Stoney Beach Lodge

Stoney Beach Lodge

Stoney Beach Lodge

Somewhere between the Sky and the Ocean

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County Galway

Nestling on the water’s edge with abiding and awesome views across Clifden Bay, this unique holiday cottage is at once the perfect bolt-hole for those seeking to absorb the wilderness of Connemara, and the an ideal base for explorers of the Wild Atlantic Way.

 

Three become one…

Completely rebuilt on the foundations of three 19th century famine cottages, the lodge gazes out through panoramic windows onto an ever changing ocean.

Clever design has ensured that all the main living spaces experience uninterrupted views of the bay.

&AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 6 guests
    From €2,300 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms
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    One Twin Bedroom
    All Ensuite
  • Other Rooms
    Shower Room
    Living Room
    Open Plan Dining Room and Kitchen
  • Features
    Wheelchair friendly
    Barbecue
    Wi Fi Internet
    DVD’s Book Games
    Underfloor Heating

Doors are as generous as windows here, with a set of double ones leading through from the tiled entrance hall to the large open plan kitchen and dining area.

There is more than enough counter space including a central preparation island, and all the gadgets one would expect.
A breakfast bar with hi-stools serves as an informal divide to the dining area.

Curl up in front of a roaring open fire with a glass of hearty red and nothing but the sound of crashing waves on the shore in the background, or slide back the large glass doors, breathe in that salty air, and throw another mackerel on the barbeque.

If sitting in a bay window with views on three sides is not close enough to nature, and if the weather is behaving itself, you can slip through the glass doors and dine al fresco from the grand rustic refectory table.

Following through from the kitchen, you can take your choice from any of the three sofas in the living room.

There is no escaping the views in the bedrooms either – more sliding panoramic glazing!
Neutral colours, warm pine panelling and under floor heating feature here and throughout the home.

All the bedrooms are en suite with stylish modern bathrooms and mosaic tiled floors.

There is under-floor central heating throughout, and the house is wheelchair friendly.
If you have a particular requirement, or want an activity or guide organised be sure to tell us.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Electric Twin Oven
• Electric 4 ring hob
• Fridge
• Freezer
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Coffee machine
• Toaster

Utility Appliances in Laundry Room

• Washing machine
• Clothes Dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Two King Size beds (160cm)
• Two Single beds
• Two Hair dryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Good Wi-Fi Internet
• Mobile phone coverage is patchy
• Two Flat screen TVs

Other stuff

• Lots of Books
• A few DVD movies
• A Kayak (book in advance)

Outside

The cottage is literally a stone’s throw from the pebbly beach, and a short walk through the garden finds a small sandy cove which is safe for swimming.

There are 14 acres of natural secluded landscape surrounding the house with limitless opportunities for walking or kayaking, fishing or painting – whatever takes your fancy really.

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Children – The property is not suitable for toddlers or children under the age of 12.
Pets – No, sorry!

Provisional Booking Form

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday.

2023 Holiday Breaks

Easter weekend Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April € 2,600
Halloween Friday 27th October to Wednesday 1st November € 2,600
Christmas break Saturday 23rd to Thursday 28th December € 2,600
New Year break Saturday 30th to Tuesday 2nd January € 2,600

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

Rates Table

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October to November €2,100 € 1,300 € 1,300
December to February € 1,800 € 1,300 € 1,300
March to April € 2,300 Not Available Not Available
May to September € 2,600 Not Available Not Available

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  • Please note all booking requests are subject to 24 hour approval.
  • Once your provisional booking has been placed, the UIH team will verify it, answer any specific queries you may have, and request a deposit to lock in your dates.
  • Please note if your provisional booking is not confirmed and the deposit paid within 3 days it will expire.
  • If your preferred dates are not available, click here to review alternate options.
  • For additional information please contact us on +353 85 860 0027
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Reviews

 

We had a wonderful experience at Stoney Beach in Connemara

and the process of renting with Unique Irish Homes was seamless. The house was exactly as shown, if not better, very clean, and Clodagh was delightful to deal with.
The location is spectacular and allowed many day trips in the area to kayak, horseback ride, fly fish and sight see.
We were sad to leave!

