Comfy Rooms& Vegetarian Restaurant

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · R, Kerry, Kerry, Ireland

The Space

This award-winning Bed&Breakfast and restaurant has unique en-suite 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.

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 & seafood dishes.

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 & 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. 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.

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 11
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 11
Extra people: $50 / night after the first guest
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • This quirky and enjoyable accommodation is very close to the Dingle peninsula. We enjoyed our stay there even though we were only there for one night. It was one of the best sleeps we've had in our holiday travels. We took advantage of an early bird dinner meal in the Phoenix restaurant and had a sumptuous breakfast in the morning in the same location. Lorna was an exceptional host and we appreciated the time she took to ensure everything was gluten free. Thank you Lorna for a great stay!

    August 2013
  • Lorna'a B&B is perfect to explore the Dingle and Kerry peninsulas. The place is actually more than a B&B. It has a great vegeterian restaurant (a welcome change to fish and chips !) and the come-and-go atmosphere with the community evolving around the place makes you feel at ease immediatly. Last but not least, kids loved the garden ! A perfect treat.

    August 2013
  • Hote sympathique et excellente cuisine végétarienne

    May 2013
    Response from Lorna:

    Thank you , it was a pleasure to have you as guests

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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.
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