Bothy in scenic mountain valley

House - Entire home/apt · R574 Fehanagh Lauragh, Beara, County Kerry, Ireland
Your host, John
66 Reviews
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The Space

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 .

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $575 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • During our stay in Ireland this place was by far the most tranquil. The cottage is very well furnished and we felt right at home.

    At our arrival at the Bothy we were greeted by John and Brian (the lovely neighbors' red cat) who showed us the cottage and surroundings. In the kitchen we found some delicious homemade bread and cookies Siobhan baked for us. A nice surprise!

    We loved staying at this beautiful place.

    July 2014
  • Our stay by John was the best part of our Holiday in Ireland. Both John and his wife Siobhan were so nice and friendly. We will miss our breakfast conversations with John a lot. The Cottage is very charming, offering a nice retreat in the heart of Beara. It was very relaxing to have a rest after a full day trip and listen to some music or even have a BBQ outside. There was absolutely nothing we could miss. Thank you so much, John. And we hope to see you again in the future!

    July 2014
  • Great place to stay, the bothy is really comfy and nicely furnished, the farm is beautiful (and ponies!). The surrounding country is absolutely spectacular, we headed up the track to the hills a couple of times during our stay, out of the lush woodland up into mountain valleys where the trees disappear and the landscape turns into huge boulders, moss, streams, the odd sheep and breathtaking vistas. Totally amazing. John and Siobahn were lovely hosts, kind and interesting , they made high grade breakfasts with fruit grown in house :) , and really made us feel at home. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time at this place. Lovely hideaway, the valley is gorgeous and the accommodation was excellent. John and Siobhan are wonderful hosts and we felt very welcome. Thanks to both of you for the food - especially the bread and fresh strawberries from your garden!

    June 2014
  • Un endroit idyllique où il fait bon vivre, grâce à l'accueil généreux de John & Siobhan. C'est une maison de pierres, restaurée avec goût et délicatesse, tout y est pour se sentir comme dans un nid. Vue sur la campagne, avec les chevaux comme compagnons, la rivière un peu plus bas, le chant des oiseaux. Alentours, les Caha Mountains appellent aux randonnées que John saura vous conseiller. Le petit déjeuner de Siobhan est composé de jus de fruits frais, confitures maison délicieuses, scones et pain maison, avec des oeufs comme vous le souhaitez. Nourriture biologique préparée avec amour et soin. Merci à John et Siobhan pour nous avoir fait partager votre coin de paradis.
    An idyllic place where we felt in perfect harmony. John & Siobhan are friendly and everything they prepare is done with taste and delicatesse. The bothy is authentic and so well restaured. Beautiful view all around, the Caha Mountains call you for a walk. Breakfast prepared by Siobhan is so tastefull, with homemade marmelade, scones hmmmmmm!! Organic food prepared with care and love.
    Thanks John & Siobhan for all you made us discover.

    June 2014
  • Incredibly beautiful area and it was wonderful to stay on the lovely farm. John was kind, communicative and accommodating. We had privacy, yet could find him if needed. The bothy itself was very clean, roomy and we felt right at home. We loved the nearby hikes we could take in the breathtaking scenery. We had a lovely breakfast with John's good company. We were very pleased with our experience. Also, visit their Connemara ponies if you get a chance, they are friendly and beautiful animals.

    June 2014
  • Het is er gewoon fantastisch . Je bent er weg van de wereld .
    John en zijn vrouw zorgen voor een aangenaam welkom . Lekker brood , verse eieren, sla aardappelen , organische olijfolie , lekkere jam ...Het is er gezellig , mooi , (website hidden) cottage is erg proper en super gezellig met het haardvuur en de BBq. Het is er prachtig van natuur en je kan elke dag wel ergens op bezoek .
    Het is er weg van alle toeristische plekken maar toch valt er veel te ontdekken .
    Gewoon boeken en gaan !

    June 2014
  • Das Häuschen von John und Siobhan ist echter Traum, das Feuer im Kamin brannte schon als wir ankamen, die kleine Küche - gefüllt mit herrlichen Marmeladen und den frischen Eiern. John erklärte uns den Weg zum Fluß und gab uns eine Menge Tipps für tolle Wanderungen auf Beara. Ein wunderbarer Platz zum zur Ruhe zu kommen mit perfekter Ausstattung. Das Highlight unserer Irlandreise.
    Danke John und Siobhan - wir kommen jederzeit gerne wieder.
    The house i real dream, the friendly fire, the little kitchen, the wonderful marmelades and eggs. John told us the way to the river and gave us perfect instructions for hiking. A wondful place to stay with perfect equipment. The highlight of our Trip. Thank you John and Siobhan - we look forwart to meeting you again someday!!!!

    May 2014
  • What more can we say? It has all been said. And it is all true.

    May 2014
  • 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!!

    April 2014
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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 .
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