This gorgeous stone built ,thatched cottage is perched on a hill overlooking the majestic Wild Atlantic on three sides. Perfectly situated on the magnificent Ring of Kerry, you can opt to stay in a private room or SELF CATER if your group is larger.
Traditional Celtic cottage offering simple, homely comfort and the basic amenities you need on your travels. Choose from the 3 options to book:
Private room with en suite for couples.
Host lives in one of the other rooms (but has her own sitting room in the annex alongside the cottage.) This represents the most economical option. Simple breakfast offered. Entire home is also available to rent as Self Contained. We also have 3 more bedrooms should your party require them: two doubles with en suite, one twin bedded. Stone built thatched house in Irish traditional style with modern kitchen and laundry. This is a haven for all nature lovers and also Walker's retreat. Parking for guests. Breath-taking views of the Dingle peninsula, this cottage is situated on the world famous Ring of Kerry. It's charm is it's ambience and country cottage appeal located on the most breath taking scenic drives in Ireland. SELF CATERING. The cottage is incredibly snug due to the underfloor heating and incredibly homely!
Pub 500m from house. Cafes and restaurants 1m - 7m in area. Horse-riding nearby, Rossbeigh beach is 4 miles away and Kells Bay Beach is a four minute drive!
OPTION 1 Kitchen facilities and own sitting room (if required) Breakfast is continental.Please note the other rooms will be occupied by the host and her daughter)
Whole house. Full access to kitchen, laundry, all bathrooms. Host / housekeeper greets and leaves. Fuel costs not included unless prearranged. This option suits large groups that would like to stay for an extended time. Groceries can be purchased in Glenbeigh which is 11.2km en route to the cottage.
Internet is available at an additional cost of €10 per 2 day booking. Internet is fully available in the pub 500m down the road. Wood and turf available at an additional cost €5 per bag. ***
Guests stay in the 1- 4 rooms, host stays in annex and provides catering. Suits walking and painting groups or larger travelling groups. Please discuss menu options.
*** Security deposit & cleaning fee required
Interaction with Guests
The various options offer different interaction. For whole house rental guests are met at the cottage and given a brief tour of the facilities. (host is not on premises but housekeeper lives nearby)Guests are visited again at some point to ensure all is ok. Guests can phone for help during normal daytime hours. After hours (10pm - 8am) a call out charge is applied.
For options 1 and 3 the host is at the cottage but sitting room is available for guests.
With the sea facing you on three sides it is easy to feel you are on a ship. The mountains to the back form a lovely anchor. The cottage is facing Dingle bay and is situated on the world renowned Ring of Kerry. The cosiness of the interior of the cottage is a lovely balance to the external wild Atlantic way.
Other Things to Note
Wood blocks /bags of turf etc can be purchased from caretaker. Kindling, firelighters, cleaning agents, toilet paper, basic groceries and home baking available to buy at the cottage.(tea/coffee/jams/butter/cereals/cheese/yoghurts/bread/biscuits...)
Art Workshops are regularly offered at Suaimhneas Studio.
OPTION 1 & 3 :Take your time driving! Host is at the home and check in time is anytime you get there! (within reason !)
OPTION 2 : It is important to arrive at your pre-arranged ETA as the host/ housekeeper will be there to greet you .A security deposit of €100 is required on weekly and monthly bookings and this is returned through airbnb channels. You can also arrange to collect the keys from the housekeeper in Glenbeigh if you are unsure of the ETA. Please arrange with caretaker for exchange of the keys prior to departure.This will be returned in full at your check out / departure if there have been no breakages or loss of property,
Check in time is 4pm. If you plan to arrive later please inform your host by phone en route with your ETA. Please arrive at the cottage at the ETA as pre arranged with your host. As with any SC accommodation, late evening arrivals, unless previously highlighted cause unnecessary difficulties and expense. (Please note: a call out charge of €20 is applicable on arrivals after 10pm)
Used linen removed and placed in utility room
No outdoor shoes upstairs :-(
No smoking in bedrooms!
Leave cottage tidy.
Please place bagged rubbish in exterior wheelie bins before departure.
Please use recycle bags for plastics, cardboard & cans (rinsed).
If possible please bring your empty glass bottles /cans to the many Recycling centres near all supermarkets.
The cottage is absolutely quaint and beautiful. Maureen stayed a bit late to make sure we had a fire started and warm since we were arriving after 7pm.
Everything was tidy and beds set up with electric blankets already on.
The couple calls I needed to speak to her were answered promptly and she was very nice and helpful.
Only thing I would say to other visitors is just enjoy this beautiful place Maureen will take care of your needs.
The thatched cottage was a lovely addition to our Ireland trip. Completely beautiful setting and the home is perfect for groups coming to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and not the city, all the while staying in a cozy cottage.
Would suggest summer or fall/spring trips as the area was rather desolate during our winter trip.
Our host Maureen made us feel at home in the cottage.
Maureen's cottage was the highlight of our Irish vacation!! Charming and comfortable (pictures don't do it justice.) with an unparalleled view. Maureen made us very welcome. Can't wait to come back one day.
We absolutely loved our stay the Maureen's thatched cottage.
It was quaint, and quiet and was a great jumping off point for exploring the ring of Kerry. It was well equipped with everything we needed to cook meals with, and do laundry. It made the place really feel like a home for a few days.
Maureen was wonderful to work with, she is generous and was in contact quickly when we needed anything.
Would definitely recommend staying here!
Maureen was an excellent host, considerate and caring. Everything in the fairy house was magical and inspiring. Our kids loved it. My daughter snook into our room on the last day and said she didn't want to leave! A great place to base a visit around ring of Kerry and enjoy the wonders of the Irish seascape and flora. Maureen was like a fairy godmother and had thought of everything to make our stay special.....even down to some cute fairies, animals and I think we actually saw a leprechaun!
This is a very nice place to stay...the main room - kitchen, dining room and living area is very comfortable and attractive. And the "starter pack" for the fireplace was great, as were the scones in the freezer!
There were only 3 of us occupying the house, so there was tons of space. The two main bedrooms (each with an ensuite) also had an extra bed, so clearly this house is designed to host much bigger parties than ours.
The house did have a few "idiosyncracies" - especially for a North American guest, used to hot water on demand. But the water heater was efficient...it just required a little "pre-planning".
Maureen's directions to the house were very clear. And the setting is magnificent, with a small terrace with great views across Dingle Bay. It is a very rural place...no other houses around, but a nice pub is quite close (a short if somewhat scary walk in the dark away).
The pub offers amazing demonstrations of sheep dogs at work. Well worth attending!
A wonderful place with an artistic flair - spending time at Maureen's thatched cottage was so great! The location gives you access to the Ring of Kerry - and the view from the house is spectacular! Day trips to Killarney, Kenmare, Portmagee ( Skellig Michael) are to name a few...
Maureen's relaxed and attentive nature allows you to customize your experience. The room was very comfortable and the living room is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the Irish experience!
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I am an enthusiastic Artist who teaches Water-colour and Acrylic / Oil painting for a living. I regularly conduct Art and Walking Getaway Workshops in the magnificent Kingdom of Kerry, Southern Ireland. I love hosting parties or couples in the charming ambience of my Country Cottage home/studio. I also love travelling and am happy to share my home with other travellers who would like to discover Ireland.