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Charming,Comfortable, Sea-Side Heritage House at Foot of Burren Nature Reserve

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Fanore Lodge with Caher River in the foreground & Slieve Elva in the background


Last updated: 02/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, living room with piano, separate kitchen, sleeps 5

Fanore Lodge is nestled between the sea and Slieve Elva, set amid the wonders of Burren flora and its unique geology, offering views of the sea and the long sandy beach, three minutes from Fanore Lodge. There is a local surf school operating from the beach. The Caher River runs by the door, and the soothing sounds of water on rock can be heard from the house. Fanore Lodge is at the foot of the Caher Valley Nature Reserve. The Caher Valley and Caher River probably take their names from the fact that there are so many ring forts or cahers in the immediate vicinity. The house is ideally situated at the starting point of many hiking routes.

The house is protected as a historical structure and has been sympathetically and attractively furnished and decorated according to the period in which it was built. The owner is fond of art and there are paintings and prints of well known artists throughout the house and many images of the Burren.

Amenities: WIFI connection
Kitchen, sitting room, bathroom,
3 bedrooms, (1 Super King, 1 double, 1 single)
Satellite television & DVD, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, electric shower, oil -fired central heating.

There is a large library of books and music available for guests use, including books on the Burren and walking routes in the area. There is an open fire and piano in the sitting room.

A welcome pack of local produce and fire pack is included for guests. All household linens provided.

Secluded garden with garden furniture and sea views. Roofed terraced area with barbeque for outdoor dining. Off road car parking
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, Gaelic/Irish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • electric shower

Other Amenities

  • Fanore Lodge is a historic but comfortable house in an area of great scenic hill and coastal beauty in the center of an area with a network of wonderful pedestrian walks called green roads which bring walkers into the heart of the Burren landscape. Cycling,,watersports and horseriding also available locally....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    includes MP3 Dock...moreless

  • Games:

    scrabble, monopoly, cards, chess and drafts Body boards in shed for beach....moreless

  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    multichannel television stations...moreless

  • Toys:

    soft toys and croquet set. fishing nets and bucket and spades...moreless

  • Video Library


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


  • Bay/Sound
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    There is a long sandy beach 3 minutes from Fanore Lodge which is popular with swimmers. Aloha Surf Schools also operates from the beach. Fanore gets its name from the Irish Fána Óir (Golden Slope) or Fáinne Óir (Golden Ring) which refers to the beach and its golden sand....moreless

  • Beach View:

    sea views from front of house...moreless

  • Mountain:

    The House lies beneath Slieve Elva. There are numerous hiking routes in the area, one of which winds over the top of the mountain, there are marvellous views from the top....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Burren mountain view from rear of house...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The house is a stones throw from the beach. The main routes to and from Fanore are coastal roads. The views on the coast road from Fanore to Ballyvaughan never fail to lift the heart....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    From rooms at front of house...moreless

  • River:

    The Caher River runs directly by the door at Fanore Lodge, the splash and gurgle of water on rock is our delightful musical accompaniment. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    'Fanore is a small seaside village on the north west coast of County Clare Ireland. It has a fine long beach and extensive sand dune system. It is a popular swimming place. The Caher River (the only river in the Burren to flow its entire course above ground) enters the sea here. This river travels down the Caher valley which is one of the Burren's finest sites for observing true Burren scenery as well as Burren Flora and geology.A small road runs along it course down the valley, which makes a fantastic route for a cycle or even better a hike.' (From ) 'The Burren is a limestone plateau occupying an area of over 100 square miles in North Clare. It is an area of scenic attractions where stone-grey hills and the valleys beneath reveal many prehistoric remains. The unfolding layers of limestone form terraces on the slopes of the hills and the area has been described as a 'lunar' landscape.' (From Shannon Region Trails) ...moreless

  • Village:

    There is a post-office/ general store, a traditional pub which serves good reasonably priced food and a cafe which features mediterranean food and operates a bike hire service....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large table with 6 dining chairs. Also large dining table with 6 chairs in veranda....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    electric tumble dryer costs included in rental...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    oil-fired central heating included in price plus open fire in sitting room if guests desire....moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    good quality linen on all beds...moreless

