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Russell Family Cottage in Doolin, Clare

304
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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Russell Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Russell Family Cottage is a traditional Irish cottage, situated over the ground floor, 1.5 miles from Doolin, County Clare. It has two bedrooms, a family room with king-size double, single bed and pull-out stacker bed, and a king-size double bedroom. There is also a shower room, a kitchen with dining are and a sitting room with solid-fuel stove. Outside there is a rural garden with sea views, and off road parking for fivecars. Russell Family Cottage is a great base for a coastal getaway.

Area
Doolin is a fishing village on the coast, and is surrounded by the unique limestone landscape of the Burren.

Region
County Clare has so much on offer; boat trips, quirky pubs, seaside resorts and a great tradition for Irish music, all set amidst spectacular scenery such as the towering Cliffs of Moher and the fascinating landscape of The Burren.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Reviews

Mr Ashmore
March 2016
Location location location! Russell Family Cottage has it all. 10 out 10 best family holiday ever.
Mrs De Winter
August 2015
This cottage was amazing! We liked the views, the walks, the space and atmosphere of the cottage and the warm welcome! We hope to return some day!
Mr Diehnel
March 2015
The Russell Family Cottage is a short drive from Doolin. You can get to any attraction in the Burren within a short drive. The view from the cottage is just breathtaking and the hosts are wonderful people. Everything about the rental was easy, quick and painless. Loved the experience.
Mrs Van Der Poel
August 2015
We felt really privileged to stay in such a beautiful house, that has been restored with so much love and care. The view is absolutely stunning. The pictures on the website give a first impression of the beauty of the house and its environment, but in reality it is even better.
Mr Russell
June 2016
This house was exactly what we wanted and more than we expected, really loved the house and location. The view is spectacular, great for who value their privacy. The history of the Cottage is so fascinating and we feel fortunate to have found this gem. Richard Russell
Ms Proctor
March 2014
I loved the views from the kitchen window. The cottage was cosy. I also loved the art work and various pictures people had painted of the cabin and its view.
Mrs Bakers
May 2014
The house is beautifully situated and because of the enormous window in the kitchen we had a great view. The kitchen and both bedrooms are very cosily furnished.
Jaritz
April 2014
We absolutely loved the cottage! The kitchen was so great with its ocean view, that we hardly even used the living room, which is also very lovely! Great bedrooms and also a very practicable and large bathroom. Also a lot of convenience - dishwasher, TV, DVD and couches in both living room and the kitchen.
Mrs Crust
March 2014
The cottage is in perfect location! The view from kitchen and bedroom are fantastic and you can hear the Ocean!
Mr Larkin
June 2014
The views of the cliffs of Moher and Inis Oirr from the kitchen window were amazing.
Mrs Yates
July 2015
The view from the Cottage was amazing. Would definitely book this Cottage again if we went back to the area.
Mrs Davies
May 2015
I cannot speak highly enough of the cottage and the owners. We had a wonderful holiday in the most wonderful accommodation. I will definitely be booking again next year.
Mr Hemburrow
March 2015
The position of the cottage was outstanding. The views to the ocean and cliffs of Moher were beautiful. Lots of walking tracks and friendly locals made our stay that much more enjoyable.
Mr Sandell
January 2015
Wonderful sea views from the cottage, idyllic surroundings right by the sea and near local pubs and other things to visit with great walks from the door. A generous, spacious, well-appointed cottage. Very warm welcome from the owner - really went out of his way.
Mrs Marzeion
July 2014
We liked the clean environment, most peaceful and most beautiful place we have ever been. A very welcoming atmosphere, everything was perfect. The view from the kitchen and also from the patio was just amazing. We absolutely enjoyed our stay.
Mr Leach
May 2014
This cottage, it's location, and the welcome we received from the owner, far exceeded our expectations. A stunning place to relax and unwind with unparalleled views. The sympathetic renovation ensured the essence of the cottage, and it's history, remained intact. The area is fascinating and the people friendly. Could not have wished for more, will certainly return.
Mr Elliot
September 2014
The location is superb and we received a very warm welcome from the owner. The comfort and relaxation aspects were great.
