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Traditional Stone Cottage overlooking Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 4/5, cot on request

This traditional old stone cottage has been renovated to modern standards for rental but the old style and character has been maintained. The property is set just off a small road leading up the mountain and stands alone with panoramic views of both sea and mountains.There is oil fired central heating throughout and an open fire in the sitting room making a cosy rental for the winter months.There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, both with 2 single beds. The double bedroom is on the ground floor as well as the bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with modern conveniences.The living room/ dining room is comfortable with Digital TV and DVD player as well as good selection of books. There is also free WIFI internet access in the cottage.The garden is spacious in front of the cottage with outdoor furniture seating 6. There is an outhouse attached to the cottage with freezer, dryer, washing machine and ample space for hanging wet clothes, fishing gear, surf boards, etc..

Brandon: Wren's Old Cottage is 1 mile from Brandon Village where there is an idyllic fishing harbour with small pier. Small boats can be moored or launched here and Brandon Bay is popular with sea anglers. Angling from the pier wall is also a very popular activity. The small beach here is a haven for small children. There are 3 pubs in Brandon where fine local food is served and traditional music can be heard. The Feile Lughnasa and Brandon Regatta are two important local events taking place in August

Cloghane. Dingle. Fermoyle Strand: Cloghane village is 3 miles from the cottage and is the location of the nearest shop where all essentials can be purchased. St. Brendan's Catholic Church is here with weekly masses. Cloghane has 2 pubs both serving food and also traditional music. Traditional music and a cup of tea can also be enjoyed in the Tintean Ceoil every Monday night in the village from 7.30pm - 9.30pm all year round and up to 3 nights a week in the peak season.

Dingle is 20 minute drive over the wonderful scenic drive of Conor Pass. Dingle is a small town offering everything a traveller would require. The fishing trawlers by the pier, seafood and high quality restaurants, traditional Irish food and souvenier shops. There are many pubs offering traditional Irish music, food and drink.

Nearer to home there is magnificent Fermoyle Strand, a sandy beach, famous for surfing and very clean and safe for swimming and water sports. The 7 uninterupted miles make it a great beach walk.

How to get here!: Kerry International Airport is 50 minute drive from the cottage and from here there are direct Ryanair flights to London Stansted, London Luton and Frankfurt Hahn. Aer Arann fly to Dublin where there are many connecting flights. Cork and Shannon Airports are both 2 +1/2 hr drives where there is a bigger selection of direct flights. All airports offer car hire.

Ringaskiddy is the nearest ferryport with sailings to France.

Rosslare and Dublin would be the main ferryports for UK

We also rent out Direen Cottage, property no:7825, situated 3 miles from Wren's Old Cottage, if dates , location or availability would be more suitable.

More Details

Owner
Eamonn and Janet Murphy
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

Amenities

County Kerry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Cot can be put up in Bedroom 2 on request. Cottage can sleep 6 but living accommodation is better suited to 4 or 5.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is outhouse attached to the cottage with washing machine, freezer and ample space for drying clothes, walking, fishing , and surfing gear. There is a lawn immediately outside the door where outdoor meals and panoramic views can be enjoyed at all times of day or night.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Traditional Stone Cottage overlooking Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

Beautifully renovated stone cottage

  • 5 of 5

Up a narrow laneway to a gorgeous stone cottage with great views of Brandon Bay and area. Plenty of hiking to be done and pubs just a kilometer away. The owners were very nice. The drive over to Dingle through Connor Pass was breathtaking, and the scenery on the drive around the coast was incredible. If we could move here the cottage would not be available again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted you enjoyed your stay at Wren's Old Cottage. The views of Brandon Bay are spectacular even at night when you can study the stars without light pollution! With the cottage positioned on the Dingle Way your hiking can start from the cottage left up the mountains and right to the beach and Brandon village. You are also situated at a great base for exploring the Peninsula and further into Counties Kerry, Cork and Clare. We hope you get back to Ireland again before too long.
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5

A cosy and very comfortable house, in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in the perfect location. We stayed in June with our two children who fell in love with the cat and neighboring sheep. Janet welcomed us on arrival and advised us on places to visit. Fermoyle beach and further up at Castlegegory were both big hits with miles of white sand to play on. The Connor Pass was breathtaking and the house is situated on some great walks such as Sauce Creek. A week flew by and we would love to come back sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Helena, Montana
5

