Carrigaholt, County Clare (Ref. 947809)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Maggie

    “The cottage is beautiful.”

    Area lovely lots of places within easy drive. People just so friendly and nice. Niamh was very welcoming and had left a welcome pack of bread butter coffee tea and the loveliest home made muffins.

    Area lovely lots of places within easy drive. People just so friendly and nice. Niamh was very welcoming and had left a welcome pack of bread butter coffee tea and the loveliest home made muffins. Can't fault this place, I'll be back in a heart beat

    - Maggie, April 2022

    My daughter Niamh and I appreciate your lovely comments. Thank you. It will be very helpful if you can provide more information on your rating for accuracy of the listing. Aidan Property Owner

The property

This lovely detached cottage provides a fantastic base, just outside the centre of Carrigaholt in County Clare.

With the bedrooms split across the ground and first floor, the accommodation will suit a variety of friendship and family groups looking to stay along the western Irish coast.

From the entrance hall, the comfortable and homely sitting room is to the right.

With cosy seating and an electric fire, this is a pleasant room to relax in at the end of the day.

At the back of the cottage is a well-equipped open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and seating so the chef of the group can have some company while preparing an evening meal.

On warmer days you can open the patio doors and let the outdoors in to enjoy the Irish air.

On the ground floor are four of the five bedrooms, including a double with an en-suite shower room.

There is also a separate ground floor bathroom, ideal for soaking aching feet after spending the day walking.

Upstairs is a double bedroom and a second bathroom with a bath and a separate shower.

Outside, the large lawned garden with a patio area provides a fantastic space for children to play and the views include glimpses of the sea over the tree line.

The fishing village of Carrigaholt is surrounded by countryside and offers guests a tranquil base.

There is a choice of pubs, a restaurant, a takeaway and a shop, and the fishing pier is a lovely place to watch the boats coming and going.

The Loop Head Peninsula provides a variety of attractions for days out including the Loop Head Lighthouse and there are stunning views available as you travel the area.

This cottage has so much to offer and is such an ideal base you will find yourself needing to return.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x first floor double, 1 x single, 1 x ground floor single
  • First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area (seats 6) and sitting area (seats 3) with open fire
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 6) with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Free-to-air channels, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 1 x travel cot and 1 highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned rear garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: There are two rooms on the first floor which are used by the owner for storage, these are kept locked at all times
  • Note: Steep, open-tread stairs to first floor
  • Note: Due to local farms, please keep dogs on a lead outside
  • Note: This property does not accept bookings under 7 days on public holidays.

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
  • Christmas