Lovely rural sanctuary
Ballydavid, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
- 6 guests
- 3 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
Atlantic Lodge is a charming country getaway that sleeps six. Nestled at the foot of Mount Brandon within walking distance of the famous Bothar pub. The living space has it all, a huge classic kitchen, cosy lounge, separate dining room and the perfect sunroom to relax in. Elevated on the hillside it has wonderful views that take in the Three Sisters, Brandon Creek, the Sleeping Giant Island & the Atlantic.
THIS PROPERTY IS PET FRIENDLY
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Address Cuas, Brandon Creek
Kerry Airport 65km
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Atlantic Lodge has three bedrooms, all upstairs with sea views. There is a twin room, a double room and a large master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and ensuite. All have side lamps, storage, well dressed beds with fresh white linen, cushions, throws and towels.
There are three bathrooms. The main family bathroom is upstairs with cream wood panelling, a bath, separate shower, toilet and sink. There is an ensuite off the master bedroom with shower, toilet and sink plus a downstairs toilet off the utility room.
The lounge is in the centre of the house and has two big comfy couches, two big soft armchairs a large flat screen TV and a gas stove set into the red brick chimney breast. Although the area is open plan with the kitchen it feels separate as it around the corner from it. I love the way the whole house is open plan but each room feels very separate.
Kitchen and dining area
The classic cream country kitchen has a modern touch with a large central island, great amounts of storage, a gas stove, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle toaster and cafetiere. There are double doors that lead onto a seperate dining area that overlooks the sea. The dining area has a table to seat six with a service side board and french doors leading outside. There is a separate utility off the kitchen/lounge with sink, storage, washing machine and a downstairs toilet.
A stunning space with a high vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows on the gable end. The light, views, fresh white furnishings and tasteful cushions help create that relaxed summer ambiance we all want to snooze and read in on holiday. There are two doors either side of the chimney so this area can be shut off from the rest of the open plan living area.
The Gaeltacht region of Ballydavid (Baile na nGall) is a majestic area that comprises of the three adjoining villages Ballydavid, Feohanagh and Murreagh. There, Mount Brandon overlooks the north shores of Smerwick harbour with its stunning cliffs, dramatic seas and tranquil untouched beaches. There is something for everyone with archeological sights, incredible walks, great swimming and snorkelling at the Pier, windsurfing, surfing, fishing, excellent fish restaurants and lively pubs.
The Slea head drive takes you ‘Out West’ as it is fondly referred to by locals, through Dunquin, Ballyferriter, Ballydavid and then loops back to Dingle. A slight detour off the drive takes you to the quiet fishing village of Ballydavid with its memorable Pier, a well loved spot with a great atmosphere on summer days. There are two pubs/restaurants that overlook the pier and beach with tables outside where you can relax and take in the Three Sisters, Dun an Oir and the white sandy beaches. All of the restaurants in the area have quality seafood and are located close to the sea to incorporate the stunning cliff and sea views. The area is great for cycling as it is quite flat, you can rent bikes at Gormans Restaurant between Murreagh and Feohanagh.
The Dingle Way meanders through Feohanagh’s wonderful cliff and beach walks. There are stunning trails around the cliffs and coves of Brandon Creek and up Mount Brandon, Irelands second highest mountain range which has 360° views across the Dingle Peninsula. Brandon Creek is known to be the place from where Saint Brendan set sail across the Atlantic Ocean to discover North America in the 6th Century. There is a wonderful walk from the Brandon Creek along the cliff to a 16th century look out tower on the hill above Feohanagh. the views up there are breathtaking.
Murreagh village has a shop, a community hall, a national school and is also the home of the Gaeltacht Football team with its proud tradition of Gaelic Football. In Carraig, Teach Siamsa is a training centre for the famous Siamsa Tíre whose goal is to preserve traditional culture in the areas of dance, music and song.
One of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula is Gallarus Oratory, believed to have been built between the 6th century as a place of worship for early Christian farmers of the area. Shaped like an upside-down boat, the simple dry-stone structure has remained waterproof and in perfect condition to the present day. Close by is Gallarus Castle built by the FitzGeralds in the 15th century. It is one of the few surviving castles on the Dingle peninsula stone. Kilmalkedar Church is an early Christian and later Medieval site with a few gems worth a visit. Amongst them, the Alphabet Stone, a holed ogham stone, a sun dial, a large stone cross and two Holy Wells.
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