Ballydavid holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, walking, fireplace and TV

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

"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.

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".

Further details indoors

The cottage is fully equipped with all modern appliances to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The main double bedroom is en suite and has a view of "An Fear Marbh" island. Soak those aching muscles after a hard day's hill-walking in the roll-top cast iron bath, in the main bathroom. The main living space has high ceilings and exposed beams and also contains a wood-burning stove for any cool evenings. The loft area has proved very popular with guests in the past as a chill-out area or indeed a den for the children where they can play games.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Usually, I meet guests personally to hand over keys and show them the property and give them some ideas for their stay. On the rare occasion that I am not available I will make alternative arrangements. Also, during guests' stay, I am available to attend to any difficulties or queries.
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Cancellation policy

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100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

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50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Elaine B.
Calendar updated:
27 Jul 2022

Years listed:
15

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Sep 2006. Located in Dingle Peninsula, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £434 to £868.
The Owner has a response rate of 84% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Jul 2022.
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A Gem
Jun 2021

First morning after our return home and I didn’t want to open my eyes as I knew I was not waking in ‘An Bothán’. This house and it’s location is fabulous. Breakfast outs… More 

Reviewed 27 Jun 2021

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Owner's reply:
What a lovely review. It is so lovely for us when guests love both the area and the cottage. We hope to welcome you again, in the future.

This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not TripAdvisor LLC.

OnAir801242

Piece of Heaven in the Dingle Countryside
Jun 2019

My husband and I always like to rent a house when we go on vacation and this one turned out to be a little gem. It had everything we wanted: a comfortable queen bed with nice linens and good pillows, … More 

Reviewed 8 Jul 2019

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Owner's reply:
Liz and Bob - always great to have guests who enjoy our lovely area and we're delighted that you found the cottage so comfortable. We look forward to your return journey.

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Go34383602890

Couldn't ask for better
May 2019

Elaine's beautiful old cottage caught our eye when looking for a place to stay on the Dingle peninsula earlier this year. We were hoping to find somewhere a bit more isolated and do-it-yourself t… More 

Reviewed 13 May 2019

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Owner's reply:
Thanks for fab feedback. I'm only delighted that you decided to pop the question during your stay with us. Our first engagment!! So happy for you both. Long life and happiness to you.

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fionchaor
Obernhof, Germany

lovely cosy cottage
May 2019

we can recommend this absolut lovely cottage. It is directly on slea head drive, only a few minutes away from the cosy village ballydavid and the long beaches around smerwick harbour. We enjoyed our… More 

Reviewed 9 May 2019

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Owner's reply:
Thank you for such positive feedback. We love when people enjoy their stay and appreciate the local area. Hope to see you again in the future.

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rayharker

Excellent location, great views.
Sep 2018

The location was on the Dingle peninsular and on the Slea Point drive. it was perfect for exploring the area and the views were amazing.

Reviewed 20 Sep 2018

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Elaine (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Or send Elaine (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Elaine (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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Why can't I call Elaine (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Elaine (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Elaine (the owner) a message.

If Elaine (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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26 reviews
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