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Beautiful Aisling Cottage, Dooneen, Burren, along the Wild Atlantic wa Co. Clare

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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,

More Details

Owner
Connie Tyrrell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Irish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

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 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 wall 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.

Amenities

Clare Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Beautiful Aisling Cottage, Dooneen, Burren, along the Wild Atlantic wa Co. Clare
average rating of 4.875 based on 40 reviews
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Charming and eclectic cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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:))
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5

Exceptional home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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4

A wonderful summer stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Aisling Cottage. It is a wonderful location for exploring the Burren and there are many wonderful activities to do within easy reach of this location.

The cottage itself is full of quirky features and it feels very homely and welcoming.

The owner's have left some good recommendations of things to do around the area in a folder in the house which is also very informative.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Colette, Thank you for your review. We think about you often and send you our best wishes. Looking forward to seen you back and sicking in the Burren very soon. Every best wish to you and your lovely family. Connie and Sean Tyrrell
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The home is large and spacious allowing for privacy and quiet moments.

  • 4 of 5

The hosts are friendly and welcoming. Enjoyed the warm bread and welcome smile. The tour with Mary arranged by Connie was the highlight of our trip. Thanks so much! We couldn't have had a better week in the Burren.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Aisling cottage and especially the secret walks. Hope you are all in good health. Kind regards and many thanks again for your nice review. Best Connie
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5

The cottage of Sean and Connie Tyrrell is truly Aisling

  • 5 of 5

We immediately felt at home at the cottage. It was perfect for two couples in that it provided three good common rooms, and bedrooms that allowed a retreat from the group.

The charm of the cottage, surrounding area as well as our hosts have motivated us to plan another trip to this area of Ireland again...soon! Connie and Sean were such gracious hosts and introduced us to new friends who shared our love of traditional Irish music. Rustic, charming and of true value. The lovely garden is inviting and the interesting collection of books, textiles,

personal objects appeal to all our senses. Very comfortable and a wonderful place to be quiet

and creative.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Charles, Thank you for your lovely review of Aisling cottage. We love having all of you to stay it was such a joy to hear music every time we passed the cottage and we really enjoyed the way you fitted into our village life. I always try to encourage our guests to get to know the locals and take a walk with Mary. I think you will agree that it is one of the best and most unique ways to get to know the Burren. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Our best to all Connie and Sean
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5

Delightful Burren Cottage, County Clare

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Aisling Cottage became our home away from home for ten days during a recent visit to Ireland. It was wonderful to have a welcoming place to come back to after exploring the Burren and day trips. The pre-Famine stone cottage has been decorated with a colorful selection of items that reflect the owners’ varied interests, and you could entertain yourself for some time just by exploring the many rooms and their contents. The gardens are large and lush with beautiful views of the Burren from the patio and birdsongs galore. We also had regular visits from the resident outdoor cats (especially at mealtimes) and even a trio of peacocks. Connie makes visitors very welcome to this self-catering property, and was helpful in guiding us “temporary locals” to the necessities of daily life as well as steering to hidden gems in the area. Sean Tyrrell is a musician and recording artist and is a great resource for finding the best Irish trad sessions and performances in an area rich with options. Aisling Cottage proves a memorable Irish country living experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sue, Excuse the delay in my response to your wonderful review. I have been focusing on the garden and with the good weather it has taken up most of my time. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay as much as we enjoyed having you both. We are always happy to welcome musicians as you know there is never a shortage of sessions to find here in Summer time and you never know what super star might drop in! Hope you are settled back home now and that you have a great summer. Until we meet again. Best regards Sean and Connie
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Shannon
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Daly's
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Dun Laoighre
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Lahinch
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Athenry
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Crusheen
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Linnanes New Quay
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bishop's quarter

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

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