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Luxurious Holiday Home with Wifi in the Heart of the Burren, Ballyvaughan.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms with Wifi with views of the Burren Mountains and Galway Bay.

Holly Lodge is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the Burren Way / Green Road close to the Burren College of Art originally a 16th century round tower castle (Newtown Castle) and only 10 minutes drive from the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan, an enchanting village on the West Atlantic Coast of Ireland 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. It is an ideal base for any traveller to enjoy one of the most fascinating places in Ireland and Europe.

The Burren is rich with historical and archaeological sites offering wonderful opportunities for exploring, walking, cycling, rock climbing and a host of water sports such as surfing, kayaking and angling are just some of the activities available for your enjoyment.

Ballyvaughan is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Burren region and has a choice of good restaurants, craft shops and traditional pubs.

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 Ballyvaughan, goes to Fanore, Doolin and ends in Liscannor taking in the Cliffs of Moher. Ballyvaughan is surrounded by megalithic tombs such as Poulnabrone Dolmen (which is reported to be over 6,000 years old, making it more ancient than the pyramids!), celtic ring forts and medieval churches and castles.

Ballyvaughan, an oasis in the Burren offers a warm welcome to all. Whatever it is your looking for – exhilarating adventure, romantic breaks, relaxing with friends – you will find it all here.

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 courses such as Ennis and Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club.

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.

Also, located a short drive from the house is the famous Flaggy Shore - ‘Postscript’ the beautiful poem by Seamus Heaney.

Shannon International Airport is just an hour away from Holly Lodge.

When the Burren is in bloom the fields around the house are blooming with unique rare wild flowers such as the ‘blue gentian’ - alpine flower.

Please take a look around our luxury retreat, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Burren. From the front and the rear of the house you can see spectacular views of the mountains of the Burren, its limestone pavements, a view of the Burren College of Art originally the 16th century Newtown Castle, the Aillwee Cave, Burren Birds of Prey Centre and Galway Bay.

The house has been designed to optimize the views. The house is centrally heated throughout. Bedrooms are large with ensuites and walk-in wardrobes. Kitchen and dining area is spacious with all amenities. When it is time to relax the living room which is mostly glazed to take in the views, beckons to put your feet up, with its plush leather sofas and soft furnishings.

There is ample parking spaces with large private lawns front and rear with stone seating and table.

The house itself is a unique design with a great sense of space and comfort, with views of the Burren Mountains and Galway Bay.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

Amenities

Newtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground floor bedroom with ensuite & walk-in wardrobe.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Large Bedroom, ensuite & built-in wardrobe/dressing table
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin Bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & beside main bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Luxurious Holiday Home with Wifi in the Heart of the Burren, Ballyvaughan.
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5

My Irish Eyes are still smiling!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a beautiful week's stay at Holly Lodge. We have visited Ireland twice before, but the first time visiting County Clare and the spectacular Burren. Mary was so wonderful to correspond with from the very beginning. She was very prompt in answering any questions via email regarding the house and or suggestions for visiting this part of Ireland. She also sent some very helpful information about the area which added to our excitement counting down to our trip. My husband and I traveled with my son and daughter in law. We all loved the house. Mary made us feel so welcome. She did a marvelous job telling us about her home and also surprised us with some fantastic brown bread, apple pie, milk, butter and a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream!!! She had the teapot hot for us when we arrived, and supplied tea and coffee. Her home is beautiful. The kitchen was huge and was well equipped. The living room was so comfortable with gorgeous views from every window. Actually, the views from every window made it hard to leave each day. There are three big bedrooms, closets and 3 bathrooms. The house is immaculate. Every night we would have a fire in the living room and relax. Mary supplies logs! This was a favorite time of day. We visited so many places. The house is just ideal for visiting western Ireland. We visited Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Ailwee Caves, and travelled all over the beautiful Burren. The village of

