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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, on green roads and the Burren Way, with fabulous 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, (taxis available locally should everyone want to partake of Guinness). Ballinalacken Castle Hotel has a public bar and is approx. 1 km from the house. It is very close to Wild Atlantic Way route. 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. There is a new patio area laid with local Doolin stone slabs. This would be a perfect location for an artist or author to paint or write the next novel.
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)|
|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||King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single 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.
Pollclabber cottage is also advertised with VRBO where there are some other reviews of the house available from other holiday makers should you wish to get some further information.
About this location
The Burren 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. A day trip to the Aran Islands is spectacular, watching all the seabirds swooping down and occasionally a pod of dolphins swimming in the boats backwash. Love fishing, then sea fishing from the coastline from Fanore to Ballyvaughan is free and can supply the evening meal, if lucky.
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 and a great way to visit it is by horseback. It is full of archaeological treasures from stone forts to dolmens and burial chambers dating to the megalithic era.
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.
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17 Sep 2014
"Fantastic property, great attention to detail and very comfortable for large family group or group of friends."
This is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. It is extremely well equipped and more than met our expectations. All three bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable. We had a lot of fun playin… More
20 Aug 2014
Pollclabber Cottage is a wonderful vacation home. Very comfortable and located in the beautiful Irish countryside a few kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean. I can highly recommend it. And the owner,… More
9 Aug 2014
Spent a week here in July with my wife and 3 month old son and it was wonderful. The cottage itself is fantastic - full of light, extremely modern and is finished to a very high standard. This isn… More
17 Jul 2014
Our stay here was fantastic! The location is perfect for touring the area and the accommodations are great! Helen is wonderful and most helpful! When I return to Ireland this is my destination! Do not hesitate to book this house for your trip!
13 May 2014
We are a family of 6 who stayed in Pollclabber for 3 nights during Easter 2014. The cottage is magnificent, bright, spacious, warm, homely and so well equipped. it is in a beautiful part of North Clar… More
2 Oct 2013
"Our most favorite place we stayed while in Ireland!"
We just returned home from visiting Ireland for 16 days. We were fortunate enough to spend a few days at the Pollclabber Cottage. My husband and I absolutely *loved* this cottage! It's in a fa… More
2 Sep 2013
"relaxing retreat for family or friends"
this house has all you can wish for in a holiday home for either a short stay or long vacation. the house is excellent condition and has all amenities you can possibly need for a very comfortable and … More
7 Apr 2013
"Comfortable, cosy, great facilities and lovely location"
Great information from the owners about the area and things to do. Beautiful cottage, in a lovely location. Excellent facilities and very cosy. Lots to do in the area and lovely places to eat.
8 Jan 2013
"great house in great area"
My family & I stayed here for a week after Christmas & had a wonderful time. The house is located in a beautiful area, right in thecentre of the Burren, with amazing walks, some starting from the front door. The house itself is really large, clean, incredibly warm & very well equipped, the kitchen in particular. The living room is big enough for a table-tennis table and when you get sick of that there are board games, books, dvds & cable tv. The owner is great to deal with, very friendly yet professional. All in all we had a great time & eventhough the sun didn't shine every day we had plenty to do in the house (& in the shed where my son made a bow & arrows!).
27 Aug 2012
"Beautiful house in a great setting"
We spent a lovely few days at Pollclabber Cottage. The pre-arrival arrangement was smooth and helpful. The house feels like a real home (as opposed to a temporary holiday place) and has been done up recently so everything is clean and neatly organised. The kitchen is first class, well equipped and well thought out (things are where they're supposed to be etc.). The open plan kitchen/dining/living area with high ceiling makes the cottage spacious, lots of room for our three small children to roam about. We didn't need to use the fireplace since we were there during the summer but with the high ceiling I imagine it will be needed in cooler time of year. There is a table tennis table in the living room and we find it an excellent entertainment for us all, though we could do with a bit more room for competitive games! The sleeping quarter has three big bed rooms, each with simple furniture/storage and well fitted bathrooms en suite. This sleeping area is separated from the kitchen/living area by a door/corridor which is great at kids bed time. This is also an excellent utility room which opens out to the back garden. The outside of the cottage is very pleasant with functioning areas yet in a complete rural setting. We spent every evening watching the sunset from our chaise longues in the back garden and the kids loved playing with the old roofless stone house and the low stone wall. The cottage is well located, 5 mins from Lisdoonvarna (shops+restaurants), and 12 mins from Fanore beach, though our kids did suffer from the wiry roads. There are a lot to do around the area and many beautiful walks. The Burren scenery is breath taking and we can easily spend many more days there. All in all, Pollclabber Cottage is a welcoming home away from home set in the beautiful Irish country side in one of the world most famous areas, what a find!
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