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A romantic elegant period home in Clare, not far from Wild Atlantic Way

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10 people in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms set in rural tranquitlity

Inchiquin House is an elegant period home in County Clare, romantically tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Atlantic. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique Burren landscape, historic sites and the county’s many leisure activities. Over 200 years old, the house stands in its own peaceful wooded private estate of over one hundred acres, reached by its own half-mile long avenue. This well-appointed self-catering home comfortably accommodates 10 guests in 5 bedrooms, and is an ideal vacation setting for family and friends. We are delighted to provide for the young and old, having a special outside playhouse for children and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and guest room within. Inchiquin House is conveniently positioned only 30 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, with Limerick and Galway being only a little farther. Both inside and outside, the house exudes atmosphere and an old country charm - an experience you will want to relive again and again.

House Interior: The House is entered through a bright porch added in the early twentieth century and leads into the main hallway with stairs to the upstairs rooms.

To the right of the hallway is a twin-windowed drawing room with relaxing period armchairs and plush sofas, dominated in the background by a Steinweg pianola and a writing table. Two paintings of The Four Seasons adorn the walls. The black marble fireplace, decorated with period blue tiles, burns on coal, wood and pleasantly-scented local turf.

The well-proportioned red-painted dining room with polished marble fireplace welcomes you with a warm glow of old-world opulence. The large mahogany table seats 10 and is serviced by two sideboards.

At the rear of the house is the refurbished kitchen and dining area providing a view towards the old garden at the back. The kitchen has oak units and granite worktops. The dining table seats 10 comfortably, and has an adjacent sideboard.

The Surrounding Estate: The estate borders the country road from Corofin to Kilnaboy, and the house is reached by a kilometre-long avenue which provides splendid views over Lake Inchiquin. Coming up to the house you pass through a double-gate under two old copper beech trees that change colour with the seasons.

The front ground-floor drawing room and dining room look out on to lawn and mature trees. The house is on a working farm, and cattle occasionally graze in the fields adjoining the avenue, being sometimes herded into the extensive woodland at the back.

Surrounding the house there is ‘The Granary’, a storage building and a series of farm outbuildings. There is also a small storage building in the garden that has been converted into a children’s playhouse.

In the woodland behind the House, the Burren’s karst limestone reveals itself, formed by millennia of erosion. A large stone ring-fort over 1000 years old can also be visited on foot, through the moss-covered forest landscape.

Attractions & 6 Day Planner: Sunday

The Burren Centre in Kilfenora

Aillwee Caves

Poulnabrone megalithic tomb


Castle and abbey of Dysert O’Dea


Corofin’s own Genealogical centre in the old Church.

There is also a charming pottery shop adjacent.


Cliffs of Moher.

Doolin Caves

Ferries to the Aran Islands

Burren Smoke house


Craggaunowen Pre-historic Park

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park


Burren Perfumery & tea rooms

Surfing in Lahinch!


Walks in the Burren

More Details

Property Manager
Irish Landmark Trust
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Irish Landmark Trust

Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday accommodation. Our properties range from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges.

As an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. Irish Landmark always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, but we also ensure they have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home.

Over the past two decades, we’ve conserved 25 quirky, eccentric, and distinctive buildings across Ireland. Irish Landmark uses only the best artisans, builders and craftspeople, and we give them scope to revive traditional skills that might otherwise be lost.

Conservation projects like ours can lift the morale of communities, and the tourist revenue from Irish Landmark guests brings cash infusions and new energy to these areas. Keeping the buildings truly relevant means offering the romance of a medieval spiral staircase, along with a modern kitchen and a shower that works.

Public and private owners typically agree to let us take properties on 50-year leases that allow us to make them suitable for holiday accommodation. Once a lease expires, the property reverts to the owner.

It might not feel like your holiday is anything but a relaxing indulgence, but when you stay in an Irish Landmark property, you’re part of a community that’s keeping heritage alive.


