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White Heather Farmhouse

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Gortrooskagh, Kenmare V93 VXD0 Ireland
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#9 of 27 Speciality lodging in Kenmare
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The three star approved White Heather Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is located on 100 acres of farmland close to Kenmare town, Co. Kerry, in a picturesque quiet area with stunning mountain views. The River Sheen flows through the farm on its way to Kenmare Bay and a fishing licence may be purchased in the local town of Kenmare. The Lovett Family has been welcoming guests for over 30 years. WiFi Internet access, pets allowed, children, walkers and cyclists most welcome. Spending time on a real working farm is great fun & educational. Convenient for touring the Wild Atlantic Way, Ring of Kerry and Beara Peninsula, and local attractions include the award winning Bonane Heritage Park, Gleninchaquin Waterfalls and Molly Gallivans.
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ChitchatCanada wrote a review Jun 2019
Canada502 contributions282 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night during our travels in Ireland and found it to be comfortable and quiet, but we wouldn't have wanted to stay any longer. The B&B is in a great location with respect to exploring Kenmare and the surrounding areas. Although it sits on a busy road the traffic noise wasn't an issue whatsoever for us as our room was on the backside of the house, away from the road. Sheila the hostess was welcoming, very friendly, pleasant and lovely to talk with. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and fully functional but the furnishings were quite tired and dated. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful. The unacceptable issue we had with this B&B was in relation to the bath towels provided.....they smelled so badly of sheep manure that it was repulsive to both of us and we couldn't use them.....and consequently it made us question the overall cleanliness of the B&B as a whole.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from SheilaLovett, Owner at White Heather Farmhouse
Responded 3 Jul 2019
Thank you for all your positive comments about "The Whiteheather Farm". Please note that we are a typical Irish working farm and for two selected days in January and in June we spread farm slurry on the fields. As the windows were opened for those two days in June, this was the smell that you encountered. It was a pity that you did not bring this concern to us during your stay. "The Whiteheather Farm" was inspected recently by Fáilte Ireland" and met all the required standards.
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Lena wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions5 helpful votes
I loved staying at the White Heather Farm. Sheila is amazing. She is very kind and hard-working. I enjoyed her accommodations and breakfast every morning. She was very helpful. My room was very comfortable and had everything I needed. Her property is gorgeous and allowed me to drive to the ring of Kerry and hike in Killkenny National Park. Will definitely be visiting again.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SheilaLovett, Owner at White Heather Farmhouse
Responded 3 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for your lovely review and thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Delighted to have you back anytime.
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SMGleb wrote a review Jun 2019
Wilmington, Delaware396 contributions73 helpful votes
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If you are looking for a very rustic place to stay you will enjoy White Heather Farm. However for the price we paid we have enjoyed significantly more comfortable accommodations. It is important to recognize that this is a true working farm. We enjoyed meeting our proprietress Sheila and her adorable grandson Ronan who showed us the lambs and even walked us up the farm road so we could see a one day old calf. We did have a couple of items that are worth a mention. There were some spiderwebs with spiders in the corners of the bathroom and behind one of the wall radiators, along with some little bugs stuck to the shower walls. There did not appear to be any heat overnight. The towels were definitely line dried so were quite stiff and uncomfortable but also being dried out of doors on a farm, they carried a strong odor of farm animals & agriculture. Lastly, husband was of the opinion the morning coffee was burnt.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from SheilaLovett, Owner at White Heather Farmhouse
Responded 15 Jun 2019
Dear Guests, Thank you for your review and delighted you enjoyed Ronan, the typical Irish farm, the pet lambs and the baby calf. All very unique experiences. Yes, Ronan is a great boy who brought you to see the lambs and baby calf and he loves his farm. It was a shame that you didn't bring any of your concerns to our attention on the morning of your departure. It was noted that you had to pay for a family room which you booked through an agent whereas a double or twin would have been much better value. As you left the windows opened and the light on at night it is only normal that spiders would enter the room. Yes, our towels are all dried naturally but there is certainly no farm smells from them as the farm buildings are 1/2km away from the main house. Never heard of burnt coffee? but again why didn't your husband ask for a fresh cup? Our house was inspected in May 2019 by Fáilte Ireland and met all the required standards.
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Mark P wrote a review Nov 2018
17 contributions8 helpful votes
We loved staying at the White Heather Farm B&B. the location was perfect for us: close to both the Beara Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Sheila was a perfect hostess, extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. Although we arrived quite late, she waited up for us and served us tea, coffee and cookies. The full Irish breakfast was also delicious. 9 1/2 out of 10!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Daniela B wrote a review Sep 2018
Venice, Italy25 contributions7 helpful votes
We have been in this B&b for one night . Host is lovely and it is in a very quiet place . Breakfast good , enough , served with fresh products served . I don't give the four star as it is necessary, for me, to give it a "refresh" , more cleaness is necessary ,
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Date of stay: September 2018
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US$88 - US$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryKenmare
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Heather Farmhouse
Which popular attractions are close to White Heather Farmhouse?
Nearby attractions include Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (6.5 km), Old Kenmare Road (3.5 km), and Lorge Chocolatier (4.8 km).
Is parking available at White Heather Farmhouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Heather Farmhouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mulcahy's Bar and Restaurant, No 35, and Lily House Thai & Chinese Cuisine.
Are pets allowed at White Heather Farmhouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to White Heather Farmhouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm (6.5 km), Stone Circle (3.7 km), and Cromwell's Bridge (3.7 km).