The photos on this site don't do the cottage justice. It is beautiful. Our group of 9 wished we had booked a couple of more days, just to enjoy the cottage and the surrounding land.
Helen is the perfect host. Easily contactable, and incredibly helpful with tips of where to go etc.
And the location is ideal!!
An absolutely stunning place to stay, you simply cannot go wrong booking this cottage. It is beautiful and so are the surroundings. You will not be disappointed. The picture, although nice, do not do it justice, it is even better! The owners are also really lovely, kind and helpful!
The pictures don't even come close to how beautiful this property is ! What a wonderful home to get away from everyday life It's very remote so make sure to stop for groceries on the way. It is the perfect distance from The Cliffs of Mohr and Doolin Cave which we did in an easy day trip. Helen could not have been more gracious , from preparing our first dinner to finding a driver for us for a festive night in Galway. (1 hour away) The home is spacious, clean and comfy. The property is outstanding for hiking !
Deelin Mor is in an especially beautiful, remote spot in the Burren. I know the Burren fairly well and wanted to show its loveliness while spending time with my daughter and dear cousins traveling from the Continent. You wake up to bird song, there is a horse with her wobbly-legged foal in a field behind the house, and there are layers of limestone mountain surrounding you.There was an especially vocal cuckoo. Some of our party made use of a trampoline behind the house. It is difficult to find a place large enough to accommodate eight people; we needed all five bedrooms. The house is vast; all the bedrooms are great, so no one feels hard done by, even the young children, and the spaciousness makes it easy for everyone, of all ages, to be together without being too much on top of one another. I enjoyed having a scullery and a larder--not what you live with every day in the present age! Despite the grandness of scale (it was modelled on an Irish Georgian hunting lodge) the house does not feel oppressively formal, and it is easy to be cosy in the kitchen where there is an open fire in a comfy area continuous with the cooking area. The house is extraordinarily silent--no floor creaking--so it is easy for people to get up or go to bed at different times without anyone being disturbed. We were a mixed group as to generations, nationalities, and urban/outdoor character, and it worked for us all. Because we had so little time--just a weekend--and some had traveled so far to get there, we just took a couple of lovely, fairly small walks nearby, and had just one trip to Fanore beach, but Kinvara and Ballyvaughan are close, along with some wonderful cafes and pubs and, of course, more walks; you would not run out of things to do even over a much longer stay. Galway city is only about 45 minutes away, and that made picking people up from buses easy enough. Helen and Enda were fantastic: Helen had made brown bread which was still warm, and had left local salad and smoked salmon in the fridge, and a jar of local marmalade. They were on call for anything you might need and are lovely people.
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