Jane Gates, August 2016

I never sent you a feedback re. Stoney Beach Lodge where we were around Easter. It’s also an incredible house in the private bay including dolphins (every day). The name of that bay is definitely not fake.
You will hear from me soon because we will definitely be back soon.

Lothar, July 2017 – Germany

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Out & About

 

This is a part of the world where the whims of the Atlantic prevail. Fabulous walks and cycle routes reveal amazing pristine beaches for swimming, windsurfing and kayaking.

A Mecca for lake and river fishing you will be spoilt for fishy restaurants.

There is so much to enjoy, we just can’t list them all, so here are just a few of our favourites…

Here are some of our favourites…

The Locality

 

There are numerous fabulous walks, not least the famed Sky Road Loop, which passes above the cottage around the Eyrephort peninsula.

Wild Atlantic Way
Click here to find out more…

The area is dominated by the majestic Twelve Bens (or Pins), a series of craggy mountains in Connemara National Park that are a magnet to the serious hill walker.

For Golfers, the magnificent and scenic eighteen hole Connemara Championship Golf links is just 20K away.

Keep your eyes open for the hardy Connemara Pony. A breed collected internationally, they are known for their athleticism, versatility and good disposition.
Every July, the Ballyconneely pony show attracts people from the surrounding county to exhibit livestock and enjoy the travelling funfair.

image Jan Ploeg

If you are interested in Dolphins, you can do no better than visit Jans website

How to get there – Car essential..

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Shannon Airport – approx 2 and half hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 and half hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare.
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 4 hours from house

Clifden, known as the capital of Connemara, is just 5 kilometres away – a 10 minute drive along a narrow road or 45 minute stroll along a very scenic road.
Packed with great shops and restaurants, and catering for all shopping and craft needs, it is the central crossroads for daytrips.
Watch out for the Arts festival in late September, and Clifden Pony Show in August.

The Connemara 100 Mile Ultra Marathon, occurs in mid August every year, and passes through Clifden. Last year the winner did it in just under 16 hours – 6.35 miles an hour!

A drive or cycle around the deeply indented coastline reveals many beaches of staggering beauty, and some of golden coral, which is formed from the skeletons of maerl seaweed. You will also discover quirky little fishing harbours; sanctuary from the huge Atlantic swells.

On 15th June 1919 British aviators Alcock and Brown, made the first transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Connemara. Taking less than 16 hours to complete the journey, they made landfall in what appeared from the air to be a suitable green field, but which turned out to be a bog near Clifden.

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Ridge House

Ridge House

Ridge House

Picture Perfect Panoramas

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County Kerry

Slotted into a stunning landscape on the Ring of Kerry, this chic stone home enjoys world class views of Derrynane bay, and the Atlantic. With ample space both inside and Al Fresco, and bundles of local activities to try, here is great all round family escape.

 

Enchanting and eclectic design

Mostly, you’ll enter through one of two large sliding doors that span the front terrace. Inside is a long, lofty living space; ringside seats to what must be on of Ireland’s most spectacular panoramas.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 8 guests
    From €3,000 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Three double bedrooms
    Master has ensuite shower room
    & walk-in wardrobe
    One family bedroom with double bed and 2 singles
  • Other Rooms
    Sitting room, kitchen/dining room
    Bathroom with shower
    Living room, guest wc, utility room
  • Features
    Furnished barbecue patio
    Sunken stone seating pit
    Elevated viewing area
  • Contempo
    Flat screen TVs, DVD player, WiFi internet
    integrated sound system, underfloor heating
    Good Cell phone reception

A walk-around contemporary fireplace floats in the centre, partitioning the living from the dining area.

Gleaming white, with a rhythm of exposed natural timber beams, an oak floor, and the trappings of a well-loved family home.

The kitchen area marries in seamlessly via a heavy pink granite preparation island. A pair of breakfast bar stools brings a splash of orange that echoes in small decorative touches. Elegant Scandinavian dining chairs feature here and out on the stone patio.

Aga cooking is a nod to the country cottage; it is supplemented by ceramic hob and other premium appliances.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Electric Aga range with 2 ovens and 2 plates
• Ceramic four ring hob
• American Fridge-freezer with ice / water dispenser
• Dishwasher
• Toaster
• Nespresso coffee machine
• Twin sinks

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Spin dryer
• Iron

Bedrooms

• Ground floor master with King-size bed.

