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"For the second year running, we rented Ballyvara house for a group of 13 friends for the May Bank Holiday weekend. We had a fantastic and relaxing time here. The tennis courts had been redone as well as the five aside soccer pitch. All rooms were cosy and had Jacuzzi baths. The landlady left a beautiful welcome basket of homemade banana bread, coffee, brown bread and chocolates. The venue needs to be seen to be believed. Fantastic kitchen with every utensil imaginable and the options of two dining rooms. Great stay once again, we will return!"
Guest: RuthDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
"A group of 12 of us including 3 teenagers stayed here for three nights as a reunion. I was a bit nervous as I though 12 people staying in one house might be a bit difficult and cramped. However the place was fantastic. All the bedrooms were a great size and the kitchen and living room areas were huge. When we arrived the owners had the two stoves lighting so the place felt very warm and homely. It was spotlessly clean and was exactly as described in the literature. 5 minutes walk takes you into Ballyvaughan which has a number of really nice pubs and restaurants. We did a couple of longs walks in the areas around Fanore and the caves. Both were well marked and easy to follow. It was a really enjoyable couple of days. I have no hesitation in recommending both the house and the area."
Guest: MickeyGDate of Stay: October 2014Review Submitted: November 1, 2014
Five Stars Are Not Enough for this Spectacular House in this Spectacular Location!
"The Bridge House is warm, welcoming, comfortable and fully equiped. There are great views from every room. The bed rooms are all good size and the bathrooms are nicely appointed.
Five of us were here for a week (sadly only a week, but we plan on returning). After a day out exploring our group could prepare dinner and sit around the kitchen table talking, eating and enjoying the views. We then retired to the living room, a warm fire, share photos and enjoy the music provided and plan our next day.
Ana, the house caretaker, was kind and very helpful with all of our questions.
The house is in a good location for exploring (or to just stay put and relax...think about curling up with a good book, a cup of tea and a fire).
The local pub, O'Donohues, is a quick walk away. They have the best Guiness pour, fish and chips and staff (yes, we did a comparison of several other acclaimed pubs in the area).
Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher and the fairy boats to the Aran Islands are about 1/2 hour drive. Galway is about 1-1/2 hour away. The Burren Perfumery on the way to Galway was a pleasent stop.
Walkers, hikers and rock climbers will love the Burren. A good read on the area is Tony Kirby's "The Burren and Aran Islands, A Walking Guide". He also gives walking tours of the Burren. We booked a private tour with him and consider it one of the best things we did on our trip.
GPS will be somewhat helpfull getting from Shannon Airport to Fanore and will help navigate the "round abouts" which can be confusing. GPS has its limitations, don't count on it exclusively. If you do get lost, the people are great, friendly and helpful."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 13, 2014
"Frank and Marian have a wonderful cottage! And they are just the sweetest people you could ever hope to meet. The views of the village and ocean from the cottage are simple breathtaking. My husband and I went there for our honeymoon with the only plan that Doolin would be our starting point. Marian was super and gave us really great advice as to where to spend our days for an authentic and fun experience. As well as how to avoid tourist traps. I highly suggest eating at the Roadford House. The food is to die for! Frank is a fantastic chef! The cottage was a great place as a central point for driving all around the county. You can find something to do everyday. It was an amazing experience that we hope to repeat in the future."
Guest: Samantha N.Date of Stay: September 2014Review Submitted: November 3, 2014