|Space||1,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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 our stay! Beautifully decorated home, everything there we needed including rain boots for all to walk the fields to the Cliffs! We loved Doolin, 4 kids were able to Irish dance with the session band at Gus O'Connors. Amazing day trip to the Aran Isalnds. Owner was very responsive to my questions. Loved the fireplace, puzzles, CD collection and ping pong on DR table. Truly remarkable, the highlight of our 2 weeks in Ireland!
We loved walking to the cliffs!! They were so close to us. That was the highlight of our time there. We felt the house has so many amenities that made it very homey. Irish music, the fireplace, lots of windows, comfy family area, etc. We loved our stay. We wish we could've stayed longer!
This place is a dream come true. Iconic Ireland landscape from the windows and walking distance to the Cliffs of Moher. Kim and Kitty were such excellent hosts and went out of there way to accommodate us and our toddler. There was literally a library of every Irish topic you could think of! It was truly our favorite place of the hole Ireland trip.
Boots, jackets, flashlights, were provided for our walks through the fields, and very clear instructions and recommendations for dinner, drives, and to dos were at our fingertips.
We would stay again in a heart beat and wished we had stayed longer than our 2 nights.
Outstanding location for visiting the Cliffs of Moher. House is difficult to heat when there are extreme winds which is what we faced both of the nights we stayed.
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!!
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.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
For stays less than one week, we charge an additional $90 housekeeping fee.