Ballylusky

Ballydavid near Dingle, County Kerry (Ref. 961235)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr Mills

    “I really enjoyed my fortnight at the Ballylusky Cottage (last two weeks in January 2019).”

    The house is within a small cluster of others just off the R549 road midway between Murreagh and Boherboy. It's in a good location with distant views towards the coast and the Three Sister and has easy access to the delightfully quiet and peaceful end of the Dingle Peninsula. The weather whilst I was there was typical SW Ireland winter stuff - generally mild, many grey days, gales, squally showers, sunny periods and for the second week - extensive snow over Brandon and Mount Eagle but none at ...

    The house is within a small cluster of others just off the R549 road midway between Murreagh and Boherboy. It's in a good location with distant views towards the coast and the Three Sister and has easy access to the delightfully quiet and peaceful end of the Dingle Peninsula. The weather whilst I was there was typical SW Ireland winter stuff - generally mild, many grey days, gales, squally showers, sunny periods and for the second week - extensive snow over Brandon and Mount Eagle but none at lower levels. The house is comfortable with plenty of space - although one of the three bedrooms is somewhat bijou and all have sloping ceilings and the stairs are fairly steep and narrow. The main areas that caused me problems could in my opinion have been easily resolved. The house is like a deserted Marie Celeste - as though the owners have moved out (wine in the rack, shelves stocked with food and a full freezer).They obviously know where everything is but when you arrive - you are clueless - no instructions - no booklet - nothing. The key is in a keysafe (so easy to get in) but the house was cold and it took me ages to find where the heating system was based. Later in the week - after a power cut - Barry - a near neighbour came to see if I was OK (he apparently looks after the place and had I known it would have saved numerous texts to the owner). The Wifi didn't work (again no instructions) but the owner sorted it out by the Tuesday (I get the impression that there is a monthly quota - being at the back of he month - it was used). That's the end of the negatives. The kitchen is well equipped and works well (although the hot water can be temperamental - you often have to turn on the tap in the bathroom to get it going). Both of the downstairs rooms are comfortable (one is more a sitting room) - there are plenty of books with a selection of decent pictures on the walls. The radio is fine but the TV seemed to have a very limited amount of available channels (might have been my fault but without any instruction manual - I wasn't too sure about fiddling). There is no DVD player - possibly why the wifi was used up! There are two downstairs bathrooms - one fairly tradition -the other a big open wetroom (no toilet or bathroom upstairs). The owners had generously left plenty of fuel (and firelighters but no matches) for the fires in both downstairs rooms but I just ran the heating on the timing system (once I'd sorted it out). Outside I noticed a BBQ and a wooded picnic table (not really the time of year for outside eating activities but would be pleasant in summer). Once I'd got into the routine and ironed out the quirky bits it was a delightful place to spend time. I was there on my own but a family would have sufficient space not to be tripping over one another. There's a fairly small grassed area around the house which the local (more than friendly) dogs wandered in and out - I suppose I could have closed the gate but it wasn't a problem to me. On this occasion, I spent the whole fortnight on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula (went into Dingle Town - 8 miles - to restock supplies (couple of supermarkets, banks and petrol) on the middle Saturday - there's little in the way of local shops - one in Boherboy and one in Bally Ferriter - or bars - nor restaurants for that that matter although that could be different in summer). If you're looking for lots of entertainment - you'll be disappointed. If you want peace, quiet, tranquillity and stunning scenery this area will suit you. There's walking (beaches, clifftops and quiet country lanes) on the doorstep. The walking on the mountains can be hard going and when I'm there (last six years in 'winter' cottages in this area) usually very wet underfoot (if you intend doing any real walking you'll need the appropriate gear - you often need a full set of Gore-Tex and wellies to even walk on the local beach!) I will return to the Dingle Peninsula and now I've sorted out the wrinkles, I would certainly used this cottage again.

The property

Dingle 8 miles.

This charming, detached holiday cottage is situated in County Kerry, half a mile from Muirioch village and just under a mile from Ballydavid.

With exposed stone walls, and lovely views of Smerwick Harbour and the surrounding countryside, Ballylusky is a wonderful retreat for friends and families visiting the South West coast of Ireland.

The front door opens directly into a charming dining room, with comfy seating for three gathered around an open fire.

There is also an open fire in the sitting room, and the well-equipped kitchen looks over the garden.

On the ground floor are both wash rooms; one has a bath where you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a long walk, and the other is a wet-room with grab rails around the walk-in shower, basin and toilet.

Upstairs are the three comfortable bedrooms in the eaves, including a master room with a double bed and a pretty dresser.

There are also two cosy twin rooms.

Outside, you can enjoy the sunshine in the garden or take a stroll down to Muirioch Beach for a stroll along the sand.

Kerry offers many wonderful walking and cycling opportunities, as well as lots of other fantastic attractions to keep you occupied during your time in Ireland.

For excellent day’s out, why not take on the challenge of Mount Brandon, visit Brandon Bay for excellent windsurfing, or take a ferry to Blasket Island from Dunquin?

Whatever you decide to do during your stay, you’re sure to fall in love with Ballylusky!

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room with comfy seating (seats 3) and open fire. Sitting room with open fire.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with two open fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and start pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1 mile
  • Note: Although there is a wet room with grab rails in the property, there are several internal steps between rooms and all bedrooms are on the first floor
  • Note: No children under the age of 5 years old.

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About the location

DINGLE, COUNTY KERRY

Killarney 45 miles; Cork 100 miles.

The delightful town of Dingle sits on a beautiful peninsula overlooking Dingle Bay and boasts a fabulous harbour as well as a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Offering lovely beaches and stunning surrounding countryside, this lively town offers a host of activities for all the family, including great walking, cycling, fishing, golfing and a range of watersport facilities. So whether it's a trip to the Oceanworld aquarium or one of the town’s museums, or a quiet seafood meal, this charming town has something for everyone!

This property offers the following short breaks:

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