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Modern Cottage in Small Fishing Village.

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Last updated: 06/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This cottage is situated in the small fishing village of Ballydavid on Smerwick Harbour, it has 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs, a double and a double/twin both of which have their own en suite bathrooms. Downstairs there is a double bedroom en suite and a bunk room with 2 bunk beds, this takes the 4th bathroom as its en suite. There is a large kitchen/dining/sitting room off of which is a sun-room in which to relax and watch the world go by.
The house has a high pressure water system for power showers.
The village has a fishing pier and 2 small sandy beaches, the harbour is ringed by numerous long sandy beaches and cliffs which provide magnificent walks, 'The Dingle way' walking trail goes through the village.
There are two pubs with live traditional Irish music sessions and a warm, relaxed atmosphere.
A short drive from the house are 2 renowned restaurants The Old Pier and Gormans.
It's a 5 mile drive from the charming town of Dingle with it's many shops restaurants and pubs.

Activities: The most endearing feature of this area is the relaxed stress free atmosphere and the clear fresh air from the ocean and mountains. Our advice is to make this a destination and become immersed in the locality rather than using it as a staging point for visiting other places. You will not want to leave and any pre-planned trips will feel like an unwelcome chore. There are many activities available, the beach and cliff walks are fabulous, hill walking of various levels, for golfers there is the beautiful Ceann Sibeal golf course nearby.
Dingle has a scuba diving centre, a sailing centre, a climbing wall and adventure centre, an excellent aquarium.
Horse riding/trekking can be booked at local riding centres and various boat and fishing trips can be made from the Dingle marina. A 'Fungie trip' to see the famous resident Dingle dolphin is almost mandatory.
There are many fine restaurants in Dingle as well as pubs which serve lunch and food all day.
Pubs at night are great 'craic'.

Some history and facts of the area: Smerwick Harbour and its fort, Dún an Óir (the golden fort) is where in 1580 the English - among them Sir Walter Raleigh - massacred several 100 Spaniards and Italians who had landed to support the Munster rising.
Smerwick Harbour was a Viking settlement .The name Smerwick comes from two Norse words, smoer and wik, meaning butter and harbour.
At the end of the peninsula is Slea Head and the treacherous stretch of sea called Blasket Sound, where two ships of the Spanish Armada were smashed to bits in 1588.
In the summer boats cross from Dunquin to the Blasket Islands, now uninhabited but once home to an Irish-speaking community, which became a Mecca for lovers of the language and culture.
The Dingle Peninsula is extraordinarily rich in archaeological remains - some 2,000 monuments have been identified, many dating from the Bronze Age and the Early Christian period.
At Slea head the most westerly point is Garraun Point, this is the nearest part of Western Europe to America.

Gallarus oratory & castle. Kilmalkedar church.: A short walk (3Km) or drive from the village is Gallarus Oratory the small dry-stone church which is among the best-known early Christian sites and dates from 700 or 800 AD.
Nearby is Gallarus Castle which was built by the FitzGeralds and is probably 15th century in date. It is one of the few surviving castles on the Dingle peninsula. It is a four-storey tower with a vaulted ceiling on the fourth floor; none of its battlements remain.
The early Christian ecclesiastical complex at Cill Mhaolchéadair (Kilmalkedar) is also nearby (3Km).
This site is spread over a large area of around 10 acres. The history of this site is associated with St Brendan, but the site is said to have been founded by St Maolcethair. At the centre of this area is a 12th century Romanesque Church, it consists of a nave and chancel. Amongst the other features here are, the Alphabet Stone, A holed Ogham Stone, Sun Dial, two bullaun stones, a large stone cross, St Brendans Oratory and numerous cross slabs.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    This is a children's house and village....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can be zipped to form King...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 4 twin/ single

    2 Bunk beds (ie2x2)...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 & 2 are upstairs, bedroom 3 is at front ground floor, bedroom 4 (bunk room) is at rear of ground floor....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Smoking outside only. Wheelchair with assistance. WiFi in Cottage. Village has free Wi-Fi based at each pub....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table:

