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Cute Cottage Carrigaholt West Clare
Cute Cottage Carrigaholt West Clare

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $115
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The space

Let us share with you our little slice of heaven in Irelands Eden.
This traditional stone fronted cottage is nestled on the picturesque Loop Head Peninsula in the tranquil fishing village of Carrigaholt in County Clare, West Ireland. Carrigaholt is located along the route of the "Wild Atlantic Way". The dramatic coastline is awash with towering cliffs and unique rock formations, flourishing wildlife and sea-life. The area is famous for dolphin watching, fishing, walking treks, cycling routes, seafood, and of course the pint of Guinness!

Now it's your turn to experience the delights of our Carrigaholt Holiday Cottage!

-3 Bedrooms: upstairs Master Bedroom 5 ft double bed (Sleeps 2 + Cot), upstairs Twin Bedroom (Sleeps 2), downstairs Bedroom with 4 ft double bed.
-2 Bathrooms: upstairs with bath/shower and toilet, downstairs with shower and toilet.
Linen, towels and tea-towels, hair dryer provided.
Electrical adapter plug ( two pin to three pin) provided.
-Fully Equipped Kitchen: Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Oven/ Hob, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Dryer, Coffee Maker, Blender. All Cutlery and Crockery.
-Sitting/Dining Room: Pine Couch and two Pine Armchairs, Dining Table with Six Chairs, Child's riser seat, Child's safety gate for stairs (1) , Traditional Solid Fuel-Stove, Convector heating, Storage heating, Oil filled radiators,TV, DVD Player (Please bring your own DVD's), Large iPod/iPhone Docking with FM Radio, Board games and Tourist Information.
A few items to start you off such as tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper and cooking oil are provided in the kitchen press. Cleaning utensils wash up liquid and dishwasher tablets provided for your stay. Starter pack of solid fuel for stove.
We have no WiFi/Wlan connection at the Cottage but it is accessible in some of the local Public houses.

Guest access

Dedicated Table-Tennis Room in Back Yard
-BBQ Area and Sun Decking with Table, Chairs and Sun Loungers.
Locally: Cliff and Beach walks, Historic Sites, Castle, Shipwreck, Dolphin Boat Trips, Swimming, Cycling.
Nearby: Golf, Horse riding, Cliff road drive from Kilkee toward Loop Head. Kilkee Diving & Water-sports Center.

Interaction with guests

We value our guests privacy, however our local lady taking care of the house or ourselves can be contacted if needed.

The neighborhood

In The Area:
-The Loop Head peninsula has some of the most spectacular cliff scenery in Europe, look up websites: loophead eden, dolphinwatch carrigaholt, loopheadclare, loophead, wildatlanticway, and thelongwayround for guided walks
-Sea and shore angling locations
-Dolphin watching boat trips which operates from Carrigaholt dolphinwatch
-Many top class golf courses in the surrounding areas of Kilkee, Kilrush, Doonbeg and Lahinch
-Lahinch surfing beach and The Cliffs of Moher are located about 45 minutes away. The Burren is only an hour's drive away.
-Carrigaholt also has a long beach suitable for swimming.
-Four lively pubs including the multi-award winning Long Dock Bar and Restaurant.

Getting around

You are advised to bring a car. Bus service only twice a day.

Other things to note

In 2013 the Loop Head Peninsula was the outright winner of a competition by "The Irish Times" newspaper and voted "The best place to holiday in Ireland".
Bird watching:
This area is considered a birdwatchers paradise. Seabirds and Waders breeding here include Curlew, Fulmars, Gannets, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Oystercatchers and Puffins. August/September/October brings migrating birds such as Arctic Skuas, Manx, Great Pomarine, Storm and Leaches Petrels and Sooty Shearwaters.
Bring your binoculars and walking boots to enjoy Europe's cleanest air as you walk and spot Loophead's wildlife.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Please call or email with some information about yourself and your trip and we will arrange key collection.

If you are a smoker please use the sun terrace to do so, otherwise the house is yours!

We want you and other guests to enjoy our Cottage, treat it like your own and leave it as you found it.

First 20 Euro of electricity per week is included in the rental charge. Usage above that value is charged at the standard unit rate.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Jenny User Profile
May 2017
We spent a wonderful week in this lovely cottage recently. The cottage was just perfect for my family and I. It has everything you need for cooking, washing etc. The village of Carraigaholt is in a great location for exploring this beautiful part of west Clare. There is so much to see and do around here. The scenery is breathtaking and the people are all so friendly. Highly recommended !

