My husband, 3 children (aged 9, 8 and 4) and I stayed in this wonderfully restored cottage for 3 nights over Easter this year. It's an idyllic location, close enough to Ennis and other towns but still very much a rural setting. We used it primarily as a base to visit to places in and around the Burren (about 30 minutes drive) but quickly realised that it was equally great to hang out around the around cottage while the kids happily played (!) with the chickens, jumped on the trampoline, cycled on the bikes and played with the owners fabulous giant dog called Bella. There's also an impressive bog on the grounds which they loved to play in (wellies a must).
The owners, Jason & Noelle are very refreshingly down to earth and genuinely welcoming (freshly baked scones and jam on arrival and little chocolates for the kids). In season they will provide their own home grown produce and eggs. We did not avail of it but babysitting service available as Jason & Noelle have grown up children themselves. They've lots of nice touches in the cottage such as toys for the kids to play with, books, cd's etc. And outside there's a lot of homely touches such as bikes, boxing bag hanging from a beam in the haggard next to an old vintage tractor (like a scene from The Waltons) trampoline, chickens, go-kart etc.), perfect for younger children. The cottage itself was spotless and cosy with lots of wood and turf for the fire. Lovely walks on the doorstop which reminded me of Summer holidays visiting my Granny in Wexford (grass growing in the middle of the narrow road, beautiful unspoilt hedgerows, rolling hills and delicious smells of nature).
Really beautiful location even in the Winter as it is so cosy. Would go back in a heartbeat.
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