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 .
My main concern is that you have the best and most relaxing holiday with us possible . The house is finished to a high standard which I hope you benefit from ,
To prevent greasy smells , no frying fish or meat please there is a BBQ outside . No smoking and please no outdoor shoes in side .
Please check in between 2 and 7 pm . After 7 Pm I usually walk around the farm to check the animals and fences and then I go to bed early.
The Bothy is truly the perfect place to unwind, submerge yourself in nature's beauty and find relaxation. Set in a fantastic, mountainous terrain, it's the perfect base from which to enjoy the stunning rings of Beara and Kerry.
The flat is decorated to a high standard and feels luxurious in an understated way. There is a bathroom, kitchenette, a wood burning stove in front of which one can watch DVDs or listen to the eclectic CDs on offer, and a very comfy bed. Tasteful art adorns the walls, and beautiful home made pottery fills the cupboards, giving a rustic, personal feel.
On our arrival, we were greeted with a roaring fire, fresh bread and a stocked kitchen. We were quickly made to feel welcome and very at ease. John and Siobhan really are a delight, attentive to our needs without being overbearing. In fact we would have liked to get to know them better than we had opportunity to, and enjoyed chats over the deliciously fresh cooked breakfast. John even fixed a problem with our rental car unbeknown to us overnight!
We would recommend the Bothy to anybody, and had an idyllic, romantic few days of walking the hills, exploring the local towns and generally being wowed by the beauty of the area. We echo the sentiment that one can read on every page of the Bothy's guest book in that we hope one day to be able to return.
Nous avons eu un très beau séjour! Maison paisible où il a fait bon se reposer. À recommander! Merci encore pour tout!
John and Siobhan’s Bothy is an absolute sanctuary of peace and joy in an incredibly beautiful, remote and inspiringly well cared for landscape! We were made to feel so warmly welcome on arrival with a wood burner glowing and a well supplied pantry stocked up with home grown veg, delicious baked bread and cookies, herbal teas and freshly laid eggs.
The generous hospitality of our lovely hosts continued over our 5 night stay with delicious and varied breakfasts of freshly squeezed juice, eggs, home baked scones/pancakes and yummy homemade jams. Thank you once again Siobhan for baking such a delicious birthday cake, what a sweet surprise! We enjoyed it so much with our after dinner tea each evening of our stay!!
Our soulful and connecting morning chats with John were always a mutual source of fun and inspiration with wonderful and varied music filling the air of the conservatory as a welcome backdrop to great conversation! He was also very generous with guiding us to the best local walks, lucky us… thank you John!!
The Bothy was the perfect place to lay the stresses of our daily life down and just melt into our vacation. After a day out in the wild unspoiled beauty of the surrounding hills, lakes and coastlines of the stunning and wonderful Beara Peninsula we would come “home” and chill with great music from John’s tasteful CD collection, cook up a homegrown feast served on his lovingly made beautifully crafted pottery and count ourselves very very lucky and blessed to have found such a place to be!! In the quiet of our evenings we could tangibly feel the years of creativity, love and enjoyment that had infused this haven of peace…it was a welcome relief to be off-grid and in the stillness of it all!!
We left feeling sweetly nourished, mellow and inspired after a dip in the tree lined river pool at the bottom of the farm; empty of the unnecessary, stocked with a few heartfully chosen pottery acquisitions and happy and glad to have met such lovely people in such a wonderful setting… Much love and gratitude to you both for absolutely everything, it’s been so great and we really hope to return!
John and his wife were absolutely wonderful people. They live in such a peaceful place and did everything they could to make our stay with them enjoyable. They are excellent cooks and warm and friendly people.
The cabin is stunning, as are the views. This really is more of a private resort. Stay here if you can.
John und Siobban sind ganz wunderbare Gastgeber. Sie drängen sich nicht auf, sind aber jederzeit ansprechbar, falls man ihre Hilfe braucht. Ein wunderbares Beispiel dafür ist das Frühstück: man hat die Wahl es selbst im Ferienhaus zuzubereiten und unter sich zu sein oder im Haus der Gastgeber sich exzellent mit einem "cooked breackfast" verwöhnen zu lassen und sich nett mit John zu unterhalten.
Das Ferienhaus ist traumhaft in einem abgeschiedenen Bergtal gelegen und doch gut erreichbar und nur etwa 2 km vom Meer entfernt. Die Gegend ist ideal für Wanderungen, die man direkt vor der Haustür beginnen kann. Ein Erlebnis ist auch die Erkundung von Johns mehrere Hektar umfassenden Grundstück, das talabwärts bis zu einem Fluss mit Wasserfall und Bademöglichkeit führt. Mehr sei an dieser Stelle nicht verraten!
Das Häuschen ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, die Dusche ist schön geräumig und das Kochgeschirr ist absolut ausreichend. Ein absolutes Highlight für Grillfreunde: Im Freien (mit Regenschutz natürlich!) gibt es einen höchst professionellen Gas-Grill von Weber.
Wir kommen jederzeit wieder und können das Häuschen nur allen wärmstens empfehlen, die die absolute Ruhe suchen und in diese Gegend zum Wandern kommen.
Feeling the warmth of the fire in the iron stove, hearing the soft rain tapping on the roof, looking in the green valley - the moment we arrived we felt at home in this cosy "bothy". And even if the rain sustained, we stayed longer than we had planned. Many, many thanks, Siobhan and John! Our personal highlight was the swim in the river near the waterfall. An incredible beautiful secretive piece of earth! Our only complaint: Brian - the sometimes grumpy neighbours cat - never condescended to honour us with a visit.
Merveilleux séjour dans une maisonnette préparée avec soin par John et Siobhan. La porte avant donne vers un petit-déjeuner dans leur véranda qui commence par des baies, myrtilles ou framboises, cueillies le matin; la porte arrière donne sur les champs qui dévalent jusqu'à la rivière où la piscine vous attend.
I am a farmer and potter . I was born by the sea and mountains on the west coast. I have lived many places around Ireland and abroad but the place I love is the west coast of Ireland . I like the quiet life , practicing yoga ,walking in the mountains and swimming in the river pools , sea kayaking and sailing.
Also pottery, sculpture ,stone walls, paintings,music, books .
I enjoy meeting people from around the world and from all kinds of backgrounds
making a connection and finding over and over again we have all the important things in common .
I don't have a life's motto but I believe everyone is entitled to be treated with Equality and respect .