• First floor two double bedrooms

• Family room with double and two singles
• Hairdryer

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• 2 Flat-screen TVs
• Sky TV with Sky sports
• DVD player

Other

• Good selection of books
• Underfloor heating
• Two open fires

Beyond the kitchen, the house is on two levels. To the front, a cosy corner study with dual aspect picture windows, an open fireplace and TV with all the bits.

To the rear, there is a tastefully rustic utility room, and a guest bathroom with walk-in shower.

The master bedroom at the ground floor gable end, is superbly located. It has an ensuite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe.

A fabulous French door opens onto its own sunrise side patio – a really nice touch.

Up open tread stairs, angled attic ceilings and distinctive rustic grade flooring unite three bedrooms that open off the sky-lit landing.

Choose from China blue or contemporary canopy double beds; or a delightful and generous family room, featuring two single cast iron beds and a double. They all share a vaguely translucent family shower room.

Outside

Notched into a steep incline, the house faces south, with stunning views of Scariff and Deenish islands, and the Beara Peninsula in the distance. Aside from the previously mentioned terrace, there is a clever sunken seating area sculpted into the stone at the eastern corner.

To the rear, a Jacob’s ladder of heavy timbers climbs to a splendid viewing area above the house.
There is additional parking tucked away into the bank beside the main gates – “the sheep’s dip”.

Provisional Booking Form

Note: This Home is has a minimum booking of 7 nights.

Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

A refundable breakages deposit of €400 is payable with the rental amount will be refunded within seven days of departure.

Holidays’ Dates for 2023 are priced as following:
Easter Weekend 7th- 10th April 2023 -€3,000
Halloween   27th- 1st October 2023 -€3,000
Christmas  23rd to the 28th Dec 2023 -€3,000
New Years’  30th December 2023 to the 2nd January 2024 -€3,000

May, June, July and August €3,000 per week N/A N/A
September to April €3,000 per week N/A N/A

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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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Out & About

 

The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed destinations. There are truly amazing blue flag beaches, fabulous golf courses, incredible lake and river fishing and brilliant restaurants.
we just can’t list everything…

Visit https://www.theringofkerry.com/ for more…

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 

The house is off a narrow road just below the Coomakista Pass – itself the highlight of any tour of the Ring of Kerry – roughly halfway between Caherdaniel and Waterville; each about 10 mins drive. The road twists its way down to Derrynane Harbour, once busy with fishermen, now a jump off for ever-popular tours to the Skellig Islands. There is a small sandy beach there.

It is also the start of the 6 km Mass Path – a furtive footpath used by parishioners in 17th Century secretly attending open air services at the Mass Rock – that leads to Derrynane strand.

The beach at Derrynane is one of Ireland’s truly great Blue Flag strands. While you are there you could pop in to Derrynane House, the ancestral home of Daniel O’Connell, the great 19th century, lawyer, politician, statesman and abolitionist. It must have been a long ride from here to sit in Parliament in London. Situated on 120 hectares of parklands, the house displays relics of O’Connell’s life and career.

The nearby uninhabited islands of Scarrif and Deenish are not to be confused with the towering Skellig Islands – just visible, rising steeply from the ocean about 25 km West of Derrynane. On the summit of Skellig Michael there is a remarkably well preserved monastic settlement that bears testimony to the hardiness of sixth century monks.
Renowned for its huge population of gannets, the Skellig islands are also home to Puffins, with more than 4,000 on Small Skellig alone.
The outcrop features as a location in the latest Star Wars movie.

Waterville in Ballinskelligs Bay is a busy little town, the nearest shopping location for most supplies, with a petrol station, some fine restaurants, and two excellent golf links.

The town was a favourite holiday spot of Charlie Chaplin and his family who used to stay in the Butler Arms Hotel. They first visited the town in 1959 and came back every year for over ten years. There is now an annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Festival in the town.

Wild Atlantic Way
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A short drive east of Caherdaniel village is Staigue Fort, the largest pre-Christian, circular stone fort in Ireland is worth a visit. Over 2,000 years old, its wall is 5.5m (18ft) high and 4m (13ft) thick.

