Three bedroom Olde World Farmhouse at the Foot of Mt Brandon,Dingler Peninsula
Paddy and Eileen O Neill
- english, french
About Paddy and Eileen O Neill
Eileen my wife and I (Paddy) are both local to the area. The cottage was the original home of Eileen's parents, grandparents, great grandparents and a few more generations with it.Eileen is an Intensive Care Unit Nurse and Paddy is a Secondasry School Principal.We have two daughters Orlaith a nurse and Caoimhe a Primary School Teacher.The photo above was taken at the top of Mt Brandon which is the second highest Mountain in Ireland and is located behind our cottage. We as a family love the great outdoors and spend as much time walking the fabulous mountains and trails locally or kayaking the coast around Brandon Bay.We also love to play music and Paddy and Caoimhe often play in O Connors Pub in Cloghane Village or Murphys Pub on the pier in Brandon Village 3km from Cloghane.
Why Paddy and Eileen O Neill chose Cloghane
Our Cottage is located at the foot of Mt Brandon and overlooking Brandon Bay. It is a truly beautiful place where you can totally switch off from the busyness of life and totally unwind. It is our personal place of retreat and is a very special place which we call our heaven.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottage has been passed on to us and contains many original items of previous generations. We renovated the house and preserved the original look and ambiance. It is a warm and cosy retreat for any family and will take people back in time with the old fireplace and traditional crane that used to carry the kettle and pots over the open fire.
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We had the most wonderful time, Paddy and Eileen were the nicest people. The cottage was perfect as well, the surrounding area was breathtaking! Had a wonderful time.
It was so nice to meet Emily and Lureis and their two boys.We thoroughly enjoy making people feel at home while staying at our cottage.Our location at the foot of Mt Brandon and in the beautiful area of Cloghane is the undiscovered North side of the Dingle Peninsula overlooking Brandon Bay.
Looking forward to seeing this family back again to share some Appalachian Music and blend it with some great trad music from our region.
My husband and I spent two weeks at Loch Cruite Cottage in April and planning our return already. The cottage was absolutely perfect, it was spotless, cozy and the setting a total immersion into Irish living. We found fresh baked bread, wine, and the fireplace ready for a wonderful peat fire on arrival. We had the great fortune of arriving at the end of the lambing season and had the opportunity to experience farm living first hand. Yes the cottage was perfect, the setting magical, the weather was beautiful everyday...however, it was the wonderful people we met that made our experience so memorable. The next door sheep farmer was so willing to teach us about the lambs, the area and it's history. When we were interested in helping with the lambs he welcomed our participation and we made a lifelong friend. The owners went above and beyond to make us feel at home and a welcomed part of the community. From the warm greetings, the update on local activities, the invites to music sessions, to the wonderful last evening of song and friendship at the cottage. The owner's father heard that we liked to fish; he provided us with a tour of his favorite fishing spots, fishing equipment, bait, a lesson on finding cockles and brought us some wonderful fish that he had caught himself. I could go on forever about the wonderful time we had at Loch Cruite, however, it must be experienced first hand to truly appreciate this magnificent place and people. Thank you Paddy and Eileen.
We were delighted to meet our special guests Denice and Terry from North Carolina.It was a privilege and pleasure to introduce them to Our Little Bit of Heaven in the Kingdom. Our cottage suits visitors who would like to engage with the countryside and in particular a location situated adjacent to a busy sheep farm while at the same time be in a fabulous valley located at the foot of Mt Brandon (2nd Highest mountain Ireland) and 3km away from Brandon Bay that has a host of fabulous beaches to visit.
We look forward to meeting Denice and Terry again and sharing more stories and songs.
Now part of a great memory
Just back from an utterly fantastic time at Loch Cruite Cottage. I spent three unforgettable days there with my cousin for a bit of a catch up. Firstly, the area is magnificent. The north coast of Dingle is a real hidden gem. The scenery in this out of the way part of Dingle is jaw dropping and the cottage sits right in there amongst the best of it - Mt Brandon looms over your bedroom window spectacularly and the ocean can be seen off in the distance. It was fun watching cars tentatively enter the Connor Pass just across the valley.
Secondly, this is real country for craic. The pub owners will get to know you by name, tell you stories that will leave you riveted and even let you have a bash on the house guitar. The chat was friendly and full of wit and the food is excellent.
Lastly, the cottage is as picturesque as you will find. The beds plush and comfortable, the kitchen well appointed and the fireplace big and homey. (If you have issues starting peat fires, Paddy will build you an idiot proof one from scratch.) Speaking of Paddy, he's absolutely ace. Helpful, funny, full of local knowledge with a real talent for making everything just right. You'll love it. I hope to get back as soon as can be managed.
