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Cloghaun near Lisdoonvarna, County Clare (Ref. 925545)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very nice stay in the house."

    The surroundings round the house in the Burren were amazing. Also the pick-up of the key was arranged perfectly in Lisdonvaarna. we could follow a car through the small roads to the house. The interieur of the house was very good furnished. We like to rent the house another time again.

    Reviewed by PieterDec 2021

  • "I would highly recommend ; Hogans Irish Cottages as a number 1 staycation A refreshing break, I'll be booking in the future of 2022, for sure."

    Well done Hogans, top quality well presented property in pristine condition, beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Key collection - Expected to be met at the property but had to arrange a detour to meet the property owner at his place of work some 30 miles from the property to be given a postcode."

    Was promised a call to see how we were settled and to be given instructions regarding the central heating controls but we never received that call so couldn’t control central heating. Cleanliness - overall clean but there was broken glass under the dining table so spent 30 minutes sweeping the floor to avoid our 1 year old stepping on any broken glass. Property is lovely in a lovely location but had this been a hotel I would have complained about the broken glass and lack of interest in us once we were in the property.

    Reviewed by ToddOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, very luxurious with all amenities to make a very comfortable stay."

    Would definately recommend!

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, well maintained and cosy."

    Property is finished to a high standard. Its provides the peace of the countryside whilst being close to all tourist attractions. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by TaraSep 2021

  • "Wonderful comfortable cottage in peaceful location, great views and place to stay to explore the Bureen, car essential."

    Nice decor and very clean with home from home comforts, well equipped kitchen, dishwasher and washer dryer an added bonus. Roll top bath an added touch of luxury!

    Reviewed by EvaSep 2021

  • "The house met all our needs, the scenery around is just beautiful"

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "Fabulous, cosy, comfortable house with everything that you could need for a relaxing break away."

    This house is finished to a very high standard, the quality of the furniture and fittings are really good. Bed comfy, showers lovely , good selection of TV Channels perfect for Christmas break. The location is ideal for nice walks with plenty of very fresh air ! We would highly recommend this property and will return again.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2020

  • "Owner was very nice and made sure i was most comfortable, house was immaculately clean and so warm and cozy, beautiful views and so close to everything."

    .. Perfect little getaway and will 100% be back again

    Reviewed by ShannonDec 2020

  • "Couldn’t recommend the farmhouse highly enough."

    It was so warm and cozy with every facility we could want. We hope to return again in the future as we loved the house and area so much.

    Reviewed by LeanneSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in scenic area."

    Short drives to all sights attractions towns etc . Extra touches like chromecast/firestick for television. Bikes in shed. Would like to have stayed for longer as so comfortable there. Highly recommend and host is lovely too

    Reviewed by DeirdreSep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage with excellent modern facilities in beautiful location."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "An excellent stay that didn't disappoint."

    We were fortunate in that ours was the final week long booking before the pandemic lockdown and indeed, Ireland was locking down all around us during our stay. But this cottage is situated in a rural, isolated spot on the west coast of Clare and was ideal for the circumstances. The cottage is modern but with comfy and cosy touches that made it feel very homely. A few small points for the owner to consider for improvement. The mugs were stained and some were chipped - a new set needed. Also, a 'Welcome Pack' with information on arrival would be beneficial to explain for example the garbage disposal/recycling set-up as we wanted to do our bit but were slightly confused as to what went where and when it all went. Also to explain little things like the control for the skylight in the main en-suite double. I slept the first night with it open and the early morning light woke me earlier than necessary. I texted the owner who swiftly responded to say that the control panel was on the door frame - as it was white on white, it wasn't easy to see. I appreciated the owner being so responsive but felt guilty for having to disturb him in the first place. An information pack on arrival would answer these little questions. But in all, excellent and highly recommended. If we were to ever visit beautiful County Clare again, I would definitely consider a return to the Farmhouse.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2020

  • "This cottage was absolutely out of this world set in perfect location."

