AWARD WINNING HISTORIC COUNTRY HOUSE ESTATE SOUTH OF GALWAY BAY

Tracey Harbison

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
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AWARD WINNING HISTORIC COUNTRY HOUSE ESTATE SOUTH OF GALWAY BAY

County Clare House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, sleeps 10, 4 bathrooms, wheelchair accessible, rural tranquitlity

Inchiquin House is an elegant period home in County Clare, romantically tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Atlantic. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique Burren landscape, historic sites and the county’s many leisure activities. Over 200 years old, the house stands in its own peaceful wooded private estate of over one hundred acres, reached by its own half-mile long avenue. This well-appointed self-catering home comfortably accommodates 10 guests in 5 bedrooms, and is an ideal vacation setting for family and friends. We are delighted to provide for the young and old, having a special outside playhouse for children and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and guest room within. Inchiquin House is conveniently positioned only 30 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, with Limerick and Galway being only a little farther. Both inside and outside, the house exudes atmosphere and an old country charm - an experience you will want to relive again and again.

House Interior: The House is entered through a bright porch added in the early twentieth century and leads into the main hallway with stairs to the upstairs rooms.

To the right of the hallway is a twin-windowed drawing room with relaxing period armchairs and plush sofas, dominated in the background by a Steinweg pianola and a writing table. Two paintings of The Four Seasons adorn the walls. The black marble fireplace, decorated with period blue tiles, burns on coal, wood and pleasantly-scented local turf.

The well-proportioned red-painted dining room with polished marble fireplace welcomes you with a warm glow of old-world opulence. The large mahogany table seats 10 and is serviced by two sideboards.

At the rear of the house is the refurbished kitchen and dining area providing a view towards the old garden at the back. The kitchen has oak units and granite worktops. The catering facilities are cooking-school grade. The dining table seats 10 comfortably, and has an adjacent sideboard.

The Surrounding Estate: The estate borders the country road from Corofin to Kilnaboy, and the house is reached by a kilometre-long avenue which provides splendid views over Lake Inchiquin. Coming up to the house you pass through a double-gate under two old copper beech trees that change colour with the seasons.

The front ground-floor drawing room and dining room look out on to lawn and mature trees. The house is on a working farm, and cattle occasionally graze in the fields adjoining the avenue, being sometimes herded into the extensive woodland at the back.

Surrounding the house there is ‘The Granary’, a storage building and a series of farm outbuildings. There is also a small storage building in the garden that has been converted into a children’s playhouse.

In the woodland behind the House, the Burren’s karst limestone reveals itself, formed by millennia of erosion. A large stone ring-fort over 1000 years old can also be visited on foot, through the moss-covered forest landscape.

Attractions & 6 Day Planner: Sunday

The Burren Centre in Kilfenora

Aillwee Caves

Poulnabrone megalithic tomb

Monday

Castle and abbey of Dysert O’Dea

Kilmacduagh

Corofin’s own Genealogical centre in the old Church.

There is also a charming pottery shop adjacent.

Tuesday

Cliffs of Moher.

Doolin Caves

Ferries to the Aran Islands

Burren Smoke house

Wednesday

Craggaunowen Pre-historic Park

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Thursday

Burren Perfumery & tea rooms

Surfing in Lahinch!

Friday

Walks in the Burren

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Tracey Harbison

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks german, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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5
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Award Winning Historic Country House Estate south of Galway Bay
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County Clare Ireland
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5

GREAT FOR THE LITTLE ONES TOO!

  • 5 of 5
My family had a wonderful week at Inchiquin House. Our 2 families with kids aged 1, 2, 4, and 6 felt so at home! The huge kitchen was great for meals even with all of us attending, and the grounds are like a dream. I have never seen so many stars in my life! Beyond the rear field there is even an ancient mossy forest to explore. The house layout worked well, so each family had their own "wing" but also with many shared spaces. We had a fire most nights, and loved exploring the Burren area during the day. We went on a chocolate hike with Hazel Mountain Chocolates (the best kind of hike really), kayaking on Lake Inchiquin, mountain biking in the Burren National Park, had a day in Galway, wandered through Coole Park, explored ruins, and relaxed at Inchiquin House. It was a trip to remember.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: So glad everyone enjoyed their stay at Inchiquin House. It does work well with groups of up to 10 people where no one feels their space is compromised in order to holiday together. So glad you could fit in so many activities while here and explore & taste the West of Ireland.

