About this listing
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.
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!
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!
It was so nice, to stay at the acorn! Ailbhe & Michael are perfect hosts and the spots around are just awesome! ( beach, etc....) Also the freshly backed bred, which we get at the arrival! thank you so much for that wonderful stay and sunny regards from vienna!
Het ontvangst was warm en welkom! Wilde bloemen en een heerlijk zelfgebakken brood stonden voor ons klaar.
Duidelijke beschrijving van het huisje en omgeving. Gezellig met een houtkachel in de koude dagen die wij hadden.
Ailbhe and Michael are such wonderful hosts! From the moment we arrived everything about the cottage was perfect! We were greeted with freshly baked bread, homemade chutney, a cosy and comfortable atmosphere and interesting books and records to enjoy. The surrounding area is so peaceful and calm with a beautiful beach only a short walk away. The cottage is also perfectly located for exploring the Dingle peninsula with its breathtaking views and walks and delicious, fresh seafood. We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and would highly recommend the Acorn to anybody looking for peace and quiet!
Un bel endroit pour découvrir la péninsule de Dingle et ses paysages fantastiques. Un accueil discret mais très attentionné (merci en particulier pour le délicieux pain fait maison).
Ailbhe und Michael haben einen wirklich bemerkenswerten Wohnraum geschaffen.Für das Frühstück war alles vorhanden, sogar ein ganz besonders gutes Brot.Wir konnten den kleinen Ofen einheizen und eine großartige Plattensammlung samt Plattenspieler steht zur (website hidden) war es auch bei typisch irischem Wetter dort sehr gemütlich!Mit allem was man braucht und zudem
vielen, vielen lustigen Kleinigkeiten ist "The Ancorn" eines der schönsten Quartiere, die wir je bewohnt haben.
We had a wonderful stay at this cozy cottage. The hosts were beyond helpful and so accommodating. The fresh baked bread was delicious and such a warm welcome. The location is fantastic, just a few minutes from a gorgeous beach. This was a delightful break from the touristy spots. Loved the cool touches of an old record player and the record selection was very good too! Feed the birds while you visit and kick back and watch them feast while you unwind!
The Acorn was a was a great place to base ourselves for a few days on the Dingle Peninsula. It had everything that you could need for a short stay. We were left with some delicious home made bread, and were given privacy by the owners to come and go as we pleased.
We highly recommend the Seven Hogs Hotel at the end of the road for their range of burgers, and you should also visit the West Kerry Brewery to sample some local ales! We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to others.
About the Host, Ailbhe & Michael
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.