Kilmurry McMahon 3 miles.
This detached, ground floor cottage is situated in Kilmurry McMahon and a short drive from the town of Kilrush and the Shannon ferry crossing at Killimer to North Kerry.
The cottage is surrounded by farmland with grazing animals and the owners live on site and will share their extensive knowledge of County Clare with all of their guests.
The cottage is a wonderful touring base for both County Clare and County Kerry, as a ferry leaves regularly from Killimer, about a 15-minute drive away, and crosses the Shannon Estuary to Tarbert in Kerry.
The journey only takes around 20 minutes and opens up a whole other region of Ireland to explore!
Inside the renovated 200-year old cottage are two bedrooms, a double with an en-suite shower room, plus a room with twin beds.
There is also a bathroom, where you can enjoy a nice relaxing soak after a day out and about.
The family-friendly open plan living area has a dining space for four as well as a sofa and two armchairs around an open fire, where you can cosy together after a tasty meal.
The garden at the back of the cottage is shared, and you can explore the orchard and pluck an apple or two to munch on.
Donkeys can often be found grazing in the orchard; they are free to roam the surrounding land, but may pop over to say hello from time to time.
To the front of the cottage, you will find a second shared garden.
Lawned, with an outdoor bench and a barbecue, you can sit out here when the sun is shining and enjoy a refreshing drink whilst planning tomorrow’s adventures; the perfect way to end a fun-filled day!
As anywhere in Ireland, the surrounding countryside is beautiful!
There is plenty to see and do within a short drive, and lots of opportunities for walkers and cyclists.
You are likely to spot dolphins in the Shannon Estuary, and can learn more about them, and conservation work done to protect them, at the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation at Kilrush.
Boat trips are even available, where you can try and catch a glimpse of Europe’s largest group of bottlenose dolphins!
Spend a day on the Blue Flag beach at Kilkee, with lovely golden sands and cliff top walks.
Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a round at the Kilrush Golf Club, or venture across the estuary to the Ballybunion Golf Club, rated one of the top courses in the world.
Visit the stunning Loop Head Peninsula to enjoy mesmerising seascapes of the Atlantic Ocean, and the famous Loop Head Lighthouse perched at the tip.
A wonderful base for families and friends exploring Ireland!
Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 926372, together they sleep 6.
About the location
KILMURRY MCMAHON, COUNTY CLARE
Kilkee 15 miles; Ennis 22 miles; Shannon Airport 30 miles.
Kilmurry McMahon is a rural, farm-based community situated seven miles from the town of Kilrush. It has two shops, a school, petrol station, Post Office and a church. There are two pubs in the parish. Kilmurry McMahon offers visitors a real glimpse into rural, West Clare life. The coastal town of Kilrush is located near the mouth of the River Shannon in the south-west of County Clare. An historic town, one of the listed Heritage Towns of Ireland, Kilrush was once an important Shannon port and is today home to a modern Marina and Heritage Centre. Take a boat trip from the marina and explore the lovely waters of the Shannon Estuary, with its many picturesque riverside towns and villages and resident population of bottle-nosed dolphins! Enjoy a drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, which goes through Kilrush. Alternatively, take a ferry to nearby Scattery Island, a 6th century monastic island featuring the ruins of several churches and a unique 10th century round tower. Kilrush offers supermarkets, traditional pubs, restaurants and an excellent 18 hole golf course, and golfers will also enjoy the Greg Norman designed golf links at Doonbeg, within easy reach. Just 9 miles away is the seaside resort of Kilkee, which boasts a horse-shoe bay, 18-hole golf course, restaurants, pubs, cafes and good walking routes, and is the starting point for the Loop Head Drive along the rugged Atlantic coastline, offering wonderful coastal scenery.