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Luxury Country Family Home - Superb Views - 40 Mins to Shannon Airport

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

Feakle farmhouse description

WHEN GUESTS drive down our road and take in the view they all exclaim 'Wow!' When they open the front door and enter our home they all exclaim 'Wow'! 

In Glendree we found a peaceful and picturesque location, and working with an existing traditional house and farm buildings we extended and restored to create our dream family home centred around a huge, open-plan room with a grand design - a room in a home full of light and warmth, beauty and comfort, and interesting things reflecting our own interests and travels. 

When we’re home we like to spend some of our time with family and friends – walking, talking, cooking, dining, touring and exploring . . . and at other times quietly reading, listening to music, watching movies. . . and our high quality cook’s kitchen, big tables, wall of books, fireplaces, superior underfloor heating system, wifi internet, ipod docking stations and sofa and reclining chairs in front of the big screen . . . all help make you comfortable and relaxed.


Our home really is the best of the old and the new. A complete renovation of the main house was undertaken in 2008, the conversion and connection of the old dairy in 2009 and, adding charm and character, the original 300 year old cottage stands proudly next to the old piggery and coach house ... unrestored ... our next projects!

The property sits peacefully in idyllic, Irish countryside, halfway up the mountain side of Slieve Aughty and overlooking the valley to the Slieve Bearna mountain range. The view is stunning - green, rolling hills, hedge lined lanes and fields, and old stone walls and cottages – all made for quiet, contemplative walking or if you feel like it - more active hiking, cycling, fishing, biking and exploring. It is all here!

Our home was designed to bring the best of the outside inside. A run of French doors open onto an elegant and large terrace which wraps around the living areas and provides an ideal area to quietly gaze at the view, sit by the firepit or BBQ and entertain. From this terrace you can hear the fall of our stream only 50 yards away, and on a clear night the Milky Way can be viewed arcing across the sky. Our large, south-facing conservatory is full of healthy plants and houses our favorite overstuffed sofa in which to recline with wine or a book, and is also set up for sunny, picturesque dining. Large expanses of double glazing and multiple skylights throughout the house all serve to capture the view, solar heat and light - all bringing the best of the outside inside.

We find many of our guests, despite the best touring plans and our proximity to major tourist attractions, simply relax and stay close, enjoying our home and close environs ...as we do whenever we can.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • Bedroom 4: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Farm building conversion connected to main house...moreless

              • Additional sleeping options - all good quality and very comfortable 1 day bed in the office gym area. 4 good quality single mattresses suitable for additional children for use directly on the floor...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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              • Bathroom 3: toilet

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              • The bathrooms are beautifully finished with natural stone and chrome fittings with large shower heads. The showers enclosures are spacious, walk-in, wet rooms. The bath in the main bathroom is deep and double ended and a gorgeous place to relax - light a few candles, pour a glass of wine and just soak in the bubbles....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Mobility & Access: This is a single story property suitable for guests with mobility challenges - however there is a step at the front door and back door, and into the barn studio conversion, and our internal doors are not wide enough for wheel chairs. Firewood: We provide a starter kit of firewood for your arrival and then wood may be purchased in the local village or delivery arranged. Other Services: Experienced professional masseurs, personal trainers, chef, housekeeper and driver services available. Babysitting: Trusted, experienced babysitters also available....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Piano
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Spelunking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 10 people

                      General

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Computer Available
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Mobile Phone
                      • PC
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Local Maps
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Parking Off Street

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Kitchen

                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Blender
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove

                          Outside

                          • Screen Porch / Veranda
                          • Bicycles
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue

                          property descriptor

                              • Detached
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Summer
                              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,250 €4,000

                              Changeover Day: Saturday

                              Fall
                              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,050 €3,300
                              Winter (excl. Christmas)
                              Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €950 €3,000
                              Spring 2015
                              Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,050 €3,300
                              Summer 2015
                              Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,350 €4,500
                              Fall 2015
                              Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              €1,050 €3,300
                              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                              • Taxes Not included

                              Cancellation policy:

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


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                              Location

                              37 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Shannon Airport
                              18 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Ennis Station
                              48 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Lahinch Beach
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Pepper's Pub, Feakle
                              10 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              East Clare Golf Club, Tuamgraney
                              5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Let Italian chef Rico come to you in Glendree

                              Car: Necessary

                              The property sits peacefully in the heartland of traditional Irish Music on 20 acres of idyllic, Irish countryside. The view is stunning - green, rolling hills, hedge-lined lanes and fields, and old stone walls and cottages – all made for quiet, contemplative walking or if you feel like it - more active hiking, cycling, golfing, fishing and exploring. It is all here! Go touring or walking, absorbing the past or nature's best, then find a cosy local pub, order yourself a pint of the black stuff and soak up the atmosphere of a traditional Irish music session!

                              We are on the mountainside between two villages in East Clare and less than 10 minutes to . . .

                              FEAKLE VILLAGE, home of the famous FEAKLE FESTIVAL held each year, you'll find Peppers Pub with traditional Irish music sessions every Wednesday and Sunday nights, and Shorts (Lena's) Bar with the longest running session in Ireland – every Thursday night for 37 years - great craic!

                              TULLA VILLAGE, home of the famous Tulla Ceili Band where you'll also find a well-stocked supermarket with fresh crusty bread baked throughout the day and a decent selection of wines, Flappers award winning restaurant, your choice of half a dozen traditional Irish pubs, an ATM and bank and a Saturday morning Farmers Market in the old Courthouse.

