1&2 BEDROOM RESTORED COTTAGES,OLD PAROCHIAL HOUSE(C1872).WIFI.

Alyson

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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1&2 BEDROOM RESTORED COTTAGES,OLD PAROCHIAL HOUSE(C1872).WIFI.

County Clare Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Restored Traditional Cottages stone built from 1872- these were originally stables and cabins - ideally suited for couples and honeymoon couples;

on 4 acre grounds.

WIFI IN ALL COTTAGES (no usage charge).

Quiet, rural, unspoilt - A rural hideaway!

A place to let the world go by in front of turf fire!

A warm welcome (Céad Mile Fáilte) awaits you and you can be assured of a memorable stay.

Cottages available for Short Breaks. Property built with stone in 1872 is restored but maintains original features -fireplaces (including bedrooms), high corniced ceilings, timber floors, antiques. It is a former Parish Priest's residence. Owners live in main house and we gladly help with any queries or problems.

Self Catering Cottages in restored Stables on same grounds. Open All Year Round. Cottages (ideally suited for couples, honeymooners, or small families). All separate; all on grounds of Old Parochial House. All inclusive charges with Open Turf Fires and Turf supply, towels, linens, heating, electricity, laundry facilities included! ALL BEDS HAVE ELECTRIC HEATING BLANKETS.

WE WILL HAVE COTTAGE WARM & TURF FIRE LIGHTING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL! We are ~ 3 hours from Dublin Airport ; ~ 2 hours from Cork Airport; 1 hour from Shannon Airport.

Self Catering Cottages are as follows (see photographs below & for more go to Links at end):

1) Stables Cottage (c1872): Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (1 of which is en-suite),upstairs spacious livingroom,open turf fire; rural views - sleeps: 4-5;

2) Shibeen (c1872):Two bedrooms (one is in loft),1 bathroom,spacious living/diningroom with turf burning stove - sleeps: 3-4 .

3) Coach House (c1872): One Cottage from 1872,stone built,spacious livingroom with open turf fire;private garden; bedroom - sleeps 2.

4) 2 X 1 Bedroom Stone Cottages & Loft Cottage:

Each of these self contained separate Cottages - sleeps 2-3; separate livingroom with open turf fire,bathroom,kitchen - downstairs and upstairs spacious double bedroom.

All self contained traditional Irish-style,exposed beams,Liscannor stone floors, old artifacts, antiques.

All lovingly restored by ourselves. All spotlessly clean and warm.

Houses overlooking village and rural countryside with quiet riding pony and goats in field in front of house. Rural views, quiet, unspoiled, ideal for walking roads, tracks, bogs, discovering ringforts, castles, ruins, archaeological sites, old churches, and ancient graveyards.

32 miles - Shannon Airport; 50 miles - Farranfore Kerry Airport; 110 miles - Cork Airport; 170 miles - Dublin Airport.

Cooraclare Village - 2 minute walk with church, 3 pubs (impromptu seisiuns), 2 shops, and restaurant; plus friendly people! Less than a five minute drive from West Clare Atlantic Coast with its rugged scenery and deserted beaches.

Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Doolin,Loop Head 30 minute drive. Deep sea fishing,Dolphin Watching from Kilrush to Loop Head. Scattery Island from Kilrush with 4th century churches & 9th century Round Tower.

We live in a quiet unspoiled rural area (off Tourist Trail!) overlooking village in a part of West Clare noted for its traditional music and dance - impromptu seisiuns are held regularly throughout the year. Good seafood available in pubs and restaurants nearby. This is a place to unwind - to let the world go by in front of a turf fire - to escape!

INSIDE:

All cottages are well furnished and equipped with kitchen, cooker, microwave, refrigerator, sitting/dining room with open turf fire (turf supply provided), shower and WC room. Stone floors, exposed beams, antiques creating a quaint secluded atmosphere. Duvets,linens,towels provided. Color television. Heating. Shared utility room with washing machine/dryer.

Extra Linen, Towels, beds, cots provided on request. Telephone, Mobile Broadband with PC on request, email in house, as well as pony and goats on grounds. Cycles and lake fishing boat available.

Contact: Alyson & Sean. You can be assured that all accommodation will be warm and spotlessly clean! You will be able to see more photos and information on Link 1; more photos and information on area on Link 2. Good Luck!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We will remember the night the David and Zach (father and son) arrived;they had been in Tara,Meath, and Kinvara,Galway before arriving; it was raining;so we were determined to have turf fire burning with lots of heat in Cottage!

We asked the following day if they had a good nights sleep - to be informed that they slept in late! And we think after that their itinerary went out the door - they were happy to stay in cottage and explore local scene! We felt very comfortable in their company - indeed on their last night here - we had them for drinks in our (old!) kitchen!. Looking forward to seeing them again!
May 2013
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Alyson

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Alyson and Sean:

We have spent the last 23 years restoring this place!

So its been a labour of love......

