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This 1500 sq. ft. cottage stands on the Cliffs of Moher overlooking Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day one can see the mountains of the Connemara. It sleeps eight with four bedrooms, each with two twin beds and four baths en suite. The cottage is beautifully decorated with Irish antiques and all the modern amenities (with the exception of a television) to make for an enjoyable, relaxing stay. Extras such as boots, wax jackets, wool sweaters, backpacks, binoculars, riding hats are there for the pleasure of all guests.
The original structure was a flag stone house built in the early 1800’s and abandoned as a dwelling in the 1850’s during the famous famine in Ireland. From there it fell into ruin. The current cottage was built in 1989 using the stones from the original buildings. It received an Irish Architects award as the Best Cottage Design after it was built.
This rural, west coast region of Ireland has cliffs, beaches, farms, forests, caves and ruins to explore. Hiking, beach combing, cycling, horseback riding, spelunking, bird watching, fishing and golfing are just some of many activities to choose among. At the end of the day, Doolin Pubs await the tired with lively music, good food and a pint or two.
Shannon Airport is only 50 miles away.
Rental of this property ran perfectly from beginning to end. Owner was responsive to inquiries and easy to work with. Instructions for the house were clear and comprehensive. Local contact made handling issues convenient. The house was clean and well-maintained and accurately reflected in advertisement. In fact, the reality of the house was better than the photos due to the unexpected benefits of a library of great books, a stock of foul-weather gear able to be used, and all the comforts and livability of home. This home has an absolutely beautiful location and views. It is a short ride to Doolin and down-home pubs. Our family group enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Hotel Doolin. A very windy and rainy night resulted in a loss of electricity, but a call to the local contact resulted in an immediate response... within 10 minutes help was at the door. For each member of our family group of 6, this home was the favorite place of all our accommodations in Ireland during our 16 day tour around the country. Highly recommended!
We made our long awaited trip to Ireland in September. We started out by going south from Shannon to Dingle, then to the Ring of Kerry, Kinsale, and then back up north to the Cliffs of Moher. The second week was spent at the spectacular cottage at Lough South. The cottage is beautiful, spacious, and quaint all at the same time. Its setting with stone fences, green pastures, and the ocean in the background is breathtaking! We spent a fair amount of time just taking pictures in every direction! The common area is quite large with lots of room for a group but cozy enough for a quiet night of reading by the fireplace. The nearest town is Doolin where we enjoyed their famous pubs and Irish music. Galway is a little more than an hour away but well worth the trip. Our last night in Ireland was spent in Ennis, a very interesting town, convenient to the airport and not far from the cottage. Our next trip to Ireland will certainly include a stay at Lough South, but next time we hope to play golf at Lahinch!
Unforgettable, Trip of a Life Time, Indescribable, Terrific, Gorgeous, Peaceful, Majestic!! These are just a few of the terms that I can come up with to describe our Trip to Ireland, especially the Cliffs of Moher House!!
The house was 100% Irish, from Wellies to Scenery to Irish History, Irish books, Irish throughout the whole house. For an authentic Irish stay with modern amenities it was PERFECT. Thank you so much for the great ideas, directions and information. The fireplaces were beautiful and the smell of peat will live with us for ever. The trip included my mother, her sister, my sister, my cousin and my mother in law. It was absolutely spectacular. The trip down from the house to the cliffs was an experience I won't soo forget, the oooos and aaahhhs were to numerous to count. We saw at least 4 rainbows ending in Galway bay, it was something to behold!! God was at every turn!! Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your home and experience Ireland in an authentic, unique and cozy way!!
We just returned from our first trip to Ireland, and we spent the first half at this wonderful cottage. It was a truly magical experience...the view is spectacular, the house is fully appointed with gorgeous decorating and every imagineable need met. Two families with children ranging from 3 to 13, and we never felt crowded or bored. We could not have had a better time and we will most definitely come again!
Despite our high expectations, we were pleasantly surprised upon arrival at the cottage. The view is excellent, with stone fence-lined pastures leading down to a view of the Aran Islands, a lighthouse, and the holiday town of Doolin which is situated on Galway Bay. A hiking trail from Doolin to the Cliffs of Moher is located at the foot of the pastures and leads to delightful views of the cliffs, a small waterfall and ruins. A stately tower house is within two kilometers. Several quaint villages, pubs and restaurants are within a fifteen minute radius. The bedroom accommodations were perfect for our party of eight. The common areas, with their antique fittings and well equipped kitchen, lent themselves to delightful group meals at the large dining table and quiet evenings in the living area with it's cathedral ceiling.
Five of us (myself and wife, and 3 boys) stayed in this beautiful, clean, well-kept cottage for a couple days in early June. We were blown away by the views of the Atlantic and the Cliffs of Moher. We were able to grab some groceries in Ennistymon, and then utilize the well-supplied kitchen, which seemed to have everything we needed, to prepare a few of our meals. With wellies in the closet, we could hike to the edge of the cliffs and take in the view, the sea birds, and the peacefulness.
The decor is fabulous, and you feel you're in a historical place, back in time, when you're there, while still having modern amenities. If you're looking for a place to relax (great library in the house including maps and guides of the area; chess; and great fireplace), or a base from which to do some sightseeing, this is the place for you. We made a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher visitors center, another trip to the Burren, which is an easy drive from the property, and an evening in Doolin for traditional music (about 2-3 miles away). We also appreciated how close this was to Shannon Airport (hour) so we could relax soon after the flight from the States.
The customer service was great, and we had help down the street if we had needed anything. This cottage was everything and more than advertised, and I'm hoping we can go back sometime soon with my brother and sister!
This rural part of Ireland is deceiving. Upon first glance it may seem there is not a lot to do when in reality it is alive with more activities than one can fit into just one vacation. The basket over the phone is teeming with brochures of all the many local activities. Some of our favorite things to do are as follows:
• The Lahinch Golf Course is one of the great links courses in the world, so don’t miss it. It may be tough to get a tee time in the summer, so plan as far in advance as possible. The great course is called the Old Course. The Castle Course is across the street and easier to get on. It’s not much of a track but will do in a pinch. Ballybunion and Doonbeg are also just a short drive away.
• There are two nearby par-three courses, one just between Lahinch and Liscannor, the other in Doolin on the road to the ferry pier. There are many great hikes and walks, especially in the Burren. There are various maps and walking guides in the bookshelves, just right of the southern window.
• A leisurely drive through the Burren should include a visit to The Burren Centre, Kilfenora Cathedral and Crosses and a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen. A guided tour is worth the effort. Call Mary Howard at 065 707 6100.
• The Doolin Cave is well worth a visit to see one of the world’s largest stalactites. Ailwee Cave is also an interesting visit. If only seeing one cave, make it The Doolin Cave.
• There is regular ferry service to each of the Aran Islands from Doolin pier from a variety of competing companies. On each island you can chose to hike, bike or take a horse drawn wagon tour. On a rough day it is sheer misery to cross to the Islands so only consider going on a nice day. Also consider a boat tour of the cliffs.
• The local pubs usually have good Irish music. You cannot go wrong with grabbing a pint at the Doolin pubs- McDermotts, McGanns and O’Connors after a dinner at home or out.
• Pat Sweeney is a local farmer who conducts an unforgettable Doolin Cliff Walk. The tour commences outside O’Connor’s Pub each morning at 10 am. Private tours that begin at the house can be arranged as well. Pat is extremely knowledgeable about the landscape, history and culture of the area and is a truly lovely person to spend time with.
• Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is fun with children. The castle is in sound condition and the theme village around it provides wonderful examples of the homes people lived in through out the area. The same can be said for a guided tour of Craggaunowen.
• Peter Williams runs the Mountain View Horse Riding Center in Lisdoonvarna. He can take you on one or two hour treks through the Lisdoonvarna countryside and, like Pat, is a pleasure to meet and get to know.
• Lahinch is a wonderful town for a stroll along the water front and shopping for Irish sweaters, pottery, jewelry and art. Doolin also has lovely shops for finding gifts for family back home.
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2 night minimum stay
|Notes||For stays less than one week, we charge an additional $90 housekeeping fee.|
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