About this listing
RIVER COTTAGE is a warm comfortable traditional stone cottage located near to the sea at Inch on the Dingle Peninsula.
It is conveniently located for Killarney, Dingle and Tralee. It comprises two bedrooms, one with a deluxe four poster bed!
Comfortable & cosy stone cottage dating from the 19th century and featuring an open fireplace and wood burning fire as well as many other original features such as slate floors and sash windows. Located on the Dingle Peninsula, near to Inch beach and only 30 mins drive from Killarney, Dingle and Tralee.
The cottage has two bedrooms (one with a four poster bed) and a large kitchen and dining area with views of the Slieve Mish mountains and beautiful gardens. The cottage is situated next to a small river, on the owners four acre smallholding where we grow our own vegetables and look after a menagerie of animals including sheep, lambs, donkeys, cats, chickens and a dog. There are walks from the cottage to both the mountains behind (Caherconree at 827metres!) or the sea in front at Castlemaine Bay (5 min walk). The local shop that sells pretty much everything is open from 8am to 10pm , 7 days a week and is only a 2 min car journey away.
Private parking for two cars but sadly, no internet connection unless you bring your own mobile 'dongle'
All our guests are welcome to wander around the 4 acres and especially say hello to and feed the donkeys and lambs . The mountains behind and the sea in front can be accessed from the door of the cottage via a small walk in each direction
Interaction with guests
We live in the farmhouse next door and are on hand to help with any advice needed (or to lend the odd food ingredient). We enjoy talking to our guests but are wary of the need for guest privacy as well. We are usually around most days to feed the animals and maintain the garden and grounds.
This is a spectacularly beautiful part of the world whereby you can see the sea and mountains from most parts of the Peninsula (as well as the kitchen!) and experience the real sense of rural Ireland. The people living here are hardy and friendly and the pubs are lively and fun. Traditional music and Guinness proliferates!
You need a car to fully enjoy the beauty of the Peninsula. No public transport exists except linking the local major towns but trains run to Tralee & Kilarney and flights go into Kerry Airport (20 mins. away)
Other things to note
Dogs are allowed but we charge an extra 30 euros per dog per stay to cover the additional cost of cleaning. We ask that dogs are not allowed in any of the bedrooms or on the furniture.
See below ( House Rules) for an indication of heating oil costs
We do not allow smoking in the cottage and it is appreciated if guests do not invite the various animals into the cottage - certainly no donkeys, sheep or chickens. Even the lovable dog, cats and kittens are not allowed in ! We do this to respect those guests who have allergies or indeed simply don't enjoy sharing their holidays with strangers!
Most of the cottage is 150 years old and we ask that guests respect the age of the property and the furniture inside by simply being careful.
PLEASE NOTE that the heating oil that you choose to use is metered and charged for on a 'non-profit' basis (what it costs us, in other words). We ask that you settle up with us prior to departure. An average usage is about 5-6 euros per day (based on 3 hrs heating per day) but you are in complete control of how much you decide to use.
From Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Married to Anne and with a large number of children (most have now grown up, thankfully). Interested in landscaping, renovation and small scale vegetable growing and animal husbandry.We love walking and discovering new and out of the way places here on the majestic Dingle Peninsula.