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Moran’s Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast


Morans seaside Farmhouse is a homely and family run Co Kerry B&B with one of the most spectacular views in the country overlooking Derrynane Bay and the Atlantic.  It is situated 2.5kms off the renowned Ring of Kerry road and 6kms from Caherdaniel village between Coomakista Pass and the sea.

The Caherdaniel B&B is a working farm and has been in existence over 30 years and has seen many guests come back time and time again.  All our guests are greeted in a warm and friendly manner.  One of our guests in 2007 included Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.

This location is idyllic offering many activities including surfing, swimming (clean unspoilt sandy beaches – blue flag award), hill walking, mass path walk, boating, diving, fishing, horse riding and bird watching which are all within walking distance.

Local places to visit and explore: The Skelligs rock, The Kerry Way, Nature trails around Derrynane National Park, The historic Derrynane House, Ogham Stones, Abbey Island, Staigue Fort & Wildlife in Derrynane and, of course explore the breathtaking Ring of Kerry.

Waterville Golf Links (10kms) is one of the finest links golf courses in the world, never mind Ireland.

You may fancy a drink in the traditional lively atmospheric pubs in Caherdaniel Village & Derrynane for some craic (fun), good food and music.  Additionally, there is a restaurant/pub which serves good food located 2.5kms from our house.

We are open from April to the end of October.



We have 4 Newly renovated en-suite rooms, 3 of which are overlooking the most breathtaking Derrynane Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. We have double and twin bedrooms, which are located on the ground floor and have central heating. There are tea/coffee making facilities and Hair dryers supplied in all bedrooms. A TV is provided in the guest lounge, which overlooks Derrynane Bay and the Atlantic.

Dining room

There are panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean and Derrynane Bay from our Dining Room. Breakfast is normally served between 8.30am – 9.30am. Full Irish Breakfast is served with homemade brown bread and cereal and orange juice. With prior notice, special dietary requirements are catered for. Our dining room is non smoking.

Other Facilities

  • Private car parking (free)
  • Private pretty garden

Local Info

This location is idyllic offering many activities, which are all within walking distance. These activities include:

– Surfing
– Swimming in clean sandy beaches: blue flag award
– Diving
– Hill walking
– Cycling
– Fishing
– Horse riding
– Boat Trips: Skelligs Rock etc.
– Canoeing
– Water Sports
– Windsurfing
– Bicycle Hire
– Idyllic Coastal/Mountain Drives, including the Ring of Kerry
– Golf
– Driving Range
– Pony Trekking
– Stunning Walks, including the Mass path and the Kerry Way
– Sandy Beaches

– Scariff Inn Bar and Restaurant (2.5kms) – good food and drink served.
– The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel Village (6kms) – food and drink served where you can enjoy the craic and music.
– Freddies Bar, Caherdaniel Village (6kms) – where you can also enjoy the craic and music.
– Bridie Keatings (20 minutes walk) – drink and light snacks served.  It is nice to take a leisurely stroll across the old Mass Path to this atmospheric pub and no doubt, you will meet the friendly locals for a chat.

Alternatively, you could try out Waterville (11 kms), where there are nice restaurants and pubs.


Address: Morans Farmhouse, Bunavalla, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry
Phone: +353 66 94 75208
Email nancymoran@eircom.net
Website http://www.moransfarmhouse.ie


Driving Directions

Morans Farmhouse is on the Ring of Kerry, between Waterville and Caherdaniel. We are 55kms from Kenmare (50 mins drive) and 85kms from Killarney (1 hour 20 mins).

Almost midway on the road between Waterville and Caherdaniel is the turn off for Morans Farmhouse B & B. You will see the Scarriff Inn Pub on the main Ring of Kerry road (N70) and a sign for Moran’s Farmhouse B & B. Take the small road down the hill at this point and follow the road for 2.5 kms. Directions to Morans Farmhouse are signposted all the way.

Directions from Shannon:
Go to Limerick, and take N21 to Killarney. At Castleisland, follow the signs for Farranfore and the airport (N23). In Farranfore, turn right for Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahirciveen and Waterville (N70). This is the Ring of Kerry. The Scarriff Inn is 8kms beyond Waterville.

Directions from Cork:
Follow the signs to Killarney (N22); you will drive through Macroom and Ballyvourney. Shortly after the Cork/Kerry boundary, the wide road sweeps down a hill. The turn off for Kenmare is marked on the road itself, watch out for this and take the turning left for Kenmare (R569). Drive through Kenmare’s one way system and take the N70 signposted Sneem, Caherdaniel and Waterville.