|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Adventure, Golf, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
Cead Mile Failte go / Welcome to Abhaile Cottage!
Located in a peaceful country setting close to the famous villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna in Co. Clare, Abhaile Cottage is perfectly situated to enable you to explore the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and beautiful west coast of Ireland.
Find the perfect balance of fun and relaxation: wake to the sound of bird song and the sight of horses and cattle grazing in nearby fields in a beautiful traditional Irish cottage which was built circa 1900 and is situated within walking distance of the ceol, ol agus craic (music, drink and fun) in Doolin's world-renowned pubs.
Doolin, County Clare, Ireland
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$56||$56||$387 - $608||$0||2 nights|
|Apr. 13 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
Christmas, St Patrick's Day, Easter and New Year
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 21 2013
|Jun. 22 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|Low season||-||-||$387||-||2 nights|
|All Other Dates||$56||$56||$387||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Abhaile Cottage is available year round for weekly or weekend rental. The normal weekly change-over day is Saturday, however other arrangements may be possible - please advise if you require a different day of arrival / departure.
Longer term rental is considered off-peak. Please contact us regarding availability / rates.
The weekly rental rate is:
330 for June 1st - 21st
470 euro for June 22nd - August 31st
370 euro for Christmas, Easter and New Year
299 euro for the remainder of the year
Please note: until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
Please note: Trip Advisor nightly rate is based on a week's stay - this is not a per night rate to rent the cottage
Electricity for heating, lighting and set-up fuel is an extra charge of 5 euro per day.
A 150 euro security deposit is required and will be refunded in full (less transfer costs) once the cottage has been vacated and left in good order.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 17, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Relaxing holiday in a cosy, sweet place
We have spent one week in abhaile Cottage- and all we can say is- lovely place, lovely neighbour, lovely people in Doolin!
Booking and arriving was really easy and stressless as the neighbour of the cottage is a very friendly and helpful person who took care of us while we were staying- and played awesome music in the pub. The cottage itself has everything you need for a nice and "almost like at home" stay- plus a nice fireplace and lots of good advice what to do in the area. You can see right from entering the cottage that the owners care about this place. Besides enjoying the fireplace and sofa, it is nice to go for long walks to Doolin, along the coast or to nearby villages. The pub is a highlight itself, it is worth taking the relatively long walk there. All in all, for our aims of spending a relaxing, stressless and quiet week with only walking every once in a while, this place was perfect for us! It was a pleasure to stay here and getting into contact with the neighbour.
Stayed in abhaile Cottage for 3 nights, what can I say is there anything that the owners haven't thought of to provide, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, fantastic living room with a stove for cosy nights by the fire (Noel and Susan have even gone to the effort of providing a picture manual for how to set the fire) and comfortable bedrooms with a travel cot.
Noel and Susan have done a fantastic job in restoring this original Irish cottage into a super holiday rental in a spectacular location to allow you explore all that West Clare has to offer.
An escape from the hustle and bustle
I found this cottage had a welcoming feel about it - Satellite TV, books, games, Dvds, CDs, comfi beds and settees - a haven with access to hustle and bustle, if you want it. Lovely natural views including resident horses and foal, as well as friendly donkey nearby. A lovely walk to views of aran Islands, Atlantic and The Burren. Although the wood (and coal) burner looked a bit scary, it was a doddle to use, was most efficient, and once lit we never let it go out. No problem to get back and fore to Doolin, or anywhere else
Jerry and Marie Hamm
Denver, Colo USA
Fun and unique experience
We were very pleased with our experience at abhaile Cottage. We never expected the comforts of home Noel and Susan provided - fluffy towels and hair dryer, lots of extra quilts and pillows and everything we needed to keep the fire burning warmly.
We became expert at negotiating the tight roads and made numerous trips to Lisdoonvarna - about ten minutes drive for all the supplies we needed. Fanore Beach and Ballyvaughan made for another fun days outing all within easy driving distance even for a very nervous driver in a rental car
We were enthralled with the dolphins that we watched off the Pier two nights in a row and the donkeys out back provided great entertainment for our young visitors. We were a little nervous to walk the short distance to McGanns for supper but we did drive there for their excellent Seafood Chowder The road was very narrow and we were spooked by cars passing. We did avail of all cDoolin had to offer in the way of music - o'Connors was excellent of course
Thank you both for all your kindness We hope to return again
Dean & Debbie
Hudson Valley, NY
Abhaile is Gaelic for home, and we felt home upon arrival. The perfect place to enjoy the pub music of Doolin, day trips to the aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher, the wild Burren , and the rest of the West Country / County Clare.
We loved the cottage and the cozy evening fires. Our neighbors, the fields of donkeys and horse and pastoral views made it a serene stay.
Belfast, United Kingdom
Lovely, immaculate cottage
This is a lovely cottage. What we liked:
*It is a traditional cottage with thick stone walls - if you want something that feels typically Irish, this is for you
*It was immaculate inside, clean and very comfortable
*A lovely solid fuel burner
*selection of games and Dvds
*the sheer darkness and silence - stand outside on a clear night and you can see the milky way and hear the distant roar of the atlantic ocean
*The field at the back where two untamed horses lived - they got used to us and waited for us to bring them carrots every day
*Ted McCormac - a local 'character' who lives in a grand house on the hill behind the cottage and sings in the bars in Doolin. He's the local contact for the cottage and couldn't do enough for us and is a great story teller.
*The owners of the cottage - we couldn't get a signal on the TV due to the cottage location so they got satellite TV installed for us. Brilliant customer service.
