The living room with south facing views to Carrantoul, Ireland's highest mountain.Another view of the main bedroom which has views of the Kerry Mountains near Killarney
Cosy Cottage - Walker's Paradise!
Cosy Cottage - Walker's Paradise!
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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DORAS BUI COTTAGE is a cosy traditional stone cottage located up a hill on the Dingle Peninsula.
It is conveniently located for Killarney, Dingle and Tralee. It comprises two bedrooms and has spectacular views of the valley below and the mountains

The space

Comfortable & cosy stone cottage in a very quiet and secluded spot and approached via its own small lane.

Leave the rat race behind and just come and chill!

No passing traffic and its very safe for children and pets.Located on the Dingle Peninsula near to Inch beach and only 30 mins drive from Killarney, Dingle and Tralee.

The cottage has two bedrooms (both with double beds and one with an extra single bed). It has a wonderful old fireplace in the living room with a wood burning fire and enough turf and logs to get your blazing fire started!

The views of Carrantoul (Ireland's highest mountain) are clear from both the cottage and the garden, as are the rest of the Magillicuddy Reeks mountain range. A small river runs off the mountain behind and through the quaint garden.

This cottage is a great base for walkers . Access to the Sleive Mish mountains is achieved via a small track next to the cottage.
The local small supermarket in Castlemaine (2 minutes drive away) sells pretty much everything and is open from 8am to 8pm , 7 days a week .
Private parking for two cars but sadly and gladly, there is a network signal but no internet connection as such! So, please fell free to bring your own laptop and 'dongle' or iPhone if you want to stay or get connected!

Guest access

All our guests are welcome to wander around the garden and access the walking path which leads up to the Slieve Mish mountains behind. This is great walking country - bring your boots!

Interaction with guests

We live in a farmhouse about 3 miles away and are very happy to meet our guests and if necessary, guide them to the cottage from Castlemaine (as it is quite difficult to pinpoint). We usually invite all our guests to come and see our lambs and donkeys and simply drop by when driving towards Inch or Dingle. We always meet our guests, take them through everything and then try and arrange to meet again before departure.

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


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $43
Security Deposit $184
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Please remove your outdoor shoes when entering the carpetted living room and bedrooms. Please refrain from smoking inside the cottage
Heating is provided via both the wood burning stove as well as oil fired central heating. A cost recovery charge is made for the oil consumed (3 euros per unit) and an average spend (if you choose to use the central heating) is about 5-6 euros per day. Electricity is included in the daily rate and the hot shower is instant and electric!


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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

79 Reviews

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Tammy User Profile
July 2017
You can't believe the view! Does not explain on the photos or the description, but you feel like you are on top of the mountain! A wonderful place, beautifully decorated and adorable at the same time. We fell in love with the local kitty cat and she made us feel at home. Laura was a great co-host and we loved coming home to the little yellow door...a great place! Explore the dingle peninsula and the ring of Kerry and anything else you can find. It was a great place!
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
We're glad you liked the view and the cottage decor. On cloudy days, the view is not so obvious but most days, Carrantoul, Ireland's highest mountain, can usually be seen in all its glory.
July 2017

Karen User Profile
May 2017
Stayed at 5 different airbnb's over a 9 day trip in Ireland. This was by far the worst one. Would not recommend it to anyone.
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
Extremely disappointed to hear (from my hospital bed) of Karen's perceived unhappy experience at our cottage, Doras Bui, and I would like, if I may, just get back on a couple of the points: Karen's expectations were not based on the airbnb description (which we try and make honestly and accurately) when she describes the cottage negatively as 'very secluded'. It is only 50 metres from the next house and a 5 minute drive to Castlemaine with its post office, petrol station, 4 pubs, 2 shops and police station - hardly secluded but not Manhattan either, I suppose! We market is a as good base for walking, which it most certainly is and most guests love the peace and tranquillity that the mountain location has to offer. Karen also mentioned that the only amenity offered was toilet paper! She must have missed using the dishwasher, washing machine, instant hot shower, wood burning stove, central heating in all rooms, garden furniture, soap, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, cloths, firelighters, kindling and logs for the fire and a wealth of information on places to go and see locally. The driving directions that we send out are complimented a lot by guests, having photographs of all major landmarks on the route from the nearest town and no one ever gets lost. I don't understand the issues here! We communicated fully on all aspects. We try hard to provide the balance between offering enough information whilst not overburdening guestswith information they can find out once they arrive. We seemed to fail getting the balance right with this particular guest, for whatever reason.
May 2017

