COTTAGES KINVARA Village. Tel: 00353-87-9045135. Located right in the harbour village of Kinvara. Stroll to the shops, pubs, restaurants and watch the traditional boats set sail from the pier. Enjoy views of the world-famous Burren hills. Large TV /DVD. Cosy open fire. Parking. Utilities are all included in the price. The perfect base for exploring Kinvara, the Burren and counties Galway & Clare. Then home to that luxurious hot tub!
Enjoy Kinvara with its lively traditional music scene, noted seafood restaurants, sailing, and festivals. 2 minute walk to shops, pubs, cafés, hotel, sea, tennis courts. A few minutes drive brings you to Trácht beach with its golden sands and the 'flaggy shores' of New Quay. 25 minutes to the bustling city of Galway
The living area looks right out at tall broad-leafed trees which line the laneway. You can hear the birdsong, while relaxing in front of the open fire. From the windows here and the bedroom above you can gaze at the Burren Mountains. All the rooms are furnished to high specification, and the beds all have superior standard mattresses (two of them are queen-size), and linen is of high quality. All bedrooms contain wardrobes, bedside lockers and lamps as a minimum. Rooms are decorated with orignal artworks and tapestries. The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped. Bathrooms have instant electric showers. We also provide an array of books (including children's), DVDs, jigsaws, playing cards, welcome folder and maps. Travel-cot and highchair available. Also equipment for elderly and disabled.
There is a private garden at the rear and side, and a patio area with garden furniture and curtained pergola. Prices shown include use of Hot tub (but please let us know in advance so we can arrange the setup for you, with filters & chemicals). Ample, private, off-road parking. Public tennis courts, kiddies play area and football pitch across the road at the top of the lane.
Kinvara is considered the 'gateway' to North Clare, which is renowned for its limestone landscape of the BURREN (an area of world-wide interest to botanists, historians, archaeologists, ecologists, geologists, writers and artists). 10 minutes drive will bring you to the Burren National Park.
Nearby also you can visit: 2 championship golf courses, The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre, Thoor Ballylee (home of W.B. Yeats, one of our great poets), Coole Park (home of Lady Gregory and the inspiration for many of Yeats' poems), Kiltartan Museum, Kilmacduagh Monastic Settlement and round tower, the Martello Tower at Auginish and even a trip to the Aran Islands!
Galway city is also definitely worth a trip – don't miss the famous Galway Races, Arts Festival and Oyster Festival. Travel on to Connemara with its boglands, stone walls, lakes and native Irish-speaking people of the Gaeltacht.
Kinvara is a quaint seaside village renowned for its medieval castle, 'Dunguaire', which provides nightly banquets. Each August Kinvara hosts Cruinniu na mBad, a traditional sailing festival featuring turf boats, and also a traditional music festival (Fleadh na gCuach) each May Bank Holiday weekend and a hurling festival. On the October bank holiday weekend, Gort hosts the Joe Cooley Traditional Music festival.
There is a farmer's market - organic vegetables, home baking, crafts - every Friday morning from April to October. The village contains 3 supermarkets, restaurants, post office, pharmacy, health food shop, hairdressers, beauticians, seaweed treatment clinic, craft shops, children's playground, football, tennis and much more.
There are local taxis, and the good advantage of the cottage is that it is located in the village so you don't need transport to go to shops, bars, restaurants, sea, lovely hikes nearby etc.
RENTAL PERIOD: 16:00 hrs on arrival day (generally Saturday) until 11:00 hrs on departure day.
LINEN: All bed linen is provided and beds are made up.
TOWELS: are provided – 2 per person (plus 1 large hot-tub towel each per adult), hand towels for bathrooms, bath rugs and kitchen tea-towels. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.
HEALTH and SAFETY:
NOTE there are enhanced cleaning measures currently being implemented at this property. It will be thoroughly disinfected prior to guest check-in. Contactless check-in is offered. NOTE: the house has been recently fitted with superior quality EI smoke alarms, heat alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. There is a fire extinguisher, fire blanket and first-aid kit. The Welcome Folder contains important phone numbers: local doctors, hospital, fire brigade etc.
* * * * * RATES per week (includes all utilities, wifi and exclusive use of hot-tub; cleaning cost €95, Minimum stay 4 nights):
June €225 per night - late deal, still some availability!
July, August: €325 - €350 pn,
Sept onwards: €325 pn
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KATES COTTAGES KINVARA