YOU WILL NOT FIND A HOUSE CLOSER TO THE OCEAN! VIEW IS SPECTACULAR!! With the surf crashing on the rugged coast of the Dingle Peninsula yards from your doorstep, this 2004-built home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths overlooks Dingle Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, and is just a short walk to the beach and hiking in the rolling hills.
The drive to this secluded house takes you through beautiful farm lands and opens up to a panoramic 360 degree view of the ocean and rising mountains, with horses, sheep and cows grazing in the nearby fields.
The Town of Dingle features a multitude of traditional pubs, Irish music and great restaurants not to be missed, and is just a 4 mile drive from the house.
The drives along Connor Pass and Slea Head are both hair-raising and breathtaking, and the ancient castles and beehive hut sites take you back to another time. Dingle Harbor activities include a family-friendly Aquarium, sea angling, ferry ride to the Blasket Islands and Fungi, the famous Dingle Dolphin. It also goes without saying that some of the most challenging and beautiful golf courses in the world are from 20 mins to under 2 hours away.
The Dingle Peninsula was cited as 'the most beautiful place on the earth' by National Geographic magazine, and was voted among the top 100 destinations in the world.
Dingle is the most westerly town in Europe and is a holiday destination for hikers, walkers, golfers, surfers, sailors, sightseers and deep sea fishermen. The town offers a wonderful selection of bars and restaurants which make full use of the fresh seafood that is landed at the harbor each day. This is a Gaeltacht with something for everyone on Europe's final Western Frontier.
Dingle offers a host of activities and attractions for the visitor including:
The sheltered harbor at Dingle offers pleasant and safe sailing location.
Dingle Bay and the Blasket Island offer a wonderful diving environment.
Dolphin Boat Trips:
Dingle has its own resident Dolphin 'Fungi' and boat trips leave Dingle pier all day,every day,all year round to see him wild and free in his natural habitat.
Ceann Sibeal Golf Links in Ballyferriter (7 miles from Dingle), set in the splendid scenery of the Dingle Peninsula overlooking the historic Blasket Islands, is Europe's most westerly golf course.
The Dingle Peninsula boasts some wonderful sandy beaches including the beautiful beach at Slea Head and spectacular and expansive Inch Beach.
The Dingle Way rings the Dingle Peninsula from Tralee Bay to Inch Beach to Dingle Bay.
Our home was built by our Uncle Larry and Aunt Nora, who are the Greatest People in the World! Their place is next door. The above photo shows a portion of our raucous gang (unfortunately missing from the photo are Uncle Larry, Aunt Nora and my brother, his wife and their 3 beautiful kids:) We are 30+ when we all get together! We have enjoyed some of the most memorable and fun times together as a family in Dingle.
Daniel F McCarthy purchased this house in 2004
Location, Location, Location!! :)
We had a fantastic time - the house is unbelievable - we enjoyed the views immensely, the wild surf, the rainbows, the calm, the stars..it was just so beautiful - my son and his friend even went surfing at the beach... We spent most of the time in Dingle - we went to two St. Patrick's Day parades ( the 6 am - ending in a 7 am mass (in Irish) at St. Mary's and the 12:45) - so much fun. We really felt right at home. Thank you so much. It will always hold a special place in our memories!
Just a quick note to say how wonderful our stay in Dingle was. The listing is accurate, the owner wonderful to work with and the peninsula breathtakingly panoramic. Many a evening spent watching the surf as the sun set behind the cliffs. The home was immaculate and quite spacious. Dingle was great for food and music. A rental car is a must but affords opportunity to explore the entire area. We hope to return.
The listing description hit it right on the head....panoramic ocean view! The home looks exactly as it does in the photos & is meticulously maintained. The owner, Dan, was extremely helpful from start to finish. I would NOT hesitate to rent again if I'm lucky enough to return some day. The Dingle area is rich in history, food, music & the people are so welcoming and comfortable!! There isn't a bad restaurant/bar in Dingle. Slainte!
My family and I stayed at this lovely house for the first half of our family trip to Ireland this August. We could not have been more pleased with the house. My brother even said that house was the best part of the trip -- this is because the breathtaking water views are absolutely unparalleled. On one clear night, I experienced the most beautiful star gazing of my life from the backyard-- there must have been a million bright stars overhead. My family also enjoyed walking to the nearby beach and taking hikes in the surrounding hills. You do need a car to get to Dingle town, but that worked out fine for us (it is a very short drive, and there are cabs available, as well). Lots to do in Dingle town -- unique pubs, traditional Irish music, and, of course, Fungie the Dingle dolphin! The house is also a great starting point for exploring everything else the peninsula has to offer (scenic drives, beaches, Conor Pass, etc.).
The owner Dan could not have been more helpful and communicative in providing us everything we needed to know and answering all our questions. The house also came stocked with everything we could possibly need in terms of linens, towels, and cooking supplies. The 6 of us fit very comfortably in the house, with room to spare.
The only "con" actually turned out to be somewhat of a "pro" -- the lack of TV/internet. Not having TV led to more family bonding time and other activities, and we were able to obtain internet access in town when we needed it (there is an internet cafe in town, and many of the restaurants have wifi). If we had planned in advance, there may have been a way to connect a device to our computers to get internet servcice, so I would recommend researching that option if you will need regular internet access during your stay. I would also recommend bringing or downloading movies or TV shows to your computer in advance if you feel you will need a TV or movie fix while there.
I would love to return to Dingle and would hands down stay in this house again when I do!
Dingle is renowned for live Irish music performances nightly in most of the pubs and restaurants throughout the Town! There is a large family-friendly Aquarium with an extensive collection of many species of indigenous fish, and the harbor is the home of the world famous dolphin Fungi, an inhabitant of Dingle for over 25 years! A spectacular Golf Course - Cean Sibeal - is only a 20-min. drive from the house -