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Ceann Tra Heights Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 6 Ventry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Although we arrived very early we were still made very welcome by the owners who made us tea and provided beautiful home made cake.

We were given advice to drive around the Dingle peninsula known as Slea Head. It was very enjoyable.

Our room was immaculately clean and comfortable, with a fantastic view of Ventry Bay. We did not want to close the curtains!

We were advised by our hosts for a warm Irish welcome to try Paddi O Sha's in Ventry, just a short distance away. We had a very good meal, and a brilliant time with live Irish music - it was a great family atmosphere being Father's Day.

Although we took Mary by surprise arriving early for breakfast, this wasn't a problem and we enjoyed a lovely Irish breakfast before going on our way.

Room Tip: Ask for the one at the front with the view of the Bay - it was very good.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed here for two nights while touring Ireland. We were welcomed by Mary and Steven with tea and cakes and were shown to our room at the front of the property. We had lovely sweeping views of Ventry Bay only slightly marred by the caravan site near the beach - not Mary's fault but a shame it's there.
The accommodation was very comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. The ensuite was compact with toilet, sink and shower but was clean and tidy. It was nice to have a table and chairs in the room where we could sit to have a cup of tea rather then having to balance it while in bed as is often the case.
There was a really lovely guest lounge where we could watch TV (we also had TV in our room) or read a book of just enjoy the view over the bay.
The breakfast room was a little small and cramped for the number of guests but the tasty offerings made up for this. There was a good selection of cereals, juices, yoghurt and fruit to start and porridge and hot breakfast items were all available to order. There was a lot of Dingle pottery such as teapots, jugs and other serving pieces which was really charming and a nice local touch.
Mary was really helpful suggesting things to do and places to see while in the area. She even suggested we go into Dingle itself for a concert of Irish folk music which was happening at one of the churches the night we arrived. We were so glad we did as we really enjoyed this experience.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

The view from Ceann Tra Heights is one of the best I've ever had in a B&B. It looks across Ventry Harbour and is simply breathtaking. To add to the that the hosts were splendid and offered us great advice for hiking and for hearing music in Dingle. Our visit was perfect in every way.

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank B W
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Ceann Tra Heights is one of just a handful of Irish BB's that establish a Standard that all other BB's should have to meet. Steven and Mary actually enjoy what they do and provide a wonderful venue that is clean, neat, with a large bedroom and bathroom. We had the room with two beds and a front view. Mary's breakfast was legendary while Steve sees to all the chores around the house.
Ventry actually has a triad of Bed and Breakfasts that all know each other so, when there's a shortfall in a schedule- if possible- they all pitch in to help each other. Such is the case here. In fact, one if the Sister's of another BB was helping Mary who had bursitis during our visit.
Once arriving upon driving in from Adare, By dumb luck, we spotted Ceann Tra Heights while passing through town and headed up the driveway. ...Mary was quick to tell us our 1st nights accommodation had overbooked in error and we were moved. Nice to know , as we could have been left in the cold.
We used Ventry and this great B&B as home base to tour of the Dingle Peninsula including the remarkable journey up Slea Head Drive, Mount Brandon, Dunberg Fort, the Blasket Island Museum, the Kilmalkekedar Norman Church, several Celtic Graveyards, and the forgotten (seldom mentioned) Rahinnane Castle. Lets not forget Dingle Town, just 10-15 minute drive to town for shopping , the Aquarium and lunch.
You'll want to heed the other reviews mentioning Mary's recommendation of The Skipper Seafood Restaurant....As its too dangerous to drink and drive all the way back to Ventry from Dingletown. We ate there 2 nights and would have gone back for a 3rd but, they were closed in a storm. So, we stopped by the market bought Cheese, Fresh Bread, Wine and fresh Salmon/Ham brought it back to the B&B and had dinner there. Steve and Mary are very accommodating and easy to be with. I think they made our trip to Dingle. Thanks folks!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

This was a fabulous choice. The view from the grounds in the morning was spectacular, looking over Dingle Bay. The house was lovely; Mary was a great hostess. She suggested we eat dinner at The Skipper Restaurant, just down the hill from the B&B and we were blown away by eat. It was the best meal we had the entire time we were in Ireland. We will definitely make this a place to return to.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a lovely B&B overlooking Dingle Bay and only a short, easy drive to Dingle. Rooms were very comfortable, clean and quiet. We used it as a base for a two day exploration of the Peninsula and taking in the music of Dingle. We can recommend it to all travelers.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank jim46
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

I am drawn back to Ventry and Ceann Tra Heights year after year. This is primarily due to the amazing reception of hosts Mary and Steve Carroll, impeccable service and breathtaking location of this stellar B&B.
Ceann Tra Heights is only 5 minutes walk to the beautiful Ventry Bay, where you can have a spectacular walk along the beach with views of Mount Eagle. Ventry village itself is quaint where on a sunny day you wouldn’t want to be anywhere else but Quinns pub sitting outside watching the world go by.
I highly recommend Ceann Tra Heights to anyone travelling in the direction of Dingle or West Kerry - this year, I am coming back for the breakfast alone – it’s that good!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank goodt1mes
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Additional Information about Ceann Tra Heights Bed and Breakfast

Address: Ventry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Dingle Peninsula > Ventry
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Ventry
Price Range: $94 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet country home overlooking Ventry Harbour & Dingle Bay .on Slea Head drive.Sea & mountain views from rooms.5 minute walk to safe sandy beach.Horse riding near by.King size beds in 2 bedrooms .double & single bed in3rd. room , one double & 2 single beds in 4th room.Sitting room for guests.Tea/coffee making facilities in all bedrooms.Breakfast menu., & home baking. Golf & Eco tours arranged. ... more   less 
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