The Sleepy Shell

Ballydavid, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

  • House
  • 7 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 pets

An Overview

This cosy little blue house is the perfect compact getaway for young families, or for an outdoorsy holiday. Small on space but big on style, it’s a fun and lively base for days at the beach. Located in the popular Ballydavid area, on your doorstep you can choose from the sheltered sandy cove by the picturesque Ballydavid pier and the long strand on the northern side of Smerwick Harbour.

Helpful information

Fibre broadband (500mbps), good mobile coverage in house and around property.

This home is pet friendly

Beach: 2 mins/850m

Pubs and restaurant: 4 mins/1800m

Ballyferriter Shop: 9 mins/7km

Kerry Airport: 66 mins/67km

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Living area and dining room

The main living area is a funky and stylish space. It’s a bright and cheerful room filled with light from the large windows. Quirky contemporary art and furnishings give this getaway a fun and lively vibe. Comfort and practicality meet with tiled floors ready for sandy toes, and a squashy leather couch and bucket chair, for cosy evenings in front of the TV, warmed by the stove fire. A large dining table with bench style seating and chairs makes the most of the space.


The compact kitchen has everything you need to fuel up for a fun day out—cooker and hob, microwave, double toaster (four slice) and fridge freezer, as well as a washing machine. Clever storage makes the most of the space.


The spacious and contemporary tiled shower room has a double width shower tray, electric shower, WC and sink.


The cosy bedrooms all have wooden floors, stylish contemporary furniture and are equipped with bedside reading lights. A large double bedroom to rear is decorated with stylish drawers and hanging storage, a mirror/vanity and high ceilings. The middle bedroom is kitted out for kids with a bunk bed with a double on the bottom bunk. The front double bedroom has practical and stylish storage with funky retro styled drawers and hanging rail/ case rack, contemporary style and retro travel posters to inspire your next trip!

Outdoor Spaces

Two mature Cordyline palm trees on the front lawn give the garden a tropical touch. The enclosed garden to the front of the house has a lawn, and the driveway has ample parking space.

  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Kettle
  • Cooking basics
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Washer
  • TV
  • Bed linens
  • Essentials
  • Hot water
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector


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.

Public transport

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

Kathleen Curran Cabs
+353 87 254 9649

Boutique Collection:

Oozing with individual style homes in the Boutique Collection have unique décor that stand out from the crowd. They often have an eclectic fashionable feel with rare home furnishings that appeal to guests who are looking to stay somewhere with a more personal touch.

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