£125 / night
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Pollclabber Cottage, near Doolin, Lisdoonvarna and Wild Atlantic way. – Home 216444 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Pollclabber Cottage, near Doolin, Lisdoonvarna and Wild Atlantic way. – Home 216444

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

Excellent Excellent – based on 21 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

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

Description from owner


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. Wifi works fine 90-95% of the time.

There is limited mobile phone signal inside the house.

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.

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  • 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


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • 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
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is really essential to view all the area offers.

Interaction with guest

I try to ensure any questions you have on either the house or the area are answered clearly to enable you plan your trip. An arrangement for keys is included in information and I am always available by phone to sort out any problems you may encounter.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
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).
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

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 2 weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Smoking is not allowed inside the house.


About the owner

Helen M.
Average reply time:
26 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
08 May 2019
Years listed:
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Overall rating:

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 21 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £720 to £930.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 May 2019.


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Guest reviews

21 reviews

Very Good

“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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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.

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If Helen (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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