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Traditional Stone Cottage overlooking Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 4/5, cot on request

This traditional old stone cottage has been renovated to modern standards for rental but the old style and character has been maintained. The property is set just off a small road leading up the mountain and stands alone with panoramic views of both sea and mountains.There is oil fired central heating throughout and an open fire in the sitting room making a cosy rental for the winter months.There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, both with 2 single beds. The double bedroom is on the ground floor as well as the bathroom. The kitchen is well equipped with modern conveniences.The living room/ dining room is comfortable with Digital TV and DVD player as well as good selection of books. There is also free WIFI internet access in the cottage.The garden is spacious in front of the cottage with outdoor furniture seating 6. There is an outhouse attached to the cottage with freezer, dryer, washing machine and ample space for hanging wet clothes, fishing gear, surf boards, etc..

Brandon: Wren's Old Cottage is 1 mile from Brandon Village where there is an idyllic fishing harbour with small pier. Small boats can be moored or launched here and Brandon Bay is popular with sea anglers. Angling from the pier wall is also a very popular activity. The small beach here is a haven for small children. There are 3 pubs in Brandon where fine local food is served and traditional music can be heard. The Feile Lughnasa and Brandon Regatta are two important local events taking place in August

Cloghane. Dingle. Fermoyle Strand: Cloghane village is 3 miles from the cottage and is the location of the nearest shop where all essentials can be purchased. St. Brendan's Catholic Church is here with weekly masses. Cloghane has 2 pubs both serving food and also traditional music. Traditional music and a cup of tea can also be enjoyed in the Tintean Ceoil every Monday night in the village from 7.30pm - 9.30pm all year round and up to 3 nights a week in the peak season.

Dingle is 20 minute drive over the wonderful scenic drive of Conor Pass. Dingle is a small town offering everything a traveller would require. The fishing trawlers by the pier, seafood and high quality restaurants, traditional Irish food and souvenier shops. There are many pubs offering traditional Irish music, food and drink.

Nearer to home there is magnificent Fermoyle Strand, a sandy beach, famous for surfing and very clean and safe for swimming and water sports. The 7 uninterupted miles make it a great beach walk.

How to get here!: Kerry International Airport is 50 minute drive from the cottage and from here there are direct Ryanair flights to London Stansted, London Luton , Frankfurt Hahn and now a new route just launched kerry to Berlin Schonefeld. Aer Arann fly to Dublin where there are many connecting flights. Cork and Shannon Airports are both 2 +1/2 hr drives where there is a bigger selection of direct flights. All airports offer car hire.

Ringaskiddy is the nearest ferryport with sailings to France.

Rosslare and Dublin would be the main ferryports for UK

We also rent out Direen Cottage, property no:7825, situated 3 miles from Wren's Old Cottage, if dates , location or availability would be more suitable.

More Details

Eamonn and Janet Murphy
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in County Kerry in Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Cot can be put up in Bedroom 2 on request. Cottage can sleep 6 but living accommodation is better suited to 4 or 5.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is outhouse attached to the cottage with washing machine, freezer and ample space for drying clothes, walking, fishing , and surfing gear. There is a lawn immediately outside the door where outdoor meals and panoramic views can be enjoyed at all times of day or night.


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Traditional Stone Cottage overlooking Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Beautifully renovated stone cottage

  • 5 of 5

Up a narrow laneway to a gorgeous stone cottage with great views of Brandon Bay and area. Plenty of hiking to be done and pubs just a kilometer away. The owners were very nice. The drive over to Dingle through Connor Pass was breathtaking, and the scenery on the drive around the coast was incredible. If we could move here the cottage would not be available again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted you enjoyed your stay at Wren's Old Cottage. The views of Brandon Bay are spectacular even at night when you can study the stars without light pollution! With the cottage positioned on the Dingle Way your hiking can start from the cottage left up the mountains and right to the beach and Brandon village. You are also situated at a great base for exploring the Peninsula and further into Counties Kerry, Cork and Clare. We hope you get back to Ireland again before too long.
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Durham, NC, USA

