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“lovely cottage in ideal location”
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Excellent
27 reviews
Sunroom
Living area
Living area
Living area
Wood burning stove in living area
Ground floor bathroom
Upstairs Shower room
View Liscannor Bay North
Bar Tra Herefords
Christmas 2010
Sunset Doughmore Beach New Years Day 2011
Bar Tra foreshore
Aileens. Cliffs of Moher Feb 2007
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lahinch, County Clare

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Sussex
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“lovely cottage in ideal location”
Reviewed 2 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

This is really lovely accommodation. Bar Tra is very private and the views are gorgeous. It is a perfect location for touring stunning Co. Clare. The cottage was warm, comfortable and very well equipped, it also had lots of character and was very welcoming. The processes of booking, arriving and departure were seemless and classy. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: the individuality and ambience of the place
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
8 Feb 2015
Delighted that you enjoyed your time in Bar Tra Cottage and County Clare. Hope you will have many more vacations with us in future!

Sheila
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namsak
Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Complete Bull”
Reviewed 13 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Property looked ideal and was available for the period we needed according to Tripadvisor, so we enquired about booking.

Turned out the information on Tripadvisor was complete bull****. Even after the owner told us it was not available it was still showing available.

My advice would be do not waste your time with Tripadvisor when it comes to looking for rental properties.

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Liked least: The information provided was patently false.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Oct 2014
We regret that the property was not available for your preferred dates. It is listed on more than one site and has lots of repeat bookings many of which come directly to Sheila on her cell phone (listed on holiday lettings site). The listing showing availability was an error and I regret any inconvenience to you.
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Mumtone
Dublin
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Such a beautiful place to stay”
Reviewed 11 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
6
people found this review helpful

This cottage is beautiful, inside and out. The owners have put a lot of effort and money in to restoring it and making it one of the nicest self catering homes we have ever stayed in. Bedrooms are spacious with lots of storage, beds really comfy. The cottage is really homely with lots of lovely pictures, books to read and fantastic views of Liscannor bay. We hope to return some day. We stayed with young kids and found the place child friendly. The owner was very kind, dropped us some of her hens fresh eggs and some fuel for the stove on our first day.

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Liked best: The views and the comfy beds!
Liked least: The rusty pots and saucepans. These need to be replaced asap
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Oct 2014
Many Thanks for your review and we hope you can visit again.
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Evelyn M
Limerick, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A perfect place to get away”
Reviewed 25 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
3
people found this review helpful

This is an incredible cottage, beautifully restored with everything you could possibly need. So many places are over-described, overcharge and give you as little as possible in return. Only the opposite can be said of Bar Tra and its owners. Fresh eggs on arrival and plenty of firewood to get you settled in. They are close by if you need them for anything but leave you in peace otherwise. I came here for a week to work and didn't want to leave! I will most certainly be back again. Thanks so much Sheila for a restorative stay. It was exactly what I needed :)

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Liked best: The location of the cottage and the overall comfort of the place.
Liked least: Hard to find anything to complain about. Maybe a new saucepan in the kitchen, but that's all!
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
10 Feb 2013
Thank you very much for such a positive review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you might return to visit Bar Tra again soon.

Sincere best wishes,

Sheila
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Trishpat1
Minesing, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely in every way.”
Reviewed 4 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
3
people found this review helpful

If you are looking for a little piece of heaven look no further. Situated near the town of Lahinch on the west coast of Ireland this cute and cozy cottage has it all, including incredible views of the town, beaches and the famous Cliffs of Moher. The cottage is a great home base for your day trips and very near to the Aran Islands, the Cliffs and the Burren. Lahinch itself is a lovely little surf town with great food and pubs coupled with delightful and friendly people. The views from the patio are exceptional, especially as you watch the sun set into the north Atlantic. Your host Sheila is very welcoming and even dropped off farm fresh eggs in the morning! All in all highly recommended in every way.

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Liked best: The views and the fact that the cottage was situated in a beautiful farm area.
Liked least: Not one thing.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Jun 2012
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you very much for such a positive review. I do hope you will return again to Bar Tra Cottage and West Clare!

Best wishes

Sheila
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