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Beautiful Cottage Right on the Seafront in the Burren

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Last updated: 04/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Heron Cottage

Heron Cottage is a five star property situated on a very private secluded and tranquil peninsula that extends into Galway Bay but at the same time is located just minutes from the local pub, award winning seafood restaurant, Russell art gallery and pottery shop.
In the local pub which is only minutes away you can enjoy a pint in the company of the locals and be assured of a very warm welcome while enjoying the traditional music session. Around the corner at the pier you can buy the latest catch of the day and various shellfish from Martina the local fisherman’s wife to take back to Heron Cottage for your lunch or evening meal.
It is situated midway (10 minutes) between the beautiful coastal villages of Kinvarra in Co Galway and Ballyvaughan in Co Clare.

The Surrounding Area
It is on the most distinctive landscape in Europe and also hosts the most dramatic coastal scenery in the west of Ireland.
Located on the flaggy shore made famous by Seamus Heaney poem ‘Postscript’. The area is a walkers paradise with walks and cycle routes to cater for the casual to the more experienced, all of which loop back to Heron Cottage.
A ramble or cycle here not only encompasses the splendour of the mountains of Abbey Hill and Gleninagh but also gives people the chance to touch the waters of Galway Bay. While on the Flaggy Shore you will come across a small sandy beach suitable for swimming, the Martello tower and Lough Murree a freshwater lake which is home to a vast amount of bird life ranging from swans, ducks, geese and other migratory bird where you will have the opportunity to share in the sounds of the singing seagulls, cries of the curlew and the colourful puffins at the shores edge, which is separated from the sea only by the width of the flaggy shore and is a photographers paradise.
Also there is a huge concentration of archaeological monuments such as Corcomroe Abbey, Poulnabrone Dolmen and Megalitic Tombs showing the vast memorial to the bygone cultures.

It is ideal for exploring the nearby attractions such as the Burren National Park, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Allwee Caves, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and surrounding counties.
Also it is an ideal base for the more enthusiastic to get involved in Sailing, Surfing, Scuba Diving, Wind Surfing, Kayaking, Orienteering and Caving along with Botany, Geology , Archaeology and Genealogy all of which are in closes proximity to Heron Cottage.

Heron cottage is ideally serviced by Shannon International and Galway Airports which are just an hour away and Dublin and Knock Airports which are less than 2 hours away

Heron Cottage is a bright airy spacious 3000 square foot cottage and can accommodate up to 7 people.
On the ground floor there is a modern fully equipped kitchen with rangemaster gas cooker with double oven and an American style fridge freezer ,there is also a large spacious dining area providing spectacular sea views also there is a spacious sitting room with a large open stone fire place , 52’’ plasma TV, DVD player and music centre with cd’s to cater for all tastes, beyond the sitting room there is a sunlit conservatory with honesty bar and finally the is a master bathroom with Sauna, Power Rain Shower and Sunken Tub. Heating is by gas and under-floor heating and water is a solar powered system
On the first floor there is a master suite with 1 large double bedroom with ensuite and conservatory with balcony overlooking Galway Bay and also there are 2 double bedrooms (1 ensuite) both with sea views and It can be truly said ‘You can watch the sun go down on Galway Bay’ from Heron Cottage

Also situated on site is a totally self contained 1 bed cottage with kitchen, living and dining area on the ground floor with a King/Twin bed and ensuite to the first floor.
It can be rented as a separate or as an addition to the main cottage

External Features of Heron Cottage include a large private lawn, a large private furnished patio with BBQ, a breakfast patio over looking the sea to the front of the property to catch the morning sun along with ample car parking facilities.
There is also a separate garage with laundry facilities and Bicycle storage facilities.
Located beside the house is a private pier to harbour boats along with a private jetty.

Keywords: Irish cottage,tranquil setting,cosy,breathtaking,Comfortable,West of Ireland, Galway, Cliff of Moher, Aran Islands,Kinvara,Ballyvaughan


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    with ensuite and lounge and balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    with ensuite...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • 1 bedroom cottage: 1 king


  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) all bedrooms are located on the first floor...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Open Fire...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Please note utilities (electricity and gas )are charged on usage...moreless

  • Internet:

    wi-fi available on request...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Fire wood provided...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Incl gas rangemaster cooker with double oven and grill,dishwasher, fridge and freezer and all other mod cons....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Lahinch Links course 30 mins. drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


Write a review 4.9
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $328.24
  • Utilities $218.83
  • Taxes Not included


The above listed rates are for the 3 bedroom cottage .

30% Deposit required with the balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/06/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Linanes Lobster bar
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Linanes Lobster bar
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
outside the door

Car: Recommended

'walking, caving,heritage farm walks,hill walking, guided walks,farmers markets


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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/06/2017

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  • Fly past at the Cottage

    Fly past at the Cottage

  • The Master Bathroom with Sauna, Power Rain Shower and Sunken Tub.

    The Master Bathroom with Sauna, Power Rain Shower and Sunken Tub.

  • Modern Fully equiped Kitchen with all mod cons.

    Modern Fully equiped Kitchen with all mod cons.

  • The local pier for the freshest of fish

    The local pier for the freshest of fish

  • The Sun room

    The Sun room

  • Heron Cottage

    Heron Cottage

  • One of many scenic walks

    One of many scenic walks

  • One Bedroom cottage

    One Bedroom cottage

  • Sunrise at the Cottage

    Sunrise at the Cottage

  • Nearby Village Streetscape.

    Nearby Village Streetscape.

  • Heron Cottage

    Heron Cottage

  • Heron Cottage amongst the backdrop of The Burren and Galway Bay.

    Heron Cottage amongst the backdrop of The Burren and Galway Bay.

  • The reading chair

    The reading chair

  • Master Bedroom with ensuite and adjoining lounge

    Master Bedroom with ensuite and adjoining lounge

  • One of many rooms with a view

    One of many rooms with a view

  • The local pub with traditional music session

    The local pub with traditional music session

  • Sunset over Galway Bay

    Sunset over Galway Bay

  • Nearby Corcomroe Abbey, 12th Century.

    Nearby Corcomroe Abbey, 12th Century.

  • Rush Hour at Milking time in Newquay!!!

    Rush Hour at Milking time in Newquay!!!

  • Resident Swans on Lough Murree, 2 minutes walk from the Cottage

    Resident Swans on Lough Murree, 2 minutes walk from the Cottage

  • Breakfeast Patio.

    Breakfeast Patio.

VRBO #376540

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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