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1&2 Bedroom Restored Cottages,Old Parochial House(C1872).wifi.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage: 2 Bedrooms,2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4). Cottage:1 Bedroom (sleeps 2).

Restored Traditional Cottages stone built from 1872- these were originally stables and cabins - ideally suited for couples and honeymoon couples;

on 4 acre grounds.

PRICES and PHOTOS OF EACH COTTAGE - Go to your dashboard and type


(please note that prices shown here are averages of 1 and 2 bedroom cottages)

WIFI IN ALL COTTAGES (no usage charge).

Quiet, rural, unspoilt - A rural hideaway!

A place to let the world go by in front of turf fire!

A warm welcome (Céad Mile Fáilte) awaits you and you can be assured of a memorable stay.

Cottages available for Short Breaks. Property built with stone in 1872 is restored but maintains original features -fireplaces (including bedrooms), high corniced ceilings, timber floors, antiques. It is a former Parish Priest's residence. Owners live in main house and we gladly help with any queries or problems.

Self Catering Cottages in restored Stables on same grounds. Open All Year Round. Cottages (ideally suited for couples, honeymooners, or small families). All separate; all on grounds of Old Parochial House. All inclusive charges with Open Turf Fires and Turf supply, towels, linens, heating, electricity, laundry facilities included! ALL BEDS HAVE ELECTRIC HEATING BLANKETS.

WE WILL HAVE COTTAGE WARM & TURF FIRE LIGHTING FOR YOUR ARRIVAL! We are ~ 3 hours from Dublin Airport ; ~ 2 hours from Cork Airport; 1 hour from Shannon Airport.

Self Catering Cottages are as follows (see photographs below & for more go to Links at end):

1) Stables Cottage (c1872): Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (1 of which is en-suite),upstairs spacious livingroom,open turf fire; rural views - sleeps: 4-5;

2) Shibeen (c1872):Two bedrooms (one is in loft),1 bathroom,spacious living/diningroom with turf burning stove - sleeps: 3-4 .

3) Coach House (c1872): One Cottage from 1872,stone built,spacious livingroom with open turf fire;private garden; bedroom - sleeps 2.

4) 2 X 1 Bedroom Stone Cottages & Loft Cottage:

Each of these self contained separate Cottages - sleeps 2-3; separate livingroom with open turf fire,bathroom,kitchen - downstairs and upstairs spacious double bedroom.

All self contained traditional Irish-style,exposed beams,Liscannor stone floors, old artifacts, antiques.

All lovingly restored by ourselves. All spotlessly clean and warm.

Houses overlooking village and rural countryside with quiet riding pony and goats in field in front of house. Rural views, quiet, unspoiled, ideal for walking roads, tracks, bogs, discovering ringforts, castles, ruins, archaeological sites, old churches, and ancient graveyards.

32 miles - Shannon Airport; 50 miles - Farranfore Kerry Airport; 110 miles - Cork Airport; 170 miles - Dublin Airport.

Cooraclare Village - 2 minute walk with church, 3 pubs (impromptu seisiuns), 2 shops, and restaurant; plus friendly people! Less than a five minute drive from West Clare Atlantic Coast with its rugged scenery and deserted beaches.

Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Doolin,Loop Head 30 minute drive. Deep sea fishing,Dolphin Watching from Kilrush to Loop Head. Scattery Island from Kilrush with 4th century churches & 9th century Round Tower.

We live in a quiet unspoiled rural area (off Tourist Trail!) overlooking village in a part of West Clare noted for its traditional music and dance - impromptu seisiuns are held regularly throughout the year. Good seafood available in pubs and restaurants nearby. This is a place to unwind - to let the world go by in front of a turf fire - to escape!


All cottages are well furnished and equipped with kitchen, cooker, microwave, refrigerator, sitting/dining room with open turf fire (turf supply provided), shower and WC room. Stone floors, exposed beams, antiques creating a quaint secluded atmosphere. Duvets,linens,towels provided. Color television. Heating. Shared utility room with washing machine/dryer.

Extra Linen, Towels, beds, cots provided on request. Telephone, Mobile Broadband with PC on request, email in house, as well as pony and goats on grounds. Cycles and lake fishing boat available.

Contact: Alyson & Sean. You can be assured that all accommodation will be warm and spotlessly clean! You will be able to see more photos and information on Link 1; more photos and information on area on Link 2. Good Luck!

Keywords: Cottage,traditional cottage,vacation rentals,

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Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, french, Irish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2018

About Alyson

Alyson and Sean:

We have spent the last 25 years restoring this place!

So its been a labour of love......

The stone built house was built in 1872 for the Parish Priest on 4 acres;so in early days - it was self sufficient. We had sheep but they kept running the moment we have 2 quiet donkeys!

It has commanding views over village and undulating rural countryside.

We are at stage where our 4 children have flown the nest;but come back to roost at every opportunity!

We try to be self sufficient- we have garden,keep bees,make wine and beer and get milk from local farmer, get our turf from local bog. There is not much else we need!

Alyson purchased this cottage in 1986

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet,rural,unspoilt place.

Undulating countryside; there is a bronze age ringfort on the hill beside us;in our field we found remains of 'Follach Fiadh' or 'Deer Hole' - this was a cooking place during bronze era.

Local friendly people.

There is a sense of place here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We will remember the night the David and Zach (father and son) arrived;they had been in Tara,Meath, and Kinvara,Galway before arriving; it was raining;so we were determined to have turf fire burning with lots of heat in Cottage!

