Country living, we love it!
Castlegregory, Dingle Peninsula, Wild Atlantic Way
- 12 guests
- 5 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
Country Living, we love it! You can feel the sea breeze in the lush secluded garden, it is such a serene setting, pheasants pop in and out all day. The stunning white sand beach is just 500 m away and the laid back surf mecca of Castlegregory with its cool cafe’s only a short walk away by road or beach. The Cottage is a perfect blend of old and new with tradition features along side contemporary furnishings, it’s the perfect country cottage with five bedrooms and five bathrooms, sleeping 12 people. Cosy and quaint, it is as perfect for two people as it is for two families or a large group.
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Sands Cottage has five bedrooms all with ample storage and ensuite bathrooms. Downstairs there are two bedrooms, a kingsize room and a double room both with wardrobes and shower rooms. Upstairs there is a large family room with a queen size bed and a single bed that has a pull out bed underneath, sleeping four in total and there is a TV. Also upstairs are two twin rooms with an ensuite each. All the beds have good quality mattress and are dressed with fresh pressed white linen. The bedrooms upstairs have lovely view of the sea and mountains.
There are five ensuite bathrooms in Sands Cottage and a downstairs toilet. The downstairs toilet is next to the kitchen, a bright room with painted wood paneling and a sink and toilet. The ensuite downstairs both have a shower, sink and toilet. There is a bath with a shower hose, sink and toilet in one of the ensuite off the twin rooms. The other two ensuite are attached to the other twins and family bedroom.
Lounge and dining area
The open plan lounge/diner has a gorgeous colourful tweed mid-century corner couch, velvet cushions, chic lamps, a large desk, rocking chairs, walls adorned with local art work, a classic dresser full of electric trinkets and an open fireplace. There is a dark mahogany dining table with contemporary chairs.
The traditional country kitchen has an electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is plenty storage and all the utensils you need to cook, bake and snack.
The enclosed gardens are gorgeous with established plants and a long dramatic driveway, which is gated. There is a picnic table out the back.
Other helpful information
THIS PROPERTY IS PET FRIENDLY
Address Cloghanesheskeen, Castlegregory, Kerry
Beach 500 metres
Kerry Airport 40km
Castlegregory is a renowned Irish seaside destination overlooked by Beenoskee and Stradbally Mountain. Castlegregory has something for everyone, families will love the long sandy beach at Brandon Bay, the Maharees need no introduction to surfers and the village itself has great nightlife with friendly lively pubs. Ferriters and Bolands are known for traditional music while Fitzgeralds has DJs most nights in the summer and weekends throughout the year. Castlegregory also has a supermarket, chemist, laundrette, The Beach Box (gift & toy shop), hairdressers, furniture shop, and is home to a surfboard shaper. Just outside the village there is a workshop for windsurf sail repairs. There are some excellent restaurants in the village serving fresh fish, quality Irish meat and vegetarian dishes and even Chinese food. Check out the Stay YNA App for our top tips
Castlegregory is a gateway to the sandy peninsula called the Maharees, a unique warren of sand dunes that connects every aquatic environment you could wish for – from the sheltered waters of Tralee Bay to the wild seas of Brandon Bay that are open to the North Atlantic and often receive long rolling swells, which can provide excellent surf given suitable wind and tide conditions making the area is a mecca for watersports, there’s great surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing, it hosts many competitions throughout the season. In contrast the other side of the spit, the blue flag beach at Sandy Bay offers activities for kids with snorkelling, dinghy sailing, kayaking, jet-skiing, a sea trampoline, pedal boats, etc. and is less than a 5 minute drive from the village.
At the end of the spit lie the Seven Hogs islands which are littered with dive sites that have featured in National Geographic. A 5 star PADI certified Waterworld dive centre is located at the fishing harbour at Scraggane Bay. The dive centre has it’s own restaurant, Islands Seafood, famous for its fresh seafood and organic vegetable dishes complete with breath taking scenery. Waterworld and Jamie Knox Surf schools are found at Dumps beach just past Sandy Bay on the left. On the right of the spit you will find O’Conners Stables, here you can rent horses to trek through the sand dunes or gallop along the endless 13 km beach of Brandon Bay.
The Maharees peninsula is a very special place, you feel like you are on an island and it almost is, at one point only a small bridge connects it with the mainland. It is dotted with campgrounds and caravan parks and has the atmospheric Green Room Pub in Kilshannig and the famous Spillanes Bar in Fahamore which has epic seafood & steaks and has always been a popular spot for visiting surfers.
A nine hole links golf course and clubhouse is also located nearby, to the west of the village on the shores of Lough Gill, a freshwater lake. This stunning lake is just 3 mins walk from the centre of the village and is an important wildlife spot with wildfowl, whooper swans and the main breeding ground of the rare Natterjack toad. Just 10 minutes drive from the village into the woods of Glentenassig you are rewarded with the most spectacular lakes in the mountain. Curan lake has a wooden boardwalk all the way round that takes about an hour of a leisurely walk. The perfect place for a picnic.
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