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Baile Na Ratha ,Dunquin,Dingle Peninsula,Next Stop Blaskets Islan

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)








RING PHIL ON MOBILE 353863972760

LAND LINE 353669156210


Baile na Ratha cottage has two bedrooms,one with double bed one with double and single bed,all rooms with lockers,lamps,robes,dressing table,chairs,,mirrors, both bedrooms with timber floors,Bathroom with toilet,wash basin and walk in shower with instant hot water,sitting dining room is an open plan with a big stone working fireplace and a small kitchen off the dining area with fridge and small ice box/ dishwasher/ 12 cup coffee maker/ 2 slice toaster /a big fan oven and 4 ring hob with plenty ware cutlery pots and pans and electric kettle,there is Oil Fired Centeral Heating very cost effective,its cosy and comfortable in its own


Electricity is charged by meter reading at 30cent unit used

Oil is charged by meter reading at €2 unit used.


The cottage is situated in Dun Chaoin (Dunquin)at the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula & called the next village to the USA Dun Chaoin is in a valley that over looks the Blasket Islands and Inishtooskert or the Sleeping Giant and the cottage is in the middle of this valley in peaceful and tranquil setting with its own grounds, view of the Islands,walking distance to Krugers Pub,Dun Chaoin Pottery and Cafe,Slea head house & Cafe,Church,Coomonale Beach which had a big part in 'Ryans Daughter'film in the early 1970,the wonderful Heritage Centre which celebrates the lives of the Blasket Islanders,there culture and literary talents also a good restaurant in the Centre,Slea Head for splendid view out over the ocean and the Blasket Islands or watch the sun set into the ocean,the picturesque,narrow,winding pathway leading to pier with boats leaving every half hour for the blasket during the summer months which was abandoned by its 22 inhabitants and transferred to mainland Dun Chaoin in 1953.

the Magestic and powerful Clogher Beach with its lovely white sand and sheltered cliffs is only 4 minute drive away,the Dingle Peninsula was selected as Ireland Best Costal Town in a Today FM Radio Competion this year'2011'Dunquin and the Dingle Peninsula is an anglers paradise spanning a coast line of over 100kms,ideal area for deep sea and shore angling,Dun Chaoin is steeped in culture and history and surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in the world ,Beal Ban Beach and Ventry Beach only a short drive away with unspoilt golden sand stretching for miles and safe for swimming and other sea activities,The Conor Pass is the hightest pass in Ireland and provides specatacular views of the lakes and Dingle Bay.

Test your climbing skills and climb Mount Brandon that is 3000 feet high,the Slea Head Drive meanders through some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the world is only a short walk away,Sybil Head famous and beautiful 18 hole Golf Links is only 5 minute drive from cottage.

The area has the greatest concentration of archaeological sites in Ireland with such treasures as Kilmalkeader Church,Dun An Oir Fort Of Gold,Gallarus Oratory which is shaped like an upturned boat and it is the most perfectly preserved example of Irish architecture,Behive Huts and many more only a short distance from Baile Na Ratha Cottage.Explore te boreens of Dunquin and the Dingle Peninsula by bike which can be hired from Foxy Johns Quaint pub ,Main Street,Dingle..

DINGLE TOWN.(AN DAINGEAN)15 minute drive from cottage

Dingle is a brightly painted fishing port , home to musicians,craftsmen,foodies,.Partake of a traditional music session in one of the many pubs,or catch one of the folk concerts held in St James Church in the Main Street,Sample the local freshly-caught seafood or look in on the Farm Market on the Friday from 10am to 2pm, among the many craftshops of the town find pottery,weaving,jewellery ,crystal ,wander around the art galleries displaying both traditional and contemporary paintings. Dingle is full of pubs, fine sea food restaurants,cafes,shops,internet cafe,2 banks,Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Church, Medical Centre,Chemist shops,Art Gallaries,Supermarkets,Hotels,indoor swimming pool and keep fit , Hairdressers,Hardware stores,Clothes Shops ext.


The Oceanworld Aquarium- ,enchanting underwater display of native marine and freshwater species,sandtigersharks,Molly the turtle,piranhas ,friendly rays,penquins and much more.

Visit the twelve Harry Clarke stained -glass windows in the little chapel or take a cruise of the harbour to visit' Fungie 'our much loved Dolfin.Walk along the town and look or walk into the many small quaint shops or do the ring of the town along the seaside and the fantastic Marina and its big fishing boats or take a lesson at the sailing school.Spend the afternoon exploring the caves of Dingle Harbour by Kayak and say hallo to Fungie the dolphin,The Play at Height Adventure Centre- .located just outside town ,is Irelands,hightest climbing wall-experience wall climbing,abseiling, zipwire and outdoor freefall.


Ballyferriter is only 7 minute drive with a church,3 pubs,hotel,supermarket,restaurants,cafes,heritage centre and pottery.there is Irish schools held there for the 3 months of the Summer for school going children and Adults,if you are interested in learning the cupla fochal or improving your 'Gailge' contact Baile an Fheirteuraigh Co OP.


Baile Na Ratha Cottage is surrounded by Hills,Cliffs, vast

landscape and the Atlantic Ocean.The Dingle Way is on your

doorstep so BRING your walking BOOTS.

Dun Chaoin is renowned for its scenery and surviving Gaelic Culture and the Irish language.

The people of Dun Chaoin are proud and friendly determined people proctecting there Language(Gaelic)there culture and Religion ,you will feel good and proud to be among the families of Dun Chaoin....


