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Annagh More B&B, a majestic mountain retreat

Karen and Jan, B&B hosts of Mountain Retreat Annagh More B&BKaren and I run our B&B with a lot of love and dedication.  Mountain Retreat Annagh More is an old farmhouse with two guest rooms overlooking the Majestic Kerry mountains near Killarney. A warm and personal welcome by your hosts awaits you. 

As soon as you leave the N22 towards the B&B, you find yourself immersed in nature. A small rugged road along a stream fed by nearby waterfalls leads you to Annagh More B&B. At the end of the cul-de-sac, you drive through a plot of ancient woodland. After a bend in the road the shiny yellow farmhouse emerges.  You see fields with sheep and stonewalls, abandoned old cottages and sheds. It is like stepping into a whole new world up in the mountains.

Mountain Retreat Annagh More B&B

History of Annaghmore

We are the sole inhabitants of the townland of Annaghmore that gave its name to the B&B. A mere 100 years ago a population of almost a 100 people lived and worked here. The remains of the old settlement are visible behind the house and further up the dirt tracks.

As with many rural places in Ireland, the younger generation left to work and live in nearby Killarney or abroad and by the end of the 20th century, the last in of the elderly population had left the townland of Annaghmore. Since then it has only been used by local sheep farmers.

Mountain Retreat Annagh More B&B

This attracted us when we bought this abandoned farmhouse with its beautiful surroundings and the old well on the land. In our mind and dreams, we saw the possibilities of the place. It was if Annaghmore spoke to us: ‘we had our time when only nature and animals where here, now it is time to bring it back to life as it was in the old days’.

Cosy Farmhouse Retreat

The refurbishment and modernisation of the farmhouse that is now Mountain Retreat Annagh More started in 2015. In early 2018 we opened our B&B and have received lots of first-time visitors since. The rooms all have en-suite and are nicely decorated and equipped to a high standard. Breakfast is cooked and served in the cosy farmhouse kitchen. The house is comfortable and modern without losing the charm of an old farmhouse.

Annagh More Cosy farmhouse bedroom

Both gardens and rooms have stunning views into the valley and the mountains. Our guests can find a spot in our private south-facing gardens to sit, read, write, paint or just watch the birds and wildlife. When going for a walk, or hike one only needs to step out to find a wealth of possibilities. You can go uphill for a one-hour stroll through the fairylike adjacent woodland or make a 5km hike to the Paps Mountains where you can walk through a wonderful valley. Guided walks are available on request.

Nearby Must-see Attractions

Karen and I know the area and are happy to show you the most beautiful places, tastiest restaurants and the finest addresses. Though rural and with a remote feel, there are lots and lots of tourist highlights nearby such as Killarney with its National Park and castles, the famous Ring of Kerry, the Gap of Dunloe, Rivers Lee and Blackwater and many other highlights of counties Cork and Kerry that are all only a short drive away.

Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, Kerry

The only thing our guests regret is not having booked for a longer period. One of our guests used these words: “Stay as long as you can. It will restore your soul! I am so saddened we didn’t stay longer.”

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Posted: 12 Mar 2019 by Claire Regan | with 0 comments

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