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

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  • 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 simple 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 an 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 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 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 much of the year two beautiful ponies are resident in the meadow just in font of the house, and the mixture of tree and gorse coverage to the west and north provide 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 finished with an eye for comfort and simplicity. 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.

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 two picnic benches (one limestone and one wood), and traditional limestone walls on the western side.

Further details outdoors

Traditional Limestone Patio
Limestone Picnic Bench
Wooden Picnic Bench
Good quality bicycles available for hire locally

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3: Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 5: 2 Single Beds
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 2 Family bathrooms

Families

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

Access

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

Essentials

  • 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.
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Check in: 16:00 Check out: 11:00
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Damage deposit: (£129.52) €150.00

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Smoking

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.
Average reply time:
3 hours 43 minutes

Calendar updated:
27 May 2022

Years listed:
15

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 65 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £646 to £973.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 May 2022.
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MetsNYC
New York City, New York

Outstanding views and most comfortable accommodations
May 2022

There were 3 of us so we each had our own rooms with comfortable standard size beds. 2 comfortable sitting rooms and a good size kitchen with dining table and chairs made for a cozy atmosphere. To vie… More 

Reviewed 8 Jun 2022

This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on all reviews.

Owner's reply:
We're so glad you enjoyed your trip, and that you found the house comfortable. Your feedback gives us great inspiration ourselves to keep things nice for our guests, who we know sometimes travel a long way and make a big commitment to see Ireland. Thank you.

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Fantastic house in Doolin
Apr 2022

What an amazing stay we had at Gorse Cottage . A massive thank you to Cindy and Tim who are so welcoming , helpful and kind . The house is clean ,spacious and so well equipped with wonderful views . I… More 

Reviewed 1 May 2022

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Owner's reply:
You're most welcome. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay at our house. We love sharing it with visitors from all around the world. Hope you come back again someday soon! Thank you.

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michael d
dublin

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

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Owner's reply:
Thanks for your review. That was so nice to read about all the amazing things you managed to do, and the great holiday you had. It is a great spot alright for exploring the wonders of the west of Ireland. Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback. We do appreciate it.

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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

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Owner's reply:
Thanks for your review. We really appreciate it. It's a real joy to hear about the wonderful holidays of all our guests it sounds like you had a great time.. We love this spot and it's a pleasure to have shared it with you and your family.

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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

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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.

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