The Merchant's House

Kilrush, County Clare (Ref. 4669)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sleeps

    5

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    No

The Property

A unique two-storey townhouse overlooking the Market Square in the lively harbour town of Kilrush, County Clare. Lovingly restored and beautifully furnished, this Kilrush cottage townhouse offers wonderful period charm, boasting a number of original features dating from the property's beginnings in 1811 and subsequent history through the intervening 200 years. The timberwork and coving at this Kilrush cottage townhouse are faithfully presented in a style akin to that enjoyed by the milling merchant who first called the property home in the early 19th century. Antique furniture brings a certain level of luxury to this Kilrush cottage townhouse and visitors can take a step back in time and relax in the original cast iron clawed leg bath. For those that appreciate easy access to the amenities of a town, this Kilrush cottage townhouse is centrally located, perfect for the many shops, pubs and restaurants while the town is also home to a small beach, pier and marina. Upon leaving Kilrush, the Clare coast lays claim to some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland while the spectacular Cliffs of Moher are less than an hour's drive. Whether you decide to explore the sights of this beautiful part of Ireland or to indulge in some traditional music and a pint of 'the black stuff' in one of the many welcoming pubs in the town, you can be rest assured that your charming Kilrush cottage townhouse will be waiting to welcome you home at the end of another fantastic day. Note: This property is 4 mins walk from Ref 906511, together they sleep 11.

Accommodation

Over first and second floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor 4ft double, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Second floor bathroom with original clawed leg cast iron bath, basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area. First floor drawing room with woodburner and sofa bed. First floor cloakroom/storage room.

Amenities

Electric storage heaters and electric panel heaters with woodburner in drawing room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Library of books and games. Electricity included in rent, €25 supplement payable direct to owner Oct - March inclusive, starter pack of fuel for woodburner included. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Roadside parking on first come, first served basis. Additional parking in FOC public car park close by. Bicycles can be hired by arrangement with owner. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

KILRUSH, COUNTY CLARE

Kilkee 9 miles; Ennis 29 miles; Shannon Airport 40 miles.

The coastal town of Kilrush is located near the mouth of the River Shannon in the south-west of County Clare. An historic town, one of the listed Heritage Towns of Ireland, Kilrush was once an important Shannon port and is today home to a modern Marina and Heritage Centre. Take a boat trip from the marina and explore the lovely waters of the Shannon Estuary, with its many picturesque riverside towns and villages and resident population of bottle-nosed dolphins! Enjoy a drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, which goes through Kilrush. Alternatively, take a ferry to nearby Scattery Island, a 6th century monastic island featuring the ruins of several churches and a unique 10th century round tower. Kilrush offers supermarkets, traditional pubs, restaurants and an excellent 18 hole golf course, and golfers will also enjoy the Greg Norman designed golf links at Doonbeg, within easy reach. Just 9 miles away is the seaside resort of Kilkee, which boasts a horse-shoe bay, 18-hole golf course, restaurants, pubs, cafes and good walking routes, and is the starting point for the Loop Head Drive along the rugged Atlantic coastline, offering wonderful coastal scenery.