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Traditional Stone Cottage overlooking Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in County Kerry - Wren's Old Cottage

Sleeps 4/5, cot on request

This traditional old stone cottage has been renovated to modern standards for rental but the old style and character has been maintained. The property is set just off a small road leading up the mountain and stands alone with panoramic views of both sea and mountains.There is oil fired central heating throughout and an open fire in the sitting room making a cosy rental for the winter months.There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, both with 2 single beds. The double bedroom is on the ground floor as well as the bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with modern conveniences.The living room/ dining room is comfortable with Digital TV and DVD player as well as good selection of books. There is also free WIFI internet access in the cottage.The garden is spacious in front of the cottage with outdoor furniture seating 6. There is an outhouse attached to the cottage with freezer, dryer, washing machine and ample space for hanging wet clothes, fishing gear, surf boards, etc..

Brandon: Wren's Old Cottage is 1 mile from Brandon Village where there is an idyllic fishing harbour with small pier. Small boats can be moored or launched here and Brandon Bay is popular with sea anglers. Angling from the pier wall is also a very popular activity. The small beach here is a haven for small children. There are 3 pubs in Brandon where fine local food is served and traditional music can be heard. The Feile Lughnasa and Brandon Regatta are two important local events taking place in August

Cloghane. Dingle. Fermoyle Strand: Cloghane village is 3 miles from the cottage and is the location of the nearest shop where all essentials can be purchased. St. Brendan's Catholic Church is here with weekly masses. Cloghane has 2 pubs both serving food and also traditional music. Traditional music and a cup of tea can also be enjoyed in the Tintean Ceoil every Monday night in the village from 7.30pm - 9.30pm all year round and up to 3 nights a week in the peak season.

Dingle is 20 minute drive over the wonderful scenic drive of Conor Pass. Dingle is a small town offering everything a traveller would require. The fishing trawlers by the pier, seafood and high quality restaurants, traditional Irish food and souvenier shops. There are many pubs offering traditional Irish music, food and drink.

Nearer to home there is magnificent Fermoyle Strand, a sandy beach, famous for surfing and very clean and safe for swimming and water sports. The 7 uninterupted miles make it a great beach walk.

How to get here!: Kerry International Airport is 50 minute drive from the cottage and from here there are direct Ryanair flights to London Stansted, London Luton and Frankfurt Hahn. Aer Arann fly to Dublin where there are many connecting flights. Cork and Shannon Airports are both 2 +1/2 hr drives where there is a bigger selection of direct flights. All airports offer car hire.

Ringaskiddy is the nearest ferryport with sailings to France.

Rosslare and Dublin would be the main ferryports for UK

We also rent out Direen Cottage, property no:7825, situated 3 miles from Wren's Old Cottage, if dates , location or availability would be more suitable.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Eamonn and Janet Murphy
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
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25 October, 2016
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based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Traditional Stone Cottage overlooking Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Wren Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely traditional farmhouse, clean, mould-free and well kitted out, in a beautiful location with great views across Brandon Bay on one side and of the atmospheric mountains on the other. Our host Janet arrived promptly and gave us a warm welcome. The freshly baked fairy cakes left on the table were a nice touch and promptly eaten! Our kids were thoroughly smitten with the pair of resident lambs and three stay kittens that frequented the place! A most relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Children love the freedom around the cottage where there are sheep and lambs in our fields next door. Cats, kittens and dogs, although not perminent residents, can be befriended by children too. We do like to welcome our guests whenever possible and give information about the cottage and surrounding area. We can also explain about good walks and places to eat on their arrival.
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Wonderful base for this special area.

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a fantastic Christmas in Little wren cottage.The house is compact and cosy and was perfect for our family of 4,2 adults,2 teenagers and 1 dog.The cottage is comfortable well equipped and comes with WIFI which is a godsend with teenagers in bad weather. As someone who knows the area well I can say that this property is ideal for anyone touring the area or just for a relaxing holiday break.The cottage is close to all local amenities such as shop,bakery,beaches and pubs and with Janet and Eamonn on hand to assist with any queries I can heartily recommend the Cottage to anyone planning on visiting the Brandon/Cloghane area.

Ross and Sharen Kyne.Dublin.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you spent such an enjoyable Christmas in Wren's Old Cottage. It is great to be able to light the turf fire, relax and be comfortable if it is wet and stormy outside. Although the cottage is centrally heated the turf fire adds that extra comfort and is a highlight feature for many visitors. The cottage is in a good location as a touring base for Dingle, Killarney and further afield. The beach and Brandon village are both short walks away and the shop, bakery and church only 2 miles. Many guests take advantage of the cottage being situated on the Dingle Way and are able to walk out of the gate and continue up the mountain onto the spectacular trail with views over to County Clare. We look forward to your return visit some day. Eamonn and Janet
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Cozy Cottage in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful stay at Wren's Old Cottage! There was so much to explore, we would have needed another week to see everything. The cottage is located on a small hill, in front you can see the beautiful Brandon Bay an the Fermoyle Beach (longest beach in Ireland), and on all hands of the cottage you have an amazing mountain view! The cottage itself is small but nice, it has averything it needs, including an assortment of brochures.

