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. Four cottages available to rent – Accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms, a living area, dining/kitchennette (4 gas hobs, a sink and kitchen utensils for self-catering services), a bathroom with hand towels – please bring large towel with you.
Each house also includes 2 fuel burning stoves and fire buckets are complementary with all private cottage bookings.
Check-in – 1 pm
Checkout – 10 am
What to bring:
– If you wish to use the outdoor firepit please bring your own fire wood.
– All food and drink for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
– Insect repellent
– Warm layers
– Good footwear
– Slippers/warm socks
– Headtorches & candles.
– One complimentary firebucket
– Toilet Paper
– Cooking utensils
– Basic provisions i.e salt, pepper, oil, tea, coffee (french press)
– 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 or some very capable help when maneuvering on and off boats. Boarding the boat in Dunquin can be tricky if there is ANY bit of a swell, so PLEASE make sure you are able on your feet and feel comfortable hopping on and off the vessel. We ask that guests pack light as they will need to carry and lift bags themselves (we will offer assistance as much we can) .
Landing on the Island is also physical as guests must carry overnight bags up the rocky steps, up the 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/ accessibility WILL VARY in the event of bad weather. Tide and sea conditions dictate our business and sailing times, so please be flexible. Cancellations will not be approved or refunded in the event a sailing time does not suit.
To maintain this beautiful pristine Island, we ask all guests treat this same as any other beautiful pristine location and bring 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 of at a small charge. Please take this into account when packing for your stay. Please contact us for further details.
Unfortunately we no longer allow pets to stay in the Island Accommodation.
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.
Private Cottage Starting price €130 for 1 person
Starting price €50 supplement per person after two people. €20 supplement per child. Child is classified 0-17 years old. Cottages sleep a maximum of 7 people. Fire Bucket complementary 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]
Fire Bucket €6
Dunquin Collection €35 per person
Overnight guests only. Direct transfer from Dunquin, approx 15 minute crossing. Times vary on tide - please contact [email protected] for more information.
Facilities are limited on the Great Blasket Island, however we feel this adds to the experience. Below is a list of amenities that are provided in our self-catering accommodation ;
Great Blasket Island Accommodation has no electricity, Wi-Fi, TV or electronic devices.. Guests can experience camp fires, sunsets, nature and history in it true glory in one of the most spectacular locations. If you do miss the lure of your mobile phone, reception is generally good and phone calls can be made/received in the case of an emergency.
Dunquin collection for overnight guests only.
Once accommodation is booked and confirmation email received your seats will automatically be reserved for a Dunquin return transfer on our boat. This is for overnight guests only and is a direct crossing taking approximately 15 minutes.
- €35 per adult,
- €20 per child (under 4’s go free)
Collection time depends on tide so please call 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, where we will be in a bright orange boat called the Peig Sayers (as seen below)
Please be aware that we are working with the tide and weather conditions & schedules are exceptionally tight. During the busy season please allow extra time to pass through Dingle Town / Slea Head route and find parking in Dunquin 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. There is an exception to this if Dunquin is inaccessible due to unsettled weather. If this is the case, Billy will transfer guests from Dingle @ €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.