Amazing cottage, stunning views, wonderful place to stay near Dingle Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I stayed at Wren's Cottage for 3 nights during our recent trip to Ireland (our first!), and the hardest part of the whole trip for me was leaving this amazing place! I can't say enough good things about this property and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a house in this part of Ireland. The home is beautiful and looks even better than in the photos! We were lucky enough to have good weather and were able to enjoy sitting outside in the front yard, overlooking the water and mountain views. Our son (18 months) had a blast looking for (and chasing) the friendly cat, and Janet and Eamonn provided a pack n'play for him which allowed us to be in separate bedrooms during our stay. The kitchen is stocked with all of the essentials and we enjoyed cooking a steak dinner one night! We especially loved making a peat fire in the evenings. The distance to Brandon (Murphy's is a must visit!) and Cloghane is short, and the Cottage was our home base for driving the Slea Head Drive and exploring Dingle. We weren't able to meet Janet, but Eamonn came by to check on us and we appreciated that very much. The cottage really felt like our Irish home for a few days, and I hope to return one day. If you are looking for a place to stay near Dingle, don't hesitate to reserve Wren's Cottage! We had a beautiful sunrise on our last morning, and I will never forget the views and the fun our family had at this lovely home. Thank you, Janet and Eamonn, for letting us experience life in the Cottage and for all of your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cosy and very comfortable house, in an idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house in the perfect location. We stayed in June with our two children who fell in love with the cat and neighboring sheep. Janet welcomed us on arrival and advised us on places to visit. Fermoyle beach and further up at Castlegegory were both big hits with miles of white sand to play on. The Connor Pass was breathtaking and the house is situated on some great walks such as Sauce Creek. A week flew by and we would love to come back sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Helena, Montana

Sweet cottage in peaceful, idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

Having now returned from our wonderful two week trip to Ireland, my husband and I agree, our stay at Wren's Cottage was our favorite part of the trip. Sitting on a hillside with views of Brandon Bay below and nearly surrounded by stone wall - bordered sheep pastures, this lovely cottage gave us a welcome retreat from the bustling activity of Dingle, just over the hill. The inside is very cozy and clean. There are lots of personal touches that make it feel like home. The kitchen is very well equipped. There are great opportunities for walking/hiking right from the cottage. Our best advise is to recommend guests spend at least one day of their vacation just relaxing at the cottage and soaking up the pastoral peace; maybe just walk/bike/drive to nearby Mullally's Pub for some fabulous seafood chowder or fish and chips with the requisite pint.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wren Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely traditional farmhouse, clean, mould-free and well kitted out, in a beautiful location with great views across Brandon Bay on one side and of the atmospheric mountains on the other. Our host Janet arrived promptly and gave us a warm welcome. The freshly baked fairy cakes left on the table were a nice touch and promptly eaten! Our kids were thoroughly smitten with the pair of resident lambs and three stay kittens that frequented the place! A most relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Children love the freedom around the cottage where there are sheep and lambs in our fields next door. Cats, kittens and dogs, although not perminent residents, can be befriended by children too. We do like to welcome our guests whenever possible and give information about the cottage and surrounding area. We can also explain about good walks and places to eat on their arrival.
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Wonderful base for this special area.

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a fantastic Christmas in Little wren cottage.The house is compact and cosy and was perfect for our family of 4,2 adults,2 teenagers and 1 dog.The cottage is comfortable well equipped and comes with WIFI which is a godsend with teenagers in bad weather. As someone who knows the area well I can say that this property is ideal for anyone touring the area or just for a relaxing holiday break.The cottage is close to all local amenities such as shop,bakery,beaches and pubs and with Janet and Eamonn on hand to assist with any queries I can heartily recommend the Cottage to anyone planning on visiting the Brandon/Cloghane area.

Ross and Sharen Kyne.Dublin.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you spent such an enjoyable Christmas in Wren's Old Cottage. It is great to be able to light the turf fire, relax and be comfortable if it is wet and stormy outside. Although the cottage is centrally heated the turf fire adds that extra comfort and is a highlight feature for many visitors. The cottage is in a good location as a touring base for Dingle, Killarney and further afield. The beach and Brandon village are both short walks away and the shop, bakery and church only 2 miles. Many guests take advantage of the cottage being situated on the Dingle Way and are able to walk out of the gate and continue up the mountain onto the spectacular trail with views over to County Clare. We look forward to your return visit some day. Eamonn and Janet
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Kerry International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Castlegreory/ Stradbally
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Brandon / Ballyguin
Car: necessary

Wren's Old Cottage is nestled into the hillside, on the famous Dingle Way walking trail, overooking Brandon Bay with panoramic views extending across to Fermoyle Strand, Ballyheigue, Tralee Bay and County Clare in the distance to the North and East. To the South and West there are mountain views of Beenoskee, Mount Brandon and Conor Pass overlooking the Cloghane Estuary. The cosy fishing village of Brandon is just over a mile down the road with 3 pubs, restaurant and a small harbour with a pier for sea fishing in the Bay.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

There will be a minimum rental charge of €300 but heating, electricity sheets and towels are included in rental rates.
There is free WIFI access to internet
There will be turf, coal or briquettes to light a fire on arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.