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Award Winning Historic Country House Estate South of Galway Bay

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Last updated: 08/15/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Corofin house description

Inchiquin House is an elegant period home in County Clare, romantically tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Atlantic. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique Burren landscape, historic sites and the county’s many leisure activities. Over 200 years old, the house stands in its own peaceful wooded private estate of over one hundred acres, reached by its own half-mile long avenue. This well-appointed self-catering home comfortably accommodates 10 guests in 5 bedrooms, and is an ideal vacation setting for family and friends. We are delighted to provide for the young and old, having a special outside playhouse for children and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and guest room within. Inchiquin House is conveniently positioned only 30 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, with Limerick and Galway being only a little farther. Both inside and outside, the house exudes atmosphere and an old country charm - an experience you will want to relive again and again.

House Interior: The House is entered through a bright porch added in the early twentieth century and leads into the main hallway with stairs to the upstairs rooms.

To the right of the hallway is a twin-windowed drawing room with relaxing period armchairs and plush sofas, dominated in the background by a Steinweg pianola and a writing table. Two paintings of The Four Seasons adorn the walls. The black marble fireplace, decorated with period blue tiles, burns on coal, wood and pleasantly-scented local turf.

The well-proportioned red-painted dining room with polished marble fireplace welcomes you with a warm glow of old-world opulence. The large mahogany table seats 10 and is serviced by two sideboards.

At the rear of the house is the refurbished kitchen and dining area providing a view towards the old garden at the back. The kitchen has oak units and granite worktops. The catering facilities are cooking-school grade. The dining table seats 10 comfortably, and has an adjacent sideboard.

The Surrounding Estate: The estate borders the country road from Corofin to Kilnaboy, and the house is reached by a kilometre-long avenue which provides splendid views over Lake Inchiquin. Coming up to the house you pass through a double-gate under two old copper beech trees that change colour with the seasons.

The front ground-floor drawing room and dining room look out on to lawn and mature trees. The house is on a working farm, and cattle occasionally graze in the fields adjoining the avenue, being sometimes herded into the extensive woodland at the back.

Surrounding the house there is ‘The Granary’, a storage building and a series of farm outbuildings. There is also a small storage building in the garden that has been converted into a children’s playhouse.

In the woodland behind the House, the Burren’s karst limestone reveals itself, formed by millennia of erosion. A large stone ring-fort over 1000 years old can also be visited on foot, through the moss-covered forest landscape.

Attractions & 6 Day Planner: Sunday
The Burren Centre in Kilfenora
Aillwee Caves
Poulnabrone megalithic tomb
Castle and abbey of Dysert O’Dea
Corofin’s own Genealogical centre in the old Church.
There is also a charming pottery shop adjacent.
Cliffs of Moher.
Doolin Caves
Ferries to the Aran Islands
Burren Smoke house
Craggaunowen Pre-historic Park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren Perfumery & tea rooms
Surfing in Lahinch!
Walks in the Burren

Property Type

  • House
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Private Chef


          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • The Burren : 1 king


          • The Bunratty: 1 king


          • The Liscannor: 1 king


          • The Clifden: 2 twin/ single


          • The Lahinch: 2 twin/ single


          • The upstairs 'Burren' en-suite bedroom is large, bright and airy, and has long sash windows providing wonderful views to both east and west. The king-size bed (twin if requested), is surrounded by period wardrobes, a dressing-table and its own marble fireplace accompanied by two matching armchairs. The 'Bunratty' bedroom is also king-size (twin if requested) and has a walk-in wardrobe leading to its own en-suite. Furnished with a period chest of drawers and dressing table, the room features a large decorative cast-iron fireplace and windows looking out to the garden. The Clifden and The Lahinch bedrooms face the front and the back of the house respectively. They are both furnished with period wardrobes, dressing-tables and have their own cast-iron fireplaces and serviced by the upstairs bathroom. The comfortable Liscannor bedroom has a king-size bed (twin if requested), and is provided with a wardrobe and dressing-table & serviced by the wheelchair accessible bathroom....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower


          • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, shower


          • The Burren En-suite: toilet, shower


          • The Bunratty En-suite: toilet, shower


          • En-suites: Both en-suites are well appointed with power-showers. Upstairs bathroom: This was the house's original bathroom that has been renovated and is now bright and airy. It has a large power-shower area and an antique free-standing bath looking out onto the surrounding trees. Downstairs bathroom: This is a large renovated wheelchair-accessible bathroom which has a wet-room style power-shower area....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Facilities: What we provide for our very young guests: · Baby cot · Cot musical mobile · Baby monitor · Steam steriliser · High chair · Safety stair gate · Safety guard for fireplaces · Playpen · Toys (for up 10 year old) Internet & technology: What we provide: · Broadband connection · Large flat screen with multiple channels · Games console Disabled guests: ·On the ground floor there is a large wheelchair-accessible rest-room with its own wet-room power-shower especially designed for guests with disabilities. ·“The Liscanor” bedroom is comfortable and wheelchair-accessible, having a king-size bed (twin if requested), and provided with a wardrobe and dressing-table with views out onto the back garden. Kitchen facilities: ·original AGA ·double Waterford range ·twin Siemens refrigerator-freezers ·dishwasher ·washer-dryer...moreless


