'Burren Farm Cottages' offers accommodations in two separate self catering cottages, just 2.5 miles from the village of Kilfenora in County Clare, adjacent to the world famous Burren Region, with its spectacular landscape and rare plant life.
'The Old Farmhouse' is located on our family run dairy farm in the heart of the Irish countryside, while the other cottage, 'Green Meadows', is less than a mile from our family farm.
These self catering accommodations are suitable for people seeking peace and tranquillity, but also families with children. The children are welcome to take part in milking the cows, or to collect the breakfast eggs.
The area is peaceful and relaxing, but within easy reach of a wide variety of amenities and attractions. We provide information folders and the Jim Robinson map in each cottage.
From Kilfenora, you can drive right through the heart of the Burren to the Aillwee Cave and Ballyvaughan. From there you can follow the coast road via the beaches of Fanore to the fishing village of Doolin, famous for it's traditional Irish music sessions and day trips to the Aran Islands. Not to be missed, just south of Doolin, are the Cliffs of Moher and a couple of miles on, you will arrive in Lahinch with it's beautiful beach and championship golf course. Carry on to Corofin and from there back to Kilfenora and you have never been more than 10 miles away from Kilfenora village.
If you like fishing, Lickeen Lake is nearby as is Inchiquin Lake at Corofin. And again, within a less than 10 mile radius, you have the whole Atlantic coastline to your disposal.
In the evenings you can enjoy traditional Irish music and set dancing in Kilfenora and we'll be happy to teach you a few steps, so you can join in yourself.
On arrival, you are welcomed with home baking and you are always welcome to visit our home for a cup of tea and a chat.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Martin & Marian Barry
The Burren Farm Cottages are situated on the edge of the world famous Burren region, which is an unspoiled part of Ireland. Here in the Burren, the bare exposed limestone which is up to 780 metres in thickness, covers an area of 250 square kilometres. Great slabs of rock are almost as flat and undisturbed as they were when they were formed in the warm shallow seas of the Carboniferous ocean 340 million years ago. The Burren does not mean barren; people have settled here since Stone Age times. Evidence of their habitations and tombs are all around you.
The unusual flora of the Burren has attracted huge interest and attention over the years. Rare and spectacular plants grow in abundance throughout this unique limestone region. Unusual butterflies and moths feed on the flora and the hazel scrub. Pine forests give cover to the larger animals including Pine Marten.
Interaction with Guests
On arrival We meet our guests in the local village and bring them to the cottage. We are living close to The Old Farmhouse and just over a mile from Green Meadows. We are always available to chat with our guests and answer any questions they may have.
Our guests should experience peace and quiet in our neighbourhood. It is an ideal location for walking.
A car is essential.
Other Things to Note
During July and August we only let the cottages from Saturday to Saturday and charge a weekly rate.
As this is a working dairy farm, while we welcome families and love showing people around our farm, however we ask you to be of mindful of the environment. It's a great way to show visitors milking cows, feeding calves, collecting eggs and the stunning scenery, but please be careful of machinery whilst you're here.
The farmhouse is a precious family home, and we take great pride in keeping it beautiful for visitors, we would appreciate you doing the same!
Oil fired central heating and electricity are both charged at cost and are metered. Payments for these are taken on departure.
a magical experience. great location for exploring clare--- up to galway, the burren, the coast, the aran islands, and down to limerick. the farmhouse itself was comfortable--- 4 adults each with their own bedroom, well appointed kitchen and family room with fireplace. hosts are, as everyone has noted , wonderful, lots of stories if you want, welcoming, fresh farm eggs and milking; and a soulful dog, Buddy.