    In TP's and Begleys pub....moreless

  • Radio
  • Television


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bowling Center
  • Disco Club
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports

Location Type

  • Beach:

    There are two small beaches in Ballydavid and the harbour is ringed with sandy beaches....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Mount Brandon Irelands second highest peak stands majestically beside Ballydavid, there are many beautiful hill walks in the area....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Set between mountains and sea....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Cottage is on Smerwick Harbour on the north side of the Dingle peninsula...moreless

  • Rural:

    Ballydavid is a small rural fishing community surrounded by mountains and farmland....moreless

  • Village:

    Ballydavid is a small quaint fishing village....moreless

  • Water View:

    On Smerwick Harbour....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Floorboards
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi in cottage...moreless


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


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    There are 3 bicycles at the cottage....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio table and 6 chairs + extra chairs....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Ceann Sibeal golf club nearby....moreless

  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Kayaks available by arrangement....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas barbacue. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 30 - Jul 10, 2015
2 night min stay
July- Auigust
Jul 11 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

August September
Aug 22 - Sep 25, 2015
3 night min stay
€220 €275
Fri, Sat, Sun
October November
Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay
€220 €250
Fri, Sat, Sun
November December
Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
€200 €250
Fri, Sat, Sun
€700 €2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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  • Short stay final cleanin €75
  • Taxes Not included

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Last updated: 06/18/2015
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60 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
120 Metres
Nearest Barpub
TP's & Begley's in Ballydavid
180 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Ceann Seibeal (Dingle Golf Club)
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
190 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Old Pier & Gorman's restaurants
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ballydavid 120m also Murreagh

Car: Recommended

The Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland's south-west coast. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon in the west, Ireland's second highest peak. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs, broken by sandy beaches, with two large sand spits at Inch in the south and the Maharees to the north. The Blasket Islands lie to the west of the peninsula.

The peninsula has something to offer to everyone. Among other things: sandy beaches safe for swimming, walking routes for all abilities, a thriving Irish language community, a rich musical tradition, fine dining, sea angling, arts and film festivals, talented craftspersons and some of the best surfing in Ireland.

Ballydavid sits on the eastern shore of beautiful Smerwick Harbor on the north west of this peninsula in the shadow of the majestic Mount Brandon.


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  • 4 Bedroom cottage in Ballydavid

    4 Bedroom cottage in Ballydavid

  • Kitchen living room

    Kitchen living room

  • Sun Room

    Sun Room

  • En suite bathroom

    En suite bathroom

  • Boats at Ballydavid pier. Cruach Mhárthain in background.

    Boats at Ballydavid pier. Cruach Mhárthain in background.

  • Main St, Dingle

    Main St, Dingle

  • Dingle climbing wall

    Dingle climbing wall

  • Hill walking on Mount Brandon

    Hill walking on Mount Brandon

  • Scuba diving from Dingle diving centre.

    Scuba diving from Dingle diving centre.

  • Beach at Ferriters cove

    Beach at Ferriters cove

  • Fungie the Dingle dolphin.

    Fungie the Dingle dolphin.

  • Traditional music in a local pub.

    Traditional music in a local pub.

  • Smerwick harbour with Ballydavid in Background

    Smerwick harbour with Ballydavid in Background

  • Kitchen living room

    Kitchen living room

  • Regatta day in Ballydavid.

    Regatta day in Ballydavid.

  • Dingle marina.

    Dingle marina.

  • Dingy sailing in Dingle.

    Dingy sailing in Dingle.

  • Horse riding on beach at Murreagh

    Horse riding on beach at Murreagh

  • Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) golf course 2Km west of Ballyferriter.

    Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) golf course 2Km west of Ballyferriter.

  • Murreagh beach

    Murreagh beach

  • Gallarus oratory.

    Gallarus oratory.

  • Unsurpassable fresh fish at local restaurant.

    Unsurpassable fresh fish at local restaurant.

  • A few pints of Guinness in Dick Macks pub.

    A few pints of Guinness in Dick Macks pub.

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Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
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