Corofin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    The Burren En-suite - toilet , shower
    The Bunratty En-suite - toilet , shower
  • En-suites: Both en-suites are well appointed with power-showers. Upstairs bathroom: This was the house's original bathroom that has been renovated and is now bright and airy. It has a large power-shower area and an antique free-standing bath looking out onto the surrounding trees. Downstairs bathroom: This is a large renovated wheelchair-accessible bathroom which has a wet-room style power-shower area.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Burren - 1 king , En-suite
    The Bunratty - 1 king , En-suite
    The Liscannor - 1 king
    The Clifden - 2 twin/ single
    The Lahinch - 2 twin/ single
  • The upstairs 'Burren' en-suite bedroom is large, bright and airy, and has long sash windows providing wonderful views to both east and west. The king-size bed is surrounded by period wardrobes, a dressing-table and its own marble fireplace accompanied by two matching armchairs. The 'Bunratty' bedroom is also king-size and has a walk-in wardrobe leading to its own en-suite. Furnished with a period chest of drawers and dressing table, the room features a large decorative cast-iron fireplace and windows looking out to the garden. The Clifden and The Lahinch bedrooms face the front and the back of the house respectively. They are both furnished with period wardrobes, dressing-tables and serviced by the upstairs bathroom. The comfortable Liscannor bedroom has a king-size bed, and is provided with a wardrobe and dressing-table & serviced by the wheelchair accessible bathroom.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Catering: As Irish Landmark Trust properties are self-catering we do not provide a catering service. Should you chose to dine in at Inchiquin House and would like a very special treat we can forward details of a local so you can contact them directly. Irish Landmark Trust do not enter into this arrangement. All correspondences and agreements must be contracted between Chef and Guest directly. Irish Landmark Trust accepts no liability for any agreement entered into between the Hirer and Catering Service for catering at Inchiquin House. Facilities: What we provide for our very young guests: · Baby cot · Safety guard for fireplaces · Toys Disabled guests: ·On the ground floor there is a large wheelchair-accessible rest-room with its own wet-room power-shower especially designed for guests with disabilities. ·“The Liscanor” bedroom is comfortable and wheelchair-accessible, having a king-size bed and provided with a wardrobe and dressing-table with views out onto


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A romantic elegant period home in Clare, not far from Wild Atlantic Way
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews
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Fantastic family gathering in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

A perfect home to congregate for a milestone birthday. Elegant yet not fussy, in a beautiful locale. After a week of busy traveling through Europe with our young children, we met up with other family at this home for a week of relaxed sightseeing. Right next to the spectacular Burren with its running and hiking trails and unique geology and ecology, and a stone's throw from history galore. We hired the caterer affiliated with the place for a few special formal dinners, and otherwise enjoyed the kitchen/family room. Lovely bedrooms, property, etc. The local pubs had great music and of course, the Irish are as hospitable and warm as reputed. The property managers, an Irish historic preservation nonprofit, manage properties of all sizes throughout Ireland, including 1 and 2 bedroom lighthouses, gatekeepers cottages, etc., that from the brochures look amazing.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay at Inchiquin House. It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your family. It is always so wonderful when people can see the work carried out by Irish Landmark Trust.
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The most wonderful place for a family celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Every once in a while you get the happy chance to have your whole family under one roof to celebrate. My family and I celebrated our Dad's 70th birthday in this most wonderfully warm and welcoming house. We will treasure our stay forever. Inchiquin House was so beautifully prepared. On arrival we were greeted by a beautiful welcome basket generously full of goodies. Our family ranged in age from 1 to 70 and every need was covered from beautiful baby bedding to amazing books and facts for our older family to read in front of the open fire. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Orla, it was so lovely to have you all stay and enjoy Inchiquin with age ranges from 1 to 70 as we have done our utmost to make sure we have everything needed from new-borns to those who want to simply read beside a cosy turf-lit fire. Delighted you a felt like home and that you enjoyed our goodie basket and the whole atmosphere for your Dad's 70th! Would love to have you all back in the very near future. Ronan Harbison Family Owner
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Great for the little ones too!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful week at Inchiquin House. Our 2 families with kids aged 1, 2, 4, and 6 felt so at home! The huge kitchen was great for meals even with all of us attending, and the grounds are like a dream. I have never seen so many stars in my life! Beyond the rear field there is even an ancient mossy forest to explore. The house layout worked well, so each family had their own "wing" but also with many shared spaces. We had a fire most nights, and loved exploring the Burren area during the day. We went on a chocolate hike with Hazel Mountain Chocolates (the best kind of hike really), kayaking on Lake Inchiquin, mountain biking in the Burren National Park, had a day in Galway, wandered through Coole Park, explored ruins, and relaxed at Inchiquin House. It was a trip to remember.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad everyone enjoyed their stay at Inchiquin House. It does work well with groups of up to 10 people where no one feels their space is compromised in order to holiday together. So glad you could fit in so many activities while here and explore & taste the West of Ireland. Hope the young and their parents created lots of fun memories here and look forward to welcoming you back one day. The Inchiquin House Team
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Beautiful Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely home: the renovation kept the historic country charm, but updated kitchen and bathrooms with top-drawer amenities. Our group of 10 stayed for a week and never felt crowded. Our property manager was responsive, helpful, and friendly. The vegetable garden was a particular treat, since our group likes to cook.

