Kath and Ken Green
Thu 1st November 2012
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The warmest welcome.

We crossed from England to Ireland, docking at 6pm. We had a 2 and a half hour drive ahead of us, but the directions were spot-on. Easy, traffic free roads. We arrived at the village at about 8.30pm, and the lady who owns The Dispensary was waiting outside to greet us. There are no shops in the tiny village of Inch, so she'd left us provisions for supper and breakfast, at no extra charge. Home made bread and jam, sausages, bacon, tea, juice. Too much to mention. The nearest shops, pubs etc are about 4 miles away in a busy village. And a more major town is a seaside town called Youghal, just 7 miles from our cottage. The Dispensary is the best equipped holiday place we've ever stayed in. Truely a home from home. Even foil, clingfilm, all your linen including towels and bedding. Outside there is a brand new shed which is a fully functioning utility room. Washing machine, ironing board, clothes airer. The owners are not intrusive, but you are welcome to knock on their door for any directions and advice. They really enjoy their letting project. This holiday is a perfect retreat for anyone wanting peace and tranquility in and idyllic setting. We went there as a base to sight-see around southern Ireland. We loved it, but some of the journeys were epic - for instance from Inch to Killarney was a 2 and a half hour drive, before you even start on the Ring of Kerry. But there were plenty of more local sights - Cork, Blarney Castle, Cobh and many beautiful seaside towns. Well worth a visit is The Mahon Falls with it's Magic and magnetic road - look at it on Youtube. This holiday let, The Dispensary at Inch, was perfect for us. More than perfect. I can't remember what price guide it was given, but I know that at the time I believed that it had been underrated.

Pamela
Wed 30th October 2013
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Perfect romantic retreat

I took my husband here for a surprise getaway for his 50th birthday - and he loved it, as did I. The owner was lovely, even providing a little birthday cake for my husband and shopping bags so that we didn't have to buy our own bags in the supermarkets - talk about over and above the call of duty! There was also a generous, and unexpected, breakfast package thrown in free-of charge for our first morning. The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy - with all sorts of added extras, such as a library of films on dvd to choose from. The cottage is in an ideal location - the perfect feel of being away from it all whilst, actually, being within easy distance of lots of amenities in the nearby seaside resort of Youghal. Day trips further afield are also for the taking - Cork, the Ring of Kerry and Dingle etc. etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone - even the next-door-neighbours are wonderfully friendly and helpful. We had never visited Ireland before but came away with only positives about our stay - not just for the beautiful country itself, but also for the well-known hospitality of its people.

Leolinchen
Thu 15th May 2014
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Beautiful bungalow, but very off the beaten track

First of all we're bound to say that The Dispensary is a beautiful cottage which was lovely restored. I really liked the sheer elegance and the great interior. We were welcomed very friendly by the owner who live just next door, so we had the chance to ask for some kitchen utensils (in fact just a bigger pot). When we arrived a huge breakfast package was prepared for us, which was indeed very nice and more than we expected. Kitchen utensils and towels were provided, so that we had everything we needed. The open space above the walls took getting used to, because so both rooms were connected with each other which gave us little privacy. Same is true for the bath "room" which is part of the bedroom, but not seperated. We couldn't know this from the pictures we saw before, so we thought it might be good to know for future guests. Another disappointing thing was that there is no network coverage at all in/ around the house or in the village of Inch as it lays in the valley. This was another point we did not know until we arrived and it made our stay a little bit uncomfortable as we had to leave the house/ village to receive messages, emails or calls. Having internet access within The Dispensary would make life much easier, but currently there is no internet/ wifi available in the cottage.

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Wed 30th October 2013
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Perfect romantic retreat

I took my husband here for a surprise getaway for his 50th birthday - and he loved it, as did I. The owner was lovely, even providing a little birthday cake for my husband and shopping bags so that we didn't have to buy our own bags in the supermarkets - talk about over and above the call of duty! There was also a generous, and unexpected, breakfast package thrown in free-of charge for our first morning. The cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy - with all sorts of added extras, such as a library of films on dvd to choose from. The cottage is in an ideal location - the perfect feel of being away from it all whilst, actually, being within easy distance of lots of amenities in the nearby seaside resort of Youghal. Day trips further afield are also for the taking - Cork, the Ring of Kerry and Dingle etc. etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone - even the next-door-neighbours are wonderfully friendly and helpful. We had never visited Ireland before but came away with only positives about our stay - not just for the beautiful country itself, but also for the well-known hospitality of its people.