- Roll-top cast iron bath
- High ceilings and exposed beams
- Wood-burning stove
- Beach is only a 5 min stroll
"An Bothán" is the Irish for "The Shed". An Bothán began its existence as the home of the O' Shea Family, my mother-in-law's family in the late 1800s. When the family built a new house nearby in the 1950s the house was then used as a milking shed. Over the years the house had fallen into disrepair until 2002 when we began the project of restoring it to a habitable space once again. We hope that we have managed to marry old charm with new modern comforts. Outside there is a seating area and this is a real sun-trap when the sun is shining. Our closest beach is only a 5 min. stroll from the cottage, at Muiríoch. It is a long, sandy beach wonderful for walking, safe for swimming and ideal for building sand castles. This is only one of many beaches in the area. At Ballydavid pier (approx. 10 min. walk) there are two smaller beaches which are also very popular.
For those of you who enjoy an active holiday, there are many different walks for you to try and for the very serious hikers, how about climbing Mount Brandon (3,000 feet).
Take a trip to the Blasket Islands, an amazing experience of beautiful landscape which was the source of inspiration for many great writers and artists.
Golf is also available at Ceann Sibéal links course approx. 20 mins drive away.
Also, there are many archaeological sites within a stone's throw - Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved examples of dry-stone built early Christian churches in Ireland, dating back to the 9th century. Cill Mhaolchéadair is another example of early Christian churches in the area and a little further afield at Ventry, beehive huts.
Dingle town itself is only 8km away and is home to many shops, cafés, restaurants, art galleries, sailing club, etc. Spend a lazy afternoon exploring the town, browsing in the shops, enjoy lunch on the marina, take a boat trip to see Fungi the Dolphin, Dingle's most famous resident and at night time visit any one of the numerous pubs to enjoy a session of traditional Irish music.
These are only a few suggestions for you on your holiday and certainly this is only a taster of all that awaits you in Dingle/Ballydavid.
Our wish for you when you holiday in our cottage is that you will gain "suaimhneas" a Gaelic word which means "peace, tranquillity, quietness, relaxation".
- Beach very close
- Central heating included
- Close to sea
- Detached property
- Downstairs bathroom
- Drying machine
- Enclosed garden / patio
- Family friendly
- Linen included
- Open all year
- Open fire
- Washing machine