Rising 1,500 feet above sea level, at the peak of Incheese Mountain the scenery can be breathtaking. Kenmare Bay, Atlantic Ocean, Skellig Rock, Lough Currane, Ballinskelligs Bay and Valentia Island can be appreciated on a fine day. The private walk right to the top starts from the house. There are three walkways which we can show you when you arrive as well as the walk on quiet roads to a nearby scenic waterfall.
The Kerry Way walking route also passes near the house. At over 200km, the Kerry Way is one of Ireland's longest signposted walking trail and also one of the most popular. The trail starts and finishes in the busy tourist destination of Killarney, but you can do a loop walk as part of The Kerry Way between Waterville and Caherdaniel. (40kms, see map of the Kerry Way here)
We are situated a mere 5 minutes from Waterville Golf Links which is over 100 years old and is rated among the top 5 courses in Ireland and the top 20 links courses in the world. Recent visitors to the course are Tiger Woods, and Mark O'Meara. The newly completed Skellig Bay Golf course is also a mere 5 minutes away from our House. Ron Kirby of the Old Head of Kinsale is the designer of this new course. Ron has worked with Robert Trent Jones, Gary Player, and later with Jack Nicklaus in Mount Juliet. The opening holes are built on hilly terrain around the meandering Fionnglassa River, and the back nine works towards the cliff overlooking Ballinskelligs below.
Sightseeing on the Ring of Kerry
This panoramic route has long been one of the favorite sightseeing tours of Ireland and is leading around the Iveragh Peninsula passing through a succession of magnificent landscapes.
A less known side route leads from Waterville to Ballinskelligs and through beautiful mountain scenery further on to Portmagee and Valentia Island. Valentia Island (20 mins. drive) has a number of fabulous walks with great views onto the Skelligs, the rugged coastline and over the Mountains of Iveragh Peninsula. A trip to the Skelligs is a must on your holidays in County Kerry! These craggy islands rise dramatically from the ocean 15kms off the western coast. Little Skellig is a bird reserve, with nearly 20 thousand gannets nesting here each year. The larger Skellig Michael with its cliffs rising over 200 mtrs above the sea once was the westernmost outpost of Christianity in Europe. The monastic settlement consists of two oratories, six beehive huts, church and graveyard, which can all be reached on over 600 steps cut into the rocks. Boat trips to the islands take place during the summer months from Portmagee and from Ballinskelligs, weather permitting.