LUXURY COUNTRY FAMILY HOME - SUPERB VIEWS - 40 MINS TO SHANNON AIRPORT

Frances Loudon

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURY COUNTRY FAMILY HOME - SUPERB VIEWS - 40 MINS TO SHANNON AIRPORT

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Sleeps 8 - 12, 4 bedrooms + convertible bed(s), 2.5 bathrooms

WHEN GUESTS drive down our road and take in the view they all exclaim 'Wow!' When they open the front door and enter our home they all exclaim 'Wow'! 

In Glendree we found a peaceful and picturesque location, and working with an existing traditional house and farm buildings we extended and restored to create our dream family home centred around a huge, open-plan room with a grand design - a room in a home full of light and warmth, beauty and comfort, and interesting things reflecting our own interests and travels. 

When we’re home we like to spend some of our time with family and friends – walking, talking, cooking, dining, touring and exploring . . . and at other times quietly reading, listening to music, watching movies. . . and our high quality cook’s kitchen, big tables, wall of books, fireplaces, superior underfloor heating system, wifi internet, ipod docking stations and sofa and reclining chairs in front of the big screen . . . all help make you comfortable and relaxed.

Our home really is the best of the old and the new. A complete renovation of the main house was undertaken in 2008, the conversion and connection of the old dairy in 2009 and, adding charm and character, the original 300 year old cottage stands proudly next to the old piggery and coach house ... unrestored ... our next projects!

The property sits peacefully in idyllic, Irish countryside, halfway up the mountain side of Slieve Aughty and overlooking the valley to the Slieve Bearna mountain range. The view is stunning - green, rolling hills, hedge lined lanes and fields, and old stone walls and cottages – all made for quiet, contemplative walking or if you feel like it - more active hiking, cycling, fishing, biking and exploring. It is all here!

Our home was designed to bring the best of the outside inside. A run of French doors open onto an elegant and large terrace which wraps around the living areas and provides an ideal area to quietly gaze at the view, sit by the firepit or BBQ and entertain. From this terrace you can hear the fall of our stream only 50 yards away, and on a clear night the Milky Way can be viewed arcing across the sky. Our large, south-facing conservatory is full of healthy plants and houses our favorite overstuffed sofa in which to recline with wine or a book, and is also set up for sunny, picturesque dining. Large expanses of double glazing and multiple skylights throughout the house all serve to capture the view, solar heat and light - all bringing the best of the outside inside.

We find many of our guests, despite the best touring plans and our proximity to major tourist attractions, simply relax and stay close, enjoying our home and close environs ...as we do whenever we can.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Frances Loudon (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fran and Paul,



I wanted to tell you how very much we enjoyed staying in your home. Our children loved adventuring outside and enjoying the sounds and sights. My wifes parents enjoyed the quiet serenity and simply relaxing and reading. It was just more than we had ever even hoped for.



The icing on the cake, so to speak, for us was Bernie and Trix. Trix greeted us with cookies and cream and a very warm heart. Bernie greeted us the same and together they made us feel so welcomed. My wife and our youngest children visited Trix at her home to see her animals one of the afternoons and had the time of our lives. My daughters both rode a horse for the first time and we had the chance to see why Glendree must be so close to your heart. Wonderful people, a wonderful house, and an experience that we will talk about for the rest of our lives.



Thank you again so much!
Sep 2012
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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Luxury Country Family Home - Superb Views - 40 mins to Shannon Airport
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5

Casa preciosa

  • 5 of 5
Nuestra estancia en la casa fue deliciosa, está perfectamente equipada y decorada con excelente gusto. El paisaje que la rodea es precioso. Volveríamos sin dudarlo.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Glendree. We try to think of everything you may need so it's great to hear you see how well equipped the whole house is - especially the kitchen for those who love to cook, eat and drink with family and friends. Thank you for your kind words and please, please - do come and stay with us again! Best wishes, Fran
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5

Absolutely wonderful stay at Glendree!

  • 5 of 5
We had an absolutely wonderful stay at Glendree! We loved so many of the home's amazing details--from the care and attention given to us by the caretakers, Bernie and Trix, to all of the well-appointed rooms, and everything in between. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our own meals, but we highly recommend to all future guests that they book a meal made by the fantastic personal chef, Enrico. He went out of his way to accommodate us by making pizzas for (and with!) our kids, and by putting some gluten-free options on the menu. His delicious, home-cooked Italian meal was a welcome break from traditional Irish food.

