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Family friendly home to watch long sunsets over Ocean & Burren & FREE WIFI

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

If its Ocean views and Long sunsets that make your holiday special reserve Gentian Cottage it has it all in abundance. Tastefully furnished with all modern conveniences . Full Ocean views from every room in the cottage, traditional open peat fire, 360 degree views from Sunroom of the Ocean, Aran Islands and Galway bay , Connemara 12 Pins. Cottage is on the "Green Road" hiking route which stretches for 40km throughout the Burren. Welcome pack on arrival. Towels and linens provided. Complimentary tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century as its closed to the public a tour can be arranged.

Three large sunny bedrooms all ensuite . Large fully equipped kitchen open plan dining and sitting area with a large peat fire and a Sunroom with 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape.

Blue Flag beaches, such as Fanore and Lahinch are all within a 10 minute drive and there is also an abundance of attractions to see such as The Cliffs of Moher, ferry to Aran Islands, Doolin Cave and of course the Wild Atlantic Way walking route.

Doolin village which is famous for its traditional Irish music and amazing restaurants and ' Creamy pints of Guinness' is just 2 miles from the cottage and Lisdoonvarna village famous for is Sulphur Baths and sulphur water and also for its "Matchmaking Festival" is only 2 miles the opposite direction.

As you can see Gentian Cottage is a perfect holiday home of choice and we will ensure that you will have a holiday to remember. We are always available for questions or information, our priority is YOU!

We also provide a complimentary private tours of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to late 13th early 14th Century. (Situated about 800 yards from Cottage)

Keywords: Cottage, Ocean, Castle, Aran Islands, Doolin Cave, Doolin Village, Irish Music, Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic way

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Clare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Respect contents and property.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , full bathroom in groun floor off the kitchen Dining room
  • Ground floor full bathroom off kitchen living room area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 king , ensuite with walk in shower, toilet and basin
    Bedroom 2 first floor - 1 king , 1 baby crib , ensuite with shower toilet and basin
    Bedroom 3 first floor - 1 king , 1 queen , ensuite with jett tub, shower, toilet and basin
  • All beds are Super King Size comfortable beds and 1 Queen size bed and a cot for baby.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A complimentary tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century as its closed to the public a tour can be arranged if interested.


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Family friendly home to watch long sunsets over Ocean & Burren & FREE WIFI
average rating of 4.983051 based on 60 reviews
Camp Creek, WV


  • 5 of 5

My third time at Gentian Cottage. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Ireland! Cozy, gorgeous views, quiet, relaxing, and Ann is simply the best in the world!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cant waite to return

  • 5 of 5

Gentian cottage is everything i asked for and more. Perfect location surperb cottage views are simply sublime. Hosts are always on hand if needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and host

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 spent a week at Gentian Cottage and loved it. The home is beautiful, well appointed, and was fully equipped to accommodate our 17 month old. Ann was extremely helpful in securing a baby stroller for us and answering our endless questions. The cottage is a short drive to Doolin and Lisdoonvarna. Views are incredible from every room.

If you stay in the area and can complete a strenuous hike, I highly recommend the 5 mile cliff walk led by Pat Sweeney. It was the highlight of our trip and the absolute best views of the cliffs of Moher. We also really enjoyed our day trip to the Aran Islands. The food and live music in the local pubs is superb.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

The house was just what we wanted. Ann was friendly and warm and made sure that we had everything we needed. She made us feel like family. We had a wonderful week at this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabalous property a hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Gentian Cottage is truly a wonderful place to stay . Attention to detail great location for seeing ireland . The views are amazing and the sunsets are beyond belief. If your lucky to reserve a week here you will be in heaven . Furnished to a very high standard with all modern conveniences. Large comfortable beds with ensuite bathrooms .Photos on the website do not do it justice .Will definately be back..

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect location for a vacation on the west coast of Ireland

  • 5 of 5

This house was better than advertised. The house was very clean and everything seemed to be new. The three bedrooms were all large and all had full baths. There were two comfortable living spaces, one near the fireplace and one in the sun room. Each morning we woke up looking out at the Burren and the Atlantic Ocean. A fantastic and relaxing location. The owner of the house was extremely nice and very helpful. You will not be disappointed renting the Gentian Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann O'Callaghan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Ann O'Callaghan

I am living in this area for the last 25 years and grew up in Kilfenora only 10 miles from here went to the local Secondary School in Liscoonvarna . I married my husband Colin in 1995 where we now work on the family farm. We have 3 gorgeous boys. Colin was born in this area and truly loves living here as we all do its very special and we love to welcome guests to our cottage so they may experience a bit of Heaven on earth. We are always close by to assist in anyway and to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay

Ann O'Callaghan purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Ann O'Callaghan chose Clare

For amazing views Central location , hiking walking and getting away from it all a holiday to remember for you and your family

We are always nearby to lend a hand or give advice on best things to do. Complimentary hi speed wifi is available

We built this property in 2004 and then decided to rent it out to people so they can experience this beauty we see every day.

What makes this cottage unique

Its the long colourful sunsets that truly take your breath away, its hard to believe the mixture of colours you see from the cottage. You just want it to last forever its truly magical.

Complimentary hi speed Wifi is available

While staying at the cottage we provide a complimentary tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century as its closed to the public a tour can be arranged when you get here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The setting is sublime, the views breathtaking, the cottage is

cozy and perfect and your welcome package after a long drive

was very much appreciated.
Nov 2009
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1500 Metres
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Doolin Ferry to Aran Islands
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
39 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
39 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Gentian Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
The Great Stalactite
Car: recommended

Our cottage is just off the R477 (Coast road to Fanore) Just past Ballinalacken Castle Hotel gates on your right hand side take the first road past the the gates on Right hand side and the cottage is situated half way up the hill 5th house on the right hand side.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Electricity and Oil are charged per use for your stay. Saturday is the usual change over but arrangements may be made for other days if necessary and possible. There is much less leniency during high season. A discount is available on 2 or more week booking. We regret that in order to maintain a high standard for our guests we cannot accept pets or smoking in the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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