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McGrath Thatched Ocean Home Overlooking Smerwick Harbour and Atlantic Ocean

McGrath Thatched Ocean Home Overlooking Smerwick Harbour and Atlantic Ocean McGrath Thatched Ocean Home with Dingle Stone Exterior Thatched Roof Kitchen and Dining Room Table Large wooden dining table accomodates ten comfortably. Living Room with Large Stone Fireplace Hand carved mahogany bar with four stools.  Mahogany liquor cabinet. Master Bedroom with Stone Fireplace Queen size bed with stone fireplace. Dingle Peninsula and Atlantic Ocean View from McGrath Thatched Home -- Smerwick Harbour and Three Sisters Mountains Dingle field stone with blue slate window exteriors. Glass conservatory. Three piece cushioned wicker furniture with coffee table. View from McGrath Thatched Home -- Smerwick Harbour opens to the Atlantic Ocean Dunquin and the Blasket Islands are world famous for its incredible scenery.

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
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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

  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Oven
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Child's Highchair
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave

          Amenities

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

          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
          • Television
          • VCR
          • CD Player

          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

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

          Location & View

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

          Activities

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

          Other Activities

              • Walking distance to two pubs!
               

              Reviews

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              • Wonderful home in Ballydavid

                Wonderful home in Ballydavid

                • Guest Erin (Westford Ma)
                • Date of stay 04/13/13
                • Review Submitted 04/29/13
                Our family had a wonderful time at the McGrath home in Ballydavid. The house is absolutely beautiful as are the views from just about any window. The kitchen area is perfect for gathering as a family and sharing the events of the day. The Dingle area has so much to offer. The town has terrific pubs and restaurants. Highlights of our trip included horseback riding at Dingle Stables and a tour of the breathtaking Slea Head which is practically in the house's backyard. What a magical place!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Charming waterfront Thathed Roof Cottage

                Charming waterfront Thathed Roof Cottage

                • Guest Ej (Ct.)
                • Date of stay 08/25/12
                • Review Submitted 09/04/12
                my family and I enjoyed the beautiful, well equipted home and the water views, the cows grazing in front. The location was great. Some played golf, most hiked almost every day, the grandsons surfed at nearby Inch beach a couple times. We shopped in Dingle, ate a lot either there or in the local restaurants. And most of all enjoyed family time playing games in th evening. Another highligHt was going to Dublin for the Notre Dame vs Navy football game. A good time had by all. Highly recommend!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • 50th Anniversary Gift and Celebration

                50th Anniversary Gift and Celebration

                • Guest Cambridge Group (Canada)
                • Date of stay 06/30/12
                • Review Submitted 07/31/12
                Our family gave our parents one week in this beautiful home on the Dingle Penninsula as a 50th Anniversary Gift. We could not have chosen a better present. We all loved the home and the location. The countryside is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed touring through Connor Pass and the drive out to Slea Head. The town of Dingle is full of interesting Art Galleries, pubs and restaurants which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting. We had two celebratory meals out...one in the local BallyDavid pub and another in Dingle town. The rest of the week we prepared our own meals in the very sizeable kitchen. We were grateful to the owner for her many suggestions of "places to go and things to see". All in all we spent a very enjoyable week together in a very beautiful part of the world.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

              • Wonderful Visit

                Wonderful Visit

                • Guest Dale (Fayetteville, AR, USA)
                • Date of stay 07/07/12
                • Review Submitted 07/26/12
                13 travelers from Arkansas, Missouri and Virginia, ranging in age from 20's to 70's, found the McGrath Estate, and the Dingle area, to be just the place for a truly wonderful visit. The house offered all we needed as a base for our daily adventures; the local pub was a daily stop; the seafood was to die for. Caretaker Tony was helpful and became a friend. We checked out several local resturants on Cathrine's recommendations, and agreed with her thumb's up! On a scale of one to ten, we would give the house, the area and the experence a solid twelve!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Heaven!

                Heaven!

