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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Doonbeg, County Clare

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Genevieve...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 24 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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This is a fantastic house with everything you could ask for. Nuala was an unbelievable host with scones & cookies on arrival. As it was the week after Easter, Nuala had even hidden small chocolate eggs in the garden for the children to find. I don't think there is one thing Nuala doesn't think of, from the type of client visiting to the facilities in the property. There is a lovely beach on the doorstep and plenty of places to visit. We will definitely be visiting again soon. Thanks so much Nuala. The McGuirk Family

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Management Response
25 May 2017
Mile Buiochas for that taking the time to post that lovely review. See ye next year! Slan, Nuala.
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freebiema...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Spacious, fully-equipped house with lots of thoughtful extras”
Reviewed 25 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Nuala is the perfect host and her house is spacious and lovely. My children loved her garden, chickens (and fresh eggs!), her sweet dog Bruno, and the go-cart! They also enjoyed walking to the beach and dairy farm that were just a few minutes away from the house. Nuala provided yummy scones for us and the kitchen is well equipped. It was nice to have a washer and dryer available. Additionally, the house has everything you might need for an Irish holiday--even lots of wellies in the garage! Nuala answered our many questions about sightseeing and gave us a wonderful restaurant suggestion (Naughton's in Kilkee--the food was so good!). Nuala went above and beyond to make sure we had a fabulous holiday.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Feb 2017
Thank you for taking the time to post that lovely review and so glad everyone had an enjoyable holiday here with us. Take care, Nuala.
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Susanne M
Ravensburg, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family friendly accomodation in beautiful landscape !”
Reviewed 8 January 2017 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Because we were so enthusiastic about this accommodation, we spent our annual holiday a second time at Sandhills House in Doonbeg.
After a long journey, we did not have to go straight after the arrival to shop, because Nuala had already filled the fridge with milk, juice, butter, scones and more. Delicious.

The house is spacious, perfectly clean and exceptionally well equipped. You feel at home, when you come in. And it is lovingly furnished with many small details. The garden is gorgeous, with all the flowers and fairy homes.

We had just arrived, our children aged 11 and 13 could not expect to go to the beautiful beach. Bruno the family dog welcomed us friendly and was immediately ready for a walk. Also his buddies Bailey and Max walked with us. After the walk our son could not wait to help on the farm with milking and he still knew exactly how to do it.

Also this holiday we had a lot of recreation but also many activities. In this area there are so many things to discover and we enjoyed the day trips very much. Cliffs of Moher, Moyasta Railway, Aillwee Cave, the Birds of Prey, the cliffs of Kilkee and many more. The advices from Nuala were very helpful and we were able to ask for information at any time of the day.

Thanks for all Nuala.

We can highly recommend this accommodation and we will certainly come back here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Jan 2017
Thanks for that lovely review Susanne and it would be great to have ye back again sometime. Nuala.
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sabitom20...
Riehen, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A marvellous place to come back more than once”
Reviewed 14 December 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Having stayed at Sandhills house for two weeks in July last year we had decided to come back for another 3 weeks this summer, as this place was so beautiful and Nuala such a wonderful host. As we come from Switzerland, our two girls didn't speak English (a little in the 2nd year) while we stayed there. Nevertheless they enjoyed to spent some time with Nuala in the evenings, on weekends or in the garden and they found ways to communicate with each other - it was Nuala who helped them to overcome their uncertainty as they could't understand and talk much in English. She teached them how to play biliard, took them along to the cowshed or to the beach and enjoyed the little conversations with them.
Besides taking care of her guests personally, Nuala also provides the house and the surrouding garden with reasonable care and a great concern for many details. The house is very clean and well equiped, you find a lot more than what you would expect from a holliday destination. There were even food and drinks available on the day of our arrival. What a nice welcome after a long trip!
Also the garden is very neat and full of lovely flowers. She takes care of her hens with lots of love, as well of Bruno, the family dog. Our girls loved to spend timewith the hens and Bruno, in the monrings they went to pick up the fresh eggs from the hen's house and if Bruno joined us for a walk to the beach this was always fun and much appreciated - for at least a few weeks of the year our girls could enjoy pets :o)
In summary we were just delighted from Sandhil's house and it's owner, so it had been an easy-taken decision to come back for a 2nd stay. Just as Ireland isn't that close for us we might not come back that soon...But if we ever make holidays on Ireland again, I am sure we will spent some days at Sandhills house again!

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Management Response
14 Dec 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to post that great review - we really appreciate it. It was lovely having ye here for the past two years and we would be delighted to welcome ye back again sometime. Nuala.
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Megan G
Barcelona, Spain
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home away from home on Thanksgiving”
Reviewed 7 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I just can't begin to tell you how wonderful Sandhills House was. We were a family of 4 and 2 extra Adults...6 total. Nuala was the most AMAZING host. The house was spotless, everything you could possibly need or want ( everything she has in the house is listed in a binder and where to find it within). I wish 5 star hotels would take some notes from Nuala. When we arrived she had fresh scones & cookies, she supplied us with juice, milk, butter...all the basics. I cooked a full Thanksgiving Dinner for 6 and she had EVERYTHING I needed. It was unbelievable!
My children were more giddy than Christmas morning with excitement for fetching the fresh eggs from the Hen House and jumping on the trampoline. Nuala was so sweet to my children (12 & 10) by giving them free run of the land allowing them to play with the chickens, see the cows and roam free with the dogs. Everything was exceptionally perfect from the water pressure to the comfy beds to the beautiful property to walk around. There is not much around the area so if you are going- go for the beauty, the peacefulness and much needed fresh air and rest! Cliffs of Mohr is less than 30 minutes away, Golf is close by as well. If I go back to Ireland which I certainly hope I do...Sandhills House will be on my list!!! By FAR the best place we have stayed at.

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Liked best: There is nothing that I didn't like
Liked least: No local pubs close by, LOL.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
14 Dec 2016
Thanks for that wonderful review Megan. It was a pleasure hosting ye and hope our paths cross again some time.
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TheLaurel...
Kilkenny
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely stay”
Reviewed 12 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We had a lovely stay, the house was beautiful, 5 minute walk from the beach, tea and scones on arrival, Nuala was very friendly and a wonderful host, hope to come back soon
Recommended!

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
12 Nov 2016
Mile buiochas for that lovely review and recommendation. Will be delighted to welcome ye back again. Nuala.
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marina_sa...
Lyss, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We spent four lovely days at Sandhills House”
Reviewed 26 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We travelled with our 16 months-old boy and it was absolutely perfect (the garden to play, the close-by beach, the cows in sight-distance, the friendly dogs and hens, the travel cot).
We'd definitely come again!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Oct 2016
Thank you for that lovely review - our 50th five star review! Glad that ye had an enjoyable experience here and would be delighted to welcome ye back again sometime. Nuala.
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