Mr Chuen
July 2013
Wonderful cottage and friendly owners started a lovely relaxing holiday. Perfect location in a wonderful part of Ireland. Owners made ourselves and our dog feel at home. Thank You
Mr Hallingstad
June 2013
It was indeed a pleasure to return to the Russell Family Cottage, if only for a week this time. The location is absolutely superb in so many respects, the cottage itself is wonderful.
Mr Rettig
March 2013
We loved the fantastic view on the ocean!
Mr McCann
September 2012
Spectacular location. Amazing and unique cottage. Splendid furnishings and furniture. Friendly welcome. A wonderful place to stay.
Ms Collins-Shepard
June 2013
Just spectacular! One of the best vacations ever. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed for a very comfortable week stay. With just a 25 minute scenic walk into town, we were never far from a pint or a bite to eat. The walk from the cottage to the Cliffs of Moher was breathtaking. This was a truly unforgettable way to spend our 25th anniversary.
Jeff H
April 2015
I stayed in the cottage for a week with my wife and two kids. Cottage is beautiful, with big rooms and a lovely, spacious kitchen. The kitchen has a giant window with a view to the Atlantic. We absolutely loved it. You can walk right out the back of the cottage and down to a trail that runs to the village of Doolin in one direction and to the Cliffs of Moher in the other. The cottage provides access to day trips to the beach at Lahinch, to Kinvara, etc. This is a perfect location that we will definitely come back to. Management is friendly and helpful, the cottage is fantastic, and the experience is top notch (it helped that we had perfect weather). The only drawback was the lack of wi-fi access. But that is a minor complaint. Overall, the Russell Cottage is a perfect getaway on the west side of Ireland. Highly recommended.
Mrs Stoneham
September 2012
The gorgeous, unobstructed, long views from the Russell Family Cottage to the Atlantic and the Cliffs of Moher. The privacy, the peacefulness - it was incredible!
Mrs Wray
August 2012
The cottage was perfect for our family - stunning views out of the large picture window - clean and spacious with a washing machine that worked. We loved this cottage, we have stayed in a lot of cottages and this is the best by far.
John D
April 2015
We booked through Hogan's Irish Cottages. The owner, Paul Gallagher and his wife met us at the cottage with the keys. They gave us a very complete and friendly introduction to the cottage and all it's features. They are truly wonderful people. This place is a 200 year old plus Irish cottage in the grandest sense that has been completely modernized with everything except Satellite TV or WiFi. Trust me, you really won't miss either one. The view from the dining room/kitchen is a spectacular view looking towards the Cliffs of Moher. From the short rise in the back yard you can see the Aran islands and Connemara. The pubs in Doolin are a 5 minute drive. They all have free wi-fi. I think all the pubs in Doolin have live traditional music every evening, great food and, of course, great beer. You can meet all kinds of people from every country in the world in the Doolin pubs. You are about 10 minutes by car from the Cliffs of Moher Visitor's center. Or, if you are adventurous and in good shape, you can walk down the hill in back of the cottage to the Cliffs Walk and walk to the Cliffs. The walk also takes you into Doolin. Just be aware the climb up the hill on your return may be a bit of an adventure. We stayed here two weeks. We had a very relaxing, unwinding first week. Our adult daughter joined us the second week and we toured all the sights in County Clair. Nothing is more than an hour and a half from the cottage. The only caution would be that you really need a car. To buy groceries you really need to go to Lissdoonvarna or Lahinch to buy groceries and the best store is a little farther in Ennistimon. If you are an Irish musician, this house reeks of history. It was the family home of one of Ireland's great musicians of the 1900's. Micho Russell. His picture and story are in the cottage. There are also several pictures of the cottage from before it was restored so you can see what it was.
