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A romantic country house tucked away on the shores of a lake, within driving distance of the Ring of Kerry. We used this as our base, and returning to the beautifully curated grounds, the lovely terraces, and elegant rooms -- not to mention the delicious food -- was the perfect close to a day spent navigating narrow Irish roads. Ard Na Sidhe Country House is a gem.

We arrived at Ard na Sidhe after a long day of sightseeing. Sandra was more than accomodating to our needs and was so helpful and friendly. This was truely our favorite hotel in all of Ireland. Everything from the room to our dinner was five star. If you want to experience a gem of Ireland be sure to visit this charming and romantic getaway. We will be back!

A wonderful stay, serene, stunning location, wonderful food with exceptional service. Our fourth time staying and we looking forward to our next trip. Debbie and the team offer a fantastic service and I can't recommend the place highly enough.

Had a fantastic meal here recently. With the help of Google Maps its easy to find. Carragh lake has spectacular views. Service and food were both excellent. This Country Houses beats most 5 star hotels - any day of the week. Thoroughly enjoyed our starters and mains. We have eaten in both sister hotels (Europe and Dunloe) but of all three this was the best for me. The old world charm of both the hotel and restaurant, the ambience , the decor, the personality of this establishment would be hard to beat. A special touch (this has become all too uncommon in todays dining world) which impressed me, was that staff genuinely did their very best to please. We were offered extra bread, vegetables and a complimentary drink at the end of the night - all of which we refused as portions were of a generous size to begin with, though I might be back for that drink some day :) I would highly recommend and guarantee that you will not be disappointed. (The views are my own, I have no connection with any staff member or the owners)

Perfect quiet escape, perfectly situated in County Kerry with easy access to the Ring of Kerry and Slea Head Drive. Wonderful service, delicious food and beautiful grounds. Plenty to do and the staff is always more than happy to help with any concern. Do not miss this little slice of paradise.

Stayed for 2 nights. Love using an actual key to enter the room instead of a card. Went out for a 2km hike very near the hotel, came back to the hotel and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast, especially the creamy porridge.

We visited Ardagh na Side country house this weekend for my wife's birthday. It is a beautiful old country house built of stone set in stunning gardens overlooking Cabrach Lake. It was misty when we checked in to our elegant room, one of 9 in the house, with additional rooms in the carriage house. My wife decided to snuggle down by the fire in the drawing room while I explored the gardens and lake. Fantastic garden with a huge variety of plants. Dinner in the evening was perfect with relaxing drinks by the fire after. Not a TV to be seen. Wonderful. Breakfast was lovely the next morning and we were sorry to leave. Can't wait to go back. Everyone at the hotel were kind and attentive. Thank you for a lovely stay Morgan

We hope very much that Ard Na Sidhe stays the same and keeps all the good things we already mentionned before in this review. It would be a great loss if not. I guess we are not the only ones who think like that.

Driving out of Killarney and in no rush to drive the Ring of Kerry I spied the sign to Lough Caragh and thought I’ll have a peek. Drove up the winding narrow road and discovered this lovely old (once private house) set in the loveliest of gardens. Parked up had a coffee and went for a potter through the gardens to the lake. If the weather had been kinder I’d have stayed longer it was so tranquil a real haven.

Ard Na Sidhe = Hill of the Fairies - is a wonderful place to get a feeling of Irelands soul, landscape, people and warm hospitality. House and Garden as well as the breathtaking view to - on - and over the lake and you cannot believe to stay in a place of Heaveb

Caragh Lake Maum Kerry

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Ard na Sidhe Country House places you next to Caragh Lake and within a 15-minute drive of Kerry Bog Village Museum. This 4-star hotel has 18 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 18 rooms feature safes and desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes.

Property features

At Ard na Sidhe Country House, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a library. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Main House (Single occupancy)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Garden House Double

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

House, Garden Area (Single occupancy)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 311 reviews

Ard na Sidhe Country House

Caragh Lake, Maum, Kerry
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