House, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12 -14)
- english, Irish
Hi! I'm Niamh and I'm Irish. Myself and my husband Frank built this dream home here in our favorite part of Ireland, after visiting the area for many years. We feel so lucky to own this wonderful home by the sea in such a truly magical place! We love being in Dingle!
Niamh purchased this House in 2007
Why Niamh chose Dingle
It is a luxury house next to a stunningly beautiful quiet beach. It has amazing 360 degree views and a big private garden. The wonderful 'Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary' (with cafe/lakeside seating) is just down the road and the house is very close to Dingle. Dingle is an amazing place! This area has it ALL: Ocean, stunning beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, islands and a vibrant town. Wonderful restaurants, bars and great music too. So much to see and do here, it caters to all tastes and ages.
What makes this House unique
The name of our house is 'Didean' (in Irish) which means Haven and it truly is that! Its only a 2 minute stroll to the most beautiful secluded beach, 1.5 miles to the Wonderful 'Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary' and only 7 minutes drive to the magical town of Dingle, with all it's shops, restaurants, bars and special attractions!
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Dingle Bay property
Very happy with this home. lots of bedrooms and especially bathrooms!! loved the old world charm of the dairy farms nearby, kids looked forward to seeing the cows and sheep almost every day!!! The site manager was very responsive when we had questions. We would stay here again. awesome to be so close to the beach.
Beautiful home makes great base to explore Dingle.
This beautiful, comfortable home is perfect for a large group, and makes a great base for exploring the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula.
There were 10 of us traveling. My husband and I rented the house to celebrate my 60th birthday. We were joined by my two sisters, one brother-in-law, my 94-year-old mother, and a niece and nephew and their spouses.
The house suited us perfectly. The younger folks stayed upstairs, where there are two bedrooms, bathroom with Jacuzzi, and a sitting room. The skylights reportedly provide star-gazing opportunities right from the beds.
Meanwhile, we older folks were very comfortable downstairs, with four bedrooms (two ensuite), another large bathroom, and a powder room. There was also a inviting parlor, a big lovely kitchen, and a large dining table that accommodated all of us. The dining room has three walls of windows so we could fully enjoy the fabulous views. There is also a laundry room, which was so convenient.
The check in was super-easy. We were met by Colette, who was friendly and informative, and who turned the heat on for us so the house would be cozy upon our arrival.
The scenery in the area was spectacular. It was just a two minute walk from the house to the beach, and also the start of a nice hike on Bull’s Head. The house is only 10 minutes from Dingle, where you can enjoy the pubs, shops and restaurants (the Fish Box is especially wonderful). We also loved all the breathtaking sights of the Slea Head Drive, and enjoyed going over the Conor Pass to explore the north side of the peninsula.
I would highly recommend Didean cottage, and would totally stay there again!
Peaceful, comfortable, family friendly, lots to do
Our family stayed in the winter months, for several weeks. Our stay was delightful. The house was cozy, the walk to the beach was just perfect. We loved waking up to cows in the yard and seagulls crying and the sound of the ocean. We got a chance to meet some of the neighbors, who were very friendly, and someone's lovely black dog who visited us each day. She joined us on our daily walk to the beach or around the neighborhood, and the whole family fell in love with her.
The house is about 10 minutes from Dingle. The local grocery stores are good. Supervalu has some great sales, and Lidl's prices and produce selection are great. This was important to us because we were staying a long time and didn't want to spend $$ eating out all the time. If you like brown bread with your soup, Courtney's bakery in Dingle makes the most amazing "Dingle Health Bread," which you can get at Spar or the Texaco convenient store (always crowded, very popular with the locals!) when the bakery is closed. The kids always fought over the last piece!
The town was very quiet when we were there as many businesses were closed for the season, but the ones that were open were wonderful. We met kind and helpful people at the produce store (Kingdom Fresh), the cinema (Phoenix), Dierdre's, the stained glass place next to the church, Dingle Aquarium, Explorer's World (Roy was amazing with helping the kids learn), and Catriona's (a hair salon across from the marina where they cut my daughter's bangs free of charge! Thank you, Catriona). We really enjoyed crepes from the crepe stand in town when it was open. The linen shop was also great, they had such beautiful things, from nightgowns to table linens.
Many of the restaurants were closed, but the ones that were open were all good. We didn't have a single disappointing meal. We especially liked Dierdre's Cafe for lunch and Fishbox for dinner. My one criticism would be that all the restaurants (except the Chinese and pizza places) had basically the same menu, so it was hard to find variety. Novecento, the pizza place, was excellent for take out pizza.
We very much enjoyed a drive around Slea Head and all the sights on that drive. Also close by are horse back riding at Long's Riding Stables, Inch Beach, Minard Castle, and Tralee and Killarney are both about an hour away and worth the drive for a day.
We had a fabulous extended stay at this lovely home in Dingle!
Great Accommodation in a Magical Part of Ireland!
Myself and my three children, my mum, my brother and his son and my two sisters and their families spent a week in this wonderful part of Ireland at this lovely accommodation.
There were 15 of us in total and we had a fabulous time. We were met upon our arrival by Collette who welcomed us 'home' and showed us around the house and was very helpful and informative.
The house was in a lovely and peaceful area and only a few minutes from a deserted beach where the waves of the Atlantic crashed the sunrises and sunsets were incredible.
The town of Dingle was only 10 minutes away and provided excellent food, pubs and a little more hustle and bustle. We climbed to Eask tower, which was worth the climb, drove across the Connor Pass (several times) which was amazing, had a boat trip to see Fungi the resident dolphin (who we saw up close and personal), went body boarding and did the Slea Head drive (a recommendation from Collette) which was amazing.
The accommodation was fantastic with ample room, great facilities and perfectly located to provide tranquillity but within really easy reach of the busy town of Dingle.
We were very lucky with the weather which was beautiful for the whole the week but enjoyed one of the most memorable stays in fantastic accommodation in a wonderful part of Ireland.
Thanks Niamh and Frank and thoroughly recommended to other people thinking of visiting this area.
Great week on the Dingle Peninsula
Lovely modern property. The large kitchen/diner is the central gathering space and is extremely well equipped. The house was spotless when we arrived with some welcome flowers and bottles of wine.
The house is as described (do note that there are no turf fires or working wood burners) but the heating is generous and more than adequate. The owner, Niamh, sent us all the information we needed before check-in and has left lots of clear information about the house and things to do locally.
The beach is a 10-minute walk and lovely when you get to it. The Dingle peninsular is breathtaking and the ECO boat tour to the Blasket Islands is unmissable if you are visiting in season.
We used the local cab company for nights out in Dingle - great fun - and the Dingle Food festival is a great craic.
I would definitely recommend this property for groups of friends or large family groups who want a comfortable base from which to explore the peninsular and the Ring of Kerry - a very special and magical corner of the world!
Perfect spot for our vacation!
We were a party of 9 women. The house was perfect for us. Beautiful house with beautiful views every direction!
Dingle wildlife & Seal Sanctuary 1.5 miles (with restaurant, lakeside seating and kids play area), Oceanworld, Dingle Archaeological sites & Tours, World famous links golf courses, Blasket Islands, Artisan Shops, Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Way, Boat Trips to see Fungi (the famous wild Dolphin, who lives in the Bay), Spa Treatments, Irish music, Guided Tours of Slea Head, Ocean sights and sounds, angling and surfing within 2 minutes walk, wonderful walking terrain and historic sites within easy reach, Art Galleries, pottery making, Irish language and music courses,Fitness classes, Dance classes,