Beautifully Appointed Mountain/Sea House on the Wild Atlantic Way The Burren
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Why Rachel Luksan chose Newtown
A house with a lot of local history attached to it ... Superb location Amazing sunsets over the mountain Space and lots of it
What makes this House unique
Vaughan Cottage offers 'IN HOUSE' dining to guests. Working together with two well known and highly rated local establishments, guests can arrange for food from 'Burren Fine Wine & Food' or avail of an authentic Thai personal chef. All in the comfort of their holiday home! All our bedrooms are extra large. Luxury sheets and towels professionally laundered in between each booking. The easy access walk in shower and generally large shower enclosures in all the bathrooms. The extra deep baths. The underfloor heating. The open Fireplace. The walks in our neighbourhood.
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A wonderful home in a beautiful region
We brought our mom here to celebrate her 80th birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased. The home was perfect with an open floor plan making it ideal for a large group to congregate and enjoy one another’s company. There were 3 master suites on the first floor that allowed for privacy as well as rooms upstairs that served as a hangout for our younger guests. The large kitchen and dining area were great for cooking and family meals. Everything we needed was provided.
The location was also ideal for several day trips and excursions to Galway, the Cliffs of Moher, the Connemara peninsula, Lahinche and the Burren. Visiting Fanore beach to watch the sunset was also a highlight. The village of Ballyvaughan was also fun and we met some friendly locals in the pubs who made us feel very welcome. Cathleen at the Burren Food and Wine arranged and cooked us a private family dinner to celebrate my mom’s birthday and the food was nothing short of excellent. She also had a great selection of wines that we brought back to the Vaughan. Cottage.
A big thanks for making this a wonderful trip!
Beautiful, peaceful, perfect for group vacation
Just returned from 8 days at Vaughan Cottage & I could not imagine a more perfect vacation home. We are 4 couples from the US celebrating friendship & 2 anniversaries. There was a living room & a huge kitchen where we could all be together, and comfortable bedrooms where we had privacy. Each with it's bathroom!
This home was spotlessly clean & beautifully decorated. The kitchen had everything we needed from pots & pans to wine glasses, we used the toaster & coffee maker every morning. There were cows with calves in the pasture next door that we enjoyed watching from the kitchen while eating breakfast.
Ballyvaughan is a great location in the Burren - easy to visit Doolin, Cliffs of Mohr, Galway, Limerick and even Dublin. Monk's restaurant in town had fantastic seafood & a beautiful view of Galway bay.
Rachel, the homeowner, was very attentive and helpful. She provided many tips & suggestions based on things that her own family enjoyed. She even helped us plan Easter Sunday Mass followed by traditional Irish coffee!
This was a vacation that we will never forget! Already planning to come back!
Vaughan Cottage was perfect for our multi-generational family. True comfort in a beautiful setting.
Our family truly enjoyed our stay in Vaughan Cottage. First of all, the home was just lovely and the setting was spectacular. The house itself was very well appointed for guests and completely ready to go when we arrived. We appreciated the level of comfort in the house from the beds to the living room furniture. Bedrooms were spacious and well furnished; bathrooms were huge and featured large tubs and showers. We also appreciated that everything in the house worked! There were spaces where we could all be together, and spaces where we could have privacy. We also loved the outdoor space at the cottage, and used it often. We held soccer games and Irish dance reels. Seemingly little things meant so much during our stay. For example, the owner provided beach towels. Coming from the US, most of us had not packed these.
The location of the house turned out to be perfect for us. The owner provided detailed information on the location and specific suggestions for local activities. We used many of them and found we could easily walk to the Art College and Newtown Castle across the road, get to a beautiful beach, and easily find our way to the pubs in Doolin. We could hike on The Burren for free and we could hire a guided walk with a local person just down the road, and we could get to historic sites within minutes. We could go places together and we could divide up into smaller groups and go on a variety of adventures.
The owner of the property was wonderful to work with. She responded within hours to every inquiry and was so helpful in making all our arrangements. She provided us with the name and contact information of a person who could bring in evening meals for us, and that worked out so well. When we arrived she contacted us to ensure that everything was in order and to let us know that if anything needed attending to, she would be able to arrange it.
This feedback makes it so worthwhile to be a host! I feel Vaughan Cottage is a special place and it brings me a lot of joy when guests feel that way too. Since your visit, I have made many more enhancements at the house - my guests comfort remains my top priority. Thank you for appreciating my efforts and for taking the time to write me such rewarding feedback.
Beautiful home, spacious and comfortable
Home provides plenty of space and is fully equipped for in home dining as well as close to some great restaurants. We were all very comfortable, and no one felt cramped or crowded. Very well located for visiting the many sights of the area.
Dear Robert, I am delighted your group of 9 adults enjoyed their stay at Vaughan Cottage. Thank you for taking the time to write this review which helps future guests learn more about my house. Vaughan Cottage adapts as comfortably to a small family as it does a big group - the reviews are testament to that. It was a pleasure to have your group stay and thank you for choosing Vaughan Cottage.
Vaughan Cottage is a beautiful house with wonderful views in both the front and back.
We stayed at Vaughan Cottage for my entire four month sabbatical. We loved it. It is a welcoming house large, but homey. It is central to all things Co. Claire. About an hour to the airport in Shannon, 20 minutes to the Cliffs of Moher, a skip to the coast, and Coole Park etc. We stayed during the winter and were comfy and warm all season, one of the harshest in recent memory. We used the fireplace almost daily.
I would recommend Vaughan Cottage to anyone visiting Ireland. There is room for several families or, just one (we did not use the second floor). Rachel is a wonderful landlord. She was very attentive. She is flexible, friendly and, most importantly, fair.
Ballyvaughan is a wonderful town to live in with the Chocolate Factory and the Ice Cream Parlor for treats and wonderful restaurants like Monks, and Tea Houses. The best part of the area are the outdoor options for hiking, ocean, biking etc. After four months, I can honestly say that Vaughan Cottage was, for my family, a home away from home.
Dr Eric L and his family were an absolute pleasure to host at Vaughan Cottage. What an interesting family - for 4 months, they relocated their lives from California to Ireland, always with a positive attitute, totally embracing their new lifestyle and fitting right in with the locals. It was my pleasure to be part of such a lifetime experience for this family.
Wonderful location in the beautiful country
The Vaughan Cottage was a dream come true. Rachel was so very accommodating, even helping us book a New Year's Eve dinner at one of the most popular spots in Ballyvaughan. The house was perfect; a home away from home with all the amenities. Close to lots of scenic destinations, especially the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. Definitely recommend this home!
I was honoured that this group told me that their stay at Vaughan Cottage was the hightlight of their trip to Ireland. They covered a lot of ground on their Irish visit so it was a true compliment, thank you! It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again.