Marian and Martin were wonderful hosts. The cottage was perfect for our family. It was clean and spacious and had the amenities needed for our 6 day stay. They provided the perfect balance between giving us privacy and being around for support if we needed it. The area was perfect for exploring the beauties of the west coast and land surrounding the cottage was beautiful in itself. Marian and Martin were even able to teach us a little bit of Traditional Irish Set Dancing and expose us to some traditional Irish music providing us with a travel experience we definitely wouldn't have gotten if we stayed at a hotel. There were no negatives with our stay. Thanks again and we'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Wir haben Marian in Kilfenora getroffen, und sie hat uns zum Haus geführt. Das hat reibungslos geklappt. Im Haus hat sie uns alles gezeigt, und uns mit selbstgemachten Scones willkommen geheißen. Das Haus lässt keine Wünsche übrig, es ist alles vorhanden. Die Küche ist komplett ausgestattet, so dass man gut kochen kann. Besonders haben wir Abende am Kamin genossen, wofür die Gastgeber Brennmaterial zu Verfügung gestellt haben.
Marian und Martin nahmen sich immer Zeit für einen kleinen Plausch, und standen uns mit Rat und Tat zur Seite, wenn wir Fragen hatten. Zudem haben sie uns viele interessante Geschichten über Kilfenora, das Burren und Irland allgemein erzählt. Wir durften Kühe melken, Traktor fahren und haben frische Milch und Eier bekommen. Wir haben die Zeit sehr genossen und wären gerne noch länger geblieben. Marian und Martin sind unglaublich freundliche, sympathische und fleißige Leute, die ein herrliches Plätzchen für einen entspannten Urlaub zu Verfügung stellen. Ich wünsche mir, dass wir eines Tages wieder kommen dürfen!
Fantastic stay with this lovely family! It was such a pleasure to stay on this farm and experience the dairy business and get to know Martin, Marion and Buddy. It was great having our own little home. Martin was kind enough to allow us to watch him bring the cows in and do the milking. We learned so much and got to make an attempt at milking. Martin was very warm and seemed to enjoy talking with us. We enjoyed eating at Vaughan's, a pub, in the little town of Kilfenora. One night we tried out step dancing, with Martin's great encouragement and patience! We highly recommend a stay here!
What can I say other than our stay at Marian and Martin's farmhouse was absolutely perfect. The location is great and the landscape is beautiful. It is near the Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone, golf courses (we went to the seaside town of Kilkee), the towns of Doolin and Ennis, and many other areas that travellers can easily drive to. Marian and Martin are such lovely people. We really enjoyed talking with them and learning more about their country and their working farm. We would recommend this listing to anyone visiting Ireland and will most certainly book again if we plan another trip in the future.
We thoroughly enjoyed our three-night stay at Marian and Martin's Farmhouse. The hosts are delightfully sweet people, and the home-made scones from Marian's kitchen were delicious.The house itself is spacious, yet cozy. We especially enjoyed the fireplace and the washer/dryer. The location is perfect for visiting the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin's music scene, and more! I highly recommend this listing, and I hope that we can visit again sometime in the future.
If you go to Ireland an dont book with these people you have made a mistake!!! Martin and Marian are two of the greatest people in the world not just Ireland! Their daughter Edel was just as great as they were! There is not words to describe how well they treated us! I mean they even arranged a cuckoo to sound off the last morning we were there!!!!! LOL Being on their farm was great! Fresh eggs Scones advise on places to visit. They had it all! Just sitting down and talking to them and learning the ways of Ireland was worth the whole trip! Martin made me laugh so much! Just Great!!! They took us step dancing which was a new experience to see even if I did not try it but Judy did and just had a wonderful time learning how to do it from Martin. The stories they told of their families and history was so interesting. Helping Edel milk the cow by being the "gate" was fun also. It was so great to see young people working hard lnstead of being inside playing video games. Edel is a very hard worker and Marian And Martin have every right to be proud of her and all their children. Again we cant stress enough how wonderful of a place and how great they are to their guest. Judy and I feel not only have we made some great new friends but have add them as new members into our family with the Barrys.
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Hi, we're Marian and Martin, we have our own Dairy farm here in Kilfenora Co. Clare. When we're not milking cows, we're set dancing or walking in the Burren. We love traditional music, baking bread, socializing with wonderful friends and local characters. We also love natural history and local heritage, and are keen to share this with our visitors.