Glanleam is an elegant house overlooking the ocean on the wonderful island of Valentia, just off the Kerry coast. Originally built in 1775 as a linen mill, it was converted into a fine residence by the 19th Knight of Kerry. An enthusiastic botanist, he planted 50 acres of superb subtropical gardens that have now become dense woodlands.

The wonderful setting - with a beach, a lighthouse, and acres of green fields surrounding the house - make it the perfect place to soothe the body and soul. The house contains a mixture of beautiful antiques and modern comforts, an extensive library, original Valentia slate fireplaces, and especially good bathrooms.

A walk around the island reveals standing stones, prehistoric Tetrapod footprints and great natural beauty. Boat trips to the Skelligs and horse riding can be arranged, and golf at the famous Waterville Links is within easy reach.

Meta & Jessica Kreissig
Glanleam House
Valentia Island
Co Kerry
Tel: (+353) 66 9476176
Fax: (+353) 66 9476108

  • Six bedrooms
  • B&B: 65 - 150 pps
  • Single supplement: 20
  • Dinner 40, book previous day
  • Open: 17 March to 31 October
  • Winter groups by arrangement
  • Credit Cards: Amex, Visa, Mastercard, Laser


By car ferry after Caherciveen or leave N70 towards Portmagee and take road bridge. On island, follow signs.
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