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Tranquil Setting for Wonderful Holiday

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom 3 en-suites, (Sleeps 8)

This house stands on 1 acre of lawn dotted with trees and shrubs. There is a wonderful little stream running at the end of the back garden - the ideal place to spend some 'quiet time' under the large over-hanging trees and listen to the stream. We have installed a bench and table on the river-side deck, for ease of reading the daily newspaper, an interesting book or just having a cup of coffee.

The house is within easy walking distance of the village where there is a number of small restaurants, one hotel and some pubs, where, on occasion,during the season, there are Irish music sessions.

There is a wonderful extensive playground in the village park for children, also an exercise area for the 'not so young'! The park, known as Inis Cealtra, has a wonderful maze which is fun for everyone, and very informative.

The marina is overlooked by the park and easily accessible and local boats and operators are available for exploring the beautiful lake. There is also a safe sandy area next to the marina for swimming.

Lough Derg is one of the largest lakes in Ireland - famous for it's May Fly fishing and, for those eager fishermen and fisherwomen there are boats for hire in the marina.

The oldest monastic settlement in Ireland, on Holy Island, is a short 10 min. boat ride away and well worth a visit. For those who do not favour getting there themselves there are regular boat trips available from the marina which is a short distance from the house.

Mountshannon is home, quite famously, to the White Tailed Eagle. With luck the birds can be viewed from the specially constructed 'hide'. Something to be seen in Mountshannon only.

Within 15 min drive you have East Clare Golf Club, ideal for golfing enthusiasts, and for the less enthusiastic there is fun to be had at the 9-hole pitch and put course which is even closer to the village.

The house is newly built, very comfortable, large rooms, well lit inside and out, and has 'wrap-around' deck to enjoy outdoor living.

Wildlife abounds in the fields surrounding the house and gardens, we have had visits from some deer lately, have spied hawks and many other species of the feathered kind, not to mention the odd rabbit or hedgehog. None of the above can be guaranteed, however, they have been seen!!

This is an ideal base for touring the South West of Ireland, 60 mins will get you to Galway, or to the sandy beaches of Lahinch,Spanish Point and many more. Limerick city is approx. 40 mins and the journey takes you through the charming towns of Killaloe and Ballina, well worth a visit. I could wax lyrical on all that is to be seen but the best way is to come and see for


Co Clare has approx 100 miles of coast, part of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way. It is just in excess of an hour's drive from Mountshannon.

The house is approx. 45 mins. from Shannon Airport and there are several flights to and from London daily from Shannon.

There are also several flights direct from the Shannon and, if you are beginning to organise your vacation and have not yet booked your travel arrangements we would recommend flying to Shannon Airport, life is much slower there than the hectic pace in Dublin yet it has all the amenities you could wish for.

This is an ideal destination for anyone seeking to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busier Irish resorts and escape to a more secluded region where tradition and warm hospitality are a way of life.

We look forward to having you visit, if that is your wish.

Keywords: Large house on landscaped property.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About The Owner

We are a retired couple who enjoy travelling, gardening and keeping our properties in good shape.

Why The Owner chose County Clare

We actually built this property because of the location, it is just 500 yds off the main road yet, when in the house or gardens one feels 'away from it all'! There is a wonderful little stream running at the bottom of the garden with large trees overhanging it, the perfect place to sit and enjoy a peaceful relaxing time.

What makes this house unique

Again, we relax completely when in our property in Mountshannon - it is the ideal get-away from it all place.


Mountshannon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size Bed (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Tranquil Setting for Wonderful Holiday
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
United Kingdom

Jewel in the Crown!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Pine Ridge twice. Firstly for two weeks in 2015 and returning in 2016 for two months as we enjoyed it so much 

The house is large and roomy for larger families or just a couple like us. We brought our family over from the UK for the weekend it was extremely comfortable for as all. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could wish for. Pine Ridge is really a home from home.The garden is large and delightful with a patio for outside dining and sun loungers for relaxing. A lovely area at the bottom of the property overlooks the brook which runs into the lough, great for a Guinness or a glass of wine. If the weather is inclement the cosy lounge has a great wood burning stove.

 Within walking distance of three pubs a bistro and the local hotel Mountshannon is set in beautiful countryside with plenty of interesting places to visit. Dont miss the daily boat trips to St Patrick's Purgatory an ancient pilgrims site on Station Island in Lough Derg. There is a beautiful walk from the house to Lough Derg for that leasurley evening stroll. 

The jewel in the crown is the owner's Louise and Shaun who are warm and lovely people. They could not be more helpful and were the perfect hosts. 

We have rented a number of properties in the West of Ireland and this is without doubt the best.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for such wonderful comments. I have to say, it is easy to be nice to nice people. It was a pleasure to make your acquaintance and to know that you enjoyed staying in Pine Ridge. Hopefully we will meet again sometime in the future, in the meantime we wish you both, and your family, all the very best in the future.
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four arrived looking forward to a couple of weeks in Ireland free from stress, phones, doorbells and people's problems. Indeed, Sean and Louise provided us with a beautiful "home" away from home and we enjoyed their hospitable presence. I will never forget our experience in Ireland and our respite in their beautiful home. I highly recommend this vacation rental for those who need to get away for a good quiet rest and a desire to drive to sights on their own.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you all enjoyed your stay in Pine Ridge and that it gave you the "peace and quiet" that you needed. We wish you all all the very best for the future and hope to see you if and when you visit our shores again! Sean and Louise.
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Perfection in Mountshannon!

