£122 / night
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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

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: (£129.85) €150.00
No smoking at this property

House rules

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


About the owner

Tim/cindy M.
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Apr 2021
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 61 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £563 to £963.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Apr 2021.


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Guest reviews

61 reviews

Very Good

“Irish Kindness at it's best!”

Reviewed 7 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

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.


Reviewed 17 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

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.

“Amazing holiday”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2020

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

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!

“Homely Warm Friendly well equipped Cottage”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2019

A Heavenly home with views of Cliffs of Moher, Arran Isles, Conermara and the Burren. Ted who we picked the keys up from was really helpful and showed us where to walk, where to park etc. I had heard him sing some 35 years ago so this was a lovely synchronicity. Ted also gave us a lift into Doolin if we needed some music and guiness. The cottage was well equipped and had lots of info, books and great maps for walks. We walked from the cottage down to where the Burren limestone pavement meets the sea Amazing!

Owner's reply: Thanks for this lovely review. So glad you could make it back to this lovely spot in Ireland after all these years. I'm sure you noticed quite a few changes but yes it's good to see that the singing and music culture is still going strong. Glad to see you went down to the limestone pavement which is just a short stroll from the house, and where you can see the beautiful wild Atlantic close up. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you back again before another 35 years!

“Fabulous location.”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2019

Lovely house with 5 bedrooms. Warm + cosy. Great views onto Arran islands + Connemara. Can walk down to the sea + onto the Button. 3 km into Doolin to visit the pubs with great music! Food in pubs fan… More

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for this lovely review. I think you meant to say onto 'the Burren' rather than 'the Button'. I do that all the time! :) Yes the walks in the are truly amazing, and I'd really advise anybody staying to walk down and take in the beautiful views of the fields and rocks leading down to the Atlantic ocean. For experienced ramblers can actually walk up the coast along the limestone rocks towards Doolin. Though it involves a bit of cross country trecking so walking shoes and maps advised. Walking down the boreen road to the bottom is much easier and still very beautiful. For the less experienced rambler I'd also advise the walks at "Mullach Mor". There are 4 or 5 walks of various lengths which are very well sign-posted. Good shoes are still advised but nice to on a signposted track. I'd include the link but we're not allowed to do that on the reviews. Thanks for sharing your experiences, and hope you can come back again someday!


Reviewed 7 Sep 2019

Very comfortable spacious house with fabulous views of Conemara & the Aran Iles. We loved the hares in the garden & when a tiny cute pygmy shrew ran into the kitchen. Doolin is the perfect bas… More

Owner's reply: Ha ha....what a beautiful review! So glad you had a good holiday, and hope you can come again some day. P.S We don't charge extra for the wild-life experiences ;)

“WOW,What a holiday.”

Reviewed 29 Jul 2019

Gorse cottage was amazing, wonderful location, so well equipped, with everything, from the bedrooms to the kitchen, nothing was lacking. The second sitting room just made it, so much space in the whole cottage, even with 10 people, it did not feel cramped. The quietness of the area, sheltered lawns for BBQ. What more could anyone want. Mr McCormack was so helpful, nothing was to much trouble. All round, excellent value.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for leaving this review. We're very glad you enjoyed your holiday, which is really important to us. And nice to hear that you found the layout of the house comfortable. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your stay, it's much appreciated.

“A perfect family retreat”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2019

With 3x generations there was plenty of room for noise and quiet! The house is spacious and very relaxing. Everyone slept well in very comfortable beds and with plenty of outdoor space to play, so the… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Yes we are blessed with 3 wild hares in the grounds at the moment.....though they are extremely shy so you must have been up very early to have seen them! They are very beautiful. We also saw a wild grouse sauntering down the drive the other morning. I'm glad you found the Doolin caves which are very local to the house. We also have some lovely coastal walks on our doorstep. It was lovely to read about hour time in the house. Thanks very much for sharing and hope you can come back again someday.


Reviewed 15 Jun 2019

Without a doubt our days at the Gorse Cottage were the most memorable of our trip. What a treasure! Ample room for our family of 10; comfortable home with updated kitchen and baths; stunning views fro… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for this fab review. Really glad you enjoyed the house. With 10 people you were at peak capacity, so really glad to hear that it still felt roomy enough. We've been blessed with great guests staying over the years, and it's so nice to read all the cool reviews. So thanks very much for taking the time to write this. You'll be very welcome back anytime.

“Reunion at a special location”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2019

Gorse Cottage is simply beautiful! On arrival, We found the house easily through coordinates provided. Stunning views, and very accessible to Doolin & Aran Islands. We even heard Ted, the owner sing a number of beautiful songs in O'Connor's pub, Doolin. We light one of the woodburner's which added great ambience to this already characteristic house. The oven, we had some difficulty with, but mastered in the end! Fridge freezer size was ideal, and lots of other storage for food we brought from Supermarkets (Aldi & Super Valu Ennistymon, nearest supermarket 15 minutes drive). All in all, a beautiful place to visit. The house is extremely well equipped for 7/8 people, an ideal base for exploring with a home from home feel. Many thanks Ted & ladies.

Owner's reply: We are SO glad to hear about your great holiday. Thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review.

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