Nice, Promenade des Anglais

Restaurants with a view

Nice is awash with views. There are hilltops you can walk to, bus rides which turn into breathtaking panoramas and glimpses of snowcapped peaks. All places to feast your eyes and enjoy the spectacular geography of the region. But what about the places where you can also feast more literally?

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Plage Beau Rivage- Nice

Plage Beau Rivage – 107 Quai des Etats-Unis, 06300 Nice,

Starting at sea level with the sound of the waves lapping at the pebbles and the sun glistening on the azure water, Plage Beau Rivage, just in front of the Old Town, is a lounge bar and restaurant with a fresh and varied menu. The prices are perhaps slightly higher to reflect the surroundings but not high enough to distract from the call of the deep and the allure of the horizon.

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Le Club Nautique- Nice

Le Club Nautique de Nice Restaurant – 50 Bld Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice

On the second floor of the sailing club this restaurant has a splendid seagull’s nest view across the Port, up to Mont Boron and the Colline du Chateau and is hidden away from prying eyes. It has a large terrace from which you can hear the singing of the sailing boats in the marina below and when the weather is less welcoming the interior has large windows on three sides to make the most of the surroundings.

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Le plongeoir -Nice

Plongeoir  – 60 Bld Franck Pilatte, 06300 Nice

Just next door but with a completely different feel is The Plongeoir or diving board. Very recently refurbished this is a building with a history.  It started its life as a fishing boat tea room in the Belle Epoque (look at the photos on their website) and is today a classy lounge bar with cocktails and a fine dining restaurant hovering above the water. A little more expensive, but well worth it for the experience.

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Le Versailles- Villefranche-sur-mer

Restaurant Le Versailles – 7 Avenue de Princesse Grace de Monaco 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer

With a rooftop terrace this is the ideal view of the bay of Villefranche. Looking across from Mont Boron the beach sweeps around to Cap Ferrat, topped by the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.  The dramatic rocks which lead towards Monaco are the back drop and day or night this is a view you will never want to leave behind.

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Le Cabanon- Cap d’Ail

Le Cabanon – Avenue des Douaniers, 06320 Cap-d’Ail

I stumbled across this little gem when out walking the coastal footpaths. It has the air of a little wooden cabin as the name suggests and is perched on the headland just before you reach Monaco. There are leafy trees on the terrace outside and a pétanque ground in front for that extra je ne sais quoi!  It offers a good selection of local specialities and is a perfect spot for sipping rosé.  There is also a children’s play area to give you time to finish the bottle.

I personally have had pretty good food and service in all of the above places but as usual when in France you may need a little patience and if all else fails just sit back and enjoy the view!

Editors Note: Our guest author this week is Zenna, a Nice local and expert on the best places to visit and enjoy in Nice.

 


Clogher Pier and Sibeal Head

Treat yourself this Easter

It seems like an awfully long time since Christmas and summer is still tantalisingly far off…let’s face it Easter can’t come fast enough and a long weekend or more if you’re lucky is just the ticket.

Discover Dingle at any time of year

 

The Dingle Peninsula is a well-established summer destination with holidays being booked and looked forward to months in advance. But as more and more people are discovering, it’s a fantastic place to visit at any time and you’d be surprised to learn just how much there is to see and do. My own first visit to the area was in early spring and I was amazed by how lively it was; lots of film buffs attending the Dingle Film Festival (which this year takes place from the 17th-20th March), locals and tourists revving up for the St Patrick’s Day festivities, groups of students from all over the world on spring break, live music in the local pubs, the town was absolutely buzzing with activity.

Boat in Dingle Harbour

But the great thing is that while Dingle Town is an ideal base for enjoying the wide range of pubs and restaurants, socialising or learning a new skill (there are some excellent water sports on offer and a fabulous cookery school), if you are craving some peace and tranquility you don’t have to venture far afield. Whenever I ask a local how far away something is they always reply, “oh about 15 minutes” and actually it’s true, nothing is far away and once you’ve got your head around the slightly winding roads it’s a great area to drive around and explore.

