|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.