THE CAPTAIN'S HOUSE
Bed & Breakfast

DINGLE TOWN, CO. KERRY, IRELAND

 


ABOUT BREAKFAST      ABOUT DINGLE     OUR RATES     CONTACT US


 

ABOUT OUR HOME

 

Situated in Dingle town centre, The Captain's House has a long tradition of hospitality and seafaring men. The Captain's House has been a Bed & Breakfast since 1886, when Captain Tom Williams, after meritorious service in the Royal Navy and Irish Lights, started taking lodgers. The Bed & Breakfast, served by the Kitchen Garden, earned a reputation for homely-ness, comfort and good food, which has lived on through various owners.

In the late 1980s the seafaring tradition was renewed when the property was bought by Jim and Mary Milhench, Jim a retired Sea Captain, and Mary, a local girl brought up in the Bed & Breakfast tradition.

Approached by footbridge over the Mall river through award-winning gardens, the Bed & Breakfast has been renovated and furnished with antiques and items collected on the Captain's voyages, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Whether relaxing with a book beside a turf fire, having tea and Porter cake in the conservatory, or just getting "lost" in our reception areas, you will feel at home.
 

The Kitchen Garden of Captain William's day has been extended along the banks of the Mall river and now boasts a thriving Garden Shop for you to browse and search for that different souvenir.

Fine furniture and paintings, turf fires and fresh flowers create a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere which sets the mood for our bedrooms. With orthopaedic beds, direct dial telephones, satellite TV, hospitality trays, and other home comforts, they are warm and cozy. En-suite bathrooms with loads of hot water complete the pleasure.

 

ABOUT BREAKFAST

 

Now the Main Event! – Breakfast in the great Irish tradition is served in the Conservatory, overlooking the garden.

Choose from a traditional Irish fry, magnificent free-range egg creations, smoked fish, home-baked hams, and local farmhouse cheeses. Our buffet of home-made muesli, cereals, fruit and yogurts provides a welcome change, and home-baked brown bread and scones, served with our own preserves and honey, make "Breakfast at The Captain's House" a memorable feature of your holiday.

 

ABOUT DINGLE

 

Dingle provides a hub to explore the Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket Islands, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, and Tralee and North Kerry. Water sports, golf, horse riding, cycling, and walking are close to hand. At the end of your outdoor day you are located in the centre of Dingle Town, only minutes from all its wonderful restaurants and pubs.

 

OUR RATES

 

The Captain's House is open from April through November.

Our rooms are doubles, twins or single, so not suitable for families with young children. Our 2004 Rates of Euro 45 per person sharing per night and Euro 55 per night for singles offer very good value and service. All our rates include breakast.

We accept Visa and MasterCard credit cards.

Cancellation Policy: 7 days notice on first night's stay, please.

 

If you are planning a longer stay on the Dingle Peninsula, please consider our beautiful self-catering accommodation, " Bun An Tsrutháin", located on the seaside, just a few miles outside of the town of Dingle.

We enjoy meeting and chatting with our guests, many of whom return year after year. This year, we look forward to meeting you!


The Captain's House is recommended by John and Sally McKenna's 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland, Rick Steves's Ireland 2004, and Georgina Campell's Ireland's Best Places to Eat, Drink and Stay 2004.

We are members of Bord Fáilte – the Irish Tourist Board, the Irish Hotels Federation, Cork/Kerry Tourism, and the Dingle Chamber of Commerce.


 

If you have any questions about The Captain's House,
or would like to make a reservation,
please contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax.
 

THE CAPTAIN'S HOUSE
Bed & Breakfast
Located in the Heart of Dingle Town

MARY & JIM MILHENCH
The Mall, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

E-Mail: captigh@eircom.net
 

Phone: +353-66-91-51531    Fax: +353-66-91-51079


WE ALSO HAVE SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE
for rent year-round. Please read about our beautiful bungalow, "Bun An Tsrutháin", for more information on this accommodation.



COPYRIGHT © 2001 - 2004
MARY & JIM MILHENCH