The picturesque town of Kenmare is 10 miles away with its many craft shops, art galleries and gourmet restaurants and the colourful village of Sneem is just 8 miles from the cottage.
The Ring of Kerry Golf and Country Club 6 miles away has an 18 hole golf course with stunning views over looking Kenmare Bay. There is an 18 hole golf course in Kenmare and the Faungorth Activity centre offers a nice pitch and putt course. Parknisilla 7 miles away has a 12 hole Golf Course.
Kenmare Bay Hotel has a gym, leisure centre and a swimming pool open to non residents.
The Carnegie Arts Centre
The Carnegie Arts Centre in Kenmare is a cultural multi-purpose arts centre with a 140-seat theatre, a full-size cinema screen, a performance area and a gallery space for art exhibitions. Films, dramas, live music shows and comedy productions are regularly staged there.
Boat Trips on Kenmare Bay
The Seafari runs several daily Eco tours from Kenmare Pier; see the seals in their natural habitat and enjoy the informative commentary and refreshments on board. Star Outdoors, Adventure Centre operates from Dawros Pier on the Beara road; activities include cruises on the bay, sailing, canoeing, kayaking etc. The scenery from the water is breathtaking including views of 2 castles on the shores of Kenmare Bay.
There is a Farmers Market in Kenmare every Wednesday with a wide selection of produce including artisan cheeses, fish, free range meat and eggs etc. There is a Farmers Market Co-Op Shop open in Bridge St. And a Health Shop in Henry St. selling whole foods, organic produce and organic wines.
Gleninchaquin Park and Farm
Gleninchaquin is a long narrow coombe valley on the North West side of the Beara Peninsula, formed during the Ice Age. The Park is a working farm with an abundance of wildlife and breath-taking landscapes. There are marvellous views overlooking the spectacular 140 metre high waterfall as it cascades down the mountain to lakes and streams in the valley below, lush green fields full of new born lambs in spring/summer, woodlands full of bird and wildlife and Kenmare Bay in the distance. The walk routes are accessible to all ages and include designated picnic areas; a Tea Room and Art Gallery are also on site.