This farmhouse is over 200 years old and is situated in the picturesque Glenflesk valley. We are located nine miles east of Killarney town on the N22 road. We have six comfortable bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. There is also a guest sitting room. There is a no smoking policy at Salmon Leap Farm. Salmon Leap has private parking, central heating, power showers, tvs in bedrooms and is approved by the Irish Tourist Board.
This is an ideal base for touring the South West of Ireland. For visitors interested in walking or hill walking, we offer guided walks on a number of local hill walking routes. We can adapt the walks to suit your level of fitness. We can also organise walks for beginners and more advanced hill walkers in the Killarney area. There is a site of archaeological interest at Salmon Leap Farm. It is an early Christian burial ground dating from 800 to 1500 AD Please contact us directly by email for further information.
Central Heating & Power Showers
Angling (local rivers / lakes - permit required)
Horse riding and trekking nearby
Golfing at Killarney, Kenmare, Tralee, Dooks
Walking in the nearby Killarney National Park.
For hillwalking & trail options check guidebooks
Tours of The Ring of Kerry can be booked at the Guesthouse
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Salmon Leap was one of the best experiences I have ever had at any B&B. The proprietor was friendly and very professional; the room was ultra-clean, the breakfast great, the locality stunning and the proximity to town just lovely.
I can recommend Salmon Leap with a very clear conscience; a great place to stay, and very convenient for the journey onwards to Cork.SSSSS
Alan Rothenbuecher -
South Africa (April, 2015)
Charming B and B perfectly located to tour The RIng of Kerry and the DIngle Peninsula. Historical home with all the amenities. quiet, large home, great breakfast. Even some cattle out back to
photograph! The owners were so kind and helped us with directions to everything. WIll stay there again on our next visit to Ireland. Just wonderful!SSSSS
Hannah Fredricson -
United Kingdom (April, 2015)
Salmon Leap Farm was one of the most unique B&B experiences during my week long trip to Ireland. It's hard to believe that the farm is 200 years old since the facilities have been updated - a great combination of old and new. The host Sean practices green tourism including natural soaps and toiletry products, suggestions for low environmental impact activities. He is also very knowledgeable about local history including a historical location on the property. The location is within easy driving distance to Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. Last but not least, the hospitality and breakfast were exceptional.SSSSS
Julie Sweet -
Ireland (June, 2014)
Excellent value for money. The host was very welcoming and personable. He took us for a personal, guided tour of the ancient ruins on his property. His knowledge of the local history and the ancient ruins were fantastic. The rooms were very well appointed and the food was great. SSSSS
Mike Stewart -
Australia (May, 2014)
This b&b was of a high standard. The house and surroundings have lots of character. Our room was beautiful and had everything we needed. We had a choice of breakfast which came promptly & lived up to expectations. Above all though was the standard of hospitality...the owners were so nice & helpful. Will definitely stay here again. SSSSS
Ireland (October, 2013)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Salmon Leap. Sean was most helpful and attentive, with great advice for touring the area.
Breakfasts were outstanding with very prompt service in pleasant surroundings. Our double room was comfortable with an excellent power shower and suited our needs.
Loved the area and were glad to have had three days to explore.
Thanks for your kind hospitality.SSSSS
Raymond & Cheryl -
United Kingdom (August, 2013)
We had a lovely stay at Salmon Leap, unfortunately we were only stopping over for one night, once we saw how beautiful the surrounding area and accommodation facilities were, we were sorry we didn't have more days available to explore. Shaun and his family are warm, friendly and helpful. They've really worked hard to offer quality accommodation facilities showing off the best of the beautiful environment they live in. We would definitely love to come back!SSSSS
We are conscious of the environmental impact each and every one of us has on the environment. Here at Salmon Leap Farm we are committed to providing the best possible service to our guests while at the same time minimising the impact our business activities have on the environment. We know that these actions will help in a small way to preserve the local valley and the south Kerry region for visitors and residents.
Please feel free to ask us if you have any questions about our green initiatives and you may have suggestions that could help us improve our policy.
At Salmon Leap we:
Adhere to good environmental practices.
Adhere to environmental law.
Aim for sustainable environmental improvement.
Aims achievable through:
protection of heritage site
protected wild life area on property
bat protection in out-buildings
waste recycling e.g. glass, cans and plastic
solar panels to help heat water
eco friendly cleaning/laundry products
eco friendly soaps and shampoo
towel policy (we wash towels left in shower)
cfl light bulbs replacing halogen bulbs (ongoing)
green electricity supplier (Airtricity)
aerated waste water treatment system/composting
eco ball laundry wash and air-dried laundry
reduced toilet flush
bulk purchase of soap/shampoo (refill containers)
We support local environment, services and suppliers by the following actions:
fair-trade tea and coffee
local produce where possible
advice on local walking routes/cycle tours
SOUTH KERRY VISITOR CHARTER
Feel good on holiday
We are working with the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) to make
South Kerry more eco-friendly, but we need your help. We can all reduce our
impact on the environment by making choices. As a visitor you have a very
important role to play in helping us to conserve our natural assets and
become a more sustainable destination.
Here are our recommended tips on how you can help:
Reduce energy by switching off lights and closing windows if heating
is on. Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland provides information on
what you can do at home.
Give the Car a Rest
Leave the car behind, if only for a day. Walk, cycle or use public
transport. We will happily provide you with advice.
Use local products, they give you a flavour of the area and help
support local communities. We are fortunate to have some fantastic
producers of food, drink and arts and crafts. Find out about local
markets or local and regional produce
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Try to avoid overly packaged goods and say no to that extra carrier
bag. You can also support the destination and businesses in their
efforts by using recycling facilities provided. Ask us as we have
information on what you can recycle locally.
Be Water Wise
Ireland has rising costs for water treatment and flood defence so
please use water wisely. Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
and adhere to towel policies or other water saving initiatives.
Help us to look after the landscape and wildlife by not littering,
guarding against fire and using footpaths and cycle-ways
responsibly. Ensure you adhere to the principles of Leave No Trace
when out in the countryside.
Support Green Businesses
There are numerous businesses in South Kerry working to reduce
their carbon footprint through the GTBS. Choose green
accommodation when you are booking your holiday in South Kerry.