Blackrock Point

Water Water Everywhere

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Water Water Everywhere

County Clare

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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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.

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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.

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

Details

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Provisional Booking Form

This Home is only let by the week.
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

Special Rates apply for Christmas and New Year – please inquire.

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.

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

All Year €1,550 per week

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Your travel arrangements are important, so all provisional bookings are double checked with the owners to ensure that your plans do not conflict with theirs, this can take up to 24 hours, but we haven’t forgotten about you.!

Provisional bookings will be followed up by email, at which point we can answer specific queries you may have, verify your booking and request a deposit to confirm.

Please note that all unconfirmed provisional bookings will expire after 3 days.
If your preferred dates are not available, please click here to review all houses that match your dates.

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Reviews

 
We had a great time at Blackrock Point in Clare…

The house was great, Angus & Uli were great in terms of directions/instructions etc. The website described it perfectly so thanks for that. We were positively surprised at the amount of items in the house, be it for preparing food to games for the kids to general utensils available to use. The kids got great use out of the lake, I think they drank most of it! All in all a very pleasant experience and would recommend this house for families in the Summer. Thanks again.

Seamus Corbett, July 2017

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Out & 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.
There is so much to do we just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites..

 

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Here are some of our favourites…

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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