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Peaceful Druí cottage with internet, holiday, romance, adventure or work

Bedrooms 1
Space 30 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

2 bed quiet studio cottage that is a hub to all the region has on offer

'Druí Cottage' is a small self catering cottage that is part of my property situated on a beautiful scenic hillside near Shannon, Galway, Limerick and just a one hour drive to the spectacular Wild Atlantic way coastline. Secluded among rolling hills, this welcoming natural stone cottage gets it's name from it's town-land name Glendree, which means 'Glen of Druids'.

It's ideal for a quick break away, holiday or even work such as writing, blogging, painting or photography. Those who are working also need a break, so a quick trip out to visit a place of interest or an even quicker walk up the hill to refresh, is always good.

Although I live beside the cottage I respect my guests privacy, you might occasionally see me and for lone travelers, you have the comfort of knowing that you are not entirely alone, on this calm country hillside.

Druí cottage has a well equipped kitchen, is open plan with a loft space bedroom; please take note of the rustic and securely fixed wooden ladder as seen in the photos. The bed is a comfortable mattress on the floor as the height of a full bed would be too near the ceiling. There is also a single bed downstairs with extra linens and bedding in cupboard.

The bathroom is in a separate room and the kitchen is in the main room which has a high airy ceiling.

There is a welcome basket of tea, coffee, scones, butter & jam, the usual condiments and fresh water on tap from a natural spring well. Organic seasonal vegetables can be found on a stall just across the road, run on trust, you just put the money in an honesty box on the table.

Broadband Internet is installed in the cottage at no extra cost. The heating is SOLID FUEL with fuel supplied at no extra cost, hairdryer and iron too. However the option of an electric heater and washing machine does cost extra per stay, this is because many guests do not require these facilities and I feel it's fair not to include it in the general fee.

The kitchen has a small stock of tea,coffee,sugar,spices and oil so that you can enjoy a home cooked meal without having to buy all those little necessary ingredients.

If you are arriving late in the day with no time for a grocery shop, you can email me a list of items in advance and I will be happy to pick up what is required.

In the nearby area there are many scenic walks, music, horse riding, fishing, golf, restaurants and local pubs to enjoy.

I work from home designing and handcrafting landscape inspired knitwear and accessories in pure natural yarns that are super soft and kind to sensitive skin. My guests enjoy a 15%

PS.During the winter season this cottage is available for long term letting with an agreed price. Contact for more information

More Details

Stephanie Gahan
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Google translate
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Stephanie Gahan

I was born and raised in Dublin, later after some study and travel I settled in Co.Clare where I raised my children and now have adorable grandchildren. I love adventure and presently staying as much time as possible in France, where like in Ireland I love to hike coastal paths and hillsides, gathering inspiration for my soul and designs.

"Look into nature and you will understand everything" Albert Einstein

Stephanie Gahan purchased this cottage in 1991

Why Stephanie Gahan chose Ennis

I enjoy renovating this 200year old property which although situated on a quiet rural hillside in East Clare, it is a hub for the river Shannon and airport, Galway city and county, the amazing 'Wild Atlantic way,' the Burren national park, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, Castles, Megalithic sites and much more. The area is peaceful and the cottage is welcome home to after being out and about exploring the landscape or visiting the nearby towns and cities.

What makes this cottage unique

I love this area with it's clean air, spring water, nature, space, calmness, small roads and country walks with friendly neighbours.

We now have the local honesty shop just across the road, where you can buy seasonal organic veg and eggs from happy free range chickens on the nearby farm!


Ennis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please open a window when cooking to ventilate the cottage. There is an extractor fan in the bathroom but none in the kitchen.
  • My cats are only allowed in the cottage if you invite them. They are not allowed onto the beds and must be outdoors when you go to bed.
  • Please do knock on my door in an emergency otherwise do text me anytime with a question or if you see me outside I am always happy to chat.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A small bathroom with shower, toilet and wash-hand basin.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The main bedroom is actually a loft space above the main room accessed by a strong though rustic wooden ladder. It contains a comfortable double bed, reading lamp and information on nearby attractions. There is also a single bed in the main living area and when a third guest is present we have a small screen which can be used for some privacy. If you are traveling with children we have another pull out bed on request and a travel cot.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful rural setting. Clean and lovely. Flowers and green invite you in.

