|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Rent a cottage and make the most of your time off. We have lovely cottages to rent on a remote headland in southwest of Ireland. Brandon is located on the northern side of the dingle peninsula in Co. Kerry. The holiday homes are located at Brandon point in a peaceful, unspoilt area with spectacular view of Brandon bay and surrounding mountains. The Stone Farmhouse and the Stone Cottage each has its own site with a style of their own rather than the monotonous same colour and layout type constructions that you find in some holiday villages The cottage has unobstructed mountain and sea views from every window. Brandon has been described as the Land of extremes, extreme isolation at Europe's periphery, extreme beauty of land, water and sky.
Brandon Point has been designated a discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Cloghane Brandon Area is a Gaeltacht area meaning it is one of the few regions in Ireland where Gaelic is still used daily. We are very proud of our culture and have a fantastic nights entertainment weekly to keep our traditions alive. The Tinteán Ceoil ( music by the fire side) is on in Cloghane Village 4 miles away.
Cot, High chair, baby monitors
There is a farmers market in dingle on Friday mornings.
At Tralee follow signs for Dingle N86.
Continue forward onto the N86 Entering Blennerville.
Continue forward onto the N86 Entering Camp Cross.
Continue forward onto the R560 Entering Aughacasla.
Turn right onto the R560 (signposted Connor Pass).
Follow signs for Cloghane or An Clochán , Brandon or Bréanainn.
Our house is the 2nd House in Cloghane Village with a Brandon Bay Cottages Sign.
From Cloghane continue to Brandon Point - cottage last house on left.
The Great Outdoors: Brandon is a wonderful place to spend your holidays. Brandon - Cloghane is situated on the northern side of the dingle peninsula, tucked at the base of Mount Brandon and washed by the sparkling surf of Brandon Bay, the Cloghane Brandon region is surely one of the great beauty spots of the world. Here an exhilarating blend of mountain, sea and sky entice the visitor to linger, often longer than planned.
A fine selection of way marked trails through the Cloghane-Brandon hills have made the area a favourite destination for hill walkers. Walks range from short shoreline strolls to the high level Brandon Ridge Walk. The local walking guide book and No. 70 O.S Map are the ideal companions for all who wish to experience our special blend of hills, valleys and Atlantic coastline.
In Cloghane-Brandon, there is a choice between shore angling at Cappa and Fermoyle strands or casting for trout and salmon in the Owenmore River Valley below the Conor Pass.
In Cloghane-Brandon, the close proximity of mountains, sea and moorland makes for an interesting mix of wild flowers, ranging from seaside plants like sea pink to Alpine saxifrages. In between are the beathland, meadow and roadside plants. In summer scarlet fuchsia, purple foxglove, yellow and orange\red combine with other flowers such as the deep violet, great butter wort, bright yellow asphodel and heath spotted orchid of the Bogland to provide a memorable blaze of colour.
The tidal estuary of Cloghane Creek is a favourite haunt of curlews, oyster catchers, herons and many other waders. Cormorants, razor bills and guillemots find it a rich fishing ground. Fulmars nest at Brandon point, off which majestic gannets wheel and plummet in their spectacular quest for food. Another impressive aerial performer, the red-billed may also be observed at Brandon Point, soaring in the distraught, or feeding on the close-cropped hillside.
The Stone farmhouse is over 100 years old and has been renovated but retains its character. It has an open plan living\dining\kitchen with and open fire and large windows with stunning views. It has 4 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 2 Singles) upstairs all with views of the bay. A bathroom upstairs and a separate shower room downstairs. It has all modern appliances washer, dryer, dishwasher, radio, TV, DVD and a selection of books.
I have renting holiday homes since the early seventies. I have some clients who have been visiting the area since the '70s and still return regularly. I live in Cloghane Village a few miles from the Farmhouse. Many of my guests have moved to the area and now reside here permanently.
Maura O'Neill purchased this farmhouse in 1970
The Stone Farmhouse and the Stone cottage are both lovely properties in a magnificent location. Both have open plan living /dining room with an open fire. There are sea and mountain views from every window. It is located on a headland and the road ends just a few hundred yards from the farmhouse. We are off the beaten track yet have been included in the Wild Athlantic Way. Brandon Point is a discovery point.
