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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Doolin House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Elizabeth Lynch
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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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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Thatched Roof, Elegant Cottage in Doolin, Spectacular Views, Tranquil
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 46 reviews
5

Darling Cottage, Lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the thatched cottage in Doolin. We stayed a few nights in Dublin and three nights here. It was the perfect retreat from the city. Great location close to the Cliffs of Moher. We ate at several of the little cafes in town and at a couple of the pubs in the evenings. The home was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. From the sitting area in the home there is a beautiful view of the ocean and a charming castle tower. We were temped to cancel the rest of our Ireland plans and stay here for the remainder of our time. Charming! Delightful!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Heaven, Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this cottage and can't wait to go back! It was so spacious, yet had a cozy feeling. It is stocked with everything you may need to make you feel like it's your home away from home. While we were there I inquired about staying longer because we just did not want to leave. The views of the castle and the ocean are breathtaking. It's the perfect location to explore Doolin, the Cliffs, The Burren, The Aran islands etc. The best part was coming back home to this amazing cottage after a long day of touring around. We used it as our home base for 3 nights while we explored the county Clare.

I went with my two kids, ages 8 and 10 and they already say they can't wait to go back again next year. They loved walking out the front and back doors to the beautiful landscape where they could say hello to our neighbors the cows. They also loved having their own rooms and bathrooms.

Can't say enough great things about this cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Spectacular Perch and Home for Our Family

  • 5 of 5

As others have noted, the view is spectacular. I could have watched it all day and it only got better if the weather changed as it made a storm or rough surf fascinating. On clear nights, the stars were amazing. The house was perfect for our family of four, with room for a few more. Three nice bathrooms. Beautifully decorated with cozy Irish touches, many local books, music, fireplace, games. We did not try the stove and really, just used the teapot and toaster and dishwasher, but the kitchen was fully equipped and there were even a few coolers and picnic baskets, hairdryer, fan, rain gear available, which we did not need. Location was perfect for visits to pubs of Doolin, Aran Islands, which we loved, Cliffs of Moher and drives to local towns. There are groceries a few miles in either direction to support our new two scone a day habit. Wifi worked fine, which the teenagers wanted, and all was quiet, simple and relaxing. The most excitement we had was when a local herding dog ran through the yard and we tried to pet him and he ran away. So we visited the cows nearby. We loved O'Connor's pub food and ate there two nights in a row. We didn't need any help or maintenance but there was a book with detailed instructions and a caretaker available. Everything was clean and bright! Perfect! Wish we were there now! Would love to return and have already sent the listing to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage, Spectacular Views, Quiet, cozy & Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband, sister and I stayed at the Elegant Cottage in Doolin from August 17-24. We went back to Ireland for a family wedding in Liscannor & reception at the Doolin Hotel. When we checked into the cottage we were overwhelmed by the beauty inside & outside. It was decorated beautifully and was clean & tidy. The views from the sun room looking out to the Atlantic Ocean and Doonagore Castle are spectacular. The bed in the Master bedroom was very comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked. The stove was fabulous. I hosted a dinner one night for all my Irish cousins & cooked tacos for 40 people. ( I am known for my tacos in California) I would recommend this home to my friend's & family. We all agree the Cottage in Doolin was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. Thank you , Elizabeth Lynch..Love, Pat, Richard & Maureen..California

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Views, Comfort, and Tranquility in Doolin

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfectly wonderful house for my three friends and me as we celebrated a very special birthday. We felt so lucky to have found such a beautiful, well-maintained home with such dramatic views and masses of flowers blooming all around. We loved the curved sitting room but since it was chilly, we spent most mornings and evenings by the fire in the cozy living room. We were delighted by the Aga-style stove since my British friends have told me stories about them for years, but in the end we didn't try it out since the owner had thoughtfully provided a counter-top burner that suited our cooking needs just fine.

We walked into Doolin twice just for fun (2 miles or so) and took the ferry one day to the nearest Aran Island. Fantastic location. You can't go wrong if you choose this home for your vacation in Doolin.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful home, inside and out. Breathtaking loca

  • 5 of 5

Four of us found our experience in this wonderful home to be perfect and we would definitely rate it with 5 stars. The view of course is breathtaking, and the house was a natural fit with its surroundings. The decor is tasteful , comfortable , and very welcoming. Everything was very clean and tidy, and we had everything we needed upon arrival.

We found the temperature inside quite comfortable, and on the nights that had a bit of chill, we happily sat by the fire.

I have recommended the cottage to many friends who are planning to go to that area.The guest book was so full of entries, all complimentary, there wasn't room for us to write !

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Doolin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Christmas Season
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$250
 

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Amenities

Doolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • 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
  • Books for Adults
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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