Wandering_Seahorse
January 2015
There are four things you should know if you're thinking about booking this cottage. First, it's a truly wonderful holiday cottage. The write-up on its website is entirely accurate and the pictures can't really do it justice. It's a beautiful old well-restored cottage in a truly glorious setting with breathtaking views over the ocean from the huge kitchen/dining room window. It's comfortable, well-fitted and has a feel of generosity to it. The location is magical - great coastal walks from the door; lovely nearby pubs; the Burren for long walks; and lots more. It's hard to think how it could have been better. Secondly, the owner, Paul, is a hospitable and solicitous man who provides a warm welcome and is genuinely concerned that his guests enjoy their time in the cottage. Thirdly, there's no broadband. Mobile signal in the cottage is patchy. These may be good things. Finally, if you Google the agent, Sykes Cottages, you'll find a lot of negative feedback from disgruntled customers. Remember that they're just the agent for the cottage-owner, whom you deal with directly, and that it's likely to be only disgruntled people who vent their feelings on the internet. We had no problems at all - on the contrary, it couldn't have been smoother.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
September 2012
The cottage was perfect. The view of the ocean and surrounding landscape was fantastic. It was wonderfully private and quiet. I would recomend this cottage anyday.
Peter W
September 2013
Very good-sized property in a fantastic location overlooking the Atlantic and the Aran islands. Just a mile or so to Doolin so a short walk or easy drive. Direct access over private fields to the path to Cliffs of Moher. Clean, tidy, reasonably comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen. Doolin is a small but nice village with a range of tourist shops and bars with regular music plus trips to the Aran islands. Only real downsides for me were lack of satellite TV (Irish TV not very exciting!) and broadband connectivity. For many people these wouldn't be a problem but I needed to work while I was there and for emails I had to go to a local internet cafe in Ennistinon, the Oh La La creperie (very good, BTW).
Guest
August 2014
it was a great place to be: very romantic and beautiful siuated with spectacular views on the sea and the hills. It is in a walking distance (half an hour) from Doolin, by car 5 minutes.
cyn m
October 2014
the cottage is great if you have rented a car...probably a bit more difficult to manage if you're doing the bus/train thing. but, once you're here...it's just heaven. remote, quiet, safe...has a washing machine and a drying line for a long stay. perfect place to headquarter and take lots of day trips...or just walk down the back path to the cliffs of moher path...oceans, grazing cows, horses, rainbows, green pastures are all your view in the mornings. easy walk into doolin pubs & shops during the day. good day hike the other way to the visitors center for the cliffs with a view you cannot miss. well-stocked kitchen, nice big bathroom to share...lovely living room with a wood-burning stove. reasonably priced (or we wouldn't have considered it)...heavenly. hope to return!
Guest
September 2013
Very warm welcome from owners cottage fantastic great location would visit again and would highly recommend.
yogiglo
October 2013
This cottage was wonderful in every way! Warm and cozy, well stocked, a fantastic view, and close to the village of Doolin. Very centrally located for day trips to the Burren, Aran islands, Galway, etc. We were greeted upon arrival by the very friendly owner, Michelle, who made us feel right at home and found the house easy to "settle into". The kitchen window is huge, but the bedroom offers a great view as well.A very authentic feel for the Irish life
sam d
October 2011
Booked this cottage as loved the remoteness of it and also the views you got from it. The cottage is much larger than it looks on the photos and has a very well equipped kitchen/dining room. The lounge has a great log burner and the owner has a fuel starter pack ready for you when you arrive. Towels and bedding are all provided along with a well stocked book library and lots of information leaflets about the area. The cottage is very clean, well thought out and in a fantastic location. There is a washing machine in the outside garage available for your use and even wash powder! From day one of the booking Paul the owner was in full communication and when we arrived in Doolin and got lost, he guided us easily to his cottage and provided us with lots of useful information and showed us how to walk from the back garden down to the cliffs without hitting any of the roads. It takes approximately 5 minutes to drive to the pubs from the cottage, all of which are excellent and have good food. Our favourite was McGanns. To walk from the cottage you will need to wear the hi-vis jackets left for you and take a torch as no street lights but a very pleasant walk during the day and takes only about 15 minutes each way. One thing to bare in mind is that although you can take dogs to this cottage, none of the pubs let them in and we have found this to be true in most of Ireland. We had a great week of sightseeing from here, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a must for anyone. Only thing I found disappointing was the Cliffs of Mohr, paid 6 euros each to basically park the car in the carpark and upon leaving discovered we could have parked for free off a lay by further down.... dont waste your money. This cottage is ideal for anyone wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet and tranquility of the area. Please be aware though that the driveway to this property is steep and bumpy and could be a challenge to anyone elderly or with a disability.... fine in a car. Well done to Paul the owner on his new venture... Im sure it will be a great success.
