About This Listing
Our Romany wagons are restored to accommodate a couple. Prettily decorated & candle-lit the rounded barrel shape create a warm romantic glow. Bedding is provided & a lovely homemade vegetarian breakfast in the cafe, Bathrooms are in the house.
A safe way to experience a romantic night in a Romany Wagon
The Restaurant and lounge and the beautiful gardens
Interaction with Guests
As much as they want, we love chatting with our visitors but also respect their desire for privacy.
There are lots of secret areas in our house and garden and plenty of books to browse through
There are the Kerry mountains behind the house and lovely walks which can be a gentle stroll or a more adventurous mountain hike. .
not far away is the beautiful Inch beach..
In summer the Killarney Dingle bus via Inch beach runs past the house. Off season Castlemaine is the closest bus stop and we will pick you up and drop you.
Other Things to Note
we are a vegetarian restaurant, serving some local fish. We have comfy couches in the restaurant and beautiful gardens so you are encouraged to relax and enjoy
relaxed and respectful of each other and our home
We do have pets, cats and dogs and you may bring your pets
My boyfreind and I had an absolutely wonderful time down in Castlemaine. The food was tasty and refreshingly healthy, the calm ambience and relaxed vibes were exactly what we were looking for. The roman gypsy wagon wasn't bad either!!! =) Happy Smiley faces!!!!
We are neither vegetarians nor gypsies, but we wanted to make our trip to Ireland a lifetime memory. When we saw Lorna's listing for gypsy wagons in the gardens of her Phoenix Restaurant, we thought we would try something very different from our norm. We were warmly welcomed by everyone - Billy, Win, the young people in the kitchen - but the heart and soul of Phoenix is Lorna. Once we met Lorna and her group, sleeping in the wagons seemed perfect fun! Weather cooperated, the bedding was warm and deep, little candles flickered. One evening I woke slightly to hear music and singing in the gardens. Sigh. Just what one expects from fairy gardens. Breakfasts were amazing. We feasted on porridge, fruit, healthful and hearty breads, nuts, cheeses, eggs... by far the heartiest of full Irish breakfasts we had anywhere. After a day of sightseeing we dined at the Phoenix also, enjoying sea bass, a nice organic wine, humus, and other delicacies. Leaving those fine and interesting folk was so difficult! If ever we have the chance to visit Ireland again, Lorna's place will certainly be one of the places we will revisit.
Geweldig!!! De Gypsy Wagon ziet er echt zo goed uit als op de foto!
Deze staat in de tuin van het huis met meerdere slaapplekken (kamers) en het restaurant van Lorna. Ook staan er nog andere huisjes en een andere Wagon in de tuin. Erg leuk! Deze tuin is ook leuk aangelegd! Je kunt er ook kamperen met je bus of tentje!
Het restaurant was goed. Eten was lekker! De principes vonden wij ook helemaal geweldig. Puur en gezond eten. Dit doen wij ook thuis dus dat was erg prettig! Het ontbijt was dan ook helemaal super! Echt heerlijk eten. Je kunt zien dat dit de passie van Lorna is... Echt beter dan het standaard Ierse/Engelse ontbijt. Voor ons althans! Zeker een aanrader!!!
We arrived by bike and easily find the nice spot where Lorna lives. The gypsy wagon was cosy and nice and the area around was really lovely and full of beautiful nature.
We can especially recommend Lorna's restaurant. Soup, tea and breakfast - everything was just delicious and Lorna and the other people around were very friendly and helpful!
Such a magical place to stay... candle light in the caravan was very romantic ; food was absolutely delicious.
What an experience! A cosy authentic wagon, beautiful gardens, amazing restaurant and the warmest welcome from Lorna.
The wagon doesn't have electricity or a bathroom, but it is such a special experience - relaxing by candlelight once the sun goes down and waking up with steamy windows and glistening gardens outside in the morning.
(You have access to a bathroom with shower during the day and there is a toilet only a few meters away during the night.)
Lorna's interests and travels are reflected everywhere and her passion for fresh, organic, international cuisine comes through in the food offered in the vegetarian and seafood restaurant.
It is unlike any other experience you will have!
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About the Host, Lorna
Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian dance, a vegetarian and wholefood cook a short story writer[ author of The Phoenix Cookbook "A Culinary Adventure" and a youth and community worker. The Phoenix was established twenty years ago by her and her husband Billy who is a collector of jazz music. The house is a renovated farmhouse full of books and musical intruments, an open fire, solar panels, natural stone walls, hemp plaster and unusual decorations and antiques from Lornas world travels. The garden is a mixture of wild and cultivated plants and secret places to sit and contemplate as well as a glass house and a fantastic vegetable patch. Lorna and her staff are always ready to spend time with guests on any thing from exciting activities in the area, to identifying the rare herbs and plants in the gardens or discussing food, world travels, films, books and art. Lorna lived in Switzerland for many years and speaks Swiss german and could even give an impromptu dance performance at the end of the evening.
Fifty minutes drive away along the ring of Kerry. Stunningly beautiful gardens with tropical plants and historical planting and a lovely authentic Thai restaurant and a pretty colonial style cafe.Cahersiveen Kerry