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Atop the Cliffs of Moher, with Ocean Views, Aran Island

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms each with two twin beds, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Be our guest in an award winning (Irish Architects, Best Cottage Design, 1991) traditional Irish cottage high atop the Cliffs of Moher, overlooking Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Atlantic Ocean. The original structure was a flagstone house built in the early 1800’s and abandoned as a dwelling in the 1850’s during the famine. From there it fell into ruin until the current cottage was built in 1991 using the stones from the original building.

The cottage is beautifully decorated with Irish antiques and all the modern amenities (with the exception of a television) to make for an enjoyable, relaxing stay. Curl up in front of one of two turf (peat) burning fires with one of the many books on Irish history, art, culture and literature. Or explore the rural, west coast region of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way with its many cliffs, beaches, farms, forests, caves and ruins to experience. The owners leave nothing to chance and provide their guests with extras such as boots, wax jackets, wool sweaters, backpacks, binoculars, riding hats so that every activity is within reach. Hiking, beach combing, cycling, horseback riding, spelunking, bird watching, fishing and golfing are just some of many activities to choose among.

At the end of the day, Doolin Pubs await the tired with lively music, good food and a pint or two.

The cottage has four bedrooms, all en-suite, with twin beds in each. So what will it be? A family trip to explore your Irish roots, a girls getaway or a guys golf trip, talking business over golf at Lahinch, Doonbeg and Ballybunion?

Fly overnight into Shannon Airport and be at the cottage within an hour.

More Details

Owner
Ben Stacks and Kim O'Connor
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Amenities

Doolin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Downstairs bathrooms have shower stalls and upstairs bathrooms have bathtubs with handheld shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • All bedrooms have two twin beds and their own bathrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

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Atop the Cliffs of Moher, with Ocean Views, Aran Island
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 54 reviews
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Beyond Breathtaking...

  • 5 of 5

The cottage continues to call us back - this was our fourth stay in the past three years! We absolutely love it here! The views are absolutely breathtaking - and sunsets over the cliffs are stunning! While it’s a great base to explore the west, we prefer to stay local (Doolin, Lahinch, Liscannor) and enjoy the spectacular views, the walks to the cliffs, and the many comforts of the cottage. The cottage itself is so charming and authentic and beyond comfortable. It has everything you need or want (I especially love the library full of Irish books - makes for great reading by the fireplace). The recent upgrades are wonderful - especially the kitchen! The cottage is truly a piece of heaven! I wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else - it truly makes for an authentic and idyllic Irish vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home on the Cliffs of Moher and over-looking the Aran Islands

  • 5 of 5

Great experience once again. The house is in great shape and the new kitchen is a nice upgrade.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and location where wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The house is located on a hill about 1500 feet from the cliffs. Waking up and seeing that view is great.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing / Wonderful / Stunning

  • 5 of 5

If you’re planning on staying at the Cliffs of Moher, do not look any further. This charming cottage has the look and atomosphere of the old days but with all the modern amenities. The cottage is literally on top of the cliffs.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Views and Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this amazing house during a very windy few days in April. The house was so warm and inviting. My husband and I just sat by the back window and admired the views while our kids played chess. It was a great place for wonderful family times. We all played Scrabble in front of the fire place, in one of the most inviting interiors I have ever enjoyed on a vacation. There was a wide selection of rain jackets and Wellington boots for exploring the cliffs which were just steps away. We went for a Ferry ride to the Cliffs of Moher and it was such a hoot to see the cottage from the Ferry. We would stay here again and again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location and Views

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved every minute in this cottage. The views of the Atlantic and the Cliffs of Moher were fantastic. You can enjoy hiking from the property to the Cliffs or take a short drive. The house has had numerous updates but retains the charm with numerous antiques. The kitchen is well appointed and there are plenty of games and books to read. We would love to return and stay longer to enjoy this special place. Make sure to bring provisions with you from larger town as local store is limited.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Shannon International Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Doolin
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Lahinch
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lahinch
Car: necessary

This rural part of Ireland is deceiving. Upon first glance it may seem there is not a lot to do when in reality it is alive with more activities than one can fit into just one vacation. The basket over the phone is teeming with brochures of all the many local activities. Some of our favorite things to do are as follows:

• The Lahinch Golf Course is one of the great links courses in the world, so don’t miss it. It may be tough to get a tee time in the summer, so plan as far in advance as possible. The great course is called the Old Course. The Castle Course is across the street and easier to get on. It’s not much of a track but will do in a pinch. Ballybunion and Doonbeg are also just a short drive away.

• There are two nearby par-three courses, one just between Lahinch and Liscannor, the other in Doolin on the road to the ferry pier. There are many great hikes and walks, especially in the Burren. There are various maps and walking guides in the bookshelves, just right of the southern window.

• A leisurely drive through the Burren should include a visit to The Burren Centre, Kilfenora Cathedral and Crosses and a visit to Poulnabrone Dolmen. A guided tour is worth the effort. Call Mary Howard at 065 707 6100.

• The Doolin Cave is well worth a visit to see one of the world’s largest stalactites. Ailwee Cave is also an interesting visit. If only seeing one cave, make it The Doolin Cave.

• There is regular ferry service to each of the Aran Islands from Doolin pier from a variety of competing companies. On each island you can chose to hike, bike or take a horse drawn wagon tour. On a rough day it is sheer misery to cross to the Islands so only consider going on a nice day. Also consider a boat tour of the cliffs.

• The local pubs usually have good Irish music. You cannot go wrong with grabbing a pint at the Doolin pubs- McDermotts, McGanns and O’Connors after a dinner at home or out.

• Pat Sweeney is a local farmer who conducts an unforgettable Doolin Cliff Walk. The tour commences outside O’Connor’s Pub each morning at 10 am. Private tours that begin at the house can be arranged as well. Pat is extremely knowledgeable about the landscape, history and culture of the area and is a truly lovely person to spend time with.

• Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is fun with children. The castle is in sound condition and the theme village around it provides wonderful examples of the homes people lived in through out the area. The same can be said for a guided tour of Craggaunowen.

• Peter Williams runs the Mountain View Horse Riding Center in Lisdoonvarna. He can take you on one or two hour treks through the Lisdoonvarna countryside and, like Pat, is a pleasure to meet and get to know.

• Lahinch is a wonderful town for a stroll along the water front and shopping for Irish sweaters, pottery, jewelry and art. Doolin also has lovely shops for finding gifts for family back home.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $91.51

For stays less than one week, we charge an additional $90 housekeeping fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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