About this listing
Gleann na nGealt Sheepfarm accommodation is located in a beautiful peaceful valley in the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. Camp, our village has lovely quaint pubs/restaurants/shop. Dingle is a short drive across the scenic Conor Pass.
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.
Breakfast of tea/coffee, orange juice, toast and banana bread complimentary.
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. Millie, the pet sheep will invariably make you off and again don't be afraid, she will not hurt you !! We will provide you with a little treat for Millie, she likes that !!
Access to the sittingroom and TV is available. You can relax or watch TV, or maybe (website hidden) home.
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 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 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/rhubarb 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. - E5.00.
THE FOLLOWING BREAKFAST IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE - If you don't like a big breakfast you can avail of tea/coffee, orange juice, toast/banana bread.
No cooking allowed.
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.
Sorry no Cooking allowed.
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 !
We had a love stay with Bridget. So friendly and relaxed. We had dinner in Ashe's pub and it was lovely. Bridget was an excellent host, full of stories! A real traditional experience! Thanks for having us!
We felt very welcomed
This was seriously one of our highlights of our visit yo the Dingle peninsula. She was a wonderful hostess and loved hearing about the farm and her family and the area in general. Just slightly out of town but closest to little village of Ventry and close to Longs Horseback riding ( loved the ride there!) and Ventry beach..location was perfect for us. Little Millie the uber friendly lamb was a highlight, as was the walk they the sheep pasture early in the morning up the hill to view the surroundings. Look into the history if the area and it just enhances your visit. Comfortable bed in a working farmhouse with an aura of visiting a friend was what we were looking fir vs some if the less personable B and B experiences we've had in the past. This was perfect!
Please see my previous review below!
My husband and I spent two nights with Brigid near the end of our 3 week vacation in Scotland and Ireland. We booked this room many months in advance as we were looking for a more unique experience and the idea of staying on a sheep farm grabbed our attention. Little did we know our excitement would continually build during our trip, since the sheep were plentiful in the Scottish and Irish countryside during our drives and we could never get up close to meet them.
Brigid gives fantastic directions, her farm was very easy to find. Upon our arrival we had tea and a lovely apple crisp and learned more about her and her family. The room and bed are very comfortable and what you would expect from an older farm cottage. Our tea and toast breakfast were delicious, but it was our conversations with Brigid that were one the highlights of this visit. Other highlights included our evening walks up into the fields with the sheep! What an experience!! Her pet lamb, Millie was ADORABLE and such a 'ham'. We took amazing pictures with her and even fed her a bottle before our departure. Upon Brigid's recommendation we also drove Conors pass down into Dingle, which was gorgeous. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in the Dingle Peninsula! We highly recommend for travelers looking for an authentic Irish experience.
We had the best time at Brigid and Liam's. Brigid was so warm and friendly it felt like home. The bed was super comfy just what you need after a big day out. She gave us great advice for the things to see in Dingle. Music up at the railway hotel in Camp on Sunday night was another highlight for us.
Very nice days around Dingle peninsula! Well located, quiet, comfort and respectfull host! Brigid give good advises about the county, interesting and cook good banana bread!!
About the Host, Brigid And Liam
We live on a hill sheepfarm in a lovely peaceful valley in the Dingle peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking Tralee and Brandon Bay close to miles of sandy safe beaches. Our family have lived and worked this land for generation. We have mountains, Caherconree and Brandon to climb and Slí Corca Dhuibhne, The Dingle Way Walking trail and Glanteenassig Forest Park closeby and a short drive across the Famous Conor Pass takes you into Dingle town and Slea Head drive and Gaeltacht Corca Dhuibhne and come back by Annascaul, home to Tom Crean Antarctic explorer. Killarney is 40 minutes drive and Tralee 20 minutes from our home. Camp, our local friendly village has quaint country pubs, supermarket/café and great restaurants where you can meet the locals ! We enjoy meeting new people, be delighted to have you !