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Connie Tyrrell

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, Irish

Beautiful Aisling Cottage, Dooneen, Burren, along the Wild Atlantic wa Co. Clare

30 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Clare Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This delightful 19th century limestone cottage nestled at the foot of the Burren Hills is situated on the coast road between Kinvara (12km) and Ballyvaughan (8km).On the wild Atlantic way Originally built and owned by the Maher Family, renowned stonemasons who built Fr. Ted's house.

In the spacious living room one of the main features is the original fireplace which still stands and now hosts an excellent Baltic wood burning stove with satellite TV and selection of books and board games. The living room leads into a dining room and upstairs cosy loft with double bed.

The fully equipped kitchen the heart of the traditional cottage complete with antique dresser, oil burning stove providing central heating and gas cooker.The utility room has a washer and dryer with an extra electric oven. The down stairs bathroom is situated beside the single downstairs bed room with shower and WC.

The main upstairs has two airy bedrooms one double and a single with bath, shower and toilet.

The delightful cottage garden will provide you with the perfect backdrop for a morning coffee or glass of whatever you are having yourself after a days hill walking. It is within walking distance of Daly's Pub (1/2 mile) and Corcomroe Abbey. There is also a wealth of Archeological sites to discover in this area. There are guided walking tours (within 2 miles) of the hidden Burren. The famous Flaggy Shore with it's spectacular view of Galway Bay is just 3 miles away - here you will find Linnane’s Seafood Restaurant and Bar - traditional music still thrives in the Burren region and Pub sessions can be found most nights in both Kinvara and Ballyvaughan.

Aisling Cottage is ideally located to explore not just the Burren region, as it is just a 45-minute drive from Galway City and the Gateway to Connemara. Day trips from both Ballyvaughan and Doolin are available to the world famous Aran Islands. Beautiful safe beaches within a mile or two of the cottage.Surfing is also hugely popular in Fanore, just a half an hour drive away.

Golfing at the world famous Lahinch Golf links. For those who wish to go underground then you are in the right place in the Burren which is dotted with caves including the famous Ailwee ten minutes away and Doolin caves a further half hour and while there you can sample the world famous Doolin music.

Our cottage has been our home for the past 20 years and we feel it would make the perfect retreat for musicians, writers, artists and nature lovers alike. Come and experience the warm cozy céad míle fáilte.

Keywords: cottage, quaint, beautiful, quiet, near the sea, burren, cottage garden,

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Connie Tyrrell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Irish

About Connie Tyrrell

Sean and I were born and raised in Co. Clare and Galway and have lived on this land for the last 28 years. This area of the Burren is so special to us for its music, beautiful walks, stunning coastline and warm friends and family. We would love to have you join the family on your next holiday to Ireland.

Connie Tyrrell purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Connie Tyrrell chose County Clare

We both fell in love with the area before we met each other and by the time we did meet Sean had found and bought all two wall a chimney and a half acre of wilderness. He had left it sit for a few years until I came along. Then together with help from good friends we slowly renovated the cottage. These days we are tackling the garden. To be honest the whole place is a labour of love. We are always planning and scheming about what needs doing next and what dreams we have for the old place.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the first thing that seems to appeal to our guests time and time again is the warm peaceful energy that the cottage and garden holds. The cottage has always been a home for creative people it is a place that feeds and inspires the imagination.

We are now offering some great added extras! Those of you who come to Co Clare to part take in traditional music school may be interested to learn that we can organize master classes in various instruments. Most of the teachers have a great knowledge of traditional music and have years of experience as both musicans and teachers. We are also introducing secret walking tour of the hidden Burren. These guided walks are lead by a women who can trace her Burren roots back eight generations. Her knowledge of the traditional methods of Farming and protecting this special area makes a walk a wonderful experience and a must for anyone who wants to get the inside track on Burren life past and present. Sometimes our roads leave a lot to be desired. Should you require a day off from driving the narrow road of the area we would be glad to provide a driver. We can either meet you at the airport or arrange to meet the driver here for a later date.

Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

Beautiful Aisling Cottage, Dooneen, Burren, along the Wild Atlantic wa Co. Clare
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This home has loads of personality and was the perfect location for our extended family during our weeklong trip to The Burren. Even during rainy times, we were occupied with the many books and nicknacks here, and when the sun came out, we were charmed by the beautiful garden as well. Connie and Sean, right next door, were always available to offer assistance and advice when needed, and were as charming as the house itself. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Therese, Thanks for the lovely review. We really enjoyed getting to know you and your family. So happy that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Until we meet again best wishes from your friends in the Burren. Connie
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Tallahassee
5

Much belated review- best experience of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our honeymoon around about November 26- December 2ish, 2013!!! I Have to apologize for the MUCH BELATED review, nevertheless I must give it. My husband and I were astonished with everything Ireland had to offer and could not be more pleased with this cottage. It was absolutely perfect, cozy, welcoming, whimsical, magical, special and lovely. The owners are great people with great hearts. We appreciated getting to speak with Connie and Sean and were impressed with the musical talent! We are still hoping to catch a show in the states ;) thank you so much for the cd we still listen to!!!! Catching live music in ballyVaughn or kinvarra is a must. Keough's pub was by far our favorite!! Delicious food. I cannot express the beauty of this area! The perfumery is a scary drive but worth it and wonderful :) We bought a sheep in kinvarra for a future child and now we have a 7 month old son named William Henry who loves it. Such special memories we made in kinvarra! My heart longs to go back. As for the cottage, it exceeds expectations, is very clean, and cute. Bright color painted walls and cute cottage decor are so welcoming. The living room stove is so perfect for cuddling, so romantic. The bedroom is perfect and we had a cozy heated blanket on it too! The garden is beautiful and we loved sitting outside in the morning with coffee and tea. It was sublime. Connie is so sweet to greet us late at night, because we got lost and gifted us with wine and goodies. They are so helpful with whatever you need and we loved the home like it was our own(it was their own). Again I apologize for the late review I let it slip my mind and found it again on here one day and so glad I did! This cottage deserves more than 100 stars and holds many of my hearts most favorite memories!!!! That is saying something! Love to go back again one day - saving money to do so.

