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Gentian Cottage Watch Long Sunsets with Panoramic View of the Ocean Below

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    There are a selection of Kids movies, colouring books, board games, deck of cards, colouring pencils and crayons, toddler toys....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Ground floor bedroom: 1 king

    ensuite with walk in shower, toilet and basin...moreless

  • Bedroom 2 first floor: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    ensuite with shower toilet and basin...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 first floor: 1 king, 1 queen

    ensuite with jett tub, shower, toilet and basin...moreless

  • All beds are Super King Size comfortable beds and 1 Queen size bed and a cot for baby....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • 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
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    See the Connemara Mountains across the bay and the rugged burren landscape on our doorstep where you can hike till your hearts content climbing through that barron beautiful place....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic view of the Ocean, Long sunsets...moreless

  • Water View:

    See the crystal clear water of the Atlantic Ocean while the Sun dances across its waves....moreless

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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Initial supply of turf provided. More can be purchased if needed...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Oil central heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    for 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    mobile phone use...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Hand towel and bath towel provided per person...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Is a pay as you use unit. works very effficiently...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    tea, coffee, salt, pepper, Sugar, spices, coffee filters, herbal teas....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    in family bedroom with king and queen size beds...moreless



Write a review 5
from 48 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$706 $2,607

Changeover Day: Saturday

May and June
Apr 29 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$788 $2,716

Changeover Day: Saturday

July and August
Jul 1 - Sep 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$951 $3,477

Changeover Day: Saturday

Sep 2 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay

$760 $2,825

Changeover Day: Saturday

October & November
Oct 1 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$652 $1,956
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Utilities are an additional charge - these are your oil and electricity usage which are meter read during your stay and charged on usage only on the providers rate. No surcharge applies.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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64 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
1500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel
7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Doolin Ferry to Aran Islands
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
39 Kilometres
Nearest Train
39 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

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 and the cottage is situated half way up the hill 5th house on the right hand side.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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 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.

Why the Owner Chose Clare, Co. Clare, Ireland:
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.

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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • Gentian Cottage

    Gentian Cottage

  • Sunroom


  • Bedroom ensuite

    Bedroom ensuite

  • Ground floor bedroom ensuite

    Ground floor bedroom ensuite

  • Doonagore Tower overlooking Doolin

    Doonagore Tower overlooking Doolin

  • Fanore coastline

    Fanore coastline

  • Queen of the castle

    Queen of the castle

  • spring time

    spring time

  • Stone walls everywhere!

    Stone walls everywhere!

  • kitchen / dining area

    kitchen / dining area

  • Open Fire

    Open Fire

  • Living Room at Gentian Cottage

    Living Room at Gentian Cottage

  • View of Connemara mountains from Gentian Cottage

    View of Connemara mountains from Gentian Cottage

  • View from Cottage of Ballinalacken Castle

    View from Cottage of Ballinalacken Castle

  • View of Galway bay from Gentian Cottage

    View of Galway bay from Gentian Cottage

  • avenue of Ballinalacken Castle

    avenue of Ballinalacken Castle

  • A watchful eye from the neighbours

    A watchful eye from the neighbours

  • Front door of Gentian Cottage

    Front door of Gentian Cottage

VRBO #214835

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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