About This Listing
Gleann na nGealt Sheep Farm Accommodation is in the scenic coastal Dingle Peninsula. Camp village nearby has 4 pubs/restaurants and a supermarket/café. Traditional Music always on Sundays, spontaneous weekdays.
Double Room in Family Run Sheep Farm in West Kerry. The bedroom is a double room suitable for two persons, with a very comfortable bed, bed linen, towels, shampoos, toileteries supplied. There is a lovely view of the Hills behind the house and sheep quietly grazing in
the field above the fence. The Bedroom is located next door to the Bathroom which is shared only with one other person.
We have Wi-Fi. Password is sheepfarm.
You also have access to a comfortable sitting room where you can relax, (website hidden), read, watch TV or just hang out.
Complimentary Tea/Coffee and apple pie is served on arrival and complimentary tea/coffee is available all during your stay as desired.
A DELICIOUS Irish Breakfast HOME MADE Banana bread or continental breakfast is served between 8.00 and 9.30 am. and is additional at a price of E5.00 per person.
Self service Breakfast of tea/coffee and toast is included in the overall price.
We are on the Dingle Peninsula 2 miles from the sea, on the Wild Atlantic Way, between the Sliabh Mish and Strabally Mountain ranges. The locality is ideal for walking, cycling enthusiasts and those interested in Archaeology. It is also suitable for those who would like a more authentic experience of life in the area being comfortably removed from the more commercial tourism centres whilst still providing good access to the unquestionable attractions that the Dingle peninsula offers. You can relax in the peace and quiet of the valley surrounded by nature and away from the hustle and bustle! If that's what you would like on your holiday! You can make our home your base for your tours around the Dingle Peninsula and around the county !!
We are located near Camp Village with a choice of 4 pubs, 2 restaurants, a Supermarket/cafe and 2 churches. Traditional Music sessions in the pubs, sometimes, spontaneous during the week and organised at weekends and if you are a musician yourself you can have a session with your friends, you are welcome! Music sessions are not as regular during the winter and are confined to weekends. Meet the locals too in a friendly environment and have a pint of whatever you fancy in a real nice country setting, with spectacular views of mountain and sea. Water Sports and activities available in the area, Maharees is down the road and Mount Brandan second highest in Ireland is close by too ! We can help you with advice on the area and things to do !
Our Family have run the farm here since the middle of the 19th Century. And you can wander around the farm and up the hillside and enjoy a leisurely walk or a mountain hike! Only the sheep for company!!
We can offer advice and provide advice on some good walking/hiking routes in the area as well as general advice on the region.
We are approximately 10 minutes from the village of Camp. Travelling from Tralee, Take the N86 National Secondary road to Dingle through the village of Camp. You will drive past lower Camp, The Junction Bar and Railway Tavern and at the fork of the road take the road signposted Camp and Annascaul (not the Castlegregory, Conor Pass road) drive up to Camp village past Ashes and Dalys Pubs and travel on for about 10 minutes, then take the road on the right, L8015 and signposted Foilatrisnigh and Seaside Caravan Park into the valley, then continue past the yellow L roadsign past a very sharp turn and then on the left there is a road where Gleann na nGealt Sheepfarm is signposted. Drive in that road and the first house on the right is our house with signpost Brigids Sheepfarm at the entrance.
We provide free car parking for your car. If you are travelling by bus, we are located off the Tralee-Dingle N86 National Secondary Road, bus route Number 275 and can pick you up from the bus should you travel to Camp.
The Bus routes timetable can be viewed on the Bus Eireann Website. However a car is the best option as you will have more freedom to travel and see more of the sights and go off the beaten track.
Just a little more information about Archaeological Sites in the area.
The Dingle peninsula is rich in Archaeological site locations.
There are 35 known sites registered with the Archaeological Survey of Ireland in the valley of Gleann Na nGealt alone.
Historic Tobar na nGealt is located here in the valley.
We have a number of Archaeological sites on the Farm these include 2 Ringforts, a Souterrain and a Gallaun or standing stone.
These sites were protected by the respect and esteem our ancestors held for the past and superstitious belief associated with bad luck resulting from interference with the properties of the Fairies or Little people as they were sometimes called.
If you need further information/ directions on how to get here we can do so in the booking confirmation email, should you decide to stay with us.
If you are delayed travelling here, please let us know the approximate time of arrival so that we are here to let you in, also if you wish to book in earlier please let us know and we will also be glad to facilitate you, you can email or telephone us!! Telephone Numb(phone number hidden) when you arrive in Camp and I can go down the village to collect you or guide you to our house. We don't want you to get lost !!!
Check my website for more general information on the locality - (website hidden)
Walk up the fields and hills at the back of the house an artist/photographers paradise, only the sheep for company and they are very quiet and may make friends or come over to you to see if you have some nice goodies/food, as they are fed in the winter and often think everybody has some feed in their pocket. Pedro, the pet sheep will invariably make you off and again don't be afraid, he will not hurt you !! We will provide you with a little treat for Pedro, he likes that !!
Access to Television is available.
You have access to the kitchen to make tea or coffee at any time !
Interaction with Guests
I meet all my guests and enjoy talking to them as much as they wish..
