SOHEEN meaning place of rest in Gaelic with it's spectacular views of Liscannor Bay and the Atlantic Ocean in Ireland (Also Google Welcome to Soheen).
The guest house is located in West Country Clare, Ireland 3
miles south of Lahinch popular sea-side resort, Lahinch Golf Club and 20 minutes from Spanish Point; both beaches awarded a Blue Flag (European Union's Award for Excellent Water Quality) with wonderful strands for long walks.
The House is situated in a peaceful, rural location set down a small boithrin (gaelic for small road). The house is set in it's own private grounds with a large garden planted with flowers and shrubs and natural lawn areas; ideal and safe for children's play.
Beautiful bright spacious kitchen with breath-taking views of the sea. Comfortable sitting room, tastefully furnished in traditional style with open fireplace. Lovely bright children's room with wooden floors and two sets of bunk beds. Baby's crib and high chair also available. Two big comfortable double bedrooms, master with ensuite bathroom. Additional bathroom with power shower. A total of three bathrooms.
Several internationally acclaimed golf courses:
Lahinch Championship Dunes Course (10 mins), Doonbeg, Greg Norman designed course (30 mins), Galway Bay Golf and Country Club (1.5 hr), Ballybunion ( 2 hours trip facilitated by Killimer-Tarbert ferries, Ennis Golf Club (30 mins), Dromoland Golf (50 mins)
Surfing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice as the beaches at Lahinch (10 mins) and Spanish Point (20 mins) offer wonderful beaches with reknown reef break waves in Europe. A wonderful place to take up surfing as there are a number of schools operating offering daily and weekly lessons with suit rental.
CLIFFS OF MOHER
Just 20 mins drive from the house. Dramatic Cliffs (recently starring in Harry Potter) rise 700 ft above the mighty Atlantic. While at the cliffs, visit the award winning eco-friendly state of the art interpretive centre with restaraunt and Irish crafts shop.
THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK
Only 16km from the house. A vast limestone area with its own unique ecosystem which supports unique flora and wildlife. Internationally known for its geological features, this is a spiritual and magical place set on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean - definitely worth a visit FOR HILL WALKING AND HIKING.
While in the area, you can visit the Aillwee caves with its famous interpretive centre. While there you can tour the caves, discovered in the 50's. Gives a fascinating insight into geology of the area and is a fun, exciting, and educational trip for children.
A trip to Aran Islands can be easily fitted into your schedule while staying at the house. A direct ferry can be taken from Doolin, 30 mins from the house. The islands are a unique view of Irish culture and heritage where you can experience traditional rural ways of Irish life, crafts, language (gaelic), music song and dance, as well as primitive stone forts, dolmens, and old Christian churches.
BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLK PARK
Burratty Castle and Folk Park is a great day out for all the family and if you decide to take in the Medieval Banquet hosted in the great Hall at the Castle each evening, complete with harpists and jesters. The Great Hall has a very fine collection of medieval artifacts, paintings, tapestries, and furniture dating back to 14th Century. The Folk Park adjacent to the Castle is a very fun and informative day out for all the family. It is wonderful showcase of rural life in days gone by Ireland where you can stroll down an authentic village.at Main St and visit places such as the post office, school house, farmer's cottage; meet the costume characters, taste some authentic Irish cooking.
Drop into any of the pubs on Main St., Lahinch or Miltown Malbay on a summer's evening and you are bound to find yourself in the middle of an Irish music session. You will find your own favourites but here are some good ones in Lahinch! Corner Stone, Kenny', O'Brien's Kitchen. DOOLIN 15kms away has traditional music playing almost day and night!
There is an array of excellent restaurants nearby. You even have Award Winning Barrtra Seafood Restaurant 200 yards from the house where you can dine and admire the wonderful sunsets and take the 3 minute stroll back to the house. Black Oak Restaurant is 10 minutes drive towards Milltown Malbay serves Irish traditional/informal cuisine. Lahinch offers Atlantic Hotel, Indian and Tandoori Restaurant and great pubs for wonderful food and Irish music. O'Looney's on the Prom in Lahinch; O'Brien's pub on Main St.,; The Copperstone; and Vaughan's Pub Liscannor only 10 minutes away.
For Irish crafts, china, and crystal and a wonderful gallery of Irish art with rotating exhibitions throughout the year visit Kenny's in Lahinch and the Court House Gallery in Ennistymon (10 mins)