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Spectacular Views, Miles of Beaches, and Boat Trips, 4 Star Luxury Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 -12)

Close to the Wild Atlantic Way route, Dunroman house was purpose built as a luxury four star Irish Tourist Board approved guest-house. It has operated as a guest-house until 2011 and due to change of circumstances is now available for vacation rental. It is located next door to the owner’s private accommodation. There are four spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite private bathrooms. The three largest rooms each have a double queen size bed and a single bed, and the fourth room has one double queen size bed. Extra fold up beds or childrens cots can be arranged as necessary. All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with clean white paintwork and beautiful knotted French pine wooden floors. All the rooms in the house comply with the Irish Tourist Board four star guesthouse standards.

Linen and towels are supplied, as are all utilities, and some basic foodstuff such as tea and coffee etc.

The house is located in a quite country setting, beside the N86, 3 miles from the town of Dingle, 27 miles from Tralee and 40 miles from Killarney. There are some spectacular mountain scenes from the bedroom windows and the sea and many beautiful beaches are only minutes away.

Dingle peninsula stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf stream. This results in a very temperate mild climate where exotic plants are common and many rare fish are found around this part of the coast.

The peninsula has some of the most scenic walking tracks in the country, the “Dingle Way” probably being the best known among walkers. The Dingle peninsula has numerous prehistoric archaeological sites of great historical interest and a guided archaeological tour can be easily arranged. Experience unique gems such as the 9th century Gallurus Oratory, and the early christian beehive huts. In more modern times, Dingle peninsula is famous for being the location of “Ryan’s Daughter” the David Lean- Bob Mitchum- Sarah Miles film made in 1969 and “Far and Away” the 1992 film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

The Dingle peninsula has been voted “the most beautiful place on Earth” by the National Geographic. It has also been voted one of the top 100 destinations in the world and has been recently recommended by CNN as a very favourable winter destination.

The peninsula offers some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery, rugged and raw, wild and untamed. Parts of the peninsula are still Gaelic speaking, and all of the peninsula is extremely welcoming to visitors.

Why not avail of a complimentary guided Marine Eco tour of Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands on one of the owners tour boats (April - Oct ). Get close to nature in comfort, see dolphins, seals, puffins, gannets, and if you are lucky, a whale, in their natural wild environment. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery on the Irish coast. All trips are weather permitting.

Deep sea angling trips can be arranged and all gear is provided on the boats. Some of our guests like to catch their own fish and then cook it back in Dunroman for dinner - you can’t get fresher than that! For the committed angler, there are numerous shore angling spots that are good for bass, pollock, mackerel, wrasse etc. If your preference is lobster, crab or crayfish, the owners can arrange to buy it fresh from the boats for you to cook for that special meal.

Dingle town is 3 miles / 5 Kilometres from Dunroman. It is a small town with a native population of 1,600 which swells to 5,000-6,000 during the summer. Dingle is renowned for punching above its weight in many respects, and is known all over the world as one of the primary holiday destinations in Ireland. At one time the town boasted 52 pubs, but this has reduced somewhat over the recent years. There are still some old world traditional pubs that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years- hardware on one side of the saloon, bar counter on the other side. Many of Dingle’s pubs have free entertainment most nights, usually traditional music and song. Dingle is probably one of the top gourmet destinations in Ireland, and was awarded 'foodie town of Ireland' in 2014, with its many award winning restaurants. Many of the bigger bars also do really good value meals, lunches and dinners. The Dingle Food and Wine Festival held over the first weekend of October is always a very well attended and popular event. Dingle, or “ Daingean Uí Chúis” in Gaelic, was established 700 years ago as a Norman walled town. Some of the old town wall is still visible. It was once a major commercial port doing trade with Spain and Portugal back in the 18th. and 19th centuries, and since then an important fishing port, but over recent decades, Dingle has become the primary tourist destination of South West Ireland, since the early 70's when the MGM movie 'Ryans Daughter' was shot here.

Dingle aquarium is probably the best of its kind in Ireland. The vast array of local sealife is featured, as well as an amozonian section. There is a shark tank, an underwater glass viewing tunnel, and the most recent addition is a penguin enclosure. There is also a well stocked souvenir shop and a coffee shop.

There are numerous activities for young and old available, both indoor and outdoor. For those who just want to relax and wind down, there are beautiful walks through the surrounding country lanes, where the only traffic you are likely to meet is a farmer going about his work, who most likely will stop and talk to you for a while.

You can have all your holiday activities pre-arranged for you by the owners, or you can 'play it by ear' as they say here. The choice is yours, but whatever your plans, Tom and Noeline will do their best to ensure that you go back home relaxed and happy with your stay.

Keywords: Dunroman was purpose built as a 4 star luxury guesthouse, now available for rental, amid a backdrop of spectacular mountain views, and only minutes from miles of sandy beaches.

More Details

Tom Hand
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Tom Hand

Tom is a marine electronics engineer by profession, and during the summer months he skippers one of the familys' tour boats. Noeline is a nurse in the local hospital. Both have 13 years experience in looking after guests and take great pride in doing it well.

Tom Hand purchased this house in 2002

Why Tom Hand chose County Kerry

Both Tom and Noeline have lived here since 1986, and would never move. The natural beauty of the Dingle Peninsula is unsurpassed anywhere else, but what makes this place so special is the unique character of the people who live here. The area has an undescribable magnetism, which is evident by the many tourists that come here and never leave.

What makes this house unique

Dunroman is a modern, clean, comfortable, cosy house, in a country setting, but only minutes from the sea, beaches, mountains, walks, towns.

