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!
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.
The cottage was very nice, however the photo in the listing is somewhat misleading because there is a large modern house directly abutting the cottage.
Absolutely loved our stay at The rambling house, only wish we had a few more days so we could have used the house more and the wood burner! We only had two nights and with the food festival on in Dingle we spent most of our time there. The views from the kitchen are beautiful, especially at sun set! Louise is very accommodating and very quick to respond to any queries. Lynda is the woman who look after the cottage when Louise is not there and she also was really lovely when we spoke on the phone. She made sure the heating was on well before we arrived so the house was nice and snug. This was a blessing because it was a very wet and wintery day.
Dingle is a ten minute drive from the cottage, we got a list of taxis from the tourist office and paid 15€ each way, a bit pricy but there was 4 of us so was not so bad.
We will definitely be coming back to stay but the next time it will be for longer!
We'll look forward to having you back. If you want to visit pubs nearer the cottage there are (email hidden) Gall which are nearer than town and which have the advantage over every pub in Dingle Town because they are right on the beach. We always try and put the heating on in advance so people don't have to sit round in coats shivering while the place heats up.
Staying here makes you feel like a local! We were so glad to have stayed at the Rambling house in Dingle. It was one of the best experiences of our trip The view is amazing and the location, just 10 minutes drive from Dingle town, is perfect. You are close enough to enjoy the town but far enough away to escape the tourists and really experience the beauty and tranquility of the landscape. It is an ideal place to use as home base for longer stays in Dingle. It has a washer and clothesline, a great patio with wonderful view for al fresco dinners. You can stock the kitchen and really settle in. In fact, it is best for longer stays. It is like a vacation rental- not a b&b. We only stayed two nights and the only drawback was that we were expecting the kitchen to be stocked with basic breakfast foods like butter, bread, milk, jam, and real coffee (I was even kind of hoping for some eggs in the fridge). Unfortunately, those things were not there :( which is fine, you wouldn't expect those things in a vacation rental - but it's good to know that before you get there.
The nicest memory from our 10 day tour of Ireland was the evening that we shopped for groceries in Dingle and prepared dinner in Louise's kitchen overlooking the golden sunset on Dingle bay and ate outside on the patio. The view was better than any restaurant and so much more intimate and relaxing. We wanted to stay for a week. We would recommend The Rambling House to anyone traveling to Dingle. Thank you, Louise!
Nous avons passé une nuit dans cette maison. La maison est grande et propre. C'est un endroit parfait pour pouvoir faire des randonnées. De plus, le lieux est très calme
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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.