Murphy’s Farmhouse is, as its name indicates, a renovated farmhouse, located in a quiet location set back from the highway heading to and from the Dingle Peninsula. Our room was clean, quiet and comfortable with a modern bathroom, but……when I went to take a shower, I could get no water to flow. After running out of ideas about how to get the water flowing, I was about to jeopardize my man card by calling Mrs. Murphy and asking her what the deal was. Fortunately, after exiting the bathroom I found a pair of rocker switches on the wall that just demanded to be pushed. After pushing both, I was able to get the water to flow from what was apparently a tankless water heater for the shower. Similar dual switches guarded other electrical items in the room, but once I had broken the code, they all worked. That included an electric heat unit that could be accessed on demand, a feature that was rare in the B&Bs we stayed in, but was a nice feature in still cool Ireland in June. On the negative side, I could not receive the (free) WiFi in my room but the signal came in loud and clear downstairs in the common living room. Also, dining options in the area are limited to two pubs. (We ate at yet another Murphy enterprise, Murphy’s Bar, which was attractive but served a limited menu of pizza and cold sandwiches.)
After a good night’s sleep, we were fed a delicious Irish breakfast served by one of the Murphy granddaughters. All in all, it was a pleasant stay at a reasonable price in a good location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description: Murphy's Farmhouse is a sixth generation dairy farm nestling at the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains on the Dingle Peninsula. The farmhouse is ideally located for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula, as Castlemaine village is the gateway between both areas. This traditional and comfortable farmhouse is renowned for its friendly welcome and excellent cuisine providing an extensive range of breakfasts to choose from which will satisfy the most discerning of food lovers. You can look forward to refreshments on arrival. Murphys Farmhouse has 14 en-suite bedrooms with television, tea/coffee making facilities, electric blankets and king size beds. It is ideally located for organised tours. Transport is also available. Location: Murphy's Farmhouse is located 150 metres from Boolteens village where guests can enjoy the local entertainment and music in Murphy's Bar. Boolteens is located along the Dingle Peninsula road 1km from Castlemaine village. For the golfing enthusiast Murphy's Farmhouse is ideally located as it is within a 30 minute drive from the following world renowned golf courses, Killarney, Ballybunion, Barrow, and Dooks. Walking is another activity that the area is proud to offer, Murphy's Farmhouse is perfectly situated for the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way walking routes. For the visitor seeking a more leisurely holiday, Inch Beach - Blue Flag Awarded - provides over 3 miles of safe sandy beach. Kerry Airport - 7 miles. Shannon and Cork Airport - 2 hours drive. Tralee and Killarney provide train services - 20 minutes drive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Murphys Farmhouse Boolteens