Self Catering House Killarney, Co Kerry
Coolclogher House built in 1746 is a historic manor house set on a 68 acre walled estate near Killarney on the Ring of Kerry, close to the National Park/Mucross House and gardens. Luxuriously restored by Mary and Maurice Harnett, Coolclogher has spacious reception rooms and large, comfortable bedrooms with magnificent views over the gardens and pasture to the dramatic mountains of the Killarney National Park. All the bedrooms are en-suite with wonderful views, and the super king-sized beds with Egyptian cotton bed linen ensures guests have a good night’s sleep. The conservatory contains a huge 170 year-old specimen camellia that is covered with flowers each spring. The beautiful kitchen is fully equipped, there is a separate dining room and two large, welcoming living rooms with open fires in which to relax and unwind. The house is superbly decorated with antiques, art, polished timber flooring, books, flowers and luxurious rugs throughout. This is a very special place to stay, particularly suited to long stays and for celebrating a special occasion which can sleep up to fourteen people. It is recommended by many top travel guides and is excellent for those Spring and Autumn breaks. For the romantics take note that Coolclogher House is licensed for wedding ceremonies.
This is an excellent base for exploring this ruggedly beautiful county. It is right on the Ring of Kerry, Ross Castle is within walking distance The famous Lakes of Killarney, the Killarney National Park, Muckross House and Abbey and Ross Castle are all within easy reach. Killarney is an ideal starting point on the famous Ring of Kerry, going by way of Kenmare, Parknasilla and Waterville, and returning via Cahirciveen, Glenbeigh and Killorglin, but there are also wonderful drives through Beaufort and the Gap of Dunloe, along Caragh Lake to Glencar or, for the more ambitious, a day trip to the Dingle Peninsula or the wonderful Ring of Beara. There are world famous golf courses at Waterville, Tralee and Ballybunion while boat trips on the famous Lakes of Killarney, fishing and horse riding can all be arranged.
Situated 5 minutes from the historic town of Killarney, which boasts a number of excellent dining options and a wide variety of entertainment, this mansion house is the perfect base for a longer stay and a wonderful location for a family reunion or for celebrating a special occasion. Mary can arrange for a private chef to cater for you, and she can also arrange, tour guides, chaffeur's and car or coach trips for your ease of travel while you stay at Coolclogher.
Coolclogher House is licenced to hold civil marriage ceremonies and is an ideal venue for destination weddings. Mary is a superb organiser and can provide you with information on all aspects of getting married in Ireland. Larger parties can be accommodated with a luxury marquee.