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front of house
hens in the orchard
front garden
dining area and wood pellet stove
living room and wood burner
main bedroom
garden
Rathclooney bog
Angus on the bog
Nice view from mullaghmore
Typical burren field wall
the vegetable garden summer
some of our summer vegetables
The road up to the house
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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Ennis, County Clare

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Nigel M
Hilltown, null, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic for kids”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We had the pleasure of staying at this cottage last week and loved every minute of it. The cottage is brilliant - very comfortable and very relaxing. The owners are lovely people and we really enjoyed meeting them and their dogs, Angus and Bella.

We travelled with 4 young kids aged 8 and under. The mini-football pitch, trampoline and swing set ensured they didn't miss having a TV. As soon as they got up in the morning and when we returned from a days activities, the kids just rushed outside to play. Angus is a big dog (Scottish Deerhound) and at 2 years old is so calm and great with kids. he just stands there while they pet him even though he towers over them. Even our most dog fearing child quickly came round to his charms!!

I thought I would miss the TV but I didn't with some relaxing music provided and a good book which I was generally too relaxed to even read. I loved this cottage.

Clare is a fantastic county with so much to see and do and while this cottage is slightly out of the way a bit and needs you to drive to the attractions, I would book it again. As a parent with a young family, the outdoor space and facilities makes all the difference in that all important early evening when returning after a long day out and preparing a meal - the kids are entertained.

Finding this cottage for the first time is a bit daunting. My advice - go to www.leenorganics.com and follow the directions provided there rather than Google maps or even satnav. The directions on the owners website are very detailed and you cant go wrong. After the first drive out and you now know your way, you will find the cottage is only 10 mins from Ennis (I timed it). And you get perfect peace and tranquillity.

The website we booked through would only allow us to book for 3 kids but we thought we could squeeze in and make do as we were interested in the Eco-cottage idea, the organics and the outdoor space. When we arrived it wasn't a problem as the owners quickly provided us with an extra z-bed with no hassle. The cottage is small so I wouldn't take 4 older kids or more than 4 young kids to it. As it was, though, with our 4 kids at the age they are, we had an absolute ball and were tempted to stay an extra night but work beckoned unfortunately.

Bottom line, if you are going to Clare give this cottage serious consideration. It is a great spot with great owners and lovely interesting dogs. We book a cottage every year and this is the best one yet.

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Liked best: Everything about the cottage!!
Liked least: Maybe more crockery needed in the kitchen, if I have to say something.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SarabethT...
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
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“Great cottage close to County Clare attractions with fabulous hosts.”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

My family of five had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. Warm, cozy, and low impact on the environment, too. What drew us to the cottage was the rural setting, and we were happy with our decision. We enjoyed the farm, the fresh eggs, visits from Angus, and playing football when we weren't visiting The Burren, the Cliffs of Mohrer, various castles, and going horseback riding. We enjoyed lovely walks from our base each evening. Our children even chose to have a stay at the cottage day, because they enjoyed it so much. Jason and Noelle are great hosts. We enjoyed our conversations with them as well.

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Liked best: The lush, rural setting and the feeling of coming home.
Travelling group: Young Children
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hutz1
Maine
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect base for western Ireland”
Reviewed 11 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Plenty of wood was available for the wood stove to make it more cozy. It was nice to come back here after traveling for the day. Many great sites in the area and lots more a few hours away. Great hosts. All around good experience.

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coderjay
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to get away from it all and experience rural Ireland”
Reviewed 29 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We (2 adults plus kids aged 4 & 1) spent a week at this wonderful cottage in Oct 2013. Jason & Noelle are excellent hosts, always there to help when needed. The location is so relaxing that our kids slept in everyday, which was great for the adults.
* Very clean with everything you need including towels, linen, kitchen utensils and laundry.
* Swings, trampoline and animals for kids to play with and explore. Lots of children’s books you can read to the kids before bed.
* Many interesting books on Irish history & culture to read and relax with after the kids go to sleep
* Maps and other touristy information. Jason & Noelle will also help out with their local knowledge of restaurants and other businesses
* You can get fresh produce off of Jason’s farm. You will also find most of the common ingredients in the pantry
* Perfect amount of space for a family of four (or five) to be comfortable
* The sky at night is amazing! Turn off all the lights and enjoy the dazzle
If you want to be in a rural environment to unwind, this is the place to go. Be aware that our cell phones did not get good reception, so the Internet on your phone will probably not work. Jason has Internet at their house that they graciously offered for our use. There is no TV but there is a stereo and excellent collection of Irish music. Our toddler did not complain even once about missing her cartoons in the morning.

Other suggestions:
* If you use your phone as a GPS for driving directions, get an app that uses offline maps. We used CoPilot for iPhone and it worked extremely well. Use Leen Organics as the location marker and you won’t have any difficulties with directions. We thought about renting a GPS but decided to use the $14 app instead. Signages on the roads are poor but the app kept us going in the right direction and re-routing as necessary.
* Shannon airport is about 25 mins away. We got a hotel near the airport for the last night but regretted it. It is an easy drive to the airport. The airport itself is pretty small without a lot of traffic.
* For folks worried about driving on the “other” side of the road – you will get used to it very quick. My wife had never driven on the left side but she did not have any issues. The problematic part, especially for folks from the States, is the width of rural roads. There is virtually no shoulder to speak of and driving on a narrow road can be tricky when there are trucks coming in the other direction.

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Liked best: The hosts, location and the property
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Bryony C
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A cosy haven of tranquility with amazing hosts & delicious fresh fruit & veg”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

With everything you would need to live on, including delicious fresh fruit & veg from right outside the cottage, a roaring fire & a bathtub, this cottage is the perfect place to go for a relaxing holiday. I especially appreciated the very comfortable bed, and loved the gorgeous dogs! There are lots of things to see in the area if you feel like a day trip, and Jason & Noelle can recommend some great eco-touristy things to do. Would definitely recommend!!

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Liked best: The organic fruit & veg from the farm
Liked least: Having to leave at the end of our stay
Travelling group: Other
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