|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This 200 year old farmhouse is situated on the northern side of the DINGLE Peninsula. It is tucked in at the base of Mount Brandon the second highest mountain in Ireland. It overlooks Brandon Bay which opens into Tralee Bay. It is located 1½ miles from Cloghane Village and is an ideal area for visitors who like the quiet life of walking, of fishing and other outdoor pursuits and who warm to the charms of sleepy villages with small, cosy pubs and even smaller shops. The Cloghane-Brandon area has immense appeal.
Our Cottage is located at the foot of Mt Brandon and overlooking Brandon Bay. It is a truly beautiful place where you can totally switch off from the busyness of life and totally unwind. It is our personal place of retreat and is a very special place which we call our heaven.
Our cottage has been passed on to us and contains many original items of previous generations. We renovated the house and preserved the original look and ambiance. It is a warm and cosy retreat for any family and will take people back in time with the old fireplace and traditional crane that used to carry the kettle and pots over the open fire.
We were looking for a base to set ourselves up in a location that was we could experinece the "true Ireland". This was a perfect choice. The cottage was located on a working sheep farm. It was fantastic and so interesting for the children and adults a like. Tremendous walks through sheltered valleys with amazing vistas done to the sea and surrounding mountains.
The walk up to the Loch Cruite directly behind the cottage was exceptional.
The cottage itself is a rennovated and modernised 200 year old cottage that exudes the charm of yester years with all the mod cons.
I would certainly recommend this property to our friends and relatives. It was very clean and well maintained and the owners were contactable and very helpful in ensuring that we had everything we needed and that our week was action packed and planned.
We had some fabulous nights in Cloghane village with traditional music and ballads in O'Connors Bar. Brandon Pier and Murphys Bar was also a highlight. There was also a good selectioon of quality "pub grub".
We were also ecstatic to discover that we had the Wild Atlantic Way right on our very door step and explored this at out leisure over the week.
The walks were fabulous and would highly recommend this property for those would love the great outdoors, fresh air and amazing vistas.
The picture of the cottage very deceiving as there is a bungalow directly in front of the property.
We had a 4 month old baby with us and not impressed with the cot supplied. This was a timeshare exchange and was not up to the usual standard of timeshare properties.
Ideal for walkers and locals all very friendly, weather was kind to us and therefore out everyday, scenery brilliant, walks good.
I arrived from New York to Loch Cruite cottage in awe of the beautiful setting nestled at the foot of Mt Brandon. The cottage is located on the Dingle Penninsula adjacent to mountains and beaches with a culture immersed in history and tradition. It was everything I pictured the Irish countryside to be. While the cottage is situated on a working sheep farm it is also located near two small villages and a driving distance to Dingle Town. O Connors Pub in Cloghane village served us a delicious home cooked meal and a great pint! We were surprised and delighted to see Paddy the owner of our cottage ( a great musician) having a traditional music session at O Connors one night. What a fantastic evening. In Brandon there is a beautiful old pier surrounded by sandy beaches for many miles which kept my kids busy for hours on end. At the top of the pier there is Murphys's Pub another great traditional spot. Loch Cruite cottage is a perfect location for exploring the Dingle Penninsula with it's variety of water sports and horse riding amenities. My children also got to participate in farm life with farmer Brendan answering their endless questions. Weather was beautiful and contrary to popular belief there was no rain. A great trip... 5 stars! This is a definite for my future vacation plans.
Our family had a great time staying at Loch Cruite. Fabulous panoramic views of Mount Brandon and Brandon bay great for hiking or walking on the unspoilt beaches but also convenient for touring he Dingle Peninsula ( don't forget to take the Connor Pass to Dingle) there are some great pubs with Irish music sessions and good food in the local village and the cottage and property itself was really well-maintained - really clean along with having everything you would need for a home away from home vacation! Really friendly owners to deal with and very helpful with planning our stay. We really had a great time we will definitely put it on the list to come back in the very near future. We would definitely recommend Loch Cruite.
My first impression was that the cottage on the website didnt exist, well it did but was hidden behind another house which totally blocked the view. The picture on the website had to be taken from the roof of this house... . However we really enjoyed our stay, neighbours were very friendly and helpful. O connor pass is beautiful and also the local surroundings. While this is a working sheep farm, I feel when you pay for a holiday in a cottage, you dont expect sheep droppings to cover the paths around it. On several occasions I had to clean the childrens shoes when they came inside... not on in todays standards guys. I think either a farming enterprise, or a self catering holiday . They need to be totally seperate here. The cottage was well equipped, and very clean.
We loved our stay at this clean, comfortable well stocked farm house nestled in the valley, surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, lakes, and fields. Peaceful yet plenty to do there. Our family climbed the mountains and found hidden lakes with stunning views of the valley. Saw dolphins off of Brandon Point; had a picnic on a beach near Slea Head and enjoyed the shops and pubs in nearby Dingle. The locals in Cloghane are friendly and inviting, with great music and singing in the pubs at night. Though it was far from where we live in the USA, they made us feel at home.
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|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Discount depending on length of stay