About this listing
Traditional stone cottage, peaceful, stunning views, lovely garden, on Dingle Peninsula, just 25 mins from Dingle town, overlooking beautiful Brandon Bay and mountains. Artist Sue and Oliver dog will welcome you warmly. Bed and healthy continental-style breakfast included in room price.
With twin beds and sloping ceilings, furnished and decorated extremely comfortably in contemporary style, your room has uninterrupted views of Brandon Bay, the mountains and the Maharees Islands, as does the separate bathroom (bath, loo and shower) for your exclusive use. Bedlinen and towels are provided. Breakfast, continental style is included in the price. Finn Cottage is detached and very private, situated on a small and quiet lane above the bay and the Wild Atlantic Way to Brandon Head. It is directly on the walkers' trail to Sauce Creek, The Dingle Way and Araglen. It is approximately 20 -25 mins by car from Dingle town centre over the Connor Pass and is perfectly based for walking The Dingle Way or climbing Brandon Mountain. More leisurely walks can be enjoyed on the many pristine and beautiful beaches, from where dolphins, gannets, other sea birds and the occasional seal can often be spotted. The garden has seating areas where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea or coffee and watch the ever-changing sky and seascape. There are often cows or sheep grazing peacefully just beyond the garden. Sue's studio is usually open if you wish to look at her paintings, prints or greetings cards - all of local landscapes and animals. There is no compulsion to purchase - browsers are welcome! There are good local pubs, some offering food, within a few minutes drive of the cottage. There is also an excellent shop and artisan bakery in Cloghane village. Finn Cottage is not equipped for self-catering or wheelchair access and is a non-smoking household.
In the evening you are welcome to share the sitting room with the owner (and young, friendly, unsmelly, non-shedding dog Oliver) during your stay. There are no self-catering facilities, but if you have special dietary needs please let me know at time of reservation and I will advise if I can help with this.
Interaction with guests
Sue will be available to answer questions about the area and local amenities.
We are a non-smoking household, both inside and in the garden.
No self-catering is allowed
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.
I'm a happily busy working artist, painting the coastal landscapes seascapes and indigenous animals of the Dingle Peninsula. I love to garden (when I have time) and walk my dog Oliver on our pristine beaches. My husband and I and two cats (no longer with us) moved to West Kerry from Dorset, England over seven years ago. We fell in love with Brandon, its people and location immediately. There is always plenty to do here: walking - mountains or beaches, windsurfing, horse riding, bird watching - or just relaxing. It's a real un-winding kind of place. You can feel the stresses and concerns of modern living just slip away - that's why I love it so. I'm a keen cook, I try to play the Irish bouzouki and I'm a passionate rower - both of the traditional Kerry currach and sculling in quads and singles at Tralee Rowing Club. Life is good here and I invite you to share a little piece of it! I will be delighted to be your host.