VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together.
My husband & I spent 6 glorious weeks at Young’s Cottage beginning Sep15 - Nov 1 this year. It has taken me a long time to write this review because I was so sad to leave that I simply was not able to put my thoughts into words immediately.
The cottage is 1 of the most beautifully, carefully & thoughtfully restored buildings I have ever seen. The integrity of the original cottage combined with creature comforts manifests into a unique & cozy dwelling. A large working kitchen with a magnificent Belling cooktop with multiple ovens is the centerpiece. The sink is under a window that faces the sea & a large cupboard holds beautiful crockery & every kind of food preparation & presentation item you could ever need. Lots of cutting boards, linens & prep tools in drawers. We had so many lovely meals at the big kitchen table with candles burning overhead. The laundry & mud room where practical with plenty of room for boots, jackets, hats and scarves. Also lots of hot water. The sitting room faced the sea & the original fire grate was beautiful & functional. A hot whiskey in front of the fire was often the capstone of a full day of hiking & exploring. The beds were comfy & again, plenty of linens, blankets & pillows.
We did not rent a car. We landed at Shannon, took a bus to Birr where we stayed for 2 weeks then took a bus to Dingle & a cab to Young’s Cottage. We walked everywhere & that is how we met so many people & saw so much up close. Info that may be useful to others: bus into Dingle every Tues & Fri at 8:45, can catch by the lavender house down the road; best chowder in Ireland at An Bothar about 2 miles toward Brandon Mt. Maurice & Aileen the owners are wonderful & their son Thomas is the chef; go to TP Tighs about 3 miles in Bally David across the bay, then walk the cliffs on Dingleway to get back to the cottage; to reach the ruins behind & above the cottage walk west along the cliffs in front of the cottage then follow the stone walls straight up the hill, plan about 2 hours for the hike up because the entire route is so beautiful you will want to stop and take it all in; in Dingle breakfast at the Pantry is a delight, the sticky toffee pudding at Random House is yummy, don’t miss the cheese shop on Greys Lane, nail salon Pure Beauty, haircut at Mary Ann’s and music at Nelligans to hear the fantastic Begley family.
The views from the house are stunning.
Kathleen thank you for sharing your special home. We are already planning our next trip.
We stayed here with our four children and had an amazing time. The house is so beautiful, especially the fireplace at the center of the home. This home was perfectly located to visit ring of Kerry, dingle, Killarney national park, and Muckross.