About this listing
Romantic self contained chalet, sleeps 2 adults + 2 kids on extra futon sofa bed, Central to Dingle, killarney Tralee. Vegetarian Seafood Restaurant, organic gardens, close to mountains, Inch beach, music pubs.See our B&B, gypsy wagons. pet friendly
The Chalet is the old stable, it has been renovated with care using hemp plaster and sheeps wool insulation in the attic. It is open plan and completely self contained accommodation, it has a small yet fully equipped kitchen. The chalet is perfect for two people, although it does have a double futon in the living area which will sleep children or another couple.
There are very steep Swiss style chalet stairs to the mezzane bedroom.
the chalet is available on a weekly basis.
everthing is provided apart from breakfast.
It is situated in the grounds of our restaurant and B&B. It has a pretty patio with outdoor seating and guests have the opportunity to wander in the spacious gardens and avail of the lovely food from the award winning Restaurant nearby.
The gardens are full of indigenous shrubs, exotic plants, herbs and vegetables. The Restaurant is open all day for delicious home grown, local & organic produce & serves award winning vegetarian food. Please note during high season we accept weekly Saturday to Saturday bookings only
Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian belly dance & a food and short story writer; she, her family and staff are always ready to spend time with guests on any thing from exciting activities in the area, to identifying the rare herbs and plants in the gardens, discussing specialized meals for people with dietary needs. Lorna could give an impromptu dance performance at the end of the evening. The place has a large selection of books, art work.
The views from the windows are of The Slieve Mish Mountains [1000 feet] to the north; Castlemaine Harbour & the Magillacuddy Reeks to the south. Just follow the mountain stream along the garden for great hill walking. Castlemaine harbour, the old pier with its exceptional wild life and fishing is a brisk 30 minute walk from the house. Six miles away, Inch beach is an exceptional focal point for walking plus it is a green flag beach with professionally taught water sports.
Ask Lorna abouther private cookery classes during the low season.
Our beautiful gardens and relaxing restaurant with award winning food. Many chalet guests avail of the residents breakfast buffet which is served (phone number hidden) and costs 14 €
Interaction with Guests
We are always available for chats and we have lots of information on beautiful places to visit off the beaten track. we also have maps, publications and guidebooks for your holiday
This award-winning Bed & Breakfast & Restaurant has unique en-suite double, twin or family rooms decorated with a mixture of antiques & colourful artefacts from Lorna's world travels. There are rooms suitable for family and we supply a baby bed. Between our romany wagons, chalet & private rooms, depending on how people sleep, we can accommodate about 20 people
The gardens are full of indigenous shrubs, exotic plants, herbs and vegetables. The Restaurant is open all day for delicious home grown, local & organic produce & serves and eclectic mixture of award winning vegetarian/ vegan/ gluten free & seafood dishes
Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian belly dance & Vegetarian cuisine, a food and short story writer; she, her family and staff are always ready to spend time with guests on any thing from exciting activities in the area, to identifying the rare herbs and plants in the gardens, discussing specialized meals for people with dietary needs. Lorna could give an impromptu dance performance at the end of the evening. The place has a large selection of books, art work & there are always fascinating people to talk to over a coffee.
There is free wifi and off road free parking. The bus service runs regularly to Castlemaine & even past the door during summer. The place is central to Killarney, Dingle & Tralee & just 1.5 hours from either Cork or Limerick. There is a free pick-up service to & from Castlemaine
Pets are welcome on request.
The views from the windows are of The Slieve Mish Mountains [1000 feet] to the north; Castlemaine Harbour & the Magillacuddy Reeks to the south. Just follow the mountain stream along the garden for great hill walking or walk to Castlemaine harbour, the old pier with its exceptional wild life and fishing. Six miles away, Inch beach is an exceptional focal point for walking plus it is a green flag beach with professionally taught water sports.
There are several food pubs with great character & diverse live music in the towns of Boolteens, Castlemaine, and Inch.
