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Luxury home, perfect village location, near the sea, unlimited free WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Great place to relax and unwind. Not a typical rental house.

Our house is tucked away within Knightstown village, a great location at the end of a 'cul de sac' it has a partial view of the sea and is meters from the lovely Valentia Harbour, shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a small south facing courtyard garden with picnic table and shed (some garden chairs and barbecue, welcome to store your things here).

It is a contemporary end of terrace house with oil fired central heating and a wood burning stove, large comfortable beds and quality furnishings.

The house is heated/aired throughout winter (central heating) so winter guests will have comfort of knowing that they will arrive to a warm and cosy home. All beds have electric blankets, with extra bedding available if needed.

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 (and futon). Because it was our home it is furnished to a high standard and the kitchen in particular is very well equipped. It comfortably sleeps 4-5 adults, maximum occupancy of 6.

Bedroom 1 is a large sunny room with extra large double (6ft/180cm) bed.

Bedroom 2 has a large double (5ft/160cm) bed with private ensuite shower and wc.

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.

Upstairs bedrooms have black out blinds.

There is a newly refurbished family bathroom (double sink, large bath, power 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, equipment including food processor, juicer, hand blenders, sharp cooking knives, selection of quality cast iron & stainless steel pots and pans, plenty of utensils.

Access to small south facing courtyard 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.

More Details

Derval Ingleton
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Derval Ingleton

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 lovely.

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.

We think of renting our house as sharing it with others, any proceeds we have used to maintain and update the house.

Derval Ingleton purchased this house in 2004

Why Derval Ingleton chose Farranreagh

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 including sharp knives and good pots/pans. These are things we look for when we have rented houses elsewhere ourselves.

Children are welcome and can provide a high chair and cot on request. The house does not have a stair gate and there are open shelves in the sitting room.

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. WIFI is free.

What makes this house unique

Not a typical rental house, furnished as a home and feels like a home.

Tall guests might enjoy less head banging opportunities. There are large beds and showers fitted to accommodate at least 6'5" or 2 meter tall guests.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Farranreagh in Valentia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Family bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Toilet, double sink, large bath with overhead shower
    Ensuite Bathroom (Bedroom 2) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Toilet, sink and shower.
    Downstairs WC - Toilet , Toilet and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 6' or 180cm bed
    Study /Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , With large work desk, work chair and 4'6'' or 137cm futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 5' or 152cm bed with Ensuite shower/wc
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(14 traveller reviews)

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Luxury home, perfect village location, near the sea, unlimited free WIFI
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Boston area, Massachusetts

A very comfortable and quality home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights in early May 2018 while attending a wedding at the Royal Hotel. The house is at the end of a cul de sac, a quiet location, is well equipped and offers an outside garden area and table. The description of this house on this site is very accurate - though perhaps, understated!

We were delighted to find the beds very comfortable with all 3 bathrooms nicely updated and very serviceable (ah, the bath tub 😊?).

The large bedroom is roomy; the second bedroom is an en suite which is a also a good size. We found the house to be very clean - we felt quite ‘at home’’! The owner, Derval, was especially easy to contact and helped us ‘above and beyond’ with answering questions and offering directions for our drive from Cork to Valentia. We were met by Rena, the owner’s agent, who also was so helpful, fun and friendly. The town of Knightstown, its harbor/ferry and the hotel are merely a few minutes walk- so, convenient. We highly recommend this house for all of the above reasons but also for its proximity to hiking or driving in this area of Kerry. Our summary is that this house is a great find on a gorgeous, relaxing island which is quiet but accessible to Cahersiveen and Portmagee for shopping/adventure. We were extremely satisfied and loved our stay here. I have booked homes through VRBO for many years; this home is one of the best! Jane

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, magical place

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 wonderful days on Valentia Island. Fabulous setting, great house.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was lovely. Bright, clean and spacious Everything we needed was there. Location fabulous

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Moody, British Columbia

Fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation at its best!

  • 5 of 5

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.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent holiday house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Boston's or the Royal Hotal
Nearest Train
85 Kilometres
Tralee, Killarney
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Coffee Dock, Royal Hotel, Coffee Shop
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Beginnish (boat), Glanleam, Ballinskelligs
Car: recommended

Bikes available to hire locally

Trips to Skelligs Islands

Water Sports available in the village

Explore the Wild Atlantic Way

Walk the Kerry Way - we provide detailed maps

Hill walking

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Farranreagh, Ring of Kerry

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our property manager will meet you at the house on arrival, check you in and collect the security deposit, this is refundable on departure.

The rental price includes reasonable use of heating oil and electricity and of course unlimited free wifi. We believe you shouldn't have to worry about extra charges when on holiday!

The rate is as quoted, this is a rate inclusive of internet, heating and electricity . It is a nice house and is fairly priced to reflect this, for longer term lettings (more than 2 weeks off season) please email to enquire about a discount).

Guests are requested to leave the place respectfully clean and tidy and to recycle as much as possible and dispose of their rubbish before departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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