We are within 5 minutes driving distance of beautiful quiet sandy beaches. Walking 10 minutes.
We are very close to the Dingle Way Mountain walk/trail which begins at Tralee and goes all the way to Dingle.
Our farm is a hill farm so we are on the side of the hill with sheep all around us. The house is very quiet at night and there are no houses close by and we are almost a mile from the main road, hence no traffic to wake you up, its a very peaceful place.
We have our own water supply with no fluoride or additives of any type. As our farm is in converson to organic, we use no pesticides or artificial manure so the water is lovely and fresh ! makes good tea too !
It is preferable if you have your own car. We are however near the bus route from Tralee to Dingle and if you are a walker and you are taking the bus from Tralee you can get off the bus at the top of our road signposted "Foilatrisnigh" number L8015.
You can telephone us from the village too if you wish, or by email prior arrangement and I can pick you (website hidden). number is (phone number hidden).
Other Things to Note
We will cook you a full Irish Breakfast or a continental breakfast for an extra fee 5 euros per person. Breakfast is served between 8.15 a.m. and 9.30 am. Complimentary Tea/Coffee and apple pie available on arrival.
complimentary tea/coffee available during your stay.
IRISH BREAKFAST - Orange juice, Porridge/Muesli, Toast, Sausage, Bacon, Pudding, eggs, home made Banana Bread/brown bread, Tea/Coffee.
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST - Orange Juice, Porridge/Meusli, Boiled eggs or scrambled eggs on toast, cheese, fruit, Homemade banana bread and Tea/Coffee.
cost - E5.00.
If you don't like a big breakfast you can avail of tea/coffee and toast at a cost of E3.00.
Complimentary tea and coffee during your stay. If you wish to use the washing machine and dryer an extra E5 will be charged for electricity - washing powder is supplied. Password for wifi is sheepfarm
We hope to make your stay as pleasant as possible ! Anything else you need please ask !
It would be advisable to print out directions for our house when you book,to make it easier to find the place, please.
If you cannot be here around 6.00 p.m. which is the book in time, please please let us know,
as we are such a small business with only ourselves and sometimes only myself around to meet you, its best if we know if you are delayed or whatever. so that we can give you a proper welcome and also to enable us to do shopping, jobs on farm etc.
Enjoy your stay, we aim to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible !
Staying with Brigid was excellent! She's a great host, with a lovely home, beautiful area. We enjoyed a great Irish breakfast, as well as some lovely banana bread while we were there. Brigid was helpful in telling us more about the area. We loved petting Millie, the lamb, and taking a walk in the valley.
We had a very nice stay. The house is well located to discover the beautiful Dingle peninsula. Brigid is very sweet. She was a perfect host. The welcome was warm, the landscapes are amazing and the breakfast was good. The sheeps are very cute.
I would absolutely recommend a stay at Brigid's.
Nous avons fait une très belle découverte et nous y retournerons sans hésitation !
Brigid was a very sweet host. She immediately was so welcoming and friendly. She let us feed her lamb Millie and showed us around the field with the other sheep. We only stayed one night, but Brigid was full of info on where to stop on the Dingle Peninsula. We will stay here again!
A very interesting experience of living in a sheep farm and was amazed to meet the cute little sheep Milly! Liam is so nice and friendly, her home-made apple pie, banana bread and irish breakfast are so nice. She also recommended us a very nice restaurant and pub nearby, and she's passionate in helping us plan our journey! A very warm visit away from the hectic city. Highly recommend!
Our stay in Ireland was so wonderful that it's hard to pin down which one was our favorite but this was a standout! The accommodations might be fairly simple but the bed was comfy and clean. The real draw for the location was the absolutely gorgeous scenery and sheep! Plus there's so much history within a 5 minute walk. Ancient ruins, standing stones and so on and so forth. Brigid is very kind and happy to show us around and answer our many questions. Plus she had a lamb she let us play with which was cute as a button and definitely one of the highlights of our trip.
brigid est une hotesse charmante! pour ceux qui aiment l Irlande profonde, simple, accueillante, c'était une belle decouverte
I had the most wonderful time at Brigid's farm, it was everything I hoped for. Brigid was beyond accommodating in helping me to make the most of my time there, thanks to her suggestions and generosity in helping me get around I felt like I made the most out of every day and was able to really get to know the land and the locals. The Irish breakfast was delicious and the perfect fuel for a day of walking down to the beach or all the way around and up to the village, and Brigid made me feel welcomed and at home. The sheep are also delightful, walking up into the hills with them around was a real highlight, and Brigid took some great pictures when she let me feed the sheep. There's a lot of variety even just in walking distance, between the hills with the sheep, and sandy beach, and the village of Camp. I couldn't recommend it more, and hope I will be able to come back again myself some day.
About the Host, Brigid And Liam
We live on a hill sheepfarm in the family for generations. We enjoy meeting new people. Its a great area to base yourself, we live on the hillside and there are miles and miles of sandy beaches just 10 minutes down the road and we are close to all amenities, quaint country pubs, restaurants, you can meet the locals ! And Dingle is 30 minutes drive away, Killarney 45 minutes and Tralee 25 minutes. Be delighted to have you !
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