Bedroom looking it conservatory.Kitchen area with full size oven.
The Nest grass roofed eco-cottage
The Nest grass roofed eco-cottage

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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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.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $12 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $12
Weekend Price: $81 / night
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The space

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'.

Guest access

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!

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

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.

2 nights minimum stay

74 Reviews

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James User Profile
May 2017
My boyfriend and I absolutely loved our stay, it may remain one of our favourite places for how unique as well as convenient and cozy it was. A very short drive to Dingle and great place to stay when thinking of travelling the Ring of Kerry. Highly recommended! -Emilie

Rachael User Profile
March 2017
Louise was so accommodating, easy to communicate with and overall very friendly. We were provided with everything we needed and we would definitely recommend staying at the nest. Location is great too.

Nicole User Profile
December 2016
The Nest was very cute and rustic, but might be better for a warmer season. Very good place if you want to hang out in the house and relax. If you want to explore the city centre it is a little bit of a trek!

Flora User Profile
November 2016
The house was incredible! I loved the cuteness of it. It was small and charming. I loved the wood fireplace and the greenhouse by the bedroom. Louise made me feel at home and drove me around the peninsula one day so I could see more of Ireland. I really loved my stay and would recommend it to everyone! The only thing I would change/recommend to other people staying here is to bring/rent a car. The walk is a little far into town and the road is rather small (no shoulders) with cars going really fast. But overall an incredible trip and I loved staying there!

Matthew User Profile
October 2016
This is a great little cottage!

Michelle User Profile
October 2016
The listing is not accurate. The Nest smells bad (not a quaint and cosy smell), enough to make me wonder if I have allergy problems. the conservatory seems totally neglected (not in a wild and cute way), the place is dark, and the location is not as described. It is basically in another house's back garden ... not exactly a retreat as described. We stayed somewhere else. Be wary of a strict cancellation policy.

Lillian User Profile
October 2016
The Nest was perfect for our little weekend getaway. The photos don't do it justice! It's simply beautiful. It is warm and cozy with the fire going. Perfect for cuddling up with a good book of the weather keeps you inside. We had lovely weather and the nest is only a short distance from Dingle (if you want to be in town), the Three Sisters or Mount Brandon. We walked into town on one occasion and took cabs (under €10) the rest of the time. Louise made everything simple and easy for us. When we had trouble with the wifi she fixed it immediately. Very nice and attentive! We are keeping The Nest in mind for our next vacation. I spent the entire weekend gabbing about how much I loved the cottage and how badly I wanted to stay when the end of our visit arrived.

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Louise User Profile

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.

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