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Thatched Roof, Elegant Cottage in Doolin, Spectacular Views, Tranquil

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms (one queen, two twin), 3 full baths, sleeps 6

This beautiful home in Doolin, Ireland was built in 1998 as a traditional, thatched-roof, Irish cottage and contains all modern amenities.

Each of the bedrooms is en suite, with antique pine furniture. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the two guest rooms each have twin beds. The master bath has a bathtub and shower. The house has wireless access.

The Great Room has a two story fireplace, conveniently gas fired. There is a panoramic conservatory with 180 degree views, including Cecil B. Demille sunsets.

The cottage is well planted with a berm to the west, giving privacy and a profusion of flowering plants.

The view from the house was featured in the September 2007 issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The striking Doonagore Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Ireland, is located immediately down the hill from the cottage and is framed by the conservatory windows. A round tower built c.1350, Doonagore Castle was entirely restored in 1975.

The cottage is surrounded by grazing cattle, lending another level of tranquility to the idyllic setting.

A circular driveway brings guests close to the front door, should there ever be inclement weather! We joke that our favorite occupation is sitting in the conservatory and watching the weather change.

When the cottage was being built, one of the builders suggested naming the cottage. He said we should name it Draiocht, which means a magical, marvelous place and it is.

More Details

Elizabeth Lynch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved it! I used to think the Oregon coast was about the prettiest spot of this earth, but not any more. We had he most beautiful weather - every day - and just loved staying in your beautiful home. And that stove of yours - awesome. I do all the cooking for our gang and that was the first item in your book that I studied. Our whole time in Ireland was great. The Doolin area was a high point - and we really enjoyed our boat trip out to Inis Oirr and the cliffs of moher, and the walking tour of the Burren with Shane. We also went to Dysert O'dea and then I studied your book of the Irish Round Towers. Awesome. What a view from your conservatory windows! Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your home. One day we hope to return.
May 2010
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Doolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Thatched Roof, Elegant Cottage in Doolin, Spectacular Views, Tranquil
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 47 reviews

Lovely home with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at this gorgeous home. It perfectly suited our family of 5 and easily could have fit more people. The house was obviously designed with such care, both in its layout and its spectacular views overlooking Doonagore Castle and the ocean. The beds were the most comfortable we slept in on our entire trip. We walked down to the cliffs at sunset, ran along the Burren Way in the morning, and enjoyed good food and good live music at McDermott's Pub in Doolin. We highly recommend this place and would love to return someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darling Cottage, Lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the thatched cottage in Doolin. We stayed a few nights in Dublin and three nights here. It was the perfect retreat from the city. Great location close to the Cliffs of Moher. We ate at several of the little cafes in town and at a couple of the pubs in the evenings. The home was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. From the sitting area in the home there is a beautiful view of the ocean and a charming castle tower. We were temped to cancel the rest of our Ireland plans and stay here for the remainder of our time. Charming! Delightful!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven, Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this cottage and can't wait to go back! It was so spacious, yet had a cozy feeling. It is stocked with everything you may need to make you feel like it's your home away from home. While we were there I inquired about staying longer because we just did not want to leave. The views of the castle and the ocean are breathtaking. It's the perfect location to explore Doolin, the Cliffs, The Burren, The Aran islands etc. The best part was coming back home to this amazing cottage after a long day of touring around. We used it as our home base for 3 nights while we explored the county Clare.

I went with my two kids, ages 8 and 10 and they already say they can't wait to go back again next year. They loved walking out the front and back doors to the beautiful landscape where they could say hello to our neighbors the cows. They also loved having their own rooms and bathrooms.

Can't say enough great things about this cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Perch and Home for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

As others have noted, the view is spectacular. I could have watched it all day and it only got better if the weather changed as it made a storm or rough surf fascinating. On clear nights, the stars were amazing. The house was perfect for our family of four, with room for a few more. Three nice bathrooms. Beautifully decorated with cozy Irish touches, many local books, music, fireplace, games. We did not try the stove and really, just used the teapot and toaster and dishwasher, but the kitchen was fully equipped and there were even a few coolers and picnic baskets, hairdryer, fan, rain gear available, which we did not need. Location was perfect for visits to pubs of Doolin, Aran Islands, which we loved, Cliffs of Moher and drives to local towns. There are groceries a few miles in either direction to support our new two scone a day habit. Wifi worked fine, which the teenagers wanted, and all was quiet, simple and relaxing. The most excitement we had was when a local herding dog ran through the yard and we tried to pet him and he ran away. So we visited the cows nearby. We loved O'Connor's pub food and ate there two nights in a row. We didn't need any help or maintenance but there was a book with detailed instructions and a caretaker available. Everything was clean and bright! Perfect! Wish we were there now! Would love to return and have already sent the listing to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage, Spectacular Views, Quiet, cozy & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and I stayed at the Elegant Cottage in Doolin from August 17-24. We went back to Ireland for a family wedding in Liscannor & reception at the Doolin Hotel. When we checked into the cottage we were overwhelmed by the beauty inside & outside. It was decorated beautifully and was clean & tidy. The views from the sun room looking out to the Atlantic Ocean and Doonagore Castle are spectacular. The bed in the Master bedroom was very comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked. The stove was fabulous. I hosted a dinner one night for all my Irish cousins & cooked tacos for 40 people. ( I am known for my tacos in California) I would recommend this home to my friend's & family. We all agree the Cottage in Doolin was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. Thank you , Elizabeth Lynch..Love, Pat, Richard & Maureen..California

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views, Comfort, and Tranquility in Doolin

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfectly wonderful house for my three friends and me as we celebrated a very special birthday. We felt so lucky to have found such a beautiful, well-maintained home with such dramatic views and masses of flowers blooming all around. We loved the curved sitting room but since it was chilly, we spent most mornings and evenings by the fire in the cozy living room. We were delighted by the Aga-style stove since my British friends have told me stories about them for years, but in the end we didn't try it out since the owner had thoughtfully provided a counter-top burner that suited our cooking needs just fine.

We walked into Doolin twice just for fun (2 miles or so) and took the ferry one day to the nearest Aran Island. Fantastic location. You can't go wrong if you choose this home for your vacation in Doolin.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Doolin House Rental Rates

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Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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