We absolutely loved it here in Mount Cashel Lodge. The period accommodation is beautiful with all the amenities of a family home and lots of little extras. Beds are so comfy, plenty of towels, hot water etc. The grounds and lake are so gorgeous and our kids loved swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. We loved the dogs and donkeys too. There’s plenty to see and do close by. Sixmilebridge has a big Centra and lots of takeaways. Big shopping in Shannon. So close to Bunratty, Ennis & Limerick. We also visited Quin Abbey, The Burren, Aileee Caves, Cliffs of Moher. Highly recommend this fabulous location
2nd time here and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Lovely people and a lovely relaxing place to stay and tour the area. Buster Bella Harvey and Bailey the dogs are just amazing... If you're thinking of staying in the area definetly look into staying here.
I cannot say enough good things about Mount Cashel and Pat and Annette. My husband and I lead a bi-annual school trip to Ireland and England, and we bring with us about 17 students each time. We lost our original housing this time around just two months before our trip, which caused quite a panic. But fortune was smiling on us, because our move to Mount Cashel was one of the best parts of our trip. The lodge is perfectly situated for touring in the western part of the country. Each spotless apartment was perfectly appointed with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The grounds are stunning, and we all enjoyed being outside - from our morning tea watching the mist rise up off the lake, to an afternoon game of rugby on the pitch, to an evening row on the lake. Visiting with the animals that live on the property was a highlight for our students as well (it's a wonder we didn't walk away with Bailey and Harvey in our suitcases). Finally, Pat and Annette did everything they could to make our stay a success, including going well out of their way to make room for a trad session we were hosting with several local musicians. We can't wait to go back and give Mount Cashel our highest recommendation.…
Mount Cashel Lodge was one of the most beautiful lodgings I have seen in many years of travel. I felt as if I was stepping back in time, yet with all the best amenities of today. The location is convenient to so many sights, and to Shannon Airport. The hosts are so kind and friendly, leaving us fresh eggs and bread and milk. I wish we could have spent more time on the property rather than touring, because it is such a beautiful and peaceful retreat. You will not be disappointed if you stay at Mt. Cashel Lodge.
We enjoyed 4 spectacular days in County Clare and found Mount Cashel Lodge to be the perfect base location. We were made to feel right at home from the moment we drove up the driveway to Bella and Buster wagging their tails in welcome. We were in lodge 1, adjacent to the owners home. A completely renovated 2 story stone building with everything that 3 picky travelers could have asked for and more. As Pat (the owner) had made a row boat and fishing rods available we took advantage and were rewarded with a lifetime memory by our young traveling friend landing a truly monster Pike. We loved the area, felt at home in the small town of Sixmilebridge and even cheered on Ireland at the local pub as they played Wales.
We held a photography workshop at Mt Cashel for 18 photographers. The facilities met all our needs perfectly including subjects and backgrounds for our photography. We brought models in and photographed them in and round the beautiful grounds, buildings and lake. Pat is a very gracious and attentive host and took care of all our needs. He also gave lessons on how to properly pour a pint of Guinness at the on site pub. ("Ireland has standards" as he point out.) A great facility for couples, families and small groups.
I'd stayed at the cottages before but this is the first time staying at the stables. Everything was great. Lots of space and the location is as great as ever. The kitchen is well fitted and thankfully has more than enough cutlery and glass - so often you rent somewhere and there are not enough glasses for example.
I stayed in the "lodge" for close to 5 months while in Ireland on business. The grounds are so lush and offer the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Pat and Anette went out of their way to may it feel like home...going so far as introducing this US Football fan to Munster Rugby...TWICE! When my wife,or whole family would visit, they went out of their way to make it home for them also. Highly recommended!
Well what can I say, after being let down by the cottages we always stay at, we found this, and what a find, stunning surroundings, beautiful cottages, well looked after. We rented Lodge 1 on our stay and our extended family rented the Stables, I don't really know what to say to describe this place, its perfect, the owner has gone to great lengths here and has created one of the nicest environments to spend a totally relaxed, stress free holiday. Well done, very well done. You will not go wrong here, my only worry is, as its so good and word spreads it will make even harder for me to book again and I'm definitely coming back. We spent what I can only describe as a fantastic week here, gently paddling a canoe out into the lake in the early morning, waking up to the quiet solitary environment looking out over the lake and farmland. WOW…
This had to be the best beginning to any vacation. We arrived after an overnight flight very early in the a.m., found our way to Mr. Cashel Lodge (after passing it twice --so use your eyes) where Pat had said he'd just leave the key in the door. As we were letting ourselves into the Lodge, Pat shouts and waves a welcome from an upper window. Ten minutes later as we were taking in the breathtaking view of the lake and property (and contemplating breakfast or nap), Annette came over with eggs she had just gathered from the chickens. So it was breakfast first, then naps! Sixmilebridge was charming, we shopped at the store there every day. Ennis is close enough for something a little bigger with genealogy opportunities, Cragganowen was fascinating for its history, and east are many small and seemingly deserted roads to explore. The lodge was a wonderful base camp, but also just a wonderful place to sit and read and contemplate the quiet. Highly recommended. Buster likes his bellyrubs, too :)…