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'The Most Beautiful Spot in the World' - National Geographic Traveller

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bed Rooms (1 en-suite) sleeps 6 - 2 Sitting Rooms - Wi Fi

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' and 'Star Wars' were filmed.

The cottage looks out to the Blasket Islands with Mt. Eagle behind.

It 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 cottages, 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 are in front, Mount Eagle is behind, beaches and beautiful undulating countryside are all around. Dunquin is a rural community stretching c.5 km along the Atlantic Coast from Caumeenole Beach to Clocher Beach sheltered by Mt Eagle.

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 Blasket Island weather permitting in season - 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 ruined 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 in season.

There are over 20 Restaurants in Dingle Town (15 mts by car or taxi)

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 horse 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 15/20-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, Diving & Kayaking,

Dingle Harbour is home to ‘Fungie’ the Lone Dolphin who swims with and entertains the tour boats which leave several times daily from the pier near the tourist office. Other boat trips are available at the Dingle pier, including fishing expeditions and trips to the Blasket Islands and Valencia Island (In season).

There is a weekly outdoor market (Friday morning) in Dingle with local local produce on sale.

There is a specialist fish shop near the marina and a whole-food shop in Main St.

During the Spring, Summer and Autumn, 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. Tours are also organised at the Micro Brewery and at Dingle Distillery.

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 water-parks 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,

Further afield Cork City with the nearby Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone) and Kinsale (Seaside village) is a c.3 hour drive

More Details

Catherine & Eamonn
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 29, 2017

About Catherine & Eamonn

The cottage is a 'home from home' for the owners who visit regularly and want you to share this most beautiful home.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located on a plateau in the centre of the village giving 360 degree views of the surrounding fields, mountain, sea and islands. The views from the sitting room and dining/kitchen are spectacular. The cottage is full of character with paintings and local pottery together with books, music and games.


Dunquin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom en-suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom family - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 double bedrooms (One en-suite) and a twin bedded room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Wide range of books from Blasket Library - Scrap books of local interest - Adult and children Books, CDs, DVDs, & Videos, Games - Playing cards, Board Games- Fishing rods- beach bats - Kites Players - TV ( 20 + stations) CD - DVD - IPod / IPhone player / charger - Laptop - Free WiFi - Skype Headphones


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

'The Most Beautiful Spot in the World' - National Geographic Traveller
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Colorado, USA

A fine spot

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this listing many times - and every time is a joy. The views are the best part - I never tire of watching the Blasket Islands. Scenery is dramatic and lovely. Upkeep is great, and the neighbors are a treasure. The local pub is just a short walk accross a field, where Irish music from local musicians is a regular occurrence. A great launch point for day trips around the pennisula, or into DIngle for shops, pubs and restaurants. We have visited in Decemver, May and June - all good times to go (but you never know what Irish weather will be.) We love the kitchen and the fireplace, as well as the smell of burning peat.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2007
  • Stayed: Nov 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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23 1
Manchester, UK

Out of this world

  • 5 of 5

Amazing and beautifully appointed home. Can't wait to visit again next year already! The house was perfectly clean, tidy and welcoming with a more than adequate kitchen supplies kit - smoked salmon, beer etc! The owners were so helpful leading up to and during our stay when needed. Their taste in arts, ceramics and decor make this home a real pleasure to stay in. The surrounding area is stunning, we ran, swam, body boarded, cycled, tried our hand at pottery, dolphin spotted, boat trips and so much more all within the immediate area. We are a couple with a young daughter and each of us loved the home and the area. I can't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williamstown, MA USA

Charming place!

  • 5 of 5

Such a delightful cottage in the middle of what must be the most beautiful coast of Ireland.

Inside, the rooms are impeccable and furnished artistically with local pottery, watercolors, books and videos about the region, and riveting views of the hills and coasts.

Outside, the location is perfect for walking the lanes, hills, and historic sites or biking the coastal road or less-travelled paths that stem from Dunquin. We stayed for a week and wish we could have stayed much longer. The refreshing, renewing, relaxing break that we needed. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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7 0
Roanoke, Virginia, USA

A bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. It was everything that we hoped for and more! It is so comfortable, well equipped and tranquil. We felt "at home" from the moment we walked through the door. The view through the picture windows is a bit of heaven. The Blaskets seem to change from hour to hour. We visited in June and the weather was fantastic. We had a few morning showers and long sunny afternoons.

We highly recommend this cottage to other families. It is a wonderful place to relax and put work and cares on hold. There are many trails to hike, incredible scenery, the beautiful sea and sunsets to drink in each day, archaeological treasures to explore, interesting people to meet, traditional music in the local pubs, and best of all... a snug, warm, comfortable bed awaiting you at the end of a long fun filled day. We could not have chosen a more perfect place for our holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maine USA

We'll be back someday

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with three teen-aged girls stayed here for a week in April several years ago. The cottage is lovely, and is situated in such a way that the views of the Blaskets and surrounding countryside greet you no matter where you look. We spent a lot of time tramping around the seaside and hills on the Peninsula. Beautiful.

The house is comfortable and well appointed. We had everything we needed for a relaxing and memorable visit. The owners contacted us by phone to see that we were getting along okay, and were friendly and helpful. We could not have asked for a better introduction to Ireland.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Blasket Island
Beehive Hut
Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Kerry Airport 1 hr, Shannon & Cork Airports 3 hr,
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Krugers Pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Dunquin Pier - Blasket Islands Ferry in season
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
18 Hole- Ceann Sibéal / Dingle Links GC - 15 mts
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Tralee - Farranfore - Killarney - 1 hour
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
5 x Cafes
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Caumeenole Beach at Slea Head,
Car: necessary

Sea is in front, right and left -

Mount Eagle is behind

Caumeenole & Clocher Beaches - Sheltered -5 mts + 10 mts,

Ventry and Ballyferiter Beaches - Long Safe - 10 minutes

Ceann Sibeal -18 hole Links Golf Club - 10 minutes

3 local shops within 5km

2 x Riding stables @ 5 and 15 Km

Aquarium, Sailing, Diving & Kayaking classes & Climbing Wall 15 minutes .

The Blasket Islands Ferry is a short walk

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.


Rates & Availability

Dunquin Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Peak
Oct 7 2017 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

50% on booking
50% one month before travelling-
Linens / Cleaning charge of 80 Euros
Electricity usage charged at cost

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