Picín

Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry
Bed & Breakfast


Your own rustic-chic cottage, with a velvet antique sofa and a wood-burner in the bathroom - lit on arrival. Beautiful, original, enticing!

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

The loveliest hideaway for two where you may both decide to live in the bathroom, more opulent than most drawing rooms. A cast-iron roll top stands on herringbone boards, a wood-burning stove creates heart-warming cosiness, a velvet antique sofa embraces the non-bathing conversationalist and a Tudor wardrobe just looks benign. Amelia and Nick – warm and artistic – have stroked every little stone alcove back to life. You arrive via your own garden and terrace into a big light space rich in oriental rugs, a bold red sofa, a wall of books and an antique rocking horse. Through that amazing bathroom, steep stairs bring you to the softly muted bedroom in greys, blues and creams where touches of pure luxury finish the seduction: fine cotton bedlinen, a silk bedspread, a painted chest, stone walls hung with a fascinating choice of paintings. All done with such loving care, this is no run-of-the-mill B&B – cake or cocktails on arrival, and beautiful breakfasts, too. One of their guests likened it to staying at the Waldorf Astoria. Great value.

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm, please get in touch for early and late check in
Check out
12pm, please get in touch for late check out
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurants/pubs in Caherdaniel, 4km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €100
Surcharges
Singles €80.
1 Double
From €100

Reviews

We spent 5 days at Picin cottage, which served as our base while discovering nearby attractions such as Derry Nane house & gardens, local beaches, the Kells, Skellig Ring & the spectacular, magical Skelligs themselves. We've been enchanted by this corner of Ireland and its wonderful people. We also spent very happy and peaceful times at Picin cottage, resting and enjoying the quiet which surrounds the garden, interrupted only by birdsong and the sound of wind in the trees. Amelia looked after us so well with wonderful breakfasts and tips about what to do during our stay. Highly recommended!

Jan, London

Seriously, you can't get a more romantic setting setting than this! Mist covered hills, narrow winding roads, soft rain, and crashing waves leave you soaked and grateful for the most welcoming of hosts, a clawfooted bath set in front of a turf fire. Relax, unwind, soak and reminisce. Listen to the birdsong outside as you luxuriate in your bubbles. Then make your way upstairs to the most comfortable of beds with a feathered down duvet. Sink into your dreams and then awake refreshed to a breakfast of pure, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit and a full Irish breakfast of your choosing.

Peter and sibéal, Vancouver

What an absolutely fantastic 3 nights we had here. We were welcomed like family and Amelia had stayed up late to show us around. Breakfast was at whatever time suited us and Amelia basically planned our trip for us with her extremely helpful tips and books and maps ! Nothing was too much trouble and we had the most brilliant time. A hot bubble bath after a wet windy walk was heavenly !

Becky, London

We stayed here over the Eater Weekend and could not have chosen a better place to stay. In a beautiful part of Ireland we were spoilt every morning with Amelia's delicious homemade granola (i have stollen the recipe) and a cooked breakfast with local produce. The space is enormous and cosy at the same time with a wonderful freestanding bath in the bathroom in front of of a fire which is prepped ready to light every day. Nick was not there but Amelia could not have been a better host with great advice for local walks, trips, pubs and restaurants. We can't wait to come back.

Julian, London

Our stay at Picin was magical. The cottage was tastefully renovated, every bit as charming and cozy as the surrounding countryside. And the bath is stuff of legend...unique and luxurious, a truly inspired creation. Nick and Amelia were wonderful hosts, providing the perfect balance of privacy and hospitality to make our stay one that will be remembered and talked about for the rest of our lives.

Zachary, Cologne

Nick and Amelia were the most gracious and wonderful hosts. Our stay was remarkable, and they were both so accommodating to our erratic schedules. The cabin is beautifully restored, cozy, inviting and homey. Perfect blend of historical and modern; beautiful colors and artwork. We felt like we were on our honeymoon. The skylights over the bedroom allowed us to enjoy both the bright and stormy weather of the island. The location is perfect too as it is set in a wonderful rural area but easy driving to every sight and day trip you would want to take. We are already planning our next trip back.

Gary, Corpus christi

You won't find a cosier bathroom anywhere. The combination of roll top bath, reclaimed herringbone floor and wood burning stove with its own stack of peat was just intoxicating. Nick and Amelia are charming and friendly hosts, giving advice on what to see and do around their part of the Ring of Kerry, including beautiful sandy beaches close by.

Lesley

A beautiful B&B in a stunning location I would strongly advise Picin if you're looking for a special way to spend your visit to the Ring of Kerry. The B&B is a restored and extended old, dry-stone cottage and so has a unique connection to the history of the region that is difficult to match. However, this doesn't mean a compromise on comforts - far from it. The B&B is spacious, beautifully decorated and an extremely pleasant place to come back to after exploring the surrounding landscapes. The owners are lovely, welcoming and very accommodating. Without question, we will be going back.

Alasdair

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nick & Amelia Etherton

  • Our cottage is on both the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s breath-taking coastal driving route and the Ring of Kerry, with its ancient mountains, lakes and unspoilt beaches. World-class golf courses are close by, as well as game fishing and sea angling.
  • We’re 10 minutes from Derrynane National Park, home of the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell, with its lovely walled gardens, stunning beach and woodland.
  • We are a good stopping off point for visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Skellig islands, an other-worldly 6th century monastery and haven for birdlife – a bucket list day out
  • A foodie’s paradise, our pretty market town Kenmare has a fantastic variety of restaurants, plus you can browse award-winning jeweller’s and photographers’ galleries
  • For people who love adventure, there’s kayaking, surfing and paddle boarding, sailing and windsurfing, as well as riding on the beach and mountain biking
  • Picin is in a Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve. Only one of three in the world, we gained the award because of the wonderful clarity of our night skies, unmarred by light pollution