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Beautiful, Spacious Home On Own Site, With Magnificent Sea And Mountain Views



Updated: 23-Sep-2016
House in Gortadoo, Dingle, Kerry, Ireland - Peaceful Countryside Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, 2 Miles From Ballyferriter Village

This beautiful 4 bedroom residence is situated in Gorta Dubha (Gortadoo) on the Dingle Peninsula, 12 miles from Dingle Town, 2 miles from the beautiful village of Ballyferriter and 5 minutes walk from sandy Béal Bán beach. In the heart of the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish Speaking) area, the house boasts panoramic views of Smerwick Harbour, Mount Brandon (Ireland’s second highest mountain) and the Three Sisters (peaks). It is a 3 minute drive to the breathtaking Dingle Links (Ceann Sibéal) 18 hole Golf Course and is within easy reach of many renowned gourmet restaurants and live traditional music Irish pubs and bars. On its own plot of land with mature gardens front and rear, the house is beautifully designed and furnished, with timber flooring throughout, under floor heating and wood burning stove, sun lounge, patio and even its very own piano! Ideal for exploring the Dingle Peninsula, hill walking, watersports, fishing and boat trips to Skelligs and Blasket Islands.

  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I am a retired accountant living in Ardmore, County Waterford with my wife and family. My wife is a working artist and we run a successful Are Gallery in Ardmore. We are very keen on music and both ourselves and all the children also play / sing. We find the Kerry area ideal for playing music at home and also for playing in the many local pubs and bars.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

February 2013 - I stayed in your lovely home last weekend for the Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh Festival, and I ... absolutely love the stove you have in the siting room.
Mar 2013
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From the Owner

We love mountains, sea and beautiful scenery and even though Ardmore and County Waterford boast some of the very best, the rugged, breath taking features of West Kerry are always a welcome change. We have always found the relaxed and stress-free atmosphere of Gorta Dubha unique and never tire of its invitation to relax and unwind. Our children likewise, for their own reasons (golf, swimming, surfing, music sessions and meeting Kerry friends) have embraced the area and at this stage are almost more hooked on the area than we are.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


5 minute walk to Beal Ban sandy beach with uninterrupted views of Mount Brandon (Ireland's second highest mountain), Smerwick Harbour and the Three Sisters peaks. Perfect for swimming, beach walks watersports and fishing. Within 15 minutes of many other beautiful sandy beaches and the famous Slea Head which includes beaches at Dun Chaoin, Cumeenole and Clogher. These beaches became famous with the filming of the movie Ryan's Daughter in 1970


Nearest airport - Kerry International Airport - 50 miles

Car recommended


Airport - Kerry International Airport: 50 Miles

Ferry - Rosslare : 200 miles

Train - Tralee: 40 miles

Town - Dingle: 10 miles

Village - Ballyferriter - 2 miles

Beach - Beal Ban: 500 Metres

Bar / Pub - Ballyferriter 2 miles

Golf - Dingle Golf Links: 1 mile

Nearest Restaurant - Dingle Golf Links: 1 mile

Hotel - Ballyferriter - 2 miles

Further Details:

Two good local shops in Ballferriter village, also 3 excellent pubs featuring great food and live music. Hotel situated in Ballyferriter village. Numerous excellent restaurants within 10 mile radius. Nearest supermarkets and banks are in Dingle (10 miles). Boat trips to Blasket Islands from Dun Chaoin (5 miles) and to Skellig Islands from Dingle. Boats trips to see local Dolphin also from Dingle. Swimming pool,bowling, aquarium and climbing wall also in Dingle. The area is in the centre of the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) and is host to many related cultural festivals and events.


Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
10% deposit secures the booking and balance is payable in full 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Changeover Day: Saturday
Changeover day is Saturday. Contact the owner if alternative day is required. May be flexible depending on other bookings.
Price excludes electricity charges which are based on meter readings and payable to local caretaker.
Bed linen is provided (not fitted) and house towels are also provided. Beach towels are not provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 23-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The peace and quiet is wonderful and with the golf course literally a ten minute walk up the road, the children often head off on their own to the practice ground or the main golf course, for a few shots. Whwn the family were younger, the garden was perfect because once we closed the front gate, there was no way out and they could pay there in perfect safety for hours. Likewise, when they got older, they all learned to cycle here and could cycle down to the beach in two minutes.

Property Type

  • house


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower unit, sink and toilet Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower unit, sink and toilet Main bathroom with bath (including shower fittings), shower unit sink and toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed with ensuite, Bedroom 2 two double beds with ensuite, Bedroom 3 double bed Bedroom 4 three double bunk beds


  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Smoking not permitted in the house. Electricity extra - meter read on arrival and departure and paid to caretaker. Outside: Private gardens front and rear. Ideal for young children as site is secure once front gate is closed. Sun lounge double doors open out on to patio area at rear of house. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and draining unit, ironing board, iron, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and provided on arrival. Children’s cot / travel cot and high chair also available Other: Entrance porch inside front door.

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