If you see this, please stay here. You'll be glad you did. :) thank you Connie and Sean

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Allison' What a lovely surprise to hear from you and to hear your wonderful news A. Huge welcome to you little son William Henry and hopefully looking forward to welcoming him to the Burren one day. A good review is always rewarding but one so full of good memories after such a long time means we must be doing something right. All I can say is that we are blessed to attract really lovely people to Aisling (which of course is Irish for dream!). We love to make our guests feel at home without crowding them . We remember your visit fondly as you were our first honeymoon couple. We are so glad that we got to be apart of the start of your journey together and wish you three all the best for 2016. See you further down the road we hope. Best regards Connie and Sean
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5

exploring the burren

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Aisling Cottage for 4 nights in early Oct. The home was as warm and welcoming as Sean and Connie. The authentic stone home provided a well equipped kichen(essentials to cook basic meals), a comfortable living space to relax after a day exploring, and very comfortable beds to recharge for the next day. The area is beautiful and the location perfect for that section of the Atlantic Way. Galway and Connemara are a pleasant day trip. Doolin, Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands are an easy trip from the cottage. Aisling cottage is on my "favorite" list as we will stay again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat thank you for your lovely review as we say here it is easy to make great people feel welcome, looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards Connie
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5

vacation

  • 5 of 5

Aisling Cottage deserves words more than can say. Stay if you have time and need a peaceful place to dream...

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kathleen and Frank. The pleasure was all ours and we look forward to more "tracing" on your next visit. Every best wish until next time. Connie
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Worcestershire
5

Exploring the Burren

  • 5 of 5

We have waited until the children had grown for our self indulgent trip botanising on the The Burren. We were utterly delighted with our visit. We enjoyed a great welcome from Connie and Sean. The cottage was good both as a very mellow place to hang out but also as a base for exploring and walking. Beautifully equipped with the things you might need and those you didn't know you did!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Burren and that Aisling cottage was all it should be, it is always such a delight when guests make the house their home whilst they are here. Hopefully we will see you in the Burren soon again now that you have all that free time to yourselves! Many thanks again. Best wishes Connie
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Michigan
5

Ideal cottage for visiting Co. Clare and region

  • 5 of 5

Our top five reasons to rent Aisling Cottage, in no particular order:

1. A veritable, cozy "home away from home" with plenty of room for 4-6 people.

2. Charming Irish stone cottage near a bay and farm, complete with song birds, flowering garden, cows and other delights.

3. Ideal for day trips along west coast of Ireland - we went as far south as Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary and as far north as Moycullen and west to Spiddal in Co. Galway.

4. The Burren is a magical place where you will be treated to many wonderful people, scenic views and varied habitats.

5. Sean and Connie are the kindest and most hospitable hosts. They should be ambassadors for Ireland, particularly County Clare.

Must see in the region:

*Cliffs of Moher including the drive to and from

*Corcomroe Abbey ruins

*Flaggy Shore drive

*Poulnabrone Dolmen

*Kilmacduagh Monastery ruins

*Craft fair on Sundays in Ballyvaughn

*Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Places we enjoyed eating:

*Linnane's Restaurant in New Quay- seafood chowder is so fresh and delicious

*Egan's Pub in Liscannor - best homemade carrot cake we've ever had

*Hyland's in Ballyvaughn - great service and a surprisingly pleasing - squash, peanut butter, chili soup

*Old Ground Restaurant in Ennis - terrific baked chicken stuffed with mashed potatoes and wrapped in bacon

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you so much for the lovely review, as always we really do love to share the magic of the Burren with our guests. Great to read that you enjoyed the food as much as the scenic views. Until we meet again. Best wishes Connie
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Daly's
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Dun Laoighre
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lahinch
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Athenry
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Crusheen
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Linnanes New Quay
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bishop's quarter

Probably the most Traditional Irish music area in one the most traditional counties. Art gallaries, hiking, interpretive center, caving (Allwee Caves), Cliff Moher, daily trip to Aran Islands. Willie Clancy summer school Miltown Malbay, Merryman Summer school, Guided Walking tours of the hidden Burren, Burren art College, Galway arts Festival, Writing weekends in Ballyvaughan, Crinniu na mBád and Cuckoo festival Kinvarra, Horse races. Mind and Body Yoga healing center

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Rates & Availability

Clare Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Autumn
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
From
$85
Fri,Sat,Sun
$563
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$68
 

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Amenities

Clare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We are now offering some great added extras! Those of you who come to Co Clare to part take in traditional music school may be interested to learn that we can organize master classes in various instruments. Most of the teachers have a great knowledge of traditional music and have years of experience as both musicans and teachers. We are also introducing secret walking tour of the hidden Burren. These guided walks are lead by a women who can trace her Burren roots back eight generations. Her knowledge of the traditional methods of Farming and protecting this special area makes a walk a wonderful experience and a must for anyone who wants to get the inside track on Burren life past and present. Sometimes our roads leave a lot to be desired. Should you require a day off from driving the narrow road of the area we would be glad to provide a driver. We can either meet you at the airport or arrange to meet the driver here for a later date.

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