Ballyvaughan is just lovely. There is a wonderful store to pick up any groceries if needed. We ate at several of the local restaurants and they were wonderful. We ate twice at Monks. So pretty by the water and the fresh Seafood platter to die for. Another favorite was Burren Fine Wine and Food. This place was adorable and the food and service was exceptional. Mary's house is someplace you can only dream of staying. We loved the sheep and cows in the nearby fields, some of the best neighbors ever. We ate fresh local ice cream, star gazed at night and marveled at the rainbows. Holly Lodge and the Burren truly are magical and we would most definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful light spacious home with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully situated in The Burren with lovely views over the valley. Our home for the week was spacious and well appointed and situated very close to Ballyvaughan which has some lovely restaurants. Mary Nix our host was helpful and approachable giving us many tips before we arrived and a comprehensive visitors folder. The kitchen is well equipped and we were provided with a lovely welcome basket of a few essentials and a locally baked pie. There is an open fire in the stunning sitting room and the logs, starter and matches were provided. As a family of 5 adults we had more than enough space here. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious and comfortable. This is a beautiful home from home and cannot recommend it enough as it is perfectly located to explore The Burren either by car or on foot. We will certainly be returning to this gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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West Brooklyn IL
5

Our stay in the Irish Countryside at Holly Lodge

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time staying at Holly Lodge. Mary is the most gracious hostess, providing us with freshly baked goods, coffee and milk in a lovely welcome basket! She is so kind and thoughtful. The house is very clean and well maintained, exactly as pictured. The house is in a great location and we made day trips every day to the many sights and attractions that are nearby. It was so nice to "go home" after a long day and the country setting was beautiful, great for walks. It was a magical vacation and we hope to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
5

Lovely host; lovely property in the heart of the Burren!

  • 5 of 5

Host is easy to communicate with and accessible. Property is beautiful and located close to many Burren adventures.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada
5

A Luxurious Holiday Home in the Burren

  • 5 of 5

Holly Lodge is a luxurious holiday home nestled in the heart of the Burren Mountains. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything the modern day chef requires.

The house is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Burren. It is also very close to the village of Ballyvaughan with its cultural life, harbour, musical pubs, and shops. Cathleen Connole’s wonderful restaurant, Burren Fine Foods and Wine, is just a short distance away, as is The Burren College of Art.

Holly Lodge is a perfect base from which to visit the attractions of Clare and Galway. Mary and Crissie are gracious hosts who have compiled a huge binder of local attractions, and several excellent books for guests to enjoy. They have created a beautiful holiday home and have thought of everything that a discerning traveller would need.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 lovely weeks in May 2016

  • 4 of 5

My husband, cousin and sister visited Holly Lodge for 3 weeks in May 2016 and what a lovely stay we had! My husband and I previously had met Mary and her mother last September when they graciously gave us a preliminary tour of the house and tea. She exceeded all of our expectations in May when she met us just off the dual carriageway from the airport and escorted us to the house for a delicious and plentiful continental breakfast. She also provided instruction on how to use the amenities. A well planned Information Book on activities and dining in the area was on the dining room table. She also provided many books on the ecology and culture of the area as well as a selection of useful maps.

We especially loved the quiet of the countryside and the lovely views of The Burren from every window in the house, which sits on a walking lane. Sitting in the living room with fabulous views and a cozy fireplace to watch sunsets was extra special, as well as the lovely sunrises from the bedrooms on the upper floor. We could not have had a more wonderful vacation and much of it was thanks to Mary and her well-appointed house.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Shannon International Airport, County Clare.
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Ballyvaughan, County Clare.
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Doolin, County Clare.
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lahinch, County Clare.
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Ennis, County Clare.
Nearest Motorway
23 Miles
Galway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Ballyvaughan
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bishop's Quarter, Ballyvaughan, County Clare.
Car: necessary

Ballyvaughan is regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Burren region and has a choice of good restaurants, craft shops and traditional pubs.

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 Ballyvaughan, goes to Fanore, Doolin and ends in Liscannor taking in the Cliffs of Moher. Ballyvaughan is surrounded by megalithic tombs such as Poulnabrone Dolmen (which is reported to be over 6,000 years old, making it more ancient than the pyramids!), Celtic ring forts and medieval churches and castles.

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 courses such as Ennis and Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club.

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.

Also, located a short drive from the house is the famous Flaggy Shore - ‘Postscript’ the beautiful poem by Seamus Heaney.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

We operate a flexible pricing policy. Please contact us for a detailed quotation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.