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Ocean & Mountain Views, Overlooking the Quaint Town of Dingle.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Local events are listed at the end of this page.

The House,

This very clean house is located just one mile from Dingle town with great views of the surrounding mountains, harbour and Dingle bay. There are three en suite bedrooms, two double beds (queen size) and one twin room (two single beds). It has a very spacious kitchen with all utensils provided and all modern coveniences. The sitting room has an open fireplace with a sofa, recliner/swivel chair and piano. The house is centrally heated using oil which is included in the price as is the electricity.

The Location,

Dingle town is just 1 mile away and a very nice stroll. In the oposite direction is Conor Pass and many stunning walking trails.The house is usually surrounded by sheep and lambs in the neighbouring fields which is a delight in spring time. Dairy cows pass by frequently too, sometimes twice a day. The area is also dotted with ancient celtic stone monuments and archeological sites.

The Dingle Peninsula,

Of course the Dingle peninsula is world famous for its natural beauty and friendly locals. It is also famous for it's cuisine and fresh local produce (fish is a speciality), traditional Irish music and it's old world pubs. With many stores to choose from you can pick up anything from woolens to local crystal. You can even purchase some horse feed while enjoying a pint !

Touring from Dingle,

Killarney and the Ring of Kerry are meerly an hour away, the Blarney Stone, Cork city and West Cork only two hours away. Galway, the Rock of Cashel, Kinsale are three hours from here.

There is so much to see in the area. Come and explore for yourself !

More Details

Des Murphy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Des Murphy

I am a chauffeur/tour guide providing tours of the entire island of Ireland. I specialize in the hidden gems of the countryside, unique attractions, back roads and the very best of local produce. I also design itineraries online giving my clients the choice of self drive, guided tours or bus tour.

Des Murphy purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Des Murphy chose Ballybeg

This cottage is elevated and is close enough to Dingle town yet surrounded by mountains, fields and ocean views. There are usually sheep, lambs and cows in the neighboring fields also. The sunsets are breathtaking with tranquil walks through the hills and valleys.

What makes this cottage unique

Stunning surroundings, a real piece of rural ireland, scenic drives, unspoiled countryside, clean air, peace & quiet, great restaurants & pubs, great music, traditions & characters,hill walking, friendly people, endless local history and folklore.


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Kerry Airport.
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
O Sullivans, Court House Bar, Dingle Co Kerry
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Shannon Ferries, Tarbert to Killimer.
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Sible Head, Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co Kerry.
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Tralee, Co Kerry
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Conor Pass rd
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Half Door, John st, Dingle, Co Kerry.
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sladeen, Dingle, Co Kerry
Car: not necessary

Indoor climbing wall & zip line located within 2 miles, Dingle Distillery + visitor centre. Pottery for kids & adults, Corn maze (seasonal), Archeological tours, Walking tours. Dingle Aquariumy. Eco marine tours.


Ballybeg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , wash hand basin
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Wash hand basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Wash hand basin
  • Each room has a private bathroom consisting of a toilet, wash hand basin and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Private bathroom
  • Queen size Beds (2),Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) This is a Z bed (fold up)., Baby Cribs (1) Travel cot. We recommend you bring your own linen and quilt for young babies.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is surrounded by walking routes and spectacular valleys, streams, stone walls (fences) wildlife, stone monuments, and very importantly, fresh, clean air !


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Ocean & Mountain Views, Overlooking the Quaint Town of Dingle.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect Location, Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and two friends had a great time in Dingle and enjoyed Des's home very much. Aside from a loss of internet the last 2 days the place was perfect. Easy to find, great contact with owner, easy check-in and everything one would need for a great stay in a great part of Ireland. The only suggestion I'd make is to get better knives in the kitchen, the ones they have are basically of no use. Very comfortable and would definitely recommend.



  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom , thank you for your review and your honesty. I investigated the broadband issue and it turns out to have been an area fault but I do apologise for the inconvenience. I will personally sharpen the knives and also purchase new knives. Again thank you and you are more than welcome to visit us again. Regards, Des and the team.
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Great Ireland experience

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, great location and beautiful views. Could just use another easy chair in the den.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable for our group of four. The kitchen had every imaginable amenity, and we really appreciated the fresh bread, jam, and milk when we arrived. The house is conveniently located to Dingle but out of the hustle and bustle. Sheep-watching became our favorite sport :) We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Spellstone is a wonderful vacation stay. The owner is very communicative and helped these Americans with questions about how things work :-) The cottage is immaculate and a beautiful view. We will definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

A much delayed review! Stayed at this wonderful home for a week in March. Per previous reviews, all is as stated in description. Desmond and Sarah couldn't have been more helpful. Sarah even brought turf she had cut herself for us to have a fire! Views are amazing, the sky was ever changing with gorgeous skyscapes! A nice walk to the village and short taxi ride home if you didn't want to walk back. After 2 weeks of driving around Ireland, it was great to be able to park the car and not worry about the narrow roads. However, a convenient location and easy to travel and tour other areas if desired. There were 5 of us staying in the home, 2 couples and 1 single gentleman. Home was comfortable for us all. A most wonderful time had by all! Thanks Des and Sarah!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Spellstone house. It was cozy, comfortable and convenient to town. The views were amazing out of every window. A great property!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $294.39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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