Old Pier House

Carrigaholt, County Clare (Ref. 23227)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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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.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 7) with double sofa bed and woodburning stove.
  • Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Free-to-air channels, DVD, selection of books, games and musical instruments
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub, restaurant and pier 1 min walk
  • Note: This property is next to the harbour, so children must be supervised at all times.

About the location


Kilkee 7 miles; Kilrush 15 miles.

The small, picturesque fishing village of Carrigaholt is located at the mouth of the Moyarta river, which flows into the River Shannon estuary, in County Clare. The village features a ruined castle and offers a shop and a handful of pubs, a restaurant and a takeaway. There is also a beach, which is ideal for swimming, along with sea fishing opportunities and boat trips for dolphin watching. A short drive takes you to the charming seaside town of Kilkee, which overlooks a mile-long horseshoe bay, with a safe and sandy Blue Flag beach, and is reputed to be the safest bathing place in Ireland. Kilkee is home to the Kilkee Surf School, popular Waterworld with its range of indoor water attractions, an 18-hole championship golf course, a host of lively pubs and bars and a selection of restaurants serving the local speciality, seafood. The Loop Head Peninsula is a popular birdwatching and cycling area and walkers will be in awe of the fantastic, scenic cliffs in Kilkee, while the town is also the starting point for the Loop Head Drive along the rugged Atlantic coastline, which offers breathtaking coastal views.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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