About this listing
Quaint and quirky with up-cycled charm. The Nest is a grass roofed cottage/cabin nestling less than 2 miles from Dingle Town. From the double bedroom you can reach into the conservatory pick flowers and fruit in season. There is an Edwardian sofa bed in the living area which is available for an extra guest.
There is a shower room with basin and toilet. The emphasis has been on keeping things simple and rustic. There is a peat burning stove for cosy winter evenings. Wifi is provided. The kitchen area has a full sized cooker and there is a microwave and small fridge. We aim to attract people who enjoy being somewhere different. If you want hotel accommodation this is not the place for you.
Dingle Town is two miles away. How long it takes to walk there depends on how fast you walk and who you stop and talk to.
The fabulous and hidden Birnham Lagoon with egrets, herons and otters is just down the road. You can also fish there.
The cottage is a fabulous place for exploring the Dingle Peninsula. Within 20 minutes drive there are great sea food restuarants, mountains, beaches, mythology and Celtic charm. If you want a night out most of the pubs in Dingle have traditional music.
If you want to take taxi - all all the local drivers know The Nest - it's about 8 euros to town.
We run regular writing retreats at The Nest and lots of photographers and artists use it as a working hide away. We even have our own serial story going to which you are welcome to contribute.
There is wifi and a washing machine.
It's just The Nest and somewhere to think, muse and restore your soul. As the Irish would say 'A thin place'.
You will have the whole appartment to yourselves.
Interaction with Guests
We travel between Dingle and England. We are happy to share our extensive knowledge of the area with guests and can point out to them some of the hidden secrets of the area. Sometimes even our friends born and brought up in Dingle don't know about them!
We love early mornings down at the lagoon watching the bird life.
The changing light on Mount Brandon enchants us as the sun is setting.
The Nest has it's own parking.
There is no public transport to The Nest but town is less than 2 miles away so walkable or a quick taxi.
We expect you to leave The Nest as you found it. It is in the countryside so please expect birds and animals to be close at hand and local paths to be muddy after rain.
Very cute and serene little cabin. We had a great time and slept well. Built a cozy fire and took warm showers.
Cadre très agréable, il ne manque rien dans cette petite maisonnette, il y a même un sèche linge ce qui est confortable après une ballade sous la pluie. Louise a été très accueillante. Juste à côté de Dingle, petite ville très très sympa avec tout ce qu'il faut, point de chute idéal pour visiter la péninsule qui est magnifique.
Louise and Chris were truly gracious hosts. They took the time to give us extensive information that will help in our further travels, and we hope to see them again. We loved The Nest and found it quite charming. It was better than pictured, and we liked looking out on the flowers and greenery. They also have delightful pets, Zip, the dog, and Coco, the cat. Thanks for everything !
The Nest is just as pictured -- rustic, quirky, and very very quiet. I opted to stay in the cottage to get out of the chaos of Dingle (but to still be close enough that I could dash into town for lunch or groceries) to get some writing done, and The Nest was just the right place. It is a bit of a trek into town (I didn't have a car) but it isn't difficult to get a cab/get a ride -- though I walked most days (and enjoyed a lot of walking/jogging exploring the surrounding country roads). Also remember that mellow Ventry is just a couple of miles in the other direction on the road, with a quiet beach and great pub.
Louise and Chris are excellent hosts, very knowledgeable of the area, welcoming, and friendly (and just fun to talk with).
I miss Dingle already!
Louise was extremely prompt and very accommodating for a last minute booking for me a my friends. Her place has tons of charm and is exactly what we were looking for! We even got to do our laundry! Thank you so much for such a relaxing stay!
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About the Host, Louise
I live in England but spend every spare moment in our house in Dingle. We run Writer's Retreats at the house and now want to open it up to other people so they can discover the hidden Dingle we have explored over the past 13 years.
We have a dog, Zip and a 3 legged cat Mimi. Zip loves being taken for walks by guests. I'm a keen walker. My husband Chris, has Parkinson's and has to take things more easily but loves sharing stories with guests. We are both writers and you will often find us working away on our latest projects.
My favourite thing to do in Dingle is fish, and then share what I have caught with other people. I love cooking and there is always a home made cake on the go.