                              EAST CLARE WAY scenic walk, a 172 km loop through forests, bogs and magnificent scenery

                              FISHING in Loughs Ea, Roslara, Clondanagh, Clondorney & Bridget just to name a few

                              20 minutes to . . .

                              KNAPPOGUE CASTLE: built in 1467, it's a magnificent example of a medieval tower house and has long been the seat of the MacNamara clan.

                              CRAGGAUNOWEN ARCHEOLOGICAL Park & Museum: Situated on 50 acres of wooded grounds, the park interprets Ireland's pre-historic and early Christian eras and features a stunning recreation of some of the homesteads, animals and artefacts which existed in Ireland over 1,000 years ago.

                              ENNIS Town: A picturesque, narrow-streeted, historic market town. “As the capital of a renowned music county, Ennis is bursting at the seams with pubs featuring live sessions almost every night of the week. In fact “it's one of the best reasons to stay here” Lonely Planet (10th Edition 2012).

                              Clare EQUESTRIAN Centre: at Clare Equestrian Centre they provide the quintessential experience of horse riding in Ireland and cater for all levels and disciplines.

                              QUIN ABBEY: A 14th century Franciscan abbey. From the top of the tower, visitors can take in stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

                              EAST CLARE GOLF COURSE: A championship course set in 150 acres of unspoilt, rolling, quiet countryside with majestic views of East Clare.

                              30 minutes to . . .

                              BUNRATTY CASTLE & FOLK PARK: long been one of Ireland's top 10 visitor attractions. The Norman castle is the only of its kind in Ireland to be restored to its true former glory. Also offers evening entertainments: such as the Medieval Banquet and the Traditional Irish Night held in the converted Corn Barn in the Folk Park.

                              LOUGH DERG, for Holy Island visits, a peaceful picnic by the banks, a looped walk around the lake or a river cruise

                              40 minutes to . . .

                              KIILLALOE on the Shannon: on the Clare side of the river, is made up of charming narrow streets, a 13th century cathedral, home to Brian Boru, the High King who united Ireland against the Vikings

                              SHANNON International Airport

                              LIMERICK City and 800 year old KING JOHNS CASTLE: Explore 800 years of history brought to life in the imaginative historical exhibition, excavated pre-Norman houses, fortifications, siege mines, and the battlement walks.

                              Corofin Heritage & Professional GENEAOLOGY RESEARCH CENTRE where you can trace your ancestory

                              60 minutes to . . .

                              The BURREN & the CLIFFS of MOHER, two of Ireland's most famous landmarks and landscapes.

                              POULNABRONE DOLMEN (Portal Tomb): A prehistoric portal tomb, dating between 4200BC and 2900BC in the Burren.

                              LAHINCH Golf Club or surfing

                              GALWAY City: a thriving, bohemian, cultural city with labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and busy café & bar culture and the renowned Festival Capital of Ireland.

                              Important note: if you want to eat very well and not leave the house at all, we find a combination of Tesco online delivery service for everyday food, and visits to the house by Italian chef Enrico, suits us very well. Enrico will come to house and entertain you with his flamboyant style of authentic Italian cooking. As he says . . . 'like Mama does!' Ask us for menus or special requests.

                              When you stay in Glendree - you can do a lot - or you can do nothing at all!

                               

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                              • Open plan living - all warmth and light

                                Open plan living - all warmth and light

                              • No better place to do it . . . Loudons@Glendree

                                No better place to do it . . . Loudons@Glendree

                              • Original milk pails outside the converted dairy

                                Original milk pails outside the converted dairy

                              • Dining or lounging. . . the outside comes in . . .

                                Dining or lounging. . . the outside comes in . . .

                              • Our high spec kitchen - a cook's dream

                                Our high spec kitchen - a cook's dream

                              • Main BR - sleigh bed & wonderful tempur mattress

                                Main BR - sleigh bed & wonderful tempur mattress

                              • The old converted dairy - private and connected

                                The old converted dairy - private and connected

                              • Relax in a luxurious deep bubble bath

                                Relax in a luxurious deep bubble bath

                              • A few little extras . . . .

                                A few little extras . . . .

                              • Sunroom - and our favorite overstuffed sofa

                                Sunroom - and our favorite overstuffed sofa

                              • South-facing valley view - house to Slieve Aughty

                                South-facing valley view - house to Slieve Aughty

                              • Gym & office if you want to stay fit or in touch

                                Gym & office if you want to stay fit or in touch

                              • Our home nestled on the side of the mountain

                                Our home nestled on the side of the mountain

                              • Lunch on the terrace - enjoying an East Clare view

                                Lunch on the terrace - enjoying an East Clare view

                              • Our country home - the old and the new!

                                Our country home - the old and the new!

                              • Great for entertaining - the kitchen is central!

                                Great for entertaining - the kitchen is central!

                              • Kitchen opens to conservatory full of sun & plants

                                Kitchen opens to conservatory full of sun & plants

                              • Richly-coloured, hand-crafted hanging in bedroom

                                Richly-coloured, hand-crafted hanging in bedroom

                              • Lounge in the split-level 'dairy' conversion

                                Lounge in the split-level 'dairy' conversion

                              • Twin room - good for kids or grown-ups!

                                Twin room - good for kids or grown-ups!

                              • Ensuite to main bedroom - richly textured

                                Ensuite to main bedroom - richly textured

                              • Onto the terrace and a little alfresco dining

                                Onto the terrace and a little alfresco dining

                              • Local stone work everywhere - our court yard

                                Local stone work everywhere - our court yard

                              • or simply relax and enjoy . . .

                                or simply relax and enjoy . . .

                              €950 - €1,350 per week (EUR)
                              10

                              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

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                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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