We stayed as paying guests of Dr Waterhouse and her husband some time ago. We know the area very well and wanted just to stay and relax rather than drive and sight see. It was a last minute decision. Overall it was a very enjoyable stay, even if one pays quite a premium for it. It was somewhat disappointing that evening meals were not available when we stayed and so we went to the Lemon Tree restaurant in Kenmare.
The accommodation was quaint but very comfortable and away from the main house a short distance. The setting was beautiful and the gardens and lapping water from Kenmare Bay were bewitching at sunset. The midgies were a major problem, so if you are out and about in evening time or leave bedroom windows open you are likely to be bitten. One of us was severely bitten and required GP attention on returning home. A word of warning or a sign would help in this regard.
Breakfast was good and we enjoyed meeting one or two other travelers. It was very quiet when we stayed - perhaps five or six guests in total.. Dr Waterhouse was most gracious, as was her son. The bar area was small and homely and we enjoyed a drink or two there. We must say that we found Carrig Country House on Caragh Lake (further westwards on the Ring) a little more enjoyable. But let's not take from Tahilla Cove. We would certainly return and will do so in the autumn, hopefully.
There is lots to do in the local area - walking, swimming, golf, cycling, equestrian centre locally and both fresh water and sea angling.
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