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Ceol Na Mara

Spanish Point, County Clare (Ref. 2390)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

38 Customer Reviews

  • "The area, the owners, the Irish - everything"

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2019

  • "Wonderful views of the Atlantic from the house."

    Delightful hosts who made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by AnnieJun 2019

  • "Das Haus hatte eine tolle Lage mit Sicht aufs Meer."

    Es war sehr sauber und gut eingerichtet. Die Vermieter waren sehr nett. Vor der Reise hätte die Kommunikation noch besser laufen können. Das Haus war kalt, als wir kamen, hatte jedoch Heizstrahler zur Verfügung.

    Reviewed by KarinJun 2019

  • "This cottage has the most amazing outlook."

    The view from the bedroom and sitting room is stunning, and the sunsets over the Atlantic are amazing. Mr and Mrs Devine were kind and welcoming. The whole area is picturesque and worth exploring.

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2019

  • "We were greeted by Raymond and Sheila and were instantly treated as part of the family with coffee and biscuits and a homely chat for half an hour."

    Then we were afforded total privacy for our stay. The house was excellent and the sea views were spectacular best we ever had. Another treat were their miniature ponys and their tiny foals. The night before we left we were treated to drinks,tea and biscuits and the best laughs and brilliant conversation for 3 hours. Thanks again to Raymond and Sheila. Pat and Joan.

    Reviewed by PatJun 2019

  • "Where to bigin to tell this ?"

    We enjoyned all ! The cottage, the big kindness of her owners, the loveliness of Ireland, the music on the street and in the pups, the sight of the ocean, finally indeed to drive left :-) ... was a beautiful time .... we thank you !

    Reviewed by AndreasSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely time the interaction with the owners ,Raymond and Shelia was great ,they made us feel like family ."

    We were invited to see their son play at a local hotel , a very enjoyable night . I would reomend a holiday with them to anyone ,you wont be disapointed , the area i beautifull with Galway only a hour away you can have the best of both worlds peace and tranquility or the hussle and bussle of galway im sure we will be back Murray

    Reviewed by MurraySep 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    Mr and Mrs Devine were very welcoming and friendly. The house was beautifully clean and quaintly presented. However the washing machine access is not great, we had to ask for the key for the laundry first time as they were going away overnight when we needed it. So we were able to on that occasion and then handed the key back on their return as there is only one key. Then they went away for a couple more nights later in the week, had we known they would be absent we would have asked for the key again so we could use the washing machine. I ended up doing a full load as a hand wash which isn't a great way to spend a holiday! We deliberately packed light as we thought we had unrestricted access to the machine, plus we run/cycle every day and so have a lot of sweaty sports gear. The weather went quite cold when we were there and the hosts were away on their 2nd trip but we didn't know how to turn on any heating, it seemed to be controlled from the main house. We made do with a little electric heater that was provided. We did have a lovely time here, hopefully theses two points can be addressed in future to make it perfect! They shouldn't deter any prospective holidaymaker - just make sure to get a key up front and clarify the heating system at the outset.

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2018

  • "Mr Devine was particularly welcoming and friendly"

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "The holiday cottage is very nice and clean."

    The views on the ocean spectacular. The owners are very friendly and helpful. A 10 out of 10!

    Reviewed by ElseJun 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant holiday."

    So relaxing . Cottage had everything you needed and spotlessly clean. The view of the sea was just wonderful with such a lovely garden as well. As for the owners of the cottage Shiela and Raymond they were two of the nicest people you could every wish to meet. The cottage, the places we went and saw and Shiela and Raymond made our holiday perfect. Can’t wait to return. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ColleenMay 2018

  • "Ceol Na Mara is a wonderful haven, perfectly poised on 'the edge of the world' - next stop USA."

    The sunsets, the wild Atlantic Ocean and a clean, safe, quiet cottage to ourselves, what more could we want. A perfect place to stay to discover the magical coastline of County Clare - the Burren, the Cliffs of Moher and so much more. The Devines are excellent 'hosts' - giving visitors a warm welcome on arrival, there when you need them, unobtrusive for the rest of the time. We returned to England relaxed, refreshed, renewed and grateful for our moment of respite in our busy lives.

    Reviewed by NickApr 2018

  • "Your description stated that there was central heating, this was not available due to a boiler failure."

    It was also stated that the owners would contribute the first E30 toward the electricity cost. The owners said this was not the case, however they kindly met the total cost as we had to use portable electric heaters because of the lack of central heating. We would add that Raymond and Sheila were very welcoming nice hosts.

    Reviewed by ErnestApr 2018

  • "Very friendly hosts."

    Terrific view of the ocean. Good basis for exploring the county. The bed was a bit small, but the mattress was very good.

    Reviewed by LetteApr 2018

  • "Ceol na Mara has to be the most lovely of locations to spend a holiday."

