About the property
- Cottage1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Take In The Scenery, Come For The Music. Enjoy The Food Local Fresh Fish & Meat
This delightful house in West Clare with its coastal area of outstanding natural beauty, has an open plan living space and is part of a small residential development. The newly landscaped, private garden is ideal for 'alfresco' dining and backs onto the River Inagh, and the Old West Clare Railway Line, which is now a public footpath. Easy access to coast, Cliff of Moher, Burren National Park, Aran Islands. Several centres of traditional Irish Music, eg. Doolin, Miltown Malbay & Lisdoonvarna.
Upstairs consists of three comfortable bright bedrooms (1 double/ensuite, 2x2 single bedded rooms), plus a bathroom & shower. Travel cot and high chair available. The spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area opens to the garden/patio. In addition there is a toilet/wet room downstairs and a children's playroom/library with a 2nd DVD/TV.
The property offers all modern amenities: full gas central heating, with additional log stove, electric ovens, microwave, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble drier, tv with freeview. There is a gas/electric charge via meter reading. Bed Linen & towels included. Grocery shopping 5 mins walk. One well behaved pet welcome by prior negotiation. Sorry, strictly no smoking.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Marie O'Donoghue
My name is Marie. I was born and brought up on a farm in Co Limerick and got to know the seaside, Lahinch, from family holidays as a child. I now live in London where I run an soft furnishing business and am involved in literacy projects with primary school children. My 19 year old son particularly enjoys Lahinch Beach and the excellent surfing conditions.
Marie O'Donoghue purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Marie O'Donoghue chose Ennistimon
I bought this house in 2007 to provide a base for family holidays in a place that holds many happy memories. I was particularly drawn to the vibrant small town of Ennistymon, with it's many restaurants, cafes and music pubs, and also the fact that it's just a few mins drive from the coast.
What makes this Cottage unique
Ennistymon is one of the prettiest villages in Ireland built on rolling hills and within a 5 min drive from the coast. It is an active market town, renowned for the cascades on the River Inagh - 5 mins walk. It is close to Lahinch Beach and Golf Club, the Burren National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site (great for walking, magnificent scenery and wild flowers, pre-historic sacred sites). The Cliffs of Moher, Doolin/Aran Islands, Lisdoonvarna are all nearby attractions. Lahinch Beach (blue flag sandy beach), is safe for children & families as well as well as having world class surfing conditions. The house is bright, airy, spacious, cosy and very comfortable. The dining room opens out onto the beautifully landscaped garden which overlooks the river Inagh - perfect for al fresco dining. The surrounding area is a walker's paradise (on the flaggy shore or designated coastal paths), offering wonderful sea breezes and clean fresh air - The red sun dipping into the ocean at the end of the day, particularly in the long evenings of summer is a particular pleasure.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relaxing home from home
We had a lovely home from home experience in this house. We were able to walk to town in less than 10 mins which was great. The house was nicely decorated and had everything we needed. Ann was a great neighbour and gave us all the advice we needed. We had a lovely time walking the Lough Avalla Loop, surfing in Lahinch and visiting the Burren National Park which was beautiful and wild. Would come back!
Delighted that you enjoyed your time in Co Clare. Thank you so much for your kind review. Ann and Marie
Beautiful, Peaceful and Wonderful Location!
The house is EXACTLY how it is pictured, beautifully appointed, very comfortable; everything working and great instructions for appliance use. Marie is friendly, informative and makes herself available for questions at any time. The Cliffs of Moher and the beach are a short drive away. The Tea house downtown serves wonderful food and are very friendly. We highly recommend this lovely place, we will return!
It was lovely to meet you in February and thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us in Co Clare, Ireland.
I was delighted to know that you and your family had such a good time in the area and living in our holiday home in Ennistymon.
We would be delighted to welcome back anytime.
Very best wishes for a good Spring and Summer.
