We spent the first 3 weeks of June (2015 actually) in this cottage and it was everything we wanted it to be. Just perfect for us, our two kids under 10, and 2 separate grandparents (who visited at different times). The cottage is excellently equipped for meals, it was great to have 3 bathrooms (including one attached to the kids bedroom for ease of use at night), and the kids had so much fun in the yard and walking down the lane to survey the various farms. We met some very nice neighbors. The views are gorgeous. And it really is a 5-10 minute drive to the beach, to downtown Lahinch, and not much further to other great little towns, and 30 to 60 minutes to so many cool places in Clare. My only criticism: the fire is the chief source of heat on the main floor, and when we were there the weather was very cold the first week (typical Irish winter cold). That fire was not enough to warm the back bedroom. And the people staying in it were from New England, so they're cold resistant. When the weather was warmer, it was fine. The most telling thing for us is that the kids love looking at pictures of the cottage online because they have such great memories. They keep asking to go back—not just to Ireland, but to this specific cottage. That's saying something.