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BOOK NOW!!! Ocean View Holiday Home with FREE WIFI. BOOK NOW

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Modern Cottage with 3 large bedrooms with large comfortable beds ensuite

If its Ocean views and Long sunsets that make your holiday special reserve Gentian Cottage it has it all in abundance. Tastefully furnished with all modern conveniences . Full Ocean views from every room in the cottage, traditional open peat fire, 360 degree views from Sunroom of the Ocean, Aran Islands and Galway bay , Connemara 12 Pins. Cottage is on the "Green Road" hiking route which stretches for 40km throughout the Burren. Welcome pack on arrival. Towels and linens provided. Complimentary tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century as its closed to the public a tour can be arranged.

Three large sunny bedrooms all ensuite . Large fully equipped kitchen open plan dining and sitting area with a large peat fire and a Sunroom with 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape.

Blue Flag beaches, such as Fanore and Lahinch are all within a 10 minute drive and there is also an abundance of attractions to see such as The Cliffs of Moher, ferry to Aran Islands, Doolin Cave and of course the Wild Atlantic Way walking route.

Doolin village which is famous for its traditional Irish music and amazing restaurants and ' Creamy pints of Guinness' is just 2 miles from the cottage and Lisdoonvarna village famous for is Sulphur Baths and sulphur water and also for its "Matchmaking Festival" is only 2 miles the opposite direction.

As you can see Gentian Cottage is a perfect holiday home of choice and we will ensure that you will have a holiday to remember. We are always available for questions or information, our priority is YOU!

We also provide a complimentary private tours of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to late 13th early 14th Century. (Situated about 800 yards from Cottage)

Keywords: Cottage, Ocean, Castle, Aran Islands, Doolin Cave, Doolin Village, Irish Music, Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic way

More Details

Ann O'Callaghan
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Ann O'Callaghan

I am living in this area for the last 25 years and grew up in Kilfenora only 10 miles from here went to the local Secondary School in Liscoonvarna . I married my husband Colin in 1995 where we now work on the family farm. We have 3 gorgeous boys. Colin was born in this area and truly loves living here as we all do its very special and we love to welcome guests to our cottage so they may experience a bit of Heaven on earth. We are always close by to assist in anyway and to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable stay

Ann O'Callaghan purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Ann O'Callaghan chose Clare

For amazing views Central location , hiking walking and getting away from it all a holiday to remember for you and your family

We are always nearby to lend a hand or give advice on best things to do. Complimentary hi speed wifi is available

We built this property in 2004 and then decided to rent it out to people so they can experience this beauty we see every day.

What makes this cottage unique

Its the long colourful sunsets that truly take your breath away, its hard to believe the mixture of colours you see from the cottage. You just want it to last forever its truly magical.

Complimentary hi speed Wifi is available

While staying at the cottage we provide a complimentary tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century as its closed to the public a tour can be arranged when you get here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The setting is sublime, the views breathtaking, the cottage is

cozy and perfect and your welcome package after a long drive

was very much appreciated.
Nov 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clare in County Clare

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Respect contents and property.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , full bathroom in groun floor off the kitchen Dining room
  • Ground floor full bathroom off kitchen living room area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ground floor bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ensuite with walk in shower, toilet and basin
    Bedroom 2 first floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite with shower toilet and basin
    Bedroom 3 first floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , ensuite with jett tub, shower, toilet and basin
  • All beds are Super King Size comfortable beds and 1 Queen size bed and a cot for baby.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
A complimentary tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century as its closed to the public a tour can be arranged if interested.


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average rating of 4.967213 based on 62 reviews
Wooster, Ohio

Beautiful views, clean, comfortable home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. What a beautiful location overlooking the ocean and the Aran Islands... Awesome!! Central to everything in County Clare. The house was comfortable and well equipped, convenient to everything we wanted to see. We felt so fortunate to be able to stay there. Ann was a delight, so welcoming, friendly, and helpful. It was the perfect getaway to simply relax and enjoy! Just the two of us went his time, but would love to take the whole family in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Thank you

We all loved you rental. The roses were wonderful. All eight of us felt right at home. Tour of castle and meeting your son was great.


  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camp Creek, WV


  • 5 of 5

My third time at Gentian Cottage. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in Ireland! Cozy, gorgeous views, quiet, relaxing, and Ann is simply the best in the world!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cant waite to return

  • 5 of 5

Gentian cottage is everything i asked for and more. Perfect location surperb cottage views are simply sublime. Hosts are always on hand if needed.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and host

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 7 spent a week at Gentian Cottage and loved it. The home is beautiful, well appointed, and was fully equipped to accommodate our 17 month old. Ann was extremely helpful in securing a baby stroller for us and answering our endless questions. The cottage is a short drive to Doolin and Lisdoonvarna. Views are incredible from every room.

If you stay in the area and can complete a strenuous hike, I highly recommend the 5 mile cliff walk led by Pat Sweeney. It was the highlight of our trip and the absolute best views of the cliffs of Moher. We also really enjoyed our day trip to the Aran Islands. The food and live music in the local pubs is superb.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was great

  • 5 of 5

The house was just what we wanted. Ann was friendly and warm and made sure that we had everything we needed. She made us feel like family. We had a wonderful week at this location.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1500 Metres
Ballinalacken Castle Hotel
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Doolin Ferry to Aran Islands
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
39 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
39 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Nearest Point of Interest
Gentian Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
The Great Stalactite
Car: recommended

Our cottage is just off the R477 (Coast road to Fanore) Just past Ballinalacken Castle Hotel gates on your right hand side take the first road past the the gates on Right hand side and the cottage is situated half way up the hill 5th house on the right hand side.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Electricity and Oil are charged per use for your stay. Saturday is the usual change over but arrangements may be made for other days if necessary and possible. There is much less leniency during high season. A discount is available on 2 or more week booking. We regret that in order to maintain a high standard for our guests we cannot accept pets or smoking in the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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