The private 280 acres extends up to the Cork/Kerry border on top of the Esk mountain and is open to staying guests.
The nature reserve provides both forest, native woodland, wetland and mountain habitat for plants and wildlife. Wild deer and 40 grazing sheep help to keep the grass vegetation down.
Brown trout, otters and frogs enjoy the rivers. Foxes, badgers, stoat and mink lurk after dark, when bats also swoop around, and deer appear in the forest. Butterflies and dragonflies flutter, songbirds are nesting and bird of prey hovering.
Wild flowers, including orchids abound. A rich variety of heathers, ferns, mosses and grasses, including Cottongrass, carpet the slopes. They provide abundant colour and texture all year round to the mountains; nature's ultimate art work.