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The Merchant's House

Kilrush, County Clare (Ref. 4669)


Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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

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  • Ron

    “We have to say the merchants house was a great place to stay in a great location ...”

    We have to say the merchants house was a great place to stay in a great location people were very welcoming would definitely recommend Mr moore

    We have to say the merchants house was a great place to stay in a great location people were very welcoming would definitely recommend Mr moore

    - Ron, April 2024


  • Over first and second floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x second floor 4ft double, 1 x second floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with original clawed leg cast iron bath, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen with dining area
  • First floor drawing room with woodburner and sofa bed
  • First floor cloakroom/storage room.
  • Electric storage heaters and electric panel heaters with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Library of books and games
  • Electricity included in rent, €25 supplement payable direct to owner Oct - March inclusive, starter pack of fuel for woodburner included
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • WiFi
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Additional parking in FOC public car park close by
  • Bicycles can be hired by arrangement with owner
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Please note the stairgate can only be fitted to a bedroom door due to width of the stairs.

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.

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.

About the location


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

The coastal town of Kilrush is located near the mouth of the River Shannon in the south-west of County Clare. An historic town, one of the listed Heritage Towns of Ireland, Kilrush was once an important Shannon port and is today home to a modern Marina and Heritage Centre. Take a boat trip from the marina and explore the lovely waters of the Shannon Estuary, with its many picturesque riverside towns and villages and resident population of bottle-nosed dolphins! Enjoy a drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, which goes through Kilrush. Alternatively, take a ferry to nearby Scattery Island, a 6th century monastic island featuring the ruins of several churches and a unique 10th century round tower. Kilrush offers supermarkets, traditional pubs, restaurants and an excellent 18 hole golf course, and golfers will also enjoy the Greg Norman designed golf links at the Trump international Golf Course, Doonbeg, which is within easy reach. Just 9 miles away is the seaside resort of Kilkee, which boasts a horse-shoe bay, 18-hole golf course, restaurants, pubs, cafes and good walking routes, and is the starting point for the Loop Head Drive along the rugged Atlantic coastline, offering wonderful coastal scenery. All the sights along the West Coast of Clare - Lahinch, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren region - as well as the town on Ennis, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park and the numerous other attractions are all in easy driving distance. If you feel the need to travel further afield, Shannon Ferry is just minutes away enabling you to explore the neighbouring counties of Limerick and Kerry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas