Stonecutter’s Cottage takes you back in time
Stonecutter’s Cottage sits a top Doonagore, a spectacular high point which has views to the Atlantic Ocean, the Aran Islands, the Burren and the musical village of Doolin. It is situated on a quiet country road with nothing but gorse and grass to front and rear. No matter what direction you take when you step outside the cottage you will enjoy breathtaking ocean views stretching as far as Galway Bay and Connemara. Yet the buzz of the coastal villages of Doolin, Lahinch and Liscannor are only a few minutes away. Every day you will discover something new in the ever changing colours and hues of this most spectacular part of the world. You will truly forget what you left behind.
Less than 5 min drive to Doolin village and the Aran Island ferries, Lahinch and Liscannor and less than 10 min drive to Lisdoonvarna
Stonecutter’s Cottage is one of a row of four terrace-cottages. Today these cottages are the only reminder of what was once a thriving quarry village. The cottage was built in the post-famine style about 150 years ago for one of the quarry foreman (and his family and animals).
We completely restored the cottage when we bought it in 2001, keeping its original local-stone walls and traditional fireplace. The roof of the cottage is also constructed out of the stone from the quarry. We recommend a visit to the Liscannor Rock Shop which houses a small museum and photo archive of the history of the quarry and the village.
The pine-fitted kitchen is furnished with 19th century antique pine country kitchen table, bench and dresser. Antique pine chairs and wardrobes in the living room and bedroom recreate the rustic life that once was. The lounge has a traditional wood-burning stove that will make you so cozy in the evenings that you’ll never want to leave your spot.
We have tried to blend an authentic restoration with all the modern conveniences (like Central Heating) to ensure a dwelling of warmth, comfort and Celtic charm.