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Luxurious 3250sq Ft Home Overlooking Galway Bay & the Burren with WiFi

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 3,239 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Lisheen House is a large modern spacious house covering three levels that can cater for large crowds comfortably. The kitchen dining and sunken living room is all one area and covers over half of the ground floor area. Also on the ground floor there are two spacious bedrooms with queen beds. One has a full ensuite and the other has a small washroom with sink and toilet. The next level which is again built on concrete floors for safety and noise reduction boasts an extra spacious living room with cut stone fireplace and a very large panoramic window with views of the Burren hills. Sun light is a large feature in this room and is a great place to relax with a glass of wine and browse through some of the many books that are provided. Both living rooms have 32' flat screen tv's with seperate satellite controls. The main bathroom and two more bedrooms are also on this level. One is twin and the other has a queen bed with its own ensuite. The upper level has another twin and double bedroom and a wash room with toilet and sink. The house is centrally heated throughout and during the colder times , we provide wood for the open fires in both living areas.

All our fixtures and fittings are to a very high standard and we continually strive to maintain a high quality in the house.

The house is located midway between the beautiful coastal villages of Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare and Kinvarra in Co. Galway with an approximate distance of six miles to each village. Both villages offer a good choice of shops, restaurants ,pubs and craft fair and a farmers market is held one day a week in each village. However we are very lucky at Lisheen House to have a highly rated pub and restaurant that specialises in sea food only a few hundred yards from our door.

The local fishermans wife Martina , runs a small fish shop on the pier behind the pub offering a selection of fresh shell fish every day and at weekends she has a slection of other fish such as seabass ,salmon ,plaice etc. A short distance from the pub is an art gallery and pottery shop where the pottery is made. One of the owners had her origins in Italy and offers for sale a choice of organic wines and food imported from Italy and mostly produced by her own family.

Within a half mile from the house is an area called 'The Flaggy Shore'. Here you have a small sandy beach , ideal for swimming and the start of a fabulous walking route along The Flaggy Shore where you can do a three mile loop taking the scenery of Galway Bay and passing by Lough Murree, a small fresh water lake , home to swans , ducks and other bird life and yet is only seperated from the sea by not much more than 100 feet of land. The house is ideally located for taking in all the scenery and attractions Clare and the surrounding counties have to offer. Galway , the City of the Tribes and the market town of Ennis are less than a forty minute drive while Shannon International Airport and Bunratty Medieval Castle and Folk Park are just an hour away.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About The Owner

I was raised on a dairy farm that was unique in that we processed and packaged the milk ourselves and distributed it throughout much of County Clare. We sold that side of the business in 1998 but we still live on the farm where we now raise beef cattle. When I married my wife Mary, we built a new home on the farm and since then we totally renovated the old farm house I grew up in and started doing self catering. We now have three beautiful homes in different locations for self catering and enjoy meeting new faces all the time.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose New Quay

We loved the Burren National Park and spent most of free time driving or walking through it. We had a special love of the New Quay area because of the scenery and fabulous walking routes around it. In 1999 we started looking for a piece of land in the area that we could build a house on. Eventually we found this great site with views of the ocean and only three hundred yards from the local pub and restaurant. We went to an American architect who lived locally and between us we designed what we now call Lisheen House.

What makes this house unique

There are several benefits choosing this house. With its great space and two living rooms, one normally finds when families are staying with children, the children find their own space in the upstairs living room, leaving the adults free to do their own thing in the downstairs living area which is all part of the kitchen dining area allowing them to enjoy a drink and relax, while still keeping an eye on what is cooking at the same time.

The location of the house is another benefit,the peace and quiet of the area and yet its proximity to the local pub / restaurant, harbour , sandy beech, beautiful walks , historic features and much more.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Quay in Clare

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3239 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5+
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Luxurious 3250sq Ft Home Overlooking Galway Bay & the Burren with WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
St Johnsbury, Vermont, US

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a stay at Lisheen house and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We were a party of twelve including four generations and the house accommodated everyone's needs from a first floor bedroom with bath to a crib and high chair. The setting is ideal with views of the ocean, the idyllic countryside and the Burren. Lisheen house is not far from Galway city, the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, the Sky Drive and of course the Burren National Park. Seamus and Mary are accommodating and friendly hosts. We highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superbe séjour !!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un superbe séjour à Lisheen House où nous avons bénéficié du formidable accueil de Shamus, le propriétaire, qui a été véritablement au petit soin avec nous .

