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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sneem, County Kerry

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MCB76
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing setting - fabulous house”
Reviewed August 17, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We stayed here for a week and loved it. The house was perfect, everything we could have wanted was supplied, toiletries, kitchen supplies, etc. Susan even had fresh milk, bread, tart and some other bits for us when we arrived. The views are amazing especially when the sun comes out and you really get the see everything. Everything was top class, the beds and bedding were of excellent quality. The only negative I could find was on our second night it was extremely windy and in the upstairs bedroom there was a strange noise as if there was something loose on the roof or the guttering, I ended up sleeping downstairs(not a hardship by any means) I did look outside the next day, still in the wind, I could hear the noise but couldn't see anything causing it. Just one of those things...

The house boarders a working farm with right of passage so you regularly get sheep or cows passing at the back of the house, my kids loved watching this and we also saw many the hare in the garden.

Sneem is a beautiful village with plenty of options for dining out. The house is a good 10min drive(approx. 6km) from Sneem and not really within walking distance with small kids. The road to the house is extremely narrow and the grass growing in the middle of the road will give the under carriage of your car a good clean! Make sure your tyres are in good condition and your suspension too.

Date of stay: August 2015
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Traveling group: Young Children
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eileenoke...
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
“Probably the best holiday cottage in Ireland!”
Reviewed June 14, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The photographs on the website are great but don't do justice to Valley of the Hare. There is nothing that Susan hasn't thought of to make a stay there special. The cottage is presented to the highest standard and is so comfortable. The setting is lovely and we were blessed with great weather but if we had had to stay in a bit more that would have been no hardship! A car is a must as the level of privacy afforded means that it is off the beaten track a bit. Susan is a joy to deal with both when booking and arranging the break and whilst we were there. Helpful, but not intrusive. Thank you for our stay.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The thoughtfulness that has gone into making it a superb place to stay
Liked least: There was nothing that wasn't first rate
Traveling group: Extended Family
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719franco...
Neu-Ulm, Germany
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3 reviews
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“It was really great !”
Reviewed June 14, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A very beautiful house ! extremely clean, smells perfect, very silent, also big enough for six persons, great view.

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Susan has a perfect sense of stile ! Great location !
Liked least: The map to reach the location could be better. Thats the only thing that wasnt perfect like the rest
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Tekno
E Sussex
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2 reviews
“Absolutely amazing!!!”
Reviewed November 10, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Just returned from the most amazing break at The Valley of the Hare. An absolutely stunning property in a truly breathtaking location. It is very obvious that the owners have gone to a huge amount of effort to make this the perfect getaway.

The luxury and idyllic accommodation was extremely cosy and is ideally situated among a majestic mountain range. There is endless walking all around and the local village of Sneem, with it's friendly and welcoming locals, has ample amenities. With the Ring of Kerry nearby you can easily see what this magnificent region has to offer.

Can't recommend highly enough!

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: Comfortable accommodation, location, attention to detail, hospitality of owners
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Fanny D
Zingem, Belgium
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“A dream came true”
Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We travelled from Belgium to a paradise named the Valley of the Hare. The surroundings are breathtaking and the cottage is convenient as no other. Susan Tucker lifts hospitality to another level!

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: In fact too much to mention
Liked least: Nothing at all
Traveling group: Kleine kinderen
Your age range 25-34
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AliceWalk...
Bathurst, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing!”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is the most beautiful cottage that we have ever stayed in! The attention to detail was amazing with lovely decor and furnishings as well as scented rooms, soaps, creams, a full pantry and welcome basket! The views are astounding as you are right in the middle of the Kerry mountains - the drive in is a bit narrow but it's worth it! The only sound you'll hear is the sheep in the meadow :)

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: The attention to detail and the views.
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Jacquelin...
Walla Walla, Washington
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gorgeous, Luxurious, and Lambs!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in June 2013

This house was fantastic! When trying to decide who was going to end up in which room we had such a hard time because each one had fantastic aspects to it. The rooms were beautiful, well appointed, and comfortable; really nice sheets and towels. You don't need to bring toiletries, Susan provides great stuff including bathrobes. It was wonderful to laze around in the morning, planning the day's itinerary at the large table in the dining room. The kitchen is great for people who like to cook. The living room is comfortable with a television and the wireless is fast. The sun trap is a great place to have a drink or a meal and take in the beauty that surrounds you. The sheep and lambs will come to visit.

The views are fantastic! It is just gorgeous with undulating hills dotted with sheep and mountains in the distance, and a glimpse of the river and peninsula. The property is off the GPS - you will see your car floating on a white space. I found the directions to the house from Sneem a but hard to follow. Ask Susan if she has directions that use kilometers (we made a couple of wrong turns and it is hard the first time at night.)

The house is on a working farm and sheep roam about. One has to be careful to close the gate so that the sheep all stay on their appropriate fields and you may get to meet a friendly shepherd. A car is absolutely necessary. The village of Sneem is not far and it has grocery stores, pubs, and restaurants. It is a lovely village. One piece of advice is to get your groceries on the way to the house in one of the larger towns (like Kenmare) through which you pass because the variety is Sneem is limited.

Susan is a great proprietor. She was in the midst of changing the reservation system when we booked, the old one was a bit challenging (according to the one who did the reservation), so I cannot comment on what is like currently. We blew out a tire on the long driveway on a rainy Sunday night and called Susan who sent a couple of great guys to put on the spare and give us directions to a place to get a replacement. The kitchen has the basic supplies like spices and the other stuff that adds up, but that one never uses up, and she puts some perishables in the refrigerator to get you started.

I want to live here some day.

Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: The scenery and the overall comfort of the house.
Liked least: The driveway.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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