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The Merchant's House

(Ref. 4669)

Kilrush, County Clare Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We have to say the merchants house was a great place to stay in a great location ..."

    We have to say the merchants house was a great place to stay in a great location people were very welcoming would definitely recommend Mr moore

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovey quirky restored Georgian property, full of character and the house and Kilrush a great base for exploring West Co."

    Clare, Ireland. Loop Head walking, Cliffs of Moher, Doonbeg, Three Bridges of Ross, Ennis (Inis) etc. Phil and Molly

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful house, fabulous period features with all mod cons, lovely stay, recommend to everyone, thank you."

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jul 2023

  • "Staying in the Merchant's house was a beautiful experience, it felt so calm, homely and charming."

    There is a lovely atmosphere in the house and we cannot wait to book again as soon as we can, it is a perfect place to stay, has everything you would need, really quiet despite its central location in town. The stairs to the first floor is a bit steep and the thread's a bit short so caution needed. We really loved it, Paul and family were so helpful, the very best of people and a fabulous house and stay.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location and people."

    Just aa few niggles that lets it down like freezer was all frosted up still with food in, condition of some kitchen equipment past its best.. Otherwise great place.

    Thank you Stuart for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so sorry that we fell short of your expectations. Our homes are historic properties, we have managed to fit a functioning kitchen filled with the necessary items to cater for oneself including a spacious pantry along with a dining space, if there is anything we missed please let us know so we can make your next stay more comfortable, all the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Mar 2023

  • "We loved our stay!"

    The property was very comfortable and well equipped. Our bed was so comfortable and we had everything we needed. I enjoyed the apartment so much I just wanted to stay in and relax . Thank you!

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Nov 2022

  • "Good place to stay for exploring County Clare and the coastal drive is lovely."

    Unfortunately some local pubs/restaurants weren’t open during our stay but we found some nice places to eat nevertheless - and all within walking distance to the property. Hospitality and service everywhere was outstanding.

    Reviewed by Bethan4.1May 2022

  • "A wonderful townhouse centrally located on the west coast's "Wild Atlantic Way" The house was clean and tidy with all of the facilities as advertised."

    Paul proved to be a great host who couldn't do enough for us. The house is within stumbling (hic) distance of at least 2 pubs which serve food and is conveniently located for shops in the town centre. Despite it's town centre location the area felt quiet and relaxed with minimal traffic noise in the evenings. Everyone we met was friendly and welcoming and we would be happy to stay there again!

    Reviewed by William4.7Sep 2021

  • "Great place to stay We really enjoyed our stay at the Merchant's House."

    Really good location in the centre of Kilrush. Great evenings at Crotty's and Buggles for Irish music. We covered the coast from Galway to the Dingle peninsula. Also went to the Aran Isles-beautiful and fascinating. A really good meal at P.Morrissey's in Doonbeg. We liked Kilrush, Kilkee, Galway, Limerick, Kinvarra, Ballyheigue, the Burren, the cliffs of Moher and the cave at Doolin. A great holiday with a great base at Kilrush. A lovely, comfortable place to stay. Thanks to Paul and the family. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Aug 2019

  • "Merchants House provided us with a great base to see Clare."

    Paul was extremely helpful with helping us have a very memorable experience of traveling around Ireland. Thank you

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2019

  • "We found this accomodation to be far above what we had anticipated and as a result it was a home rather than holiday accomodation."

    It is central to the Kilrush town and only a very short walk to the local facilities such as pubs, butchers, cafes,,etc. There is an excellent Italian restaurant just around the corner. The only issue of access is the stairs which older persons should consider. We would not hesitate to return there when we come back possibly next year. The owner Paul was always available by phone and provided all information in the most friendly manner.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2018

  • "An old, beautifully restored apartment with local atmosphere in a lovely Irish town."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Mar 2017

  • "Very friendly host with a great knowledge of the history of the town."

    The merhant's House has been sympathetically restored but with all the modern conveniences we now expect. Fabulous area to explore both locally and a bit further afield. Nice friendly town and pubs.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2016

  • "Owner of property and his family are extremely friendly and helpful."

    They are the kind of people you would want as friends in any situation. This made the holiday that much more enjoyable! Great time for sure!

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.8Sep 2016

  • "Wonderful house to stay in, very clean,spacious and you felt that you could experience the history of Kilrush."

    The owner Paul and his family were very approachable, friendly and gave us a real Irish welcome.My teenagers enjoyed their daily run to Cappagh and shopping in the local bakery, sweet shops and listening to traditional live Irish music in the street and at Crotty's pub. A holiday we will always remember.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2016

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  • Over first and second floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor 4ft double, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with original clawed leg cast iron bath, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor drawing room with woodburner and sofa bed
  • First floor cloakroom/storage room.
  • Electric storage heaters and electric panel heaters with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Library of books and games
  • Electricity included in rent, €25 supplement payable direct to owner Oct - March inclusive, starter pack of fuel for woodburner included
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • WiFi
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Additional parking in FOC public car park close by
  • Bicycles can be hired by arrangement with owner
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Please note the stairgate can only be fitted to a bedroom door due to width of the stairs.

The property

This stunning two storey home is set over the first and second floor of this historic building.

With unique features and furnishings throughout, staying at the property is like stepping back in time.

With a well-equipped kitchen and dining space evenings in will be a delight.

Two bedrooms and a characterful sitting room provide a lovely setting for a relaxing break away which will live long in the memory.

Note: This property is above Ref: 946885, together they sleep 9.

The Merchant’s House Heritage Holiday Homes

These unique holiday homes overlook the Market Square in the lively harbour town of Kilrush, County Clare. Lovingly restored and beautifully furnished, these Kilrush homes offer wonderful period charm, boasting a number of original features dating from the property's beginnings in 1811 and subsequent history through the intervening 200 years. In 1963 the Fleadh Cheoil was held in Kilrush and The Dubliners played in what is now the kitchen of The Merchant’s Store. The timberwork and coving are faithfully presented in a style akin to that enjoyed by the milling merchant who first called the property home in the early 19th century. Antique furniture brings a certain level of luxury and visitors can take a step back in time and relax in the original cast iron clawed leg bath found in The Merchant’s House. For those that appreciate easy access to the amenities of a town, this Kilrush cottage townhouse is centrally located, perfect for the many shops, pubs and restaurants while the town is also home to a small beach, pier and marina. Kilrush is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic driving route, which incorporates pretty coastal villages, walks and surfing beaches making it ideal for people of all ages whatever your taste of things to do. Upon leaving Kilrush, the Clare coast lays claim to some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland while the spectacular Cliffs of Moher are less than an hour's drive. Whether you decide to explore the sights of this beautiful part of Ireland or to indulge in some traditional music and a pint of 'the black stuff' in one of the many welcoming pubs in the town, you can be rest assured that your charming Kilrush cottage townhouse will be waiting to welcome you home at the end of another fantastic day.

About the location


Kilkee 9 miles; Ennis 29 miles; Shannon Airport 40 miles.

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 the Trump international Golf Course, Doonbeg, which is 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. All the sights along the West Coast of Clare - Lahinch, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren region - as well as the town on Ennis, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and the numerous other attractions are all in easy driving distance. If you feel the need to travel further afield, Shannon Ferry is just minutes away enabling you to explore the neighbouring counties of Limerick and Kerry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas