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About Nick Wynne-Morgan
Anne & I have lived on the Dingle peninsula for the last 18 years but prior to that spent every summer enjoying the beauty and attractions of this beautiful part of the world. We have seven children and an increasing number of grandchildren. We love the Kerry scenery and the friendliness of the people and the local community
Nick Wynne-Morgan purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Nick Wynne-Morgan chose Castlemaine
River Cottage is located on the Dingle Peninsula, off the Wild Atlantic Way (main road to Dingle) but close enough to both Killarney and Dingle town. It is a quiet and a safe place for children to stay and is located amongst 4 acres of smallholding on which we have our donkeys, sheep & lambs, cats and a dog as well as our orchard and organic vegetable gardens. There are views of the Slieve Mish mountains behind and the sea in front of the cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
Location, Views, Pets & animals, a river running through the property, safe environment for children, owners on site to help with any question, lovely gardens and safe walks to the sea or mountains.
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Ideal cottage for visiting Kerry and Dingle Peninsulas
Nick and his cat and dog gave us a warm welcome, and the good impressions continued from there on. There is safe parking and the cottage is well equipped and comfortable. The location is just off a main road, which is convenient, but far enough away that the cottage is quiet; the beds were comfortable, the bedrooms light and airy, and we slept very well. There is a grocery store, Benson's. just up the road, a ten minute walk but we only walked it once as the road is busy and there is no pavement. You do need your own transport to get the most from this beautiful part of Ireland. Elderly or mobility-restricted people should take note that the bathroom is downstairs and the three bedrooms upstairs. Finally, a special thank you to Nick for the support - psychological and transport-wise - when we locked ourselves out of our hire car and had to have the replacement key couriered in from Dublin!
Enjoyable get away!
No views from downstairs, bit disappointing., only from large upstairs bedroom. We had a few problems with heating but Nick was always helpful and accommodating.. Would suggest clearer signage at entrance to property. Overall very much enjoyed our stay.
Paradise right in the heart of Dingle and Kerry Peninsulas
Annie’s Cottage is perfectly situated for driving to all the beautiful areas around the Dingle/Kerry Peninsulas. The cottage is tucked in beside the owners home and has views of the surrounding countryside. At night, you can even enjoy star gazing from your bed! Everything inside the cottage was bright and cheerful. The property hosts were very helpful and had all the answers to any questions we had. I’d recommend Annie’s Cottage:)
Yes, as Nancy says - the cottage is perfectly situated for both time spent in Dingle town and discovering the Dingle Peninsula as well as Killarney, the National park and the 'Ring of Kerry'- all accessible within half an hour of the cottage.
This, combined with both sea and mountain views and views of the stars make Annie's Cottage a worthwhile option for anyone wishing to make the most of their stay here in Kerry.
Beautiful cute cosy cottage
We had a lovely time staying in Annie's cottage, it was the perfect size with everything we needed!
A donkey, a sheep, a cat and a dog walk into a bar!
The cottage was perfect for our stay on the Dingle Peninsula.
Very clean (& I am fussy), well equipped, great wall art and a wonderful selection of books and videos for use while at the cottage. The animals are just delightful and very friendly. One evening when we arrived home we were met at the car by a dog, a sheep and a cat with the donkey braying in the background. Nick & Anne are lovely and were extremely responsive to us both prior to and throughout our stay. We would definitely recommend this property. We were a party of two but it would definitely be comfortable for larger parties.
Friendly pet animals are sometimes a turn-off to people on holiday but WE like them around and we are privileged in having many, many guests who seem to like the company and the friendliness of our 'non-human' friends around the place (and for the warm greeting that everyone receives from them when they arrive and when they return 'home'.
We pride ourselves in keeping Annie's Cottage in a clean and tidy condition and that the views from it (both sea and mountains) make the most of our Dingle Peninsula location & provide a change from the views that most people have at home. This is a beautiful county (Kerry) and one of the most beautiful places on earth (West of Ireland) - in good or bad weather.
The Best Part of Ireland
Wow, want an amazing place! This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. We wanted somewhere relaxing, idyllic, and memorable for us and our 4 young kids. Annie's Cottage gave us exactly that!
Nick and Anne were very kind and helpful, and have created a lovely space for visitors. The kids enjoyed waking up each morning to the animals waiting for them. There is lots of space to wander and explore. The cottage is well layed out and cozy. They gave us tons of suggestions on local things to do, complete with day trip suggestions, rainy day suggestions, and kid friendly suggestions.
We could not have asked for a better location or for better hosts. Absolutely perfect and a stay we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Thank you for a wonderful 'resume'. We hope that others find as much enjoyment when staying at Annie's Cottage as Nick and his family did.
Annie's cottage and River Cottage are ideally located to access the many beaches, leisure opportunities and tourist attractions of the Dingle Peninsula as well as the scenic beauty of Killarney, the lakes and the Kerry Way. The county town of Tralee provides an opportunity for good shopping and boasts the Aquadome, a large indoor play centre, and the Kerry County Museum for those rainy days.
For those interested in history and archaeology, the Dingle peninsular provides many neolithic sites and places of interest. The Dingle Way , a 120 mile waymarked route, passes just a few miles from the cottage and you can walk to the nearby Caherconree Mountain (Ireland's 4th highest) from the cottage front door! The charm, small craft shops, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Dingle Town is a must to experience, as is the Slea Head Drive and the Blasket Islands. Castlegregory and the Maharees are also just a few miles distant
Other Activities: Rose of Tralee festival, Horse racing, Film & music festivals, hill walking, horse riding, craft fairs, farmers markets, indoor climbing wall
Golf: There are a multitude of golf courses within a 30 minute drive of Annie's Cottage and River Cottage. Many are 18 hole championship courses such as Ballybunion, Tralee, Dooks, Beaufort, Killorglin and Killarney. Others are 9 hole course and there are even a few pitch and put courses locally for the beginners.
Some of the courses are links courses with spectacular views of the atlantic from many of the greens and fairways . Amongst these are Ballybunion, Dooks, Tralee and Dingle courses.