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Charming,Comfortable, Sea-Side Heritage House at Foot of Burren Nature Reserve

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Fanore Lodge showing Caher river and Slieve Elva in the background.

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Fanore house description

Fanore Lodge is nestled between the sea and Slieve Elva, set amid the wonders of Burren flora and its unique geology, offering views of the sea and the long sandy beach, three minutes from Fanore Lodge. There is a local surf school operating from the beach. The Caher River runs by the door, and the soothing sounds of water on rock can be heard from the house. Fanore Lodge is at the foot of the Caher Valley Nature Reserve. The Caher Valley and Caher River probably take their names from the fact that there are so many ring forts or cahers in the immediate vicinity. The house is ideally situated at the starting point of many hiking routes.



The house is protected as a historical structure and has been sympathetically and attractively furnished and decorated according to the period in which it was built. The owner is fond of art and there are paintings and prints of well known artists throughout the house and many images of the Burren.

Amenities: WIFI connection
Kitchen, sitting room, bathroom,
3 bedrooms, (1 Super King, 1 double, 1 single)
Satellite television & DVD, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, electric shower, oil -fired central heating.

There is a large library of books and music available for guests use, including books on the Burren and walking routes in the area. There is an open fire and piano in the sitting room.

A welcome pack of local produce and fire pack is included for guests. All household linens provided.

Secluded garden with Garden furniture and sea views. Roofed terraced area for outdoor dining. Off road car parking

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Singles
          • Groups
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • electric shower

          Other Amenities

              • Fanore Lodge is a historic but comfortable house in an area of great scenic hill and coastal beauty in the center of an area with a network of wonderful pedestrian walks called green roads which bring walkers into the heart of the Burren landscape. Cycling,,watersports and horseriding also available locally....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library
              • Games:

                scrabble, monopoly, cards, chess and drafts Body boards in shed for beach....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                includes MP3 Dock...moreless

              • Toys:

                soft toys and croquet set. fishing nets and bucket and spades...moreless

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • MP3 Dock
              • Books
              • Music Library
              • Piano

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Festivals

              Leisure Activities

              • Eco Tourism
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Photography
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Babysitter
              • Medical Services
              • Groceries

              Location Type

              • Beach View:

                sea views from front of house...moreless

              • Rural:

                'Fanore is a small seaside village on the north west coast of County Clare Ireland. It has a fine long beach and extensive sand dune system. It is a popular swimming place. The Caher River (the only river in the Burren to flow its entire course above ground) enters the sea here. This river travels down the Caher valley which is one of the Burren's finest sites for observing true Burren scenery as well as Burren Flora and geology.A small road runs along it course down the valley, which makes a fantastic route for a cycle or even better a hike.' (From http://www.clare-tour.com/area/Fanore/ ) 'The Burren is a limestone plateau occupying an area of over 100 square miles in North Clare. It is an area of scenic attractions where stone-grey hills and the valleys beneath reveal many prehistoric remains. The unfolding layers of limestone form terraces on the slopes of the hills and the area has been described as a 'lunar' landscape.' (From Shannon Region Trails) ...moreless

              • Beach:

                There is a long sandy beach 3 minutes from Fanore Lodge which is popular with swimmers. Aloha Surf Schools also operates from the beach. Fanore gets its name from the Irish Fána Óir (Golden Slope) or Fáinne Óir (Golden Ring) which refers to the beach and its golden sand....moreless

              • Mountain:

                The House lies beneath Slieve Elva. There are numerous hiking routes in the area, one of which winds over the top of the mountain, there are marvellous views from the top....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                The house is a stones throw from the beach. The main routes to and from Fanore are coastal roads. The views on the coast road from Fanore to Ballyvaughan never fail to lift the heart....moreless

              • Village:

                There is a post-office/ general store, a traditional pub which serves good reasonably priced food and a cafe which features mediterranean food and operates a bike hire service....moreless

              • River:

                The Caher River runs directly by the door at Fanore Lodge, the splash and gurgle of water on rock is our delightful musical accompaniment. ...moreless

              sports and adventure activities

              • Surf Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Golf
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountaineering
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Washing Machine:

                    washing powders also provided for guests...moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    electric tumble dryer costs included in rental...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    good quality towels and beach towles also...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    wifi connection...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking in the grounds for 4 cars...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    comfortable living room with popen fire as well as central heating radiator. Books, dvd's, cd's,and board games. Music system which includes docking pad for ipods etc. Books , walking guides of area....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    oil-fired central heating included in price plus open fire in sitting room if guests desire....moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    good quality linen on all beds...moreless

                  • Activities Guide
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Wood Stove
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Fireplace

                  Kitchen

                  • Stove:

                    gas stove with 4 rings, oven and grill...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    well equipped with dishes, glasses, pots and pans, baking utensils etc....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    picnic basket and utensils...moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    2 cafetieres and one coffee pot for stove...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    dishwasher tablets provided...moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster
                  • Blender
                  • Garbage Disposal

                  Outside

                  • Porch Furniture
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Terrace
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large gas fired Barbeque in Veranda/patio plus outdoor table and seating in this area also....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    1 wetsuit for small adult!...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lawn chairs and small tables for outdoor seating...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Peak Season
                  Jun 1 - Oct 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  €100
                  €550 €1,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  €100
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  Fanore Lodge is more furnished and better equipped than many rental homes and I would like guests to enjoy and to respect the house and amenities!


