About this listing
Very comfortable holiday home, great views of spectacular Ceann Sibeal (location for Star Wars VIII) and Mount Brandon. Beautiful beaches of Smerwick Harbour 500 meters from cottage. Pubs/Restaurant in nearby Ballyferriter Village, Child friendly.
Situated just 9km from Dingle, on the 'Wild Atlantic Way' this modern, bright, refurbished and extended holiday home is set in a complex of twenty other cottages.
The house is set in an area of natural beauty bounded on one side by the Chorca Duibhne mountain range and on the other side by Dun an Oir, Ceann Sibeal and the Three Sisters promontory. The seas of Smerwick Harbour lie within the 3km span between these majestic headlands.
This May Disney Lucasfilm returned to Kerry to shoot scenes for the next Star Wars movie, Episode: VIII at Ceann Sibéal headland. This spectacular headland can be seen and is within walking distance of our cottage.
The beaches of Beal Ban, Gortadoo, Wine Strand and Murioch surround our holiday home about 500m to nearest beach. Access to these beaches is a available by road
When the tide is out it leaves many interesting rock pools in it's wake and hours of fun for children catching crabs and miniature fish. Also, within 600 metres of the doorstep is a u-shaped harbour which creates a swimming area when the tide is in..
The cottage looks out on a shared green. To the front of the house is a south facing closed off garden which is safe for small children. There is also a garden shed at the side of the house containing a BBQ, kayak, life-jackets, 3 bikes,3-4yr (1) 8-13 years (2) and beach equipment (beach tent, buckets, shovels, fishing line, fishing net, wet suits) available for our guests.
On the ground floor there is a large open plan kitchen, dining and living area, two double bedrooms ( 1 with en-suite shower and toilet), one twin bedroom, one family shower and toilet room and a hall way with a spiral staircase. Upstairs there is a double bedroom (mezzanine style).
Utilities include: a washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, iron, hair dryer, oil central heating, wood burner and SKY television.
If you have small children they will be well catered for. We have child gates, baby bath, changing mat, high chair, and 2 travel cots and a bed rail for toddlers who want to sleep in a big bed.
Guests have access to all of the house except one room kept for household storage. Guests have access to the garden, pub benches and items stored in shed Kiak, BBQ etc
Interaction with Guests
I will be there to meet with my guests when they arrive and will make arrangements for key drop off when they leave if I am not available.
I love the peace and calm, the mountains, the sea, walking on the beach. You could have a swim in the clear water of wine strand beach or pier every day if you wish.
I do a lot of cycling lovely way to see the area, There is a lovely village, Ballyferriter 2km away it has pubs restaurants and a Gala supermarket.
Just beyond Ballyferriter village is the road to Ceann Sibeal and the Three Sisters headland location for the next StarWars film episode VIII.
Louis Mulcahy's world famous pottery is about 6km away well worth a visit.
Blasket Island heritage center is 10km away in Duncaoin and it is possible to take a ferry out to the Blasket Island from Duncaoin.
There are many walks in the area along the beaches or the mountains.
There is a Riasc which is an early christian monastic site within 1.5km of the cottage and Gallarus Oratory is about 3km
There are horse races along Beal Ban strand every year and also in Dingle town
Skellig Michael where the spectacular final scenes of Star Wars Episode VII "The Force Awakens" is a day trip away via Kilarney, Kilorgan, Caherciveen to Portmagee where you can board a ferry to Skellig Michael.
A car is recommended but do bring your bikes. Bikes are available to rent in Dingle. There are some beautiful walks along the local beaches plenty of hill and cliff walking also bring strong shoes.
Other Things to Note
I will leave enough fuel so you can start a fire in the stove if you wish when you arrive. In winter or when its cold I generally have the stove lighting and the heat on for.
I expect guests to respect and take care of the property like it was their own.
Absolute maximum 6 persons allowed to stay in cottage at each booking.
No smoking allowed in the house.
No Pets allowed
General waste must be double bagged and placed in green bin (bags supplied)
Recycling waste is placed in ECO bags and placed in yellow bin (bags supplied).
Ash vac supplied to hoover up ashes
Nappy sacs supplied can go in general waste once bagged.
Local bottle bank beside Smerwick harbour hotel on road back to Dingle 2km from house
Check all windows front and back door are locked before you leave.
Switch off all sockets except for fridge and freezer before you leave