|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Local events are listed at the end of this page.
This very clean house is located just one mile from Dingle town with great views of the surrounding mountains, harbour and Dingle bay. There are three en suite bedrooms, two double beds (queen size) and one twin room (two single beds). It has a very spacious kitchen with all utensils provided and all modern coveniences. The sitting room has an open fireplace with a sofa, recliner/swivel chair and piano. The house is centrally heated using oil which is included in the price as is the electricity.
Dingle town is just 1 mile away and a very nice stroll. In the oposite direction is Conor Pass and many stunning walking trails.The house is usually surrounded by sheep and lambs in the neighbouring fields which is a delight in spring time. Dairy cows pass by frequently too, sometimes twice a day. The area is also dotted with ancient celtic stone monuments and archeological sites.
The Dingle Peninsula,
Of course the Dingle peninsula is world famous for its natural beauty and friendly locals. It is also famous for it's cuisine and fresh local produce (fish is a speciality), traditional Irish music and it's old world pubs. With many stores to choose from you can pick up anything from woolens to local crystal. You can even purchase some horse feed while enjoying a pint !
Touring from Dingle,
Killarney and the Ring of Kerry are meerly an hour away, the Blarney Stone, Cork city and West Cork only two hours away. Galway, the Rock of Cashel, Kinsale are three hours from here.
There is so much to see in the area. Come and explore for yourself !
What's happening in 2014.
Jan 6 Women's Christmas
Feb 14-16 Dingle Walking Festival
Feb 19-23 Ballyferriter school of music
Feb 16 & 17 Dingle walking festival
Mar 14-17 Dingle International Film festival
Mar 17 St St Patrick's Day
Mar 14-17 St Patrick's weekend Annascaul
April 11+12 Rugby weekend Ballydavid
April 18-21 Mount Brandon walking & music festival
May 1-5 Feile na Bealtaine (May Festival of the arts)
May 17 Dingle Women's Mini Marathon
June 7 Dingle Adventure Race
July 6 Maherees Regatta (Currach racing)
July 9-13 Castlegregory Summer Festival
July 12 Brandon Bay Half Marathon (10 kilometers)
July 19 & 20 Ventry Regatta (Currach racing)
August 4 Ballydavid Regatta (Currach racing)
August 8-10 Dingle Horse Races
August 16 & 17 Dingle Regatta (Currach Racing)
August 24 Brandon Regatta (Currach Racing)
September 6 Dingle Marathon
October Dingle Food Festival yet to be confirmed
I am a chauffeur/tour guide providing tours of the entire island of Ireland. I specialize in the hidden gems of the countryside, unique attractions, back roads and the very best of local produce. I also design itineraries online giving my clients the choice of self drive, guided tours or bus tour.
Des Murphy purchased this cottage in 2000
This cottage is elevated and is close enough to Dingle town yet surrounded by mountains, fields and ocean views. There are usually sheep, lambs and cows in the neighboring fields also. The sunsets are breathtaking with tranquil walks through the hills and valleys.
Stunning surroundings, a real piece of rural ireland, scenic drives, unspoiled countryside, clean air, peace & quiet, great restaurants & pubs, great music, traditions & characters,hill walking, friendly people, endless local history and folklore.
Family of 3 enjoyed our week here. The owner was very helpful and kind with emails. We never met the owner, but he gave us lots of information planning the trip via emails and during the trip via text. We have a young child who enjoyed playing in the front yard and greeting the neighbor farmer who attending the cows. We found everything we needed from kitchen, laundry to the instruments in the house. There are lots of closet space for unpacking and getting organized. I am "chef" so kind of particular about the kitchen. The stainless steel pots/pans were nice, but I did wish for other cooking utensils more updated and a stainless steel tea kettle would have been nice. The view was nice in the dinning area and living room. The house starts to show age. It was clean but not impeccably clean (I guess this is very personal and it really depends whether you pay attention to the details) Overall, I would give the house a "4 stars", though the experience of 5 stars because the helpful owner, easy payment, reasonable price, good location if you have cars, children friendly, and very practical space and yards for family with children.
