Cliff Cottage in Kilkee is spectacular and exceptional in EVERY way! I am challenged to find the words to adequately describe this cottage. The setting is breathtaking. The close by cliff walks are exhilarating with very few, if any, tourists in competition for the views. Kilkee is charming with friendly people and many restaurants with delicious food.
From our initial request to Mary for availability to our much too soon departure from the cottage, Mary was knowledgeable and extremely helpful in making our first stay in Ireland a memorable one. Mary emailed us a variety of places to consider visiting as well as restaurants, suggesting we Google them for details. Even throughout our stay Mary sent prompt responses to all of our questions concerning places we wanted to visit/explore during day trips. Mary provides many brochures, books and information for her guests to read over to acquaint themselves with the immediate area as well as sights on the Wild Atlantic Coast.
Mary is a gracious hostess who has provided a cottage beyond perfection for her guests to enjoy. It is clean, open, bright and lacks nothing to assure comfort for her guests. The kitchen is spacious, has beautiful dishes, glasses, cutlery and every kitchen gadget imaginable. The cupboards are stocked with all the basics and more should you prefer to cook at home. To assure a good first breakfast there were coffees, teas, juice, yogurt, bread, fruit and jellies.
The kitchen opens into the dining area and main living space which has floor to ceiling glass doors opening to the gorgeous patio overlooking the Atlantic to the west and Kilkee beach to the east. We were fortunate to have good weather and experience some gorgeous sunsets. Had it been cooler we would have loved to enjoy the wood burning fireplace.
Did I mention that the cottage was spotless? The wooden floors, furniture, bedding, towels - all like new and clean and fresh! Mary even placed small bouquets of fresh flowers in several places throughout the cottage. Detergent for the dishwasher and laundry, cleaning supplies, wet suits, patio furniture, soft woolen blankets, conversion plugs - Mary thought of everything to assure the comfort for her guests!
My husband and I have stayed in many beautiful and special places throughout Europe, however our stay at Cliff Cottage exceeds them all. It is with gratitude to Mary for her thoughtful consideration for her guests comfort and experience that my husband and I highly recommend Cliff Cottage in Kilkee. We are hoping to plan a visit once again just so we can experience Mary's exquisite gift of beauty and comfort.
We were 6 people staying in Cliff Cottage, my husband and myself, my 70-something parents, and my 21 year old son and his girlfriend - and all of us had an absolutely wonderful time. The cottage itself is completely perfect - Mary has thought of every detail and I agree with the other reviews which said the reality is even better than the photos - such spectacular scenery right out of the windows, and large, spacious, light and well-appointed rooms. Kilkee itself is fantastic, several dining and pub options within walking distance, and lots more within short driving distance. The West Coast of Ireland is spectacular, with beautiful cliff walks - the Cliffs of Moher are justifiably famous and definitely worth a visit but we really loved Loop Head and went back three times for walking. Most of all we were treated with hospitality and friendliness wherever we went. I can't thank Mary enough for all of her detailed information on the house and the local sights and restaurants, she was always on the end of an email as we planned our trip and on text while we were there. You will be delighted with Cliff Cottage, I promise. We are already trying to figure out how to go back.
Cliff Cottage is a uniquely beautiful 'home from home' with absolutely magnificent and uninterrupted views over Kilkee bay.
The original cottage is tastefully decorated in keeping with its style and the design of the modern extension has been blended in seamlessly to offer a fabulous open living area, equipped with all the mod cons you could want, natural lighting and wall to wall breathtaking views across the bay.
The fit out throughout is of a very high quality, with subtle colour tones, beautiful floors and a very spacious look and feel. While the weather was pretty cold during our stay the house was perfectly warm & inviting so absolutely no issues on that front.
The description if anything understates the quality and location of the property. It is a short walk from the town and all local amenities.
Our meet & greet was seamless as was checkout and there is a full set of detailed instructions with helpful information provided on site. Wifi was available & signal strength was good. Out host was contactable at any time & checked back with us to see if we needed anything. Great customer service.
I don't think we have stayed in a better equipped property anywhere and we have no hesitation in recommending it. Top class service and property that goes the extra mile - in a word 'excellent'.
This is by far one of the best places that we have ever stayed. One could not fault the attention to detail in this magnificent cottage. It was spotlessly clean. The location was completely perfect, literally a minutes walk to the beach. There are beautiful walks in Kilkee in either direction from the cottage. Christmas Mass was a lovely experience, with a choir that we have never heard the likes of, superb. The views from the cottage were stunning to say the least. This cottage has every possible thing that you could want. Even down to electric blankets in the beds. Every possible kitchen utensil that you could need and loads of bits and pieces in the larder. The underfloor heating was a lovely treat as well. We stayed over Christmas and got a very warm welcome with our welcome treats and mini Christmas tree and floral arrangement on the table. One could not go into the main room and not gasp at the view everytime. Mary was a pleasure to do business with. Cillian also was a great help to us showing us how to get everything up and going. The house is amazingly spacious and sleeps 7 people. Anyone that stays here will not want to leave it, is beyond words. Looking forward to definitely returning at a later stage.
This is without doubt in my top 5 places to stay in Ireland. I have been fortunate to stay in some nice places but this is just fantastic. The view as you look out the patio door is hypnotic as you watch the waves and the scenery continuously moving. The accommodation is 5 star, the attention to detail is wonderful as you move from oldy worldly (sleeping area) to very modern (living area), there is everything you could want for and more. The bedrooms are very cozy and the showers are just what you need after a long walk on the "Cliff walk" an absolute must.
If you are coming on a golf holiday or a holiday that involves a few rounds of golf, this is again the perfect location , Lahinch up the road, Doonbeg even closer, Dromoland Castle 45 mins away and the lovely Shannon Golf course just before you fly back home. The house is a 10 minute stroll from the center of town where you can have a lovely meal in Murphy Blacks followed by a couple of pints., then to retreat back to the house for a night cap(or 5) in front of the wood burning stove. Well done to the owner for providing a magnificent retreat and being so welcoming. To anybody thinking about this, do it, i promise you you will not be disappointed it is perfect.
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We had an amazing time at the cottage. The owners have done an amazing job with all the interiors and the colors as well. We all had the impression that a lot of love went into this home and we truly felt like we were staying in the best place around here. We felt very welcome from the start and they even managed to have a highchair and a cot there and also went to the trouble of buying a sleeping bag for our son. That was very much appreciated. We found everything we needed, the beds were super comfortable and there really wasn't anything we were missing. There were flyers and lots of information about things to do around the area and we all very much enjoyed being so close to the beach. The week definitely went by too fast and we would happily have stayed longer.