|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Direen is a traditional 2 storey stone built cottage, renovated to modern day standards by extending the back for extra accommodation. The original style of the cottage has been maintained, with 2 open fires to add comfort, alongside the oil-fired central heating. This is a cosy cottage for winter rental. Timber and tiles have been used throughout for the flooring which both retain the character of the cottage as well as provide for a clean house. The cottage sleeps 7, with the ground floor adapted for wheelchair access. There is free WIFI internet access installed in the cottage with excellent reception.There is a shed alongside, with chest freezer and ample space for outdoor gear. Situated on 1 acre, a small stream, field and trees make this a very peaceful property.
Direct Flights: Kerry Airport is situated 50 mins drive from Direen Cottage. Ryanair has direct flights from here to London Luton, London Stansted and Frankfurt Hahn. Aer Lingus flights to Dublin
Eamonn born and lived all his life in Brandon farming the family farm. Janet born in England and moved to Brandon when she married Eamonn in 1982. They have a family of 4 sons. Eamonn and Janet work the farm and sell local produce of veg, honey and eggs through the local Dingle Market.
Eamonn and Janet Murphy purchased this cottage in 1968
Rain and wind, but also sun, that's Ireland.
Sea and mountains, that's Dingle.
Charm and quietness, that's Direen Cottage.
Family Antoni + Dhorne, Brittany, France.
I really enjoyed my stay at Direen Cottage. The cottage was clean and spacious. I loved curling up and getting cozy with a book in the master bedroom. There's a window seat that overlooks a pretty hedge and you can hear the creek near the house (I slept with the windows open and fell asleep to the sounds of the creek). I think that was probably my favorite spot in the cottage. I spent a lot of evenings there.
The cottage is situated conveniently with quick and easy access to Cloghane, Brandon, and Castlegregory. This made it easy to explore the area and easy to swing by between adventures for a quick lunch. I told a friend that one evening my face hurt and I realized it was because I'd been smiling so much.
The Murphys were great. When I had an unexpected travel issue that resulted in my arriving a day late, they arranged their schedules to meet me when I got there. They let me know about an annual local event that I would never have known of otherwise; it was very cool to attend and learn about. They also provided me with free eggs from their free range chickens and homemade strawberry jam (which in my world = several super awesome breakfasts). They were just awesome hosts.
I would definitely recommend staying at Direen.
A warm welcome awaited us at this beautiful cottage. Janet gave us great advice on where to go and what to see. It was a home away from home, so peaceful and relaxing. Our boys loved it from start to finish - whether it was climbing Mount Brandon, swimming at Fermoyle Beach or playing on the buoy swing in the garden. This is an excellent location to use as a base to explore Kerry. It was so wonderful to play board games at night in the light of the roaring peat fire. It was lovely to hear the history of the cottage. The scenery is truly breathtaking and we were sorry to go home. The local bakery is a must as is O'Conor,s pub in Cloghane! Thank you Janet.
Nice, very warm cottage and plenty of warm water, love it. It is a great place, in the middle of all beautiful places with the easy access to everything. Brandon Bay is fantastic! Nice hospitality and lovely breads in the little shop. If you like a bit of Irish taste this cottage will be a good choice. Thanks a lot.
We arrived one night last December fighting a real gale - and stepped inside to very Irish coziness and tranquility, complete with blazing peat fires!
The cottage was more than comfortable; it was an oasis of West Irish hospitality, surrounded by lush, green hills, secluded seaside and Mt Brandon. A short trip down the road and we could pick up supplies, including the best home-baked bread I've ever tasted, in the charming Gaeltacht village of Cloghane. We felt like residents, not tourists, and somehow that made all the difference.
When I want to relax, I picture myself back there, listening to the wind, abundant birdsong, distant waves and the babbling brook that runs alongside the house. We'll return to experience the cottage in the summer, I know.
I recently stayed at Direen Cottage for a week with a friend. It was a wonderfully comfortable, spacious, well-equipped home for that week, complete with comforting peat fires in the den in the evening as we dealt with the day's photographs. It's important to say these days that the wifi was speedy and reliable and secure. We also managed to produce wonderful meals in the well-equipped kitchen. It was a great location and we were able to explore all the roads on Dingle, even mastering daily trips over the Conor pass and back. Thanks again and highly recommended.
Very good stay, sincerely one of the best cottage I had the chance to experience, very good welcome from owners, very comfortable house for 7 people and perfect garden for kids with a stream where they can play and 2 original swings made with 2 big buoys.
In 2 words: we recommend.
Us: 7 people from Brittany, France, 4 adults and 3 children including 2 surfers and 2 walkers
Direen Cottage is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way in the Cloghane area of the Dingle Peninsula on the edge of Brandon Bay; 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 bring you to Kerry Airport, 50 minutes drive from Direen Cottage. Ryanair have direct flights to Frankfurt Hahn, London Stansted, London Luton. Aer Lingus fly Dublin to Kerry. there are direct routes to Alicante and Faro. Shannon and Cork Airports are both 100 miles and car journey takes approximately 2 and half hours (Renters wanting to benefit from cheap flights from Stansted to Kerry, Cork or Shannon would be interested in B and B and parking at Puttocks Farm near Stansted . French visitors can sail Roscoff to Cork and the cottage is just a 2 hour drive from the ferry. Some of the main visitor activities would be a climb up Mount Brandon, a boat trip with Fungi the dolphin, a relaxing Guinness on Brandon Pier, a surf on Fermoyle Strand or the Maharees or a shopping trip in Dingle over the majestic Connor Pass. Siamsa Na Tire folk Theatre of Ireland is only a 30 minute drive to Tralee for spectacular live performances,
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Rental rates include WIFI internet access, heating, electricity, linen and towels. Turf is supplied on arrival. There are no additional charges.
Short breaks are welcome off season with a minimum rental charge of 210 Euros. Contact owner about these.
We also rent out Wren's Old Cottage, Upper Teer, Brandon Property no:871674 if the dates, location or availability would better suit your needs.