Carrig Country House & Restaurant, Munster
|Caragh Lake, Killorglin, Kerry, Munster, IRELAND.|
Description: Carrig Country House & RestaurantEnjoying a fabulous location on the shores of Lough Caragh, Carrig Country House & Restaurant is situated in a carefully restored and maintained mansion, originally built in 1850. After a long and eventful history, this delightful property now offers genuine Irish hospitality in luxurious boutique-style accommodation, fine Irish cuisine and a range of unique activities in an idyllic lakeside setting.
Surrounded by acres of lush gardens, with no less than 950 plant species, Carrig Country House & Restaurant is the ideal spot for relaxing breaks in the heart of the unspoilt County Kerry landscape. Standing on both the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way, it is within easy reach of spectacular hills and mountains, including MacGillycuddy's Reeks at the head of the Caragh Valley. Ideal for hiking and cycling, guests can also enjoy a fabulous range of activities on-site, including canoeing and kayaking, fishing, croquet on the carefully tended lawns, swimming... Nearby landmarks and attractions include Skellig Michael and the Kerry Bog Village.
Fine food and wines are an important part of "The Carrig Experience", and the Lakeside Restaurant offers critically acclaimed, award-winning cuisine based on the finest locally sourced produce, including Irish trout and salmon from the lake, succulent Kerry lamb and organically grown vegetables. All this in a warm, friendly atmosphere with fabulous views of the lake and the mountains.
Type of rooms: Carrig Country House & RestaurantStandard Rooms:
These charming rooms look out over the lawns and gardens with their abundance of shrubs, trees and colourful plants and beyond at the majestic landscape Kerry has to offer. They come with en-suite bathrooms and king-size or twin beds.
Lake View Rooms:
Located just 12 metres from the lake's edge, these delightful rooms have wonderful views across the lake to the magnificent Kerry Mountains, which can be enjoyed from the comfort of the king-size beds. En-suite bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and a power-shower plus luxury Natural Extracts toiletries.
These are large, high-ceilinged, romantic rooms, with both lake and garden views and a wonderful antique four-poster bed. The en-suite bathroom is completed with a genuine Victorian tub and a separate shower.
For guests seeking luxurious, pampering accommodation, this suite is a must. The piece-de-resistance of this splendid suite is the exotic, king-size, rosewood, canopied Indian Bed, complete with its access footstools. Once owned by a Maharajah in South West India, it was personally sourced by the owners on a recent trip. The suite's sitting room has a 180-degree panoramic view over the lake, "his" and "hers" dressing rooms and a Jacuzzi bath.
Additional information: Carrig Country House & Restaurant
Children aged 8 and over are welcome at Carrig Country House & Restaurant.
A range of water-sports are available on site.
Number of rooms: 16
Official category: 4 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1850.
Period of closure: winter months. Opening on Friday 9th. March in 2018.
Languages spoken: English, German, Spanish.Smoking policy: This property has a designated smoking area. Under Irish law, smoking is not permitted in enclosed public spaces, restaurants and bars.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here:
From Killorglin: Take the N70 from Killorglin in the direction of Glenbeigh on the main Ring of Kerry road. After 2 miles you will pass the Promed Offices on the left. Continue for approximately half a mile further and turn left for Caragh Lake (signposted). Travel for 1 mile. Turn sharp right at Caragh Lake School and Shop. The Carrig Country House entrance is located half a mile on the left hand side of the road and has a large sign.
From Glenbeigh: Take the N70 in the direction of Killorglin for 2 miles, turning right over the bridge.
Continue for approximately half a mile and turn right onto the Caragh Lake road (signposted) before the Red Fox Inn and drive for 1 mile.
Carrig Country House is on your right.
GPS Coordinates: 52° 4' 26.14'' N 9° 51' 0.50'' W
Nearest airport: Kerry Airport - 30,4 km.