Murphy's Farmhouse

Murphy's Farmhouse

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Description: Murphy's Farmhouse is a sixth generation dry stock farm nestling at the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula. The farmhouse is ideally located for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, as Castlemaine village is the gateway between both areas. This traditional and comfortable farmhouse is renowned for its friendly welcome and excellent cuisine providing an extensive range of breakfasts to choose from which will satisfy the most discerning foodie. Murphys Farmhouse has 10 en-suite bedrooms with television, tea/coffee making facilities, electric blankets and king size beds. It is ideally located for organised tours. Transport is also available. Location: Murphy's Farmhouse is located 150 metres from Boolteens village where guests can enjoy the local entertainment and music in Murphy's Bar. Boolteens is located along the Dingle Peninsula road 1km from Castlemaine village. For the golfing enthusiast Murphy's Farmhouse is ideally located as it is within a 30 minute drive from the following world renowned golf courses, Killarney, Ballybunion, Barrow, and Dooks. Walking is another activity that the area is proud to offer, Murphy's Farmhouse is perfectly situated for the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way walking routes. For the visitor seeking a more leisurely holiday, Inch Beach - Blue Flag Awarded - provides over 3 miles of safe sandy beach. Kerry Airport - 7 miles. Shannon and Cork Airport - 2 hours drive. Tralee and Killarney provide train services - 20 minutes drive.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Canoeing
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Windsurfing
Fishing
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Iron
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Mona K wrote a review Aug 2020
County Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 3 nights with friends and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in this area.
The Murphys were so kind and accomodating throughout our stay.
They were very knowlegeable on what to do in the area which was also a great help!
Breakfast was very good, plenty of options available - even gluten free.

Rooms were very spacious and cosy with comfortable ensuite bathroom in each and nice hot showers.
The house is well located near Inch beach and is also a short walk away from the local village and the Anvil restaurant (very good Sunday roast!).

We did the Uphill Downhill walk from the house which I'd highly recommend for the sceneries around the Keel.

Thanks to Mary and family for having us, was wonderful meeting you!
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sheila M wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 5 nights. Had a couple of issues that were dealt with effectively. Communication was great between ourselves and our hosts. The one thing I would say is that a 5 rating would've been given if the room was updated a little. One bed was squeaky and the bedroom area badly needs updating.
Was very happy with kitchen, all appliances worked great. Bathroom shower head wasn't great, a shower mat would've been handy.
Overall I would recommend this apartment. Very near to beautiful Inch beach, Dingle and the stunning sites of Slead head.
A good price for the 5 nights. Would definitely stay again if in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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BernAndLin wrote a review Jan 2020
Cheshire, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an enjoyable stay at this wonderful B&B farmhouse near Castlemaine. Family run with a warn welcome from the Murphy family. I came here as a child in the early 80’s and it still has that friendly hospitable Kerry charm, as Mrs Murphy still manages the place with her family. The rooms do look a little dated, but this also adds to the charm. A little on the expensive side but well placed to explore Dingle, Inch and Tralee
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from MaryM9848, Manager at Murphy's Farmhouse
Responded Jan 9, 2020
Thanks so much for your lovely comments, glad to meet you again
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Stephen G wrote a review Oct 2023
Swindon, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for three days as two couples. After the initial confusion of potentially over booked for the last night and wanted us to move rooms the Host sorted the problem out very quickly and wasn’t an issue. The room was clean and tidy as was the room and the bed was nice and comfy. Only one downside was breakfast for example all four wanted toast but had just two slices cut in half although we could request more you would have expected at least one slice per person. Eggs were over cooked. Location great and the owner and staff were friendly obviously work hard.
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Date of stay: October 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The Anvil and Murphy’s Bar a short walk both worth an evening to enjoy
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MMH wrote a review Jun 2022
Saint Augustine, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a wonderful place to stay in the county of Kerry in rural Ireland. A beautiful setting and a clean and comfortable home. We had 21 and Mary Murphy was a communicative and wonderful host. I highly recommend it if you are in that part of the country.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All rooms have bathrooms and are quiet.
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bobby474 wrote a review Jul 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Three-generations enjoyed our time in Murphy's self-catered farm house. Views over the bay and gentle noise of the farm next door. We cycled to Ventry/Carhoo Beach and only 10min drive to Dingle where the foof and ice cream were excellent.
Great access to Slea Head Drive and all of the excelent beaches along there.
Plenty of walks too for young and old members of the family....
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Date of stay: July 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: View of bay....
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KuonaDunia wrote a review Jul 2018
Marlborough, Massachusetts
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This B&B did not meet our expectations. The bed was uncomfortable and the bathroom towels were threadbare. We were handed keys and were left to our own devices. We expected, at least, a good breakfast. The eggs tasted artificial. We hoped to be able to take a walk around the farm, but we were confined to a small parking area blocked by fences and roads.
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Date of stay: July 2018
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Go to a different hotel or B&B
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Marielle S wrote a review Jun 2015
Heppenheim, Germany
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Good availability because there are lots of rooms (around 14). Large breakfast with different options to choose including e.g. salmon.

