The Merchant's House

Kilrush, County Clare (Ref. 4669)


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The Merchant’s House Heritage Holiday Homes

These unique holiday homes overlook the Market Square in the lively harbour town of Kilrush, County Clare. Lovingly restored and beautifully furnished, these Kilrush homes offer wonderful period charm, boasting a number of original features dating from the property's beginnings in 1811 and subsequent history through the intervening 200 years. In 1963 the Fleadh Cheoil was held in Kilrush and The Dubliners played in what is now the kitchen of The Merchant’s Store. The timberwork and coving are faithfully presented in a style akin to that enjoyed by the milling merchant who first called the property home in the early 19th century. Antique furniture brings a certain level of luxury and visitors can take a step back in time and relax in the original cast iron clawed leg bath found in The Merchant’s House. For those that appreciate easy access to the amenities of a town, this Kilrush cottage townhouse is centrally located, perfect for the many shops, pubs and restaurants while the town is also home to a small beach, pier and marina. Kilrush is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, a scenic driving route, which incorporates pretty coastal villages, walks and surfing beaches making it ideal for people of all ages whatever your taste of things to do. Upon leaving Kilrush, the Clare coast lays claim to some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland while the spectacular Cliffs of Moher are less than an hour's drive. Whether you decide to explore the sights of this beautiful part of Ireland or to indulge in some traditional music and a pint of 'the black stuff' in one of the many welcoming pubs in the town, you can be rest assured that your charming Kilrush cottage townhouse will be waiting to welcome you home at the end of another fantastic day.

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The property

Set in the coastal town of Kilrush, County Clare is this delightful cottage townhouse, which dates back to 1811. Overlooking the Market Square and close to the town's amenities, this Kilrush cottage townhouse is bound to please with wonderful antique furniture and original features. After a busy day exploring the area, you can come back to this Kilrush cottage townhouse and rest your aching legs in the excellent clawed leg cast iron bath. Alternatively, curl up in the sitting room, whilst the warming woodburner is crackling away. Two double bedrooms and a kitchen with dining area completes the accommodation at this Kilrush holiday townhouse. Within walking distance of this Kilrush cottage townhouse there are shops, pubs and restaurants, where you can experience the 'craic', and purchase last minute holiday souvenirs to remind you of your time away. Spend the day in Kilkee, which is only nine miles away from this Kilrush cottage townhouse and has something to suit all tastes. Within driving distance is the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher which are well worth a visit. A superb Kilrush cottage townhouse perfect at any time of year. Note: Note: This property is above Ref: 946885, together they sleep 9.



First floor

  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Drawing room with woodburner & sofa bed
  • Cloakroom/storage room

Second floor

  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin & WC
  • One 4ft double bedroom
  • Bathroom with original clawed leg cast iron bath, basin & WC


  • Electric storage heaters & electric panel heaters, woodburner in drawing room
  • Electric oven & hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • CD/radio
  • Selection of books & games
  • Electric included in rent, €25 supplement payable direct to owner Oct- March inclusive, starter pack of fuel for woodburner included
  • Bed linen & towels included
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate on request
  • Bike can be hired by arrangement with owner
  • No pets
  • No smoking


  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis, FOC public car park close by
  • Shop & pubs 1 min walk


  • This property is above Ref: 946885, together they sleep 9.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Kilkee 9 miles; Ennis 29 miles; Shannon Airport 40 miles.

Driving times:

  • Shannon Airport - 40 miles; 1 hr
  • Cork ferry - 130 miles; 3 hrs 20 mins


  • Nearest shop; Kilrush, 1 min walk
  • Nearest pub; Kilrush, 1 min walk
  • Nearest town; Kilkee, 9 miles

On the doorstep:

  • Kilkee - Spend a fun day at this seaside resort
  • Golf - Golf can be enjoyed at Greg Norman's golf links course at Doonbeg, plus there is a course in Kilkee

Day trip:

  • The Cliffs of Moher- One of Ireland's best attractions, which is well worth a visit
  • Scattery Island - Catch a ferry and explore wonderful history, including a 10th century round tower