    Showers are of the highest quality beautiful views throughout. Owner was very nice and accommodating as we had to cut our trip short due to some unforseen circumstances, he had offered to arrange 3 nights later in the year for us to take as we had to leave 3 nights early, true gentleman

    Reviewed by JackJan 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing, it was clean and tidy."

    It was so homely we have got to our own home and it doesn't feel like home anymore and we are missing how open the cottage is! The fire is perfect for a cold evening and the bedrooms and bathrooms are so prefect. We will be staying back here again. A few little broken bits in the house but couldn't fault as been so busy I cant imagine when they would have had time to fix them!

    Reviewed by PhillipaJan 2020

  • "It is such a beautiful cottage and place to be."

    The house is really modern and has everything you need. We had no problems with the communication to the lessor. And i also have to say, that the cottage has a perfect location. Near to Doolin and Lisdoonvarna, but nevertheless absolutely quiet and privacy. Perfect! All people were so friendly, doesn't matter where we were. You don't have to speak perfect English to understand. When they noticed that you are not from there, they spoke slower. My family and I are avid of all these beautiful impressions. The house, surrounded by beautiful nature, the beautiful and small villages, all the kind and friendly people, everything were quiet beautiful. We hope we will come back as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2019

  • "We were only there for 3 nights, going to the Irish Open at Lahinch."

    So the location was perfect. Directions to the property could be a little better, as in the middle of nowhere, but we found it eventually. The property was perfect for us and the amenities top class. Cannot Really suggest any improvement

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in rural peaceful location very clean and spacious cottage had a great week travelling around weather was ok ish but didn't spoil our time wòuld return to this fab cottage and highly recommend thanks to Clement and John who made sure we had everything thank you."

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2019

  • "An excellent stay."

    A welcome pack with information about the cottage facilities (eg remote control of the bedroom roof-light), local facilities, bin collection day and where to leave the key on departure would have been appreciated. A visitors’ book would also be useful as recommendations/experiences can then be shared. Having said that we would recommend all of the local restaurants, pubs and cafes we visited! Top of the list, however, was the Doolin Inn for breakfast served between 8.00 and 10.00pm, and the Ivy Cottage for evening meals. The town of Ennistymon is well worth a visit and the Little Fox cafe offers tasty and very different lunch options. All the pubs in Doolin are good but the best draught (local) beer we found was in Fitz’s Bar Doolin and The Roadside Tavern in Lisdoonvarna. The Doolin Inn also sells bottles from Western Herd which is excellent! A ferry trip to the Aran Islands/Cliffs of Moher is definitely a must. We booked on-line a couple of days before we went with Doolin2Aran Ferries once we knew the weather forecast was likely to be favourable. This company is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2019

  • "The house was gorgeous and we really enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely location in the heart of the Burren.

    Reviewed by IseultApr 2019

  • "The Farmhouse was decorated to a very high standard."

    The bedrooms & bathrooms were a very generous size & 5star rating. The showers & bath were a real luxury after exploring The Burren which was a truly unforgettable experience. The kitchen was fully equipped & all appliances appeared new. The sitting area was very comfortable with a wood burner which made it very cosy at night when we reflected on our day. Family bikes were provided, barbeque & outdoor furniture. The Farmhouse was located close to Lisdoonvarna, Doolin & The Cliffs. We also visited Lahinch, Milltown Malbay & Spanish Point. We enjoyed exploring Doolin & visiting the knitwear & crafts shops & having a cuppa. There are many nice eateries but we enjoyed eating in O'Connor's Pub & our daughter enjoyed visiting the Chocolate Shop. The people in the area are very friendly & helpful in their recommendations. The highlight was visiting the Cliffs of Moher. We had a very clear sunny day & the views were magnificent. Bring a Picnic & take it all in! We were very recluntant to say our goodbyes to West Clare. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Farmhouse Cottage. We would highly recommend it & we hope to return soon again. Thank you to Clement & John who were on hand to show us to the cottage & if we required any assistance. Thank you to Hogan Cottages for a great listing of Cottages & for helping us to find this real gem, "Farmhouse Cottage" Claughan, Co. Clare. Looking forward to returning already. Happy Holidays Sharon Lowe

    Reviewed by VincentApr 2019

  • "This was the best home we've ever rented!"

