About this listing
Ideally situated just outside Dingle Town, Our cosy one bedroom stone cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway! Sleeps two and is just a 3 min drive to Dingle Town . Our cottage has its own bar, decking and BBQ area surrounded by stunning views!
Ideally situated to the east Dingle Town, Our cosy one bedroom, traditional Irish old stone cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway! It sleeps two and is just a 3 min drive or 15/20 minute walk to Dingle Town. Our cottage has its own bar, decking and BBQ area surrounded by stunning scenery.
Our lofted cottage contains a double bed in the loft/ mezzanine area and sleeps two comfortably. Bikes are available. Ideal location for hill walkers. Fresh towels are provided.
Guests have their own private BBQ area. Parking is available on site. Private entrance, bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Though the cottage is on the same property as the main house (across the yard / driveway from the host's house) but the guests have their own private entrance therefore they will have complete privacy.
Interaction with Guests
We are available at anytime to help if needed by phone, or knocking on the door of the main house if we are home or popping into our store while in Dingle town.
Ballinvounig where our cottage is situated is a small rural village / parish just east of Dingle Town. When you come out of the cottage and onto the road, go right to head for Dingle Town which is just a quick 3 minute drive or 15/20 minute walk. From here you can head on a tour out west around our beautiful Slea Head drive and take in the breathtakingly beautiful scenery. or alternatively if you feel like a leisurely stroll, take a left and stroll along the country roads where you will find Garfinny Bridge which is reputedly the oldest surviving bridge in Ireland. It is a medieval bridge and has been recently restored. It is the only bridge to be declared a national monument of Ireland. It may have been standing in 1580 when, according to local legend, Lord Deputy Grey and 800 troops passed over it.
Having a car would be advisable, but not totally essential.
Other Things to Note
As this is a lofted / mezzanine cottage, the wooden ladder/stairs up to the loft bedroom are steep. May not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
All we ask is that you treat our home like your home and to please leave the cottage in a reasonably clean state upon departure. Also to abide by the host's rules if availing of the bar (which will be stipulated upon check in).
This is a super place. Adam and his entire family are so friendly! Super comfortable bed, beautifully furnishedand when the storms rolling from sea, the tin roof and skylights make the sound of a passing storm incredible. The Dalys also have the friendliest dog in the world. If you want to stay somewhere special, look no further.
Thank you for your kind words, I have to agree, that experiencing a wild Atlantic storm rolling in while in the stone cottage is truly incredible! I am glad that ye enjoyed that experience! Ye were both fantastic guests and we all (and dogs included) look forward to welcoming ye both back again in the future.
Adam & Family
While staying two nights here, we met Liz, Adam's mom, who was an absolute gem. She met us at her shop, closed up, and led us to the cottage, which was just outside town. She took her time with us and made us feel very welcome. The cottage was charming and unique unlike any place we've been to. At first glance, we loved it, however, after settling in, we found a few things that could be better. Let me preface this by saying that I understand we were paying around 50 euro/night, which might justify some of what we experienced. The main concerns we had were cleanliness, privacy and comfort.
As for cleanliness, the cottage was clean-ish. Without going into detail, it seemed like the bathroom wasn't cleaned before we got there. In terms of privacy and comfort, Liz and family were really great about giving us our space, however there were no blinds or curtains on the windows. One in particular was just in front of the bathroom, which made it uncomfortable when getting out of the shower. Another concern was that our front door had trouble locking. Liz was kind enough to help us troubleshoot the problem but couldn't get it working. She mentioned that she'd ask her husband to look at it, but in the end, we never got the lock working or heard anything else about it. Also, this is a sidenote that won't affect most travelers, but there's a loft in the space that was very difficult to access—especially if you are planning to bring kids. We brought our child, who was sleeping with us in the loft area. Getting up and down from that space was very difficult. As noted in Adam's listing, the stairs are steep and the doorway area is small (we had to crouch in order to get through it). It might be a safety concern for people traveling with kids younger than 3 or 4.
Overall, this was a really interesting space and would definitely be worth it if you're looking for a deal in Dingle!
I am so happy that for the most part you and your family enjoyed your stay at our traditional old stone Irish cottage and I am sorry to hear of your wife's illness on your last night. I hope she recovered quickly and that it didn't upset the rest of your trip to Ireland.
While all feedback is very welcome, I would like to address your critiques personally.
1) Cleanliness: Cleanliness is something we take very seriously as hosts. I can assure you that the whole cottage is thoroughly cleaned between every departure and check in, including and especially the bathroom. I think all of our other reviews all reflect that. If you have any issues that you want to address in particular please don't hesitate to email me on that.
2) The small narrow window across from the bathroom door never posed as an issue or problem before as no guest has ever brought it to our attention that they had a privacy issue with it hence we were never aware that there was one. But thank you for raising this point, we will look into fitting a privacy blind there straight away.
3) The front door / lock issue: yes you had made us aware that the door would not lock from the outside. Sean (Liz's husband) did look at it after Liz and couldn't fix it so arranged for it to be looked at by a professional after your departure to avoid disruption to your stay. (It turns out the door had suddenly warped due to our constant wet and damp summer) It has since been rectified.
4) With regards to the loft bedroom. I am sorry hear that you found it difficult to access it. In order to not mislead any prospective / future guests, I feel that that aspect of our cottage is clearly explained in our property listing description while the pictures of the ladder / stairs to the loft bedroom area also give a clear example of what the facilities / amenities are like in the cottage to all prospective guests prior to booking as it it could pose a problem for those with limited mobility.
Again thank you for your stay and we hope to welcome you back again in the future.
This cottage was amazing! It's the perfect place to come back to after spending the days exploring the Irish countryside. It's definitely one of the most unique and charming places we've ever stayed in. And we loved the sweet dogs that live at the main house!
Liz and Sean were an absolute delight and we loved the cottage!!! I only wish we could have stayed longer!!! It felt like a warm hug when you walked in and they were wonderful and welcoming hosts! The view was spectacular and we loved meeting Cleo and Scuffy!
Great experience. Hospitable, clean and centrally located. We would definitely recommend
Liz met us down the town to bring us to the cottage.
The Daly Family was just as charming as the cottage we had the pleasure to stay in. Upon arrival we were having some difficulties with our phones to call a cab, so Adam came and picked us up and gave us a quick tour of downtown Dingle himself. Dingle is beautiful and lively and had some of the best food and shopping we experienced on our 10 day trip through Ireland. The views from the back patio of this quirky cottage are lovely to wake up to and the cottage has anything you could possibly need. The courtesy bar was very convenient and while you enjoy your craft beer they have a plethora of instruments for you to play around with! All in all we had a lovely stop here for our honeymoon and we found it difficult to leave after two short nights! We would absolutely stay with the Daly family again if we ever found ourselves back in Dingle.
Thank you for your review! I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us in our beautiful old traditional Irish cottage! I am delighted you made use of the musical instruments!! Looking forward to seeing ye both back here on your anniversary perhaps? :)
All the best!
About the Host, Adam
Hi my name is Adam, I am 25 years old and love Traveling, Sports & Music.
Living in Dingle Co. Kerry, Possibly the greatest town in Ireland (yes i am a bit biased!). I help my parents Liz & Sean with hosting our restored stone cottage on Airbnb (They are not the best on computers!) and we love giving our guests an authentic Irish experience!