Our house has wooden floors throughout and sleeps a maximum of 7 people. There is full use of Kitchen facilites where you can cook breakfast. There are two double rooms with ensuite bathrooms upstairs and there is a twin room and a single room with seperate bathroom downstairs.
There are supermarkets within 2-5 minutes walking distance where you can stock up on your groceries.
All amenities are reachable in 2 -5 minutes walk of the centre of Kinvara and the Harbour.
There is a free car park onsite. Three aditional free public carpark spaces are in an inlay in front of the house.We are located at the Gateway to the Burren. It is easy to get to the Cliffs of Moher, Burren Mountains, Ailwee Caves in Ballyvaughan, Galway City and Connemara for day excursions.
You can hire a speed boat or sailing boat to go to the Aran Islands or the Cliffs of Moher or take the ferry from Doolin or Rossaveal.
Kinvara is a beautiful picturesque fishing village with stunning sea views. The main tourist attraction is Dunguaire Castle. There is a weekly crafts and farmers market and there are many small restaurants and coffee shops. Excellent traditional Irish and other live music can be heard in the pubs on most nights.
The village hosts 2 major festivals: the Cuckoo Festival (poetry Festival) in May and the Cruinniu Na Mbad (sailing fesival) in August.
You will not get bored here since there are so many activities that you and your children can enjoy like fishing, sailing, hiking, swimming on nearby secluded beaches, windsurfing, canooing, golfing and riding.
Nearby are also other monuments like Poulnabrone Megalithic tomb, William Butler Yeats Tower. Nearby in Coole Park W.B Yeats spent his summers with other poets at Lady Gregorys Coole Park Home (The Wild Swans at Coole and many other poems were written there and in the Tower). Many old circular stone fairy forts are on the nearby Burren mountains and Saints like St. Patrick and Mac Duagh were Celtic Hermit priests in the local area with some of the ruined buildings and Holy Wells still now being visited by both locals and tourists. There are also interesting ruins like Corcomroe Abbey near Ballyvaughan and the seven churches in Kilfenora with old Celtic crosses.
This house in Kinvara worked very well for our travelling group, four adults and two children, ages 8 and 10, because there were separate sleeping areas, with the family upstairs and the grandmothers downstairs. Everything went well with respect to meeting our host and checking in. We were very pleased to find a clothes washer there and the kitchen was well stocked with food basics and cooking equipment. Proximity to the core of the little town was great. The lack of WIFI meant we spent more time in the local cafe than we might have wanted; but the lattes were good there.
We didn't actually get to meet Susanne, but she made arrangements for her friend Teresa to meet us, and made sure we had specific directions to the house and Teresa's contact information. Teresa was waiting for us when we arrived, showed us all around the house, and made certain we were properly settled in. Susanne had thoughtfully set out several books and pamphlets about area attractions. Her house is even more spacious and beautiful than the photos can show, and our family was grateful for so much room in which to relax. The furnishings are equally nice; our daughter said the twin bed downstairs was so comfortable, it provided her the best night of sleep she'd had in a month. The shops and pubs of Kinvarra are only a minute or two away from the house, and the town is a lovely little place to wander. One of our favorite stays of our vacation!
Thanks so much Jennifer for your very kind remarks about our house. We hope you will return sometime and also thanks to you and all our previous lovely guests for taking such good care of the house and leaving it in such a tidy condition. We hope you will return some day in the not too distant future.
and many thanks again,
This is a nice and big house. We had a choice of a large double room or a smaller twin room. There were some issues with the showers and bits and bobs here and there but i am sure they will be taken care of really soon, Susanne was out of town for so many days, so its only normal, we had other hosts decline our reservations just for the same reason! Susanne was really helpful with the area and gave us good tips for eating and moving around. Too bad we didnt have enough time to explore more!
We found food in this area to be quite expensive, at prices reaching or beating London restaurants so be sure to stock up on stuff, or prepare to drive! Thanks Susanne!
Lovely home with a large bedroom & bathroom situated in a wonderfully quaint village on the coast. We enjoyed visiting a couple pubs including one with musicians stopping in to play Irish tunes sitting around one of the tables. Our host Sinead was helpful including suggesting a nice restaurant and the pub mentioned above.