Brandon Bay and the mountains from the garden - much closer than they seem here!Kitchen/sitting room with antique pine dresser and Oliver
Finn Cottage, Twin B+B ensuite
Finn Cottage, Twin B+B ensuite


Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds

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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.

The space

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.

Guest access

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.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 5PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 29%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 5PM - 8PM

We are a non-smoking household, both inside and in the garden.
No self-catering is allowed


Cancellations

Strict

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews


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Michael User Profile
July 2017
Five star from all aspects. Sue is the perfect hostess and you are guaranteed to enjoy your stay here
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.
Response from Sue:
Thanks very much Michael for your kind words - much appreciated and I hope that you will return at some future time.
July 2017

Susan User Profile
July 2017
If you want to see Ireland, Finn cottage. It's very remote, if you are a girly girl, it's not for you. However, quaint, nature, and sea. There's two lovely pubs, one has a full menu, and the other is limited. I know there is also a pool table.

Ruby User Profile
June 2017
We had a delightful stay at Finn Cottage, Sue is a wonderful friendly host, she gave us a very warm welcome and shared lots of useful local knowledge about the area. The location is stunning and the cottage is beautifully decorated, clean, warm and cosy. Sue made us a delicious continental breakfast each morning with muesli, fresh fruit salad, freshly brewed coffee and toast. We highly recommend a stay here!! Ideal for walkers and lovers of the landscape.
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.
Response from Sue:
Thank you Ruby. The feeling is mutual!
June 2017

Ginny User Profile
May 2017
Sues place was in the most gorgeous surroundings I have ever been. Her hospitality is impeccable. The breakfast is fantastic and fresh. Wonderful coffee! The only advice I have to give to someone who doesn't know the area is to (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Teer Cross, or Teer Studio. Either one should get you within fifty feet of her house. We did have a hard time finding it. It was so worth the trouble though!!
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.
Response from Sue:
I do send very detailed directions to all prospective guests as Teer Cross doesn't actually have any identifying signs. Signage is often limited in rural Ireland. Always look for the Teer Gallery sign (which is described) then it is easy from there.
May 2017

Lindsay User Profile
September 2016
A friendly welcome and a lovely home in a slightly remote (Dingle is only half an hour away) but fantastic location of sea and mountains. Sue is a great hostess, with lots of information and helpful advice. The local pub on the quayside is a great find. Would love to go back.

Ryan User Profile
August 2016
Sue is an amazing host. She went above and beyond to ensure our arrival, stay, and departure was very comfortable! Her home is lovely. The room is clean, spacious, and has a window overlooking the bay towards the sea. Sleeping with it open and having the cool sea breeze gently flowing in will ensure you have the soundest sleep of your life. The bathroom is well stocked and clean as well. The location of this listing is perfect if you enjoy a quiet, nature-filled environment. Located by a tight-knit village with a few bustling pubs and scenic hikes, you can rest assured that staying with Sue will make your vacation a 10/10.
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.
Response from Sue:
Thanks a million Ryan - I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
August 2016

Jeanne User Profile
July 2016
Sue's cottage is in one of the prettiest (if not THE prettiest) county in Ireland. The entire Dingle peninsula is easily accessible from her place, which is on the other side of the mountains from the main village. The region is rural and amazingly beautiful and has plenty to offer. The room is spacious and clean, and so is the ensuite bathroom. The breakfast was great and healthy, everything we were hoping for. Sue is very easy to talk to and showed a lot of interest in our stories and lives paths. Oliver the dog was a joy ;) Highly recommended, thanks Sue!
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.
Response from Sue:
You were great guests and I was delighted to host you.
July 2016

Kerry, IrelandJoined in July 2014
Sue User ProfileSue is a superhost.

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.

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