5BR House Vacation Rental in Kenmare, Co. Kerry

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Updated on Jul 15, 2020

Elegant country house style home in the heart of Kenmare town centre

Located in: Kenmare
Brandylochs Country House is a large, elegant and luxurious property located just steps from Kenmare town which is one of Ireland’s most sought after destinations. A great location to get together in style!

Relax in the privacy of your own garden area and enjoy a BBQ in the evening sun after a healthy walk or game of golf – Kenmare Golf Club is literally just 100 meters from your front door. 

Brandylochs offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with yourself – and others. Relax in the mature gardens and listen to the varied birdsong from the goldfinch the robin and the thrush.

The house is very spacious.  The entrance hallway leads to a balcony mounted stairway up to the four bedrooms.  Each bedroom has its own toilet, bath or shower and each bedroom overlooks the Kenmare Golf Course to the front or the Gardens & Woodlands to the rear. Irish and International paintings are displayed throughout this wonderful home.

The comfort of the AGA cooker in the well equipped kitchen ensures a warmth and cosiness all year round.  The house is heated by oil fired central heating. A lovely feature of this property is that there are two log burning open fireplaces, one in each of the downstairs sitting rooms, so the house will always feel homely.

A welcome pack is provided for you on arrival to get you settled in with the minimum of fuss and the least amount of shopping.  WIFI is available free of charge to all our guests.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to this warm and welcoming home.


Sorry this property is not suitable for children under 10 years old.


Branylochs has five spacious bedrooms, all located upstairs, and can accommodate up to 10 adults.  

Bedroom 1 - Master double bedroom ensuite with a king size bed and a shower over bath and a dressing area.  Wonderful south facing views right across to Kenmare Golf Club

Bedroom 2 - King Size bed with ensuite shower and toilet overlooking the garden to the rear

Bedroom 3 - small double bed (4 ft 6 inches) with ensuite shower and toilet.  Lovely views overlooking the golf course to the front of the house

Bedroom 4 - double sleigh bed with shower and toilet overlooking the garden to the rear

Bedroom 5 - twin beds with shower and toilet overlooking the garden


There are two cosy sitting rooms with couches and armchairs downstairs.  Each features an open fire and faces south so filled with light.  The dining area has a table to seat up to 8 people comfortably.  

The kitchen is bright and has all the modern appliances you would require for your stay.  There is a lovely island unit with seating to 4 people in the centre of the kitchen along with an Aga and a regular oven and hob.  There is a separate utility area which is home to a large American style fridge freezer and the laundry facilities.  

There is also a small study area should you require it to get some work done or just to read the newspaper!

All areas offer Wifi to our guests.

Brandylochs Country House features on our Large Holiday Homes Ireland to Rent Collection


There is garden to the front and to the rear of Brandylochs and the front faces south so gets sunshine all day long.  The rear garden is home to a couple of sunloungers along with a barbeque and is the perfect peaceful and private retreat.


Please note that energy is an extra charge to be paid at the time of booking at the rate of €10 per day for summer months (June-August inclusive) and €15 per day for all other months.


A cleaning fee of €120 must be paid on arrival in cash along with a security/damage deposit of €600 to the keyholder.  The security/ damage deposit will be returned to you provided the supervisor is satisfied that the terms and conditions of the rental have been complied with.  Any breakages or damages will be deducted from your deposit.


Kenmare is known as the jewel in the Ring of Kerry and no wonder with its location between two of the most beautiful touring routes in Europe - the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.  These make for very enjoyable day trips from Kenmare.

Kenmare is a designated Heritage Town of Ireland and the town offers a huge selection of places of historical interest to visit.  Even strolling around the town is itself a pleasure with Kenmare having received awards from Entente Floral and the award for the Tidiest Town in Ireland in the year 2000.  Kenmare was recently awarded the accolade of Ireland's best kept town on the whole island of Ireland and deservedly so!

There is a Playground in Kenmare, this is a 5 minute walk from the Town Centre. 

Killarney is a 40 minute drive and Cork City is just over an hour's drive. 


The town of Kenmare, noted for having the cleanest air in Europe, is a mecca for some of the finest restaurants in Ireland.  You really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out, from bar food to seafood and a range of other types of excellent restaurants to experience.  The nightlife in Kenmare suits all ages and the hospitality with which you will be greeted is second to none.  There is a great selection of pubs and late night bars to choose from with many featuring live music from traditional Irish to rock and modern styles. 


Kenmare lies approximately 30 minutes drive from a host of sandy beaches and it has a very pretty harbour from where you can swim, fish or take a trip on the "Seafari Cruise" to view the wildlife in the area.

Bike Hire

Located in the centre of Kenmare is Finnegan's Bike Hire and Toy Shop  Tel: 00353 64 6641083

Star Sailing & Adventure Centre

This new purpose-built Activity Centre and Bar/Restaurant is fast becoming an essential part of a family holiday in Kenmare. The centre itself is situated on the shores of Kenmare Bay and surrounded by the Caha Mountains just a five minute drive from Kenmare Town Centre.  The activities on offer include kayaking, sailing, canoeing, sea kayaking, hillwalking, team games and a Wildlife Safari Cruise on Kenmare Bay. Also available are the children’s playground, American pedal boats, water trampoline and slide, archery range, soccer pitch with changing facilities and the family walking trail.  Star Sailing and Adventure Centre, Dauros, Kenmare, Co. Kerry 064 66 41222.    


The Bonane Heritage Park provides visitors with an 1600 metre walk on gravel paths through 5000 years of history while enjoying some breathtaking scenery. Bonane Heritage Park is situated 10Km from Kenmare on the N71 and is open to visitors all year round.


Kenmare boasts two super golf courses.  The Ring of Kerry Golf Course is located two miles outside of the town and offers spectacular views of Kenmare Bay from the course itself and also its newly renovated Club House.  Dream Ireland guests may avail of special discounted green fees. 

Kenmare Golf Club is located in Kenmare Town and follows the shores of Kenmare Bay Estuary.   

There are lots of great fishing spots to choose from around Kenmare including Clonee Lake, Kenmare Bay and the Black Valley.  Permits can be obtained locally.

Hill Walking 
The Kerry Way and Beara Way walking routes are ideal for those with an interest in trekking or you could even join the annual summer hike to Ireland's highest mountain, Carrauntouhil.  The foothills of the famous MacGillycuddy Reeks are right on Kenmare's doorstep. 

Kenmare and its vicinity offers some incredible dive spots and wrecks.  You may even be lucky enough to come across a dolphin or two.  Try-dives are available for beginners and advanced dives for the more experienced at Kenmare Bay diving. 

Pony Trekking
Pony Trekking is the ideal way to explore the hidden treasures of Kenmare and its hinterland.  Professional lessons are also available for beginners.

Other activities in the area include quad biking, pet farms, craft workshops and bicycle hire. 
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