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Secluded Beachfront Home Slps 4. Fab Sea/Mountain Views. Pet/Child Friendly.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 420 sq ft
Property type mobile home
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed M Home. All mod cons. Own Direct Access To Quiet Sandy Beach.

A tranquil haven, not on a camping or caravan site, right on The Dingle Way, and close to The Wild Atlantic Way, this quiet, cosy home is situated in a wonderful private rural location down a single track 'boreen' right on the beachfront, overlooked by Mount Brandon.

Has its own gated access leading onto a lovely vast sandy beach when the tide is out, or shallow calm sea when the tide is in.

Whatever the weather, this is a very comfortable base for up to 4 persons (note - the 2 beds in twin room are quite narrow, so best for small adults or children, although the sofa is a longer option).

Just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, explore the wonderful and varied Kerry countryside, or take part in the many popular sports and hobbies available locally, such as wind/kite/board surfing; diving, walking; climbing, hiking or sea and river/lake fishing.

A beautiful quiet setting but close to all amenities, and especially great for couples of all ages, and families with children and dogs., even singles needing solitude.

Then of course there is the music associated with Ireland. Many live musicians of all types gather in the local family friendly pubs for evening sessions. The public are always invited and indeed welcomed to join in.

Do not expect a brand new, pristine or large home. It is a compact size, used by families with children and dogs, and myself with my dog and wheelchair. Being very close to the beach and ocean it can be windy. However it is home from home - clean, cosy. comfortable and homely, with fabulous views, whatever the weather, and with a fully equipped kitchen. (Full electric fan oven/grill; gas hob; cooker hood; toaster; elec kettle; coffee maker and percolator; toasted sandwich maker; blender; microwave; fridge/freezer; good pots and pans; utensils; crockery; glassware etc.

The garden is partly paved but mainly grassed, no flower beds or tubs. Jackie, my manager, can provide any info and see to anything that needs doing during your stay, as she only lives just down the lane.

She also runs Pilates and Aerobics classes, and is a qualified sports and/or relaxing masseuse. She is also qualified to offer guided walks and climbs of differing difficulties, including Mount Brandon..

The home is fully equipped, double glazed and has gas fired central heating. It has 2 bedrooms, one double with toilet and wash hand basin en suite, plus one twin bedded room.

Separate shower room/toilet/whb.

Large sitting/dining room area with comfortable fitted bench seating overlooking the bay. Sliding patio door.

Dining table with seating for 4.

Satellite tv/dvd player with a good selection of DVDs. Sliding patio doors lead onto surrounding decking, and sheltered paved area behind.

Garden table and chairs for enjoying the outdoors.

Separate large car port with washing line. Small outbuilding with washing machine and small chest freezer plus small wheeled bbq. Decking all round mh. Garden is laid to lawn and there is a secluded protected patio area to the rear with table and chairs for four. Double glazing. Gas fired water and radiator central heating + gas fire in lounge. Electric fan heater and oil filled radiator if required.

Nearest pub/restaurant is in Cloghane village (Connors -5 mins drive); Brandon (10 mins); Castlegregory shops/pubs/restaurants (inc takeaway burger/pizza etc) -10 mins drive, Tralee 35-40 mins, Kerry Airport 45 mins. Dingle 20 mins. Shannon airport 2 hours; Cork airport 2 hours.

Nearest shop is in Cloghane (v small) with own bakery. Larger (Spa) supermarket in Castlegregory and farmers market during summer on a Sunday in the Cummunity Centre. Also has free internet access.

Main shopping area is Tralee - Tesco etc. and lots of small shops, plus a market in usually on a Friday. A very scenic drive to Dingle (also has an excellent supermarket called Garveys) is only 15-20 mins over the Conor Pass, which has fabulous views both to Dingle and back to Castlegregory and Cloghane. Pedlar's Lake, with a waterfall, is on the way and overlooks a valley with peat bogs and lakes dotted along it. Killarney and The Ring of Kerry start just 45 mins drive away.

There are many artisan shops in the local villages, and especially in Dingle Town and around The Slea Head Drive.. Pottery and local crafts are widely available, plus local markets and farmers markets open in the summer months selling home made bread, cakes, chocolate, smoked fish, pates, sausages etc., cheese with seaweed is a speciality. Fresh locally grown vegetables such as onions, carrots, parsnips, cabbages etc. and of course, potatoes are often sold at the side of the road.

It is also a famous area for wind, kite and board surfing, scuba diving, sea, river and lake fishing, horse riding on beach or mountains, walking, hiking, climbing, sightseeing, local Irish music or just relaxing in the laid back atmosphere of rural Kerry, with just the seagulls, oyster catchers and sheep for company!!

