Taobh Coille B&B

Eircode: V23 T277
Telephone: +353-(0)66-947 7626 email: agnesosullivan1@gmail.com

GPS: 52.035375, -10.062800

 Céad míle fáilte! = A hundred thousand welcomes!

Welcome to the website of Taobh Coille, a high quality bed and breakfast in Kells, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

We serving fresh tea coffee and cake on arrival

For directions to Taobh Coille or to send us an e-mail click here.

Winner of B&B of the Year 2019

Winner of B&B of the Year 2019! and still holds the title

Taobh Coille, winner of B&B of the Year 2019, is a farmhouse with panoramic views of Dingle Bay, located on the Ring of Kerry, the N70. A warm welcome awaits you!

Tea/coffee and home baking are available on arrival. Excellent home produced food and a genuine Irish, homely atmosphere will make your stay in Kerry most enjoyable.

Taobh Coille is part of a working farm so you can eat lovely eggs from our free range hens with homemade bread as part of your breakfast. Farm, beach and mountain walks are all available directly from the property which is situated adjacent to ‘The Kerry Way’, making Taobh Coille a great base for exploring this amazing locality.

To book a stay at Taobh Coille please use our booking widget on the left of this page or visit our page on B&B Ireland or on the Kerry Way website. To see our rates or send us an e-mail please click here

  • Fishing trips arranged
  • Fresh eggs from our free range hens
  • Home baking and cooking
  • Collection from Kells Post Office (by arrangement)


Breakfast on the farm and the best of free-range eggs
what a great start to your day

We provide a two night minimum stay

The scenery here is a treat for the eyes




Laura & Madison Garner
June 19-21, 2023
Gosh it seems like so long ago that we were with Agnes and John but it’s only been a week and a half since our journey making a BIG circle around Ireland landed us on their doorstep! Oh how we LOVED our two days there! Agnes and John are wonderful and catered to us! Made us feel like family! Their home and land is breathtaking! Being on Dingle Bay the views were just amazing! Gorgeous! Their three baby sheep are so sweet! They love to be bottle fed and absolutely love to be rubbed behind their ears!!! Loved walking their grounds and seeing the cows and sheep!!! Agnes and John’s hospitality was so appreciated! When I get to come back to Ireland at a slower pace I will definitely be coming back to spend time with them!!! Thank you so much!!!! Laura & Madison I wish I could post some pictures!!!
Review Score: 10/10

Sue and Roy Greatorex
1 Jul 2023
Our delay in reviewing our stay in May with Agnes and John at Taobh Coille does not mean that we did not appreciate it. Indeed, we can only reaffirm all the positive reviews we have read below. Agnes and John gave us a most warm and smiling welcome into their beautiful farmhouse home, which has the most spectacular views over their fields and down to the sea. You could sit and watch the changing moods of sky and sea all day. We enjoyed our breakfasts and a very comfortable room. Agnes and John went the extra mile to make us feel at home – whether offering homemade cake and the opportunity to feed the lambs, making a phone call to reserve a table or filling a thermos and providing fresh milk for our onward journey. We promised to wave to them across the water from Dingle. Agnes and John, did you see us?!!
Review Score: 10/10

Ann Daruvala
20 Jun 2023
We were very lucky to find Taobh Coille, as a cancellation at short notice, for the final leg of our tour down the west coast of Ireland. Agnes & John are welcoming & delightful hosts. The B&B is just off the main Ring Of Kerry road, quiet, & with stunning views across the bay to the Dingle peninsula. The light & clouds across the bay change all the time, & the sunsets are gorgeous. Our room was very clean, well appointed, comfortable, & with the magnificent view across the bay from the window. Although described as a twin room, it contained a double & a single bed, so flexible for a couple, 2 singles, or a family with 1 child. On arrival we were greeted with tea & cake, & made to feel welcome. Several breakfast options are available. We chose the full Irish, which was well cooked, & with the added bonus of home produced free range eggs – the chickens potter around the grounds freely. There is ample parking, & seating outside to watch the view & the sun set. The breakfast room overlooks the view of the bay. The pub about 2km away does good home cooked food for dinner, & we went 2 nights in a row. We were able to walk down through the fields to the sea.
I strongly recommend this lovely B&B, & wish to say thank you to Agnes & John for a lovely stay, & for making us feel so welcome.
Review Score: 10/10

