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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Doonbeg, County Clare

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Sallyconw...
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful location, immaculate cottage, every eventuality catered for!”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This was our second stay at Sandhills house and it was just as good as I remembered. This time my husband and I travelled with our new baby daughter along with our almost 2 year old toddler. Any worries I had about being away from home with them soon evaporated as Nuala has thought of everything you could need and taken the hassle out of travelling with young children. The toys I brought along were soon relegated when my son found all there was at Sandhills. More than that he just loved being outside exploring the gardens with Bruno and the chickens and seeing if there were any eggs for tea. After a walk on nearby Doughmore beach with the neighbour's friendly dogs tagging along he got an unexpected treat of seeing the cows being milked and of course there were tractors galore (his favourite thing).

For the adults this is a special place where you can forget about the outside world and truly relax. Even a local seaweed bath infusion is provided should that take your fancy. The kitchen has more gadgets and gizmos than I have at home and everything is thoughtfully labelled. As a base for exploring the west coast and all it has to offer you couldn't find a better one with a host of attractions, vilages and seaside resorts within a half hour drive. As expected the weather was the only unpredictable variable we had to contend with during our stay and even then it was lovely to be tucked up in a comfortable bed while the wind and rain did its worst outside.

A wonderful place that I am sure we will return to again and again.

Many thanks Nuala & Declan

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The weather! But did not spoil a lovely few days away.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jun 2015
Thank you for that lengthy review - it is very much appreciated. We would be delighted to welcome ye back again some time.
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pmhough
1 review
“Sensational”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Amazing house, garden, people, animals, and of course the fairies hiding quitely in the surrounding area. Immaculate house with everything one could need - home from home. Very short stroll to doughmore beach, a quite picturesque location. On Doonbeg golf course' doorstep, and a short drive to beautiful Kilkee. Nuala has made sandhills house into a little haven. 2nd visit, and will definately return again. Kids had an amazing time and did not want to leave, they had such fun collecting eggs, watching the cows being milked, playing in the play area, reading books (all ages catered for) and of course the all important easter egg hunt, which Bruno helped with

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Management Response
19 Apr 2015
Thank you for taking the time to submit this great review - it is very much appreciated. Looking forward to having ye all back again sometime.
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Lyn F
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful ,peaceful & tranquil getaway”
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Fantastic stay at Sandhills house, very child friendly & a relaxing stay. Great help & guidance from nuala & Declan. Fantastic location for a peaceful getaway, lovely beach walks. Definitely be visiting again

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Management Response
15 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking the time to submit this review, our first of 2015. Delighted that ye had a relaxing break and hope our paths cross again!
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PenEllis
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“5 star accommodation”
Reviewed 2 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

With family in Co Clare I have never had the need for accommodation but with a small baby & grandparents a bigger adobe was required. The Sandhills was quite literally a home from home and much of my packing was unnecessary given Nuala & family (owners) had provided for every eventuality. I would expect travel cots and maybe a high chair from most self catering but age appropriate toys, feeding bowls, bibs were an added luxury. such thoughtfulness & thoroughness made this trip away with my little girl easy & enjoyable!

The house is in a gorgeous location, very close to the beach. It is extremely spacious, 3 large bedrooms, all ensuite, ample living space and has such a high spec finish. Nuala has also provided excellent information packs on activities & sights in the area.

Her hospitality is further evidenced in her warmest of welcomes & complimentary homemade scones. What a treat:) Basic provisions in the fridge & cupboards is yet another luxury.

I can't recommend the Sandhills enough. The house and hospitality are in a league of their own and the location provides a great base to explore the beauty of Clare.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Oct 2014
Mile Buiochas for that great review. Delighted that all three generations enjoyed the stay with us and we look forward to welcoming ye back again!
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Reviewed 26 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: The friendly reception after our long journey
Liked least: The anxiety in case we weren't going to find the place (my personal stuff!)
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
2 Oct 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post this review, with a great title! We are situated in the heart of the country so you are quite right, a car would be needed for any trips. We look forward to welcoming you back again some time.
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