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.
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...
We thoroughly enjoyed our vintage glamping experience, and would highly recommend it (we loved spending time in there, in spite of the weather). Marie and Ger were wonderfully kind and generous hosts, and the food was delicious! Highly recommend more vintage glamping!
This experience was a dream come true for me! I had been looking for a nice, rural place to stay while road tripping in Ireland, and this was perfect. Marie and Jer so nicely welcomed us! They were both extremely friendly, hospitable, and approachable. When my friend and I walked into the caravan, Marie had homemade muffins waiting for us. They, along with the amazing breakfast in the morning, were delicious! Both Marie and Jer have the sweetest spirits and I felt so lucky to have been able to stay here. To be surrounded by mountains, pets, and sweet people here was one of my favorite Ireland experiences. Also, I had messaged Marie the day I was looking for a place to stay, and she responded within s few hours. They are genuine and superb hosts! I can't wait to come back to Ireland, and I will definitely be staying here again. An 11 out of 10 experience!
Absolutely loved our stay with Marie and Ger!! Such wonderful hosts. I can't describe how great they were! Can not fault them. The dinner Marie cooked was lovely and the breakfast was just as great! They were so friendly and helpful and their place is great. We had so much fun glamping in their caravan which was decorated wonderfully. We loved the books and games inside. Thanks again so much! Would definitely recommend them and we would love to stay with them again.
We absolutely adored our stay at the Chez Shea Vintage Glamper. Marie and her husband were unbelievably kind & helpful. We got in late and they gave us directions to the local pub (which we would highly recommend visiting! Helen's Bar is the name) so we could eat some dinner. The glamper itself is so great and such a unique experience. My husband is a big fella and he was quite comfortable in the bed. I would definitely try to get their before dark so it is easier to find the place, but mainly because the views getting to their place (from Cork) are absolutely gorgeous. Marie's breakfast was delicious and their hospitality was wonderful. She catered to our schedule and we appreciate the stay so much. I hope we can visit Ireland again one day and when we do, we will definitely be staying with our friends at their Chez Shea Vintage Glamper :)
Had a blast in Marie's little paradise :) Loved every minute of it! Caravan was very clean and cozy, air was fresh, views spectacular, breakfast absolutely delicious, and the highlight was Marie's dogs and ginger cat, absolutely adorable :) Thanks for hosting us, Marie! Hope we can come back again soon :)
Thank you to Marie for a magical experience. Set in one of the most beautiful places on the West coast her accommodation is spotless and quirky. The animals are great. The breakfasts are amazing and make is always available to help in any way. I would love to come back.
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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.