About this listing
Three Gables is a charming country cottage dating back to the 1800s. It sits on an acre of private grounds, in a rural location with open views in all directions, and is close to many major routes and famous tourist attractions.
Three Gables Bed and Breakfast is located on the scenic Estuary Drive, on the southern coastline of the Shannon Estuary. It is between the towns of Askeaton and Foynes, and also close to North Kerry and the city of Limerick. The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's first long-distance touring route which runs along the whole Atlantic coast of Ireland, is only a few kilometres away.
Three Gables Bed and Breakfast offers the friendly welcome and hospitality for which Ireland is famous, and has much more besides.
Accommodation comprises a comfortable and charming room with a double bed, en-suite facilities, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and USB charging points.
If you prefer a room with 2 single beds, please see our other listing. If you are looking for accommodation for 3 or 4 guests, you can reserve 2 rooms by making a booking on both our listings. In case of difficulty, please contact us by e-mail or by telephone.
Our breakfast menu should satisfy all tastes and even the heartiest of appetites. Choose any combination of the following - Full Irish Breakfast, generous Continental Breakfast, Buffet Breakfast, and alternative or lighter options. We use locally sourced produce wherever and whenever possible.
Guests can make use of the grounds at all times. There are several seating areas, a garden, lawns, a rockery, and a south-facing patio. Feel free to wander, sit and relax as you please.
Please note that there are no hidden charges, and ALL of the following are included in the advertised price:
On-site parking (including secure garage parking for cars and bikes); 24 hour access to rooms (no curfew); full breakfast, snacks and drinks; evening meals (please enquire); tea, coffee and biscuits in the rooms; satellite TV in the rooms; en-suite facilities with shower; bed linen, towels, soap, shower gel, shampoo, hair dryer; daily housekeeping service (no cleaning fees); laundry service (please enquire); Wi-fi; bicycle hire, including safety wear.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to offer drinks and snacks, and to chat with guests. We can also give help and advice for things to do, places to see, eating out, or anything else you may need during your stay.
There are many tourist attractions and places to visit in the immediate locality and further afield. The area is also popular for walking, cycling, fishing and angling. There is good access to major routes, making it easy to plan a driving or touring holiday. Shannon airport and Kerry airport are only a short drive away.
We recommend the following:
(within walking distance)
The medieval town of Askeaton is within walking or very easy cycling distance. There is a post office, a cafe, a bar which also serves food, local shops, a swimming pool and fitness centre, a bank, a medical centre, and a supermarket. You can fill your car with fuel, and there is a service, repair, and car sales garage. Call at the Tourist Information Centre for guided tours of the town, including Askeaton Castle and the Franciscan Friary.
Knockpatrick Gardens, near Foynes, is within walking or cycling distance. 3 acres of beautiful mature gardens, and breathtaking views of surrounding countryside, make an enjoyable visit.
(within cycling distance)
Foynes was a stop-over for transatlantic flights in the early days of aviation, and is now home to the famous Flying Boat and Maritime Museum. There are shops, bars, and places to eat. Foynes is also part of the Wild Atlantic Way, and you can join the route here.
Curraghchase Forest Park is a woodland estate with lakes, which surrounds the 18th century Curraghchase House. It is a popular walking, cycling and picnic location.
The Celtic Theme Park and Gardens near Kilcornan are situated on an original Celtic settlement. Find authentic and re-created features from Ireland's past as you walk through the beautiful gardens.
(within easy driving distance)
Adare is a quaint and charming village which is home to medieval monasteries and ruins, and a picturesque village park. Traditional thatched roofs can be seen on many of the buildings in the main street. There are bars, shops and restaurants. Call in at the Tourist Information Centre for more details, or to visit the cafe and the museum.
Bleach Lough is a lake which is popular for fishing and angling. The area is stocked with trout, salmon, pike and rudd. Fishing licenses can be purchased for the day.
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park are worth a visit. Guided tours of the Castle are very popular, and the Folk Park offers a fascinating insight into early rural life in Ireland. Book a place at a Medieval Banquet for an evening of unique entertainment.
We can recommend a local taxi and mini-bus service that offers both local transport and an airport shuttle service.
For guests who are touring Ireland, there are many places within driving distance, and suitable for a day trip. Examples are The Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, The Burren, Killarney Castle, Dingle peninsula, Connemara, and Kinsale.
Other Things to Note
Closest towns and cities (distances are approximate):
Askeaton – 2 miles (3 km)
Foynes – 4 miles (6 km)
Adare – 13 miles (21 km)
Croom - 18 miles (28 km)
Tarbert (and local ferry) – 20 miles (31 km)
Limerick – 20 miles (33 km)
Listowel – 30 miles (47 km)
Ballybunion – 33 miles (53 km)
Tralee – 45miles (73 km)
Distances to airports and travelling times (approximate):
Shannon Airport - 30 miles (50km), 40 mins.
Kerry (Farranfore) Airport - 48 miles (77 km), 1 hr 15 mins.
Cork Airport - 83 miles (133 km), 1 hr 55 mins.
Dublin Airport - 150 miles (240 km), 2 hrs 30 mins.
Distances to ferries and travelling times (approximate):
Cork (Crosshaven) - 80 miles (130 km), 2 hrs 10 mins.
Rosslare – 140 miles (230 km), 3 hrs 20 mins.
Dublin (Dun Laoghaire or Dublin Port) - 150 miles (240 km), 2 hrs 30 mins.
There are no special rules or guidelines. We welcome guests from any part of the world, and of any nationality. If there is something you need or want, or even if you are unsure, just ask.
If your travel plans do not allow check in or check out by the stated times, please speak with us and we will make arrangements to accommodate you.
We welcome families with children of around ten years old or above. If you are travelling with young children, or if you have any special requirements, please contact us before booking.
In order to comply with legislation in Ireland, there is a no-smoking policy inside the premises.
My hosts, John and Aileen made me feel very welcome. They really obliged me, when they let me arrive earlier than really suited them. They couldn't have been friendlier.
John and Aileen were absolutely wonderful. I felt like I had known them for years and could (and did) sit and talk with them for hours. They even helped me get the keys out of the locked car! I hated to leave!
John and Aileen provide a wonderful experience for their guests. They were the most delightful hosts. Their breakfast was delicious and the accommodations, beautiful! I will definitely include them on my itinerary anytime I am in Ireland. Their farmhouse inn is ideally located to get to the Shannon airport easily. Wonderful people, wonderful place!
About the Host, John And Aileen
We moved from England to Ireland in 2002, looking to retire in a few years. Those few years turned into ten years because the cottage we bought took far longer to fix up than we originally planned. Although we did very little structural work ourselves, most of the internal work is our own. It's been a tough time but it's finished now, and we are delighted with the results.
We like to meet people, we are both very happy here, and we've made many friends both locally and further afield. It's great for walking and cycling, and there is a strong community spirit. We love visiting quaint Irish towns and villages, people are very friendly and helpful wherever you go. It's a pleasant change after many years of urban living.
We both share an interest in classic cars - I maintain and repair them, and both Aileen and I like driving them. There are several active classic and vintage car clubs in the Limerick area. There are many meetings and shows, particularly in the summer months.
We also like to travel, and one of our favourite destinations is Paris. We have a passion for staying in places with character, and where the service is friendly and helpful. We hope that our passion is reflected in the character of Three Gables, and in the service we provide. We sincerely hope that you choose to stay with us.
John and Aileen.