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“Wonderful house, stunning location.”
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Ventry, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

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Lian L
1 review
“Wonderful house, stunning location.”
Reviewed August 31, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Wonderful house, stunning location. Very peaceful and quiet with beautiful views. Everything provided in the house, including washing machine and dryer (VERY helpful with young children playing on the beach all day), dishwasher, all kitchen crockery and utensils. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms, all spotlessly clean, nicely furnished and very comfortable.
A sumptuous welcome basket greeted us on our arrival, containing freshly baked scones, jam, tea and coffee. This was a lovely and delicious surprise, which we all enjoyed immediately!
I would absolutely recommend this house for a relaxing holiday.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 22, 2018
Hi Lian, Thank you very much for your very thorough review. It is, above all, delightful to know that you all had a happy and comfortable holiday! We’re really grateful for the excellent care you took of the property and the trouble you went to in leaiving it so clean and tidy. - I look forward to having you all stay again! Kind regards, Kate
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Destinati...
1 review
“Excellent family home”
Reviewed August 27, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The location is ideal. Very close to Dingle, Ballyferriter and local tourist attractions. House was very clean with modern appliances. The owner Kate L goes out of her way to make sure your stay is enjoyable. You will not find a better home to rent in Ventry. I would recommend this house to anyone and plan on staying here again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 22, 2018
Hi There, Thank you very much for your kind review - we do try our best so it’s great to know that you’re pleased! Especially glad that you enjoyed our local area so much and that you got to key in with so many of your Irish relatives in the locality. I’m sure you’re visit was a real treat! Thanks to all for leaving the home so clean and orderly......hope to see you again soon! Kate
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Sheena M
1 review
“Lovely Cottage, Lovely Setting”
Reviewed August 18, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We felt very much at home in this spacious and modern cottage. My 7-year-old enjoyed having a huge, safe garden to run around in and especially liked climbing on the big rock and being the official gate-opener. The cottage is just up the road from Ventry beach and village and a quick drive to Dingle. There is so much to see in the Ventry area alone that we didn't stray too far. We went on an eco-marine tour to the Blasket Islands that left from Ventry pier; we went horseback riding courtesy of Long's, visited Dunbeg Hill Fort, Rahinane Castle ruins and many other nearby sights. I'd highly recommend The Skipper restaurant for an amazing breakfast. Our initial arrival was delayed as we missed our connecting flight from Dublin so we didn't arrive until well past 9-9:30 pm but we had been in touch with Kate and she very happily accommodated us. We were met by Sarah who greeted us warmly and even popped back home to bring us some milk, eggs and yogurt, since we hadn't had time to do any grocery shopping. That was incredibly kind and appreciated. We would certainly return to this cottage again (and I seriously wish I was still there now!).

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 22, 2018
Hi Sheena, Many thanks for your kind review. We were only delighted to help but it’s really nice to know that our efforts are appreciated! I’m so glad to have had an attentive gatekeeper! -
bet the local sheep will think twice now! Glad too to learn too that you enjoyed exploring the local heritage - it lends such resonance to a holiday I find! - You’ve been such superb guests, wed really loved to have you stay again! Kind regards, Kate
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HazelMur
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Warm and relaxing cottage in Ventry”
Reviewed August 4, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We had a lovely relaxing week in this peaceful cottage, beautiful walks on the beach and a perfect location in the middle of the Slea head drive. Fantastic opportunity for my amateur photography, got some great shots. The cottage was really clean and comfortable, really good spec. Great buzz in Dingle town, excellent food and fun in the evening, even the short taxi ride in was surprisingly enjoyable, we got a sample of the local ceol agus craic!! we are looking forward to when we can stay again already!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 5, 2017
Hi Hazel,
Thank you for the appreciative review of your Spring visit. We're delighted to know that you found our home comfortable, warm and relaxing as we aim for very high standards. We're glad, also, to hear that you enjoyed our central location and proximity to beaches and hiking routes - the area is so scenic it must, indeed, be heaven for a photographer in springtime - we're delighted to learn of your work and look forward to seeing it. Yes the 'ceoil agus craic' runs right throughout the year here - great to hear that you've enriched your memories there! Thank you for looking after the property so well - you left it impeccable. Looking forward to seeing you again in the Autumn.
Kind regards,
Kate
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markandre...
Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
“Ballinleague Lodge”
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My family and I stayed in Ballinleague Lodge for a week in July17 and had a wonderful week. The house is very functional and homely, perfect for our 3 young kids. It has a bright and warm interior and a large spacious garden complete with gates where the kids could safely play. The location is excellent, 5 minutes drive from Dingle, Slea Head, and Ballyferritter and a short walk from Ventry beach. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Ballinleague Lodge. Kate L was very helpful and the scones and homemade jam were much appreciated on arrival. We will be back again next year

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Management Response
Jul 22, 2018
Hi Mark, thank you so much for your lovely review. Glad you found our location and hospitality to your liking. -We know so well ourselves that safe and spacious grounds is so important for small people - nice, too, to to sit out and have a glass of wine in the evenings! Thank you for being so respectful of the property, you left it really clean and tidy. Looking forward to your return in July! Regards, Kate
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bubblesam...
Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews
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“Perfect family friendly cottage.”
Reviewed July 23, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Just returned from spending a lovely week at the lodge with my partner and two sons (9 and 4). House was lovely and clean, had really comfy beds and had towels ( which was a bonus) and had loads of garden space for the boys to play on every day which they loved.

This house is in a lovely peaceful area but at the same time is very near Ventry beach, local shop and Paudi O Se's pub ( all within walking distance) and is very accessible to all the other beautiful beaches and villages on the gorgeous slea head drive. The owner Kate checked in with us during the week to ensure we were looked after.

We would definitely recommend this cottage and area to anyone looking for a family friendly holiday in beautiful west Kerry. Hopefully we will get the chance to return in the coming years.

marie

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 22, 2018
Hi Marie, thank you for your positive and well focused review. Glad you had a comfortable stay with us - We try to offer a high standard so it’s good to hear that the all those towels count! I’m sure lots of fun was had in the freedom of the large grounds! and it’s great to hear you found the location so convenient. Thank you so much for taking care of everything so well, and we do look forward to your return visit. Kind regards, Kate
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libbygutg...
1 review
“Little Gem in the Dingle Penninsula!”
Reviewed February 28, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a couple of days during our honeymoon. We wanted a place in a scenic area near Dingle town and this cottage was perfect. It's nestled right at the foot of some gorgeous mountains and if you look out over the horizon, you can see the bay. It's close enough to Dingle to head into town for a pint or live music but enough removed so you can enjoy the Irish-speaking area of Ventry.

One way down the main road takes you into Dingle town and the other way takes you onto the Slea Head Drive, a beautiful jaunt no matter what time of year.

We stayed in January and found the house very comfortable with all the amenities we needed. The weather during the Irish "off-season" is mild & tourists are scarce, making the Dingle peninsula a perfect place to visit.

We highly recommend!

Below is a photo overlooking the bay. Ireland in winter is an entirely different adventure.

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Management Response
Aug 5, 2017
Hi Libby,
Thank you for your encouraging review. It was such a privilege to host you both on your very special honeymoon trip! Again we wish you both every happiness in your future together It's important, also, for us to get your views of the winter season here in Ventry. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our beautiful natural surroundings and proximity to all amenities. We're especially glad to hear that you enjoyed being part of our native Irish speaking community. Thank you so much for taking such good care of the cottage. We'd really love to have you stay again. Kind regards, Kate
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