Unfortunately our room was not properly cleaned up and there was a very disturbing noise because of the heating pump (ear plugs needed). Also we had the impression that there must have been fungizide in the room (black dots behind already flaking tapestry).
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jesusreignsinme wrote a review Oct 2007
Fairfax County, VA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
When we first pulled up to this beautiful, large farmhouse, we saw a big bus in front of it and thought we had no chance of getting the 3 rooms we needed, but decided to ask anyway. We were so thrilled that they had 3 ensuite rooms available for the 6 of us. They said the bus was actually a school bus that Mrs. Murphy's son drives and not a tour bus at all even though it looked like a tourbus. Mrs. Murphy gave us tea and cookies right away. We were so excited later that evening when her adult son let us watch him put the cows and bull up for the evening and showed us where they were milked twice a day and told us interesting stories about the cows. We all slept well and appreciated that each room had so many extras.
The breakfast was great! We loved staying here and have decided that farmhouse B & B's are the best!
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Date of stay: September 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kim wrote a review Oct 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Friendly hosts, great food, and cozy and clean room. We were close to the Dingle Peninisula, and we were in walking distance town. We will definitely stay there again if we come back to Ireland.
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Date of stay: October 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from MaryM9848, Manager at Murphy's Farmhouse
Responded Oct 19, 2019
Thanks so much for your lovely comments, much appreciated, glad you enjoyed your stay
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DanB asked a question Mar 2017
United Kingdom1 contribution
Hiya. Do you accept dogs?
Answer from Brian H
Boston, Massachusetts87 contributions66 helpful votes
Morning Danny - We were not traveling with pets; nor did we see any pets in residence. So I don't have an answer for you. Sorry. You may want to email the Murphys directly via their website. See "murphysfarmhouse" Enjoy your travels! Brian
Stephen G wrote a tip Oct 2023
Swindon, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Anvil and Murphy’s Bar a short walk both worth an evening to enjoy "
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MMH wrote a tip Jun 2022
Saint Augustine, Florida8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms have bathrooms and are quiet."
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KittyMA wrote a tip Sep 2019
7 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room (9) had a Queen and (2) twin beds - great for a family with private bath and walk in shower."
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bobby474 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom25 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"View of bay...."
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KuonaDunia wrote a tip Jul 2018
Marlborough, Massachusetts24 contributions40 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go to a different hotel or B&B"
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PRICE RANGE
C$162 - C$193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryBoolteens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Murphy's Farmhouse
Which popular attractions are close to Murphy's Farmhouse?
Nearby attractions include Macken of Ireland (6.2 km), Ballykissane Pier (6.2 km), and Dhu Varren Garden (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Murphy's Farmhouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Murphy's Farmhouse?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Murphy's Farmhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Murphy's Farmhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Knightlys of Castlemaine, The Anvil Bar Restaurant, and Larkins Pub & Restaurant.
Is Murphy's Farmhouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Boolteens.
Are there any historical sites close to Murphy's Farmhouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ballykissane Pier (6.2 km) and Annagh Church (7.7 km).