Our favorite things about the Loudons' beautiful house were the breathtaking views of the surrounding farmland and mountains in the distance from the patio, the great collection of books, DVD's, and games in the great room, and the amazingly spacious and detail-oriented cooks' kitchen (not to mention the fresh herb garden outside). Beyond the house itself, there was no end of fun things to do: the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Aillwee Cave, Bunratty Castle; day trips to Ennis, Galway, Limerick, and County Kerry; hiking near Lough Derg and a river cruise at Killaloe; and the quintessential visit to Pepper's Bar in Feakle for great pub fare and some live Irish music. Speaking of which, we also checked out the Tuesday night 'Summer Sesiun' in Tulla (next to the church), in which local teens perform traditional Irish music and dancing for a small donation--a truly amazing and authentic Irish experience.

In sum, our stay at Glendree was truly unforgettable. We hope to return one day!!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Wonderful stay in Glendree

  • 5 of 5
This was an excellent location for our group of four adults! The home is just fabulous and it's location allowed us to make day trips to all of the sites we wanted to see on the west side of Ireland. Fran was extremely helpful with arrangements and Bernie and Trix were a really treat to meet and talk with about the local goings-on.

If we return to Ireland someday, Glendree will certainly be our home base again. The setting is beautiful and quiet with great views of the countryside. Plenty of space to accommodate groups much larger than ours.

Gary, Barb, Vern and Deb
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks Gary for your kind words. We're so happy you, Barb, Vern and Deb enjoyed Glendree and took advantage of our location to make lots of day trips. I hear you made a few night trips to Peppers Pub in Feakle as well - what fun! Please do come back again soon. Warm wishes, Fran
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5

Beautiful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5
The Loudon's home is absolutely perfect for an Irish countryside vacation.

My family of seven travelers (ranging from grandparents to baby) spent two fantastic weeks staying at the Loudon's and taking day trips around the country. It was the perfect home base, conveniently located within easy driving distance of many of Ireland's most charming destinations.

The house offers every modern convenience in a beautiful remote setting, and Bernie and Trix, the caretakers for the house, were incredibly kind in assisting with any need that arose during our stay. The view of the beautiful countryside from the main living area is spectacular, and it was the perfect setting for our family trip.

We spent a number of long days travelling and were so delighted to be "home" in the evening in such a comfortable space to enjoy quiet time together as a family.

I really could go on all day - this house is simply fantastic!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks Mary for your kind words - they are much appreciated. We're delighted you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed all Glendree has to offer as you adventured around the country side and snuggled into 'home' in the evening. It's a great holiday combination! Warm wishes, Fran
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Fantastic.

  • 5 of 5
One word. Fantastic. The home is perfect for a relaxing getaway and/or to serve as a base from which to tour the country. Fran thought of everything when she equipped the home for guests. We were able to relax, cook meals and simply visit and spend time with our family. The various common area rooms were perfect for reading, playing games, doing puzzles or whatever anyone wanted to do. There were places you could go to "hide" for a bit. Shopping in Tulla was convenient. Access to the major highways to visit the country were easy to get to.

We overwhelmingly recommend this home as "the" place to stay.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks so much Tony for your kind words. We do try to think of everything and are delighted this was your experience. I also heard through the Irish grapevine you all had a great night in Peppers pub with some local Irish music!

Please do come and stay with us again.
Warm regards,
Fran
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Magical, comfortable and beautiful

  • 5 of 5
This is a most magnificent location and home. Every morning we woke to the sound of roosters crowing and cows mooing…most comforting sounds. Morning coffee for me was in the light filled conservatory looking out over the green hills. My husband preferred the patio -- with the same view. I can't say enough about how much both my husband and I enjoyed staying in this well-cared for home. It is everything (and more) than what you see on the listing. Both caretakers were responsive to all questions we had about how things worked and gave tips on good walking and hiking routes.

We had a wonderful week of relaxing and visiting many sites and nearby towns: The Cliffs, Bunratty Castle, Ennis, Gort and many others. It was a fabulous week and when it was over it was very hard to drop the key in the box, knowing we would not be returning. And another thing, the bathtub is a wonderful soaking tub. Everything about this home is perfect. The photos are gorgeous and the real thing will take your breath away. You will not regret staying at Glendree. It is the most peaceful place I have ever been.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Shannon Airport
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Ennis Station
Nearest Beach
48 Kilometres
Lahinch Beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Pepper's Pub, Feakle
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
East Clare Golf Club, Tuamgraney
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Let Italian chef Rico come to you in Glendree
Car: necessary

The property sits peacefully in the heartland of traditional Irish Music on 20 acres of idyllic, Irish countryside. The view is stunning - green, rolling hills, hedge-lined lanes and fields, and old stone walls and cottages – all made for quiet, contemplative walking or if you feel like it - more active hiking, cycling, golfing, fishing and exploring. It is all here! Go touring or walking, absorbing the past or nature's best, then find a cosy local pub, order yourself a pint of the black stuff and soak up the atmosphere of a traditional Irish music session!