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                  Location

                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Shannon
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Doolin
                  32 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Ennis
                  32 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Ennis
                  400 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Fanore
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Fanore
                  17 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Lahinch
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Fanore

                  Car: Recommended

                  Stunning location in the heart of the Burren, a karst landscape of great natural beauty, richly endowed with rare botanical specimens including several varieties of wild orchids. Situated adjacent to the Caher Nature Reserve and the Burren National Park.

                  Fanore Lodge is nestled between Slieve Elva and the golden sandy beach of Fanore, (500 yards), which is safe for bathing and has a local surf school and Life Guards during summer months. There is a wide range of activities on the door step including sea angling at Blackhead, coastal and hill walking on marked green roads, loop walks, horseriding, golfing and cycling.This region is also full of opportunities for potholers as the area has a extensive network of underground caves.

                  Home to poets and artists, this inspirational landscape is rich in antiquities including prehistoric settlement and burial sites such as dolmens, cairns and ring forts as well as ruins of medieval monastic sites.

                  'The Caher Valley and Caher River probably take their names from the fact that there are so many ring forts or cahers in the immediate vicinity. Further up the valley, past the bridge, is a fulacht fiadh or cooking place to the south of the road.

                  Close to award winning sea food restaurants. North Clare is famous for its traditional music and many of the local pubs feature live music. Only a 15 minute drive to Doolin, renowned for Irish music. The Cliffs of Moher, one of the most popular Irish tourist attractions is also only 20 minutes away. The Aran Islands are a short cruise from Doolin and ferries run several times a day.

                  Fanore Lodge is a one hour drive to Galway; and during the summer months a fast speed ferry operates from Ballyvaughan to Galway.

                  Coole Park, to which WB Yeats was a frequent visitor, is 45 minutes drive and Doolin and Ailwee caves are just 20 minutes away.

                  Lahinch 18 Hole Championship Links Golf course is 30 minutes drive. Doonbeg, a Greg Norman Golf Course, European Golf Course of the year 2010, is only an hours drive away.

                   

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                  Speaks: english, Gaelic/Irish

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                  Photos

                  • Fanore Lodge showing Caher river and Slieve Elva in the background.

                    Fanore Lodge showing Caher river and Slieve Elva in the background.

                  • Burren flowers (Photo: Code Poet)

                    Burren flowers (Photo: Code Poet)

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • upstairs landing

                    upstairs landing

                  • Entrance Hallway

                    Entrance Hallway

                  • Hiking in Fanore (Photo: Fanore Guided Walks)

                    Hiking in Fanore (Photo: Fanore Guided Walks)

                  • bathroom with electric shower

                    bathroom with electric shower

                  • Aloha Surf School operate from Fanore beach (3 mins from the house)

                    Aloha Surf School operate from Fanore beach (3 mins from the house)

                  • Fanore coastline at dusk

                    Fanore coastline at dusk

                  • Corcomroe Abbey (Photo: Trip Advisor)

                    Corcomroe Abbey (Photo: Trip Advisor)

                  • Fanore Beach (Photo: Irelands-hidden-gems.com)

                    Fanore Beach (Photo: Irelands-hidden-gems.com)

                  • Blackhead lighthouse (Photo: county-clare-i.com )

                    Blackhead lighthouse (Photo: county-clare-i.com )

                  • Double bedroom

                    Double bedroom

                  • sitting room

                    sitting room

                  • Green Road

                    Green Road

                  • Aerial view of the Burren

                    Aerial view of the Burren

                  • Single room

                    Single room

                  • Extra Spacious bedroom with Super King

                    Extra Spacious bedroom with Super King

                  • Cliffs of Moher 45 mins from Fanore Lodge (Photo: Discover Ireland)

                    Cliffs of Moher 45 mins from Fanore Lodge (Photo: Discover Ireland)

                  • (Photo: Burren Beo)

                    (Photo: Burren Beo)

                  • Poll na mBrón (Hole of Sorrows) an ancient portal tomb in the Burren,

                    Poll na mBrón (Hole of Sorrows) an ancient portal tomb in the Burren,

                  • Ailwee Caves (Photo: Ailwee Caves)

                    Ailwee Caves (Photo: Ailwee Caves)

                  • Burren Flora

                    Burren Flora

                  • Fanore Lodge Location (On Hiking map)

                    Fanore Lodge Location (On Hiking map)

                  €100 per night (EUR)
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                  3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 07/18/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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