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'Gorsehill' Bright And Spacious With Stunning Panoramic Coastal Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

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 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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, dryer, iron and ironing board, clothes hanger Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens and towels included


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'Gorsehill' Bright And Spacious With Stunning Panoramic Coastal Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful house and great location

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in lots of holiday homes over the years and this was the best. Fabulous location with great views, beautiful gardens and a great house. Comfortable and so well equipped and the welcome from Ann was great - apple pie and supplies to start off our stay without needing to find a shop straight away. Great for exploring the Burren and visiting the beaches of Fanore and Lahinch. And evenings up on the top floor or on the bench in the garden watching the sun set over the Aran Islands and watching the hanging views of Connemara mountains will never be forgotten. Hope to be back here soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Fiona, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back again some day. Give my regards to your family.
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An amazing and beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

From our arrival when we were greeted with a cup of tea and freshly baked apple tart we didn't find a single thing that disappointed!

The house was beautifully located with everything we needed including toiletries and condiments.

The sun was shining at some point most days in our week long visit.

There was lots to see on our "doorstep" including The Burren, the Aran islands and lots of beautiful towns like Ennis which we visited for the Fleadh.

We were out every day walking and sightseeing by car but it was always a pleasure to return to this wonderful property!

Ann thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous welcome from the owner made us feel right at home from the start. Very well equipped and comfortable house in a great location. We were there with our 2 kids aged 9 and 10 plus my 80 year old mum and we all loved it. Would definitely recommend it as a great base for exploring county Clare and beyond.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark for your kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back in Doolin again some day. Kind regards, Ann
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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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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