The Adventurer's Home is a unique place for people looking to get a complete break in nature and a bit of an adventure. You will find peace and quiet here and a welcoming and homely atmosphere at our 300 year old renovated irish cottage in the middle of the Burren National Park, 15km from the Wild Atlantic Way.
Come and take a break from the stressful urban life and get back in touch with nature and feed your adventure spirit.
We are located right in the heart of the magical Burren, known for it's rocky landscape and unique flora. A beautiful spot on the side of a hill overlooking a valley and a disappearing lake.
Staying here will very likely be an adventure for you. Right in the heart of the Burren ,a barren, sparse landscape, that was formed by natural forces and the interference by men, creating an ambivalence of desolation and microclimates, which creates an incredibly diverse flora, arctic and Mediterranean flowers growing right next to each other.
Our place is effected by this landscape, the Irish weather , the seasons, the history. The cottage is 300 years old a real traditional Irish cottage, which will have had many generations of people living in it, trying to make a living in this challenging but also incredibly beautiful environment. Most recently we have been the generation struggling through joy and pain to adapt to this unique way of life out here but also adapt the cottage to some modern preferences and possibilities, like more light, more wood, more heat, more open spaces, better insulation.
The result is a colourful, homey, open and bright space. The cottage is simple and rustic as well as homey, minimalist as well as cosy, fun as well as peaceful.
If you are looking to get back in touch with nature, appreciate the simple things in life, and are looking for a quiet time, off the beaten track, and you don't mind adapting to nature to some extent, you will most likely have a wonderful time here, if you are looking for the opposite you probably won't be so comfortable at the "Adventurer's Home".
The Burren Walking Trail leads past our doorstep and invites you to explore this special landscape on foot.
There are two mezzanine/ sleeping platforms with 2/3 comfortable mattresses.
There is a solid fuel stove in the small living room which is lovely for relaxing evenings. We provide you with firewood.
New this year! We now have a SUNROOM and a wooden Patio as well.
The kitchen is minimalist, but equipped with everything you need. There is a fridge, gas cooker, a toaster, a kettle, a stove top coffee maker, pots and pans an crockery and cutlery. You will also find some ingredients for a (basic) breakfast: porridge oats, cornflakes, tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, pepper and salt.
The water in the taps comes from the rain via a gravity fed eco rain water collection set up for washing and cooking and from a nearby fresh water spring (best water in Ireland apparently) for drinking. The water in the kitchen taps is cold, the kettle is available to heat water for washing the dishes.
(Please be aware, the water supply is an eco gravity fed rain water collection system and because it was set up before we came here and we are artists not plumbers, and the area is so remote that it is only worthwhile for the plumber to call at certain times and not always when we need it, occasionally you will only have access to a solar shower that you will have to fill manually and we generally encourage you to use our outdoor compost toilet outside of the house. Remember this is an adventurer's house! Our experience is that children love it here particularly!)
A big highlight for children is the CIRCUS BARN, a bright, sheltered colorful space, where you and your children under your supervision are welcome to try out the circus equipment! There is also a model railway that we can run for you.
As you can see this place, has it's unique quirks, it is a very old house in a wild and rugged environment with a lot of joyful as well as painful history, it is a very genuine, original place which is why this place is called the "Adventurer's Home" . Depending on the weather and the time of year your stay might be more of an adventure than other times.
So, are you ready to be challenged with a unique experience?
Interaction with guests
It depends. Sometimes we are there, sometimes working in Galway. If we are there, we are very happy to have a cup of tea and a chat.
Other things to note
Please be aware, the water supply is an eco gravity fed rain water collection system and because it was set up before we came here and we are artists not plumbers, and the area is so remote that it is only worthwhile for the plumber to call occasionally and not always when we need it, so occasionally you will Only have access to a solar camping shower that you will have to fill manually and we generally encourage you to use our outdoor compost toilet outside of the house. Remember this is an adventurer's house! Our experience is that children love it here particularly!
There is limited data allowance WIFI access in the house , enough to make your travel arrangements and send emails, it's fast, but please don't use it for streaming movies.
Please write us a message mentioning why you want to stay at the Adventurer's Home and also a few information about yourselves. This is our home and we like to share it and it helps us develop our projects here, but we are sensitive - like you probably are at your own home - about who we bring to our home. Thank you.
As our water supply for showers and the toilet comes from the rain (an eco rainwater collection set up), we ask you to be generally aware of the amount of water you use. It doesn't always rain in Ireland :-) !
Also because this system is an unusual set up , which was set up before we came here and we are artists not plumbers, and the area is so remote that it is only worthwhile for the plumber to call occasionally and not always when we need it, SOMETIMES you will ONLY HAVE ACCESS TO A SOLAR CAMPING SHOWER that you will have to fill manually and we generally encourage you to use our outdoor compost toilet outside of the house. Remember this is an adventurer's house! Our experience is that children love it here particularly!
There is a good WIFI connection, but please don't stream movies as our DATA allowance is limited.
Also Airbnb is recommending us to mention this to guests: This is a 300! year old house, built with stones and earth from the surrounding fields. It has a lot of character, but it might appear to be less clean than a modern building.
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