Uninhabited since 1953,the Great Blasket Island can be accessed by passengers ferry from both Dun Chaoin and Dingle Harbour. Walk the Island or picnic on the white strand: watch out for Puffins,Seals, Choughs and Gannets,

The maritime wildlife of the Islands can be further explored by Eco-Tours a 2.5 to 3 hour crusie around the Blasket Islands-boats leave both Dun Chaoin pier and Dingle Marina everyday throughout the summer months.

Keywords: lovely 2 bedroom cottage in a very peaceful and tranquil setting with view of Blasket Island in a cul de sac and own garden.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Irish (Gailge)
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About philomena

I was born in the area and my first language was Irish

philomena purchased this cottage in 2000

Why philomena chose Dunquin

The peace and tranquility and friendly people of Dunquin at times nearly empty of number and by the design of others of hope, those families ,one hearth at a time ,repelled attacks on there language,their culture their religion share ,within sight,sound of violent or calm sea there home,there familys there village of Dunquin with the rest of us.

What makes this cottage unique

if you need peace and quiet this is the place to stay,the tranquilitie of Baile na Ratha Cottage ideal to relax in a peaceful setting,


Dunquin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk in shower/toilet/hand basin
  • bathroom with walk in shower..toilet and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (2) two bouble beds, one in each bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) one single bed, Baby Cribs (1) crib provided if required also high chair.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Hair dryer,soap,toilet paper ,electric blankets,extra Blankets,alarm clock,hoover,firewood and real turf as a started for fire,a library with all kinds of books,fiction,non fiction,books of the area,and some childrens books,laundry powder for washing machine to start with..


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Baile Na Ratha ,Dunquin,Dingle Peninsula,Next Stop Blaskets Islan
average rating of 4.976744 based on 43 reviews

Our favorite place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Baile Na Ratha. Last time we were fortunate to stay for several months while this time we stayed for almost three weeks. The only problem with this trip was that it was too short! We have come to love this little cottage that is perched along the Wild Atlantic Way. Even better than that are the friends we've made here that have become dear to us. You won't find a better retreat location nor will you find kinder and friendlier owners. We also never tire of the beauty of the area. It takes your breath away no matter how many times you've seen it. We'll be back as soon as we can!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW...what can I say it was a real pleasure to have you back and being your host once again in the beautiful Dunquin and Baile Na Ratha cottage-let it not be your last.
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Super stay and host!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were top notch and provided everything we needed for a wonderful stay. The views were great! Philomena was a very gracious host. We were sad to leave and wished we had more time in the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick ...Thank you for a great review and it was a joy to host you all at he edge of the Dingle Peninsula and only a stone throw from the Great Blasket Island...we would have you both back in a hearth beet!1
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Big Pine Key, Florida

Beautiful, rural cottage. We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was charming, clean, with all amenities. Philomena and her daughter were wonderful hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bruno..Thank you for taking the time to write a review and being such prerfect guests was a joy to host you.
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Woderful and cosy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our second time in this wonderful cottgage.

And for sure we are already looking forward to come again.

There are so many wonderful things: very cosy and quiet, beautiful views from the inside and the garden over the bay and the Sleeping Giant.

Fabulous hikes and beach walks nearby. Thank you very much!

Markus & Ueli, Riehen, Switzerland

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: it was great to meet you both again and we love being you host ...thank you for a great review and as always being such great and gentle guests...hope to have you back again real soon.
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An extraordinary spot in the Gaeltacht

  • 5 of 5

This cottage lies in the heart of the Irish speaking area in West Kerry, with a daily view out the window at the fabled Blasket Island. There are many beautiful views in Ireland, but the scenery in this area is the most beautiful of all, in our opinion anyway! Great walks, marvellous beaches, and liveliness in Dingle when you need some action. It makes for a restful, get away from it all holiday. This cottage has everything you need in it, and the owners are very welcoming and ready to help at anytime. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: go raibh mile maith agaibh as fanacht sa tigin i lar Dun chaoin agus cois leis an Blasket Mhor. 'thank you both for a great review and it was great to be your host for the 3 weeks.
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Perfect place to fall in love with Ireland.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our month-long stay in Ireland. Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, it was perfect for long walks along the coast. The Dingle Way hiking trails as well as the Wild Atlantic Way trails are very close by. The cottage was cozy and comfortable and had everything we needed, including plenty of books and DVDs. There were several good restaurants/pubs within 10 minute driving time, and an easy walk to the Blasket Island Visitor's Center. Dingle Town was only 20 minutes drive away. You couldn't ask for more charming hosts: Philomena and Sharon were very friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this cottage and would not hesitate to come here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for a great review and allowing us to be your host. We would like to welcome you back to this beautiful part of the Dingle Peninsula and close to the Blasket Island.
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Blasket Island
Dunbeg Promontory Fort
Ring of Kerry
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle
Murphys Ice Cream
Traditional Farms at Muckross House
Gap of Dunloe
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dunquin,Dingle,Co Kerry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Ceann Sibeal 18 hole Golf links
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Tralee ,Co Kerry
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Dingle,Co Kerry
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dun Chaoin pottery
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Clogher beach
Car: necessary

shed for fishemens gear also a freezer ext.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $123.06

June-Sep weekly changeover day is Sat-Sat,other months flexible,Xmas&New Year min stay is 7 nights.
deposit of 25% paid on booking and a rental contract agreed to by email.balance of rent paid
60 days before arrivial unless other arrangments are made.
utilities (oil and electricity)is paid for at departure.starter basket of turf/timber provided for open fireplace.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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