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Young's Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way Dingle Peninsula

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Three bedrooms, sleeps 7

Stunningly situated two-storey holiday house 10 min outside of Dingle town by car going in the direction of mt. Brandon and Ballydavid. Three bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with a bunk bed (two singles) and one with a double bed and single bunk (sleeps 7 total). The beautifully renovated farm house has a large kitchen and living room with a traditional fireplace including the original antique iron crane (see photo). There is a cozy bathroom downstairs with bath/shower and a toilet upstairs as well. The breathtaking view from the front of the house looks directly out on Smerwick Harbour to the south and to the West lie the Three Sisters and the Atlantic horizon. To the east is Ireland's second highest mountain, Mt. Brandon, climbed by Celtic/Christian pilgrims since the early Middle Ages. Also visible in the distance are the hills of Great Blasket Island. Total privacy, a cozy house facing the North Atlantic & proximity to Dingle's lively pub scene are what this house offers.

Property Manager
Kathleen Dineen Young
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Kathleen Dineen Young

I am originally from County Cork. I grew up in an irish speaking family and we spent our childhood holidays in West Kerry. I fell in love with the area and the cottage is now my family holiday home with my three sons. The area is an inspiration for me as a singer with the area`s rich irish traditional music culture.

Kathleen Dineen Young purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Kathleen Dineen Young chose Dingle

The cottage is a unique location with total privacy and stunning uninterrupted views of Smerwich Harbour and the Atlantic ocean. Winter or summer, it is a beautiful warm,quiet and peaceful place to be.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a traditional house maintaining its original character with wooden beams and stone floors. There is a feeling of going back 100 years in time. For me it is the only place in the world where time stands still and one can forget all the stress of work and modern living.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wonderful location, comfortable accommodation, couldn't wish for anything more from a cottage on the edge of the world.

At the end of a week in Young's Cottage, we didn't want to leave. The beautiful views out of every window from the sea to the mountains beyond had captured our imaginations. Each day was spent exploring the countryside in different directions (and finding new things every time) and each day was completed with a sound sleep in comfortable beds surrounded by peaceful silence. Easy cliffside walks are close by with medium hill walking just beyond that and Mount Brandon is a few kilometres away if you're feeling adventurous.

Practicalities; Dingle is 25 minutes drive away, small convenience store 5 minutes drive away and a pub within a stone's throw. The house has most appliances that could be required with plenty of crockery and cutlery. Surprisingly good 4G coverage for mobile phones as well.
May 2016
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Dingle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Toilet - toilet
  • The bathroom is tastefully decorated in victorian style with painted wood panelling. There is ample hot water and a very comfortable bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • A travel cot is available on request. Bedroom 2 has an original wooden double bed and also a unique loft bed that can sleep one adult or child
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Young's Cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way Dingle Peninsula
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for six nights ...we really enjoyed our stay ...the views are fantastic and the place is adorable.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David! So nice to know that you enjoyed it. Best wishes, Kathleen
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Newbury Park, CA

Charming traditional Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Young's Cottage on the Dingle Peninsula. This is a charming traditional cottage with a peat burning fireplace in the sitting room, comfortable charming guest rooms and a large table in the kitchen. It is rustic and delightful. You can tell this is a beloved family home not just a sterile hotel room. The views of the sea from the cottage are wonderful and the location was perfect. Close enough to be convenient to Dingle town but far enough away to feel completely private and serene. Easy access to everything we wanted to do on the peninsula. We had our breakfast outside one morning with the sun shining on the sea and the cows in the pasture next door gazing at us. We were able to walk to the bay where our daughter searched for shells. We didn't do any real cooking while we were there as we ate at the local pub An bothar for dinner every night. We loved our stay and would love to visit again someday. Thank you Kathleen!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachelle, Thank you for your lovely review. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Best wishes, Kathleen
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Cozy & wondrous coastal cottage

  • 5 of 5

Though a picture's worth a thousand words, the images on this site still could not prepare us for the thrill of entering this charming cottage and then stepping out of the front door onto the expansive view of Ard na Caithne. So breathtaking. The entire family (that includes three young adults ages 17, 19, 22) was amazed and enchanted by this cottage and the rich surroundings. (Our daughter said she'd be happy to stay for a week!) Such a wonderful, soul-nourishing way to end our 2-week tour of Ireland. We are filled with gratitude!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am delighted that you felt at home there and I hope you will come back in the future.
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Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I absolutely loved this cottage. We spent three nights here. We loved coming back each day after sightseeing and enjoying the view and the fireplace. The beds were comfy and the kitchen had everything we needed. It was nice to have a washer and dryer to use also. The cottage is only a few minutes away from the town of Dingle which was great. We made several trips there. Lots to see and do. I hope to come back to Ireland again one day and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at the Cottage. Thank you for such a positive review!
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Can't Imagine a Finer Place to Stay in all of Ireland...

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights at this cottage and all I can say is that it is even more remarkable in person than it seemed in the description. We were looking for an authentic Irish experience and this cottage fulfilled that dream in every conceivable way. The cottage is situated at the end of a dirt road, and is basically the last house on a hillside overlooking the sea. Out the front is just green meadows that slope down to the harbor, and to the right of the cottage as you face the sea, there are no other houses at all--just more fields, often filled with cows or sheep. The view as you sit out front is mesmerizing. You can see for miles--across the distant valleys to the mountains, or to the nearby beach, or out across the harbor to the Three Sisters mountains. And if you want to drive into Dingle, it's a 15 minute drive. Though it was a bit hard to find the cottage at first, the directions we were given worked like a charm, and once you know where the place is, finding it again is not that tough. The nearest spot on the map is Feohanagh. The cottage itself is rustic but was very comfortable. We prepared a few meals in the kitchen and found everything we needed. Kathleen the owner couldn't have been nicer. She responded to every request quickly and was very accommodating throughout. My wife and I are pretty experienced world travelers, and I can honestly say this is one of the more magical places we have every stayed. If you don't mind it being a little rustic, you will really enjoy an unforgettable Irish experience here.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. It made me homesick to go there myself! I hope you had a good trip back home. Best wishes, Kathleen
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Absolutely Irish!

  • 5 of 5

Our wonderful stay at Youngs Cottage by the sea started with excellent communication - the farmhouse cottage was everything I had imagined and more. Our only regret was not enough time on the island. The weather was surprisingly good so we enjoyed our location perfectly.

We look forward to our next visit to the Dingle Peninsula.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Kerry county airport Farranfore
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
An Cuinne
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Cork (via Roscoff or Swansea)
Nearest Train
65 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Pier house
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Feothananch beach
Car: necessary

Dingle, Dingle-Peninsula, Blasket Islands, Mt. Brandon, Gallurus Oratory... the Dingle area is world famous for its Gaelic heritage and beautiful landscapes unlike any other part of Ireland. Perfect for hiking, fishing, snorkelling, bike-riding, sailing, wind-surfing, music, relaxing with a pint of Guinness, etc. This dramatic Atlantic coastal region lies so far west in Ireland's geography that local signs say, 'Next Parish: America'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $98.74
Damage Deposit $185.14

Electricity and heating costs included in the rental price. Bed linen, bath and kitchen towels are provided.
Cleaning fee of 80€
Rental price may vary during official holidays (Christmas, Easter, Bank Holidays) and can be discussed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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