Sublime sunsets, sandy beaches and stunning scenery
The Nest, County Kerry
Set into the lower slopes of Caherconree mountain, and with commanding views of Tralee Bay and along the coast to Ireland’s most westerly point, this cleverly designed luxury holiday home is perfectly located for exploring the rugged beauty, ancient history, and unique activities of the Dingle peninsula.
With Ireland’s longest beach, one of its highest peaks, and more than 2,000 archaeological sites, Dingle has fascination in spades.
Panoramic living spaces..
Built only ten years ago on the family estate, The Nest is a generous, single storey holiday home, in its own landscaped grounds.
A dramatic central wall divides the main living areas to the front of the house, from the bedrooms to the rear, in a long sweeping curve. The facade is of local stone.
The expansive open plan living areas, including the kitchen and dining area, wrap around a central fireplace, which is at the core of this self catering home.
Every turn you make, brings more unavoidable and awesome views of the peninsula and bay.
Through sliding French doors from the glazed dining area, you can step out onto the front terrace and barbeque a bass to an orchestra of crickets.
The decoration throughout is restrained with each of the four double bedrooms finished in a different pastel shade.
Sleigh beds, plush leather sofas, and creative lighting assert the commitment to quality in this home.
All of the bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms and there is a neat sauna for après sport. French doors open bay-side from both the master bedroom and its sister bedroom at the other end of the corridor.
A separate TV room, with games and DVD, works well when there are groups of eight and for families.
Fresh water is supplied to the house from its own natural spring well. Central heating is oil fired, and logs and turf are provided - as of course are linen and towels.
Smoking - No, sorry!
Parties - The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – although a family home, this property may not be suitable for toddlers or very young children. Please enquire on the provisional booking form.
Pets – No, sorry
Out and About
Numerous activities abound everywhere in West Kerry
one of the top 100 World destinations according to Trip Advisor.
There are stunning sandy beaches for surfing and kiting, wonderful walks, incredible islands to visit and brilliant restaurants.
We just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites..
Here are links to some of our favourite activities-
- Book a boat to the Blaskets
- Feast on fish Out of the Blue ocean
- Cycle to Slea head
- Play a round at Castlegregory golf
- Reel to a fiddle at the Courthouse
- Dawdle along the Dingle Way
- Have fun with bottle-nose Fungie
- Windsurf away with Jamie
- Support your local Rose in Tralee
- Catch something fishy for dinner
- Scuba dive from Tralee
- Gallop along with Burnhams
- Fit in anywhere
We stayed a week..
at The Nest in dingle peninsula and a week at the stream ends... Lovely! Fantastic villas.. Very unique with all what is needed ( and even more!) for a perfect stay Sheylla and mary were so helpful to welcome and help us For sure we recommend these places to big families( we were 8)
Romuald Vallée, France, August 2016
Just back from a fantastic trip to The Nest, Dingle Peninsula. The house, very well located in the beautiful village of Camp, with beaches, pubs and entertainment on the doorstep, was nothing short of stunning with every possible amenity catered for. As a group of seven plus an infant, the house was perfectly sized, offering lots of space for the group and all the facilities required. We were also greeted by a very warm welcome from the caretaker, Sheila, who made sure we knew about all of the great local amenities and activities. Very happy to recommend this and looking forward to a return visit - we had a fantastic trip, thank you!
Olive Donnelly, July 2014
Christine Atkinson, September 2014
We had an almost perfect week of weather during our stay in August at this really beautiful place. The house is gorgeous and has equally gorgeous views and we saw stunning sunsets very evening. Sitting at the table and watching the bay in the peace and quiet if the hillside was lovely. Thanks also from us to Sheila who came to the bottom of the road to meet us with her car lights on full so we wouldn't miss the turning late at night.
About the Locality
The Nest is a five minute drive from Camp Village – the gateway to the Dingle peninsula, and just 16km from Tralee, the County Town of Kerry, and 7th largest in Ireland.
The area is a Gaeltacht (Irish speaking region), and is known to have been inhabited for at least 6,000 years. The peninsula contains an unusually high density and variety of archaeological monuments, numbering some 2,000. Two thirds of the way up mount Caherconree behind the house, there is the remains of an Iron Age promontory fort, protected on three sides by steep cliffs.
A stretch of the wonderful 50km Dingle Way walking route - an easy three day hike from Tralee to Dingle town - passes by the back of the house.
The magnificent Maharees Beach is just 12km away. At just short of 20km, it is the longest strand in Ireland, and a world class surfing venue. Inch beach, to the Southern side of the peninsula has the same reputation.
West Kerry has been home to numerous scholars and adventurers. The heroic Antarctic explorer and Ernest Shakletons second officer, Tom Crean returned to Annascaul village at the end of his career. The pub he opened remains a popular attraction.
West Kerry – High mountain passes, hidden valleys, dramatic cliffs and offshore islands – pure magic!
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How to get there - Car advised..
By Air: Flights to Kerry Airport (Farrenfore) Cork, Dublin or Shannon.
Kerry Airport - approx 45 mins from house.
Cork Airport - approx 2.5 hours from house.
Shannon Airport - approx 2 hours from house.
Dublin Airport - approx 4 hours from house.
Nearby Lough Gill is a breeding site for the rare and nocturnally noisy Natterjack Toad.
Tens of thousands of seabirds including Storm Petrels and Puffins crowd along the coast in summer to nest.
The whole region is excellent for angling and deep sea fishing.
Regular boats take the 20 minute trip to the Blasket Islands from Dunquin, at the tip of the peninsula.
The Blasket Islands are the nearest Europe gets to America, and were last inhabited 60 years ago.
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The popular but now obsolete Tralee and Dingle Light Railway, passing through Camp village, was closed in the 1950’s partly as a result of two disasters. On one occasion the train plunged off the Camp viaduct. Some years later it was blown off its narrow gauge tracks by an exceptionally strong gust of wind.
At 950m high, Mount Brandon is the 9th highest peak in Ireland - the higher ones are also in Kerry. On a fine day, the views across Munster from the summit are unforgettable. Allow about six hours to hike the round trip.
By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare.
Stena Express - 120 mins (summer only from Fishguard)
Swansea/Cork Ferry is 2.5 hours from the house.
Rosslare Port is approx 5 hours from house
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house
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