1 bedroom grass-roofed eco cottage Dingle Ireland
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenAsk
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Budget, Romantic, Beach, Mountain, Rural|
Description from the owner
The Nest is a unique property with a grass-roof and its own mini conservatory. Cool in the summer when the swallows are nesting under its eaves and warm in the winter from the cosy glow of the peat burning stove. It is the ideal base for discovering the beauty of the Dingle Peninsual. Only 25 minutes walk from town, in the evening you can sit outside and listen to the sound of the sea. For birdwatchers the Birnham Lagoon offers a fantastic opportunity to watch waders and other sea birds at close quaters. There is a large storage shed for bicycles and drying wet weather gear.
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1 bedroom grass-roofed eco cottage Dingle Ireland
Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Under 2 miles from the hustle and bustle of town with views out to Mount Brandon and surrounding countryside. The sea is a 10 minute walk at the Birnham Lagooon and Ballymore Harbour. The arboretum at Ventry House is a fantastic place for botanists and birdwatchers alike.
Location Type Beach, Mountain, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$51||$58||$257 - $463||$0||2 nights|
|Mar. 2 2013 - May. 4 2013
|May. 4 2013 - Sep. 14 2013
|All Other Dates||$51||$51||-||-||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
included in the price: sojourn tax, final cleaning, bed sheets and towels
non obligatory sucharge: air conditioning use (as stated in the optional equipment of the apartment/room) (5.00€, per unit, per day, payed after the arrival), Berth for a boat (5.00€, per unit, per day, payed after the arrival)
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Manchester, United Kingdom
Home from Home!
We couldn't have been more pleased with The Nest. It's rustic country feel, the decor,the grass roof ,the peat burning stove and the amazing landscapes around us made this our best holiday ever. Everything we needed was provided, including fresh towels and linen, WiFi,digital TV,washing machine and dryer. Plus all kitchen equipment for self catering. The accomodation was quirky and clean with bucket loads of Irish charm. Dingle town is a gem of a place with friendly people, fantastic pubs and restaurants all contained in a lovely working harbour. Over all the Nest offers fantastic value for money, and we will be recommending this beautiful Irish hideaway to all out family and friends. Thank you Louise and Linda.
State College, Pa USA
The perfect Irish cottage for the perfect Irish getaway
If you're looking for the iconic, ideal Irish cottage- the kind you see in the movies, but is almost impossible to find in real life and even if you do, it's way too expensive - the Nest is it. It's tiny, rustic and perfect, with gorgeous wood floors and ceiling beams, a peat-burning stove that heats the whole place and a cozy bedroom that looks into a wee conservatory. I'm a writer and I found it a wonderful retreat from the distractions of the world, but couples looking for a romantic hideaway would also love it. And it's value is unmatched...there is no place in the area that is more reasonably priced. It is about an hour's walk into Dingle, but even for vacationers who don't have a car, there are a zillion taxi services if walking or biking doesn't suit. There's a kitchen and washer and dryer, which for longer stays is crucial, and Wifi. I loved the Nest and can't wait to return!
Response from Louise Page - 01/21/2013
We are looking forward to seeing you again in March. Thanks for the great coverage on you blog. I think we will have to have a writer's roll for all the people who have found inspiration at The Nest.
Low Cost with kitchen, but lacking in comfort
We are a young couple with a baby and stayed here for 5 nights. It is a low cost, but not a place I would choose again. Here is a summary:
-Close to the city of Dingle
-A kitchen with basic utensils
-A washer and dryer (my favorite part whilst traveling with a baby!)
-Not clean. The floors, rugs, and even the sofa were covered in a good layer of pet hair.
-No television. The cottage has not converted to the digital TV signal, so no TV
-A mouse lives in there and scurried around on the floors
-Heating was hard to get going and warm up the place
-No great place to sit and take it easy at the end of the day
-A bit hard to find on your first visit there
So, the washer and dyer and use of the stove was great, but it was just not a place you really felt was clean or comfortable to sit/lay around.
Response from Louise Page - 11/29/2012
We are sorry that you did not enjoy The Nest as much as our previous guests. The guest we have staying at the moment has extended her visit 3 times, and hasn't had any of the problems you encountered.
When my cleaner called on you after you had been at the house 3 days you told her that the house was perfect and just what you had imagined. There were no mentions of pet hair. Had there been she would have immediately cleaned the cottage for you. The cottage has a digital television but the digital switch over meant that there was one evening when there was no signal, this was true but this was due to the change to digital over which we had no control. Now the switch over is completed this should never be a problem again.
