This stone faced cottage has 360 degree views of the sea and surrounding mountains in the rural village of Dunquin on the Dingle Peninsula where 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'Far and Away' were filmed.
The cottage looks out to the Blasket Islands with Mt. Eagle behind.
The cottage is located on a quiet Cul De Sac off the 'Slea Head Drive'.
The fully fitted kitchen and utility contains all modern amenities including cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer, fridge freezer etc etc
A sitting room and a separate reading / sitting room contain an extensive library of books, videos / DVDs and music DVD, CD and IPod / IPhone player/charger
Originally built in the style of local fishermen cottage, extensive use is made of stone and wood.
There are 3 bedrooms (one en suite) with a further family bathroom.
Dunquin / Dún Chaoin is located on the Slea Head Drive, an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged coastline, Blasket Islands in front, Mount Eagle as a backdrop, beaches and beautiful undulating countryside all around. It is a rural community stretching c.5 km along the Atlantic Coast from Caumeenole Beach to Clocher Beach with Mt Eagle.to the right
A short walk from the cottage brings you to - Kruger’s Pub – The Blasket Islands Interpretive Centre with excellent videos and exhibits on the Blasket Islands - Dunquin Pier where boat trips are available to the Islands weather permitting -the beautiful and sheltered Caumeenole and Clocher Beaches with cliff and hill walks everywhere.
A circular marked walk ‘Siuloid Na Cille’ brings you to the schoolhouse set which featured in the Ryan’s Daughter film, beautiful cliff walks and spectacular views of the sea and the Blasket Islands.
5 Coffee stops within walking distance at – Dun Chaoin Pottery, Slea Head House- Blasket Interpretive Centre- Louis Mulcahy Pottery and Tigh Aine.
There are 8 eating establishments (4 full restaurants & 4 pub food) within 6 KM and c. 20 restaurants in Dingle Town .
A short drive (10 minutes to the North) will take you to Baile An Fhirtearaigh (Ballyferriter) with 18 hole Links Golf Course, 4 pubs/hotel, church, museum, 2 shops & a long safe beach,
To the East a 10 minute drive brings you to Ceann Trá (Ventry) with pub, post office/ shop, a long sheltered safe beach and horseback riding.
At the bottom of the ‘Closach’ mountain road leading to Ceann Tra (Ventry) is Paudi O’Sheas Pub, with pictures of the famous Kerry footballer with the various celebrities who have visited there.
Dingle Town is a 20-minute drive from Dunquin. Here you will find many Pubs with nightly music, Craft Shops and Supermarkets, world-class Restaurants, Marina, Aquarium, Cinema, Bowling, Climbing Wall, Sailing & Kayaking.
Dingle Harbour is home to ‘Fungie’ the Lone Dolphin who swims with and entertains the tour boats which leave several times daily from Dingle Pier. Other boat trips are available at the Dingle pier, including fishing expeditions and trips to the Blasket Islands and Valencia Island.
There is a weekly outdoor market (Friday morning) in Dingle with local produce on sale.
There is a specialist fish shop near the marina and a whole-food shop in Main St.
During the summer, weekly folk music concerts are held in St James Church in Main St
Dingle Aquarium is open daily with exhibits and hands-on activities to entertain both children and adults.
The ‘Connor Pass’ mountain road leading out of Dingle towards Tralee offers breathtaking views of Mt Brandon and the Maharees in the distance.
Tralee Town is 1 Hour away where the County Museum and Aqua Dome are worth visiting. The Aqua Dome which is one of Ireland’s largest indoor waterworks offers tropical temperature all year round.
The beautiful Killarney National Park (1 hour ) Killarney Lakes and Muckross House are worth a visit,
The Ring of Kerry is a day trip taking in Killorglin, Killarney, Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, and Cahirciveen,
Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone) and Kinsale (Seaside village) are a c.3 hour drive near Cork City
Sea is front,right and left - Mount Eagle is behind
Caumeenole & Clocher Beaches - Sheltered -5 minutes,
Ventry and Ballyferiter Beaches - Long Safe - 15 minutes
18 hole Links Golf Club - 15 minutes
3 shops within 5km
2 x Riding stables @ 5 and 15 Km
Dingle Town Aquarium, with Sailing, Diving & Kayaking classes & climbing wall is 15 minutes .
The Blasket Islands Ferry is a short walk - also the nearby Blasket Interpretative Center provides an insight into the unique way of life of the Blasket Islanders who vacated the Islands in 1953.
The Dingle Peninsula is rich in archaeological remains stretching back to 3,000 BC.
Dunquin is popular with walkers, artists, writers and crafts people
The 'Dingle Way' walk passes nearby and there are many short mountain and cliff walks
Irish traditional music in local pubs.
Other Activities: Archaelogy, Walking, Golf, Irish Traditional Music, Photography, Bird watching, Fauna & Flora,
Golf: Ceann Sibeal GC / Dingle Links 18 hole Golf Course is uncrowded and welcoming and offers a most beautiful scenery
There are 6 more Golf Courses within 30 miles.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Apr 5 2014 - Oct 31 2014
|50% on booking 50% one month before travelling- Linens / Electricity usage on departure|
|Notes||Payment by Bank Transfer - Check - or Paypal-
Week commences Saturday unless by arrangement
50% deposit on booking with balance due 1 month before arrival
Electricity usage charged at cost - average €3-€5 per day
Linen / towels / cleaning fee €80
It is an express condition of the booking that the owner is not responsible for any loss or damage which may be sustained by tenants or their guests
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.