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Charming,comfortable, sea-side heritage house at foot of Burren nature reserve

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, living room with piano, separate kitchen, sleeps 5

Fanore Lodge is nestled between the sea and Slieve Elva, set amid the wonders of Burren flora and its unique geology, offering views of the sea and the long sandy beach, three minutes from Fanore Lodge. There is a local surf school operating from the beach. The Caher River runs by the door, and the soothing sounds of water on rock can be heard from the house. Fanore Lodge is at the foot of the Caher Valley Nature Reserve. The Caher Valley and Caher River probably take their names from the fact that there are so many ring forts or cahers in the immediate vicinity. The house is ideally situated at the starting point of many hiking routes.

The house is protected as a historical structure and has been sympathetically and attractively furnished and decorated according to the period in which it was built. The owner is fond of art and there are paintings and prints of well known artists throughout the house and many images of the Burren.

Amenities: WIFI connection

Kitchen, sitting room, bathroom,

3 bedrooms, (1 Super King, 1 double, 1 single)

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 an open fire and piano in the sitting room.

A welcome pack of local produce and fire pack is included for guests. All household linens provided.

Secluded garden with garden furniture and sea views. Roofed terraced area with barbeque for outdoor dining. Off road car parking

More Details

owner/property manager Geraldine
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Gaelic/Irish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We SO enjoyed our time at Fanore. We spent one day just driving through the Burren, exploring, and another day riding the ferry out to Inis Oirr and seeing the Cliffs from above and below. I also enjoyed a little walk up along the road by the lodge. It was all so breathtaking. There is room for the soul in that place, and I miss it already! I would sincerely love to come again, and I would certainly choose Fanore again!

Thanks for everything!
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Fanore around the Clare

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • river ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • electric shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • King bedroom with sea views Both other bedrooms have views of the Burren hills
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Fanore Lodge is a historic but comfortable house in an area of great scenic hill and coastal beauty in the center of an area with a network of wonderful pedestrian walks called green roads which bring walkers into the heart of the Burren landscape. Cycling,,watersports and horseriding also available locally.


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Charming,comfortable, sea-side heritage house at foot of Burren nature reserve
average rating of 4.9634147 based on 86 reviews

Outstanding time in Fanore, Co. Clare

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well maintained home, and always just the right and very special touches. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Michael and Kim!
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Charming, comfortable home - a step back in tme

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent at Fanore Lodge. It took me a day or two to acclimate to the small kitchen, mini fridge and no microwave for our family of 4...but the outdoor eating space made up for it! Geraldine has supplied so many extras - in the kitchen there were many gadgets and staples supplied, as well as wonderful local treats in the fridge for us. In other rooms, there were many thoughtful additions: books, music & movies galore; guidebooks & local information aplenty; water by our bedsides, elegantly presented; and fresh flowers were a sweet touch. We appreciated the attention to detail.

The location was exceptional - we enjoyed the beach daily (thanks to a rare heatwave), and the Burren has so many interesting things to explore - either by car or the many walking trails. The house is on a side road, not on the main road, so traffic was light - which was welcome as we needed to put a chain across the driveway to keep out neighbouring cows every time we left/returned! Those kind of details made staying in this rural home delightful. Thanks for a wonderful stay Geraldine!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shari. Only a minifridge by USstandards! That is a regular size in Ireland!!
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Sweet Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Spending time on the west coast of County Clare is an amazing experience! So much to do and see. Geraldine's house is perfectly located for access to a variety of sights and activities, and a very comfortable and relaxing place to return to after a day of being out and about...lots and lots of books, a care package of goodies to get you started (milk, butter, eggs, brown bread, smoked salmon, etc.)...highly appreciated especially on the first few days after a long trans-continental flight. Geraldine is a gracious woman, and you really can't go wrong if you choose to spend your vacation at her house.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What very kind remarks Jeffrey!
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Comfortable, homey, and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Such a comfy home, with everything we needed as international travelers. Geraldine is a lovely helpful landlady as well. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelley!
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Very cozy and lovely country house, we love it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed this house for 10 nights. We had a fantastic relaxing holiday. There are plenty activities in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Beautifully furnished house overlooking fields and beside a gentle stream. Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable and Geraldine made sure we had everything we needed. We really appreciated the welcome package in the kitchen, and enjoyed the collection of books and music. It is a perfect location for walking in the Burren and listenig to music in Doolin. We walked Fanore Beach every day. A wonderful house to stay in!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Heather!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: recommended

Stunning location in the heart of the Burren, a karst landscape of great natural beauty, richly endowed with rare botanical specimens including several varieties of wild orchids. Situated adjacent to the Caher Nature Reserve and the Burren National Park.

Fanore Lodge is nestled between Slieve Elva and the golden sandy beach of Fanore, (500 yards), which is safe for bathing and has a local surf school and Life Guards during summer months. There is a wide range of activities on the door step including sea angling at Blackhead, coastal and hill walking on marked green roads, loop walks, horseriding, golfing and cycling.This region is also full of opportunities for potholers as the area has a extensive network of underground caves.

Home to poets and artists, this inspirational landscape is rich in antiquities including prehistoric settlement and burial sites such as dolmens, cairns and ring forts as well as ruins of medieval monastic sites.

'The Caher Valley and Caher River probably take their names from the fact that there are so many ring forts or cahers in the immediate vicinity. Further up the valley, past the bridge, is a fulacht fiadh or cooking place to the south of the road.

Close to award winning sea food restaurants. North Clare is famous for its traditional music and many of the local pubs feature live music. Only a 15 minute drive to Doolin, renowned for Irish music. The Cliffs of Moher, one of the most popular Irish tourist attractions is also only 20 minutes away. The Aran Islands are a short cruise from Doolin and ferries run several times a day.

Fanore Lodge is a one hour drive to Galway; and during the summer months a fast speed ferry operates from Ballyvaughan to Galway.

Coole Park, to which WB Yeats was a frequent visitor, is 45 minutes drive and Doolin and Ailwee caves are just 20 minutes away.

Lahinch 18 Hole Championship Links Golf course is 30 minutes drive. Doonbeg, a Greg Norman Golf Course, European Golf Course of the year 2010, is only an hours drive away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Fanore,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fanore Lodge is more furnished and better equipped than many rental homes and I would like guests to enjoy and to respect the house and amenities!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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