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Forgefield House
Ranked #13 of 61 Kenmare B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“"Best of the Best"”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

I've stayed in B&B all over the world and this one has got to be the best. Sheila and Sam are so gracious and easy going . The rooms are HUGH as well as the Bathrooms. We also had a King size bed. Beautiful and pristine with a back deck to enjoy the end of the day with a lovely view. Very close to town, just a few minutes drive. We also took a walk down their street over a quaint stone bridge and up the hill for a nice view. Big fresh breakfast with much to chose from. Can't say enough about Forgefield House and our hosts. When I think about Ireland I think about how gracious the locals are. Thanks Sheila & Sam AAA++++

Room Tip: We stayed in the downstairs room, but I got a tour of the house and all the rooms are beautiful.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

sam and sheila are wonderful hosts, and the location couldn't be better.
breakfast was delicious.
the rooms were spacious and very clean.
this stay was our introduction to ireland; we were off to a great start!

Room Tip: back room overlooking the roses and field where red foxes frolic
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My Grandfather and I recently had a wonderful stay at this lovely property on our Irish Holiday. Sam and Sheila were exceptional hosts and made us very welcome in their home. Our room was very clean and spacious, and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was exceptional and my grandfather and I both agreed was the nicest of all the properties we visited during our trip.

We ate a wonderful Irish breakfast (many other options available) in the sunroom over looking a beautiful countryside view, while Sam and Sheila were kind enough to answer the numerous questions my grandfather had for them regarding the property and the area. They even shared travel advice with me for another trip I plan to take with my wife later in the year, including sending detailed information/recommendations in an email. The service was truly great.

Combine all these factors with a very affordable stay and you have an you have an incredible value. If you stay in Kenmare, make it with Sam and Sheila.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Greenville
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Our hostess greeted us promptly with a cup of tea and a warm Irish welcome. She showed us our room which was large, new , decorated nicely and very modern. We had a king bed and there was also a single available in the room (Not Crowded) The full bath was large by many European standards, however it was with shower only. We were on the second floor and enjoyed a beautiful view of the rolling pastureland behind the house. The breakfast was a full Irish breakfast with a nice continental breakfast selection as well. There were cereals and fresh fruits on the serving table. The hostess was very warm and personable spending some time just talking and getting to know each other like family. We enjoy the b and b stays because of the chance to get to know some native people. Sheila Kemp (the hostess) was able to give us history and knew the area well. The house is new and appeared to be built as a bed and breakfast home. The area is quiet and peaceful. Don't forget to have fish and chips at Whartons in town: it is a cut above the rest.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We stayed with Sheila and Sam for 3 very comfortable nights.
They made us very welcome and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable - even taking and collecting us from the pub one evening and lending us their cool box for a picnic!
We were able to use the lounge during the evening, and the outside deck is a great place to relax and catch the sun - as we did!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Sheila and Sam welcomed us on arrival with tea and biscuits on the decking. We had a spacious room with a large six foot wide bed. The beautiful view from our room at the back overlooked fields, trees and wild flowers. The breakfast was first class with plenty of choice from continental to full Irish.Our hosts were friendly and accommodating. Sheila lent us a cool box for a picnic together with plastic wine glasses and some cutlery. We were able to keep our wine and food in their fridge for the time we were there. We stayed for three nights and on the second evening our hosts kindly offered to drive us into Kenmare and bring us back later. This enabled our friends and us to enjoy a a meal and a few drinks.
We have no hesitation in recommending Forgefield House as an excellent place to stay.

Jo and Clive

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

We spent three superb nights in Forgefield House! Sheila and Sam are doing a great job caring for their guests in the lovely house with spacious, light, clean en-suite rooms. The Breakfast is delicious and keeps you going until late afternoon if needs be. Especially when you opt for the full Irish version :)
Note that the B&B is located just outside Kenmare: if you don't have a car available you will have to walk approximately 3km to the village.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Forgefield House

Property: Forgefield House
Address: Crossroads Killowen road. Gortagass. | Roughty bridge, Kenmare, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Kenmare
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Kenmare
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our home is set in some of the most scenic areas around Kenmare. All rooms are individually furnished with personal comfort in mind. There are 2 family en-suites with super king beds, 1 en-suite king bed, 1 double, & 1 twin with shared bathroom. There is also TV, hospitality tray, slippers, and hairdryer in each room. We offer a wide choice of traditional or continental breakfast which can be eaten on our lovely elevated deck with stunning views weather permitting. ... more   less 

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