Quiet light- filled cottage has 2 bedrooms and a warm cosy interior. It is a great base for visiting Dingle . On your doorstep is our traditional Irish pub where Music , Food and a warm welcome awaits you.
Its a haven of quiet within steps of a unique pub . You will feel at home by the fireside but company is not far away if you feel like it. You can walk to all of Dingle's main attractions ( and there are many )
Food and drink served all day every day in our pub and the best of Irish Music can be heard !
Interaction with Guests
we love to meet guests and so do our friendly bar staff but we like also to respect guests space and privacy so we will leave you in peace when you want that! we are here if you need us.
Within walking distance : Great restaurants , lovely seafront walks , trips around the bay , a wonderful aquarium, lots of craft shops , a brewery , a distillery , an artisan cheese shop , one of the world's best ice cream parlours, a lovely library, a pottery shop, three goldsmiths making unique jewelry , bike rentals, candle makers, craft butcher , folk concerts , a wonderful cinema , and ( increasingly rare ) great record/cd shops. but mostly , great people !
All the attractions of Dingle town are within walking distance and the Bus Eireann bus service has a stop minutes away. Organised tours and taxis are available close by - just ask at the bar or in the Tourist Office which is right across the street.
Other Things to Note
Note that this property is near our pub ( not attached to it ! ) and up 2 sets of steps to the rear of the garden. There is an exit you can use which is private and leads down a lane to the seafront. There is a full kitchen but we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in the pub if you are taking a break from cooking ! If you are a traditional music fan you are in a great place here ! Also we are fluent Gaelic speakers .. We can get by with our French too ! The pub has a police badge display we add to all the time if you have one from your area , or similar ones like Fire Dept etc. bring them with you! The local Creans Beer is a big favourite with us , and this year we have a new Whiskey ( or is that Whisky?! ) section in the bar ..
Note : There are two showers , on is attached to the main double bedroom and is a straight forward dial type . The other is an electric shower and the switch is on the linen cupboard at the top of the stairs . It is hot automatically. The hot water switch is also in this cupboard and has a sink setting and a bath setting. If the heating is on the water will be warm so the water will get pretty HOT if you choose to switch on the water heating too. YOu may find that you don't need it .
If you feel like lighting a fire please get fuel in the shop next door ( unless there is some in the place already which may be the situation in winter )
Strip bed linen on the day you leave. Place glass in glass recycling bins . PLEASE DO NOT OUT GLASS OF ANY KIND IN THE WASTE BIN ! take your leftover food items and make sure the cooker main switch is OFF. Return the keys to the bar if possible but otherwise leave on the inside of the door . We may not be there yet on the morning you leave if its before 10 am !
but mainly : Enjoy your time in Dingle !
The house was great for the four of us. we didn't use the fireplace despite the weather. we didn't have the occasion to meet our guests but were always welcomed in the pub. even if the period is not the best for visiting the area as many places are closed we enjoyed the calm and peace of the beautiful peninsula and the house. the house and the village were perfect for what we were looking for : rest and breathtaking landscapes.
This cottage was absolutely beautiful. We had a wonderful weekend in Dingle. We didn't meet the hosts themselves but met the very helpful Yvonne who showed us around the house. The food in John Benny's was also excellent. Can't find a bad thing to say about this place.
A totally wonderful experience. Popped into the pub when we arrived to grab the keys/"check in", got shown around the house (additional unexpected Christmas tree included) and settled in for our break.
It's a great house and in a lovely location for staying in Dingle, would recommend to anyone.
John and Eilis were absolutely amazing. Upon arriving at the pub, John asked us to sit down and wait out the pouring rain so we saddled up to the bar and had a quick pint. He was very nice and told us about the Dingle area. There was also live music at their pub both nights we were in town, which was a great surprise. The apartment was incredible. A whole place just for 2 of us with a full kitchen, nice living room, and fire! This was our favorite place on the whole trip.
We had a lovely time at John Benny & Eilís's cottage. While it's in the middle of town, it's also nestled well behind the pub so there was plenty of privacy. John Benny is a warm host and we also enjoyed our time at the pub hanging and listening to music. If you are looking for a spot in the middle of it all while still having some peace and quiet in a charming clean place, this is a place for you.
Our stay at John's cottage was great. Perfect location, good pub food and walking distance to everything. The cottage has everything you need for a short or long stay (kettle, pans, blow dryer, washer and linen). Would definitely stay again, thanks John!
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Interested in music and singing, travel and Gaelic Football amongst other things! Run a bar and live in the most beautiful place on earth ! I love a good irish breakfast and couldn't live without our family ( and a bit of fresh fish!) We both are also are very interested in cycling now that our family is grown up . Cyclists are welcome !!