Splink View is not your average self catering house (and I have stayed in quite a few), it is really quite a special place.
To start with, the setting is lovely with magnificent views of the sea. It is peaceful and private and yet just a short walk from the village of Liscannor which is home to great pubs and restaurants, one worth mentioning is Vaughans seafood restaurant which is excellent. Liscannor is also an ideal location and base,on the Wild Atlantic Way, to tour and discover Ireland's West Coast.
The house itself is oozing charm, with a very comfortable and spacious living area, a great deck and seating space for BBQ's and enjoying the wonderful views.
Everything we needed was generously supplied and we really appreciated the library of books, paintings and decor left throughout the house for us to enjoy.
The well kitted out utility room with a good size washing machine and dryer is also a great facility, especially for those engaging in watersports in the area.
Overall, I would highly recommend the house and thanks to Julie for her generous hospitality. …
The Coach House
A house with lots of character and Irish charm. A very warm welcome was had - despite a 10.30pm arrival from us. Sara had prepared a home made soup and had baked some fresh soda bread with a few other essentials placed in the fridge ready for our arrival. Very subtle touch but really appreciated- particularly being 6.5 months pregnant at the time and having been travelling for several hours.
The Coach House is quaint, clean and conveniently located to the main street in Liscannor - I would say a three minute walk to fish and chip shop around the corner and 5 to the local pubs. Four pubs to choose from and we made sure we surveyed them all!
Most evenings we actually drove into Lahinch which was literally a 7 minute drive up the road. Again many a good evening spent here!
Coach House is perfectly located for the Cliffs of Moher- 5 minute drive away and we also found the Coach House a good base for our many driving tours/ visits. We went to Connemara- quite a way but stunning and well worth it- the Ocean Road, Nags Head, Ennis etc etc.
We had a good idea of the things we wanted to do before we arrived however found the information pack kept at the Coach House also really useful for ideas of things to do etc, including some maps. Another really nice touch.
All in all I'd say a lovely scenic village, some lovely views from the Coach House, a good location and a very clean and hospitable environment. Sara and Steve made it very clear we could contact them should we experience any difficulties or if we wanted any local advice/ suggestions. We would go back. Well done Steve and Sara and thank you! …
Waverley. Detached 4 bed/3 bath house
Nice House Close to Everything
The house was as advertised and accommodates our group of 6 people. The house was equipped with all of the necessities and was located on a quiet cull-de-sac street. Our only issue was that we had trouble connecting to the wifi. …
Kate's Country Cottage
I visited Kate's cottage during my birthday week. I desperately needed some peace from the hustle and bustle of living in Los Angeles. Arriving at the cottage, I was stunned silent as I marveled at the pretty cottage and the surrounding greenery. Grazing lazily right in front, on the farm opposite, were three cows who became my friends during my week stay. Martin met me on the first day and assisted me with getting a bike since I couldn't rent a car. The kitchen was stocked with pantry essentials and my hosts were so gracious as to provide bread and milk. I was then shown how to light the old fashioned stove. I spent many a night seated in the rocking chair basking in the warmth and aroma of the turf fire.
The living room was cozy and furnished beautifully. I was quite grateful for the several heating options in the house. The beds have an electric blanket which I most certainly utilized as I was not accustomed to such cold coming from California. Also I loved how clean the entire home was -- I do apologize for making a bit of a mess. My favorite part of the day was sitting in the back porch on the stone bench table and eating breakfast as I watched the sun cast an orange glow as it took up its post for the day. I was astounded by the views to the sea.
Take note that the cottage is walking distance to the cliffs. I would also recommend taking a trip down to Doolin as it is a quaint town. Did I find the peace I so ardently sought? Yes I did and more. I am definitely returning here for my next birthday. Though set in the countryside, one does not feel isolated especially with modern conveniences such as internet and television. I worried about being lonely in a cottage but my fears were all for naught Thank you Breda and Martin for being so wonderful. I cannot wait to return next year! …
'Salty Gables' on The Wild Atlantic Way
Had a fun stay.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay at Salty Gables. The ocean views are amazing. The location of this cottage in Liscannor works very well as a base to visit western Ireland. I recommend this cottage highly. …