Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This beautiful cottage, nestled into the wild Burren landscape, is about 100m down a private lane: perfect for a "get away from it all" holiday. There are beautiful rural views, stone boundary walls enclosing the surrounding fields, with spectacular sunsets from the house. There are great walks directly from the house, with fabulous Burren and sea views of the Aran Islands. The cottage is located close to Lisdoonvarna, (3.6kms. away), famous for its September matchmaking festival and Doolin, 5 kms away, world renowned for Irish traditional music. There are ferries to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher, a world heritage site from Doolin Pier. Horse-riding, hiking and biking on the green roads close by, brings one out onto the Burren, a limestone karst national park area with its unique flora and fauna.
It is a very tastefully furnished three bedroom cottage two of these are en-suite. It has underfloor heating, a state of the art wood burning stove and hot water provided by solar panels and electricity.
For outdoor enthusiasts, fishing from the rocks, surfing at Fanore and Lahinch, golfing at the links courses of Lahinch and Doonbeg, caving and rock climbing nearby may whet your appetite. Ballyvaughan, 20 minutes away by car, hosts an art college and restaurants. Northwest Clare boasts many cultural and archaeological sites including the famous Pollnabrone Dolmen. Galway city, an hours drive away, is a vibrant hub of Irish life and arts.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fanore 10 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3.6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Shannon 50 km, Nearest railway: Ennis 30 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, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The master bedroom and twin bedroom each have an en suite bathroom and the double bedroom has direct access to the main bathroom which has a full bath. This is a luxury single storey house with great attention to detail.
|Further details outdoors|
Pollclabber Cottage, originally a farmhouse with stone outbuildings, is located down a private lane surrounded by farmland. A stream appears through a narrow door-like opening under the small country road and flows down a series of small falls to disappear underground through the limestone. The ancient, hand built limestone walls that form the boundaries of all the fields create a magical view from the cottage. All the new stone walls were built from stone that came from the cottage during restoration.
The County Galway/County Clare region
Unspoiled natural beauty and a spectacular coastline are not the only assets of County Clare...
The hospitality of its people, the traditions of Irish Music and Dance, colourful small shops and cosy pubs, traditional cottages and houses are just a few of the attributes of this area.
Clare is a county in the West of Ireland once visited you'll never forget. From the momentous sheer cliff face of the Cliffs of Moher to the mystical lunar landscape of the Burren, Clare's natural attractions earn your respect from the moment you set eyes on them. The sunsets out to the west are often spectacular.
In less than two hours one can reach Connemara, Ring of Kerry or Cork from the cottage.
Dublin is approx. three hour drive from Pollclabber cottage.
This part of Ireland has particularly beautiful scenery. The Burren area is world renowned for its beautiful plants and landscape, While in the area you really must visit the Aran Islands for a 'back in time' experience.
There are many walking festivals in the Burren, nightly traditional music sessions in nearly pubs in Doolin. Lisdoonvarna hosts a 'matchmaking' festival every September. Lahinch, Doonbeg and Ballybunion Golf courses are within easy reach for the golfing enthusiasts.