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Dingle Peninsula Cottage on Wild Atlantic Way at foot of Mt Brandon , sea views.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three bedroom Olde World Farmhouse at the Foot of Mt Brandon,Dingler Peninsula

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Paddy and Eileen O Neill
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

Why Paddy and Eileen O Neill chose Ireland

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Kerry in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Dingle Peninsula Cottage on Wild Atlantic Way at foot of Mt Brandon , sea views.
average rating of 4.6875 based on 16 reviews

Now part of a great memory

  • 5 of 5

Just back from an utterly fantastic time at Loch Cruite Cottage. I spent three unforgettable days there with my cousin for a bit of a catch up. Firstly, the area is magnificent. The north coast of Dingle is a real hidden gem. The scenery in this out of the way part of Dingle is jaw dropping and the cottage sits right in there amongst the best of it - Mt Brandon looms over your bedroom window spectacularly and the ocean can be seen off in the distance. It was fun watching cars tentatively enter the Connor Pass just across the valley.

Secondly, this is real country for craic. The pub owners will get to know you by name, tell you stories that will leave you riveted and even let you have a bash on the house guitar. The chat was friendly and full of wit and the food is excellent.

Lastly, the cottage is as picturesque as you will find. The beds plush and comfortable, the kitchen well appointed and the fireplace big and homey. (If you have issues starting peat fires, Paddy will build you an idiot proof one from scratch.) Speaking of Paddy, he's absolutely ace. Helpful, funny, full of local knowledge with a real talent for making everything just right. You'll love it. I hope to get back as soon as can be managed.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to meet the cousins Geoff and John from Boston and delighted they stayed in 'our little bit of heaven in the Kingdom (Pet name for Co Kerry).It is always a pleasure for us to welcome visitors and make suggestions of what to see and do.To meet two great musicians and singers was a pleasure and it was great to share songs and guitar instrumentals in the weekly Tinteáin Cheoil with all the local talent on Monday Night and then some more songs and tunes with Micheál in O Connors pub in Cloghane later in the evening over a few creamy pints of Guinness. The visit finuished with a night of Music in Murphys Pub on the pier in Brandon Village.We are looking forward to seeing Geoff and John with their families again and next time hopefully Mt Brandon will be clear for a mountain hike.
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Wonderful Stay Everything We Were Looking For

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for walkers

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our traditional Irish cottage is located on the foothills of Mt Brandon. There is another residence located in front of our cottage but at a lower level as it too is on the Mountain Side. The views around are spectacular. The view of our cottage with the mountains in the background is as it is and most guests are blown away with the views and tranquility.Unfortunately there was a small stain on the mattress of the cot which we made available for this family and we apologised for this. We are very disappointed with this anonymous review especially since 99% of our reviews score a 5 Star.The description of our cottage states that it is a 200 year old cottage and obviously does not have ensuite bedrooms and marble tiled floors. Our cottage is full of Olde World charm and character with a traditional fireplace where turf can be burned and still has the traditional crane that carried the old kettles and pots. Our cottage is very cosy and suits a couple or family but probably too small for 6 adults.Our cottage is ideal for walkers and exploring the Dingle Peninsula and gives a great opportunity to meet locals in the pubs for music sessions.
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A trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet with this family from Long Island, New York at the end of August. They definitely explored the Cloghane/ Brandon Region as their children were full of energy and the Mt Brandon climb was so easy for them all. Weather was fantastic for their week in our Cottage.hopefully we will see them return soon again as they seemed to love the Irish Culture especially the music in our local pubs and restaurants.
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Great place to stay- had a really fun time!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cottage is located in one of the most scenic valleys in Ireland at the foot of Mt Brandon and also with a spectacular view of the whole Mountain Range leading up to Conor Pass which connects the North side of the Dingle Peninsula with the South Side. A neighbours house is indeed in front of our cottage but at a lower level as both houses are on a mountain side that drops to the Owenmore River Valley. A sheep farm is next door and it is regrettable that some sheep droppings were deposited on the roadway in front of our cottage as the sheep were herded into the farmyard of our neighbours. If there was movement of sheep from Mt Brandon for Sheep Shearing they would have passed on the Right of Way roadway which runs between the two houses.Many families loved the experience of feeding pet lambs,watching the sheep shearing and helping the farmer move sheep with the aid of sheep dogs into various fields.Unfortunately sheep droppings are a by product of this great fun and can be easily washed using the outside tap facilities.I have brought the sheep dropping problem to the attention of the farmer. Our cottage is an ideal location for exploring fabulous Mountain Walks, trout fishing in Loch Cruite Corrie Lake, exploring the Dingle Peninsula,experiencing home cooking and local entertainment in the pubs of Cloghane and Brandon. Many visitors have called our cottage their 'Little Heaven' and return each year to re-energise from their hectic lifestyles.Peace and calm are guaranteed in this fabulous gem of a location for a quality break.
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
1st Kerry Airport. 2nd Cork
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
O Connors
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
O Connors
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Fermoyle Strand (Longest Beach in Ireland)
Car: necessary


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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Kerry, Europe

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak August
29 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Discount depending on length of stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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