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

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Last updated: 10/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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

                Ensuite to main BR...moreless

              • 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

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

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Luxury

                  Attractions

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

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain
                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

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

                  Kitchen

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

                  Outside

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

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          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:

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                          Last updated: 10/13/2014
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                          Location

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

                          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)
                          12

                          4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 12

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