Ard na Sidhe Country House, Munster
|Caragh Lake, Killorglin, Kerry, Munster, IRELAND.|
Description: Ard na Sidhe Country HouseSurrounded by lush, award-winning gardens, this charming property is located on the shores of Caragh Lake, close to Killorglin, on the scenic Ring of Kerry. Situated in an elegant early 20th century mansion, originally built by Lady Gordon in 1913, this luxury boutique hotel offers exclusive accommodation and fine cuisine in a spectacular lakeside setting.
Ideal for tranquil, peaceful getaways in County Kerry, Ard na Sidhe Country House stands in a Special Area of Conservation, and as such it is perfect for a range of outdoor activities, including boating and fishing on the lake, golf, and hiking in the spectacular mountains of Macgillycuddy's Reeks. When the time comes to rest, guests will find just seventeen elegantly furnished rooms, featuring graceful antique furniture, deep mattresses, full feather pillows and crisp Irish linen. Televisions and radios are deliberately left out of the picture.
The intimate dining room with dramatic lake views offers romantic candlelit dinners, with a careful selection of both regional and international dishes. Cuisine is based on the finest local produce, including freshly caught Atlantic fish and seafood, the finest Kerry lamb, local cheeses and fresh summer fruit. For moments of quiet relaxation, guests can also enjoy afternoon tea on the terrace, or an evening drink by the open fire in the lounge.
Type of rooms: Ard na Sidhe Country HouseStandard Garden House (6 rooms)
Standard Room Main House(6 rooms)
Superior Room Main House(4 rooms)
All rooms are double rooms except one Standard Room in the Main House has twin beds.
Standard Room Garden House:
The six Standard Rooms in the Garden House at Ard na Sidhe are well appointed with period furniture and each room has a charming view of the gardens. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, bathrobes and slippers and luxury amenities, and offer great value, affordable accommodation in a luxuriously peaceful setting. They are located on the 1st and 2nd Floors of the Garden House which is just a short hop across the pathway to the Main Building. Maximum occupancy 2 adults. Double or Continental Twin Beds (2 Singles). Room size 18 sq m.
Standard Room in the Main House:
The Standard Rooms in the Main House at Ard na Sidhe are elaborately furnished with period furniture and each room has a charming view of the gardens. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom and luxury amenities, slippers and bathrobes. Comfortable Bedroom with 1 Double or Continental Twin Beds (Two Singles). Maximum occupancy 2 adults. Room size 20 sq m.
Superior Room in the Main House:
The spacious Superior Rooms in the Main House at Ard na Sidhe are beautifully appointed with antique and period furniture, in keeping with the rest of the house. Each room has a spacious en-suite bathroom with Luxury amenities, bathrobes and slippers, and the Superior Rooms enjoy a spectacular view of Caragh Lake and the hotel's extensive gardens. 1 Double or Continental Twin Beds (2 Singles). 1 Rollaway Bed on Request (chargeable). Maximum occupancy 2 Adults and 1 Child. Room size 23 sq m.
Superior Room in the Garden:
The two Superior Rooms in the Garden House at Ard na Sidhe are tastefully furnished with antique and period furniture. Each room has a spacious en-suite bathroom and the Superior Rooms enjoy a view of the hotel's extensive gardens. The Garden House is just a very short walk from the Main House, where breakfast and dinner are served. Oversized bedroom with 1 double or continental twin beds (two singles), and a couch bed suitable for 2 small children. Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children. Room size 38 sq m.
Number of rooms: 17
Official category: 4 stars.
Period of closure: from the beginning of May to the beginning of October.Smoking policy: Non-smoking rooms.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club.
How to get here: From Killarney town, travel west on the N72 (Killorglin/Ring of Kerry road), continuing to Killorglin.
Turn left over the bridge and, at the top of the town, turn left again and follow signposts for Caragh Lake.
Follow the road into Caragh Village and turn left again at the signpost for Ard na Sidhe.
Ard na Sidhe is situated along this road on the right hand side.
GPS Coordinates: 52° 3' 36.68'' N 9° 50' 28.03'' W
Nearest airport: Kerry Airport - 30,3 km.