About This Listing
One of the oldest properties on the Dingle Peninsula with a traditional crog loft sleeping area. Imagine your ancestors but with central heating and a fully fitted kitchen.
The Rambling House is where, in the past, the local community use to gather to tell stories. One of the very few houses left in the area with a traditional crog loft, you can sit in front of the fire and imagine that you are back in the past. But with the benefit of a modern fully fitted kitchen and central heating!
We really enjoyed staying at the Rambling House and especially its stunning views from the kitchen! I could have looked out the kitchen window for hours, but unfortunately we only stayed one night. The cottage is cosy, bright and comfy. After driving all day we relaxed with a bottle of wine by the fire, it was bliss. The cottage is not hard to find and it is only about a 10-15 minute drive from Dingle. I would definitely recommend the cottage as it gives you the best of both worlds - you are still close enough to enjoy things in town and you get to stay in this historic cottage with beautiful surroundings. We didn't meet Louise as we arrived later than expected, but we were in touch via text and she was very helpful and responsive.
The cottage was a lovely and unique rustic house just 10 minutes drive from Dingle. It's an amazing experience to live within these walls that were there over 200 years ago. The setting is unique and the view over the bay from the kitchen is amazing.
Louise was very helpful, showing us through the house and making sure to invite us at a poetry reading and choir singing by the Gallarus Oratory nearby the next morning.
A very peaceful place. The views and the fireplace make it a truly unique experience, and the history too! We loved that Louise left a book with information on the history of the area and recommendations on where to go/ what to do. The hosts were very responsive, helpful, and understanding. We loved it here!
The location is rustic as is the cottage but if you are looking for peace and quite in an authentic, beautiful Irish seaside farm setting then you'll love it.
Important to note that you are 10-15 minutes drive from the village of Dingle and 10 minutes from a lesser known village.
There are beautiful monastic ruins next to the cottage that date back to the seventh century.
I spoke to Louise on the phone and she was an absolute delight. The cottage was prepared for us upon arrival - very clean! It was charming; being in the cottage, we couldn't help but imagine what life in those parts must have been like 200 years ago. The view from the kitchen was stunning! The house is outside the main attractions (pubs/restaurants) of Dingle, which is what we wanted. We paid 15 Euros for a taxi into town to experience the night life, which was great fun! We purchased food from the local supermarket in town and had a grand Irish breakfast looking out the kitchen window. Overall, it was a good experience and I recommend it.
We had a lovely stay at Louise's cottage. It was a real treat to stay in such an old building full of plenty of original charm and character. The house was very homely, clean and comfortable surrounded by incredibly beautiful landscape and only a ten minute drive into Dingle town. I would definitely recommend the house to anyone.
Location is amazing. We were right behind the Cil Malchadair and Kilmalkedar church also close to Gallarus Oratory. A bit hard to find but once there nice sea view and very charming. There was a loft area with two twin beds that my son loved. Also three other bedroom areas. The kitchen was modern and fully equipped for our needs.
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About the Host, Louise
I live in England but spend every spare moment in our house in Dingle. We run Writer's Retreats at the house and now want to open it up to other people so they can discover the hidden Dingle we have explored over the past 13 years.
We have a dog, Zip and a 3 legged cat Mimi. Zip loves being taken for walks by guests. I'm a keen walker. My husband Chris, has Parkinson's and has to take things more easily but loves sharing stories with guests. We are both writers and you will often find us working away on our latest projects.
My favourite thing to do in Dingle is fish, and then share what I have caught with other people. I love cooking and there is always a home made cake on the go.