    It was clean and comfortable and had modern amenities. The location was quiet and the view from the street (of the cliffs and ocean) was amazing. Thank you so much!! If it is helpful to know, the bike tires were flat so having a pump in the shed would be helpful. Also, it was super helpful to have the person (who met us in town and led us to the property) show us how to turn everything on in the house because a lot of the switches weren't intuitive.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2019

  • "Cottage was great, very rural quiet setting."


    Reviewed by StuartOct 2018

  • "Pro's -------------------------- Fantastic Bungalow."

    Well decorated and high quality finish. Quiet and peaceful location. Very comfortable. Easy access to major roads for touring the area. Great view of the stars at night (clouds allowing). Sky TV and acceptable wifi (dropped out one morning for a half hour). Cons -------------------------- No soap in bathrooms. No shaver socket (for electric toothbrush). Never found a room thermostat so property was always very warm (although my wife puts this as a plus :) ). Overall: -------------------------- Would highly recommend and will likely stay here again.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2017

  • "What a fantastic holiday home ."

    A beautiful house with high quality furniture and furnishings . Spectacular views and quiet area.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2017

  • "An excellent property with a high level of finish and facilities."

    Very comfy beds and excellent bath and showers. One note - you may wish to amend the listing to state that although broadband / wifi is available at the property due to its rural location, it only runs at 1 mbps at best, which means internet searches and making bookings online can be rather laborious. Other than that a fantastic holiday home.

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2017

  • "Total peace and quiet."

    fantastic scenery. need a car as no transport.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2017

  • "Had a wonderful week this March at Sykes."

    Cottage is very comfortable, tastefully decorated and is well equipped. Especially loved the log burner and very comfy bed. Location is beautiful, wild countryside and so peaceful. Walking down the lane gives you fantastic views of the ocean and the cliffs of Moher. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2017

  • "We loved this cottage, set in a beautiful quiet location."

    The cottage is well appointed, comfortable and would happily come back again.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2017

  • "What a fabulous property, which exceeded all expectations, the cottage was well equipped with everything you could require , home from home, the standard of the property and interior design was far better than expected for a holiday let, gorgeous open fire, and comfortable beds, the people were friendly and welcoming and the area just stunning you can see the sea from the gateway we didn't manage to find a footpath that lead directly to the sea unfortunately but that didn't spoil it ."

    I would not hesitate to book this property again , first class, I didn't want to leave :(

    Reviewed by AnitaJan 2017

  • "The isolation of this property was so wonderful, was a five minute drive into Lisdoonvarna or Doolin."

    Could see and feel the Atlantic and glimpse the Cliffs of Moher. Absolutely wonderful place Great fire and kitchen comforts. Amazing bath and comfortable spaces

    Reviewed by DeborahDec 2016

  • "The farmhouse exceeded our expectations set in a lovely peaceful location equipped with everything you could possibly need and decorated and furnished to the highest standard."

    Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2016

  • "Great cottage, in fact superb cottage."

    Would have been good to have known it was so isolated.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2016

  • "First class accommodation in a first class peaceful location."

    The owner was attentive and at the end of the phone if we needed help. The property is rural but just minutes from Doolin, it was well placed to visit The Burren etc.

    Reviewed by ShaunJul 2016

  • "A fabulous property in a great location for exploring the coast."

    A wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2016

  • "I loved this cottage."

    It was homely, cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2016

  • "If I had to describe the Farmhouse in one word, it would be 'quality'."

    Everything from the furniture and appliances, to the towels and bedding are of the highest quality. Staying there was a delight. We were here in March and found it to be very warm and cosy, particularly when curled up in front of the fire. The location is excellent; very peaceful and quiet, but only a few minutes drive from Lisdoonvarna and just 10 minutes from Doolin. It's a great base for exploring the Burren, with most of the major attractions less than half an hours drive away.

