Inchiquin House is an elegant period home in County Clare, romantically tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Atlantic. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique Burren landscape, historic sites and the county’s many leisure activities.
Over 200 years old, the house stands in its own peaceful wooded private estate of over one hundred acres, reached by its own half-mile long avenue. This well-appointed self-catering home comfortably accommodates 10 guests in 5 bedrooms, and is an ideal vacation setting for family and friends. The owners provide for the young and old, having a special outside playhouse for children and a wheelchair-accessible bathroom and guestroom within.
Inchiquin House is conveniently positioned only 30 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, with Limerick and Galway being only a little farther. Both inside and outside, the house exudes atmosphere and an old country charm - an experience you will want to relive again and again.
Entrance Hall & Porch: The House is entered through a bright porch added in the early twentieth century and leads into the main hallway with stairs to the upstairs rooms.
Drawing Room: To the right of the hallway is a twin-windowed drawing room with relaxing period armchairs and plush sofas, dominated in the background by a Steinweg pianola and a writing table. Two paintings of The Four Seasons adorn the walls. The black marble fireplace, decorated with period blue tiles, burns on coal, wood and pleasantly-scented local turf.
Dining Room: The well-proportioned red-painted dining room with polished marble fireplace welcomes you with a warm glow of old-world opulence. The large mahogany table seats 10 and is serviced by two sideboards.
Kitchen: At the rear of the house is the refurbished kitchen and dining area providing a view towards the old garden at the back. The Kitchen has oak units and granite worktops. The catering facilities are cooking-school grade. The dining table seats 10 comfortably, and has an adjacent sideboard.
Burren: The upstairs 'Burren' en-suite bedroom is large, bright and airy, and has long sash windows providing wonderful views to both east and west. The King-size bed (twin if requested), is surrounded by period wardrobes, a dressing-table and its own marble fireplace accompanied by two matching armchairs.
Bunratty: The 'Bunratty' Bedroom is also King-size (twin if requested) and has a walk-in wardrobe leading to its own en-suite. Furnished with a period chest of drawers and dressing table, the room features a large decorative cast-iron fireplace and windows looking out to the garden.
Clifden & Lahinch: The Clifden and The Lahinch bedrooms face the front and the back of the house respectively. They are both furnished with period wardrobes, dressing-tables and have their own cast-iron fireplaces and serviced by the upstairs bathroom.
Liscannor: The comfortable Liscannor bedroom has a King-size bed (twin if requested), and is provided with a wardrobe and dressing-table & serviced by the wheelchair accessible bathroom.
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
The Burren - 1 Super-king Bed, En-suite
The Bunratty - 1 Super-king Bed, En-suite
The Liscannor - 1 Super-king Bed
The Clifden - 2 Single Beds
The Lahinch - 2 Single Beds
Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure as Wet Room
The Burren En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
The Bunratty En-suite - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
En-suites: Both en-suites are well appointed with power-showers.
Upstairs Bathroom: This was the house's original bathroom that has been renovated and is now bright and airy. It has a large power-shower area and an antique freestanding bath looking out onto the surrounding trees. Downstairs Bathroom: This is a large renovated wheelchair-accessible bathroom which has a wet-room style power-shower area.
The Surrounding Estate:
Lake & Driveway: The estate borders the country road from Corofin to Kilnaboy, and the house is reached by a kilometer-long avenue which provides splendid views over Lake Inchiquin. Coming up to the house you pass through a double-gate under two old copper beech trees that change colour with the seasons.
Farm: The front ground-floor drawing room and dining room look out on to lawn and mature trees. The house is on a working farm, and cattle occasionally graze in the fields adjoining the avenue, being sometimes herded into the extensive woodland at the back.
Playhouse & Outbuildings: Surrounding the house there is ‘The Granary’, a storage building and a series of farm outbuildings. There is also a small storage building in the garden that has been converted into a children’s playhouse.
Burren Woodland: In the woodland behind the House, the Burren’s karst limestone reveals itself, formed by millennia of erosion. A large stone ring-fort over 1000 years old can also be visited on foot, through the moss-covered forest landscape.
