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On a Quiet Cul De Sac


Last updated: 08/20/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Dingle cottage description

This stone faced cottage has 360 degree views of the sea and surrounding mountains in the rural village of Dunquin on the Dingle Peninsula where 'Ryan's Daughter' and 'Far and Away' were filmed.
The cottage looks out to the Blasket Islands with Mt. Eagle behind.
The cottage is located on a quiet Cul De Sac off the 'Slea Head Drive'.
The fully fitted kitchen and utility contains all modern amenities including cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, clothes dryer, fridge freezer etc etc
A sitting room and a separate reading / sitting room contain an extensive library of books, videos / DVDs and music DVD, CD and IPod / IPhone player/charger
Originally built in the style of local fishermen cottage, extensive use is made of stone and wood.
There are 3 bedrooms (one en suite) with a further family bathroom.

Dunquin / Dún Chaoin is located on the Slea Head Drive, an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged coastline, Blasket Islands in front, Mount Eagle as a backdrop, beaches and beautiful undulating countryside all around. It is a rural community stretching c.5 km along the Atlantic Coast from Caumeenole Beach to Clocher Beach with Mt the right

A short walk from the cottage brings you to - Kruger’s Pub – The Blasket Islands Interpretive Centre with excellent videos and exhibits on the Blasket Islands - Dunquin Pier where boat trips are available to the Islands weather permitting -the beautiful and sheltered Caumeenole and Clocher Beaches with cliff and hill walks everywhere.

A circular marked walk ‘Siuloid Na Cille’ brings you to the schoolhouse set which featured in the Ryan’s Daughter film, beautiful cliff walks and spectacular views of the sea and the Blasket Islands.
5 Coffee stops within walking distance at – Dun Chaoin Pottery, Slea Head House- Blasket Interpretive Centre- Louis Mulcahy Pottery and Tigh Aine.
There are 8 eating establishments (4 full restaurants & 4 pub food) within 6 KM and c. 20 restaurants in Dingle Town .

A short drive (10 minutes to the North) will take you to Baile An Fhirtearaigh (Ballyferriter) with 18 hole Links Golf Course, 4 pubs/hotel, church, museum, 2 shops & a long safe beach,
To the East a 10 minute drive brings you to Ceann Trá (Ventry) with pub, post office/ shop, a long sheltered safe beach and horseback riding.
At the bottom of the ‘Closach’ mountain road leading to Ceann Tra (Ventry) is Paudi O’Sheas Pub, with pictures of the famous Kerry footballer with the various celebrities who have visited there.

Dingle Town is a 20-minute drive from Dunquin. Here you will find many Pubs with nightly music, Craft Shops and Supermarkets, world-class Restaurants, Marina, Aquarium, Cinema, Bowling, Climbing Wall, Sailing & Kayaking.

Dingle Harbour is home to ‘Fungie’ the Lone Dolphin who swims with and entertains the tour boats which leave several times daily from Dingle Pier. Other boat trips are available at the Dingle pier, including fishing expeditions and trips to the Blasket Islands and Valencia Island.

There is a weekly outdoor market (Friday morning) in Dingle with local produce on sale.
There is a specialist fish shop near the marina and a whole-food shop in Main St.
During the summer, weekly folk music concerts are held in St James Church in Main St
Dingle Aquarium is open daily with exhibits and hands-on activities to entertain both children and adults.

The ‘Connor Pass’ mountain road leading out of Dingle towards Tralee offers breathtaking views of Mt Brandon and the Maharees in the distance.
Tralee Town is 1 Hour away where the County Museum and Aqua Dome are worth visiting. The Aqua Dome which is one of Ireland’s largest indoor waterworks offers tropical temperature all year round.
The beautiful Killarney National Park (1 hour ) Killarney Lakes and Muckross House are worth a visit,
The Ring of Kerry is a day trip taking in Killorglin, Killarney, Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, and Cahirciveen,
Blarney Castle (Blarney Stone) and Kinsale (Seaside village) are a c.3 hour drive near Cork City

