"My wife and I fled snowy New England for a February stay at The Aunt’s House, and we’d do it again in a heartbeat. The house itself was clean, warm, and comfortable, and it’s nice that the owners preserved many of the home’s original features like distinctive doors and locks when they performed their recent renovation. And we really appreciated the stash of maps and walk descriptions -- we lit a peat fire every night and planned the next day’s walks and drives over a dram or two of Irish whiskey.
Caherdaniel and the Ring of Kerry in general are a bit more quiet in the offseason, and that suited us fine. Fewer tourists meant more room for us at the bar at the Blind Piper, where we had dinner most nights, and we never saw any campers or tour buses on our explorations. We’re also fairly avid runners, and a quick down to Derrynane House or past a ogham stone was a great way to start each day.
We had a blast on our visit, and we’re already planning a return trip."
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: May 24, 2015