BEAUTIFUL BURREN SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOME. ROMANTIC GETAWAY BESIDE BEACH.

Tom Crotty

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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BEAUTIFUL BURREN SEASIDE HOLIDAY HOME. ROMANTIC GETAWAY BESIDE BEACH.

County Clare House Rental Photos and Description

Will comfortably sleep 8

Unrivalled spectacular yet private beach side location for beautiful beach house getaway in the Burren. Direct access from garden to beach (50 metres). Private 2 acre site. Panoramic views of Galway Bay. Ballyvaughan village a 5 minute drive (1.5 miles) with shops, pubs and restaurants. Local Burren attractions easily accessible including Ailwee Caves & Falconry, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Corcumroe Abbey and other sites of archaeological interest, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Ferry, Aran Islands, Mullaghroe & The Burren National Park, Doolin & Kilfenora for traditional Irish music. City of Galway 27 miles with theatre, cinema,& sports activities. Galway & world class links golf a short drive.

Perfect base to tour Burren.

Ideal base for hillwalking.

Surfing schools nearby at Fanore and Lahinch.

Sea fishing available from rocks at Blackhead.

Easy access to Aran Islands via Doolin Ferry.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Tom Crotty (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Tom Crotty

We built this house and lived in it for a number of years until commitments to our 5 children's activities forced us to relocate to the adjoining city of Galway (approx 50 km). We loved living here and intend to move back when our kids are grown.

Tom Crotty purchased this house in 1995

Why Tom Crotty chose County Clare

The setting is unique. It overlooks Galway Bay and access to the beach is through a little wooden gate at the bottom of the garden. The house is built in local stone and is very cosy, with open fireplaces in the sitting room and two of the bedrooms. It is situated in spectacular Burren landscape and is just outside the village of Ballyvaughan, with its lovely pubs and restaurants. .

What makes this house unique

We loved the setting from the word go. People felt we would not get planning permission but we designed a sympathetic low level stone house which is cut into the hillside and blends into the landscape. The peace and tranquility of the location, the comfort of the house, the direct beach access, and the proximity to Ballyvaughan & Galway are the benefits that people will enjoy in our opinion.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Burren seaside holiday home. Romantic getaway beside beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Beautiful Burren seaside holiday home. Romantic getaway beside beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p845839
+353 (0)86 0323586
County Clare Ireland
5

Very comfortable cottage in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this cottage for a week during August 2013 and had a fabulous stay here. The owner, Tom, was there to greet us when we arrived and was very helpful and friendly. The booking and meet and greet process was very easy and smooth. The cottage has everything you could wish for with lots of space for everybody. The proximity to the beach is its real asset, and our children aged 3,4 and 10 spent every moment there that they could. The beach has a good mix of sand, shingle and dunes so plenty to explore. There are some amazing sunsets to be seen too. There is lots to see in the local area, we visited the Cliffs of Moher, Galway, The Burren perfumery and tooks lots of scenic drives and walks. We look forward to returning here again soon.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 8011
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Burren seaside holiday home. Romantic getaway beside beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p845839
+353 (0)86 0323586
County Clare Ireland
5

A Peaceful Rest

  • 5 of 5
This home is as wonderful as the couple, Tom & Patricia, who own it! I showed up frazzled and exhausted from my crazy life in the United States, to a cheerful greeting and a peaceful, beautiful setting. Really, the view is quite lovely as was the home. It had all the comforts I needed and Tom took the time to make sure I knew how everything worked and couldn't have been more helpful in providing information about the area for any day trips I may have wanted to take. Rain or shine, I can honestly say, it was the best part of my 6 week stay in Europe, as I was able to get my batteries recharged so I could enjoy the rest of my trip. Patricia even checked in with me during the week to see if there was anything I needed. So nice! I've not had many opportunities to travel abroad so it was comforting to know I could call Patricia and Tom if I had any questions. Do yourself a favor if you're planning a trip to Ireland, rent this home for a very enjoyable part of your stay. If I get the chance to return to this lovely country, it will again be my first stop.
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Burren seaside holiday home. Romantic getaway beside beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p845839
+353 (0)86 0323586
County Clare Ireland
5

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky enough to stay in this property 6th-20th July 2013 and enjoyed two full weeks of dawn to dusk sunshine (unheard of in Ireland).

The house is very close to Bishops Quarter Beach, which can be accessed by walking down to the bottom of the garden and then across the dunes. The beach itself is not ideal for sun-bathing as it is quite stoney in parts however, from a child and dog perspective, it is perfect as there are plenty of rock pools and dunes to play in. That said, there are many sandy beaches close by and the seaside resort of Lahinch is amazing.

The house itself is great and has 5 bedrooms but as there was only myself, my Husband and our dogs staying we did not use all of the facilities but those we did use, served our purpose just fine. Again, having said that, because of the weather, we spent very little time inside, barbecued almost every night whilst watching the sun go down over Galway Bay and with a glass of wine in hand, this was superb. It must be remembered however, that the house is in rural Ireland so if it rains, be prepared to travel for entertainment.

The house is close to Ballyvaughan village and the distance is walkable but the road is narrow and windy so best to drive. The village has a well stocked supermarket, is quaint and has a couple of nice bars and restaurants but do not expect large town services. Kinvarra which is about 10 minutes drive, is a larger town with a great supermarket, nice farmers market and lovely coffee shops. I come from the North of Ireland and I found the prices quite shocking, particularly in gift shops however, Galway City is fantastic and the Burren area in general is spectacular, but I found the best value for almost everything was to be had in Ennis, which is beautiful with lovely narrow streets and is not as touristy, which is reflected in the prices (in my opinion).

