As traditional as it gets!The sea in spring.
200 year old Irish cottage sea view
200 year old Irish cottage sea view

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

7 Beds

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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 space

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!

Guest access

This is a self-catering property and you and your party will have the whole house for yourselves. You will also have access to the garden and patio. Garden furniture is provided. There is parking for 3 cars. We have a shed in which you can leave bikes etc. The sea is an approximately 20 minute walk and can be seen from the house.
Arrival time is from 4pm. We provide self check in but please be aware that we may not be able to help if you choose to arrive later than this as we may have things planned for the evening.

Interaction with guests

This is self-catering and while we are happy to answer questions we expect guests to be fairly self-sufficient.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $12 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $23
Weekend Price: $150 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

No pets on furniture or beds, please. We are in a farming area so no noise after 10.30 pm. You must not feed the farm cats how ever much they come begging.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

3 nights minimum stay.
From Mar 3 - Nov 1, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

77 Reviews

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Siew User Profile
June 2017
We enjoyed the amazing view from the kitchen. The host was not around but her friend Ann was very helpful .

Rebecca User Profile
June 2017
You really can't beat this place for the best Dingle experience: classic old farm house, beautiful views from the kitchen window, and within 2 minute walking distance from a trail head, kilmakedar church, and sheep everywhere. Oh, and adorable wild cats hanging out on the porch (DO NOT feed them, but they sure are cute). Big kitchen, great for family meals. One bathroom ensures you all have to learn to get along. Easy drive down to Dingle (once you get used to Irish roads!) for music and a pint. Highly recommend!

Lauren User Profile
April 2017
We had a fantastic 10 days at Louise's wonderful cottage. It is just as described. Full of character and rustic charm but also has heating! The area around Dingle is just amazing - we did a lot of walking, beach combing and a memorable trip to the Great Blasket Island. A fantastic place for a family holiday. Strongly recommended!

Mags User Profile
April 2017
I loved Louise's cottage. It has a rustic charm alongside all the mod cons you would require. The older part is cosy and comfortable while the kitchen and bathroom are up to date and well sized. As mentioned by almost everyone the view from the kitchen is lovely. The Cottage is very well kept and spotless throughout. Though we didn't meet, Louise was prompt in her communications and even though mine was a last minute booking it was organised without any fuss.

Linda User Profile
March 2017
Quirky old cottage ,(with all mod cons) amid amazing scenery.

Brian User Profile
March 2017
We loved this location. The ocean and mountain view from the kitchen window and the front yard and the pastures across the road are incredibly scenic, and with a car there is easy access to nearby looped trails and hikes that are some of the most beautiful places I have ever been. There is an historic church ruins on the next property. The house is quaint and comfortable and our host was gracious and responsive. We were in a quiet private spot but only about a 10-minute drive out of Dingle. I would stay here again.
Louise User Profile
Response from Louise:
So glad you loved The Rambling House and looking forward to your next visit.
March 2017

Mike User Profile
February 2017
Excellent location, views are amazing. The house was cozy and comfortable with everything needed for a stay. Dingle is only a very short drive away.

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Louise User Profile

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.
When I am teaching or in rehearsals it may not be possible to respond to you immediately.

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