Hope the young and their parents created lots of fun memories here and look forward to welcoming you back one day.
The Inchiquin House Team
business
Award Winning Historic Country House Estate south of Galway Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455496
+00353 86 8231675
County Clare Ireland
5

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
A really lovely home: the renovation kept the historic country charm, but updated kitchen and bathrooms with top-drawer amenities. Our group of 10 stayed for a week and never felt crowded. Our property manager was responsive, helpful, and friendly. The vegetable garden was a particular treat, since our group likes to cook.

I had been a little concerned that we might be "in the middle of nowhere" but nearby Corofin (~2km) is well stocked with groceries, pubs etc. There's plenty to do nearby, such as Burren walks, ancient ruins, live music in Kilfenora. We comfortably did a day trip to Galway City. Even just walking the property grounds is lovely.

My only caveat is that internet access is somewhat slow/spotty, so if you need to work while there, that might be an issue. As a relaxing, restorative vacation spot though, it's really priceless.

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Award Winning Historic Country House Estate south of Galway Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455496
+00353 86 8231675
County Clare Ireland
5

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
The home and grounds are beautifully maintained: the renovation kept the charm, but updated the kitchen and bathrooms to top drawer standards. Our group of ten stayed comfortably for a week without feeling crowded. The property manager was responsive and friendly. Having a vegetable garden was an unexpected treat, since our group likes to cook.

I had been a little concerned that we might be 'in the middle of nowhere', but nearby Corofin is cute with ready access to groceries, pubs etc. There's plenty to do, with hiking/walking in The Burren, Kilfenora, ancient ruins, and live music all nearby. We did a comfortable day trip to Galway city. Just walking the grounds of the property is lovely too.

My only caveat is that internet access is somewhat slow/spotty, so that might be a concern if you need to work while there, but as a vacation retreat, it's not an issue.

Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We unfortunately are at present unable to offer a faster internet connection and are aware that it can be a little slow at times.
We are delighted that you did enjoy the property, the vegetable garden so lovingly tended to and ultimately your stay at Inchiquin House. We hope it was the centre of many happy memories for your group of 10.
Kind regards,
The Inchiquin House Team
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Award Winning Historic Country House Estate south of Galway Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455496
+00353 86 8231675
County Clare Ireland
5

INCHIQUIN HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
I had an absolutely fantastic weekend break at Inchiquin House with a group of friends in November 2010, and can't wait to go back.
The house is stunning, and the attention to detail in the restoration process is evident everywhere, from the antique grandfather clock in the hall, to the grand dining room, to the luxurious drawing room. Each bedroom has it's own individuality, and is comfortably and tastefully decorated without compromising authenticity. The kitchen is the ultimate in modern functionality, and the meal prepared there by the chef for us was absolutely delicious.
A stroll around the grounds has something for everyone - the children's playroom is a special treat. With The Burren on the doorstep, and charming Corofin nearby, the location cannot be faulted. My only regret is that I didn't have more time at Inchiquin House - a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
business
Award Winning Historic Country House Estate south of Galway Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455496
+00353 86 8231675
County Clare Ireland
5

INCHIQUIN HOUSE CO. CLARE

  • 5 of 5
Charming country experience. My wife and I loved it. Ideal for anyone who loves irish country charm, elegance, the outdoors and a cosy warm fire with lovely scrummy food. All the mod cons - nice touch.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Award Winning Historic Country House Estate south of Galway Bay
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455496
+00353 86 8231675
County Clare Ireland
5

AN AMAZINGLY PEACEFUL RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
In August my family and I spent a week’s holiday in Inchiquin House in County Clare. The house is set amongst trees about a mile from the main road and the peaceful atmosphere helps you to relax and forget about the pressures of everyday life.
This beautiful house has been restored to its former glory with loving care and attention to detail. The spacious rooms are inviting with comfortable furnishings and beautiful paintings and many family photographs. It is as if you step back in time and share in the history of the family.
The house is situated in one of the most historic and interesting parts of Ireland with various places of interest to visit, especially the Burren which is breathtakingly beautiful. If you are thinking of spending a holiday here I would suggest allowing more than one week to see all the places of interest in the surrounding area.
During our stay we had the pleasure of having dinner prepared on two occasions by the resident chef and his wife using locally sourced produce – the meals were delicious.
Our thanks also to the House Manager who was very welcoming and made sure everything was in order for our stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Ennis
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Ennis
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Lahinch
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Corofin Village
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Lahinch Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Corofin Village
Car: necessary

