Located off a quiet country road in County Clare is Raheen Wood Lodge. It is a two-bedroom apartment attached to the main house but with an entirely private entrance door and garden area. In saying that, you are also welcome to use the main garden during your stay, including the triple swing set and slide (we would ask that adults supervise young children please).
This is a simple, yet lovely apartment which is ideal for up to four people. There are two bedrooms, each of them doubles and just one bathroom with a shower (there is no bath). The kitchen although small, is well equipped and fully set up for self-catering guests with oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine (please note there is no dryer in the property).
A short drive of just 5 minutes will bring you to the local village of Tuamgreaney which has a great pub serving very good food – Nuala’s and McKiernan’s Woollen Mills where you can browse and get a guided tour. A little further away is the village of Scarriff with a Centra shop and Post Office for you to pick up provisions. A 15-minute drive then will bring you to the busy town of Killaloe with the large supermarkets.
For water sports and to enjoy the lake activities you have the choice of going either to The University Activity Centre with lots of activities including kayaking, rock climbing and sailing (less than a 10 minute drive from the property). There is also an inflatable water park on the lake which is great fun for families. If you drive in the opposite direction you can enjoy a more laid-back day out at Mountshannon. It is a family friendly spot perfect for picnics.
A well-behaved dog is welcome but please be advised that the owner keeps onsite. They are fenced in, but a dog will find its way in if it really wants to, so please ensure your pet is very well supervised at all times and be sure to clean up after them.
Please note that wifi is available on the grounds of the property but it doesn’t work too well inside the building. The property is situated on the edge of a 1000 acre forest which inhibits the wifi signal.
It is also important to be aware that the access road to the property is not tarmacked so if your vehicle has a low undercarriage, please drive along it slowly and with care.