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County Clare

Castle View House

Price starts from €1,800 per week

Cliffs and Caves; Castles, Curraghs and Ceilis

The dramatic Atlantic sunsets that wash this home have not changed in the two hundred years since Castle View was built. The round Rapunzel castle itself – some 400 years older – still stands watch over the six generation farmstead.

Prominently situated on the Burren Way between Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher, there are stunning views of the Aran Islands and the ocean beyond, from this large Regency country house.

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At a Glance

Bedrooms

Up to 8 guests
Three Double Bedrooms
two ensuite
& One Twin Bedroom

Other Rooms

Bathroom
Entrance Hall with WC
Living Room
Dining Room
Kitchen with Breakfast Table

Contempo

Paved Patio
Logs & Turf
Barbecue
Internet

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.

Castle View is a working farm with a separate barn conversion adjoining the rear of the home, so regrettably, dogs are not permitted.

Property Features

An elegant vintage family farmhouse

Solid and symmetrical, the old farmhouse has been completely renovated recently, with many of the original features lovingly preserved.

Rooms are voluminous, with lofty ceilings edged by moulded cornices.
Roller blinds on curtain-less windows emphasise the impressive doors, architraves and panelling that are original to the house.

The ornate fireplace in the living room is filled with a neat flush fitted stove – both practical and complimentary.
Exposed timber flooring and pastel painted walls are common to all the rooms.

The large contemporary kitchen has plenty of room for a beautiful six seater dining table – not unlike the one in the more formal dining room.

A Regency reeded leg mahogany table, brings a timeless indulgence to the dining room, warmed by the wood burning stove tucked into its recessed hearth.

An outstanding feature here is the enclosed cooker set in a cave-like archway of rough cut stone.

Not only are all the bedrooms comfortable and generous, but there is no getting away from those unique views of the blustery landscape which are a part of every room.

Chequered black and white retro-metro tiling defines the family bathroom.

Outside

Barely one tree dares to raise a shoot in such a Spartan landscape of crashing waves and crying birds. Garden has a different meaning here, where paths meander into the distance to follow the cliffs along this brink of Europe.

Facilities

Kitchen Appliances

  • Electric fan oven
  • Electric induction hob with 4 rings
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Blender

Utility Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Condenser dryer
  • Iron

Bedrooms

  • Sizes – Three double beds, two single beds
  • 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Spotify and Netflix
  • Flat-screen TV

Other

  • Good selection of books and games

Out and About

North Clare is not just a unique landscape with its walks, cliffs and golf, there are wonderful restaurants and of course great music sessions too.

Things to do

Places for food and drinks

Ennistymon village is worth a visit, know for great food, with several trendy cafes and coffee shops.

Lahinch has a wonderful artisan bakery and cafes just out the road.

Doolin also boasts for the very first time a Michelin Star Restaurant, Homestead Cottage. As well as this Doolin is also blessed with two further award winning restaurants and two wonderful cafes.

There is also a wonderful local catering company, Wild Catering providing both meals cooked at guest’s homes or buffet style platters for parties of all sizes.

The Locality

The house is located below Doonagore Castle and just 5 minutes walk from the village of Doolin at the northern foothills of the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. The castle is now a completely restored private home, but it has a legacy of brutal treatment of Spanish Armada survivors in 1588.

Doolin is known as the capital of traditional music in Ireland, and most of the social activity in the villages four main pubs caters to this, with skilled musicians stopping for sessions as they pass through. County Clare is particularly home to the concertina.

This is also the nearest point to the Aran Islands and ferries depart from Doolin harbour regularly as well as sightseeing trips below the famous cliffs. Trips to the two smaller islands of Inisheer at 11km or Inishmaan are make for terrific days out, but to appreciate the cliff fortress of Dun Aengus, a stop-over on Inishmore makes sense.

The Cliffs are home to enormous numbers and a variety of nesting seabirds, including the only mainland colony of breeding Atlantic Puffins in Ireland, a species on the decline elsewhere in Europe.

JRR Tolkien was enlisted in 1949 as an external examiner for The University of Galway, regularly staying over at Ballyvaughan. Some say that it was this Burren landscape that was the inspiration for The Lord of the Rings writings.

Excavated in 1986, Poulnabrone Dolmen is probably the most photographed of some seventy Neolithic tombs across the Burren region. The bones of 18 adults together with 6 children were found, dating back to about 3,600 BC.

Lisdoonvarna, is a nearby town, is home to one of Europe’s largest annual matchmaking events. Attracting over 40,000 romantic hopefuls, bachelor farmers and accompanying revellers. The current matchmaker is Willie Daly, a fourth-generation matchmaker.

Peaking at 213 metres high, and stretching south for nearly eight km, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher are probably the most visited tourist site in Ireland.Beneath the Cliffs, enormous waves born of distant Atlantic storms race towards the coast. Big wave surfers travel by jet-ski from Doolin to catch the wave known as Aileens at the bottom of the Cliffs, which can be over 35ft high. But for most surfers, the seaside town of Lahinch just 8km from the house, is the place to be. Here you will find a magnificent beach where in 2006 a world record for the number of surfers riding on one wave was achieved.

For the serious sea cliff rock climbers, Ailladie on the coast just north of Doolin is popular.

The strange karst landscape of the Burren area in northern Clare, consisting of limestone slabs divided by crevices (or grikes) is famous for its remarkable collection of animals and plants, including orchids and the European Pine Marten.

This is Ireland’s most important cave area, where only one river manages to reach the sea without being swallowed into a sink hole. More than 35 miles of cave passages have been surveyed and some can be explored for nearly seven miles.

How to get there (Car advised)

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon.
Shannon Airport – less than one hour from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Holyhead or Liverpool.
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 3 hours from house

Pricing Options

This home is let by the week, except for weekend and midweek stays between September and May.

Week bookings run from Saturday to Saturday – 7 nights
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend bookings run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights

Christmas, New Year and Public Holidays are at the high season rate.

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.

MonthsPer WeekWeekendMidweek
May€2,000€1,250€1,250
June€2,000N/AN/A
July to August€2,500N/AN/A
September€2,000€1,250€1,250
October to April€1,800€1,250€1,250
Easter WeekendThurs. 28th March – Tues. 2nd April 2024€2,500
Christmas BreakSat. 21st December – Fri. 27th December 2024€2,500
New Year BreakSat. 28th December – Fri. 3rd January 2025€2,500

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