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Unique location with breathtaking views of sea and mountains.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in County Kerry - Faha Cottage

3 bedrooms ( 2 en-suite). 1 king; 1 double; 1 with 4 bunks. Family bathroom.

The house can accommodate up to 8 people. It comprises three bedrooms - 2 with en-suites - plus 1 with 4 bunk beds adjacent to main bathroom.

There is a very spacious kitchen/diner/living area, with family dining, comfortable sofas and a wood-burning stove for chilly nights. There is a TV with Sky channels, a DVD player and a radio/cd player. Wifi SIM cards may be purchased in Dingle, Tralee or larger towns. There is an outdoor deck with seating for al fresco dining and a gas barbeque is provided. There is a washing machine and dryer. Bed linen and towels are provided.

There is an excellent bakery in Cloghane and a reasonable-sized supermarket in nearby Castlegregory. Dingle (14km) has two larger supermarkets and Tralee (32km) has several. Firewood may be purchased in any of the supermarkets.

Faha Cottage is usually available from Saturday to Saturday; however, arrivals/departures on other days may be possible by prior arrangement. The cottage is available to guests from 3pm on day of arrival and should be vacated by 11am on day of departure.

There is a recycling and rubbish disposal facility at the the community hall in nearby Brandon (approx. 3km). Guests are asked to dispose of all rubbish prior to departure.

The property is located at the foot of Mount Brandon. you can step out your back door, and start climbing.

Cloghane is just off The Conor Pass, the highest in Ireland and which offers exhilirating views over large parts of the Dingle Peninsula. Cloghane is also close to Fermoyle Beach, at 20km the longest in Ireland, which runs unbroken through Castlegregory and the Maherees peninsula.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jacqueline O'Connor
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 April, 2016
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About Jacqueline O'Connor

I have lived all my life in Kerry and am an enthusiastic cyclist, mountain climber and traditional musician. I am married to Mike and we have three teenage children.

Jacqueline O'Connor purchased this house in 2006

Why Jacqueline O'Connor chose Ireland

This property is situated at the foot of Mount Brandon and 2km from the pretty village of Cloghane on the Dingle peninsula. It is ideally located for day trips to Dingle, Slea Head, Killarney and all parts of Kerry and West Cork. It has accommodation for up to 8 people and is perfect for families. Nearby there are beautiful, unspoilt beaches, including Cappagh, Fermoyle and Brandon Point.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Unique location with breathtaking views of sea and mountains.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

A wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Hello Jaqueline,

thank you for being so lovely. You rebuild this beautiful,house with big love for Details -we enjoyed our Holidays soooo much!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful spot!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home is the very last place at the end of a twisting lane. We were so delighted when we saw how spacious and well-equipped the Faha House is. From the gas AND electric stove, dishwasher, laundry facilities, and deep bathtub in one of the two bathrooms, we couldn't have been more delighted. Jaqueline had fresh scones, milk, and butter waiting for us and enough peet bricks to get us started, which were such thoughtful extras.

The Faha House is situated halfway up the mountainside it resides on. It was such a pleasure to hike up the mountain and spend time at the grotto created by local folk, then carry on to the top and look out over the stunning valley and bay below...heavenly!

Jacqueline's knowledge of the region's history/geography, her thoughtfulness, the wonderful accommodations, the nearby village with its lovely pubs and small grocery store (with fresh baked breads and scones!), make the Faha House a gem of a find that far exceeds expectation! Thank you, Jacqueline for helping to make our first trip to Ireland such a pleasure...and definitely will draw us back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Bliss!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Cloghane was an experience we will never forget. The house is beautiful, spotless, well-appointed, and convenient to local attractions. The mountain, the bay, the sheep, and the green that is Ireland made us never want to leave. Jackie and her family are a delight, and graciously welcomed and accommodated us! You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnificant Faha house with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Faha house. The house is well kept, very nicely decorated and makes you feel at home instantly. More than well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are very spacious with ensuite. There is another separate bathroom with a nice bath. A woodstove in the living room added to the atmosphere in the evening. (Wood provided by owner.) Washing machine and dryer came in handy, as we went to the beach a lot. Also a very nice outside sitting area with BBQ. The owner, Jacqueline, is very helpful. Thanks again for waiting!