              • Satellite / Cable
              • Toys
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • Piano
              • Television
              • Stereo
              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Radio
              • Audio Tape Player
              • Video Games
              • Games For Kids


              • Luxury
              • Away From It All


              • Caves
              • Coin Laundry
              • Ruins
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Churches
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Autumn Foliage

              Leisure Activities

              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Whale Watching
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Golf
                  • Surfing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Arrival Day

                      • Saturday

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining Room
                          • Seating for 10 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card


                              • Local Activities Guide
                              • Fireplace
                              • Firewood
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Activities Guide
                              • Clothes Dryer
                              • Local Restaurant Guide
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Broadband Access
                              • Laundry Soap
                              • Parking
                              • Heating
                              • Local Maps
                              • Toilet Paper
                              • Hair Dryer
                              • Wireless Internet
                              • Basic Soaps
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Iron & Board
                              • Internet

                              house cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Optional


                                  • Freezer
                                  • Grill
                                  • Microwave
                                  • 2 Ring Stove
                                  • Pantry Items
                                  • Blender
                                  • Coffee Maker
                                  • Oven
                                  • Refrigerator
                                  • Lobster Pot
                                  • Coffee Grinder
                                  • Toaster
                                  • Cooking Utensils
                                  • Dishwasher
                                  • Stove
                                  • 4 Ring Stove
                                  • Stove


                                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Patio
                                  • Beach Chairs
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Porch / Veranda

                                  property descriptor

                                      • Detached


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                                      Last updated: 08/15/2014
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                                      38 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      Shannon International Airport
                                      14 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Train
                                      19 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Motorway
                                      27 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Beach
                                      2 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Barpub
                                      Corofin Village
                                      27 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Golf
                                      Lahinch Golf Course
                                      2 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Restaurant
                                      Corofin Village

                                      Car: Necessary

                                      Inchiquin House is situated at the gateway to the famous karst limestone Burren in Co. Clare. It is easily accessible from abroad, being only 30 minutes drive from Shannon International Airport. While the House and Estate is a charming tranquil hideaway, there is simply so much to do and see in the surrounding area. Start simply with the stunning landscape of the Burren National Park, the monumental Cliffs of Moher at the Alantic, or go underground into the Ailwee or Doolin Caves. For those who are actively minded, surf and golf in Lahinch; walk, bike or hike in the National Park and along the breathtaking Atlantic coast, or boat and fish in our own local Lake Inchiquin. Interested in history? Explore the nearby archaeological megalithic tombs, medieval abbeys and castles and cultural parks such as Bunratty. On your way home, drop into Boffey’s pub in Corofin, and sit in front of the open turf fire with your Guinness whilst listening to the jigs and reels of the ‘trad’ musicians.

                                      Golf: Golf and other links

                                      No more than 30 minutes drive from the house there are some of the most famous Irish Links Courses such as Lahinch and Doonbeg. There are many others worth playing too.


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                                      • Inchiquin House

                                        Inchiquin House

                                      • Entrance hall

                                        Entrance hall

                                      • Kitchen Breakfast Table

                                        Kitchen Breakfast Table

                                      • Burren Bedroom en-suite

                                        Burren Bedroom en-suite

                                      • Clifden Twin Room

                                        Clifden Twin Room

                                      • Liscannor Bedroom

                                        Liscannor Bedroom

                                      • The upstairs bathroom

                                        The upstairs bathroom

                                      • Garden Patio Area

                                        Garden Patio Area

                                      • View From House to Clifden Hill

                                        View From House to Clifden Hill

                                      • Boating on Lake Inchiquin & its Islands

                                        Boating on Lake Inchiquin & its Islands

                                      • Cliffs of Moher

                                        Cliffs of Moher

                                      • Burren Dolmen

                                        Burren Dolmen

                                      • The drawing room

                                        The drawing room

                                      • Dining room

                                        Dining room

                                      • Kitchen & breakfast room

                                        Kitchen & breakfast room

                                      • Bunratty Bedroom with en-suite

                                        Bunratty Bedroom with en-suite

                                      • The Lahinch bedroom

                                        The Lahinch bedroom

                                      • Landing


                                      • Bathrobe & Toiletries

                                        Bathrobe & Toiletries

                                      • Inside Children's Playhouse

                                        Inside Children's Playhouse

                                      • Copper Beach Gate

                                        Copper Beach Gate

                                      • Burren National Park - 10 minutes away

                                        Burren National Park - 10 minutes away

                                      • Kilmacduagh Abbey 10 minutes away

                                        Kilmacduagh Abbey 10 minutes away

                                      • Fanore at the Atlantic - 35 minutes away

                                        Fanore at the Atlantic - 35 minutes away


                                      5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 10

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                                      Speaks: german, english
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