About this listing
Enjoy the fabulous view of Dunguaire Castle from this thatch cottage residence. Only a five minute stroll along the sea front to the fishing village of Kinvara which boasts fine restaurants and lively pubs. Kinvara is en route to the Cliffs of Moher.
I have to say we love living here. We have sea and castle views from most windows and a garden out front with enough space for my herb and veg patch. Together with my garden and hens I offer something a little different with a true country living experience, yet only minutes from town. Inside is spacious and that includes the bedrooms also, the stove keeps the house warm on chilly nights.
Apart from a private double room, equipped with wash hand basin and tea making facilities, guests have access to the downstairs area including all kitchen appliances, oven, fridge, washing machine etc. Although I do not supply breakfast, guests are welcome to use the kitchen to cater for all their culinary needs, alternatively there are friendly cafes just a 5 minute sea stroll away . There is also wireless internet connection. The bathroom is shared and has an electric shower with good water pressure. This is an old house with bundles of character, the interior is quaint and rustic.
From March- October there are two bedrooms available in my cottage, each with identical facilities and castle views. If you find that the date is unavailable on this listing you can find it on my other identical listing.
Interaction with Guests
I love meeting new people and chatting to visitors and can supply some good tips for local interesting sites eg: holy wells, Burren walks, beach strolls. I have a keen interest in Burren flora and know many mountain walks off the beaten track.
I'm only five minutes walk from the village so it's lovely to head into town for the regular traditional music session or to the Italian restaurant for one of their fine pizzas. There is a fabulous open farmers market every Friday from Spring through to late Autumn with great music to listen to while folk catch up and have a coffee. The George on the Quay or the Strawberry Hedgehog cafe do a great breakfast, again only minutes from the cottage.
To be honest the best way of getting around in this area is by car hire. There is a bus that travels to Galway twice a day, this bus service goes to Cliff of Moher also.
Other Things to Note
You will have the delight of meeting my extremely friendly and cuddly dog Nanook and her trusty side-kick Max, the most gorgeous German Shepard.
*Please note, if you would like to book two rooms in the house you can book one room here and another at this link:(website hidden).
As this is a self service venture, guests are required to leave the kitchen as they found it.
Please note check in is after 6pm. If a difficulty arises around check in (ie: an early Castle banquet booking) please contact me in advance to facilitate possible alternative arrangements.
Perfect. Beautiful view. Lovely location. Kind hosts. Cute dogs. We loved our stay in Kinvarra. Highly recommended!
Emma was very accommodating as we arrived really late then she let us use the kitchen to make some dinner. Lovely cottage with cute little rooms and shared bathroom. The dogs were very placid as well. Kinvarra was a lovely place to visit.
Emma and her adorable dogs were extremely friendly and welcoming. The house was very charming and the castle view was great! Cute town nearby was just a few minutes walk with restaurants and pubs. Would highly recommend!
Great location, walking distance into Kinvara with good dinner options, sea and castle views. Pleasant helpful hosts. Good sized room, use of kitchen. Note you may have to share a bathroom with other guests and that there are friendly dogs in the house so do not book if either of these are a problem for you.
Emma ist eine überaus sympathische und herzliche Person. Die Lage ihres Hauses ist super, ruhig und dennoch zentral gelegen.
Our stay with Emma was relaxed and comfortable. Emma was more than welcoming which made our time with her very enjoyable. We were walking distance to the town and facilities, and the sightseeing around the area was truly amazing!
We were warmly received by Emma and Peter and our room was spacious and comfortable, with a gorgeous view of the castle from the window. We appreciated being able to make tea and coffee in our room, and the chocolates left for us. Our stay was brief but we loved being in Kinvarra - we had been walking on the Burren and were heading to one of the Aran Islands the following day. Emma and Peter gave us good tips on where to eat and their place felt homely and comfortable. The description of their home is accurate. I recommend staying with them!
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About the Host, Emma
Friendly and cheery, I will make you most welcome in my lovely home. There are some fantastic walks in the surrounding area if that's your thing. I know if I was traveling to a new country I would want to know all the beautiful places in nature the locals like to visit.
If the date you're looking at isn't available check out my other listing for the other bedroom in the house here's the link on the air BnB website.