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.
Everything about staying here was delightful. We found getting directions there was best done by putting the coordinates provided into the GPS. The farm is remote, but in a beautiful area that is worth the drive up the long, winding dirt road. Marie and Joe were so friendly and helpful and gave us a very informative breakdown of our camper and of the towns nearby.
The camper itself was adorable and was incredibly (and surprisingly) well equipped. There was a fully stocked mini kitchen, a nice space heater, tons of games and books, multiple plugs for charging and whatnot, and plenty of linens and towels. In addition it was just incredibly charming and made staying in a camper more exciting than a nice hotel. The bathroom was very clean and nice considering it is separate from the camper and wagon. Both mornings, Marie and Joe made us breakfast which was both incredibly kind and also very delicious (you can't always count on that last part in B&Bs but the meals were very good).
Honestly I would return to Ireland solely to stay here again with these kind people, in this cute camper. Anyone on the fence because of its remoteness should take the plunge, it's well worth it.
Just back from a few days in Lauragh, Maire and Ger are two warm and generous people they give you so much information about walks and all the places to visit in the area. Breakfast was lovely, best brown bread ever.. and i got the recipe too. Looking forward to a return trip.
Der Campingwagen ist eine wirklich schöne Unterkunft und das Frühstück wie schon mehrfach beschrieben wirklich hervorragend! Marie und ihr Mann waren sehr sehr angenehme Gastgeber und die ruhige Umgebung immer eine Reise wert!
A fantastic setting for a quiet, relaxing break! Marie and Ger are great hosts, very welcoming and friendly from the outset. We stayed in the vintage caravan and loved it. There was plenty of storage space even though I had an enormous suitcase. All the books and games added to the experience, even though we couldn't master the wooden puzzle! I would highly recommend a visit to the nearby Healy Pass, the views are amazing on the road up. We will definitely be back!
We had a wonderful experience staying with Marie and Ger. They have managed to achieve a perfect balance between rustic and vintage adding comfort and luxury where required such as providing beautifully laundered sheets and bedding, freshly brewed coffee, and delicious and healthy home cooked food delivered to the vans and not forgetting impeccably clean bathrooms and shower facilities in a funky building a few steps away.
The pictures on their site shows the idyllic setting of their homestead which will never disappoint visiting " glampers" but add to this the surrounding area which is absolutely breathtaking and it is well worth spending several days, weeks, years to explore the Beara Peninsula and West Cork and Ring of Kerry which are easy day trips We were very sad to leave and will definitely return.
Our glamping getaway was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. Marie and Ger are fantastic hosts, warm, friendly, so knowledgeable about the area and great cooks! We loved the peaceful surroundings, the musty Healy Pass on our journey there, the morning hike up into the rocky valley (with our host companion Wicket the dog) and of course the caravan itself (with all its games and books, thoughtful decor and Marie's walnut and date bread). The perfect escape!
Where do we even begin? Marie and Jared were absolutely the BEST hosts Justin and I had in our entire 2 week Ireland trip. We stayed in their location for two nights and can honestly say we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is seeking a great scenic drive (from Cork on Healy Pass) and accommodating hosts. When we arrived, we had not yet made reservations for a Ring of Kerry tour. They welcomed us into their home, provided tea and cookies, and allowed us to use their home computer to make reservations. Like Marie and Jared, their son was very helpful and polite. We were served homemade breakfast, which was delicious. The camper provided a beautiful view of the landscape. The pets were just as welcoming as our hosts. Justin and I had a wonderful experience ! Thank you both for a lovely stay!
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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.