A well equipped, open plan cottage where you can relax or study in it's cosy and quiet atmosphere. While also taking in the many walks or visit the nearby attractions. The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Castles,Trad Music, Fishing, Golfing and lots more.
'Druid Cottage' is named after the area, Glendree, which means 'Glen of the Druids'. This natural stone cottage has been recently renovated and is located on a scenic hillside near Shannon, Galway, Limerick and only a one hour drive to the spectacular Atlantic coast.
I live next door with respect for guests space and although you will seldom see me, you have the comfort of knowing that you are not totally alone, on this peaceful rural hillside! It is ideal fora quick break away, holiday or work (research and writing) as it is quiet, remote but still within easy access to tourist spots.
This self catering cottage is Open plan with a loft space bedroom; please take note of the rustic and securely fixed wooden ladder as seen in the photos. The bed is a comfortable mattress on the floor as a full bed would be too high and near the ceiling. There is also a single bed downstairs, please ask and extra linen can be arranged if you need to use this bed.
The shower, toilet is in a separate room and the kitchen is in the main room with high airy ceiling.
There is a welcome basket of Tea Coffee, Scones, butter & jam, also enjoy fresh drinking water on tap from a natural spring well.
The heating is SOLID FUEL with the option of an electric heater. Also available are WiFi, hairdryer, iron and washing machine.
The kitchen has a small stock of tea,coffee,sugar,spices and oil so that you can enjoy a home cooked meal without having to buy all those little extra ingredients.
If you are arriving late in the day with no time for grocery shop you can email me a list of items in advance and I will be happy to pick up what is required.
In the nearby area there are many scenic walks, music, horse riding, fishing, golf, restaurants and local pubs to enjoy.
The cottage is beside my own house, where I live and work designing and making landscape inspired pieces of knit in pure natural yarns that are very, very super soft and kind to sensitive skin. My guests enjoy a 15% (website hidden)
In the photo gallery you will find a selection of photos, some of which are credited to the multi talented Lou Endicott from Melbourne, who last year enjoyed a stay at Druid Cottage. Thanks again Lou and also some new additions from this years guest Bernadette Jorden from Nova Scotia, Canada.
A new thank you to Sawrah for the following:
PS.During the low season this cottage is available for long term letting with an agreed price. Contact for info etc
Guests have access to the garden, walks in the nearby area and on request my studio. There is a double room available in my house for guests, it is especially good as an overflow for when more than 3 friends or family wish to book the (website hidden)
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Interaction with Guests
I do enjoy interacting with the guests but mostly I leave people to themselves, coming into their home from home cottage only when invited or to light the fire if guests are out all day, needing warmth on their return, available on request when I am at home.
Sometimes available to spend the day out with guests or share an evening meal but mostly it is your holiday, take the day as you find it!
Amongst many reasons I love this neighbourhood is the neighbours, along with the clean air, clean spring water, space, quietness, small roads and country walks.
We also now have a Local community shop just across where you can buy Organic veg and eggs from happy free range chickens!
There is limited public transport and you need to book your ticket the night before....car hire is recommended for this peaceful rural setting. I offer a pick off and drop off again at Shannon airport for those who wish to rent a car. Some people feel a little apprehensive about driving on the left, especially after a long hall flight. The charge for this service is €100 please request this when booking.
Other Things to Note
Please,notify approximate arrival time before the day of arrival.
Smoking outdoors only.
Fishing gear to be stored in out house.
Car to be parked near the gate and not directly outside the door of my house except for loading and unloading.
Children are not allowed in the loft space for safety reasons and must be supervised at all times.
No parties or late night music.
Steph was so welcoming and fantastic! We had such a lovely four days out at the cottage that we did not want to leave. The cottage was warm and inviting, it was filled with guidebooks and recommendations for activities. It had every amenity, including some super sweet cats roaming the grounds! We had a warm stove fire each day and walked all around the farm country that surrounded the house. It was an easy drive to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Father Ted's house, and Doolin. We will be recommending this place to our friends and family if they ever find themselves out in the West.
You gave us a chance to spend a few days living a bit of Irish life. Thank you for your generous hospitality, your advice on where to go and what to see. and keeping the fire going when we were out galavanting. Your cottage was just what we needed for some r&r and to be in a country setting. Everything that we needed was at the cottage, and thank you for taking care of the little things along the way. We loved the scones! The place was very clean, and ready for us on arrival and everything you said it would be on air bnb. I especially loved my walk to the farm across the road with horses, and cows in the fields. I hope we will have the opportunity to stay the next time we are in Ireland. Btw, the cats were great friends too.
What a wonderful way to spend family time.
You all seemed to be having amazing family time David, it was great to see the galavanting!! Cats and I loved meeting you all and I look forward to perhaps meeting your wife on another trip sometime. Thanks for your patience with the little things and so glad you all had such a good time meeting up @Druid cottage
On a passé un excellent moment, très bon esprit. Chaleureux, cosy, on s y sent véritablement comme chez nous. A faire absolument pour les amoureux de la simplicité.
Grands moments de tendresse avec les deux chats !
