About the property
- Cottage2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
This beautiful stone faced and white washed cottage is situated on the northern face of the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. This cottage offers dramatic views of Brandon Bay across to the beautiful Fermoyle strand and of nearby mountains including the well known Brandon Mountain. Situated on a quiet spot near Brandon village. Artists, writers, musicians, walkers, cyclists and nature lovers will all be attracted to this cottage, its character and the surrounding area.
Interior, Ground floor: Simple, comfortable decor in calming shades of blues, greens and whites. Oil fired central heating.
Main living room with TV, CD and DVD players and a big stone open fireplace to light a turf fire.We also have a large selection selection of DVDS to choose from.
Large fitted kitchen. washing machine and dryer and traditional open fireplace.
Second living room, suitable for a quiet read, art or yoga.
Upper level: Two double bedrooms, two single rooms, a bathroom, a toilet and a shower room.
Exterior: A large garden with comfortable seating for outdoors dining, landscaped with plants of the area. Enjoy 360 degree views of mountains and sea.
Murphy’s Cottage is 1 mile from Brandon Village where there is an idyllic fishing harbour with small pier. Small boats can be moored or launched here and Brandon Bay is popular with sea anglers. Angling from the pier wall is also a very popular activity. The small beach here is a haven for small children. There are 3 pubs in Brandon where fine local food is served and traditional music can be heard. The Feile Lughnasa and Brandon Regatta are two important local events taking place in August
Cloghane village is 3 miles from the cottage and is the location of the nearest shop where all essentials can be purchased. St. Brendan's Catholic Church is here with weekly masses. Cloghane has 1 pub serving food and also traditional music. Traditional music and a cup of tea can also be enjoyed in the Tintean Ceoil every Monday night in the village from 7.30pm - 9.30pm all year round and up to 3 nights a week in the peak season.
Dingle is 20 minute drive over the wonderful scenic drive of Conor Pass. Dingle is a small town offering everything a traveller would require. The fishing trawlers by the pier, seafood and high quality restaurants, traditional Irish food and souvenir shops. There are many pubs offering traditional Irish music, food and drink.
Nearer to home there is magnificent Fermoyle Strand, a sandy beach, famous for surfing and very clean and safe for swimming and water sports. The 7 uninterrupted miles make it a great beach to walk.
How to get here!: Kerry International Airport is 50 minute drive from the cottage and from here there are direct Ryanair flights to London Stansted, London Luton and Frankfurt Hahn. Cork and Shannon Airports are both 2 +1/2 hr drives where there is a bigger selection of direct flights. All airports offer car hire.
Ringaskiddy is the nearest ferryport with sailings to France.
Rosslare and Dublin would be the main ferryports for UK.
Deirdre O Sullivan
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Irish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
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Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We couldn't have asked for a better location or home away from home while visiting Ireland. The grounds are spectacular. The location is perfect for those who want to explore a bit in the area. Just over a mile to Brandon and the pubs and beach. A bit farther for Brandon Point, but beautiful. Cloghane is around three miles, but do-able on foot if you want the exercise in order to work off your pint.
It was helpful to have dishwasher, washer, and dryer. There were plenty of spaces for our party of four singles to come together or find private spaces. And the books! The book collection was perfect for us. It was as if the cottage's owner was one of our group back home. Everything on almost every topic of interest to us. Lots of walking resources. A good DVD selection as well, although we didn't find time for that. I hope to come again next year, and this will be at the top of my list.
Try the Sauce Creek trail if you are a fit walker. The Dingle Way is practically right off the cottage!
This really should have five stars. The ONLY reason I do not give it five stars is that the cottage description online indicated internet was available, and it was not. This only barely detracts from the wonder of this cottage. I had strong mobile service, and internet is available at the nearby Store in Cloghane. The store and bakery has much of what you would need to get through a day or so or until you can get to the grocery. Do not bypass the bakery's offerings! Padraig at Murphy's Pub (Brandon) is also a wonderful resource, and he has a good selection of fine whiskeys. Mullalley's (Brandon) provides a good meal, and a good pub if Murphy's is packed (as it is on Sundays). O"Connor's (Cloghane) is likely the "finest" restaurant in the area.
Deirdre and daughter Gemma provided a true connection to the Irish people. Great recommendations, quick responses, wonderful senses of humor, and lovely personalities. Murphy's Cottage is great spot to venture out to other points on the peninsula. Spot on directions to the cottage.