The views from the house are stunning. Front view on Brandon bay, which provided great picture moments from early morning till sunset. Rear view on the surrounding mountains, of which the climb to mount Brandon starts at the house. Breathtaking views from mount Brandon. It took us about 5 hours to climb the mountain and return. Worth every minute!

The house is ideally located to make daytrips. We can recommend:

Going to Dingle over the Connor Pass. Don’t forget to stop at the top, great views! Dingle is a nice town. Very colourful. If you like some driving adventure, there is another, smaller pass, to drive from Cloghane to Dingle. Great views as well.

We really liked the beaches in Inch (parking on the beach!) and at Fermoyle (about 15 minutes drive). Sunset at Fermoyle provided stunning pictures. Also Brandon point at sunset is magical!

On Sunday there is a small farmers market in Castlegregory, where they sell vegetables, homemade chocolates, cakes etc.

The Slea head drive is an absolute must. Stunning views along the drive and several viewing points where you can stop to make pictures. You can walk to the viewing point with a great view on the Blasket Islands. Also the visitor centre of Blasket Islands is worth a visit. Here you can learn about the history of the Blasket Islands and its former residents. It makes you feel very humble. There is a nice bookshop at the centre, where they sell a great variety of books. Also a photo exhibition of the photographer John Hooton with magnificent pictures of the Dingle peninsula. (Could not resist buying the photobook “Gathering light” at the book shop)

If you like (sub)tropical gardens, go to Dhu Varren gardens in Milltown. (About 1 hour drive). A very passionate owner, who can tell you a lot about the plants.

We highly recommend the accomodation!

Ciska, Henrie, Megan and Caitlin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ciska for that great review, very well put together... Kind regards Jacqueline
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  • 5 of 5

Unser Urlaub in diesem Haus war einfach wunderbar. Der Kontakt mit der Vermieterin, das Haus selbst und vor allen Dingen die unglaublich schöne Aussicht von dort werden uns noch lange in Erinnerung bleiben. Viele schöne Ausflüge haben wir von dort mit dem Auto unternommen. Auch konnten wir direkt vom Haus aus zu tollen Wanderungen in die Berge und zu den traumhaften Bergseen aufbrechen. Wir haben uns immer wieder gefreut, zu dieser Ferienunterkunft am Ende des Tages zurückzukehren. Wer die Natur liebt, ist hier bestens aufgehoben. Wir kommen bestimmt wieder. Vielen Dank für diesen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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excellente résidence de vacances

  • 5 of 5

Excellente situation, en pleine nature mais proche d'un village, avec une vue magnifique sur mer et montagne.

Maison très confortable, bien équipée, avec un accueil chaleureux et sympathique.

A recommander !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
300 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Nearest Train
34 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Cappagh Strand
Car: necessary

The Cloghane area is one of spectacular natural beauty, between the mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. It has an abundance of sandy beaches, washed clean by the surf of Brandon Bay.

Mount Brandon is the highest peak of the Slieve Mise mountain range and is Ireland's second highest mountain at 3127ft (951m). The mountain is closely associated with St. Brendan, Kerry's patron saint and is known as St. Brendan's Mountain...Cnoc Brennain in Irish. The village of Cloghane is situated at the start of the longest beach in Ireland. It is ideal for surfing, horse riding and shore fishing.

Longitude: 52.23919949194975

Latitude: -10.206048248903835

Postcode: V92 XW52


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Prices for this holiday house in County Kerry, County Kerry

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

High season rate for 2 weeks is €1100.00.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in County Kerry in Europe

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Bunk Beds
  • The bunk beds are big enough for adults, there like single beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Decking
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There are outside sheds for keeping bikes, or kayaks. To see more photos...Click here. www.jacquelineoconnor.fotopic.net

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