We booked Cliff Cottage in Kilkee, County Clare, for a family birthday celebration in May 2018. We flew into Shannon Airport, hired a car and drove the short distance to Kilkee. On arrival we parked up in the space provided outside the front door and were greeted by the delightful and welcoming owners of the cottage who showed us around the property – and what a property it is!
The cottage is a pleasant enough addition to its street scene but it keeps its real secrets for the bay side of the house. Three enormous windows permit the large living room and kitchen area unparalleled views over the stunning bay at Kilkee. These windows leave the living room wonderfully bright and airy and it was a real delight, whether eating a meal or relaxing in the comfortable armchairs or sofa, to have such a stunning panorama to enjoy. Bay views are further enhanced by the existence of a large patio that stretches from the windows to the harbour rock formations themselves. As with the rest of the house the proprietors have thought of pretty much everything and chairs and table are available for sitting out on the patio in good weather.
We spent a week at the cottage and at no point did we identify anything additional by way of equipment that we needed in the kitchen. The owners seemed to have thought of everything and their welcome pack of goodies was much appreciated. All the kitchen equipment was great quality, modern and, as with the house in general, spotlessly clean.
The cottage is wonderfully well appointed and equipped with high quality, modern, appliances. It is stylishly decorated throughout in pastel tones. The living room and kitchen form the natural hub for the house with bedrooms and most bathrooms reached by an interconnected, naturally lit, passageway.
In keeping with the rest of the house the bedrooms are very comfortable with those on the bay side again having great views over the town and harbour. The bathrooms are similarly well appointed and equipped and, as with the rest of the house decorated in a modern and attractive manner.
The owners made themselves available if we needed them and always responded quickly to any messages we sent or requests we had.
All in all, Cliff Cottage played an absolutely central part in our enjoying a great week’s holiday in the lovely town of Kilkee in beautiful County Clare.
My family and I stayed at Cliff Cottage for a three night break. On arrival we were met by Mary who showed us around her beautiful house. Mary had thought of everything that we could need, even a good supply of logs for the log fire. It is clear that a lot of attention has gone into the design and finishing touches to the cottage. It is luxurious but yet retains a very cosy and personal feel. we will definitely be back!!
Many thanks Mary!
I am still dreaming of this wonderful home! We were traveling with our adult children and everyone agreed it was the highlight of our family trip. The property and the owner are beyond compare. This historic cottage has been lovingly restored and should probably be featured in Architectural Digest. There are spectacular ocean views from every window, The house is right on the ocean! I love to cook and the kitchen was beautifully equipped. The house was immaculate. Another special bonus was the full sized washer and dryer. The cottage is a very easy walk to the restaurants and pubs in Kilkee. There is plenty of easy parking.
The owner is very kind and extremely patient. We had to text her a few times with questions and she always responded immediately. She greeted us at the cottage upon our arrival and gave us a delicious apple pie that her mother had prepared.
We loved our long weekend in this stylish, generously provisioned and,
oh so comfy, house. The astounding view is perfectly framed, there were
a series of jaw drops as each guest arrived, it really is amazing. We
loved the well considered kitchen, the tasteful decor and the warmth
that pervades. The workings of the house were clearly communicated and
Mary made sure we had all we needed to make it such a special place to
stay. Even all these superlatives don't do justice to Cliff Cottage, it
was a unique experience. Thank you very much Mary, we would love to do
it all again.
The view of Kilkee Bay from Cliff Cottage's wall of windows is both spectacular and mesmerizing.The weather by the sea changes by the hour and you have a front row seat from the comfort of the most beautiful and modern living space. Everything about Cliff Cottage, from windows to appliances to cabinetry, is first-rate.The kitchen and each of the four bathrooms are wonderful. All of the bedrooms are very well-appointed.
Mary and her husband Matthew met us at the cottage on our arrival.They are extremely nice people. Throughout our stay, Mary could not have been more helpful and accessible. There are several bars and restaurants within a short walk. The surrounding landscapes in County Clare are breathtaking. In short, if you choose to stay at Cliff Cottage, you will never regret it. There is no better place from which to explore and experience the wild Atlantic coast of Ireland.
Booked this for my hubby's birthday.. what a fabulous house, better than 5 star! Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated & personalised welcome for us! Would definitely recommend it as honeymoon vacation spot for overseas couples!! Pictures do not do it justice!!!!!
If you are looking for a home away from home to explore the wonders of West Clare the Cliff Cottage is an outstanding choice. With three generations visiting from the States we had ample room for privacy and comfort. The website photos are very representative of the property and yet we were still blown away on arrival by the views and amenities. The home is fully stocked. The weather even cooperated to allow for a couple of al fresco dinners on the patio. The town is easily walkable for restaurants, shops, or a visit to a pub.
Great location for visiting nearby sights: trip to Loop Head, visited our family farm in Glascloune, enjoyed a pint or two at the last bar til New York, a day in Galway, an overnight in Dublin and we enjoyed several rounds of golf at the Kilkee Golf Club.
Mary has done an outstanding job modernizing this traditional Irish cottage into modern day luxury. She couldn't be nicer or more accommodating to ensure a great holiday for us.
We look forward to another wonderful trip to Kilkee!