Atlantic View Cottages are a family owned and family run enterprise and the accommodation reflects this strongly. Comfort, cleanliness and 'hi spec' furnishing and equipment provide the home-from-home feeling that is so important for a really successful holiday. The cottages have panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands and are just one kilometre from the beautiful village of Doolin.
The location is just one kilometre from Doolin village - renowned as the traditional music capital of Ireland, where pub sessions start in the afternoon and go on until late.
There are breathtaking views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, and this is a wonderful part of Ireland for we have scenic rural beauty and a rugged coastline - the majestic Cliffs of Moher are just 5 km from the cottages.You can take a trip to the Aran Islands - 'the last outpost of Celtic civilisation' on the Doolin Ferry. You can play golf at Lahinch which is the 'St.Andrews' of Ireland - and is just 10 km away. Pony riding, hillwalking, caving and pitch & putt are all available in Doolin. If you like the idea of eating out, the village has 8 restaurants to choose from, and there are also 3 pubs and a selection of craft shops.
This area is a paradise for geologists, botanists, ornithologists, speleologists, and walkers. You can explore the Burren (meaning Great Rock), a remarkable area of limestone and unique flowers. In addition the Burren has many tourist attractions such as the underground wonder of Aillwee Caves. Lisdoonvarna Spa Wells and Health Centre is 4 km from Doolin and is famous for its mineral baths, and has sulphur baths, massage, wax treatment, saunas and solarium.
ATLANTIC VIEW COTTAGES First photo on right: 2 bedroom traditional cottage Second photo on right: 3 bedroom traditional cottage
COTTAGE AMENITIES Our cottages offer a variety of accommodation of different design, each of which has:
2, 3 or 4 bedroomed / En-Suite showers, continental quilts and linen supplied.
Electrically heated for maximum comfort, convenience and low running cost by availing of night time low rates.
Each kitchen is fitted with electric cooker and microwave oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer and refrigerator, while all the cooking utensils are supplied.
Each cottage is a perfect example of old times meeting new, you can relax in front of a blazing open traditional fire whilst enjoying colour television in the lounge.
A cot is also supplied on request.
Each house has double glazing throughout.
There is ample parking and each cottage has its own patio and garden furniture.
Pets are allowed by prior arrangement.
For further details and photos please see our website.
Walking Doolin is centrally located on the Burren Way marked Trail. The Burren Way always captivates its visitors in that it involves a hike along the spectacular Cliffs of Moher with views to the Aran Islands. The trail is dotted with archaeological remains and many of the Burrens rare flora can be seen on route. Doolin makes an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. Self guided walks or professionally guided walks can all be arranged locally.
Horse Riding The Burren is an ideal region to explore on horseback. There are many options including lake and beach trails, and also the ancient Burren Highways or "Green Roads". Day-long, three-day and week-long trails are available.
Caving The Doolin Cave System was first explored in 1953 by the University of Bristol Speleological Society. The system is over 10.5 kilometres in length, incorporating many active underground rivers flowing through the limestone. It's main entrance, the Fisherstreet Pothole is centrally located in the village. These cave systems may be explored unaccompanied only by experienced potholers, however local guides can take first time cavers on this magical underground journey. Doolin is also home to Poll an Ionain, the cave with the largest and most impressive stalectite, which according to the Guinness Book of Records is the longest free hanging stalectite in the world at 7 metres in length. Ailwee Cave is 2 million years old and is now a developed showcave where visitors can be guided to explore the hibernation chambers of long extinct brown bears and other amazing underground sights. The cave is located 20 minutes drive away.
Cycling Cycling is another popular and indeed healthy way of exploring this beautiful region. Bike hire is available locally in Doolin.
Diving This has become a very popular activity in Doolin in recent years and the area boasts some of the best diving on the West Coast of Ireland. In the 1980's a network of sub-marine caves were discovered off Doolin Point. These have been named the Green Holes of Doolin and some 1250 metres have been charted. Snorkelling may also be enjoyed in the clear Atlantic waters around Crab Island.
Fishing The Clare coast line is famous for it's shore angling which can be done at Fanore, Doolin, Liscannor and Lahinch. Deep sea angling can also be arranged locally.
Golf Doolin has an excellent nine hole pitch and putt course located along the ocean front. Lahinch's famous Championship Golf Links is just 20 minutes drive from Doolin.
Island Trips Take a boat trip from Doolin to the mystical Aran Islands which are stunningly beautiful and feature cliffs, incredible rugged landscapes, ancient forts and other prehistoric relics. Travel to the islands, from Doolin (the shortest crossing point), by passenger ferry, in less than 30 minutes.
Aillwee Cave Guided tours, lasting 30 minutes, allow you to observe beautiful caverns, bridged chasms, underground waterfalls, weird mineral formations and the hibernation chambers of brown bears which have been extinct in Ireland for centuries. Facilities include a restaurant, craft shop, information desk and outside and 'The Hazelwood' crafts village.
Burren Exposure Located in the unique Burren, this new visitors' centre provides visitors with an overview of the area and its unique landscape, its rich human history and its famous flora. Elaborate audio - visual presentation; synchronised large scale slide panoramas with soundscapes in 3 specially created environments.
The Burren Smokehouse The Burren Smokehouse produce oak-smoked Irish Atlantic Salmon. The ancient tradition is explained in their new visitors centre. Gourmet and Craft Shop as well as an Audio-visual in English, German, French and Italian.
The Burren Display Centre The Burren Display Centre (Brú na Bóirne) has a new design which will bring to life the dramatic and fascinating story of the Burren through models, slides, artifacts and information. There is an admission charge.
Burren Perfumery & Floral Centre The Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre is Ireland's oldest perfumery Shop and boasts an outstanding audio visual and photographic exhibition.
Liscannor Stone & Rock Shop Liscannor Stone is the name given to a variety of 300 million year old flagstones and sandstones that are risen from the lands in the region. The stone bears the fossil tracks of Marine animals thar lived millions of years ago. The Visitors Centre includes: an audio-visual display that highlights the fascinating history of Liscannor stone and the 'Rock Shop' which displays precious and semi-precious stones from Ireland and all over the world. Almost everyone of the Earth's natural treasures is on sale here.
Craigaunowen Craigaunowen is Ireland's original prize-winning centre dedicated to interpreting the Pre-historic and early Christian eras. Exhibits range from Bronze Age homesteads to Celtic Chieftain's residences. The "Brendan", a recreation of the type of leather currachs used by St. Brendan the Navigator in 6th century is located here.
For further details and photos please see our website.