Simple, self-catering accommodation available in five restored cottages on the Great Blasket Island.
Truly unique Island lodgings surrounded by spectacular scenery in one of the most beautiful and untouched locations in Ireland. Three cottages available to rent.
Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, living area, dining/kitchennette – 4 gas hobs, a sink and kitchen utensils -, 2 bathrooms and 2 fuel burning stoves (one complimentary fire bucket)
Cottage Check-in – 2 pm
Cottage Checkout – 10 am
What to bring:
– If you wish to use the outdoor firepit please bring your own fire wood.
– Large Towel for swimming/shower
– All food and drinks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
– Insect repellent
– Hot water bottle
– Warm layers
– Good footwear
– Slippers/warm socks
– Headtorches & candles.
– One complimentary fire bucket. Additional fire buckets @ €10 per bucket.
– Tea towel and hand towels
– Toilet Paper
– Cooking utensils
– Basic provisions i.e salt, pepper, oil, tea, coffee (french press), washing up liquid, cleaning supplies
– All bed linen
Please be aware that this stay is not suited to everyone. We ask that guests have have a level of mobility and fitness when maneuvering on and off boats. Boarding the boat in Dunquin can be tricky if there is ANY swell, so PLEASE make sure you are able on your feet and feel comfortable hopping on and off the vessel. Please pack light as you will need to carry and lift bags on and off boat and up the Island (we will offer assistance as much we can) .
Landing on the Island is also physical. Guests must carry overnight bags up the rocky steps and grassy tracks to the cottages where they will be met by the Caretakers. Check in is at 2pm so please take note if you have an early sailing your cottage may not be ready on arrival.
Weather and sea conditions are VERY changeable. Sailings times WILL VARY in the event of bad weather and change of boat schedules. PLEASE BE FLEXIBLE.
Tide, sea conditions and booking scheduels dictate our sailing times, please be flexible. If times do not suit and guests need to travel earlier/later we may be able to arrange alternative one way ticket transfers , however additional charges of €20 pp will incur.
Cancellations will not be approved or refunded in the event a sailing time does not suit.
To maintain this beautiful Island, we ask all guests treat it the same as any other pristine location and take all belongings (including rubbish & recycling) with you on departure. In extreme situations, if the rubbish is organised perfectly into general, food, recycling and bottle waste, we can dispose at a small charge. Please take waste and rubbish into account when packing for your stay. Please contact us for further details.
Unfortunately, we no longer allow pets to stay in the Island Cottages.
Bedroom 1: One double bed and one single bed
Bedroom 2: One double bed and two single beds
Room 1: Kitchenette/ dining area + stove
Room 2: Living space + stove
If you have entered a Cottage preference we will try our best to allocate, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Tigh Peig bathrooms are located outside the back door.
ANY BOOKING MADE WITHOUT PAYMENT SECURITY IS NOT A VALID BOOKING AND WILL NOT BE HELD. WE DO NOT ACCEPT EMAIL OR WHATSAPP RESERVATIONS. PLEASE CALL OR BOOK DIRECT.
Private Cottage Starting price €130 for 1 person
Starting supplement price @ €60 per person after two people. €20 supplement per child. These prices vary - different rates for different dates. Child is classified 0-16 years old. Cottages sleep a maximum of 7 people. 2 complementary fire buckets provided with private house bookings. Rates vary - off peak / on peak pricing. Please select date on booking calendar to avail of pricing or email Alice on [email protected].
Rubbish Disposal €15
If waste is organised perfectly into general, food, recycling and bottle waste, we can dispose of at a small charge. Please take this into account when packing for your stay. Please contact us for further details.
Fire Bucket €10
Dunquin Collection €35 per adult €20 per child
Overnight guests only. Direct transfer from Dunquin, approx 15 minute crossing. Collection times vary depending on tide - please contact [email protected] for more information.
In the event Dunquin Pier is inaccessible due to bad weather, we will transfer you from Dingle instead @ €50 pp. Sailing times do vary depending on weather/ sailing schedules & times can change up to 30 minutes before departure time. Please be flexible.
Facilities are limited on the Great Blasket Island, however we feel this adds to the experience.
Dunquin collection for overnight guests only.
Once accommodation is booked and a confirmation email received, guests seats will automatically be reserved for a Dunquin return transfer on our boat – The Peig Sayers. The Dunquin transfer is for overnight guests only and is a direct crossing, approx 15 minutes.
- €35 per adult,
- €20 per child (under 4’s go free)
Collection time depends on tide so please be flexible and call Alice for more information.
Once arrived at Dunquin, please park at available spot, walk straight past wooden hut (different ferry company) and down the windy path to the bottom of the pier. The Peig Sayers, skippered by Billy and second mate Chris, will be there to collect you.
Please be aware that we are working with the tide and weather conditions & schedules are exceptionally tight.
During the busy season please allow extra travel and parking time as you will be delayed.
Please be aware that Dunquin Pier takes a lot of concentration with tight maneuvering and can be a difficult location in any wrong weather/sea conditons. Please be down the bottom of the pier 15 minutes before pick up time. Please have all belongings at the bottom of the slip ready to board the boat.
If passengers are not there on time we will have to leave without you.
Please have card/cash ready to pay.
Please note we only take overnight guests from Dunquin to the Great
Blasket Island. We do not take overnight guests from Dingle Bay, this is for day tours only.
In the event Dunquin Pier is inaccessible due to bad weather we will transfer you from Dingle at €50 pp
in accessible conditions, All guests WILL BE returned to Dunquin regardless of their departure point.
Please contact Alice for more information on Dunquin collection schedules.
Any booking cancelled within 14 days to 7days before arrival half booking fee will be taken.
Any booking cancelled less than 7 days before arrival will be fully charged.
From 1st May 2020 there is a 5% non refundable booking fee.
Billy will determine a cancellation due to rough seas ONLY. Please be aware we do not accept cancellations in the event of rain or cloudy weather if we are able to cross from either Dingle OR Dunquin.
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Private Cottage’s available on Great Blasket Island
All sailings are weather dependent and we will keep you best informed regarding forecast. If sea conditions are not suitable and Billy determines a cancelled trip, you will be fully refunded. This does not apply if your boat departure point is not operating but other departure location is. For example overnight guest collection in Dingle or Dunquin.