Old Pier House

Carrigaholt, County Clare (Ref. 23227)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • Dr Ling
    April 2017
    “The house and location were both ...”
    The house and location were both fabulous. The local area is stunning and we had a fantastic time at the Old Pier House.
    The house and location were both fabulous. The local area is stunning and we had a fantastic time at the Old Pier House. Happy to recommend this as a location for a great family holiday.

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This charming, coastal semi-detached cottage is situated overlooking the harbour in the heart of Carrigaholt, a delightful little fishing village on the southern side of the Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare.

This character cottage has been lovingly rebuilt on it's original site and now offers all the modern comforts you could ask for during your holiday, whilst still retaining some traditional features, including a large feature fireplace.

The ground floor comprises of a bright and airy double height dining/living area with full-height glazing and sloping glass roof, a large fitted farmhouse kitchen, and a sitting area with a warming woodburning stove.

Upstairs, three lovely bedrooms complete the accommodation, including one that boasts an en-suite shower room.

There is a spacious gallery area with extensive views to the west over the salt marshes of the estuary, with a wide variety of bird life to watch.

For those hazy, summer evenings, the doors of the dining area can open out to the rear patio where you can dine alfresco or simply relax with a glass of wine.

The quiet village of Carrigaholt is home to a selection of friendly traditional pubs, a Post Office and a shop, all of which will greet you with a warm Irish welcome.

The village pier serves local fishing boats and sea angling tours, as well as award-winning dolphin tours that operate regularly within the estuary, which is home to one of Europe’s largest dolphin pods!

There is also a sandy beach where you can enjoy an afternoon swimming, lounging or snoozing, whatever your preference!

The Loop Head Peninsula offers visitors a mouth watering slice of breathtaking coastal scenery with postcard views in all directions.

Why not venture out to the Loop Head Lighthouse, or visit the nearby seaside village of Kilkee, which is a popular family spot with a sandy beach, clifftop walk and a selection of eateries and cafes?

A fantastic location for your Wild Atlantic Way vacation!

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 7) with double sofa bed and woodburning stove.

Amenities

  • Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books, games and musical instruments
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, restaurant and pier 1 min walk
  • Note: This property is next to the harbour, so children must be supervised at all times.

About the location

CARRIGAHOLT, COUNTY CLARE

Kilkee 7 miles; Kilrush 15 miles.

The small, picturesque fishing village of Carrigaholt is located at the mouth of the Moyarta river, which flows into the River Shannon estuary, in County Clare. The village features a ruined castle and offers a shop and a handful of pubs, a restaurant and a takeaway. There is also a beach, which is ideal for swimming, along with sea fishing opportunities and boat trips for dolphin watching. A short drive takes you to the charming seaside town of Kilkee, which overlooks a mile-long horseshoe bay, with a safe and sandy Blue Flag beach, and is reputed to be the safest bathing place in Ireland. Kilkee is home to the Kilkee Surf School, popular Waterworld with its range of indoor water attractions, an 18-hole championship golf course, a host of lively pubs and bars and a selection of restaurants serving the local speciality, seafood. The Loop Head Peninsula is a popular birdwatching and cycling area and walkers will be in awe of the fantastic, scenic cliffs in Kilkee, while the town is also the starting point for the Loop Head Drive along the rugged Atlantic coastline, which offers breathtaking coastal views.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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