The Acorn - Dingle Peninsula cosy
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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It's irresistibly cosy, with a stove, books, and records. It's a 4 minute walk from the beach, and a 9 minute walk to the nearest pint. The Acorn is a self contained cottage attached to the side of our house.

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. 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. :(

Other things to note

Because of the thick walls in our house, and our rural position, internet can be a bit patchy, so if you are planning a Netflix marathon or staging an international webinar, the Acorn might not be the place!

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $37
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

We have kept the Acorn cat-free for a buddy of ours who is allergic. We would prefer if guests didn't smoke tobacco in there (it'll kill ya in the end!)

We have check in time set at 3 and check out at 11am. These are flexible when we don't have another guest arriving or departing. Check the calendar, or check with us!


3 nights minimum stay

158 Reviews

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Emily User Profile
September 2017
We had a wonderful few days at the Acorn - stunning walks in Dingle, delicious food and fantastic accommodation. Lots of quirky touches - loved the typewriter! Bread was delicious and the surprise coffee cake just what we needed for our journey back to the airport. Super friendly hosts - perfect!

Michele User Profile
August 2017
Sweet cottage near the sea with a lot of birds for the breakfast! Ailbhe &Michael received us with generosity.

Stephanie User Profile
August 2017
Lovely cosy place, near beautiful beaches. A nice walk to Castlegregory for good food and drink. If you are looking for a base to explore Dingle that is quiet, yet easy to access all the highlights then this is it!

Rachel User Profile
July 2017
The Acorn is a really nice and relaxing space. You can tell that a lot of thought went it it. We cooked many of the nights that we stayed and the kitchen had everything that we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable and the shower nice and powerful. It was a treat to listen to the records on the vinyl player, lots of choice of records which was great! The Acorn is a great base for exploring the Dingle Peninsula, Castlegregory and Tralee are also not too far away.

Karl User Profile
June 2017
A lovely place, which is attached to the main house but not at all intrusive. A warm welcome and then you're left to your own devices. Couldn't have asked for better hosts or a more comfortable abode. We'll be back for sure! P.S. the pub is only 9 minutes away, true to their word!

Sandra User Profile
June 2017
I would highly recommend staying at Camp with Ailbhe and Michael. They were excellent hosts who made you feel welcome and also gave us great information about the general area. The cottage was cosy and very cute. It was great fun playing records on the vinyl player. It was clean, warm and had every thing we needed. The bread left to us by Ailbhe and Michael was delicious . I certainly would stay again.

Inez User Profile
June 2017
The Acorn is a great place to stay! On beautiful Dingle peninsula, close to the beach. The bed is great and Ailbhe is close by whenever you should need something. We couldnt think of anything else to wish for, so we didnt meet Ailbhe until we left.. Great few days!!

Castlegregory, IrelandJoined in August 2013
Ailbhe & Michael User ProfileAilbhe & Michael is a superhost.

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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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