Birchwood is an Irish family owned and operated B&B. Opened in 1991 Mary and Tom Mac Donnell have established a reputation as caring hosts offering excellent accommodation and food at reasonable rates. Birchwood is set on 1.5 acres of gardens in a tranquil rural location just outside the village of Kilgarvan with a south facing aspect overlooking a Birch Tree Forest and wonderful natural scenery. It is both Irish Tourist Board registered and carries 4 star rating from the AA. With 5 large comfortable and attractively decorated bedrooms including double, twin and family rooms it caters for a wide range of guests. Both the dining room and lounge face onto the gardens for your added enjoyment. Birchwood's many return guests can vouch for the most wonderful breakfast menu which caters for the most discerning palate and is served with fruits and juices of all kinds together with home made breads and preserves.
4 Star AA Award Home
Ideally located on the Ring of Kerry
Varied breakfast menu
Splendid gardens and close to birch forest
Special Rates for Children
Free Wifi Access
All rooms have unhindered views of Valleys, Hills and Woods
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Cancellation before arrival date - Confirmed Bookings
* More than 21 days before arrival - No obligation or Full Refund
* 4 to 21 days before arrival - 10% Cancellation Fee
* 2 to 4 days before arrival - 20% Cancellation Fee
* Less than 2 Days before arrival - Cancellation Fee = Room Cost of First Nights Stay
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Tom provided us with a really warm welcome, and lots of useful advice about what to see and where to go.
The area has so much to offer that we regretted having booked only 2 nights, and would gladly have stayed more.
We left with good memories, some fruits and homemade cake to see us on our way !SSSSS
Australia (October, 2015)
A very helpful host and comfortable B and B. I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to explore that area. Tom is happy to lend maps and tell you the best places to go, and he cooks a good breakfast too.SSSSS
United Kingdom (September, 2015)
Our three nights at Birchwood were exceptional! Very comfortable, lovely accommodations and a gorgeous setting. Excellent location. Tom is the BEST host we had on our 24 day vacation....friendly,informative, helpful, great sense of humor and what a cook! We highly recommend this bed and breakfast and wish we could've stayed longer!SSSSS
Françoise & Jean-michel -
France (August, 2015)
Excellent b and b: peaceful location , ideal to discover the ring of Kerry, Dingle and Beara Péninsula. The house is very comfortable, cosy and tastefully decorated and the garden is fabulous! Tom is a very nice host and he will do his best to make you feel comfortable, he also gives excellent advice on what to visit in the area. As for the breakfast, it is excellent and the choice of food is amazing. In short, don't hesitate!SSSSS
France (August, 2015)
Tom is a fantastic host. Especially if you have Irish heritage, he is a marvel at getting information. Thanks heaps.
Also nicely secluded for relaxing but everything you need is just around the corner. SSSSS
Kevin & Marlene Atkinson -
South Africa (June, 2015)
We had a wonderful stay here. We rented two rooms. One for my husband and I and the other for our three adult age children. It was a beautiful setting and we enjoyed the gardens and the cows in the field next door. Also enjoyed the wonderful Irish breakfast too. Definitely would stay here again!
Directions: From Kenmare: Take R569. Birchwood is 500m past Kilgarvan Village on your left.
Birchwood is your ideal base for visiting Ring of Kerry, Beara Peninsula, Gougane National Park as well as further afield and offers guests excellent selection of maps, guides and books as well as local knowledge to help you enjoy your stay. Being just 11 km from Kenmare and 32 km from both Killarney and Bantry you can enjoy a busy day out yet easily return to the peace and quiet that Birchwood offers.
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