About This Listing
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.
We had a wonderful few days with John and Siobhan at their bothy. It's a fantastically secluded spot, nothing but the birds for company. The cottage itself was spotless and very comfortable, great bed, some music and books for the evenings by the wood-burning stove. It's also great to meet two people who care so much for the environment and landscape they live in.
The Beara peninsula is a stunning part of Ireland - lots of places to explore, from the seabirds at wild Dursey Island to the seclusion of Derreen Gardens.
The breakfasts were delicious, with fresh scones, eggs, granola, and home made jams, among other things. It all added up to the renourishment of the soul for these two East London residents!
Dieser wunderbar ruhige Ort in beeindruckender Natur liegt in einem schönen Tal nicht weit vom Healy Pass entfernt.
John und Siobhan haben uns sehr herzlich empfangen. Der Ofen brannte, es war schön warm an diesem kühlen Maitag.
Wir hatten noch nie eine so gemütliche und saubere Unterkunft und haben uns augenblicklich sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir mochten besonders, die Tür zu öffnen und mit dem nächsten Schritt direkt in der Natur zu sein.
John und Siobhan sind sehr liebenswerte, herzliche, und interessierte Gastgeber und wir haben viel gelacht miteinander.
Dank ihrer Offenheit konnten wir ein wenig über ihre Art zu leben und zu denken erfahren. Vielen Dank dafür!
We stayed for three nights and really enjoyed it. John and Siobhan are very welcoming, nice, friendly people. The cottage has a really nice cosy, private feel to it and we were welcomed with a larder full treats – beautiful homemade bread and jams, farm fresh eggs, lovely spuds etc. as well as a really interesting selection of books, music and movies…. A nice personal touch.
Breakfast in the morning was lovely (Siobhan is a killer baker) and you usually get plenty of cheerful banter from John to go with it.
The surrounding area is amazing – not much needs to be said as you’ll need to experience it for yourself.
Quite a special place really. Highly recommended. We hope to be back soon!
Had a wonderful five day stay here, everything about it was perfect. John & Siobhan are great hosts and the guesthouse was snug, clean and had everything we could possibly need for our stay. We were provided with a very tasty cooked breakfast in the mornings, made with ingredients grown on the farm along with excellent jams and scones made by Siobhan. The surrounding scenery is simply stunning and the house is perfectly located for exploring the area on foot or bike. We'll definitely be coming back at some point in the future!
Wonderful place and hospitality! Breakfast was wonderful! Too bad it was so rainy when we were there. We would have loved to do more hiking, but the Bothy was nice and cozy during the stormy weather.
We loved our tie at the beautiful Bothy. After two very long days sight seeings and exploring the Irish countryside, we loved coming back to a warm fire, a game of scrabble, a movie and a comfortable bed. The accommodations and the property were absolutely stunning. Throughout our trip we saw a lot of Southern Ireland and visited a lot of places and I can honestly say the the Beara Peninsula was one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the opportunity to explore. I sincerely hope to visit again once day. Thanks John for the great time!
About the Host, John
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 .