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Traditional Style cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way, beside a stunning sandy beac

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury tradational style cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Fanore Beach

Luxury 4 star traditional style cottage nestled between the golden sandy beach and the gentle sloping hills of the Burren, This cottage affords the visitor every modern comfort while retaining the charm of the Traditional Burren Cottage.

It is this perfect combination of the old and the new that make Fanore Holiday Cottage a very special holiday haven. This cottage enjoys spectacular views over the Atlantic ocean, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay.

There is ample parking with large gardens front and back with furnished patio area to sit and enjoy the sun going down over Galway Bay.

Enter via a traditional half door to a spacious open plan living area with overhanging balcony.

There are wooden floors throughout and double height pine ceilings in the living and kitchen areas. The cottage has 4 bedrooms, three of which are at ground level and the 4th which is ensuite is upstairs.

The living area is equipped with TV, Video, DVD and suitable lighting for reading. Visitor information with details of local activities, areas of interest and everything a visitor needs to know about the area. There is an open fire with a complementary fire starter pack bag of turf provide. Additionally all rooms in the cottages are centrally heated.

Large well equipped kitchen with washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric cooker, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, iron and a large selection of cooking utensils and equipment. From the kitchen area double doors open onto a large patio with furniture to the rear of the cottage.

The cottage has 3 bedrooms at ground floor level and the 4th ensuite double bedroom is upstairs accessed via a balcony overhanging the living area. The 3 downstairs bedrooms consist of 1 double room, a twin room with 2 single beds and a single room. All the bedrooms are spacious, well lit and have plenty of storage space. All bed linen and towels are provided. Cots and high chairs are provided free of charge on request.

the main bathroom with bath and overhead shower is downstairs with an additional ensuite bathroom to the double upstairs bedroom.

Additionally the cottage has a large partially enclosed garden, patio furniture with BBQ and large off-road parking area.

More Details

Anne Pilkington
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Fanore Holiday Cottage is the ideal location for a vacation whether you are looking for an actiion packed adventure, making the most of the outdoors or just want to sit and admire the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean lapping the unique Burren Coat. This location has something for everyone - it is indeed the hidden gem of Ireland


Aloha Surf School
"Great place to learn to surf "
Cliffs of Moher
"Nominated for one of the modern wonders of the world. This is no 1 visitor attraction in Ir..."
Aillwee Cave
"Ireland premier cave - award winning tourist attractions with lots of activities for childre..."
Doolin Cave
"Doolin Cave is home to the Great Stalactite, a world-class natural attraction. Doolin Cave i..."
Burren Centre Kilfenora
"The Burren Centre gives the visitor an introduction to the visual delights and ancient myste..."
Galway and the Aran Islands
"Take a day trip to the Aran Islands from Doolin Pier (10 mins from Fanore) and experience li..."
Fanore Beach
"One of the most beautiful beaches on the West Coast of Ireland - unspoiled and family friend..."
Roadford House Restaurant & Accommodation
"Roadford Restaurant was awarded one of the top ten best newcomers in 2007 (Food & Wine magaz..."
Monks Pub & Seafood Restaurant
"Monks Bar is a destination stop for anyone touring the Burren. Run by the Gill family, this ..."
Gregans Castle Hotel Restaurant
"Head chef David Hurley and his team serve creative and modern dishes using fresh, local ingr..."
Sheedys Hotel and Restaurant
"John's cooking has been awarded 2 Rosettes from AA for the last 14 years. They offer an A L..."
An Fulacht Fia -- CLOSED
"An Fulacht Fia is a family run restaurant in the heart of the Burren, Co Clare. It is situat..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
O'Donoghues, Fanore
Nearest Ferry
135 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
M7 Dublin - Galway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Vascos Fanore
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Fanore is a small Atlantic coastal village in the centre of the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the wildest, most enchanting and culturally rich coastal touring routes in the world. Along 2,500km of the Wild Atlantic Way you’ll find magic, adventure, history and beauty in abundance.

Fanore is noted for its crystal waters beach and sand dunes . This scenic, uncommercialised area is great for walkers, with good pubs and restaurants locally and in the nearby villages of Ballyvaughan ( 7 miles) and Doolin (10 miles). The cosmopolitan city of Galway and market town of Ennis are each one hour's drive. Local attractions include the Cliffs of Moher (Nominated for one of the new 7 Wonders of the World), Doolin Cave (with the largest staligtite in the Northern Hemisphere), Ailwee Cave (aware winning attration), Pol na Brone Dolmen (older than the Pyramides in Egypt). However the famour attration is the Burren National Park and Fanore is located at its centre.