Discover the stunning beaches on the Dingle Peninsula

If you are need of some R and R or simply need a change of scene then take a break this Easter and treat yourself to a stay in Dingle. If you’re travelling with kids, they’re going to love the miles of sandy beaches- perfect for letting off some steam after a winter cooped up at home. Fly a kite, kick a ball around, search for pebbles and simply enjoy being in the great outdoors. Don’t miss the 13km of sandy gorgeousness that stretches from Cloghane to Castlegregory and the Maharees, with so much beach to choose from you’re bound to find a quiet spot for a solitary stroll or a touch of quiet contemplation. If you’re the active type then most of the water sports open up after St Patrick’s Day with surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking and diving to choose from. If you prefer to stay on terra firma, what about galloping along the sands on horseback? Or there is a 9-hole golf course to the West of Castlegregory on the shores of Lough Gill (this is also a great place for bird spotting and a breeding ground for the natterjack toad!). At the other end of the peninsula there is the famous 18-hole Ceann Sibeal course at Ballyferriter, make a day of it and enjoy some of the local pubs and restaurants.

The “devilish” goat on the road to Dunquin!

Do take the time to drive some of the Slea Head Drive (part of the Wild Atlantic Way), stunning scenery is guaranteed and driving towards Ventry you can also see the Clocháns, so-called beehive shaped stone huts that date back centuries. If you are very fortunate you might (as we did) also encounter something of a local celebrity on the road to Dunquin (no, its not Fungie the dolphin!) a rather crafty goat who spends his days in stopping cars driving down the narrow lane. Let me tell you, this fellow can amuse himself for hours playing “chicken” on the single-track road! If you do meet him, my suggestion is relax and enjoy the show, its a great photo for your holiday album (you might not want to get too close though, he’s a feisty one!) Keen walkers will find themselves in heaven with some fabulous trails to suit all levels of ability, you could also hire a bike (from Foxy John’s pub in Dingle) and explore the coastal road on two wheels.

Great Blasket View

 

But once you have walked, biked, driven, ridden, surfed, spotted dolphins and danced the night away in a local pub, you can also just curl up by the fire, admire the stunning views and chill out with a good book. We can even get our professional chef to deliver a delicious hot pot or curry so no cooking either. Go on, you deserve it!

Book  a 7 relaxing nights or more over the Easter break and we’ll take £150 off the price!
Use promo code EASTER150 to book your stay in one of our beautiful Dingle cottages.
Offer valid for stays of 7 nights or more taken between 16th March & 5th April 2016
Sonas, Dingle Town

Sonas, Dingle Town

The Lookout

The Lookout- room with a view

The Green House, Brandon

The Green House, Brandon

 

 

 

 

Great Blasket View

Great Blasket View

Park Lane

Park Lane

Caragh in Castlegregory

Caragh in Castlegregory


Adele- Musicians

Here come the girls! | Stay YNA

As most of you will know, 8th March is International Women’s Day. In fact today is actually the 100th anniversary of the annual event, initiated to celebrate the achievements of women around the world. Whilst the origins of the event have a serious aim with a focus on increasing gender parity, today for many people it is also the chance to simply  celebrate and appreciate the special women in their lives with flowers being given to loved ones and gifts being offered.

Whether you want to show your appreciation to a special woman in your life or celebrate with female friends, let us introduce you to some of the ladies in our lives…and because we are in celebratory mood we’ll take £30 off the price of a stay of 4 nights or more. Use promo code GIRLS30

Adele- elegant two bedroom, Musicians

Adele is an elegant two bedroom apartment in a high class secure building in the Belle Epoque Musiciens district. Light and airy, air-conditioned throughout and with a comfortable shaded balcony. Sleeps four in two double rooms.

Book Adele today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/adele/

 

 

Anna- cosy one bedroom, Old Town

Anna is a stylish and cosy one bedroom nestled at the heart of the old town. Traditional features are carefully blended with contemporary comfort making this the perfect city pad for a romantic escape. Sleeps two in one double room.

Book Anna today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/anais/

 

 

Clementine- 2 bedroom apartment, Old Town

Clementine is a spacious,well-equipped two bedroom in a great location in the old town. This is a great choice for a family or group of friends, ideal for enjoying all that the old town has to offer. Sleeps five in two double rooms, with a single mezzanine bed in one room.

