FAQ

If you have any questions which are not answered below, please feel free to contact us at: info@milltownhouse.com or (066) 915 1372.

DISTANCE TO DINGLE CENTRE:

How long to the pubs or restaurants by car or taxi?

A taxi to Main Street from our front door takes 5 minutes and costs €6 for 2 people.

How long to the pubs or restaurants by walking?

It will take approximately 15 minutes to walk to the Marina and some of the best pubs and restaurants in Dingle. The journey takes you along Dingle’s glorious waterfront. We also provide complimentary bikes, helmets and high-vis jackets for those wishing to cycle to town.

Is there a footpath and street lighting?

There is a footpath and street-lights for the entire walk from Milltown House to the Dingle Marina and/or Main street, except for a 100 yard stretch across the ancient Milltown Bridge. Guests should pay attention here, but local motorists are always very courteous and drive with attention to pedestrians.

Parking:

We have a private car-park in our driveway and offer free parking to all residents.

What’s the Hollywood Connection?

Did Robert Micthum really live in Milltown House?
Yes, Room 2 is the Robert Mitchum Suite with a glorious sea view.

The huge Hollywood star did live in Milltown House in the year 1969 while filming David Lean’s double Oscar-winning ‘Ryans Daughter.’ As a result our gorgeous residence has gained legendary status in Dingle folklore. Milltown House is steeped in nostalgia. We have a display of memorabilia and old photographs from this romantic era in the history of our house.

While you’re enjoying Dingle’s great restaurants and pubs, tell any friendly local that you are a guest at Milltown House and an abundance of Robert Mitchum stories will pour forth.

For further information on the Robert Mitchum connection, check out this article.

Note: the Management of Milltown House would like to assure guests that all traces of the Marijuana plants allegedly grown by Robert Mitchum and his Hollywood cohorts have long since vanished. This has been verified by our professional gardeners.

MILLTOWN HOUSE FACILITIES & SERVICES:

Check-in Time:

Guests can check–in anytime and leave luggage in our storage rooms. Rooms will be available by 3pm each day, often earlier.

Check-out Time:

Guests will kindly check out before 12 noon.

24 hour Reception:

A member of staff is on hand and on-call 24/7 to attend to your needs or requests.

Daily housekeeping:

If you would like your room serviced, please inform a staff member at breakfast. Otherwise, we are happy to ensure that you are not disturbed.  Fresh linen and towels can be provided daily.

Smoking:

All areas in Milltown House are non-smoking. We do provide an outdoor designated area for guests who smoke.

Elevator:

Millltown House is 130 years old. As a period residence there is no elevator, although one is planned for our forthcoming extension.

7 of our rooms (rooms 1-7) are on the top floor which is reached by climbing a mild 10 steps. Our staff will be on hand to carry your luggage. 3 of our rooms are on the ground floor (rooms 8-10).

Hairdryers in bedrooms:

Each bedroom is equipped with a hairdryer which can be found in the top drawer of the dressing table.

Bath-tubs & Showers:

Every room and junior-suite in Milltown House has a traditional bath-tub and a lovely hot shower with great water pressure, especially for a 130 year old building!

TV:

Each room is equipped with a new wall-mounted flat-screen television and remote control. We also provide books, CDs and an extensive Irish-movie DVD collection (including Ryans Daughter of course).

Laundry:

We utilize the services of the ‘Dingle Cleaners’ laundry service. Guests can deliver their laundry in person to the Dingle Cleaners (beside Morans garage/Esso) or we can arrange to have it brought for you for an extra fee. Ask at reception for details.

Internet and WiFi:

Yes, fast and free wifi is available in all rooms.

Pets:

YES. Pets are welcome in Milltown House. We are adamant that guests should not have to leave their little pooch at home. We only permit pets in the 3 downstairs bed-rooms (otherwise this would be unfair on other guests), these rooms are presently a Triple, a Double and a Kingsize room with reasonable seaview and its own private exterior entrance. Both the triple and the Double room have access to their own private patio yards. We also have exterior facilities such as Dog-Kennels. We have a beautiful and noble Irish Wolfhound puppy on site called ‘Seamus’, so canine company is particularly welcome.  Our co-owner Stephen McPhilemy and his teenage daughters are also very fond of cats but please contact us in advance to discuss your needs if you are considering bringing your pet on holiday to Dingle with you.

FAMILY FRIENDLY:

Yes, absolutely. We love welcoming families to Milltown House.

We have several family bed-rooms consisting of a Double/Kingsize bed and a Double sofa-bed, we can also insert an extra camp bed into these family rooms.

We have 2 acres of waterfront lawns to play on and handmade wooden play-frames, an in-ground trampoline, and tree-forts behind the ash trees on the Milltown lawns. There are DVD movies to watch and the pitch n putt course is right behind us with a ‘crazy golf section.’

We also have our adorable and gentle Irish Wolfhound called ‘Seamus’ on site to keep a protective eye over the ‘wee ones’.

Reputable child-minders and baby-sitters can be arranged.

Gaeilge Failte?/Is Irish spoken?

Ta an teanga tabhatach…

The Irish language is spoken and can be heard in Milltown House on a daily basis. Our levels of fluency range from ‘leaving-cert Irish’ (high-school standard) to fully-fluent and electrifying West Kerry Irish. 80% of our staff are fully fluent, a huge source of pride for us. ALL staff are expected to use even a few words of Irish/cupla focal Gaeilge each day. Nothing is more important that our heritage. One of the main reasons Dingle is so popular.

WHO RUNS MILLTOWN HOUSE?

Milltown House is wholly owned by ‘Wade McPhilemy Teoranta t/a Milltown House.’ Our Directors and co-owners are:

Irishman Stephen McPhilemy, one of Ireland’s leading professional tour guides for 20 years, and our full-time day-to-day General Manager.

Irish-American Patrick Wade, who is a leading figure in equine-pharmaceuticals. Patrick tries to spend 1 week per month in Milltown House and spends the other 3 weeks day-dreaming of blissfully retiring here.

Patrick and Stephen are assisted by a hand-picked ‘dream-team’ of competent and award-winning Managers and Staff who are all skilled in the fine-art that is Irish Hospitality.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION:
7 days notice is required in advance of arrival on all cancellations. If a booking is cancelled within 7 days, then Milltown House reserves the right to charge the first night of the stay.

If a booking is cancelled before the 7 day period, Milltown House will charge a 10% administration fee (10% of the entire reservation amount).

At certain times of year we offer generous discounts on rooms upon request, these special offers and unique individual room rates are non-refundable.