About this listing
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)
Have another deal in mind? Just ask!
Our host was extremely welcoming and accommodating! The farmhouse is indeed very charming (and large) in a lovely setting, although the town itself has limited amenities, besides a good restaurant and shop. The abbey itself (5 minute walk) is beautiful. There are intricacies that some might find irritating (e.g., heating/electricity system) and some need for minor upgrades (e.g., quality of road into the house, toilets, wireless internet not available everywhere).
Fran was a hospitable and friendly host, providing us with easy directions to find the property and although she wasn't present to greet us at the door, we could easily access the house thanks to her clear instructions. Also she left us some tea and bread to greet us on arrival which was a lovely and welcome gesture!
The house itself is lovely and comfortable. We had no problems with the electricity meter, over a week we only spent 8 EUR. Equally for the central heating, it only cost us 15 EUR for the week, which as we stayed in a few nights and we are both always cold, we opted to turn on the heating! The house is ideally located to explore Co. Kerry and is in a quiet location with local shops nearby. There were only 2 of us travelling but Fran's house is ideal for larger parties.
We would highly recommend, thanks very much Fran.
We really enjoyed our stay in Ardfert. The people are lovely, including Fran and any local we came across! Using the hot water heater and electric meter was pretty straightforward, just be sure to bring your €2 coins! As it was just the two of us, electricity didn't cost too much.
Kerry is such a nice place, and we enjoyed our accommodations!
Fran was very easy to communicate with and very welcoming. She met us when we checked in, showed us how everything worked and even left some homemade bread and tea! The house was built in 1847 and had been modernized and added to since then. There was plenty of space and lots of hot water for showers. Wifi was good. The location was good (on a country lane) for walking into town for dinner or a pub. Killarney is about an hour away, as is the Dingle peninsula. Loved the ruins in Ardfert and the cows/sheep in all the pastures. A unique place to stay!
Fran is welcoming and very helpful, giving us local information and making us feel instantly at home. The house was clean and the beds comfortable. We soon got the hang of the electricity meter and warmed up the kitchen with the small meter rather than using the central heating.
We LOVED staying at Fran's farmhouse. It has a very pleasant atmosphere and some really pretty bits, especially the upstairs bedrooms and the view of the farm from the back windows. We enjoyed walking around the village of Ardfert, buying groceries, visiting the restaurant/pub, touring the ruined cathedral and the more recent church and graveyard where some of our ancestors are buried. We enjoyed watching the cows and feeding the visiting cat.
We were busy visiting relatives and didn't get to "play tourist" much, but the farmhouse made a good base for driving the Dingle peninsula, visiting Tralee, Fenit, Killarney, etc. We planned to drive the Ring of Kerry from it too, but just ran out of time.
The utilities (oil heat and coin-operated electricity) were a bit confusing to us at first but we adapted and it was part of the fun. We thought the heat might be pretty expensive if it was colder but in late May it wasn't too bad.
Fran was lovely and went to quite a bit of trouble to accommodate our desired sleeping arrangements. She couldn't have been nicer and was very interesting to talk to. Everyone we met in Ardfert was lovely and friendly, in fact.
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.
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