Ciunas na gCnoic, Gaelic for 'Silence of the Hills', is a newly built, hillside cottage looking over Liscannor Bay & the Atlantic. Amenities include: 3 bedrooms all ensuite plus loft with futon; spacious living room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows; kitchen with modern appliances; washer/dryer; sky lights in upstairs rooms, stone front & back patios, stereo & extensive cd collection, tv with cable, dvd player & selection of dvd's, WIFI & laptop, library with books of local interest, variety of board games. Within minutes: Lahinch Golf Club, Cliffs of Moher, sandy beaches, famous music centers (Doolin, Miltown Malbay), Lahinch SeaWorld Leisure Center, pony trekking, Aran Islands ferry, gourmet restaurants. Doonbeg Golf Course only 25 minutes drive. Cottage is located on the Burren Way walkers path, great for nature lovers & history buffs. One hour west of Shannon, one hour south of Galway. Renters receive a free guide to area restaurants, pubs, sessions, attractions, etc
Golfing: Wide variety of golf courses near cottage. Lahinch Golf Club (2 18 hole courses) 5 minute drive, Doonbeg Golf Course 40 minute drive, Ballybunion Golf Course 1.5 hour drive. Spanish Point (9 hole course) 20 minute drive. Ennis Golf Club & Woodstock Golf Club 40 minute drive. 2 ocean side par 3 courses (great for kids & beginners) within minutes of the cottage.
Equestrian Activities: There are all sorts of activities for horse lovers. Lots of riding centers, hunting (ride along or follow in car or on foot) from November thru March every Thursday & Sunday), racing in September in Doolin & Kilkee (on the beach), and showing & jumping at a number of town fairs from May - September. World famous horse fairs take place in June at Spancilhill (near Ennis less than an hour from the cottage) & in August at Clifden (Galway) the Connemara Pony Show (about 2 hours from cottage). We provide a detailed guide to the area to renters with specific info on these & other horse events.
We have family connections to County Clare & came here often from the US. We grew to love this area: beautiful scenery, great music, nice people, a great place to get away from it all & really relax.
We loved this cottage because you feel like you are out in the country but are really only a short drive away from great restaurants, cozy pubs & shopping. And, because we live in the US Midwest, it has ocean views, which as land-locked Midwesterners, we find very special.
We are horse crazy - love riding. And there are lots of opportunities to ride in the area. And lots of other horse activities - hunting, fairs. etc. We don't golf much, but our golfing friends feel the same way about the cottage for the golf.