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Loch Cruite Cottage in Cloghane, Kerry

284
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per week
sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Loch Cruite Cottage description

Holiday home
Loch Cruite Cottage is a traditional detached cottage at the foot of Mount Brandon, two miles from Cloghane in County Kerry. The cottage has a double bedroom and a shower room on the ground floor, with a further double and a twin room upstairs. The living area is open plan, with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. Outside is off road parking for two cars. Loch Cruite Cottage makes a great base for enjoying fishing, walking and relaxing in the beautiful area of the Dingle Peninsula.

Area
Cloghane is a coastal village in County Kerry and boasts some breathtaking countryside and sea views. Mount Brandon is ideal for walkers and there are many beaches nearby. Dingle is only ten miles away and offers shops, pubs and restaurants.

Region
County Kerry is a mystical and unspoilt part of Ireland, with spectacular natural beauty and a fascinating history. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it features many sandy beaches, rocky inlets and stunning peninsulas

Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub
  • Rural location

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Reviews

Ms Seager
April 2016
Loch Cruite is a wonderful little cottage, in the heart of the most amazing Kerry scenery. It is a perfect setting either for those who want to explore the area, or just to stay put and escape from the world. There are wonderful walks/hikes directly from the cottage and many incredible day trips possible from there. The cottage has a lot of character and is very cosy. We had a very warm welcome and lots of help/advice from the owners. The cottage is well equipped with games etc in case of bad weather. We had a fantastic week there and were so sad to leave.
Mr Murray
July 2016
The Cottage was spotlessly clean and the owner was very helpful. All round 10 out of 10.
Dr Nemeth
June 2016
Loch Cruite Cottage was everything we had hoped for and much, much more. We took in all that we wanted and then some. We did several hikes, strolled the local beaches, took in a pub or two with live music and friendly people to list a few. We would definitely stay here again if ever we could return.
Miss Henshaw
July 2014
My sister and I had a very enjoyable week soaking up the Irish culture in the idyllic scenery around this cottage. The location is priceless, set along a secluded single track road nestled in the valley. The house is located alongside a farm, which gave a sense of the local ways of life, and the wildlife kept us entertained all week. Definitely take a bird book and binoculars! We particularly enjoyed walking to Loch Cruite through the fields above the cottage and watching the brown trout jumping. The local pub had entertaining live music and good food and drink which we enjoyed. This particular area is just over the other side of the mountains from Dingle along Connor Pass, therefore doesn't have the same volume of tourists which made for a peaceful stay, but still close enough to all of the attractions of the area. The 200 year old farm house has all of it's character and charm remaining in the decor which we loved. The house was immaculately clean and both the double beds very comfortable. The cottage was well equipped and all the appliances worked well. If you like lots of bath towels then it might be worth taking an extra one for the beach. The cottage was perfect for our holiday and we had a homely stay. The owners were very friendly and accommodating with plenty of recommendations for the area. The owner was also one of the musicians who entertained us in the local pub O'Connors! The simplistic environment and beautiful setting enchanted us, Ireland has us hooked! Many thanks for a wonderful stay.
Mr Meissner
May 2015
Liked everything; from the sublime landscape, the friendly assistance, the wonderful tips and advice, the general location and friendliness of the area.
Mr Whiteley
January 2015
It was a very nice cottage with truly breathtaking scenery all around, especially Mount Brandon just above the cottage. There is nothing as welcoming as the smell of a real turf fire, that had kindly been set for us ready to go. Everything was spotless, unbelievably so, we couldn't find a speck of dust anywhere.
Mrs Schmitz
June 2015
This was a perfect place to relax and meet the neighbours. We loved our stay, and enjoyed the hiking and the sheep around the cottage. Also it is a great location for exploring the whole peninsula.
Mr Evans
September 2014
A perfect place to unwind forget about the rest of the world. Beautiful surroundings and Europe's best beaches, with plenty to explore do. One week is not enough to adjust to the slower pace - would definitely consider a month or longer. It was good to know that Dingle was just over the pass if we needed the extra human contact - we didn't!
Nmurray7
July 2016
My family and I spent a wonderful week at loch cruite cottage. It was spotlessly clean and tidy and was in a beautiful area. The children had a wonderful time playing with the neighbors sheep dogs and there was lots of activities in the surrounding area. I would highly recommend loch cruite cottage to anyone and hope to return again
