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Limestone Cottage

(Ref. 957349)

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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Awesome! We had such a good time, the cottage was lovely, the setting was incredible and the owner was so friendly and accommodating."

    Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2024

  • "A well appointed cottage in a lovely area of the Burren."

    House martins nesting under the eaves and a visit from Fox cubs in the garden. Excellent walking in the area as the Burren is like one huge rock garden. Loads of maps and suggested walks provided, so spoilt for choice.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2024

  • "A very cosy cottage in a quiet area."

    Ideal location for visiting The Burren. Very high standard of cleanliness & maintenance. Owner very friendly and helpful. One minor disappointment: the pub mentioned in the listing has since closed down. Overall a most enjoyable stay. .

    Reviewed by Henry5.0May 2024

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    Comfortable, spacious and in a great location in the heart of the Burren.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2024

  • "Spotlessly clean and best equipped property we've ever spent time in (four slot toaster, yes!"

    ). We lucked out and had glorious weather, beautiful hikes, a wonderful experience all around.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Apr 2024

  • "This was a brilliant cottage, everything you need but especially Wi-Fi which can be hard to get in rural Ireland."

    A very cosy tv room and the heating works very well in the whole house. Owner always on hand if you need her and genuinely welcoming you to Carran. 20 mins from Kilfenora, Corrofin and Lisdoonvarna and Lahinch Doolin and cliffs of Moher a little further. Brilliant stay here in Carran and would definitely come back. Top marks Theresa

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage, very clean and comfortable, and an excellent base for exploring The Burren."

    Property owner was very helpful and we had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay. This was our second stay here, and we look forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property was clean, cosy, comfortable and well equipped."

    It’s in a fantastic location for local walks and walks further afield. Plenty to do and see in this special part of the country. Would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful relaxing place to stay."

    ...cant recomend it enough. The house is very well equipped but still retains it's authenticity and character. Beautiful walks all around - a place to choose if you wish to unwind and recharge. We really loved our stay here and having stayed in many holiday rentals across Ireland , this cottage stands out as the house and setting we relaxed most in.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A comfortable, spacious, well-equipped cottage and spotlessly clean."

    It is well situated in the centre of the Burren with a couple of lovely walks from the cottage and many interesting places to visit in the area. We enjoyed a stroll to the Burren Perfumery which has an excellent cafe

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2023

  • "A cozy, clean, and tidy cottage."

    Quiet location. Central for exploring 'The Burren'. Everything you would normally need and it all worked. Weather wasn't great, but not a lot anyone can do about that.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent situation in the Burren, lovely cottage, very clean and well maintained."

    I would recommend this as a place to stay. We had lovely weather and really enjoyed our stay at Limestone Cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "It is a lovely cottage, much larger than the picture suggests, a beautiful ..."

    It is a lovely cottage, much larger than the picture suggests, a beautiful location and everything as listed in the brochure - but the brochure did not mention the absence of Wi Fi or mobile phone signal

    Reviewed by Maurice4.4Sep 2022

  • "Limestone Cottage is one of the best equipped and most comfortable, peaceful holiday homes we have stayed in."

    Theresa kept in touch with us while we were there. It's a perfect location for touring Clare and lots of information is provided. We really enjoyed our stay. Thanks.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely well equipped comfortable cottage set in a quiet village."

    Cottage is larger than it appears in pictures. We had a lovely week there. For us it was an ideal place for touring the Burren area. Pub which serves very good food few minutes walk away. Be aware that the nearest shop is a few miles away. As there is a good sized fridge and chest freezer in property we stocked up on first day so it wasn't a problem to us.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Apr 2022

  • "This cottage is a must,definitely worth a visit with family or friends, the cottage has everything you could need,it's so comfortable and spotless clean,Theresa the lady we were speaking with is such a lovely lady and so helpful."

    Can't wait to come back again.

    Reviewed by Martina5.0Jan 2022

  • "Sometimes you see some lovely pictures of holiday cottages and think; ‘it’s too good to be true’."

    The pictures and reality in this case matched up to exactly what it promised. Beautiful. Attention to detail was amazing. Dainty. Amazing location close to everything you’d like to visit. And then Theresa and her sister Christina were just lovely and so accommodating. Don’t hesitate to book if you’re lucky enough to get a vacancy

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely Cottage and lovely host."

    It has everything you need and is furnished with attention to details. It feels more like a home than a holiday house. I would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved this Cottage."

    It had everything we needed. We were out all day, was lovely to come back to in the evening. Clean, comfortable beds, loved the pink towels, have bought pink towels when I arrived home. Loved Mr and Mrs Fox

    Reviewed by Briege5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage, lovingly maintained by a very welcoming host, in a fine location at the heart of the burren."

    The weather took a bit of a turn during our stay as an Atlantic storm hit the area, with howling winds and torrential rain - this is the west of Ireland after all!.Although this brought a damp chill to the air, the open fire soon made the place cosy again. This cottage was all we hoped for, we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Declan4.1Aug 2020

  • "A lovely cottage with all the amenities you need in full working order."

    Sited in the middle of Burren upland close to the major holiday destinations. Recommend walking around the village on way marked paths, visiting Birds of Prey Centre at Allwee cave, boat trip around Cliffs of Moher if you want to see where they filmed the Cave chapter in Harry Potter film. Highlight of the week boat trip on Dolphin watch plus much more from Carriagaholt on loop head. Not so enjoyable Cliffs of Moher from the top as so overcrowded or the local pub Cassidy's. Would recoment this holiday.

