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Romantic Escape at Wood Smoke Cottage, Ballyvaughan - Hot Tub & Sauna

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Wood Smoke Cottage cottage is nestled into the Hazel woods with private deck, fire pit and access to our Hot Tub & Sauna. PETS are also very welcome. We are set in 4 acres off a green walking road with complete peace and quiet. You can step onto the karst landscape of the Burren just steps from the house. Wood Smoke cottage is nestled into the hazel woods just off a green road (walking route) and offers peace, quiet and country living for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Bright, light, warm and cosy our cottage comes complete with wood fired stove and shared access to outdoor hot tub and sauna. Guests have a private deck set into the Burren rock with fire pit for star gazing or simply chatting with friends. It really is a hidden little getaway for relaxing with fr...Wood Smoke Cottage cottage is nestled into the Hazel woods with private deck, fire pit and access to our Hot Tub & Sauna. PETS are also very welcome. We are set in 4 acres off a green walking road with complete peace and quiet. You can step onto the karst landscape of the Burren just steps from the house. Wood Smoke cottage is nestled into the hazel woods just off a green road (walking route) and offers peace, quiet and country living for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of life. Bright, light, warm and cosy our cottage comes complete with wood fired stove and shared access to outdoor hot tub and sauna. Guests have a private deck set into the Burren rock with fire pit for star gazing or simply chatting with friends. It really is a hidden little getaway for relaxing with friends! Our cottage opens directly onto Burren stone and is tucked into the hazel woods offering privacy and quiet. A lovely deck with fire pit right is perfect for little gatherings, a quiet cup of tea or glass in hand star gazing (no light pollution means we have spectacular skies!). The house is warm and cosy with wood stove and gas fired heating. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms makes it an ideal getaway for couples, small groups of friends and families. Please note, the cottage is not very suitable for children under the age of 5 - the listing does not give a flexible age limit. Our staircase is narrow and may not be suitable for younger guests. We are happy to provide bedding for the sofa bed downstairs in the main living area free of charge, should you feel more comfortable with the children sleeping downstairs. Just let us know and we'll do our best to make it comfortable. Pets are very welcome - our property is gated and safe. The wood fired hot tub and sauna are nestled into a stone ruin right next to the cottage, linked by a little path through the woods. If you need babysitting, information on the area, tips on local restaurants or events just ask - we can even make reservations/enquiries. You are just 2km from the small village of Ballyvaughan with its many pubs and restaurants offering great food and atmosphere. Ten minutes down the road you are at the sea, another 5 minutes brings you to the beach. Just a short drive away are the Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch for surfing and golf, the Dolmen is 10 minutes away. Aillwee Caves and the Birds of Prey Centre is a 2 minute walk away. Shannon airport is a 55 minute drive and Galway and Ennis are approximately 45 minutes by car. If you are a fan of walking and exploring the countryside you can head off into the mountains for hours just by walking out the front gate.More
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About the Owner
Ciara W
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2014
Interaction with guests
We live onsite in the main house next door - if you need us we are right there and if not, we leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet. Please note, you have your own driveway, garden, deck, fire pit. The hot tub and sauna is a shared amenity linked by small path in woods to the side of the cottage.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Silent environment in nature. Very enjoyable; beautiful location. Hosts (Ciara and John, aka Dave) are super friendly and helpful, yet preserving privacy of the guests. Enjoy!!

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Woodsmoke has a fantastic location, close to the village of Ballyvaughan with has great restaurants and bars but also situated in the countryside ..... the perfect balance of peace and quiet and great local amenities. The owners, Ciara and Dave, are so friendly and helpful...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank AGJones44
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Woodsmoke is the perfect destination for a cozy Irish getaway! The location is amazing because it’s out in the country but still so close to the city and Galway Bay. Also the hosts are amazing and made the entire trip so comfortable and stress free!

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Wanderer796575
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Our family stayed at this gorgeous property for our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The location is great, situated a few miles from Ballyvaughan and a few minutes walk to Ailwee caves. The surrounds are idyllic, in the heart of the Burren on a lovely quiet...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank squizy3
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous peaceful location, great host, beautiful house, more than enough room for 9. Lovely cake & prosecco on arrival. Perfect family celebrations. Thankyou.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank richardsonmary
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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Does this holiday rental have a steam room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The house is on the edge of the Burren National Park with direct access to the mountains from the driveway of the house. Considered to be Ireland's flagship heritage landscape, from flora to fauna. geology to archaeology, agriculture to community. So what do people think about when they think about the Burren? For many, it has to be the flowers. No surprise there, as the region hosts a spectacular array of over 70% of Ireland's native flora, including 22 of our 27 native orchid species and the much-loved blue gentian, compressed into what is just under 0.5% of our national land mass. This extraordinary flora supports an equally diverse fauna – from feral goats to pine martens, elegant butterflies to snake-like slow worms.For many people it's the archaeology that is of most interest in the ...
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