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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.
We loved the cottage and had an amazing stay. The view of the ocean was breathtaking, and the cottage was so perfect and comfortable. We loved building a peat fire every night and doing puzzles. And walking from the property down to the path on the cliffs gave us amazing views of the Cliffs of Moher. Dining in Dingle was so much fun as well! The cottage is perfect and I would recommend it to anyone. Soooo beautiful! Thank you for an amazing stay!!
As the brief states and even nicer! Location wonderful, facilities great, clean & user friendly. Thanks
The cottage is in the perfect location. Its well equipped, cozy, and everything an Irish cottage should be! The Cliffs are stunning, and it was amazing to be able to walk down to cliffs from the house. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us!
This cottage and its surroundings are exactly as described in the listing. I took a photo almost every time I passed the kitchen window because it was difficult to believe THAT view! The cottage is comfortably furnished, clean and spacious, too; yet, lighting a fire in the fireplace at night makes the house so cozy. The place is secluded, but there are distant houses so that you don't feel completely isolated. In front of the cottage is a beautiful green field which you can cross to get to The Cliffs of Moher. They are right there at the field's edge. We walked the trail in both directions. The Cliffs are spectacular. Doolin is a short drive in one direction, and Liscannor is a short drive in the other direction. We found great food and music in Doolin, but it was difficult to want to leave the cottage for long. Each time we ventured out, we found ourselves missing the peacefulness and the views. So, we often brought our food back to the cottage to enjoy at the gorgeous farm table in front of the fireplace. Of course, the kitchen is fully equipped, too. We made breakfast there each morning. We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay here or with our visit to Ireland. We will always treasure these memories.
Words don't do this wonderful home justice. We came to Ireland with our children and my parents. We could not have asked for a better place to be together as a family. The location was amazing, convenient to great sites and the cliffs are LITERALLY in your front yard. Breathtaking! The property was spotless, the kitchen was stocked with everything you need. The bedrooms were perfect and the decorations were charming. There were books, games, chess, wireless speakers and everything we would need to enjoy a rainy day. We walked to the cliffs, went to Doolin, hiked the caves, went to Ennis for the Music Festival. The customer service was wonderful for this property. The owners are friendly and honest. I could cry just thinking about leaving that place. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to truly feel the heart of Ireland. We loved it and will be back!
I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to stay at Lough South Cottage in Doolin! The house was well appointed, and had a real irish charm, right down to the stone floors, and peat fireplace. I can't wait to share the Cliffs, the sea and the green pastures with my family. I will be back for sure!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
For stays less than one week, we charge an additional $90 housekeeping fee.
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.