About this listing
This glamping site offers accommodation and breakfast in a vintage caravan and gypsy wagon ( see Chez Shea Gypsy Wagon- also listed with Airbnb) Both have been carefully restored, featuring very different vintage interiors. Come and check us out!
Spend some relaxing time in our restored 1979 caravan-very retro, very sweet and cosy. It has two single beds, a small hob, fridge and a gas heater. The beds are comfortable -but they are not particularly long and because of this would not be suitable/comfortable for very tall people. The caravan has a toilet and shower block nearby- with one shower and two toilets-sink, heater. On this glamping site, the bathroom is shared by a maximum of four people at any one time. If the dates you want are not available - please check out our other airbnb listing 'Chez Shea Gypsy Wagon'
The price includes breakfast- we serve a simple vegetarian breakfast, which is brought to your door each morning. There are limited cooking facilities in the caravan so its possible to prepare simple meals. We have a 'things to do' drawer which has a selection of games and puzzles for your enjoyment. Or- why not bring your knitting and a book and enjoy some time out!
This location provides a good base for people who enjoy hiking, hill walking, and peace and tranquility. There is a pub and a restaurant about 5 kilometres from the house. It is also within driving distance of the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara- both of which are very scenic. Another idea for a day trip would be to take the tunnel road from Kenmare to Glengarrif - possible stopping off at Lorges Choclatiers, Molly Galvins traditional Irish farm and Ewe Sculpture Garden- drive back to Adrigole, over the Healy Pass which has a great view of Glenmore Lake and back home!
Guests may also enjoy interacting with our dogs, cats, ponies, donkeys and chickens- all of whom are very happy to meet new admirers and possibly be taken for a walk!
We supply all bed linen and towels.
Other Things to Note
Special rates are available for people who want to book both the the caravan and wagon. Please enquire if interested.
We are fortunate to live in a beautiful unspoiled landscape. Our aim is to have as low an impact on this as possible. With this in mind we operate a number of eco-practices. These include recycling, composting, use of ecological cleaning products and energy awareness.
We ask that guests do not smoke in the caravan.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
Fabulous place! Welcomed with coffee and banana bread. Breakfasts amazing! Original and delicious. Marie & Ger and their little boy extremely friendly and helpful and kind to my little girl. Really want to go back again with my husband and son. Caravan was spotless and nothing was too much trouble.
Wat een geweldig bijzonder verblijf! De verwachtingen waren hoog na alle lovende recensies, maar ze hebben het zeker waar gemaakt!! Een plek om nooit te vergeten! Prachtige omgeving en Marie en haar man zijn enorm gastvrij. Het ontbijt is heerlijk en divers. Iedere ochtend een vers bereid ontbijt in een mandje bij de caravan. Het ontbreekt werkelijk aan niets. Ik raad dit verblijf zeker aan iedereen aan! Marie, nogmaals dank voor alle goede zorgen!!
This is the listing that started my journey to Ireland. I saw this unique place and knew I had to stay...a retro caravan parked in the middle of paradise....it far exceed my expectations and was hosted by a truly amazing individual. First, the location was perfect for TRUE peace and you are literally embraced within rising land that takes your breath away. Secondly, the peninsula that it sits upon offers roads of beauty unlike anything I can describe in words, plus the towns are all very unique and warming. Last, but certainly not least, is the host Marie. I have never felt better taken care of by someone, especially someone I just met, but I instantly felt comforted in calling this home during my journey.
The main feeling about this week was the kindness and generosity of our hosts, from start to finish they were a pleasure to deal with, this is a remote location but the scenery locally is spectacular and within 3km there are lovely restaurants so I'd highly recommend a stay here
This was my first ever airbnb and it was fantastic. The caravan was gorgeous, clean and had everything I needed. The showering facilities were spotless and the location itself was beautiful. A wonderful bit of tranquillity.
Marie and Ger were wonderful hosts and couldn't do enough to make sure I was ok. Homemade cake on arrival, wonderful breakfasts each day and giving me great advice on places to go and visit.
I wouldn't hesitate recommending staying here to anyone and I am looking for an opportunity to come back and spend more time in this wonderful part of the world in this fab space. Thank you so much x
Marie and Jer were just the best hosts and the retro caravan was amazing: really thoughtful quirky design and really comfy too. If its a bit wet outside, there's a whole stash of fun games supplied in the caravan but beware the T-shape puzzle, it will fry your brain. We never did solve it...
The resident animals ( some of indeterminate species including a half dog/half ewok ) are real characters - bit like having a friendly pack of campsite buddies hanging round. There's a stunning walk up into the glen close by too. Cannot recommend this place enough..makes me want to start my own retro-caravan site back home in Scotland!
Séjour coup de coeur pour une immersion en pleine nature, au pied du Healy Pass. Marie et son compagnon sont adorables et ont fait un travail remarquable pour aménager leur caravane vintage et son "annexe"(sdb et toilettes). Tout est fait avec recherche et finesse, et Marie a pu exprimer sa créativité dans l'aménagement et la déco, très réussis. Les petits déj sont très raffinés ...et copieux, et changent du Full Irish Breakfast : les pancakes et leurs à-côtés, le granola très original et le porridge à la cannelle sont à tomber !
La caravane est confortable et bien chauffée en cas de raffraîchissement (nous avons testé) et on peut même faire une dinette si besoin grâce aux 2 gaz. Un pub est à quelques kilomètres (au port), nous l'avons essayé pour un repas du soir et c'était très bien. Autres possibilités de restauration aux alentours que nous n'avons pas essayées. Alors si les petites contraintes d'un séjour en caravane ne vous rebutent pas, n'hésitez pas à devenir les hôtes de Marie, vous ne le regretterez pas, on aimerait avoir la douce Marie pour amie...
This host has 56 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Marie
My partner Ger and I live with our three children on the Beara Peninsula in Co.Kerry. We live on a small farm which has been in my family for four generations (at least!)The family trade was shoe making, and locally some of the older people still remember this place as the shoemakers house. We all like old things-and that has led us to the idea of setting up a small vintage caravan site. We keep Kerry bog ponies- which are a native Irish breed, donkey's, chickens, ducks, cats and dogs. We are both very interested in local history and love to discuss this with our guests. Funnily enough, I do have a life motto, or life plan. Its quite simple-MFB which stands for 'Make Fehanaugh Beautiful.'- Fehanaugh is the name of the townland we live in, and it's quite beautiful already- but I'd like to help it along.