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Historic Traditional Irish Cottage with Sea Views

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Last updated: 05/15/2010

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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Dingle cottage description

The Rambling House is where, within recent memory, the small community of Kilmalkedar used to gather to tell stories, play music and dance. The house has been restored and has central heating but the emphasis has been on keeping its unique character as one of the few traditional houses left on the Dingle Penisula. Built on part of an ancient monastic site which has links back to St Brenden and St Malchodeir, the house retains the spiritual tranquility which drew the monks to the area. It still has a crog loft where traditionally the children and old people slept to benefit from the warmth of the fire.

The house is ideally positioned for hikers and walkers being within minutes of the Pilgrims' Way. Those who wish to fish will find a selection of recipe books to help them prepare their catch for the table. There is an outdoor tap and drying space for those wishing to snorkel or windsurf.

In the past two years, 3 weddings have been celebrated by guests in the garden of the Rambling House. It has been the venue for many significant birthdays and anniversaries. A small house with a big heart it has also been used for bespoke concerts and theatre performances.





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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
 

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€150/weekend .. €350-€700/week

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Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: The Rambling House is owned by Louise Page and Chris Hawes both award winning writers. Louise works as a lecturer in several universities and regularly gives talks to luncheon clubs about the trials and tribulations of restoring the Rambling House called 'Sand Crows in the Chimney'.

Why the Owner Chose Dingle:
After very stressful medical treatment we decided it was time to move on. We went on holiday to Dingle and came back restored in body and spirit. What ever is going on in our lives our hearts lift the moment we drive over the top of the hill and see Smerick Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean spread out before us. As writers we have found the peace and tranquility has helped our work.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The sunsets are fantastic, especially in the winter. We enjoy the friendliness of the local people and have never been able to walk to the beach without being involved in at least one conversation. There is always something going on. At Christmas there is the swim with dolphin and the Wren Day parade. At Easter the greeting of the dawn at Gallarus. During May the Bealtanine Festival (Celtic Summer) brings fabulous artists to Dingle. In the summer the beaches are not crowded and have no litter. In October there is the food festival which puts at least two inches on the waistband.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • The Rambling House

    The Rambling House

  • Sunset Christmas Day

    Sunset Christmas Day

  • The Kitchen Kilmalkedar

    The Kitchen Kilmalkedar

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • Going Fishing

    Going Fishing

  • Deserted beaches

    Deserted beaches

  • Main bedroom

    Main bedroom

  • May Day in the Garden

    May Day in the Garden

  • A Winter Evening in the Rambling House

    A Winter Evening in the Rambling House

  • The house next door

    The house next door

  • History on the door step

    History on the door step

  • View from the kitchen

    View from the kitchen

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 05/15/2010
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+44 1629 636863 (United Kingdom)

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