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Brook Cottage
Rear patio area
Outside
Play area for children
Small stream around Brook Cottage
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare

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bgrif1953
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delightful Cottage & Wonderful Hosts”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We were met by Margaret and PJ (pictured above in the photos) precisely on time at the Burren Center in Kilfenora and led down to Brook Cottage. It's down a narrow lane and gravel drive, about a km out of Kilfenora. The cottage is exactly as shown in the photos, other than the lounge being a bit dark for reading and the rooms are actually larger than they seem in the photos. Margaret and PJ were absolutely enchanting from the first, with PJ regaling us with tales as were shown around. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well appointed with utensils, cooking items, etc. There is a washer and a dryer, dishwasher, and a peat stove in the lounge-which already had a blazing fire when we arrived! The kitchen is huge and bright with a large table. We had a nice home-cooked meal one evening and many good breakfasts of local eggs and toasted buttermilk soda bread.
There are two brooks that merge next to the cottage (hence the name), so there is always a wonderful lilt from the streams. There is also a resident hare and a cuckoo!
All of us who were visiting are typically early risers. Brook Cottage's setting is so quite and dark that we slept like happy babes. The road to the village is walkable, but uphill into town with a fair amount of traffic, so we usually just drove.
The only caveat I would mention is probably only for us spoiled Americans. As usual with rentals, there is a charge for the utilities used--no surprise, but we did lots of laundry and left the boiler on more than needed so the charge was more than expected. Margaret and PJ were almost apologetic about that, but it was all down to us and could have been easily avoided by more conservative usage. Cell phone signal was poor at the cottage.
We would definitely stay at Brook Cottage again and I recommend it to anyone who wants a beautiful, quiet setting.

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Liked best: Quiet, beautiful setting
Liked least: No cell service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
24 May 2014
Hi Brad & family,
Thank you for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you got home safely. See you in Kilfenora soon again!
Regards,
Margaret & PJ
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Carol C
Kenora, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Feels like home”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We would highly recommend Brook Cottage for your stay in Southern Ireland. Margaret and PJ welcomed us with open arms and that was to set the environment for the stay. The cottage is delightful and it feels like home away from home. It is an excellent location to stay and travel around Southwestern Ireland.

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Liked best: Country feeling
Liked least: Not knowing what electricity or oil would cost but it was reasonable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
22 May 2014
Hi Carol & Tom,
Thank you for your lovely review. Hope you and Tom got home ok!
See you both back at Brook Cottage again in the future.
Regards,
Margaret & PJ
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Blankenhain
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Management Response
26 Apr 2014
Hi Anneile,
Thank you for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can stay longer the next time. Looking forward to seeing you back in Brook Cottage again soon.
All the best.
Margaret.
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Chopwell
Reviewed 1 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Management Response
1 Sep 2013
Hi Angus,
Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay yet again! We love having you both. Looking forward to seeing you both again soon!

Margaret & Pj
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Co. Wicklow
Reviewed 11 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Management Response
11 Aug 2013
Hello Karen, John & family. Thank you kindly for your positive warm comments, it really means alot that our guest enjoy their stay at Brook Cottage, and we really do pride from hearing good reports. Our aim is to have the cottage feel like home away from home. We do hope you we see you all again in the future. Best wishes and good health to you all.

Regards,
Margaret & PJ
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