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Historic Manor House Overlooking Killarney Lakes

Bedrooms 7
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Outstanding Lakeside Victorian Manor House In Walled Estate

Carriglea House is a ‘historic house’ and is one of the jewels in the crown of Killarney accommodation. Its location alone is unrivalled, sitting on a slight rise overlooking the lakes and mountains, in a peaceful countryside setting but still within walking distance to Killarney town and across the street from the entrance to The National Park. There are pubs and restaurants and a supermarket within a few minutes walk, along a promenade. The house itself like the setting is totally unique, it has kept its old world charm but with modern conveniences discreetly included. This period house has an interesting history mirroring the history of Ireland from the landlord era to the present day.

The rooms are all large with the drawing room and dining room featuring some wonderful antique furniture and large bay windows with lake views. The bedrooms have their own private bathroom. The kitchen is modernly equipped with the addition of an AGA stove which will be the one piece of equipment you will long to take home with you. The kitchen larder which s an old confession box adds to the charm. There is a laundry room with large washer and large dryer in the house.

The grounds are large with huge lawns and mature gardens with some very interesting features, including a pond and it's natural water fountain. The entrance to the National Park is just across the street, which allows your group to pursue different interests, maybe it’s a jog or a romantic lakeside stroll or visiting an old abbey, its all there on your doorstep.

We also have a self-catering courtyard cottage available on the property, if you wish to expand your group numbers.

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John and Eileen Beazley
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About John and Eileen Beazley

Carriglea House was built in 1860. It first opened its doors to guests in the summer of 1932 and a tradition started that has continued uninterrupted to the present day spanning 4 generations of the Beazley family. Carriglea offers guests house rental for a limited number of weeks each year. As on site owners we can offer you a personalised service with help and advise always at hand.

John, Eileen Beazley and family are your hosts. John grew up at Carriglea and along with running the farm has been welcoming guests to his home all his life. Eileen is also a Killarney native, a nurse and midwife, she loves cooking and a good chat. We all love the house and farm at Carriglea and its surroundings and like nothing better than seeing people enjoy it like we do. We are here to help you with your holiday so you can relax in our truly sublime setting.

John and Eileen Beazley purchased this farmhouse in 1922

Why John and Eileen Beazley chose Killarney

Carriglea house is an unique 19th century Victorian manor house ideally located overlooking the Killarney lakes and adjoining the Killarney National Park. It has 30 acres of private grounds and mature gardens. It has an unrivalled and enviable location only minutes from Killarney town but still in the country, all of the amenities are on your doorstep, enjoy a lakeside run, walk or cycle at any time for free as the National Park is just across the street. Wake up each morning and gaze out the window at Lough Leane, the wonderful grounds at Carriglea, from the wild rabbits playing in the lawn to to the lakes and mountain backdrop, take a stroll down our tree lined avenue through the farm and see our cows and calves grazing contently near a mystical fairy fort, meet our donkey ‘Paddy’ and our rescue pony ‘Beauty‘, eat some freshly laid eggs for breakfast from our chickens and if you have a few minutes to spare during the day just cross the street to the boathouse and enjoy postcard scenery and on the hot days take a dip in the lake.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Carriglea House and its surrounds is considered to be one of the most beautiful properties in Killarney. Its unique location offers guests the opportunity to stay in close proximity to Killarney town and yet in the heart of the National Park, with direct access to the Lakes and trails. However, as it is an historic house it may not be suitable for large number of young children.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Carriglea House is a great place to be. The Rooms are extremely comfortable and the look over the lake is amazing. It is near to all the main attractions and a good starting point for daily journeys. Eileen is very courteous and has always a good tip were to go. Horse, donkey, dog and rabbits make this farm complete.
Sep 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation farmhouse rental in Killarney, Ireland

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Groundfloor bathroom
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , TV, hairdryer, ensuite bathroom. View of the Lakes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV, hairdryer and ensuite bathroom, balcony, view of lakes
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , TV hairdryer ensuite bathroom, view of the lakes
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , en suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, garden view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , en suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, view of mountains & farm
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Groundfloor bedroom, en suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , Adjoining room to room 6 .Can share bathroom with room 6
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Historic Manor House Overlooking Killarney Lakes
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful historic manor house and Great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a Great time at John and Eileen's manor house. The house was beautiful and well stocked. Eileen was a pleasure to talk to and very helpful with local information. Perfect location,and my Grandchildren Loved the horses, donkey and cats, they were well fed. Thank you John and Eileen.

  • Submitted: 19-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Litchfield, NH

A perfect week!

  • 5 of 5

Our family group of 13 spent a week at Carriglea House. It was spectacular! We couldn’t have picked a better location. The house itself was beautiful! It was meticulously clean and had plenty of room for all of us. Eileen and John have done a wonderful job of incorporating modern day amenities while maintaining the house’s original charm. Eileen was very helpful with suggestions on where to go and what to do in and around Killarney. She and John were there if we needed them, but otherwise let us be. We all became fast friends with Beauty, Lindsey, and Paddy (the 2 horses and donkey) that live on the property. They would literally come running up the field to greet us as we returned home at the end of the day. We were sad to leave, but we’ll be back! Oh- and don’t miss out on Eileen’s traditional Irish breakfast. It’s not to be missed!

