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.
This was our second time to stay here. The house was perfect for us. Great location just a few minutes outside of town. House was clean, cosy and had everything we needed. Carole and Tom were were lovely, very accommodating and always at the other end of the phone if we had any questions. Will definitely be back before the summer is out.
I went to this fabulous peaceful haven near the sea and wood and down a leafy lane with my 2 adult daughters as part of our European trip. Carole arrived promptly, about 2 minutes after we arrived, when I called her. She is absolutely lovely.
She made cookies for us and explained how everything worked and gave us background historical information about the house and bought fire logs and charcoal for the fire, tea, coffee, butter, milk in the refrigerator and many other extras around the house.
She was so welcoming, delightful and organized. She thought of everything. She even left brochures of local attractions and had a booklet with everything you'd ever want to know about the Dingle area. It was amazing!
Carole and Tom were wonderful hosts and made us feel welcome and comfortable! The house was cozy, clean and a fair price. The location was just what we were looking for - peaceful and quiet but convenient for exploring all of the Dingle Peninsula.
The house is set back from the Slea Head road, just outside Dingle, so a lovely quiet location. Carole welcomed us with tea brack. The house hadn't been occupied in some time and was freezing when we arrived at 9pm on Good Friday. Tom came round with electric blankets, but it took about 24 hours until the house was warm. Thankfully the weather was good and that helped to warm up the house.
Carole's cottage is wonderful and a great way to experience Dingle. Five of us fit very comfortably in the cottage during our two night stay and had no problems. The cottage was an easy 5 minute drive to center of Dingle and is located on the road you would take to begin the ring of dingle drive.
We had difficulties with our phones while traveling but Carole was very understanding even when we arrived later than expected. She had scones and jam waiting for us and gave us great information about things to do in Dingle. I would definitely stay at Carole's cottage when returning to Dingle.
We have stayed in Dingle before and know that getting a quiet room can be difficult. Peaceful Haven is just that and the pictures of the deer herd on the adjacent lot are (website hidden) is, as advertised, only a short drive into Dingle Town. The house is spacious, clean and comfortable except for the beds, which seems to be a common failing. Also, we felt that Carole Lynne may be putting too much emphasis on the supplemental electricity cost with the result that the heating is not employed often enough to keep the cottage from being damp. We appreciated Carole Lynne's greeting us with fresh scones and jam, and our interactions with her were pleasant. It was also fun to watch the man next door training his sheep dogs.
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.