Brian and Helen Heaton
The Wood, Dingle,
Telephone: + 353 (0)66 915 2788
The Dingle peninsula is so intensely shatteringly beautiful that one can almost feel its raging tempestuous undercurrent churning away. The movie “Ryan’s Daughter&rdq...
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Located 500m from Dingle Town. Take main road towards Milltown, last house on right.
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Number of rooms: 12
Suite: €110 - €195
Double Room: €99 - €165
Open: February - December
Credit Cards: VISA, MC, DINERS, LASER
About The Hotel
The Dingle peninsula is so intensely shatteringly beautiful that one can almost feel its raging tempestuous undercurrent churning away. The movie “Ryan’s Daughter” brought people from all over the world to Dingle and they still come in their droves including one who has remained for some time - Fungi the dolphin, who is undoubtedly Dingle’s most famous resident.
Brian and Helen Heaton are a young couple who have brought their wealth of style, and experience at the upper end of the hospitality industry, into their spanking brand new Castlewood House, which has to be one of the finest Guest Houses I have ever been in.
Custom built to their very discerning specifications, Castlewood offers the guest the ultimate in luxury accommodation, the equivalent of any of the finest 5 star hotels, but of course at a fraction of 5 Star Hotel prices. Castlewood curves gently demi lune style overlooking Dingle Bay and all of the bedrooms have magnificent views of the water. Each bedroom is individually themed, an Oriental room, a French room, and so on - all equally gorgeous – for which Brian and Helen spent months buying here and abroad for all of the special little details. Each room also has a CD/DVD player, satellite TV, mini fridge, Internet access, hospitality trays, and the lovely bathrooms have whirlpool baths and power showers.
From the moment you cross the doorstep into the wide elegant hall with curved staircase and double doors to the drawingroom and diningroom you realise it is magnificently furnished with beautiful antiques and paintings. The drawingroom is splendid, the diningroom lovely, you won’t want to leave here. Helen has superb taste perhaps inherited from her mother, who is a distinguished Artist and some of her work can be seen on the walls of Castlewood.
You will enjoy breakfast overlooking the water. The buffet is lavish with a beautiful selection of fruits, cereals, cheeses, charcuterie, and scrumptious breads and pastries. The pancakes with a fruit topping and maple syrup are sinful as is Helen’s creamed porridge with local organic honey or Bailey’s. The delicious smoked salmon omelettes are another option – don’t worry for the Full Irish is there too – Brian makes sure of that as well as a Fresh Fish of the Day option.
Brian and Helen are a charming and helpful young couple and will really add to the pleasure of your holiday.
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