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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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

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


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 ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Really cozy cottage getaway with lots of room and plenty of charm. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Had a really great stay with Anne who was really great and helpful. She was able to give us some really good local tips like where to park to get us a great view of the Cliffs of Moher. We loved being able to go for walks up behind the cottage and loved the fireplace. It was clean and well maintained, and felt just like home. We were not in need of anything as it was really well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cassidy for your review. Really appreciate your kind words.
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Pastoral delight close to so many wonderful adventures.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this lovely cottage after an overnight flight and drive from Dublin to find a peaceful retreat. Anne had provided information on getting supplies on our way, so we could settle in and watch the amazing sunset on our first night in Ireland. Anne also gave us great information on places to visit in the area - and she was spot on on every suggestion. Everything needed for comfort and convenience is stocked in the cottage and we especially enjoyed meals outside at the picnic table. Thanks, Anne, for having such a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I rented this cottage for the month of April. It was fantastic. Anne was very helpful and was always available for questions.

It was close to the beach and I could see the water from the cottage. I had guests coming and going and Anne was always ready to change my sheets. I would definitely recommend this property. Lynne in Wyoming

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lynne. It was a pleasure to have you to stay.
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Anne was great! We loved the cottage, cute, clean, awesome country side cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the cottage. Anne was wonderful and an amazing help. Easy drive to Ballyvaughan and Doolin, and not too far from the Cliffs.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you much for the review. Really appreciate it. Hope to see you again some time. Anne
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Wonderful stay in Fanore!

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas at the cottage. We loved our time at the cottage! The views were beautiful!! We enjoyed the quiet and the warmth of the fire in the fireplace. The cottage was well stocked and Anne came out to greet us warmly on a cold, windy and rainy evening. It helped having the Christmas lights at night to find the entrance. We had expected places to be closed on Christmas, but we were surprised that everything was closed. Ended up with a frozen pizza for Christmas dinner. A Christmas meal we won't forget and all part of the adventure! Would love to come back and explore the area more! Thank you for your hospitality!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 stayed here for three days during our holiday in Ireland. It was a very spacious, beautiful, and clean cottage with everything we needed. Unfortunately during our stay the only two pubs/restaurants around were closed, I am assuming because it was off-season. That did make finding food a bit more challenging, but Doolin is not too far and we found plenty there. The cottage is close the the Fanore Beach and my boys loved exploring the seaside. It is a beautiful area and a great starting point for exploring the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. We enjoyed our time there and Anne was great about making sure that we had all that we needed. I would absolutely recommend this cottage as a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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