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Pollclabber Cottage, near Doolin and Lisdoonvarna Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Pollclabber Cottage, near Doolin and Lisdoonvarna

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 15 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

Located in one of the most breathtaking areas of North Clare, this beautiful cottage is nestled into the wild Burren landscape about 50 metres down a private lane: perfect for a "get away from it all" holiday. It is set on its own private grounds of approximately an acre with ample parking, creating a peaceful haven. There are beautiful rural views, stone boundary walls enclosing the surrounding fields, with spectacular sunsets from the house. There are great walks directly from the house, on green roads and the Burren Way, with fabulous views of the Aran Islands. The cottage is located close to Lisdoonvarna, (3.6kms. away), famous for its September matchmaking festival and Doolin, (5 kms away), world renowned for Irish traditional music, (taxis available locally should everyone want to partake of Guinness). Ballinalacken Castle Hotel has a public bar and is approx. 1 km from the house. It is very close to Wild Atlantic Way route. There are ferries to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of

Located in one of the most breathtaking areas of North Clare, this beautiful cottage is nestled into the wild Burren landscape about 50 metres down a private lane: perfect for a "get away from it all" holiday. It is set on its own private grounds of approximately an acre with ample parking, creating a peaceful haven. There are beautiful rural views, stone boundary walls enclosing the surrounding fields, with spectacular sunsets from the house. There are great walks directly from the house, on green roads and the Burren Way, with fabulous views of the Aran Islands. The cottage is located close to Lisdoonvarna, (3.6kms. away), famous for its September matchmaking festival and Doolin, (5 kms away), world renowned for Irish traditional music, (taxis available locally should everyone want to partake of Guinness). Ballinalacken Castle Hotel has a public bar and is approx. 1 km from the house. It is very close to Wild Atlantic Way route. There are ferries to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher, a world heritage site from Doolin Pier. Horse-riding, hiking and biking on the green roads close by, brings one out onto the Burren, a limestone karst national park area with its unique flora and fauna. It is a very tastefully furnished three bedroom cottage two of these are en-suite. It has underfloor heating, a state of the art wood burning stove and hot water provided by solar panels and electricity. There is a new patio area laid with local Doolin stone slabs. This would be a perfect location for an artist or author to paint or write the next novel.For outdoor enthusiasts, fishing from the rocks, surfing at Fanore and Lahinch, golfing at the links courses of Lahinch and Doonbeg, caving and rock climbing nearby may whet your appetite. Ballyvaughan, 20 minutes away by car, hosts an art college and restaurants. Northwest Clare boasts many cultural and archaeological sites including the famous Pollnabrone Dolmen. Galway city, an hours drive away, is a vibrant hub of Irish life and arts.

Further details indoors

The master bedroom and twin bedroom each have an en suite bathroom and the double bedroom has direct access to the main bathroom which has a full bath. This is a luxury single storey house with great attention to detail. The open plan living area with its high ceilings is flooded with natural light as there are windows positioned carefully to catch the sun as it moves from,east to west in the sky.

Further details outdoors

Pollclabber Cottage, originally a farmhouse with stone outbuildings, is located down a private lane surrounded by farmland. A stream appears through a narrow door-like opening under the small country road and flows down a series of small falls to disappear underground through the limestone. The ancient, hand built limestone walls that form the boundaries of all the fields create a magical view from the cottage. All the new stone walls were built from stone that came from the cottage during restoration.Pollclabber cottage is also advertised with VRBO where there are some other reviews of the house available from other holiday makers should you wish to get some further information.

Location description from owner

The Burren region

Unspoiled natural beauty and a spectacular coastline are not the only assets of County Clare... The hospitality of its people, the traditions of Irish Music and Dance, colourful small shops and cosy pubs, traditional cottages and houses are just a few of the attributes of this area. A day trip to the Aran Islands is spectacular, watching all the seabirds swooping down and occasionally a pod of dolphins swimming in the boats backwash. Love fishing, then sea fishing from the coastline from Fanore to Ballyvaughan is free and can supply the evening meal, if lucky. Clare is a county in the West of Ireland once visited you'll never forget. From the momentous sheer cliff face of the Cliffs of Moher to the mystical lunar landscape of the Burren, Clare's natural attractions earn your respect from the moment you set eyes on them. The sunsets out to the west are often spectacular. In less than two hours one can reach Connemara, Ring of Kerry or Cork from the cottage.Dublin is approx. three hour drive from Pollclabber cottage.

Doolin

This part of Ireland has particularly beautiful scenery. The Burren area is world renowned for its beautiful plants and landscape and a great way to visit it is by horseback. It is full of archaeological treasures from stone forts to dolmens and burial chambers dating to the megalithic era. While in the area you really must visit the Aran Islands for a 'back in time' experience.There are many walking festivals in the Burren, nightly traditional music sessions in nearly pubs in Doolin. Lisdoonvarna hosts a 'matchmaking' festival every September. Lahinch, Doonbeg and Ballybunion Golf courses are within easy reach for the golfing enthusiasts.

