Cottage in Dunquin, Kerry - Wonderful View of Blasket Islands, Comfortable House
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About Sheelagh O'Neill
Irish born, living in the UK Our family and friends have spent many happy holidays in Dunquin, and love the fresh air and wide open spaces, together with the beautiful vistas. A great contrast to city living.
Sheelagh O'Neill purchased this House in 2003
Why Sheelagh O'Neill chose Dunquin
We fell in love with the area because it is an area of exceptional beauty, with wonderful views from the house and round every corner. We love the fresh air , the space and all the stars you see at night - and our house is sturdy and comfortable in any weather. We love it in winter as well as summer.
What makes this House unique
I love looking out at a panoramic view of the sea, with sea birds diving overhead. We have lots of space inside and around this house, which is good for the whole family. The kitchen/family area is well provided for and comfortable I love going for a bracing walk, then lighting a fire, and reading on the couch.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a wonderful stay - out of the way in a beautiful location with views toward the Atlantic and Blasket Islands. Easy access to walking/hiking trails for all levels of activity. We very much enjoyed the well stocked "cooks kitchen" with everything needed to prepare any meal. Great host, clear and quick communication for any question we had. Wouldn't hesitate a return visit!
The views from the house out across the Blasket Islands and the Atlantic are truly amazing! House well equipped and beds v comfortable. Great walks from the door. Highly recommended.
Wonderful cosy home, amazing location & views
Honestly I can’t recommend this home enough. My friends and I had a truly wonderful New Years stay in Fenessy’s Find.
There were 10 of us and when we arrived we were a little worried about the space but we shouldn’t have been! There’s plenty of bedroom and living space and even when we were all in one room we were all still comfortable. The house is really well stocked with crockery, spices, coffee & tea etc which was a pleasant surprise. You can tell that the home is used and loved by the family as there’s lots of games and beach equipment, but despite this it was very clean, tidy and looked like it had been recently done up. The nicest bathrooms/ kitchen I’ve seen in a rental cottage.
Location wise you do need a car. Its 20mins drive to dingle town, 5 mins to the nearest beach, about 1hr 15mins from Kerry airport. Lots of great walks you can do from the house itself.
And I have to mention the views. Everyone should stay here for the views alone. Straight out the kitchen windows are the Blasket Islands! We were blessed with clear weather and so got to stare at them every day of our stay. So beautiful the photos cannot do it justice.
Thank you for having us in your wonderful home!! We all fully plan on coming back many times in the future! Planning on booking again soon for summer this time :)
Thank you, I'm delighted that you all enjoyed your stay.
A very high quality property in a stunning location!
The location is beautiful - the house looks out over the sea and the Blasket Islands. Absolutely stunning. There are many walks straight from the house and many more within a short drive. Dingle is an easy 20 min drive. The house is of the highest quality - very spacious, very well-maintained and extremely well-equipped. We mostly ate at home and were able to cook ourselves a range of meals - not always possible with houses with more limited kitchens. We would love to come back.
Great views and great house!
The house is in the perfect location with spectacular views. We will definitely be back again!
Thanks very much Connie, delighted you were happy.
Light, cosy with stunning views
As a serial renter of holiday homes, I think this is a corker. Not only is it finished to a very high spec, it is charming, comfortable and cosy. It adapts to all weathers incredibly well, and the area is simply outstanding for landscape, walking, wonderful food and culture. Whatever the weather and whatever the time of year, this house delivers in spades. Fabulous.
This is a wonderful area for a walking, with hill and sea walks close to the house, all with spectacular views
Irish language courses held in nearby Ballyferriter
Archeological interest tours available. Remains of early christian and prechristian buildings
Area of ecological interest - bird and sea life watching
Cycling- pretty empty roads. Challenging hills, spectacular scenery
Excellent links course 10 minute drive away, with others in the area, and a pitch and putt course for the kids
Painting - an area which inspires a lot of seascapes
10 minute walk down to the sea. 5 minute drive to sandy beach. Many beaches in the area.
1 hour 15 minute drive to Faranfore (Kerry) airport.
2 1/2 hours drive to Cork airport
3 hour drive to Shannon
A car is essential in this area
20 minute drive to Dingle town, which is colourful and vibrant. It has supermarkets and many shops, pubs, restaurants, boat trips, bicycle hire, weekly food market, etc.
Nearest pub 10 min walk
Slea head drive 10 mins away
Gallarus Oratory 20 minute drive.
Blasket Island boat trip 10 min drive, or walked
Blasket Island Interpretive centre 10 min walk
Famine cottage 15 min drive
Pottery Cafe - 20 min walk
10 minute drive to nearest shops.
Many pubs and restaurants within 15 min drive
Walking distance to Blasket Island Centre and nearest pub.