Great Blasket View
Overlooking the Blasket Islands
Dunquin, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
- 8 guests
- 4 bedrooms
- 7 bathrooms
Great Blasket View is the perfect haven for all who wish to experience the beautiful wild west of Ireland in comfort and style. The hallway leads into an open plan living area with wonderful views, a high vaulted ceiling and contemporary, tasteful decor. This home is spacious with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, ideal for a family or group alike looking for something a bit special. Cocooned from the stresses of the modern world, you can unwind, relax and witness the most incredible sunsets drenching the Islands and Atlantic.
THIS PROPERTY DOES NOT ACCEPT PETS
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Address Dunquin, Dingle Peninsula
Kerry Airport 65km
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There are four bedrooms in Great Blasket View. Off the main entrance hall there are two doubles with ensuites and a twin room. Adjoining the main living area there is another double bedroom with an ensuite. All the bedrooms have minimalist fitted wardrobes, bedside tables, lamps and high quality linen and soft furnishings.
There are four bathrooms, three ensuites each with a shower, sink and toilet off the double bedrooms and then a family bathroom opposite the twin room with a jacuzzi bath, sink, toilet and shower.
Great Blasket View has a large open plan living area with a high vaulted ceiling that includes the lounge, kitchen and diner. The lounge has the WOW factor with a high wall of traditional stonework, a wood burning stove, snug leather couches and wonderful views. The contemporary kitchen has a double oven with an electric hob, a large double fridge with ice maker, microwave, kettle, toaster and oven. The dining area is largely glass so flooded with light and a super sized natural wood table.
There is a utility room with great storage, a washer, dryer and a large sink.
The idyllic Dunquin (Dún Chaoin) village is at the western tip of the peninsula, steeped in history and intense beauty it is the gateway to the mesmerising Blasket Islands. The area around Dunquin is known for it’s strong Irish culture and wild, untamed landscape. The village is spread out around the Dunquin Pier with it’s steep, picturesque slip that’s become an iconic image of West Kerry.
Coomeenole Beach is a popular stop, It was used as one of the locations for the filming of ”Ryan’s Daughter”. It is the closest beach to Dunquin and has dramatic views (The currents here are extremely dangerous and only for experienced surfers, visitors should not enter the sea). In the other direction there is Clogher strand with stunning white sands but also dangerous for swimming. Go a bit further through Ballyferriter to Wine Strand for fantastic swimming beaches.
The Blasket Islands are a group of islands that comprise of The Great Blasket Island (An Blascaod Mór), Beginish (Beiginis), Inishnabro (Inis na Bró), Inishvickillane (Inis Mhic Uileáin), Inishtooskert (Inis Tuaisceart), and Tearaght Island (An Tiaracht).
Inishtooskert is also known locally as An Fear Marbh (the dead man) or as the sleeping giant, due to its appearance from the mainland. There are wonderful children’s storybooks available, telling the fantastical story of the sleeping giant.
When you round Slea Head towards Dunquin and gaze across the sea to The Great Blasket Island, at the village of houses above a perfect white strip of sand, you long to visit this peaceful island full of pieces of the past. It’s not sure how long the island was inhabited for but there were 160 islanders living there in 1840, the island was abandoned in 1950.
It is well worth visiting the Blaskets, the boat trip is exhilarating and you can’t fail to admire the natural beauty of the place.
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