    Reviewed by Dermot4.4Sep 2019

  • "A very good place to visite the area: poulnarbone dolmen, cliffs of moher, galway, the burren national park, the burren parfumery (2 km)."


    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "A lovely, cosy , traditional cottage in the heart of the Burren."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is our second visit and will not be the last."

    Everything perfect, even the absence of wifi, which allows more time to relax, read and enjoy the unique countryside.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2019

  • "A really fun holiday experience!"

    Great cottage with lovely space to relax and enjoy the break away. Really clean and tidy and the owner was very helpful! It is easy to drive to the Cliffs of Moher or Galway and plenty to see. Highly recommend for couples or families!

    Reviewed by Peggy5.0Apr 2019

  • "The lovely Limestone cottage was a really good place to stay in, REALLY clean and everything you could need when on holiday."

    The owner Theresa was most welcoming and genuinely friendly. We really enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2018

  • "The location was amazing and we were so lucky with the weather - 2 hot weeks with no rain."

    the area was quiet with a pub just up the road - perfect! The cottage was central to all the places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage was worth every penny, quaint and old fashioned but completely in keeping with the 'Irish Experience'"

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jun 2018

  • "A wonderfully comfortable cottage for country lovers and close to so many interesting places and walks ."

    .. I've already booked it again!

    Reviewed by Nick4.7May 2018

  • "Das Haus hat wirklich eine tolle Lage, zwar direkt an der Strasse, Verkehr ist eh nicht so viel, dafür aber mittendrin im Burren."

    Die Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind etwas weiter weg, es gibt einen Pub 200m vom Haus entfernt in dem man auch gut essen kann. Wir haben die Schönheit der Landschaft und die Stille mit Vogelgezwitscher und Muhen der Kühe sehr genossen. Vom Haus aus sind es maximal 30-40 Minuten Autofahrt zu allen Ecken im Burren ( Wanderwege, Archeologische Stätten, Atlantikküste etc) Eine Vielfalt an Wandervorschlägen sind im Haus ausgelegt. Alles in Allem können wir dieses Cottage nur empfehlen, es verschafft einem Muße zur Ruhe und Gelassenheit. P.S. Neben einem offenem Kamin gibt es auch einen super Holz/Kohleofen Elke und Thomas Frankfurt und Düsseldorf

    Reviewed by Elke4.4May 2018

  • "A very nice cottage"

    Reviewed by Libossek4.4Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, owner very friendly and prompt with communication."

    Loved the cottage location and the simple functional appliances. Great if you want to escape the 21st century and the internet!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with child size pull-out stacker bed
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Second sitting room with solid fuel stove.
  • Oil-fired central heating with open fire and solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumbledryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, Radio, selection of books and games
  • Cot and Highchair available on request
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire and solid fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms.

The property

Limestone Cottage is an attractive period property built from local stone and located in the village of Carron, in the heart of the Burren in County Clare.

Offering comfortable accommodation for 4 plus a child, this is the ideal holiday cottage for a family looking to explore the delights of western Ireland.

There's plenty of accommodation, with not one but two sitting areas, one with an open fire and the other with a solid fuel stove set in a fabulous stone fireplace.

This room also has an original stone floor and exposed beams which give the cottage plenty of rustic charm.

There's also a generously sized and fully equipped kitchen diner.

A cloakroom with WC and basin completes the ground floor accommodation.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one double and one twin with an extra child-size bed, plus a family bathroom with bathtub and overhead shower, WC and washbasin.

With exposed stone floors and wood beams, Limestone Cottage is a charming country cottage.

Outside there's a pretty cottage garden and a terrace area ideal for a drink after a busy day sightseeing.

This is the ideal rural and peaceful spot to relax and unwind.

There's also off road parking for 2 cars.

Nearby Carron has been inhabited since ancient times and is renowned for its megalithic monuments, forts and standing stones.

The village itself has spectacular views over the landscape of the Burren, an area of limestone known for its incredible wild flowers and alpine species.

A pub and restaurant are a few minutes walk and 3 national walking trails are within easy reach.

County Clare is one of the most rugged and spectacular areas of Ireland, known for the astonishing 230m tall Cliffs of Moher as well as the Burren with its castles, caves, dolmens, forts and perfumery.

Ennis is the historic county town filled with boutiques, cafes and restaurants, while Bunratty Castle and the Burren Birds of Prey Centre are both well worth a visit.

With plenty of walking trails, a wealth of history and some incredible flora and fauna, County Clare is a truly unmissable destination.

With so much to see and do on the doorstep, Limestone Cottage is the ideal rural base for a family holiday exploring spectacular western Ireland.

About the location


Lisdoonvarna 13 miles; Ennis 17 miles.

The village of Carron is the only village in the Burren uplands. The name Carron is thought to derive from the Gaelic word Cairn which means 'a mound of stones'. These cairns or stones can be found on each of the mountains in the Burren. In the village there’s a pub, along with wonderful views over the Burren, and in the area there’s three recognised walking routes. Within reach is the spa town of Lisdoonvarna, which is home to the Spa Wells Health Centre, pubs offering traditional Irish music, shops and restaurants. The town of Ennis is also within driving distance with its narrow streets, market square, shops and restaurants. Other attractions of note are the superb Cliffs of Moher and the Burren National Park. Carron is an ideal base for exploring this part of County Clare. Both the nearest beach and Wild Atlantic way are 7 miles away. Further afield it is possible to reach Galway (28 miles) or Dublin (162 miles) and it is only 30 miles to Shannon Airport.

Please Note: the shower over bath is due to be replaced with a shower cubicle that will be in use from April 2023

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas