|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
New home (completed August 2009) nestled in Caher River valley in Fanore village. Just 1 mile inland from the Wild Atlantic Way. Wheelchair accessible so fine for seniors. Furnished 3 bedrooms, including master with large en-suite bathroom. Remaining bathroom has full/power shower and bathtub. Spectacular views all around. Wonderful location for mountain or trail hiking. Large garden recently planted with wildflowers. Moher flag patio plus wraparound driveway. 75-minute drive to Galway City or Shannon airport. Aran islands visible from golden beach only 1.5 mile away. Wetsuits and surf equipment available at beach during summer. World famous Ailwee and Doolin caves nearby. Golfers - Lahinch 30 minutes away. Doolin & Cliffs of Moher only 20-30 minutes away. Pitch pine floors throughout. Solar panels. 32' flat screen TV in family room with satellite coverage (including BBC). House sleeps 6. (NEW AS OF OCTOBER 2010 = SATELLITE BROADBAND ACCESS NOW AVAILABLE)
World Class Golf: Lahinch Golf Club: Lahinch is undoubtedly one of the world's classic links. 20 miles (32 km). Doonbeg Golf Club: Doonbeg is designed to be the ultimate golf experience. Designed by Greg Norman. 37 miles (59 kms). Ballybunion Golf Club: Located in County Kerry, and easily accessible via the Shannon Car Ferry to Kerry, Ballybunion is one of the historic and most demanding of Irish links. 64 miles from Ballyvaughan. Galway Bay & Country Club: 24 miles (38 km.) Spanish Point Golf Club. 28 miles(45 km) Kilkee Golf Club. Gort Golf Club. Ennis Golf Club.
Just a hacker? Head to Doolin for a terrific par-3 course right out on a peninsula overlooking Cliffs of Moher. Great value for only 5 euro a person!
Explore the Burren + new restaurant opens: There's a great horse riding stables about 10-15 minutes away in Lisdoonvarna. Our daughter goes over there when the weather is nice and gets great service from the owner, Peter.
fanore - new restaurant opens: New restaurant in Fanore - Vasco is a new café & restaurant that has recently opened in Fanore in the west Burren. An all-day restaurant with a large sea-view terrace, Vasco offers breakfast, coffees and cakes as well as a Mediterranean-style lunch and dinner menu.
All ground floor throughout the cottage with three king-size double bedrooms (one with en-suite, shower/wet-room, basin and WC). Bathroom with bath, separate shower/wet-room with a seat, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with a dishwasher and a dining area (seats 6) with child's high chair. Utility with washer and dryer and walk in hot press.Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, flat-screen tv with 80 channels and a DVD player. outdoor patio furniture.
What a lovely holiday home you have nestled in the beautiful Burren! Must say we were pleasantly surprised with how BIG the property actually was. The photos don't do it justice. Thank you for making us (2 adults + 2 children) feel so welcome -- and even including a welcome pack with smoked salmon for our arrival. See you again soon, I hope.
The photographs of this cottage really do not do this place justice as the place is huge and the views from very window are fantastic. We were a bit worried that we would not be able to find enough to do for two weeks with a 17 and 14 year old who aren’t particularly into walking but we need not have worried. We took them surfing which was just five minutes down the road and after a couple of lessons they were confident enough to have a go on their own. This meant we could go and just hire the boards for the day and they were able to take things at their own pace. We also took them sea kayaking in the nearby village and they were able to kayak near to the seals there and see them up close. We went dolphin watching which was fabulous and also we went to visit the Aran Islands. Galway was close enough for a bit more metropolitan life. We also went to every pub in Doolin to listen to the music as my son is a musician and was able to appreciate the different style of music over there. For walking the cottage was also great as it is right on the pathway of two major loops. We even persuaded the children to come with us on one walk and even they appreciated the views. The bikes in the house were good as it meant people had a chance to be independent of each other and could explore on their own. The roads immediately around the cottage were so quiet we had no real worries on the safety front. Sometimes when we have hired cottages before we have been disappointed to find that photographs had hidden a main road that made a place noisy or some other imperfection. This was certainly not the case here.
The house is very roomy has every amenity - the heating and water works a treat and the beds are very comfortable - with even a special blanket cover for our daughter age 4 ...a nice touch. Toys games and books are an added value in the living room and binoculars for bird watching and better views in the kitchen. The hosts were most responsive,loaned us a wetsuit and offered good local advice and tips - there was even tea and coffee and some basics on arrival in the kitchen.
The cottage is best suited for those who love walking the Burren - it is a 35min walk to the beach in Fanore where surf lessons are in full swing daily.Bring a bicycle for exploring if you are not a big walker. The location is perfect for touring The Burren and visiting the Aran Islands.
There is no cellular/wireless access at the house because of its location/coverage which is inconvenient. There is also no phone/land-line at the property.
While the setting is stunning - the property has a large garden that has not been tended to - and the heavy overgrowth and large shale surrounding the cottage gives an incomplete/building site feel - not apparent from the photographs.It would benefit from some low touch maintenance.
We rented the Fanore cottage over ther internet. Sometimes renting over the interent, you do not always get what was advertised. When we arrived at this cottage were in awe. The cottage was everything they advertised and more. The cottage was clean and well maintained and nicely laid out for both family gatherings/meals and also for privacy, if needed. The food left for us in the refrigerater(milk, bread, butter, coffee, tea) by the owners was a nice touch. Shortly after we arrived, the owner's wife and daughter stopped by to welcome us and make sure we were settled in. She gave us ideas about local attractions and answered our questions about the area. The cottage was perfect for exploring this part of Ireland. It was secluded with a wonderful view of The Burren from all of the big windows. Yet it was close to stores, attractions and especially the Pubs!!! We would definitely come back to this Fanore cottage and would highly recommend it to others. It was one of the best rentals in Ireland. Thanks to this family for sharing their beautiful cottage
My family of four (with two children ages 11 and 13) enjoyed a terrific first-ever visit to Ireland in August. County Clare is lovely, and The Burren is unlike any place we've been -- incredibly beautiful! The house was so comfortable--the views of the Burren from all sides like postcards (especially loved the cows walking by!)--and peaceful. We will definitely plan a return visit, because we barely scratched the surface of all there is to do there. Just a few of the things we enjoyed: horseback riding through the Burren, Aillwee Cave, the Burren Birds of Prey Centre, the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, escorted and unescorted walks, Fanore Beach (only 5 minutes away), and fish and chips and Guinness stew at O'Donohue's pub, just down the road (a real treat!)
Brendan and Rita are warm, gracious and helpful hosts, who clearly love the area. A great holiday!
This is a top class property.It is in immaculate condition, with all the facilities making our stay most comfortable.We liked the family ambience, exemplified by the family photos in the hall!!
Especially appreciated were small details such as several pairs of binoculars available to use- ideal for our bird watching.The sitting room has a great collection of CDs, as well as books and family games. The extensive and well equipped kitchen/dining area made for some pleasant meals. The bedrooms we used were most comfortable, and the master bathroom was much admired. The whole house was light, airy , and cheerful.
We unhesitatingly recommend this property to all self-catering visitors to the Burren.
The setting, about a mile up the Caher River valley from Fanore beach is very peaceful. The approach via the locally named "Khyber Pass" is spectacular. There are some excellent walks close to the property.
The Burren is a beautiful area.Anyone with a love of, or interest in the natural world is well catered for here.
Go to Kilfenora Burren Centre and join on of Tony Kirby's Burren Nature walks. Several times a week at 1430hrs. He also does a History walk on wednesdays 1000hrs from Burren Fine Wine and Foods - not far from Ballyvaughn on the Lisdoonvarna Road.
Kinvara - a visit here is well worth it, and to Dunguaire Castle.
The coast road from Ballyvaughn via Fanore to Cliffs of Moher is a must BUT watch out for the constant coach traffic!!!
AND FINALLY - just enjoy the gorgeous scenery and plant life!!!
Fanore is a small village on Galway Bay overlooking Aran Islands. In the Burren. Our cottage is located just 1 mile off the wild Atlantic way!
Just 300 meters from Caher Bridge Garden = see http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/caher-bridge-garden/76427
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 30 2014 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||€150.00|
|Notes||Rate is all-inclusive (except for 150 euro refundable security deposit); includes electricity, heating, towels, linen, wifi, etc.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.