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Beautiful cottage right on the seafront in the Burren

Ger

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Beautiful cottage right on the seafront in the Burren

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

County Clare House Rental Photos and Description

3 double bedrooms 2 ensuites 1 master bathroom inc sauna rain shower sunken tub

Heron Cottage is a five star property situated on a very private secluded and tranquil peninsula that extends into Galway Bay but at the same time is located just minutes from the local pub, award winning seafood restaurant, Russell art gallery and pottery shop.

In the local pub which is only minutes away you can enjoy a pint in the company of the locals and be assured of a very warm welcome while enjoying the traditional music session. Around the corner at the pier you can buy the latest catch of the day and various shellfish from Martina the local fisherman’s wife to take back to Heron Cottage.

It is situated midway (10 minutes) between the beautiful coastal villages of Kinvarra in Co Galway and Ballyvaughan in Co Clare.

For further information search heroncottage, ireland

The Surrounding Area : It is one of the most distinctive landscapes in Europe and also hosts the most dramatic coastal scenery in the west of Ireland.Located on the flaggy shore made famous by Seamus Heaney poem ‘Postscript’.The area is a walkers paradise with walks and cycle routes to cater for the casual to the more experienced, all of which loop back to Heron Cottage.A ramble or cycle here not only encompasses the splendour of the mountains of Abbey Hill and Gleninagh but also gives people the chance to touch the waters of Galway Bay.While on the Flaggy Shore you will come across a small sandy beach suitable for swimming, the Martello tower and Lough Murree a freshwater lake which is home to a vast amount of bird life ranging from swans,ducks,geese and other migratory bird where you will have the opportunity to share in the sounds of the singing seagulls,cries of the curlew and the colourful puffins at the shores edge.The flaggy shore is a photograph paradise.

Also there is a huge concentration of archaeological monuments such as Corcomroe Abbey, Poulnabrone Dolmen and Megalitic Tombs showing the vast memorial to the bygone cultures.

It is ideal for exploring the nearby attractions such as the Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Allwee Caves, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and surrounding counties.

Also it is an ideal base for the more enthusiastic to get involved in Sailing, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Wind Surfing, Kayaking, Orienteering and Caving along with Botany, Geology , Archaeology and Genealogy all of which are in close proximity to Heron Cottage.

Heron cottage is ideally serviced by Shannon International and Galway Airports which are just an hour away and Dublin and Knock Airports which are less than 2 hours away

Heron Cottage is a bright airy spacious 3000 square foot cottage and can accommodate up to 7 people.

House layout: On the ground floor there is a modern fully equipped kitchen with rangemaster gas cooker and an American style fridge freezer,there is also a spacious living and dining area providing spectacular sea views also there is a spacious sitting room with a large open fire place, 52’’ plasma TV,DVD player and music centre, beyond the sitting room there is a sunlit conservatory with honesty bar and finally there is a master bathroom with Sauna,Power Rain Shower and Sunken Tub.Heating is by gas and underfloor heating and water is a solar powered system

On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms (1 ensuite) both with sea views and 1 master suite with 1 large double bedroom with ensuite and conservatory with balcony overlooking Galway Bay

It can be truly said ‘You can watch the sun go down on Galway Bay’ from Heron Cottage

Also situated on site is a totally self contained 1 bed cottage with kitchen, living and dining area on the ground floor with a King / twin bed and ensuite

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Ger (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Beautiful cottage right on the seafront in the Burren
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Friends from DC and Iowa

  • 5 of 5

Heron Cottage was an absolute dream. It provided to perfect spot to explore Western Ireland. But more importantly, it was heaven to come home to after a long day, or a lovely place to relax and enjoy the local beauty when one didn't feel like traveling far.

We were blessed with magical weather the whole time, and it made the beauty surrounding the house all the more dazzling. Plus, the house itself is marvelous. A wonderful place to start the day with a leisurely breakfast, and a beautiful place to enjoy a wonderful meal after a day out and about. (That is when you don't become tempted to run down to Linnanne's which is very easy to do). I've used Homeaway here in the US, plus a few countries in Europe. Heron Cottage is right up there in personal service and satisfaction. It's a treasure.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Heron Cottage! Was a fantastic home, surrounded by peace and beauty with a lot to do...from long walks, to the local pub to the fantastic Russell Gallery and neighboring towns. We stayed at Heron Cottage for the week, and it was perfect! Got to see enough, but also incredibly relaxing. Gerry and his wife are kind and on top of taking care of everything. Would LOVE to get back to this location!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Berlin, Germany
5

