About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Sleeps 4/5, cot on request
This traditional old stone cottage has been renovated to modern standards for rental but the old style and character has been maintained. The property is set just off a small road leading up the mountain and stands alone with panoramic views of both sea and mountains.There is oil fired central heating throughout and an open fire in the sitting room making a cosy rental for the winter months.There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, both with 2 single beds. The double bedroom is on the ground floor as well as the bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with modern conveniences.The living room/ dining room is comfortable with Digital TV and DVD player as well as good selection of books. There is also free WIFI internet access in the cottage.The garden is spacious in front of the cottage with outdoor furniture seating 6. There is an outhouse attached to the cottage with freezer, dryer, washing machine and ample space for hanging wet clothes, fishing gear, surf boards, etc..
Brandon: Wren's Old 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. Dingle. Fermoyle Strand: 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 2 pubs both 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 souvenier 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 uninterupted miles make it a great beach 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 , Frankfurt Hahn and now a new route just launched kerry to Berlin Schonefeld. Aer Arann fly to Dublin where there are many connecting flights. 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
We also rent out Direen Cottage, property no:7825, situated 3 miles from Wren's Old Cottage, if dates , location or availability would be more suitable.
Eamonn and Janet Murphy
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- May 20, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautifully renovated stone cottage
Up a narrow laneway to a gorgeous stone cottage with great views of Brandon Bay and area. Plenty of hiking to be done and pubs just a kilometer away. The owners were very nice. The drive over to Dingle through Connor Pass was breathtaking, and the scenery on the drive around the coast was incredible. If we could move here the cottage would not be available again!
We were delighted you enjoyed your stay at Wren's Old Cottage. The views of Brandon Bay are spectacular even at night when you can study the stars without light pollution! With the cottage positioned on the Dingle Way your hiking can start from the cottage left up the mountains and right to the beach and Brandon village. You are also situated at a great base for exploring the Peninsula and further into Counties Kerry, Cork and Clare. We hope you get back to Ireland again before too long.
Nice stay in a lovely cottage
Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage was cozy. Plenty of linen and towels. Kitchen with all the essentials. The view of Brandon Bay was wonderful. We very much appreciated the fresh eggs and buns to welcome us when we arrived. Easy walks around the area. Wonderful part of the Dingle peninsula.
Amazing cottage, stunning views, wonderful place to stay near Dingle Peninsula
My husband, son and I stayed at Wren's Cottage for 3 nights during our recent trip to Ireland (our first!), and the hardest part of the whole trip for me was leaving this amazing place! I can't say enough good things about this property and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a house in this part of Ireland. The home is beautiful and looks even better than in the photos! We were lucky enough to have good weather and were able to enjoy sitting outside in the front yard, overlooking the water and mountain views. Our son (18 months) had a blast looking for (and chasing) the friendly cat, and Janet and Eamonn provided a pack n'play for him which allowed us to be in separate bedrooms during our stay. The kitchen is stocked with all of the essentials and we enjoyed cooking a steak dinner one night! We especially loved making a peat fire in the evenings. The distance to Brandon (Murphy's is a must visit!) and Cloghane is short, and the Cottage was our home base for driving the Slea Head Drive and exploring Dingle. We weren't able to meet Janet, but Eamonn came by to check on us and we appreciated that very much. The cottage really felt like our Irish home for a few days, and I hope to return one day. If you are looking for a place to stay near Dingle, don't hesitate to reserve Wren's Cottage! We had a beautiful sunrise on our last morning, and I will never forget the views and the fun our family had at this lovely home. Thank you, Janet and Eamonn, for letting us experience life in the Cottage and for all of your hospitality!
A cosy and very comfortable house, in an idyllic location.
A lovely house in the perfect location. We stayed in June with our two children who fell in love with the cat and neighboring sheep. Janet welcomed us on arrival and advised us on places to visit. Fermoyle beach and further up at Castlegegory were both big hits with miles of white sand to play on. The Connor Pass was breathtaking and the house is situated on some great walks such as Sauce Creek. A week flew by and we would love to come back sometime.
Sweet cottage in peaceful, idyllic setting
Having now returned from our wonderful two week trip to Ireland, my husband and I agree, our stay at Wren's Cottage was our favorite part of the trip. Sitting on a hillside with views of Brandon Bay below and nearly surrounded by stone wall - bordered sheep pastures, this lovely cottage gave us a welcome retreat from the bustling activity of Dingle, just over the hill. The inside is very cozy and clean. There are lots of personal touches that make it feel like home. The kitchen is very well equipped. There are great opportunities for walking/hiking right from the cottage. Our best advise is to recommend guests spend at least one day of their vacation just relaxing at the cottage and soaking up the pastoral peace; maybe just walk/bike/drive to nearby Mullally's Pub for some fabulous seafood chowder or fish and chips with the requisite pint.
Lovely traditional farmhouse, clean, mould-free and well kitted out, in a beautiful location with great views across Brandon Bay on one side and of the atmospheric mountains on the other. Our host Janet arrived promptly and gave us a warm welcome. The freshly baked fairy cakes left on the table were a nice touch and promptly eaten! Our kids were thoroughly smitten with the pair of resident lambs and three stay kittens that frequented the place! A most relaxing and enjoyable stay.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Children love the freedom around the cottage where there are sheep and lambs in our fields next door. Cats, kittens and dogs, although not perminent residents, can be befriended by children too. We do like to welcome our guests whenever possible and give information about the cottage and surrounding area. We can also explain about good walks and places to eat on their arrival.
Wren's Old Cottage is nestled into the hillside, on the famous Dingle Way walking trail, overooking Brandon Bay with panoramic views extending across to Fermoyle Strand, Ballyheigue, Tralee Bay and County Clare in the distance to the North and East. To the South and West there are mountain views of Beenoskee, Mount Brandon and Conor Pass overlooking the Cloghane Estuary. The cosy fishing village of Brandon is just over a mile down the road with 3 pubs, restaurant and a small harbour with a pier for sea fishing in the Bay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
There will be a minimum rental charge of €300 but heating, electricity sheets and towels are included in rental rates. There is free WIFI access to internet There will be turf, coal or briquettes to light a fire on arrival.