Book Clementine today:  https://www.yourniceapartment.com/search-nice-properties/old-town/clementine/

 

 

Eve- 1 bedroom, Old Town

Eve enjoys a great situation on the popular Rue de la Préfecture, with its restaurants, cafés and bars. Set high up on the 4th floor of an historic building, it also benefits from cool breezes and peace and quiet. Sleeps two in one double room

Book Eve today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/eve/

 

 

Jade- 1 bedroom, Port

Jade is a well-designed one bedroom apartment, recently refurbished and located in one of the coolest sea front areas in town. Right at the heart of the stylish bustling port area and just a short walk from the Old Town. Sleeps four in one double room with a sofa bed in the salon.

Book Jade today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/jade/

 

 

Juliette-1 bedroom, Old Town

Juliette as the name suggests is a true romantic! This bijoux love nest has a romantic balcony with views onto Rue Rossetti which has been the venue for a number of marriage proposals! Sleeps two in a double bed on the mezzanine.

Book Juliette today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/juliette/

 

 

Lily- 1 bedroom, Old Town

Lily; cute, fresh and funky this is a great value property tucked away in a quiet side street right in the Old Town. Ideal for enjoying the many restaurants and bars in the area and just five minutes stroll from the Cours Saleya and the Promenade des Anglais. Sleeps two in one double room

Book Lily today: https://www.yourniceapartment.com/search-nice-properties/old-town/lily/

 

 

Marion- 1 bedroom, Gambetta

Marion is fresh-faced and colourful with great contemporary features. Located in the fashionable Belle Epoque Gambetta district, there is a gorgeous little balcony overlooking the tranquil courtyard. Sleeps four in one double room with a sofa bed in the salon

Book Marion today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/marion/

 

 

Paloma- 1 bedroom, Old Town

Paloma is a quirky one bedroom apartment with a great mix of contemporary design and shabby chic pieces. Enjoying a great location in one of the quieter streets in the Old Town but literally round the corner from all the action. Sleeps two in one double room

Book Paloma today: https://www.yourniceapartment.com/search-nice-properties/old-town/paloma/

 

 

Stella- 1 bedroom, Quartier Etoile

Stella sparkles with a real French flair, with large traditional windows looking out onto the street in central Etoile area. A light and airy living space and a sinfully comfortable double bedroom. Sleeps two in one double room

Book Stella today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/stella/

 

 

Yasmin- 1 bedroom, Old Town

Yasmin offers all the charm of a country cottage at the heart of a bustling city! This light-filled one bedroom apartment has a fabulous location just off Place Massena so it’s literally a hop, skip and a jump to the sea, the shops and the old town! Sleeps two in one double bedroom

Book Yasmin today: https://www.stayyna.com/rentals/allrentals/yasmin/

 

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City breaks

The perfect city break | Stay YNA

What do you look for in a city break? A destination within easy reach of home, good value for money, a choice of places to eat and drink, plenty to see within the city or further afield, shopping opportunities, a change of scene… Sound about right?

It’s all about location and you want to be close to the sites, shops, eateries and maybe the nightlife too, pick a property that is close to public transport or within easy walking distance of where you want to go and leave the car at home. March and April a great months for visiting any of our destinations so we at Stay YNA asked our local experts for their top tips on the best things to see, do and enjoy in their home towns

Must see

Belle Sommet, apéritif

Belle Sommet, up by the Chateau

Nice-Check out the views from the Chateau. The hill which divides the port from the old town is the site of the first Greek settlement of the city which they named Nikaia meaning victory. Remains from these ancient civilisations still remain and the hill top offers incredible 360′ views over the city of Nice. There are steps on either side or can you take the rather cool elevator instead!

Dingle- Find Fungie! If you are staying in Dingle town you have to go and see the most famous resident- Fungie the dolphin. The best way to catch a glimpse is to walk from the harbour towards the folly and lighthouse walking along the stony beach. You can make this a short 40-minute stroll or take a picnic and carry on for 2 hours

Aristo Teleion, Limassol Castle

Aristo Teleion, Limassol Castle

Limassol-Follow the footsteps of the Crusaders. The winding alleys of the old town snake around the medieval castle where none other than Richard the Lionheart tied the knot en-route from the Crusades. The area today is choc a bloc with cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques and is well worth a visit day or night.