Matthew P
August 2016
Just back from a great two weeks at Loch Cruite Cottage. The location is fabulous as is the welcome from Paddy and Eileen. Special thanks also to Paddy's father Tom, for all of his fishing wisdom. The neighbouring farmer Brendan was also a great source of local knowledge. The beaches are superb and hardly used, our kids loved them. The cottage itself is very well maintained, clean and holds everything needed - including a washing machine. I have no issue at all in recommending, we all loved it.
Liz R
July 2016
We just finished our one week stay at Loch Cruite Cottage. It is a quaint, but well appointed place to stay. The layout is an open kitchen/living room with a downstairs bedroom and two loft bedrooms. We cooked many meals at the cottage; there are ample pots/pans and utensils. There is a fireplace and we were able to 'burn dirt" (turf), but also wood. These commodities are available in the nearby villages. As we were just two, we opted for the double loft room, which was very comfortable. Because the cottage is on the hillside, we often looked out the back window and saw either the beautiful flora or a grazing sleep or two. The cottage is surrounded by pastures and flocks of sheep are never far away. We both work in people centric occupations (teacher/coordiantor and social worker) so we were attracted by the location outside of Cloghan Village. We expected room to walk/hike, a quiet cottage in which to catch up on our reading, and brilliant views. We got all of that and more. From the moment we spoke with the owners on the telephone to make final arrangements, we knew we'd found something very special. After having flown from Boston, MA on the overnight flight to Shannon, then remembering how to drive on the left in a car with the driver on the right, and finally making it to Cloghan Glen, it was absolutely great to find a beautifully clean cottage complete with a fresh bread from the local bakery and a bottle of wine waiting. A fire was laid in the fireplace for us as well. We felt welcomed and cared for; there is no better feeling if you are a sleep deprived tourist. Ireland is known for its friendly folks; the gold standard are those in West Kerry. We were lucky enough to meet the sheep farmer, until recently a PE teacher for over 35 years. His wit, conversation, and true neighborly attitude were a gift. If you are looking for a serene, beautiful place to stay off the beaten path (yet close to Cloghane Village, Brandon, and Dingle), you couldn't do better than to stay at Loch Cruite.
Catherine M
August 2015
My husband and I, along with our two children aged 2 and 8, spent a wonderful holiday here in August. We cannot speak highly enough of the owners and the effort that they made to make us feel welcome - including wine, bread and jam on arrival. The cottage itself is beautiful, charming, cosy and immaculate with a traditional fire - perfect to relax in. The beauty of the area is hard to describe. The views around the cottage are spectacular, beautiful lakes on your doorstep and fabulous beaches to explore. We spent our days surfing on Fermoyle Beach, rockpooling on Cappagh Beach and visiting Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula. We finished the day off with the most fabulous pint of Guinness at Nora Murphy's pub in Brandon, where there is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, a pier which will keep the kids busy for hours and great music on a Sunday night (highly recommended). Without question, our holiday in Cloghane has been our most memorable and enjoyable as a family and the boys have come away with fantastic memories not only of the area, but of the fabulous people who made us feel so welcome. We cannot recommend this property highly enough and we will most certainly return.
Guest
May 2016
We spent a wonderful week over easter in Loch Cruite cottage and we would heartily recommend it. The cottage is very quaint and well restored. It is in the heart of the most spectacular scenery - has to be seen to be believed! It is a great base for exploring the Dingle peninsula and is paradise for those who enjoy walking or hiking, with plenty for all levels nearby. It is close to some breathtaking beaches and is also convenient for the local village - which has a wonderful bakery amongst other things. The other thing that was a big attraction for the children was being next to a sheep farm, with plenty of newborn lambs for entertainment. The owners were extremely helpful and welcoming. All in all we had a fantastic stay and would thoroughly recommend this cottage.
Eileengreaney
May 2015
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of the cottage and it's location under Mt Brandon and Loch Cruite Corrie Lake overlooking Brandon Bay.Heavenly walks on Fermoyle Beach and up Mt Brandon.This is a Walkers paradise.Fab atmosphere in O Connors Cloghane and Murphys on the pier In Brandon.Totally unspoiled natural beauty.
Audrey M
May 2015
