Ard na Sidhe Country House

Location Killorglin

Postcode V93 HV57

Telephone +353 66 9769 105

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Why we love it...

Lake-side idyll

The Place

When we visited Ard na Sidhe Country House (Gaelic for Hill of the Fairies) there appeared to be no-one about. The lovely wooded prize-winning gardens, with paths leading down to little grassy areas by the lake where there are benches to sit on and dream, were deserted. Most of the guests, we were told, were out playing golf. These golfing hotels are left like the Marie Celeste during the day, and lucky non-golfers may have the place to themselves.
This handsome Victorian stone house was built by a Lady Gordon in 1913, and is so romantic that you can be as fanciful as you like. It certainly feels as if there are fairies about; indeed, behind the house is a fairy hill, with passages said to lead to a large cave. But these little creatures do not like to be seen.
All credit must be given to Killarney Hotels for keeping the house quite uncommercialized and unspoiled, and bringing in Roy Lancaster to advise them on the gardens. There are no facilities here apart from natural ones. But guests are given complimentary use of the Leisure Centre and Spa at the group’s nearby sister hotels. Bedrooms (spacious) are in the main house and in the Garden House. They’re very quiet and tranquil, and all have impressive antiques that Lady Gordon might well have chosen herself, as well as excellent bathrooms.

Ard na Sidhe will be closed seasonally from October 2021 to April 2022

                

The Essentials

Price Band €€€
Rooms 18 double; all with phone, hairdryer; kettle on request, ironing board, complimentary WiFi
Food breakfast, dinner, afternoon tea
Facilities gardens, terraces, boating, fishing; Spa and Leisure centre can be used free of charge at sister hotels The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens (www.thedunloe.com) & The Europe Hotel & Resort (www.theeurope.com); complimentary horse riding also available
Children not suitable
Disabled ground floor room available
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact
Call +353 66 9769 105
Fax +353 66 9769 105
Email reservations@ardnasidhe.com
Website www.ardnasidhe.com

Good To Know

Address Caragh Lake, Killorglin, Co. Kerry V93 HV57
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The Location

Find this place: in lakeside gardens 4 and a half miles from Killorglin; parking available

What's nearby: Killorglin, Killarney, Dingle peninsula, golf, Caragh Lake, boating