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Brennan's Old House, Loop Head

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Entire cabin
hosted by Aoife
  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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This 130 year old cottage, lovingly restored and full of character, retains its original stone finish - inside and out. Set on an acre of landscaped garden, it was the former home of Michael Brennan, a local blacksmith.

The space
The ground floor, finished with Mexican Terracotta, covers approximately 35 square meters with underfloor heating. Two mezzanine floors have been added and floored with beautifully-grained Honduran pitch pine. The high ceilings and roof beams remain exposed.

The lounge area centres around a multi-fuel stove. Within the original stone wall, there are many interesting details to be found. Above the fireplace, there is an old-style drying rack operated by a manual pulley system. This is anchored with a 'calf-hook', a feature in old farmhouses used for tethering young animals during long winter nights.

The mezzanine loft twin room overlooks the lounge area and is accessed by a spiral staircase. The two double bedrooms are located behind the chimney breast, the upper being accessed by an open stone stairway.

The bathroom comprises a shower, with exposed copper plumbing fixtures, toilet and handbasin. Solar panels provide ample hot water all year round.

The landscaped gardens are very secluded and south-facing. There is off-road, gated carparking for 3 vehicles.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
TV
Free washer – In building
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace: wood-burning
Children’s books and toys
High chair
Hair dryer

Where you’ll be

Lower Feeard, Cross, Clare, Ireland

Brennan's Old House is situated on the lower road between the villages of Cross and Kilbaha; both are renowned for their restaurants, pubs and traditional music. A guide with our personal favourites and recommendations is kept in the cottage.

This headland is known as Loop Head. It is one of the most remote and beautiful places in the country, dividing the Shannon estuary from the open sea and is a Signature Point on the Wild Atlantic Way (the world's longest defined coastal touring route). It was designated Ireland's Aquatic Destination of Excellence in 2010 and was named the Irish Times 'Best Place to Holiday in Ireland' in their 2013 competition.

The lighthouse, at the point of Loop Head, is Clare's most westerly point with magnificent views of the Limerick and Kerry coastline, the Shannon and the Atlantic. It has stood guard there for over 340 years. Nearby, the Bridges of Ross are natural arches spanning the inlet of a natural harbour leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

Birdwatching, Dolphin-watching and Angling are all activities available in the locality, with golfing and surfing hotspots located further north along the coast.

The Loophead Summer Hedge School combines an exploration of the unusual flora of the Loop Head peninsula with poetry, art and creativity workshops, and wild food foraging.

7 nights in Lower Feeard, Cross

Sep 24, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022

4.88 out of 5 stars from 268 reviews

Hosted by Aoife

Joined in August 2013
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Although I'm from lovely rainy Ireland, I take every opportunity to explore other parts of the globe! Armed with my camera, I enjoy the path less travelled and living as a local. I try never to visit the same place twice but, every so often, Portugal, Croatia or Malta will draw me back!
Although I'm from lovely rainy Ireland, I take every opportunity to explore other parts of the globe! Armed with my camera, I enjoy the path less travelled and living as a local. I…

During your stay

Mary, our neighbour, will welcome you upon arrival. She will show you around the cottage, is a mine of local information and will be your point of contact during your stay.

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