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The Sanctuary

Gortcurka near Corofin, County Clare (Ref. 924287)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Mccay

    “Wonderful landlord.”

    Everything was excellent.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Corofin 4.5 miles.

A fantastic dormer cottage, which used to be a donkey sanctuary, located in the County Clare countryside not far from the town of Ennis.

Well-furnished throughout, with some excellent views of Mullaghmore Hill and the Burren Hills, this property is an excellent base for groups of friends and family to come and explore County Clare.

Set over two floors, there are four spacious bedrooms upstairs plus a separate bathroom and another bedroom and shower room on the ground floor.

The well-equipped kitchen is traditionally finished with an AGA range, and is perfect for preparing tasty meals for everyone to enjoy while talking about the day’s experiences.

After dinner, head to one of the two sitting rooms, one of which has an open fire and a piano and the other a solid fuel stove, and put your feet up and take it easy after a long day of being out and about while sharing your new photos online.

At the back of the property you will find a lawned garden as well as two patio areas with furniture (one accessed from the kitchen and the other made of local Liscannor stone slabs off the sitting room), excellent for the children to run around and play, while the grown-ups relax with a well-earned drink.

It is also a fantastic location to enjoy views of the night sky.

Watch out for the local wildlife, you may see one of the visiting hares or foxes or even some of the deer that roam in the forestry nearby!

With the town of Corofin not far away, your basic needs will be well met, while the local area also offers some excellent scenery, meaning you will not be disappointed if you wish to explore and take a walk in the fresh Irish air.

A little further afield, there is plenty to explore, such as the town of Ennis where you can sample the local shops, pubs and restaurants.

Alternatively, head in the other direction and visit Lahinch Golf Club or the Cliffs of Moher, home to stunning views and one of the key places to visit on the Wild Atlantic Way.

A beautiful and peaceful property for all to enjoy this lovely part of Ireland.


Five bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x family room with 2 doubles, 2 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 6). Sitting room (seats 4) with open fire. Second sitting room (seats 6) with solid fuel stove.


  • Oil central heating with open fire and solid fuel stove
  • AGA range cooker, gas oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Free-to-air channels, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with two patios and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: Stream in front garden, flowing adjacent to the entrance laneway, children and pets must be supervised
  • Note: Cottage has its own spring water supply.

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About the location


Ennis 9 miles; Lahinch 13 miles; Doolin 17 miles; Shannon Airport 23 miles.

Described as the southern gateway to the Burren (one of Europe's most distinctive limestone landscapes), the pretty village of Corofin peacefully rests on the River Fergus and offers a good range of shops, pubs and eateries, whilst providing home to the Clare Heritage Centre in St. Catherine's Church. Famous for its music, with festivals occurring throughout the year, this charming village also provides easy access to the visitor centre at Dysert O' Dea castle, where the 15th century round tower and renovated castle accommodate a delightful museum and tea room. The surrounding area is great for hill walking and cycling, whilst the golf course at the seaside resort of Lahinch is worth a visit. With fishing on the River Fergus and in the twelve lakes scattered throughout the area, The Cliffs of Moher, trips to the Aran Islands, Craggaunowen and Bunratty Castle all easily accessible, this lovely location has plenty to offer!

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