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Captivating 3 bedroom house on the Wild Atlantic Way near Doolin Village. Book!!

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Ocean Views from living room
Sunset at Gentian Cottage

Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum 
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This tastefully decorated cottage loaded with light and views of the Aran Islands, Connemara Mountains, Galway bay and the wild Atlantic Ocean from every window . The cottage consists of 3 large bedroom ensuite a spacious sitting room, dining and kitchen area and sunroom. A private tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century is offered. FREE HIGH SPEED WIFI available also a welcome pack on arrival is provided.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
guests have to be over 25 years to book
Bedrooms
3 Super Kings1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Ann O
Hosting since January 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe will ensure all our guests are happy and comfortable at Gentian Cottage and we are always available during their stay to help in any way possible. We also provide a complimentary tour of Ballinalacken Castle which dates back to the late 13th Century as its closed to the public a tour can be arranged. Our top priority is to ensure all our guests are delighted with their stay at Gentian Cottage.

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Mandy H
Mandy H
Voorheesville, NY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Doolin Cottage
This was a fantastic rental. It was beautiful, spacious, clean, and it had amazing ocean views from every room. Location is fantastic with so much to explore right out the front door. Doolin, with its excellent pubs and live trad music, is a very short drive away. Doolin pier has regular ferry rides to the Aran islands. Best thing about our stay was the incredible hospitality of our hosts. Ann is wonderful to work with and went above and beyond to make sure our toddler had everything she needed.
Visited October 2017
Written 9 February 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

donnavinopal
donnavinopal
Windsor, VT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A brilliant Cottage by the sea with spectacular views
We spent 10 days of our trip in Ireland at the Gentian Cottage, a charmingly beautiful place with breathtaking views of the Sea and Aran Islands! Ann, Collin & family were wonderful hosts and very accommodating! Ann gave us a private tour of the nearby Ballinalacken Castle. The location is great and nearby to tour the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and the Aran Islands. We will miss our “Irish Home” and plan to return in the future. We highly recommend the Gentian Cottage, it is a very special place to stay! Andy & Donn Vinopal Chuck & Terri McMahon
Visited September 2017
Written 11 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PhilipLuther
PhilipLuther
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely, spacious house with terrific views over the Atlantic and the Aran islands.
The house is great. It is spacious and very comfortable for two families with children. Each of the bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. What makes it particularly special are the panoramic views over the Atlantic and the Aran islands. The location is very peaceful as it is a long way from the main road. As the electricity and oil are paid on top of the rental price, you have to be a bit careful with how much you heat the house and water in order to keep the bill down.
Visited July 2017
Written 21 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ruppelfrawley
ruppelfrawley
Wilson, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding
Amazing hosts for an amazing home. Attention to detail is superb and it was a perfect home base for us to explore county clare. Doolin is a wonderful community with great little shops and lively pubs - music every night! There's a number for Dennis the cab driver in the phone Ann leaves at the house - Dennis is wonderful and aided in our desire to get our drink on while in town. Ann & Colon are extraordinary hosts and have created a place of relaxation for their guests. The view is breathtaking as are the locals - we felt so welcome and at home. Enjoy!!!
Visited June 2017
Written 17 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
gentian2
gentian2
HI JoAnn Matt and Jim. It was so nice to have met you all you were a pleasure to deal with and hope to see you back here in the future. Keep well stay happy
Written 21 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Thierry et Maud... C
Thierry et Maud... C
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beau séjour en famille avec amis
Le gentian cottage nous a plus par son cachet, sa petite véranda et ses chambres en suite spacieuses. La logeuse est disponible et serviable. L'emplacement permet en magnifique soleil couchant sur les iles d'Aran (par beau temps). Un petit bémol sur la douche de l'une des chambres.
Visited July 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 29 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

rmcgarry
rmcgarry
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Happy Vacation
Gentian Cottage served as our Irish Heritage family get together. We rented the cottage for a month and couldn't have been happier. We would not hesitate a minute to go back. Ann & Colin are two perfect hosts and attentive to all details. They are so accommodating and helpful in any questions about the area, things to see and do, places to go. The cottage has all the amenities to make your vacation simple and convenient.
Visited September 2016 Travelled with family
Written 23 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

meghanc6
meghanc6
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Christmas at Gentian Cottage
We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend the holiday. Ann was the world's best host--we arrived at the cottage to hot spiced wine and a Christmas tree and went into Doolin for Christmas Eve mass at the local church and dinner at a pub. After a rainy Christmas (and a cold jump in the ocean) the weather was surprisingly warm and sunny for the coast of Ireland and we spent the week exploring the Burren, taking long walks and cooking dinners in Ann's generous kitchen. Later in the week Ann and her son took us for a tour of the castle ruins on the property. I can't recommend Ann and her cozy cottage enough!
Visited December 2016 Travelled with family
Written 23 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GalxeFortCollins_CO
GalxeFortCollins_CO
Fort Collins, CO74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Place for a Group
This was a really nice cottage with great views of the ocean. We were there for a wedding so there was a large group of us and this cottage was perfect. There were 3 bedrooms, which each had its own bathroom, which was great for privacy, and there was also a 4th bathroom. It was in a good location about 10 minutes away from Doolin and close to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. A few things to consider if you're going to stay there: 1) You will need to rent a car or arrange for some sort of transportation because there is no public transportation that would take you into town. 2) The amount we paid was affected by how much electricity we used so they had it set up so the heater only came on a few hours a day. Consequently our bedroom was very cold. I think we could have turned it on more if we wanted to but that whole thing was something that was a little unusual compared to what we're used to in America. 3)We also had to supply our own toilet paper once we used up the initial rolls that were in there and the stores in Doolin don't stay open very late.
Visited October 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 18 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pioneer445030
Pioneer445030
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
ein perfekter Urlaub
Gentian Cottage - ein wunderschönes Ferienhaus in wunderschöner Lage, mit traumhaften Ausblicken! Einrichtung ist gemütlich, es ist alles da, was man braucht und noch ein bisschen mehr. Der Garten ist herrlich, bei schönem Wetter gibt es nichts besseres, als draußen zu frühstücken. Die Lage ist ideal um Wanderungen in den Burren zu unternehmen. Mit dem Auto ist man schnell in den nächsten Ortschaften zum Einkaufen oder in einem schönen Pub. Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Visited May 2016 Travelled with family
Written 20 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

