About this listing
A unique space, the Nest is a place to unwind after a long walk or day on the beach. Close enough to Dingle to experience all this vibrant town has to offer but far enough away to be able to hear the sea on a quiet night.
The house has a grass roof which provides great insualation in the winter and keeps the place cool in summer.
Plenty of parking and undercover storage for bikes.
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 feather 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. Please think carefully about this space if you have allegies as it is close to nature.
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 - most of 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 but the signal can be intermittent at times. We are moving to a new provider as soon as our current contract is finished in July. We are not liable for broadband speed or outages. This is the Irish countryside and weather plays a part.
We are pet friendly.
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!
Everything the area has to offer is within 20 minutes drive.
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 its own parking.
There is no public transport to The Nest but town is less than 2 miles away so walkable or a quick taxi.
Hitching is also possible and fairly safe.
Other things to note
The house can be hard to find in the dark, we recommend guests try to arrive in daylight as the Irish countryside has no street lighting.
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.
We do not allow parties or over-occupancy.
The Nest is in a quiet area of countryside where noise can carry a long way so please keep the noise down after 10.30 for the sake of our neighbours who are farmers and have an early start.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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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.
When I am teaching or in rehearsals it may not be possible to respond to you immediately.