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!
I'd have to say this was my favourite place to stay during my travels to Ireland. Homey,clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated with lots of nice thoughtful touches. It is a lovely walk to a gorgeous beach and there is a nearby town for supplies. The delicious homemade bread was the centrepiece for my meals while staying there. Ailbhe and Michael were warm and welcoming and it was a pleasure to meet them and their family. Yes I would enthusiastically recommend.
Cet endroit est parfait pour visiter la péninsule de Dingle, et se balader sur la grande plage attenante. Le logement est très sympa, et bien équipé. Il y a tout ce qu'il faut pour s'y sentir très vite comme chez soi. Nous avons été acceuillis à l'arrivée par Michael, et celui-ci a très sympathiquement pris en compte nos besoins particuliers. Merci Ailbhe et Michael ! Notre séjour fut trop court, mais nous gardons un très bon souvenir de "The Acorn".
We had a lovely stay at Ailbhe & Michael little nest! The house have
been exquisitely decorated and we fell immediatly like home. The beach is like at a 5' minutes walking distance and the environment is amaizing.
Michael and Ailbhe are very friendly and caring. They have let many useful informations in the house for the guests!
We definitely recommend it!!!
We had such a great time there! Michael & Ailbhe gave us a very warm welcome.
The house is equipped with everything you might need during your holidays. Straight across the street there´s a wonderful beach.
A lovely peaceful place to get away from it all. Ailbhe and Michael made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. The homemade bread and breakfast bits and bobs were a homely touch and much appreciated. A cosy little base to explore a wonderful part of Ireland.
The acorn is beautiful! We'd such a perfect, relaxing weekend with Michael and Ailbhe as amazing hosts. The stove and homemade bread were such a fantastic treat and the scenery is beautiful. Couldn't recommend it highly enough!
What a wonderfull place and lovely people.
You can see en hear the sea, taste special homebacked bread, hear music in a long forgotten way and birds you never heard before, felt real old fashioned stove heat.
What a lovely place made hosted by lovely people!
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.