Comfortable separate private guest accommodation on 22 acre farm in a quiet mountain valley on the beautiful Beara Peninsula .
Separate small house , one room with wood stove , kitchenette , gas hob ,sink ,fridge ,kettle , toaster , bathroom (with shower ). BBQ and outdoor seating . There is a Stereo and Tv monitor with DVDs and CD's
Private parking ,no internet connection .
We breed Connemara ponies and I make pottery when I have time .You are welcome to walk our land ,at the top are the mountains at the bottom is a river with a large pool lined by oak , birch and alder trees .
At the end of our road is a spectacularly beautiful side valley ( the Glen ) ,it has many unusual old ruins , also archaeological sites including a pre Ogham stone ,( Pluais na Scriob )
One and a half miles from the sea and Deereen gardens. Kenmare with many pubs restaurants and shops 17 miles/23 km . Castletownbere also 23 km.
Local pub restaurants, 3 miles approx .
Breakfast included in price . Vegetarians catered for .
The food we provide is either grown by us without the use of chemicals or sourced locally .We bake our own bread and make jams with our own fruit and organic sugar .
We use ecological cleaning products to clean the house .
One word : Fantastic!
We had a wonderful time at your bothy! Thank you so much for everything! It was simply perfect!
John and Siobhan we super friendly and wonderful hosts!
The bothy is an awesome getaway and Siobhan is the best baker ever.
Thank you so much and we will be back!!
We couldn't have asked for more from our stay in the bothy. Beautiful surroundings, more than comfortable accommodation and great hosts who really know how to look after people! Thank you John and Siobhan for your delicious food and good company, we hope we can come back soon!
This is a delightful house hidden away in a beautiful woodland area in the Beara peninsula. The drive across Healy's pass from Bantry Bay is spectacular (even in the rain). We used the house to access the ring of Kerry but ended up driving around the Ring of Beara, which has a sublime landscape, and untouched relative to the more popular ring of Kerry. On the second day we drove around the Ring of Skellig via Kenmare and Killarney. Words can't describe the visual experience. John and Siobhan were wonderful hosts, providing us with a delicious breakfast of local eggs, bread and jam each morning. Their land is covered in various trees, from Oak, Ash to swampy Alder woods beside the river. John makes pottery and kindly shows us around his workshop. We will certainly be back. Thank you !
Close your eyes and imagine an idyllic Irish countryside ... sheep grazing on the hillside, ponies nosing around in the grass, a stream gushing somewhere nearby, flush with the spring rains. Yeah, this is the scene from the back door of the Bothy.
As farmer/artists/life-lovers, John and Siobhan have it just right. With hardwood floors, a wood-burning stove and big inviting bed, the Bothy welcomes you in with a big exhale. With a well-stocked library, a few board games, no internet access, and fresh goodies in the kitchen, you can spend the better part of the day just sitting by the stove in the pair of comfy chairs. Or venture out and prowl around their 20 acres (bring waterproof boots and wool socks!) to soak in the farm life. And set just outside a big tourist area (Kenmare and the Ring of Kerry), there are plenty of day trips a short drive away.
And be sure to say Hi to Pauline at the pub in Bunaw. She says she makes the best soups in all of Ireland (but readily admits that "self praise is no praise"). But really, the soups were good, and the local mussels aren't to be missed.
If you're looking to get away, slow down, see the world and smell life, don't hesitate to book with John and Siobhan.
Had a great 3 nights here. Everything you need to have a relaxed, peaceful stay in this stunning part of Ireland.
Communication with John was easy and he was very helpful with recommendations. The Bothy and John's property was fantastic, even better than the listing. I only wish we could spend longer than two nights. They are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area. The breakfast was very filling. I would highly recommend!
Perfection! Like many of the guests, we used this little cottage as our base for exploring the Ring of Kerry. Although I have to say, the drive through Killarney National Park to get down to the cottage was my favorite. If you stay here, you don't have to worry about encountering bad weather as you will be overjoyed to spend a lazy afternoon reading by the fire. The decor of the cottage makes it feel very homey and comfortable. Its very convenient to cook in the well supplied kitchen. Each night when we returned home the cottage had been tidied up and there was a roaring fire in the woodstove to greet us. John recommended a lovely local pub with fresh seafood for our supper. And we even spooked a deer when we walked through the farm down to the river! Next time I go I will be sure to stay for a whole week.
John met us upon arrival and led us to our cottage that was warm and cozy as he had already started a fire for us in the wood burning stove. The warmth and coziness of the cottage sums up the description for our entire stay.
There were freshly baked soda bread and cookies made by Siobhan that were so delicious that we had to get the recipe. There were plenty of farm fresh eggs from the chickens and freshly picked tomatoes to snack on. The kitchen was stocked with all the essentials if one wanted to cook. Siobhan made us toast with eggs, tomatoes and feta each morning of our two nights stay and her cooking was better than a five star hotel.
John also showed us his studio as we shared that my wife recently returned to making pottery. His studio is very nicely organized and his wood burning kiln is a craft on its own.
It was very peaceful to wake up to the sounds of birds singing and cows being herded in the distance by a farmer and the horses in the fields. You can close all the windows and you won't hear a thing because it is so well insulated, but we opened the back door to hear the tranquil sounds of the farm waking with the rising sun.
We could go on and on about how wonderful the Bothy is and how much detail has been put to making this place an ideal get-a-way location, but the best part was meeting John and Siobhan. They are such beautiful souls and we have to thank them for caring so much about their guests and now we feel like we stayed with a couple of friends rather than just hosts.
Bothy cottage was our warm, cozy, comfortable home for one week. It was very, very clean and well equipped. There was plenty of wood available for the woody burning stove that kept us snug and warm when needed. John & Siobhan shared their fresh homemade bread and jams and organic eggs, vegetables, and fruit from their garden - delicious! We used this serene retreat as our base for exploring the Beara Peninsula and Ring of Kerry.
We loved the cottage and John was an exceptional host. The cottage was very neat and clean with fresh bread and jams awaiting our arrival. John gave us insight into hiking in the area. John and Siobhan were lovely people.Breakfast was amazing. We highly recommend his cottage.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.