Thank you for your review Annelle, this was lovely to recieve today. We do apologise for the not having the internet during your stay in the cottage, We were finally able to get the internet in last week.We look forward to having you all back again, Gemma still speaks about you all. Regards, Deirdre.
A relaxing break in a stunning location and lovey cottage.
The cottage is set in a stunning countryside location with marvellous views of the sea and surrounding countryside. There are great walks from the front door and the nearby village has 2 welcoming pubs, including Murphy’s Pub right on the waterfront with its log fire. The cottage itself is spacious and full of character, equipped with everything needed for a most comfortable stay. The enclosed garden is a perfect and safe area for children to play. The cottage was imaculely clean and we received a friendly and personal welcome from Deidre, who gave us lots of information about the area and places to visit. Thank you for a very memorable stay. It was too short though so we do hope to return to explore more of this beautiful part of Ireland.
We had an absolutely brilliant stay at Murphy's Cottage last week. As a family we have travelled the Dingle peninsula many times and know the area well, normally in our campervan. This time we choose to book a cottage. The location is outstanding, with views that are spectacular over Brandon Bay. The house is really well set up, comfortable and contained everything needed. Garden is secure, as we had our dogs with us. In a nutshell, it was a great holiday, in a great location and cottage. We will be back.
Gerard, Kirsty & Bosco
Dream house in a dream location
We stayed in Betty's cottage for a week during February. From our initial inquiry about accommodation to our leaving, our experience was extremely positive. All our questions were answered promptly and clearly in advance of our arrival. On arrival, we were very pleasantly surprised by the location - the photographs cannot convey the panoramic view from the front of the house. We were very happy to sit and look out at the vastness of Fermoyle beach and the mountains behind. There was lots of information in the house about walks and things to do in the vicinity.
The house itself is very well-maintained, tastefully decorated and most comfortable. We were a couple but this house would also be suitable for a larger group as there are a number of living spaces - a spacious kitchen/ dining room, a sitting room with TV, great selection of DVDs, music system and open fire and another quiet room, perfect for reading - and a beautifully kept garden and patio area.
The location was perfect for us. We like to walk the beaches - and there was such a choice from small coves to literally miles of beach. It is also just a 30-minute drive to Dingle over the Connor Pass - on a clear day, this drive is worth it for the views. We stocked up in Dingle in the many fine shops there. On two evenings we walked from the house to one of the pubs in the village of Brandon - our favourite was Murphy's Bar located on the pier - about a 20-minute walk. It is a proper traditional pub and they also serve food. And don't miss out on the fabulous bakery in Cloghane - about a 10-minute drive from the house.
We highly recommend this property and we look forward to returning. Thank you Betty.
A wonderful holiday in a wonderful house
Myself and my two friends have just had the most wonderful week in this cottage. I have holidayed in Kerry several times before and this is the first time that I decided to book a house outside of Dingle. Murphy's Cottage is only about a twenty minute drive from Dingle and it takes less than five minutes to get into Brandon village. What we loved about this house is that it feels more secluded than it actually is - there was a real sense of space about the place and each of us loved the feeling of being in the countryside but at the same time, not being too far from civilization.
The house itself has an awful lot of character, has amazing views of Brandon Bay and feels a very relaxing space. Almost every night, we we lit a turf fire and either watched tv, chose one of the DVD's that were left in the house for guests, or read our books. Pure heaven! Thank you to the owner and the caretaker also - every single question we had before and during our stay was answered immediately - nothing was too much of a problem.
The beds are really comfortable and we all agreed that this house felt like home, from the first minute we went through the front door. Brandon and Murphy's Cottage is good for the soul and we are in the process of organising another week in this same cottage. That says it all!
Tolles Haus am Fuß der Berge mit herrlichem Blick über die Bucht
Wunderschönes, toll gelegenes, sehr ruhiges Ferienhaus in ländlicher Umgebung - Schafzucht; Moorland, abseits des Hauptfremdenverkehrs der Dingle Halbinsel, mit wunderbaren Wandermöglichkeiten, Stränden, netten Vermietern und reichlich Musik-CDs, Film-DVDs und Büchern. Wir vermissten wireless-lan und TV zu keinem Zeitpunkt.
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All rental rates are inclusive of heating, electricity, sheets, towels & waste disposal. There is also free Wifi included.