Chez Shea- vintage glamping

Camper/RV - Private room · Chez Shea at Fehanaugh, Lauragh, Kerry, Ireland
Marie
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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- a selection of muesli, fruit, yoghurt ect. We can cater for people on a dairy free or vegan diet. 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.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after the first guest
Check In: 3:00 AM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
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  • Marie's directions were perfect and we found her beautiful property easily even though it's quite off the beaten path. But that makes it wonderful!! Marie and Jerry greeted us so warmly and showed us around their grounds. They are generous hosts with a slew of ongoing projects that look very promising for the future bnb hosting. They made sure we knew everything about how the caravan worked and we were in love with it right away! It is cosy and charming and it proved to be a wonderful spot to wake up in! Marie's breakfast was delicious and abundant and I wanted to take all my leftovers with me! I did take the homemade almond cookies that she left us the night before and they were a sweet reminder of our stay the whole next day. I sincerely hope I make it back to this part of the world someday soon. I would certainly spend another night in this lovely spot. Marie's children welcomed us home after dinner and they were so well-spoken and interesting. And her dogs were delightful too!

    July 2014
    Marie
    Response from Marie:

    Thanks so much Diana for the lovely review. I wish we had a bit more time to get to know each other. I am so fascinated by your work- best of luck with it in the future. Hope you really enjoy the rest of your stay. M

    July 2014
  • They were very nice, the place was perfect. The breakfast was awesome and the area have a lot of things to see. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Marie and her husband were wonderful welcoming hosts, and the camper van is as cool and comfortable as it looks in the photos.

    They have a load of lovely playful dogs and we spent the evening with them, reading and drinking wine by a big fire on a lovely warm night in the scenic Irish countryside.

    Breakfast the next day delivered to our door was a real treat. I recommend the pancakes...

    June 2014
    Marie
    Response from Marie:

    Thanks Tom for the lovely review and comments. It was so nice to meet you both!

    June 2014
  • Marie and her husband were lovely hosts. They live in a magical place beautifully set up. It's the ideal getaway for a few days.

    June 2014
  • Staying at the O'Shea's was so lovely! The children showed us around and mom and dad O'Shea followed close behind with warm and kindly compliments along the way. Was truly a wonder and delight to be there on the property and take the walk through the glaciated mountain scape behind their home and the glorious wildflower displays interspersed. The Beara Caha Mountains were breathtaking!! The family and land will be on my mind for years to come. I hope to get back there someday, truly! The breakfast too was so very delicious!!

    June 2014
  • We spend 3 days at Chez Shea Vintage Glamping and we absolutely loved (website hidden) was cute and cozy and romantic. The beds were very comfortable. It was a true departure from the rest of the world. A unique experience that we will always remember.The hosts were sweet and genuine people who really wanted to give us the best epxerience. The breakfast was absolutely amazing!

    The area is just beautiful, what else can i say. Great walks in the mountains, parcs , ,Kenmare and Killarney...there is enough to do every day and the beauty of nature will take your breath away.

    June 2014
  • This was one of my favorite places that I stayed while in Ireland for 2 weeks. The grounds that the trailer is located on is beautiful and the family/host that lives close by is extremely accommodating. The breakfast that was prepared the next day was vegetarian and even though I am a meat eater it was really really great. I was only able to stay one night but would have stayed longer if I did not have to meet up with friends. Highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • We absolutely loved our stay at the caravan. Marie and Ger were perfect hosts with a wealth of local knowledge. They made us so welcome with homemade banana bread on arrival. The breakfast was second to none, wonderful vegetarian fare, you'd be hard pressed to find anything this good in a hotel. The caravan's location is superb with lovely mountain views and trees. It has been lovingly restored with authentic 70's decor. A real gem and a rare find, would love to stay again.

    May 2014
  • My 11-year old son and I spent a fabulous week in Ireland, May 2 - May 10, and had one great night with Marie, Ger and their kids. We loved glamping and especially loved meeting an Irish family; it was a highlight of our trip, especially for my son, who was really curious about what Irish kids are like. I got very lucky and Marie happened to have time to take a walk with me down their lovely country road in the morning after breakfast. There are sheep and horses and flowers at every turn - it's very peaceful and lovely and Marie is wonderful company.

    This isn't really in the middle of nowhere as I think one reviewer suggested. It's on the Beara Peninsula, which is gorgeous and well worth driving through, and is only about 1 km from another highlight of our whole trip: Healy Pass. If you have the chance to go over Healy Pass, especially at sunset, do it! We drove over it more like at dusk, and consequently it was very hair-raising, but words can't describe how cool it was in the fading light and how worth it our fears were. Also very comical to have our headlights shine suddenly on a completely non-plussed sheep, who was happily curled up on a little ridge directly by the side of the road.

    We arrived later than we had hoped and expected, and Marie left us some nibbles in case we were hungry, which just made us feel so cared for. Ger kept in close cell phone & texting contact to make sure that we found their place without mishap, since it was dark and late, and then showed us around and made us feel very much at home. If you can arrive before nightfall, you'll enjoy the surroundings so much. It's a fantastic place to stay. Don't hesitate, just go glamping!!!

    One other thing: much of Ireland is damp and it smells appropriately damp because of all the moisture. After two nights elsewhere, preceding our arrival at the caravan, I expected it to have a mildewy smell, but instead, it smelled wonderful. Plus, I have terrible mold and mildew allergies and did not suffer even a little at Chez Shea.

    Hip, hip hurray for Chez Shea!

    May 2014
  • We spent two nights at Chez Shea over the Bank Holiday weekend in May, and it was lovely. The setting is remote and dramatic, the caravan is homely and comfortable, but what really made it special was the warm hospitality of Marie and Ger. They went to great lengths to make us welcome, and the homemade breakfasts were particularly excellent. We're keen to make it back sometime!

    Sam, Michael and baby Gene

    May 2014
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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. four people! 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.
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