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Caher Cottage a cottage with mountain views on the Wild Atlantic Way

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom cottage to sleep eight with large living/dining area & modern kitchen.

This traditional Clare style cottage is located within its own site in Ballyvaughan village. A 2 minute walk, 250m, will bring you to the village and harbour. The large site allows for good car parking and generous gardens in a private and peaceful environment. The cottage sleeps 8 people in four bedrooms with 2 double beds, 4 single beds and a cot. All bed linen is provided. three of the bedrooms have a shower/wash basin/toilet en suite. An additional toilet/shower room serves the rest of the cottage. A high standard of traditional hand made pine furniture complements some interesting features in the cottage.These include render plastered walls, 2 wooden staircases and a balcony to the first floor. The living/dining area is the main room in the cottage with a solid fuel stove set in a traditional chimney breast with wooden floors and timber clad cathedral ceiling. The kitchen has character and incorporates all the modern fittings. Electric central heating heats the water and cottage.

General: The rental period begins at 4.00pm Saturday and ends at 10.30 am the following Saturday.Other arrangements can be made on request, we are very flexible.

We accept payments by bank transfer and you can also pay by credit card via PayPal.

The pick up point for the keys is at the cottage itself.Please let the caretaker know your time of arrival.

Bed Linen is provided.Towels are provided.

A fire extinguisher and fire blanket is located in the kitchen.Smoke alarms are located over each landing.

Please note that we are very flexible in regard to arrival and departure dates and times.

Electricity: The electricity you use will be charged at €0.35c per unit used on the day meter and €0.25c per unit used on the night meter.

An E.S.B. (electricity) meter reading is taken prior to your arrival and again prior to your departure.The amount due for electricity must be paid to the caretaker before departure.

Refuse: A refuse (wheelie) bin is located outside the cottage and the refuse is collected once a week. Please use the refuse sacks provided and do not place loose refuse in the bin.

More Details

Joe McNamara
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Joe McNamara

My father was born in Clare and my family have been in Clare since before record keeping commenced. As children we used to go to Ballyvaughan for a swim,a walk and an ice cream. In medieval times the McNamara clan were known as Builders. This is my occupation and I built this cottage as a holiday home for our family in 1997. Thats me taking in some fresh air on the green road over Black Head.

Joe McNamara purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Joe McNamara chose Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan village is in a beautiful location on the coast of Galway Bay in the heart of the Burren in County Clare, Ireland. It is located on the Wild Atlantic Way sea route that runs along the west coast of Ireland.

The sea and mountains around here are completely pure and unspoilt and will remain so because the village is now located within a national park.

What makes this cottage unique

The village grew up in the 19th century around its harbour and it developed as a small fishing port. Its piers are very much a part of the village today and there is fishing and boat hire from the harbour. There are blue flag beachs nearby.

However Ballyvaughan is now known for its location in the mysterious Burren region, a mecca for botanists and walkers. The many attractions close by include Ailwee Caves, Newtown Castle Fanore Beach, the Green roads and the mountain / sea views at Black Head.

The village is very well serviced by its pubs and restaurants.A short drive will bring you to Ennis or the very lively Galway city.


Ballyvaughan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , House
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , En-Suite Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En-Suite Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , En-Suite Bedroom 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , On ground floor with En-Suite Shower /WHB / WC
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , On Ground floor with En-Suite Shower / WHB / WC
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , On First Floor with En-Suite Shower / WHB / WC
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , On first floor
  • An additional single fold up bed is available if required.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There is a gravel drive leading to the property and two steps at the entrance door. Other than two first floor bedrooms all facilities are located on the ground floor.


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Caher Cottage a cottage with mountain views on the Wild Atlantic Way
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Very spacious cottage near the Burren

  • 5 of 5

A very spacious and clean cottage in the village of Ballyvaughan, a great base to explore the Burren, the cliffs of Moher...

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Trip, Great Spot, Lovely House, Terrific

  • 5 of 5

Joe couldn't be nicer or more accomadating. He had a gorgeous fire waiting for us when we arrived. The house is very clean and spacious. A superb location to visit the whole area. Couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
O Laughlin Bar
Nearest Ferry
230 Kilometres
Dublin Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Lehinch Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Hylands Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Bishops Quarter Beach
Car: recommended

Ballyvaughan village is located on the south coast of Galway Bay in the heart of the Burren in County Clare,Ireland. It is on the Wild Atlantic Way.The village grew up in the 19th century around its harbour and it developed as a small fishing port.Ballyvaughan is now known principally for its proximity to the mysterious Burren region,a mecca for botanists and walkers.The many attractions close by include Ailwee Caves,Newtown Castle,Cliffs of Moher,Bishops Quarter beach,Fanore Beach,the Green roads and the mountain/sea views at Black Head.There is fishing and boat hire from the harbour.Ballyvaughan village is very well services by its pubs,shops and restaurants. Ballyvaughan is on the Wild Atlantic Way. The village is within driving distance of Galway,Ennis and Limerick cities.

Golf: There are a number of world class golf courses within a short driving distance of the cottage. For example Lehinch and Doonbeg golf courses are only thirty kilometers away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We accept payment by bank transfer and by credit card via PayPal.
Bank Holiday Weekend and Weekend rates are available on request.
If you require some flexibility with your arrival & departure dates please contact us to discuss this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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