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
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!
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.
This is a spectacularly beautiful part of the world whereby you can see the sea and mountains from most parts of the Peninsula 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 & Killarney and flights go into Kerry Airport (20 mins. away)
Other Things to Note
The cottage is ideally placed for those wishing to see both Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry as well as Dingle and the whole of the Dingle Peninsula.
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!
We had a magical time at An Doras Buí. Nick was away when we visited but filled us in on everything we needed to know beforehand with so much attention to detail we had no questions to ask either before our during our stay! The cottage is gorgeous, comfortable and very pretty. Location is great for both Dingle peninsula and Ring of Kerry and there are lovely quiet country walks in the neighbourhood. Although cold and damp when we first arrived, ( a wet Irish February) the old cottage became cosy once the stove was lit and the electric blankets were turned on. Had a very happy family break there - would love to visit in the summertime.
Yes, Chloe, the cottage is blessed with a beautiful quiet location with great views - totally private and rural - yet, as you say, within easy striking distance of the shops & pubs of Castlemaine and the wonderful scenery of Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula.
We've recently invested in new windows and additional roof and cavity insulation - so hopefully once warmed up, it stayed that way for much longer. Glad you enjoyed your trip and please come back in the summer - it is really glorious then!!
The cottage was fantastic! Perfectly located for hiking and exploring the Dingle peninsula. It's cosy (with a great stove fire), clean and perfectly kept with lots of character. Nick was very friendly and easy to deal with (unfortunately we didn't get to meet Anne!) Great views and tranquility from the bench outside the front door! The testaments from previous visitors in the guest book were incredible and reflected exactly how we felt about this wonderful place. Highly recommended!
We had great communication with Nick before we arrived, plus we were sent an excellent hand-drawn map. It was fun finding the place, up narrow country lanes and over bubbling brooks. The heating had been turned on before we arrived to make sure the house was warm, plus we'd been left a pile of kindling, firewood and peat so we could enjoy a fire. A gorgeous view and country setting and a very comfortable, homely cottage. The place is also well positioned for exploring the Dingle Peninsula. We'd highly recommend this place.
My husband and I spent the Christmas holiday at Doras Bui cottage this winter. We couldn't have wished for a more cosy, intimate and private place to have a break of cooking, wine by the fire, walks and stunning local drives around the Dingle Peninsula. The cottage was just as described, and Nick & Annie provided thorough directions, instructions and advice well in advance of our arrival. They were prompt and responsive with replies and getting in touch by phone locally. They also met us on arrival and then again to collect our heating oil fee. After arriving we decided to spend a premium on the heating since, as Australians, we found the cottage in winter needed constant central heating plus the fire stove. Since the shower pressure is quite low we also chose to use the bath, which added to our heating costs. However, once warmed up the cottage location and view are priceless for a west coast rural experience.
We loved our stay here! The place was just as described with a GREAT VIEW! Very secluded and lots of wonderful Irish character. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Cottage is just as pictured. A little difficult to find since there aren't addresses in rural Ireland. But there are plenty of sheep if you need to pull over and ask directions.
Definitely take time to travel into Killarney loads of great pubs and nightlife!
This cute little cottage was a lovely addition to our itinerary.
Nick's additional directions were perfect and we found the cottage without any problems. The place was neat and clean, with fire wood ready to go, but don't forget to stock up on groceries before arriving, as it's a bit of a trip back to stores.
We had issues with the heating, but it was probably just our Aussie cluelessness for all things cold climate. Nothing that a few layers couldn't fix.
Great place, just as pictured. Very comfortable and we had a great stay. Very out of the way also: drive to Castlemaine and follow Nick's directions.
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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.