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Sunnyside Cottage

Ennistymon, County Clare (Ref. 919750)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Crazy4nuns
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    “Awesome Converted 18th Century Coach Hoise”

    If you are looking for a memorable place to stay while visiting County Clare, look no further because you have found the perfect place ...

    If you are looking for a memorable place to stay while visiting County Clare, look no further because you have found the perfect place! The Sunny-Side Cottage is the ideal base for exploring this part of Ireland. Located along the Wild Atlantic Way, all of the must-see sights are within 5 miles: The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, St Bridget’s Well, Lisdoonvarna........ The lovely coastal spots of Doolin, Lahinch Beach & Promenade, Ballyvaugn and access to the Aran Islands are close by, too. Just a short 5 minute walk brings you to the quaint, picturesque village of Ennistymon with its famous Cascades. There you will find friendly pubs, restaurants, a market and The Falls Hotel & Spa (which was the former manor, Ennistymon House.) The Sunny-Side Cottage is set among mature Woodlands and manicured Gardens and is sparkling clean, tastefully decorated, spacious, well appointed and beautifully restored. The warm, friendly, helpful owners, Phyllis and Kevin Haran (whose families have lived in the area for several generations - I think Phyllis said 7 or 8) did all the restoration, themselves. It is very obvious that this project is a labor of love. Against the advice of everyone, they knew what they wanted and they brought the once neglected Cottage back to life. They succeeded in bringing this 200 year old property into the 21st century while still retaining the unique features of the original Coach House. Inside its two stories, you will find a beautiful and comfortable townhouse. Downstairs is a cozy living room with fireplace and dining area and a fully stocked and modern kitchen that opens onto a peaceful deck which is surrounded by one of Phyllis’ gardens. It’s the perfect spot for a morning cup of tea. If you keep walking from the deck through the mature trees, you will come to the banks of the Cascades and see the quiet, facade of the famous Falls Hotel across the way. On the top floor of the Coach House are two tastefully appointed bedrooms with ample closets plus a modern, clean bathroom. The House is very bright and airy with skylights upstairs which fill those rooms with warm natural sunlight all day. But, as wonderful as this property is, its best feature is its hosts/owners whose warm, helpful and friendly hospitality are unmatched. In full disclosure: My great grandparents owned The Sunny-Side Cottage from about 1875-1920 and my grandfather was born there in 1886. All my life, I had fantasized about someday visiting the Cottage. To be waking up there every morning felt like a dream come true to me. Phyllis and Kevin were sensitive to the emotions that I was feeling and they enjoyed the family stories and memories that I shared with them. They could not have been more gracious. They answered all of my questions and invited us into their home to show us around and explain what they had changed and what they had restored. Standing in front of the Carrara marble fireplace which warmed their cozy living room, Kevin took our picture and remarked: “Your grandad had his nappies changed right here!” Phyllis walked me around the property and pointed out where my great grandmother had probably had her vegetable and flower gardens. Both my great grandfather and his father - two generations - had been Estate Agents for the Ennistymon House (1850-1890), now The Falls Hotel. It was overwhelming just standing at the river bank and thinking of my ancestors doing the same thing. We could not be happier or more pleased that our ancestral home is in the loving hands of a family for whom it means so much. We can’t wait to return to The Sunny-Side Coach House. You will feel the same!

The property

A wonderful semi-detached cottage, which overlooks the surrounding mature woodlands and river, on the same site as the owner's home, on the outskirts of Ennistymon in County Clare.

Comfortably furnished throughout, this property makes an excellent base for friends and family to come and explore County Clare.

Set over two floors, you enter the cottage through a side door where a well-equipped kitchen and a dining area is to your left, perfect for keeping everyone together, and with enough space for everyone at the table, you can gather to discuss the day’s experiences.

Off to the right you will find a cosy sitting room with a woodburning stove, excellent for warming your toes after a day of sightseeing County Clare, and a second dining area in the same room offering a little more flexibility.

There is also a ground floor shower room and upstairs are two spacious family bedrooms, both of which have an en-suite shower room.

French doors in the kitchen lead out to the rear garden, which goes right down to the river, a superb spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings or dine alfresco.

Just a short walk down the road is Ennistymon where you will find an array of shops, restaurants and pubs with good local Irish music being played, as well as being able to enjoy the superb scenery.

If you wish to venture a little further afield there is plenty to do, including visiting the Cliffs of Moher with breathtaking views, one of the essential places to see on the popular Wild Atlantic Way.

If you fancy a game of golf there are clubs in Lahinch and Doonbeg.

Alternatively, catch a ferry from Doolin to the Aran Islands or enjoy a walk along The Burren Way.

A comfortable property for all the family to enjoy at any time of the year.

Summary

  • Two family bedrooms with 1 double and 1 single and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Central heating fuelled by woodburning stove, with ground floor underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Saorview and UK channels, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent May - Sep inclusive, euro 30 supplement payable directly to owner Oct - Apr
  • Starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample, private off road parking
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Coast 2 miles
  • Note: The cottage is next to a river, children to be supervised
  • Please be aware that this property can sleep 4 adults and 1 child only

About the location

ENNISTYMON, COUNTY CLARE

Lahinch 2 miles; Ennis 16 miles; Burren National Park 13 miles.

The market town of Ennistymon is situated by a beautiful river, on the edge of The Burren in County Clare. The town is renowned for the cascades, which pass over the river, and a walk to the top of Church Hill to view the breathtaking surrounding scenery is essential. Craft shops with traditional fronts, fine restaurants, pubs with Irish music, plus a food and craft fair held on Saturdays, mean that there is something for everyone in this delightful town. Close to Ennistymon is O'Brien Castle, which dates back to 1588, and the beautiful seaside resort of Lahinch is just two miles away, with a golden Blue Flag sandy beach that is ideal for building sandcastles and swimming. Lahinch is famous for surfing, sea kayaking and outdoor sports, and also has a world-renowned golf course and a large play park for children. The stunning Cliffs of Moher, nominated as one of the seven wonders of the world, are also close by. You can follow the Wild Atlantic Way along the cliffs and see the Aran Islands in the distance, catch a ferry there from Doolin, or enjoy a walk along The Burren Way. Ennistymon is a superb base from which to explore the area.

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