Old Pier House

Carrigaholt, County Clare (Ref. 23227)


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Set in the heart of the fishing village of Carrigaholt with views over the harbour is this delightful, semi-detached cottage. Boasting a large feature fireplace, the cottage has kept many of its original features giving guests a lovely traditional feel but with all the modern comforts of home. Split over two floors, the open plan ground floor features high ceilings offering a spacious, bright and airy feel. A well-equipped kitchen is the perfect place for adventurous chefs to cook up culinary delights for the whole family to enjoy around the dining table, allowing the conversation to flow while plans are made for the following day’s adventures. Relax in the sitting area where the woodburning stove is perfect for warming cold bones after a busy day exploring this fantastic region. Completing the accommodation upstairs are three comfortable bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room and there is also a family bathroom. The area surrounding the cottage is rich in bird wildlife which you can watch from the gallery area of the cottage, enjoying the views over the salt marshes to the west. The rear patio can be accessed from the doors in the dining area, where you can sit outside enjoying your morning cup of coffee and a spot of breakfast. A stone’s throw from the cottage takes you to centre of the peaceful village of Carrigaholt where you will find a shop and several friendly local pubs, so pop in for a quick pint or a spot of lunch before going off to explore the region. Why not go on one of the award-winning dolphin tours, operated from the village pier? The local beaches are the perfect way to while away an afternoon, you can go paddling in the sea or just relax on the sand. Take a day trip out to explore the rest of the Loop Head Peninsula where you can enjoy the impressive scenery at Kilbaha, with magnificent views of the Kerry Head and the Brandon Mountains, and coastal Kilkee, which boasts sandy Blue Flag beaches, perfect for a family day out. A perfect coastal holiday home to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.



Ground Floor

  • Open plan living area with...
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area (seats 7) with double sofa bed & woodburning stove
  • Ground floor basin & WC

First Floor

  • Two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower, basin & WC)
  • One twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC


  • Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • TV with Free-to-air channels & DVD
  • Selection of books, games & musical instruments
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburning stove included in rent
  • Bed linen & towels included in rent
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • No smoking


  • This property is next to the harbour, so children must be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Kilkee 7 miles; Kilrush 15 miles.

Driving times:

  • Shannon Airport – 54.3 miles; 1 hr 14 mins
  • Cork ferry – 137 miles; 2 hrs 54 mins


  • Nearest shop; 1 min walk
  • Nearest pub; 1 min walk
  • Nearest town; Kilkee, 6.9 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Kilkee - This lovely coastal town has a sandy beach, fishing opportunities and a ruined castle
  • Waterworld - This indoor water park in Kilkee has a bubble pool, lazy river ride and 61m crystal tower slide
  • Loop Head Peninsula - Clare's secret peninsula, with breathtaking coastline

Day trip:

  • Kilrush - This coastal town is one of Ireland's listed Heritage Towns
  • Burren National Park - Spend the day amongst flora and fauna in this wonderful National Park