Bothy in scenic mountain valley

House - Entire home/apt · R574 Fehanagh Lauragh, Beara, County Kerry, Ireland

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: $584 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • 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!

    April 2014
  • 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 !

    April 2014
  • 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.

    April 2014
  • Had a great 3 nights here. Everything you need to have a relaxed, peaceful stay in this stunning part of Ireland.

    March 2014
  • 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!

    March 2014
  • I stayed here with my wife as part of our honeymoon, we both absolutely loved the Bothy. It was cosy, warm and had everything we needed.

    John and Siobhan were great, friendly hosts whose home cooking was fantastic.

    We would definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for some peace and quiet and fantastic views.

    October 2012
  • We loved staying here! John and Siobhan were wonderful hosts -- providing home cooked meals each morning from their farm, and suggesting great places to hike and visit. Also the location of the bothy was perfect for exploring the Beara Penninsula and Killarney National Park. If you want a quiet place to rest and explore the Irish countryside, then this is the place for you!

    October 2012
  • Staying with John and Siobhan was the highlight of our trip to Ireland, and really made our honeymoon feel so special. They are the most accommodating and welcoming people you will find. Their property was beautiful and we enjoyed touring the Beara Peninsula. The Bothy was clean, warm and very inviting. I wish I had the space to list all the wonderful things about our stay from the homemade scones/bread and jam to the conversation. We can't wait to go back.

    October 2012
  • John and Siobhan were an absolute delight as hosts. My wife and I spent the second half of our honeymoon in their company, and it was the best part of our trip. As we told them when we left, who knew we could fly to a different country only to feel at home.

    October 2012
  • Beautiful location, a kind and generous host, Bothy House was an absolute delight. Be sure to take a twilight walk up the road, explore the waterfall, and most of all, relax and enjoy this spectacular place.

    October 2012
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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 . Life's motto ? Equality and respect .
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