The house is in a very tranquil setting and even though the beach was busy, there was no noise. I cannot emphasise enough how quiet this location is and with the sunny weather it was amazing.

We ate out a couple of times and the restauants we went to included Monks at Ballyvaghan pier which was great and sitting outside made it extra special.

The booking process for this holiday was flawless and Tom Crotty and his family were at the house when we arrived. Throughout our stay, nothing was too much trouble for Tom, even coming across from Galway to open up when I locked us out! Great time had by all!
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  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Beautiful Burren seaside holiday home. Romantic getaway beside beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p845839
+353 (0)86 0323586
County Clare Ireland
5

Lovely Seaside Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this cottage for a week in late September 2012. The owners were very prompt when contacted via email and extremely helpful with helping us with our trip-planning even prior to our arrival. When we arrived at the cottage, everything was perfectly clean and tidy, with lots of nice extras like throw blankets for chilly nights, plenty of books to borrow, and tourist pamphlets for restaurants and attractions in the area. We had a group of 6 and were very comfortable - we probably could have slept another 4 people without a problem. The beach is a 2-minute walk through a lovely backyard path, and even though it was too late in the season to swim, the view from the beach is fantastic and you can see all the way to Connemara on a clear day. The nearby village of Ballyvaughan has everything you could need - a church, post office, pub, good restaurants, market, gift shops, farmer's market, etc. This is the perfect spot for exploring the West of Ireland - we day-tripped to Connemara, Galway, Bunratty, Cashel, Loop Head, Adare, and it was only a 3-hour drive back to Dublin. I cannot recommend this rental enough - the location, the owners, the cottage itself are all perfection!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
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Beautiful Burren seaside holiday home. Romantic getaway beside beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p845839
+353 (0)86 0323586
County Clare Ireland
5

Tief durchatmen - direkt am Meer!

  • 5 of 5
Dieses große Haus mit dem Traumblick ist Erholung pur!

Der Urlaub fing schon mit der Begrüßung an: Der Vermieter hatte aus Muscheln das deutsche Wort "Willkommen" auf die Fensterbank gelegt und uns dann ganz herzlich begrüßt und alles gezeigt. Der Blick aus den Fenstern und vom Garten aus ist wirklich unglaublich, der Strand ist "fast" ein Privatstrand (nur ein paar Spaziergänger kommen vorbei) und Nachbarn sieht man keine, sodass man wirklich nur tief durchatmen muss - und die Natur genießen. Unglaublich!

Als Ausflugsziel ist das Haus ideal, weil ringsherum viel zu sehen ist (wenn man ein Auto hat, versteht sich) und trotzdem hat man Natur und Einsamkeit. Einkaufen kann man im Ort. Der Burren liegt vor der Haustür (fängt wirklich auf dem Grundstück an) und die Cliffs of Moher, die Ailwee-Höhlen samt Greifvogelshow sind nicht weit. Aber man sollte auch ein paar Stunden in diesem traumhaften, wilden Garten einplanen.

Tipp: Wer Kinder hat, sollte unbedingt einen Drachen mitbringen oder irgendwo dort kaufen. Auf den Dünen am Meer, mit dem irischen Wind und dem Blick aufs "eigene" Häuschen macht das Mega-Spaß!!!

Dieses Haus ist unbedingt empfehlenswert.

Susanne und Familie
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Burren seaside holiday home. Romantic getaway beside beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p845839
+353 (0)86 0323586
County Clare Ireland
5

Die Natur life erleben in einem wunderschönen Haus

  • 5 of 5
Der Urlaub war für uns ein ganz besonderes Erlebnis. Das Haus ist wunderschön und wir haben den Aufenthalt in vollen Zügen genossen. Es hat an nichts gefehlt und die Familie ist supernett und hat sich um alles bestens gekümmert. Wir können das Haus nur bestens empfehlen.

The holiday in this house was really beautiful and we did not miss anything.

Gabriele and family
  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Ferry
240 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Train
43 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
M6 Junction19
Nearest Beach
Bishopsquarters beach at end of garden
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Ballyvaughan Village
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Lahinch or Galway Bay Golf & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Kilometres
An Fulacht Fia or L'Arco restaurant
Car: recommended

Beautiful beach house nestled at the foot of the Burren Hills. Direct access from garden to beach. Accommodates 8 people comfortably. This lovely house has a spectacular location on a private 2 acre site. Panoramic sea views from the dining area, sitting room & 2 bedrooms. Burren limestone hills to the rear of the house. Ballyvaughan village 5 minutes drive (1.5miles) with shops, pubs and restaurants. All local attractions are easily accessible; Ailwee Caves, Poulnabrone Dolmen and other sites of archaeological interest, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Ferry, Aran Islands & the barren beauty of The Burren on your doorstep. Why not have a cup of tea at Father Ted's House? Worldclass links golfcourses a short drive away at Lahinch, Doonbeg, Galway Bay Golf and Country Club (Oranmore) & Galway Golf Club (Salthill). Ideal base for hillwalking. Surfing schools nearby at Fanore and Lahinch. Sea fishing available from rocks at Blackhead. Galway 27 miles. Well insulated & suitable year round letting.Ideal base for visiting Santa Claus in the Ailwee cave

Golf: World class links golf courses a short drive away at Lahinch (30 km), Doonbeg, Galway Bay Golf and Country Club (Oranmore 32km), and Galway Golf Club (Salthill 44 km) and Doonbeg (60km).

Nearest Parkland courses are Gort (25km) and Athenry (38km).

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Notes

  • Arrival & departure days outside July & August are flexible subject to level of bookings.
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Amenities

Amenities

County Clare House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , fireplace & sea view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , sea view
  • All bedrooms large and spacious.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • pier fishing

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