Lovingly Refurbished To 5 Star Standard Of Luzury
Máire Ní Fhlanagáin
About Máire Ní Fhlanagáin
This wonderful propery has been in our family for over 400 years. It has passed down from generation to generation and we are now very happy to share some of our family history with you. Welcome and enjoy The Ashbrook experience !
Exit cleaning charge € 100.00
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damn fine farm
Can't sing high enough praises. Exactly as advertised, VERY comfortable house and beds. 5-10 minute drive into Ennistymon for groceries, pubs and restaurants. Feels good to stay away from the fray by Cliffs of Moher/ Doolin.
Drive into Ennis totally worth it, great sites and shops without the big city idiocy. Plenty to see and do in the area - we drove up to Cleggan to catch a ferry to Inisbofin. Beautiful remote island that was more interesting and enjoyable than the Aran Isles - definitely take a tour with Billy!
Máire's cottage is a showcase of how comfortable, welcoming and beautiful that Ireland can be😁�.
This was the first time my kids and I had been out of the United States. I was fortunate enough to have selected such a wonderful home for us to stay in. The location of the property was secluded and away from the "hustle & bustle" of typical vacation sites. My grandson had an amazing time with the donkeys on site as well as being able to wonder the property and explore. The peace and quiet plus the beautiful scenery was exactly what we all needed. The location of the property is within driving distance to many attractions that we wanted to visit. The home itself was beautiful, clean, and up to date. There was more than enough room for the 7 of us staying there. The property owner & manager were so very kind and helpful. Even to the point of coming into town to get us when we first arrived and ended up lost. I would recommend this property to anyone that would appreciate the beauty it has to offer. Our stay in Ireland was everything we could have dreamed of, due to us having such a wonderful place to call home during our visit.
A perfect holiday getaway!
I stayed at the property with my wife and our two daughters in August and we couldn’t have picked a better place. The home is on a private farm just a tiny bit off the beaten path and mere minutes from the center of Ennistymon or Lahinch. It’s a perfect launching point for anywhere in the area. The property itself is gorgeous. Three donkeys share the property and are friendly and ready for carrots from their fenced in pasture just steps from the front door. The house is incredibly cozy and well appointed and felt exactly what we were looking for in an Irish eacape - a real Irish farmhouse with all the modern amenities. The owner greeted us upon arrival with fireplaces blazing and a bottle of wine. As we drove all around Clare during our stay, we didn’t come across a single location we would rather have stayed. I give this home the highest recommendation on all fronts. My family and I loved it and really hope to return to both Clare and this particular home in the near future!
From the photos and description, we knew something about Ashbrook Farm. However, it far exceeded our expectations. What a delightful stay we had. We were there for about three weeks. The farmhouse itself has been lovingly restored by the owner, Máire. Everything about it reflects her style and taste. We were a short drive from Ennistymon and not far at all from the beach and Lahinch. We used this as a base of operations to explore County Clare. Getting to know that part of Ireland as well as meeting with Máire were all highlights of our trip. We will definitely return!
Gorgeous views and quiet country estate
Maire met us in town the first day to lead us up to the house which was so helpful in our jet lagged condition. We had stunning weather the whole week and donkeys were back after the first few days. ( Moved to different water source as drought going on). We were close to a variety of activities and enjoyed just relaxing at the house too. The rooms in the house are larger that the pictures indicate so that was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommend a stay here in you want to be close to County Clare sites but not in a town setting.
Nice house, beautiful views, a few quirks
The house was very clean upon arrival, nicely furnished and decorated and had beautiful surrounding views. A few things to note:
- the plumbing is quirky - toilets don't always flush, water pressure in shower not great and water in shower does not always get or stay hot.
- we came back from an outing one day to find some of the electricity not working - after searching all over, found out the circuit breaker box was above the front door in the foyer- something to be aware of in case you need it
- we were sleeping at 11:30 one night when the house alarm went off - blaring a deafening noise. Make sure you are supplied the alarm code to shut it off (we had to contact the owner to get it)
- the donkeys were not there the entire week we were there, so that is not a guarantee
- make sure you are aware that you need to leave 100 euro in an envelope for cleaning upon departure
Location Information: Ashbrook Farm is situated at the gateway to the famous karst limestone Burren in Co. Clare. It is easily accessible from abroad, being only 40 minutes drive from Shannon International Airport. While the House and Farm is a charming tranquil hideaway, there is simply so much to do and see in the surrounding area. Start simply with the stunning landscape of the Burren National Park, the monumental Cliffs of Moher at the Atlantic, or go underground into the Ailwee or Doolin Caves. For those who are actively minded, surf and golf in Lahinch; walk, bike or hike in the National Park and along the breathtaking Atlantic coast, or boat and fish in our own local Lake Moughna and Cullinagh River. Interested in history? Explore the nearby archaeological megalithic tombs, medieval abbeys and castles and cultural parks such as Bunratty.
On your way home, drop into Eugenes pub in Ennistymon, and sit in front of the open turf fire with your Guinness whilst listening to the jigs and reels of the ‘trad’ musicians