We have just returned from a fantastic weekend in Ballyvaughan, Co Clare. There were 16 of us and were limited in the rentals available due to the large number. Given that our stay covered the passing of 2016 and the start of 2017 the value for money was very good.
The house is beautifully presented and was spotlessly clean. It was perfectly kitted out for our large number with high quality and stylish furnishing and appliances. We ate in a lot and there was no shortage of cutlery, plates, etc etc. There is a nice view of the mountains from the rear of the house.
Ballyvaughan is a picturesque little town that provides a great base to tour the Burren and West of Clare. Galway is not too far. It has some great bars and you have a choice of good food served in the Pubs and Restaurants.However, you will need a car in this location. The village is only a 10 minute walk but the road is fairly narrow and has a good bit of traffic.
West Clair is stunning and we visited the local Ailawee Caves, the Cliffs Of Mohar, Father Teds House, Doolin and Ballina/Killaloe area. The Ailwee caves were most enjoyed by adults and kids alike.
All in all, I would highly recommend this property, the house is a credit to its owner.
A beautiful property with a fantastic garden and a lovely view. A party of 13 we had all the space we could wish for. The house had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. Ballyvaughan was a lovely little town with the beautiful beach of Fanorre a short drive away. Would definitely recommend this cottage.
The house is excellent and a good location. It could do with a sign outside saying Orchard House as was difficult to find without. Felt one toilet roll per room and only three dish washing tablets was a bit mean. A welcome pack would have been nice. The heating only worked for an hour or so each ievening in at least two of the rooms upstairs. It would have been better if we could have controlled the timings of the heating and hot water as both were not always on when required. For the number of people the house can accommodate the small teapot and cafetière were inadequate.
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