£187 / night
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Romantic Escape at Wood Smoke Cottage, Ballyvaughan - Hot Tub & Sauna – Home 1302545 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Romantic Escape at Wood Smoke Cottage, Ballyvaughan - Hot Tub & Sauna – Home 1302545

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 44 reviews

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House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Wood Smoke Cottage cottage is nestled into the Hazel woods with private deck, fire pit and access to our Hot Tub & Sauna. PETS are also very welcome.

We are set in 4 acres off a green walking road with complete peace and quiet. You can step onto the karst landscape of the Burren just steps from the house. Wood Smoke cottage is nestled into the hazel woods just off a green road (walking route) and offers peace, quiet and country living for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Bright, light, warm and cosy our cottage comes complete with wood fired stove and shared access to outdoor hot tub and sauna. Guests have a private deck set into the Burren rock with fire pit for star gazing or simply chatting with friends. It really is a hidden little getaway for relaxing with friends!

Our cottage opens directly onto Burren stone and is tucked into the hazel woods offering privacy and quiet. A lovely deck with fire pit right is perfect for little gatherings, a quiet cup of tea or glass in hand star gazing (no light pollution means we have spectacular skies!). The house is warm and cosy with wood stove and gas fired heating. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms makes it an ideal getaway for couples, small groups of friends and families. Please note, the cottage is not very suitable for children under the age of 5 - the listing does not give a flexible age limit. Our staircase is narrow and may not be suitable for younger guests. We are happy to provide bedding for the sofa bed downstairs in the main living area free of charge, should you feel more comfortable with the children sleeping downstairs. Just let us know and we'll do our best to make it comfortable. Pets are very welcome - our property is gated and safe. The wood fired hot tub and sauna are nestled into a stone ruin right next to the cottage, linked by a little path through the woods.

If you need babysitting, information on the area, tips on local restaurants or events just ask - we can even make reservations/enquiries.

You are just 2km from the small village of Ballyvaughan with its many pubs and restaurants offering great food and atmosphere. Ten minutes down the road you are at the sea, another 5 minutes brings you to the beach. Just a short drive away are the Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch for surfing and golf, the Dolmen is 10 minutes away. Aillwee Caves and the Birds of Prey Centre is a 2 minute walk away. Shannon airport is a 55 minute drive and Galway and Ennis are approximately 45 minutes by car. If you are a fan of walking and exploring the countryside you can head off into the mountains for hours just by walking out the front gate.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Adapted for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

You'll need a car to visit the area, public transport is very limited

Interaction with guest

We live onsite in the main house next door - if you need us we are right there and if not, we leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet. Please note, you have your own driveway, garden, deck, fire pit. The hot tub and sauna is a shared amenity linked by small path in woods to the side of the cottage.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£220.50) €250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

MAX CAPACITY is 4 guests - NO extra guests are permitted.
Max capacity of 2 dogs per stay.
This is not a venue for weddings or other events. No entrance for buses or car parking space for non-residents. Any unauthorised activity or guests at the house will result in immediate cancellation of reservation and all guests (including booked guests) will be asked to leave immediately.
Only people staying at the house as reserved guests can use the hot tub and sauna.


About the owner

Ciara W.
Average reply time:
1 hour 0 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
21 May 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This House has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jan 2014. Located in The Burren, it has 44 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £874.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 May 2019.


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Guest reviews

44 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic holiday rental and hospitality”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2017

This is a fantastic rental property, beautifully finished and professionally run without loosing any of the family charm. We availed of all recommendations given in relation to eateries and things to do and were never disappointed. Thank you Ciara and Naoise ( and Luna) for your kindness during our stay. A 7th Birthday that will not be forgotten! I would highly recommend this property.

“A Holiday of Luxury”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2016

What an amazing house and setting, and wonderfully friendly owners. Nothing was too much trouble. The house was equipped with everything you could possibly want, and more. Little touches around the house made us realise just how much the owners exceeded our expectations. Cannot recommend this holiday accommodation highly enough.

“Absolutely Perfect”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2015

We had a wonderful stay at this vacation rental. We traveled to Ireland to celebrate my mom's birthday and this accommodation was the perfect fit for us. It was very spacious and allowed us all to have our own space. We traveled with a six and ten year old and they loved exploring the area. There were plenty of children's games and puzzles to keep them occupied when they were winding down for the evening. The location was perfect and the town of Ballyvaughan offered so many great restaurants and shops. It was also centrally located for us to visit other areas of Ireland with minimum travel. This vacation rental was so close to the Burren which all of us were very happy about. Ciara was so wonderful to us and was always available for any questions. She also gave us excellent recommendations of things to do and restaurants. We loved this house so much and if we were to travel to Ireland again we would definitely stay here!

“An ideal place to get away from it all!”

Reviewed 15 Apr 2014

We chose to stay in Ballyvaughan, having been before, and desperate for a bit of wilderness and fresh air. We could not have found a better place. The McGraths did everything to make us feel very welcome, communication was easy and they are very charming people. The house itself is stunning, incredibly comfortable and ideal for families. it is stylish, modern, clean and just a wonderful haven of peace and tranquility. Walking boots are a must, as the Burren rocks are on your doorstep. There is plenty to see and do in the local area and just appreciating the unspoilt beauty every morning was enough to get our children out of bed and out of the door! We have every intention of coming back.

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Send Ciara (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Ciara (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Ciara the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Ciara (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Ciara (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Ciara (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Ciara (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Ciara (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Ciara (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ciara (the owner) a message.

If Ciara (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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