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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 a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 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 facilities for this holiday 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower , Groundfloor bathroom
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , TV, hairdryer, ensuite bathroom. View of the Lakes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , TV, hairdryer and ensuite bathroom, balcony, view of lakes
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , TV hairdryer ensuite bathroom, view of the lakes
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , en suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, garden view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , en suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer, view of mountains & farm
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , Groundfloor bedroom, en suite bathroom, TV, hairdryer
    Bedroom 7 - 2 single bed , 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:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 15 reviews

Great home base for golfing

  • 5 of 5

8 of us on a guy’s golf trip had the house and one guest cottage for a week. The property is fantastic, everyone had their own room and bathroom, and the Beazleys made us feel right at home. It provides a great home base for golfing the great courses of the SW, which ranged from 10 minutes to 1:45 hrs. it was so nice to return to the house at the end of the day, relax and enjoy the view. Killarney was a short, easy taxi ride and a few good restaurants are a short walk. I highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect week in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

Our family was a group of 13 - three generations. Eileen made us feel so welcome we were immediately at home.

We cannot thank Eileen and John enough for all the suggestions and the great Irish breakfast. We hired a coach one day and had dinner catered another. The house is so large and comfortable, we all had plenty of room. No one wanted to leave the kitchen but the sitting room had such great views we were always drawn to it. A fabulous home. Beauty, Lizzie, Paddy and the cats were very popular with all of us.

No one wanted to leave. We all hope to return soon.

Take the time to smell John’s roses!

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 19/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: 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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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 holiday farmhouse in Killarney, Ireland

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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$782.41

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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