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An Bothan

An Bothán
1 of 9An Bothán
Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Dingle, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
'An Bothán' is the Irish for 'The Shed'. An Bothán began its existence as the home of the O' Shea Family, my mother-in-law's family in the late 1800s. When the family built a new house nearby in the 1950s the house was then used as a milking shed. Over the years the house had fallen into disrepair until 2002 when we began the project of restoring it to a habitable space once again. We hope that we have managed to marry old charm with new modern comforts. Outside there is a seating area and this is a real sun-trap when the sun is shining. Our closest beach is only a 5 min. stroll from the cottage, at Muiríoch. It is a long, sandy beach wonderful for walking, safe for swimming and ideal for building sand castles. This is only one of many beaches in the area. At Ballydavid pier (approx. 10 min. walk) there... Read more
Listing #HL15377
About the Owner
Elaine B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:80%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2006
Interaction with guests
Usually, I meet guests personally to hand over keys and show them the property and give them some ideas for their stay. On the rare occasion that I am not available I will make alternative arrangements. Also, during guests' stay, I am available to attend to any difficulties or queries.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was on the Dingle peninsular and on the Slea Point drive. it was perfect for exploring the area and the views were amazing.

Thank rayharker
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Elaine was very warm and welcoming. She even made fresh scones for us! The house was lovely and it was a real Irish house. We enjoyed the fire place in the evening. Our two kids had a lot of fun and they had a lot...More

Thank beherenow8
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Lovely wee stone cottage , everything u wanted was there home from home the owner was a lovely lady could not been nicer was my first time booking a house for week from now on will do holidays this way . Will be back great...More

1  Thank siobhan g
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage is fully equipped with all modern appliances to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The main double bedroom is en suite and has a view of 'An Fear Marbh' island. Soak those aching muscles after a hard day's hill-walking in the roll-top cast iron bath, in the main bathroom. The main living space has high ceilings and exposed beams and also contains a wood-burning stove for any cool evenings. The loft area has proved very popular with guests in the past as a chill-out area or indeed a den for the children where they can play games.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
High season bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. Mid-week breaks low-season available on enquiry.

Central heating and electricity are charged per unit. Oil heating - €1.50per unit. Electricity - 30 cent per unit.
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About the neighbourhood
Ballydavid is a small West Kerry fishing village situated in Smerwick Harbour facing 'The Three Sisters'. It is one of the few remaining Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) areas in Ireland so try your cúpla focal in the local shops and pubs.

For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, there are many different walks for you to try and for the very serious hikers, how about climbing Mount Brandon (3,000 feet). Take a trip to the Blasket Islands, an amazing experience of beautiful landscape which was the source of inspiration for many great writers and artists. Golf is also available at Ceann Sibéal links course approx. 20 mins drive away.
Also, there are many archaeological sites within a stone's throw - Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved examples of dry-stone built early...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Kerry airport: 64.0 km
Railway: Tralee: 55.0 km
Ferry: Cork: 178.0 km
Nearest airport is Kerry Airport which is 64km away.
Cork airport - 165 km
Shannon airport - 185km
Tralee rail station - 55km

Detailed travel directions will be forwarded on booking.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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