|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This delightful 19th century limestone cottage nestled at the foot of the Burren Hills is situated on the coast road between Kinvara (12km) and Ballyvaughan (8km). Originally built and owned by the Maher Family, renowned stonemasons who built Fr. Ted's house.
In the spacious living room one of the main features is the original fireplace which still stands and now hosts an excellent Baltic wood burning stove with satellite TV and selection of books and board games. The living room leads into a dining room and upstairs cosy loft with double bed.
The fully equipped kitchen the heart of the traditional cottage complete with antique dresser, oil burning stove providing central heating and gas cooker.The utility room has a washer and dryer with an extra electric oven. The down stairs bathroom is situated beside the single downstairs bed room with shower and WC.
The main upstairs has two airy bedrooms one double and a single with bath, shower and toilet.
The delightful cottage garden will provide you with the perfect backdrop for a morning coffee or glass of whatever you are having yourself after a days hill walking. It is within walking distance of Daly's Pub (1/2 mile) and Corcomroe Abbey. There is also a wealth of Archeological sites to discover in this area. There are guided walking tours (within 2 miles) of the hidden Burren. The famous Flaggy Shore with it's spectacular view of Galway Bay is just 3 miles away - here you will find Linnane’s Seafood Restaurant and Bar - traditional music still thrives in the Burren region and Pub sessions can be found most nights in both Kinvara and Ballyvaughan.
Aisling Cottage is ideally located to explore not just the Burren region, as it is just a 45-minute drive from Galway City and the Gateway to Connemara. Day trips from both Ballyvaughan and Doolin are available to the world famous Aran Islands. Beautiful safe beaches within a mile or two of the cottage.Surfing is also hugely popular in Fanore, just a half an hour drive away.
Golfing at the world famous Lahinch Golf links. For those who wish to go underground then you are in the right place in the Burren which is dotted with caves including the famous Ailwee ten minutes away and Doolin caves a further half hour and while there you can sample the world famous Doolin music.
Our cottage has been our home for the past 20 years and we feel it would make the perfect retreat for musicians, writers, artists and nature lovers alike. Come and experience the warm cozy céad míle fáilte.
Keywords: cottage, quaint, beautiful, quiet, near the sea, burren, cottage garden,
Sean and I were born and raised in Co. Clare and Galway and have lived on this land for the last 28 years. This area of the Burren is so special to us for its music, beautiful walks, stunning coastline and warm friends and family. We would love to have you join the family on your next holiday to Ireland.
Connie Tyrrell purchased this cottage in 1980
We both fell in love with the area before we met each other and by the time we did meet Sean had found and bought all two wall a chimney and a half acre of wilderness. He had left it sit for a few years until I came along. Then together with help from good friends we slowly renovated the cottage. These days we are tackling the garden. To be honest the whole place is a labour of love. We are always planning and scheming about what needs doing next and what dreams we have for the old place.
One of the first thing that seems to appeal to our guests time and time again is the warm peaceful energy that the cottage and garden holds. The cottage has always been a home for creative people it is a place that feeds and inspires the imagination.
We are now offering some great added extras! Those of you who come to Co Clare to part take in traditional music school may be interested to learn that we can organize master classes in various instruments. Most of the teachers have a great knowledge of traditional music and have years of experience as both musicans and teachers. We are also introducing secret walking tour of the hidden Burren. These guided walks are lead by a women who can trace her Burren roots back eight generations. Her knowledge of the traditional methods of Farming and protecting this special area makes a walk a wonderful experience and a must for anyone who wants to get the inside track on Burren life past and present. Sometimes our roads leave a lot to be desired. Should you require a day off from driving the narrow road of the area we would be glad to provide a driver. We can either meet you at the airport or arrange to meet the driver here for a later date.
Aisling cottage was our home base on and off for about 11 weeks between mid June and mid October 2014, with trips away to participate in music festivals and see some other parts of the west of Ireland. We loved staying in the cottage and each time we returned it was like coming home. On warm days we sat out in the garden and late in the summer when it was cooler loved the cosy living room with the turf fire. Our hosts Sean and Connie were very welcoming and a great source of information on the locality (including blackberry picking!) and especially, our main interest, the local vibrant traditional music scene. We loved the surprise treats that Connie would pop over with for afternoon tea, and also tea and chats with Connie in her kitchen. Thankyou Connie and Sean for the use of your lovely cottage this summer.