We don't know when the mouse got in but wondered it was after the pasta and baby food that had been dropped on the floor. We would have appreciated you wiping these up and cleaning the high chair before you left.
Because the heating is by stove, it does take a little while for the fire to get going but we do provide an electric heater to cover this eventuality. We prefer not to leave the stove lit and unattended when we are not sure of exactly when people are arriving.
Most people have had no problem finding the place, so I would be grateful if you could let me know what could be added to the directions to make them clearer.
The Nest is very cosy, perfect for a couple or a family with young kids. It's close to the main road, so easy to find, but far enough away that there's no traffic noise. Furnishings are basic but perfectly adequate. The cottage has a lot of quirky touches which make a nice change from corporate hotels! The Dingle Peninsular is spectacular. We appreciated the little extra touches, such as the bag of turf that was left for us, along with milk. Very good value, and highly recommended.
Quaint, cozy, needing a bit of attention to detail.
This little cottage was simple but a truly great option for those looking for a budget-friendly choice. It was clean and cozy and the house itself was just as described. The location was not as close to the beach or as rural as anticipated given the photos and description, -the view from the main windows/doors was to the car park and house a few meters away (requiring the curtains to remain closed for privacy) and the beach was a rocky,trash and seaweed strewn strip about 20-25 minutes on muddy/manure filed trails. On our particular visit the basics for cooking such as oil, salt, paper towels were not present on arrival requiring a trip into town prior to making a meal. That said, a 5 minute drive takes you to a lovely sandy beach in Ventry that is perfect for walking or sunning, there are plenty of pans and utensils and,again, finding a lower cost option close to Dingle in the high season would be a challenge. Although the furniture was clearly shown in the photos, a longer stay would have been made more comfortable with a better cushioned couch/sofa.
Response from Louise Page - 07/25/2012
I'm sorry you did not find the things you needed to make a meal, though we do provide tea, coffee, milk for guests on arrival we prefer not to leave any food in the cottage which will attract mice.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and will take note of your comments about the couch. Sadly the litter tipped into the sea I am powerless to do anything about.
Cosy dogs, cosy setting, great trip
The cottage is cosy. After a days walking, surfing, kayaking, swimming or whatever you do the cottage makes an excellent place to retire for the evening. The stove provides a great atmosphere, and warms the cottage very efficiently.
The dogs settled very quickly, and really enjoyed the setting.
Would highly recommend this property to anyone. Louise was extremely helpful, and really made sure we looked after.
A Cozy Little Nest
"The Nest" was pretty much just what it had been described as: small, eco-styling, cozy, very natural. I would include that it is somewhere between rustic and primitive. The bedroom was great; comfy and cozy, although a little chilly (it was late March-early april). The fold-out bed platform served us well but could have used a little thicker "mattress" of some sort. It was equipped with everything we needed and served us well. This eco-cottage would not be for everyone, but Louise made that clear from the beginning, and I think it was obvious from pictures and the description on the website. The price couldn't be beat, and we would certainly go back again.
Cosy, charming and unpretentious
We enjoyed our four day stay at the nest and only wished we could have stayed longer. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and was warm and comfortable. It's a little out of town, about 5 mins by car but this is not a problem if you want somewhere quiet and peaceful to stay. It is perfectly poised for the Slea Head walk or drive around the peninsula or to the magical Inch beach and beyond.
Rustic, affordable treasure
If you are looking for an affordable self-catering place to stay and don't mind older rustic accomodations, this is it. I've been to Dingle many times and was happy to find an affordable place we could rent by the night and have to ourselves. The owners were staying in the house next door and gave us a very warm welcome. Makings for tea and coffee and a lovely homemade apple cake were waiting for us on the counter. We made a fire with the peat briquettes provided and it warmed the cozy little place up nicely. The location is a bit far to walk into town for a night at the pubs, but an easy taxi ride - and is a very good location for getting to various places along the Slea Head loop. It's a quirky little place that is very unique - a nice alternative to the bog-standard B&B.; We'd definitely stay here again.
small n cosy - great low cost option
My partner and I alnong with our 2 dogs had a lovely week in dingle in the nest.
The nest is warm and cosy and the bed was very comfortable. It is small but perfectly equopped with a distictive old world charm. However It is a little way out of town to manage without a car but perfectly located to explore the Dingle peninsula.