KATES COTTAGES KINVARA. Tel: 00353-87-9045135. Located right in the village of Kinvara. Stroll to the shops, pubs, restaurants and watch the traditional boats set sail from the pier. Enjoy views of the world-famous Burren hills. Large TV /DVD. Cosy open fire. Parking. BBQ. Towels included. Gas, water and wi-fi are all included. The perfect base for exploring Kinvara, the Burren and counties Galway & Clare. Great restaurants locally.
Enjoy Kinvara with its lively traditional music scene, noted seafood restaurants, sailing, and festivals. 2 minute walk to shops, pubs, cafés, hotel, sea, tennis courts. A few minutes drive brings you to Trácht beach with its golden sands and the 'flaggy shores' of New Quay. 25 minutes to the bustling city of Galway.
FURTHER DETAILS INDOORS:
The living area looks right out at tall broad-leafed trees which line the laneway. You can hear the birdsong, while relaxing in front of the open fire. From the windows here and the bedroom above you can gaze at the Burren Mountains. All the rooms are furnished to high specification, and the beds all have superior standard mattresses (two of them are queen-size), and linen is of high quality. All bedrooms contain wardrobes, bedside lockers and lamps as a minimum. Rooms are decorated with orignal artworks and tapestries. The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped. Bathrooms have instant electric showers. We also provide an array of books (including children's), DVDs, jigsaws, playing cards, welcome folder and maps. Travel-cot and highchair available. Also equipment for elderly and disabled. Baby sitter available. This cottage has always been popular with musicans due to the presence of a piano in the spacious sitting-room!
FURTHER DETAILS OUTDOORS:
There is a private, fenced garden at the rear, and a patio area with garden furniture. We provide a BBQ stand and utensils and can purchase disposable charcoal trays on your behalf, to start you off. Also, upon request you may have the use of a shed if you have bicycles, fishing or sports equipment – ask the owner for the key. Ample, private, off-road parking. Public tennis courts and football pitch across the road at the top of the lane.
Kinvara is considered the 'gateway' to North Clare, which is renowned for its limestone landscape of the BURREN (an area of world-wide interest to botanists, historians, archaeologists, ecologists, geologists, writers and artists). 10 minutes drive will bring you to the Burren National Park.
Nearby also you can visit: 2 championship golf courses, The Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Burren Perfumery and Floral Centre, Thoor Ballylee (home of W.B. Yeats, one of our great poets), Coole Park (home of Lady Gregory and the inspiration for many of Yeats' poems), Kiltartan Museum, Kilmacduagh Monastic Settlement and round tower, the Martello Tower at Auginish and even a trip to the Aran Islands!
Galway city is also definitely worth a trip – don't miss the famous Galway Races, Arts Festival and Oyster Festival. Travel on to Connemara with its boglands, stone walls, lakes and native Irish-speaking people of the Gaeltacht.
Kinvara is a quaint seaside village renowned for its medieval castle, 'Dunguaire', which provides nightly banquets. Each August Kinvara hosts Cruinniu na mBad, a traditional sailing festival featuring turf boats, and also a traditional music festival (Fleadh na gCuach) each May Bank Holiday weekend and a hurling festival. On the October bank holiday weekend, Gort hosts the Joe Cooley Traditional Music festival.
There is a farmer's market - organic vegetables, home baking, crafts - every Friday morning from April to October. The village contains 3 supermarkets, restaurants, post office, pharmacy, health food shop, hairdressers, beauticians, seaweed treatment clinic, craft shops, children's playground, football, tennis and much more.
HOW TO GET THERE :
Ryanair and Aerlingus to Shannon and Dublin from many UK and European cities. Car ferries to Dublin. Kinvara is a 2 ½ hours drive from Dublin Airport, 45 minutes drive from Shannon Airport, 2 hours from Knock airport; 10 miles from the heritage town of Gort; regular bus routes from Galway city.
CAR NOT NECESSARY:
If you chose NOT to hire a car for your holiday, here is some alternative transport information:
BUS: check buseireann.ie website. It is the Route 350 which serves Galway - Kinvara - Ennis, a beautiful route through scenic & tourist spots like Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna etc, and, in the opposite direction, Galway city.
TO GALWAY, takes 35-45 mins & departs at 07:15, 09:54, 12:54, 14:54, 16:54, and 18:54. (Sundays 12:54, 14:54, 16:54, 18:54)
FROM GALWAY: 08:00, 10:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00 and 18:00
SOUTH through County Clare: 08:35, 10:35, 13:35, 15:35, 18:05 and 18:40. (You can stop off in any of the towns & explore there for the day)
There are also taxis, and the good advantage of the cottage is that it is located in the village so you don't need transport to go to shops, bars, restaurants, sea, lovely hikes nearby etc.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
RENTAL PERIOD: 16:00 hrs on arrival day (generally Saturday) until 11:00 hrs on departure day.
BOOKING: 50% deposit on booking, balance due 8 weeks before arrival. A standard contract document is in place.
SECURITY DEPOSIT of €150 (refundable) also applies, and is payable along with the balance, 8 weeks before the commencement of the let.
LINEN: All bed linen is provided and beds are made up.
TOWELS: are provided – 2 per person, hand towels for bathrooms, bath rugs and kitchen T-towels. Guests are asked to bring their own beach towels.
GAS for hob is included; electricity and heating oil are metered and charged at cost. Wi-Fi is free.
BBQ facilities and utensils provided. Let us know if you require disposable charcoal trays (instant light) so we may arrange it for you at cost of €8 per twin pack.
* * * * * RATES (per week):
JAN to Easter €650
Mid-Jul to mid-Aug €1,300
CHRISTMAS/ NEW YEAR €950
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KATES COTTAGES KINVARA