We arrived at our honeymoon destination whilst the countryside was swathed in fog...we could not see our finger in front of us. The cottage looked welcoming and after being shown around by our host, we were left to our own devices. First things first - get the log burner lit. A supply of fuel was left to get us started once established the heat was intense. Comy sofas and a small tv was all we needed for our first night. The well equipped kitchen has THE most amazing window (we couldnt see ...
We arrived at our honeymoon destination whilst the countryside was swathed in fog...we could not see our finger in front of us. The cottage looked welcoming and after being shown around by our host, we were left to our own devices. First things first - get the log burner lit. A supply of fuel was left to get us started once established the heat was intense. Comy sofas and a small tv was all we needed for our first night. The well equipped kitchen has THE most amazing window (we couldnt see the views because of the fog). A lovely welcome pack was left by Paul and Michelle. The bathroom is large and modern, the shower provides all the hot water you could use. Oil heating is a useful addition in the cottage. The back bedroom offers fabulous views as well (not that we saw much that first day...fog!!) After a good nights sleep, Sunday morning dawned bright and blue - my goodness, the views are stunning....there is the stunning round tower, the remains of the original homestead cottages and out buildings, and the view to the sea and the islands beyond had to be seen to be believed. The kitchen has all the equipment you need to produce meals, there are a selection of books, games and cd's if you need entertainment. The contrast from the kitchen to the living room is amazing, the kitchen is modern and contemporary with a twist of tradition, the living room with the high ceiling, tiny windows, immense slabbed floor, and awsome fireplace is truly olde worlde traditional Irish cottage. A lovely place to return to after a day rambling along the cliff paths or having a pint in the pub in Doolin. We loved our honeymoon destination. We loved the horses that appeared in the garden, the visiting falcon, the birdlife, the vast power of the ocean, the howling of the wind and the crackling of the logs in the woodburner. Thank you so much Paul and Michelle for letting us share in the history and magical place that is Russell Family Cottage
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
Doolin 1.5 miles.
A traditional Irish cottage, in the townland of Doonagore, close to the fishing village of Doolin, on the west coast of County Clare.
This Doolin cottage is steeped in history and is most renowned as the birthplace of the famous Russell family, one of the best-known traditional family musicians from Ireland.
The lives of the three Russell brothers are celebrated with a musical festival every February in the village.
The cottage is in a fantastic cliff-top location, with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and towards the Cliffs of Moher from the large picture window in the kitchen.
This Doolin cottage has been lovingly renovated and furnished to retain its Irish character including flagged floors in one of the bedrooms and in the sitting room.
In the sitting room you will also see many photos and memorabilia from Russell family history, along with the large stone hearth and solid fuel stove, high vaulted ceiling and sash windows, which all add to the history and charm of this fantastic Doolin cottage.
The coastal path for the Cliffs of Moher can be accessed directly from the owner's land, and just five miles away from this lovely Irish cottage is the Lahinch Golf Course and the unique Burren region.
Lahinch beach is also close by.
You will adore this superb Doolin cottage, whatever time of year you visit.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with sea views and doors to patio, 1 x king-size double. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area, sea views and doors to patio. Sitting room with pull-out bed and solid fuel stove.
- Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power inc. in rent Apr to Sep inclusive, charged by meter reading with first €30 inc. in rent from Oct to Mar
- Starter pack for solid fuel stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 5 cars
- Bike storage
- Rural garden with front and rear patio, furniture, BBQ and sea views
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles
- Beach 5 miles
- Note: Children to be supervised outside due to nearby stream and craggy land
- Note: Steep drive down to cottage.
About the location
DOOLIN, COUNTY CLARE
Lisdoonvarna 5 miles.
The seaside fishing village of Doolin lies on the rugged Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by the Burren limestone landscape. Doolin is world-renowned as the home of traditional Irish music and holds annual music festivals, attracting musicians from far and wide. The village has stunning cliff-top walks along the Burren Way to the famous Cliffs of Moher, and an intriguing underground cavern system in Doolin’s Cave. Lahinch offers a great links golf course and beach nearby . There are numerous watersports available including sea fishing, diving, surfing and sailing, or take a day trip to the spectacular Aran Islands, or an evening cruise along the coast to the Cliffs of Moher for a stunning spectacle. Jump in the car or on a mountain bike and enjoy the scenery along one of the many winding coastal roads. With an abundance of activities, and numerous music pubs to enjoy the craic, you will not be short of something new to enjoy in Doolin.