About this listing
Peaceful country house near to beaches and local towns.
This B&B is Eco accredited. We are happy to provide local information or to do guided tours.
This is home to three dogs and two cats. We serve wonderful vegetarian food.
My home is in a peaceful rural setting. The food is vegetarian or vegan. If given notice, I can also cater for gluten free or lactose free diets.
I like people to feel relaxed and enjoy their visit.
An animal lover would enjoy my friendly pets.
My guests have access to wireless internet. Also guests are free to use the garden to relax in.
Interaction with Guests
I am interested in people and I love to chat with my guests. I am very happy to pass on information about the area and it's history.
It is a quite rural neighborhood. My neighbours are friendly and helpful. The beautiful landscape inspires me to to write. I am close to the wonderful of Listowel. Listowel has great shops, restaurants and cafes. Just as close is the beautiful beach at Ballybunion. I believe I am very lucky to live here in Kerry.
There are buses from Listowel that connect to the rest of the country. Tralee is only 30minutes away and has a train & bus station with good services to Dublin and Cork.
If driving, once booked you will see very detailed instructions on finding us.
Only 10 minutes off the N69 (South West Coast road) We off the R551 or R553.
I expect my guests to respect my home. I would not tolerate drunkenness . I also expect guests to treat my animals kindly. There is no food allowed in the rooms.
What a wonderful host and a gorgeous house set in a lovely rural setting. I was only here for one night but Marian did everything to make my stay comfortable, even offering me a lift into town that evening. (I was cycling and too tired to make it on my bike) The room was fabulous and the ensuite was clean and tidy and a hot shower was just what I needed after a hard days cycling along the WAW.
While the room was comfortable, tidy and spacious. The real gem of this property is the host. Marian was a very warm, charismatic and welcoming lady and made me feel at ease from the moment I arrived. There was a hot pot of tea waiting for me and as many snacks as I wanted, as well as some great conversation with Marian. I also met Marian's wonderful sisters and have to say they too were charming and fun to spend time with. I went to sleep thankful I had chosen this property and wishing I could have stayed longer. This was reinforced at breakfast when Marian provided the most amazing spread, including freshly made Irish scones, mmmmmm. The breakfast was very tasty and being a non vegetarian, I was surprised at just how tasty it was!
As I made my way to my next place to stay, Marian gave me several scones to eat as I cycled, and I have to say they were even tastier after several hours cycling when I was ravenous.
Great property, wonderful host. I'd definitely stay here again.
Marian is very friendly. You can have a nice chat with her. The house is very good and the room very comfortable. Very good bed and shower. Her dogs are lovely!!
The breakfast was very good and tasteful.
Merece la pena hacer un desvío en el camino simplemente por conocer a Marian, una mujer de mundo muy involucrada políticamente y con grandes ideales sociales. Estuvimos hablando toda la noche! La casa es preciosa, originalmente una granja reconstruida hace unos 6 años. La habitación con baño incluido es muy grande y cómoda. El desayuno vegetariano una maravilla. Lastima no haber podido quedarme algo más de tiempo. Lo recomiendo para pasar unos días si necesitas desconectar y conocer a una persona muy interesante.
Listowel ! After a somewhat hectic year having published my second collection Reflections from Time. As I drive from Dublni memories flood in of previous times. A chance meeting in the early morning as I took my final footsteps through Listowel. Hoping to capture the very essence of the place through my eyes and now at last sharing in print for all to see
Marian is a welcoming host, a lady, very interesting to meet as a published poet "Skyland". Her Country retreat is situated between Listowel to the East and Ballybunion to the West about 8 minutes by car. I felt very much at home, enjoying the hustle and bustle of Listowel combined with Country Living. I was able to catch my breath and relax. I enjoyed the extended family - the dogs!! Leaving with my bucket list in hand !! dreaming of my return visit Next time maybe doing some: Creative writing classes, a bog walk, Bird watching, a picnic on the beach, Golf (If I could play!!) Walking, Surfing, Dolphin watching or maybe a Holy well tour.
Enjoying breakfast while watching to the South Slieve Mish & Rattoo Round Tower and to the North Knockanore. Enjoying the spirit of Listowel !!!
Listowel, a place where creativity is never ending
As the road climbs in a sculpted bend to meet you
Two spears stand apart, neighbours now with settled differences
Nestled, and enshrouded with ivy, stands the Listowel Arms Hotel
Birds chirping in harmony, swooping “Failte” as they fly downwards, looping till they reach blue skies
Listowel’s elegance and art is interwoven with simplicity, like a basket or a simple doormat
A lone tractor passes without notice, as seen nowhere else!
Spilt milk from St Mary’s runs down the pavements to greet the guests of Listowel Writer’s Week
Bells sound in unison, as opposites attract, yet apart they still stand.
To recite for one moment in the presence of greatness where the spirit of word becomes immortal
The sang-froid of writers like Brian Mc Mahon, Brendan Kennelly, George Fitzmaurice, and Maurice Walsh in milieu
The memory of John B Keane lives on in spirit as one of the founding members of Listowel Writers Week. Pride lies deep in the people hearts as they pass his statue and guide the visitors to his namesake street. His legacy etched in minds for evermore as one of Ireland’s most prolific and respected literary figures
Time to part now, as the curtain closes
My heart longs once more for Listowel with poetry, stories humour and songs aplenty.
A friend found in Listowel is sure to return once again, yet again and again.
Staying with Marian is like being hosted by a good family friend who also happens to run an immaculate B&B! Her home is beautiful, but the real joy of staying here is chatting with Marian over her homemade scones and fresh squeezed juice.
If you stop by, it will be a highlight of your trip.
Where to start? Marian could not have been a more accommodating host. Kept in close contact before arrival and even drove to meet us and lead us to her beautiful home!
We chose this listing as we wanted somewhere just right to celebrate a special occasion, and it didn't disappoint. We received a warm welcome ( including tea and freshly baked scones ) and were shown to our rooms.
The house itself is every bit as romantic as the pictures suggest but Marian's gracious hosting, warmth and local knowledge ensure that any visit here becomes a truly enchanting experience.
Despite none of our group being vegetarian, breakfast was a delight. Organic freshly laid eggs, an abundance of fruits and berries, yogurts etc. all served in a elegant setting with beautiful mismatched china.
The ambiance of this home and the tranquil natural setting meant that even a night spent here felt like a retreat.....were it not for the night's craic we had with all the locals in Keane's pubin Listowell! Cannot recommend this place highly enough and look forward to returning with (email hidden)ank you Marian for a wonderful stay....
I came to Listowel for the writer's festival and I was so glad that I found such a wonderful place to stay. Marians very stylish house and the grounds were shown to best advantage in lovely May sunshine. Marian's hospitality was second to none. When I arrived she gave me delicious homemade banana cake and tea and introduced me to the the dogs and a cat. She sorted out lifts for me to get into town in the evening. She gave me directions for a run. She even looked after me whilst i was at the festival. The room was clean and comfortable and I had my own ensuite. I sprung my veganism on Marian at the last minute but she took it in her stride and sorted me out with a lovely breakfast.
I am now determined to try and win a prize at the festival next year so that i can go and stay at Marian's lovely house again.