Ballyvaughan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The bathroom is downstairs
    Ensuite Bathroom - toilet , shower , this is the ensuite to the master bedroom upstairs
  • the main bathroom is on the group floor and easily accessed by the bedrooms and living rooms. Upstairs the bathrooms is an ensuite to the master bedroom and has an electric shower which gives instant hot water at all times.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 child bed , upstairs ensuite room - child cot provided on request -
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 child bed , downstaris bedroom near bathroom - child bed on requet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , downstairs bedroom - opposite bathroom
  • 3 of the bedroom are on the ground floor as is the main bathroom. The master bedroom is upstairs and this has an ensuite bathroom with a shower. This is accessed via a large balcony area overhanging the living area. All bedrooms have ample storage space, beautiful sold wood floors and matching build in wardrobe units.
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fanore Holiday Cottage is the ideal location for a vacation whether you are looking for an actiion packed adventure, making the most of the outdoors or just want to sit and admire the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean lapping the unique Burren Coat. This location has something for everyone - it is indeed the hidden gem of Ireland


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Traditional Style cottage on the Wild Atlantic Way, beside a stunning sandy beac
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Great vacation cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 nights in this beautiful cottage! It perfectly accomodated 2 families, 4 adults and 4 children. Everything worked, we had great showers and the kitchen provided enough space to make our meals. Comunication with Anne was easy and simple. We do recommend staying here with a car. It does give you easy access to many places of interest, and then you get to come home to beautiful scenery. I highly recommend this cottage if you wan to get away from it all and explore a local Ireland.

Thank you so much Anne for all of your recommendations and help.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely place in a peaceful area.

  • 5 of 5

Anne did a wonderful job taking care of us and we felt welcome and appreciated.. Both the Burren and Fanore Beach provide lovely walks.

Good pubs available in Ballyvaughan.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mary for your review. Much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. Anne
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Acreage East of Calgary

Great value, central location and helpful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend to all who like to be off the beaten path and happy to drive. The cottages are well maintained. We had a short power failure on Easter Sunday but the hosts had an electrician fix it immediately despite the holiday. Remeber to stop and buy coal for the fireplace.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lexingon, ky

My impression of the 5 bedroom cottage in Fanore

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we entered the the farming hamlet of Fanore I realized we had found just what we had been looking for. We were coming from Shannon after being in a busy Dublin, Waterford, Kinsale, Dingle and Ennis. I wanted to see and talk with locals. I found that in Fanore and Ballyvaughan. The unique Burren was wonderful as well as beautiful. Anne and her house was just perfect for us. A big cottage with lots of space to spread out. The peat that was provided lasted our entire four day stay, with a cozy fire every evening. Walks on Fanore Beach were relaxing. My wife especially enjoyed waking up to see the livestock curiously watching us roam about. The kitchen was well laid out and had any utensil we needed. The secure parking at the front door was convenient and dinner in Ballyvaughan (a short drive away) had several good restaurants to chose from.

There were several interesting attractions near by and Sunday Mass at the local church made the stay complete. Thanks Anne.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westchester County, NY

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Great house with all amenities. Ann was wonderful and so nice. Most attractions are anywhere from a 20 minute to hour drive. It is a perfect location to check out the sites. Some lovely villages about 15 minute drive either way. We had great meals in the two local restaurants. If you want something other than pub food, try Vasco. They had good food and wine. Closing times are earlier then the pub. The owner of the local convenience store was so nice. We went every night to pick up groceries and ice cream. The beaches are nice, but be warned the water is cold! Didn't stop our children, though. The roads are narrow, so if you rent a car, get a small one. The buses don't get out of your way. We had a lovely time! Cows as our neighbors, peace and quiet. Thank you again Ann!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rita for the good review - much appreciated. It was lovely to have you and your family to stay and we hope to see you back again in the future
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Beautiful stay in the Burren!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 18 year old twins, Patrick and Mary, cannot praise this cottage and especially it's owner, Anne Pilkington, enough! The cottage is adorable with it's bright yellow half door. Yes, of course we all had our pictures taken standing behind it! It maintains the charm of a traditional Irish home, but with every modern convenience. The twins particularly loved spotting the many rabbits hopping around the clover filled lawns, and of course the alpacas, too! Pat and Mary also got quite the workout hiking up the fields behind the house to a walking/running path at the top of hill. The late sunsets in June were perfect for nighttime strolls on nearby Fanore Beach. Gorgeous!.We toured the Burren, Ailwee Caves, Cliffs of Moher and Galway all of which were lovely , and not long drives from the house. Music was great in O'Connor's in Doolin....there is no place like Clare for traditional music and set dancing! This was our first stop on our 3 week holiday to Ireland. Unfortunately, on the flight over, my husband became quite ill with fever, chills, bodyaches. At first it appeared to be the flu and as soon as we got to the house which was quite early in the day, Anne immediately let us in and Kieran went straight to bed. When he awoke in the morning his arm had a large bullseye shaped rash which I mmediately saw as a sign of Lyme Disease, caused by a tick bite at home in Massachusetts. Anne got us in touch with a doctor straight away and long story short, my husband eventually got the type of antibiotic needed to treat Lyme. The drug was at a pharmacy in Lisdoonvarna...a bit of a drive from Fanore. Anne so kindly offered to drive to Lisdoonvarna to pick up the medicine! My husband was so ill with this disease, it was heartbreaking. How fortunate we were to have a washer and dryer right there and be able to change sheets and keep his PJS comfy and clean. After a few days on the antibiotics, he improved immensely, but we can never thank Anne and Dr O'Dea's office in Ballyvaughn for being so helpful. Unfortunately when we returned home and my husband was off the oral antibiotics, he relapsed and was in hospital for a few days. He is home but STILL remains on IV infusion of antibiotics. We hope this course of treatment will end August 18th. SOOOO, my main point is that despite the misfortune of his illness, our entire family would highly recommend this lovely home as the perfect place to experience The Wild Atlantic Way! Thanks so much, Anne.!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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