About this listing
Green Meadows is a delightful old-fashioned cottage set in the heart of the Irish countryside. It has been fully renovated and is well equipped with all modern conveniences.
These self catering accommodations are suitable for people seeking peace and tranquillity, but also families with children. The children are welcome to take part in milking the cows, or to collect the breakfast eggs.
The area is peaceful and relaxing, but within easy reach of a wide variety of amenities and attractions. We provide information folders and the Jim Robinson map in each cottage.
From Kilfenora, you can drive right through the heart of the Burren to the Aillwee Cave and Ballyvaughan. From there you can follow the coast road via the beaches of Fanore to the fishing village of Doolin, famous for it's traditional Irish music sessions and day trips to the Aran Islands. Not to be missed, just south of Doolin, are the Cliffs of Moher and a couple of miles on, you will arrive in Lahinch with it's beautiful beach and championship golf course. Carry on to Corofin and from there back to Kilfenora and you have never been more than 10 miles away from Kilfenora village.
If you like fishing, Lickeen Lake is nearby as is Inchiquin Lake at Corofin. And again, within a less than 10 mile radius, you have the whole Atlantic coastline to your disposal.
In the evenings you can enjoy traditional Irish music and set dancing in Kilfenora and we'll be happy to teach you a few steps, so you can join in yourself.
On arrival, you are welcomed with home baking and you are always welcome to visit our home for a cup of tea and a chat.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Martin & Marian Barry
The Burren Farm Cottages are situated on the edge of the world famous Burren region, which is an unspoiled part of Ireland. Here in the Burren, the bare exposed limestone which is up to 780 metres in thickness, covers an area of 250 square kilometres. Great slabs of rock are almost as flat and undisturbed as they were when they were formed in the warm shallow seas of the Carboniferous ocean 340 million years ago. The Burren does not mean barren; people have settled here since Stone Age times. Evidence of their habitations and tombs are all around you.
The unusual flora of the Burren has attracted huge interest and attention over the years. Rare and spectacular plants grow in abundance throughout this unique limestone region. Unusual butterflies and moths feed on the flora and the hazel scrub. Pine forests give cover to the larger animals including Pine Marten.
Other Things to Note
During July and August we only let the cottages from Saturday to Saturday.
As this is a working dairy farm, while we welcome families and love showing people around our farm, however we ask you to be of mindful of the environment. It's a great way to show visitors milking cows, feeding calves, collecting eggs and the stunning scenery, but please be careful of machinery whilst you're here.
The farmhouse is a precious family home, and we take great pride in keeping it beautiful for visitors, we would appreciate you doing the same!
Oil fired central heating and electricity are both charged at cost and are metered. Payments for these are taken on departure.
We had a wonderful week in the Burren as we were very lucky with the weather. We enjoyed the cottage, well located to explore the region. Marian and Martin were very nice and helpful with a lot of advices on the area and always available to show our kids around the farm (our daughter really like milking the cows). Definitely recommend the place.
We were made very welcome by Marian. The house was comfortable and well supplied, Marian has thought of everything. Marian and Martin took time out of their busy schedule to show us round the farm, this was greatly appreciated. We hope to be back in the future.
John and Madeline
Les irlandais sont des gens accueillants et sympathiques mais Marian et Martin ont incontestablement la palme de l'hospitalité et de la gentillesse. Leur cottage est très douillet et très bien équipé, au calme dans la campagne mais à proximité de Kilfenora et de superbes sites à visiter. Nous avons regretté de n'y passer que 4 nuits. Si c'était à refaire, c'est sûr nous y retournerions sans hésiter. C'est une très bonne adresse à conserver avec plein de bons souvenirs.
We (a family of 5: a couple + 3 little kids) stayed at Martin & Marian rural cottage for more than a week and all had such wonderfull time!!
Our hosts were so kind , friendly, helpfull and knowledgeable that is was like returning home every day.
Martin showed us all how to milk the cows and gave us milk & eggs, and Marian let us use her WiFi and was so nice & helpfull to all of us.
We recommend them and thier place highly and allready wish to return.
Thanks for everything!!
The Tamir Family
Thank you so much !! Very warm and friendly welcome, always prompt and easy communication prior to stay, we felt as though we were part of the family, spacious, but cosy cottage, everything as mentioned. We can only recommend these hosts and the accomodation.
It was a really lovly place and lovely people! We had fresh eggs an Milk, thank you!
My mother and I stayed for four nights in Marian and Martin's cute cottage. It was an incredibly peaceful space and we really enjoyed using it as our base. Martin and Marian were really great, always up for a chat and were keen to show us around their place. Would definitely recommend it!
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About the Host, Marian And Martin
Hi, we're Marian and Martin, we have our own Dairy farm here in Kilfenora Co. Clare. When we're not milking cows, we're set dancing or walking in the Burren. We love traditional music, baking bread, socializing with wonderful friends and local characters. We also love natural history and local heritage, and are keen to share this with our visitors.