Lissyclearig Cottage was one of the more unique accommodations that we visited during our trip to Ireland. The house was built by the Breen family and was designed specifically to give you a flavor for what life was like on old-times Ireland. This isn't to say, however, that it wasn't comfortable. The rooms were pretty, bright, and spacious. The bathrooms had great water pressure... a trait that was not enjoyed by most of the places we stayed. The beds were very comfortable I thought, and the house was very quiet.
We enjoyed the breakfasts, though they weren't necessarily the BEST we had. They were filling, though, and there was nothing wrong with them at all. The location really is perfect, as it is about a 4 minute drive to Kenmare town center; close enough, but not too close. Killarney is also about a 20 minute drive. Lissyclearig is on a residential street with many other houses, but you somehow feel very separated from them, which is nice. The hosts, especially Mrs. Breen, were kind, helpful, and very friendly. Typically Irish!
The only reason I didn't rate Lissyclearig a 5-star accommodation was because it was lacking in some basic amenities, such as ensuite tv's, alarm clocks, or sitting chairs. But then again, one could consider that fact as part of its charm...very rustic and old-fashioned. If you want a break from the typical and hurried life, visit Lissyclearig. And it's a perfect place to stay when visiting Killarney, Kenmare, the Ring of Kerry, or the wonderful Ring of Beara.
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