Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Brand new home (completed August 2009) nestled in Caher River valley in Fanore village. Furnished 3 bedrooms, including master with large en-suite bathroom. Pitch pine floors throughout. Solar panels. 32' flat screen TV in family room with satellite coverage (including BBC). House sleeps 6. (NEW AS OF OCTOBER 2010 = SATELLITE BROADBAND ACCESS NOW AVAILABLE).
Spectacular views all around. Wonderful location for mountain or trail hiking. 75-minute drive to Galway City or Shannon airport. Aran islands visible from golden beach only 1.5 mile away. Wetsuits and surf equipment available at beach during summer. World famous Ailwee and Doolin caves nearby. Golfers - Lahinch 30 minutes away. Doolin (traditional music sessions) & Cliffs of Moher only 20-30 minutes away.
Just 300 meters from Caher Bridge Garden => see http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/caher-bridge-garden/76427
Wheelchair accessible so fine for seniors.
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Here's a recent review:
Two weeks in the burren with teenagers!
Review Submitted: September 2, 2011
The photographs of this cottage really do not do this place justice as the place is huge and the views from very window are fantastic. We were a bit worried that we would not be able to find enough to do for two weeks with a 17 and 14 year old who aren’t particularly into walking but we need not have worried. We took them surfing which was just five minutes down the road and after a couple of lessons they were confident enough to have a go on their own. This meant we could go and just hire the boards for the day and they were able to take things at their own pace. We also took them sea kayaking in the nearby village and they were able to kayak near to the seals there and see them up close. We went dolphin watching which was fabulous and also we went to visit the Aran Islands. Galway was close enough for a bit more metropolitan life. We also went to every pub in Doolin to listen to the music as my son is a musician and was able to appreciate the different style of music over there. For walking the cottage was also great as it is right on the pathway of two major loops. We even persuaded the children to come with us on one walk and even they appreciated the views. The bikes in the house were good as it meant people had a chance to be independent of each other and could explore on their own. The roads immediately around the cottage were so quiet we had no real worries on the safety front. Sometimes when we have hired cottages before we have been disappointed to find that photographs had hidden a main road that made a place noisy or some other imperfection. This was certainly not the case here.
Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
5 out of 5
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fanore 2 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Shannon 75 km, Nearest railway: Galway 60 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, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Master bedroom has a queen-sized bed and walk-in closet. Ensuite has a shower.
BR2 has a double bed + bunk beds.
BR3. has a double bed.
Large family bathroom has large tub + shower (both regular and power shower).
|Further details outdoors|
There's a great horse riding stables about 10-15 minutes away in Lisdoonvarna. Check out this listing on TripAdvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g212090-d1179643-Reviews-Mountain_View_Horse_Riding_Centre-Lisdoonvarna_The_Burren_County_Clare.html
Here are a few other links that may appeal:
Surf school at Fanore Beach (5 minutes away) = http://www.surfschool.tv/
Ballyvaughan (10 minutes away; great Italian restaurant + lots of shops & pubs) = http://www.ballyvaughanireland.com/
Ailwee Cave (25 minutes away) = http://www.aillweecave.ie/
Doolin Cave ( 15 minutes away) = http://www.doolincave.ie/
Cliffs of Moher (25 minutes away) = http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie
Cottage located just 300 meters from Caher Bridge Garden => see http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/caher-bridge-garden/76427
The County Galway/County Clare region
The Burren is a world-famous destination noted for its limestone landscape and extensive mix of wildflowers in the summertime. Often called a 'moonscape', it makes for terrific hiking over bare rock and green roads that dot the region.
Fanore is a small seaside village on the north west coast of county Clare Ireland. It has a fine long beach and extensive sand dune system. It is a popular swimming place. The Caher River (the only river in the Burren to flow its entire course above ground) enters the sea here. This river travels down the Caher valley which is one of the Burrens finest sites for observing true Burren scenery as well as Burren Flora and geology. A small road runs along it course down the valley, which makes a fantastic route for a cycle or even better a hike.
Fanore is located on the main road from Doolin to Ballyvaughan and this road is well worth a drive on your visit to the Burren. It has some fantastic views on a clear day. Fanore is a haven for anglers who enjoy fishing for the rocks along this coast road as far as Black head on the road to Ballyvaughan. This area is a real unspoilt haven, the regular catch of weeverfish points to its cleanliness, and makes it a popular location for fishing competitions. The village shop sells bait and is a good source of local knowledge of the best spots to fish in. This tiny village also has a bar/restaurant and post office.
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