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"Lickeen Cottage" unique, cosy and tranquil

Private room

3 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
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About this listing

This 300- year-old rural cottage is beautifully decorated and restored - every detail has been carefully considered to make your stay both comfortable and memorable.
The stunning and very rare Irish woodland garden is dissected by a rain-fed stream and waterfall and centered by an ancient horse chestnut tree and this unique vista can be enjoyed from your own private sitting room.
Lickeen Cottage is ideally located for all the sight-seeing, but also a peaceful haven to relax and unwind in.

The space

"Lickeen Cottage" is truly unique both inside and out - you will feel like you have been transported back to Ireland of yester-year.
"Lickeen Cottage" is so much more than a private room but a suite which includes - an extremely spacious guest bedroom with a huge private shower room in the en-suite, the guest room is directly adjacent to a very comfortable private sitting room, with a wood- burner, overlooking the stunning garden. There is a patio in the front garden and many great spots to relax, read or listen to all-day bird song in the beautiful and very rare Irish wood land garden.
If you are looking for a unique, cosy and tranquil setting close to all of the top tourist attractions yet away from the over - crowded tourist traps, then "Lickeen Cottage" is for you.

Guest access

There is only ONE room rented at "Lickeen Cottage" so as a guest you have exclusive access to your own private sitting-room, adjacent to your bedroom. Relax with a book or a DVD in front of your own wood-burning stove - the perfect way to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
* Spacious and comfortable en -suite guest bedroom with teas/coffee facilities.
* Private sitting room with wood-burning stove.
* Patio and the many spots to relax, read listen to wildlife on the 1.5 acres.
* The country kitchen in the morning - for a well-stocked breakfast including fresh fruit and ground coffee.
* Your own key and exclusive entrance through the front of the cottage.
* Large private shower room with rain shower in your en-suite.

Interaction with guests

I sit down with all my guests and go through the attractions of Co. Clare, I provide maps, suggested day trip itineraries, share local knowledge and tips as well as where are the best eateries.
I am happy to help my guests with any queries, but ultimately respect their privacy.
I am also very passionate about county Clare and love to share its many attractions.

Other things to note

Taxis are always available to and from the cottage.
Cooking in the kitchen is not permitted due to house insurance constraints.
There is both nice Indian and Pizza take outs that deliver to the cottage.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 20
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

On the check-in day, an approximate time of arrival would be greatly appreciated.
Please make note of the directions beforehand, as a backup for GPS.
Thank you,



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card

1 night minimum stay

64 Reviews

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Ramona User Profile
August 2017
Five stars and more! This lovely cottage, close to Ennistymon but still in the middle of nowhere, is a small paradise for everyone who appreciates nativeness and a quiet house. Still, it offers all modern comfort. I loved to stay at the patio and to see the sun go down behind the Cliffs of Moher. The cottage is situated in an inspiring surrounding with a great view over the surrounding land. Rory is a very attentive host and takes a lot of time to give one advices and excursion tips in the region. Every evening, Rory lit a warm and cosy fire - the perfect finish of each day. The two cute and playful dogs Oscar and Roa kept me company and even attended me for a short walk to the nearby lake. All in all, it couldn't have been better! Definitely recommend this cottage and would love to come back again!

Sharon User Profile
August 2017
This is a wonderful place if you're looking for quiet and quaint with many amenities. Located off a long country road, the cottage is quite comfortable with great charm...and Rory thought of everything to make our stay wonderful. I especially enjoyed the morning alarm clock by Billy the donkey each day break.

Carmel User Profile
August 2017
I've just returned from my few days in Co Clare - the cottage is in the most peaceful location, a haven from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist spots. The rooms were thoughtfully decorated, with every need catered for - my bed was super comfortable and I loved the rain shower experience! Staying here, I'm sure I felt what many guests before me have felt... the wish that instead of just visiting, Lickeen cottage was actually our home. Rory was a great host, friendly and full of information about the surrounding area. I would encourage anyone visiting Clare to stay here - the experience epitomises all that Airbnb set out to achieve from the beginning - a holiday that turns out to be like staying with friends.

Caroline User Profile
July 2017
We had a great stay at Rorys house. The furnishing is really autbentic and lovely! He is a very caring just and gave us many suggestions about what to do in the Burren. I highly recommend to stay here.

Patricia User ProfilePatricia is a superhost.
July 2017
Rory's house is so beautiful it was really lovely to get back to at the end of a long day of driving around -especially when the weather was a bit cold outside. He left us with a variety of great suggestions for days out and generally his attention to detail was amazing. The animals added an amusing dimension to an outstanding bnb experience.

Meg User Profile
July 2017
Lickeen Cottage is quintessential Ireland. Rory has created an amazing tranquil space that is warm, cozy and in the countryside. From booking to check in Rory made the process easy and was accommodating. He took such time and care to sit with us and go through local places to visit, including everything from historical to shopping and dining. Rory ensured that we were fully taken care of with a variety of teas, coffees and even set breakfast for us. The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful, updated and peaceful. The bathroom which was a get away in itself! In the living area we had a warm fire & glass of wine after a day of trekking. It's wonderful to feel at home when away on vacation. Oscar & Rua and Billy & Bob are there to greet you as you come and go! This vacation was made even more memorable by Rory and the home he shares. Truly, truly an amazing person and place to stay, HIGHLY recommended. Already planning a return! Thank you Rory!

Tanja User Profile
July 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Rory's cottage. It is a nice and quiet place, and very close to the lively villages of Lahench and Ennistymon, where you can eat and shop. Rory gave good advise about what to do and where to go for food. Cliffs of Moher are just 20 min. away which makes it possible to avoid the peak hours. Otherwise great walking possibilities nearby. Rory has got two very sweet dogs around.

Clare, IrelandJoined in February 2016
Rory User ProfileRory is a superhost.

Thank you for considering staying with me at "Lickeen Cottage" on your visit to beautiful Co. Clare.
As you can see from the map and description, my cottage is ideally located to explore the many attractions of North Clare, including The Cliffs of Moher and Burren Eco Park.
I was born in Co. Clare and have lived here for the majority of my life, I am very passionate about this area but also The Wild Atlantic Way and its diverse landscapes. I also have a keen interest in authentic Irish cottages which are unfortunately becoming very scarce.
I have traveled quite extensively, but meeting new people from different parts of the world is what I love most about being a host.
Please e-mail me if you have any queries, look forward to meeting you.
Kind regards,
Rory Galvin

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