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THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE, family friendly, character holiday cottage in Kilrush

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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This two-storey cottage townhouse dates back 200 years and is set in the town of Kilrush, County Clare and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.The Merchant's House dates back to 1811 and overlooks the Market Square in the popular town of Kilrush, County Clare. This cottage townhouse sleeps five people and has two bedrooms, consisting of two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom with wonderful clawed leg cast iron bath. The cottage townhouse also has a fitted kitchen with dining area, sitting room with woodburner, and a sofa bed, plus the townhouse has a cloakroom/storage room. To the outside of this cottage there is roadside parking on a 1st come, 1st served basis with a public car park close by. Conveniently located close to shops, pubs and...This two-storey cottage townhouse dates back 200 years and is set in the town of Kilrush, County Clare and sleeps four people in two bedrooms.The Merchant's House dates back to 1811 and overlooks the Market Square in the popular town of Kilrush, County Clare. This cottage townhouse sleeps five people and has two bedrooms, consisting of two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom with wonderful clawed leg cast iron bath. The cottage townhouse also has a fitted kitchen with dining area, sitting room with woodburner, and a sofa bed, plus the townhouse has a cloakroom/storage room. To the outside of this cottage there is roadside parking on a 1st come, 1st served basis with a public car park close by. Conveniently located close to shops, pubs andthe beach, The Merchant's House provides an excellent base all year round. Amenities: Electric storage heaters and electric panel heaters with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Library of books and games. Electricity included in rent, 25 supplement payable direct to owner Oct - March inclusive, starter pack of fuel for woodburner included. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. WiFi. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Roadside parking on first come, first served basis. Additional parking in FOC public car park close by. Bicycles can be hired by arrangement with owner. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Please note the stairgate can only be fitted to a bedroom door due to width of the stairs. Region: County Clare has so much on offer; boat trips, quirky pubs, seaside resorts and a great tradition for Irish music, all set amidst spectacular scenery such as the towering Cliffs of Moher and the fascinating landscape of The Burren. Town: County Clare has so much on offer; boat trips, quirky pubs, seaside resorts and a great tradition for Irish music, all set amidst spectacular scenery such as the towering Cliffs of Moher and the fascinating landscape of The Burren.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Sykes Holiday Cottages
Hosting since October 2009
Languages spoken: English
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Kate G
Kate G
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The Merchant's House is a MUST stay if you are traveling in County Clare or on the Wild Atlantic Way. Kilrush is a small city with so much to offer! And the Merchant's House is located right in the center! Close to pubs, restaurants, and grocery stores, everything you need is within 5 minutes of walking/driving. We loved to sit at the widows of this two story flat and watch the locals in their daily life. The Merchant's House offers all one needs for a comfortable and relaxing stay. We spent a lot of time in the parlor/sitting room. You can light a fire on cold nights. In the town there are many small quaint shops that you can't miss! Check out the VanDeleur walled gardens for some beautiful plants and history. Scattery Island is seriously a MUST and you can get to it from the marina in Kilrush. Paul the owner is so friendly and welcoming, always available for anything you may need. He even gave us a tour of the Merchant's Store (rental below us) and some history of the houses. If I could give more stars I would! I would stay here again in a heartbeat!
Visited June 2017
Written 21 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Angela B
Angela B
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It was lovely to stay in a house that took you back in time whilst still offering all the mod cons. It was great to look out onto the market square and hear the town gently waking up. My teenage children took a morning run to Cappagh and called into the shops on their way back always to be greeted warmly by the shopkeepers. There was plenty to do, we walked to Vandeleur gardens, had breakfast at Jamm, and admired the cakes in Miniters. We walked along the cliffs at Kilkee and visited the Cliffs of Moher, but nothing was as nice as just being in the village of Kilrush because my children felt everyone was just so friendly. At night we enjoyed live traditional irish music in Crotty’s - great atmosphere, a real sense that this music had been handed down from generation to generation, great food and they were genuinely interested in how they could help you have a good holiday. Then only a few steps and you could get back to the atmosphere of the Merchants house. Climbing up the wooden stairs. Looking out of the sash windows. For a brief moment you felt like it was Kilrush 1906 - wouldn't that be something! Paul and his family were wonderful, very informative and friendly. They have a genuine interest in helping you enjoy your holiday and always have time to have a chat and ask you how your day has been. A holiday we will always remember and I hope we will return. Ps. We all loved having breakfast in the kitchen with the blue china and the pantry!