Music forms a large part of Irish life, and most pubs have live local bands/groups or solo singers and some have dancers. A great one for families is The Railway Pub in Camp, music from 7pm ish on a Sunday. Dingle has music in most pubs, most nights and some during the day. There are also recitals etc in one of the old disused churches.

Take a scenic drive round Slea Head, see The Three Sisters, The Blasket Centre at Dunquin, ancient beehive huts and the old fort. Also close to the location for the famous storm scene which took 3 years to film, in Ryans's Daughter, starring Robert Mitchum, John Mills and Susan George, who actually stayed in Fermoyle House, which overlooks fabulous 10km long Fermoyle Beach, just around the corner from Drom.

At the moment mobile phone coverage is not always good for all networks here, Vodafone is probably the best. You may need to travel a little way to get a good signal with other networks, although things are improving. Wifi is available here at Drom, but is not brilliant all the time, (sometimes not at all, depending on weather, other usage etc) and is not suitable for large downloads like films etc.

Cloghane village is 5 mins drive. Brandon 10 mins drive. Castlegregory 10 mins drive, Tralee 35 mins, Kerry Airport 45 mins. Dingle 20 mins. Cork is about 2 hours drive, as is Shannon.

Nearest shop is in Cloghane (small). Larger (Spa) supermarket in Castlegregory. Main shopping area in Tralee - Tesco, Dunnes Stores (MandS), Penny's (Primark) etc. and lots of small shops, plus a market usually on a Friday. Lidl in Dingle and Tralee.

Brilliant area for wind, kite and board surfing, diving, sea, lake and river fishing, walking, hiking, climbing, sightseeing, music or just relaxing in the laid back atmosphere of rural Kerry!

The Blasket Island Heritage Centre is on the Slea Head Drive near Dunquin and well worth a visit. Take in beautiful Inch Beach on the way back from Dingle via Annascaul, calling in at The South Pole inn where Tom Crean, the Antarctic explorer lived. Then look at the view on the way back, across Tralee Bay on your left when nearing Camp village.

More locally, visit The Maharees (7 hogs), and stop for a drink at Spillanes on the way to the harbour right at the end. The Jamie Knox school is available round that area to teach wind/kite surfing and diving, or to hire equipment..

More Details

Owner
Geraldine Pring
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Any language, as I can use a translation service.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Geraldine Pring

I am a very active 60+ year old. I had a serious riding accident in 1981 and have been in a wheelchair since then. Needing space from a very busy tea room/restaurant and organic farm and shop, I came to live in Ireland in 1995 and bought the adjacent house, Sheehys Farmhouse. I extended that to provide access for my wheelchair, but then found it too big, so moved from there to a mobile home in 2008. In the meantime, I had to move back to the UK and now use the mobile home for holidays and short breaks. hence the decision to share this wonderful place with guests from around the world.

Geraldine Pring purchased this mobile home in 1995

Why Geraldine Pring chose County Kerry

This is a compact and cosy (35x12) mobile home which suits a family or group of up to 4 perfectly. Situated in a a special place that would be difficult, if not impossible, to find again. Fabulous views on all sides, quiet, but close to amenities. A great choice whatever your age or type...

What makes this mobile home unique

A unique property in a fabulous location, with direct access to a perfect safe, sandy beach. Walk over to the spit when the tide is out to find rock pools and 10 mile long Fermoyle Beach on the other side. Dig for cockles for tea. Ideal environment for walkers, children and dogs (but watch for stray sheep grazing on the sea banks). Easy swimming when the tide is in, or learn to wind surf in the shallow, warm water. Close to all amenities. Perfect ingredients for a relaxing holiday, whatever your age or preference.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on Jul 15, 2016 for a stay in Jun 2016



Bestens für Familie mit Hund geeignet, die eine schlichte Unterkunft direkt in einer geschützten Bucht sucht und die Einsamkeit liebt. War ein Superaufenthalt
Jun 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday mobile home in County Kerry in Ireland

Property Type:
  • mobile home
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet, wash-hand basin and shower. Wheel in shower chair and grab rails available for disabled if needed.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can be made up as 2 singles.. Ensuite toilet/washbasin
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Very popular walking, trekking, climbing - The Wild Atlantic Way, The Dingle Way, Mount Brandon etc. Famous surfing areas - Brandon Bay, Inch etc. Ryan's Daughter, starring Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles and John mills was filmed in this area, including the famous storm scene at Slea head. They had to wait 3 years to film the scene.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Secluded Beachfront Home Slps 4. Fab Sea/Mountain Views. Pet/Child Friendly.
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 23 reviews
Denver, Colorado, United States
5