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2016

  • "We absolutely fell in love with this cottage."

    It is so comfortable and modern. The decor has been finished to an extremely high standard, it has all the mod cons you can possibly need and more. The kitchen is lovely and spacious and is perfect for those family dinners. The beds are so comfy and the showers are fabulous. The cottage is set in a quiet and picturesque area and is a short drive to Doolin or Lisdoon. We even got engaged on our holiday here!! Can?t wait to go back next year!!

    Reviewed by BryanSep 2015

  • "Beautiful house which was fully equipped and comfortable."

    Very impressed with the finishings of this property, super comfy beds and lovely and quiet and relaxing. If you are looking for a home away from home in a remote, beautiful location. This is for you.

    Reviewed by GemmaSep 2015

  • "A beautifully decorated property and a very high class finish."

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2015

  • "Overall excellent a lot of work went into the preparation of the property very clean and well presented."

    The position of the cottage was excellent so nice to get away from it all. The outside and garden furniture if weather permitted. We enjoyed the experience it close by car or bike if your fit to Doolin.

    Reviewed by MylesJul 2015

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The property

Lisdoonvarna 3 miles.

An outstanding County Clare cottage, close to the coast outside the Burren town of Lisdoonvarna and 3.5 miles from Doolin.

Beautifully finished throughout, this cottage makes a fantastic base for family and friends to get together and explore the West Coast.

Set all on the ground floor, the cottage boasts three comfortable bedrooms; two doubles and a twin, offering good flexibility.

The open plan living area keeps everyone together while the meals are being prepared so no one will feel like they are missing out on the planning of next day’s activities.

After dinner, put your feet up in front of the stove, log onto the WiFi and share your photos with those at home and let them see what they are missing out on.

As the day draws to an end, take yourself outside and sit down with a well-earned drink and enjoy the summer’s breeze.

Lisdoonvarna will tend to your basic needs with shops, pubs and restaurants for you to visit if you don’t fancy cooking, so go ahead and take the night off and let someone else do the dishes.

The surrounding area offers great scenery should you decide to go for a walk or cycle; in the shed you will find four bicycles left by the owner for you to make use of and enjoy.

Or jump in the car and take yourself to Lahinch beach to look out over the Atlantic Ocean.

While staying in the area you should be sure to check out the outstanding scenery and spectacular views at the Cliffs of Moher.

This really is a brilliant cottage that should be booked without hesitation to avoid disappointment.


  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 4) with solid fuel stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil central heating with solid fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shed with four bicycles
  • Front lawned garden with plants plus rear gravel area with plants, patio area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles.

About the location


Lahinch 9 miles; Shannon Airport 39 miles.

Lisdoonvarna is Ireland's premier Spa town, situated in the Burren region of County Clare, and is home to the Spa Wells Health Centre, the only active spa centre in Ireland, boasting a Victorian pump house, sauna, massage room and mineral baths, situated in woodland surroundings. The town is also home to the 150 year old Matchmaking Festival, which takes place every year during September. Attracting thousands from around the world, the festival offers music and dancing and finishes with the grand final where the best matched couple are awarded the coveted titles of "Mr Lisdoonvarna" and "Queen of the Burren"! Lisdoonvarna has eight pubs, some offering traditional Irish music, and good shops and restaurants. Just 3 miles away is the village of Doolin, which is known for its traditional Irish music, plus a ferry service operates daily from Doolin to the Aran Islands. Kilfenora, four miles away is home to the Burren Display Centre, where you can learn more about the Burren Region, and Lahinch, 9 miles away, is a bustling seaside resort, offering a promenade, golf links, Seaworld and a leisure complex. Ideal for surfing, Lahinch offers a one-mile stretch of golden beach, together with numerous traditional pubs and restaurants. Lisdoonvarna is a lovely part of north Clare, with something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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