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The Priory Coach House and Courtyard
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View from Aghadoe of the Lakes
Derrynane on the Ring of Kerry - 90 minute drive
Ballaghasheen Pass 25 miles away
Half way up Torc Mountain (10 Minute Drive Away)
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Killarney, County Kerry

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hkoeil
watertown wi usa
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3 reviews
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“Fabulous accomdations, great location, who could ask for more?”
Reviewed 15 April 2012 for a stay in October 2011
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I stayed at the Priory in October with three friends and we could not have been more pleased with our stay. It was our first time in Ireland, and, thanks to Tim and Bernadette, it was a most informative and enjoyable visit. When we arrived, stressed from our drive from Dublin and learning to drive on the “wrong” side of the road, Tim was kind enough to drive us into Killarney for dinner! The Priory is in an excellent location to explore western Ireland and within walking distance to Killarney. The facilities are superb; it has the look of an old Irish coach house, but inside, it has been completely updated with a gourmet kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and modern bathrooms. Between the homemade scones and jam that Bernadette brought over to us, and all the helpful suggestions from Tim and his wonderful family, we could not have been more pleased with our visit. With Tim at the wheel, we saw many areas around the Ring of Kerry that the bus trips miss, and his numerous conversations with the locals on the way revealed to us just how much the Irish love to share the “lore” with visitors. I would highly recommend the Priory to anyone considering a stay in western Ireland.

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Liked best: the helpful information provided by the owners
Liked least: nothing... everything was perfect!
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 65+
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swoodruf
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Best Vacation Rental EVER”
Reviewed 3 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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This was the most vacation friendly place I've ever stayed. The O'Donoghues were friendly and very welcoming. The lodging was very roomy and comfortable. The beds were excellent! We both slept well each night. The fireplace works, and the appliances modern and functional. The location is perfect for sightseeing counties Kerry, Clare, cork and beyond. Bernadette even brought us fresh, warm scones with butter and jam one morning. The coach house is beatifully and comfortably decorated and furnished. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

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Liked best: Location, Comfortability, all of the great appliances. Even had American outlets!
Liked least: Not a thing!!! I loved everything about the place.
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kildare
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Book it , you will not be disappointed!”
Reviewed 12 March 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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My husband and two children & I stayed in this property for three nights, during our stay we met the owners upon arrival & check out only, we knew they were only a short walk away and if I HAD needed anything I would have knocked on the office door, however, the property was so well kitted out that there was absolutely nothing extra needed, from detergent to turf , hand soap to hairdryer, everything was there, a real home from home. The decor is beautiful too, plenty of solid decent furniture, the beds were exceptionally comfortable, and the ensuite shower was divine to use. The only issue I now have is that I will want to stay here and nowhere else ,every time we visit Kerry!

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Liked best: spaciousness of the property.
Liked least: the shortness of our stay
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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HoustonJi...
Houston, TX
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Place, Great Location, Great Hosts”
Reviewed 25 January 2012 for a stay in August 2011
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Beautiful home rental within a 10 minute walk of Killarney. We rented the coach house and it was a fantastic home base for a weeklong vacation of County Kerry and the surrounding area. The home was the original 1800's coach house that was redone a few years ago. The owner TIm kept the original stone walls and kept it feeling old with all the modern touches; full kitchen, washer and dryer, etc. Tim was a great tour guide for getting us off the beaten path away from the everyday tourist places and seeing parts of Ireland that were amazing (and some good pubs also!) Killarney gets a bad rap for being Touristy (it can be with the tour buses all day), but this home is on the edge of town close to the national park and still any easy walk to the pubs at night. Killarney was fun at night and had some great restaurants. I highly recommend the Priory to couples or families or groups; we will be coming back.

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Liked best: location, hosts
Liked least: wifi was a work in progress due to the stone walls, but they made it work!
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Tracy D
Stafford, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Place to Stay in Kerry”
Reviewed 5 December 2011 for a stay in November 2011
3
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If you are considering a self-catering rental for your vacation in Ireland, this is the perfect place. We stayed at the Priory in the Coach house and it was amazing. Tim and Bernadette are gracious hosts and fantastic cooks. They make you feel very welcomed, are there when they need you, but yet still give you the privacy you need.

The house was comfortable and warm. You get a sense of the history of the area staying here, with so much charm, but also have modern conveniences. Sitting by the peat fire every night was a wonderful way to end each of our days after being out and about hiking, walking, and shopping. I loved cooking in the kitchen and really appreciated the large gas stove. The beds were large and comfortable and it was really nice having both bedrooms en suite.

The location of the Priory is fantastic! It is so close to the national park, that has walking and hiking trails. The Muckross house and Muckross abbey are wonderful to visit. Also Torc waterfall and Mountain are incredible to see and walk. Ross Castle is also just down the road. The town of Killarney is just up the road with many great places to shop and eat. All of these things are less than a ten minute drive.

A little further out is the Dingle Peninsula. We visited the town of Dingle and it was very cute. It has shops, great pubs, and boat tours. Further out on the Peninsula you can see the Dunbeg Fort that was built around 500 BC. There are many historic sites out on the peninsula. Also, driving through the area gives you fantastic views of cliffs, beaches, and mountains. Connor's pass is beautiful, albeit a bit scary to drive through. I would recommend this drive for sure, but not on the first day in the country if you are not used to driving on the left.Cork and the Blarney Castle are also within driving distance and a great day trip from the Priory.

We had such a wonderful time in Ireland and staying in the Kerry area was such a highlight of our trip. We are already starting to plan the next trip back, and our extended family wants to join us. We will for sure be staying at the Priory again and love how there are multiple places to stay so you can accommodate a small family of three like ours, or multiple members of your extended family.

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Liked best: Everything; it was clean, comfortable, and beautiful. The owners were fantastic!
Liked least: Having to leave ;)
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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