Beautifully situated on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, near Smerwick Harbour on the Slea Head scenic drive and Dingle Way walking route, Sile and Vincent Gorman’s guesthouse is, as they say themselves “just a great place to relax and unwind”. Natural materials and warm colours are a feature throughout the house, and open fires create a welcoming laid-back atmosphere.
The 8 bedrooms – which include some on the ground floor, with easy access from the parking area - all have sea or mountain views and are attractively furnished in a pleasingly simple style with thoughtfully finished bathrooms; four superior rooms have jacuzzi baths and other extra facilities, but all are very comfortable.
The Gormans are knowledgeable and helpful hosts too, advising guests on everything they need to know in the area – all guests get the loan of a guide book and ordnance survey map during their stay.
Breakfast - an excellent buffet with hot dishes cooked to order - is a treat that will set you up for the day.
The 35 seater restaurant is open to non-residents, which gives it a bit of a buzz and, with large windows commanding superb sea views, it is a wonderful place to enjoy Vincent Gorman’s good cooking.
Although the menu isn’t long, it gives a good choice for a small restaurant perched on a clifftop on the far western tip of Ireland - and, more importantly, it is a menu with heart, which introduces guests to the life of the area through the local foods.
And some of those foods are very local indeed – the Gormans have developed their own organic garden, which is quite an achievement in this location, and it supplies the kitchen with salads, seasonal vegetables and some fruit.
Most other produce has little further to travel, with a great range of fish and seafood coming just up the road from Dingle (and some from small harbours closer by), and the local black pudding from the famous butchers Ashes in Annascaul.
The lucky winner of this free competition will get a short break for two people sharing (subject to availability), to include:
• 2 nights accommodation
• Full Irish breakfast on both mornings
• Dinner for two people on the evening of your choice
Read more about the Gorman's Clifftop House & Restaurant on their website.
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