A. tardis of a house with a delightful south-facing deck within walking distance of the magical Birnham Lagoon and woods. Two miles from the centre of Dingle Town, Heron's Reach lets you enjoy the amenities of the town combined with the quiet of the countryside. The front of the house has views over Mount Brandon and at the back of the house, nosy cows look over the fence.
There are four bedrooms, each offering slightly different features. There is one en-suite double room, a twin room with open fire, a queen size with washbasin and access to south facing decking. Upstairs there is a large family room. There is a large living room with a tv but our experience tells us that most of our guests like to spend the evening talking, often over a glass of wine or bowl of ice cream. For those who prefer to cook for themselves there is a well-equipt kitchen with a dishwasher. We have wifi but cannot be held responsible for any problems caused by our suppliers.
How to sum up Dingle. Most people use the word 'magic'. Within 20 minutes there is hill walking, swimming, golf, restaurants (our favourite at the moment is The Global Village), shopping, canoeing, traditional music and best of all, peace and quiet. Watch the sun rising over the lagoon listening to the cries of oyster catchers and enter another world.
The house has plenty of parking and storage space for bikes, canoe, etc. It is fully equipped and also has wifi. We accept well behaved dogs by arrangement.
Town is a 30 minute walk and 8 euro taxi ride home after an evening enjoying the pubs of Dingle. There is no public transport but hitching is easy and pretty safe.
Run by award winning writers, Louise and Chris this house has been the inspiration for many artists who want time to think and work. Writing tution, mentoring and appraisal by separate arrangement. Come with an idea, go home with a masterpiece.
Can't say enough nice things about Louise and Chris. Genuine people, with huge hearts and a dog that loves everyone (apparently me in particular...Lol). They go the extra mile. I could write on and on but the essence of it is that they epitomize what a host SHOULD be in every sense of the word. Now, I owe Chris a limerick so I will get on with that in due course....:-)
I cannot say just how much I LOVE Heron's Reach. It was so cosy that my mother wanted to stay another day in Dingle.
The house was spacious, clean, and warm. Like other people have said, the place is quite tricky to find at night, my advice is to follow her directions literally. And drive slow.
Dingle is a beautiful place even during winter. Heron's Reach is a beautiful drive between the town and the beautiful views at the end of the peninsular. Louise was extremely helpful and friendly. This is where I want to retire.
Louise and Chris are very friendly, down to earth hosts. It was a pleasure meeting them. Thanks for the good night's sleep and friendly dialogue over breakfast!
We loved staying with Louise. She made us feel very welcome and even let us take her dog Zip for a walk.
We've had a very nice experience with Louise.
The cottage is very cozy and fully equipped: you can even find a washing machine/dishwasher and lots of kitchen ware! Rooms looks new and perfectly clean while delivering a great retro-ambiance. Louise is very nice and very responsive, that's a pity we didn't meet in person.
The way to Dingle centre takes ab 40 mins by foot but that's a nice stroll! Don't miss horse riding options around :)
Our stay in Dingle was unfortunately very short but we loved every moment. Louise`s house was lovely, easy to find and very well equipped. We were the only guests in the house, our room was spacious and very clean. We had everything we needed. When we got into the house we were welcomed with a fresh soda bread, butter and jam which was a lovely touch after a hours drive. Would recommend to friends and family.
Séjour agréable, maison calme. Bonnes indications. merci
A lovely welcome from Louise with freshly baked cakes, brief overview of local attractions, offer to provide us with any assistance we may need - just a phone call away. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and convenient to town.
We never got to meet Louis, but the communication was easy. The house is lovely and has everything you need. It has an amazing view of the hills and fields. Very remote, but we found it easy to hitchhike to where we wanted to go. Dingle is a beautiful place and should not be missed! We highly recommend staying at Louis' if you plan on going.
Heron's Reach is a wonderful place. Communication was great. We had the time of our lives in Dingle and hated to leave. Thanks so much for a great stay!