Doolin holiday house accommodation with beach/lake nearby, internet access, walking and fireplace

63 reviews

From the owner

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

GORSE COTTAGE is set on a gentle hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and distant Conemara mountain ranges. Close to the famous villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna in County Clare. It is situated in a peaceful coastal location in the heart of a farming community,and provides relaxed and tranquil base from which to discover the beautiful west coast of Ireland.

The cottage has five bedrooms, two reception rooms, a large kitchen/dining area, two bathrooms and a utility room. It is traditional at heart, but is also designed with stylish and contemporary comfort in mind.

In addition to the stunning views and mesmerising sunsets, there are some breath-taking walks right on the doorstep of the cottage, where one can walk for hours without meeting another soul.....down local farm tracks, through the 'fairy fields', and along natural coastal pavements.

Further details

Sorry - Parties or groups under the ages of 25 are not accepted.

Proprietors of "Gorse Cottage" are not liable for any damages, loss of valuables or personal injury.

The house has very good wheelchair access and bathroom equipment for disabled use. Please inform owner when booking if you'd like the disabled equipment to be left out.

Further details indoors

This is a contemporary home with a tasteful eye for traditional Irish style. With it's traditional cottage windows and white-washed finish it sits beautifully into the surrounding landscape .

The kitchen is large and traditional, but with a very contemporary feel. It features solid wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a huge range-style cooker with gas hob, and a beautiful stone floor which runs through the hallways. Perfect for entertaining or just relaxing with some good Irish cook-books (provided). The kitchen also has west facing French Windows which open out onto the enclosed garden, limestone patio and picnic bench, with beautiful views of open countryside, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. There is also a small herb garden which visitors are welcome to use (in season).

There is a living room adjoining the kitchen and another separate family room. Both of the living rooms contain an Irish Waterford/Stanley solid-fuel burner and floors of solid local wood (Larch). They both provide panoramic views of tranquil burren countryside and the Atlantic sea.

For most of the year twobeautiful ponies are resident in the meadow just in font of the house, and the gorse to the wes and north provides a wonderful sheltered habitat for an amazing variety of birds (including a couple of pheasant). Hares can usually be spotted in Spring and even the occasional Pine Marten.

The bedrooms are all tastefully finished with an eye for comfort and simplicity. High quality beds and matresses are used in all rooms. Four of the five bedrooms look our onto stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

There is a bathroom/WC upstairs and a shower room/WC downstairs. Both bathrooms are spacious, beautifully tiled, and fitted with high quality sanitary ware.

Welcom pack will be available on arrival including a local newspaper with listings of all local activities and festivals. Some excellent books on the local area are also provided for visitors use.

There is a small enclosed garden and play area to the back and west side of the house. This area contains a small children's play area with swings, limestone picnic bench and traditional limestone walls on the western side.

Further details outdoors

Traditional Limestone Patio
Limestone Picnic Bench
Children's play swings
Good quality bicycles available for hire locally

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms


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


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


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Ted (ones father) lives just up the hill in the next house from ours. He keeps the keys and in is a great font of knowledge about the areas. He is very happy to help-out with any queries. We also have a house manager (Sandra) who runs the local B&B just half a mile from the house and is very happy to come help with any problems or queries. Alternatively our guests can call us if there are any problems. It's very important to us that our guests have a comfortable stay and we're very keen to ensure that any issues are addressed promptly so don't hesitate to call either Ted, Sandra or us if you need any assistance.



Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


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Damage deposit: (£128.00) €150.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

At least one person in party needs to be over 27 years of age.

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About the owner

Tim/cindy M.
Calendar updated:
20 Jul 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This House has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Mar 2007. Located in The Burren, it has 61 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £560 to £957.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Jul 2021.


63 reviews
Very Good
michael d

Holiday of a lifetime
Jul 2021

We rented Gorse Cottage for a family holiday for a week in July. We were a group that included our sons,daughter and grandchildren Gorse Cottage was a perfect size as there are five bedrooms, two l… More 

Reviewed 26 Jul 2021

ollie H

Fantastic cottage, Stunning views
Jul 2021

We stayed in Gorse Cottage July 2021 with our family and young children. The cottage is wonderful, a true home from home. Spacious ,comfortable, cosy, well equipped and the views are spectacular - Cli… More 

Reviewed 16 Jul 2021

Anne R
Granville, Ohio

Irish Kindness at it's best!
Sep 2020

While we had to postpone our trip to Ireland due to the virus. the owners were very kind in dealing with the cancellation. We had planned to spend our time in quarantine at Gorse cottage because of th… More 

Reviewed 7 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
The west of Ireland is looking forward to welcoming back all of our international guests as soon as you can travel again. Best of luck.
County Cork, Ireland

Aug 2020

We had a lovely break in Gorse Cottage. I would highly recommend staying here ,beautiful views ,tranquil setting and perfect base to explore the Clare coast . House is well equipped with all yo… More 

Reviewed 17 Aug 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay. It means a lot to us, and thanks for taking the time to share your experience.
Quorn, United Kingdom

Amazing holiday
Dec 2019

Great views from Gorse cottage, a great stay. Plenty of room in the house for the kiddies and we’ll equipped for everything possibly needed. Thank you will definitely be back again

Reviewed 6 Jan 2020

Owner's reply:
Hi Nicola, I just spotted your lovely review today! Not sure how I missed it. It's always nice to see a review from guests who stay at the house in winter, as one of the things we aim for is to make sure it's a comfortable and an enjoyable retreat indoors, even when the weather can be a little inclement outside. The solid fuel stoves, and the bright aspect of the house really help with that I hope. I'm very glad to hear you all enjoyed your winder break in the West of Ireland. And thanks again for taking the time to write a review. We really do appreciate it....even if we did take a long time to respond!
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