The Kerry Way walking route which passes just above the house, is one of Ireland’s longest signposted walking trail and also one of the most popular. The 200km trail starts and finishes in the busy tourist destination of Killarney, passing through some of the most isolated and dramatic countryside in the country, avoiding the country’s highest mountains. Most people will just opt to do a section.

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Kerry Airport (Farrenfore) Cork, Dublin or Shannon.
Kerry Airport – approx 1.5 hour from house.
Cork Airport – approx 2.5 hours from house.
Shannon Airport – approx 3 hours from house.
Dublin Airport – approx 5 hours from house.

By Sea: Ferry crossings from Pembroke/Fishguard to Rosslare.
Stena Express – 120 mins (summer only from Fishguard)
Swansea/Cork Ferry is 2.5 hours from the house.
Rosslare Port is approx 4 hours from house
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 5 hours from house

 

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Ocean’s End

Ocean’s End

Ocean’s End

Endless Horizons and Craggy Cliffs

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County Cork

Sitting comfortably on the dramatic and rugged Seven Heads Peninsula, above the Cork coastline, with uninterrupted views of rich pastureland leading to the Atlantic Ocean, this perfectly reclaimed cottage is the embodiment of peaceful tranquillity, where the sounds of nature and sea reign supreme.

It is an ideal base to explore the unadulterated splendour of the West Cork coastline, so grab your walking boots and head out.

 

Far from the madding crowd

The extensive living space that stretches from a compact, contemporary kitchen through to a sunny South facing dining room, occupies one half of the ground floor.

The middle section is comfortably furnished with a welcoming wood-burning stove – complimentary to the underfloor heating – and a sumptuous shabby-chic sofa.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 6 guests
    From €1,500 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms – ensuite
    Two single bedrooms
    Family bathroom
  • Other Rooms
    Open Plan
    Living room, Dining room, Kitchen
    Sitting room
    Entrance Hall, Utility room w shower
    Guest WC
  • Features
    Wood fired stoves, Garden room
    Pizza oven, Charcoal BBQ
    Cliff walks
    Downstairs underfloor heating
  • Contempo
    3x Flat screen TVs, fast WiFi internet
    Good Cell phone reception
  • Availability
    High season Weekly only: Saturday to Saturday
    Weekends: Friday to Monday
    Midweek: Monday to Friday
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From here you can choose to dine al fresco on the adjacent paved terrace, via a panoramic sliding patio door.

The sitting room, across the hall, features another wood-burner, an inclusive corner sofa group, and generous TV, in anticipation of classic movie nights.

Intimate low ceilings are a subtle reminder of the original cottage, in a stylish interior where you are never far from the ubiquitous view of endless skies and rolling pastures.

the Sitting Room

The space at the rear of the ground floor hosts a cloak/boot room, with guest WC, utility room and a shower, all cottage-styled with a home-makers detailing and skill.

Facilities & Ameneties

Kitchen Appliances

• Electric oven and ceramic hob
• Tall Fridge-freezer
• Dishwasher
• Microwave
• Dual Toaster
• Nespresso coffee machine
• Juicer

Utility Appliances

• Washing machine
• Spin-dryer
• Sheila Maid (traditional clothes dryer)
• Iron
• 2x Woodburning stoves
• Oil fired Central heating
• Solar Panel water heating

Bedrooms

• Sizes – Two King-size and two single beds
• 2 Hairdryers

Tech & Entertainment

• Wi-Fi Internet
• 3 Flat-screen smart TVs

Other

• Good selection of books
• Selection of Board games
• Wood fired Pizza oven – outdoors
• Comprehensive outdoor living room
• Children’s high chair on request

Bedrooms

The stairs divide near the top – left and right – to a pair of uncluttered double bedrooms.  They both have wonderful pastoral views towards the ocean, and of course, convenient ensuite shower rooms.

Two snug single rooms with traditional cushy wrought iron beds, lie to the rear and share an elegant well-placed family bathroom off the central landing.