LittleTrish
LittleTrish
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful house and location
Just back from a one week stay in Gentian Cottage and I would highly recommend this beautiful home away from home in a stunning location. The cottage is more house size but with a cottage feel. It was spotlessly clean and had everything you could think of. The entrance hall is very welcoming and leads to a fabulous living and kitchen area. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and laid out. The living area is comfy and homely with a lovely open fire and 3 windows giving fabulous views across the Burren, down to the Cliffs and way out to the Aran Isalands and as far as Conemara. You really couldn't grow tired of that view, the beautiful sunsets and changing skies that we watched each evening. Upstairs there were 3 great size bedrooms, all with ensuite and plenty of storage space. The immedaiate surroundings of the cottage are lovely too. There is a well maintained garden with seating and a table. The roads closeby are remote and great for a morning or evening walk. Walkers go past at different times of the day as it is a Green Road but the beauty of staying in the cottage means you can even do a short walk which suited us with small kids. Our neighbours for the week were the cows who regularly looked curiously over the fence at us which was a real novelty for our boys. The owner Ann is just lovely - very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. She also made lots of great recommendations of what we could do in the area - the tea rooms at Ballyvaughan was a particularly good recommendation! The cottage is a few miles outside Doolin and only a 5-10 minute drive. Taxis are available for the odd night out in the characteristic and bustling pubs and restaurants of Doolin. The location means it is well placed for discovering the other attractions and towns of North Clare and the Burren and further afield. Although we are form Ireland and have visited quite a few of our beautiful counties, we really fell in love with Clare and it's lovely people and way of life. There really is something magical about it and if you want somewhere a little special to stay and where you will feel relaxed and at home as soon as you walk in the door, you should choose Gentian Cottage!
Visited July 2016
Written 18 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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Map
Getting there
Dublin Airport
130.1 mi

Shannon Airport
29.7 mi
Restaurants
Oar Restaurant
2.6 mi

The Ivy Cottage
3.3 mi

McDermott's Pub
2.6 mi

The Roadside Tavern
2.3 mi
Attractions
Clare Coastal Walk Project
2.9 miHiking Trails

Doolin Music House
2.4 miWine Bars

Doolin Cave
15 minCaverns & Caves

O'Connors Pub
3.4 miBars & Clubs
About the neighbourhood
Doolin and Lisdoonvarna village is only 2.5 klm of the cottage. Doolin is famous for its traditional Irish pubs and fine restaurants where you can experience real Irish culture and also some of its favourite cuisine. Why not ferry to the Aran Islands and around the Cliffs of Moher? Which have spectacular views all year round. Also you can try your hand at surfing and fishing, this is a must in Doolin. Lisdoonvarna 'Spa Town' is famous for its Sulphur water and Matchmaking festival which starts at the end of August to the beginning of October which is not to be missed.
Getting around
A car is required.
Access
Car required
How to get there
The Cottage is situated behind Ballinalacken on the coast road from Doolin or Lisdoonvarna to Fanore and Ballyvaughan. It is about 2.5 miles from Doolin and 3.5 miles from Lisdoonvarna. From Limerick or Shannon Airport travel along the N18 into Ennis and then take the N85 from Ennis to Ennistymon and the N67 towards Lisdoonvarna (you travel straight through Ennistymon). Continue on this road (Coast Road) towards Fanore and Ballyvaughan, bypassing Lisdoonvarna. Approx. 3 miles after bypassing Lisdoonvarna you will come to Ballinalacken Castle on your right. Immediatley after the castle gates there is a turn to the right, take this turn the cottage will be on your right after another 0.5 mile. From Galway take the N18 towards Ennis/Limerick/Shannon Airport. At Kilcolgan turn right onto the N67 to Kinvara, Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna. At Lisdoonvarna follow the signs for Fanore (Coast Road). Approx. 3 miles after leaving Lisdoonvarna you will come to Ballinalacken Castle on your right. Immediately after the castle gates there is a turn to the right, take this turn the cottage will be on your right after another 0.5 mile. You can also turn right in Ballyvaughan and take the coast road. After 16 miles you will come to Ballinalacken castle. The turn for the cottage is on your left just before the entrance to the castle.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 am Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Oil and electricity is payable at end of stay by meter reading.FREE HIGH SPEED WIFI AVAILABLE..

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