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Barralach farmhouse

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One of 3 Barralach cottages.  Bring your cameras!
Barralach sheep farm on its extensive land
1 of 25One of 3 Barralach cottages. Bring your cameras!
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5 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
12 guests
4 nights minimum
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Barralach is absolutely exceptional in that it consists of three habitable cottages let out as a single home. There are beds for up to 12 guests in three distinct cottages, providing an agreeable degree of independence. The main cottage includes the kitchen and large dining room, with a table that seats 14. There is also the large drawing room area with great log stoves and extensive library. There is unlimited free firewood from our own woods. Numerous visitors have thus declared it the perfect location for great and joyful family reunions and for specialist groups such as golfers, artists, and hikers. This ancient settlement is unspoilt by modernity, although comfortable, and enjoys its stunning views in delightful mountain isolation, except for the sheep, hares and other wildlife. ...Barralach is absolutely exceptional in that it consists of three habitable cottages let out as a single home. There are beds for up to 12 guests in three distinct cottages, providing an agreeable degree of independence. The main cottage includes the kitchen and large dining room, with a table that seats 14. There is also the large drawing room area with great log stoves and extensive library. There is unlimited free firewood from our own woods. Numerous visitors have thus declared it the perfect location for great and joyful family reunions and for specialist groups such as golfers, artists, and hikers. This ancient settlement is unspoilt by modernity, although comfortable, and enjoys its stunning views in delightful mountain isolation, except for the sheep, hares and other wildlife. The housekeeper may be prepared to cook fine meals if requested.We will provide you with a brochure identifying so many key attractions, in addition to golfing, hiking and fishing, such as the amazing big-sea Rossbeigh strand and the quieter beach at Dooks, the Dingle Dolphin, the once-in -a lifetime Skellig island monastery and bird reserve, the lakes of Killarney including Muckross National Park, horse riding and mountain biking, Kenmare, the Blarney Stone. Only a few minutes drive away is the delightful village of Glenbeigh with its typical pubs. At 15 minutes you have ancient Killorglin of the Goat, its shops and numerous pubs and restaurants. And of course, Barralach will also provide you with the fascination of actually being amongst our sheep and lambs!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 3 Full baths
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About the Owner
Peadar B
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2012
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Barralach is a beautiful set of cottages on a mountainside with an amazing view. The cottages are rustic, cozy, spacious and very well appointed. Only minutes from Glenbeigh, Barralach is on Kerry Way; the sheep that roam in the vicinity complete the scenery without being...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Ana L
Cruiser424289, VR Owner at Barralach farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

You were delightful visitors, the best. Please be back soon. Barralach loves to be loved!

Reviewed June 17, 2018

Words and pictures cannot do justice to the stunning views from this property. My family and I were blown away by the beauty. The sheep and little lambs are so cute. The drive up to the house is a fun adventure as well. The house...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank pattijolly
Cruiser424289, VR Owner at Barralach farmhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Thank you for this lovely review. The Barralach cottages look forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed October 2, 2017

The views are breathtaking and the location is perfect for a stay in Kerry. While staying on the mountain you can easily imagine how it was in centuries past. The quiet, the air, watching the sheep dot the mountains, noticing how the clouds come in...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Tom_Cast
Management response:Responded October 4, 2017

Thank you, Tom. I’m so glad you sensed the history; one really does get a feeling of how our ancestors lived. Your review is finely observed and beautifully written. Thank you again and do please come back.

Reviewed July 15, 2015

Barralach lies on the side of a hill just outside of the beautiful town of Glenbeigh on the Ring of Kerry. Just as advertised, you climb a serious steep gravel driveway with a couple of switchbacks to a quaint homestead with three cottages. The view...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Jason F
Management response:Responded July 17, 2015

Thank you for this wonderful review and also for your most useful comments over the phone. And do tell me when we can make our next reservations for you! Peter

Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed at these cottages over Easter vacation for nearly a week - and loved it! The cottages are very nice - perfect for our extended family - with very good common space for all of us. The location is up on a big hill...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank tgschwind
Management response:Responded April 30, 2015

Thank you so much for this charming review. I hope you'll come again soon.

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Reviewed August 26, 2014

We spent two weeks at Barralach with our adult children, their spouses, parents-of-spouses and friends. We could not have found a better way to enjoy being together while allowing every one privacy and quiet time in the three cottages of this beautifully restored "compound." Owner...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank KCounts
Management response:Responded September 1, 2014

Thank you Karin for this review as charming as our earlier correspondence had lead me to expect. You will be so especially welcome when you come back. Peter

Reviewed November 10, 2013

Barralach was booked as a week long foray by London based mountaineering club, Ibex, to the mountains of Kerry. Once the rough track upwards had been negotiated, we were treated to quite awe inspiring views of Dingle to the left, local rough terrier Commaun in...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank Ian H
Management response:Responded November 14, 2013

Thank you for this splendid review. Barralach has indeed enchanted groups of every persuasion, including hill walkers, golfers, fishermen, bridge players, artists, geologists and of course extended families with their children. The immense beauty of the place, it's history embedded in Ireland's past, the vast...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

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Date of stay: September 2013
Management response:Responded October 13, 2013

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Wow, what a view. We were very lucky with the weather during our stay, and every day could just sit up on the top of our mountain, with the sheep, and take in the vista. The cottages have been very carefully brought back to life,...More

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank Sarajane B
Management response:Responded September 17, 2013

Thank you. It was a delight to welcome your group. Peter

Reviewed June 27, 2013

This interesting and peaceful and peace-filled and beautiful spot on an Irish hillside overlooking sea and mountains is a one-of-a-kind retreat. We felt as if we had dropped into a hobbit house (for full-sized travelers), soon to be sent on a mystical journey through space...More

Date of stay: March 2013
Thank notallwhowanderarelo
Management response:Responded September 17, 2013

Yes indeed, Barralach is the real historical Ireland and we hugely enjoy welcoming overseas visitors back to share it. Thank you for this review. Peter

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Boat Available
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Private Fishing Lake/River
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The attractions of Glenbeigh are well presented in the community's website video www.glenbeigh.ie Key features are Rossbeigh strand, hill walking especially along the Kerry Way and horse riding including the Glenbeigh Races (generally in early September), and Dooks golf course. Caragh Lake rejoices in amazing beauty, boat fishing, Lickeen Fair in June, Puck Fair in Killorglin in August. We are only 45 minutes drive to the departure point of boats to the Skellig Islands, so justifiably a UNESCO world heritage site. The Skelligs are an historical, spiritual, ornithological and geological wonder.
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