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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 - 7 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 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 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 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

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Aisling Cottage, Dooneen, Burren, along the Wild Atlantic wa Co. Clare
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews
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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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

An amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot, we really enjoyed our stay here. Connie was an absolute delight and we enjoyed chatting with her. The cottage was so homely and had everything we could possibly need. Great location too, a short drive to all the places we wanted to see. I would highly recommend Connie's cottage, a home away from home :)

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again Laura So glad that you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed having you both. Aisling only attracts the nicest of people. :)Hopefully you will come back again one day for another visit. Best wishes Connie
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5

Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 beautiful days in Aisling cottage with our 5 year old son. Everything you'd ever need is here. Connie did a marvelous job sharing information about places to visit, restaurants to try and where to go listen to live music. She arranged a private walk through the Burren for the 3 of us, which was the highlight of our stay--her friend Mary, who led the walk, provided great stories of the area. She was magnificently patient with our son, and showed us places that even people who are locals for years to the area have never seen. For that, we are eternally grateful.

The home is lovely, a picturesque cottage in the midst of trees and a beautiful garden. It really is magical, what I pictured the wild of Ireland to be like. There's plenty of room for a huge family, with several bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 separate dining spaces, not to mention the entire space outside which is great for kids---plenty of space to explore and roam around carelessly.

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. We'd never been to Ireland before, and all of our experiences---the wonderfully kind, patient and gentle people, the wild landscapes, the magic in the air---it all comes together beautifully at Aisling Cottage. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brooke Johan and Finn, Thank you all so much for your lovely review. I really mean it Aisling (which is a dream poem) only attracts dream guests. We love to see our guest getting a real taste of what the Wild Atlantic way and The Burren have to offer and it is always a joy to watch you experience local life. I am so glad you enjoyed Mary's walk. I feel it is truly a privilege to have a tour guide with such a rounded knowledge and love of her own place. Until we meet again love and best wishes and a big hug for that beautiful boy of yours. Connie
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5

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This home has loads of personality and was the perfect location for our extended family during our weeklong trip to The Burren. Even during rainy times, we were occupied with the many books and nicknacks here, and when the sun came out, we were charmed by the beautiful garden as well. Connie and Sean, right next door, were always available to offer assistance and advice when needed, and were as charming as the house itself. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Therese, Thanks for the lovely review. We really enjoyed getting to know you and your family. So happy that you all enjoyed your stay with us. Until we meet again best wishes from your friends in the Burren. Connie
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5

Much belated review- best experience of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for our honeymoon around about November 26- December 2ish, 2013!!! I Have to apologize for the MUCH BELATED review, nevertheless I must give it. My husband and I were astonished with everything Ireland had to offer and could not be more pleased with this cottage. It was absolutely perfect, cozy, welcoming, whimsical, magical, special and lovely. The owners are great people with great hearts. We appreciated getting to speak with Connie and Sean and were impressed with the musical talent! We are still hoping to catch a show in the states ;) thank you so much for the cd we still listen to!!!! Catching live music in ballyVaughn or kinvarra is a must. Keough's pub was by far our favorite!! Delicious food. I cannot express the beauty of this area! The perfumery is a scary drive but worth it and wonderful :) We bought a sheep in kinvarra for a future child and now we have a 7 month old son named William Henry who loves it. Such special memories we made in kinvarra! My heart longs to go back. As for the cottage, it exceeds expectations, is very clean, and cute. Bright color painted walls and cute cottage decor are so welcoming. The living room stove is so perfect for cuddling, so romantic. The bedroom is perfect and we had a cozy heated blanket on it too! The garden is beautiful and we loved sitting outside in the morning with coffee and tea. It was sublime. Connie is so sweet to greet us late at night, because we got lost and gifted us with wine and goodies. They are so helpful with whatever you need and we loved the home like it was our own(it was their own). Again I apologize for the late review I let it slip my mind and found it again on here one day and so glad I did! This cottage deserves more than 100 stars and holds many of my hearts most favorite memories!!!! That is saying something! Love to go back again one day - saving money to do so.

If you see this, please stay here. You'll be glad you did. :) thank you Connie and Sean

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Allison' What a lovely surprise to hear from you and to hear your wonderful news A. Huge welcome to you little son William Henry and hopefully looking forward to welcoming him to the Burren one day. A good review is always rewarding but one so full of good memories after such a long time means we must be doing something right. All I can say is that we are blessed to attract really lovely people to Aisling (which of course is Irish for dream!). We love to make our guests feel at home without crowding them . We remember your visit fondly as you were our first honeymoon couple. We are so glad that we got to be apart of the start of your journey together and wish you three all the best for 2016. See you further down the road we hope. Best regards Connie and Sean
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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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Rates & Availability

Clare Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 29 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Autumn
Oct 6 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
From
$117
Fri,Sat,Sun
$583
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$117
 

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