|Space||3,500 sq. ft.|
Burren Quay self-catering accommodation in New Quay, County Clare consists of two interconnected but independent beautifully furnished accommodation units, which are available for rent to discerning clients jointly or individually.
The main three bedroom house (250 square metres) can accommodate seven people while the adjoining two bedroom apartment (100 square metres) can accommodate four people. Please be sure to check out our website for additional details and photos.
The units are inter-connected by a first floor security door which can be opened to consolidate the units to accommodate large, related groups.
Both units are beautifully furnished with a beautiful blend of antique and modern furnishings. Situated in the magical kingdom of the Burren, land of the fertile rock, the Burren is Ireland's flagship heritage landscape - from flora to fauna, geology to archaeology, agriculture to community.
For many people it is the archaeology that is of most interest in the Burren: with over 500 ring forts and over 80 known Neolithic tombs, the Burren is very well endowed in this regard, resembling 'one vast memorial to bygone cultures' according to cartographer Tim Robinson.
For other people the main source of attraction is the landscape itself, the unique panoramas of grey that provide such a stark contrast to Ireland’s proverbial ‘forty shades of green’. The Burren hills are teeming with such geological oddities as labyrinthine cave systems, disappearing streams and lakes, tiered hillsides and oddly dissected pavements.
The Burren has a wonderfully rich and vibrant culture, possibly captured best in the fascinating agricultural traditions that have evolved in the area over thousands of years. The physical and anecdotal evidence of this remarkable story of human interaction with a landscape still lingers in the Burren - a cultural resource of enormous significance.
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We live overseas, but we (the parents) have known and visited the Burren for decades. We return to the Burren every year and it never ceases to delight and amaze us.
I came to New Quay, the Burren, every summer in my childhood. And I continue to do so as an adult with my family! The Flaggy Shore is the subject of Seamus Heaney's poem 'Postscript':
'And some time make the time to drive out west ... Into County Clare, along the Flaggy Shore....'
This is our home away from home, and we hope you find find your stay to be likewise.
This is a beautiful home, great location - central for day trips. Beautiful views, quiet location for relaxing and yet close enough walk to a local restaurant/pub! We would come back with no hesitation! Gerry/Property Manager was very helpful with recommendations of car drives and local attractions and was a super nice guy that was available but not overbearing!
Burrenquay is located on elevated ground and has sweeping views over the sea and the Burren mountains.
- The Flaggy Shore, (10 minute stroll from the house) outside of high tide, stroll & skip over flat limestone rocks and paddle in magical crab-infested(!) rock pools along the shore. There is also a 3 mile loop walk - along shore, lake and inland. The lake contains magnificent mute swans.
- Linnane's Seafood Restaurant & Pub is a 5 minute stroll
- The Russell Gallery (art & ceramics gallery and wine bar) is an 8 minute stroll
- 18th C Martello Towers located within walking distance . Nearby trails include Abbey Hill (10 minutes drive) and the Green Rd from Fanore (30/45 minutes drive) or climb Mullaghmore (40 minutes drive)
- Aillwee Caves, 30 minutes drive
- Fanore and Lahinch (swim & surf)
- Burren National Park, Cahercummaun Fort and Poulnabron tomb, Corkscrew Hill are all within 30 -40 minutes drive
- Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands Ferry are around 60 minutes drive
- world class Golf Courses including Lahinch Links & Doonbeg around 60 minutes drive or Gort Golf club around 30 minutes drive
- The fantastic Mountainview Riding Stables near Lisdoonvarna.
- Kinvarra, home of Cruinniu na mBad festival (the annual Boat Gathering) in Aug, 15 minutes drive
- -The medieval City of Galway for The Galway Arts Festival (July), The Galway Races (July) and The Oyster Festival (Sept) or visit at any time of the year, 1 hour's drive.