Lets dance
The Phoenix on The Wild Atlantic Way Dingle
Hosted by Lorna
Lorna is the host.
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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En suite double or triple good family room. Breakfast optional & must be booked in advance. Central to Dingle, Killarney & Kerry Airport. Seasonal Vegetarian & Seafood Restaurant, organic gardens.Mountains, Beaches, local music pubs See our other rooms, Romany wagons & Self catering chalet. Pet friendly.

The space

This award-winning Guest House & Restaurant has unique en-suite double, twin or family rooms We have Romany wagons, a self contained chalet, prettily decorated with a mixture of antiques & colourful artifacts from Lorna's world travel,
The gardens are full of indigenous shrubs, exotic plants, herbs and vegetables. The Restaurant is open all day in summer for delicious home grown, local & organic produce & serves and eclectic mixture of award winning vegetarian/ vegan/ gluten free & seafood dishes
Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian belly dance & Vegetarian cuisine, a food and short story writer; she, her family and staff are always ready to spend time with guests on any thing from exciting activities in the area, to identifying the rare herbs and plants in the gardens, discussing specialized meals for people with dietary needs. The space has a large selection of books, musical instruments, art work & there are always fascinating people to talk to over a coffee.
There is free wifi and off road free parking. The bus service runs regularly to Castlemaine & even past the door during summer. The place is central to Killarney, Dingle & Tralee & just 1.5 hours from either Cork or Limerick. There is a free pick-up service to & from Castlemaine
Pets are welcome on request.
The views from the windows are of The Slieve Mish Mountains [1000 feet] to the north; Castlemaine Harbour & the Magillacuddy Reeks to the south. Just follow the mountain stream along the garden for great hill walking or walk to Castlemaine harbour, the old pier with its exceptional wild life and fishing. Six miles away, Inch beach is an exceptional focal point for walking plus it is a green flag beach with professionally taught water sports.
There are several food pubs with great character & diverse live music in the villages of Boolteens, Castlemaine, and Inch.
Kerry Airport is only 20 minutes drive with regular flights from Dublin, London and Germany.
During winter we do accept bookings and we can offer vegetarian breakfasts & dinners if you book in advance. we offer tea making facilities in our vegetarian kitchen.

Guest access

The restaurant with wood burning stove, the front room our library and balcony; our outside seating area with our beautiful gardens which have many secret places to sit and contemplate. During September to March we allow guests tea making facilities in our vegetarian kitchen.

Interaction with guests

yes we always help with directions and useful info on places to see and do

Other things to note

Our optional breakfast is vegetarian with vegan & gluten free options...let us know your allergies in advance.
Distances are greater than you think here and roads are narrow..the smaller car works best!
we prefer arrivals to be before 9pm and we are happy to serve a later dinner if we are informed in advance.
in summer there is long light and in winter the country roads can be very dark already at 5pm so allow time to arrive safely. We are a destination well worth lingering at and enjoying the food, books and even the musical instruments


House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

Breakfast is optional & needs booking in advancecheck out is 11am. let us know if you want dinner and give us a rough time. Use the seperate entrance for pets. only smoke outside the house. try to avoid showering after 11. If you come home late - it is an old house so "hush" on the stairs.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


24 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
September 2016
A one of a kind b and b. The restaurant was delicious. The decor was amazing.

Ann User Profile
August 2016
A nice place with a beautiful garden. Nice food you should definitely try out. We enjoyed staying there.

Richard User Profile
July 2016
Lorna was very welcoming and friendly. She would often stop to talk to us. She also showed us around her beautiful gardens. Breakfast was included. Quiet and comfortable sleeping accommodations. There was plenty of room for three people, a queen and single bed.

Kim User Profile
May 2016
We loved our stay at Lorna's! The eclectic, vibrant house is welcoming and surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with fairies. Also, be sure to have dinner there during your visit - the food is DELICIOUS. Lorna is a generous, kind host who we hope to visit again soon!

Claire User Profile
August 2015
Lorna's place is very quiet and peaceful. We had a lovely stay, enjoyed the food (amazing breakfast) and the nature. A perfect spot to discover Dingle and the ring of Kerry.

Hennie User Profile
August 2015
Nice place and great food. We enjoyed being there.

Nancy User Profile
July 2015
Weary travelers, we arrived when the sun was spreading its warmth and light over the beautiful and peaceful gardens. Lorna's warm and genuine welcome immediately made us feel at home. Morgan prepared two fantastically delicious dinners with flavorful fresh ingredients that delighted our palates and senses. The color and the flavor of her delightful home restored our bodies and souls. It is a soulful oasis of peace and tranquility. We loved our time there and would absolutely return should the chance arise!
Lorna User Profile
Response from Lorna:
Nancy our last hug meant so much to me, and i need to really thank you , you were so grateful for everything we did, and it felt like you did so much for us by that lovely thankful manner, you made me feel good even when i was tired at the end of the day, I can only say i was blessed to meet you xxx
July 2015

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Lorna User Profile
Lorna is a teacher of Egyptian dance, a vegetarian and wholefood cook a short story writer[ author of The Phoenix Cookbook "A Culinary Adventure" and a youth and community worker. The Phoenix was established twenty years ago by her and her husband Billy who is a collector of j…
Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

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