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Charming 7 Bedroom Oceanfront Thatched and Stone Luxury Home

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McGrath Thatched Ocean Home Overlooking Smerwick Harbour and Atlantic Ocean

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Last updated: 05/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Dingle house description

House Description
Failte/Welcome!
Come and enjoy this brand new, yet traditional-feel ocean front thatched luxury home. Smell the ocean air, the turf in the fireplace, and enjoy the beautiful seaside location of this tastefully furnished and appointed seven bedroom home.

Kitchen & Dining Room
Should you want to “eat in”, the fully equipped gourmet kitchen features all high-end appliances i.e. 5-burner Rangemaster stove with two ovens and broiler, side-by-side refrigerator equipped with filtered water & ice, ultra-quiet dishwasher & microwave. There is plenty of cabinetry as well as a granite top center island. In addition, there is an electric kettle, coffeemaker & toaster. The dining room has wonderful ocean views and the large wooden table can accommodate 10-12 comfortably.

Living Room
The living room is a perfect place to gather in front of the large stone fireplace – surrounded by comfortable leather sofas and chairs. There is a flat screen TV & DVD player for your viewing pleasure. A beautiful hand carved mahogany bar is situated in the living room – with beautiful ocean views from each bar stool - a wonderful place to enjoy a pint!

Conservatory
Just off the living room, enjoy a quiet cup of tea in the Conservatory where there is comfortable wicker seating. It boasts three walls of windows – two with ocean views and one with a view to Brandon Mountain (second highest mountain in Ireland at 3,000 ft.)

Master Bedroom
The master bedroom features a Queen size bed with luxury linens, a stone fireplace, and ample closet space. The master bath has a full-size stand up shower (glass-enclosed) as well as a beautiful footed tub to soak away your stress as you gaze out the window that overlooks Smerwick Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean.

Four Additional Guest Bedrooms
Each guest bedroom sleeps two, with queen size beds in three bedrooms, a king-size bed in one bedroom that can be split into two-twin beds, and two bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each. Two bedrooms have an electric stone fireplace, three have mountain views, and two have ocean views. All have luxury linens, and four are en suite. The fifth bedroom is on the first floor and has a queen size pullout sofa bed and an adjoining powder room (sink & toilet.)

The sixth and seventh bedrooms on the third floor each have two twin-size beds that can latch together as a King size, and share a full bath.

Location description
Situated on the crest of Smerwick Harbour and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the McGrath Thatched House is a luxury holiday home located in the beautiful Gaeltacht area of Ballydavid, five miles north-west of Dingle town.

The property is adjacent to a walking trail along national parkland that leads to a lookout point high above the ocean. There are two small beaches at Ballydavid Pier and are only a two minute stroll from the house which is across from TP’s Pub and Begley’s Pub. The sandy beach is safe for swimming and ideal for those who wish to surf as well. This is only one of the many beaches in the area.

Dingle / Ballydavid area
Ballydavid (Baile na nGall in Gaelic) is a small West Kerry fishing village situated on Smerwick Harbour facing 'The Three Sisters' mountains. It is one of the few remaining Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas in Ireland so try your cúpla focal in the local shops and pubs.

For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, there are many different walks for you to try and for the very serious hikers, how about climbing Mount Brandon (3,000 feet). Take a trip to the Blasket Islands, an amazing experience of beautiful landscape which was the source of inspiration for great writers and artists. Golf is also available at Ceann Sibéal links course which is approximately a ten minute drive from the house.

Also, there are many archaeological sites within a stone's throw - Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved examples of dry-stone built early Christian churches in Ireland, dating back to the 9th century. Cill Mhaolchéadair is another example of early Christian churches in the area and a little further afield near Ventry, beehive huts.

Dingle town itself is only 8 km away and is home to many shops, cafés, restaurants, art galleries, sailing club, etc. Spend an afternoon exploring the town, browsing in the shops, enjoy lunch on the marina, take a boat trip to see Fungi the Dolphin, Dingle's most famous resident and at night time visit any one of the numerous pubs to enjoy a session of traditional Irish music.

