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Dolmen Cottage

(Ref. 3904)

Carron near Kilfenora, County Clare Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our second time staying at Dolmen cottage."

    It is in the most peaceful location and a great base for discovering the Burren. The cottage itself is very comfortable and clean with everything you need. We also didn’t see any issues with damp or mould. No Wifi (as is made clear on the site) but no issues outside of the cottage. A good opportunity to take a good book and switch off for a few days.

    Reviewed by Robyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just had an amazing week at Dolmen Cottage."

    It is in a very private, peaceful location but in a perfect central position for exploring the area. It is clean and airy, with no sign of damp in the bathroom and no more flies than you'd expect to encounter in the countryside. The water problem had been solved and we also had a good mobile signal with EE in the garden. We would certainly book the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sylvie4.7Sep 2023

  • "The place was dirty and seemed to be infested with flies."

    All of the floors were dirty. There were many areas suffering from damp especially the bathroom which had disgusting blinds covered with black mould and damp. The shower was so bad my wife couldn’t use it with the mould on the tiles. This distressed my wife enormously as she has medical conditions. Because of these factors we left a night early. Lastly we didn’t appreciate the fact we were not informed the water was not drinkable, and green. In summary this house was not a clean and habitable state.

    Reviewed by Declan1.6Aug 2023

  • "Very well located to visit County Clare region."

    All necessary accomodation are included and very good communication with the owner.

    Reviewed by Olivier Et Karine4.1Apr 2023

  • "Super Cottage in a great location for touring Co."

    Clare. Really cosy, great facilities with washer, dryer & heating. Loads of towels. Great kitchen facilities with plenty of the basic food items e.g. cooking oil, salt, pepper etc... Only small criticisms are as follows; - chest of drawers in main bedroom are too difficult to open/close especially for elderly guests - More details on how to use the grill as the pictures/icons are worn off on the actual nobs from wear & tear - A more comfortable sofa would be nice to relax on in the evenings. I think sofa beds are not very comfortable as sofas in general.

    Reviewed by Emer4.4Jun 2022

  • "Visited with two very young children, who both loved it."

    Great location, quiet and remote, but not too far from local attractions (within walking distance of two of them). Clean, well stocked, and light and airy inside. Kids loved playing in the garden. Owners are really helpful. No WiFi or mobile signal, but if you walk up the road a bit there is signal, if needed.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really comfortable and quiet cottage."

    Perfect with childs. Nice walks nearby appreciated. It's the place to be to discover the Burren area. Some wifi would have been appreciated to plan our excursions, but on another hand it t was a complete turn-off to be totally disconnected. Thanks for all.

    Reviewed by France5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in remote, but handy to facilities, location."

    No WiFi so you can get away from modern life and relax. People we met were extremely friendly and food in the places we ate at were extremely good. To sum up we would go back and there are few places you can say that of.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    It has been totally refurbished internally but externally it retains the typical rural cottage look. There is a large garden area which our dog loved: unfortunately, as we were there in mid December and during storm Barra, it was too cold, wet and windy for the humans to enjoy being outside. Situated in the heart of the Burren, it is a perfect base for exploring the fascinating history and landscape. Travel times to Galway and Limerick are not too long and the coast is easily reached - Lahinch is less than 30 minutes travel. I recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful and rural stay without sacrificing good household amenities.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2021

  • "The kitchen wasn't clean, used towels were still in the sink when I arrived."

    Some spoons and knives were dirty. The dishwasher did not work.

    Reviewed by Carine3.4Oct 2021

  • "A very comfortable well equipped home."

    Our family had everything we needed. It was great that we could bring our dogs too. Plenty of space for our family of 2 adults, 10 year old and 2 teens. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2020

  • "Dolmen cottage was a fantastic place to relax and to explore the Burren."

    Family of 5 with kids 14, 12 and 7 had an amazing week at the cottage. Caherconnell fort across the road is great especially the sheep dog demo, and the magical Poulnabrone Dolmen a short still up the road which is an amazing place to watch the sun set. Clean tidy cottage with plenty of space, quiet and very private. Will visit again.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Aug 2020

  • "Overall , thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Dolmen cottage."

    Great location for exploring the Burren and very comfy accomodation for the odd day when needed to hide from the rain ! Dog friendly too. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by R4.7Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a tranquil location."

    Enjoyed every minute of our holiday and will be back.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2019

  • "Dolmen cottage is just lovely!"

