Suaimhneas is a relaxing easy stay bed and breakfast located on the edge of the Burren National Park, near the town of Gort Co. Galway. The house is also available to rent at specific times during the year.
The house was built six years ago and we have three guest bedrooms available for guests. Two double rooms and one twin room. All rooms share the main bathroom.
A healthy breakfast is included with the price.
Guests have use of the Living room, dining room and kitchen while they stay in the house and are encouraged to make themselves at home.
The downstairs of the house has a large hallway that leads into the large open plan country kitchen and eight seater dining room. The sitting room is accessible through the kitchen or the hallway. In the living room there is a two seater couch and a three seater couch and working real fireplace. There is also cable T.V., and DVD player.
The guest bedrooms are upstairs with the main guest bathroom. Two bedrooms have full size double beds and one bedroom has two single beds.
Wifi is provided free of charge.
There is a Launderette in the town of Gort that is very efficient and they are open from 8am in the morning. They will wash and dry laundry in about 2 hours.
Suaimhneas also has facilities for a number of treatments such as: (all treatments are by appointment only)
Deep Tissue Massage
Suaimhneas Aromatherapy and Hot Stone Massage
Within 2.5 hours of Dublin and 40 minutes from Galway City, Suaimhneas is perfectly located to explore the beauty and history of the Burren and the Co. Clare, Co. Galway area. Although there is public transport links from Galway and Dublin we would highly recommend using a car to get the most out of your break in the Burren.
Anout the Area:
The Burren covers 1% of the land surface of Ireland and is approximately 250 square kilometres in size. Most of the Burren is designated a Special Area of Conservation to protect this extremely unusual habitat. The Burren National Park is located in the south-eastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/hazel woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying springs, cliffs and Fen.
Some of the other features of the area are The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland's top Visitor attractions and are a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare.
The three Aran Islands, Inis Mór Island (Big Island), Inis Meáin Island (Middle island) and Inis Oírr Island (East island) are situated in a north westerly, south easterly direction at the mouth of Galway Bay, Ireland. They are famous for their geological formation, historical monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. The Irish(Gaelic) language is still spoken here and in the twenty first century all native born islanders are bilingual in both Irish and English.
The area around Suaimhneas is excellent for hiking in the hills of the Burren and horse riding. Also located a 45 minute drive away is the one of Ireland's best known surfing locations Lahinch Beach and the much quieter and less well known Fanore Beach.
This is my home and I just like guests to be respectful of the space and to enjoy the facilities. All I wish for is that guests leave the house or room in the condition that they found it.
If you wish to rent the house for a specific period over the summer holidays or at any other time please contact me to discuss
Our host Enid could not have been more welcoming. We felt like we were in our own home. The house was clean and comfortable and the beds were lovely. There was plenty of room and everything we needed. Enid was helpful with advice on what to do and where to go in the area, supplying us with maps and great recommendations for places to eat. She is such a lovely person with a warm, welcoming and engaging personality.
We had a wonderful time at Enids home. She was very friendly and gave us some good tips on what to visit in the Burren. She also makes very tasty scones and breakfast.
We had a wonderful time in Enid's home. The house is very beautiful and confortable, close to many places to visit, and she made of us an amazing and healthy breakfast. She is a very good host and I highly recommend staying with her!
Enid was so fun to meet and I loved staying at her airbnb. She was a wonderful host and the place was beautiful! I wished I could have stayed there for another couple of days it was so great. Location is super nice because it's close to Galway and the cliffs of Moher - lots to do close by!
Enid is fantastic! We felt at home immediately and could have chatted all night. Enid went "above and beyond" with fresh baked scones and banana bread! Delicious! Room is beautiful and everything is spotlessly clean. We really enjoyed our visit and will be back again. Thanks once again for everything Enid!!
Enid is a terrific host. She is warm, cheerful, positive, energetic, generous and has great personality. Besides, she is a creative great cook! She offered to share dinner on the first cold evening of my arrival, left me a fire in the fireplace and always reminded me to feel like home and conjured up delicious new breakfast every morning. The house itself is very spacious and tastefully decorated. There is a separate guest bathroom which is more than a guest can ask for. The room is spacious and comfortable. The bed is good. The region is quiet, beautiful rural region. 5 minutes from Gort City. (There is a good launderette in Gort) 40 minutes to Galway. I would say I definitely love to stay here more than in bustling Galway. The Burren is absolutely breathtaking beautiful. Enid's suggestion to drive the Western coastal route was the best. She is full of information, suggestions and recommendations. It is best advised to visit the area in at least 7 days. Unfortunately, I only stayed for 3 nights and it was simply not enough.
Enid is a Complementary Health Therapist/Tutor/English Language Teacher.
I relocated to South Galway to start life afresh in a most beautiful enriching landscape. I have therapy rooms in my house that I work from and I teach Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Diet/Nutrition in Gort and I also teach English Language Classes in Ennis Co Clare. I love heading out into the Burren to climb the mountains especially in the spring when the wild flowers and fauna are abundant in this spectacular landscape. I love to entertain my friends and family at home, we have many evenings where great food and wine are shared with some scintillating conversation and great Irish humour. I love to meet new people and hear their stories, traditions and experiences from around the world. My home is a happy care-free home where friends and family want to come to relax and unwind and to re-energise.
I look forward to meeting with you.