Shubha Sunder
12 Jun 2023
Our stay at Taobh Coille was magical. The views were spectacular, and Agnes and John treated us like family. We got to pet their sweet lambs and walk through their land. Agnes fed us delicious porridge and other goodies–even made us a special Irish dinner! We enjoyed out conversations with her and benefitted greatly from her knowledge of the area and its rich history. I cannot recommend Taobh Coille enough.
Review Score: 10/10

Angela Hook
8 Jun 2023
We shall never forget our wonderful stay at Taobh Coille with Agnes and John and their warmth and kindness. We loved exploring the local area and meeting local people. It was such a privilege to sit in the breakfast room watching the ever changing skies and the stunning landscape which surrounded us. We would love to return one day.
Review Score: 10/10

Liz, Vicki, & A
23 May 2023
After my husband and I surprised my mother with her dream of a trip to Ireland, I had booked a 2 night stay at Taobh Coille in June 2022. Due to an unfortunate series of events with the airline, we would have had to miss three days of our trip, so we opted to reschedule for March 2023. After sobbing in the Chicago airport on the phone with Agnes, she was the voice of reason that I needed. She assured me that she would work everything out with the booking on B&B Ireland and that when we came to visit her again that she would make a special meal for my mother. We kept in touch over the next 10 months and it soon felt like we would be visiting an old friend instead of a “host”. We stayed 3 glorious nights with Agnes and John. Pulling up into their farm and being greeted with a warm embrace from Agnes and John’s twinkling, smiling eyes brought all of the emotions to the surface. It felt like we were home! My 9 year old daughter and I took advantage of the sunny weather and walked their trail along the pastures down to the edge of the sea. It was breathtaking! My daughter continued to enjoy playing with the cats and looking for chickens and lambs during our stay. Each night she helped John collect the eggs from the hens for breakfast each morning. We spent our next day touring the Ring of Kerry and the second day touring the Dingle peninsula (which is visible from Agnes and John’s home). While those two things were stunning and amazing experiences that exceeded our expectations, each afternoon we found ourselves wanting to be back “home” with John and Agnes. Agnes and John are the most incredible hosts that you could ever imagine – they make you feel instantly comfortable and at ease while also never making you feel like a burden. Agnes always provided a beautiful spread of hot tea and hot cocoa for my daughter. She even let us bake a pizza for dinner that we had grabbed from Aldi because we couldn’t bare the thought of being away from Taobh Coille in the time that it would take to eat dinner somewhere for our first night. Our room was supremely comfortable and the views cannot be beat. The sheep would even sleep outside our window at night. On our last night, Agnes made that special promised meal of Irish bacon, mashed potatoes, and cabbage – still our best meal in all of Ireland. Waking up each morning to the smell of good food and Agnes’ sweet voice humming away in the kitchen still warms my heart even now that we’ve returned home. While we were very sad to leave, Agnes assured us that it wasn’t goodbye, but rather “See you later” and that we would “keep each other in our back pockets.” John and Agnes take such pride in their farm, their home, and in meeting and caring for new friends who have the pleasure of staying with them. The joy and love in their home and between the two of them is just palpable – Agnes’ kitchen is truly a magical place. We can’t help but feel like we’ve left pieces of our hearts at Taobh Coille with Agnes and John – my mother and I have two new friends who feel like lifelong friends and my daughter has a new set of grandparents. Until next time, Agnes and John!
Review Score: 10/10

Kade and Amy Baird
15 Apr 2023
We loved our stay with Agnes and John. The view was stunning. Breakfasts were amazing (and we especially loved the porridge). There was a great warmth and familiarity with Agnes and John. We really loved this place.
Review Score: 10/10

Ian and Abbi
1 Apr 2023
Where to begin! My girlfriend Abbi and I spent a long weekend here with Agnes at her lovely BnB over Saint Patricks Day. After the busy crowds and noises of Dublin we wanted a nice quite relaxing get away and that’s exactly what we got. We were greeted with love and care and given treatment as if we were family. The home is settled in a beautiful landscape and is extremely cozy. You genuinely feel like you’re at home! Agnes was such a delight having great conversation and making us wonderful meals! Her Daughter also welcomed us in with such delight it was truly an amazing experience. The rooms are super cozy with a private bath and the dinning area offers a full 360 of the surrounding areas. The location is perfect right on the ring of Kerry to start your loop of the beautiful drive and landscape. There’s a few small town just around the corner with great food and music as well. We will absolutely be back on our next trip. Thanks so much for having us! I can’t recommend this stay enough. 🙂
Review Score: 10/10