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Sea View

Ocean Bliss B&B is scenically situated on the Southern slope of Castlequin Hill with breathtaking views over Cahersiveen town, the Fertha River, Valentia Island and the Atlantic Ocean in the west.

It is a detached house with a large garden surrounded by green fields with grazing sheep. All the comfortable bedrooms have an en suite bathroom and shower facilities. Visitors are invited to use the television lounge with open turf fireplace or sit outside on the spacious balcony admiring the scenery overlooking the bay and old ruins of Castlequin House. (see photo). The remains of this old aristocratic house with its interesting past can be explored any time; it is only about 100 yards away from our B&B.

Castlequin HousePhoto: © Madeleine Weber / www.calaido.com

Castlequin House had been home to the Mahonys, an old Irish family, until the early 20th century. In 1839, Kean Mahony, High Sheriff of County Kerry and son of Myles Mahony, extended the originally simple building to turn the house into a two-storey, neo-Gothic structure, complete with a small chapel in the west wing and even a wine store in the east wing. Even the outbuildings exhibit characteristic features of the Gothic building style.

Over time, the house had been passed on through generations of Mahonys who also had to live through tragic events such as a boat accident in which three of the Mahony children drowned. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Rosney family finally came into possession of the house. It has been uninhabited since 1934 and has continually fallen into disrepair. Today, the ruin merely comprises the empty shell of the once magnificent house with walls covered in yellow lichen and cattle and sheep grazing in the open ruin and the field of the demesne. Source: Blake, Tarquin. Abandoned Mansions of Ireland. Cork: Collins Press, 2010.