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

(24 Reviews)

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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View
  • Rural

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove:

    Two peat/coal burning fire places...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Binoculars
  • Golf Clubs
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$226
$1,490

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping $86.07
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Shannon International Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Doolin
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lahinch
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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Photos

  • Cottage at Lough South

    Cottage at Lough South

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining rooom

    Dining rooom

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Newly painted, flowers in bloom

    Newly painted, flowers in bloom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Loft bedroom

    Loft bedroom

  • View of Galway Bay from house

    View of Galway Bay from house

  • Sunset on a clear night

    Sunset on a clear night

  • Neighbors

    Neighbors

  • The Cliffs in front of the cottage

    The Cliffs in front of the cottage

  • Living room from loft bedroom

    Living room from loft bedroom

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Downstairs bathroom

    Downstairs bathroom

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Loft bedroom

    Loft bedroom

  • Loft bedroom bathroom

    Loft bedroom bathroom

  • Looking toward Doolin

    Looking toward Doolin

  • Stone wall surrounds property

    Stone wall surrounds property

  • Irish lasses enjoying a rainbow.

    Irish lasses enjoying a rainbow.

VRBO #266857

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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