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Carrig Country House & Restaurant

Ring of Kerry, Glannagilliagh, Caragh Lake V93 WK83 Ireland
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Carrig Country House & Restaurant is a 4 Star Country House Hotel & Restaurant. We are situated on the shores of Caragh Lake, 1 mile off the famous Ring of Kerry route. This Victorian Manor sits on acres of mature gardens and boasts over 978 different species of plants, and has its own private jetty on the lake. The Lakeside Restaurant which is renowned for it's wonderful food and ambiance has won many culinary awards and critical acclaim, non resident diners are also welcome.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Boating
Baggage storage
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Special diet menus
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Canoeing
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Walking tours
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jane l wrote a review Sept 2023
Perth, Australia94 contributions45 helpful votes
A fabulous country home with great service. Wonderful views across the lake ( but without access to trails around it). Ideally located to explore the Dingle peninsula and Ring of Kerry. While we loved our accommodation and enjoyed the meals, we thought it was very expensive compared to other country houses we have stayed in.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Breda Geoghegan wrote a review Aug 2023
Waterford, Ireland146 contributions92 helpful votes
My husband and I recently returned to Carrig House and it is such a wonderful treat. It is no wonder that we return again and again. Once you step inside the beautiful property, the warmth and hospitality you experience is exceptional. The focus on customer service is across all areas of the business. We always feel so welcome and this time was no exception as we were greeted warmly by Claire and Kevin. The rooms are beautifully appointed and a place of retreat. The food at Carrig House is outstanding and consistently exceeds expectation. The chef Patricia Teahan is incredibly talented and uses the finest local ingredients to produce dishes with the most amazing flavours and beautifully presented. Teresa and Tracey look after everyone very well in the dining room and they are always friendly and professional. The team at Carrig is amazing and all those behind the scenes are also making a big impact. Frank and Mary always make time to chat and give advice on the wonderful menu, while Peter also ensured we were being taken care of. Siobhan looked after us on check out and always friendly and professional. We highly recommend visiting this oasis and ensure to also include dinner as it is a real treat.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Grainne B wrote a review Aug 2023
Ireland16 contributions8 helpful votes
Having much admired the dining experience at Carrig House for a very long time, we took the plunge and availed of two night break/ dining in a lake view room. We were thrilled with our experience. The hosts and team are really friendly & professional. We had the most wonderful deep sleeps, excellent mattresses and high cotton count sheets. The decor was lovely, antique furniture blending seamlessly to the feel of a boutique country house hotel. The spectacular lake view was so peaceful and ever changing, you couldn't possibly not rest and unwind. There are many small reception rooms in the hotel to relax, have a drink or read, We particularly loved the gardens and lake access from them. Only disappointed that I didn't take a swim before breakfast. The food is really exceptional, we tried everything we could over the two nights, and we were delighted by the fresh, inventive & delicious courses. If your holiday requires high speed broad band ,flat screen TV's ,lively bar etc, this isn't the place for you. However, if comfort, relaxation and fine dining are important to you, this is the prefect place to unwind and explore the Kingdom of Kerry.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Breda Geoghegan wrote a review Mar 2023
Waterford, Ireland146 contributions92 helpful votes
My husband and I recently returned to Carrig house as it is one of our favourite places. We cannot speak highly enough of Carrig, the amazing team and outstanding food and service. A warm welcome always greets you on arrival and we were immediately feeling at home as Siobhán looked after us as always. This property has a relaxing feel with beautifully appointed rooms, we like the lake view too. The service is outstanding and Claire & Kevin make all guests feel welcome. The food at Carrig is consistently excellent and chef Patricia Teahan has amazing talent. We were delighted to meet her and give her our positive feedback. The combination of flavours, fresh local produce and menu choice is a delight. We are always well looked after by Teresa and Tracey and they look after everyone so well. We met Emma at breakfast being trained in by Teresa and doing a great job too. There is such a great vibe in this property and the team is simply fabulous. We are also looking forward to catching up with Frank & Mary on our next visit. They have laid the foundation for this wonderful business.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barbara wrote a review Jan 2023
New York City, New York288 contributions10 helpful votes
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This was my second time staying at the Carrig, both times with Backroads Travel. The peace and calm of this lovely waterfront lodging was perfect after a day of hiking. Mary and Frank are so welcoming and the staff is great too. The room are cozy and each one is different. The grounds are beautiful.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Sara wrote a review Oct 2022
