Welcome, Bienvenue, Willkommen, Benvenuto, Bienvenido, Fáillte, Our cottage is just 1 mile inland from the Wild Atlantic Way, nestled between the Kyber pass to the west, and Sleive Elva to the east surrounded by the burren hills of the Caher Valley. This unique karst landscape with its alpine flora is a haven for botanists and geologists. The fauna, including foxes, badgers, pine martins and wild goats roam freely over the hills and can be spotted using the binoculars that we provide for our guests. The Caher River is only a short stroll from the cottage offering a tranquil atmosphere for our guests and the Caher Valley Nature Reserve is located nearby. The cottage is perfectly situated as a starting point to many of the walking trails with spectacular views of Galway Bay. We provide maps and brochures featuring these trails.
The cottage is wheelchair accessible throughout so it's ideal for seniors. The master bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom and walk in closet. The main bathroom nas a full/power shower and bathtub. Pitch pine floors throughout. Solar panels for heated water.
There is a Moher flag patio with liscannor stone dining set outside for al fresco dining. Wraparound driveway surrounding the cottage for easy access.
It's just over an hour drive to Galway city taking the coast road with breathtaking views including the seaside village of Kinvara and Dunguaire Castle.
The Aran islands are visible from the golden beach of Fanore where the local surf school will provide you with surf boards and wetsuits. (We provide two wetsuits in the cottage.) world famous Ailwee and Doolin caves nearby.
There is a 32' flatscreen TV in the family room with satellite coverage including BBC.
Satellite television & DVD, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, electric shower, oil -fired central heating.
There is a large library of books and music available for guests use, including books on the Burren and walking routes in the area. There is a wood burning stove and a fire starting kit provided in the sitting room.
A welcome pack of local produce will await our guests and all household linens are provided along with white fluffy towels for each guest.
World Class Golf: Lahinch Golf Club: Lahinch is undoubtedly one of the world's classic links. 20 miles (32 km). Doonbeg Golf Club: Doonbeg is designed to be the ultimate golf experience. Designed by Greg Norman. 37 miles (59 kms). Ballybunion Golf Club: Located in County Kerry, and easily accessible via the Shannon Car Ferry to Kerry, Ballybunion is one of the historic and most demanding of Irish links. 64 miles from Ballyvaughan. Galway Bay & Country Club: 24 miles (38 km.) Spanish Point Golf Club. 28 miles(45 km) Kilkee Golf Club. Gort Golf Club. Ennis Golf Club.
Just a hacker? Head to Doolin for a terrific par-3 course right out on a peninsula overlooking Cliffs of Moher. Great value for only 5 euro a person!
There's a great horse riding stables about 10-15 minutes away in Lisdoonvarna. Our daughter goes over there when the weather is nice and gets great service from the owner, Peter Williams and his family.
Vasco is a new café & restaurant that has recently opened in Fanore. An all-day restaurant with a large sea-view terrace, Vasco offers breakfast, coffees and cakes as well as a Mediterranean-style lunch and dinner menu. Mick at the Post Office/grocery store will provide you with fishing tackle and bait in addition to all your daily shopping.