About this listing
Annie's Cottage is charming and cosy. It is located on our small farm with direct views of the sea and Slieve Mish mountains. Four acres of fields surround the cottage, some containing our friendly donkeys and lambs. Inch beach is just 10 mins. away.
ANNIES COTTAGE is a warm comfortable detached stone cottage located near to the sea at Inch on the Dingle Peninsula.
It is conveniently located (no more than 30 minutes drive) for Killarney, Dingle and Tralee. It comprises three bedrooms and has spectacular views of mountains to the rear and the sea (Castlemaine Bay) to the front.
It is situated next to the owners farmhouse and their smallholding comprising donkeys, sheep and chickens, together with four acres of grounds.
A river runs through the property and access to the mountain behind is possible via a small country lane adjacent to the cottage. Inch Beach with it's four miles of white sand and dunes(and increasingly a surfing and paragliding mecca) is no more than 15 minutes drive whilst the beauty of Killarney National Park and it's lakes are also within easy reach. Dingle Town is also no more than 30 minute drive and the whole of the Dingle Peninsula is easily visited, using the cottage as a base.
A local grocery shop (8am to 10pm, daily) is 2 mins. by car. A further cottage on the farm - RIVER COTTAGE - is also available for rental. Dogs are welcome.
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 heating oil costs
Please refrain from smoking inside the cottage. We would also ask that you do not feed our domestic pets such as the dog and cats. Our donkeys, sheep and chickens are happy to indulge in food tasting sessions, however!
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). The electricity is payable via a coin meter.
Please also take off your outdoor shoes & boots when entering the living room or any of the bedrooms. Thank You
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.