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!
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,
Interaction with Guests
This is self-catering and while we are happy to answer questions we expect guests to be fairly self-sufficient.
The house is rural and there is no public transport. A taxi from town is about 15 euros. Dingle is a safe place to hitch and we often stay at this house without a car.
House was as described, great location close to Dingle and Louise was easy to communicate with and arrange key pick up.
Absolute pleasure to recommend ramblers lodge! The place was gorgeous, well presented and very easy to find. Louise was helpful and friendly. Loved Dingle and would love to stay there again.
Nothing but good memories!
Trev and kids.
In general the cottage is good value for the money but it is in need of a good deep clean to get rid of cobwebs etc. The linen is now at the end of its life and we have advised the host to replace. The beds are quaint but soft and may not be to everyone's comfort. Kitchen is fairly well equipped. Wood burner is a nice cosy touch but not a necessity as the central heating system is excellent. The host was difficult to get hold of in the run up to the holiday but was quick to respond to any issues during our stay. It is a nice distance out of Dingle to feel remote but just 10mins out by car or 12euro by taxi.
We didn't stay at the old cottage, as there had been a doublebooking, but at the atlantic cottage that Louise also has. That turned out to be just perfect for us, a company of three that wanted separate bedrooms. We had a great time at the atlantic cottage, it is located just next to the older cottage and you share a nice garden. The view and the surroundings is just stunning! Louise is very friendly and we felt very welcome!
A rustic cottage in the countryside . . . yes please! We even had visitors throughout our stay: chickens, ducks, and a cat. The cottage is really old with a fabulous, newer kitchen off the back. The views while you are eating/cooking are spectacular. We had a very enjoyable stay!
Our stay in the cottage was wonderful! There was more than enough room for us to ramble about. It was't far from Dingle town, but still remote enough to be quiet and serene. It also had all the amenities you need.
We enjoyed our two nights in the cottage. The surrounding area is astounding with ancient relics everywhere you walk. The wood stove, although a little rough to start, was lovely once we got it going and the wood and peat that were left were quite welcome. The water in the shower was quirky. The view out the kitchen window was breathtaking. We were a bit disappointed in the sleeping arrangements as we were 2 couples and their was one double bed. The cottage is rustic and charming.
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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.