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County Clare

Blackrock Point

Price is €1,950 per week

Water Water Everywhere

Uniquely sited on the gently sloping western shores of lower Lough Derg this cedar bungalow enjoys expansive views of the last lake on the indomitable river Shannon. Whether it’s fishing or waterskiing that floats your boat, it’s here to be found on Ireland’s Pleasure Lake.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms

Up to 6 guests
One Double Bedroom
Two Twin Bedrooms
With Shower Room

Other Rooms

Open Plan Living Room/Dining Area
Kitchen
Utility Room

Contempo

Paved Dining Patio
Covered Decking Verandah
Firewood
Barbecue
Hard Drive Movie Library. WiFi is good – generally okay to watch streaming services. No regular TV services. Bring a laptop there is a Chromecast. Mobile signal good, cannot guarantee all Networks.

Pets – No, sorry!

Property Features

Lazy lake-side landscape

With verandah views reminiscent of a frontier cabin, this warm wooden home celebrates the al fresco lifestyle, and the textures of timber.

The open plan living space encompasses a sitting room that features panoramic vistas of the legendary lake, comfortable fire-side dining for six, and a fully fitted contemporary kitchen.

Magnificent glass sliding doors separate the interiors from an expansive south facing terrace that overlooks the woodland and river, sucking in the sunlight.

Some forty years old now, the bungalow has been recently refurbished and extended.

The principal double bedroom embraces more of that ubiquitous view, and is partnered by two more twin rooms, still defined by the sylvan theme.

The family bathroom with twin head shower serves all the guests.

A raised and roofed verandah encompasses the front patio where a rustic bench table invites sunny morning breakfasts that can last till the coolness of the evening settles around you and the chatter of passing pleasure boats subsides.

Outside

The home sits on 3 acres of raised wildflower meadow overlooking Lough Derg and the Shannon. There is lakeside access, for launching kayaks or boats to explore the lake. Swimming is allowed, if a bit chilly – with all the usual precautions.

Facilities

Main Kitchen Appliances

Neff electric oven with 4 ring hob
Tall fridge-freezer
Dishwasher
Toaster
Nespresso coffee machine

Utility Appliances

Washing machine
Spin dryer
Iron

Bedrooms

Sizes – Two King-size convertible Zip & Link
2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

Wi-Fi Internet throughout
Flat-screen TV
Pelaton spin exercise bike

Other

Selection of books
Boardgames
Gas Central heating
Charnwood Woodburning Stove
Firepit & logs
BBQ

Out and About

Lough Derg is known by some as the Pleasure Lake, because there is such a wide variety of water based activities available to the visitor. Everything from fishing to wind-surfing is catered for.

Things to do

In September don’t miss the Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna.

The Locality

Lough Derg at 118k sq in area and 39k long is the third largest lake in Ireland, and the last lake on the Shannon system before it meets the Atlantic Ocean. The river Shannon itself is the longest river in the British Isles, and more importantly, the most navigable..
The best way to explore the lake is by boat, as it is deeply indented with no handy shoreline cycle route.

Cycling is best done in the 1,500 acres Portumna Forest Park at the top end of the lake, which is also home to the annual Forest Marathon and 100k Ultra Marathon.

You may wish to visit the Workhouse museum while in Portumna where there is an example of this much hated alternative to starvation.

Fishing is one of the main attractions to the region, and the Pike which is the largest of the freshwater predators, is a prime target. There is no close season for pike in Ireland and anglers may fish for pike all year round.

The heritage town of Killaloe at the southern tip of the lough is the birthplace of Brian Boru, high King of Ireland at the dawn of the second millennium. It is also home to Limerick University Sports Adventure Centre – which provides a wide range of activities.

The closest village is Whitegate, a four minute drive. On the way in there is a quaint pub (The Nightingale). The scenic village of Mountshannon just 10 minutes away has a number of shops and pubs and hosts a market every Saturday morning during the summer months.

Small and uninhabited, Holy Island, is of great historical interest. Just a short trip away in the boat, it has a well preserved, if roofless Round Tower, the ruins of several churches and other structures.

Lough Derg Sailing Club is 15 mins across the lake by boat and hosts regattas throughout the summer. Larkins pub in Garrykennedy just south of the club, has a fantastic seafood menu.

The heritage town of Killaloe at the southern tip of the lough is the birthplace of Brian Boru, high King of Ireland at the dawn of the second millennium. It is also home to Limerick University Sports Adventure Centre – which provides a wide range of activities.

How to get there (Car advised)

By Air: Flights to Shannon, Cork or Dublin.
Shannon Airport – approx 1 hour from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 2.5 hours from house.
Cork Airport – approx 2.5 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Holyhead or Liverpool to Dublin.
Dublin Port is approx 2.5 hours from house.

Pricing Options

This home is ONLY available for week long stays.

Week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday – 7 nights

A refundable breakages deposit of €350 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Please Note:- This house does not accept pets, thank you.

If you require a lake boat and fishing rods please contact us a week before your stay. A daily rental rate of €50 and weekly rate of €150 will apply.

All Year incl. Holidays €1,950 per week

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