The stone built house was built in 1872 for the Parish Priest on 4 acres;so in early days - it was self sufficient. We had sheep but they kept running away..at the moment we have 2 quiet donkeys!

It has commanding views over village and undulating rural countryside.

We are at stage where our 4 children have flown the nest;but come back to roost at every opportunity!

We try to be self sufficient- we have garden,keep bees,make wine and beer and get milk from local farmer, get our turf from local bog. There is not much else we need!

Alyson purchased this cottage in 1986

Quiet,rural,unspoilt place.

Undulating countryside; there is a bronze age ringfort on the hill beside us;in our field we found remains of 'Follach Fiadh' or 'Deer Hole' - this was a cooking place during bronze era.

Local friendly people.

There is a sense of place here.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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+353 65 905 9059 (Ireland)
County Clare Ireland
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5

Well & truly a wonderful week @ Old Parochial House!

Well & truly a wonderful week @ Old Parochial House!
  • 5 of 5
This was my 1st visit to Ireland (& the beginning of lifelong dream trip to Europe, dubbed my Grand Adventure). I felt very fortunate to book @ Old Parochial House. I loved its history & personality; the host family was warm, welcoming, knowledgeable & informative about the area, & always available (yet never intrusive); the accommodations (the Stables) were roomy, clean & comfortable; & its location was ideally situated to explore this part of Ireland.
My daily excursions took me along the western coastline from Kilbaha Bay to the Cliffs, Aran Islands & beyond, &/or inland along country lanes lined by rock walls & hedgerows where I discovered farmhouse ruins, small ancient graveyards, rolling hillside meadows, classic blue/green Emerald Isle vistas, & villages/communities with interesting sounding names like Cahermaclancy, Knockacutteen & Ballyvaughn. My progress was often delayed by photo ops; 2 favorites were of a rainbow over an inlet near Liscannor & of cows grazing beside a fairway-neither golfers nor animals seemed perturbed by the presence of other. Everyone I met was friendly, kind & patient with this visiting stranger from across the pond, who sometimes became misdirected or turned-around while driving on the "wrong" side of the road :)! After each day spent exploring, I returned tired but happy to the quiet, comforting & reassuring haven of Old Parochial House. This extra safety net proved to be an important & unexpected benefit for me: a lone female traveler of mid-years.
I cannot say enough about the wonderful hospitality to be had @ Old Parochial House; you would be hard-pressed to find better! Alyson especially was always helpful, attentive to my needs & went "above & beyond" with her assistance in averting a rather disastrous health issue that could potentially have ended my adventuring before it had scarce begun!
Giving much due credit to Old Parochial House et.al., I thoroughly enjoyed my Irish experience from beginning to end, rich with memories, blessings & gazillions of pictures! Indeed, this 1st week of my Grand Adventure set the stage for the remainder of my journey; it would seem the Luck of the Irish stayed with me throughout, as I traveled on to new people, new places & new things.
Thank you! (Go raibh maith agaibh! Is my attempt @ Gaelic expression correct?)
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Well what can we say!
We are truly delighted that Patricia took time out to write such kind comments. She remembers us a year later and we remember her as well! When you get such meaningfull comments - it makes all the work worthwhile and we must be getting some things right!
Bye & Thanks!
Alyson & Sean
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Zoe Mcgrath

  • 5 of 5
We were several hours late yet Alyson and Sean were gracious to us. Our cottage was lovely, we stayed in the Stables for 12 days. The countryside was truly Irish green and the sun shone till almost 11 PM. It was warm and dry during our whole stay. Alyson helped us get to boat trips and libraries and the cottage was well equipped with many pamphlets and maps. It is self catering so you will need to shop for groceries and paper products. Cooraclare was close to visit many wonderful sites.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Zoe and Denise really "let the world go by" at Old Parochial House Stables Cottage!
All there plans were revised and preferred to see the local sights, as well as - Dolphin Watching at Carrigaholt, Loop Head Walks.They preferred to relax but helped no doubt by the beautiful constant sunshine that existed for the duration of their stay.
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the Stables for two weeks. The pictures and descriptions contained on the web site, as nice as they are, cannot do full justice to the beauty, serenity and comfort of the Old Parochial House! This marvelous property is located in one of the most beautiful spots we saw in Ireland. I loved the history of the place and how well that was maintained in the renovation of the stables. We stayed two more weeks in Ireland and staying here for half of our trip was one of the best decisions we made. Plenty to do, wonderful accomdations, warm and relaxing environment. We rested and visited Clare Co. at our leisure. We enjoyed the narrow, winding roads that took us from small village to small village along the most beautiful scenery. Our only regret we were unable to meet Sean and Alyson as they were on holiday. We were well taken care of by their three lovely and gracious daughters. it was such a pleasure to meet them! Afric--we watched the Nationals and were SO excited when Clare won!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that Catherine and Dale appreciated and enjoyed the Stables Cottage.Co Clare is a lovely County with so much to offer ,from Seascapes to Landscapes and friendly people .
We were really sorry not to have met Catherine and Dale but are delighted they felt so at home and We knew they would be in the good hands of our 3 daughters .Winning the All.Ireland Hurling Championships was Brilliant and Clare is still celebrating.
Hopefully we will meet in the future .
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A true Irish experience