THE LOCAL AREA
Inchiquin House is situated at the gateway to the famous karst limestone Burren in Co. Clare. It is easily accessible from abroad, being only 30 minutes drive from Shannon International Airport. While the House and Estate is a charming tranquil hideaway, there is simply so much to do and see in the surrounding area:
Activities: Walks & Hikes, Cycling, Golf, Surfing, Equestrian, Fishing, etc.
Start simply with the stunning landscape of the Burren National Park
the monumental Cliffs of Moher at the Alantic http://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/
Go visit the Aran Islands
walk, bike or hike in the Burren National Park and along the breathtaking Atlantic coast walks and beaches
Boat and fish in our own local Lake Inchiquin.
Interested in history? Explore the nearby archaeological megalithic tombs, medieval abbeys and castles and cultural parks such as Bunratty.
On your way home, drop into Boffey’s pub in Corofin, and sit in front of the open turf fire with your Guinness whilst listening to the jigs and reels of the ‘trad’ musicians.
Included in your stay:
Ironing Board & Iron
Coal, turf, logs & firelighters
Average usage of oil & electricity (€10 additional per day Oct.-March incl.)
Wireless internet access
Wii games console
Washing & cleaning products
Comprehensive selection of baby necessities
Large range of toys in the dedicated children’s playhouse
All your kitchen and dining requirements
All your outdoor furniture and parasols requirement
Premium 3 gas burner BBQ
With compliments from the Harbison Family:
Postcards & bookmarks
Sparkling Italian Extra Dry Prosecco
Welcome Refreshments Pack
Gilchrist & Soammes toiletries for each guest
Fresh Vegetable basket from our Market Gardener
A cash Security/Damages deposit of €500 is required on key collection & is refunded by cheque within 7 days of your departure provided there are no damages.
Activity providers in Clare
Burren Outdoor Education Centre, Turlough, Bellharbour, Co Clare Web: Adventure Ltd, Fodra,, Kilbaha,, Clare, Tel.: (065) 9025525 Web: www.westclare.com
Bens Rock Climbing Clinic, Sea Park, Lahinch, Clare, Tel.:00353 (0) 86 8448622
Atlantic Cruises & Dolphin Watching
Cliffs and Aran Cruises, Doolin, Clare, Tel.: 065 7075949 Web: www.aran-island-ferry.com
Cliffs of Moher Cruises, Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Tel.: 065 7075949, Web: www.cliffs-of-moher-cruises.com
Dolphin Discovery, Kilrush, Clare, Tel.: 065 9051327, Web: www.discoverdolphins.ie
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Ruan CPC, Ruan, Ennis, Clare, Tel.:: Ger O'Donoghue 00353 (0) 87 7502682
Ennis SG, Ennis, Clare, Telephone: Luke Duffy, Tel.: 00353 (0) 87 2647531
Burren Adventure Dive Centre, Aughinish, Kinvara, Galway, Tel.: 065 7077921 Web: www.burrenadventures.com
Ocean Life Dive Centre, Kilkee, Clare, Tel.: 065 9056707, Web: www.oceanlife.ie
Wendy Van DerVelden, Glen Clab, Carren, Clare Tel.: 065 7089977
Clare Equestrian Centre, Doora, Ennis, Clare, Tel.: 065 6840136
Burren Riding Centre Ltd, Fanore, Clare, Tel.: 065 7076140
Willie Daly Riding School, Ballingaddy, Ennistymon, Clare, Tel.: 065 7071385
Mother Hill Open Farm, Cliffs of Mother Road, Liscannor, Clare, Tel.: 065 7081071
Burren Painting Centre, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, Tel.: (065) 7074208 Web: www.burrenpaintingcentre.com
Aloha Surf School, Fanore, Clare, Tel.: 0033 (0) 87 2133996, Web: www.surfschool.tv
Bens Surf Clinic, Sea Park, Lahinch, Clare, Tel.: 00353 (0) 86 8448622, Web: www.benssurfclinic.com
Lahinch Surf School, Ballyfaudeen, Lahinch, Clare, Tel.: 065 7082061 Mobile/Cell: 00353 (0) 87 9609667 Web: www.lahinchsurfschool.com
Nearest Swimming Pool
Woodstock Hotel Golf & Spa Resort, Shanaway Road, Ennis, Clare, Tel.: 065 6846600
Walking & Cycling Trails
Shannon Region Trails Programme, Tel.: Flan Quilligan 061 710350, Web: www.shannonregiontourism.ie
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