About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
This delightful 19th century limestone cottage nestled at the foot of the Burren Hills is situated on the coast road between Kinvara (12km) and Ballyvaughan (8km).On the wild Atlantic way Originally built and owned by the Maher Family, renowned stonemasons who built Fr. Ted's house.
In the spacious living room one of the main features is the original fireplace which still stands and now hosts an excellent Baltic wood burning stove with satellite TV and selection of books and board games. The living room leads into a dining room and upstairs cosy loft with double bed.
The fully equipped kitchen the heart of the traditional cottage complete with antique dresser, oil burning stove providing central heating and gas cooker.The utility room has a washer and dryer with an extra electric oven. The down stairs bathroom is situated beside the single downstairs bed room with shower and WC.
The main upstairs has two airy bedrooms one double and a single with bath, shower and toilet.
The delightful cottage garden will provide you with the perfect backdrop for a morning coffee or glass of whatever you are having yourself after a days hill walking. It is within walking distance of Daly's Pub (1/2 mile) and Corcomroe Abbey. There is also a wealth of Archeological sites to discover in this area. There are guided walking tours (within 2 miles) of the hidden Burren. The famous Flaggy Shore with it's spectacular view of Galway Bay is just 3 miles away - here you will find Linnane’s Seafood Restaurant and Bar - traditional music still thrives in the Burren region and Pub sessions can be found most nights in both Kinvara and Ballyvaughan.
Aisling Cottage is ideally located to explore not just the Burren region, as it is just a 45-minute drive from Galway City and the Gateway to Connemara. Day trips from both Ballyvaughan and Doolin are available to the world famous Aran Islands. Beautiful safe beaches within a mile or two of the cottage.Surfing is also hugely popular in Fanore, just a half an hour drive away.
Golfing at the world famous Lahinch Golf links. For those who wish to go underground then you are in the right place in the Burren which is dotted with caves including the famous Ailwee ten minutes away and Doolin caves a further half hour and while there you can sample the world famous Doolin music.
Our cottage has been our home for the past 20 years and we feel it would make the perfect retreat for musicians, writers, artists and nature lovers alike. Come and experience the warm cozy céad míle fáilte.
Keywords: cottage, quaint, beautiful, quiet, near the sea, burren, cottage garden,
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- May 26, 2018
About Connie Tyrrell
Sean and I were born and raised in Co. Clare and Galway and have lived on this land for the last 28 years. This area of the Burren is so special to us for its music, beautiful walks, stunning coastline and warm friends and family. We would love to have you join the family on your next holiday to Ireland.
Connie Tyrrell purchased this Cottage in 1980
Why Connie Tyrrell chose County Clare
We both fell in love with the area before we met each other and by the time we did meet Sean had found and bought all two walls, a chimney and a half acre of wilderness. He had left it sit for a few years until I came along. Then together with help from good friends we slowly renovated the cottage. These days we are tackling the garden. To be honest the whole place is a labour of love. We are always planning and scheming about what needs doing next and what dreams we have for the old place.
What makes this Cottage unique
One of the first thing that seems to appeal to our guests time and time again is the warm peaceful energy that the cottage and garden holds. The cottage has always been a home for creative people it is a place that feeds and inspires the imagination. We are now offering some great added extras! Those of you who come to Co Clare to part take in traditional music school may be interested to learn that we can organize master classes in various instruments. Most of the teachers have a great knowledge of traditional music and have years of experience as both musicans and teachers. We are also introducing secret walking tour of the hidden Burren. These guided walks are lead by a women who can trace her Burren roots back eight generations. Her knowledge of the traditional methods of Farming and protecting this special area makes a walk a wonderful experience and a must for anyone who wants to get the inside track on Burren life past and present. Sometimes our roads leave a lot to be desired. Should you require a day off from driving the narrow road of the area we would be glad to provide a driver. We can either meet you at the airport or arrange to meet the driver here for a later date.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was everything we would have hoped. Cosy, gorgeous scenery, the most wonderful hosts.
The cottage is delightful and very well equipped. Nearby towns have anything you could reasonably need. There are many lovely drives to make with a variety of striking scenery. The kindness of our hosts, Connie and Shaun, is unparelleled and will always be remembered. We felt very much at home in Aisling cottage and would recommend it to anyone. Our visit will be a happy memory for years to come.
Hello Deb and Alister
I hope your trip to England is going well, thank you for your lovely review and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy, I really believe that Aisling cottage is truly charmed with the guest that choose to stay and non more so that you and your lovely son. Let’s stay in touch until we meet again, blessing from the Burren
Cosy cottage with lovely owner !
Everything was as described. House is very cosy and lovely. You need a car to move around the area. We took small day trips to Cliffs of Moher and Galway. Roads are narrow and they felt even more narrow because I had to drive on “wrong side of the road” ;)
The owner, Connie lives just next door and she is just a wonderful warm lady ! When we were in flu, she brought us some medicine (Jameson etc.)
