This is a beautifully renovated old cottage which has been lovingly brought to life. It is just 10 minutes outside the Doolin Village right on the doorstep of The Burren and is truly a 5 star property and a beautiful base to discover Doolin and the Wild Atlantic way.
The Hawthorn has 4 bedrooms all with queen beds and 4 bathrooms. The living room is cosy with a log stove and the kitchen is finished to a high standard and has a lovely breakfast bar. The house is luxurious in design but homely so you can relax in comfort.
The mouth of the River Shannon is home to Ireland’s only resident community of bottlenose dolphins numbering approximately 100 members. The estuary provides the dolphins wth a rich source of food and a safe habitat for mothers and calves and is one of only six such breeding communities in Europe. The local dolphin watch tours boast a sighting rate of 98% during the months of May to August and operate from the towns of Kilrush and Carrigaholt.
Doolin has its own excellent nine hole pitch ‘n putt course and Lahinch’s two golf Courses – the Old Course and the Castle Course are locted just a 20 minute drive away.
Doolin is centrally located on the Burren Way Walking Route which is a 26 mile (42 km) signposted walking trail from the town of Liscannor, along by the Cliffs of Moher, on to Doolin and into Ballyvaughan.
The Doolin Cave System was first discovered in 1953 and is over 10.5 km in length incorporating many active underground rivers flowing through the limestone. Guided trips can be arranged locally. Doolin Cave will open Saturday the 21st February and will be open every sat thereafter from 11am to 4pm.
This has become a very popular activity in Doolin and the area boasts some of the best diving on the West Coast of Ireland including a network of sub-marine caves off Doolin Point.
The Buren is an ideal region to discover on horseback and there are many options available including beach trails.
Within a ten minute drive of Doolin are two fabulous golden sandy beaches – the mile long Lahinch beach with its lovely promenade is perfect for a stroll and Fanore Blue Flag Beach has some fantastic sand dunes and is a favourite spot for shore fishing.
Doolin has a reputation as a centre for traditional Irish music and attracts visitors from all over the world.
Just a five minute drive from Doolin Holiday Homes are the world renowned Cliffs of Moher. Defiantly standing as giant natural protection against the might of the great Atlantic Ocean the Cliffs rise to over 215 m (700ft) and stretch for over 8km.
Seaworld offers a variety of facilities in two main sections namely the swimming complx and the Atlantic Aquarium. The swimming complex features a 25m deck level pool, kiddies pool, jacuzzi and sauna and the Aquarium features a fascinating array of marine specimens including a lobster breeding station and a blow-hole wave explosion.
The northwestern corner of County Clare features The Burren - a rock garden of no ordinary proportions. The Burren extends over more than 100 square miles and most of it is bare, pale, grey limestone however it is interspersed with magnificent floral pockets and crevices with spectacular coastla borders. This truly is a unique place to visit while staying in Clare.
Located 20 minutes drive from Doolin, Aillwee Cave is one of the west of Ireland’s top tourist attractions with its stalactites, stalagmites, relics of bears and Waterfall. Open daily from mid March – October.
An immediate non-refundable booking deposit of €100 per property is required to secure booking. The balance of the payment is required not less than 6 weeks before arrival date.
The charge for utilities is €6 per day in June, July, August & September and €11 for all other months (oil central heating). Electricity is charged on a meter reading basis throughout the year, payable onsite.
All bedding and bed linen with the exception of cot bedding and cot linen is provided free of charge. When a property is being rented for more than one week clients may liaise directly with the caretaker if fresh bed linen is required. A nominal fee may apply for these additional services.
Towels are not provided as standard. If guests would prefer not to bring their own they are available at an additional charge. One set of towels to include one hand towel and one bath towel is available at a charge of €4.50 per set (1 Bath Towel and 1 Hand Towel), payable onsite.
Cots and highchairs must be pre-ordered. Every effort will be made to provide these items but guests should remind the caretaker of their request when calling to make arrangements for checking in. There is a charge of €10 per item reserved, payable onsite.
A refundable security deposit of €150 must be paid to the supervisor/caretaker on arrival. The deposit will be refunded once the supervisor is satisfied that the terms and conditions of rental have been compiled with. It is expected that the home be left in a clean & tidy condition on departing. All rubbish should be gathered and stored in suitable plastic bags.
Failure to leave the accommodation in a clean and tidy condition may result in the loss of security deposit. When a rental is for longer than one week, cleaning of the house during rental must be requested from the on-site manager and a fee may apply. For Bank Holiday weekends the security deposit increases to €500. This is handled by way of a pre-authorized payment (not collected). There will be no claim on this amount once the terms of the rental have been complied with and the house has been left as it should be.
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