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Little Hay Cottage


Welcome to Little Hay Cottage a charming and enchanting two storey thatched cottage on the estate of the 5 star luxury Sheen Falls Lodge Hotel in heritage town of Kenmare.

Surrounded by an acre of private garden with stunning views of Kenmare Bay the cottages make for an idyllic retreat for one or two couples that wish to explore and enjoy the South West of Ireland. Everything about Little Hay cottage is designed with the guest's ultimate comfort in mind, it is tasteful in its décor, stylish in its choice of furnishings and fabrics and creative in its use of natural light.

Little Hay is only a 5 minute drive the small local town of Kenmare. Kenmare is situated on The Ring of Kerry and The Ring of Beara and simply has it all; Spectacular views of the mountains, lakes, rivers and sea, dozens of award-winning restaurants, an abundance of colourful heritage buildings, fine art galleries and craft shops, music & theatre at the carnegie arts center, live traditional music nightly in the local traditional Irish pubs, fully equipped equestrian & activity centre at eclipse equestrian & adventure and water sports and cruises at star outdoors plus so much more.

In each of the four ground floor rooms there is an open fireplace big enough to take the generous sized logs, which are plentiful in the nearby woods. Nicest of all, the fireplaces are tended to daily by the cottages own housekeeper.

The Kitchen is the focal point of this home by day. The inviting bay window seats give splendid views directly on to the bay and the majestic mountains, which tower high above the water. In the wintertime the eye-level fireplace casts a warm glow over the cottage guests who choose to dine at the 10-foot long impressive oak table.

The Sunroom, which opens onto the terrace, the perfect place for an afternoon of reading and relaxation. Two ergonomically shaped Scandinavian loungers, stacks of good books, flowering plants and fruit trees make it a difficult room to tear yourself away from.

The lounge has a traditional style open fireplace, candelabras and a polished oak floor, which is partly covered in a deep hand woven rug. Inviting sofas engulf you as you read from the library of handpicked volumes, whilst enjoying a drink from the well stocked drinks cabinet.

The bedrooms each with walk out balconies, small details such as a telescopic lens on a tripod affording you ample opportunity to scrutinise marine life and bird activity on the bay. The master bedroom has a 7ft x 7ft King Bed and in the second room the beds can be separated for twin occupancy or zipped and linked to make one large King Bed. There is no space for additional beds in this house so the maximum capacity is 4 people.

Both rooms have spacious marble bathrooms with twin vanities and separate shower stall to the bathtub. Balconies from both bedrooms overlook the bay for the last glance out over the Caha Mountains before you sleep.

Even though it is only a five-minute walk to the hotel reception, the cottages are completely hidden away from the hotel, with security gates to a private avenue that winds its way down to the cottages at the water's edge.

Relish the freedom to enjoy the authentic woodland, meandering Sheen River and heather-covered mountains of the 300-acre private Estate on which Sheen Falls Lodge is superbly located.

Attune yourself to the refreshing river-side walks, entwining forest pathways, glistening waterfalls and a sensation of peace that, in essence, is unique to Sheen Falls Lodge.

The Estate, cradled between the Caha Mountains and the Kenmare Bay, hosts a multitude of historic tales. The ruins of a tiny church, known to date back to Viking times, can be found to the west of the Estate along with a Holy Well near the foreshore reputed to have distinctive healing properties.

An immense array of activities and interests, invigorating or relaxing, are at your disposal to ensure your visit to the Lodge leaves you with pleasant and fulfilled memories of your stay.

Welcome to the EASANNA SPA at Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare. The philosophy here is to provide our guests with an escape from the stresses of every day life. It's a place where you can indulge in tranquil surroundings allowing you to relax and invigorate your mind & body.

Featuring a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and indoor heated pool, EASANNA SPA offers the ultimate in relaxation. Pamper yourself from a range of holistic treatments and beauty therapies, guaranteed to refresh and revitalise you.

EASANNA SPA employs a team of highly skilled and professional therapists offering mud or seaweed body wraps, Swedish Massage, facials, manicures and pedicures. EASANNA SPA at the 5 star Sheen Falls Lodge has chosen Elemis products, the luxury Spa and skincare brand. We also feature VOYA Irish Organic Seaweed Products.


Eclipse Ireland Centre
Eclipse Ireland, a custom built family orientated Equestrian and Adventure Centre is partnered with Sheen Falls Lodge to provide guests an abundance of Equestrian and Adventure Activities catering for the most discerning guest that includes horse riding, archery, mud surfing, assault course, kayaking, orienteering, team games, raft building , cycling, fishing on Eclipse Lake and much more ∙ Take lessons in any of these activities from their qualified instructors ∙ You can also enrol your children on one of their superb pony and activity camps. Horse lovers will be in their element as there is excellent off-road trekking over the estate's own beautiful trails set against a magnificent mountain and river backdrop.

• Linen Provided
• Television
• Cooker
• Microwave
• Central Heating
• Swimming Pool
• Gymnasium
• Restaurant
• Private Garden
• Sea View
• Patio Furniture
• Patio Area
• Washer/ Dryer
• Towels Provided
• Tennis
• Dishwasher
• Open Fire
• Barbeque
• Beauty Therapists
• No pets allowed
• Hotel and Leisure Centre onsite
• Welcome Hamper


Area description

Little Hay is only a 5 minute drive the local heritage town of Kenmare. Kenmare is situated on The Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara and is a popular tourist destination in Summer. The vibrant town has many wonderful 5 star restaurants and has an abundance of activities to suit all ages.


Kenmare, Kerry
Nearest airport Kerry Airport
Cork Airport
Shannon Airport
58.6 km
96.5 km
176 km
Nearest train station Killarney 41.8 km
Nearest bus station Killarney 41.8 km


  • Bedroom(s): 2 ( Sleeps 4 )
    2 Double with en-suite
  • Bathroom(s): 2
    2 Showers, 2 Wash basins, 2 Toilets
  • General facilities: Balcony / Deck, Charcoal Grill, Electric Gates, Electricity, Fireplace, Garden, Garden View, Gas Grill, Gated Entrance, Ice Maker, Panoramic Views, Parking, Private Location, Private Terrace, Wifi
  • Indoor facilities: Alarm Clock, All Bedrooms En Suite, Blender, CD Player, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Drier, DVD Player, Freezer, Iron and Board, Luxury Finishes, Microwave, Phone, TV
  • Outdoor facilities: Mountain View, Outdoor Shower, Parking, Restaurants nearby, Sea Views
  • Services: Cleaning inclusive, Concierge Service, Linen provided, Towels provided
  • Access: Off-road parking, Secure parking


Availability is on a request basis - please Enquire


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- Nightly rate Weekly Min. Stay Change-over
Rate summary € 665 - € 1,500 € 4,655 - € 10,500 7 Nights -
24-May-2024 - 30-Sep-2024 € 1,500 € 10,500 7 Nights -
01-Oct-2024 - 02-Nov-2024 € 1,100 € 7,700 7 Nights -
03-Nov-2024 - 23-Dec-2024 € 665 € 4,655 7 Nights -
24-Dec-2024 - 05-Jan-2025 € 1,500 € 10,500 7 Nights -

Additional Information

All prices include tax at 23%


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    • Type: Chalet
    • Sleeps: 4
    • Bedroom(s): 2
    • Bathroom(s): 2
    • Board: Self Catering
    • Long term rentals: No
    • Pets: No
    • Children: Yes, great for kids
    • Wheelchair: No
    • Eldery or infirm: Yes
    • Holiday type: Family, Honeymoon, Rustic