Ruins of a historic cathedral. Spacious accommodation. Filled with antique furniture. Easily accessible. Close proximity to scenic coastlines/beaches/golf courses. View of a farm yard from windows. Great opportunity to escape from life in the city...
A private country farm house, with views of Brandonwell Cathedral, good road access to facilitate site seeing, and adventures around Kerry. Excellent for families and guests who want to escape to the countryside for a weekend, or a week or two...
Kitchen, sitting room, dining room, garden, utility room, washing machine, drier, local shops within walking distance, excellent road access to all major tourist attractions within the area.
Interaction with Guests
We are very pleased to interact with guests and help them with any queries or advice in terms to local attractions and sites. However, we respect your privacy and will not interfere unless you approach us.
Lovely quite spacious area. Views of a farm yard and an old ruined cathedral. Close to the coastline, sandy beaches, and scenic cliffs and rocks.
No Public transport, but easily accessible by car.
Other Things to Note
Electricity is operated on a €2 coin meter. Oil heating is also on a meter and charged per unit.
We want our guests to have a good time, and to love their holiday. We have no house rules and will give as much freedom to our guests as possible.
- Any three nights from Monday - Thursday (three nights for €250)
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We stayed at frans cottage from 1-11 September. It was fantastic, fran was a great host, even leaving us tea and brown bread when we arrived. She was also really flexible when we arrived as we got lost on our way from Dublin. Ardfert is a lovely village and had everything we needed. Banana beach is 2 miles down the road and Tralee only a 15 minute drive away. We found the electricity meter really easy to use too. I would definetly stay here again next time we visit ireland.
Sehr freundliche Begrüssung, Willkommens-Snack war bereitgestellt, ausführliche Einführung in die verschiedenen Möglichkeiten in der Unterkunft, Gespräche bei Tee & Kaffee waren sehr bereichernd
It was great! This is an ideal base for touring, as well as to relax.
The farmhouse was as described, with the basics you need. (The euros meter and water/heating were not a problem – all worked out OK). The garden was a pleasure to sit out in (especially for breakfast/dinner).
The location is off a quiet lane but a only short walk to the village centre which has local butchers & greengrocers as well as supermarket and off-license. We went in 2 pubs both were welcoming. Good food in Katie Browne’s and good live music in the Abbey Tavern.
Fran is a lovely host. Welcoming, as well as helpful about the area (and there’s tourist literature/maps in the farmhouse too). Fran was always on hand if needed, otherwise she left us to her own devices.
It’s a working farm (although you could be oblivious to that when you’re at the cottage)! It was interesting to get a perspective on Fran’s farm life too. Several calves were born while we were there!
I’d recommend this property (and Fran as a host) and I’d definitely stay there again myself.
Très bon accueil de Fran qui s'est déplacé à plus de 20 h pour nous indiquer le chemin
Lovely old farmhouse. Would suit a large family well at a very reasonable rate. For 2 people was on the higher side of average.
The electric mater is unusual but only the stove and geyser uses a lot of power. In 3 days we only used the €2 that Fran showed us.
Contrary to other reviews we had no problems with the WiFi, although the main bedroom doesn't get a good signal the rest of the house does.
Fran left us delicious home made bread and milk for tea. Both most welcome after a long drive.
Lovely outlook into the country and woken to the natural alarm clock of a cow's mooing.
This is convenient lodging for visiting Ardfert and the surrounding area. Fran greeted us and showed us the ins and outs of the home which dates from 1847, and requires a bit of care and feeding such as putting a 2 Euro coin in a meter to turn on electricity (which will probably last a day or two depending upon your electricity usage), and turning on the oil heater for hot water in the morning. It's only a block to the town square, the historic cathedral, and places to eat. Fran recommended Kate Brown's for eating, and we found that was a very good recommendation, and we ended up eating two dinners and one breakfast there. Fran was also a great source of local history as were the books and pamphlets in the living room there. We only used one of the three bedrooms, and didn't cook there, so it was larger than what we needed, and would easily fit a larger family (and even had both upstairs and downstairs bedrooms). It was very clean, and we were left fresh brown bread and fruit which was a nice touch, and Fran was just a text away for any questions or help you might need.
This house is huge. It has 3 full bedrooms with a very large master. We were only a couple with a baby so it was a little overkill for us but if you have a large group / family you'll be well accommodated. It's clean and comes with everything you'll need even if a little dated - probably the equivalent of a 2 star B&B. Fran was very welcoming and friendly and the tip of Kate Browne's pub is a great one. Don't be scared off by the coin meter for electricity - we were a little afraid that the fridge would turn off in the middle of the night but each 2 euros actually lasts a decent amount of time. We might have to put one of these in our own home so that people actually turn off the lights.... Wifi is a little slow and don't forget towels (Fran was nice enough to provide some as we didn't have any). Ardfert is a small little town but quite well located to a lot of what Kerry has to offer.
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