Fantastic location - wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect and the location even better! Gerry (John) was very nice. I highly recommend this rental - and hope to stay there again someday.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

We could not get over how beautiful and peaceful the area surrounding the house is. The beaches are lovely with a lot of birds, rocks and clear water. The house itself was large, clean, and very comfortable. Gerry and his wife were kind and responsive to anything that we needed. Our 1 week at this property was the highlight of our trip to Ireland and I would not hesitate to stay there again (if I am lucky enough!)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Where time stands still, but passes too quickly

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth trip to Ireland together but the first that we chose the Burren as our base camp. We normally stay near Lahinch, a once charming seaside town that, in recent years, has become overrun with soulless holiday homes (though the world class links course remains intact!). Heron Cottage is proof that the authentic Ireland experience can still be found. Secluded, scenic, well-equipped and -- most of all -- hosted by the charming and gracious Gerry and Helen (as well as their lovable Labradors). They greeted us with a pint at Linanne's (the local pub) followed by a roaring fire and a platter of smoked salmon at the cottage, setting the stage for a thoroughly relaxing and restorative week. We've only been home a few days, but can't wait to return. Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Kent, Washington, USA
5

Delightful Location, Wonderful Accommodations and Incredible Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautifully serene setting! My husband, two sisters, nephew and I stayed at Herron Cottage three nights the last week of October 2012 during our two-week UK adventure and we had an amazing experience! The owners, Gerry and his wife Helen are incredible hosts. The home is everything the website shows and much more…immaculately kept, warm and inviting, cozy and comfortable, and stocked with all the bits and pieces you need to feel at home!

Due to the daylight savings time change, we had less daylight than we planned for and arrived to the area after dark. Gerry had given us good landmarks to guide us along the way, but our sight navigation efforts were useless in the dark and my cell phone didn’t work so we couldn’t call for help. Fortunately we stopped at one of Gerry’s local landmarks, Linnanne’s Lobster bar, for directions. We were warmly welcomed and they even called Gerry who was anxiously waiting for us. He drove out to meet us and led us safely in. He had a roaring fire going in the huge stone fireplace and carried our bags up to the bedrooms so we could relax in comfort during the delightfully stormy night that followed.

The next morning Gerry came by to offer suggestions and directions for walking tours and day trips to see the beautiful surrounding country side. Because we were there for a quiet getaway we mainly did walking tours. One drive we did make was to the Burren Perfumery. Its location is the definition of “off the beaten path” and Gerry’s directions plus good signage got us there easily. And it turned out to be well worth the trip!

On our last night at the cottage, Gerry and Helen prepared a delicious dinner of smoked salmon and Irish stew for us. Everything was fresh and delicious and their warm hospitably made us feel like part of the family!

We appreciate Rick Steves’ Travel here in Washington State for their referral to Herron Cottage, and will highly recommend it to anyone we know headed to Ireland! Our only regret is that we were not able to stay longer. We would love to go back and will plan to stay at least a week next time!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Shannon
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Linnanes
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lahinch
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Ardrahan
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Linnanes
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Flaggy shore
Car: necessary

The Burren ,traditional music, hiking, walking ,botany, geology, archeology, relaxation, sea, beach, flaggy shore ,seafood, surfing ,sailing, aran islands, doolin, kerry, galway, kinvarra, galway races, ballyvaughan, bunratty, ring of kerry, dublin, guiness,

Other Activities: Hiking,heritage,geology,cultural,hiking,yoga,

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Rates & Availability

From €143 Per night

County Clare House Rental Rates

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Mar 21 2015 - Sep 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
€1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €300.00
utilities €200.00
Notes The property can be divided into 2 units
Main cottage with 3 bedrooms accommodates up to 7 persons = €1000 per week plus utilities €200
One en suite twin bedroom self contained cottage accommodating 2 persons comprising living room with flat screen TV/ CD and kitchen = €500 per week
The entire property can be reserved as a whole for family groups and will accommodate 9 persons comfortably = €1500 per week plus
utilities charge €200.
30% Deposit with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival
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Amenities

County Clare House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm System
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Panels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , sauna
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The main bathroom consists of sunken tub along with sauna and power rain shower all with pumped water supply All ensuites have toilet sink and power showers All towels are provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • The main house consist of 3 double room with 2 being en suite The adjoining 1 bedroom apartment has one double bed/ 2 singles which is also ensuite
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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