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 includes granola, yoghurt, fruit and soda bread and eggs. Everything is homemade- including the eggs which are laid by our hens! 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.
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 2 nights.
Hard to describe this fairytale. Marie and Ger provide an amazing nesting place and incredible experience. The Glamper was beyond tasteful. It provided a peaceful, cozy, and nostalgic atmosphere that we did NOT want to leave. The location is dreamlike out in the country but surrounded by epic mountains, incredible scenery, and very welcoming animals all around. My heart was definitely warmed by their hospitality, generous nature, and genuine kindness. The animals also made our welcome as they became our friends throughout the days.
Breakfast was delivered each morning with a smile and was beyond delicious. Marie is a wonderful cook & baker.
We had all we needed and so much more. I can't say enough about Chez Shea and can't wait to return. Thank you kindly for this memory we will always have!
Me and my girlfriend stayed at Marie's place one night only.
One night where Marie and her husband literally saved our car from the mud.
They were super nice in any sense, definitely one of the best Airbnb experiences of my life.
The place is quiet, cozy and the breakfast amazing.
If you have the chance to go to Ireland don't miss this amazing place!
Marie and Ger are such a lovely couple and wonderful, wonderful hosts. We loved our stay in their place so much and really enjoyed chatting with them (and playing with all the dogs and cat in the farm!). Their place is simply magical- surrounded by the beautiful hills, comfortable, charming, with a rustic yet uniquely artistic atmosphere. We'd love to come back some day and spend time in their place again! Highly recommend!
One thing which is not a feedback but a note to future travelers- we did get lost for a bit when we first time drive to the place...because we (stupidly) drove there around 10 pm and it got quite dark in the mountains in that hour which made things much harder. So if you are like us- city people who do not drive a lot in the 'wild' :) - it is probably better to go there with some daylight.
It was my first experience in a caravane and it was great !!! lovely decoration inside, great location with all around mountains, very warming welcome for Marie and his husband, good breakfast, even if the weather was not good, it was an amazing stay. We hightly recommend this venue.
Ce fut ma première expérience en caravane, c'est tout simplement génial. très joliment décorée, situation extra avec les montagnes autour, chaleureux accueil de la part de Marie et son mari, bon petit déjeuner, même si la météo n'était pas très ensoleillée, ce fut un excellent séjour. Je recommande vivement ce lieu.
Marie and her family are extremely kind and caring hosts. We were well received and Marie even had some freshly baked lemon cake for us. The caravan is very clean and neat and provides a unique experience. If you are in any doubt of booking this one, go ahead and book it. You will not be disappointed! Beautiful nature surrounds you the whole time, even on your way there. We will remember this stay for a very long time. Then there is the breakfast.. This was another highlight of our day. Everything homemade, and delicious. Well done Marie and Ger!
We had such a lovely stay in this super cute caravan! The setting is just beautiful and so quiet. Facilities were great and we loved the board games. Loved playing scrabble all rugged up im the cosy caravan.
Despite it being fairly cold outside we were toasty warm in the caravan. Just to let you know my boyfriend is 6'2 and he managed to get a good night sleep.
Breakfast was so yummy as well.
Thank you for having us we really enjoyed ourselves. A hightlight of the trip for sure. Laura and Jimmy
We just completed a wonderful stay in ring of beara. Maire and his husband are really nice. The place is such wonderful and we can see so many stars during the night. They gave us a really warm welcome and provided us everything that we may need. We enjoy the BBQ very much and they are soooooooo nice!!!! We can also see the horses, dogs and lambs in the neighborhood with help of them. I stronly recommend this caravan.
We enjoy the conversation and thank you so much for everything. Hope seeing you again.
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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.