MAGNIFICENT 5 BEDROOM HOUSE FRONTING ONTO SHORELINE WITH WIFI

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MAGNIFICENT 5 BEDROOM HOUSE FRONTING ONTO SHORELINE WITH WIFI

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 11-13 1-15)

Sycamore House is situated in the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan in the heart of the Burren National Park, a karst limestone region, one of the largest in Europe where you will find arctic, Mediterranean and alpine plants side by side. From the front of the house you can see the rolling hills of the Burren, its limestone pavements with crisscrossing cracks known as 'grikes' leaving isolated rocks called 'glints'. The rear of the house is mostly glazed to take in the views of Ballyvaughan harbour and across Galway Bay and the mountains of Connemara.

With its large gently sloping lawn fronting onto the shoreline, a pathway from the house along by an old stone wall leads to flag stone steps onto the sea shore. There is also a secluded seating area with polished limestone table at the end of this pathway where one can relax and watch the ever changing seascape as the tides go in and out. The house has been designed to optimize the views. From the moment you enter the house you have views of Galway Bay. The sunken open plan kitchen-dining area is the heart of the house and boasts a glass wall 24'long by 12' high. The house is centrally heated throughout and for added comfort there is a solid fuel stove in this area which gives a warm cozy feeling when temperatures outside start to drop. Total floor space in the house is 3200 sq ft so space is generous in every room. All five bedrooms are ensuite and we pride ourselves on the quality of our beds and linen. Between them there are four queen sized beds and three single beds and the master bedroom which stands alone on the upper level has an extra sofa bed which is mostly used for relaxing with a glass of wine and a good book while also gazing out to sea.

Ballyvaughan village regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Burren region has a choice of good restaurants, craft shops and local shops. It is the ideal base to explore the rich heritage of the Burren and surrounding areas. The famous Burren Way (26 miles of green road) starts in Ballyvaughan, goes to Fanore, Doolin and ends in Liscannor taking in the Cliffs of Moher.

For the golfers, the famous links course at Lahinch is only a thirty minute drive from the house and further down the Clare coast is the Greg Norman designed Doonbeg course. There is also a choice of less well known courses such as Gort and Ennis.

Close to the house the unspoiled beaches of Bishops Quarter and Fanore invite you to swim ,kayak and surf. The sheltered Ballyvaughan Bay is suitable for all kinds of water activities. Try a swim in the sea or learn to dive with the Burren Adventure Dive Centre.

Finally when it is time to relax the living room beckons to put your feet up, with its plush leather sofas and soft furnishings and to add to the atmosphere on those cooler nights why not start a fire in the large open fireplace made from polished Burren stone. As an added treat firewood is provided free of charge.

Keywords: House , Sea front property

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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I was raised on a dairy farm that was unique in that we processed and packaged the milk ourselves and distributed it throughout much of County Clare. We sold that side of the business in 1998 but we still live on the farm where we now raise beef cattle. When I married my wife Mary, we built a new home on the farm and since then we totally renovated the old farm house I grew up in and started doing self catering. We now have three beautiful homes in different locations for self catering and enjoy meeting new faces all the time. We have made a lot of new friends over the years ,some of them return on a regular basis. When the opportunity arises we enjoy having a good chat over a glass of wine or a pint of Guinness with our guests.

Seamus & Mary Marlborough

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

When the site that this house sits on which is over one and a half acres in area came on the market in 2002, we saw an opportunity to change our lifestyle. Even though we were no longer processing milk, we were still producing it and selling it to a large processor. At this stage we needed a change and decided if we accuire the site and secure planning to build on it, we would stop milk production and concentrate on self catering. To get a site with access onto the shoreline is very unique in Ireland. We paid dearly for it , but after employing a good architect , we ended up with an excellent end product specifically designed for self catering

The best thing about this house is its location. From the moment you enter the front door , you have views of the ocean and when you stand at the front door and look out you have views of the Burren Hills. Another benefit is that it is less than a five minute walk into the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan.

The house itself is a unique desigh with a great sense of space and comfort.

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms6
Property type house
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Magnificent 5 Bedroom House Fronting Onto Shoreline with Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Magnificent 5 Bedroom House Fronting Onto Shoreline with Wifi
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+353 8726 28626 (Ireland)
County Clare Ireland
5

An unbelievable experience at the Sycamore house!