*it is so dark at night, take a torch to bed in case you need to go to the toilet in the night - you have to walk through the living room to get to the bathroom and I walked into numerous closed doors on the way as I couldn't see where I was going!
*keep the fire stoked up to ensure the central heating is powered - it can get a little chilly if you don't (but the bedrooms have oil fired radiators which are great)
*toast marshmallows on the open fire - fab
*if Ted (see above) invites you to see the view from his house, do it. The view is fantastic.
*keep a stock of carrots for the horses at the back - but just be a little careful with the grey horse as he seems to be the stroppier of the two.
Other points which may be of help:
*the cottage is about a 10 minute drive to Doolin village itself and I don't think I would walk it with a child, particularly in the dark along the country road (despite the provision of hi-vis jackets in the cottage)
*Doolin Cave is literally just up to the right from the cottage - well worth a visit to see the great stalactite. The whole experience makes you feel like you're actually caving rather than being a tourist.
*if you're expecting a sea view, there isn't one
*mobile phone signal at the cottage isn't good
*for Internet users, at the time of writing there is no wi-fi access.
Carthage, Missouri, USA
Lovely Cottage in Quiet Location
We enjoyed our stay here in abhaile cottage. It is nicely located near Doolin but slightly off the beaten path so that there isn't lots of traffic. The cottage is a nice size (there were three of us) and very comfortable and clean.
It is in a great location - near the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren with a nice view of the atlantic Ocean. We enjoyed the local town of Doolin, and larger neighboring area of Ennistymon. But we also used this as our "home base" and made several day trips including: Limerick City (for a day of shopping in arthur's Quay and the Milk Market), Blarney Castle near Cork, Adare village and Bunratty Castle, the heart of the Burren, Carron, and Ballyvaughn. We felt this location made most of Southwest Ireland easily accessible to us during our stay.
We visited in late May, early June and weren't expecting cooler temperatures but fortunately the cottage has an efficient coal stove that we started right away (and used most of the week :) The owner left clear instructions on how to use all the appliances, as well as helpful information about local stores and the area.
The week flew by and we are happy to be home but already miss our cottage home in Ireland!
Amazing weekend in a beatiful homely cottage!
I stayed in abhaile cottage in November and from the time I arrived I felt at home. The stove was ready, we just put a match to it and in no time were sitting in front of a roaring fire.
The cottage has a beautiful feel to it, with an old-world charm, but the luxury of modern appliances. Everything is provided, the beds are really comfortable and having a hot shower after a brisk walk in the countryside was great!
The location is excellent, with great walks and beautiful scenery close by and the village of Doolin just down the road. We went there both nights and enjoyed tasty food, creamy pints and excellent music and craic!
I had a great weekend and am already planning my return visit there!
Home way from home!
As a Dublin person I love to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city every now and again. Doolin and abhaile Cottage was perfect as myself and my friends forgot about the real world for the weekend. House great as we had separate rooms, full kitchen (even a dishwasher!) and the best bit - a stove in the living room! After a day of fresh air, it was nice to go home, stoke the fire and have a glass of wine. Its a couple of miles from the village but that didn't bother any of us as we had 2 cars. All in all a great place to stay.
A home from home cottage.
The cottage had a lovely homely feeling when you walked in. The fire was ready to just put a match to it which was great. It was lovely and clean and easy to keep clean and everything you need was there from cosy blankets to the important wine or beer bottle openers. really enjoyed our stay and the locals are lovely and the food and drink is great in the local pubs.
Sorcha Nic Cormaic
wonderful scenery and gorgeous cottage
Staying in this cottage can really bring you back in time. Despite all the mod-cons the thick walls and the turf fire gives an unforgettable old-time rural ambiance. We stayed there for a weekend and visited the local bars where there was traditional Irish music every night. Great craic and lovely guinness. At the end of the night we'd return to the cottage for a bit of a feed (toast by the fire). The weather was changeable but this is one of those places where nice weather with beautiful sunsets can be equally matched by that warm feeling you get when you're in by the fire on a wild windy Irish night. Can't describe it. Wonderful.
Fantastic holiday in a stunning, authentic Irish cottage
My husband, my parents and I spent 2 weeks in abhaile Cottage in august 2010 and from the moment we arrived, we felt completely relaxed and at home.
The cottage is a wonderful mix of traditional charm with all of the modern comforts. It is bright and clean, with a spacious living area and well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are a good size with very comfortable traditional styled beds (which you can fit suitcases under!) and plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom has both a bath and an instant electric shower, so it was possible to have an invigorating hot shower in the morning and a nice relaxing bath in the evening after our days spent walking, swimming and sightseeing around Clare, Galway and Kerry.
The cottage is very conveniently located for exploring both locally and further afield along the west coast. We regularly walked into Doolin in the evening to enjoy pub grub, drinks and traditional music in the fantastic pubs (lovely stew in O'Connors!). We also visited Lisdoonvarna, Ennistymon (excellent SuperValu supermarket for supplies, not to mention a great creperie with free wi-fi!), Liscannor (delicious food in Vaughans), Lahinch (we bought sandwiches in Centra and take away coffees beside the prom to enjoy alfresco at the beach), the Cliffs of Moher, Inis Oirr (ferry from Doolin Pier), Fanore, Spanish Point, Ballyvaughan, Kinvarra, Tarbert (ferry from Kilimer to Tarbert), Glin and Ballybunion (incredible beach).
We had fantastic weather during our stay, so were on the go quite a bit most days and delighted to chill out in the garden or in front of the open fire on the evenings which weren't spent enjoying the music and craic in the local pubs. We would highly recommend both abhaile Cottage and Doolin for anyone considering a holiday in Ireland, and look forward to going back again in the future.