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An Bothán
Muiríoch beach
Blasket Island Beauty
Comfort Zone
Cook's Domain
Sweet Dreams
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dingle, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

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Thomas W
Germering, Germany
2 reviews
“Far away from every day life in a beautiful cottage”
Reviewed 20 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed in the An Bothan Cottage in early September 2013. The weather was beautiful most of the time and we enjoyerd very much to stay in the cottage. The cottage is clean, spacious and well furnished. In the evenings we loved to sit near the fire reading or playing cards. Elaine provided us with a lot of useful information, indeed there are many things around to be explored. Our children loved to touch the stingrays in the Ocean World Aquarium, to see the baby seals being fed in the Seal Sanctuary and to watch the dolphin "Funghi" near the port of Dingle. It is worth to climb on Saint Brendan mountain from where you have a beautiful view over the peninsula. Our favourite place for tea and scones was a small café near Slea Head - with a terrific panorama over the coast. There are wonderful beaches nearby, the temperature of the sea was around 15 degrees - so don't forget your wet suit! We had a great time in An Bothan, far away from every day life and felt very relaxed when we returned home.

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Liked best: the charming cottage
Liked least: everything was perfect
Travelling group: Young Children
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Belfast
Reviewed 21 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: The cottage, the location, everything!
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Friends
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 14 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Liked best: Setting and authentic feel
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Monaghan
Reviewed 13 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Gregorick
Malvern, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful, spacious and welcoming, in a terrific location.”
Reviewed 19 July 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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I found An Bothán after a long search for a suitable place to take my father for a 70th birthday trip. This turned out to be a great choice; we received a very warm welcome with a bottle of vino! What a great place to stay - there is so much on the doorstep to do if you like walking, cycling, sea-life, bird-watching, history, etc - and the house itself was charming with great views over towards the Three Sisters and Smerwick Harbour.

The house was surprisingly spacious, with a very high roof. It was warm and plenty of ventilation if required. Beds were clean and very comfortable, kitchen was well appointed, (luxurious) bath was just the trick after walks over the surrounding hills, cliffs and beaches.

Originally we were set to drive out to Killarney and do the whole Ring of Kerry thing, but the local area - Muirioch/Ballydavid/Slea Head/Brandon Bay etc was irresistibly peaceful and interesting, so much so that we stayed put for the whole week, with the odd day drive to local landmarks. The drive over Connor Pass, and the drive around Slea Head being notably memorable. Dingle is literally 15 -20 mins drive away with a wealth of pubs and eateries. Visiting Fungi the dolphin for the first time in Dingle Harbour was indescribably wonderful.

I'll return one day, hopefully sooner than later. An Bothán was a step back in time to a slower pace, with nature at the doorstep.

PS Big thank-you to Jennifer for the loan of the shovel, we dug plenty of bait even though ultimately proved to be luckless/awful fishermen.

Thanks Elaine for a wonderful holiday, 'til next time.

D

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Liked best: Warm welcome, spacious accommodation and great location
Liked least: Television was intermittently on the blink
Travelling group: Other
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