About this listing
Our cosy but comfortable home is a traditional Irish farmhouse set in 300 acres of farmland in the heart of the Burren, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a UNESCO Geopark. 10 mins from the sea and within easy reach of Co's Galway & Limerick
Peaceful & secluded our location is great for outdoor activities, walking or spotting our unique mix of flora and fauna - or just getting away from it all and chilling out. Centrally located for Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park, Connemara, Aran Islands, Galway/Limerick, local village entertainment, beaches and outdoor activities including surfing, rock climbing, kayaking, caving, walking, riding & fishing.
Our small cottage is a traditional farmhouse with an open fire and cosy atmosphere. We comfortably accommodate 2 guests. The bed in your room is exceptionally comfortable with a traditional hand crafted coil spring mattress, 4 feather pillows, a duck down duvet, hypoallergenic mattress and pillow protectors, and high quality pure cotton bed linen. There is a wardrobe, small chest of drawers, bedroom chair, mirror, waste paper basket and two bathrobes for your use. Your room looks across the drive to trees and the fields beyond.
The sitting room has an open fireplace and comfy sofas to enjoy it by. We have internet, though due to our rural location it is only suitable for browsing the Internet or checking emails and does not support streaming of any kind. There are books and videos which you are welcome to use.
Our bathroom has a Victorian style shower over the bath with a main 'rain shower' head and a second smaller directional head.
The cottage is situated in a small orchard in the centre of the main farm with beautiful views of the surrounding Burren hills. We have an outdoor table which guests are welcome to sit at when the weather is good.
We really enjoy having guests and aim to make your visit as relaxed and enjoyable as possible - as close to visiting friends as possible. To facilitate this, if we are cooking, you are welcome to join us for supper on your first night for no more than €12 per head (max price depending on the menu).
You will have access to the shared sitting room, bathroom and kitchen as well as our garden and the farmland around us.
Interaction with Guests
We like to be here to welcome you and show you around. We have good maps of the area and lots of information on outdoor activities, the local area and things to do. After that the amount of interaction is up to you - and our availability. We lay up breakfast for you and try to be around to have breakfast with you. You are welcome to help yourselves to cereal, toast and fruit and if you'd like a cooked breakfast we are happy to cook it for you for a small additional charge (up to €6 each). You are also welcome to join us for supper (this needs to be agreed in advance. Again there is a small charge of no more than €12 per head). We give you keys and once we've checked you in you are welcome to come and go as you like.
As a non-native, I feel I can say that I love the Burren because it's like nowhere else I've ever been. The stark beauty of this area (Burren means 'a rocky place') and incredible light mix to give an array of colour on all but the dullest of days, with gold striking off the black mountains as the sun shines through on a wet day; or the purple hue of the rock on a sunny day laced with ambers, greens, browns and golds where hedgerows, hazel and grass grow along paths and flat areas broken only by the silver grey of dry stone walls picked out by the sun snaking up the hillside.
I love the peace and tranquility of this area. It's a real 'get away from it all and just 'stop' place. Many of our guests have arrived and spent their time wandering the farm, finding butterflies and moths or rare plants and resting after long tours of other parts of Ireland. All say they find the area really calm and relaxing. But if you want to get out and enjoy what the Burren has to offer we have masses to do and see on our doorstep and great local pubs for food and music.
Our farm is unique, even within this unique area. An organic farm with traditional buildings, a rural feel and immediate access to this incredible landscape.
A car (or bike or some sort of transport) is absolutely 100% necessary for getting around.
During the summer preferred check-in time 5-7pm. If you would like to arrive before or after this time please contact us in advance to confirm that this is possible. During the winter we prefer you to check in before dark in case you have problems findng us. Please contact us to arrange a time.
If we have no other guests arriving then check out is flexible. If we have guests then check out is 10.30 am.
A cleaning fee of €10 is added to bookings of a single night.
If you are having trouble finding us on the day please call our home number as the mobile number (087) has little or no reception here.
Our small but comfortable bedroom with bedside table, wardrobe, bedside lights and extremely comfortable pocket sprung mattress