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MADAM’S ISLAND, Caragh Lake, County Kerry, V93 AH60, Ireland
A magical family resort positioned in scenic county Kerry in Southwestern Ireland within an extremely private lakeside position and enjoying spectacular mountain views. Comprising two stone lodges to provide some 3,500 square feet or 325 square metres of accommodation.
Positioned on Madam’s Island, a private in-let on Caragh Lake accessed across a long stone bridge, the resort extends to some 2.9 acres or 1.17 hectares and includes both Salmon Lodge and Acorn Lodge. Each built in the attractive local Glancar stone and with lake front positions capturing spectacular scenic vistas across the water to the tall Macgillycuddy Reeks mountains and surrounding verdant lands. Combined Salmon Lodge and Acorn Lodge provide 4 living rooms, 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.
County Kerry, known as the “Kingdom”, is renowned for its scenic landscapes, mild climate and Ireland’s tallest mountain range, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. The Iveragh Peninsula within Kerry in which Salmon Lodge and Acorn Lodge are located has long been a favoured destination for travellers worldwide with spectacular scenery in the most mountainous region of Ireland featuring many peninsulas, inlets, beaches, lakes and a rugged coastline. The mild climate is derived from the North Atlantic Current portion of the Gulf Stream, resulting in a variety of thriving sub-tropical plants not normally found in northern Europe. Ireland enjoys very long hours of daylight in the summer months, extending up to circa 17 hours during July. With little air and light pollution, Kerry is blessed with fabulous sunrises and sunsets and is home to one of only three Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserves on the planet perfect for night time star-gazing. The World Heritage Site at Skelligs featured in the final scenes of Star Wars – The Force Awakens.
Caragh Lake’s five miles of dark blue freshwater is set within a Special Area of Conservation with heather-covered hills and majestic mountain peaks, including Carrauntoohil (Ireland’s tallest peak at 3,406 ft. or 1,038 metres), located between the lively town of Killorglin and the village of Glenbeigh, just a 35 minute or so drive from Kerry airport. Salmon Lodge and Acorn Lodge are the only homes on Madam’s Island, a peninsula along Caragh’s southwest shoreline. The resorts unique virtue is that the properties are literally “on the lake” accessed via a short, dedicated causeway connecting the island to the mainland. The grounds include mature trees of oak, holly, and birch and approximately 720 feet or 220 meters of lake-frontage. Each lodge benefiting from a slipway and mooring facilities.
Lake swimming, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding and sailing can easily be enjoyed. The beautiful Blue Flag beach at Rossbeigh is just a 15-minute drive away and an array of outdoor activities including deep sea fishing, golfing, cycling, surfing, mountain climbing, hiking and walking trails and much more is available nearby. Bustling Killorglin town is just a 20-minute drive away has a fantastic choice of restaurants, 3 supermarkets, 4 butchers, a fish mongers, organic food shop and an artisan bakery. Nearby Glenbeigh village has a number of pubs, a brasserie café and the renowned Glenbeigh Horseshoe walking trail. On Caragh lake itself there are 2 fine restaurants. Local festivals include the legendary Puck Fair, literally ‘Fair of the He-Goat’, the K-Fest music and arts festival and Killorglin food festival. Kerry offers the ultimate paradigm of quintessential Irishness with beautiful scenery, a rich history and great music and entertainment. Kerry airport 23 miles or 37 km, Shannon Airport 95 miles or 154 km, Dublin airport 209 miles or 336 km.
Glenbeigh village 3.7 miles or 6 km (10 minutes driving), Killorglin town 9 miles or 14.5 km (20 minutes driving), Killarney town 23 miles or 37 km (41 minutes driving).
Eircode [Property Specific Address Code] V93 Y754 for Salmon Lodge and V93 AH60 for Acorn Lodge. GPS location 52.047171 [latitude], -9.873396 [longitude]. Elevation above sea level 77 feet or 23.5 metres.
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Madams Island, Caragh Lake, Co. Kerry