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