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Mesmerizing Ocean Drama - 5 Bedroom Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms all with Private Baths, two wings for privacy

Dun Mhorain holiday home is THE place to stay while exploring the Dingle Peninsula. Proudly overlooking the Atlantic Sea, this 5 bedroom (all with private bathrooms) offers breathtaking views from every room. Experience the Dingle peninsula like a true local in the village of Ballydavid located just 7 scenic miles from Dingle town center. If you miss Ballydavid: its views pubs and people, you’ve missed the peninsula.

Walk the dramatic coastline from your own back door (expect to see NO ONE except a few startled sheep) , relax on our stone picnic table and watch the sunset, play pool upstairs with the large windows that open to the countryside, or start a turf fire in the living room.

Just a half mile, grab a drink at the local pub An Cuinne or enjoy the many restaurants and pubs that dot the coastline only a short distance away. With over 30 years of travelling to the peninsula and professionally managed by The Old Pier (native Irish speakers), let us help you plan your perfect vacation. See the nearby sister properties at

Find out for yourself why National Geographic Explorer voted the Dingle Peninsula THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON EARTH!!

First Floor

Living Room with 360 degree views of sea and mountains, television, fireplace and comfortable seating area

Kitchen with modern amenities fully equipped, eat in dining area

Master Bedroom with King sized bed, bathroom attached, sea views

2nd Bedroom with private bathroom sea views and option of two twin beds or full

3rd Bedroom with private bathroom mountain views

2 Half Bathrooms

Second Floor sitting room with pool table, three velux balcony windows open to the sea, two bedrooms each with their own bathrooms. One bedroom has a king sized bed and the other has a queen sized bed with two twins. All bedrooms fitted with fresh linens.

More Details

John Moran
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About John Moran

I took my first trip to Ireland in 1985 and raced around the West coast from Donegal to Cork and stumbled on Dingle. Had it been my first stop I wouldn't have gone any further.

Having stayed in B&B's and Inns in the various villages and in town over the years, we bought a site on rocks above Smerwick Harbor and within a half mile of one of our favorite country pubs. Notwithstanding our end-of-the-earth setting, 10 minute access to Dingle affords the best music and cuisine you can find in Ireland.

John Moran purchased this house in 2004

Why John Moran chose Dingle

There are numerous pubs that dot the peninsula outside of Dingle. We found ourselves in a pleasant rotation, yet always apprehensive about missing a football match or a session that might surpass the perfection of the moment. We stumbled upon a lot in the center of it all with views of ocean swells exploding off rocks, within ten minutes of town and concluded that "we have to do this," and thats what we did.

What makes this house unique

The home is L shaped with two wings on two floors that affords privacy even with several couples/families.

The living room faces the sea in the back and the mountains in the front. The tides, clouds and light make for an ever changing view. In the living room there is a traditional fireplace where you can burn turf coal or turf briquettes.

Its the perfect combination of traditional Irish with modern amenities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Dingle around the County Kerry

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • First Floor Bedroom 2/3 - 2 Single Bed , Ocean Views Private Bath (2 twins/ push together for full)
    1st Floor Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private bathroom ocean views
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ocean and Mountain View Private Bathroom
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Queen and 2 Twins Private Bathroom
    First Floor Bedroom 1/3 Private Bath - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bedroom Off of Kitchen with Mountain Views to the front
  • 3 Bedrooms on the first floor -Master Bedroom King Bed Ocean Views -Bedroom with King Bed -Bedroom with two twins with the option to move together for a full 2 Bedrooms on the second floor -One bedroom has a King -Other bedroom has a queen and two twins All have their own private bathrooms
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Mesmerizing Ocean Drama - 5 Bedroom Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Incredible Vacation on Dingle

  • 5 of 5

The House was perfect and the views from the house were spectacular. The Dingle peninsula and the location of the house are absolutely breathtaking. It was great to be able to spend time in Dingle at some really great Pubs at night and to do some nice day trips to do a Horseback Trek on Maharees and to sight see in Kinsale and Killarney. We would gladly come back and stay in the same place for our next vacation in Ireland