We are on the mountainside between two villages in East Clare and less than 10 minutes to . . .

FEAKLE VILLAGE, home of the famous FEAKLE FESTIVAL held each year, you'll find Peppers Pub with traditional Irish music sessions every Wednesday and Sunday nights, and Shorts (Lena's) Bar with the longest running session in Ireland – every Thursday night for 37 years - great craic!

TULLA VILLAGE, home of the famous Tulla Ceili Band where you'll also find a well-stocked supermarket with fresh crusty bread baked throughout the day and a decent selection of wines, Flappers award winning restaurant, your choice of half a dozen traditional Irish pubs, an ATM and bank and a Saturday morning Farmers Market in the old Courthouse.

EAST CLARE WAY scenic walk, a 172 km loop through forests, bogs and magnificent scenery

FISHING in Loughs Ea, Roslara, Clondanagh, Clondorney & Bridget just to name a few

20 minutes to . . .

KNAPPOGUE CASTLE: built in 1467, it's a magnificent example of a medieval tower house and has long been the seat of the MacNamara clan.

CRAGGAUNOWEN ARCHEOLOGICAL Park & Museum: Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the park interprets Ireland's pre-historic and early Christian eras and features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland over 1,000 years ago.

ENNIS Town: A picturesque, narrow-streeted, historic market town. “As the capital of a renowned music county, Ennis is bursting at the seams with pubs featuring live sessions almost every night of the week. In fact “it's one of the best reasons to stay here” Lonely Planet (10th Edition 2012).

Clare EQUESTRIAN Centre: at Clare Equestrian Centre they provide the quintessential experience of horse riding in Ireland and cater for all levels and disciplines.

QUIN ABBEY: A 14th century Franciscan abbey. From the top of the tower, visitors can take in stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

EAST CLARE GOLF COURSE: A championship course set in 150 acres of unspoilt, rolling, quiet countryside with majestic views of East Clare.

30 minutes to . . .

BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLK PARK: long been one of Ireland's top 10 visitor attractions. The Norman castle is the only of its kind in Ireland to be restored to its true former glory. Also offers evening entertainments: such as the Medieval Banquet and the Traditional Irish Night held in the converted Corn Barn in the Folk Park.

LOUGH DERG, for Holy Island visits, a peaceful picnic by the banks, a looped walk around the lake or a river cruise

40 minutes to . . .

KIILLALOE on the Shannon: on the Clare side of the river, is made up of charming narrow streets, a 13th century cathedral, home to Brian Boru, the High King who united Ireland against the Vikings

SHANNON International Airport

LIMERICK City and 800 year old KING JOHNS CASTLE: Explore 800 years of history brought to life in the imaginative historical exhibition, excavated pre-Norman houses, fortifications, siege mines, and the battlement walks.

Corofin Heritage & Professional GENEAOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE where you can trace your ancestory

60 minutes to . . .

The BURREN & the CLIFFS of MOHER, two of Ireland's most famous landmarks and landscapes.

POULNABRONE DOLMEN (Portal Tomb): A prehistoric portal tomb, dating between 4200BC and 2900BC in the Burren.

LAHINCH Golf Club or surfing

GALWAY City: a thriving, bohemian, cultural city with labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and busy café & bar culture and the renowned Festival Capital of Ireland.

Important note: if you want to eat very well and not leave the house at all, we find a combination of Tesco online delivery service for everyday food, and visits to the house by Italian chef Enrico, suits us very well. Enrico will come to house and entertain you with his flamboyant style of authentic Italian cooking. As he says . . . 'like Mama does!' Ask us for menus or special requests.

When you stay in Glendree - you can do a lot - or you can do nothing at all!

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County Clare Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
€3,300
 
 
Winter (excl. Christmas)
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
€3,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
€3,300
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,350
€4,500
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,050
€3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

County Clare Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Ensuite to main BR
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The bathrooms are beautifully finished with natural stone and chrome fittings with large shower heads. The showers enclosures are spacious, walk-in, wet rooms. The bath in the main bathroom is deep and double ended and a gorgeous place to relax - light a few candles, pour a glass of wine and just soak in the bubbles.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Farm building conversion connected to main house
  • Additional sleeping options - all good quality and very comfortable 1 day bed in the office gym area. 4 good quality single mattresses suitable for additional children for use directly on the floor
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • equestrian events
Notes:
Mobility & Access: This is a single story property suitable for guests with mobility challenges - however there is a step at the front door and back door, and into the barn studio conversion, and our internal doors are not wide enough for wheel chairs. Firewood: We provide a starter kit of firewood for your arrival and then wood may be purchased in the local village or delivery arranged. Other Services: Experienced professional masseurs, personal trainers, chef, housekeeper and driver services available. Babysitting: Trusted, experienced babysitters also available.
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