The Acorn - Dingle Peninsula cosy

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Camp, Kerry, Ireland
Ailbhe & Michael
Your host, Ailbhe & Michael
30 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Check-in: After 3 pm if we've had someone leave that morning
Check-out: 11 am if another guest is due to arrive that day.

Otherwise we're easy.

The Acorn is a self-contained apartment attached to a family home on the Dingle Peninsula. It is a four minute walk to one of many stunning, unspoiled beaches. The Acorn is an intimate open-plan hideaway with a kitchen, living space, double bed and work desk. It has a bathroom with an electric shower. Linen and towels are provided. It has a large selection of books, DVDs and vinyl but there is no TV. There is internet access. There is a safe parking space. Bicycles, surfboards and wetsuits are available on request.

We have just installed a stove in the space, so it will be proper cosy now!

Guests will be left to their own devices but we work from home so are usually here to offer help with travel plans or share our local knowledge.

Nestled between sea and mountains, the Acorn is on 3/4 of an acre, surrounded by mature trees. It is situated on the outskirts of Castlegregory village which is known for its fishing, water sports, surfing, hill-walking, and white sandy beaches, so much so it is known as the Gold Coast. It is also part of the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's first long-distance touring route. There are a number of fine eateries and pubs servicing the area, especially during the Summer season. There are two grocery shops, a pharmacy, a post office, a hairdresser's, beautician's, butcher's, laundrette and a gift shop.

There is a practically non-existent bus service (passes once a week!), so own transport is unfortunately mandatory! Unless you are alright hitching. Michael is, and never waits longer than 25 minutes for a lift.

The Acorn is a superb base from which to explore this incredible peninsula but it's also a great little space to enjoy some serious down time.

No public transport. :(

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $491 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Excellent accom- located close to a beach and not too far from Dingle and Inch beach where surf lessons take place each day.
    Book this accom is you like relaxing, listening to records, reading from a random selection of books and enjoying the heat from the stove fire.
    Home made brown bread and jam awaited us on arrival and some eggs for a quick breakfast the following morning.
    Highly recommended.

    July 2014
  • Amazing cottage in beautiful secluded setting, lovely warm welcome and unintrusive hosts, seemed like a lovely family. The perfect getaway! Highly recommended.

    July 2014
  • Myself and my partner really enjoyed our stay at The Acorn. It's great spot in lovely location. The homemade bread made for our arrival is a fantastic touch. I'd recommend this place to anyone (with a car) as the Dingle peninsula is fantastic. Thanks again to Ailbhe and Michael for the nice few days we had.

    July 2014
  • Very cosy place, clean and full of character. The ideal place for relaxation and reflection! Taking our breakfast overlooking such an amazing view of the sea from the window was a bliss. Nicely located near the Dingle Peninsula and Kerry ring. There is also a pub nearby and the steak was amazing!

    We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Ailbhe and Michael but judging from their book collection, they must be super cool guys.

    June 2014
  • Great hosts, friendly but not obtrusive. The cottage is small, but just perfect to stay in. And the beach is great for walking.

    June 2014
  • What a place, what a time! Acorn Cottage is a true getaway. If we didn't have jobs and another life to get back to, we would have happily moved right in. Needless to say, we fell in love with its comfort, privacy, and loveliness. Minutes from a sweeping beach, a great place to begin and end your visit around the Dingle Peninsula. Bursting with warmth and true Irish hospitality - merci pour tout, Michael & Ailbhe ! Jen says; go relax !

    June 2014
  • Ailbhe & Michael were excellent hosts. So many thoughtful touches made the stay even more delightful (like home baked bread waiting for us on arrival and milk set outside our door in the morning). They were very helpful and communicative when we were planning our stay and made the decision to book with them quite easy.

    The Acorn is as cozy as they come and we loved listening to our favorites on the record player and reading from the well stocked bookshelves.

    It's a beautiful 2 mile (or so) walk into town, with the ocean to your right and picturesque fields to the left. The town itself has a few pubs, a cute pizzeria, and proximity to the gorgeous, shell-strewn beach.

    We'd love to stay here again and would recommend to anyone spending time in Dingle!

    June 2014
  • Lovely house in beautiful spot. Well equipped. Great hosts. Thank you

    June 2014
  • Notre séjour s'est très bien déroulé ! Michael et Ailbhe sont des hôtes très gentils et prévenants. La maison était parfaite très bien située entre plage et montagne avec les commodités (essence, supermarché) a proximité ; décorée avec beaucoup de goût et bien équipée avec, en plus, de nombreux documents sur les sites touristiques de la région. De plus la localisation permet de découvrir la péninsule de Dingle et le Kerry très facilement.

    June 2014
  • The Acorn is a perfect nest for two! Cozy and perfectly outfitted! Michael and Ailbhe were wonderful and made us feel right at home and provided many extras! We especially enjoyed watching the birds at the feeder while eating delicious baked bread. The little wood stove takes the edge off the cool evenings and adds to the coziness! The Acorn is in a great location! It is within walking distance of a beautiful beach with great sand dunes and it is an easy drive to Conor Pass to visit the Dingle Peninsula. We really enjoyed our stay! A piece of home while away! Thank you!

    Lisa and Rex

    May 2014
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Ailbhe & Michael are the parents of two small chublets. When they have the time to pursue other interests they like to make and watch films, dust down their dancing shoes, pick up a ping pong bat and faff about their gaff and garden.
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