A delightful country house hotel, nestled beside the serene waters of Lough Caragh deep within the mountainous countryside of Kerry, Carrig House is one of Ireland's top hotels.
Tucked neatly away amid some of Ireland's most inspiring scenery and set within wonderful gardens of iridescent flowers, Carrig House is a charming 19th Century residence lovingly restored to it's original glory. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hideaways you could find, Carrig House has a timeless quality that further adds to its allure.
Within its ivy glad, lemon yellow walls, the house is exquisitely decorated with old world charm. Furnished with fine antiques from Ireland, England and France, with various interesting objects d'art filling the many nooks and crannies, while the homely scent of turf from roaring fireplaces mingles with that of freshly cut flowers.
Each of the wonderfully appointed bedrooms at Carrig House are spacious and elegant. Lavishly decorated, again with period furnishings and charming little features and elegantly laid bathrooms. Some have four-poster beds, some have garden terraces and many have stunning views across the lake, but all are a dream for any sybarite.
At Carrig House they are rightly proud of their cuisine. The restaurant situated overlooking the lake, has won huge critical acclaim and has a long-standing reputation for excellence. Here you'll find the finest Irish food, fresh salmon and trout from the lake, succulent Kerry lamb from the mountains, wild game and homegrown organic vegetables from the kitchen garden. Good old-fashioned country house cooking and you won't go hungry!
Your urbane and friendly hosts and professional staff are very helpful and add to the charm of the surroundings. It's no surprise that Carrig House is among Ireland's best-loved hotels.
At Carrig House you'll find some of the cleanest air in Europe, breathtaking mountains, natural green woodlands and wonderful lake lands. There is ample opportunity for immersing yourself into this landscape from walking, boating, and cycling and for golfers there is a wealth of courses in this corner of Ireland such as those at Ballybunion, Killarney and Waterville.
Carrig House are proud winners of the following prestigious awards:
- Georgina Campbell's Ireland Guide "Hideaway of the year 2009";
- AA Restaurant Rosette 2009; and
- Private Ireland "Honours for service and hospitality" 2009.