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

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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english, Irish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    there is a local family with children close to the cottage that speak Irish and there is a garden for children to play....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking is not allowed but there is a sheltered place outside to smoke...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    one well cared for dog is allowed, there is a shed if required,owner of cottage informed on booking....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    walk in shower/toilet/hand basin...moreless

  • bathroom with walk in shower..toilet and washbasin.

Other Amenities

  • 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.....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    some Irish music cd provided...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    22inch flat TV with 8 channels also a DVD ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library:

    some videos provided...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    the cottage is surrounded by mountains to the back and gable,Mount Eagle,Chruach Mhartain on its slopes the village of 'Ryans Daughter' was constructed. ,Ceann Shratha,Mionan na Graige,both played a big part in the film of 'Ryans Daughter' and 'Far and Away.'...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    you are close to the Blasket Island/.the Sleeping Giant and the vast Ocean...moreless

  • Water View

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Big stone fire place....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets/quilt covers pillow covers provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    open plan sitting/dining area ...moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty parking for 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    ample space for 2or 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    ample parking for boat and trailer...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    there is a launderette on site with a washer and dryer also a freezer...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    big stone fire place for burning wood,coal or turf...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    plenty ware/cutlery/glasses/pots,frying pans,oven trays ext....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    slim line dishwasher ...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    full cooker with oven/grill and 4 top rings,coffee maker,iron and board,toaster....moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    seating outside for 4/5 people...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda


Write a review 5
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 15, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 16 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 19 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 30 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 4 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
christmas/New year
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
Jan 5 - Mar 23, 2018
3 night min stay
$380 $1,085
Mar 24 - May 25, 2018
3 night min stay
$597 $1,627
May 26 - Jun 29, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$434 $1,085
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $108.49
  • Taxes Not included


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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Last updated: 04/11/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ceann Sibeal 18 hole Golf links
40 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dun Chaoin pottery
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Clogher beach

Car: Necessary

shed for fishemens gear also a freezer ext.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

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

Why Dunquin, Co. Kerry, Ireland:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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,

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Speaks: english, Irish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/11/2017

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  • Baile Na Ratha cottage

    Baile Na Ratha cottage

  • diningroom


  • kitchen/dining


  • view from back of cottage

    view from back of cottage

  • front of cottage looking at Inishtooskert island or the Sleeping Giant.

    front of cottage looking at Inishtooskert island or the Sleeping Giant.

  • Ferry to Blasket Island every half hour in season.The blasket in the distance.

    Ferry to Blasket Island every half hour in season.The blasket in the distance.

  • The hill where part of Ryans Daughter Film was made seen from house

    The hill where part of Ryans Daughter Film was made seen from house

  • Gallarus Oratory was build of dry stone between 7/8 century

    Gallarus Oratory was build of dry stone between 7/8 century

  • Pier for the boat to the Blasket Island,Dunquin,
Only a short walk from Cottage

    Pier for the boat to the Blasket Island,Dunquin, Only a short walk from Cottage

  • back of cottage

    back of cottage

  • sitting room

    sitting room

  • double/single room

    double/single room

  • Pier to Blasket Island few minutes walk.

    Pier to Blasket Island few minutes walk.

  • Beautiful Clogher beach and sybil head few minute drive or a beautiful walk

    Beautiful Clogher beach and sybil head few minute drive or a beautiful walk

  • Slea Head looking out at Blasket Island,few minute drive from cottage

    Slea Head looking out at Blasket Island,few minute drive from cottage

  • Seals on the beach on the Great Blasket Island

    Seals on the beach on the Great Blasket Island

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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