Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland

Host: John & Jane C.
Published August 21, 2015

No longer available for this period

General description

  • Main home
We live in a detached bungalow a few minutes' from the Atlantic coast on the extreme tip of SW Ireland in Co. Kerry.

Our house is in a rural location and sits on an acre of mainly lawn and overlooks a tidal estuary and is surrounded by a range of mountains. We are blessed with stunning views and look out onto the Ring of Kerry. Our nearest town is 2km away.

We three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully-fitted kitchen, lounge, book-lined study and utility room. We have wood-burning stoves and oil-fired central heating system, so the house is warm and comfortable. We have satellite TV, good internet, and Amazon Alexa/Music.

We are looking for experienced and reliable house-sitters with a range of very good/exemplary references on a par with our own, and, of course, integrity, for short-term sits on various dates. from time to time. We have two dogs, and one cat who has never forgotten that cats were once revered as gods. Depending on the time of year we would also hope for minimal care for our plants and garden. We are really only interested in a couple.

Ours is a fantastic location but you would primarily be here to look after our pets and house. The dogs need a daily walk and we would not want you to leave the pets alone for more than 4 hours a day, which should give you enough time to explore the locality.

Needs and Animals

  • My pets
  • 2 dogs
  • A cat
We ourselves are experienced housesitters who always look after a client's home the way we look after our own -- with diligence and care and we expect the same from those house sitters looking after our house. We appreciate that one of the benefits of house sitting is visiting different places but we would not want our house sitters to be away from the house for more than a few hours a day.

Lulu is a powerful dog and while she is placid we wouldn't be able to consider sitters with young children.

Practical life

  • Isolated
  • 50 - 150 m² (530 - 1590 sq. ft.)
  • More than 1000 m² (1060 sq. ft.)
  • Small shop / Minimarket
  • Supermarket
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital
  • Veterinarian
  • Internet
  • Television
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Deep freeze
  • Enclosed garden
  • Ground floor
  • Disabled access
The house is secluded and in a tranquil setting with fantastic views and is in a stunning location. While it is in a rural setting we have friendly neighbours nearby and nearby shops can be reached within a short drive, This is ideal for those seeking to chill, relax, and write that book! We have good internet and everything you would be likey to need.

If you do not have your own car we would need to arrange for insurance at your expense. During the colder months we would expect to come to an arrangement regarding heating.

Comfort and Luxury

  • One floor
  • 10 rooms of which 3 bedrooms
  • Traditional
  • Terrace / Balcony
  • Car parking available
  • Landscaped garden
  • Television / DVD library
  • Book library
  • Art and music
  • Fitted kitchen
We have good internet connectivity, Sky TV, Amazon Alexa and four echos. The main guest bedroom also has TV. The study has several hundred books and we have numerous audio CDs (although Alexa will play most forms of music).

If the weather is kind there are numerous outside chairs, a swing seat, a parasol. We also have a bicycle and possibly a fitness bike.

Tourism and Leisure

  • Sea
  • Mountain
  • Countryside
  • Forest
  • Beach
  • Museum
We live in an area regularly visited by tourists and the landscape varies from high mountain peaks and ridges, hills, river valleys and open fields and very near to the Atlantic coast, with rocky cliffs, sandy beaches and local harbours. The local town has a marina, many shops and restaurants.

Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland

Carhan Lower, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, Ireland


From Monday 2015

To Monday 2016

flexible dates



John & Jane C.

Registered since 21/08/2015

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