Built in 1897 just after the adjacent church, this former presbytery has an interesting history including youth hostel, tea room and B&B. Lucy and Paul renovated from top to toe and it’s a now a holiday house to suit all – with or without the brood.They live here part of the year, so it feels like a much-loved family home. They’re widely travelled and dab hands at twigging what people love in a holiday pad. They pop over from Kenmare to let you in and leave you a hamper full of local produce: milk, bread, eggs, granola, cheeses, sausages, choc from over the road. Young ones are brilliantly thought of too: baskets of toys and games, art trolley, bunk beds – and their own sitting room, so you can have a quieter time in yours; both have TVs with Netflix. Two sets of stairs take you up to bedrooms front and back – plenty of comfort and three bathrooms.Cook in the sociable kitchen, snooze by wood-burners on chilly nights, grill local produce on the barbecue, sit out in the leafy garden. You can set off along the path into the woods and hills above to get your appetite up. If you want to eat out with the children, Mulchachys in Kenmare (10 minute-drive) is an easy-going place with good food; The Mews is more grown-up.