Must do

Nice- Get lost in the Old Town! Vieux Nice is perhaps the most popular place for visitors and it’s easy to see why. 17th century buildings tower over narrow winding streets and it’s a real pleasure to get lost and simply wander around. The streets are bustling all year round and there a masses of cafes, restaurants and boutiques jostling for position in the narrow alleys and sun-filled squares. You will also find some stunning Baroque churches such as the Cathédrale Sainte Reparate in Place Rossetti

Sea Kayaking Dingle

Sea Kayaking Dingle

Dingle– Hit the water! Dingle is famous for its great water sports so whether you are a seasoned professional or a complete beginner, get your wet suit on and have a go! Choose from sailing, surfing or sea kayaking.

Limassol- Take a dip! Limassol has more than 15km of coastline and stunning blue flag beaches with beautiful clear water. It would pretty much be a crime not to at least take off your shoes and have a paddle. The warm Mediterranean waters make swimming a pleasure for most of the year, although we think the best time is at the end of summer when the water has been heated by months of glorious sunshine.

Must eat

SoccaNice- Socca– This Niçois speciality is essentially a sort of yummy pancake made of chick peas. You can buy this to go from street vendors in the market along with a traditional pain bagnat sandwich or why not enjoy it in a restaurant with other local delicacies such as petit farcis (stuffed vegetables). For an authentic Niçois experience, we love Lou Pilha Leva on Rue de Collet in Vieux Nice. Finish your meal with a world-famous ice cream from Finocchios in Place Rossetti- you won’t believe the favours!

Dingle- Treasures of the sea. The Atlantic coast is famous for it’s fresh sea food and Dingle Town is a foodie heaven (don’t miss the annual food festival in September). There is nothing better than eating fish or sea food straight off the boat with the smell of the ocean in the air. Out of the Blue in Dingle harbour is fabulous for a fishy feast and for pudding you have to walk down to Murphy’s Ice cream parlour, their sea salt flavour is simply heavenly!

Village salad

Village salad

Limassol- Meze Madness. My theory on meze is that there is so many delicious local dishes to try that back in the day the Cypriots couldn’t decide which to have so created this fantastic concept so they could enjoy them all! Ok, so this may not be based on historical fact but never mind…For the uninitiated a meze is comprised of literally dozens of small dishes, starting with a fresh village salad and moving on to dips, grilled halloumi, fried potatoes, veggie dishes and then loads of delicious grilled meat! In the old town we love Aristo Teleion near the castle, their potatoes are the best! If you are a sea food fan then you can opt for a fish meze instead, Ladas Fish Tavern next to the old port is fabulous but very popular so booking in advance is essential.

Must drink

Nice- Rosé. When in Nice…it has to be Rosé! There is literally nothing better than sipping a chilled glass of local wine at the end of a long hot day. The apéritif is something of a local ritual and you will notice that the cafés and bars fill up in the early evening with everyone taking time out to relax and talk about their day. It would be almost rude not to join in so we recommend you head down to the Cours Saleya order a glass or two and go with the flow.

Kennedys, DingleDingle- Dingle Gin. Ireland may be better known for the “Black stuff” and of course there is plenty of opportunity for a pint or two…but when you are in town you have to try the local gin! The distillery is open to visitors and well worth a tour but its pubs are very much part of Dingle’s charm and with more than 50 to choose from you might have your work cut out getting round them all (at least on your first visit!). To enjoy a glass of Dingle gin we recommend Kennedy’s Bar on Goat Street.

Limassol- Zivania. This is pretty much the local “fire water” and whilst we wouldn’t recommend you glug this down you have to give it a go. This clear spirit is distilled from grapes and the home-made version used to be around 70% proof! Zivania is also the go-to product for the Cypriot housewife, if can be used for anything from cleaning windows to rubbing on tired muscles! Ok so we are not making it sound very tempting but actually it is a great digestif after a heavy meze meal. Many taverns will offer a complimentary shot after dinner, sometimes flavoured with honey or masticha. Our tip here- resist the urge to down it in one and sip and savour, it’s pretty good stuff!

Must shop

Nice, Promenade des Anglais

Nice, Promenade des Anglais

Nice- Serious retail therapy. Nice is a shopper’s paradise and for shopaholics like me, it is hard to resist the urge for a touch of retail therapy whenever I’m in town! The “Etoile” area behind Place Massena is the place to start, with a visit to the eponymous Galeries Lafayette. The pedestrian zone in Carré d’Or is home to the exclusive boutiques and designer stores, definitely worth a spot of window shopping, but if your pocket can’t stretch to their prices the main   Jean Medecin avenue has all the high street brands. For gifts and local produce, there are loads of gift shops and delis in the old town.