Double Bedroom

Outside

On a bluff, at the end of a meandering traffic free rural road, the cottage lies in its own grounds adjacent to an award-winning dairy farm; it is just a 400 metre stroll from the cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean, with only the main farm house for company.

A wonderful outdoor seating area is provided, and sheltered garden room, should the weather turn inclement. The log burning fire, complete with cooking racks for grilling steaks and burgers is an enchanting bonus for those long evenings.

A wood-burning pizza oven in the garden room is a recent addition, and handmade pizza bases can be supplied if requested.

Depending on the season, there is a rich treasure trove of birdlife to be seen locally.
For more info, see here…

If you are intrigued by that National Milk Quality Award, early morning milking excursions can be arranged, affording you a wonderful opportunity to deeply connect with nature and immerse yourself in the best of what West Cork farm life has to offer.
Your reward – a bottle of fresh creamy milk straight from the cow to enjoy with a well-earned breakfast. Don’t forget to pack your wellies!

Provisional Booking Form

2023 Holiday Breaks

Easter weekend Friday 7th April to Monday 10th April € 2,000
Halloween Friday 27th October to Wednesday 1st November € 2,000
Christmas break Saturday 23rd to Thursday 28th December € 2,200
New Year break Saturday 30th to Tuesday 2nd January € 2,200

Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

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

 

Rates Table

  Per week Weekend Mid-week
October to April € 1,500 € 800 € 800
September & May € 1,800 Not Available Not Available
June to August € 2,200 Not Available Not Available

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  • Please note if your provisional booking is not confirmed and the deposit paid within 3 days it will expire.
  • If your preferred dates are not available, click here to review alternate options.
  • For additional information please contact us on +353 85 860 0027

Restrictions

Smoking – No, sorry!
Parties – The owners regret Stag, Hen, Wedding or 21st parties are not admissible.
Pets – No, sorry. Guide Dogs are of course welcome.

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Out & About

 

West Cork is inundated with fantastic food, dramatic vistas, coastal adventures and historical treasures…

 

Here are some of our favourites…

Events
Guitar Festival Clonakilty, mid-September

 

The Locality

 

 

The secluded rural hinterland of the peninsula is mainly given over to dairy farming, bordered by rugged coastal cliffs, sandy beaches, abundant bird life and historical sites.

The Seven Heads Walk offers over 42Km to explore, passing local eateries and small cosy pubs.

The nearest grocery shopping is available from the Eurospar supermarket in Barryroe, less than 10 minutes away by car.

The picturesque fishing village of Courtmacsherry is a short 15 minute trip along the meandering coastal route. Busy during the summer months the village is a centre for sea anglers, whale and dolphin watching tours, plus an array of water sports and skills courses.

 Courtmacsherry kayaking

Timoleague, at the head of this short estuary, has a ruined abbey dating back to the 13th century. The village has a long tradition of Bee-keeping and obviously honey.

The multi award winning historical town of Clonakilty 25 minutes away has quirky shops, cafes and pubs featuring live music sessions, as well as some fine restaurants.
The town is known for its black pudding which is made to a secret spice recipe since the 1880s, but also produces other fine treats such as craft beers, chocolate and gin.

Of course these waters are a familiar haunt for Whales and Dolphins, and there are a number of experienced local boatmen offering guided trips to get up close and personal with them – an unforgettable experience.

Wild Atlantic Way
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Standing on a headland, and clearly visible from the cottage, is the ruin known as Seven Heads Signal Tower. Built at the start of the 19th century, it is one of a chain of 81 interconnected defensible coastal towers constructed to give advance warning of an expected Napoleonic invasion. Messages were passed to the neighbouring tower via hoisted flags and balls. You can reach it from the cottage.

Beaches

There are myriad of sandy swimming beaches dotted along the coastline.

Dunworley, 2Km away, is a real local gem, perfect for swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking and a surfer’s dream when the south westerly winds whip up impressive swells. Children will love exploring the many rock pools filling their buckets with a myriad of marine life. Coffee and snack trucks available during summer months.

Blindstrand and Broadstrand beaches, both hidden secrets and a short 10 mins drive from the cottage offer safe wild water swimming all year round.