I had been a little concerned that we might be "in the middle of nowhere" but nearby Corofin (~2km) is well stocked with groceries, pubs etc. There's plenty to do nearby, such as Burren walks, ancient ruins, live music in Kilfenora. We comfortably did a day trip to Galway City. Even just walking the property grounds is lovely.

My only caveat is that internet access is somewhat slow/spotty, so if you need to work while there, that might be an issue. As a relaxing, restorative vacation spot though, it's really priceless.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The home and grounds are beautifully maintained: the renovation kept the charm, but updated the kitchen and bathrooms to top drawer standards. Our group of ten stayed comfortably for a week without feeling crowded. The property manager was responsive and friendly. Having a vegetable garden was an unexpected treat, since our group likes to cook.

I had been a little concerned that we might be 'in the middle of nowhere', but nearby Corofin is cute with ready access to groceries, pubs etc. There's plenty to do, with hiking/walking in The Burren, Kilfenora, ancient ruins, and live music all nearby. We did a comfortable day trip to Galway city. Just walking the grounds of the property is lovely too.

My only caveat is that internet access is somewhat slow/spotty, so that might be a concern if you need to work while there, but as a vacation retreat, it's not an issue.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. We unfortunately are at present unable to offer a faster internet connection and are aware that it can be a little slow at times. We are delighted that you did enjoy the property, the vegetable garden so lovingly tended to and ultimately your stay at Inchiquin House. We hope it was the centre of many happy memories for your group of 10. Kind regards, The Inchiquin House Team
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Inchiquin House

  • 5 of 5

I had an absolutely fantastic weekend break at Inchiquin House with a group of friends in November 2010, and can't wait to go back.

The house is stunning, and the attention to detail in the restoration process is evident everywhere, from the antique grandfather clock in the hall, to the grand dining room, to the luxurious drawing room. Each bedroom has it's own individuality, and is comfortably and tastefully decorated without compromising authenticity. The kitchen is the ultimate in modern functionality, and the meal prepared there by the chef for us was absolutely delicious.

A stroll around the grounds has something for everyone - the children's playroom is a special treat. With The Burren on the doorstep, and charming Corofin nearby, the location cannot be faulted. My only regret is that I didn't have more time at Inchiquin House - a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Corofin Village
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Lahinch Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
19 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Corofin Village
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Inchiquin House is situated at the gateway to the famous karst limestone Burren in Co. Clare. It is easily accessible from abroad, being only 30 minutes drive from Shannon International Airport. While the House and Estate is a charming tranquil hideaway, there is simply so much to do and see in the surrounding area. Start simply with the stunning landscape of the Burren National Park, the monumental Cliffs of Moher at the Alantic, or go underground into the Ailwee or Doolin Caves. For those who are actively minded, surf and golf in Lahinch; walk, bike or hike in the National Park and along the breathtaking Atlantic coast, or boat and fish in our own local Lake Inchiquin. Interested in history? Explore the nearby archaeological megalithic tombs, medieval abbeys and castles and cultural parks such as Bunratty. On your way home, drop into Boffey’s pub in Corofin, and sit in front of the open turf fire with your Guinness whilst listening to the jigs and reels of the ‘trad’ musicians.

Golf: Golf and other links

No more than 30 minutes drive from the house there are some of the most famous Irish Links Courses such as Lahinch and Doonbeg. There are many others worth playing too.


Rates & Availability

Corofin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 14 2018 - Mar 18 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 19 2018 - Mar 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay


  • Booking conditions:
    We take 50 % of the rental fee 1 week after the booking is taken as a booking deposit and the balance 1 month before the arrival date. These amounts are non-refundable in the case of a cancellation, however they will go towards the deposit of a future booking. In such an event please ensure that you have travel insurance.
  • Cancellation details - please contact owner.
  • Arrival details - please contact owner.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: EUR200.00

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