Beautiful, traditional 19th century 2-bedroom cottage (sleeps 4-6), lovingly restored and fully equipped with all of the modern comforts to make yours an enjoyable stay. Available year-round, 2 minutes from the famous Doolin Cave & visitors centre.
It has a modern fully-equipped kitchen, with an electric hob and cooker, kettle, toaster, cafetière, washer / dryer, dishwasher and fridge-freezer
Abhaile Cottage is a traditional Irish cottage which was built circa 1900. It has been lovingly restored and furnished to the highest standards.
Located in a peaceful country setting at the edge of the Burren close to the famous villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna in Co. Clare, Abhaile Cottage is perfectly situated to enable you to explore the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Burren and beautiful west coast of Ireland.
It has a modern fully-equipped kitchen, with an electric hob and cooker, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, cafetière, washer / dryer, dishwasher and fridge-freezer.
The bathroom is equipped with a bath and shower so that you can enjoy a relaxing soak after a day's sight-seeing. A hair dryer is also provided for your convenience.
There is one double and one twin bedroom with comfy traditional-style wrought-iron beds and plenty of wardrobe space. A cot is provided for our younger guests and a double sofa-bed futon is also available in the living area.
The spacious living room contains dining and lounge areas for six people. A high-chair is provided for our younger guests. The room is divided by a traditional solid-fuel stove which powers the heating for the cottage and can be used as an open fire - just the thing to welcome you home!
A stereo with CD and radio, and a TV and DVD are provided in case you wish to relax with some music or a movie in front of the fire at the end of your day. A selection of cookery books, novels and books of historical interest are also available for our guests to enjoy during their stay.
Abhaile Cottage is located on the edge of the Burren close to the famous villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna. The Burren is a unique area of incredible natural beauty with its lunar landscape and extraordinary array of flora and fauna. The region contains numerous megalithic tombs, celtic crosses and ring forts, not to mention Father Ted's house from the cult classic TV show.
The centre of Doolin with its legendary pubs, traditional music sessions, shops, gallery and restaurants is only 3km away. It is the perfect location to enjoy some ceól, ól agus craic! (Music, drink and fun!)
There is an 18 hole links pitch and putt course on the road to Doolin Pier, where you can enjoy a game with a stunning backdrop of the Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and Doonagore Castle. The course is conveniently located close to O'Connor's pub, where you can catch your breath after a game with some delicious pub grub, a creamy pint of Guinness and listen to some traditional Irish music.
You can take the ferry from Doolin Pier to the Aran Islands or take a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher. Boats generally run from Easter to October.
Lahinch, with its two-mile long stretch of golden beach, is just a short drive away, and a mecca for surfers and golfers alike, with its fantastic Atlantic swells and a MacKenzie 18 hole championship course. It is also home to Lahinch Seaworld with its aquarium, leisure centre, pool and gym.
Beautiful Fanore beach with its spectacular Burren backdrop offers a less crowded seaside experience and is popular with surfers, swimmers and walkers alike. Follow the coast road with its stunning views north to visit the fishing villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvara.
The cottage is also an ideal base for those who wish to visit further afield in the beautiful west of Ireland. Why not make day trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Adare village and Limerick City; Ballybunion, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry; the Aran Islands, Galway and Connemara.
Other Things to Note
Abhaile Cottage is available year round for weekly or weekend rental. The normal weekly change-over day is Saturday, however other arrangements may be possible - please advise if you require a different day of arrival / departure.
We would ask our guests to please aim to vacate the property by 10am on their day of departure and arrive not before 3pm on their day of arrival to allow time for changeover.
Longer term rental is considered off-peak. Please contact us regarding availability / rates.
Please note: Airbnb nightly rate is based on a minimum 2 night stay.
A €150 security deposit is required - this is managed by Airbnb, who do not deduct it with your payment, but may access it should a claim be necessary.
Please note: until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
All house rules are detailed in our rental agreement - please contact us to obtain a copy if you wish to make a booking.
We had a wonderful stay! The location is perfect. Close to the Cliffs and a nice walk to the local pubs. Would highly recommend staying here!
The cottage was fine. The combustion stove was essential & hot water worked well. Good location for walking around the cliffs of mohr
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Abhaile cottage, great information from Susan before arrival and local knowledge from Ted when we got there meant we settled in straight away. The location was perfect and picturesque, helped by the beautiful weather. A great base for visiting cliffs of Moher, taking ferry to the Aran Islands and walking the Burren.
We enjoyed to stay in the Irish Traditional Cottage in Doolin. Once we open the door to the house we felt immediately at home and that somebody took real good care for us and for all our needs. Just make sure to pick up the key before hand from Ted, few houses behind the field in the back, especially if you arrive. Everything to the small details was there and it makes the stay very easy. The house was very tidy and clean. The instructions for lighting the fire were brilliant and the heating system of the house was great. Location is beautiful, just few minutes drive to Doolin where we enjoyed the music and the food. It's a place to come back to, the whole area is lovely. Many thanks. Idan
We really enjoyed the Abhaile Guest Cottage. It was in a beautiful location, just out of town with a view of the Irish countryside as it falls away to the west coast and the Atlantic Ocean. The neighbor / key keeper (Ted) was a wealth of information, very friendly and helpful (even gave us his ice cream on the first night), and an incredible singer in the local town pubs as well. The house was clean and perfectly outfitted with all of the necessary conveniences we needed, without a lot of clutter. My son played soccer in the backyard and my husband went birding along the road in the front. We played games at the dining room table and watched old movies on the TV. We did not have wifi, which was a wonderful break from the world. And the location is absolutely breathtaking with terrific access to the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, the Burren National Park, and the incredible Irish music in the pubs. It was a magical place to stay.
Cottage a few miles/km from Doolin.
I guess it's much better for trekkers and walkers than for people with youg children.
The cottage is nice, especially a warm living room, but a little bit pricey compared to other places we stayed in Ireland.
Heating is coal FYI.
Otherwise, the area is great, and the neighbor who keeps the keys, Ted, is really a welcoming and pleasant person !
Doolin is an amazing place! Lovely little village with couple nice pubs. Susan was really quick communicating. I was having a lot of trouble with my phone and internet and she really managed to get everything right.
The cottage is a very big place with a lot of room and an amazing view. It took us a little while to figure out the heating, but once it was properly started, the house got warm and cosy. We also had some issues finding the place but I think we were tired after the drive to get there as it is really easy to find.
The surroundings are beautiful and you can walk straight from the cottage and treat yourself with amazing sunsets.
There is no internet at the cottage, but you can get a free connection at the nearest pub and enjoy a pint while browsing the web.