  • 5 of 5
My family and close friends (10 of us) stayed here for a week during my husband and I's wedding in County Clare. It was a dream! The house had everything we needed and everyone was so comfortable.The house also had cribs and a high chair there so it was perfect for my little one year old nephew.
We loved the amenities and felt truly at home when Seamus and his wife, Mary made us feel so welcome.
We used the outdoor barbecue and hosted our family dinners there every night. The location is absolutely perfect. It was quiet and peaceful and we experienced the most beautiful sunset views from the back yard.
We keep telling all of your friends about our wonderful experience in Ireland and recommend the Sycamore house to all of them. We can't wait to come back again to visit someday!!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magnificent 5 Bedroom House Fronting Onto Shoreline with Wifi
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County Clare Ireland
5

Terrific home for exploring Counties Clare and Galway

  • 5 of 5
Nine friends shared this lovely home for 10 days in May - June 2014. The home is very well designed for such a group, well thought out for private and public spaces. The quick walk to charming Ballyvaughan was a bonus for freshly-backed early-morning scones and croissants - or evening pub visits. The owners are extremely helpful but not intrusive. The only challenge is possible noise that carries from the kitchen/great room into a few of the bedrooms, but this was manageable with thoughtfulness (and maybe some earplugs). Don't let this deter you, this is really a lovely property and a great locale.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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County Clare Ireland
Chicago, IL, USA
5

Lovely house, great location

  • 5 of 5
The house is spacious, comfortable and having every bedroom be en suite really spoiled our group. The living room was especially welcoming, with great views out the window, a warm fire each night, and extremely comfortable chairs and couches. I should imagine the garden table right by the sea would be a perfect spot to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine or a pint once the weather is warm.

As others have mentioned, being within walking distance of Ballyvaughan was extremely convenient. Several good pubs and restaurants. We were lucky enough to catch a night of singing and music at one. Great night.

The location was perfect, especially for a couple in our party that had never been to Ireland before - close to Shannon airport, but right in the heart of the Burren, with the Cliffs of Moher right at hand, Galway a quick drive and even Connemara and Mayo an easy day trip. We were even able to do a couple of hikes without needing the car at all (which I loved).

All in all, an excellent house for a very reasonable price, in a good location. Hard to ask for more than that.
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Magnificent 5 Bedroom House Fronting Onto Shoreline with Wifi
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County Clare Ireland
Mystic, Connecticut, USA
5

Murphy Christmas in Ireland

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Sycamore House for the Christmas holidays - 12/21 - 12/28/2013. It was a beautiful spot, with easy access to the sights of County Clare (and beyond). We ventured to Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Limerick, and even Killarney. We wanted to say we had celebrated 'Christmas in Killarney' - a popular holiday song in the States! We had a few disappointments with so many closings over the 3 day holiday - Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and St. Stephen's Day. Some places were even closed for the whole week. This was a problem when we arrived in Dublin on Dec. 28th as well. In America, businesses close only for Christmas Day - so we were caught off guard by that. It meant we missed out on some of the restaurants and pubs right in Ballyvaughan, which was disappointing. However, the house and Seamus' hospitality were spectacular! There was always wood and peat for the wonderful fires and the home was so cozy and inviting! Loved the Christmas decorations, too! Thanks for a memorable family Christmas!
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Magnificent 5 Bedroom House Fronting Onto Shoreline with Wifi
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County Clare Ireland
Dublin, Milan, Rome
5

Irlanda, Italia.

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 8 adults (6 Italians and 2 Irish) over the New year period 2013/2014. The house was more than we had hoped for. It was welcoming and warm with 2 large stoves lighting on our arrival and decorated for the Christmas season. Wonderful house for a large family gathering. The incredible scenery of the area was made even more dramatic by the stormy weather, high seas (especially at the Cliffs of Moher). The location is great for visiting The Burren and is well located for nightly strolls to the quaint pubs and restaurants of Ballyvaughan. Places not to be missed Polnabroin, Doolin, Kinvara and all smaller routes around the area. We enjoyed some fantastic seafood at Linnanes, New Quay and Vaughans Pub Liscannor. For shopping go to the market town of Ennis. A special thanks to Owner Seamus for his kindness and hospitality.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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County Clare Ireland
Oregon
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Wonderful home base for exploring County Clare

  • 5 of 5
There were 9 adults and 4 kids in our group and we all fit comfortably for a week at the Sycamore House. The house served as a perfect base for exploring the area. We loved having a big yard and rocky beach for the kids to play. The kitchen/ dining area is large and well- stocked. There is a cozy living room, perfect for hanging out around a peat fire. The entire house was tastefully decorated and comfortable. I can't think of anything lacking. Seamus was easily contacted for the few questions that came up. The location is great- about 1/3 of a mile into "town" where a few pubs, shops, and a small grocery store provide all the necessities. There are numerous possibilities for easy day trips in the area. We enjoyed visiting Galway, Inisheer, and Cliffs of Moher as great day trips that still left time to be back for dinner. Would definitely recommend this house!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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County Clare House Rental Rates

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  • €850-€1650/wk
  • Euro
  • April/May/Oct ............. €990/week
  • Jun/Sep ............. €1290/week
  • Jul/Aug ............. €1650/week
  • Christmas/New Year .. €1650/week
  • Easter .............. €1350/week
  • Rest of Year - rates available on request
  • Short breaks - rates available on request

Amenities

Amenities

County Clare House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Oven
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • rock climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking

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