Visited August 2016
Written 26 March 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Avril B
Avril B
2 contributions
The Merchant's House was a welcoming,comfortable home away from home. Paul met us and gave all the information we needed to make our visit happy and interesting for first time visitors to this part of Ireland.
Visited May 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 29 May 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DidiSjo
DidiSjo
Minnesota5 contributions
I absolutely adored my time here, and daydream often of Kilrush and The Merchant's House. I'm frightfully lazy about leaving reviews, but I think of this place every once in a while and smile, so I figured I should finally leave one! My Mum and I stayed here for a few nights in late March and had a wonderful time. The Gleesons were very accommodating and made sure we felt right at home. In person the Merchant's House is even more adorable than the photos, and the many small details like books and artwork make the place feel very homey. I found that the rooms were all very spacious, and the large kitchen was a treat. The weather when we were there was chilly, but with the fireplace lit it was very manageable. One of my favorite parts of the apartment were the large windows with a view overlooking the market square. The central Kilrush location really cannot be beaten! The car park is only a few steps away, and you can also walk anywhere in town. Aside from the usual pubs, there is a good bakery called Considine's just down the street, and if you walk a bit past that you will reach the shore and a marina. I would also urge you to have a look around Gleeson's hardware store, just down the street, as it carries much more than just hardware. The best souvenir of the whole trip was a darling little mug with a strawberry motif that I purchased there. The Merchant's House is a great place to stay. I has character, history, and is large and comfortable. It's the kind of place you are happy to relax in after a long day of site-seeing. In the future I would love to return!
Visited March 2015
Written 3 November 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Quest258378
Quest258378
Wow! Thank you for this incredible feedback, it really makes us happy to hear about the superb time you had in Kilrush. Daydream about The Merchant's House no more, it is right here waiting for you and we would love to have you back!
Written 3 November 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elisecas
Elisecas
Bristol, United Kingdom100 contributions
The accommodation is beautiful and the location is perfect for a quiet, authentic Irish coastal town holiday. The first thing to say about this gorgeously restored apartment is that it is much, much bigger than it looks in these photos. We were really surprised to find that the kitchen is large and has an adjoining butlers pantry; the living room is much bigger than we expected; and the bedrooms and bathrooms are on a separate floor, up a large, wide, winding staircase. It's been beautifully restored and one suspects Farrow and Ball played a significant part in the decor. We deliberately sought out lovely accommodations as we wanted a place where we would feel happy and spoiled about having nights in with a DVD and staying in for supper; we were tired, and just wanted a rest. But we also knew that we would be bored of that after a few days and so we also looked for a town with a quiet, friendly population and exploring to be had within short distances. We found that spot here. The town of Kilrush is quiet - perhaps because we went at the end of September - and was perfect for what we were seeking. We wanted a town with one or two local pubs populated by friendly locals and served food, in a town by the sea, with a little to explore by car in the vicinity. That is what Kilrush is; it's not got a huge nightlife and you'd be sorely disappointed if you were looking for a party town, but if you want genuinely low-key high-friendliness Ireland, you can find it here. Sites like TripAdvisor will tell you about Crotty's pub (which serves lovely Guinness and great, though somewhat overpriced food) and the Buggles Bar (with free wifi and friendly owners who are happy to chat to blow-ins like us). However, we recommend you seek out Johnsons Bar, opposite Gleeson's Hardware store: the Guinness is fresh and the banter is friendly and, if you're really lucky, you may even get invited to join a lock-in without even noticing it happened. That all sounds glowing, so were there any drawbacks? Well... in terms of the flat, we could have done with some instructions on how to use the cooker, and the en suite shower is a bit small and that bathroom has no shelves. The staircases, particularly as you enter the flat, are rather steep and the television is very small. It would also be very hard to stay here without a car, though I suppose you could easily get here by taxi from Shannon airport. Overall we loved the short time we stayed here. We were supposed to stay a week, but our time in Kilrush was cut way too short due to being called home. We hope we'll go back to finish what we started, and see the dolphins the bay.
Visited September 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 28 September 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE, family friendly, character holiday cottage in Kilrush is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

THE MERCHANT'S HOUSE, family friendly, character holiday cottage in Kilrush has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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