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 .
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.
John and Siobhan were very friendly and put very much detail in the lovely holiday home they are (website hidden)'s, books, Dvd's, cooking equipment, bathroom utilities, everything and more you would need to have a fantastic stay in an absolutely lovely environment. The Beara Peninsula is a perfect get away for people who like an unspoiled nature, away from the major tourist buses.
Fresh baked soda bread in the morning, regional and organic fruit jams and marmelade, eggs from own chickens that come to visit once in a while :) and the cooked breakfast with fresh and heavenly scones in their home is beyond words!
Gas BBQ outside and the big garden with river and waterfall are also perfect to extend your holiday experience! A shame the water was too cold to have a swim in the river, next time maybe :)
In short, a wonderful, clean and very nice home to make your trip to Ireland complete!
John and Siobhan are wonderful hosts and made me feel warm and welcome. Bothy is where everyone should stay when visiting the Beara Peninsula. The cottage is cozy, bright and very clean and equipped with everything a traveler would need for their stay. Their location in the valley is awe inspiring. I stayed for 4 nights and each morning I awoke, I knew I had landed in paradise. Siobhan is an exceptional baker and I am still missing her beautiful scones! Thank you both for a wonderful visit.
A lovely stay--John and his wife were great hosts. The cottage is adorable and beautifully maintained. Arrived to fresh brown bread, jellies, coffee, fresh eggs, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Fun DVDs and music options as well. Best yet, you can take a breathtaking hike through a mountain valley just by walking out the door and up the road. John also gave us a great rec for a waterfront pub 10 minutes away. Truly an unforgettable spot and a great opportunity to get off-the-beaten-path in Ireland.
Thank you very much for sharing your hidden paradise with us. You truly created a cosy home away from home where you can forget time and space and just enjoy the moment.
We spent a wonderful time in the cottage and loved to explore the surroundings. It was exactly what we desired.
Two amiable hosts and a memorable time.
the cottage is very cozy, very complete and just what you need if you enjoy a remote getaway in a splendid landscape. the area conjures up the word 'enchanted' and you will find one amazing panorama after another once you move about on Beara. Hosts Sibheon and John are non-intrusive, down to earth, have a fine sense of humor and are very generous. in the cottage we loved the collection of dvd's and books, the fresh tomatoes and the woodburning heater.
Only one sentence: Living in paradise can´t be better! ;o)