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

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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. Children love to play ball in the huge garden, which also has a greenhouse with herbs that 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 is a great park with children's playground and adult gym equipment, a maze, and at the harbour there is an Eagle viewing station.

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


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Property Type

  • House
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Staff


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Groups of adults under 25 must be accompanied by senior family members...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    The house is strictly non-smoking, and if smoking outside guests are required to use a special ashes bin....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    With en-suite and west facing patio...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 child bed

    Master ensuite, patio, optional small child's bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Double and single with magnificent lake and mountain views...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double

    Double just beside a bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Twin room, just beside a bathroom...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. There is also a travel cot suitable for a baby....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

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


  • 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

  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

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

  • Television
  • Toys:

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


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Ideal for fishing/water leisure holidays, a short stroll to the harbour where you can access full fishing support services and boat hire....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

  • Monument View:

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

  • Mountain View:

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

  • Village:

    Mountshannon is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland; it has won the Tidiest Town prize, and in 2015 was named in the top 15 Irish towns to visit....moreless

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


  • Catering Available:

    Please ask for further information....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • 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

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • 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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

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

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

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


  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The deck and lawn are extensive and thoroughly enjoyed by guests...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck


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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $453.16
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 11/20/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mini golf/ 18 hole
28 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Snug
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

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 - no need to bring your binoculars to spot this rare bird nesting in Ireland for the first time in 150 years - there is a super viewing facility at the harbour.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Enjoy the spectacular views while lounging on the extensive outdoor space. 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. Watch the white-tailed eagles from the viewing facility at the harbour. Take several day trips to The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, The Alwee Caves, Galway, Bunratty Castle, Adare, and many other local attractions.

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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

  • Light-filled living space

    Light-filled living space

  • 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

  • View from front double room

    View from front double room

  •  Family dining space

    Family dining space

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

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

  • Master bedroom en-suite with patio

    Master bedroom en-suite with patio

  • View from the deck

    View from the deck

  • Great football space!

    Great football space!

  • View from the house

    View from the house

  • 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

  • Barbeque overlooking the lake and mountains

    Barbeque overlooking the lake and mountains

  • Front double room

    Front double room

  • Lake and mountain views everywhere

    Lake and mountain views everywhere

  • East double room

    East double room

  • Diner bathroom

    Diner bathroom

  • Master bedroom en-suite room

    Master bedroom en-suite room

  • Spacious 
TV/living room

    Spacious TV/living room

  • Extensive outdoor lounging space

    Extensive outdoor lounging space

  • A very creative 6 year old made this!

    A very creative 6 year old made this!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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