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Davis, Ca

Very nice home.

  • 5 of 5

Charming, clean, and great location near the National Park and overlooking the lake. Eileen and John are wonderful and the house is very comfortable and full of history. We really enjoyed our week stay.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends and Family at Carriglea House

  • 5 of 5

The Carriglea House offers everything that a large group would want for a a weeks stay in Ireland. Located in Killarney across from the beautiful lakes and a short (3km) walk into Town Centre.

The house itself is classic with 6 large bedrooms with very comfortable beds and its own bathrooms. We traveled as a group of 6 couples, some family but most of us were college friends and spouses. It was a perfect arrangement, with a large kitchen and dinning area that we prepared our own meals on three days had a chef prepare dinner for us one night and and our hosts, John and Eileen Beasley , prepared a wonderful full Irish breakfast on those days that we were setting out early for touring around Ireland. The house was a perfect location as a home base for tours to the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, Cork as well as Kerry.

John and Eileen had great advice as to some of the sights not to miss on our tours. Staying at Carriglea House gives you a strong feeling of old and new Ireland, a perfect blend.

Speaking for our group, I strongly recommend the house and its hosts for your stay in Ireland.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We enjoyed meeting you, your family and friends, you were a lovely group, the perfect guests. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. and again thank you for you comments and kindness during you stay. Kind regards to all, John, Eileen and family
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Views, history, gorgeous grounds, and charming hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of nine enjoyed an extraordinary week on this special property. The house is full of history and charm. The farm / grounds are full of flowers, animals and stunning views. The location worked well for us a home base to visit southwest Ireland by car as well as walking access to Killarney National Park. And on top of all that our hosts were warm, charming, helpful and thoughtful. One morning Eileen brought out apples and bread for the children to feed the horses and donkey. She dug a stroller out of storage for us to borrow, and left us a bowl of cherries from the day's harvest. Our stay could not have been better.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was our pleasure to host your lovely family and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards, John & Eileen
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an absolutely amazing and unforgettable stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect is the best description of our visit to Killarney and the Carriglea House! John and Eileen were amazing hosts- their genuine love for what they do along with their courteous manner and excellent service. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and look to do this again in this very house.

Our trip was to celebrate my nephew and his girlfriend's graduation from Villanova Law School. My brother wanted to do this trip and several others jumped on the opportunity to go. There were 13 of us, family and friends ranging from 19 and up. I was so fortunate to have found this house available. We rented the entire B&B- it was perfect- tons of room to accommodate everyone. We had John and Eileen do their delicious Irish breakfast 3 on the 6 days we were there-it was wonderful (or as Eileen would say, lovely!).

Eileen made great recommendations before and while we were there for tours- recommended the bus company and made great suggestions for where to go.

Kerry Coaches did a great job for us in our private bus

Ring of Kerry and Cork were the 2 trips we did.

The Gap of Dunloe tour was the best experience ever on a beautiful day with the boat ride and carriage ride- Eileen made all the arrangements.

On our own we toured Killarney, drove to Dingle which was a ton of fun!

We loved the farm- especially the animals- they may need to go on a diet after we left- feeding them carrots and apples- We all miss Lizzie and Beauty the horses, Paddy the donkey, Buddy the dog and the 2 kittens who became very close friends!

If you are planing a trip to Ireland- this is a perfect location, centrally located to so many places. The hosts are warm and wonderful. Even if you do not need the entire house, book a room or a cottage- it is so worth it. We plan to do this again, hopefully soon. There is never enough time to do everything.

Don't miss on the chance of a lifetime, it was for us! I speak for all of us. Thank you John and Eileen for an experience of a life time! We WILL see you again soon!

Colleen Ker

and all the rest...

Elizabeth and Jacqueline Ker

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Bob Murphy

Debi and Nicole Centofanti

Austin and Erin Murphy

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Mark and Saymar Nelligan

  • Submitted: 6-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your family. It great to hear it was such a memorable experience for everybody and you enjoyed Carriglea as much as we do. We hope to see you again sometime. Until then. Kind Regards, All at Carriglea.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
The Acorn
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Lakeside restaurant
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: not necessary

Carriglea house is ideally located overlooking the Killarney lakes and adjoining the Killarney National Park. It has 30 acres of private grounds and mature gardens. It has an unrivalled and enviable location only minutes from Killarney town but still in the country, all of the amenities are on your doorstep. for instance.

Muckross House and gardens, Muckross Abbey, The Ring of Kerry, The Killarney Lakes and The Kerry Way are all just a few minutes walk away. It is an ideal central location to explore The Ring of Beara and The Ring of Dingle and Skellig Michel. Also you are ideally located to do The Gap of Dunloe and our own specially designed trip involving a taster of The Gap of Dunloe, The Killarney Lakes and the Kerry Way.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation farmhouse rental in Killarney, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Special offer
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mid Season
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Oct 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
Early Season
Apr 1 2019 - May 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Jun 1 2019 - Jun 30 2019
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 1 2019 - Aug 31 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest
Mid Season
Sep 1 2019 - Sep 30 2019
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add C$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$773.25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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