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in the Shibeen cottage from July 13-July 20. I was immediately greeted by Sean and the cottage's dog Penny, a friendly and lovable dog. Sean and Alyson are knowledgable, courteous hosts. The Shibeen is clean with all the necessary amenities provided like pots and pans and a french press for coffee. The only compliant that I have is there's no wifi in the Shibeen except for laptops. Other than that, Cooraclare is within reasonable distance to all of Western Ireland's attractions like the Cliffs of Moher. I visited Galway, Dublin, Inis Moir (Aran Islands) and more local towns like Kilrush. Kilrush is a cute little town within 10-15 minutes from the cottages with a large supermarket for grocery shopping. I also ate at Turburity's three times, twice for dinner and once for breakfast. The place was recommended by Alyson. They have delicious food for reasonable prices. Overall, my experience at the cottages was favorable and I would definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Delighted that Meaghan and Nancy enjoyed their holiday here with us in our Shibeen Cottage.
We also are pleased that they enjoyed the beautiful scenery that this coastline has to offer.
We have rectified the intermittent WiFi problem ,We have installed a router which now allows for continuous WiFi Access.
We would be delighted to see them again.
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County Clare Ireland
5

Beautiful Week in Cooraclare

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I arrived Sunday AM. We stayed in the Coach House for a week. The cottage was cozy and clean and really out in the country. Alyson and Sean were wonderful hosts, interesting and helpful. It is a great base for touring the Clare area. Loophead is beautiful as was Kilkee Beach. We also took the ferry from Doolan to the Aran Islands (specifically Inis Mor) which was a wonderful experience. Kilrush is a quick drive for restaurants and the large grocery store. A quick walk takes you to Tubriddy's where we had a traditional Irish breakfast and 2 wonderful dinners. O'Keefe's pub is across the street which was also a lot of fun. The owners at both establishments are very friendly and accomodating. We also enjoyed the resident pets, Penny, Pesht and Nancy! We would definitely love to return again one day.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having Laura and her husband Dave to stay in our Coachhouse Cottage and are so glad that they enjoyed themselves here and in the locality and also that they enjoyed our pubs and restaurant in our village
We look forward to seeing them back here again.
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1&2 Bedroom Restored Cottages,Old Parochial House(C1872).wifi.
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+353 65 905 9059 (Ireland)
County Clare Ireland
5

The perfect unspoilt country home with all of the amenities you need!

  • 5 of 5
We spent three nights at the Stables cottage on a trip to Ireland with siblings to spread our fathers' ashes. As we arrived at the Old Parochial House, we were greeted immediately by Sean and Alyson, along with Penny the dog. They are such a warm, welcoming family and really take pride in their property. They have been doing this for many years and they know what they are doing.

Upon our arrival, the turf fire was going and the beds were preheated. We slept so wonderfully. It was such a nice place to land after a long day on the road.

The property is more beautiful than the pictures. It was so clean and comfortable. The cottage is so unique and beautiful. It has all the amenities you could possibly need.

Alyson is so knowledgeable regarding all of the local tourist attractions and was very frank about what things to see and what to avoid. She was spot on with every recommendation.

Cooraclare is a great laid back jumping-off point for a multitude of day trips in and around County Clare. Definitely take in Loophead while you are there.

One of the three pubs in the village had traditional Irish music and they are all a short walk home to the cottage (which comes in handy on the precarious country roads).

In summary, if you are debating whether to book or not, you will never regret saying yes to the Old Parochial House.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Shannon
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Killimer - Tarbert
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Ennis
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
R483
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
White Strand,Doughmore,Doonbeg
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cooraclare
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Doonbeg
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Cooraclare
Car: recommended

Walking, Horse Riding,Dolphin Watching, Spectacular Coastal Scenery, deserted beaches, Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Aran Islands, 400m from Village, Traditional Music and Craic in Village Pubs(3), Quiet Country Roads, Friendly People,Links Golf Courses at Doonbeg, Lahinch, Ballybunion,Galway-65 miles, Killarney and Dingle-60 Miles.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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County Clare Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 31
4 night minimum stay
€100
€434
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€80
€400
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€80
€350
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€434
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Cancellation Policy: 6 to 2 weeks before arrival 50% refund on full payment.
Less than 2 weeks before arrival : 0% refund.
However, if we receive a booking for cancellation period we will refund payment in full.
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Amenities

Amenities

County Clare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) Only quality (home made wooden!)beds and quality, comfortable mattresses used, Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed provided if required, Child Beds (1) on request, Baby Cribs (1) on request
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • ruins
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Open Fireplace (Turf supply provided ), wifi, Cooker, Linens & Towels provided, electric bed heating blankets, Charcoal BBQ, Electricity, Laundry Facilities, Heating - all provided in cost.
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