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The Phoenix on The Wild Atlantic Way Dingle

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds
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En suite triple good family room. Breakfast not included can be booked. Central to Dingle, killarney & Kerry Airport Vegetarian & Seafood Restaurant, special diets catered for, large organic gardens. Mountains walks, Beaches, local music pubs See our B&B, Romany wagons & Self catering chalet. Pet friendly.

The space

This award-winning Guest House & Restaurant has unique en-suite double, twin or family rooms We have Romany wagons, a self contained chalet, prettily decorated with a mixture of antiques & colourful artifacts from Lorna's world travel,
The gardens are full of indigenous shrubs, exotic plants, herbs and vegetables. The Restaurant is open all day in summer 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 villages of Boolteens, Castlemaine, and Inch.
Kerry Airport is only 20 minutes drive with regular flights from Dublin, London and Germany(URL HIDDEN)
Please note Kerry in winter can be different we do accept bookings and we can offer vegetarian dinner if you book in advance. we offer tea making facilities in our vegetarian kitchen in winter.

Guest access

The restaurant, the front room our library and balcony; our outside seating area with our beautiful gardens which have many secret places to sit and contemplate. we offer tea making facilities in winter only in our vegetarian kitchen.

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 and publications and guide books for your holiday.

Other things to note

during low season our breakfast is optional and needs booking in advance it is vegetarian with vegan & gluten free options.
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, music and ambiance.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $24 / night after the first guest
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House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

non smoking throughout although there are dedicated areas in the garden.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Maggie User Profile
August 2015
This B&B is a total gem. It was even more wonderful than it looked in the listing. A family of four with two teenagers, we arrived tired and hungry (and late) and were greeted with warmth and an amazing pasta dinner. The decor of the house is magical, and the gardens are beautiful. Lorna is a marvelous and gifted host. The staff are gracious and lovely as well. Our stay at this B&B was one of the real highlights of our trip. We enthusiastically recommend it.

Jamie User Profile
August 2015
I didn't get to stay here because I didn't have time to make it out to Kerry for this visit. I had asked if Lorna could compensate me for any percentage of a refund but didn't get a reply back about it. Pictures of the place and the breakfast look darling. Hope I can stay here or in a place like this next time I visit Ireland.
Lorna User Profile
Response from Lorna:
A last minute cancellation during high season is a total loss for a small bnb as we do not overbook
August 2015

Christine User Profile
July 2015
We were expecting a more intimate setting rather than a small hotel with restaurant. It was not clear that guests would eat in a restaurant.
Lorna User Profile
Response from Lorna:
we have four ensuite rooms a chalet and a couple of gypsy wagonsa beautiful gardens and an unusual home that we share with our guest , my husband and i sleep upstairs in one of the old rooms. There are bins in every bathroom and i am sorry you were unable to find yours, towels and hand towels, offer our guests filtered water herbal teas. You are a lovely lady, but why did you not ask for a glass or a wash cloth, or even the location of the bin. I hope you enjoyed the garden, the mountains and the food, and please come again and enjoy our home.
July 2015

Thomas User Profile
August 2014
Our stay at Lorna's place was brief but very memorable. Lorna is incredibly thoughtful. We were greeted with a warm pot of tea upon arrival and ate a delicious breakfast in the morning. You'll feel right at home staying with her!

Janice User Profile
April 2014
We stayed at the Phoenix while visiting Dingle & the west coast ! We loved it so much, such an experience! We originally planned staying one night and ended up staying two! Great location for exploring Dingle& Kerry. Amazing amazing food, so great-hopefully we can recreate our dinner w/ Lorna's cookbook! Also, the design is amazing. Loved our time at the Phoenix, thank you so much!!

Sharon User Profile
August 2016
I would thoroughly recommend Lorna's B&B. It is bright and cheerful, cosy and very comfortable. It rained a lot during our stay and the B&B was a great place to hang out when the weather was bad. Our room (the Boat Room) was light and spacious. There is a lovely restaurant with fresh and healthy - and delicious - home cooked food - the fish bake and tagine were both superb and there are also lots of veggie and vegan choices. There is a big garden with a stream and rope swing and my 11 year old daughter had great fun playing outside with some of the other young guests. We also enjoyed live music on the Saturday evening courtesy of Lorna's son Kim and friends. The B&B is very convenient for Dingle, Killarney and Tralee.

Matija User Profile
March 2016
We did a road trip throughout Ireland and stayed just one night at Lorna's place. The place has a unique design. Our little dog got along with her two dogs which are friendly and sociable. Breakfast was vegetarian, scones were straight from the oven, fresh made.

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Lorna User Profile

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.

Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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