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Derry House - County Kerry

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Set in 3/4 of an acre - room for a small pony! Countryside feel yet still a town location
Located on a private road and 300 metres from the main road - Shannon Ferry is just 12 minutes away
Sitting Room with dining area, Free WiFi, SKY TV, DVD player
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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Listowel Town has many on-going activities and we recommend a visit the 'pub theatre' nights in John B. Keanes pub located centrally in the town and only minutes from your accommodation on the edge of town. It is also accessible for disabled guests and wheelchair user guests. Please contact us for more information about our facilities. BEDROOM 1 - King size bed and en-suite. BEDROOM 2 - King size bed plus a single bed and en-suite BEDROOM 3 - King size bed plus a single bed with en-suite suitable for wheelchair user. The wet-room has two access doors and is accessible either as an en-suite for Bedroom 3, or for general use by locking one of the doors. Other facilities include hair dryer in each room, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, double electric oven and induc...Listowel Town has many on-going activities and we recommend a visit the 'pub theatre' nights in John B. Keanes pub located centrally in the town and only minutes from your accommodation on the edge of town. It is also accessible for disabled guests and wheelchair user guests. Please contact us for more information about our facilities. BEDROOM 1 - King size bed and en-suite. BEDROOM 2 - King size bed plus a single bed and en-suite BEDROOM 3 - King size bed plus a single bed with en-suite suitable for wheelchair user. The wet-room has two access doors and is accessible either as an en-suite for Bedroom 3, or for general use by locking one of the doors. Other facilities include hair dryer in each room, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, double electric oven and induction hob, Welcome Basket, etc. Free wireless internet access 24/7. DAY TRIPS: Just a few suggestions - *Limerick City - only 45miles from here *Adare Village with it's quaint thatched houses. *Bunratty Castle - outside Limerick - perhaps take in a Medieval Banquet show. *Kiss the Blarney Stone' at Blarney Castle and visit nearby Cork City (about a 2 hour drive). *Titanic Experience' - Cobh near Cork City,Cobh (pronounced 'Cove') and formerly called Queenstown, was the pick-up point for 123 passengers before the ship embarked on that fateful voyage to America. This year commemorates that tragic event 100 years ago. *Tralee Town' and it's Geraldine Museum and more. *Killarney Town' - Muckross House, Killarney's Lakes and the surrounding area - Take a trip with a jarvey in a jaunting car. *Castlemaine is a town you may pass through - but wait - this was the birthplace of 'The Wild Colonial Boy' - Jack Duggan was his name - famed in the Australian balled of the same name. *The Ring of Kerry Drive - absolutely fabulous - and then back over the scenic Connor Pass *Cross over the Shannon River into County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren *Crag Cave - 30 minutes away discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old. *Take the short trip to Asdee, a neat little village between Ballylongford and Ballybunion. Home of the wild west outlaw Jesse James. His father emigrated from here to Missouri where young Jesse was born on September 5th 1847. *Ballybunion Golf Course' - if it's good enough for Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods to play a round here...... *Ballybunion Surf School' - With four miles of golden blue flagged beaches, Ballybunion offers waves for beginners, intermediates and the wild Atlantic cliff break provides exhilarating surf for the seriously advanced. *Dromin Equestrian Centre is just a few minutes from us. *Salmon and Trout Fishing on the River Feale - the river meanders around the town of Listowel. *Listowel Golf Course and a Pitch and Putt Course are a few minutes from here. We sincerely hope this has given you an idea of how well positioned we are, here in Listowel, to enjoy many local amenities and wonderful day trips to fantastic scenic drives and cultural locations. Return after your trip, relax and later. maybe stroll to the town for some 'craic agus ceol' - fun and music. Derry House is actually 300 metres off the main Listowel to Tarbert Road and in a quiet cul-de-sac. The road has five other family homes along it, all professional people, and we are the end house. Situated in County Kerry, Listowel is designated a Heritage Town and is twinned with:- Los Gatos, California, USA, Listowel, Ontario, Canada, Shawnee, Kansas, USA, Downpatrick in Northern Ireland, Panissiers in France Michalowice in Poland There are also Kerry links with Galicia in Spain. Listowel – (Lios Tuathail - The Fort of Tuathail) was an earthen fort. Listowel's history goes back to the 12th century with the Listowel Castle and the Fitzmaurice family. Listowel is a famous literary town and frequently called The Literary Capital of Ireland. Annually, in May/June it hosts Writers' Week, a literary festival