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Gorse Cottage

The back of the house from the south side - with the sea of Galway Bay in the distance
1 of 21The back of the house from the south side - with the sea of Galway Bay in the distance
Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Doolin, The Burren, County Clare
GORSE COTTAGE is set on a gentle hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and distant Conemara mountain ranges. Close to the famous villages of Doolin and Lisdoonvarna in County Clare. It is situated in a peaceful coastal location in the heart of a farming community,and provides relaxed and tranquil base from which to discover the beautiful west coast of Ireland.

The cottage has five bedrooms, two reception rooms, a large kitchen/dining area, two bathrooms and a utility room. It is traditional at heart, but is also designed with stylish and contemporary comfort in mind.

In addition to the stunning views and mesmerising sunsets, there are some breath-taking walks right on the doorstep of the cottage, where one can walk for hours without meeting another soul.....down local farm tracks, thro...
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Listing #HL22905
About the Owner
Cynthia M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2007
Interaction with guests
Ted (ones father) lives just up the hill in the next house from ours. He keeps the keys and in is a great font of knowledge about the areas. He is very happy to help-out with any queries. We also have a house manager (Sandra) who runs the local B&B just half a mile from the house and is very happy to cone up and help with any problems or queries that Ted can't address. Alternatively our guests can call us if there are any problems. It's very important to us that our guests have a comfortable stay and we're very keen to ensure that any issues are addressed promptly so don't hesitate to call either Ted, Sandra or us if you need any assistance.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile


Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday


Reviewed 24 August 2018

Would reiterate all the positive comments from other reviewers, we were a group of seven and plenty of space, we mostly self catered and kitchen very easy and well equipped, washing machine standard size, many thanks to Cynthia for all the help before we arrived....More

Thank Brenda B
Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi Brenda, thanks for this great review, and we really appreciate your suggestion of getting some coasters/rivets for the kitchen. Great suggestion.....we'll look into that soon. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope you can make it back some day soon.

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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Stayed at Gorse Cottage with my family of 8 for two weeks. House had everything we needed and more. Wonderfully decorated, huge kitchen and bathrooms. Simple place/lovely. My only criticism was the small washer/dryer. It was way too small for our group who packed light...More

Thank Nichole D
Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks for the lovely review. I'm so glad you had a good stay at the house.....and enjoyed the lovely views. It's really important to us that our guests enjoy their holiday in Ireland. I just wanted to clarify for anybody reading the review from Ireland/UK/Europe...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
This is a contemporary home with a tasteful eye for traditional Irish style. With it's traditional cottage windows and white-washed finish it sits beautifully into the surrounding landscape .

The kitchen is large and traditional, but with a very contemporary feel. It features solid wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a huge range-style cooker with gas hob, and a beautiful stone floor which runs through the hallways. Perfect for entertaining or just relaxing with some good Irish cook-books (provided). The kitchen also has west facing French Windows which open out onto the enclosed garden, limestone patio and picnic bench, with beautiful views of open countryside, the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. There is also a small herb garden which visitors are welcome to use (in se...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
At least one person in party needs to be over 27 years of age.
    2 Full baths
    1 Queen
    4 Twins
    2 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Gas and electricity : R 995 / stay - Fee
  • Preparation of house and cleaning of towels, bed linen: R 1 658 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: R 2 488 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Fully refundable £150 security deposit required with final balance payment.
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About the neighbourhood
Gorse Cottage is located on the edge of the Burren, one of the most unique ecological regions in Europe. An area of rare beauty due to its limestone landscape and interesting flora, it also holds numerous ancient archeological sites - Poulnabrone wedgetomb, Caher Connell ring-fort, ancient churches and tower houses - and some not so ancient, such as Father Ted's house (from the TV sitcom). You can drive or hike into the Burren, or hire bikes from Doolin village.

The Doolin (Roadford end) is 3 km away (1.7 miles) . Doolin's three legendary pubs - O'Connors, McDermotts and McGanns - host traditional music sessions every night in summer and some of Ireland's top musicans have come from the Doolin scene (Sharon Shannon, Davy Spillane, Tommy Peoples, Owen O'Neill, Kevi...
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How to get there
Airport: Shannon: 64.0 km
Railway: Galway/Limerick: 70.0 km
Ferry: Dublin: 200.0 km
Fly to Shannon International Airport (1 hour drive) or Dublin Airport (3 hour drive).

Major airlines fly there from UK (London, Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands), Europe and USA.
Car hire from all major car rental companies (we recommend Irish Car Rentals).

Ferry to Dublin (3 hour drive) or Cork (4 hour drive), or Rosslare (5 hour drive).
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 8.0 km.
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