 

Candle shop, Dingle

Candle shop, Dingle

Dingle- Craft & Gifts. Dingle town has some fantastic independent stores with a great selection of galleries selling work by local artists. There are a couple of lovely boutiques and shops selling everything from handmade candles to knitware. Many of the shops are members of the Craft Council and sell authentic local items. If you want to take a taste of Dingle back home, you will love the Little Cheese shop and Crinkles Deli

Limassol- Shopping for all. Limassol has a great range of stores and boutiques but is has to be said they are a little spread out, this doesn’t bother the locals who prefer driving to walking but it helps visitors to know where they are heading. If you are after clothes then My Mall out past the New Port is ideal, air-conditioned throughout there are all the high street brands you would expect and plenty of eateries and cafes. There’s lots for kids too with an indoor ice rink and bowling alley so well worth a visit. Makarios Avenue is home to many of the more upmarket boutiques as is the commercial complex in the new Marina project and Anexartisias in the old town is also great for general shopping. If you are after gifts and local goods then head to the old town, there are lots of shops selling olive oil products and local handicrafts. You can even buy your very own “Foukou” or traditional Cypriot barbecue to take home!

Nice City Breaks        Dingle City Breaks       Limassol City Breaks

 

 

 


Spring in Nice, Dingle or Cyprus

It’s the YNA Spring Fling!

Well we’ve made it to the end of February and the dark days of winter are almost behind us. The nights are drawing out and I don’t know about you but we’ve got a bit of a spring in our step! It’s time to get off the sofa, shed the knitwear and rediscover the outside world.

Spring is a great time to travel, Easter is just around the corner and there’s lots going on in all our destinations…

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Nice by bike

Carnival may have ended but Nice is really starting to bloom; the weather is warming up and the skies are blue with daily temperatures reaching a pleasant 15C and rising! Nice is a great city to explore on foot at any time of year but if like us you are still struggling to kick start body and mind post-Christmas why not get on your bike? The city has 125km of cycling lanes and the vélo bleu city bikes can be rented from 175 stations 24 hours a day. Picture yourself cycling along the Promenade des Anglais with the sun on your face and, maybe stopping for a cheeky rosé as a reward? If you prefer some company for your pedal-pushing and want to combine fresh air and exercise with a spot of sightseeing, why not try out a guided 2-wheeled tour?

Nice cycling tours

 

Picnic in Dingle

Picnic in Dingle

Whilst we can’t necessarily guarantee blazing sunshine, but it’s still a great time to discover the great outdoors on the Dingle Pensinsula.  If you’re still finding your walking mojo then a short walk round Dingle Harbour is a gentle introduction that will still blow the cobwebs away. For more experienced walkers, we love the cliff walks in Ballydavid and over at Sauce Creek. Why not take your time and stop en-route for a picnic? Most of our cottages welcome dogs too, so your furry friends can also enjoy a spot of country living. Most of the boat trips and water sports open up for the season after St Patrick’s Day but hard-core surfers and windsurfers will find plenty of like-minded souls braving the “exhilarating” Atlantic waves in early March!

Legendary Dingle Walks

Limassol sea front path

Limassol sea front path

Cyprus, it’s fair to say does rather win our “spring sunshine” award! Temperatures in coastal regions have already passed 20C and it’s not even March yet! Early spring really is the best time to explore some of the island’s many treasures before the heat of the summer when all you will want to do is lounge on a beach! History buffs will love visiting the Greco-Roman remains and mosaics at Kourion and Paphos or the UNESCO-listed painted Byzantine churches in the mountains. In fact the mountain region is gorgeous at this time of year, all fresh and green and with the almond trees in blossom! Like Nice, all the main resorts in Cyprus offer bike paths and city bike hire or you could join an organised group and tackle a more challenging route through the hills or off-road. If this all sounds a bit like hard work, then my personal recommendation for making the most of the Cyprus spring is to bag a sunny spot in a beach front cafe, sip on an iced frappé and feel ever so slightly smug that friends and family back home are probably looking out onto rain and grey skies!