Kerry Airport is only 20 minutes drive with regular flights from Dublin, London and Germany. Pet friendly on request
There is public transport between Killarney & Dingle during june to August which passes our door. otherwise buses are to Castlemaine Village. We offer a free pick up and drop of to Castlemaine and charge around €25 for an airport or train run to killarney , Tralee or Farranfore station - must be pre booked.
Other Things to Note
Our breakfast is vegetarian with vegan & gluten free options...let us know your allergies in advance.
Distances are greater than you think here and roads are narrow..the smaller car works best!
we prefer arrivals to be before 9pm and we are happy to serve a later dinner if we are informed in advance.
in summer there is long light and in winter the country roads can be very dark already at 5pm so allow time to arrive safely. We are a destination well worth lingering at and enjoying the food, books and gardens...so relax this is your holiday!
non smoking inside house/ pet friendly, we are also a B&B with family rooms.
Wir waren 7 Tage im Dezember im Chalet und es war eine gemütliche Unterkunft für uns.
Lorna ist eine freundliche und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin. Als es kälter wurde, bekamen wir z.B. einen weiteren Elektro-Heizer. Sie informierte uns über die Live-Musik im nächsten Pub und half uns ein günstigeres Taxi zu organisieren (am besten aber man hat ein Mietauto). Lornas direkt nebenan gelegenes Restaurant Phoenix bietet wirklich sehr gutes Essen an, wo auch viel für Vegetarier und Veganer geboten wird. Besseres Essen wird man kaum finden in der näheren Umgebung. Wir verbrachten auch einen Abend mit der Familie und alle waren uns sehr sympathisch.
Wir wurden sehr herzlich aufgenommen und auch Sonderwünsche z.B. beim Essen wurden gerne und sehr freundlich erfüllt.
Besonders der Frühstücksraum war gemütlich und einladend, das Frühstück liebevoll zubereitet und von allem war immer reichlich vorhanden. Kaffee, Tee oder Säfte soviel man wollte. Und immer wurde gefragt, ob noch etwas fehlt oder ob man noch Wünsche hätte.
Die Unterkunft war wie im Internet abgebildet und wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt.
Die Unterkunft war zwar an einer relativ viel befahrenen Straße, und man hat dadurch natürlich auch im Schlafraum die vorbei fahrenden Autos gehört, weshalb ich auch einen Stern abziehen muss, aber uns hat das nie gestört. Wir haben immer wunderbar geschlafen . Das ganze Umfeld war sehr angenehm, die Gastgeber sind sehr herzliche, entgegenkommende und hilfsbereite Menschen. Überhaupt war das ganze Personal sehr freundlich.
Sehr freundliche und zuvorkommende Gastgeber mit hervorragendem, vorwiegend vegetarischem Restaurant
We did enjoy the week we spent in the Chalet, in a very unusual and charming place. Lorna is a really nice and welcoming hostess who gave us lots of useful information about places to visit or where to have a nice cup of coffee ! We had a very cosy and relaxing evening drinking wine and Irish coffee (try it, it's great !) at the Phoenix restaurant, and we had great food there as well. The garden is lovely too, full of secret places ...
Great place and accommodation. Very original self-contained chalet.
We had dinner most of the nights in the cafe-restaurant Phoenix which was great.
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About the Host, Lorna
Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian dance, a vegetarian and wholefood cook a short story writer[ author of The Phoenix Cookbook "A Culinary Adventure" and a youth and community worker. The Phoenix was established twenty years ago by her and her husband Billy who is a collector of jazz music. The house is a renovated farmhouse full of books and musical intruments, an open fire, solar panels, natural stone walls, hemp plaster and unusual decorations and antiques from Lornas world travels. The garden is a mixture of wild and cultivated plants and secret places to sit and contemplate as well as a glass house and a fantastic vegetable patch. Lorna and her staff are always ready to spend time with guests on any thing from exciting activities in the area, to identifying the rare herbs and plants in the gardens or discussing food, world travels, films, books and art. Lorna lived in Switzerland for many years and speaks Swiss german and could even give an impromptu dance performance at the end of the evening.