Fodor's Expert Review Friars Glen
Mangerton Rd., Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Set in its own 28 acres within Killarney National Park, this stone house is a dream retreat for nature lovers, where it's not uncommon to spot deer in the colorful flower beds. Though traditional in style, the house is new and has all the modern comforts. Owner-manager Mary Fuller keeps an eagle eye on the day-to-day running of the place, so it's spotlessly clean. A hefty pine staircase and pine-clad corridors lead to rooms with solid country pine furniture. The location is on a side road near Muckross Park's gates, a pleasant half-mile walk from the nearest pub and restaurant.
- beautiful gardens
- pleasantly rural peace
- traditional in style, but with modern comforts
- remote from town
- limited choice of restaurants nearby
- fills up quickly, so book well in advance
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Feb.