Cyprus cycling info

Because the YNA team is full of the joys of spring, we wanted to spread a little happiness too! Introducing the Spring Fling Super Slotter Saver….find your favourite house, apartment or cottage in Nice, Dingle or Cyprus… check out the dates…and if you find a gap contact us and you could be a Super Slotter Spring Saver!

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cyprus wine villages

Live in a house, a very big house in the country | Stay YNA

Our country houses, villas and cottages combine stunning views and tranquil settings with a whole host of things to see and do. Book your rural break today and experience country living the Stay YNA way…

 

Cyprus wine villages

Vineyard House, Mallia, Cyprus

Vineyard House in Cyprus was designed and built by the owners in traditional style. With local stone walls and 360′ terraces offering panoramic views over the surrounding vineyards, this family home is designed for indoor and outdoor living. Enjoy breakfast on the shaded porch or watch the set over the hills with a chilled bottle of local wine, in the winter gather round the fireplace for a cosy night in with family and friends. Even on the hottest of summer days, the air up here is fresh and clean, but it’s still just a short drive down to the bustle of the coast.

 

Cyprus village house

Vineyard House, Mallia, Cyprus

Explore the Cyprus hinterland with its picturesque villages, thrill your tastebuds and sample great local food in the village taverns and of course you have to indulge in a spot of wine tasting.  There are also some great walks with hiking trails and cycling routes aplenty. Indoors the house has three comfortable bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms and a spacious sitting-dining room with open fire.

 

 

 

Villa Estelle Cagnes-sur-mer

Villa Estelle, Haut-de-Cages, Cagnes-sur-Mer

Villa Estelle is a magical 8-bedroom villa with a huge Florentine courtyard at the heart of the medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes. This historic building furnished in traditional style will thrill lovers of architecture and gives an authentic experience of life on the Riviera. Each of the bedrooms has it’s own bathroom and there is a large salon, dining room and kitchen as well but we think you are going to spend most of your time in the glorious courtyard. Breakfast in the shade with views down over the village to the sparkling sea, enjoy an aperitif in the cool evening light and dine al-fresco under the stars.

 

Villa Estelle Cagnes-sur-mer

Villa Estelle, Haut-de-Cagnes

Lose yourself in the winding maze of streets in this historic village, known as the Montmartre of the Côte d’Azur. Artists and celebrities have flocked here for decades from Renoir to Modigliani and from Brigitte Bardot to Greta Garbo! Curling round the medieval Grimaldi Castle, the streets are full of boutiques, cafes and restaurants with views up to the Alps or down to the Mediterranean. An easy walk down the hill or shuttle bus ride brings you to the modern resort of Cagnes-sur-Mer for a spot of sun worshipping on the popular beach. Nice and Cannes are both just a short bus ride away or why not rent a car and explore the coastal towns of Antibes and St Jean Cap Ferrat or the gorgeous villages of St Paul de Vence and Grasse inland.

 

The green house brandon dingle

The Green House, Brandon

The Green House is a fabulously quirky contemporary 3 bedroom eco-house located just outside the village of Brandon. Designed for open-plan modern living, the house is split-level and full of light with a unique and spacious living area which is ideal for relaxed holidays. Underfloor heating will keep you snug in the unpredictable Irish climate and the wet room is handy after days surfing or on the beach. The Green House has a great vantage point with views of the mountains and right down to the sea.

 

dingle cottages brandon

The Green House, Brandon

Ballyguin beach is just a one minute walk away, Brandon Pier with its legendary pub and views of Brandon Bay is just three minutes away on foot. A fifteen minute drive will bring you to the buzzing Dingle town with its multitude of pubs, aquarium, restaurants and shops. The Dingle Pensinsula is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors, there is just so much going on! If you are the active type then you can learn to surf or windsurf in the Maharees, try sea kayacking in Dingle harbour, climb Mount Brandon or hike to the top of the Connor Pass! There are boat trips out of the harbour to spot Fungie the Dingle dolphin and his friends or you could take a boat out the the deserted Blasket islands and enjoy a day picnicking and watching seals. If you prefer to keep your feet on terra firma, Dingle town has more than 50 pubs to keep you occupied or you can learn to make soda bread or Irish stew at the local cookery school.

Book your house in the country today and benefit from our latest offers!

