|Property type||chateau / country house|
Four bed (all en-suite) home overlooking the Atlantic ocean and Aran islands to the front with stunning backdrop of the Burren mountains behind you. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms downstairs with a double bed in bedroom one, and a double and a single bed in bedroom two. There are a further two bedrooms upstairs - each with a double and a single bed. The bedrooms are bright, spacious and all en-suite. Each bedroom makes the most of the strikingly attractive views surrounding this home. There is also a guest bathroom downstairs. The house boasts a large kitchen cum dining room which will seat comfortably a large gathering. There is a large bright sun-room with an open fire place and wooden floors. Perfect views of the Aran islands are framed through the conservatory windows. The house is newly built with oil fired central heating and equipped with all modern appliances. The large garden is ideal for children as it's fully enclosed. Plenty of parking available.
Fanore is noted for itsmany walking trails through the burren hills. These trails are along ancient 'Green Roads' and are child friendly. Some of these walks such as 'Black Head Loop' and ' Caher Valley loop' are accessible from the house and the walks can vary from moderate to strenous. There are also guided walks available.
The Burren is home to a remakabley diverse and well preserved heritage, richly represented of every era from the Neolithic period onward. This heritage give us an insight the lives of the generations passed. Magnificent, evocative structures such as the 5,800 year old Poul Na Brone, portal tomb exemplify this heritage. The Burren also includes about 80 wedge tombs, over 500 ringforts, including the spectacular Caher Cummann, ancient cooking sights known as 'Fulacht Fia', ancient churches, holy wells and round towers.
The Flora of the Burren is famous all over the world because of its remarkable beauty, richness and diversity. Over 70% of Irelands native Flora is found in the Burren, including 24 of our 27 Orchid spiecies. The exuberant beauty of the burren Flora is matched by its intriguing nature, with artic-alpine plants growing beside mediterranean plants. The diversity of the plant life adds a splash of colour and vibrancy to the burren from early spring through to Autumn.
Doolin, a small village 14km's from Fanore has had a living musical heritage for many decades. Doolin today is internationally renowned for it's music. 3 Pubs, McGanns, McDermotts and O'Connors in Doolin have music all year round. Musicians both local and not so local play here nightly, joined by visiting musicians, every night has it's uniqueness. Many different styles and mixes of musical instruments are to be found. A session is an informal gathering of musicians. It is unrehearsed as each one is made up of different players.
Lisdoonvarna, a small town situated 15Km's from Fanore is renowned for the Lisdoonvarna Match making festival throughout September. Music sessions and dancing take place daily for the month.
There are a number of other small towns and villages in North Clare within easy commuting distance from the house.
We stayed as part of a family tour of Ireland and had a really good time - the house is great - space for cooking, eating, watching TV, family games and nice views and bedrooms. Every night down to the beach and maybe a drink at the local pub on the way back.
The Burren, horse and bike riding, trips to the Aran Islands, caves and walking. Relaxing and unspoilt Clare. The Cliffs on a clear and calm day one of the highlights but more than enough to fill a week in Clare from a comfortable and peaceful base. Recommended!
We stayed in this house for about 5 nights in mid-September. We had 4 adults and 2 children and we only used 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom was spacious and had its own bathroom. This was the perfect set up for our family. The house was clean and exactly as advertised. The woman who cares for the house, Mary, was kind and helpful. The owner Ollie was fantastic with giving us ideas and directions during our stay. We loved the local pub and went there 3 times to eat and drink. It is just a short walk from the house. We enjoyed several day trips from the house including the cliffs from above and the water. We had a great time climbing on the rocks of the surroundoung burren and our son loved the neighbors dog who would come for a visit each day. Overall our stay was fantastic and the house was the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. We would recommend Ollie's house to families or groups who want a place to set down roots and then take day trips from.
We spent a week in august 2014 in this fabulous holiday home. The house is spacious and well furnished. The bedroom accommodation was excellent with all rooms ensuite. Our kids aged 14, 11 and 7 had a great time. There is so much to see and do in the area. We enjoyed a boat trip to the Aran Islands and other days out to Lahinch Leisure Centre, The Ailwee Caves and Birds of Prey and many evenings on Fanore Beach and enjoying a pint of Guinness at the local Pub watching the sun set. None of us wanted to go home to Dublin and we are already planning our next trip. We would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a restful break in one of the most beautiful parts of the west of Ireland. Thanks again!
Wife and I and our two sons and their wives spent five days in this attractive and spacious house. The pictures on the web page do not do justice to this lovely home. Everything is immaculate. Full baths in each of the four bedrooms. Large and useful kitchen with all appliances. Large family room with fireplace. Location is convenient to the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. Gorgeous ocean view. The owner and caretaker were very friendly and responsive. Would definitely stay here again.
Fabulous house, fabulous location, great fishing, perfect for families, walkers paradise, great food in local restaurants. Will definitely be back.
The house in Fanore was a superb location as a base for our young family to visit Santa in the Ailwee Caves. The house is clean, warm and has stunning views. Basic essentials such as tea and coffee were already there which after a long 3 hour drive was very welcome. The fire was also set for us which helped us settle in straight away. Even though we were only here for 3 nights we had an action packed weekend of Santa, rock climbing and checking out the sand dunes. We'll definitely be returning next December.
Located on the Wild Atlantic way for a truly memorable holiday in the West of Ireland why not come to Fanore in the heart of the Burren. Fanore is a place for lovers of all the good things in life from the breath taking beauty of the Burren to the music and craic to be found in the small villages easily accessible from the house. Whether you like hill-walking, surfing, fishing, music, or good cuisine there is something for everyone. Local attractions include the Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Doolin Caves, the unique Burren landscape, Fanore beach, surfing school, walking tours, Burren perfumery, Lahinch golf course, pet farm plus many more... Fanore is also perfectly located for day trips to the Aran Islands, Galway City, Connemara and Kerry. The local pub, restaurant, post-office, shop and beach are all within a 5 minute walk. The house is set in a stunning location overlooking the Atlantic ocean and the Aran Islands. You'll never tire of the spectacular sunsets viewed from the house.
Other Activities: pot-holing,hill-walking, surfing
Golf: Lahinch is an enchanting place to play golf. It is rugged distinctive, unusually varied and immensly entertaining. It's a traditionally out and back layout course. Situated next to the lovely beach of Liscannor Bay. Each September Lahinch hosts the South of Ireland Championship an annual occurence since 1895. Lahinch is a renowned links course and would be rated one of the top Link courses in Ireland. For non-golfers there are a number of pitch and putt courses in the scenic locations of Doolin and Liscannor.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£89|
Rental is normally from Saturday to Saturday but is negotiable. A security deposit of Euros 100 is required on arrival. This will be refunded when you leave following inspection of house.
Rates start from €700 per week off season and up to €850/€1,200 per week in peak season