Janet is a lovely landlady, on our arrival we found selfmade cake and jam to welcome is...

Within one week we did some hiking (which was absolutely marvellous and the trail starts just right behind the cottage!), we visited Dingle twice (wonderful city, lots to see and eat...), drove the Conor Pass and the Slea Head Drive (unforgettable!), did some horse riding (Lazy Ranch is just a 5 minute walk away from the cottage), went surfing at Fermoyle Beach had Chips an Guiness at Murphy's Pub, which is in Brandon.

We would love to come back one day!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that your stay at Wren's Old Cottage was so enjoyable. The views across Brandon Bay are breathtaking whether it is early morning sunrise, wild Atlantic storms or the sun going down on the mountains on the opposite side of the Bay. I am pleased that you were able to take advantage of the local amenities here in the Cloghane Brandon area. The Lazy Ranch horseriding is just up the road and all kinds of watersports can be enjoyed on Fermoyle Beach across the Bay. Murphy's Pub at the top of the Pier in Brandon is a favourite with many guests to the cottage as it is only a short walk . Children and teenagers can enjoy swimming, rowing and playing on the beach while other members of the family enjoy having a drink on the harbour wall above. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a peaceful beautiful cottage with views you cannot look away from because they change minute to minute. The good -sized kitchen has absolutely everything you will need for cooking (which I recommend doing) and even a dishwasher. Shower provides hot , plentiful water , fireplace provide warmth and the fragrance of peat. Sheep, lambs in the fields, friendly outside cat and a nice outdoor table for warm weather. Go to the local pubs in Brandon and Cloghane and see the view

from Brandon Point. Buy freshly baked breads and pastries from bakery /store in Cloghane, which will also provide you with all your basic needs. Janet is available by phone and has a ready answer for anything else you might need.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet cottage with a magnificent bay view

  • 4 of 5

I absolutely recommend the cottage to anyone who is looking for a quiet, beautifully located place far from civilization and noise of any coastal towns or villages. Janet is a wonderful host and welcomed us with honey and eggs, shared some tips on the nearby attractions and showed my daughter honey making process on one of the sunny mornings. The cottage is sparkling clean and equipped with all kitchen utensils. We enjoyed breakfast outside with the view of the bay.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Location! Cozy Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this cottage so much! Our family, 2 adults, 2 sons, had a great week in Brandon. This house is cozy and warm and we were instantly on vacation here. This is a true farm house with cats and sheep about which we loved. Janet and Eamonn were lovely people through and through. Our two favorite things about this house were the turf fire and the books. The book collection in this house was absolutely wonderful. Every evening each family member had a nose in a different book with the turf fire going. Books mostly about Ireland, shipwrecks, Blasket Islands, etc. We would read about it, get excited and then go out and explore it the next day. Our boys really enjoyed reading about such things and then going to the sites. Janet's honey and eggs were wonderful. Strongly suggest you go to the little bakery in town and get the Irish Soda bread. With Janet's honey it was better than any cake!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted Wren's Old Cottage was warm and cozy for your stay. The scent and comfort of the turf fire is a joy to many of our guests. We have an excellent collection of books on the Dingle Peninsula, local Cloghane/Brandon area, natural history as well as novels. There are a number of shipwrecks to be explored on the Peninsula. The flora and fauna surrounds the cottage and the Dingle Way walk is outside the door.The cottage is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way drive. Bacus Bakery is situated in the local shop in Cloghane Village and is a daily must for visitors and locals.
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Castlegreory/ Stradbally
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Brandon / Ballyguin
Car: necessary

Wren's Old Cottage is nestled into the hillside, on the famous Dingle Way walking trail, overooking Brandon Bay with panoramic views extending across to Fermoyle Strand, Ballyheigue, Tralee Bay and County Clare in the distance to the North and East. To the South and West there are mountain views of Beenoskee, Mount Brandon and Conor Pass overlooking the Cloghane Estuary. The cosy fishing village of Brandon is just over a mile down the road with 3 pubs, restaurant and a small harbour with a pier for sea fishing in the Bay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in County Kerry, County Kerry

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Off Peak
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Peak
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
early Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Off Peak
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

There will be a minimum rental charge of €300 but heating, electricity sheets and towels are included in rental rates.
There is free WIFI access to internet
There will be turf, coal or briquettes to light a fire on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Kerry in Europe

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cot can be put up in Bedroom 2 on request. Cottage can sleep 6 but living accommodation is better suited to 4 or 5.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is outhouse attached to the cottage with washing machine, freezer and ample space for drying clothes, walking, fishing , and surfing gear. There is a lawn immediately outside the door where outdoor meals and panoramic views can be enjoyed at all times of day or night.

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