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Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way – Home 22905 House

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way – Home 22905

  • House
  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 50 reviews

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House / 5 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

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

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

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


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

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.


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.
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Damage deposit: (£129.84) €150.00
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

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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House rules

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


About the owner

Cynthia/cathleen M.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
17 Apr 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This House has 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 26 Mar 2007. Located in The Burren, it has 50 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £347 to £2781.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Apr 2019.


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Guest reviews

50 reviews

Very Good

“Amazing Views and Accommodations!”

Reviewed 7 Oct 2018

This house is beautiful! We could not believe what a great place this was and the fantastic location and views. See The Cliffs from the kitchen window. The house is spacious, clean and has all the modern amenties. It's just a 10 minute drive into Doolin and to the Cliffs of Moher. Ted, the owner is next door and such a delight! We would stay again.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for leaving such a nice review. We really appreciate it and are very glad you had a good holiday in the West of Ireland. It is indeed a great spot. Many thanks, Cindy.

“Gorse Cottage exceeded my expectations.”

Reviewed 30 Sep 2017

Beautiful location with wonderful views, the house truly was a home from home with everything imaginable supplied - from cleaning products to tin foil. I had a lovely 2 weeks here, it is a beautiful rural setting, but close enough to Doolin Lisdoonvarna and Ennistymon for shops, restaurants, Spa at the Falls Hotel. 2 of our party took a day trip to the Aran Islands, we enjoyed fine dining in Sheedys Lisdoonvarna, Ballinalackin Castle and Cullinans in Doolin, some great music sessions in O'Connors Doolin and Nellies in Lisdoonvarna. House is very spacious with 2 living rooms (each with a solid fuel stove) as well as central heating. Power showers were great. 5 bedrooms (2 singles & 3 doubles) ideal for 2 families sharing. So much to do locally from walks, sightseeing, entertainment, relaxing with a good book ( reading material and music CD's supplied) - best house ever, loved it and hope to return.

Owner's reply: It was lovely to read about the good times you had in Doolin and surrounds. Cullinans in Doolin is also one of our favourite restaurants in the area. Ballinalackin Castle is great too. We haven't tried Sheedys in Lisdoonvarna but have heard it's maybe next time. Thanks for sharing some of your tips for the area. There are so many good places to eat these days that it's hard to go wrong. Hope you can all make it back again sometime soon.

“Fabulous base for exploring and enjoying the delights of Co. Clare!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2016

We were a family of 4 adults and 4 children who really enjoyed staying at Gorse cottage. The cottage is a stunning house and is exceptionally well equipped for a rental property. There were amble toys and books for evening entertainment for the kids. Ted was so helpful in suggesting places to go and he was soot on with all his recommendations! Thanks to Cindy for the superb directions to the property and for a great holiday in Co Clare!

Owner's reply: Really happy to hear that you had a nice stay. That's very important to us and makes it all worth while. It's a grand spot alright. Thanks so much for the kind words.

“Great house, great location.”

Reviewed 16 Oct 2012

House is exactly as advertised - lovely and comfortable and great location if you want to get away from it all but still only be a few minutes drive from lovely bars, restaurants etc. Plenty of space with the 5 bedrooms - we never even used the second living room with the tv because the living space off the kitchen is so comfortable! Would highly recommend.

“Lovely homely house from which to explore west and north Clare”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2012

Modern but characterful house, spacious, lots of natural light, great views to both Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. If you're looking for a peaceful break to recharge your batteries, Gorse Cottage fits the bill. Two or three pubs close by in Doolin with good food and music as well. Get one of the local guides (we recommend Mary Howard) to show you and explain the Burren. If you're a cyclist, do the coast road to Fanore and Ballyvaughan, it's a lovely ride.

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