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Luxurious cottage (with wifi) just 1 mile off the Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Clare

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


About the property

3 bedrooms (sleeps 6), 2 full bathrooms, wheelchair accessible

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.

WIFI connection.

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.

More Details

Brendan and Rita Talty
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian, Irish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Brendan and Rita Talty

I'm originally from the US and my wife is from County Clare. She grew up on a farm in this valley where we built the cottage in 2009. She has fond memories of hiking the mountains, horse riding and swimming in the crystal clear water of the Caher River which runs close to the cottage. We hope you enjoy your stay in this special part of the world.

What makes this cottage unique

All ground floor throughout the cottage and wheelchair accessible with three king-size double bedrooms (one with en-suite, shower/wet-room, basin and WC). Bathroom with bath, separate shower/wet-room with a seat, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with a dishwasher and a dining area (seats 6) with child's high chair. Utility with washer and dryer and walk in hot press.Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, flat-screen tv with 80 channels and a DVD player. outdoor patio furniture.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fanore in Clare

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Shower/wet room has a seat attached for added comfort.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower/wet-room is wheelchair accessible.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bunk beds in this bedroom also
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , master bedroom
  • House sleeps 6. Master bedroom with 5ft wide king size bed, walk in closet and en suite bathroom with a shower, WC and hand basin. Bedroom number two, with 5 foot bed, bunk beds and closet. Bedroom number three, with 5 foot bed and closet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
There's a great horse riding stables about 10-15 minutes away in Lisdoonvarna. Check out this listing on TripAdvisor: Here are a few other links that may appeal: Surf school at Fanore Beach (5 minutes away) = Ballyvaughan (10 minutes away; great Italian restaurant + lots of shops & pubs) = Ailwee Cave (15 minutes away) = Doolin Cave ( 15 minutes away) = Cliffs of Moher (25 minutes away) = (BROADBAND ACCESS NOW AVAILABLE)


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Luxurious cottage (with wifi) just 1 mile off the Wild Atlantic Way in Co. Clare
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Great place to stay on the Wild Atlantic Way

  • 4 of 5

My family and I just returned from our wonderful vacation in Ireland. We (two adults and 3 children ages 15, 13, 10) had a great time at this cottage. The property is beautiful and the home is spacious and has all the basic necessities. The Burren is gorgeous with many walking trails, scenic drives and attractions nearby. We visited the Cliffs of Moher, Inishere island on hoarse and trap which the kids loved, the Doolin cave. We also went to the beach and even swam! The villages around the area are adorable.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trés agréable séjour

  • 4 of 5

Maison très bien équipée très bon rapport qualité /prix

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Our Fanore visit.

  • 5 of 5

A grand place, that is beautiful and serene. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is off the beaten path, just a bit, and has a remarkable "driveway"!

The views are amazing and proximity to the Burren and the Ocean? well you are right there.

If the time comes again, we will return!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical place in the Burren

  • 5 of 5

To start, the photos for this cottage do not do it justice. This is an absolutely fabulous place to stay - we felt so fortunate to be able to spend time here. The owners are fantastic people. While here we went on many adventures with our 8 and 11 year old sons, including heading to the Ailwee Cave, surfing lessons at Fanore Beach, trips into Doolin and Galway, and fabulous hikes up into the Burren. Also - go to the fishing tackle shop in Fanore. You can rent fishing rods from Mick and fish for Mackerel right off the shore of Black Head at dusk! The kids loved this, we did it a couple of nights.

This is an absolutely magical place and we were so happy to spend time here - very hard to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, Melanie. We enjoyed having you and your family as our guests in Fanore. Glad you had a nice time! Cheers, Brendan & Rita
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Great house well equipped and modern

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Brendan's house with our two daughters and two friends of us. The house is modern, with large rooms and located in a very quiet area. It was perfect. We would recommend it to anyone who want to discover the west coast of Ireland.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. We stayed for 5 nights and it suited us perfectly. The first day we slept a good deal and then explored a bit on foot. We then hiked quite a bit - there are wonderful walking trails in the hills around the cottage. We then traveled to Ballyvaughn and Doolin. We even spent the whole day in Gallway and then got back at night. The beach is stunningly beautiful and the restaurants and pubs nearby great. We prefer to stay in cottages rather than hotels and b and bs so we were prepared to find our own way around. Brendan and Rita were wonderfully helpful. I can't say enough about the cottage. It was comfortable, clean, modern, allowed us to rejuvenate and be in the most spectacular natural setting.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles

Fanore is a small village on Galway Bay overlooking Aran Islands. In the Burren. Our cottage is located just 1 mile off the wild Atlantic way!

Just 300 meters from Caher Bridge Garden = see


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fanore, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Peak 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £133.93
Cleaning fee £44.64

Rate is all-inclusive (except for 150 euro refundable security deposit); includes electricity, heating, towels, linen, wifi, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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