overflowing with art, drama, poetry, film, music and story telling. Local man, John B. Keane, wrote many well-known short stories and plays about Irish life. One of his stories, 'The Field', ended up on the big screen and starred Richard Harris, John Hurt and Sean Bean A few miles from the town, a local man, Maurice Walsh, penned a book with a well known title - 'The Quiet Man', which was adapted and turned into a Hollywood film starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. A few miles up the road is the town of Foynes. The same actress, Maureen O'Hara, is a patron of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, largely due to the fact that her late husband, Capt Charlie Blair, was a flying boat pilot and flew the last scheduled flying boat out of Foynes to New York. It was to Foynes that passengers made their way from the flying boats which used to land on the nearby River Shannon. It was also here that our world famous Irish Coffee was invented! *Irish Coffee Making Championships' - this is held annually in Foynes, around June. Visit the Flying Boat museum and perhaps sample a wee drop in a local hostelry. If you do intend travelling out for a few auld pints of Guinness or whatever, locally or a little further afield, John will be happy to drop you there and collect you later to bring you home safely- so no need to worry about drinking and driving - only enjoying yourself! Also, if you need a 'sitting-service' for pets, children or adults, we can take care of that for you. Pet walking/feeding service can also be arranged should you wish to take a day or two away by yourselves. The Listowel Racecourse hosts two horse-racing events each year and the race course is only a 3 minute drive from here. One of Listowel's treasures is The Garden of Europe, located in the Town Park. It contains over 2,500 trees and shrubs from all over Europe. It is only a short distance from us - right beside the golf course and down by the riverside. If you need information on anything for your stay with us, we will be happy to have it ready for you on, or before, arrival. We wish to Thank You most sincerely for considering staying in Derry House, Listowel, County Kerry. Every Good Wish Betty and JohnMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
SMOKING is permitted outside only. This is a quiet area. This is NOT a party house. Anti-social behaviour will result in:- Police being called. Booking terminated IMMEDIATELY. NO refund. PETS - we are pet lovers but contact us to ensure that your pet is suitable for here. BOOKINGS You must be18+ to book. Booking is for the number of guests stated at the time of booking. Unexpected guests arriving must be paid for immediately. No refund is given if any member of your group does not arrive.
Bathrooms
3 Attached (ensuite)
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Betty and John W
Hosting since July 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (35)
Niall M
Niall M
1 contribution
Great place to stay
I recently stayed in Derry House and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay The house was spotless and very well appointed As a wheelchair user I found the house fully accessible and I hope to stay there again in the future Betty and John were excellent hosts and have taken the initiative to equip the house with specially adapted wheelchair bikes that can be rented
Visited August 2018
Written August 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Colleen Canning
Colleen Canning
Derry, United Kingdom1 contribution
What a great week and a fab house.
This house is all and more than you will ever need. Every detail has been thought out and it made our holiday experience a great one really is a home from home Beds, pillows etc are the most comfortable I've ever slept on. John and Betty were great hosts providing clean towels during the week and making sure we had everything we needed. John helped us with were to eat,drink and be entertained in Listowel which is just 1 mile away. Would recommend this house to any type of traveller was just brilliant. Thank you
Visited August 2018
Written August 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DPike1840
DPike1840
Denver, NC3 contributions
If you are searching for comfort, hospitality, cleanliness, and wonderful hosts, look no further than Derry House.
We loved our stay here, The bedrooms were large with private baths, the beds and bedding were super comfortable, nice large kitchen, living room with TV, free wi-fi and a washer/dryer! The hosts, John and Betty, could not have been nicer or more accommodating. An excellent choice to stay here. —Diane Pike
Visited June 2018
Written June 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
John W
John W
Hi Diane, Thank You for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you guys and to socialise with our Flags! To be continued! Hopefully, you will return another time - in the meantime, Every Good Wish Betty and John
Written July 1, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

louiseb099
louiseb099
Ipswich, United Kingdom4 contributions
Fabulous
Fantastic well equipped bungalow. Very comfortable beds. Great place to base a stay in Kerry. John extremely hospitable and helpful. Town of Listowel is lovely.
