Heron's Reach Dingle

House - Private room · Heron's Reach, Ballymore, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 6
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $854 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a perfect week end in Dingle and Louise's house was just perfect!! It was very clean, the bed was comfortable and there was nothing missing in citchen or bathroom. We had no problems to find the house and the view out of the windows in the green fields of Ireland was so nice!!! Thank you Louise!!

    April 2014
  • Absolutely the best! Wish we would have stayed 2 weeks instead of just 2 days. Loved it.

    March 2014
  • Had a wonderful stay at Heron's Reach! I used my time here to recharge during a busy week I traveling, and it was the perfect place to relax and use as a launching point to explore the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula.

    March 2014
    Response from Louise:

    Dingle recharges one's batteries like no where else I know. So glad you loved our house.

    March 2014
  • 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....:-)

    March 2014
    Response from Louise:

    We really enjoyed your company and Zip is still pining for you.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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!

    October 2013
  • We loved staying with Louise. She made us feel very welcome and even let us take her dog Zip for a walk.

    October 2013
  • 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 :)

    September 2013
  • 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.

    September 2013
  • Séjour agréable, maison calme. Bonnes indications. merci

    September 2013
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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.
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