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Upper John Street, Dingle, Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Greenmount House is a four star, luxury guesthouse, overlooking Dingle town and harbour in County Kerry.
Greenmount House B&B in Dingle, County Kerry, is a luxury, four star rated, award winning guesthouse privately owned and run by the Curran family since they opened their home to guests as a bed and breakfast in 1977. Architect designed and set in its own gardens, with ample parking, Greenmount House is ideally situated in an elevated position, giving spectacular views across Dingle Bay, and yet only a short stroll into the centre of Dingle town with its wealth of fine restaurants, lively pubs resounding with traditional music sessions and intriguing shops. Blissfully peaceful, Greenmount House has generously spacious rooms and the relaxed atmosphere and charming ambience of a country house, whilst remaining personal, friendly and refreshingly understated.
The 14 elegantly comfortable bedrooms, many with their own balcony or terrace and stunning views across Dingle Bay and the surrounding hills, are stylishly and individually furnished to a very high standard offering all the facilities one would expect. With a choice of superior/deluxe sea view, superior/deluxe garden view or standard room each with their own sitting room. All bedrooms are fully ensuite with modern bathrooms and most have bath and separate shower, underfloor heating, all with fluffy white towels and luxury toiletries. Other room facilities include remote control colour TV, CD player, hairdryer, iron, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.
The host Mary's renowned, award winning breakfasts are a feast. Whether you are starting the day with a substantial full Irish breakfast or selecting from one of the lighter, cooked dishes such as smoked salmon and poached eggs or pancakes with maple syrup, the buffet table laden with all kinds of fresh and poached fruits, juices, yogurts, cheeses, freshly baked breads and homemade preserves is not to be missed. Packed lunches are available.
The Dingle Peninsula affords some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Majestic cliffs, pounded by Atlantic breakers, high narrow passes and beautiful sandy beaches. The area is steeped in history; Iron Age forts, beehive huts, early Christian oratories and standing stones. Part of the Dingle Peninsula is designated a Gaeltacht, an area where Gaelic is still spoken as the first language. Dingle town itself bustles, with brightly coloured houses, shops restaurants and pubs, set around the natural harbour. Its famous inhabitant Fungie, the dolphin, still in residence. Having decided to make his home in the bay since 1983, he can sometimes be glimpsed from Greenmount House playing in the bay.
Hosts John and Mary both hail from Dingle and have a wealth of knowledge of their home town and the surrounding area. They are happy to advise on trips, walking routes or activities. Golf, fishing, cycling, sailing, watersports and horse riding are just some of the leisure opportunities open to you in the Dingle area.