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An Bothan

An Bothán
19 reviews
An Bothán
Blasket Island Beauty
Comfort Zone
Cook's Domain
Sweet Dreams
Snooze Time
Summer Frolics
Rugged magnificance
Muiríoch beach
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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) t... Read more
About the Owner, Elaine B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 70 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 12 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2006
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 19 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL15377
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siobhan g
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2017 for a stay in May 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 place to bring family or just to relax

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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This was our second time staying here with Elaine. Last November my mother and I surprised my father for his 70th birthday with a trip to Dingle, for just he and my mother. The cottage caught my eye since my father is a true history enthusiasts. The cottage was exceptional. The trip was perfect and Elaine, the owner, was welcoming...

Angela D
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We spent a wonderful week here ... Perfect weather and glorious sunsets. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and contributed to our enjoyment. We enjoyed having breakfast outside the kitchen door. Well situated for exploring the outstanding coastline with the sun setting around 10.00 pm at this time of year. The mezzanine was a lovely surprise and there are...

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
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
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1 Jul 2017 -
1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 -
29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
3 nights
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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.<BR><BR>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.<BR>Also, there are many archaeological sites within a stone's throw - Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved exam... more
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.<BR>Cork airport - 165 km<BR>Shannon airport - 185km<BR>Tralee rail station - 55km<BR><BR>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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