Our June 2013 stay at Spellstone House in Dingle was one of the best vacation rental experiences that our family has had. It started with the owner Des who was constantly available leading up to the journey to answer questions and provide information on the house and what to expect. His friendly emails were a great introduction to the house. The house itself is absolutely lovely. The views of Dingle town and the harbor are beautiful. The pictures on the website are great but the breathtaking view is even more amazing in person. Des has absolutely everything you need in the house. We were traveling with our 1 year old son and all of the needs were met: high chair, pack n’ play, baby bathtub, etc. The kitchen is well equipped – you can prepare any sort of meal you wish! The rooms are very nice each with the ensuite bathroom. I let Des know that we were celebrating the occasion of my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and he had a celebratory bottle of wine in the refrigerator for them upon arrival. That along with the tea, biscuits and few nibbles really was a nice touch. The travel into town is relatively easy – about a mile or so – we had a car but we also took taxis for a small fee. We never walked it but I think it could be done. Overall, you cannot go wrong with the house – it is a great value for a week rental and the owner is so easygoing that he will make you feel very welcome. We would give it a 10/10!
We loved this house! Located about a mile outside of Dingle, the setting was gorgeous and the location worked well for us. It was clean, and exactly as shown in the photos. We were 4 adults and a 21-month old toddler, and the house provided almost everything we needed. My grandson loved the sheep! Our only complaint was that was neither a phone or Internet, which was more noticeable to us because our Verizon phones were dead on arrival in Ireland. Dingle was a lovely town, be sure to check out Murphy's Ice Cream!! The owner, Des, was great to work with, but be sure to ask for instructions on using the washer. We didn't and struggled to figure it out.
We couldn't have asked for better accomodations! I have travelled to Ireland multiple times and this was by far the best trip...not entirely due to the house but a big part of it was the comfortable, convenient (a short walk into town), clean accomodation with a gorgeous view of the bay! You also get the real experience of Ireland with sheep in the fields just near the house and the daily passing of cattle up the road into the field by farmer Pat.
We ended up requesting to stay a couple of extra days and the owner was very accomodating to our request. I would highly recommend this property to anyone I know travelling to the Dingle Peninsula!
Our stay was wonderful! The house is everything it says it is. And, important to me, it was clean and neat and all of the things you'll need are there, including a welcome package of milk, butter, bread, biscuits, and homemade jam. There was a folder that included info on Dingle and the surrounding area. We were happy to have the washer and dryer. Although we didn't need them, a family with small children would find the high chair and pack & play helpful.
The cows in the picture are real! Their owner is charming and like the rest of Ireland willing to visit! One morning he and his working dog, Rex, were moving them to a pasture across the road so we got acquainted.
Views from the house are breathtaking. Like a picture postcard. There aren't enough adjectives to describe this beautiful country and staying in the Spellstone Cottage was one of the highlights of our trip.(We were only booked for a few days but stayed for about a week of our 17-day trip.)
Another highlight was the home's owner, who happens to be a tour guide - and a great one at that. He took us for two days of sightseeing that can't be replicated on the big bus tours, which we also did and they were good but no comparison to having the guide to yourself. He was so helpful before and during our stay to answer our questions.
Our group included my husband and our two children, ages 25 and 22. Without a doubt, our best vacation ever. We definitely recommend the take-away fish place - Reel Dingle Fish - for excellent fish & chips; our son tried the burgers which are also excellent and locally sourced. Also Murphy's Ice Cream, Dingle Music Shop, Foxy John's Pub (also a hardware store), Courthouse Pub and Murphy's Pub. The last two for music, too. The owner has recommendations as well - we just couldn't do it all!
The Slea Head Drive around the Dingle Peninsula is a must! Stunning views and interesting stops along the way - Famine Cottages where there are animals to pet - watch out for the black ram! :-) Hidden away is potter, Sinead Lough - look for signs to her studio or just ask a local. They'll know.
I would definitely recommend this cottage for a memorable and comfortable stay!
Indoor climbing wall & zip line, Seal & bird/ wildlife sanctuary, Dingle Brewing Company + visitor centre. Pottery for kids & adults, Corn maze (seasonal), Archeological tours, Walking tours. Dingle Aquarium.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 31 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Notes||Deposits are taken by internet banking or Western Union. The full amount is then paid on arrival. Deposits are returned on departure once the house is left in a satisfactory condition. Please email for more information.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.