    The scenery is just spectacular, in any weather. The house itself is home away from home. Spotlessly clean, fully equipped and so comfortable. The garden is a huge bonus, large and beautifully kept to a very high standard. A peaceful oasis in which to enjoy lunch or, perhaps, a glass of wine of an evening while watching the waves rolling in. The owners themselves are the most friendly and hospitable people that my husband and I have met in a very long time. They welcomed us with open arms and could not have been more helpful in every aspect. Spanish Point is a most perfect location for a holiday and to stay at Ceol na Mara is just the icing on the cake. We are defintely going back. Carol and Tom, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2016

  • "From the moment we arrived we were greeted by Sheila the owner and the location of the cottage was superb, overlooking the sea (Atlantic (Ocean) and to top it all it was West facing so had lovely sunsets to rest our eyes on."

    There was everything in the cottage to ensure that our stay was 'home from home' and it was. The area known as Spanish Point was superb with good walking and golfing, it was also within easy driving distance of Galway, Limerick, and The Burren National Park. Lahinch, Lindoosvarna were quaint seaside resorts with their own unique qualities, you have to go there to find out. Bunratty Castle and Park near Limerick is a fantastic day out for all the family and not just couples. We would also recommend visit to Loop head lighthouse and the walks surrounding it. We had a wonderful dinner on our last night at the Armada Hotel and was given a table that faced out to see and as we dined we also watched the wonderful sunset. Another great to dine is the Bellbridge Pub just a little further on from the Armada, wonderful food and good variety. Milltown Malbay (3kml) has a range of wonderful small local shops and more eateries depending on you tastes and a number of them have lively Irish music in the evenings and the weekends. Galway is a lovely city and is a must especially to visit Spanish Arch and museum and Galway Crystal. Limerick is also a beautiful city, lots of local shops and also the big stores. King John's castle is a must and it has it's own 'FREE' carpark, yes your eyes did not deceive you it is FREE, it is open from 8am and closes at 5pm and is literally 10 min walk into the centre. After our dinner on the last evening we got back to the cottage and spent a couple of hours talking with Raymond and Sheila and enjoyed some freshly baked cake and biscuits and coffee. We will return sometime in the future and will also recommend this cottage to family and fiends.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2016

  • "Very friendly hosts."

    We felt at home and loved the cottage very much. We had a great view of the sea and our daughter loved the ponys. A good place to stay.

    Reviewed by KatrinJul 2016

  • "Absolutely stunning views and top notch accommodation."

    The location is fantastic. I would recommend this location to any and everyone, and fully intend to stay here again on our next vacation back to Ireland.

    Reviewed by JeffreyMay 2016

  • "Ceol Na Mara is set overlooking the sea and the owners were welcoming and available though not intrusive."

    Everything about the cottage ensured a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by BridApr 2016

  • "The apartment was beautifully laid out with absolutely all we needed."

    The scenery was magnificent and breathtaking. The owners made us most welcome and were most attentive during our stay.

    Reviewed by RobertaAug 2015

  • "It was a great holiday and a pleasure for us being guests in Ceol na Mara."

    It was very clean and we didn't miss anything.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2015

  • "This has been the nicest holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    The décor was of a very high standard as were the furnishings and was so comfortable. Everything you could possibly need was provided. The situation of the cottage was breath-taking, overlooking the Atlantic.

    Reviewed by SeanAug 2015

  • "Having such an uninterrupted view of the Atlantic Ocean from the superb cottage was wonderful."

    Waking each morning to that, was a memorable experience.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2015

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely house on the west coast and we found the real Ireland!"

    The owners were the most friendly and helpful hosts you can imagine! We entered as strangers and we left as friends! For adults and children this amazing property is the perfect place for a perfect holiday! We will never forget it and would like to come again one day and say "thanks a million!"

    Reviewed by JoergJun 2015

  • "Thank you so much for the lovely time we spent at Ceol Na Mar!"

    The owners are so welcoming and did everything to make us feel at home. The property is stunning with a perfect view of the ocean. With little kids you could definitely enjoy the ponies as well, and of course Spot the donkey! From the house you can drive up and down the West Coast and get to see Ireland at its finest. Some major tourist-attractions are perfectly suited for a day-trip! Well, as you can read, we enjoyed our stay and recommend it to everybody!

    Reviewed by AlexaOct 2014

  • "The situation of the property has a wow factor - lie in bed gazing at the Atlantic with sunset and stars at night."

    An ideal situation for exploring County Clare.

    Reviewed by CoralAug 2014

  • "Beautiful view, had a very relaxing stay."

    Kids loved the freedom of the garden and being able to see the ponies and donkeys in the adjacent field.

    Reviewed by OliviaJul 2014

  • "Our hosts have over thirty five years experience in the hospitality trade so the welcome was wonderful, we got on so well that we have become great friends and made arrangements to return next year."

    The accomodation was superb and the furnishing excellent . The view to the rear of the property out to sea was breathtaking a beautiful sunset every night . There was plenty of places to go to in reasonable distance. The cliff top walks were amazing The friendly Irish people made our holiday complete.