The beautiful Blue Flag beach at Inchydoney Island, is family friendly and very popular amongst surfers, with a great stretch of sand backed by dunes. It’s about half an hour away – combine with a trip to Clonakilty.

15 minutes further west, the aptly named Long Strand offers a mile and a half of dune-lined sandy beach. The top end is excellent for surfers.

Warren beach in Rosscarbery (35 mins drive) is a designated Natural Heritage area and a safe sandy beach for swimming and cliff walking.

Of interest is that the surrounding dairy farm is one of five cream providers supplying ingredients for Five Farms Cream Liqueur, an award-winning premium whiskey-based beverage for export – primarily to the US.

How to get there – Car advised..

By Air: Flights to Cork, Dublin or Shannon airports.
Cork Airport – is about an hour from the cottage.
Dublin Airport – is just under 4 hours from the cottage.
Shannon Airport – approx 3 hours from the cottage.

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Brittany Ferries run sailings from Cork Harbour to Roscoff in France twice a week
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is just under 4 hours from the cottage
Rosslare Harbour for Ferries to South Wales is also just under 4 hours from the cottage.

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Roxton Lodge

Roxton Lodge

Roxton Lodge

Clean air, Cliffs, Castles and Craic

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County Clare

Set in its own grounds of ten acres of forest and fields, this stylish and surprisingly spacious modern cottage regenerates sections of an eighteenth century walled garden with remarkable results.
Roxton Lodge is situated outside Corofin village on the edge of the unique landscape that is the Burren, amidst castles, cliffs and music that are the charms of County Clare. It is the perfect location for touring the Wild Atlantic way – minutes from the surf town of Lahinch, and just 40 minutes from the sheer Cliffs of Moher.

 

Airy, informal, inclusive and generous

The entrance, through an adjunct sunroom, prefaces a long dining area, exposed along its flank by glazed walls – merging interior and exterior.

AT A GLANCE

  • Sleeps
    Up to 6 guests
    From €1500 per week
  • Bedrooms
    Two double bedrooms each with WHB
    One twin bedroom- shared shower and toilet.
    Family bathroom with WC, shower, WHB, and bath
  • Open Plan
    Shower Room with WC
    Living room, dining room and kitchen and utility kitchen, 4 ring hob. Miele oven, Miele Steam Oven, washing machine, Miele dishwasher. Toaster, coffee grinder, microwave – sunroom lobby.
  • UIH clients are also welcome to avail of our kitchen garden with herbs and leaves in season.
  • solar panels -underfloor heating –
    well water supply – logs and turf –
    Steam oven – internet –
    pet friendly – Electric Vehicle Charging
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Partly rendered, punched with geometric and incidental lighting alcoves, the décor is restrained and encourages surface texture as a statement throughout the cottage.

Contemporary kitchen units and a solid wood work top, complete with sink and electric hob, line one wall of this living space, keeping everyone together. The fridge, steam oven and other cooking utilities are accessed separately in the adjacent kitchen.

The polished cast stone floor under-heated, but the focus here is a tall wood burning stove.

 

Facilities

The house is equipped with everything you would expect in a luxury home – including Wi-Fi, barbecue and microwave.
There is no channel TV due to poor reception in the area however we hope you enjoy the hundreds of movies available on the large Samsung flat screen TV.

Roxton Lodge was recently fitted with an Electric Vehicle Charging point, should it be required.

Water is fresh from Roxtons own well, and heating is solar paneled, underfloor and uses a heat pump.
The maturing walled garden is restful with birdsong and the ten acres of land on which the cottage sits will provides a unique and peaceful backdrop to your break.
If you have a particular requirement, please tell us.

Using the ancient wall of the surrounding garden as a sloping frame, a corridor links the three bedrooms family bathroom and shower.

Outside

Roxton Lodge is at the end of a long private driveway, within a large rural garden which includes a developing broad leaf forest. This was the estate and prime residence of the historic Blood family dating from the 1700’s.
There are magnificent views of the lunar looking, barren Mullaghmore Mountain, the Burren’s highest.

Provisional Booking Form

 

Please Note: The Heat pump gives an ambient temperature of 18C (68F) -if more warmth is needed there are supplementary heaters and a plentiful supply of firewood from Roxton’s own woodlands surrounding.