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, KY

Stayed a week with 10 people it was great

  • 5 of 5

So much to do right there within just a few miles...location could not be better. The home is very nice super quiet area.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampshire, England

Beautiful house, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 10 have just spent 4 wonderful nights at this beautiful house. The views in every direction are stunning and the house itself is gorgeous. It is a fantastic location as a base to explore all that the Dingle Penninsula has to offer. Only a short drive into Dingle, it offers the peace and tranquility we were after, whilst being within easy reach of the busy little town. After a night out, a taxi ride home cost us €5 each so the isolated location does not prevent a good night out if desired.

There are plenty of walks from the house if you want to avoid driving too much or there are treasures galore if you’re prepared to go a bit further. Highlights for us were a trip the Great Blasket Island (go with Billy and Alice - worth every one of the €60) where we saw lots of dolphins, seals, puffins and a whole lot more and a drive across the Conor Pass to Brandon Bay is well worth it.

Nothing is too much trouble for anyone in this part of the world, not least John, the owner’s man on the ground Padraig who sorted us with extra dining space as the house only normally has seating for six. John himself has been responsive and helpful throughout. I thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Can’t beat the views!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a picture perfect setting. The views are incredible and there is so much to see around the peninsula!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Moran Fort for the Christmas holiday. My family (2 adults + 2 kids), my parents, and my brother and his wife all met up for Christmas. We stayed for six days at this house, and it was perfect. There is plenty of space for everybody to have their own areas to sleep, shower, and just get away from all the hustle and bustle. There is also a lovely living room with a fireplace that is cozy and relaxing. There are beautiful views of the water in the cove from the living room, dining room, and upstairs game room. The house is absolutely beautiful and everything we were hoping it would be. It was only a fifteen minute drive into Dingle to go to dinner or the aquarium or just walk around the charming little village. I would definitely recommend this place to anybody. John was a wonderful host, and his groundskeeper, Paidraig, was so helpful and accommodating. Five stars, for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dingle House

  • 3 of 5

We (4 adults, 3 kids) stayed here for 4 nights last week. The house and surrounding area are beautiful. Unfortunately a few major glitches happened, so we can't rate it 5 stars. The master bedroom (upstairs) bathroom began leaking (pouring water) out of the kitchen ceiling. We were unable to use the bathroom for the entire stay. On the second day the heat turned off. The caretaker was able to get it restarted for one more day, but the last two nights (during a major storm) we had no heat. As we were traveling with 3 children, they wanted to watch movies during the evenings. We had to ask for a DVD (even thought it was to be included) which was delivered broken. They then sent a new one on the last day. Minus all of the hiccups the house is gorgeous. If the weather was better and warmer the heat wouldn't have been an issue, but unfortunately it was. The house is about a 10 minute drive from downtown Dingle.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
An Cuinne Pub
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Blasket Island (Dunquin)
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Dingle Golf Links Ceann Sibel
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Killarney and Tralee
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
N86 (Tralee to Dingle)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gormans Clifftop House
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Wine Strand (See Ryans Daughter), Ballydavid Pier
Car: necessary

The property is located in a rural coastal community with incredible views of Mt Brandon, the Three Sisters (cliff range) Sybil Head, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Indescribable beauty located all within a 20 minute radius. Highlights include Slea Head, Dunquin, Ventry, Blasket Islands, Mt Eagle, Ballyferriter, the Wine Strand and Dingle town center. An abundance of wonderful restaurants and and pubs featuring traditional Irish music at its best nightly.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Dingle,

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Nightly rates... 200 Euros and up/night, up to 10 people
Weekly rates... 1200 Euros and up/week
Rates Vary Depending on Time of Year and length of stay please inquire.
During the summer months, we only accept weekly rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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