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Cúnna Bán

Fanore, County Clare (Ref. 14941)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, owner and friend very helpful."

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "Everything was perfect and such a beautiful location."

    We had a fabulous holiday. Thank you. Deirdre

    Reviewed by DeirdreJul 2021

  • "It was amazing."

    The house was brilliant, cosy and spacious. The views were unreal. We had should a ball .... We booked next June. Neil

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2020

  • "Pros: Property in a beautiful location, clean and kitchen very well equipped."

    Cons: Despite being advertised as including all utilities, heating was rationed and fully controlled by the owners daughter (timer locked away) which was extremely frustrating as I could not set it to my convenience, this meant having to wait to shower until I could get warm enough to do so. First night I was absolutely frozen and had to go to bed at 8.15pm to get warm. Morning was freezing and had to wait until 10.15am (when owners daughter arrived to set the heating again) before I could shower, this meant I couldn't get out until later in the day when I usually go out around 8am. I couldn't get the fire going (never started a fire before) but was told to do that instead. Owner initially told me she had to lock the timer away because it kept getting broken by renters, but daughter told me the truth - her mother doesn't like the heating on for long because the oil is expensive. Sofa is rather uncomfortable Needs a coffee table badly Overall a lovely property but I wouldn't stay there again for the sheer fact the the owner controlling the heating, something I've never experienced before in many of the other properties I've stayed it.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "Everything was just brilliant."

    Cottage was amazing, spotlessly clean, so spacious and everything you could possibly need and more is provided. Loads of wee extras that you dont normally get when renting (soap powder/dish water tablets/condiments etc) Although the cottage is big, when the fire is on the whole place feels so homely and cosy. There's great views from most if not all windows, we could've spent all day watching the waves crashing over the rocks. The bedrooms are massive with loads of storage, 2 have ensuite facilities and there's extra blankets/quilts if you need them (we didnt) The pub (O'Donaghues), just a short walk away, is superb, the owner and staff are very friendly and welcoming. The food is excellent and I'd highly recommend the fish n chips and the crab claws, both were outstanding . Had the best night having a small libation or three with the locals, great craic as they say in Ireland! Genuinely cant recommend this Cottage highly enough. Fanore itself is very small, but beautiful, beach is stunning with loads of surfers using it, but plenty free parking. I'd also recommend visiting nearby 'Doolin' and looking for 'Dusty' the Dolphin! If considering renting this Cottage, go for it. I cant think of any negatives and wouldnt want to. For me it was just perfect

    Reviewed by GailOct 2019

  • "Very nice house in a good location."

    Using our own maps and books we explored the footpaths and ancient sites of the, finding beautiful plants and rare butterflies. Useful books and maps that I bought and took with us: *‘The wild plants of the Burren and the Aran Islands - A Field Guide’ by Charles Nelson *‘Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way’ - D Flanagan & R Creagh *Ordnance Survey Ireland No 51 - Scale 1:50,000 *’Butterfly Conservation’ app for iPhone

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2019

  • "Brilliant, great location very convenient to Doolin + Ballyvaughan (def good supermarket here for you weekly shop) and better than the one near house which is about 2 mins drive away) beautiful drive along to Liscannor and lahinch."

    larger than it looks spacious clean bright. any little minor issues we had were sorted right away. got all you need inside includes the washing machine and TD. lovely sunny dining area off the kitchen. lots of info games and CDs and DVDs to look at if you wish. The big rocks outside the front of house were fantastic for a primordial game of hide and seek for the under 5s! the beach at Fanore is beautiful too and nonly 5 min drive too. so altogether this house has everything you need for a comfortable stay and an enviable and very convenient location for this part of Clare.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "It would be nice to see a few usb switched sockets around the cottage and shaver points in the bathrooms over the basins."

    Apart from that, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of staying in the area. We also found the local shopkeeper very helpful and obliging.

    Reviewed by MichealJun 2019

  • "The house was welcoming and clean with good kitchen equipment and very comfortable beds, which was a real bonus as you never know until you arrive what things are really like."

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2019

  • "The property was very well appointed and had everything we could want."

    Bed linen was lovely, slept soundly every night. There was even a bag of ice in the freezer, which meant G&Ts when we arrived! Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "The cottage was close to perfection, as was the location."

    It was exactly as promised. I don't think we could have asked for more.

    Reviewed by GailMay 2019

  • "Cottage offers fabulous accommodation- spacious , modern and fully equipped for comfortable living ."

    (Although towels & bedding ready for renewal ). It is set in spacious grounds in a stunningly beautiful location . Be prepared to travel half an hour to the nearest restaurants. Good taxi services- John Sheedy for Doolin direction- Tom and Catherine Hackney for Ballyvaughan direction. Pub in Fanore didn’t offer food and had unreliable opening times. Daily visits to Village shop & P. Office kept our food supplies stocked up and the owners were happy to offer helpful advice and pass on local knowledge. Together with family and friends we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cunna Ban.

    Reviewed by VelmaApr 2019

  • "Help was quickly available, when needed"

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage, 4 bedrooms, large kitchen and open fire."

    great location for touring the area and walking distance to a great little beach. only issues - towels provided were less than needed and quite small. other issue being the central heating - unable to change it from that set, ok in the mornings but made the house quite cold at night.

    Reviewed by MickApr 2019

  • "Superb holiday home which is a credit to its owner."

    We spent the first half hour just walking around Cunna Ban admiring the place. Very comfortable accommodation and located in a great position for peace and quiet. Close enough to either Fanore, Ballyvaughan or Lisdoonvarna for supplies. O’Donohues pub is about 300 metres away as is the shop and Vasco the deli/cafe. But just to recap, Cunna Ban is probably the best 3 bedroom detached holiday home on the Wild Atlantic Way. This property is even better than described in our opinion. Many thanks, Steve, Konstanze, Tony and Lyn.

    Reviewed by KonstanzeMay 2018

  • "Key collection arrangements rather convoluted and unnecessarily so as they were left under a stone by the front door anyway!"

    The interior of the house is very modern, stark and minimalist - not at all cosy. No provision for hanging up wet weather gear near the door - an essential in the west of Ireland. All appliances worked well but the timing of the the heating system did not allow any adjustment and did not allow for damp, cold afternoons and early evenings, although it was possible to light the peat burner. Much of the crockery is very chipped and cracked and cutlery would be in short supply if there were 6 people staying. Great location and views

    Reviewed by EileenApr 2018

  • "The location of the Cunna Ban cottage was fantastic with excellent views on the Atlantic Ocean."

    Close to (15 km) the Cliffs of Mohair and to Doolin with the famous music pubs and Doolin Pier with the ferry to the Aran Isles.

    Reviewed by ReinierApr 2018

  • "Exceptional location for views and tranquility."

    A very well maintained and laid out cottage.

    Reviewed by BenedictOct 2017

  • "Cunna Ban was the best holiday house we ever had."

    It was absolutely cosy and the scenery we looked upon was overwhelming. One thing to improve: Regulate level and time of the heating by ourselves.

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2017

  • "We had a very warm welcome from the lady who looks after the cottage."

    The cottage was everything that your brochure said, it was just fabulous and the location was great.

    Reviewed by PatSep 2015

  • "An excellent cottage in a fantastic location."

    Everything you need to enjoy this rugged yet stunning part of Ireland. Would highly recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to visit this area.

    Reviewed by CraigAug 2015

  • "An amazing property in an amazing location!"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2015

  • "The quality of this cottage was simply exceptional."

    Over the years we have stayed in many good cottages, but this one must rank as the best. The cottage is so spacious and well furnished throughout and we had a thoroughly relaxing restful two weeks. At the end we didn't want to come home. The location is beautiful on a remote stretch of coast, although there is a shop, pub and cafe/bistro close by and we received a warm welcome in all three. The cottage is an ideal base to explore the Burren and this area of County Clare and there is spectacular scenery wherever you go, which is constantly changing with the weather. We simply cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by GeoffJul 2015

  • "Lovely cottage, with plenty of space inside and out!"

    Beautiful area and lovely friendly locals. All in all, a very pleasant stay in a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2015

  • "The location and accommodation was absolutely perfect."

    It was huge and so well equipped. We cannot fault this accommodation and we will be recommending this to friends and family. The area is relaxed and secluded without being too remote.

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2015

  • "It is the nicest most comfortable place I have ever stayed on holiday!"

    Reviewed by LuraOct 2014

  • "Unsurpassed quality of accommodation in a beautifully situated position."

    These two things - combined with very good weather - meant that we had a wonderful holiday courtesy of the owner and Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2014

  • "Absolutely superb property with wonderful views and incredible sunsets."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2014

  • "It was just perfect!"


    Reviewed by RichardMay 2014

  • "The house was beautiful and clean."

    Everywhere we went people were friendly and helpful. It was a great honeymoon.

    Reviewed by NicoleOct 2013

  • "This is the best property we have stayed in (both in the UK and several counties in Eire)."

