About this listing
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.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, living room, shared bathroom. Guests should be aware that unless they have made a whole house booking, that at such a popular house there may be others at the property. If you want something self-contained please see our one bedroom property, The Nest on Airbnb.
Interaction with Guests
We move between England and Ireland and if we are away guests are looked after by our house keeper, Linda. We are writers and may have projects to complete during your stay, we are not being rude if we chose to stay in our room, just getting on with work even though we woud prefer to be doing something else.
Other Things to Note
We are unable to cater for special diets. If there is something you especially need for your breakfast please bring it with you.
We know you will enjoy sharing our house and expect you to behave as you would guests in your own home. There will be late nights, that's what music in Dingle is about but we would ask you to come in quietly and not disturb other people.
Kitchen hygine is important and we expect you to clear up after your cooking. It's not too hard - there's a dishwasher!
Louise's house is spacious and ideal for large groups with nice vista's of the countryside. Its a really nice house to chill out in. Lots of beds. Kitchen is well equipped. Louise was friendly to deal with over the phone. All-in-all a lovely long weekend stay.
Louise and Chris were wonderful hosts. They made us feel very
welcome from the moment that we arrived.
The location was perfect for access to Dingle, Ventry, Slea Head, Blasket Island tours and other exploring of the Dingle Peninsula. Those who wish to walk or cycle are perfectly located too.
The house was comfortable and warm. We enjoyed our stay very much.
We had an amazing holiday in Louise's home. It is beautiful and she was such a thoughtful host. She had even made a cake and put fresh flowers in our room. The house has loads of character and is a lovely place to stay whatever the weather. It is the ideal location for visiting the pubs, shops and restaurants in town or for seeing all the attractions of Sleigh Head, hiking, kayaking etc....I would definitely recommend Louise's properties to anyone!
Despite being in England tending her mother, Louise was as warm as one could be via telephone. She was able to instruct us on the workings of the cottage (which is even cuter than the photo suggests), and we had no difficulties settling in. The dwelling is roomy, with a well equipped kitchen and large living room. Situated off the road just far enough to afford privacy and quiet, yet just a few minutes to the center of Dingle town. And yes, the trad music was top rate. Which meant we got back too late in the evening to meet our bicycle riding fellow travelers in the other bedroom. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, which made the concept of a shared house very comfortable. If we weren't seeing the amazing sights of the Dingle peninsula, we could very happily have spent the day on the sunny back deck, or in the airy living room. Make sure to get a little instruction on the shower operation; maybe it's just an American thing to not know that you have to pull the cord outside the bathroom door to get the shower to turn on (it operates the vent fan...which will also run for a little while after you pull the cord off, as well) No worries! Clever husband figured it out. Great place.
The place Louise has is amazing. It's very quite and just few minutes outside Dingle. The house is very cosy and has everything you need. it's in a perfect place to explore Dingle peninsula
louise was great and very helpful. organising with her was very simple. The house itself is beautiful and in a wonderful location.
Great host. Friendly & quick communication. Nice house, secluded but easily accessible to Dingle town.
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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.