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Peadar

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch

Mountain farmhouse near Ring of Kerry with stunning views, flocks of sheep

31 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview

Ireland Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Secluded sheep farmhouse accommodating 12 in 3 separate cottages

Secluded mountain farmhouse cottages with unrivalled views and rustic charm. Close to Ring of Kerry, on the hikers' Kerry Way and the Wild Atlantic Way. Yet only ten minutes from Glenbeigh shops and pubs. Separate accommodation in 3 cottages, providing privacy for the different elements of your party. Our sheep farm cottages are an ancient mountain settlement of cosy cottages called Barralach. This large secluded mountain farm enjoys stunning views over lake and mountain. Three of the cottages provide separate accommodation for the different elements of your party, with privacy and independence. The 14-seater dining table,and the great wood stoves in the most spacious Main Cottage bring the entire group joyfully together. Our guidebooks and maps ensure you make the most of your outings. And if the weather turns inclement the large assortment of wellington boots, raincoats and extensive collections of books, videos and games will keep you going. Immersed in nature, you will delight in the mountain sheep, the hares, rabbits, weasels, birds & magically ever-changing views. You'll love our crystalline deep-spring water. Our housekeeper may be available to provide excellent meals of the finest local fare.

Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Peadar (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

De retour après notre séjour chez vous , je voulais vous dire que ce fut parfait , site merveilleux, cuisine de Betty O’Shean excellente ; ce fut un séjour enchanteur ; tous mes amis ont grandement apprécié; merci beaucoup; nous reviendrons très certainement .
Sep 2015
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Mountain farmhouse near Ring of Kerry with stunning views, flocks of sheep
average rating of 4.967742 based on 36 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing holiday!!

  • 5 of 5

There are just too many compliments for this property! I will start with the view, which was about the most spectacular of any place I have ever stayed! Whether blue sky or rain, the view was something that I caught myself staring out over repeatedly. As for the accommodations, they were perfect for our group. Each of the cabins is well appointed and has clearly had great time and effort put into their restoration. The main lodge was an amazing place to gather, whether it was around the enormous dinner table to catch up with new cousins, or enjoying drinks and music by the wood stove. We took numerous hikes and walks right from the property, and each offered stunning views that were uniquely Irish. Having been to Glenbeigh for numerous family reunions over the past 20 years, this was by far our best accommodations, and I can only hope that we will be able to come back to the "Sheep Farm" again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this most generous review. We’re looking forward to your next visit!
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5

Probably the best place I've ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Barralach after a four day stay in Dublin. I’m back home now but can’t stop wishing I was still there! Barralach is an absolutely amazing and wonderful place. I had an idea of the beauty of the cottages from the pictures on this site, but in person, it’s breathtaking. The rest of the group didn’t really know where I was bringing them so they were blown away by the location and beauty of Barralach. Every time we drove up the winding road was like doing it the first time because we couldn’t believe we were so lucky to be staying there. The cottages are all well furnished, very comfortable, and include some eclectic touches; all of which made for a great stay. The kitchen and washer/dryer met all our needs. It was lots of fun to shop in the local supermarket (Aldi in Killorglin) and eat some of our meals at the cottage. The views outside are incredible: the ocean, lake, mountains, and sheep are all in one view and that’s the thing that really makes Barralach special. Some of us hiked up the hill behind the cottage several times. There’s a little, hidden waterfall within the hill and my son loved finding that. The small woods around the house are really fun to explore too; the amount of green and moss in there again added to the magical nature of the place. And there’s plenty of room for fun in the yard. We had coffee and tea outside several times and played some rugby too. Peter himself gives lots of suggestions and helpful hints, listen to him! We had several fires in the wood stove and following his step by step directions made it very easy and rewarding. We also climbed Caher in the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks in an attempt to summit Carrauntoohil. We followed his suggested route, and I think it was a better experience because of it. Weather kept us off Carrauntoohil, but the hike and summiting of Cahor was just as good. And if you look close, you can see the trail from the house which is pretty cool. We also used the map he provided in the blue folder. The maps also match all his suggestions that he sends in a packet of information. I can’t say enough about the pleasure and good memories we all got from staying here. On our drive out, we rescued a sheep that had fallen through the cattle guard...it was a perfect end to a perfect stay. We’re lucky to have been there and highly recommend it...let’s just not tell too many people so we can preserve the magic of the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Der schönste Ort in Irland

  • 5 of 5

Die Barralach Cottages liegen auf einem Plateau, im Rücken ein kleiner Wald, nach vorne raus ein perfekter 270° Rundblick auf diverse Berge - unter ihnen der höchste Berg Irlands - den Lake Caragh sowie die Verlängerung der Dingle Bay. Das Haupthaus mit offener Küche, riesigem Eßtisch, Wohnbereich mit Holzofen und eine Art Wintergarten, alles mit großen Fenstern zur Natur, sind geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Das Haupthaus hat ein Zimmer mit großem Doppelbett, zwei weitere Häuser haben jeweils zwei Schlafzimmer. Es ist alles zusammen so schön, dass man eigentlich die ganze Zeit dableiben möchte. Auch bei schlechtem Wetter ist es wunderbar. Dabei hat die Umgebung mit nahegelegenen Stränden, dem Ring of Kerry und dem Killarney National Park einiges zu bieten. Die Remote-Betreuung durch den Eigentümer Peter und die Unterstützung durch Housekeeper Betty lassen nichts zu wünschen übrig.

