Do you want time to retreat in an old farmhouse in the mountainous countryside near Killarney? First of all, we gladly welcome you. The lovely location is rural and somewhat isolated, so it is ideal for a break, your holiday or a few relaxed days after an intense road trip. When you reach our farmhouse at the end of a cul the sac leading 1 mile off the N22, you are immediately struck by the abundance of nature as well as the wonderful views and tranquil atmosphere.
Owners Jan and Karen Tetteroo have completely refurbished the old farmhouse that had been abandoned for over a decade. The gorgeous springwater flows to the taps from a well on the land. Wind-powered electricity and carbon-neutral heating make sure the house is now an example of ecologic living with all modern comfort included. The farmhouse is ready now to host a small number of guests.
The water comes from the ancient well and is tested to be suitable for drinking and showering. Therefore will heal you and invigorate your skin. After use the water will be cleaned and returned to the river where it was supposed to flow from the well originally. The farmhouse uses less then 1% of the total flow of the well. We will light the solid fuel burner in the living room/kitchen because it gives heating and warm water. Electricity is supplied by the Kilgarvan windfarm nearby.
Because Mountain Retreat Annagh-More is located in the shadow of the Paps of Anu, there are endless walks nearby. This area that stretches over 25 km between Annag-More and the town of Millstreet, Co.Cork comprises over pristine mountains, valleys, lakes. So you can walk, ride your horse or mountain bike and enjoy the astounding views from the tops of the Cork and Kerry mountains. Take something to eat and drink with you, because here you will have only nature. Most of the times it’s just you and your company. You will love this lesser-known treasure of a landscape because it offers the opportunity to be out in nature all day without being crowded.
You will sleep in a double bedroom with bathroom en-suite with shower sink and toilet. There are two club chairs a table and a desk as well as a wardrobe. The house has high-speed wifi available that might be turned off during the night. Cell phone reception indoors is very poor to non-existent. When you really need to you can make a call outdoors. From the window, you have a nice view over the garden and into the valley.
Your breakfast will be served in the open plan kitchen/diner/living room. We serve breakfast between 7.30 and 9.30 am. You can choose from full Irish to completely vegan. Just let us know your taste.
On the N22 from Cork to Killarney at about 12 km for Killarney take the exit to the right marked L7059.
On the N22 towards Cork coming from Killarney at about 12 km take the exit to the left marked L7059.
After the exit follow the road for about 1 mile or 1.6 km up the hill. After about 1.2 km you have to open the left gate. Please close it immediately after passing for the safety of the horses.