Kenmare's HIdden Gem
Tara Farms was a hidden gem that I found in Kenmare in 2004. It is along held family B&B set on its own 30 acres. I was amazed that something so close to town could seem so removed, as well.
Anne carries on the tradition of hospitality instilled in her by her mother, Margaret Maybury. There is always some member of the family available to welcome Guests, to advise on Restaurants, to help plan itinerary, or just to have a cup of tea/coffee in the lounge after a busy day.
Our bedroom, ensuite, with its own sitting area, was a delight. WE booked in for two nights and I wish we had been able to stay for four. The bed was extremely comfortable, the sheets crisp and cool, welcome after a long day of hiking and walking. The shower was one that I actually could turn around in and didn't feel claustrophobic. We had one of the larger rooms, which had a balcony. It was a great way to start the morning, a cup of coffee & a chair on the balcony, followed by a hearty breakfast in the guest lounge with a delightful view over the bay.
I would recommend this B&B to everyone and do so every chance I get.
Unique Quality: The views are outstanding. Tara Farm has its own piece of shoreline along Kenmare bay. It also has another section along the River Finnehy.
The hosts go out of their way to make sure that the guests are comfortable. They are very knowledgeable and should be consulted when planning day trips from Kenmare
Discounts offered for those over 55
Self Catering also available
Directions: Drive from Shannon Airport to Limerick, take the N20 and N21 through Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland to Killarney. Reach Kenmare via the N71. The journey by car is an estimated 3 hours.