Location

Le Chéile Seaside Cottage  Self-Catering Accomodation,              Ballyferriter, Dingle, Co. Kerry

Le Chéile meaning “together” is a very comfortable 4 bedroom house just a few minutes walk from the beautiful Béal Bán beach.

Spectacular views: the house is on a large site with beautiful views to the front across Smerwich Harbour to Ballydavid, the Three Sisters and the majestic Mount Brandon range. The back of the house looks on to Ballyferriter village and the lovely Cruach Mharthain.

View of Mount Brandon from 'Le Cheile'

View of Mount Brandon from ‘Le Cheile’

Béal Bán Beach: the house is located just a short 3 minute walk from this beautiful sandy beach. It is is very picturesque and very safe for swimming.

Races on Béal Bán Beach

  • Golf: A mere 5 minute drive brings you to Ceann Sibéal Golf links.
  • Ballyferriter Village: Ballyferriter village is about 5 minutes by car. In the village there is a very nice hotel called Ceann Sibéal. Also, there are 3 pubs which serve good food and have a good traditional music scene
  • Dingle is a short drive. It is approx. 10 miles. Dingle boasts of many fine restaurants and pubs. It also has a very nice Aquarium, Bowling Alley, Adventure Centre and Pony trekking and a wonderful traditional music scene.
  • Dingle Sailing School on the Marina offer weekly sailing courses to both children and adults throughout the Summer. No holiday is complete in the area without a trip to see Fungi, the Dingle Dolphin.
  • Slea Head drive: Slea Head is nearby. It is a lovely cycle or drive from the house. This scenery is breathtaking. Looking across the atlantic at the Blasket Islands is an awesome sight. You may also take a ferry to the Great Blasket from nearby Dunquin.

Slea Head

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One Response to Location

  1. Tom & Cathy Coakley says:

    This lovely two story house in Na Gorta Dubha is comfortable, clean, warm and bright, has every facility you could need, and is set in the most beautiful part of the world. Downstairs, the kitchen/living area has an open fire set in a stone fireplace. The upstairs living room, which has a lovely stove, has beautiful views of the beach and the surrounding countryside. At night, with the windows open, you can hear the sea. We spend two days last summer watching a shoal of dolphins playing in the bay. The house is in very good condition and well maintained by the owners. It’s a couple of miles from An Cat Dubh (local shop), Ballyferriter village and Bric’s Pub (home to a good restaurant and microbrewery). And if you’re into golf, it’s very close to Ceann Sibeal Golf Links, a challenging but enjoyable course. There are many walks around this area, on paths or headlands or beaches.
    The house has its own garden, which is surrounded by bogland and fields which host wonderful wildflowers and birds. (A set of binoculars is supplied!). In late August you can harvest blackberries on the hedgerows.
    The house sits quietly between the mountains and the sea. A few minutes’ walk will bring you to Beal Ban, (a long beach where we swim) on Smerwick Harbour. Across the bay is Ballydavid and behind that the majestic Mount Brandon. Summer or winter (and we’ve rented it in winter also), the view of this ancient landscape is both inspiring and peaceful. I’m torn between my reluctance to share this house with anybody else and my wish to encourage others to experience the joy my family and I have experienced here over the years.

    Cathy and Tom