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Go On Indulge Yourself… You YNA Deserve it!

Peaceful Old Town, Nice apartment

Peaceful Old Town, Nice apartment

Peaceful Retreat in the atmospheric Old Town

Newly refurbished Le Dome in the heart of Nice Old Town is a haven from the hustle and bustle on the cobbled streets outside. Deliciously refurbished in a combination of antique white and refreshing jade, Le Dome combines elegant style with history. A former 17th century palace this is the floor where royalty stayed, so enjoy frescos. tall ceilings and windows letting the Riviera sunshine flood in. Throw into the mix contemporary, comfortable modern fittings, two very private bedrooms with their own bathrooms and air conditioning and you’ll find it impossible not to relax in this elegant home.

3 bedroom traditional Irish farmhouse refurbished with a twist!

3 bed Irish farmhouse refurbished with a twist!

Relax in the green surroundings of The Sanctuary!

The Sanctuary on The Dingle Peninsula  is a lovingly restored 200 year old Irish farmhouse designed to be tranquil, warm, and flooded with light. Hidden in lush greenery above the Wild Atlantic Way, this home has a lovely ambiance with south facing windows across whole length of the house overlooking the impressive gardens and into the valley of Macha na Bo.

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Celebrate The Storm

vetta

vetta

‘Why?’ I hear you cry. Because we are human and we like to gather and celebrate things. Why should 65 knot winds, flying trampolines and horizontal rain stop anyone. Well it doesn’t on the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry…. In other countries or even counties there would be code red weather warnings, supermarkets with empty shelves and emergency services on hand but here in Dingle we are cooking, walking and singing up a storm.

This weekend, the 5th-7th February there are many themed activities to bring people together with sing songs, talks on historical storms and windy tales, photography, theatre, a shipwreck walk, treasure hunts for storm chasers, a colourful welly comp and much more. The Wild Atlantic Way is beautiful all year round with untamed seas, dramatic skies and endless beaches. You too could struggle to catch your breath with such beauty and prevailing winds.

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It’s the positive spirit of the people here that shines through. It’s a quiet time of year for locals and the handful of tourists but the busy season is around the corner. It really is  ‘the calm before the seasonal storm’ when we all have the time to join in one of Dingle’s many fantastic festivals. Lets hope it brings in some swell for our surfers and great craic for all.

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village house with pool

Discover what’s behind the Red…or Blue Door!

Choose your colour and open the door to your own little slice of heaven!

These gorgeous village houses date back more than a century and retain loads of original features; exposed stone walls, wooden beams, open fires….all skilfully restored and renovated to the highest standard.

Red door Lefkara

Red Door living room with fireplace

Red Door is beautifully styled; built around the courtyard it has its own pool and private spa room! Two double bedrooms with draped linen canopies over the beds, en-suite bathrooms and French doors opening onto the pool terrace.  The cosy living room has lots of space, a wood fire and a two sofa beds which can sleep an additional four guests.

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Blue Door Lefkara

Blue Door bedroom

Blue Door is charming with a spacious split living area comprising a sun room area opening onto the courtyard and a lounge with fireplace and sofa bed. There is a well-equipped kitchen, dining table that extends to seat 8 people and a sunny balcony.

The two houses can be booked separately with guests enjoying total privacy. Larger parties can book the two properties together, ideal for groups of up to 14!

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Aura 2 bedroom apartment

Aura- sophistication and style at the heart of the city | Stay YNA

Rue Bonaparte is “the” up and coming street in Nice, packed with restaurants and great bars. If you want to enjoy the very best eateries and nightlife that Nice has to offer then our new Aura is the perfect match for you. A stylish 2 bedroom apartment with a splendid terrace, providing a tranquil haven at the heart of the city. Chic and sophisticate

apartment with terrace

Spacious terrace

d, featuring some of the owner’s own artworks, the apartment has been furnished with great style.

If you enjoy eating out, don’t miss the local speciality soca at Chez Pipo or fine dining at the celebrated Jan restaurant, all on your doorstep. This is also a great location for exploring the surrounding area; jump on the tram in Place Garibaldi and head into the town centre or up to the railway station. Buses also leave from this area heading along the coast to Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cap Ferrat. It is also only 15 minutes walk from the Promenade de Paillon and the Old Town.

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