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Atop the Cliffs of Moher, with Ocean Views, Aran Island

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms each with two twin beds, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Be our guest in an award winning (Irish Architects, Best Cottage Design, 1991) traditional Irish cottage high atop the Cliffs of Moher, overlooking Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. The original structure was a flagstone house built in the early 1800’s and abandoned as a dwelling in the 1850’s during the famine. From there it fell into ruin until the current cottage was built in 1991 using the stones from the original building.

The cottage is beautifully decorated with Irish antiques and all the modern amenities (with the exception of a television) to make for an enjoyable, relaxing stay. Curl up in front of one of two turf (peat) burning fires with one of the many books on Irish history, art, culture and literature. Or explore the rural, west coast region of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way with its many cliffs, beaches, farms, forests, caves and ruins to experience. The owners leave nothing to chance and provide their guests with extras such as boots, wax jackets, wool sweaters, backpacks, binoculars, riding hats so that every activity is within reach. Hiking, beach combing, cycling, horseback riding, spelunking, bird watching, fishing and golfing are just some of many activities to choose among.

At the end of the day, Doolin Pubs await the tired with lively music, good food and a pint or two.

The cottage has four bedrooms, all en-suite, with twin beds in each. So what will it be? A family trip to explore your Irish roots, a girls getaway or a guys golf trip, talking business over golf at Lahinch, Doonbeg and Ballybunion?

Fly overnight into Shannon Airport and be at the cottage within an hour.

More Details

Owner
Ben Stacks and Kim O'Connor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

Map

Cliffs of Moher
Roadford House Restaurant & Accommodation
Doolin Cave
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Doolin
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lahinch
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lahinch
Car: necessary

This rural part of Ireland is deceiving. Upon first glance it may seem there is not a lot to do when in reality it is alive with more activities than one can fit into just one vacation. The basket over the phone is teeming with brochures of all the many local activities. Some of our favorite things to do are as follows:

• The Lahinch Golf Course is one of the great links courses in the world, so don’t miss it. It may be tough to get a tee time in the summer, so plan as far in advance as possible. The great course is called the Old Course. The Castle Course is across the street and easier to get on. It’s not much of a track but will do in a pinch. Ballybunion and Doonbeg are also just a short drive away.

• There are two nearby par-three courses, one just between Lahinch and Liscannor, the other in Doolin on the road to the ferry pier. There are many great hikes and walks, especially in the Burren. There are various maps and walking guides in the bookshelves, just right of the southern window.

• A leisurely drive through the Burren should include a visit to The Burren Centre, Kilfenora Cathedral and Crosses and a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen. A guided tour is worth the effort. Call Mary Howard at 065 707 6100.

• The Doolin Cave is well worth a visit to see one of the world’s largest stalactites. Ailwee Cave is also an interesting visit. If only seeing one cave, make it The Doolin Cave.

• There is regular ferry service to each of the Aran Islands from Doolin pier from a variety of competing companies. On each island you can chose to hike, bike or take a horse drawn wagon tour. On a rough day it is sheer misery to cross to the Islands so only consider going on a nice day. Also consider a boat tour of the cliffs.

• The local pubs usually have good Irish music. You cannot go wrong with grabbing a pint at the Doolin pubs- McDermotts, McGanns and O’Connors after a dinner at home or out.

• Pat Sweeney is a local farmer who conducts an unforgettable Doolin Cliff Walk. The tour commences outside O’Connor’s Pub each morning at 10 am. Private tours that begin at the house can be arranged as well. Pat is extremely knowledgeable about the landscape, history and culture of the area and is a truly lovely person to spend time with.

• Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is fun with children. The castle is in sound condition and the theme village around it provides wonderful examples of the homes people lived in through out the area. The same can be said for a guided tour of Craggaunowen.

• Peter Williams runs the Mountain View Horse Riding Center in Lisdoonvarna. He can take you on one or two hour treks through the Lisdoonvarna countryside and, like Pat, is a pleasure to meet and get to know.

• Lahinch is a wonderful town for a stroll along the water front and shopping for Irish sweaters, pottery, jewelry and art. Doolin also has lovely shops for finding gifts for family back home.

Amenities

Doolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Downstairs bathrooms have shower stalls and upstairs bathrooms have bathtubs with handheld shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All bedrooms have two twin beds and their own bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Atop the cliffs

  • 4 of 5

Amazing house and amazing views. Close to everything we wanted to do. Cozy and charming. Great home for a family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Absolutely beautiful, idyllic Irish cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage continues to call us back to Ireland. It is the third time we've stayed within the past two years! The cottage itself is beautiful. The views are amazing and the walks to the cliffs - through the fields - are always an adventure. While the location is a perfect base for day trips, we prefer to stay local (Doolin and Lahinch) and enjoy the comforts and breathtaking views of the cottage. It truly makes for a wonderful, authentic, and idyllic Irish vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything and more. It had plenty of room for all of us. The views are exactly how they were described! It's breath taking and soul moving. I would recommend this to anyone that needs a place to stay for a few days by the Cliffs of Moher.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Very athentic even though relatively new. Plenty of room. Location was perfect

  • 4 of 5

Location was great for the cliffs and doolin and the ferries to the islands.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Cozy, quiet and authentic Irish cottage. Fantastic location to experience the Cliffs of Moher.

  • 4 of 5

The age range in our group was 11 to 83 and we all loved our stay at this property. It was definitely a unique experience borrowing the wellies to walk through the cow pastures to see the cliffs. We would definitely recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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A GREAT HOUSE WITH THE BEST VIEW

  • 4 of 5

A very nice house with lots of room to move around and a great living room for getting the friends and family together. We loved the design of this home and it looked like that it was someone's dream house and was built with love.

Some issues with the electrical system. Some lights coming on/off for no reason and a light fixture in downstairs bathroom was broken with the lamp exposed. Just noticed some TLC was needed to make this house a five star house.

Still, I will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95.6

For stays less than one week, we charge an additional $90 housekeeping fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.