BRILLIANT! Harriet’s Cottage is a real treat with every mod con needed On top of that it is comfy and cosy. It is an ideal base when exploring the area. We really loved it and will definitely be back.
My wife and I completely enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Anthony and Melissa O’Shea before, during, and after our stay at Harriet’s Cottage on the Dingle Peninsula. From the moment we booked our trip until we returned back home in the US, the O’Shea’s were extremely helpful in giving us information and letting us know what to expect, as well as offering fantastic recommendations for places to go and food to eat during our weeklong stay.
We found the cottage itself to be very comfortable and in immaculate condition with small written placards explaining some of the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the cottage and the local area. Coming from the US, it would have been much trickier renting a car, driving on the left side, finding the best places to eat and drink...heck even getting in the cottage’s front door and turning on the heat would have been confusing if not for the O’Shea’s incredible attention to detail and welcoming sense of hospitality. They seemed honestly as excited about our trip as we were and checked in with us from time to time during our stay to make sure everything was well and to see if we had any questions.
The town of Dingle itself is a beautiful little coastal town with plenty of shops and more than enough restaurants and pubs pedaling beautiful souvenirs and serving absolutely amazing food and drink. As a self proclaimed beer-loving foodie, the high quality stouts and seafood dishes were an especial treat. Best of all, Harriet’s Cottage was no more than a ten minute walk to all of the downtown and its pure Irish charm. Other than coming to and from the airport and a few day trips to the local sights, we never used our car.
Speaking of local sights, a drive around the Slea Head Loop is a must when visiting. Along the way you’ll find a distillery, a brewery, a little spot to hold a lamb, ancient ruins, quaint shops, and some of the most breathtaking landscape I have ever seen.
My only complaint about the entire experience was that a week just wasn’t enough time to experience all the Dingle Peninsula had to offer. My wife and I are already planning our next trip and you can be sure, we’ll be staying a bit longer than a week next time.
Not only do I recommend that everyone on the planet visit this beautiful, fun, friendly and stunning part of the world; I recommend you make the most of your visit by staying at Harriet’s Cottage and experiencing some of the most welcoming and helpful hospitality you will likely ever find. Thank you Anthony, Melissa, and Harriet O’Shea for an amazing time. We can’t wait to return.
Even in the cool and often rainy of February, Dingle is wonderful, and our stay at Harriet's Cottage made it even more so. Centrally-located and clean and comfy, we would come back here again whenever we can!
I would like to thank Anthony and Mellisa for our wonderful stay in Harriet’s cottage. Myself and 6 friends stayed here for the Other Voices festival in Dingle. It’s a 2 min walk from Main Street- perfectly decorated and equipped with everything we needed. Anthony greeted us on arrival to ensure we settled in perfectly. A Super cosy cottage suitable for families or friends. Will be back again next year!
The location of Harriets Cottage is perfect. Away from the hustle and bustle of town, yet a close walking distance. The cottage itself is warm and comfortable. The hosts are very supportive ensuring you have everything thing you need. I had to email them when we arrived ti ask a question and heard back in minutes. They take great care of their home and renters. I would highly recommend Harriets Cottage for a lovely stay in Dingle, Ireland.