Our year long anticipated trip to Ireland was far greater than we could have imagined. One week of travel and doing some family geneology was a total joy. But what capped off the entire three weeks was the last two spent in County Clare at the Aisling cottage. Ireland is fantastic, the west coast magnificent , the Burren mystical and the Aisling cottage pulled it all together. It was truly what we had hoped for in Ireland. The cottage itself could not have had a better feel and the hospitality and welcoming attitude of Sean and Connie made the stay so comfortable. They clearly go above and beyond to assure your comfort and enjoyment. We would definitely plan an additional extended stay at the Aisling Cottage if we are fortunate enough to return to Ireland. Thank you, Sean and Connie for a great experience. Anne Mullen and John Blumenstiel
We've just returned from three weeks in beautiful Ireland, two of which we spent at Aisling Cottage. We couldn't have chosen a better spot to get to know the "real" Ireland. On arrival we were met by Seán and shown through the cozy cottage. Connie had baked a delicious cake and a loaf of brown bread to welcome us and we immediately felt at home. We didn't lack for anything while there and found it very comfortable and suitable to our needs. Connie and Seán are wonderful hosts and checked with us regularly to make sure that all was well. They were also an invaluable resource for the best places to see in the Burren. Don't miss a trip to Hazel Mountain Chocolates - delicious! They also do great guided hikes on the Burren, which we participated in, as well as doing several on our own in areas recommended by Connie. Absolutely breathtaking views from the top! Another highlight was our trip to the Burren Perfumery where they make all natural creams, soaps, perfumes, etc. One of my personal favorite times was walking down to the water in the morning with my cup of coffee and returning with my cup full of the delicious blackberries, which were in season. If I was lucky, I was able to time it so that I could watch the local farmer bringing in his herd of 120 cows for their morning milking. Soooo peaceful... Seán is a well known Irish folk singer and we were lucky enough to see him perform in Kinvarra, the nearby town. We were hoping to catch him again at his regular Wednesday performance at Greenes in Ballyvaughn, but unfortunately for us he had to leave on a USA tour. Maybe next time! Aisling Cottage is very well situated to see many of Ireland's best attractions. We went to the Cliffs of Moher, took a boat-ride out to the Aran Islands, toured other castle and monastery ruins, went to a great sheepdog herding demonstration and Caherconnell fort tour, drove around Dingle Peninsula and did an overnight trip around the Ring of Kerry. We also went to a medieval dinner at the castle in Kinvarra. All in all we had a very busy, but extremely enjoyable time. Thank you for everything Connie and Seán - we couldn't be happier with our choice of your wonderful home!
My wife and I recently spent two fantastic weeks at Aisling Cottage discovering Co. Clare, the coastal villages, The Burren and it's wonderful people. Connie and Sean, and their beautiful cottage, did not disappoint us. The cottage was more than we imagined....traditional, quaint and comfortable. It as well located on the coastal road between Kinvarra and Ballyvaughn, and Sean's directions were spot on, making it very easy to find. Connie was always so helpful with her recommendations, and Sean always so concerned that we were happy and needing nothing. Sean even invited us to his traditional Irish music gig at Greene's in Ballyvaughn, a night that we still talk about. We will forever remember and cherish our time at Aisling Cottage and the genuine hospitality shown to us. We anticipate returning to see Connie and Sean soon, and now consider them our friends. Thanks for a great vacation experience!
Aisling cottage is so wonderfully traditional! It is cozy and clean and a fabulous place to stay. During our 3 night stay we drove south to the Cliffs of Moher (driving on the coastal road is a spectacular drive!), and spent some time in the neighboring towns of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. Connie and Sean are wonderful hosts! We would definitely stay here again!
We absolutely loved our time at the Aisling Cottage. Connie and Sean have put a lot of work into making the cottage welcoming and cozy, and they are gracious hosts who understand the needs of their guests.
The cottage itself has 4 bedrooms, with one a little more detached than the rest. We used the two upstairs rooms that were beside each other and they were perfect for our purposes. There garden is beautiful, perfect for lounging around on a sunny day, or for sending the kids out to burn off some steam.
The cottage is situated between 2 little villages, both with plenty of amenities. You're within easy drives of plenty of tourist attractions. We enjoyed going for walks around the countryside close to the cottage. The landscape around the area is stunning and varied, and we could quite easily have stayed in the area for much longer, just nosing around and soaking up the atmosphere.
This rental is an excellent choice for those of us averse to the sterility of hotels, and who like to have our own kitchen facilities along with extra space.
Connie - please tell the faeries that Maggie is still talking about how they visited and brought cupcakes. She is still trying to puzzle out how they carried them.
Probably the most Traditional Irish music area in one the most traditional counties. Art gallaries, hiking, interpretive center, caving (Allwee Caves), Cliff Moher, daily trip to Aran Islands. Willie Clancy summer school Miltown Malbay, Merryman Summer school, Guided Walking tours of the hidden Burren, Burren art College, Galway arts Festival, Writing weekends in Ballyvaughan, Crinniu na mBád and Cuckoo festival Kinvarra, Horse races. Mind and Body Yoga healing center
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 1 2016
3 night minimum 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.