    Reviewed by EricJun 2014

  • "What a fabulous holiday!"

    The owners were lovely people, very friendly and welcoming, made us feel totally at home. The cottage was perfect. A little bit of heaven. In a beautiful location overlooking the sea. We could not have wished for a better place to stay, we will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2013

  • "Fantastic view to the sea and the cliffs of Moher."

    Lovely contact to the owners. Well looked after cottage.

    Reviewed by EdiJul 2013

  • "The quality of the accommodation is excellent and the owners could not have been more friendly and helpful."

    We would rate this property probably the best we have stayed in. We enjoyed one of the best holidays ever.

    Mrs ChapmanMay 2012

  • "In 'Coel Na Mara' the music of the sea accompanied the peerless views from the comfortable modern cottage."

    The friendly owners were always ready to help but respected our privacy. This was very good value and we would stay there again.

    Reviewed by MJun 2010

  • "My girlfriend and I stayed at Ceol Na Mara at Spanish Point and had a wonderful time."

    The cottage itself has been well looked after and provided all the essentials we needed for our break. The cottage is located next to the sea, with sea views from the living room across the garden; these views are stunning in the evening when the sun is setting out west. What we appreciated the most about our stay here was the warm hospitality we received from the owners of the cottage; they provided essential guidance on the best way to see Clare, helped us out when we needed it, took us on an night out to an Irish pub (was a great night) for all this we are very grateful. I would definitely recommend Ceol Na Mara as a place to stay to see the natural beauty of west Ireland and Clare.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2010

  • "A truly wonderful experience, the cottage exceeded anything you could wish for in a holiday accommodation."

    The owners were welcoming and knowledgeable and now can be added to our list of friends. Facilities were excellent and the view of the ocean a serene experience. Highly recommended - we will return...

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2010

  • "This property is the best I have ever stayed in."

    The owners, garden and views were out of this world. We would have no hesitation to revisit, well recommended.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2009

  • "Owners very welcoming, excellent setting, beautiful area."

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2009

  • "Although the weather was rainy (what else is new."

    ..) we experienced Ireland at its best. Very friendly people, spectacular sightseeing, delicious food etc. The cottage was nice and cosy and we were very well looked after by the owners next door. So it was perfect. Thanks for a jolly good holiday to all involved.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2008

  • "We wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in Ireland staying at Ceol Na Mara in Spanish Point, County Clare."

    It exceeded all of our expectations! This was our first trip to Ireland and this was the perfect location. The views from this house are truly amazing and the accommodations were perfect for us. The owners were also very nice and gave us great recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to dine at.

    Reviewed by SandyJul 2008

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The property

A delightful, single-storey wing of the owners' home in a wonderful coastal position in the village of Spanish Point, on the west coast of County Clare.

With the Atlantic Ocean on the doorstep, Ceol Na Mara offers superb holiday accommodation with two en-suite bedrooms with sea views, a charming sitting room with sliding doors opening on to a lovely patio area, ideal for sitting out with a drink and enjoying the spectacular ocean, and a large front lawn, which leads to the cliff edge overlooking a fine, sandy beach.

Ideal for great swimming and surfing, the property is also within a mile of the village's traditional pubs, which enjoy a live Irish music scene.

The amenities of Miltown Malbay are nearby, while the historic towns of Doolin and Lahinch and the Cliffs of Moher are within easy reach.

A wonderful holiday home in a fantastic location.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining table and electric coal-effect fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, use of owners' laundry room for washing/drying, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (1 with Freeview), video, CD/cassette/radio, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Large, front lawned garden with benches
  • Patio area with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Restaurant 5 mins
  • Note: Lawned garden leads to cliff edge
  • No large parties allowed
  • As of 2019 - Heating or electricity will not be included in the price - this is on a meter
  • Note: As of 2019 Property only accepts children over 12 years old.

About the location

SPANISH POINT, COUNTY CLARE

Miltown Malbay 1.5 miles; Ennis 20 miles.

The village of Spanish Point is situated on the west coast of County Clare in Ireland and takes its name from the Spanish who died there in 1588, when many ships of the Spanish Armada were wrecked during the stormy weather. Today the village consists of many holiday homes, two fine hotels, a lovely beach, which is popular for swimmers and surfers alike, and a nine-hole golf course, which is one of the oldest courses in Ireland and offers wonderful views of the rugged coastline. The small town of Miltown Malbay is 1.5 miles away, offering a selection of shops and pubs, while the seaside town of Lahinch is also close by, offering great surfing opportunities. Visit the Cliffs of Moher, north of Lahinch and also Doolin, which offer superb views of the North Atlantic and the Aran Islands in clear weather, or travel further afield to Clare's County town of Ennis, which boasts unusual shops, bars, restaurants and a lively Irish music scene.

As of 2019 - Heating or electricity will not be included in the price - this is on a meter.

As of 2019 - No children under 12 years accepted at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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