Grove Lodge Holiday Homes - Review
Nicola Sept 2009
I stayed for one week in The Grove holiday homes in Killorglin, Co. Kerry and i have to say it was one of the best holidays we have had over in the west. The house was fabulous, really modern, clean, in a great location and with views of the mountains and rivers, it was really hard to leave. You are about a 5 min stroll into the Village with a great choice of restaurants, bars and shops. For a bigger variety you have Killarney 15 mins away and then Tralee about 20 mins, so it is a great base to tour Kerry and what it has to offer. Rossbeigh Beach is about a 10 minute drive away and is out of this world, 3 miles of golden sand. I would definitely go back and would have no hesitation recommending this property.
J Ni Dhuibhlainn, Apr 2010
The fact that the sun shone every day and Kerry never looked so beautiful no doubt may have given me a biased view of holidays in Ireland but I had to write to say how excellent our base in Grove Lodge in Killorglin was for the few days. I had been led to believe that Killorglin was a ‘dismal place’ according to the Lonely Planet or some such publication – nothing could be further from the truth. The properties are right on the river Laune and each morning we woke to the beautiful sight of swans nesting on the banks against a backdrop of purple mountains. Killarney and Tralee are 20 minutes drive; Dingle around 45 minutes and Glenbeigh and Rossbeigh beach just 15 minutes. We got to the Blaskets from Dun Chaoin just beyond Dingle, and to the Skelligs from Ballinskelligs pier. Both boat trips were spectacular days out, with boatmen willing to give us all the local information. Our skipper to the Skelligs took us all around the Little Skellig which is home to the second largest nesting colony of gannets in the world – it was like a miniture Galapagos! The puffins don’t arrive till May, so we missed those, but did see some seals sunbathing on the rocks – in April! Each evening we arrived back to Killorglin to eat in some of the best restaurants you could wish for, Giovanelli’s, a little italian with just a few tables, so you need to book; the Tapas bar in the old church, full of ambiance and the Bianconi. The library in Killorglin has a permanent exhibition of Pauline Bewick’s paintings, well worth a visit and a coffee in the cafe. The only ‘negative’ about the properties was the fact there is just parking for one car and it’s tight and you definitely need a torch or high vis jacket to walk to and from Killorglin, as there is a 100 yd stretch of road that is dangerous enough. We will be back! Thank you.
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