Relaxing and memorable stay

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for my small family! We had everything we needed within the home and were very comfortable. The location is right on the beach and had the most beautiful views any time of day. Geraldine was very easy to get a hold of although we had no issues at all. I would recommend this location to anyone looking to relax on the beach while having a breathtaking view of the mountains. I would definitely stay here again in the future while visiting Ireland!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review, thank you Cheryl!! I was so worried as I didn't hear from you during your stay! So pleased everything ok, and we would love to welcome you again soon!! I have also now replaced the garden table (to go with the chairs) that was damaged in earlier windy weather!
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5

idyllic position, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

lovely location, beach at the end of the garden, nice large garden, very quiet, absolutely ideal, home has large veranda and lovely views

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adrian, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, look forward to you coming again soon!! Thanks also for telling me about the leaky shower tray, will get that fixed asap. The decking also has a few areas to fix.
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5

Superb base on the Dingle Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the privacy and scenic setting of this bolthole on the Dingle Peninsula. Though you need a car, the driving isn't extensive, as you're a short drive away from all highlights... Brandon Point, Connor Pass, Dingle, Slea Head Drive, Annascaul. The beaches are stunning, including the beach right at the gate of the mobile home! The mobile itself was clean, comfortable, pet friendly which made the holiday for us. Geraldine (owner) and Jackie (local contact) were only a phone call or friendly text away, should we have needed anything at all, and the information both emailed and left in folders in the mobile home were really useful. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful, cosy home!!

  • 5 of 5

My mum and I had a great stay at the home. It was the second time for us to stay and it was as good as the first. Geraldine and Jackie helped where they could and made our stay unique. Thanks to both of you!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review Julia. I am so pleased you and your Mother enjoyed your stay again, although I believe the weather was not so good.....we came shortly after and it was the same for us, very mixed! But still stunning! G
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Seattle, WA
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

You can't find a better location than this place. It is about 100 feet from the beach on Brandon Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. It is also a short drive over Brandon Pass to the town of Dingle. It doesn't look like much from the outside, being a metal trailer home, but on the inside it has been updated nicely with excellent insulation and heating.

We had two problems during game our stay. One was a gas leak from a gas fireplace that caused the gas monitor to go off at midnight. I turned off the gas and the next morning Jackie was able to guide me on how to turn off the line to the fireplace and the problem was solved. That was a positive resolution. Good for them.

The other problem was not resolved. The WiFi did not work. Gerri kept sending me instructions for possible resolution, but I was not tech savvy enough to make them work. For three days we were there, she couldn't come out to fix it. It cost us $25 in roaming data costs because we did not have WiFi for three days.

We would go back, it is a great location, but if the WiFi did not work on the fist day, we would press harder to get it fixed right away.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review John, I am pleased you enjoyed your 3 days for the most part. Firstly, it is reassuring to know the gas alarm works well for guest's safety. Secondly, I am really sorry we couldn't get the wifi working this time. It would have been really difficuilt for me to come over from England to try and fix it. The listing does state quite clearly that wifi is not good, sometimes non existant in that mountainous area, and I did explain that the local pub and the supermarket have very good free wifi for public use. At the end of this 3 day booking, the home was left in a very grubby and untidy state, necessitating an extra hours cleaning, and was left open and unlocked despite a keysafe being available nearby. Disappointing.
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5

Beautiful secluded beachfront ideal for families.

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location for the price.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a kind review Matt. I am very happy you and the children enjoyed your stay.
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Location

Nearest Airport
67.9 Kilometres
Kerry, Killarney
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Cloghane
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Golf
7.5 Kilometres
Castlegregory
Nearest Train
35.7 Kilometres
Tralee
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Kilometres
O'Connors, Cloghane Village
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Drom
Car: necessary

Very popular area for kite/wind and board surfing plus walking, fishing, horse riding and just "being". Artists paradise. Close to the Dingle Way and Atlantic Way. Market for local produce on Sundays in Castlegregory during the summer. Live music in most pubs Sat and/or Sun eves plus sveral in Dingle weekday evenings. Special session in The Railway, Camp every Sunday 7pm'ish all year round. All welcome.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday mobile home in County Kerry, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
High
17 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£215
for 3 nights
From
£60
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£330
£985
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£230
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£70
Fri,Sat,Sun
£330
£985
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Cleaning £35

Dogs are welcome subject to a fee of £10 per dog per stay. Please ensure they are wormed, deflead etc before arrival and do not allow them on the furniture. Also there are lots of loose sheep around, so please keep on leads, thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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