Dizzyblondegal
August 2012
I really liked this place. If you want to get away from it all and find some spirituality then this is for you. Never mind the unpredictable weather - that adds to the experience. The cottage is warm - in all senses of the word - and is very spacious. The kitchen has plenty of equipment (no potato peeler tho'!), a couple of sofas (one is a sofa bed I think) with a massive picture window overlooking the Atlantic and the Aran Islands. If you're lucky and the weather is good you can see some stunning sunsets over the islands. The cottage has candles scattered throughout, books to read, iPod docking station, CD player, small tv (reception not too good, but that's typical of the area I think), lovely open fire. Bathroom is a wet room with a great showering area. The 3 bedded room has patio doors and overlooks the Atlantic - stunning. The other room is in the original part of the cottage with thick stone walls and flooring and nicely styled. Gorgeous. Yes, the driveway to the cottage is very steep with a few bends so be careful. The grounds are very wild with cows grazing almost within touching distance. You can see loads of horses galloping across the fields and tussling with each other with the Atlantic as the backdrop. We did try to walk down across the fields to the coastal path (towards Cliffs of Moher) but wimped out when we saw how muddy it was and the number of cows and horses we would have to negotiate. But that's just us. We're not adventurous. It is about a 5-10 minute drive to the nearest pub so bear that in mind. We wouldn't have walked or cycled as it was a bit too far with a youngster. Anyway, we weren't bothered as we spent a lot of our evenings reading, playing board games, drinking wine, eating in the cottage, chilling in front of the fire, looking at the skies, enjoying the silence. Bear in mind, if you want to be connected with the outside world, a mobile phone signal is almost non-existent at the cottage and there is no wifi access. Great place.
Anne D
February 2012
We first travelled to this beautiful cottage when it was newly renovated, and have been back over and over with both friends and family. The stunning sea view over the Atlantic greets you, and this, coupled with all the mod cons and the warmth and comfort a superb property ensures a wonderful stay. A short way to the pub for a festive evening out, spectacular walks and the Cliffs of Moher combine to offer a tremendous break. Book it now and see for yourself....Anne and Jack
babelpower
February 2012
Yes, we've rated it terrible. But we might recommend to a friend. Confused? Read on. The missus and me - a writer and a journo - booked this place last October. We looked forward to a working fortnight in January, in a scenic location with frequent car-free strolls to pubs and restaurants. (We love the West coast, the pubs and the craic) Arrived to find that the brochure description "shops, pubs and restaurants 5 mins walk" was utterly false. The place was NOT five minutes walk from shops restaurants and pubs. The nearest pub was well over a mile away and the nearest shop about 40 minutes walk. The owners said this description - which was on the Hogans and Sykes websites and in their brochures - was a "mistake" and that they had asked the company (which runs both brands) to correct this but they had failed to do so. The website still says "shops and restaurants 5 mins walk" but has added "pub 1.5 miles". When we got back, we put these point to Hogans. Two weeks have passed and they have not responded. (Next step trading standards) We feel cheated, hence the 'Terrible' rating. However. The cottage itself is quite charming. It is in a stunning clifftop location and is part shrine to Micho Russell, a local tin whistler and confabulator of some renown. By the by, we would have appreciated the offer of a small refund for the two chilly days we were without central heating - insufficient heating oil - and the time wasted sorting that out for the owners (saving them a five hour round trip from Cork, they said) To be fair, an extra two days stay was offered. For many good reasons - ferry bookings, work commitments etc, etc - that impractical option was declined. We might despite all the reservations, recommend the place for a summer let. Provided the friend knew exactly what they would be renting and didn't rely on the advertised description. We did not get what we paid for and feel aggrieved about that. We could not have the holiday we had planned. We had a few long walks but no strolling to the pub for a lunchtime pint or an evening one for that matter. And we are still irked by the very disingenuous explanation for the false description, as well as the rental company's casual indifference to our complaint. If owners feel they have to big up their holiday rental businesses with inaccurate descriptions, they are devaluing the currency. And if rental agencies fail to correct false descriptions when these have been pointed out, they deserve severe censure too.
