Ireland's Best Kept Secret
Reviewed 21 July, 2021
Having spent the past 3 days at Barrow House with family and friends I had to 'tell the world', but at the same time want to make sure it stays as hidden away and as special as it truly is. I will start by saying this is far from a B&B, I would like to think more boutique style hotel for the luxury. Daragh and the team are exceptional, they never stop however always seem to be in such great form, and nothing is too much. From the moment you start to approach the house from the far side of the bay you know you are in for a treat. The rooms are amongst the most luxurious I have come across, cleanliness is off the scale and the sitting is idyllic. An evening on the deck overlooking the bay with a glass of your favourite tipple to a stroll in the upper gardens or a coffee on your terrace, you just won't want to leave. My recommendation, take the house (it sleeps up to 18 people) and have a blast with your friends, and be prepared for Daragh to join in, she's great fun... Can't say enough great things about Barrow House - the trip that just keeps on giving!!!
70th birthday family long weekend
Reviewed 5 July, 2021
My family have just returned from celebrating my mothers 70th birthday at Barrow House. Ranging in age from 11 months to 71 years, everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Daragh, the owner was so welcoming and really helped us to feel at home. Herself and her team were exceptional. They did everything they possibly could to make our trip special and memorable, from delicious home cooked meals to interesting story telling about the history of the house. They took every care when preparing meals for my father, who is coeliac. The level of comfort Barrow House offers is top notch. Every room is beautifully decorated and furnished and the beds are super comfy. The mountain and sea views from the house, the tranquil setting and everything I have mentioned above, make Barrow House a 5* location in my opinion.
Reviewed 16 June, 2021
What a stunning location. My husband and I recently stayed at Barrow House. The luxury and comfort of the accomodation throughout this beautiful house is second to none. You can see that the restoration was a labour of love for its current owner. But what makes this place so special is the hospitality and welcome shown by Daragh who owns this ' little slice of heaven'. She is hands on in respect of everything required to ensure that your stay here is a memorable one.
My husband and I were sorry to be leaving this haven of peace and tranquility. You can be assured that you will feel relaxed and recharged having spent time at Barrow House.
Reviewed 10 June, 2021
I live in Tralee & when my wife received a birthday gift of a 2 night stay for us in Barrow House, I was like a kid on Christmas morning. It is a stunning property, made the all-more appealing & desirable after meeting the owner & host, Daragh, who is a walking gem. She is so welcoming & such a knowledgeable & fitting owner for such a historical property. The friendliness combined with the relaxing atmosphere & opulence of the property was the tonic that any soul would desire. We socialized our first evening with our engaging host and had the most sound & superb sleep on our first night. First class comfort. I literally gorged on her superb Irish breakfast the following morning to the point that I had to return to bed for a well deserved digestion period before hitting Tralee Golf Links with the required calories to provide me with the energy required to brave that course on an unusually windy day for early June…but this is the Wild Atlantic Way. A second evening commenced with an in-bedroom massage provided by a local masseuse organised by Daragh…absolutely superb. Following an external meal, we retuned to spending a fabulously relaxing evening in the Lounge, by this stage I am Uber-relaxed. Another superb sleep followed by another delicious breakfast, I had literally tears in my eyes leaving Barrow House. The owner, the atmosphere, the food,!the ambiance, the amenities, the location…..if you want a relaxation spot in the Kingdom of Kerry, you will not go wrong with Barrow House. Superb! Thank you, Daragh. 👍😘
A perfect bubble away from reality...
Reviewed 20 September, 2020
From finding this incredible place, to the moment we (very reluctantly) checked out, everything was just a joy. The house is stunning and has been lovingly put together by Daragh. It is utter luxury and yet totally comfortable, no standing on ceremony here. We stayed in Egret, and enjoyed the large bath and stunning sea views, not to mention the treat of the Juliet balcony. Daragh and her staff, augmented by a team of goldfish and dogs, are the perfect hosts - and the location could not be more stunning. Breakfast is wonderful and Bertie the local taxi will whisk you off to nearby restaurants if you so wish. We will definitely return! Thank you!