Burke's Place, Carrigeen Mountain


Private room in residential home hosted by Kathleen

1 guest, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bathroom
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Burke’s Place is situated in a secluded setting on Carrigeen Mountain, below Galtymore above the village of Kilbeheny, County Limerick. We are located on the mountain and are surrounded by beautiful countryside and peaceful hill walks.

The space
We have a large, comfortable family home and we have welcomed family and friends to our home for many years as the children were growing up. Now we would like to offer our home and hospitality to Airbnb guests as our nest continues to empty. Burke’s Place is an ideal spot to unwind after a day’s hillwalking or sightseeing or just to spend time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We can accommodate up to 3 guests with a comfortable single room and double room. The double room is a separate listing but can be booked with the single room. As we are 7 miles from the nearest town we offer a light breakfast to all guests to set you up for the day. The breakfast is included in the room prices. For an extra charge we can provide packed lunches and an evening meal if required.
We are offering a single room on the first floor. Guests will have access to their own bathroom on the first floor which consists of a toilet, sink and bath. The shower room is on the ground floor and is shared.
Living areas.
The living areas of the house are comfortable and are open to guests to relax or unwind at the end of the day. There are stoves in both living areas for the chilly nights on the mountain. Guests can have privacy or may choose to engage with the family. It is entirely up to the guest’s preferences.
We offer a light breakfast for guests (which includes home baking). There is a large dining room and guests have access to a microwave, kettle and toaster.
For any guests taking to the hills we can provide a packed lunch and evening meals can be arranged on request (at an additional charge).
Access to Technology.
There is access to Wi-Fi but due to our location it is basic. It is suitable for general internet browsing, organising travel plans etc. but not suitable for downloading of movies, online games etc.
For overseas guests who do not have access to a phone provider, we do provide a basic mobile ‘pay as you go’ phone that can be used for making dinner reservations etc. and for emergencies, especially for guests who are taking to the hills.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Kilbeheny, Limerick, Ireland

The Local Area.
Carrigeen Mountain is located in County Limerick within the Galty Mountain range on the border with the counties of Tipperary and Cork. The house is south facing so there are grand views of the Knockmealdown Mountains of Tipperary and Waterford. As you step out of the door there are numerous walks for every level of fitness whether you want to climb to the summit of Galtymore or enjoy a leisurely walk.
The name "Galty” roughly derives from "Mountains of the Forests" in English. The Galty Mountains are Ireland's highest inland mountain range. The highest peak is Galtymore which rises to 3009 Ft.
There are 5 corrie lakes on the mountain range including Lough Musky, Lough Curra, and Lough Bohreen. Along the outlying ridge of the Galty Mountains lies Moanour Mountain. Part of this mountain has been protected as a Special Area of Conservation due to the presence of rare grassland habitat and rare arctic alpine plants such as the small white orchid.
Between the Galty Mountains and the Slievenamuch Ridge is the Glen of Aherlow, a stunningly beautiful valley that is also very popular with walkers. There are also shorter local walks that take in the beautiful scenery and seclusion of the area.
We can advise you on local walks or hillwalking and can provide maps if needed.
Kilbeheny Village is 10 minute’s drive from the house and the nearest town is Mitchelstown which is twenty minutes drive. It is a 15-minute drive to the M8 (Motorway link between Dublin and Cork). Cork City & Limerick City are approximately an hour’s drive away.
Local places of interest include Cahir Castle and the Swiss Cottage, The Rock of Cashel, Mitchelstown Caves, Lismore Castle & Gardens, Mount Mellary, the beautiful Vee Valley and the Glen of Aherlow. We can advise you on local eateries, events etc. on your visit.
Burke’s Place is ideal for hill walkers or guests who want to get to know the local area. Whatever the activity all guests can relax in a peaceful, friendly, comfortable environment.
The History.
My Father was born at Burke's Place and my Mother was born in the neighbouring townland of Carrigeen. The house was always known as Burke’s Place so we have retained the name. My parents were part of the mass emigration from the mountain in the 1950’s and they made a life for themselves in England. As children we spent our summers here so I have a huge emotional connection to the mountain. My father’s home place was sold out of the family but 20 years later myself and my husband purchased the cottage and land to raise our own family.

Hosted by Kathleen

  1. Joined in February 2016
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I am living in County Limerick with my husband. We have four children and two grandchildren. We love visiting new places, especially if they are not the usual tourist haunts and now have more resources to do so now the kids are grown. We are also runners (but not marathons!) food lovers and Springsteen fans! We love to meet new people and see new places both in Ireland and further afield. We have just become Airbnb Hosts ourselves as we live in the beautiful Galty Mountains in County Limerick. We have had many friends and family staying with us over the years so it is timely that now our nest is emptying we will be hopefully welcoming people from Ireland and overseas.
I am living in County Limerick with my husband. We have four children and two grandchildren. We love visiting new places, especially if they are not the usual tourist haunts and no…

During your stay

This is a family home so there will usually be someone around to answer any queries you may have. Guests can choose privacy or can interact with the family. It is entirely up to the guests preferences.

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