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secluded, coastal and off-the beaten path B&B in August?

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secluded, coastal and off-the beaten path B&B in August?

Greetings, Thank you so much, for your help planning my anniversary trip to Ireland! My husband and I plan on spending some time in Cork and the Ring of Kerry and Dingle. Because of all the time in the car, we know we want a couple nights in a secluded B&B in either region that would offer great views, even from the room--preferably someplace we can hike right out the door.

We had considered http://iskeroon.com in Caherdaniel as an option, but alas, it is all booked during our stay. Do you have any recommendations for something similar? We don't want to go too much higher than 100E/night, but have a little flexibility.

Thank you so much for your help so far, and in advance!

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1. Re: secluded, coastal and off-the beaten path B&B in August?

Have a look at the Moorings in Portmagee www.moorings.ie

It is right at the tip of the ROK, overlooking the beautiful Portmagee Harbour. You might get an opportunity to travel to Skellig Michael by boat from there, and there is plenty of beautiful hiking nearby.

It may be over your budget, but the location is wonderful and yes, you can hike right out the door, so worth checking out. The only box that isn't ticked there is that the B&B would not be described as secluded as it is right in the centre of the small fishing village of Portmagee.

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2. Re: secluded, coastal and off-the beaten path B&B in August?

I've had a think and come up with the following. This one's near Mizen Head:


These b&bs are located on Sheep's Head, which has superb walking routes:





Sheep's Head walking routes:


and this one is located on the Ring of Kerry:



Most folk stay in/near Dingle town, which has a great choice of accommodation, pubs and restaurants. My personal favourite is Pax House (returning for my 5th visit this summer), but you may like to consider the following which are very popular with other regular posters and visitors to Dingle:







If you feel you don't want a "busy" town location, then consider driving out to Slea Head, west of Dingle town; I've not stayed in any of these, but quite fancy staying out west one of these years:






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3. Re: secluded, coastal and off-the beaten path B&B in August?

Hi there, I normally use http://www.bandbireland.com as they list only Tourist Board Approved B&B's and can be booked with instant confirmation. Enjoy your trip!

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4. Re: secluded, coastal and off-the beaten path B&B in August?

These are very helpful. Thank you, again!

I have considered at least a night in Portmagee either way because Skellig Islands are at the top of our list of must-sees. I am so excited about it. Will the town be especially busy in late August?

Those sheep's head hikes look wonderful. I wish I had another week's vacation (at least)!

I will look at some of the places West of Dingle, that sounds great because we want to see the Dingle peninsula, but may get our fill staying in towns through Cork and Kinsale.

We are just trying to make sure to balance quiet country time and romantic hikes with the wonderful culture. Thank you again for all your wonderful insights!

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5. Re: secluded, coastal and off-the beaten path B&B in August?

These pictures make me want to cry with their beauty. I am SO excited. Thank you again!

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