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Thatched Roof, Elegant Cottage in Doolin, Spectacular Views, Tranquil

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms (one queen, two twin), 3 full baths, sleeps 6

This beautiful home in Doolin, Ireland was built in 1998 as a traditional, thatched-roof, Irish cottage and contains all modern amenities.

Each of the bedrooms is en suite, with antique pine furniture. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the two guest rooms each have twin beds. The master bath has a bathtub and shower. The house has wireless access.

The Great Room has a two story fireplace, conveniently gas fired. There is a panoramic conservatory with 180 degree views, including Cecil B. Demille sunsets.

The cottage is well planted with a berm to the west, giving privacy and a profusion of flowering plants.

The view from the house was featured in the September 2007 issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The striking Doonagore Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Ireland, is located immediately down the hill from the cottage and is framed by the conservatory windows. A round tower built c.1350, Doonagore Castle was entirely restored in 1975.

The cottage is surrounded by grazing cattle, lending another level of tranquility to the idyllic setting.

A circular driveway brings guests close to the front door, should there ever be inclement weather! We joke that our favorite occupation is sitting in the conservatory and watching the weather change.

When the cottage was being built, one of the builders suggested naming the cottage. He said we should name it Draiocht, which means a magical, marvelous place and it is.

More Details

Owner
Elizabeth Lynch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved it! I used to think the Oregon coast was about the prettiest spot of this earth, but not any more. We had he most beautiful weather - every day - and just loved staying in your beautiful home. And that stove of yours - awesome. I do all the cooking for our gang and that was the first item in your book that I studied. Our whole time in Ireland was great. The Doolin area was a high point - and we really enjoyed our boat trip out to Inis Oirr and the cliffs of moher, and the walking tour of the Burren with Shane. We also went to Dysert O'dea and then I studied your book of the Irish Round Towers. Awesome. What a view from your conservatory windows! Thanks again for allowing us to stay in your home. One day we hope to return.
May 2010
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Amenities

Doolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Thatched Roof, Elegant Cottage in Doolin, Spectacular Views, Tranquil
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 52 reviews
5

Excellently maintained home with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It's just a bit off the beaten path so there's little traffic, but really close to Doolin and convenient to the Cliffs of Moher and other features in the region. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and very well maintained. We highly recommend it for other travelers.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

what a great little cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect location for us and our travels. Loved the coziness of the place also. Cannot beat the view!! Made us want to stay a bit longer. We will hopefully be back again someday soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A stunning Irish country house with a fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

We had never stayed in a thatched roof house and This was spectacular !We were perched above the remains of the 14th century Doonagore Castle and sat each day in a beautifuly windowed room, looking at the castle,the ocean, and the Aran Islands. This great home is a two minute drive to Doolin, a folk music capitol There are three bed rooms , a lovely kitchen and four donkeys in our front yard Wonderful Irish books and music A great experience in Ireland!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cozy cottage in fairy tale setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay over a weekend a few weeks ago. The cottage is roughly 1 mile outside Doolin village, so it's not ideal for the pub crawling crowd, but for my family with 4 kids it was perfect. Comfortable beds, lovely decorations, beautiful sun/sitting room, and well-appointed kitchenette. Up on a hill overlooking Doonagore Castle, with fun donkeys in the field next door made it all pretty magical for children. (They were also happy with their other top priority: wi-fi!) The only negative was a minor snafu in getting into the cottage at our arrival. (Reservation via VRBO with off-site owner wasn't forwarded to the local Doolin property manager, so they weren't expecting us when we showed up to get keys. This was quickly sorted out, and while unit was cleaned, we had a nice dinner in town!)

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

The Lynch property was absolutely perfect. We couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations. The home had everything you could possibly need from extra linen to rain gear. The views were spectacular and we enjoyed our daily visits from the neighboring mules. It all added to the charm of this beautiful country.

The house is centrally located to many tourist destinations such as Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Caves, Aran Islands and local pubs playing Irish music.

While there we witnessed the most beautiful sunset overlooking Doonagore Castle and the Atlantic Ocean.

Of our 10 day journey this was by far our favorite place. Looking forward to returning soon

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at this gorgeous home. It perfectly suited our family of 5 and easily could have fit more people. The house was obviously designed with such care, both in its layout and its spectacular views overlooking Doonagore Castle and the ocean. The beds were the most comfortable we slept in on our entire trip. We walked down to the cliffs at sunset, ran along the Burren Way in the morning, and enjoyed good food and good live music at McDermott's Pub in Doolin. We highly recommend this place and would love to return someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Doolin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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