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House In The Burren Sea Views Excellent Sunsets nr Ballyvaughan On Coastal Route

Bedrooms 3
Space 10 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Muckinish, Ballyvaughan, The Burren, County Clare on the Wild Atlantic Way - In The Grounds Of Sean Mara Castle On The Shores Of Galway Bay With The Burren On Your Doorstep

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way our three bedroom house is on the shore of Galway Bay .

The property has been newly painted throughout and new sofas and new bed linen and pillows purchased for the 2018 season.

It’s located in the heart of the Burren, a karst limestone region, on the grounds of a ruined Castle. The garden backs onto sea and there are amazing constantly changing views with magnificent sunsets. There is ample car parking available at the house. Close to Ballyvaughan village which has a choice of excellent restaurants, craft shops and traditional pubs. You will find there is something for everyone near by such as Golf courses, The Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, Moher Hill open farm, Aillwee caves and beaches suited for surfing, kayaking and swimming.

Also there is a huge concentration of archaeological monuments such as Corcomroe Abbey, Megalithic Tombs and Poulnabrone Dolmen which dates back to between 4200 BC and 2900 BC.

More Details

Eamonn Madden
Member since: 2011
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Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Eamonn Madden

We live on the East Coast of Ireland with our 2 children. We have another house in SeanMara which we stay in on a regular basis. We bought No. 4 because we fell in love with the area with its views, fantastic walks and many attractions and wanted to share them with our family and friends. Now we would like you to take advantage of this opportunity to holiday in this unique setting.

Eamonn Madden purchased this house in 2009

Why Eamonn Madden chose Clare

We bought this house because of its location, location and location!

It has amazing sea views to the back of the house and the magnificant Burren to the front. It is a short distance to the Kinvara/Ballyvaughan road but there is no interferance from traffic. The village of Ballyvaughan is close by with a great selection of restaurants and little shops. Galway City is less than an hours drive for a change of pace with all that a modern city offers. The sea is literally on the doorstep and the sount of the sea and birdlife is truely relaxing.

What makes this house unique

The house is a really comfortable with an open fire in the living area. There is a lovely patio garden with picnic table to the back overlooking the sea for dining alfresco. Parking is plentiful and the area is quite and peaceful.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Clare in County Clare

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 10 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite with power-shower, washhand basin and WC. separate bathroom with power shower, washhand basin and WC.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed with en-suite. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Bright,very comfortable house equipped to a high standard in quiet location. Spacious living area and own back garden overlooking the bay.Spectacular sunsets and bird life as the tide ebbs and flows! Outside: The back garden consists of a Liscannor stone patio area with planted border at the sea wall. A large picnic table ensures dining alfresco is an enjoyable experience. Enjoy your dinner as you watch the sun set over the bay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are available. There is an extra supplement for linen, towels and end of stay clean. Other: Understairs storage area with ironing board, vacuum cleaner, brushes, mop and bucket.


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House In The Burren Sea Views Excellent Sunsets nr Ballyvaughan On Coastal Route
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 26 reviews

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic. Great location for touring southwest Ireland. The little town of Ballyvaughan is very close, has nice restaurants and a fine pub. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Views were incredible. Home was well kept and clean. Highly recommend a stay there!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Great place to stay with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

This large property is in a lovely location right on the shore of Galway Bay with a tower ruin next door and great views of the sunset. After 20 hours of delayed travel, a long flight from the US, and driving in from Dublin, the fresh bread, butter, and honey, along with a bottle of wine waiting for us were a welcome sight and very much appreciated.

Amenities are numerous including two showers, a dishwasher, a clothes washer -- and dryer(!), a fireplace, and enough television channels to keep one entertained during downtime.

The closest town, Ballyvaughan, is a short drive down the road although not within a comfortably walkable distance, not to mention the absence of a shoulder/verge/any space between the road and adjacent stone walls for much of the distance. The Spar in town serves well as the only market for groceries and peat briquettes for the fire. There are several pubs and restaurants in town along with a visitors center.

This central location is within easy driving distance to Galway, Aillwee Cave, the Cliffs of Moher, and various sights around the Burren.

We would definitely consider staying here again if visiting the area.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing location!!!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house, the location and the views.

The only negative is that the bedding was not very comfortable. Pillows and duvets were lumpy and hard. While the linens were clean, and there were extra pillows in the airing cupboard, we could not find extra pillow cases. As well, the mattress liners were torn.

The house is a great size, large kitchen and airy lounge/dinning room. And the bedrooms were comfortable.

We really enjoyed the area, it was quiet, and offered excellent star gazing on cloudless nights. The people and dogs we met were very friendly. Overall, a great space.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Nice property with lovely views. Beds good, Wifi good, stuf like sugar, salt and dishwasher tablets provided. We enjoyed sun and rain. The children went crab hunting at low tide.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Loved the view of Galway Bay which was amazing The cottage was clean but a bit tired.

  • 3 of 5

We particularly enjoyed the turf fire in the evenings. It would have been nice to be greeted with some milk in the fridge after the long journey. Ballyvaughen was lovely with all the amenities you need.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cliffs of Moher
Dunguaire Castle
The Burren Region
Aillwee Cave
Doolin Cave
Aran Islands
Lahinch Golf Club
Wild Atlantic Way Galway
Lahinch Surf School
Fanore Beach
Gregans Castle Hotel Restaurant
Monks Pub & Seafood Restaurant
Burren Centre Kilfenora
Aloha Surf School
Fanore Beach
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cafe Linnalla
Linnane's Lobster Bar
Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bell Harbour
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Gort GC
Nearest Train
23 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
23 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Muckinish is at location, Bishops Quarter
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

On the Wild Atlantic Way, beside the Burren and Galway Bay accessed by private road from the N67 SeanMara is an excellent location for exploring the Burren. Walking tours, painting courses, fishing area all available in the local area. The Alliwee Caves, Doolin Caves and Cliffs of Moher are close by with Galway City less than an hours drive away.


Sean Mara is located by the sea. Bishops Quarter Beach an approved swimming beach is 2 minutes away by car. Fanore Beach which is suitable for swimming and surfing is 20 minutes drive away.


Galway Airport is 40 minutes drive with Shannon International Airport 90 minutes drive and Dublin International Airport 3 hours drive. A car is essential to fully enjoy this location.


Ballyvaughan Village with shops, pubs and restaurants is 3 km (5 minutes drive). Kinvara town with shopping and restaurants is 20 minutes drive and Galway City is 1 hours drive. Alliwee Caves 10 minutes drive. Cliff of Moher are 40 minutes drive with Doolin and access to the ferry to the Aran Islands 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Ballyvaughan village is a beautiful fishing village with a variety of restaurants. Local well stocked shops provide all the essentials. Local pubs provide traditional music nightly. A farmers market provides fresh local products on saturdays in the summer months. Kinvara town has a larger supermarket and is also a pretty harbour town with many pubs and restaurants along with a long tradition of a Friday market during the summer.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Clare, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
2 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
8 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Linen, and cleaning £79.06
Electricity £26.35

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for booking details.

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner for changeover day details.

Notes on prices:
There is an extra supplement for electricity and bedlinen, towels and end of stay clean.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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