About this listing
Ideal for holiday, quick break away, romance or a quiet relaxing retreat to write or catch up on that study. Only 35 mins from Shannon and within an hour of Cliffs of Moher, Burren national park, Lough Derg and Galway with many historic sights, walking trails, lakes,horse riding,kayaking, traditional music and good pub food nearby. Walk in nature, breath clean air, drink spring water and stay cosy by wood burning stove at night. Bed linen/towels are provided and the kitchen is well equipped
The cottage is described as rustic but very comfortable. It is warm and quiet making it ideal for rest, writing, study and many other projects.
It is open plan with a loft space bedroom; please take note of the rustic but securely fixed wooden ladder as seen in the photos. There is also a single bed in main room and extra pull out beds if needed. I also have a double room sometimes available in my house next door.
The bathroom is a separate room with shower, toilet, hand basin with towels provided. Please note that the shower is is not a power shower.
The kitchen with spring water on tap is in the main room. Complimentary tea, coffee, oil, the usual condiments, if anything is missing just ask. Organic seasonal vegetables can be bought on a stall just across the road, it works on trust and you just put the money in the box. If you are arriving late in the day with no time for a grocery shop, you can email me a list of items and I will be happy to pick up what you need.
Come home after a days adventure to a relaxing quiet space with a warm fire from a solid fuel wood burner, home cook your meal, grab a take away in Tulla town or head up to Feakle town for a Guinness stew or fresh fish dinner.
Washing machine and dryer is available on request but not included in the price, again you just put the money in the box by machines.
I live beside the cottage where I'm available for help and advice and while I respect your space, you also have the comfort of knowing that you are not totally alone on this beautiful and peaceful hillside. My work includes designing and handcrafting landscape inspired shawls and other accessories which guests have a 15% discount.
During the low season this cottage is available long term for an agreed price. Do contact me for more information.
Guests have access to the garden, walks in the nearby area and on request my Studio. There is also a double room available in my home which is especially good as an overflow for when more than 3 friends or family wish to book the cottage. www.airbnb.ie/322922
Interaction with guests
I have traveled extensively from a young age so naturally I enjoy meeting and interacting with people but I also respect their privacy, coming into your space only when invited or to light the fire if weather is cold. It's so nice to come home to a welcome fire after adventurous winter days, this service is only available when I'm at home myself. The new stove is simple to use and those who have not much experience do learn quickly. Loan travelers have the comfort of knowing that they are not entirely alone, on this peaceful hillside and when I'm away my friend and neighbour is available to help you out if needed.
When available I enjoy spending a day out with guests or share an evening meal but mostly it is your holiday to take the day and weather as you find it!
I love this calm artistic and farming neighborhood, the neighbors, along with the clean air, fresh spring water, nature, space, small roads and country walks.
We also now have the local farm shop, an honesty shop just across the road, where you can buy seasonal organic veg and eggs from happy free range chickens!
Car hire or your own car is strongly recommended because of a limited public transport in Irish rural areas. however, the community bus can be good for long term guests. There is also a local taxi if necessary.
Other things to note
If you are arriving late in the day with no time for a grocery shop, you can email me a list of items in advance and I will be happy to pick up what is required
A car is essential as public transport is very limited.
In order to keep costs low, the washer/dryer is a facility which is not included in the price of your stay but for those who wish to use it there is a donation box.
Smoking outdoors only.
Car should be parked back from cottage, beside mine, except for loading and unloading.
Children must be supervised at all times and the the loft space is out of bounds for children under 12 years.
If you choose to entertain my cats,please do not allow them on the beds.
Netflix or YouTube on special request as they use up a lot of Band width , even though I have the best bandwidth in the area.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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A born wanderer from Dublin I settled in Clare to raise my children and immerse myself in rural life and textiles. I’ve enjoyed some world travel and today I love to wander from France to Ireland and back again, walking hills and coastal paths gathering inspiration for my work and enjoying locally produced organic food, and a good read by the fire at night. I also very much enjoy welcoming people to both my homes and offering help or advice on places to visit, allowing you your space as I appreciate mine.
"Look into nature and you will understand everything" Albert Einstein