If you’ve ever visited the Where to Stay section of this site, you’ll know that we’re fond of unique accommodation.
Which leads us to today’s spot – Barrralach Cottages in County Kerry. These are cosy cottages on a working sheep farm near Glenbeigh that sleep 12.
They also offer mighty views of the surrounding landscape and are a stone’s throw from some of Kerry’s best natural attractions. Let’s dive on in!
Welcome to Barralach Cottages
You’ll find Barralach cottages on a sheep farm in County Kerry, where they overlook the stunning Caragh Lake, the Macgillycuddy’s and the mighty Dingle Bay.
Located a stone’s throw from the parish of Glenbeigh, these cottages are a fine aul base for exploring the Ring of Kerry and beyond.
They’re also the perfect spot for those of you looking to experience what life is like on a working sheep farm.
Stone-built cosy cottages… and sheep… lots of sheep
OK, let’s get the sheep thing out of the way first – if you stay here you’ll get to meet the many sheep and lambs that call Barralach home.
Now, one thing to note is that the sheep are ‘free-range sheep, and judging by some of the photos they roam free around the property.
This will be ideal for those of you looking for a unique experience and an absolute nightmare for those of you who have some weird phobia of sheep… is that even thing?! I’m not sure. Anyway…
The perfect spot for groups looking to explore
There are 3 stone cottages at Barralach that sleep a total of 12 guests. In the spacious main cottage, you’ll find a 14 seater dining table along with a powerful wood stove and a large kitchen.
You’ll also have spectacular panoramic views over Caragh Lake to keep you entertained as you eat. Or as you kick back on the couch with a coffee or a beer.
If you arrive on a week when the weather is fine, there’s a lovely big outdoor seating area beside a BBQ (second photo below).
An ideal base for exploring
How much a night will set you back
OK, so the biggest draw back to this place is that there’s a minimum 6-night stay, according to Airbnb.
This won’t suit a lot of people looking to visit for a weekend, but it should be ideal for those of you looking for a place for a longer getaway with family or friends. I’ve popped in April 24th to 29th:
- The total cost is €1,332
- If there are 12 of you, this works out at €111 each
- See more of this place here
€111 per person for six nights is pretty damn good. Have you stayed here? Or do you know someone that has? Let me know what you/they thought in the comments below!