The unque benifit you will enjoy while a guest at Dunroman is the offer of a complimentary trip on a tour boat to either see the local resident dolphin 'Fungie', or go on a guided Eco tour on Dingle Bay and to the Blasket Islands ( April - October ). Please note that all trips are weather permitting, but as you may know, we sometimes get all four seasons in one day here in Ireland, so if today is not suitable, tomorrow might be.


Dingle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • All bathrooms have power showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Double Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular Views, Miles of Beaches, and Boat Trips, 4 Star Luxury Home
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful, Extremely Clean, Extremely Comfortable and Very Large

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home!! Decorated so well, the beds were so comfortable too. Plenty of towels in every room. Each bedroom had a bathroom. The bedrooms were large. I believe you could sleep 13 very comfortably here. There was a large living room, a sun room, large dining room and kitchen. There were fresh flowers in the dining room, tea, coffee, milk, cream, bread, orange juice etc. Such wonderful hosts! We had a car but when we went into Dingle we left the car and called a cab which was at the house in 5 minutes and it only cost 10 Euro to go to Dingle and another 10 Euro to come back. Well worth it if you decide to have a couple of drinks! We will definetely go back and stay here and we highly recommend it. I own a vacation home near where I live in the U.S. and I am very picky. I could not find anything wrong with this home. You will be very happy you stayed here. Maureen

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Maureen, It was our great pleasure to have you guys stay at Dunroman recently, and thank you so much for the wonderful review. We would love to see you all back here again real soon. Best regards, Tom and Noeline.
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Love Dingle and Dunroman

  • 5 of 5

Dunroman was fantastic. Just a short drive to Dingle and beautiful views in all directions. The house is spacious, clean, well equipped, ideal for our group. Our hosts were extremely accommodating and helpful. Regardless of the age of your travelers, I highly recommend doing the Dingle boat tour with Tom Hand to see Fungi the dolphin as that was a highlight of our trip. We were there during the busy August tourist season so the house being located so close to the road was occasionally disruptive to sleep. Otherwise, couldn't have asked for a better stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic large house just outside Dingle

  • 5 of 5

The owners of the house couldn't have made us feel more welcome to Dingle and really went out of their way to make our stay such a success. We were a group of eight people travelling together and the house was perfect. There are four large double rooms each with its own bathroom and with a third single bed aswell. The house was perfectly clean and modern with really comfortable beds and furniture, there is also a washing machine and tumble drier aswell. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need.

I can't recommend enough this house, just great all round.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Hartford, CT

Great experience at great house!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time using an internet house rental and I could not have been happier. Having never done this before, I was a little anxious and nervous renting a house via an internet site. Tom was incredible helpful and patient during the whole process. He was very responsive to all questions and helpful with our trip planning.

The house was a perfect fit for our group which included two families with a total of 4 adults and 6 children. There was plenty of room for everyone to have private space but enjoy the group areas together. The dining area was large enough for use to all eat together at all meals. The ability to shop at the local markets and cook at the house allowed us to eat economically. The living area was large enough for us to relax together at the end of the day.

We took advantage of the included Harbor Tour and could not have been happier. Despite the questionable weather we had a great tour and had plenty of Fungie the Dolphin sightings.

We were incredible impressed with this rental. It would not be possible to express how great this experience has been. Our sincere thanks to Tom and Noeline for their incredible hospitality. Thank you for sharing your rental with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter and family, Thank you for the wonderful review, it is much appreciated. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Dunroman, and it was an absolute pleasure to meet you all. We are looking forward to your return visit real soon. Best Regards, Tom & Noeline.
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Wonderful stay in Dingle!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house. Great for a big group. Very nice owners who were so helpful and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Moira and Co, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Dunroman, and we would love to see you guys back again real soon. Best Regards, Tom & Noeline.
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Ottawa, Canada

11/10 Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Dunroman was beyond our expectations. We were a family of 8 and the Hands went over the top in their generosity. Right down to the smallest details, Noeline made us feel at home. The BBQ was an added bonus for cooking meals. The Eco-tour was a fantastic treat provided by our hosts. Their home is set in a beautiful landscape, large and spacious. It provided all of the amenities of home. We highly recommend this home and would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Moya, and family, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you all stay at Dunroman, and we are delighted that you enjoyed the Eco tour to the Blasket Islands. We would love to see you all back again real soon. Best Regards, Tom & Noeline.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kerry Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Dingle town
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
Rosslare, Co Wexford
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Dun an Oir, Ballyferriter
Nearest Train
27 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Doonshean beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Dunroman House
Car: recommended

The owners operate various boat trips from Dingle Harbour and are offering complimentary places on the regular Marine Eco tours to the Blasket Islands, ( April - Oct ) and harbour trips to see Fungie, the famous resident Dingle dolphin, to all guests at Dunroman House. The Eco tours consist of a guided boat trip from the harbour pontoon to the Great Blasket Island and on to the outer islands. Eco tour trips take from 3 to 4 hours, depending on the wildlife encountered. Trips out to see Fungie the dolphin last for one hour. There is an abundance of wildlife around the Blasket Island archipelago, Basking sharks in April/May, puffins in May, June, July, seals and dolphins all year round, and the odd Minke whale from May to September. If birdwatching is your pleasure there are gannets, gulls, guillemots, terns , shags, petrels etc to be seen, and that’s just on the water. Of course all trips are weather dependent. Deep sea angling trips can be arranged for you at reasonable rates- catch your own dinner !


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