Duinin cottage

Ballydavid, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

  • House
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 pets

An Overview

This impressive two-bedroom light filled modern cottage is stunningly located in one of the most enviable locations on the Dingle Peninsula. Undoubtedly the large panoramic window in the kitchen area that frames The Three Sisters Headland and the distant Blasket Islands must be the property's most unmatched feature. Many a local artist has spent a lot of time and passion capturing this exact image. Other views from the house include Smerwick Harbour and the majestic Brandon Range. This area makes a great base for walks, beaches, hiking, music/language courses and it is not remote being only just 2kms to the local pub/restaurants in the very popular village of Ballydavid. Many guests that have stayed in this area have commented that the evening walk along the headland to the pub where they serve quality food and impromptu Irish music sessions was the highlight of their stay!

Helpful information

Access/Outside Space

The property has just one entrance/exit area off the Slea Head Drive road with an open style hedge lined small parking area. There is easily enough room for two cars and more to the rear if required. There is a front area with a comfortable "Love Seat" on which to enjoy the evening sunset.

Please note, we have a zero tolerance policy on events and parties in the home or no excess guests above the occupancy stated s guests unless otherwise authorised by head office. For more information please do not hesitate to contact head office or you can view our terms and conditions here -


Beach Within 1km

Pub/Restaurant Within 2km of T.P. Begleys (Pub/Restaurant), Begleys (very well-known pub, famous for its legacy of musicians) and An Bothar (Pub/Restaurant).

Shop There is a small supermarket 12.3kms away in Ballyferriter and just 14kms away one will find large supermarkets such as Supervalue, Lidl and all amenities in Dingle town.

Kerry Airport 70.1km

Please note - This home is close to the road and does not have a driveway gate or fence.

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Accessed off a small hallway there is a large double bedroom with views to The Three Sisters and Brandon mountain range beyond and directly opposite this room there is a spacious twin room with views to the gorse filled countryside/hills that abound in the gardens at the rear of this special house.


There is one full family sized bathroom with a WC, hand basin, bathtub, heated towel rack and an ample walk in shower.    

Living area

The living area is very well appointed, and the comfortable sofas are cosily positioned surrounding the functioning multi fuel burning stove. From this seating area one can still enjoy the breath-taking views in all directions! It is an ideal place to curl up and read that book you have saved for the holidays or enjoy a challenging card game. Asides from the warm stove there is also underfloor heating throughout this home, so the overall feeling is very snug indeed! There is a smart TV/Sky freeview TV channels in the living area and good internet connection throughout the house. Located just off the living room there is a storage area where one will find a very smart utility space for all of your needs/sports gear.

Kitchen and dining area

This modern cottage has a very open plan chic modern rustic styled kitchen with a deep Belfast sink, all modern appliances, a gas hob and electric fan oven. There is a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, very sufficient cooking equipment and lovely feature local pottery for everyday use. The kitchen leads out to an ample porch and a rear small rustic styled south facing garden. 

The kitchen/dining area also encompasses a quiet reading corner, a feature antique wood table and four very comfortable director style leather chairs. Again, there are views directly from this dining area while you slowly begin your day to the sound of the sea crashing in Smerwick harbour and Duinin Pier directly opposite the cottage! 

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Cooking basics
  • Trashcan
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Washer
  • TV
  • Bed linens
  • Essentials
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Private living room
  • Full kitchen
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dryer
  • Cable TV
  • Smoke detector
  • Lockbox


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.

View our travel guide for Ballydavid


Ample Parking

Public transport

Tel: 00353 (0) 872 504 767 / 00353 (0) 872 504 767

Kathleen Curran Cabs
+353 87 254 9649

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