Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Cead Mile Failte go / Welcome to Abhaile Cottage!

Located in a peaceful country setting close to the famous villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna in Co. Clare, Abhaile Cottage is perfectly situated to enable you to explore the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and beautiful west coast of Ireland.

Find the perfect balance of fun and relaxation: wake to the sound of bird song and the sight of horses and cattle grazing in nearby fields in a beautiful traditional Irish cottage which was built circa 1900 and is situated within walking distance of the ceol, ol agus craic (music, drink and fun) in Doolin's world-renowned pubs.

Abhaile (the Irish word for 'home') Cottage has been lovingly restored and equipped with all of the modern comforts to make yours an enjoyable stay in this 'home away from home'. It has a modern fully-equipped kitchen, with an electric hob and cooker, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, cafetiere, washer / dryer, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.

There is one double and one twin bedroom with comfy traditional-style wrought-iron beds and plenty of wardrobe space. A cot is provided for our younger guests and a double sofa-bed futon is also available in the living area. The bathroom is equipped with a bath and shower so that you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day's sight-seeing. A hair dryer is also provided for your convenience.

The spacious living room contains dining and lounge areas for six people. A high-chair is provided for our younger guests. The room is divided by a traditional solid-fuel stove which powers the heating for the cottage and can be used as an open fire - just the thing to welcome you home! A stereo with CD and radio, and a TV and DVD are provided in case you wish to relax with some music or a movie in front of the fire at the end of your day. A selection of cookery books, novels and books of historical interest are also available for our guests to enjoy.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Fanore 8 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon 64 km, Nearest railway: Ennis 41 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The County Galway/County Clare region

Abhaile Cottage is located on the edge of the Burren close to the famous villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna. The Burren is a unique area of incredible natural beauty with its lunar landscape and extraordinary array of flora and fauna. The region contains numerous megalithic tombs, celtic crosses and ring forts, not to mention Father Ted's house from the hilarious TV show!

The centre of Doolin with its legendary pubs O’Connors, McDermotts and McGanns, traditional music sessions, shops, gallery and restaurants is only 2km away. It is the perfect location to enjoy some ceól, ól agus craic! (Music, drink and fun!) There are traditional music sessions every night in summer and at weekends in winter.

Lisdoonvarna is just a short drive away and famous for its annual matchmaking festival, traditional music, pubs and great craic!

There is an 18 hole links pitch and putt course on the road to Doolin Pier, where you can enjoy a game with a stunning backdrop of the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and Doonagore Castle. The course is conveniently located close to O'Connor's pub, where you can catch your breath after a game with some delicious pub grub, a creamy pint of Guinness and listen to some traditional Irish music.

You can take the ferry from Doolin Pier to the Aran Islands or take a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher. Boats generally run from Easter to October.

Lahinch, with its two-mile long stretch of golden beach, is just a short drive away, and a mecca for surfers and golfers alike, with its fantastic Atlantic swells and a MacKenzie 18 hole championship course. It is also home to Lahinch Seaworld with its aquarium, leisure centre, pool and gym.

Beautiful Fanore beach with its spectacular Burren backdrop offers a less crowded seaside experience and is popular with surfers, swimmers and walkers alike. Follow the coast road with its stunning views north to visit the fishing villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvarra.

Doolin

There is no shortage of activities and attractions to enjoy:

- Take the ferry from Doolin Pier to the Aran Islands or take a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher.

- Visit the world-famous Aillwee Cave and Doolin Cave.

- Enjoy a game of pitch and putt with a stunning backdrop of the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and Doonagore Castle at the 18 hole links course on the road to Doolin Pier.

- Visit Lahinch, a mecca for surfers and golfers, with its two-mile long stretch of golden beach, fantastic Atlantic swells and a MacKenzie 18 hole championship golf course.

- Visit beautiful Fanore beach with its spectacular Burren backdrop - it offers a less crowded seaside experience and is popular with surfers, swimmers and walkers.

- Follow the coast road with its stunning views north to visit the pretty fishing villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvarra.

- Try your hand at horse-riding, surfing or caving.

- Or simply enjoy some fantastic traditional Irish music with a creamy pint of Guinness and some delicious local food.