We asked the following day if they had a good nights sleep - to be informed that they slept in late! And we think after that their itinerary went out the door - they were happy to stay in cottage and explore local scene! We felt very comfortable in their company - indeed on their last night here - we had them for drinks in our (old!) kitchen!. Looking forward to seeing them again!
May 2013
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Kilmacduane West Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (1) Only quality (home made wooden!)beds and quality, comfortable mattresses used, Twin or Single Beds (1) single bed provided if required, Child Beds (1) on request, Baby Cribs (1) on request
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Open Fireplace (Turf supply provided ), wifi, Cooker, Linens & Towels provided, electric bed heating blankets, Charcoal BBQ, Electricity, Laundry Facilities, Heating - all provided in cost.


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1&2 Bedroom Restored Cottages,Old Parochial House(C1872).wifi.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Superb Irish hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at the Old Parochial House in Cooraclare for several days last year, and I must say that it was the best experience I have had in Ireland. Alyson--the owner--was a delightful hostess, providing us with warm hospitality and lovely conversation. The accommodation was sublime--very traditional, with windows and doors opening to the green Western Irish countryside. Sunsets were spectacular. I will stay at the Old Parochial House every time I am on the West coast. I recommend that you do the same.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to meet Michael and Cindy! I enjoyed chatting to them and glad they enjoyed their stay. Delighted with your kind comments! Best Wishes! Alyson
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Great for our Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked the coach house for a week as part of our honeymoon and it was wonderful! The area was scenic and quiet. Alyson and Sean are very friendly and pleasant to chat with and their friendly dogs visited our door regularly to say hello. They were quick with recommendations on things to see in the area and places that were off the beaten tourist path. The Coach house was very rustic and met our expectations for an authentic Irish vacation. We would definitely visit there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Ireland. We choose the Old Parochial House with the lovely 1 bedroom restored cottage, and we were SO happy that we did. It was wonderful to come home to a turf fire after a day of exploring the surrounding towns, sites, pubs, and beaches. We were close to Ennis, where we took a train into Dublin and Belfast. We rented a car for the two weeks that we were there, so we could easily get to Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Connamara, the Burren, and so on. The west coast of Ireland is beautiful, and pristine! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling from the states to Ireland! Only 40 miles from the Shannon Airport, too....

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an eventful time during your stay! We enjoyed Tim and Leslie's company! Thanks for your kind comments! Slan go foil = Bye for now! Alyson and Sean
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Romantic stone cottage

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Coach House Cottage for a long weekend in August. Alyson responded very quickly to our online request and was very helpful with our questions and providing directions. The little stone cottage was perfect for us. It was very quiet with a gorgeous open peat fireplace; a very comfortable double bed and spacious bathroom. As we were arriving very late on the Friday evening, Alyson left us some of her delicious home made scones and tea/coffee/milk, etc. Thank you for your hospitality (and your further scones over the weekend!). We would definitely recommend the cottage to others looking for somewhere to stay which is quiet, quaint and homely.

Ian and Lynette

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, charming cottage with views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the Stables Cottage. Alyson and Sean were wonderful to us providing information, help, and homemade scones! Pamphlets, and maps are available in the cottage. The views of the Irish countryside from the living room are beautiful and relaxing. Sean shared the background of the Stables, originally built in 1872. Loved Alyson and Sean's two dogs. Just a warm, relaxing vacation with truly great owners. Thank you for making our first visit to Ireland one we will always remember.

Deb and Ken R.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Ken and Debbie! Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay ! Comments like this keep us motivated; and hopefully to continue to improve. Though somethings are old - they tell their own story and its nice to know that things can live on ( in this place from 1872 ) with proper care and attention. All the Best and Slán ó Eire! Alyson & Sean
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Beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

It was the first visit to Ireland for my partner and my first as a tourist (not family). We could not have been happier with our choice of Old Parochial House for location, great accommodation, and most of all Alyson and Sean our wonderful hosts. They took the time to make us feel welcome and at home and we enjoyed several chats with advice on places to visit and history of Ireland. Our balcony looked out over the fields of a neighboring farm, which thrilled David who had grown up on a farm here in Canada, and every evening we were able to enjoy a glass of wine and bathe in the peace and tranquility before dinner. Thank you both for making our week in Co. Clare a memory to treasure. We would both highly recommend this property to anyone who wants to spend some time on the west coast and enjoys country living. We found it easy to make day trips to Connemara, Dingle, Cork, Limerick, Ennis, Burren etc. The quiet really was deafening!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mary and David! Thanks so much! It means a lot - we hope we are doing a few things correctly! In a way we felt as if it was like a "homecoming" for you both. David helped save the hay in field next door with our neighbours; and Mary - we felt as if she was here previously - she understood what we were saying about our culture and lifestyle! We will not forget both of you! Slan! from Alyson & Sean
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Cliffs of Moher
"I can tell you of spectacular remote, quiet, places locally!"
Burren National Park, Kilfenora, Co. Clare
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Killimer - Tarbert
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
White Strand,Doughmore,Doonbeg
Car: recommended

Walking, Horse Riding,Dolphin Watching, Spectacular Coastal Scenery, deserted beaches, Cliffs of Moher, Burren, Aran Islands, 400m from Village, Traditional Music and Craic in Village Pubs(3), Quiet Country Roads, Friendly People,Links Golf Courses at Doonbeg, Lahinch, Ballybunion,Galway-65 miles, Killarney and Dingle-60 Miles.


Rates & Availability

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To book: 33% deposit.
Payment via Paypal or Bank Transfer.
Full refund if booking cancelled provided Cottage is relet for same dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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