Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Close to the bustling seaside resort of Kilkee in County Clare is the rural townland of Newtown East. Located in beautiful country setting, this Kilkee cottage is a traditional detached property offering modern conveniences. It boasts high-ceilings, exposed beams and solid maple floors and a wonderfully spacious open plan living area with a kitchen and dining area where you can reminisce about the day's events, before retiring to the comfy lounge area and its open fire. This cottage has one double bedroom, one twin and one single bedroom offering flexible sleeping arrangements and making it suitable for a family holiday in this beautiful location. ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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HOLIDAY COTTAGE TO RENT IN NEWTOWN , QUERRIN, KILKEE , CO . CLARE,IRELAND
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On the loop head penninsula nominated by E.U. as an EDEN destination i.e. european destination of excellence.
5km/4miles from the bustling seaside resort of Kilkee in the Loop Head peninsula of County Clare, Ireland .
Ground floor: lounge/kitchen/diner, utility room, king-size double with ensuite bathroom, twin, double or twin, shower room. Oil and electricity by meter read, linen and towels included, deck chairs, hairdryer, electric blankets, CD, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, partially enclosed garden, private off road parking It has a welcoming open fire in the lounge, fitted kitchen and comfortable traditional style bedrooms. .
The beautiful blue flag beach in the Victorian resort of Kilkee is only 5km away from the property. . (website: hidden)
The world class golf links of Doonbeg County Clare, Ireland beg (10kms ) . (website: hidden), Doonaha Beach ( 5 k) and Carrigaholt village( 10k) with their renowned beaches golf , pubs restaurants are all within easy reach .
Nearby Kilrush ( 8Km) is a designated Heritage Town and Sea Angling Centre. Kilrush Marina provides 120 berths at all stages of the tide. It has been awarded Blue Flag status, as has the beach in nearby Kilkee.
Scattery Island is a designated Architectural Conservation Area and has a 6th century monastic settlement with round towers and churches. It remained a pilgrimage and burial site after the Elizabethan slighting of the monastery and the island's conversion to a defensive fort. (website: hidden)
The Lower Shannon Special Conservation Area is situated between Kilcredaun Point and Lynchs Point with Long sand and shingle beaches. The Beach in Doonaha (4km ) depending on the tide being out is wonderfully safe for kids. Of particular interest in this Special Conservation Area is the ecological diversity found on Scattery Island and Poulnasherry Bay.
Scattery Island consists of a diverse range of habitats including lagoons, saltmarsh, loughs and eroded sea cliffs on the western fringe. Over forty-one species of birds have been recorded on the Island. Carrigaholt and Kilcredaun are considered good bird watching sites. (website: hidden)-
The West Clare Currachs group/ are now planning to build a traditional wooden sailing vessel and have these wonderful vessels sailing in the wonderful natural seascapes of the lower Shannon Estuary and in harbours such as Querrin Pier ( 2km) and Carrigaholt. .
In addition, wonderful dolphin watching boat trips operate from Carrigaholt and Kilrush. The dolphin schools of the Shannon mouth are internationally renowned .(website: hidden) .
you can also view the renowned cliffscapes off the coast from Kilkee. Quays punctuate the coastline like Querrin Pier (less than 2 km away from the house)
There are exposures of prehistoric peat and submerged forests of Neolithic Scots Pine ( Rehy East near Carrigaholt)
Seventy wrecks are recorded off Kilrush and Tarbert, many of which lie on the Clare side. Fortified Defences dot the coastline, providing viewpoints, such as the Tower House at Carrigaholt and Napoleonic period batteries at Kilcredaun Point and Doonaha with its lovely secluded ,child friendly beach.
All areas are wonderful for walking and cycling ( the house is on a designated scenic cycling route) with a rich choice of routes right out to the Loop Head .(website: hidden) Loop Head Cycleway This is a two-day cycle tour/ longer if walking along the fascinating Loop Head peninsula coastline.
