Surrounded by hills and mountains and perched by the coast, Ventry is an idyllic place for a cottage holiday. With a gorgeous and long golden sandy beach close by, it is popular with tourists and locals alike and as it is situated on the Dingle Peninsula, there are spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean. Renting a self-catering cottage in Ventry is perfect for family holidays or for romantic breaks away with your loved one due to the awe-inspiring scenery and quaint village life of the settlement, and whether you wish to relax on the beach with an ice-cold drink in hand or go for a more adventurous discovery through the hills and mountains, Ventry has a lot to offer visitors.
Advice on Cottage Holidays in Ventry
Ventry is a mostly Irish speaking village on the south western coast of Ireland in the county of Kerry and the village is home to several local and cosy pubs, where you can settle in with a pint and enjoy a good meal or a chat with friends or some of the villagers whilst on a self-catering break. There is also a parish church which provides a great sense of community for the people of Ventry, which you will immediately notice due to the small population of the settlement. One attraction in particular which is interesting to see is Rahinnane Castle, which was once the home of the Knight of Kerry who resided in the castle until the 17th century. With narrow stone staircases which can still be climbed today, and set in a gorgeous backdrop of lush, green rolling hills, the ruins of this historic structure make a fascinating visit if staying in or near to Ventry.
Ventry Bay is very picturesque and most visitors to the village often end up spending a lot of time lounging on its sandy shores or going for a swim in the balmy waters. The bay is also perfect for sailing, canoeing or water-skiing, so if you are into watersports and adrenaline-pumping activities, this beautiful bay may be the perfect spot!
Another option for a day out whilst on a self-catering holiday in Ventry is a visit to the relics of the Iron Age defensive fort of Dunbeg, just a few miles west of Ventry. Perched on the very edge of a steep cliff, Dunbeg Fort makes a great visit if you love historical architecture and located just to the south of Slea Head and overlooking the Dingle Bay, there is also a visitor centre with information on the history of the ruins, as well as a restaurant and café for if you get peckish! Unfortunately, a lot of the fort has been lost to the ocean, but it still remains a brilliant structure to visit to soak up some of the local history of this part of Ireland.
Whether holidaying with family, friends or the one you love, this area of Ireland is an idyllic place to stay. Whether you are interested in family cottages, large group accommodation or romantic cottages, we trust that you’ll find a great choice of high quality self-catering accommodation on Country Cottages Online.
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