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Key Info

  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Helen M
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
04 Jul 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Ireland

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 12 Apr 2012. Located in The Burren, it has 15 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £471 to £770.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Jul 2016.

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“An enchanting cottage in a captivating location - west of Ireland bliss!”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2015

As we drove over the hill to Pollclabber Cottage, the full horizon unfolded before us - the world was suddenly rid of clutter and in its place lay an unending expanse of rock, sea and sky! It was for just such a view that we had come to the west of Ireland - captivating! And Pollclabber Cottage itself echoed that sentiment entirely. It comprised of an original cottage (to the left in the photo of the house) with a sympathetic new extension. In the original, older part of the cottage (and it is over 150 years old here) the walls are over 3 foot thick so you feel very warm and cosy. The solid fuel stove means that, even if it lashes wind & rain outside, you’re snuggled up and comfi inside. In the new part of the cottage, to the right of the front door, there is a glazed sitting area where you can read or just gaze on the surrounding rural garden. Here you can be at one with the landscape and the elements - they wash over you and refresh you ... without you even getting your feet wet! The gardens themselves must be mentioned because they have been lovingly created and are sympathetic to the surrounding countryside - yet they are also so pretty and refined by comparison. Using the natural stone found in the garden itself, cute little walls provide order and purpose to the whole arrangement but look like they have always been there. The patio at the back of the cottage looks out over Galway Bay – an enchanting view that captures the stillness of the west. The front garden has a beautiful stream and very small waterfall, both of which bubbled forth because of the recent rain but which quietened down within a few hours. This delightful scene can be viewed from the glazed sitting area inside the cottage so is a real & unique feature of this rental. And if all of these attributes were not enough, Pollclabber Cottage is recently renovated, bright, pristine and very well equipped. The owners also holiday here so it contains all the modern conveniences - and everything works! I would whole heartedly recommend a stay in this cottage – because it really is more than just a cottage, it is enchantment!

“Awesome Vacation”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2014

Our stay here was fantastic! The location is perfect for touring the area and the accommodations are great! Helen is wonderful and most helpful! When I return to Ireland this is my destination! Do not hesitate to book this house for your trip!

“Comfortable, cosy, great facilities and lovely location”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2013

Great information from the owners about the area and things to do. Beautiful cottage, in a lovely location. Excellent facilities and very cosy. Lots to do in the area and lovely places to eat.

“great house in great area”

Reviewed 8 Jan 2013

My family & I stayed here for a week after Christmas & had a wonderful time. The house is located in a beautiful area, right in thecentre of the Burren, with amazing walks, some starting from the front door. The house itself is really large, clean, incredibly warm & very well equipped, the kitchen in particular. The living room is big enough for a table-tennis table and when you get sick of that there are board games, books, dvds & cable tv. The owner is great to deal with, very friendly yet professional. All in all we had a great time & eventhough the sun didn't shine every day we had plenty to do in the house (& in the shed where my son made a bow & arrows!).

“Beautiful house in a great setting”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2012

We spent a lovely few days at Pollclabber Cottage. The pre-arrival arrangement was smooth and helpful. The house feels like a real home (as opposed to a temporary holiday place) and has been done up recently so everything is clean and neatly organised. The kitchen is first class, well equipped and well thought out (things are where they're supposed to be etc.). The open plan kitchen/dining/living area with high ceiling makes the cottage spacious, lots of room for our three small children to roam about. We didn't need to use the fireplace since we were there during the summer but with the high ceiling I imagine it will be needed in cooler time of year. There is a table tennis table in the living room and we find it an excellent entertainment for us all, though we could do with a bit more room for competitive games! The sleeping quarter has three big bed rooms, each with simple furniture/storage and well fitted bathrooms en suite. This sleeping area is separated from the kitchen/living area by a door/corridor which is great at kids bed time. This is also an excellent utility room which opens out to the back garden. The outside of the cottage is very pleasant with functioning areas yet in a complete rural setting. We spent every evening watching the sunset from our chaise longues in the back garden and the kids loved playing with the old roofless stone house and the low stone wall. The cottage is well located, 5 mins from Lisdoonvarna (shops+restaurants), and 12 mins from Fanore beach, though our kids did suffer from the wiry roads. There are a lot to do around the area and many beautiful walks. The Burren scenery is breath taking and we can easily spend many more days there. All in all, Pollclabber Cottage is a welcoming home away from home set in the beautiful Irish country side in one of the world most famous areas, what a find!

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