View across the field to Dingle Town and Mount BrandonThrough from kitchen to living room to decking see 1st picture
Heron's Reach Dingle

10 guests

4 rooms

6 beds

2.5 baths

10 guests

4 rooms

6 beds

2.5 baths

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About this listing


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $22
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: $208 / night


The space

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.

Guest access

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.
For groups of 6 or more you will need to make a whole house booking.
We reserve the right to charge higher prices for bank holidays and special events.

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.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

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!

This is a self-catering property and a key will be left for you.



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Kate User Profile
March 2017
Lovely place to stay in the countryside near Dingle.

Rachel User Profile
March 2017
This is a lovely house for the family to stay. Only 5 mins drive into town. Louise was quick to respond and managed to arrange the house at very short notice. She was a delight to deal with and would stay here again

Paul User Profile
January 2017
We had a lovely stay in Heron's Reach over the Christmas period. Plenty of bed space for guests, and all mod cons including good wi-fi. A quick trip by car into Dingle town, and only a 20-minute drive to spectacular Slea Head.

Isobel User Profile
October 2016
Fantastic, spacious, light house with well-appointed shared kitchen, relaxing sitting room, and very comfortable beds! Great location, just outside Dingle town. And good wifi connection.

Ann User Profile
September 2016
Louise is a great communicator. We had issues staying in touch with lack of wifi. Louise gave fantastic directions and was very prompt with her replies. Her house was clean and we were very comfortable there. Very close to the center of Dingle and far enough away for a quiet peaceful rest. Thank you Louise!

Keavney User Profile
September 2016
Four of us stayed in two rooms in the house for one night. The house itself is lovely and well equipped. It would be a great place for a quiet retreat for several days, but unfortunately we only had the one night to stop on our drive along the Wild Atlantic Way. Louise gave precise directions to the house, which was helpful because it doesn't really have an address. It is too far from town to walk for dinner or a night out and while we thought it would be fun and safe to hitchhike, we didn't feel comfortable flagging down a ride in the dark on the road where the house is located. We also didn't really know how to instruct a taxi to pick us up to go into town, so we ended up driving. Since it is off-season, it wasn't difficult to find parking.

Jamie User Profile
September 2016
Incredibly beautiful house in the quiet countryside. If you want to be within walking distance of Dingle, I'd say it's really not suitable -- but parking is cheap if you have a car, and if you want a quiet place to take a reprieve, it's perfect! Louise is a quick and effective communicator and, although I never got to meet her, a great host.

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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.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

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