    We really enjoyed our holiday- if you are looking to switch off and enjoy some quality family time - this is perfect! Only wish we had booked to stay longer!

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage très confortable où on se sent chez soi car très bien pensé en terme d equipements Cuisine, salon, etc."

    ..Cottage très calme et à côté du Dolmen de Poulnabrone et Caherconnel Fort...les randonnées dans le Burren sont vite accessibles...les propriétaires sont très sympathiques et on le sens de l accueil irlandais...rien à dire de négatif...tout était parfait.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in great location for the Burren."

    Reviewed by Stan5.0May 2019

  • "The owners are superb and looked after our every need."

    They made this holiday very special for us and we will be booking again. The cottage is in a great place for exploring the area and is just perfect if you are looking for a private, secluded location. Outstanding service, property and location. It felt like our own home for 8 days. Thanks for some very happy memories!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage and great booking facilities, would definitely use again as someone who was a bit nervous of booking a last minute holiday this made the whole experience very relaxing and did not disappoint."

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed in good order."

    However they do need to think of having wi-fi available if possible - especially when mobile signal is intermittent.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Apr 2018

  • "The house is well equipment, has a great layout and was lovely and warm"

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2018

  • "Dolmen cottage is in a very idyllic location."

    .suitable for families or couples..very well equipped and spacious...centrally located to various historical sites within the Burren.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2017

  • "We particularly appreciate the fact that the owner of the cottage visited us on second or third."

    Then when there was a minor problem with the water,he imediately. came out again and resolved the problem.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2017

  • "Fab cottage in splendid isolation."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable and fittings to a high standard."

    Everything we needed was to hand, the garden was a good size for our dog and the setting was great. No complaints at all

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 3), dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Second sitting room with electric woodburner-effect stove and French doors to patio area.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with free to air channels, DVD, CD, radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to front and rear with patio area and garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 3.5 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone reception is limited due to location.

The property

Kilfenora 5 miles.

Standing alone amidst rolling fields, this lovely, detached cottage sits on the outskirts of the village of Carron, five miles from Kilfenora, County Clare, on the main R480 road.

Light and airy, this single-storey Carron cottage has been restored and renovated to provide high-quality Irish holiday cottage accommodation, ideal for families.

The large, open plan living space in this Carron cottage is great for spending time together, while the fresh, modern bedrooms offer a peaceful retreat.

Across the road from this Carron cottage is the famous Caherconnell Fort; the ancient ring fort is exceptionally well preserved, and offers a visitor centre and popular tea rooms for guests.

30 minutes' drive will take you to the Cliffs of Moher and the beach at Lahinch; with great walking for all abilities, the Cliffs of Moher are ideal for walkers and nature lovers alike, while the seaside resort of Lahinch, with 2km of sandy beach, is perfect for family fun.

Stroll along the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way which is a long distance footpath that runs along the coast, or discover the Burren, with its magnificent countryside and wildlife.

With walking, cycling, golf and horse riding opportunities in the area, and angling available in Corofin, 8 miles away, this Carron cottage is the perfect base for enjoying County Clare, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of €200.

About the location


Burren National Park 1.5 miles; Lisdoonvarna 6 miles; Lahinch 7 miles; Ballyvaughan 10 miles.

The village of Kilfenora in County Clare is located in The Burren region of the county, and benefits from local amenities including Vaughan’s pub and restaurant. Within seven miles of the village are The Burren Perfumery, Ireland's oldest working perfumery and home to a pretty, rose-covered tea room, Caherconnell Stone Fort, an ancient Celtic Ring Fort, Poulnabrone Dolmen, a portal tomb from the Neolithic period and Ailwee Caves, Ireland’s premier show cave. Rich in unusual plant life, The Burren is ideal for nature lovers, while walkers and wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy the Burren National Park. Lisdoonvarna, Ireland's premiere Spa town, and home to the 150 year old Matchmaking Festival, is only a short drive from Kilfenora, and offers pubs, restaurant and lively Irish music, while the seaside resort of Lahinch is only a little further. Lying on the shores of Liscannor Bay, Lahinch offers visitors 2km of sandy beaches and great golfing opportunities, and with surfing, sailing, diving and fishing on offer, there is plenty to keep everybody occupied. Cyclists can enjoy one of the many winding coastal paths, while the Burren Way and Cliffs of Moher provide great terrain for walkers of all abilities.

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