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This hotel was part of a 8 day visit to Southern Ireland We had taken the hotel out of a Kirker brochure that recommended the hotel, though we had booked the hotel ourselves Having used this holiday firm for a number of holidays abroad and had a good experience,we thought we were on to a winner, how wrong . From the outside you thing Country house which it is , with lovely grounds On being shown to our room the first thing we noticed, how run down it looked.The furniture is out of the 1950s and the chairs we sat on were very badly marked The room had been decorated but nothing else had been touched. One of the bulbs in the main light did not work It quite obvious no money has been spent on the room for a number of years The bathroom is awful, the shower cubicle is so small that getting in and out of the shower is extremely difficult and I might add that I am not over weight.It says it has a view of the lake and mountain but all we could see was a very overgrown tree that needed some serious pruning . What I found out from looking through the rest of the comments on this site that someone else had complained in 2012 about the state of the room and the tree!!!! The whole room lacked any attention to detail and how the owners think in 2022 this is okay since complaints had been made in 2012, which is 10 years ago I find unbelievable. We arrived in the afternoon of the announcement that Queen Elizabeth had died so thought we would like to catch up on the TV to realise no television in the room. When I went to inquire why, I was shown to a room further down the corridor and told this was the television room for all people staying in the hotel. What a strange set up,having visited all over the world to find I had to share my TV viewing with rest of the hotel.The TV room was small so would not house all the occupants of the hotel. Though I did not stay to find out if it was going to be used I was not sure if anyone else would want to watch, what we wanted to look at, so finished up watching the news on our phones for the next three days It's a wonder we did not finish up with eye strain.Though we are not great TV watchers we personally wanted to catch up with the news in our country, as history was being made. The food on the three night stay was good and obviously this is were the hotel is investing it's money and time.Not too sure about the plastic table cloths but perhaps because of COVID it was easy to clean. On paying the bill my husband was asked if everything was okay and when he pointed out we had no tea making facilities to make a cup of tea was told, all we had to do was ask for a kettle Surely this should be part of what is suppose to be in the room. What I found even more bizarre on returning from holiday to find a message on my answer phone the night before of our arrival at the hotel wanting to know what time did we want our evening meal.Surely they must have known looking at the number that we lived in England!!!! I did wonder what was going on,when we arrived we had a strange conversation about dinner times and they could not fit us in till later than we had asked for as we had not answered the message on our phone At that point we had been away from home in England for three days. Knowing how particular Kirker holidays are about recommending hotels, for the discerning customer, it does make me wonder if a representative from the firm has been to view the hotel for a number of years.Saying that we did not see any other bedrooms, because when I asked was told the hotel was full. I certainly would not recommend to any of our friends because it does not give the experience we want or expect at our time if life.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mary O S wrote a review Sept 2022
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Our evening was a tribute to the memory of two very close people whose Birthdays occur this weekend but sadly they have departed this world. There is a sense of calm and peace on arrival. The restaurant was busy but very well managed. The choice of food was great and our selection from the menu was superb. Compliments to all The Team at Carrig House.A true gem on our doorstep-not to be missed. Thank You
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Date of stay: September 2022
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James wrote a review Aug 2022
Western Ireland, Ireland6 contributions3 helpful votes
10/10 food, service, location, scenery, atmosphere! Very reasonable price also, 3 courses for 6 people with drinks came to 350€ including service charge. The views are just incredible what ever the weather. Would happily come back.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lol l wrote a review Aug 2022
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From the moment we arrived we felt we were staying somewhere special. Coffee in the garden in front of the lake was beautiful. Our rooms were excellent with both bath and shower. Very comfortable beds. Dinner was top class . Would definitely recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Breda Geoghegan wrote a review Aug 2022
Waterford, Ireland146 contributions92 helpful votes
My husband and I recently returned to Carrig House and as always it is a fabulous treat. This is one of our favourite places and it is reinforced every time we visit. Just when you think it can’t get better! We received a warm and friendly reception by Mary and Siobhan. The warm hospitality always sets the scene. You begin to relax and unwind as soon as you set foot on the grounds. There is a wonderful view from the lake view bedrooms which are well appointed and very comfortable. The dining experience at Carrig house is always a memorable one. The amazing Patricia Teahan uses the freshest local ingredients to produce the most delicious dishes. The menu offers great choice. We were well looked after by Teresa and Tracey and always lovely to see the familiar faces. Frank, Mary and Claire do an outstanding job at Carrig House and it also is reflected in their wonderful team. We highly recommend Carrig House and cannot wait for our next visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryCaragh Lake
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carrig Country House & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Carrig Country House & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Rossbeigh Beach (7.4 km), Kerry Bog Village Museum (2.2 km), and Kingston's Bar & Beer Garden (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Carrig Country House & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Carrig Country House & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Carrig Country House & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carrig Country House & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingdom 1795, The Glenbeigh Hotel, and The Bianconi.
Are there any historical sites close to Carrig Country House & Restaurant?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ballykissane Pier (7.3 km).
Does Carrig Country House & Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.