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Rusheen Cottage in Lahinch, Clare

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Rusheen Cottage description

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Rusheen Cottage is a cosy detached cottage in Lahinch, County Clare. The accommodation comprises a ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower room, ideal for the less mobile, along with a double and a twin and a shower room on the first floor. Back downstairs is the kitchen with dining area, and the cosy sitting room. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and an enclosed front garden area. With sea views and very handy for the beach, town amenities and attractions of County Clare, Rusheen Cottage makes an attractive year-round base.

Lahinch is a seaside village set on the shores of Liscannor Bay and has a fantastic stretch of beach, two popular 18-hole championship golf courses. Nearby there are lots of trails for walkers including the stunning Burren Way, along with walks along the cliffs of Moher.

County Clare has so much on offer; boat trips, quirky pubs, seaside resorts and a great tradition for Irish music, all set amidst spectacular scenery such as the towering Cliffs of Moher and the fascinating landscape of The Burren.

Oil central heating with oil stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for two cars. Enclosed front garden with lawn and patio. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 5 mins walk. Beach 7 mins walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
  • Near Pub
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Miss Brown
June 2019
We had a wonderful stay at Rusheen Cottage.. Nuala and Michael, the owners, are so welcoming and accommodating. Michael built the cottage himself. Such a talented man! Lahinch is a beautiful place and the cottage is situated perfectly with sea views. Would highly recommend.
Mr Carty
October 2018
Cottage is ideally located, only a short walk to beach, shops, bars etc.. Also within a short drive from many tourist attractions, stunning scenery and famous Burden landscape.
Mrs Fisher
October 2018
1) All of the beds were horribly uncomfortable.. 2) The electric fireplace was a disappointment--we wanted a real fire as we've had in other cottage rentals. 3) The Jesus picture with automatic red light under it was disturbing, and would not return to this cottage for this reason alone. Otherwise, the property was gorgeous and the kitchen well appointed. The location and views spectacular.
Mr Oates
September 2018
My family members, friends and I spent a most pleasant holiday in this beautiful cottage throughout September, and enjoyed every minute of it.. This was the view held by each one of us. Our hosts, Nuala nd Michael were most congenial, supportive and made us feel 'at home' immediately. Their local knowledge was also invaluable which they readily shared. Rusheen is ideally located to obtain the very best of Irish culture in traditional music, poetry and folklore sung and spoken in both Gaelic and English in Lahinch and in several other surrounding towns. It is also close to many beautiful internationally famous landscapes, such as The Cliffs of Moher, The Aran Islands, The Burren, Doolan Caves and Loop Head. Golf, fishing, surfing, walking and horse-riding are all local options, not to mention good food and beverage from several hospitable venues. Shannon International Airport, Galway and Limerick are only just over an hours drive away. This cottage and its location has a great deal going for it and we hope to be back there again in the future.
Mrs Zabel
September 2018
The bed downstairs was extremely soft and uncomfortable and we kept rolling into the middle.. The sheets wouldn't stay on the bed. The shower downstairs kept changing from scalding hot to freezing cold even though I was not even touching it. The shower upstairs was better. There weren't any extra blankets so we pulled one off the bed upstairs to warm ourselves while sitting on the couch. The downstairs bathroom had barely any toilet paper left, and there were no extra rolls. We pulled some from the bathroom upstairs but it had a single roll too. There was a ripped opened bag of coffee in the cupboard - no idea how old it was - that only had one tablespoon left. The decor was very odd...I can't even call it eclectic. Just random stuff to cover the walls and shelves that didn't match or look like it belonged in a cute Irish cottage. The place simply was not warm and inviting as you would expect a cottage to be. And though it's cute on the outside, it doesn't even seem to belong where it is located among these other houses. On a positive side, it was clean, easy for check in, and in a convenient location to see the touristy sights. We were disappointed in our 2 night stay, but thankfully we stayed at another Sykes cottage later on in our trip that was much better.
Mr Branigan
September 2018
10 o’clock in the morning checkout is to early the woman was at the door bang on 10
Mr Evans
August 2018
The cottage was perhaps a little end of season tired.. Only little things such as threadbare towels, sheet that no longer fitted snugly on downstairs bed, cracks in some of the bowls. Grass was also too long for children to play on and given the weather we had a tumble dryer would have been useful. However it was very comfortable, warm and in a convenient situation. Finally, we have become used to a little welcome pack of local produce and a vase of flowers, at home and abroad; not necessary I know but a nice touch and welcome, especially when you arrive about six hours later because of ferry delays (we wouldn't use the Swift again, it was cancelled going and ran slow coming back!).
Mrs Flanagan
July 2018
The cottage was full of character and lived up to all expectations.. We could have looked at the view of the sea all day long. It was good to within walking distance of the centre of Lahinch
Mrs Flanagan
June 2018
We loved the house, we loved the peace of the house, and the privacy, plus the view of the sea.. We had one very stormy day but far from being disappointed, i found it so restfull to slow down and enjoy the view of the great waves.
Dr Trickey
May 2018
The cottage was clean and comfortable but the heating and hot wster need attention.. It seems that thr heating and hot water have to come on together. The cooking utensils were poor and need updating and expanding . Some people prefer to cook and not eat out . I left a note for the owners where the major deficiencies lay.
Mr Glover
April 2018
We all had a great time, brilliant location in comfortable homely dwelling..
August 2016
