About this listing
We would like to welcome you to our cosy, comfortable, renovated farmhouse, set in peaceful surroundings, 3kms from Dingle town centre and 100mts up from the main Dingle Slea Head road on a private farm lane. It is a haven to enjoy tranquility and a connection with nature and benefits from a southern aspect.You can wake up to the sounds of the birds and the breeze through the trees and hear and see nature at work all around you . It is a place to relax and unwind and leave stress at the door yet still stay in touch with the wider world as we now have a limited wifi facility, for reasonable use and at a nominal charge.
There is a bathroom, a kitchen cum dining area and living area. The kitchen contains a fridge, hob unit, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board. The living area has a solid fuel room heater range and also central heating. The conservatory looks out on a garden and orchard.
There are 3 bedrooms. The basic cost for up to 2 guests/1bedroom is shown on this listing. The house accommodation is limited to 6 guests.
The garden contains some kitchen herbs for your use.
The popular harbour town of Dingle will delight you with it's many amenities - fishing port and harbour, marina and aquarium. Boat trips around the harbour and to see Fungie, our resident dolphin are available. There are many areas of historical and archaeological interest in Dingle and around the Dingle Peninsula. Restaurants, craft shops and pubs are many in number. Irish traditional music can be heard in many locations. You can hear our native Gaelic language in use.
Should you wish to travel to Tralee or the lakes of Killarney or even the Ring of Kerry you will find that this house can be used as a suitable base. Popular places to see west of Dingle are the Blasket Islands, Dunquin, Slea Head, Gallarus Oratory and many beautiful beaches such as Ventry, Clogher and Coumeenole. To the north lie Mount Brandon, Connor Pass and the Maharees and to the East is Inch Beach which featured in Ryan's Daughter.
We have local knowledge which is available to you.
Smoking is not allowed in the house.
We cannot allow pets as the house is on a farm.
Just remember that it is an older house.
The guests will have access to the kitchen cum dining area, the living area, the conservatory, the bathroom and the number of bedrooms booked.
Electricity is charged for separately, in the fairest way, through a coin meter and so it is possible for guests to monitor their electricity usage.
We stayed with Carole for the Dingle Horse & Pony Races Weekend and the house and location was perfect just a short drive from the town, taxis very reasonable if you want to leave the car at home for an evening in dingle. Carole was very accommodating as she allowed us check in early due to the start of the races on the Friday evening. It suited perfect for our weekend and the stove is lovely to have if required with the Irish weather. Thanks Carole.
Carole Lyne was lovely -- very welcoming and helpful. The house is cozy and comfortable, and very peaceful. It was wonderful to watch the deer next door. There was also a view of Dingle Harbor from there which was very pretty (although you could not see the view from within the house, you had to take a chair outside and sit at the edge of the driveway).
Downsides are that although it's close to town, it's not practical to walk into town because the road is very narrow and busy. Also I was under the impression from the website pictures that the house was right across the street from the water. Technically I guess it is, but it's actually quite a walk (again partly on a busy road) to get to the water and I was never quite sure how to get there so I never actually found it. Another thing to be aware of is that although there is a washing machine, there is no dryer. You need to hang laundry on the line, but it may take days to dry if the weather is rainly/chilly so you need to be prepared for that. As long as you are aware of these limitations, I would recommend this house as a nice base while you are in Dingle. Although it does sleep 6, it seems like it would be a bit cramped as the living/dining/kitchen space is rather tight. We were a family of 4 and it was fine.
Carole greeted us at the house when we arrived and walked is through the house explaining where things were.
We found the house very clean and comfortable.
The house is located quite close to Dingletown yet is so isolated that we were unaware of other sounds then those that we created.
The folks who stayed upstairs did comment that the water temperature in the shower would fluctuate frequently.
Carole met us promptly, and gave us lots of information about the area. It is a large, clean house, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room/kitchen and a sunroom with a large table. It would be great for families. She also left some delicious bread. it is quiet and out of town so a car is needed. The only negative was it was cold so we had to buy logs for the wood burner to keep warm. She also had some heaters but since we had to pay for electricity, we used logs.
We loved staying in Carole's peaceful haven. It was lovely to have our own space. Our not having international phone service caused us a bump at the beginning, but was she was great and everything worked out beautifully. She left us detailed information about the house and the area; delivered a wonderful loaf of bread and jam for breakfast and couldn't have been more helpful.
Carole's house was a delight, we really enjoyed our weekend there. The house had everything we needed and Carole and Tom were always just a call away if we needed anything. Our favourite part was the lovely garden, perfect for having a bbq and relaxing after a busy day of exploring the beautiful peninsula. It's only a 5 minute car journey from town, though I wouldn't advise walking as it's quite a busy main road. Overall a perfect place from which to enjoy everything Dingle has to offer; we would definitely stay again. Thanks Carole!
Visited Dingle for a relaxing weekend with friends. Location of house ideal! The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. I will definitely return when visiting Dingle again.
About the Host, Carole
I like to walk and I live in a beautiful part of Ireland where we have sea, mountains, streams and an abundance of wild flora which make for very pleasant and interesting places to walk. I look forward to seeing our guests enjoy the area, it's history, it's culture and all it has to offer.