This property has everything you need to get away from it all. If you enjoy the great outdoors you will be spoiled for choice - the dingle way and Kerry way pass close to the property. You can go sea angling from Brandon Pier a mile away. There are numerous beaches locally suitable for walking , swimming or surfing.
The stone farmhouse was already booked for our visit, so Maura, the owner, suggested her Stone Cottage at the very end of Brandon Point. It was just the two of us and it sounded quaint and the photos were lovely. It exceeded our expectations on every level. The very last dwelling on the tip of Brandon Point with spectacular views of the Bay and the sunrises over the Maharee Islands. Hiking right outside the door through sheep pastures overlooking the Atlantic. Very convenient location for trips over Connor Pass to Dingle and the Slea Head Drive. O'Donnells Pub in Clochán so close for delicious food and a warm inviting atmosphere. Cottage was cozy secluded and just what we were looking for. Maura and her husband Seamus were so kind and helpful. We wish we could have stayed longer. Very highly recommend!
The views from this location are really some of the best in Ireland. Of all the sights we saw, and all the cliff side views, the view from the front yard was our favorite of all. We stayed for five nights with our toddler. The farmhouse has ample room for a large party of guests. Everything you might need for day to day living is provided. We were able to cook many meals at home because of the array of utensils and bakeware provided. We caught a cold part was through the trip and ended up finishing our last few days just sitting on the front yard and enjoying the view while our toddler played and we sipped on hot tea. It was the trip of a lifetime, and we were pleased as punch with the accommodation. The owner was sweet and accommodating, the price was right, the location incredible. My heart yearns to make another visit and stay in this exact location. We went in November, and the weather was lovely, a little chilly, and rainy. Truly a great rental. One thing to note is how many new movies are provided for you to watch! We were surprised by the trendy and modern options and watched a movie every night after our toddler went to bed!
I don't even know where to start when describing this property. The exterior is nothing short of exquisite, so gorgeous. The interior is perfectly cozy and warm, with everything you need to be comfortable. I couldn't believe the value! We spent a lot of time at the rental because our toddler has an early bedtime. We saved so much money by cooking breakfast and dinner at the rental, and all the necessities of cookware are there, for certain.
We spent a week in Ireland and the most gorgeous view, I truly believe, was from the front yard of this property, or a 3 minute walk to brandon point, or a 5 minute drive to Brandon beach.
We would stay here again in a heartbeat! The owner was very kind and absolutely lovely in providing everything we needed to stay for a toddler.
My husband and I were looking for some time away from "it all" and we could not have been more pleased with our time at this home. It was just perfect for us and we hope to return some day.
We so loved staying at this lovely home.
The views were even more spectacular than you can imagine; you awaken each day to the glorious sparkling waters of Brandon Bay.
The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped and homey.
The only thing that could have improved our experience would have been a longer stay; we'll be back!
Brandon Bay Cottages (Stone Farmhouse and Stone Cottage) are situated on Brandon Point of the Dingle Peninsula on the edge of Brandon Bay; Brandon Point is a remote headland overlooking Brandon bay with view all the way to Galway on a good day. An ever changing sea and mountain view from every window. The Stone Cottage is 22 miles from Tralee and 20 minutes over the beautiful Conor Pass to Dingle. Sea, mountains and open countryside make up the majestic scenery viewed from the cottage. Direct flights with Ryanair (Frankfurt, , Stanstead, Dublin , Faro, Alicante )bring you to Kerry Airport, 60 minutes drive from the Stone Farmhouse. Shannon and Cork Airports are both 100 miles and car journey takes approximately 2 and half hours.
Other Activities: Bird watching, whale watching
Golf: There are numerous golf courses in Co. Kerry. The closet course is in castlegregory.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 2 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Pricing is flexible - depending on number of people in party and length of stay. During high season I rent by the week - Saturday to Saturday. I am flexible about the length of stay in off peak times.
Electricity and Heating are paid per unit on departure.
Price include bed linen and towels. Heating and Electricity paid per unit on departure.
No cleaning charge as property to be left clean. If you would prefer to pay a cleaning charge it is 150.00
20% deposit - Balance while here - if you cancel in within 3 months of arrival full payment is required. Holiday Insurance should cover you in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.