|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
At the foot of Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak, this bright, modern residence is an ideal place to stay during your visit to the Dingle Peninsula.
It is fitted with all modern conveniences to ensure your comfort. Features include underfloor heating and instant hotwater 24/7. The house has satelite TV for your enjoyment, offering a choice of over fifty channels. Enjoy a movie/animation from our DVD collection. Choose a book from our library. Keep in touch with home using unlimited WIFI.
Situated in the countryside you will enjoy the spectacular, rugged beauty of West Kerry, while the town of Dingle, with its countless attractions, is a mere 7 miles away.
Walkers love West Kerry with its designated trails and walks of varying length and difficulty. Many visitors will simply take a leisurely stroll along one of the many beaches while others relish the challenge of reaching Mount Brandon’s peak (3,000 feet) or trekking along ‘Cosán na Naomh’ (The Saints’ Path) which is fifteen miles from start to finish.
The owner has put together some information, directions and photographs of hill and cliff top walks that start and finish at the house. These packs are easy to follow and will be available to you during your stay.
It can be said that the Dingle Peninsula is the archaeological capital of Ireland. Googling ‘Dingle’ and ‘archaeology’ throws up over 46,000 hits! The area boasts Bronze Age standing stones, Iron Age promontory forts, early Christian monastic sites and medieval ring forts. All of these sites are within a short driving-distance of the residence, while the view from the sunroom will reveal a hilltop seventeenth century towerhouse. A thirty minute climb will get you to this towerhouse. It is well worth the effort with views of Mount Brandon to the northeast, the Blasket Islands to the south and, on the rare occasion, County Clare to the north.
Most of Corca Dhuibhne, to give the peninsula its Gaelic name, is a Gaeltacht where Gaeilge or Gaelic is still widely spoken. Cuirimid fáilte faoi leith i gcónaí roimh lucht labhartha na Gaeilge teacht inár measc.
Traditional Gaelic songs can regularly be heard in some of the local pubs not to mention the best of Traditional Irish music.
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My name is Kevin, I'm a primary school teacher. I love the outdoors and spend a lot of my leisure time either hill walking or sea-angling from the shore. The photo shows me at the top of Mount Brandon, Summer 2011.
The Owner purchased this house in 2009
The property is situated in one of the last remaining Gaelic-speaking areas in Ireland. While staying here you can enjoy all that the Dingle peninsula has to offer.
We had a simply perfect holiday in this gorgeous, clean and comfortable home in one of Ireland's most beautiful regions. Kevin and family went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed, including a great stereo system and an assortment of spices for this happy cook. The house is so spacious and warm (both literally and figuratively), the acoustics are sublime for music, the views out every window could not be better, the kitchen and linens well-stocked. There was always instant hot water and heat in the house - amazing for a structure with so many huge windows. Geothermal is a brilliant way to go!
Even the lovely cat who showed up at the window was a wonderful treat for these animal lovers. I am guilty of feeding him, though he certainly looks well looked after. One night, we sat in the dark enjoying a candlelit dinner in the kitchen, and the Supermoon sent a huge beam of light through the windows. It was such a treat!
We enjoyed exploring the local beaches ("Himself" went for a swim - in a full wetsuit, of course - every afternoon!) and sights, having good meals in the Dingle pubs, and walking around town in the off-season was especially fun, not so many people! We stayed in most nights by the fire, watching movies from the ample selection of DVDs provided. We were delighted to wake up one morning to white-dusted mountaintops (hail, not snow!) and dramatic ever-changing skies. I have been to Ireland many many times, but I have to say, this was definitely the best home I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. My traveling companion is a local Irishman, and he was equally as impressed by the house.
We celebrated my birthday in the best possible place in one of the most spectacular areas of this beloved country. We most certainly intend to return to this house again. Thank you so very much, Kevin, for allowing us the honor of staying in your gem of a home.
We spent three nights at this house, and it was better than we were expecting even. The house was beautiful and comfortable, and the setting was lovely as well. We thoroughly enjoyed having a washer and a bath as the other self-catering homes we stayed at in UK and Ireland were missing these (and they cost more!). I sat in the sun room and blogged every morning, enjoying the views, and we sat by the fireplace every evening. It was bliss.
Dingle town is about a 10-15 minute easy drive away, and the peninsula is gorgeous. We drove Slea Head and did several walks nearby.
Kevin was super easy to communicate with and was nice as can be. We accidentally left behind our back up camera and had no way of getting it before we flew back to the States, so he was kind enough to have it mailed to us here, for which I am very grateful :).
To be honest, this must be one of the best self catering bungalow/cottages we've stayed in, either in the UK or Eire. It had everything we needed, the beds were comfortable and the views from the kitchen / diner were superb. The wifi worked well too.
The area is lovely with plenty of excellent walks ( Kevin included some in the folder ).
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at this wonderful home. Not only was the house itself gorgeous, but the surroundings were as well. The views of the mountains and fields were lovely. We saw sheep and cows regularly. There were wildflowers growing nearby. The atmosphere was just very laid back and relaxing. The amenities are all modern and the house is clean and comfortable. We loved it and would have liked to stay longer. Kevin was very prompt in his responses, and thorough in his descriptions. His mother was nearby too, which was a comfort knowing that someone familiar was close by in case we needed anything. The house was also close to many of our favorite attractions on the Dingle peninsula. Thank you, Kevin, for sharing your home. It was truly a home away from home and we would love to come back again. To anyone out there considering staying at this home, you won't be disappointed!
Thanks for an excellent stay in Dingle. Kevin was prompt to respond from the initial inquiry until we checked out. The house is clean, spacious and well equipped. The views from the house are lovely. You won't regret choosing this rental.
We enjoyed four days here in June. Kevin was so proactive in sending us information about the property and things to do in the area.
The house is stunning, spacious, comfortable and well-equipped. We loved the views and the glorious sunshine! We were very lucky with the weather, but would imagine that this would be a gorgeous place to stay even in the rain!