Inchiquin House is situated at the gateway to the famous karst limestone Burren in Co. Clare. It is easily accessible from abroad, being only 30 minutes drive from Shannon International Airport. While the House and Estate is a charming tranquil hideaway, there is simply so much to do and see in the surrounding area. Start simply with the stunning landscape of the Burren National Park, the monumental Cliffs of Moher at the Alantic, or go underground into the Ailwee or Doolin Caves. For those who are actively minded, surf and golf in Lahinch; walk, bike or hike in the National Park and along the breathtaking Atlantic coast, or boat and fish in our own local Lake Inchiquin. Interested in history? Explore the nearby archaeological megalithic tombs, medieval abbeys and castles and cultural parks such as Bunratty. On your way home, drop into Boffey’s pub in Corofin, and sit in front of the open turf fire with your Guinness whilst listening to the jigs and reels of the ‘trad’ musicians.

Golf: Golf and other links

No more than 30 minutes drive from the house there are some of the most famous Irish Links Courses such as Lahinch and Doonbeg. There are many others worth playing too.

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Notes

  • Booking conditions:
    We take 50 % of the rental fee 1 week after the booking is taken as a booking deposit and the balance 1 month before the arrival date. These amounts are non-refundable in the case of a cancellation, however they will go towards the deposit of a future booking. In such an event please ensure that you have travel insurance.
  • Cancellation details - please contact owner.
  • Arrival details - please contact owner.

Amenities

County Clare House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Basic Soaps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Lobster Pot
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    The Burren En-suite - toilet , shower
    The Bunratty En-suite - toilet , shower
  • En-suites: Both en-suites are well appointed with power-showers. Upstairs bathroom: This was the house's original bathroom that has been renovated and is now bright and airy. It has a large power-shower area and an antique free-standing bath looking out onto the surrounding trees. Downstairs bathroom: This is a large renovated wheelchair-accessible bathroom which has a wet-room style power-shower area.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Burren - 1 king , En-suite
    The Bunratty - 1 king , En-suite
    The Liscannor - 1 king
    The Clifden - 2 twin/ single
    The Lahinch - 2 twin/ single
  • The upstairs 'Burren' en-suite bedroom is large, bright and airy, and has long sash windows providing wonderful views to both east and west. The king-size bed (twin if requested), is surrounded by period wardrobes, a dressing-table and its own marble fireplace accompanied by two matching armchairs. The 'Bunratty' bedroom is also king-size (twin if requested) and has a walk-in wardrobe leading to its own en-suite. Furnished with a period chest of drawers and dressing table, the room features a large decorative cast-iron fireplace and windows looking out to the garden. The Clifden and The Lahinch bedrooms face the front and the back of the house respectively. They are both furnished with period wardrobes, dressing-tables and have their own cast-iron fireplaces and serviced by the upstairs bathroom. The comfortable Liscannor bedroom has a king-size bed (twin if requested), and is provided with a wardrobe and dressing-table & serviced by the wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Toys
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Piano
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Video Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • ruins
  • forests
  • museums
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • golf
  • surfing
  • spelunking
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
  • swimming
  • mountain climbing
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Facilities: What we provide for our very young guests: · Baby cot · Cot musical mobile · Baby monitor · Steam steriliser · High chair · Safety stair gate · Safety guard for fireplaces · Playpen · Toys (for up 10 year old) Internet & technology: What we provide: · Broadband connection · Large flat screen with multiple channels · Games console Disabled guests: ·On the ground floor there is a large wheelchair-accessible rest-room with its own wet-room power-shower especially designed for guests with disabilities. ·“The Liscanor” bedroom is comfortable and wheelchair-accessible, having a king-size bed (twin if requested), and provided with a wardrobe and dressing-table with views out onto the back garden. Kitchen facilities: ·original AGA ·double Waterford range ·twin Siemens refrigerator-freezers ·dishwasher ·washer-dryer