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Located at Coomeenole overlooking the Blasket Islands at the very tip of the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry. This turn of the century stone house stands above the sea with a beautiful walking and swimming beach. Stunning views of the ocean and just a 15 minute drive to Dingle town. The historic Dingle Way walking trail is a well marked and nearby. Dingle offers excellent dining, shopping, farm markets, fishing and sailing. Many pubs have traditional music. There are prehistoric and early christian sites nearby.
It is a 3 1/2 hour drive from Shannon Airport and a 50 minute drive from Kerry Airport
There is train service between Dublin and Tralee, also from Faranfore, near Kerry regional airport.
Spectacular scenery and walking trails. There are an abundance of prehistoric sites dating from the 3rd century as well as many early Christian ruins.These sites are accessible to walkers and by car. Another notable feature are the clean, beautiful beaches all around the peninsula. The town of Dingle has music in an unusual variety of pubs as well as good local food! This is a traditionally Irish speaking region.
The house was as advertised by Shelia on VRBO and in her emails leading up to the rental time. Written instructions for using the house and appliances were just enough to know what to do and what not to do. The house was clean and well maintained. There were no problems. The house included a very nice library and the table in the living room was great for spreading out our topographic map for planning the next day's outings. Given all the monastic and medieval sites that we visited, our time in Dingle turned out to be an amateur archaeology trip. As geologists, we really appreciated all the rock accents in the house! The west coast of Ireland is simply spectacular, so you won't have regrets if all you do is gaze at the ocean for hours on end. As the Irish say, "Brilliant". Kevin & Alison
We had a perfect vacation for the two of us at Shelia's house in Dunquin. The house is perched on the green hillside overlooking the cliffs and the Blasket Islands in the distance. It's a peaceful rural setting, with the surrounding fields full of sheep and cows. A short walk downhill brings you to a sandy beach with extraordinarily clear water. We had very good luck with the weather, sunny and in the 70s, and went swimming twice a day for most of our stay. The hillsides and lanes provide nice walking opportunities, with magnificent views.
The house is comfy and well kept, with a peat fireplace and stone table for outdoor eating. One front room works well for water colorists, with its pine table. (Shelia paints too). We especially enjoyed our meal at Ashe and the folk concert at St. James Church both in Dingle. The Dingle Peninsula ruins and the Blasket Centre are well worth visiting. The narrow roadways are a challenge to the US driver, but the views on the way make it all worthwhile. Shelia has been very helpful to us. Thank you, Shelia!
This property was everything we'd hoped for when we chose it. We wanted something removed from the hustle of society (though we didn't find much hustle in Southwest Ireland...which was perfect!). If you are looking for a place that is several years removed from the present, this is the place. Not to say that it doesn't have all of the modern conveniences you'd ever need! The house is VERY clean, comfortable and cozy. We had 70+ MPH winds one night that even made the car shake, but inside we were very comfortable, sitting and reading while listening to the wind whip around this very sturdy stone house. It was heaven.
Shelia is very knowledgable and helpful concerning the area. Take her advice on where to eat (Ashe's Bar and Goat St. Cafe in Dingle are amazing..). We didn't want for anything, it was all taken care of and provided in the house.
Also, just FYI, read the information that Shelia leaves. We skimmed it, and 2 days before we left, we reread it and realized that there was a shortcut back to Dingle on the Maum Closach (sp?) road. We'd been driving through Dunquin and Ballyferriter all the way around to avoid the tiny road around Slea Head! Oh well, it's a nice drive too!
Thanks again, Shelia. We loved your house and our time there!
This house and surrounding landscape is exactly what I thought our dream Ireland vacation was going to be. The house had all the comforts that we needed and I especially enjoyed the library. The "neighbors" were always glad to see us when we provided their daily treat of apples and carrots. It is hard to explain the comfort you feel just sitting outside at the picnic table with the view of the Blasket Islands, and the smell of the green grass, ocean breeze, and peat smoke out of the chimney. When you do venture out of the house, the history of this wonderful place is literally around every corner. The 700+ pictures that we took cannot do this area justice.
The town of Dingle had just about everything that you could need including some very interesting and friendly people. Tom and Paul at the Dingle Pub became familiar faces and welcomed our family into that establishment like we had known them for years. The meals that we did eat in town were spectacular. I don't think I had a bad meal the whole time in Ireland.
Shelia was as helpful as any one person could be. She always answered any question we had in a very timely manner and gave us some very good tips and advice before the trip had started. She was just a real pleasure to speak and deal with.
Betty had the house spotless when we arrived and was friendly and courteous in matters of what was expected of us during our stay and before we left.
All in all, it was a trip of a lifetime and we are already making plans on returning with a few more family members as it would be selfish to keep this remarkable place all to ourselves.
We stayed in this wonderful house in Coumeenole for a week early in the summer of 2011, and found the house and the area to be one of the most beautiful, and powerful places we've ever visited.
We enjoyed and appreciated the simple, well kept comfort of the house and its complete list of amenities. Everything needed is there, including a wonderful library of Irish authors, a peat fireplace, and even wireless broadband internet access.
While the house itself is comfortable and inviting, it's the power of the area that totally captures. You are surrounded by nature, with the surf crashing on the beach that's a stone's throw from the front door, and with incredible views of Dunmore Head and the Great Blasket Islands. Yet surrounding the house itself, the pastoral beauty of Mount Eagle, with its miles of ancient stone walls, and its contentedly grazing sheep and horses reminds you that the history of this area is deep and as powerful, and as omnipresent as the drama of the ocean across the street.
The owner of the the property is very helpful, and accommodating. From her communications it's easy to see that her goal is for visitors to enjoy and appreciate the house, the surroundings and spirit of the area as much as she does.
This charming Irish home on the Dingle peninsula has been calling to us since our visit in July. We are answering that call by returning next July ... and we are very much looking forward to the reunion.
Rick & Karen, Maine, USA
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful home in a beautiful, rural part of Ireland. The view from the house is spectacular with the clear blue Atlantic below the green headlands with the blasket islands beyond. Sunsets are beautiful. The house is lovely, tasteful and has an excellent Irish literary collection - we particularly enjoyed the Yeats poetry, Celtic mythology and William Trevor stories. The kitchen is well-equiped and the beds and bedrooms very comfortable - long deep sleeps with the wind and the sounds of the sea. We enjoyed running especially on the headland over-looking the ocean. Dingle town is about 20 minutes away on the small winding roads. It is lovely and the restaurants very good (esp Out of the blue, Goat Street Cafe and Murphy's ice cream). The Courthouse was a good place for a pint of Guinness, good music and lively discussion. Dick Mack's pub is a classic of its kind. We also enjoyed the indoor rock-climbing wall (great for kids on a rainy day) and surfing at Inch beach (cold but good waves and instruction available). Truly an wonderful place with a very kind and helpful owner.
This is the most westerly house in Europe. Looking out to sea perched above a beautiful sand beach. A rural setting yet only 20 minutes to Dingle Town and only 10 minutes to the nearest pub, small grocer and post office which is located in Ventry as well as in one in nearby Dunquin and Ballyferriter.
Golf: 1 hour from Ballybunion in North Kerry. 10 minutes from the golf links Cean Sybil nearby in Ballyferriter.
Adare Manor golf course is 2 hrs away in Adare, south of Limerick.
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6 night minimum stay
rate includes all charges minimum stay is 6 nights at $1250
7 nights $1400
$200 per night thereafter
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