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Absolute Luxury, Spectacular Views, Base for S'West Tours

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Mountshannon house description

Luxurious house, situated two hours from Kerry, one hour from Galway, 40 mins from The Burren, 45 minutes from Shannon Airport and 500m from the beautiful, award winning village of Mountshannon, this property is truly a special find - ideal for touring the southwest of Ireland as well as being just 2.5 hours from Dublin.

The local area is well known for golfing, fishing, hiking and water-sports, and hosts one of the most successful Arts festivals in Ireland. Music is available in local pubs in season, and there are several good restaurants nearby.

The house is an architect designed high quality detached home - set on 1.5 acres , with 180 degree views over Lough Derg and the Tipperary Hills. It is designed to take full advantage of the views, and is a warm home - timber framed with zoned central heating and wood burning stoves . The ceilings are higher than standard, giving a bright airy feel to the home. Accommodation comprises the following:

A large kitchen/living-room/dining-room is at the centre of this home, with southerly aspect, and magnificent views of the lake. This space has a sound system with built in speakers . A three metre square roof window makes this a particularly bright space. The room is adjoined by a living-room with TV - which also has a wood-burning stove. The two bedrooms at the west of the property are en-suite with patios, whilst the two to the east share a Diner-style living-room, with a bathroom. There is also a double bedroom with magnificent views over the lake and mountains.

Outside, there are extensive patio and decked areas - ideal for lounging or dining al fresco. The home is set on 1.5 acres , and has several vegetable plots and a greenhouse which guests are welcome to use in season. Many guests have cancelled touring plans, preferring to use the space for a stay-cation - especially those who are enjoying family reunion visits.

The East Clare way walking route ( easy to moderate) passes by, and the area is a particularly restful place, with forests, bog-land walks and beautiful unspoiled views over the mountains and lake. Attractions include Holy Island - accessible by a short boat trip available from the harbor - it is one of the earliest Monastic settlements in Ireland (500AD).

There are several restaurants and local pubs full of atmosphere and charm.

Access to garden herbs and vegetables (in season) is provided for guests. The calendar is updated regularly, but the property is sometimes provisionally booked by friends/family, so always contact us for cancellations.

Keywords: Large luxurious residence, ideally located for touring West and Southwest. Less than one hour day -trip to southwest destinations, like Galway, The Burren, The Cliffs of Moher

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Catering Available


          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            All internal areas are on the same level, and all exit on a level to the outside decks....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Groups of young adults must be accompanied by senior family members...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Master bedroom en-suite with patio and walk-in wardrobe...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

            With walk-in wardrobe and bathroom next door...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Magnificent views over Lough Derg and the Tipperary hills...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 double

            With walk-in wardrobe and next door to a bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 2

            Choice of king/twin, with patio and en-suit/main bathroom...moreless

          • Convertible bed(s): 1 twin/ single

            There is a ful size Day Bed available in the Diner area....moreless

          • Two bedrooms are located on the west side; both have patios and a choice of twin/king; both are en-suite - one bathroom is also accessible from the hall. One double bedroom is located on the south side, with great views over the lake and hills. It is often the choice for honeymoon couples even if staying alone! Two bedrooms are located in the east side Diner area, one twin, one double; these share a bathroom and Diner-style living-room with an additional day bed (single) available if required located within the Diner...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1


          • Bathroom 2


          • Bathroom 3


          • Bathroom one has a bath/shower, and opens into the hall and into one bedroom. Bathroom two has a large walk-in shower. Bathroom three is located in the east side with a shower. All showers are high quality pumped power showers....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            The dining area seats 10 people, with ample room for the additional fold-out table (provided) for larger numbers. One of the things people most comment on is the size and view from the dining space ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            The kitchen is located at the centre of the house, and is high quality architect designed custom made with granite worktops and extensive working space. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            The house is used a lot by family, so there is a generous amount of everything needed for everyday living, including bake-wear, etc....moreless

          • Oven:

            There ate three ovens, one a built in mircowave; one a standard oven/grill; and one a large fan oven - all are electric...moreless

          • Stove:

            There is a double oven, a microwave and an induction hob. In addition, there is a large outdoor gas barbeque....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            A generous supply of all dishes, utensils and saucepans is provided....moreless

          • Toaster:

            A high quality four slice toaster is provided....moreless

          • Catering Available:

            Please ask for further information....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Coffee Maker
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 12 people


          • Wood Stove:

            (3) In addition to zoned oil-fired heating, there are 2 wood burning stoves in the extensive living area, and an additional stove in the south double bedroom...moreless

          • Living Room seats 12:

            There are three separate living-room areas , two with stoves and one Diner-style with a bar that young people love!...moreless

          • Heating:

            There is oil-fired zoned, timed central heating in addition to wood-burning stoves....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Starter quantity of washing powder is supplied...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Quality linens are provided....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • The property has extensive living and decking areas, and is suitable for several families to share. The property is built all on one level, with level access to the outside areas....moreless


              • Stereo:

                A stereo with a selection of popular music is provided, with surround sound speakers in the living area....moreless

              • Books:

                A wide selection is available for your enjoyment, including Irish literature....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                A DVD player is provided together with a selection of DVD's....moreless

              • Toys:

                There is a large selection of Lego provided....moreless

              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable


              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                We provide one set of right-hand golf clubs for guest use. There is a golf course within one mile of the property and several courses within one hour drive....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                The property is surrounded with decks/patios, with several areas for sitting or dining....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                The deck and lawn are extensive and suitable for entertaining large groups....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                There is a large gas barbeque, with griddle plate...moreless

              • Garden Chairs:


              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas


              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Budget
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Water View:

                Not only do you get a 180 degree view of Lough Derg, you are directly opposite Bushy Island, home to the first white tailed eagle babies hatched in Ireland in the last 150 years. ...moreless

              • Lake View:

                Perfect lake view for summer barbeques on a private patio. Also, views of bushy island where white-tailed eagles nest in 2012 for the first time in Ireland in 150 years...moreless

              • Village:

                Mountshannon is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland; it has won the Tidiest Town prize, and always scores highly in this very competitive competition. ...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                The view is spectacular, over Lough Derg and beyond to the Tipperary Hills...moreless

              • Monument View:

                Holy Island - the earliest monastic settlement is situated on Lough Derg...moreless


              • Restaurants
              • Groceries
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hunting Big Game
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Kayaking
              • Hunting
              • ATM/Bank
              • Golf
              • Medical Services
              • Scenic Drives
              • Cinemas
              • Museums
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Ruins
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Library
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Miniature Golf
              • Massage Therapist
              • Mountain Biking


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              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              High season from
              Jun 21 - Aug 23, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Late summer from
              Aug 24 - Sep 20, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Autumn season from
              Sep 21 - Dec 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Prices start from
              Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
              7 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              7 night min stay


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              • Taxes Not included


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              We operate a flexible pricing policy - please contact us for a detailed quotation.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 07/22/2014
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              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              100 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              28 Miles
              Nearest Train
              20 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              0.5 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Mini golf/ 18 hole
              0.3 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              The Snug

              Car: Recommended

              The property is ideally located for touring the south-west of Ireland. Day trips to The Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, The Burren, golf and surfing at Laninch, Galway and Connemara are all within easy reach. Locally, there are boats for hire to explore the lake, and boat trips to the earliest monastic settlement at Holy Island. There are several parks and walking routes, and a children's playground. There is also horse-riding, music and great pubs and restaurants. There is a great fishing service with fully equipped boats - and the area is renowned for pike fishing (Sept- March).


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: Hiking, cooking, gardening, history, literature, art, music, sailing, cycling and travel are some of our interests.

              Why the Owner Chose Mountshannon:
              Mountshannon is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland, once won the coveted overall Tidy Towns prize, and always features at the top end of this National competition for beautiful places. Overlooking the harbour, and enjoying a wonderful vista of Lough Derg lake and the Tipperary Hills, the setting is spectacular. Great walking, cycling, sailing, fishing, golf and other leisure activities are available locally. One of the oldest monastic settlements in Ireland is on our doorstep, and the village also has excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants. The white-tailed eagles nest in Bushy Island which is visible from the property, so bring your binoculars to spot this rare bird nesting in Ireland for the first time in 150 years.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Enjoy the spectacular views while enjoying fresh salads from the garden on the patio. Watch the boats come and go in the harbour below the dining area. Walk the East Clare Way in the hills on your doorstep. Take a boat trip to Holy Island and experience 1,500 years of history. Take several day trips to The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, The Alwee Caves, Galway, Bunratty Castle.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

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              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Large open plan living space

                Large open plan living space

              • Huge open plan family living

                Huge open plan family living

              • View from the deck

                View from the deck

              • Spacious 
TV/living room

                Spacious TV/living room

              • Dining on the Patio -views of the islands of Lough Derg  and Tipperary hills

                Dining on the Patio -views of the islands of Lough Derg and Tipperary hills

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Extensive outdoor lounging space

                Extensive outdoor lounging space

              • Extensive book collection

                Extensive book collection

              • Baby rabbit born Feb 2013

                Baby rabbit born Feb 2013

              • Family dining space

                Family dining space

              • Great football space!

                Great football space!

              • Lake and mountain views

                Lake and mountain views

              • Modern unique, hand-made designer kitchen with full facilities

                Modern unique, hand-made designer kitchen with full facilities

              • Light-filled living space

                Light-filled living space

              • Barbeque overlooking the lake and mountains

                Barbeque overlooking the lake and mountains

              • View from the house

                View from the house

              • View from a double room

                View from a double room

              • Diner style living area - a young person's delight!

                Diner style living area - a young person's delight!

              • Diner bathroom

                Diner bathroom

              • Lake and mountain views everywhere

                Lake and mountain views everywhere

              • South-facing front

                South-facing front

              • View from the deck

                View from the deck

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

              €895 - €1,500 per week (EUR)

              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 07/22/14
              Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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