Sweet cottage in peaceful, idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Having now returned from our wonderful two week trip to Ireland, my husband and I agree, our stay at Wren's Cottage was our favorite part of the trip. Sitting on a hillside with views of Brandon Bay below and nearly surrounded by stone wall - bordered sheep pastures, this lovely cottage gave us a welcome retreat from the bustling activity of Dingle, just over the hill. The inside is very cozy and clean. There are lots of personal touches that make it feel like home. The kitchen is very well equipped. There are great opportunities for walking/hiking right from the cottage. Our best advise is to recommend guests spend at least one day of their vacation just relaxing at the cottage and soaking up the pastoral peace; maybe just walk/bike/drive to nearby Mullally's Pub for some fabulous seafood chowder or fish and chips with the requisite pint.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wren Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely traditional farmhouse, clean, mould-free and well kitted out, in a beautiful location with great views across Brandon Bay on one side and of the atmospheric mountains on the other. Our host Janet arrived promptly and gave us a warm welcome. The freshly baked fairy cakes left on the table were a nice touch and promptly eaten! Our kids were thoroughly smitten with the pair of resident lambs and three stay kittens that frequented the place! A most relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Children love the freedom around the cottage where there are sheep and lambs in our fields next door. Cats, kittens and dogs, although not perminent residents, can be befriended by children too. We do like to welcome our guests whenever possible and give information about the cottage and surrounding area. We can also explain about good walks and places to eat on their arrival.
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5

Wonderful base for this special area.

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a fantastic Christmas in Little wren cottage.The house is compact and cosy and was perfect for our family of 4,2 adults,2 teenagers and 1 dog.The cottage is comfortable well equipped and comes with WIFI which is a godsend with teenagers in bad weather. As someone who knows the area well I can say that this property is ideal for anyone touring the area or just for a relaxing holiday break.The cottage is close to all local amenities such as shop,bakery,beaches and pubs and with Janet and Eamonn on hand to assist with any queries I can heartily recommend the Cottage to anyone planning on visiting the Brandon/Cloghane area.

Ross and Sharen Kyne.Dublin.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you spent such an enjoyable Christmas in Wren's Old Cottage. It is great to be able to light the turf fire, relax and be comfortable if it is wet and stormy outside. Although the cottage is centrally heated the turf fire adds that extra comfort and is a highlight feature for many visitors. The cottage is in a good location as a touring base for Dingle, Killarney and further afield. The beach and Brandon village are both short walks away and the shop, bakery and church only 2 miles. Many guests take advantage of the cottage being situated on the Dingle Way and are able to walk out of the gate and continue up the mountain onto the spectacular trail with views over to County Clare. We look forward to your return visit some day. Eamonn and Janet
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5

Cozy Cottage in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful stay at Wren's Old Cottage! There was so much to explore, we would have needed another week to see everything. The cottage is located on a small hill, in front you can see the beautiful Brandon Bay an the Fermoyle Beach (longest beach in Ireland), and on all hands of the cottage you have an amazing mountain view! The cottage itself is small but nice, it has averything it needs, including an assortment of brochures.

Janet is a lovely landlady, on our arrival we found selfmade cake and jam to welcome is...

Within one week we did some hiking (which was absolutely marvellous and the trail starts just right behind the cottage!), we visited Dingle twice (wonderful city, lots to see and eat...), drove the Conor Pass and the Slea Head Drive (unforgettable!), did some horse riding (Lazy Ranch is just a 5 minute walk away from the cottage), went surfing at Fermoyle Beach had Chips an Guiness at Murphy's Pub, which is in Brandon.

We would love to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your stay at Wren's Old Cottage was so enjoyable. The views across Brandon Bay are breathtaking whether it is early morning sunrise, wild Atlantic storms or the sun going down on the mountains on the opposite side of the Bay. I am pleased that you were able to take advantage of the local amenities here in the Cloghane Brandon area. The Lazy Ranch horseriding is just up the road and all kinds of watersports can be enjoyed on Fermoyle Beach across the Bay. Murphy's Pub at the top of the Pier in Brandon is a favourite with many guests to the cottage as it is only a short walk . Children and teenagers can enjoy swimming, rowing and playing on the beach while other members of the family enjoy having a drink on the harbour wall above. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Brandon
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Ringaskiddy
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Castlegreory/ Stradbally
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Tralee
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Cork
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Brandon
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Brandon / Ballyguin
Car: necessary

Wren's Old Cottage is nestled into the hillside, on the famous Dingle Way walking trail, overooking Brandon Bay with panoramic views extending across to Fermoyle Strand, Ballyheigue, Tralee Bay and County Clare in the distance to the North and East. To the South and West there are mountain views of Beenoskee, Mount Brandon and Conor Pass overlooking the Cloghane Estuary. The cosy fishing village of Brandon is just over a mile down the road with 3 pubs, restaurant and a small harbour with a pier for sea fishing in the Bay.

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Rates & Availability

County Kerry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$626
 
 
September
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
$436
 
 
Off Peak
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$109
$409
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$436
 
 
off peak
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
$109
$409
 
 
Easter
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$436
 
 
April
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$109
$409
 
 
Early summer
May 5 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$109
$436
 
 
Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$626
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$109
$409
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0

There will be a minimum rental charge of €300 but heating, electricity sheets and towels are included in rental rates.
There is free WIFI access to internet
There will be turf, coal or briquettes to light a fire on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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