Carrig Country House & Restaurant

Killorglin, Co. Kerry

Magical gardens, a dark mysterious lake, myriad sitting rooms, opulent bedrooms and divine dinners, plus heavenly owners: paradise in Kerry?


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


This mid 19th-century country house looks onto the beauty and mystery of Caragh Lake, a supreme spot, discovered by Frank and Mary many years ago. They run their stylish house with a good-natured professional touch, he full of likeable charm and disarming patter, she, the interior designer, ministering with sincere warmth and a big smile. Breakfasts are memorable, dinners are divine – some say this is the finest restaurant in Kerry. Ponder the menu with an aperitif by the fire in one of six snug drawing rooms, then slip into the intimate dining room with its magical lake view. Superb bedrooms mix embossed wallpapers, sumptuous fabrics and fine antiques with more views; one stunningly exotic suite harks back to the Raj, but each room has its own grace and charm. As for the grounds… four acres of secret pathways lead down to the lough, 1,000 species of flowers, shrubs and trees, a boathouse and summerhouse hidden amongst the glades. All you hear is the distant clunk of the croquet ball, the rustle of leaves and the trilling of birds. Bliss.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Children over eight welcome. Closest airports: Kerry 30mins, Cork 2hrs, Shannon 2.5hrs.
Christmas, 1 November - 8 March.
Dinner, 4 courses, €49.50. À la carte menu also available.


Nightly price
from €125
11 Doubles
From €150
3 Twins
From €150
1 Single
From €125
2 Suites for 2
From €230


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Frank & Mary Slattery

  • If you are looking for the perfect hideaway which offers peace, tranquillity, plus a wonderful restaurant on the lake, Carrig, on the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way is the place for you.
  • Carrig is centrally located for touring the Ring of Kerry, the Wild Atlantic Way, the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park or visiting World Heritage site, Skellig Michael. The ideal location for your stay in Kerry.
  • Carrig boasts one of the finest restaurants in Kerry using the best local farm and garden produce plus an abundance of fresh fish from the nearby Atlantic.
  • This Victorian Country Manor sits on acres of lush gardens (950 species) with enchanting walks and paths right down to the lake. Here
  • Walking, angling, cycling, mountaineering, orienteering and kayaking are just some of the myriad of activities and things to do on our doorstep at this luxury country house.
  • Golfing in Kerry is a religion! With 15 wonderful golf courses within a 1 hour drive of us.