In a spectacularly beautiful setting on the Ring of Kerry, looking out across the Derrynane coast and out to the Skellig Islands, this extraordinary bed and breakfast is a serene and special place to stay. Built in the 1930s, the house isn’t large, but this merely adds to the feeling of special care and attention you experience from the moment you walk through the door. The suite, with heated stone floors, king-size beds, handmade furniture, and beautiful pieces of art, has been elegantly renovated. Fresh ingredients are provided for breakfast, but you prepare it yourself in the suite’s kitchenette—and there’s no better location to enjoy a leisurely breakfast than your balcony overlooking the sea. The former coach house on the grounds is rented out on a weekly basis as a full self-catering accommodation. Each is big enough for just two people (no families allowed) making this ideal for a peaceful, romantic getaway. The only downside is the minimum stay—3 nights in the suite, a week in the cottage—but that might not feel like a chore once you’re here. Needless to say it can get booked up far in advance. From the Scariff Inn, follow signs for Bunavalla Pier, then signs to Iskeroon.
- Jack Jewers