Marie & Ann
Very enjoyable stay in Ennistymon
We had a lovely stay in Marie's house. It is very comfortable and well equipped. We had some really enjoyable walks on the Burren; Coole Park and around Loop Head, in South Clare. Ennistymon itself has a number of lively pubs; cafes and art galleries and the Falls Hotel for afternoon tea. Highly recommended.
Dear Claire & Len, so pleased to hear you had such a good time in Ennistymon. We will look forward to having you back soon again.
Marie & Ann
The townhouse made a wonderful home base for our explorations of County Clare. Marie's directions were excellent and Ann greeted us upon our arrival and gave us all the particulars. The place was clean, artfully decorated and well-equipped for all of our needs. The town of Ennistymon is small, but we loved it. Highly recommend Byrne's for dinner and the Crepe Place for lunch. Lahinch Beach is a short drive and has a lovely promenade for walking. Since we had already done the usual touristy stuff, this year we did a Tony Kirby Guided Walk through the Burren--highly recommend his walks especially if you like wildflowers and history! And it's only a 20 minute drive to meet him. We also enjoyed driving the coastal road around County Clare to Ballyvaughn. Don't miss the Tea Rooms there! County Clare was the perfect way to end our 2 week stay in Ireland and Ennistymon made for an ideal home.
There were 2 hiccups that may or may not matter to people. First, as we live in the states, Marie required that I wire the money for the down payment. The cost of wiring money has increased exorbitantly. I asked to use Paypal instead as other rentals use, but she was not agreeable. So, as to not incur 2 massive fees, I wired the entire amount in September for a June rental. Another problem was the Wi-fi. The townhouse does NOT have its own modem. The modem is next door in Ann's townhouse. There is only one room where its accessible and it's the kiddy room. In addition, Ann controls access to the wi-fi and turns it on/off on her schedule. The password is not readily available either. Thus, if you are dependent on wi-fi for your travels as we were, do not rent this place until the location of the modem is rectified.
Wonderful stay in Ennistymon
Thank you Ann and Marie for helping to make our three weeks in Clare such an enjoyable and memorable trip. The location is convenient for beautiful hikes to Lehinch and along the river, as well as short drives to all the tourist attractions of Clare. The house is spacious and has a particularly nice kitchen. And the garden in back is a lovely spot to sit and read or play with children while enjoying the Irish summer. Ann is a gracious and helpful neighbor.
nice cottage in Ennistymon
Thank you for your welkoming, Ann and Marie.We had a very nice stay in your cottage , well situated for discovering the Burren and other places of the County of Clare.
The cottage is comfortable and has a complete equipment.
Thank you Marc & Anne, Lovely to meet you in our holiday cottage and be delighted to see you another time. Best Wishes, Marie & Ann
Riverview is a cosy, bright comfortable house with a lovely small garden overlooking the river Inagh. It is ideally placed for you to explore the spectacular local coast line and the Burren National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The Burren, from the gaelic Boireann meaning 'place of stone' is defined by the presence of exposed limestone which extends over an area of approximately 72,000ha. It is rich ecologically containing over 70% of Ireland's native flora, including unusual combinations of artic, alpine and Mediterranean species. During the early summer months there are spectacular carpets of wild flowers, including Blue Gentian, Mountain Avon, Bloody Crane's Bill and Mountain Orchids, for walkers to enjoy. The area also contains over 2,700 recorded monuments including, 5000 year old burial stones and has been described as 'one vast memorial to bygone '. The Burren is an excellent example of landscape which represents major stages of the earth's geological history and includes a rich record of life in it's fossil rich carboniferous limestone beds. The area has had continuous human settlement for over 6000 years and is still actively farmed with creative utilisation of natural resources, reflecting the combined works of nature & of man. It is also the home of a living farming system of great antiquity supported by cultural traditions that have deep roots. It also supports a very rich living tradition of music and folklore and there are many festivals during the Summer season.
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Gas & Electricity are charged by meter reading - averaging at Euro 30 per week. * Solar panels provide additional hot water in summer months.