Great to meet the cousins Geoff and John from Boston and delighted they stayed in 'our little bit of heaven in the Kingdom (Pet name for Co Kerry).It is always a pleasure for us to welcome visitors and make suggestions of what to see and do.To meet two great musicians and singers was a pleasure and it was great to share songs and guitar instrumentals in the weekly Tinteáin Cheoil with all the local talent on Monday Night and then some more songs and tunes with Micheál in O Connors pub in Cloghane later in the evening over a few creamy pints of Guinness. The visit finuished with a night of Music in Murphys Pub on the pier in Brandon Village.We are looking forward to seeing Geoff and John with their families again and next time hopefully Mt Brandon will be clear for a mountain hike.
Wonderful Stay Everything We Were Looking For
We were looking for a base to set ourselves up in a location that was we could experinece the "true Ireland". This was a perfect choice. The cottage was located on a working sheep farm. It was fantastic and so interesting for the children and adults a like. Tremendous walks through sheltered valleys with amazing vistas done to the sea and surrounding mountains.
The walk up to the Loch Cruite directly behind the cottage was exceptional.
The cottage itself is a rennovated and modernised 200 year old cottage that exudes the charm of yester years with all the mod cons.
I would certainly recommend this property to our friends and relatives. It was very clean and well maintained and the owners were contactable and very helpful in ensuring that we had everything we needed and that our week was action packed and planned.
We had some fabulous nights in Cloghane village with traditional music and ballads in O'Connors Bar. Brandon Pier and Murphys Bar was also a highlight. There was also a good selectioon of quality "pub grub".
We were also ecstatic to discover that we had the Wild Atlantic Way right on our very door step and explored this at out leisure over the week.
The walks were fabulous and would highly recommend this property for those would love the great outdoors, fresh air and amazing vistas.
Ideal for walkers
The picture of the cottage very deceiving as there is a bungalow directly in front of the property.
We had a 4 month old baby with us and not impressed with the cot supplied. This was a timeshare exchange and was not up to the usual standard of timeshare properties.
Ideal for walkers and locals all very friendly, weather was kind to us and therefore out everyday, scenery brilliant, walks good.
Our traditional Irish cottage is located on the foothills of Mt Brandon. There is another residence located in front of our cottage but at a lower level as it too is on the Mountain Side. The views around are spectacular. The view of our cottage with the mountains in the background is as it is and most guests are blown away with the views and tranquility.Unfortunately there was a small stain on the mattress of the cot which we made available for this family and we apologised for this.
We are very disappointed with this anonymous review especially since 99% of our reviews score a 5 Star.The description of our cottage states that it is a 200 year old cottage and obviously does not have ensuite bedrooms and marble tiled floors. Our cottage is full of Olde World charm and character with a traditional fireplace where turf can be burned and still has the traditional crane that carried the old kettles and pots.
Our cottage is very cosy and suits a couple or family but probably too small for 6 adults.Our cottage is ideal for walkers and exploring the Dingle Peninsula and gives a great opportunity to meet locals in the pubs for music sessions.
A trip of a lifetime
I arrived from New York to Loch Cruite cottage in awe of the beautiful setting nestled at the foot of Mt Brandon. The cottage is located on the Dingle Penninsula adjacent to mountains and beaches with a culture immersed in history and tradition. It was everything I pictured the Irish countryside to be. While the cottage is situated on a working sheep farm it is also located near two small villages and a driving distance to Dingle Town. O Connors Pub in Cloghane village served us a delicious home cooked meal and a great pint! We were surprised and delighted to see Paddy the owner of our cottage ( a great musician) having a traditional music session at O Connors one night. What a fantastic evening. In Brandon there is a beautiful old pier surrounded by sandy beaches for many miles which kept my kids busy for hours on end. At the top of the pier there is Murphys's Pub another great traditional spot. Loch Cruite cottage is a perfect location for exploring the Dingle Penninsula with it's variety of water sports and horse riding amenities. My children also got to participate in farm life with farmer Brendan answering their endless questions. Weather was beautiful and contrary to popular belief there was no rain. A great trip... 5 stars! This is a definite for my future vacation plans.
It was a pleasure to meet with this family from Long Island, New York at the end of August. They definitely explored the Cloghane/ Brandon Region as their children were full of energy and the Mt Brandon climb was so easy for them all. Weather was fantastic for their week in our Cottage.hopefully we will see them return soon again as they seemed to love the Irish Culture especially the music in our local pubs and restaurants.
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