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Accessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • Wide range of books from Blasket Library - Scrap books of local interest - Adult and children Books, CDs, DVDs, & Videos, Games - Playing cards, Board Games- Fishing rods- beach bats - Kites Players - TV ( 20 + stations) CD - DVD - IPod / IPhone player / charger - Laptop - Free WiFi - Skype Headphones...moreless


                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Game Room
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Music Library
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Game Console
                  • Video Games
                  • Video Library


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Waterfalls

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching

                  Location Type

                  • Beach:

                    Caumeenole Beach - sheltered - 5 minutes Clocher Beach - Sheltered - 10 minutes Ventry Beach - 3 miles long - 15 minutes Ballyferriter Beach - 3 miles long- 15 minutes...moreless

                  • Mountain:

                    Mt Eagle (a nice climb) is behind ...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Mt Eagle is behind ...moreless

                  • Near The Ocean:

                    Dunquin Cliffs overlook Blasket Islands...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Backpack
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Computer Available
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Maps
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • PC
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Deck Furniture
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Clubs
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


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                      Week commences Saturday unless by arrangement
                      50% deposit on booking with balance due 1 month before arrival
                      Electricity usage charged at cost - average €5 per day
                      Linen  / towels / cleaning fee €80
                      It is an express condition of the booking that the owner is not responsible for any loss or damage which may be sustained by tenants or their guests

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                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Kerry Airport 1 hr, Shannon & Cork Airports 3 hr,
                      0.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Krugers Pub
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Dunquin Pier - Blasket Islands Ferry in season
                      4.5 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      18 Hole- Ceann Sibéal / Dingle Links GC
                      45 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Tralee - Farranfore - Killarney
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      2 x Cafes
                      2 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Caumeenole Beach at Slea Hd

                      Car: Necessary

                      Sea is front,right and left - Mount Eagle is behind

                      Caumeenole & Clocher Beaches - Sheltered -5 minutes,

                      Ventry and Ballyferiter Beaches - Long Safe - 15 minutes

                      18 hole Links Golf Club - 15 minutes

                      3 shops within 5km

                      2 x Riding stables @ 5 and 15 Km

                      Dingle Town Aquarium, with Sailing, Diving & Kayaking classes & climbing wall is 15 minutes .

                      The Blasket Islands Ferry is a short walk - also the nearby Blasket Interpretative Center provides an insight into the unique way of life of the Blasket Islanders who vacated the Islands in 1953.

                      The Dingle Peninsula is rich in archaeological remains stretching back to 3,000 BC.

                      Dunquin is popular with walkers, artists, writers and crafts people

                      The 'Dingle Way' walk passes nearby and there are many short mountain and cliff walks

                      Irish traditional music in local pubs.

                      Other Activities: Archaelogy, Walking, Golf, Irish Traditional Music, Photography, Bird watching, Fauna & Flora,

                      Golf: Ceann Sibeal GC / Dingle Links 18 hole Golf Course is uncrowded and welcoming and offers a most beautiful scenery

                      There are 6 more Golf Courses within 30 miles.


                      Owner info

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                      Speaks: english



                      • On a Quiet Cul De Sac

                        On a Quiet Cul De Sac

                      • Kitchen


                      • Warm Atmosphere in the Evenings

                        Warm Atmosphere in the Evenings

                      • From Mountain Road - Cottage(Foreground) is in Centre of Village

                        From Mountain Road - Cottage(Foreground) is in Centre of Village

                      • Blasket Ferry Returning to Dunquin Pier

                        Blasket Ferry Returning to Dunquin Pier

                      • View from Front Garden

                        View from Front Garden

                      • Sitting Room Leading to Dining Area

                        Sitting Room Leading to Dining Area

                      • Patio and Kitchen Garden

                        Patio and Kitchen Garden

                      • En Suite

                        En Suite

                      • Patio Garden

                        Patio Garden

                      • Caumeenole Beach - 1 mile

                        Caumeenole Beach - 1 mile

                      • Mountain - River - Sea - Islands

                        Mountain - River - Sea - Islands


                      3 Bedroom / 2.5+ Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      Contact owner for availability
                      Member since: 2007
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 80%
                      • Calendar last updated: 08/20/2014
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                      00 353
                      87 2367489

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