Holidays’ Dates for 2023 are priced as following:
Easter Weekend 7th- 10th April 2023 –€2,100
Halloween   27th- 1st October 2023 – €2,100
Christmas  23rd to the 28th Dec 2023 -€2,100
New Years’  30th December 2023 to the 2nd January 2024 – €2,100

 

This Home is normally only let by the week, except as follows:
Mid-week bookings run from Monday PM till Friday AM – 4 nights
Weekend breaks run from Friday PM till Monday AM – 3 nights
Important – A Week’s booking runs from Saturday to Saturday

There is a refundable breakages deposit of €350 which will be refunded to you 7 days after your departure date, provided all is in order.

June to August  €2,100 per week minimum stay  
May and September €1,800 per week minimum stay
October to April €1,500 per week Weekend €900 Mid-week €900

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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.

Restrictions

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

Allergy Warning! Please note that this is a Dog Friendly Home. If you intend bringing a dog, please tell us about him/her when booking.

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Reviews

 

We arrived to Roxton Lodge

… to a burning fire, classical music playing and a gift basket of local produce. This really set the tone for the wet October week we spent with our 3 children (11-5yrs) and dog. The house is incredibly comfortable, it certainly deserves its ‘unique’ status having been beautifully restored in the most imaginative way, and it felt utterly luxurious insofar as self catering can. The garden is large and enclosed and the kids and dog could play freely outside.

The owners have gone to a lot of trouble putting together a guide to the area which clearly comes from years of knowing and exploring it. We did almost no google searches as the best walks, beaches, cafes and unique experiences were all set out to browse.
The owners were accessible and responsive, although we didn’t need for anything and found they checked in with us more than we contacted them. They had left firewood in abundance and it was a pleasure to return home after a cold walk to light a fire, cook dinner, play board games.

As we left, we were already wondering when we might be able to return. If only Irish self catering could be held to these standards… thank you Roxton Lodge.

Jane, October 2021

We were extremely happy with Roxton Lodge

…and the unique homes facilitation of our booking.

When we originally went in search of a holiday home for our staycation, I was so surprised by the general low standard in what was available as such I was delighted when I found your website and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the website or roxton lodge in the future. It’s really great to know the property is just as good as the pictures.

As regards roxton lodge, it is a really beautiful property. We loved the style of the house and immaculate gardens and really enjoyed the welcome basket of treats which Michelle provided for us. The kitchen was decked out with everything you would need for a staycation and the pizza oven and guide to the house and locality were great also.

Aoife, September 2020

My partner and I rented Roxton Lodge

in Clare in late July 2018. Unique Irish Homes provided more than enough information about the property to help us make a decision. And the property was exactly as advertised: no surprises, no creative camera angles hiding unattractive views or features. The process of renting the house was easy. The owner was quickly in touch with details about how to get there and was flexible about the timing of our arrival. Myles–the owner’s brother–came to meet us in town when we couldn’t quite find our way. He gave us a great tour of the place; the owners, meanwhile, had provided lots of guidance about restaurants and nearby attractions–and happily corresponded with us while we were there to answer other questions we had. The location–at least for us–couldn’t have been better. You feel a million miles away from civilization but are only five minutes from Corofin’s pubs and shops and 20 minutes from Ennistymon’s. It was a great jumping off point for exploring Clare: we visited the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, lots of villages and towns of interest–nothing more than 45 minutes drive away. We had a few terrific meals–at Gregans Castle and Vaughan’s Anchor Inn and enjoyed a tiny, friendly session at Pot Duggan’s. We didn’t have any serious criticisms, encountered no problems. We highly recommend Unique Irish Homes and Roxton Lodge!

Sean Buffington, July 2018

Just wanted to let you that Roxton Lodge is everything and more than we could have imagined.

We very much appreciate the hospitality that Michelle and Myles extended upon our arrival. I am at this moment enjoying the Burren Atlantic smoked salmon with Michelle’s homemade bread. We have enjoyed smoked Pacific Salmon from Haida Gwaii and I must say this is every bit as good.
Jane is outside taking pictures of the cows….amazing and an exciting thing for her. That is a story for another time. I have a guess that we may not make as many day trips as I originally planned as we would rather enjoy Roxton Lodge.