  • 5 of 5

Pine Ridge is a very comfortable, well equipped house in a spectacular setting. It had everything we needed and more, with plenty of comfortable bedding, towels, household sundries such as laundry detergent, and even some breakfast staples and treats. In fact, when we arrived exhausted and hungry after our long flight, Sean and Louise were there to greet us and immediately set about cooking us a lovely breakfast (not part of the standard service, I'm sure)! We sat and visited with them for well over an hour, getting their input on sights to see in the area and were highly entertained with Sean's stories. When we told them of some difficulty with our rental car, Sean took it for a drive, decided it wasn't right, and called the rental agency to arrange for a replacement car. Over the course of our stay, we bothered the Corcorans with a few other health-related issues, and they were always cheerful and exceedingly helpful. Louise even got on the phone late one night to make a doctor's appointment for us! To say that they went above and beyond is an understatement, and judging by other reviews, they make it a habit to treat all of their guests like family. If our stay at Pine Ridge had not included any interaction with the hosts themselves, we would have been more than satisfied with the lovely accommodations, but meeting Sean and Louise (and some of their family members) was a true highlight of our trip. We would recommend this beautiful house to anyone visiting the area and would give it many more stars if we could! Thank you Sean and Louise for your kindness and for making our first trip to Ireland positively perfect! xo

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a glowing review, we really appreciate it. We were very glad to help in any way we could and were so pleased when the health issues got sorted. We couldn't let you drive a defective vehicle, had to get that seen to for your safety and for your enjoyment of Ireland! Sincerely hope you return one day when we can meet up again. Every best wish to you all.
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We found a home here!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived and Louise and Sean were at the house to meet us and it was lovely. They were so wonderful that we were sad to see them leave and hoping that one day they would open a B and B so we could spend more time with them! They even setup a special birthday dinner for a 70th birthday and it was amazing and a once in a lifetime birthday celebration. We were even blown away when Sean had us follow him to the location so we wouldn't get lost and then showed up after to help us make it home. They even helped us figure out how to get a new tire for the car rental when we blew a tire. I wish there were more owners like them. The house was big enough for our group and having everyone have a private bathroom was an over the moon luxury we were so happy to see! I would recommend this house without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jackie, Thank you so much for your kind words, they really are appreciated. We were so glad to be able to help with the problem with the tire and it was an absolute pleasure to arrange the 70th birthday outing, I hope it will leave many happy memories for you all, especially you, Donna. It was our pleasure to have you stay in Pine Ridge and we hope, someday in the future, that we will all meet again. Sincere thanks, Sean and Louise.
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Best home away from home one could hope for!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Louise and Sean for making our vacation in Ireland so very special, relaxing and most of all homey! We had everything we needed and hoped for without ever asking for it. Louise welcomed us into her home truly as family would and we are so very thankful for that. We were a large group with 3 couples and 3 young children all under 5 years of age and our hosts were very understanding of our comfort and the needs of our children. They brought by scooters and ride-on toys for the children to enjoy. Donkeys to pet and a beautiful yard to run in.

They went out of their way to help us procure a spare tire for our rental car that we popped a tire on promptly upon leaving the airport. Thank you for that! Louise even stored some food in the fridge for us before our arrival and gave us lots of handy advice about local worthwhile activities and attractions.

The house was plenty big for all of us to spread out in and was in tidy shape upon our arrival. The backyard and river were lovely to enjoy for both kids and adults. The town itself is super relaxing and serene. Ideal spot for a tranquil holiday.

If we return to Ireland we would stay here again without a second thought.


  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely a tranquil setting!!!!

  • 5 of 5

So sorry it has taken me so long to post our review of this property since we stayed in June of this year. It is hard to describe how wonderful our entire first trip to Ireland turned out and a big portion of the success goes to our wonderful hosts - Sean and Louise - at this location. They are absolutely the BEST!!!! The Mountshannon location was ideal for our travel purposes since we were doing day trips to various areas (Holy Island, Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Galway, golfing) and always knew we had a wonderful base to return to each evening. The locals were absolutely fantastic as well and provided tips on where to eat and what to see. There is a pub called the Half Barrel in White Gate (very close) that serves wonderful food at great prices. We travel with another couple so the Pine Ridge home was perfect. So much room both in the home and also with the beautiful property. One of our favorite things to do each day was feed carrots/apples to Ebony and Ivory. Cannot say enough about the thoughtfulness and kindness extended to us by Sean and Louise. They met us on arrival and also visited with us on our departure day and it felt more like we were leaving family. Hope to return again some day!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you were happy with the time you spent in Pine Ridge. We will be sure to let the owner of The Half Barrel know how happy you were with your visits there! Ebony and Ivory missed you when you had left, kept looking at us mournfully!! However, they perked up as soon as they realised that there were others who would feed them!! It was a real pleasure to meet you all and we wish you all, all the very best for the future.
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $54.47

The rate includes the use of linens, towels, wifi, etc. There is an additional charge for electricity and oil used during your stay. These will be charged for the amount used.

Our guests are welcome to check in any time after 2.30p.m on the day of arrival and check out is any time prior to 10.30a.m. on the day of departure.

We do our best to be on-hand to welcome our guests and to help you familiarise yourselves with the house etc. All necessary keys will be handed over at that time. Again we endeavour to be on hand when our guests are leaving, however, if this is not possible all instructions are in our Guest Info. booklet as to what procedure to follow.

We require a 10% Damage/Deposit fee on booking our property, this fee is returned to you on completion of your stay.

This deposit will be returned if the booking is cancelled six (6) weeks prior to arrival.

Full payment quoted will be required on arrival.

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