  • 5 of 5

Our relationship with Steph started way back in November when we first made the reservation. When I relized she also knits beautiful shawls, I had to have one for My wife. Beth now has two, and our daughter in-law has one. Steph was there to greet us to the property and had already booked a table for us at a local pub since she knew we had a long day of travel. Beth and I both feel like this could be our second home, Steph made us feel part of her family. With two lovely, small towns close by and an organic produce and egg stand across the lane, we were able to fix our meals with no hassle. As we had rented a car (SMALL Car is important) we could come and go at will to the many beautiful places all around. We’re planning our next stay already and look forward fondly to staying at the cottage, visiting the local horses and listening to the birds sing us to sleep through the open window of the loft.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nick and Beth thank you for choosing my cottage for your stay in Ireland and being such perfect and easy guests to host. I'm happy you enjoyed some of the many walks and sights and left wanting to see the rest! It was a delight to host you and there will be a warm welcome home to you both anytime. Go raibh maith agat...
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This cottage is wonderfully quiet and well appointed for a self-catered stay in East Clare!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in this cottage for 9 days, spanning the period over Christmas and New Year's Day. Being a traditional musician, I can't think of a place I'd rather be than nestled between Feakle and Tulla, with easy access to Ennis, Galway, and Limerick with a car! (Note: This cottage is on a one lane, residential road - if you're renting a car, you'll be more comfortable with a small one!)

Stephanie, being an artist, also decorated the cottage for us, giving us the welcoming feeling of the season even so far from home. She welcomed us with fresh scones when we arrived, and had the stove fired up with the cottage at a comfortable temperature.

More than any other trip to Ireland, we chose to do the vast majority of our own meal preparation. Both preparing dishes that were being taken to a friend's house on Christmas Eve and Christmas, and just our normal daily routine. The kitchen turned out to be just what we needed, with all of the pots, pans, silverware, glassware, and serving platters provided, as well as a modest pantry which met our needs. And with a little organic farm stand literally 50 feet from the front door, we had everything we needed!

Unlike many self-catering locations we've used in Ireland before, Stephanie also provided us with both peat and wood fuel to keep the cottage cozy during what turned out to be a fairly stormy week! And if you're unfamiliar with using a stove for heat, Stephanie will even show you the ropes.

The bed was workable for two people, although, it is in a loft accessed by a solid wood ladder. I would be cautious if you're uncomfortable climbing a ladder up and down to go to bed. We didn't have any problems with it. And the shower worked just great for two people, especially if you afford time between showers, or can get in and out quickly.

We loved our stay, and it felt like we were saying goodbye to good friends when we left Stephanie and Rob behind to travel back to the U.S. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing irish country experience!

  • 4 of 5

It was so nice to have a 'home base' during our adventures in Ireland. The cottage was located centrally to the major sites we wanted to see including Aran Islands & the Cliffs, Cashel, Holy Island and Limerick. It was a cozy country setting which inspired wonderful off the grid relaxation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely loved our stay here.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage! Stephanie was so helpful with emails and directions, she made sure to have someone available to us if we needed anything. (Thank you Fiona!) The cottage is close enough to different sites without being surrounded by the noise of the city. We would love to stay here again when we make our way back to Ireland.

Thanks again Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sehr schön ruhig, nette Vermieterin

  • 4 of 5

Sehr versteckt, sehr ruhige Lage. Angenehm und ausreichend ausgestattet. Die erste Anfahrt gestaltet sich schwierig, da sehr versteckt gelegen. Man hat schon den Eindruck, sich verfahren zu haben und gleich auf einem Feld zu landen. Entsprechend sollte man immer alles im Voraus einkaufen, der nächste Laden in 8km entfernt. Gute Anbindung zu Loch Derg, den Cliffs of Moher und Ennis sowie Galway und der Connemara.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Accueil chaleureux et reposant

  • 4 of 5

Très bon accueil de Kate et Fiona. On se sent tout de suite comme chez soi. Cottage assez confortable et tout ce qu'il faut pour passer quelques jours de vacances. Assez bien situé et assez central pour les visites comme Galway, Dingle, Cork ou le Conemara. Nous recommandons!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Shannon Airport is a 30miute drive
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Hi, here are a couple of sites which will help you get the best from your stay at Druí cottage.

The most popular sites are:

Cliffs of Moher

Killkee cliffs and the Loop Head lighthouse

Bunratty castle and folk park is a great spot to visit when on a rainy day

Lough Derg boat trips to Holy Island

Quiet strolls along the roads near cottage

Cragganowen park and castle

Yeats's tower and arkCoole park

The Burren national park

Galway city

Limerick Saturday morning market

Connnemara and the Aran Islands for early start day trips


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $34.67
Additional Guest Fee $17.34 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $115.58

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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