Nous étions un groupe composé de 6 adultes et 8 enfants et chacun a pu trouver sans problème, sa place dans cette grande et agréable maison ( 2 cheminées !!).

Les chambres sont spacieuses et agréables, réparties sur 3 niveaux, les salles de bain sont propres et bien entretenues et l'ensemble cuisine - salon - séjour très agréable.

Si vous cherchez un séjour au calme et reposant, n'hésitez pas réserver une des maisons de Shamus !

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We had a party of 9 adults and Lisheen House was perfect. Ideally located in the Burren national park, with gourmet pub and art gallery an easy walk away, the house is beautifully furnished and ultra comfortable for all times of year. Mary and Shamus are warm and hospitable and there to help whenever needed. Lisheen is a very beautiful holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We had 11 adults and the house was perfect and plenty of room. Seamus was very nice and very easy to work with. Great little seafood spot just down the road. I also recommend the town of Kirvarn just about a 15 - 20 minute drive. Stop in Keough's for great food and a perfect pint.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond, Kentucky, USA

Lovely Comfortable Home; Beautiful & Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family, all thirteen of us – eight adults and five children ages 3, 9, 11, 12, and 16 – thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lisheen House. Mary and Seamus were the most gracious of hosts from our first contact on the web to our reluctant leave taking of their home at the conclusion of our stay.

Lisheen House is large and accommodating, comfortably and tastefully furnished, and laid out in such a way as to provide for both large family gatherings around the table and private nooks for those moments when you need a quiet retreat. The upstairs lounge also was a wonderful place for the younger set to gather while the older folks enjoyed one another’s company downstairs. The house boasts a multitude of windows and skylights with different and magnificent views in all directions -- the Burren Hills, the rolling fields, and Galway Bay.

Situated about forty five minutes from Galway City and ten minutes from the village of Ballyvaughan, Lisheen House sits at the portal of Burren National Park, is one green field away from Galway Bay, and about one hundred yards from Linnanes, a very fine restaurant pub. At Linnanes, you can sit inside or on the patio that overlooks the dock where the fishing boat that may have caught this evening’s diner may be berthed. One of the delights of Linnanes, besides its excellent food, is that it is truly a local place patronized mainly by locals. As a result we felt and were treated more like neighbors than tourists. That same sense was enhanced by the folks who were our neighbors, including the farmer across the road who stopped his tractor to chat with our three year old grandson and the folks behind us who rummaged about their garage to find a bicycle pump we were in need of.

We also enjoyed the Russell Gallery, a combination teahouse and gallery featuring local artists, that is about a half mile down the road. Just beyond the Russell Gallery is the Flaggy Shore where there is a serene walk several kilometers long along the Bay. Also along the Flaggy Shore there is a small and secluded beach where you can, and we did, take a dip in Galway Bay.

Lisheen House is a wonderful place for a large family gathering. For those who wish to wander it is convenient to all the treasures of Co. Clare and Co. Galway; for those who wish, for the nonce, to feel themselves part of a beautiful land and a friendly community, no place could be finer.

All thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I recommend it unreservedly.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bainbridge Island, WA

Fabulous stay

  • 5 of 5

We just had the pleasure of spending a week at Lisheen House and we wished that we did not have to leave. Everything was perfect. The house is large, very clean and inviting. It's furnished beautifully and is very comfortable. Our family of 5 only used 4 rooms and each had a very comfortable bed and nice bedding. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook for the week and it was wonderful to have 2 TV rooms so we could separate from the kids. The kids loved the enormous yard and the short walk to Linnane's Seafood, just down the street. The house is in a great location with fantastic views. Seamus, the owner, is a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Shannon Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Linnanes Lobster Bar
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Gort Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Galway or Ennis
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Linnanes Lobster Bar and Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Flaggy Shore


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in New Quay, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/ August
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
November/ December
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Heating oil and electricity are charged as extra.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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