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Seafield Cottage is a detached renovated cottage nearly 100 years old which looks out on the Atlantic sea and is 4 mins from the beach. The cottage is an ideal base for exploring the west or taking time out to relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. Renovated respecting the traditional features of the cottage but with a modern twist we have created a modern, bright, spacious and comfortable home.
There is something magical about this area, having holidayed here since I was I child I still cherish every moment i spend here. The most amazing thing I have found is that strangely its okay to do nothing here, just sit back and relax, enjoy the kids, your friends, your family or even your own space!
4 minutes walk to the beach for a quick dip, a leisurely walk or indeed a picnic day!
We have 3 bedrooms 2 of which are enuite and 2 additional double sofa beds.
Our 2 large reception rooms offer space for everyone. reception room one boasts a large traditional fireplace with a solid fuel stove and is great room for cosying up up with a good book of which we have an ample supply if you forget yours. This room is also often used by the younger guests to play out adventures, watch movies or play the Wii on the spare TV!
Reception Room 2; Is a large open plan lounge/ dining area with a solid fuel stove and most importantly fantastic views of the Atlantic and Mutton Island. Relax in the evening with a glass of wine watching the sun set ... bliss. A great room for entertaining and having a large family meals it opens out into the modern galley kitchen with all the facilities to rustle up a feast.
Talking of kids we have a large back garden with plenty of space for them to run around and swing and slide set to keep them entertained. The back garden has 2 patio areas a small one at the bottom of garden and a large one as you exit through the French doors, plenty of space for barbecuing and sunbathing (weather permitting!)
When renovating the cottage we wanted to create somewhere both ourselves and our guests could come and re-energise the batteries.
We have facilities available for families with young children to lessen the packing (wooden cot, travel cot, high chair, steriliser, monitor) For older children we have DVD player, and a Wii console, books and games. Adults can enjoy a range or books and boardgames.
What more ... well the west is at you feet to explores seafield is the ideal location for touring the west and visiting the many attractions we have to offer; The Burren, Bunratty Castle, Moher Activity Farm, Burren pufermy, Brids of prey exhibition, Dolphin watching, Golfing, Walking/Hiking, Cycling, Fishing Surfing, Kite surfing, Music and much much more!
I have been holidaying in Quilty since I was a child, in fact my Grandfathers chalet is 2 mins from the cottage. I have wonderful memories of spending the day on the beach running around, swimming, building sand castles and collecting wonderful treasures with all my cousins. Renovating the cottage over the last few years has been a labour of love! We currently live in Ballina, Tipperary just over an hour away.
Michelle Gallagher purchased this cottage in 2007
Seafield has a special place in my heart and when we saw this home and unobstructed sea views we knew it was meant for us!
Seafield Cottage offers a little bit of heaven. A wonderful bolthole where you can where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlantic, unsurpassed privacy and the beach at your door step.
The large old fireplace, smaller bedroom fireplaces and stoves give the cottage a old world charm. While the modern kitchen, bathrooms and heating system gives you all the comforts of a modern home.
The patio area outsite is great for enjoying the outdoor life with nothing between you and the sea but a green field.
Dear Michelle & Family,
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful holiday home. We have been coming to Clare all our lives and rented holiday homes for 20 years. This is by far the most amazing. A great place for young and old and a wonderful sense of home. Already looking forward to next year.
Thank you for your thoughtful basket, It really made us feel welcome. You have thought of everything. Dad wanted to see if there were sheep on the Mutton Island, "I wish we had binoculors" he sighed. "We have Grandad in the cupboard" the kids replied. Unbelievable! You have thought of all the needs of weary holiday makers.
Thanks Michelle best wishes, see you next year
Geraldine, Aisling, Saoirse, Oisin & Paddy
Note: This review has been transcribed from our comment journal which can be viewed at the cottage
Enjoyed our stay on the wild West Clare coast. The home is well-maintained and well appointed. Host is gracious and really went out of her way to ensure our stay was perfect. This is a lovely area to explore or to just unwind and be in the countryside.
Michelle is a welcoming host. She left us a nice food basket and had good suggestions for restaurants and activities. The cottage is well-maintained and clean. The kitchen is well-stocked.
This is the second time that I have stayed at this cottage. The first time I brought my brother and the second time my wife, 3 daughters and my mother-in-law. This is an absolutely great place to stay. My 3 daughters thought this was their favorite place we stayed during our 14 days in Ireland.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. There is plenty of space to stretch out. The furnishing are very well kept.
Michelle is a very accommodating hostess and is a pleasure to work with.
When our travel plans allow for us to head down the wild atlantic way again, we will make this one of our stops (for a 3rd time).
Wonderful cottage, all-comfort, with an amazing view on Mutton Island and the ocean. Our kids (almost 5 yo and 20 mo) enjoyed it a lot. Great base to visit the Burren, Cliffs of Moher and many other sites.
A wonderful cottage, spacious, full of light, perfect for a family with young children. Bonus: an incredible view on the ocean and Mutton Island, right from the garden and the breakfast window. Ideal location in County Clare.
From the first contact to the goodgye everything was brilliant. The house is in superb condition and very comfortable. I spend a great week with my wife and six year old daughter. There are lot of things to do in a short drive if you had enough of the great seaview and remoteness. ;)
Seafield Cottage offers visitors an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With our tranquil and welcoming home and a beach at the back door you'd be forgiven for not wanting to leave the house. Seafield Cottage is the ideal location to go wild and explore the west!
