Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
'Burren Farm Cottages' offers accommodations in two separate self catering cottages, just 2.5 miles from the village of Kilfenora in County Clare, adjacent to the world famous Burren Region, with its spectacular landscape and rare plant life.
'The Old Farmhouse' is located on our family run dairy farm in the heart of the Irish countryside, while the other cottage, 'Green Meadows', is less than a mile from our family farm.
These self catering accommodations are suitable for people seeking peace and tranquillity, but also families with children. The children are welcome to take part in milking the cows, or to collect the breakfast eggs.
The area is peaceful and relaxing, but within easy reach of a wide variety of amenities and attractions. We provide information folders and the Jim Robinson map in each cottage.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lahinch 13 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Shannon Airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Ennis 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Bicycles available|
The County Galway/County Clare region
The Burren Farm Cottages are situated on the edge of the world famous Burren region, which is an unspoiled part of Ireland. Here in the Burren, the bare exposed limestone which is up to 780 metres in thickness, covers an area of 250 square kilometres. Great slabs of rock are almost as flat and undisturbed as they were when they were formed in the warm shallow seas of the Carboniferous ocean 340 million years ago. The Burren does not mean barren; people have settled here since Stone Age times. Evidence of their habitations and tombs are all around you.
The unusual flora of the Burren has attracted huge interest and attention over the years. Rare and spectacular plants grow in abundance throughout this unique limestone region. Unusual butterflies and moths feed on the flora and the hazel scrub. Pine forests give cover to the larger animals including Pine Marten.
Kilfenora is a small village in North Clare known as the gateway to the Burren. The Burren Centre located in the village will contribute greatly to your understanding of the Burren as it unfolds the mysteries and delights of the region highlighting aspects of the Burren landscape, geology, flora and fauna.
Kilfenora was once known as the City of the Crosses. These crosses date to the 12th Century and are all made of limestone. They can be seen in and around the Cathedral graveyard.
Kilfenora is perhaps best known for its traditional Irish music and dancing. Set dancing is held every Thursday and Sunday nights at Vaughan's Barn all year round. From October to March, Set dancing classes are held on Thursday nights before the dancing and everyone is encouraged to take part. Traditional music can be heard most nights in the local pubs. Nowhere can one experience the true tradition more than by joining in one of the many sessions which by in large are unplanned, they just seem to happen as two or more musicians come together with their one love in common ... music.