Schöner geht es nicht!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The most beautiful place in Ireland, you say. Such clear statements tend to come from well-travelled persons like yourself. I too know of no place more beautiful in this Emerald Isle! Please do come back soon with your fine group.
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Wonderful family vacation in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was everything we had hoped for and more. Pictures of the location can't dou justice to the spectacular beauty of their location perched you high on the mountain. The views were breathtaking and the cottages charming and our family of eight were very comfortable. Peter was the perfect host. Friendly, knowledgeable and responsive. We can't say enough about Our stay there. The perfect spot for our family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you or this great review and for all our contacts during your stay. Your guidance has resulted in my acquiring a splendid new clothes washer for Barralach!
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Beautiful spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at the cottages. One of the most beautiful vacations spots we've been too. We were a big group but the cottages were a perfect set-up for us. Peter was extremely helpful and accommodating as a host. We'd highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. You were a delightful group and provided me with some fine suggestions, which even resulted in my buying a new clothes washer displaying all sorts of superb options! I really enjoyed dealing with you and do hope you'll come back
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Incredible Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Every morning I woke and first thing I did was look outside - The scenery would change, at times feeling like we were up in the clouds. The sheep, the scenery and the overall peacefulness of this perfect group of cottages leaves you feeling regenerated, especially after sightseeing during the day. My son was intrigued with climbing the hills behind the house. When we left we all wished that we could have stayed longer. If I have the chance I would love to return and I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes indeed. The way in which the scenery is constantly changing holds one spellbound. You must come back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Kerry airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Glenbeigh
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Dooks
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Glenbeigh
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Rossbeigh Strand
Car: necessary

Located right on the Kerry Way and two miles from the Ring of Kerry, Barralach is a hill-walker’s paradise. Our own 10 acres and the thousands of surrounding acres of open hillsides provide pasture for flocks of mountain sheep and lambs. We are close to the mid-point between the great golf courses of Killarney, Tralee, Waterville and Ballybunion and are only 10 minutes from Dooks 18-hole links course. We overlook the salmon and trout lakes and rivers of the Caragh system. The great Atlantic surfing strand of Rossbeigh and the quieter beaches of Dooks are close by. The fine restaurants and pubs of Killorglin and Glenbeigh, on the Ring of Kerry, are easily reached. Our brochure will guide you to the best eateries, and to superb and memorable activities such as horse riding on Rossbeigh strand or in Killarney National Park, visits to the Skellig and Blasket Islands, outings with the Dingle dolphin or magnificent walks on the Kerry Way, and drives on the Wild Atlantic Way. Skellig Michael is not only a Unesco Heritage site but now also a hideaway of Luke Skywalker of Star Wars, and is easily visited from our cottages.

Other Activities, all around us are: mountain biking, photography; landscape painting; bog vegetation lichens & natural springs; hundreds of acres for young and old.

Geology, showing dramatic effects of the Ice Ages in the shaping of the landscape all around us and the deposit of erratic boulders.

History including the Kerry Bog Village, the astonishing 350 million year-old tetrapod tracks, Gallarus Oratory and many Mass Rocks.

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Rates & Availability

Glenbeigh Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jun 25 2016 - Jul 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
$318
$1,921
 
 
August 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Aug 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$373
$2,196
 
 
September 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$247
$1,372
 
 
October to December 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,208
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Important:
The three cottages are rented out as a single unit only. Rates are for the entirety of little "village". You have access to all the cottages even if your group is small.
Electricity is charged at cost as used, but you will have absolutely unlimited free wood from our own trees for the large stoves.
No charge for telephone, barring exceptional circumstances. No rates/fees.
We trust our guests since they are invariably honest. Accordingly, we require no security deposit. Guests will be expected to report any damage to the housekeeper and we will arrange for a very fair settlement.

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Amenities

Ireland Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 240 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Middle cottage - toilet , tub , shower , Middle cottage
    Lake cottage - toilet , shower , Lake cottage
    Main cottage - toilet , Main cottage
    Main cottage - toilet , tub , shower , Main cottage
  • Residents of all three cottages have easy access to the cloakroom in the Main Cottage.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main cottage - 1 king
    Middle cottage - 1 queen
    Middle cottage - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Lake cottage - 2 twin/ single
    Lake cottage - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Child bed is an upper bunk but is full adult size
  • 2 doubles, 3 twins, 1 cot The distribution of bedrooms over three cottages gives independence to the different elements of your party. At the same time, everyone can meet joyfully around the large wood stoves and social areas in the Main Cottage.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mountain biking trails of many kilometres, much variety and stunning views start right at your front door; and you will not meet a single car! Wireless broadband (WiFi). All phone calls to UK and Ireland are free.

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