Visited May 2018
Written May 26, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marta S
Marta S
1 contribution
Easter holidays in Derry House, Listowel
This is a great place to stay if you visit the Kerry area. Very nice town and very close to the beach and from there you can visit several wonderful places. The house is excelent, very cozy, spacious and clean. Perfect for a family. Betty and John, the owners, are very kind and friendly. All of us would really like to come again.
Visited March 2018
Written April 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
John W
John W
Hi Marta, Eduardo and Family, Thank you so very much for staying in Derry House, Listowel. We are really lucky to have met such a lovely family like yours. We sincerely hope, Xavi will still have a great time here and maybe someday you will return again, you would ALL be Welcome again. Every Good Wish Betty and John
Written April 9, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jm96sm
jm96sm
Mansfield, IL1 contribution
Great Place
I highly recommend the Derry House. The house itself is awesome and the owners John and Betty are even better. The town of Listowel was very charming. The location is great for various day trips like Dingle, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry. No worries about choosing this place. We would definitely stay here again.
Visited September 2017
Written September 28, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gina G
Gina G
1 contribution
Best stay ever!!
John and Betty were the best hosts of the best vacation rental in our opinion. We will be back!! Derry house was beautiful, spacious, and charming. Thank you John and Betty. ....until next time....
Visited June 2017
Written July 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anne G
Anne G
2 contributions
Loved It!
Derry House in Listowel was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Ireland. John & Betty were very hospitable and the accommodation was spotlessly clean, comfortable,quiet and a pleasant walk to town. I would highly recommend Derry House and hope to be able to spend some time there again when I visit Ireland next.
Visited March 2017
Written May 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

stephenkilleen22
stephenkilleen22
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions
Very nice and accomadating
Unfortunately I had an emergency in which caused myself and Hannah to not be able to make our journey down to stay for 3 nights they could not have been more accommodating and nice about the situation .. that alone to me deserves a 5 star rating . Cheers Stephen
Visited March 2017
Written March 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
John W
John W
Hi Stephen and Hannah, Thank you for taking the time to submit this review even though you were unable to make it here. Very kind of you indeed. Every Good Wish Betty and John
Written March 22, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pat C
Pat C
Roseville, MN119 contributions
It doesn't get better than this
We had a wonderful week in Listowel, the house is perfect and so are the hosts. Plenty of room when there were five of us and all the amenities including wheelchair accessible bathroom and kitchen if you need it.
Visited September 2016
Written September 21, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Only when visitors travel through North Kerry do they wonder at our countryside and lifestyle, do we stop to reflect a little on what we have! Idyllic country lanes, vibrant rural communities, stunning golden beaches, world famous links courses, great literary feats and the natural storytelling gifts of North Kerry locals. Arriving to Kerry through Tarbert sets the scene! The Killimer Ferry is an activity in itself offering the opportunity to dolphin watch en-route. Tarbert is home to the Bridewell, built in 1831 and for more than 100 years it served as a Courthouse and Jail. It's historically informative Exhibition depicts rough justice in 19th Century Ireland. Stop for a coffee in the Ferry House, a 200-year-old building that was a church
Access
Car advised
How to get there
COMING FROM LISTOWEL TOWN and the N69 from TRALEE AND ABBEYFEALE etc: Come through the town and take the N69 for Tarbert - watch for the Tarbert Ferry sign. After you pass through the roundabout, you travel up the road about 400 metres and on your right hand side (about 30 metres just after LISTOWEL AUTOS LTD (Car Sales) there is a statue. Opposite the statue is a private road with a wooden fence along it's left hand side - travel up the road, pass five houses and we are the last one up - No.6! COMING FROM TARBERT: As you enter the outskirts of Listowel you come to the speed limit sign - watch for the the statue on your left hand side - it may be difficult to see if the hedges are covering some of it. LISTOWEL AUTOS LTD (Car Sales) is just past the statue - so, if you have reached LISTOWEL AUTOS LTD, you have just passed the entrance to our road. At the statue, turn right and go up the private road to the last house on the right.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveGolf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins WalkHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Derry House - County Kerry is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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