Cozy Beach Cottage with Lots of Character
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
One of the closest dwelling houses to the beach, this authentic, restored centuries-old stone cottage is tucked between Fanore Beach and the Burren Hills on The Coast Road between the beach entrance and a Surf School. It is a short walk to O'Donohue's traditional Irish Seafood Pub, an award-winning restaurant and bakery, a nearby sea-angling shop, a convenience shop, and the local (Craggagh) Post Office.
The house was restored to be very snug and cozy. It has spectacular views of the sea and the sunset. The living room has a working turf and wood fireplace and an upstairs loft with a modern, high quality queen-size bed and two large skylights for star-gazing. The all-electric kitchen includes central heating, large rustic table and benches, and traditional hand-made furniture, including 2 blackthorn rockers for long hours of reading by the fire. The lux bathhouse (once the cow-house) is a few steps outside, across a back patio, with separate central heating, shower and soaking tub. The main house has two additional downstairs bedrooms, one double and one single.
The back patio is a great perch for private sunning, morning coffee, and for hanging beach towels after a day of swimming or surfing.
There is off-street parking for 2-3 small cars adjacent to the bathhouse with back-entrance access to the house.
This is an ideal house for couples desiring to experience an authentic traditional Irish farm cottage and commune with nature in a quiet sanctuary.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Parking Off Street
- CD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Ocean View:
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Fly Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
This delightful cottage is the closest dwelling to one of Ireland's top recreational beaches, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, The Aran Islands, Galway Bay, Connemara and of course the spectacular Burren Hills. In the heart of the Burren Nature Preserve, quiet and serene, it is a perfect place for birdwatchers, writers, musicians, photographers, surfers and nature lovers... with swimming and surfing, horse riding on the beach, walking along the green roads, fishing off Black Head, rock climbing, cycling, golfing and exploring archaeological sites. There are many guided walking tours of the area catering to botanists, archaeologists and historians, with archaeological digs within walking distance of the house. The cottage is located one hour from Shannon airport and one hour from Galway City. For day trips nearby villages include Ballyvaughan, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna and the Aran Islands. The Burren is famous for the Cliffs of Moher, and for its caves, with the Ailwee caves in nearby Ballyvaughan, and the world's 3rd largest stalactite just a few miles away in Doolin Caves - along with some of the best tea houses, seafood restaurants and traditional music pubs in all of Ireland... with regular sessions and traditional dancing in nearby Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, Kilfenora and Doolin. Nearby opportunities include the Willie Clancy, Milltown Malbay, and Merryman Summer schools for traditional music courses, Guided Walking tours of the hidden Burren, Burren Art College summer courses, the Galway Arts Festival, The Galway Races, The Killkee Races, Writing weekends in Ballyvaughan, Crinniu na mBád (Galway Hooker) boat races and Cuckoo (music) festivals in Kinvarra, as well as Mind and Body Yoga healing centers. ...morecollapse
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Authentic Irish Experience
Authentic Irish Experience
We had an amazing time in Clancy cottage. It was definitely an experience we would all like again. The locals were so nice and sweet. The weather was beautuful most of the time, so we got to see so much more than we expected.The cottage was perfect for a cozy experience and was enjoyed thoroughly sitting around the fireplace!! Cottage is right off coast road, and after learning to drive on the left lane, it was really easy to get to Doolin, Cliffs of Moher, horseback riding from Mountain view Riding, fanore beach, and cave exploration. Thanks again Barbara for a memorable trip!!
- Guest Linda
- Date of stay 07/12/12
- Review Submitted 07/23/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
November to February $160/weekend $425/week March to April: $200/wknd, $250/bank holiday wknd, $500/week May, September, October: €250/wknd, $350/bank holiday wknd, $600/week June to August: $300/wknd, $350/bank holiday wknd, $700/week Christmas and New Year week $700 Easter week $600 Monthly and longer term rentals are a possibility. Contact owner for rates.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Burren view of bathhouse, cottage and Fanore Beach
surfing at Fanore Beach
putting in Doolin
angling off Black Head
horseriding on Fanore's green roads.
Fanore Beach viewed from the upper bedroom
Aloha Surf School Class at Fanore beach
cycling on the Aran Islands
O'Donoghue's, Fanore's village pub and seafood restaurant
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