Experience the West of Ireland from a wonderful luxury home on the Kerry coast, at the foot of Mt. Brandon. This 4 bed spacious house boasts a hot tub, private gardens and unparalleled views of the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula and Atlantic beyond.
Built in 1999, this beautiful house was architecturally designed to the specifications of a contemporary irish musician so this open-plan style luxury home has been no stranger to manys a night of music and singing. The house is primarily used as a family holiday home however it has also been used recently as a retreat/recording studio for some aspiring irish artists due to it's wonderful acoustics and the inspiring tranquil surroundings.
The house has four bedrooms; three doubles and one twin; two upstairs and two downstairs. The master bedroom adjoins to the upstairs bathroom and boasts a balcony that looks out on the property's rear view of Mount Brandon.
Downstairs the galley kitchen and open plan living/dining area is centred around the beautiful stone built fire place that mirrors the stone work on the house exterior and keeps this large room cosy on chilly evenings. The upright Yamaha piano is yours to play during your stay whether you're a maestro or a novice. The marble floored reception area joins the downstairs bedrooms, bathroom and utilitiy room and to the main living area is the newly built sun room; a cosy area with sofa and coffee table surrounded by a glass wall built specifically to enjoy the views of the three sisters while enjoying a morning coffee.
Upstairs the open plan games room is fitted out with fuzz-ball table, wide screen tv, bean bags, wrap around couch, board games, DVD's and a pullout couch so it is ideal for big families with children.
The house can accommodate up to 10 guests with the use of the pullout couch. However there are guesthouses close by that can accomodate extra guests if there is an overflow.
The house is located on an undulating slope on two acres of land surrounded by seasonal shrubbery and an extensive lawn. The property is privately bounded by hedges, trees and old stone walls. The decking area is ideal for BBQ's on long summer evenings and the raised hot tub along side means the spectacular view is maintained while relaxing in jacuzzi bubbles. It is also recommended that the hot tub be used with the lights off on a clear night as the stars in the sky above are a sight to behold.
Zugang für Gäste
The entrance to the grounds has a wooden gate that leads to a winding gravel stoned driveway bounded by old railway sleepers. There is parking available outside for up to three cars. There is also access in and out from the rear of the house through the glass patio doors.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I can be contacted by phone, text or email at any time and I welcome any queries guests or potential guests may have.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Having spent most of my of summers in Dingle I have some recommendations for guests:
There is a local pub and guesthouse, An Bothar, just a ten minute walk away which provides wonderful food and is a great spot for a pint of "the black stuff", Guinness! It has a nice welcoming open fire and is a central meeting point for hill walkers from all over the world.
If you walk past the pub for another ten minutes you will come across the isolated picturesque Brandon Creek (Cuas). Here there is an old pier and it's also where a river estuary flows from Mount Brandon and meets the Atlantic. This creek is reputed to be the place from where Saint Brendan set sail across the Atlantic Ocean to discover North America in the 6th Century. This journey was simulated in 1976 by Tim Severin when he also set sail from Brandon Creek in a similar leather skinned vessel to prove that the feat was possible. He completed his sailing to land in Newfoundland.
If golf is of interest I cannot recommend a more scenic links course than Ceann Sibeal. It is just a 20 minute drive and is open to the public at surprisingly reasonable rates (clubs are easily available to rent). There is also a Pitch n Putt course in Dingle town if you fancy sharpening up that short game at any time.
Dingle is abuzz with great pubs and restaurants. If you're looking for a more upmarket meal try the Chart House, Global Village or Out of The Blue. If you're looking for a session try Dick Mac's, An Driochead or Currans.
The Dingle Way is a well known walking trail and begins in Tralee and circles the peninsula, covering 153km (95 miles) of gorgeous mountain and coastal landscape. The most rugged section is along Brandon Head, where the trail passes between Mount Brandon and the ocean. The views are tremendous, but the walk is long (about 24km/15 miles, averaging 9 hr.) and strenuous, and should be attempted only by experienced walkers and in good weather. However there are also many shorter walk in the area and there is a book with information on these in the house.
There are so many more activities such as fishing, horse riding, surfing, visiting the aquarium, sailing and cycling. I would also highly recommend a tour of the Blasket Islands and don't forget to ask about Fungi the Dolphin!
This is a non smoking residence. We do allow pets but not in the bedrooms and please be aware that there are sheep and cattle in the surrounding areas and farmers do not take kindly to strange dogs harassing them. Other than that all I would ask would be that the guests treat the house as if it were their own.