Johnnyguk78
December 2011
This cottage is in a remote location but makes for the best stay ever. Although you are very close to the coast the cottage is well sheltered and sits in a natural hollow which does involve a rather steep driveway. The owner was easy to contact and although unable to be there fo our arrival he made sure his in-laws were there to greet us. What a welcoming !!!! Two very friendly people who really helped us settle in. The interior of the cottage was spotless and very cosy. A traditional cottage which has been sympathetically restored to include all mod cons. The pictures in the house give some idea of the family history helping to imagine what life must have been like. The oil fired central heating and under floor heating in the living room was a must for such an old house. There was a starter pack for the massive wood burner but more fuel would have been nice. However the local petrol station sold logs for a reaonable price. The picture window in the kitchen/dining room is amazing. Plenty of time spent sitting on the ledge with a good book. Even though the cottage is quite remote it feels completely safe at any time of the day or night. There is very little in Doolin other than the pubs but the area is made for walking. The walk from the cottage through the fields to the costal path is fairly steep and once on the old path it is quite mucky and definitely requires sturdy boots but the views are well worth it, including the cattle and sheep which appear to roam free. A short drive in any direction will take you to areas of outstanding natural beauty. We will defintiely return.
sam d
October 2011
Booked this cottage as loved the remoteness of it and also the views you got from it. The cottage is much larger than it looks on the photos and has a very well equipped kitchen/dining room. The lounge has a great log burner and the owner has a fuel starter pack ready for you when you arrive. Towels and bedding are all provided along with a well stocked book library and lots of information leaflets about the area. The cottage is very clean, well thought out and in a fantastic location. There is a washing machine in the outside garage available for your use and even wash powder! From day one of the booking Paul the owner was in full communication and when we arrived in Doolin and got lost, he guided us easily to his cottage and provided us with lots of useful information and showed us how to walk from the back garden down to the cliffs without hitting any of the roads. It takes approximately 5 minutes to drive to the pubs from the cottage, all of which are excellent and have good food. Our favourite was McGanns. To walk from the cottage you will need to wear the hi-vis jackets left for you and take a torch as no street lights but a very pleasant walk during the day and takes only about 15 minutes each way. One thing to bare in mind is that although you can take dogs to this cottage, none of the pubs let them in and we have found this to be true in most of Ireland. We had a great week of sightseeing from here, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a must for anyone. Only thing I found disappointing was the Cliffs of Mohr, paid 6 euros each to basically park the car in the carpark and upon leaving discovered we could have parked for free off a lay by further down... dont waste your money. This cottage is ideal for anyone wanting to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quiet and tranquility of the area. Please be aware though that the driveway to this property is steep and bumpy and could be a challenge to anyone elderly or with a disability... fine in a car. Well done to Paul the owner on his new venture... Im sure it will be a great success.
Johnnyguk78
December 2011
This cottage is in a remote location but makes for the best stay ever. Although you are very close to the coast the cottage is well sheltered and sits in a natural hollow which does involve a rather steep driveway. The owner was easy to contact and although unable to be there fo our arrival he made sure his in-laws were there to greet us. What a welcoming !!! Two very friendly people who really helped us settle in. The interior of the cottage was spotless and very cosy. A traditional cottage which has been sympathetically restored to include all mod cons. The pictures in the house give some idea of the family history helping to imagine what life must have been like. The oil fired central heating and under floor heating in the living room was a must for such an old house. There was a starter pack for the massive wood burner but more fuel would have been nice. However the local petrol station sold logs for a reaonable price. The picture window in the kitchen/dining room is amazing. Plenty of time spent sitting on the ledge with a good book. Even though the cottage is quite remote it feels completely safe at any time of the day or night. There is very little in Doolin other than the pubs but the area is made for walking. The walk from the cottage through the fields to the costal path is fairly steep and once on the old path it is quite mucky and definitely requires sturdy boots but the views are well worth it, including the cattle and sheep which appear to roam free. A short drive in any direction will take you to areas of outstanding natural beauty. We will defintiely return.
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