, environmental management, safety and services. On the Wild Atlantic Way route where the whole area will captivate you with its wild landscape. Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Gorteen has sea views from 4 rooms. Families with small children find it particularly attractive that its fully equipped kitchen & dining area is connected to the sitting room by an arch style opening as it enables ...Wake up to stunning views in this Irish Tourist Board approved 4* accommodation. Safe for children. Private parking. Free WiFi .Within a 5minute walk of safe swimming beach & traditional irish pub. A short drive to Derrynane Beach rated by Tripadvisor as No 2 of the Top Ten Beaches in Ireland rivalling those anywhere in the World. It has achieved the highest standard in water quality, environmental management, safety and services. On the Wild Atlantic Way route where the whole area will captivate you with its wild landscape. Fully equipped and furnished to a high standard. Gorteen has sea views from 4 rooms. Families with small children find it particularly attractive that its fully equipped kitchen & dining area is connected to the sitting room by an arch style opening as it enables them to have a view of the children at all times. The picturesque village of Caherdaniel with its charming pub 'The Blind Piper' which offers excellent food, traditional music and has a children's outside play area is a 20 minute walk. Wheelchair users please note the following features about Gorteen. • Access: Gorteen which is in an elevated location, is accessed from the main road up a steep hill and a wheelchair user would need a car to leave the property surrounds.The setting down point for vehicles at the front door has a dropped kerb and there are no steps in the property. Corridors and doors conform to the required width for easy passage.. Therefore it is suitable for exiting a car outside the front door unaided, entering through the front door and also for maneuvering within,i.e. rooms, kitchen, toilet etc. • Bedrooms: All rooms including bedrooms are on the ground floor and are laid out in a way that is suitable for a wheelchair user and all main sockets, light switches, door handles are within reach of a seated position. • Bathrooms: The en suite bathroom has a wheel-in (level access) entry to the shower . There is a fold-down shower seat. Taps and grab rails are accessible from a seated position. There is enough space to transfer from chair to toilet safely with appropriate handrails. • Kitchen facilities: The kitchen has lowered worktops, sink and hob. Oven, microwave and fridge are at an accessible height. Josephine the owner will only be too happy to answer any question you have or to supply you with more images. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs are welcome but we do request that guests bring their own dog bed & do not allow them in the bedrooms
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
About the Owner
Josephine O
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2009
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Reviewed 10 October 2021 via mobile

I returned from the most wonderful holiday-( Sept 2021) this house was perfect for a number of reasons- fully wheelchair accessible with stunning views, proximity to spectacular scenery and picturesque towns and the warmest of welcomes from Josephine who makes you feel right at home....More

Date of stay: September 2021
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

For me, the landscape is king here. Mile after mile beautiful coastal scenery, clean white beaches, some hidden coves, others family friendly. A gentle way of life,idyllic. Our cottage was good value, easily accessible once you were in it, however, it would be difficult for...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Pauline Y
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Gorgeous location with stunning views and total privacy. As a wheelchair user I can confirm that the property was spot on with the exception of the shower seat, a little too small for a paraplegic, I felt unstable on it. Lovely and cosy, when, due...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The house is really cosy and in a very good condition. It´s modern, heating works well (important in October, but the chimney is fun as well...), and there is lot of space. It was a warm welcome, having the chimney already prepared to get on...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Quiet and peaceful but ideally placed on the Ring of Kerry. The cottage is set parfect place , beautiful views, Very well equipped and comfortable.

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Leszek P
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Recently back from our stay in Gorteen. Gorteen is ideally situated for exploring the ring of Kerry and further afield. There is a small beach a stone throw away beside O'Carroll's Cove Beach Bar and Restaurant, brilliant location if you're not looking to travel. Whilst...More

Date of stay: July 2016
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Very quiet location, area of outstanding natural beauty, fantastic views of Kenmare bay, wonderful night sky, within the Kerry dark sky reserve. Spent a week at Gorteen with my husband who is a full-time wheelchair user, great wee place, wide doors, wheel in shower, shower...More

Date of stay: May 2016
1  Thank Tracysmy
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Management response:Responded 21 May 2016

Your great review of Gorteen is much appreciated, thank you. The endorsement you gave of the wheelchair facilities is most helpful to those with similar requirements considering a stay there. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your holiday. Josephine & the O'Neill Family.

Reviewed 11 June 2015

Gorteen is nicely appointed. The views of Kemare Bay from the front patio are stunning. We loved walking the nearby Derrydane Beach and portions of the Kerry Way.

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank 631jamesk
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Management response:Responded 28 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review of your stay at Gorteen. We do appreciate it, Josephine & The O'Neill Family.

Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

If you got dry weather you could sit out the front and admire the views all week. We arrived on a cold day and heating for the house was on a timer and barely took the chill away, so had to head out to buy...More

Date of stay: June 2015
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Management response:Responded 17 July 2015

Thank you for posting a review of your stay at Gorteen.It is a shame that you did not have better weather during your visit, however as we are situated on the south west coast of Ireland, our weather can sometimes be unpredictable! Our location is...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Gorteen is situated in the Skellig Region, an area of stunning views,diverse landscapes, rugged coastline, rolling hills and golden beaches. The area is renowned for its heritage sites the most noted being the Skellig Rocks UNESCO World Heritage Site,the larger island Skellig Michael is the world's finest example of an early Christian monastic settlement dating back to the 6th or 7th century, the smaller island Little Skellig is home to thousands of Gannets, Puffins, Guillemats and Cormorants.There are a number of locally licensed boats operating trips to the rocks. Other sites worth visiting is Staigue Fort an example of an ancient stone fort near Castlecove, Ogham stones or early christian settlements dotted around the region. At Valentia the 365 million year old footprints of a tetr...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gorteen

Gorteen is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Gorteen has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Gorteen has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Gorteen must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.