Just inside the stunning Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry, Ireland, surrounded by woodland, lakes and mountains, Muckross Riding Stables is a local centre for horse riding while also providing B&B accommodation at the farmhouse.
They have a range of B&B rooms that can fit from one to five people, and all are spacious and clean with private bathroom, study desk and flat screen TV. There is also a shared lounge area at the farmhouse, you’ll find WiFi throughout the building, and outside a nice patio/seating area and a children’s playground.
The main activity here is of course horse riding. They cater for all levels of experience and can offer lessons as well as short and long trips both around the farm and into the national park on both horses and ponies.
Along with the horses though they keep many more animals; sheep, goats, ducks, and even some pot bellied pigs. They’re all pretty friendly to both adults and children and you can introduce yourself to them at the pet farm.
The stables are just 4 kilometers outside the centre of Killarney, which has been welcoming a huge amount of visitors for years now, and mainly because of the fantastic scenery that surrounds it. In its adjoining national park you’ll find acres of ancient oak woodland, rugged mountain scenery, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. The park is also a sanctuary for wildlife and is the home to rare pine martins, red squirrels and Ireland’s last indigenous herd of red deer to name but a few.
Beyond Killarney, Co.Kerry has even more to offer; the wildly scenic Dingle Peninsula and the town of Dingle is off to the north west, while to the south west you can journey through the mountains of the McGillicuddy Reeks or around the famous tourist trail known as the Ring of Kerry, which begins and ends in Killarney. It passes south from there through the town of Kenmare and on around the coast through picturesque small towns like Sneem, Cahirsiveen and Killorglin.
If you do want to explore the area and take a break from the kids for a bit, the friendly owners at Muckross farm can provide child minding services.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS SAY:
“Amazing. Family was extremely welcoming, beautiful location and a wonderful experience overall…”
“Beautiful stay in Killarney. There are horses, puppies, a pony, sheep and an emu. Zip lines were great for the kids. The location is magic. Very short location for Killarney National Park…”
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