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Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way

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Another patio picture. Views of Galway Bay.
New west facing Patio off kitchen, with distant views of Cliffs of Moher (Doolin side). Added 2022.
In the sea with a couple of dolphins just a few metres away, Fanore beach
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5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 simple 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 a...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 simple 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, through the 'fairy fields', and along natural coastal pavements. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
At least one person in party needs to be over 27 years of age.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Tim/Cindy M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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 come help with any problems or queries. 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 8 June 2022

There were 3 of us so we each had our own rooms with comfortable standard size beds. 2 comfortable sitting rooms and a good size kitchen with dining table and chairs made for a cozy atmosphere. To view the evening sunsets and see the Cliffs...More

Date of stay: May 2022
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2022

We're so glad you enjoyed your trip, and that you found the house comfortable. Your feedback gives us great inspiration ourselves to keep things nice for our guests, who we know sometimes travel a long way and make a big commitment to see Ireland. Thank...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2022
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2022

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Reviewed 26 July 2021

We rented Gorse Cottage for a family holiday for a week in July. We were a group that included our sons,daughter and grandchildren Gorse Cottage was a perfect size as there are five bedrooms, two living rooms with solid fuel stoves and a huge kitchen...More

Date of stay: July 2021
2  Thank michael d
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Thanks for your review. That was so nice to read about all the amazing things you managed to do, and the great holiday you had. It is a great spot alright for exploring the wonders of the west of Ireland. Thanks again for taking the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2021

We stayed in Gorse Cottage July 2021 with our family and young children. The cottage is wonderful, a true home from home. Spacious ,comfortable, cosy, well equipped and the views are spectacular - Cliffs of Moher out one window and the Aran Islands out the...More

Date of stay: July 2021
2  Thank ollie H
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2021

Thanks for your review. We really appreciate it. It's a real joy to hear about the wonderful holidays of all our guests it sounds like you had a great time.. We love this spot and it's a pleasure to have shared it with you and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2020

While we had to postpone our trip to Ireland due to the virus. the owners were very kind in dealing with the cancellation. We had planned to spend our time in quarantine at Gorse cottage because of the beautiful views but Aer Lingus cancelled all...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Anne R
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2020

The west of Ireland is looking forward to welcoming back all of our international guests as soon as you can travel again. Best of luck.

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Reviewed 18 August 2020

We had a lovely break in Gorse Cottage. I would highly recommend staying here ,beautiful views ,tranquil setting and perfect base to explore the Clare coast . House is well equipped with all you need . We were 2 families (9 people) and we had...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank D3938IFkevink
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so very glad you enjoyed your stay. It means a lot to us, and thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

Great views from Gorse cottage, a great stay. Plenty of room in the house for the kiddies and we’ll equipped for everything possibly needed. Thank you will definitely be back again 😊More

Date of stay: December 2019
1  Thank NicolaO426
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2020

Hi Nicola, I just spotted your lovely review today! Not sure how I missed it. It's always nice to see a review from guests who stay at the house in winter, as one of the things we aim for is to make sure it's a...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2019

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Date of stay: September 2019
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2019

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Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

Lovely house with 5 bedrooms. Warm + cosy. Great views onto Arran islands + Connemara. Can walk down to the sea + onto the Button. 3 km into Doolin to visit the pubs with great music! Food in pubs fantastic - especially the fish chowder....More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2019

Thanks so much for this lovely review. I think you meant to say onto 'the Burren' rather than 'the Button'. I do that all the time! :) Yes the walks in the are truly amazing, and I'd really advise anybody staying to walk down and...More

Reviewed 7 September 2019

Very comfortable spacious house with fabulous views of Conemara & the Aran Iles. We loved the hares in the garden & when a tiny cute pygmy shrew ran into the kitchen. Doolin is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful coast + Burran....More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Bradmacs, VR Owner at Gorse Cottage - very popular home with stunning views on the Wild Atlantic Way, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

Ha ha....what a beautiful review! So glad you had a good holiday, and hope you can come again some day. P.S We don't charge extra for the wild-life experiences ;)

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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, Kevin Griffin and Terry ...
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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