“Perfect for a large group” Spent a great weekend in February at this house. Really recommend it for large groups, there is so much space that it never felt crowded which was helped by each room having an ensuite. Location is perfect as well, less that 10 minute walk from the town. Very minor gripes would be that hot water ran out quite quickly (we were only 7 people so well under capacity for the house) and the house was a little cold when we arrived - all things which could be ironed out very easily and the cold would not be an issue in summer time.
“A verdant oasis at the foothills of the Burren” This beautiful cottage is nestled in a quiet valley at the foothills of the Burren, just a mile up the road from Main Street, Kilfenora. We've been fortunate enough to stay at Brook Cottage three times over two trips. Each time, it feels more like home. The owners have made the cottage very cozy and home-like with details you don't think to have until you need them. The very large fireplace in the comfortable sitting room was stoked with a roaring turf fire each time we checked in and a basket of turf and briquettes were provided for future evening fires. There are plenty of books and brochures of local history and sites in the sitting room. The home has a convenient washer/dryer combo unit suitable for light loads, if needs be. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans, cooking tools, teal boiler, French press, full-sized refrigerator and automatic dishwasher, as well. The master bedroom is ensuite and includes plenty of room for clothing and accessories. The bed is squeeky, but not too uncomfortable. The second bedroom has a double and single beds and places for unpacked clothes. The main bathroom is large by Irish standards and includes a full bathtub with shower enclosure. Remember to bring your own bath and hand towels as they are not provided! Electrics and oil heating are charged separately and can be expensive if not monitored. Located at the end of a private road and very private. Outside the cottage is a large parking area. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful fields. The property has it's own brook with bridge (hence the name)that runs around two sides of the cottage. Ocassionally, you will see a bovine neighbor happily munching away in the fields. Kilfenora village is just a mile down the road and is easily walkable. Many pubs on the Main Street will give you a warm welcome to Kilfenora, as well! All in all, one of our favorite places to stay in all of Ireland--we always look forward to winding down our trip at Brook Cottage and Kilfenora.
“the ideal irish location” this is an ideal home. It is located on the beautiful river Shannon and the view is magniificent. It is centrally located, making it easy to get around the island. The house is spacious and clean. It has everything you could possibly want. we enjoyed our two week stay and would certainly rent it again on our next visit.