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'Gorsehill' Bright And Spacious With Stunning Panoramic Coastal Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

House in Doolin, Clare, Ireland - Relaxing Retreat On Private Tranquil Site

Situated on a quiet country road on The Wild Atlantic Way you can enjoy views of the Atlantic and Aran islands to the front. The rear of the house provides a haven of tranquillity with its' meandering stream that runs through the rear of the property surrounded by a beautiful array of wild fuchsia and gorse. 5 min drive to Doolin pier and many restaurants and pubs for traditional music. 10 min drive to cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave and nearby Burren National Park, Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey. This make an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. Self guided walks or guided walks can all be arranged locally.

Ann Doherty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Ann Doherty

This is my home for 6 months of the year. My work takes me away for the summer months. I'm sure you'll enjoy my house as much as I do.

Ann Doherty purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Ann Doherty chose County Clare

I grew up in this area and I built this house in 2006 because I loved the site and remember visiting it when I was a kid

I love to go for walks towards Doonagore Castle down to Doolin beach to watch the sunset or along the coast walkway to Cliffs of Moher.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated on a quiet road, ideal for walking or cycling, yet only 10 to 15 min walk to restaurants, pubs and shops


Clare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 1, Ensuite Bathroom with Whirlpool bath wc and separate power shower 2. Bathroom 2 with bath with power shower overhead, wc 3. Separate toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom 1 King size Bed Double Bedroom 1 Double Bed Twin Bedroom 2 Single Beds
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes hanger Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens and towels included


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

'Gorsehill' Bright And Spacious With Stunning Panoramic Coastal Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

An amazing home with an incredible host!

  • 5 of 5

I've been fortunate to have utilized VRBO around the globe and Ann is by far the most thoughtful and caring host I've ever encountered. From the moment you walk into her home, you know you are in for a treat. Fresh apple pie, breakfast and lunch staples and a home packed with all the creature comforts; she literally has thought of everything! I own my own VRBO property and took notes while I was here to improve the experience for my guests. It really was a joy to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous views, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Ann went above & beyond to welcome us. Delicious apple pie, staples for breakfast & lunch. This property is not simply a house, it's a beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing propety and amazing owner

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property. It is immaculately maintained, and Ann is extremely customer oriented. She was very understanding when we made a scheduling error, and was a pleasure to do business with. The upstairs has sweeping views of the coast, and is just a 2-3 minute drive from Doolin. There is a creek in the back yard, and a nice picnic table in the back for outdoor meals in the fresh air.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Immaculate Home and the Best Hostess

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Ireland. We have rented numerous properties on VRBO, but this one far exceeds any of the others. The house was immaculate and well furnished. Having a vegan in the family, we seek houses with good kitchens so we can prepare our own meals. The spacious and modern kitchen made meal preparation a charm. The hostess/owner, Ann, far exceeds any other I have ever encountered. She is kind, warm, generous and accommodating. She had a starter package of groceries for us and a warm apple crumble awaiting our arrival. She made us feel at home immediately. The house is in a great location close to Doolin village and walking trails, but far enough away to be out of the tourist traffic. We were awakened each morning by the mooing of cows and delighted in the wonderful sunsets seen from the house in a quiet, tranquil setting. I cannot say enough about the property or the hostess....both far exceed all expectations. Thank-you Ann for allowing us to share your home. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful property and a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! This was our first time using HomeAway, but it will not be our last. Our host and owner Ann, was so gracious and accommodating. The house is beautiful, and so relaxing with views of the Aran Islands. The first morning we were awakened by a cuckoo bird, which is a first. There were even ring-necked pheasant in the side yard. From the welcoming breakfast and apple pie, to the well appointed kitchen, we lacked for nothing. We would gladly book with Ann again, should we return a third time to Ireland! The house is centrally located on the west coast, within easy driving distance of Connemara and Galway, Cork, and Dingle. Of course it's within walking distance of Doolin, and a short drive to The Cliffs of Mohr and Lisdoonvarna. Be sure to check out the sheep dog herding demonstration at the Caherconnell Stone Fort in The Burren.

Thank you again Ann.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful haven of relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully appointed and we loved every minute of our stay. A cot and stair gate was provided without charge. Ann is lovely and can inform on any aspect on amenities and countryside. The house is within walking distance (10 mins) of Doolin village and 2 potential routes down to the coast add interest. Wild birdlife is rampant and lovely to observe along the way. I'm only getting around to writing this review due to busy life but I suppose I'm doing it as the memory of our time there stays with me and I'm considering going back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave
Roadford House Restaurant & Accommodation
Mountain View Horse Riding
Cullinan's Seafood Restaurant
McGann's Pub and B&B
McDermott's Pub
Royal Spa Hotel
The Burren Smokehouse
Aillwee Cave
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary


5 Min Drive To Doolin Beach

15 Min Drive To Lahinch Beach

20 Min Drive To Fanore Beach


Shannon Airport 45 min

Dublin 3 Hours

Galway 1 Hour


Cliffs of Moher 10 Min

Burren National Park 15 min

Ailwee Cave and Burren Birds of Prey 20 min

Doolin Cave 10 min

The Rock Shop 15 min

Burren Smokehouse 10 min

Aran Island Ferries 5 min


Rates & Availability

Clare Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 3
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
8 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
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Jun 1 2018 - Sep 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Sep 2 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on booking to be retained until departure to cover cost of accidental damage or unreasonable cancellation. Full rental fee one month in advance.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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