Brian & Jane Lougheed, Canada, May 2018

Our recent stay at Roxton Lodge

was a very welcome introduction to the beauty of the Burren and surrounding areas. The house was comfortable, spacious, well equipped and in a truly unique setting. We had the most hospitable of hosts in Mark and Michelle who were attentive and accommodating in every way.

We have written separately to them to thank them for their kindness and support and would highly recommend Roxton as a holiday home for those wishing to explore the outstanding natural beauty of this part of Ireland.
Anthony and Usha Byrne, August 2018

We enjoined our holidays in Roxton Lodge very much!

The situation is central for trips north to Connemara and east to the Shannon area. We visited Galway and of course the direct surrounding the Burren.
The house is great and comfortable, we would recommend just from a business point of view a functional television for news and a dryer. We personally can live without them, but many customers would miss it.
Mark and Michelle are very helpful and very friendly. Our dog also loves their place.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year

Johan, Germany, December 2018

[Thanks Johan, appreciate your comments. We’ve installed a brand new dryer for your return visit. Unfortunately though, reception in this area is too poor for television channels, but we hope you enjoy our hundreds of movies on the large Samsung flat screen…]

 

Out & About

 
Castles, caves and cliffs. The Burren’s bleak yet unique landscape – not to mention the Wild Atlantic Way, and its rich array of sights and experiences , and of course the music. County Clare is rich with the finest heritage in Ireland.
There’s so much to see and do, we just can’t list them all, so here are a few of our favourites…

Here are some of our favourites…

 

The Locality

 

 
The Lodge is on the edge of the Burren National Park, a broken Karst limestone landscape characterized by underground rivers and caves. The area is rich in unique flora -alpine flowers and orchids – and fauna that survive in crevices (grykes) that permeate the region.

Corofin is the nearest village for most provisions. There are a number of pubs and small restaurants, frequently with excellent traditional music, drama, or dancing. The annual Best Beard and Moustache championships are held here at the end of April.

A short drive away, there is 20km of excellent woodland walks at Dromore, with lakes, a castle and distinctive wildlife.

photo Lukemcurley

The vibrant coastal town of Doolin on the Wild Atlantic Way is less than half an hour west by car. It is widely regarded as the home of traditional Irish music, with nightly pub sessions the years round – sometimes four in the summer months.

The market town of Ennis is the county capital of Clare – the Banner County. It is twinned with Phoenix (Arizona), Clare (Michigan), Clare (South Australia) and Snt-Paul-de-Fenouillet (Eastern Pyrnees France).

There are frequent festivals to watch for across the county, including such gems as The Father Ted Festival in April/May. If you are familiar with the TV series, it was mostly filmed in North Clare.

Doolin is also the jump off point for ferries to the Aran Islands – there are three of them at the mouth of Galway Bay. The passage takes an hour and a half to the most distant one.
The legendary semi-circular, cliff edge stone fort of Dun Aengus on Inis Mor is thought to date from around 1,100 BC and is a truly unique spectacle. Bikes can be easily hired on the islands.

photo Herbert Ortner

The rugged Cliffs of Moher, confronting the Atlantic’s salty onslaught for aeons, are probably Ireland’s most celebrated natural attraction, and not to be missed. At just over 200 metres high, the views are breath-taking.

It is less than half an hour by car to the seaside resort of Lahinch. The curved bay, with its 2 km of golden beach, cultivates Atlantic breakers that are a magnet for surfers and kite-surfers worldwide. It is also renowned for its championship golf links.

County Clare was particularly badly affected by emigration during the great potato famine in the mid 19th century. There is a genealogy centre in Corofin which assists with tracing family roots. If your name is O’Brien, this is where you hail from, originally…

How to get there – Car advised…

By Air: Flights to Dublin or Shannon airports.
Shannon Airport – approx 30 minutes from the house.
Dublin Airport – approx 3 hours from the house
Kerry Airport (Farrenfore) – approx. 2 hours from the house

By Sea: Ferry crossings
Dublin City Port/Holyhead has a fast crossing and is approx 3 hours from house
Rosslare Port is just under 4 hours from house (no direct route)

 

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