House in Gortadoo, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland - Peaceful Countryside Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, 2 Miles From Ballyferriter Village
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I am a retired accountant living in Ardmore, County Waterford with my wife and family. My wife is a working artist and we run a successful Art Gallery in Ardmore. We are very keen on music and both ourselves and all the children also play / sing. We find the Kerry area ideal for playing music at home and also for playing in the many local pubs and bars.
Don purchased this House in 1999
Why Don chose Ballyferriter
We love mountains, sea and beautiful scenery and even though Ardmore and County Waterford boast some of the very best, the rugged, breath taking features of West Kerry are always a welcome change. We have always found the relaxed and stress-free atmosphere of Gorta Dubha unique and never tire of its invitation to relax and unwind. Our children likewise, for their own reasons (golf, swimming, surfing, music sessions and meeting Kerry friends) have embraced the area and at this stage are almost more hooked on the area than we are.
What makes this House unique
The peace and quiet is wonderful and with the golf course literally a ten minute walk up the road, we often head off to the practice ground or the main golf course, for a few shots. When the family were younger, the garden was perfect because once we closed the front gate, there was no way out and they could pay there in perfect safety for hours. Likewise, when they got older, they all learned to cycle here and could cycle down to the beach in two minutes.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Spacious well appointed Family home close to the sea with owners art work displayed on the walls
We enjoyed staying in this spacious well appointed family home, located only 10 minutes walk to broad sandy beach, safe for bathing, walking, bike riding and bird watching.
Cottage has large garden for children games and plenty of parking for several cars.
The nearest village of Ballyferritter is about 10minutes drive, though a walk along the beach and up little lane to the village is also very enjoyable.
The cottage has a lived-in family feel, very well appointed with kitchen utensils, very spacious living area, dining area with views to the Three Sisters Hills, good sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, all of which worked well. The owner has some of their own art work hanging on the walls, local views and friendly cattle.
Dear Guest, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our house and that everything was suitable for you. It is always nice to share the pleasure of spending time in West Kerry and I hope that you will return again soon. Don
We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the house and Dingle. The property is superbly located with wonderful views and within a 5 minute walk to a great beach. Numerous pubs frequented by mostly locals are close by as is a shop for groceries. Perfect location for exploring Dingle.
Dear Andreas, I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at our house. It is indeed a wonderful and beautiful part of the world. There is so much to see and do in the greater Ballyferriter/Dingle area and I hope that you will return again soon.
5 minute walk to Beal Ban sandy beach with uninterrupted views of Mount Brandon (Ireland's second highest mountain), Smerwick Harbour and the Three Sisters peaks. Perfect for swimming, beach walks watersports and fishing. Within 15 minutes of many other beautiful sandy beaches and the famous Slea Head which includes beaches at Dun Chaoin, Cumeenole and Clogher. These beaches became famous with the filming of the movie Ryan's Daughter in 1970
Nearest airport - Kerry International Airport - 50 miles
Airport - Kerry International Airport: 50 Miles
Ferry - Rosslare : 200 miles
Train - Tralee: 40 miles
Town - Dingle: 10 miles
Village - Ballyferriter - 2 miles
Beach - Beal Ban: 500 Metres
Bar / Pub - Ballyferriter 2 miles
Golf - Dingle Golf Links: 1 mile
Nearest Restaurant - Dingle Golf Links: 1 mile
Hotel - Ballyferriter - 2 miles
Two good local shops in Ballferriter village, also 3 excellent pubs featuring great food and live music. Hotel situated in Ballyferriter village. Numerous excellent restaurants within 10 mile radius. Nearest supermarkets and banks are in Dingle (10 miles). Boat trips to Blasket Islands from Dun Chaoin (5 miles) and to Skellig Islands from Dingle. Boats trips to see local Dolphin also from Dingle. Swimming pool,bowling, aquarium and climbing wall also in Dingle. The area is in the centre of the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) and is host to many related cultural festivals and events.