These are only a few suggestions for you on your Irish holiday and certainly this is only a taster of all that awaits you in Dingle/Ballydavid.

The County Kerry region
County Kerry is situated on the south-west coast of Ireland. Kerry has three peninsulas which stretch out into the Atlantic Ocean. It has the largest mountains in Ireland with many beautiful lakes and streams. There is a huge amount to do and see in Kerry - Muckross House and the 'Lakes of Killarney'; The Geraldine Centre (museum) and The Aquadome (water activity centre - swimming pool and water slides).

The Dingle Peninsula was voted 'the most beautiful place on Earth' by the National Geographic Explorer.















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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Babysitter
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Stereo:

            Portable Radio/CD player in kitchen cabinet next to silver refrigerator in kitchen....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Flatscreen cable TV with DVD player (plays both U.S. & European DVDs)....moreless

          • Books:

            Lots of books about Ireland in the 5th bedroom/library....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • VCR
          • CD Player
          • Television

          Outdoor Features

          • Golf:

            There are golf courses nearby - caretaker can arrange tee times. Also, Ballybunion is an hour drive....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Available upon request through our caretaker....moreless

          • Bicycles:

            Bike rentals availa.ble in Dingle town...moreless

          • Lawn / Garden

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Spa
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Location & View

          • Golf Course View
          • Mountain View
          • Oceanfront
          • Beach View

          Activities

          • Cinemas
          • Sailing
          • Golf
          • Water Skiing
          • Jet Skiing
          • Surfing
          • Rock Climbing
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Hiking
          • Cycling
          • Mountain Biking
          • Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Fitness Center
          • Shopping
          • Antiquing
          • Horseback Riding
          • Shelling
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Boating
          • Restaurants
          • Museums
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Groceries
          • Kayaking
           

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          Jun-Aug
          Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
          4 night min stay

          $4,800

          Changeover Day: Saturday

          Oct-Apr
          Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
          4 night min stay

          $3,900

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          • Property Damage Protection $49
          • Taxes Included

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          Last updated: 05/14/2014
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          Location

          Walking distance to two pubs!

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2009


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • McGrath Thatched Ocean Home Overlooking Smerwick Harbour and Atlantic Ocean

            McGrath Thatched Ocean Home Overlooking Smerwick Harbour and Atlantic Ocean

          • Thatched Roof

            Thatched Roof

          • Large wooden dining table accomodates ten comfortably.

            Large wooden dining table accomodates ten comfortably.

          • Hand carved mahogany bar with four stools.  Mahogany liquor cabinet.

            Hand carved mahogany bar with four stools. Mahogany liquor cabinet.

          • Queen size bed with stone fireplace.

            Queen size bed with stone fireplace.

          • View from McGrath Thatched Home -- Smerwick Harbour and Three Sisters Mountains

            View from McGrath Thatched Home -- Smerwick Harbour and Three Sisters Mountains

          • Three piece cushioned wicker furniture with coffee table.

            Three piece cushioned wicker furniture with coffee table.

          • Dunquin and the Blasket Islands are world famous for its incredible scenery.

            Dunquin and the Blasket Islands are world famous for its incredible scenery.

          • McGrath Thatched Ocean Home with Dingle Stone Exterior

            McGrath Thatched Ocean Home with Dingle Stone Exterior

          • Kitchen and Dining Room Table

            Kitchen and Dining Room Table

          • Living Room with Large Stone Fireplace

            Living Room with Large Stone Fireplace

          • Master Bedroom with Stone Fireplace

            Master Bedroom with Stone Fireplace

          • Dingle Peninsula and Atlantic Ocean

            Dingle Peninsula and Atlantic Ocean

          • Dingle field stone with blue slate window exteriors. Glass conservatory.

            Dingle field stone with blue slate window exteriors. Glass conservatory.

          • View from McGrath Thatched Home -- Smerwick Harbour opens to the Atlantic Ocean

            View from McGrath Thatched Home -- Smerwick Harbour opens to the Atlantic Ocean

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          Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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          7 Bedroom / 5.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 14

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