Merci stephanie, on reviendra
Très bien accueilli au "druid cottage", bien placé près de Tulla où tous les services sont disponibles. Cela permet de graviter tout autour et profiter de magnifique région.
À faire et refaire !
Druid Cottage was absolutely beautiful as was the stay. The cottage is perfect and comfortable, and the scenery lovely. Unfortunately, my friend had a family emergency a day into our stay, and I was left alone. Steph was wonderful- checking up to make sure I was comfortable and inviting me over for lunch as well as driving me to town for groceries and the bus station when I had to leave a few days earlier than expected. This was my first experience with Airbnb, and she made the best first impression. I really appreciate everything she did to make my stay more comfortable, and when I return to Ireland in the fall I will of course be making a return.
I spent a month at this delightful cottage, in January. It was magical and beautiful and I loved it. Steph started out as my host, and ended up my friend. She is one of the most kind, gracious, wonderful people I have come across in my life.
I spent the first two weeks without a car. I wanted to soak up the feel of the place. During that time, Steph graciously included me in a few outings with her friends, took me on shopping and supply trips and made sure I was okay. Traveling solo, going half-way round the world alone can be a bit scary. But, she met me at the airport at 6:15am in the morning, and as soon as I saw her, I knew all would be well.
She taught me how to build a fire with peat briquettes. I relished the morning ritual of making the fire and getting my day started. I would often cozy up on the daybed writing or reading next to the fire. We had a few days of epic windstorms, Steph made sure to check in on me. When I would go out for the day, coming back to the cottage was such a welcoming sight. I think Steph lives in the best part of Ireland, and I saw a lot.Steph would often keep the fire going for me so I would come home to a warm place.
We shared more than a few cups of tea, and she shared her two cats with me, Smudge and Princess Puss. They would keep me company during the long nights when I would be up late and couldn't sleep. I loved climbing the loft to bed every night. I would fall asleep to the gentle sounds of the cattle and horses in the shed next door to the cottage.
I took a lot of long walks in those first few weeks, and got to know the countryside. It was lovely. We had snow! And there was a farm store right across the way and I bought a bag of potatoes, fresh kale and jam. Everything I had hoped it would be and more. I met a lot of people and a lot of animals. The dogs would all come out to say hi and see who was crossing their paths.
I love this place, and I cannot wait to come back. I warned Steph this would be a lengthy review, and so it is. County Clare is magic. And, take Steph's recommendations for what to do with your time. She always had wonderful ideas and recommendations that I might not have thought about. And, if I was gone for more than just the day, I would be sure to check-in with her. She made me feel so welcome, I never felt alone. I think my soul has found it's home in Ireland, and Druid's Cottage played a huge part in that. Thank you so much Steph!! I cannot wait to come back.
Druid Cottage is delightful! And Steph is a fantastic host. After a long day and a half of travel, I arrived to a warm cottage, fuel for the fire, nibbles and a nice hot water bottle to put me to sleep. The cottage is a perfect place for a quiet retreat--I am here to write and it is so cozy and welcoming I rarely want to leave, quite a perfect environment for my writing practice!
The bed and sleeping loft are comfy, the kitchen well-stocked for cooking, the little stove is warm, functional and quaint, the wifi works well and the cottage is warmly decorated with lamps, candles and colorful bits everywhere.
I couldn't be happier to have found such a great place. It is remote, a car is definitely necessary, but it is within just a ten minute drive to the nearby villages and within an hour to tons of great sights.
I can't recommend this space enough.
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Dublin born I moved to Co.Clare in 1978 to immerse myself in my passion of textiles, taking delight in meeting a diverse range of clients and supplying some of the best galleries of Craft & Design in Ireland.
When I am not in Ireland with family, friends, work, trekking rolling hills and sparse beaches my second love is for France. All the Medival villages, Art Galleries , the Pyrenees all just call me back over and over again so I bought a little Studio there! I gather inspiration for my designs in Ireland and my dreams in France. I love to photograph anything that makes an impression on me, for instance in France it's the old doors and stone buildings, in Ireland it is the seascape images with sea plants, waves,rope, shells etc, which all later translate into a design through the use of the best quality luxuriously soft natural yarns.
I've managed to leave this beautiful green isle many times to visit far lands, these days 'Druid Cottage' enables me to meet interesting people from all over this beautiful globe many from places I have been and many are still in contact. I appreciate my home and family and feel very lucky to be living in such a wonderful place. I have great friends and neighbors and enjoy winter evenings by the fire with a good book or in the company of friends, either in France or Ireland.
The 5 things I cant live without are: family, friends, books, textiles and my good health naturally.
I loved traveling in Asia, Vietnam especially where the people are so genuine, curious and sociable. Love traveling everywhere cities, jungles, sea snorkeling.... my books include Stig Larsson, Kate Moss and many more especially those depicting cultural differences. Music depends on my mood and as for food I eat most everything depending how it is farmed. I like to shop local and see how the animals are cared for is important to me, still a bit reluctant to eat mammals.
My hosting consists of meeting people, which I enjoy but I also like to give people some space as I also really like my space, striving to enjoy this wonderful life and planet everyday.
Bye for now, hope to meet you someday.... check out my reviews!