Place is very peaceful almost only voices you can hear is birds and cows. All the furniture in house was good, especially I have to mention beds. They were great.
We really enjoyed those few days we spent in Aisling Cottage!
Thank You Connie !
We really enjoyed our stay
We felt very welcome in the unique house on the Wild Atlantic Way. It was a very good location for us to explore the cliffs and Galway. We also enjoyed the late evenings around the peat stove. The near by seafood restaurant was delicious. It was the best meal of our entire trip.
How lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay ay Aisling cottage and your meal at Linnane's seafood restaurant, it is indeed always a treat. You were really lucky with the weather during your trip it has been raining and windy since you left. :(( Many thanks again for your lovely review. Have a great summer, best regards Connie
Lovely base to explore the Burren
Kind, helpful hosts - greeted us with delicious homemade baking and lots of information. Pretty garden and lots of space to spread out in for our family of 4. The home is halfway between Ballvaughan and Kinvarra, so it was perfect to explore the Burren. Cliffs of Moher were not too far, nor was Galway. Quite a spectacular area.
I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Aisling cottage. We make it our priority to give our guests a west of Ireland welcome and are thrilled to suggest places to see in the Burren area. Until we meet again our best to you and your family. Kind regards and many thanks for your lovely review.
Charming and eclectic cottage
The proprietor was Very helpful and friendly. The cottage was large and comfortable. The water was good and hot and the spaces were easy to keep warm. The kitchen well supplied and the laundry facilities was very easy to use. The location was just perfect for visiting the Connemara and Galway as well as the Cliffs of Moher and other County Clare sights. We would visit again.
Thank you Jan
I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay it was my pleasure to host such lovely guests. I hope the weather did not put you all off a return trip. Very best wishes (ps; Thanks Myles for feeding the cats:))
Exceptional home away from home
Our search was long, our needs simple. I wanted somewhere that felt like home. My better half wanted to be able to walk to a pub. There are many cottages for rent in Ireland; many of them are in stumbling distance of a pub. Amongst those many are characterless, plain places that may as well be hotel rooms...
Firstly, our hosts, Connie and Sean, couldn't be kinder or more hospitable. They're friendly and thoughtful. Also I should recommend a walk with Mary. Our hike with her was great fun, and funny.
Aisling Cottage benefits from a surprisingly sheltered position, set back about 25 metres from the road. It has the sense of a family home, with its warming Stanley heater in the kitchen and peat burning cannon-like furnace in the living room, comfortable sofas, charming paintwork and decor that tells stories. The tall windows let in plenty of light downstairs but curtains drawn at night make for a cocoon of comfort.
There are books everywhere , so if you want to curl up on a couch with a biography, travelogue or novel, there'll be one ready to hand. We did a fair bit of that due to the heavy rain on the first few nights.
The kitchen is well-equipped, although my American-born missus was a little confused about measuring when she was cooking. There's a good-sized dining table in the kitchen - in addition to the table in the dining room - and we spent time in there when preparing meals and just hanging out.
Upstairs are good-sized bedrooms with radiators, comfy beds and those great Velux windows. Take the time to look up to the dark skies through those windows - if you're a city-dweller then you'll marvel at the clear view of the stars. Light pollution isn't an issue here.
The bathrooms are more than adequate, although we didn't turn the taps in the upstairs sink far enough on day one so thought they weren't working. Connie was needlessly called over to 'fix' them.
The front garden is a delight. We sat there with howling wind over our heads which we barely felt in our lowered elevation. The garden table is a fine place to sit and chat or to look up to the night sky.
If you're after peace and quiet then you'd be hard-pressed to do better. Other than the occasional cock-crow, the lowing cows from the adjacent fields and mewling cats (who will be your friends if only you let them inside), there's not much noise - apart from the road, which is too busy & narrow to walk down to the pub.
But in the end it didn't matter. We had a great time.
Thank you Mark and Kelly for this wonderful review, what more could a home owner ask for than to know that their guests had such a perfect holiday, it was our pleasure to have you both stay and I just knew ye would love the walk with Mary, sometimes I feel people might think I'm pushing the walks but everyone who takes them says it's one of the best parts of their stay. I look forward to your next trip . Many thanks again Connie
Probably the most Traditional Irish music area in one the most traditional counties. Art gallaries, hiking, interpretive center, caving (Allwee Caves), Cliff Moher, daily trip to Aran Islands. Willie Clancy summer school Miltown Malbay, Merryman Summer school, Guided Walking tours of the hidden Burren, Burren art College, Galway arts Festival, Writing weekends in Ballyvaughan, Crinniu na mBád and Cuckoo festival Kinvarra, Horse races. Mind and Body Yoga healing center
Rates & Availability
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There is an additional fee 5 euros pre 100 paid through paypal this is why we ask our guests to pay the remainder of the rate in cash otherwise paypal will charge 30 euros extra for a weeks visit. We would prefer our guest to spend this money in our local community:)