Here is a highlight of some of the attractions and activities accessible within an hour of Seafield Cottage;
Kite surfing 500 yards, 3 mins
Walking 500 yards
Cycling 500 yards
Traditional Music 1 ½ miles 2 mins
Cookery Lessons, Berrylodge 3 miles, 4 mins
Playground 3 ½ miles, 5 mins
Surfing 3.5 miles, 5mins
Pony Trekking 4 ½ miles, 5 mins
Pitch & Putt 10 miles , 10 min
Golf 15 mins
Lahinch SeaWorld & Leisure Centre (swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym) 10 miles, 15 mins
Pitch & Putt 10 miles, 10 mins
Scuba Diving 16.5 miles, 17 mins
Cliffs of Moher 15 ½ miles, 26 mins
Arran islands- Ferry from Doolin 19 ½ miles, 34 mins
Burren Smoke House 22 miles, 36 mins
Dolphin watching in Carrigaholt 23 ½ miles, 37 mins
Rock climbing in the Burren 29 miles, 51 mins
Burren National Park 29 miles 51 mins
Burren Perfumery 29.9 miles, 52 mins
Loop Head Lighthouse 33 miles, 53 mins
Kappaogue Castle & Walled Gardens 33 miles 54 mins
Ailwee Caves – 32 ½ miles, 55 minutes
Bunratty Folk Park -38 miles, 55 mins
Craggaunowen 36 miles, 1 hr.
West Clare is synonymous with traditional music and it is often called the home of traditional music. The traditional music season starts in Clare in February and goes on until end of October traditional music can be heard in most of the pubs in Quilty Village and Miltown Malby.
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, the Willie Clancy festival is a week-long summer school in traditional music and set dance held annually at Miltown Malbay, at the start of July. The festival is one of the highlight of the traditional music calendar with music and dancing spilling out onto the streets. Classes and events also takes place in the Quilty village during the festival.
For golfing enthusiasts there are two of the worlds’ top one hundred golf courses within 15 mins of the cottage; the world-class Greg Norman designed links course in Doonbeg and Lahinch golf course. If that’s not enough a 3rd top 100 golf course the synonymous Ballybunion course is just over 2 hours’ drive.
If you want to catch your own tea you’ve come to the right place! Deep Sea, Beach, lake and River fishing we have it all and bait (lug worm) is available at Seafield beach 500 yards away.
Deep Sea Fishing vessels from Quilty pier 500 yards or Carrigaholt 23 miles, 37 mins
Beach Fishing; Seafield (Bass & Flatfish) - 500 yards , Spanish point (Bass & Flounder) Doughmore Strand (Tope, Painted Ray, Bass, Flat Fish, Dog Fish)
Lake fishing, Lough Donnell (Bass & Flatfish) 2 miles, 3 mins, Doolough Lake ( brown & sea trout) 4 ½ miles 9 mins
River; Annageragh River (salmon, sea & brown trout) 4 ½ miles 5 mins, Doonbeg River
(Salmon, sea & brown trout) 9.5 miles 15 mins,
WALKING & HIKING
Walkers and hikers are spoilt for choice with fantastic array of tracks from the family friendly Seafield coastal loop to the more strenuous Mount Callan hike.
Seafield Quilty Coastal Loop; right outside the cottage this loop is a pleasant family walk along and around Seafield Beach - best to walk around Low Tide! Length 3.6 miles, 1-2 hrs.
Whitestrand to Blue Pool (near Doonbeg); this walk offers splendid wild coastal scenery and the chance of observing rare sea birds as well as dolphins and seals. Length 5.1 miles, 2. 5 - 3 hrs.
Mount Callan Hike; Hike to the top of West Clare's highest mountain. Excellent views all around on a clear day Length: 3.66 miles, 1.5 - 2.5 hrs.
Gleninagh Mountain, The Burren; Explore the limestone landscape of the Burren! Length 8.82 miles, 4-5 hrs.
If it’s cycling your after we have a variety cycling tracks in the area suitable for all abilities from the cycling novice to the more experienced.
Quilty / Mullagh Track; suitable for a family day out the Quilty / Mullagh track is mostly on quiet back roads and is 11 miles in length.
Doonbeg / Kilkee Loop on side roads; this tack takes in spectacular coastal and sea views. Length: 18.5 miles - 3 hrs.
Scenic West Clare route; Bicycle Loop including some of the most scenic back roads in Mid/West-Clare. You can start at the Crosses of Annagh Pub a few minute from Quilty . Length: approx. 23 miles, 3 hrs.
Additional circuits include; Doonbeg, Loop head and Burren National Park.
Birdwatchers from near and far travel to Clare which has an international reputation for the numbers of rare species that pass through these parts. Just south west of Quilty is Lurgan bay, the best place in Ireland to see large number of purple sandpipers, turnstones, sanderlings and ringed plover and great numbers of skuas, storm petrels and shearwaters can be seen around the Bridges of Ross.
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|Refundable Damage Deposit||£133|
- Heating & electricity are charged based on metered usage x cost incurred to owner
- Rates are based on 6 guests, fee may be applicable for additional guests for the provision of additional linen etc.
29 days or more before the arrival date the renter will be charged the 30%,
15-27 days- 50%, 14 days or less -100%
Change over day may be flexible except in July / August depending on booking levels