Rusheen is a modern build, in an old style- that means a lot of wood & slate, and small windows. The house is noisy if 6 people are pottering about, and the best views are from outside. The decision to have small windows is the most odd thing- the site is beautiful, with great views over the bay- bigger windows would have meant the house was a lot brighter, and we could actually see the view without going out in the rain. There is no wifi and the phone reception is poor. The house, I'm sure, is comfortable for 2, 3 or maybe even 4 people. It sleeps 6. There were 6 of us. The living area was cramped and poorly lit. We had no problems with the washing machine, and used a drying rack provided. On dry days we got drying done outside. The kitchen was adequately supplied and the dishwasher got plenty of use. We met the owners, who were friendly.
Ms Sheehan
June 2016
We loved the house, garden and view, we had a great holiday. Lahinch is a great town with lovely restaurants, bars and just so much to do and see in the area.
Linda B
October 2015
Rusheen was quaint, very clean and very well equipped and maintained. We were myself, husband and daughter (aged 37). We arrived on an early flight, got our hire car from Avis, who were, by the way, were very good. The manager of the cottage was very helpful and texted us as soon as the cottage was ready, so already plus points. We all slept extremely well in the very comfortable beds. We were there to visit friends, when they came to visit it us, the kitchen dining area coped very well, plenty of plates and cutlery, with a very good chinese takeaway from the Pearl Garden. We had one very good sunny day, so we took advantage and had lunch outside, enjoying the excellent views of the bay in the distance. Garden chairs were available in the utility room, again another plus. Weather then turned, but we were very cosy. Just a couple of points, if walking back from town in the dark, you really need a torch for the last bit up the track. The living room would benefit from a lamp for better lighting. Yes we would recommend Rusheen Cottage and if available would return.
October 2015
The house was fine, save for the fact that there was not one hook nor towel rack in the entire house. Oh, wait, we did find one teeny, tiny one by the front door and a couple for hanging brooms and mops in the utility room. So, be prepared to hang your towel and hand towel around your neck, I guess. When my two sisters and I arrived we found two sets of towels (bath towel, hand towel and washcloth) and one kitchen towel and one small dish cloth. I called Ms. McMahon and asked why only two sets of towels for three people for a week. She admitted she'd forgotten there would be three people and agreed to bring another set around (because she "had to come out that way in a couple of hours"). I also mentioned that there was only one kitchen towel and cloth. She sounded incredulous when she responded, "You mean, you want more?" I said yes we did. She came round in a couple of hours with one more towel set and one more kitchen set. I asked about hair dryers. She said that in the past she would buy hair dryers and they would walk off and after she bought several and they disappeared she doesn't provide them anymore. I said, "Oh! All the guide books say don't bother bringing a hair dryer because all places furnish them. What are we going to do?" She just looked at me. So, I said, "Well, I guess we'll have to make do." She said, "Was that it, then?" Turned on her heels and headed out, pausing to say, "Have a nice time," as she shut the door. Actually, if I had realized she didn't provide wifi when I would never have rented the cottage in the first place. But, that's on me. There is a washing machine with no instructions that was had a very complicated dial (one that I suspect is totally foreign to Americans) with no instructions. Initially, we assumed it was a washer/dryer combination. It was only after we had managed to wash a couple of loads that she informed us, after several ignored emails, that it was only a washer and something about it being a sunny day. I responded, "Yes, but you have no clothesline." She said, "Take them to the laundromat." I said, "There's nothing to put wet clothes in." She said, "There are rubbish bags next to the cutlery." I said, "No, there's not." At which time she advised we could by some at the Centra Market! We then discovered that the only laundromat is 8 or 9 miles away in the next town! Not to mention the fact that we didn't come all the way to Ireland to spend a day at the laundromat. Additionally, if you decide to rent this cottage, be sure and stop at the Super Value in Ennistimon before you get to the house and load up on supplies: washing powder, rubbish bags, staples, etc., because we decided she supplies the house by not supplying the house and leaving what previous guests are forced to buy for the next guests. So, we took every thing we'd bought and gave them to the next innkeeper we met. We had a lovely time in Ireland. All the people were kind, polite, gracious, funny and so very, very mannerly. Ms. McMahon was the rudest, most ungracious, dis-likable person we encountered on the whole trip. Actually, the rudest, most ungracious, dis-likable person we'd met anywhere in a long time. I would never rent from this woman again, and it made me suspicious of Hogan's Irish Cottages in general. Rent at your own peril! Also, just an FYI, in case this was the norm, we checked with several of the Irish people we met - they were all appalled when we described her actions.
May 2015
This is a typical Irish cottage, in a great location, quiet with a great view of the sea.
Mr De Veale
May 2015
The cottage was great and luckily for us weather was even better!
Mr Bowker
October 2014
Fantastic property!
Ms Myron
October 2014
Warm, comfortable and cosy house. Enclosed garden was great for the dog. Walking distance to pubs, shops and dining. Great base for touring around Clare. Lovely atmosphere and ambience in the pubs. Owner was very pleasant to deal with and very helpful.
Ms Sheehan
August 2014
I loved the house and everything was in walking distance. Also as we had a dog with us it had a very safe closed in garden for him to run around. The place was very private but still not isolated. Really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.
Mr Glavan
June 2013
The cottage leaves you with a very cozy feeling and it really feels like you're coming home. Great job!
Mrs Cahill
May 2013
The cottage was perfect in every way, it was spotless, warm, comfortable and we were sorry to have to leave it we will definitely be making a return visit to Lahinch and especially to Rusheen Cottage.
Mr Buntin
April 2013
Grand cottage, atmospheric but modern and comfortable.
Mrs Pellaton
September 2012
The cottage was very clean, nice and furnished with love and many lovely details.
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