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OverviewDiscover the beauty of the Ring of Kerry before devouring a hearty meal of the finest local seafood in QC’s Seafood Restaurant and then getting a good night’s sleep in the beautifully appointed Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse. A stay at Quinlan & Cooker Boutique Townhouse isn’t like a hotel stay. Run by the wonderfully warm and welcoming Cooke family, guests not only get the key to their room but to the main front door too. You can come and go as you please and treat it like your home away from home, albeit a luxury home with great views and great gourmet experiences.
One of the best places to eat along the Ring of Kerry is QCs Seafood Restaurant and Bar on the main street in Cahirciveen. Here, the house speciality is fish and shellfish fresh from Kate Cookes’ family’s boats.
When it comes to breakfast, there is mini fridge in each room filled with organic fruit compotes with natural yogurt, homemade granola, fresh fruit salad, mineral water and organic juices. You’ll also find a selection of freshly baked croissants and muffins hung on your door whilst you sleep. Rooms have a proper coffee making machine too and a selection of teas. This means you can have a lazy breakfast in the privacy of your own bedroom.
The small and cosy QC’s Seafood Restaurant serves a wide range of specialist seafood and Irish dishes in casual yet elegant surroundings. When the weather is fine, you can eat al fresco in the charming sheltered terrace area.
On the menu, you’ll find the best of the catch from Valentia Harbour and seasonal delights like crab claws, mackerel and lobster, as well as favourites like hake and monkfish. Of course, you’ll also find dishes to suit all palates including excellent local meats like rack of Kerry lamb, pork and steaks and a healthy dose of vegetarian and gluten-free options too. The quality of the ingredients and the high standard of cooking really stand out in each dish.
The bar area is comfortable with a blazing fire during the winter months, and sometimes the summer months too (welcome to Ireland) and the bar has a lovely, friendly vibe with lots of chat and craic from locals and tourists alike. It is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of a traditional Irish pub.
Rooms & Facilities
The en suite bedrooms in Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse are beautifully appointed and well-designed with modern furnishings and contemporary materials and lots of natural light. There are plenty of luxurious amenities too like rain showers and roll top baths.
The townhouse has a comfortable residents’ lounge with glorious wood burning stove and a private outside courtyard with flashes of Mediterranean colours from the pretty painted tiles on the floor.
Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse is a handy spot for a stopover if you really want to make the most of the area and explore the rugged beauty of the Ring of Kerry. However, if you want to try your hand at some outdoor pursuits, the team can arrange packages for golfers and shooting parties with accommodation at the townhouse included.
Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse has ten spacious en-suite guestrooms and a luxurious suite.
Rooms are individually decorated with personal touches to ensure the utmost comfort of each guest. There are big, comfortable beds, crisp bed linen and plush Avoca blankets. En-suite bathrooms include a monsoon rain shower and luxurious Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. For your enjoyment, rooms also have a flat screen TV, mini-fridge, Bose iPod docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and complimentary Wi-fi.
If you opt for the suite, you’ll find a Pacman arcade machine in your living area as well as sumptuous leather armchairs, a selection of books and in the en suite, a roll top bath plus fluffy bathrobes and slippers. The suite also has marvellous views of the wild Atlantic coast.
A stay in the Quinlan & Cooke Boutique Townhouse really is a taste of the luxe life.
When it comes to seafood, the owner Kate Cooke serves only sustainable fresh, wild Irish local fish supplied by the family company, Quinlan’s Kerry Fish.
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