"Lickeen Cottage" unique, cosy and tranquil

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Private room

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

This 300- year-old rural cottage has a mature woodland garden centered by a stunning Horse Chestnut tree and is dissected by a rain- fed stream and waterfall.
The inside has been lovingly restored keeping many of its original features, retaining it's old world character and charm - yet providing all modern conveniences.
The ideal central base to explore Co. Clare and it's many attractions, or just to relax, unwind and recharge those batteries in a tranquil setting.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people: €20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: €20
Weekly Discount: 10%


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. The very spacious room sleeps up to three and has a large en-suite with private shower room.
The guest room is adjacent to your own private sitting room with a wood burner overlooking the stunning 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 will be available to help my guests with any queries. I am also very passionate about county Clare and love to share its many attractions.

The neighbourhood

The cottage is the first property on the south side of Lickeen Lake and the 1 km walk to the lake is both beautiful and serene and the walk around the lake by road is 4.5 km.
There are many amazing nearby beaches including Lahinch, Spanish Point, and Fanore.
Doolin is only 15 minutes away and is the best place to catch a ferry to the nearby Aran Islands.
The Cliffs Of Moher are a must-see the sheer cliff faces are truly breath-taking, they can also be seen from the water, catching the Cliffs Cruise from Doolin.
The historical village of Kilfenora and it's Burren Interpretative Centre gives a great insight into The Burren National Park, a very unique and beautiful landscape.
Ennistymon is a bustling market town with many fine pubs, cafes, and restaurants with a lovely walk along The Cascades.
The coastal road along Clare to Galway is one of Irelands most scenic drives and is part of The Wild Atlantic Way, a bowl of chowder in the magical harbour village of Ballyvaughan is an unforgettable experience.

Getting around

I recommend having a car to stay at Lickeen Cottage, though it is an ideal central base to explore all the top attractions of Co. Clare.
The world famous Burren national park and The Wild Atlantic Way are less than 10 mins away.
The Cottage is 2.5 miles (4KM) from the bustling market town of Ennistymon.
The property is 5 miles (8KM) from Lahinch Beach and it's acclaimed golf links.
10 miles (16 KM) to the world famous Cliffs Of Moher.
3 miles (6 KM) To Kilfenora village and it's historical Celtic high crosses and The Burren Interpretation Centre.
Ballyvaughan 14 miles (22km) Magical harbour village, with the famous Ailwee Caves and Poulnabrone Dolmen.
Galway city and Limerick city are both 60 KM
Shannon Internationl Airport 30 miles (50 KM)

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be 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, including service fees.

1 night minimum stay

38 Reviews

Check In
Cindy User Profile
April 2017
Rory's place is more than the Heaven on Earth! Provide with more you need to feel comfortable and at home. This Cottage is unique espacially because of Rory's passion for what je has. Given us the perfect tips where to go was a bless. Thank you Rory for making our Trip that Special! Patrick & Cindy

Louise User Profile
April 2017
This may be the best Airbnb ever. Rory was very helpful and a fire going when we arrived. It was so relaxing to sit in front of for at night and look out the window Occasional mooing cow added to the magic. Rory provided a great day trip recommendation that worked out great for us

Cathleen User Profile
April 2017
Lickeen Cottage is a lovely place to stay and Rory is a fabulous host! It's quiet and comfortable, even luxurious in some ways - super thick down comforter, shower "room", and a fire already set upon arrival in our own sitting room. And Rory gives a wonderful orientation to County Clare - all his suggestions and recommendations were perfect especially Monk's chowder in Ballyvaughn! Highly recommend this cottage as a base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way!!

Vivienne User Profile
April 2017
Rory is an excellent host! Unfortunately we only planned to stay one night, but we would have loved to stay in county Clare longer. Rory's cottage is very comfortable and in a pleasent location. We will definitely stay at Rory's again for future trips to Ireland.

Kevin User Profile
April 2017
Rory's cottage is an absolute wonder in the Burren countryside and I would recommend anyone who wants to spend some time in the area a stay. Right when you pull into the drive you realize how cozy the cottage is and when you step inside to meet Rory are welcomed by coffee and a roaring fire. Everything is designed in detail to make your stay comfortable and Rory as a host is fantastic.

Célia User Profile
April 2017
Rory is a wonderful host & he'll make sure you don't miss a thing from his beautiful region. He's also managed to preserve his 300-years-old cottage's character while building a super moder/comfy countryside nest. Thanks for lighting up your chimney for us too, we only wish we could have stayed longer. Best wishes, Célia, Marie-Odile & Carlos

Stephanie User ProfileStephanie is a superhost.
April 2017
It was not only our pleasure but a privilege to stay at Lickeen Cottage! Rory takes hosting to an entirely new level - while his recommendations were specifically tailored to our interests and spot-on (from driving routes that ensured we made the most of our time, to recommended hikes in the Burren and the best seafood chowder), we equally enjoyed spending time at the cottage, chatting about the area and marveling at the well-preserved history in the building itself. The only drawback: we didn't stay long enough! However long you plan to stay at Lickeen Cottage (and we can't imagine staying anywhere else), add another day - we did and it still wasn't long enough! Unequivocally one our favorite Airbnb stays to date. We just left but cannot wait to return.

Clare, Ireland · Joined 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

Response rate: 100%
(last 10 contacts)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.