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Quiet Rural, 1/2 bedroom apartment.

Bedrooms 2
Space 893 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Gearha, Farranfore, Kerry, Ireland - Peaceful Location With Salmon And Trout River Bordering The Property

The apartment is at the rear and side of the main cottage and has it's own private access with parking. We can let the property with either one or two bedrooms according to your needs. It stands on a 2 acre site which is bordered by The Brown Flesk river. The property is bordered by mature trees and high hedges giving a peaceful, secluded rural setting. The apartment overlooks our orchard at the rear, this is available as a shared sitting area and where you can enjoy a barbecue on a sunny day. We grow fruit and vegetables without the use of pesticides and these are available to purchase in season. It is a beautiful quiet spot but still has the benefit of being close to the amenities in the village and also very central for Killarney, Tralee, Dingle Peninsula, beaches and other tourist attractions. Farranfore village has two bars, a diner, post office and pharmacy, supermarket, medical centre and railway station. Buses from the village to Tralee, Killarney, Cork and further afield.

Note this is a NON SMOKING apartment.

Pets are by arrangement with the owner.

More Details

Iris and Terry Hewerdine
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Iris and Terry Hewerdine

We are a mature couple and after raising three children we decided to move to Ireland from the UK when the children flew the nest.

We chose Ireland for it's beauty and friendly people, we have always chosen to live in the countryside.

Down through the years in the many places we have lived, we have always been looked on as a friendly and hospitable couple.

Along with other skills we have acquired we decided to share our glorious surroundings and the property which we have extended and renovated, with my husband's construction skills.

Needless to say a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.

Iris and Terry Hewerdine purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Iris and Terry Hewerdine chose County Kerry

When we first saw the cottage and it's setting, we said this is it, we fell in love with it.

It is quiet and secluded but very easy to access everything.

What makes this apartment unique

Being down a lane off the road we are able to keep ourselves away from the business of this world, as much as we want to.

Now we have developed our orchard, fruit and vegetable garden, we are reaping the benefits of naturally grown produce.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wir waren als Familie unterwegs und hatten eine tolle Zeit. Iris war sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Die Unterkunft war sehr gemütlich und man konnte gut zur Ruhe kommen. In dem Ort selber ist nicht viel los aber es liegt am Rind of Kerry und bietet somit wirklich tolle Möglichkeiten für Unternehmungen.
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in County Kerry in Ireland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 893 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs strictly by arrangement with owner. Charge of £20 per dog per stay.
  • In the event of cancellation after deposit is paid, we reserve the right to make an administration charge.
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 En-suite bathroom with bath and over bath shower, wc and handbasin. Bathroom 2 Ensuite with shower, wc and handbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , This is an optional bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cot available on request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 1 double bed 2 full size bunk beds 2 large wardrobes dressing table with mirror Hairdrier Bedroom 2 Double bed 2 bed side lockers double wardrobe large chest of drawers blanket chest wall lights for reading
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating is included for two hours in the morning and 5 hours in the evening. Electricity and gas is included in the price. Pets by special arrangement. Cot and highchair need to be requested when booking. Strictly NON SMOKING. Outside: Shared garden area at the rear, this is our orchard. Garden table and chairs provided, also barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided, also beach towels. Property is cleaned for arrival and should be left in a clean condition. No cleaning and linen changing.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

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Mount Pleasant, SC

Delightful cottage, delightful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent two nights in this cottage in rural Faranfore. Our hosts were very helpful suggesting places to eat and things to do. Easy to find property was comfortable, clean and reminded us of Grandma's. No WIFI added to the experience and we would highly recommend for anyone wanting something different. Iris and Husband were delightful!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review we enjoyed meeting you all. Such a shame it was only two nights as there is so much to see and enjoy in this area. Perhaps another visit in the future is in order, we would love to see you again.
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  • 4 of 5

Iris and Terry were super lovely. The aparment is below their living space, and you definitely hear them moving around, but it's not a big deal. It was a bit damp and chilly (this is Ireland, c'mon) but a small fire in the fireplace did wonders. Loads of room for everyone to have their space - and Iris was sure to leave some milk, butter and bread for us! Enjoyed our 2 night stay a lot. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice quiet location with friendly hosts.

  • 4 of 5

An older home that has been well kept with lovely hosts. Each bedroom having a bathroom was a bonus. Amenities were satisfactory. Location was great for nearby attractions. If you are looking for a modern, hotel style accommodation, this is not the place for you, however, it suited our needs perfectly. Definitely recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great, the location was great, and it had everything we needed. Very clean.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage in the woods

  • 4 of 5

We took our three grandsons, ages 14, 12, and 9. It was plenty large enough for us having two bedrooms and two bathrooms. We enjoyed the living room at night and using the fireplace. We felt like we went "Back to the Future" :-)

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very charming

  • 4 of 5

Very nice with old world charm. The owners bent over backwards to make us comfortable which we were. Good location for day trips to Kerry and Dingle peninsulas. Would recommend it and would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoyed your holiday. Hope to see you again sometime, enjoyed meeting and talking with you.
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Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
270 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Tralee to Killarney N22
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
21 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Nearest beach 21km Inch, driving.


Car essential.

Kerry Airport 2km, railway station in Farranfore 1km, buses also in Farranfore.


Farranfore is 1km.

Killarney, Tralee, approximately 16km.

Further Details:

A very beautiful area with mountains, lakes, large beaches and also rugged coastline.

Killarney National Park is very good for walking and also driving around. Muckross House and gardens are well worth a look. There are many places in the area you can take a ride on a horse drawn vehicle.

In some places like the Gap of Dunloe you can even hire a pony to see the sights.

There are also boat trips in the National Park or trips to see the seals in Kenmare bay.

On the Dingle peninsula there is beautiful scenery and Inch where Ryan's daughter was filmed.

Dingle itself is an interesting town with many tourist shops. It is a fishing town and has harbour and marina.

The Rose of Tralee festival is a popular event and Killorglin's Puck Fair both in August.

There are many eating places in the area especially Killarney, where there is a good variety and some places have traditional music in the evenings.

There is an aquadome in Tralee which is great fun for all the family.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in County Kerry, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Contact owner for prices for more than two people as there is an option of one family room or two bedrooms.
Security/damage deposit returnable after two weeks, if no damage and the apartment is left in good order. (details on our booking conditions)
Bookings to be made by email or telephone.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible.
Arrivals after 4.0pm.
Departures before 12am.

Notes on prices:
Prices in table for two people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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