About this listing
THE GLASSHOUSE is set in a hidden, quiet location, nestled on the slope of a hill, with its magnificent garden, surrounded by green fields and flowering Fuchsia hedges. The expanse of sky, the view of the ocean, the panorama of mountains, the long stretching beach with sand dunes nearby – where else would you find all this in one place !
The house itself has a bright,airy central room under glass - a place for reading,relaxing,enjoying a meal, a coffee, or simply looking to the moving clouds over the bay, watching the birds on the water.
Chilling out in the garden, the only noises are the humming of bees.
The cosy guestroom- waking up in the morning, admiring the spectacular sunrise in clear weather, gazing at the stars or at the glittering sea in full moon before going to bed.
There are 2 guestrooms in the house sleeping up to four people..There is a private guest bathroom, towels are provided, a hairdryer is also available.Guests also have the use of a washing machine and dryer.
The magnificent garden offers places to explore and to relax.
The price of 40 Euro per night is for one person, for the second person it is 35 Euro including a substancial continental breakfast. Picnic baskets and meals are possible at an additional charge by prior arrangement.
Interaction with Guests
A warm welcome awaits you, offering stunning views, a chat with a glass of wine in the evening and lots of information about the area in a relaxed family home. We will be only too happy to make your holiday on the beautiful Dingle peninsula an enjoyable experience.
THE GLASSHOUSE is located just 1 km from the Dingle Way between the blue flag Inch Beach and the historic village of Annascaul. Inch Beach- a 5 minute drive from THE GLASSHOUSE -with its beautiful stretch of dunes 5 km into the sea offers a variety of activities, from watersports to walks. There is a surf school and a restaurant , serving delicious local produce right on the beach. The lovely local pub - Foley's Bar - is just a short walk down the road.
The pittoresque town of Dingle with its unique pubs and award winning restaurants is a 20 minute drive away. The nearby village of Annascaul is 4 km inland and offers several nice pubs, 2 shops, a post office and a pottery. The surrounding of Annascaul Lake with its magnific mountain scenery is perfect for walking tours.The busy tourist town of Killarney is a 45 minute drive away.For walks, cycling tours or boat trips on the lakes the National Park is a must see.
The location of THE GLASSHOUSE is an ideal base from which to explore one of the most amazing places in the West of Ireland.
Cork and Shannon Airport are a 2 hour drive away and just 40 minutes to Kerry Airport.
We spend 4 days at the Glasshouse with Christine and Peter (and their lovely cats Harry and MauMau), and as you can see on the pictures above, the house itself, the breath-taking views, the garden, the flowers are all amazing little pieces that sum up to the fantastic stay we had. We have been looking for some days to escape London, and found a silent island. Trips to Inch Beach (you can park your car directly on the beach) and the next larger city Dingle (fantastic for hiking, boating, and food) are just a few highlights in the area. We want to point out the outstanding breakfasts we had at the Glasshouse, much better than you could have asked for. Christine and Peter, are 2 German expats that know the area extremely well and are up to share and recommend tons of good things. We could not have asked for a better place to stay and definitely want to come back. Full 5 stars … thanks!
Es war eine wunderschöne Zeit im Glasshouse, mit netten Gastgebern, die uns viele nützliche Tipps für unsere Urlaubsplanung gegeben haben. Die Lage und das Haus an sich sind fantastisch und wir freuen uns jetzt schon auf einen weiteren Urlaub dort.
We had a wonderful stay at the Glasshouse with Christine and Peter, in fact it was the highlight of our trip to Ireland! The house, setting and views are so stunningly beautiful it felt like a shame to leave the house each day. I must particularly mention the breakfasts which were outstanding. My daughter is gluten and dairy free so Christine baked her some special crispbread which was delicious. Breakfast included fruit salad, soft boiled eggs, toast, meats, cheeses, home-made relishes and jams, etc. etc. all served exquisitely in tiny tea cups with silver spoons. Sorry if this sounds OTT but it was honestly better than you would expect at the toppest of top hotels!
Thank you both for your warm welcome, good advice and wonderful hospitality.
Christine and Peter were outstanding hosts. They went above and beyond. All recommendations from them for things to do or places to eat were stellar. Their home is as warm and inviting as the owners. It is enchanting! The views are breathtaking. Could not have asked for a better end to our journey. Thanks!
Hallo Christine, hallo Peter!
Vielen Dank für Eure phantastische Gastfreundschaft. Unser erster Kontakt mit Irland und unsere erste Airbnb Unterkunft hätten nicht besser sein können.
Das Haus ist genau so schön, wie wir uns das vorgestellt hatten. Und das Frühstück war phänomenal - das wissen wir nach drei weiteren Irlandtagen besonders zu schätzen...
Nochmals herzlichen Dank von uns
Michaela, Markus, Marvin und Melina
Oh my goodness, how to describe our amazing stay in words? We absolutely loved our [too short] time at the Glasshouse. From the beautiful view, to the garden-fresh tea with cookies on arrival and the German-style breakfast the next morning, everything was just spot-on. Christine and her husband were kind and welcoming, and gave us a great recommendation for a detour on our way to Dingle to see a tower by the sea. I wish we could have stayed longer!
About the Host, Christine
This year my husband Peter and I made the decision to start a B & B business in our family home THE GLASSHOUSE.
We have been visiting the Dingle peninsula on holiday for more than 30 years and our love for this beautiful part of the country has led us to now make it our home full time.
Our unique home was built 20 years ago and was designed by myself to accomodate family and friends who shared our love for the house and the area. We hope you will come as a stranger and leave as a friend.