Kilkee with panoramic views of the coastline, CastleRock ,Bishops Island and Kilkee Bay. The cliff walks in Kilkee have been described by Russell Crowe on his visit here as the best in the world. (website: hidden)
FISHING The best time to fish in Poulnasherry bay , is during the first hour of the flood tide and around high water. Flounder and bass can be expected while bottom fishing with lugworm and crab and at strong tide spinning or free lining for bass and sea trout is possible. Ray and monkfish are caught here also in the slacker waters inside the estuary. Querrin Pier, one mile from the house, can provide bait, lugworm in the sandy/muddy channel beside the pier as well as soft peeler crab. Sea angling trips can be arranged with local licensed operators carrying anglers to fish the abundantly rich coastal waters of the Atlantic and the Shannon Estuary - Cod, Ling, Hake, Haddock, Wrasse, Red Gurnet, Mackerel, Pollack, Conger, Tope and Shark. Carrigaholt Sea Angling Centre, offers fishing trips on itâ€™s charter boat, the Clare Dragoon . Built in 2005 this 37 feet Lochin is fitted out as a first class sea-angling vessel and is licensed and insured to carry 12 anglers. The Clare Dragoon is powered to a top speed of 30 knots by a 650 H.P. Caterpillar engine and is equipped with a full range of modern fish finding and safety gear and skippered by Luke Aston who has many years of experience of fishing these waters. There is a range of 30lbs, 80lbs and uptide Penn fishing rods for hire on board as well as a well-stocked tackle shop. Bait can be supplied on request. Catches will include all types of whitefish (Pollock, cod, ling etc) as well as Blue shark, Tope, Conger and Ray. Loop Head Sea Charters at Keatings pub kilbaha explore and discover the delights of deep sea fishing in the Atlantic ocean or the Shannon Estuary on board the MV SEKA (licence number P3 1031) Beach fishing is available on the south side of the main beach at Kilkee and Carrigaholt produces flounder and occasional bass. . The rocky outcrops on the Dunlicky coast road out from Kilkee are suitable for spinning for Pollack and great mackerel fishing .(website: hidden). Many of these fish were caught locally including Ballan Wrasse and Trigger Fish and a record Painted Ray of 14lbs. Carraigaholt Sea Angling Centre offers the complete sea fishing holiday where the Shannon estuary meets the rich fishing grounds of Ireland's south west coast. Dolphin Watching on various boat trips whereby visitors can observe the large group of over 100 bottlenose dolphins living in the Shannon Estuary up close.
The Shannon estuary is one of the most important sites for the conservation of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Ireland, as it is home to the only known resident group of bottlenose dolphins and is a known calving area. The estuary has been nominated as a candidate SAC (Special Area of Conservation) under the EU Habitats Directive,these include bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). To date the Shannon estuary is only SAC in Ireland for bottlenose dolphins. Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation (SDWF ) has been established to develop and provide educational awareness and conservation of the Shannon dolphins and other wildlife in the region .On their website you will find information on the bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon estuary including their conservation management, ongoing research and monitoring and about attempts to promote sustainable dolphin-watching. The SDWF offices can be found in the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre in Kilrush, adjacent to Kilrush Creek Marina. A range of interesting information and activities, including whale and dolphin skulls and skeletons and rubbing boards, goggle boxes and jigsaws.
A pilot whale live stranded in 2004 in Poulnasherry Bay. Two local boatmen who found the whale kept it cool and upright. The whale, was stranded in a remote part of the west shore. . As the tide rose the whale refloated itself .
Carrigaholt, is an old fishing port watched over by a 15th century castle. The village lies on the Loop Head Peninsula at the mouth of the Shannon and provides the first safe harbour for ships travelling up the river. The shores at the mouth of the Shannon are excellent growing areas for oysters.
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Rural retreats, Waterfront, Beach or lakeside relaxation