My husband and I spent a beautiful, sunny week together at Loch Cruite cottage this May. The owner was incredibly friendly and helpful and made excellent recomendations on how to spend our time in Colghane on the Dingle Peninsula. The cottage itself is seated in the side of a large hill, overlooking two lakes and a sheep farm. Behind the cottage, there is a secluded, mountain-fed lake. Absolutely breathtaking. Over the course of our stay, we walked beaches and hiked part of Mount Brandon, discovered a tiny abandoned village at the end of a desolate road, met numerous sheep, discovered a lone horse walking on the beach, enjoyed the silence of a place without traffic or hustle and bustle and relaxed. It was the best vacation we've ever taken, and it won't be our last. We arrived expecting rain and cold, but were pleasantly surprised by sunny days, and crisp evenings. We were kept warm at night with a cozy peat fire and enjoyed numerous meals in Cloghane at O'Connor's Guesthouse. We even went to a sing-along evening in town and were warmly welcomed by its residents. We drank tea, ate homemade biscuits, and enjoyed Irish songs and an excellent fiddle player. If you want to a truly singular experience in the beauty of the Irish countryside, Loch Cruite Cottage is the place to go. Five stars.
Maureen M
November 2014
We loved our stay at this clean, comfortable well stocked farm house nestled in the valley, surrounded by beautiful views of the mountains, lakes, and fields. Peaceful yet plenty to do there. Our family climbed the mountains and found hidden lakes with stunning views of the valley. Saw dolphins off of Brandon Point; had a picnic on a beach near Slea Head and enjoyed the shops and pubs in nearby Dingle. The locals in Cloghane are friendly and inviting, with great music and singing in the pubs at night. Though it was far from where we live in the USA, they made us feel at home.
LindaS3246
December 2014
We got to the cottage and were greeted by the owners who are very friendly and helpful with sight seeing and restaurant recommendations. The cottage itself is full of old world charm and is really well kept with everything you might need for your vacation rental in terms of amenities. The view is wonderful as the cottage is situated at the foot of Mt. Brandon and you can look out over the country to see the fabulous unspoilt coast-line along Fermoyle beach which I'm told is one of the longest beaches in Ireland.The local village of Cloghane is located approx one mile from the cottage and there are some great pubs (O'Connors and Murphy's in Brandon pier) who serve good food (and good pints!) and have music 3-4 nights a week. There is a limitless amount of sight-seeing opportunities around - hiking Mt Brandon, exploring Fermoyle beach, and driving up over the spectacular Connor Pass to explore Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula. Our family had a great time in both the lovely cottage and the area and will be putting it on the list for a return visit to Loch Cruite Cottage.
Guest
September 2014
My sister and I stayed in Loch Cruite Cottage this summer and would love to go back. On arrival there was wine, bread and honey to welcome us. To say the least we were speechless at how beautiful the valley is that this 200 year old barn conversion is nestled into. As this cottage is located over the other side of the mountains to Dingle, over Connor pass, and then along a single track that runs up through the valley, you have the true experience of peace and quite amongst stunning Irish scenery. The wildlife is in abundance, endless birdwatching from the cottage, also at Brandon Point, and along the coast line. Walking opportunities are all on your doorstep and the owners of the cottage are incredibly helpful and happy to advise you on the best walks. Of course, the local pub O'Connors is definitely worth a mention. This is a true local's pub, oozing with character, good food, Guinness and live music. We were welcomed and entertained three evenings of our weeks stay! Fahamore beach was another fantastic day, swimming in crystal clear water, gazing up at rolling mountains and hardly anyone there, definitely a surreal experience for us. The house itself played a part in gaining the true Irish rural experience. The traditional decor added to the charm of the house and was all immaculately clean when we arrived. All appliances were in working order and the kitchen well equipped enough for what we needed. Ditching the 'rat race' lifestyle in this homely cottage for a week was the most relaxing way of holidaying we have done so far. Personally, sometimes not having wifi is a good thing! The two double bedrooms which we slept in were comfortable with plenty of warm bedding. The bathroom was clean, with a sink, loo and a shower cubicle with an electric shower. The house is located alongside a small working farm which gave us a sense of the local farming way of life. This included observing some sheep sheering in the adjacent barn, great fun! Over the back of the cottage you can walk to Loch Cruite, we timed it right to watch the brown trout jumping. The house was true to its description and rating on the website, bringing a few extra towels is the only advise I can give you and to enjoy your stay. Ireland and the Dingle peninsula has us hooked, we'll be back!
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