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“Great base to Co. Clare”
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Brook Cottage
Rear patio area
Outside
Play area for children
Small stream around Brook Cottage
The Dolmen
The famous Cliffs of Moher
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Kilfenora, The Burren, County Clare

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Beix28
Madrid, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great base to Co. Clare”
Reviewed September 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We spent the second week in August and we really love it. We met PJ and Margaret at pre-arranged time at Burren Centre in Kilfenora. They waited for us for around one hour the time pre-arranged but they didn't mind. On the contrary, they welcomed us very friendly and followed them out the road to Brook Cottage. Tea, coffee and cake were out waiting in the kitchen for us!

The house is just as in the photos, nice and comfy. We dined every night in the cottage, as it had everything to cook. We played games with the children everyday, as there was no wifi they forgot about their chats and games with their friends on the mobile. It was perfect!

We very much recommend the cottage and the location.

Thank you Margaret!!

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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2014
Hi Beatriz,
Thank you for your kind review. Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Brook Cottage. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
Regards,
Margaret & PJ
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Jörg S
Troisdorf, Germany
1 review
“Hervorragend”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

After a wonderful one-week boat trip on river barrow my Partner and me stayed in Ireland for one more week-and Brook Cottage was the best choise to relax and enjoy nature.it was a bit big for just the two for us-but then we had lived in rather cramped conditions on the boat.So we enjoyed to have so many rooms for ourselves, and everythings was absolutely nice comfortable and clean:the big kitchen with everything you needto prepar ameal at home.the livingroom with TV,a fireplace,two bathroom and a loveley garden with a brook.We could even use the washingmachine,whichmight be quite important to know for families with kids.And you can have barbecues in the garden.It is absolutely quiet,and a car is "Amust",we think.And then you visit lost or place in less than an hour.Kilfenora itself is also a nice little village with two very good Pubs.So all in allwe can definitely recommend this place for a stay, with Margret and P.J. being very friendly helpful hosts.
Kristine and Joerg

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2014
Hi Kristine and Joerg,
Thank you very much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you got home safe and well. Looking forward to seeing you back at Brook Cottage again in the future. All the best for now!
Regards,
Margaret & P.J
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Heather I
Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Holidayed in Co.Clare with husband and 3 boys had a great time!!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Visited Co Clare for a week in July we all had a great time with plenty to do. Loved the area, especially all the do with Father Ted!! Brook Cottage was lovely and Margaret and her husband couldn't have been more welcoming. Kettle was boiled and buns left for us to enjoy after our long drive. Cottage had everything we needed for us and our 3 boys,
Would recommend Brook Cottage as a great base to see all of Co.Clare.

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Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Aug 16, 2014
Hi Heather & family. Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you, your husband and the kids stay. Hope to see you back at Brook Cottage again in the future.
Regards,
Margaret.
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Orla N
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful, clean, family friendly cottage.”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We are just back from our stay at Brook Cottage and we are delighted to say it was a great holiday. Brook Cottage was spotless and had absolutely everything we needed. Margaret and PJ were friendly and thoughtful leaving as the other reviews said a warm welcome of tea and buns on arrival. They also had games for the children if we didn't get nice weather. The
Cottage is on a quiet site just outside the village of Kilfenora and has a 3 acre field adjacent, perfect for the kids to run around in. The barbecue was spotless and we used it a few times when the weather was good. The cottage is a perfect base for touring Co.Clare. We would definitely recommend this accommodation and will book it again ourselves in the future.

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2014
Hi Joe,
Glad you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for your kind review.Hope to see you back in Kilfenora again sometime.
Regards,
Margaret
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Anna B
Mainz, Germany
1 review
“Excellent place to stay in and just to be”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

After we had phoned Margaret about our expected arrival time we can't wait to get to the cottage we have seen so many times in the internet before. We arrived in the early evening and were warmly welcomed by Margaret and PJ.
They have already prepared the chimney and also brought us some cake and milk for welcome. That was amazing.
After we've met each other Margaret showed us the whole property. There are two bed rooms one where 3 people can sleep and one with a private bathroom with shower and toilet! She had prepared all the beds with linen already, and there were enough towels as well. And in the kitchen. Nothing there is missing, a dishwasher, an oven, everything is there and you have plenty of space. There is a huge table where six persons can fit for diner and lunch.
And in a small room close to the garden, she showed us the dryer and washing mashine. That was really great to have because if you are travelling for a long time you definitely will enjoy the smell of fresh laundry ;-)
The kitchen is huge and the garden around the house just beautiful. You can see some cows at the next property and there is a very small river just behind the cottage. It is a real quiet property but you are able to reach fantastic spots and also main tourist attractions within minutes. So we had a fantastic week out there and defintly will come back.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 28, 2014
Hi Anna & Thomas,
Thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay so much. Hope to see you back at Brook Cottage in the future.

Regards,
Margaret
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Lena L
2 reviews
“Perfect base for Co. Clare holiday”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We met PJ and Margaret at pre-arranged time at Burren Centre in Kilfenora and followed them out the road to Brook Cottage. The cottage is in a very peaceful and beautiful setting which is a bonus (no internet access and very limited phone signal). PJ and Margaret were very friendly and told us all we needed to know. Cake/buns were out on the kitchen table on arrival with fresh milk in the fridge too. They didn't last long with our 3 children! We had a very busy week with visits to Lahinch beach, the Burren, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Ailwee Caves and a few more places too. Everywhere was under an hour drive away so this is the perfect place to stay. We will definitely be back.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2014
Hi Lena & Family,
Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Brook Cottage. It was a pleasure to have you. Hope to see you again in the future. Best regards, Margaret.
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Lisa O
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
“Lovely hospitality and beautiful cottage”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We were met by Margaret and Pj at the Burren Centre at the time specified and they drove in front of us just a few minutes away to the lovely Brook Cottage. What a beautiful cottage with plenty space inside and out for our two little girls to run around. It felt like our home for the week. The rooms were laid out so well with lovely fresh linen and towels provided. The kitchen had everything we could have needed, plenty utensils, i felt right at home, absolutely loved the kitchen. Washing line out the back and pegs provided was great to have with two small children, washing machine and dryer also provided. Our two girls had a brillant time and were sad to leave Brook Cottage. They really took to Margaret and Pj as they were so friendly and kind to them. Margaret and Pj are a lovely couple with warm hearts and were very approachable and helpful. Pj was great to fill us in on all the local activities and reccomend places to see. The cottage is very central and we were only 15 to 20 minutes away from all the local sites and attractions. Thank you so much Margaret and Pj, we highly reccommend your beautiful cottage and hope to see you both again.

Lisa, Damien & Family Cork

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Liked best: The Kitchen and utensils
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 18, 2014
Hi Lisa, Damien and girls,
Thank you very much for your lovely review and compliments. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Brook Cottage. Hope you got home safely! Looking forward to seeing you back in Kilfenora in the future.

Regards,
Margaret & PJ
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