Nicole User Profile
April 2017
This was a very cute and cozy place to stay during our trip abroad to Ireland. The view out the front door is absolutely incredible! Nick was very communicative and made check in very easy. One thing to be aware of is the smell of mold in the home, particularly in the bedroom. We don't think it was an overall cleanliness issue, but the home itself is very old, which is part of its charm, but there was a downside in this case.
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
We welcome the positive comments. With regard to the slight damp smell - Yes, this old cottage is 150 years old and does not have the benefit of insulated cavity walls or a modern damp-proof course. The occasional smell, when it has been raining consistently, is one of 'damp' (but then it smells damp here in Ireland outside as well when we have had a bout of rain!). This has not been a regular issue, thankfully, and is easily solved with a bit of ventilation with one of the windows open and with the central heating turned on or by stoking up the wood burning stove.
April 2017

Nicole User Profile
March 2017
Out of all the Air BnB's i stayed in Ireland this was the only one charging us for heat and extra wood. The value was not there compared to other stayed which included wifi, heat, wood and basic food. Its nice authentic cottage with a great view
Nick User Profile
Response from Nick:
We have a policy of telling all our guests in advance that we make a charge for the heating oil that guests choose to use, that we offer an initial supply of wood free of charge and that we do not offer any food. This is also mentioned on the airbnb site. We charge for the heating oil used, simply at the cost to us with no profit involved. As promised, we provide an initial supply of wood for the wood burning stove free of charge - WE DO NOT CHARGE FOR WOOD, EVER and we provide free electricity which if you simply want hot showers, you can have them at any time of day or night and as many as you want. The shower offers instant hot water at NO CHARGE to the guest. We're very sorry if a whole 2 bedroom Irish stone cottage is seen by some to NOT be value for money at less than 100 euros per night. We think it is a unique, authentic, traditional Irish stone cottage, offering great value , as do many of our guests, thankfully ( or else we would not be in business).
March 2017

Heath User Profile
November 2016
Super charming, private cottage. The kitchen has everything you'd need and the living room is quite large as a gathering place - especially around the fire on a cold night. Bedrooms are well stocked with blankets if you need them and the beds were very comfortable. Take time to soak in the deep tub. For us the location was perfect. Nick's cottage was a perfect launch pad for peninsular exploration. We climbed Mt Brandon and spend time at Inch beach. Foley's pub was a cozy place to watch rugby and Dingal isn't too far for good food. Organic and local grocery in Rathpoge. This is the real ireland and Nick's cottage was like living like like a local. Can't recommend it enough!

Sue User Profile
October 2016
This is a simple and cozy cottage in a peaceful setting with a beautiful view across a wide valley. We enjoyed the feeling of seclusion while having easy access to the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. It's a perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of Ireland. Nick came to meet us shortly after our arrival, greeted us warmly, and brought plenty of wood and kindling to keep the stove burning for our first chilly evening. Our stay was at the end of October and we were very fortunate to have sunny weather -- an unexpected bonus!

Michael User Profile
September 2016
If you want an authentic Irish cottage experience (off the beaten path) this is definitely the place to go. The views from the front of the house toward the valley are stunning. The location is next to a stream, and quite quiet & private. Nothing but you and the Irish countryside.

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Nick User Profile

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.

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