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'Gorsehill' Bright And Spacious With Stunning Panoramic Coastal Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

House in Doolin, Clare, Ireland - Relaxing Retreat On Private Tranquil Site

Situated on a quiet country road on The Wild Atlantic Way you can enjoy views of the Atlantic and Aran islands to the front. The rear of the house provides a haven of tranquillity with its' meandering stream that runs through the rear of the property surrounded by a beautiful array of wild fuchsia and gorse. 5 min drive to Doolin pier and many restaurants and pubs for traditional music. 10 min drive to cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave and nearby Burren National Park, Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey. This make an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. Self guided walks or guided walks can all be arranged locally.

Ann Doherty
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 June, 2017

About Ann Doherty

This is my home for 6 months of the year. My work takes me away for the summer months. I'm sure you'll enjoy my house as much as I do.

Ann Doherty purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Ann Doherty chose County Clare

I grew up in this area and I built this house in 2006 because I loved the site and remember visiting it when I was a kid

I love to go for walks towards Doonagore Castle down to Doolin beach to watch the sunset or along the coast walkway to Cliffs of Moher.

What makes this cottage unique

Situated on a quiet road, ideal for walking or cycling, yet only 10 to 15 min walk to restaurants, pubs and shops


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Clare, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • 1, Ensuite Bathroom with Whirlpool bath wc and separate power shower 2. Bathroom 2 with bath with power shower overhead, wc 3. Separate toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master Bedroom 1 King size Bed Double Bedroom 1 Double Bed Twin Bedroom 2 Single Beds
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board, clothes hanger Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens and towels included


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Gorgeous views, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Ann went above & beyond to welcome us. Delicious apple pie, staples for breakfast & lunch. This property is not simply a house, it's a beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing propety and amazing owner

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property. It is immaculately maintained, and Ann is extremely customer oriented. She was very understanding when we made a scheduling error, and was a pleasure to do business with. The upstairs has sweeping views of the coast, and is just a 2-3 minute drive from Doolin. There is a creek in the back yard, and a nice picnic table in the back for outdoor meals in the fresh air.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Immaculate Home and the Best Hostess

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Ireland. We have rented numerous properties on VRBO, but this one far exceeds any of the others. The house was immaculate and well furnished. Having a vegan in the family, we seek houses with good kitchens so we can prepare our own meals. The spacious and modern kitchen made meal preparation a charm. The hostess/owner, Ann, far exceeds any other I have ever encountered. She is kind, warm, generous and accommodating. She had a starter package of groceries for us and a warm apple crumble awaiting our arrival. She made us feel at home immediately. The house is in a great location close to Doolin village and walking trails, but far enough away to be out of the tourist traffic. We were awakened each morning by the mooing of cows and delighted in the wonderful sunsets seen from the house in a quiet, tranquil setting. I cannot say enough about the property or the hostess....both far exceed all expectations. Thank-you Ann for allowing us to share your home. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful property and a wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! This was our first time using HomeAway, but it will not be our last. Our host and owner Ann, was so gracious and accommodating. The house is beautiful, and so relaxing with views of the Aran Islands. The first morning we were awakened by a cuckoo bird, which is a first. There were even ring-necked pheasant in the side yard. From the welcoming breakfast and apple pie, to the well appointed kitchen, we lacked for nothing. We would gladly book with Ann again, should we return a third time to Ireland! The house is centrally located on the west coast, within easy driving distance of Connemara and Galway, Cork, and Dingle. Of course it's within walking distance of Doolin, and a short drive to The Cliffs of Mohr and Lisdoonvarna. Be sure to check out the sheep dog herding demonstration at the Caherconnell Stone Fort in The Burren.

Thank you again Ann.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A delightful haven of relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully appointed and we loved every minute of our stay. A cot and stair gate was provided without charge. Ann is lovely and can inform on any aspect on amenities and countryside. The house is within walking distance (10 mins) of Doolin village and 2 potential routes down to the coast add interest. Wild birdlife is rampant and lovely to observe along the way. I'm only getting around to writing this review due to busy life but I suppose I'm doing it as the memory of our time there stays with me and I'm considering going back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Top Property & Location

  • 5 of 5

This is not a basic holiday rental. This property is one of the best my wife and I have stayed in, the owner Ann literally hands over her own delightful home, well stocked with all the facilities, full of quality and very spacious. The unexpected generous "welcome pack" was supplemented by Ann's very own home backed apple pie. The expression home from home has never been more appropriate.

The views from the advantaged "positions" the home offers are beautiful, with its location being ideal should you wish to walk to Moher Cliffs, tour the Burren or simply relax locally, for there are plenty of good eateries in Doolin centre.

Needless to say this property is highly recommended and will look to return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, delight you enjoyed the house and hope to see you back again in the future.
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Cliffs of Moher
Doolin Cave
Roadford House Restaurant & Accommodation
Mountain View Horse Riding
Cullinan's Seafood Restaurant
McGann's Pub and B&B
McDermott's Pub
Royal Spa Hotel
The Burren Smokehouse
Aillwee Cave


Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
25 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
3 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
15 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
8 night minimum stay
for 8 nights
Rate 4
16 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
2 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on booking to be retained until departure to cover cost of accidental damage or unreasonable cancellation. Full rental fee one month in advance.

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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