  • Living Room:

    comfortable living room with popen fire as well as central heating radiator. Books, dvd's, cd's,and board games. Music system which includes docking pad for ipods etc. Books , walking guides of area....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking in the grounds for 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    good quality towels and beach towles also...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    washing powders also provided for guests...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    2 cafetieres and one coffee pot for stove...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    all necessary cooking utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    well equipped with dishes, glasses, pots and pans, baking utensils etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    dishwasher tablets provided...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    picnic basket and utensils...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    fridge in Kitchen and also large freezer in veranda...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas stove with 4 rings, oven and grill...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn chairs and small tables for outdoor seating...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large gas fired Barbeque in Veranda/patio plus outdoor table and seating in this area also....moreless

  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    1 wetsuit for small adult!...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 59 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn /Winter
Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$741 $2,116
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fanore Lodge is more furnished and better equipped than many rental homes and I would like guests to enjoy and to respect the house and amenities!

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/17/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Nearest Golf
32 Miles
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Recommended

Stunning location in the heart of the Burren, a karst landscape of great natural beauty, richly endowed with rare botanical specimens including several varieties of wild orchids. Situated adjacent to the Caher Nature Reserve and the Burren National Park.

Fanore Lodge is nestled between Slieve Elva and the golden sandy beach of Fanore, (500 yards), which is safe for bathing and has a local surf school and Life Guards during summer months. There is a wide range of activities on the door step including sea angling at Blackhead, coastal and hill walking on marked green roads, loop walks, horseriding, golfing and cycling.This region is also full of opportunities for potholers as the area has a extensive network of underground caves.

Home to poets and artists, this inspirational landscape is rich in antiquities including prehistoric settlement and burial sites such as dolmens, cairns and ring forts as well as ruins of medieval monastic sites.

'The Caher Valley and Caher River probably take their names from the fact that there are so many ring forts or cahers in the immediate vicinity. Further up the valley, past the bridge, is a fulacht fiadh or cooking place to the south of the road.

Close to award winning sea food restaurants. North Clare is famous for its traditional music and many of the local pubs feature live music. Only a 15 minute drive to Doolin, renowned for Irish music. The Cliffs of Moher, one of the most popular Irish tourist attractions is also only 20 minutes away. The Aran Islands are a short cruise from Doolin and ferries run several times a day.

Fanore Lodge is a one hour drive to Galway; and during the summer months a fast speed ferry operates from Ballyvaughan to Galway.

Coole Park, to which WB Yeats was a frequent visitor, is 45 minutes drive and Doolin and Ailwee caves are just 20 minutes away.

Lahinch 18 Hole Championship Links Golf course is 30 minutes drive. Doonbeg, a Greg Norman Golf Course, European Golf Course of the year 2010, is only an hours drive away.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/17/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fanore Lodge with Caher  River in the foreground & Slieve Elva in the background

    Fanore Lodge with Caher River in the foreground & Slieve Elva in the background

  • Entrance Hallway

    Entrance Hallway

  • sitting room

    sitting room

  • upstairs landing

    upstairs landing

  • Extra Spacious bedroom with Super King

    Extra Spacious bedroom with Super King

  • Covered veranda at back of house

    Covered veranda at back of house

  • Back garden with Slieve Elva in the background

    Back garden with Slieve Elva in the background

  • Aloha Surf School operate from Fanore beach (3 mins from the house)

    Aloha Surf School operate from Fanore beach (3 mins from the house)

  • Cliffs of Moher only 25 minutes from Fanore Lodge (Photo: Discover Ireland)

    Cliffs of Moher only 25 minutes from Fanore Lodge (Photo: Discover Ireland)

  • Corcomroe Abbey

    Corcomroe Abbey

  • Fanore coastline at dusk

    Fanore coastline at dusk

  • Poll na mBrón (hole of sorrows) an ancient portal tomb in the Burren,

    Poll na mBrón (hole of sorrows) an ancient portal tomb in the Burren,

  • Fanore Lodge with Slieve Elva in the background

    Fanore Lodge with Slieve Elva in the background

  • Kitchen


  • bathroom with electric shower

    bathroom with electric shower

  • Double bedroom

    Double bedroom

  • Single room

    Single room

  • Corner of front garden with a sea view

    Corner of front garden with a sea view

  • Fanore Beach

    Fanore Beach

  • Blackhead lighthouse

    Blackhead lighthouse

  • Green Road

    Green Road

  • Burren Flora

    Burren Flora

  • Ailwee Caves (Photo: Ailwee Caves)

    Ailwee Caves (Photo: Ailwee Caves)

  • Burren flowers (Photo: Code Poet)

    Burren flowers (Photo: Code Poet)

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