                • Guest Leslie (Gaithersburg, MD USA)
                • Date of stay 06/26/12
                • Review Submitted 07/10/12
                Catherine, We had the most fabulous time and your lovely home was the highlight of our trip. The photos do not do it justice! Your home is spectacular and the views amazing. We took many walks on the hiking path and eight of our group climbed to the top of Mt. Brandon (on a rainy and cloudy day but still quite an experience!) We ended up at T.P.'s every night and they took care of us. Our best meal was at Ida's Restaurant and we also had a great dinner at the Old Pier Restaurant. Breege cooked for us the last night, her lamb stew dinner, which was also delicious. We can't say enough about our time in Ballydavid -- we will be returning!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • Lovely Home in Authentic Ireland

                Lovely Home in Authentic Ireland

                • Guest Michelle (Prior Lake MN USA)
                • Date of stay 06/19/12
                • Review Submitted 07/02/12
                Our family - my husband and I, three teenagers, and my husband's parents - stayed in the home for 4 days enjoying home-cooked meals, visiting the local sites and pubs, and golfing, hiking, fishing, and shopping. The home and area are beautiful, and it's a treat listening to the Irish spoken in the pubs. The home has a large lobster-pot perfect for a family lobster boil, and the fish markets in Dingle provide ample quantities of fresh fish, including live lobsters. There were plenty of bedrooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, which is a nice luxury when travelling with a large group for 10 days. The only disappointing experience was the sour "greeting" we received from the housekeeper / cook when arriving at the house - and unfortunately first impressions are lasting. Although we texted her with our arrival time as instructed, which was supposed to be "after 3PM" (we arrived at 7PM), our texts were never returned and she scolded us for not arriving "at 3PM," including a lecture about how we were interrupting her work followed by a very fast and rude tour of the home. For this reason, I would not stay at the home again unless someone else was the local contact and was there to greet us - and it is the only reason I haven't rated the stay as excellent. However on the contrary, the owner was always incredibly responsive and gracious, and we appreciated the opportunity to build great family memories in her family's beautiful home.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/1

              • Duffey Family Vacation

                Duffey Family Vacation

                • Guest Roger (Pennsylvania)
                • Date of stay 08/13/11
                • Review Submitted 09/21/11
                Catherine, Our stay was all we had hoped for and more. The house was great and appropriately sized for the crew. Our grandchildren as well as the adults enjoyed the five sheep which took up upon the lawn and their jousting with the chairs.TP's was wonderful and I was given a fast exit in Snooker by the locals.The area is perfect for a truly memorable life experience to be treasured all our days. Roger and Teresa Duffey

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

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              • Awesome Stay in Ireland

                Awesome Stay in Ireland

                • Guest Marc (Birmingham, ALabama)
                • Date of stay 09/16/09
                • Review Submitted 05/26/11
                I took a small group of friends with me to Dingle and we stayed at the McGrath Cottage, I must say it was an amazing week. The cottage helped with our enjoyment of it. Beautiful and fresh, it was just the relaxation we needed after a long flight from the states. At the time there were only four bedrooms upstairs and a studio with a fold out bed that I slept on. I hear they've upgraded it. That's great. It was already lush with a huge den where we spent hours playing music in front of a warm fire. The kitchen and dining room were enormous. Far larger than the 5 of us needed. We took long walks along the cliffs and chatted with locals in fishing boats. We watched Irish football at the pub as Ciarri kicked butt. It was about a 15 minute winding drive to Dingle, which was longer than I would've liked, but we had a great time there, found great restaurants and music. All in all, this was a magical weekend. What a great place! I really hope I can go back again one day.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Loved This Cottage, Though Not for 14 People

                Loved This Cottage, Though Not for 14 People

                • Guest Marc (Birmingham, ALabama)
                • Date of stay 09/19/09
                • Review Submitted 05/25/11
                I stayed here a couple years ago. It was absolute bliss. I really long to go back. The location was wonderful. There's a great pub just up the street, and walking trails overlooking the ocean. Just gorgeous. That said, do not expect to get 14 people there unless you're don't mind fold out beds and what not. There are four real bedrooms, plus a Great Den and sitting room. There's an additional office with a fold out bed that needs curtains, but I did okay sleeping in that room. I'm not sure where the other bedroom is supposed to be... I guess the den could be sued as one. All in all, this is a magical place though. GO THERE!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

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              • A "Peace" of Heaven on Earth

                A "Peace" of Heaven on Earth

                • Guest Geoff (Latham, NY, USA)
                • Date of stay 10/14/10
                • Review Submitted 11/08/10
                Our stay at the McGrath Cottage could not have been more pleasant. Truly it was everything we wanted, peace, quiet, beautiful scenery, and an Irish setter (Rhoo) who adopted us for long walks along the strand or cliffs. This is the place to renew yourself in creation, Irish charm and culture. The house is just lovely, spacious and the kitchen is to die for!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/4

               
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              May & Sept
              May 1 - May 31, 2014
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              $4,600
              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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              • 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 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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