    Well appointed, extremely comfortable and very clean.

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2013

  • "Amazing house in a stunning location."

    All really modern and clean. Lovely and spacious. Everything finished to a really high standard and good quality. Would love to go back. So much to do and see in the area and the beach is great for kids of all ages.

    Reviewed by EllyAug 2013

  • "This was the nicest house where I have spent my vacation."

    Reviewed by KatharinaAug 2013

  • "Fantastic location, fabulous property."

    An ace of a holiday!

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2013

  • "Nice welcome, helpful being met by owner and shown around property."

    Convenient having pub and shop nearby.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2013

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable house."

    The condition of everything was immaculate.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2013

  • "The house and the surrounding area was stunning."

    We wanted for nothing and didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2013

  • "The house was very comfortable with stunning views in both directions."

    Reviewed by WinifredApr 2013

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage with everything to the highest standard."

    The owner and caretaker couldn't have done more to help and the views are wonderful.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2013

  • "Peace and quiet, quite secluded but shop convenient (10 minute walk)."

    Great sea and land views . Good restaurants nearby. The house was absolutely beautiful.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2013

  • "The house was immaculate and the cleanest holiday property we have ever had."

    Ideal location. Relaxing break.

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2012

  • "The house was magnificent."

    So warm, so modern, so clean, and so user friendly.

    Reviewed by VeronaNov 2012

  • "The best holiday we ever had."

    The house was amazing and the view was out of this world. I would recommend this house to the royals that is how good it was. We would love to go there again.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2012

  • "The ideal place for walkers with lots to see as you enjoy the pleasures of the unique countryside."

    Alternatively, it is also great as a base from which to see the many local attractions.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2012

  • "Very well-equipped property, lovely views, and an excellent local beach."

    Peaceful location but lots to see and do. A great first trip to Ireland, making us want to return.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2012

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The property

This impressively-presented detached holiday cottage is located on the edge of the pretty seaside village of Fanore, County Clare.

Stylishly furnished and finished to a high standard, this lovely cottage boasts panoramic Atlantic Ocean views to the front and is just over a mile from the delicate limestone cliffs and golden sands of the village's renowned Blue Flag beach.

This is a perfect cottage for families and friends wishing to explore this lovely part of the country.

The spacious sitting room at this cottage is bright and airy with a multi-fuel stove housed in a stone feature fireplace, perfect for sitting in front of after an invigorating walk along the beautiful West Clare coast.

There are also three comfortable king-size double bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, offering quality sleeping accommodation.

The modern kitchen has integrated appliances being well equipped for mealtimes, and leads into the sunny dining room, which has wonderful ocean views.

Outside this cosy cottage there is a patio where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink whilst planning your next day’s activities.

Fanore is located just a short drive from the famed Burren region, an area of fascination for botanists, geologists and archaeologists alike.

Those looking for a glimpse into Ireland as it was years ago, can take the ferry from the quaint village of Doolin to the Aran Islands and admire the views of the Cliffs of Moher along the way.

With walking from the doorstep and the friendly local pub just a short stroll away, this wonderful cottage offers a fantastic Irish getaway all year round.


  • All ground floor
  • Three king-size double bedrooms (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, separate shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table (seats 2) and breakfast bar (seats 2)
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

About the location


Doolin 8 miles; Lisdoonvarna 10 miles; Lahinch 18 miles.

Fanore is a charming coastal village on the Wild Atlantic Way, situated between Ballyvaughan and Doolin in County Clare, Fanore is a popular village with walkers, surfers and tourists, and boasts a nice sandy beach. It is also of particular interest to botanists and geologists, owing to its location on the edge of the Burren – renowned for its unique flora and fauna, and rugged landscape. It has several famous green road walking routes like the Caher Valley Loop making it a very popular destination for walking enthusiasts. Nearby Lisdoonvarna is Ireland's premier Spa town, home to the only active spa centre in Ireland; boasting a Victorian pump house, sauna, massage room and mineral baths, situated in woodland surroundings. The town is also home to the 150 year old Matchmaking Festival, which takes place every year during September and October. Lisdoonvarna has eight pubs, some offering traditional Irish music, and good shops and restaurants. Lahinch, 18 miles away, is a bustling seaside resort, offering a promenade, golf links, Seaworld and a leisure complex. In addition, the world renowned Doolin is 9 miles away, which is Irelands Traditional Music capital. famous for its traditional pubs and restaurants, not to mention the local recording studio, where you can listen to some of the best traditional musicians being recorded live. A beautiful location with something for everyone.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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