Loch Cruite Cottage

Cloghane, County Kerry (Ref. 905881)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
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The property

Cloghane 1.5 miles.

A welcoming and cosy detached cottage set on the Wild Atlantic Way, this 200-year old farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful County Kerry countryside, nestled at the foot of Mount Brandon on the Dingle Peninsula, situated just 1.5 miles from the coastal village of Cloghane.

Full of old world charm, this character Cloghane cottage offers traditional accommodation for families or friends, including an open plan living area with a roaring open fire; ideal for relaxing after a day spent taking in the glorious surrounding landscapes.

There is a handy ground floor bedroom and shower room, along with two comfortable bedrooms on the first floor of this Cloghane cottage.

The ambiance of the cottage is an ideal location to get away from the busy bustle of life, situated beside a sheep farm and full of the sounds of nature and fantastic views of mountain and sea.

This Cloghane cottage with a view of Brandon Bay in the distance, opens into Tralee Bay, and the whole area is a paradise for fishermen and walkers alike.

This location is ideal for hill and beach walking, fishing, golf and a variety of watersports.

Traditional Irish music and entertainment is available in the local villages and also in nearby Dingle.

Spend your days at this Cloghane cottage tackling mountain tracks, visiting sleepy villages, savouring the coastline and making the most of your time in this beautiful and restful part of Ireland.

Guests who visit this Kerry cottage always want to return, making this a holiday that you are sure to remember.


Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire. External utility.


Oil central heating with open fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with Saorview, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel and power charged by meter reading, first €20 inc. in rent. Starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect in every way”
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    • “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.”

    Catherine M, Belfast, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “Idyllic, peaceful, perfect”
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    • “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.”

    Audrey M, Berlin, Germany, May 2015

    • “Perfect break in the mountains and close to the sea in the cosiest cottage we have ever been.”
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    • “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.”

    Eileengreaney, May 2015

    • “Fabulous place to stay!”
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    • “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.”

    LindaS3246, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2014

    • “Authentic Irish Cottage with Quaint Village Nearby”
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    • “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.”

    Maureen M, November 2014

    • “A true Irish rural getaway- Bliss.”
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    • “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!”

    Chenshaw, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, September 2014

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    • “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.”

    Mrs Schmitz, Bainbridge Island, June 2015

    • “Liked everything; from the sublime landscape, the friendly assistance, the wonderful tips and advice, the general location and friendliness of the area.”

    Mr Meissner, Berlin, May 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.”

    Mr Whiteley, Dublin, December 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!”

    Mr Evans, Countesthorpe, September 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.”

    Miss Henshaw, Chepstow, June 2014

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About the location


Dingle 10 miles.

The rural coastal village of Cloghane is situated on the northern tip of the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, and features stunning scenery and panoramic views of both the countryside and the sea. Home to the majestic Mount Brandon, walking and hiking lovers are well catered for in this small village, while everyone can enjoy the delights of the seaside at the many local beaches. With the whole of the Dingle Peninsula on the doorstep, and the rest of County Kerry and Ireland beyond, this is a fantastic location for an Irish holiday.