Jake User Profile
April 2017
Really lovely house in a lovely village in a beautiful part of Ireland.

John User Profile
October 2016
The house was exactly as described. The local area is relatively isolated and quiet but we had no trouble finding the place. The local contact Mary Lynch was welcoming and informative. Email contact with Monika was a breeze. The village has several pubs but The Long Dock which is about 70 metres down the road was a standout. If you are looking for a great house to use as your base to explore the surrounding areas then Monika's place is just right. I would certainly recommend Monika's place to all my friends who are looking for somewhere to stay in a very traditional Irish setting and who love being amazed by all the natural wonders that are within easy driving distance.
Monika User Profile
Response from Monika:
John and Kerrie, we are delighted that the Cottage and the area didn't disappoint. Thank you for being such pleasant guests and we would love to welcome you back to Carrigaholt anytime in the future.
October 2016

Aaron User Profile
September 2016
It's a cosey little cottage with all the amenities you need. There isn't any Internet and the cellphone coverage is very bad because of the area, but the table tennis in the shed, movies, books and boardsgames that Monika has laid out for her guests will surely keep your mind off your phone, and focus on enjoying your stay. We had a fantastic trip and we're looked after. I highly recommend staying in Monika's lovely cottage for anyone looking for accommodation in West Clare
Monika User Profile
Response from Monika:
Aaron, we are glad you turned the disadvantage of no wifi connection into a positive experience. Should you need another stretch of chilling out you are always welcome back. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday experience in West Clare.
September 2016

Christina User Profile
August 2016
We (4 Girls) stayed for a week in this lovely cottage in a small village in clare. The village itself is very charming. It has several pubs and a really nice restaurant. We felt very welcome because the locals were so nice. The communication was perfect. Monika gave us all necessary information and Mary (the very friendly caretaker) welcomed us within minutes after arrival. What you see on the photos is exactly what you get. We have nothing to complain about concerning interior or cleanliness. The kitchen is well equipped and we enjoyed it a lot to have 2 bathrooms. The best for us was the location. It is so very quite and in walking distance to the sea (it is the best to breath in the fresh atlantic ocean air in the morning :). Furthermore you can reach Loop Head (which we most definitely recommend) and Kilkee within minutes. Kilkee is just perfect for doing long walks on the cliffs before going for lunch to the lovely Diamond Rocks Cafe. We enjoyed the cliffs around Kilkee even more than the cliffs of moher, which are very crowded, because we found so many perfect little spots to lay down on the stones and listen to the waves. The distance to the next supermarket was a little bit far (Monika warned us about that point ;), but that wasn't a problem for us, because we passed Aldi and Tesco nearly every day while doing our day trips. Especially if you are travelling with kids, we recommend you to visit the Bunratty Castle. It has an awesome Folk Park, which has a lot to offer for children as well as everyone who is interested in history. Dear Monika, our stay at your house was the perfect getaway from daily routine and we would love to come back and will recommend your house!
Monika User Profile
Response from Monika:
Christina you and your friends are welcome back anytime. We are always glad when our guests enjoy themselves and, on leaving,already long to return to West Clare. Thank you for such a lovely review.
August 2016

Marianne User Profile
July 2016
Beautiful cottage in carrigaholt, a small village in Clare. There are four pubs in town, one restaraunt (the long dock-food is superb), one gift shop and a small store for necessities. If you are looking for a quiet town, this is for you. We had a great time visiting the cliffs of Moyer, the local lighthouse, the dolphin watch, and we absolutely loved white sands beach!
Monika User Profile
Response from Monika:
Marianne we are delighted you and your family had such a positive holiday while staying in our Cottage. The green door is always open for a return visit.
July 2016

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
Monika's cottage is really lovely and myself, my partner, 2 year old daughter and baby son felt very much at home in the lovely cottage. It was perfect for my daughter having the garden/yard out the back and room with table tennis table. The cottage is spacious and had everything we needed so that we were happy to relax indoors when it rained as well as making the most of any sunshine. Carrigholt is a lovely place to stay as the people in the village are really friendly and the loop head peninsula is beautiful and quiet.
Monika User Profile
Response from Monika:
You and your family have been wonderful guests. Come back anytime.
July 2016

Clare, Ireland · Joined in December 2012
Monika User Profile

I am an artist living in Clare with my husband. Let us share with you our little slice of heaven.

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