Clare Island, Restored Cottage Sea Views, Sleeps 6

Entire cottage hosted by Roie

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Welcome to 'Red Johns', Clare Island, our beautifully restored 17th century Island house on the extreme coast of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. On the South West coast of the Island, our guests will enjoy panoramic sea views from the elevated site. We are just 15 minute walk to the Quay with pub/restaurant, beach, pier, and beach. This truly is the perfect base for our guests to explore wild and unspoiled Clare Island.

The space
The house of Red John is one of the earliest island houses of the Burns O'Malley family dating back to the 1700s and has undergone many renovations over the years resulting in the very comfortable and stylish house we have today. All modern comforts and facilities are provided in the house, families will have all they need for short or long term stay.

Accommodation comprises three bedrooms and sleeps six people in two doubles (with king sized beds) and a twin.

It has a very large living room which overlooks the sea and Inishturk Island. This room has a dramatic vaulted ceiling and a majestic efficent stove. There are several seating options to suit all the family.

Off this room is a large porch with an armchair and sea views, a book lovers dream spot !

To the rear of the house is a new modern west facing kitchen with a large dining table.

Off the kitchen is a study/“den” with a wood burning stove which is a tranquil space to meditate, snooze or just chill !

There is an outside seating area to relax and take in the stunning sea views to the front. To the rear there is a steep grassy field where sheep graze happily !

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Private patio or balcony
Garden

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Where you’ll be

Clare Island, County Mayo, Ireland

The house is located on the South West of the Island a mere 15 minute walk to the pier with bike hire, pub/restaurant, playground, community centre in one direction and a 15 minute walk to the shop/post office, Abbey and Church in the other.

Clare Island

The largest of Clew Bay’s islands and considered the 'Jewel of Clew Bay', Clare Island has been inhabited for 5,000 years. It boasts dramatic coastal cliffs and spectacular views of the surrounding bay. The island is closely associated with the famous 16th century pirate queen, Granuaile (Grace O’Malley), who lived in a castle on the island during the course of her life as a “chief commander and director of thieves and murderers at sea,” according to contemporaneous accounts. She is reputedly buried in the O’Malley tomb in the island’s 13th century Cistercian abbey, also home to some of the finest medieval wallpaintings in Ireland.

The current permanent population of 130 increases substantially during the summer when there is a steady tourist season. The island has a number of B&Bs, a hostel with restaurant and bar, a community centre, a shop which is also the post office. Macalla Farm offers residential yoga retreats.

Activities include walking tours, bus tours, bike hire, swimming at the Blue Flag beach, birdwatching, diving. See www.clareisland.ie for more information.

Clare Island also has six sites on the Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, all of which are clearly signposted: the 16th century Clare Island Tower House (Granuaile’s Castle), the 13-15th century Cistercian Clare Island Abbey, a Bronze-Age Promontory Fort, an early 19th century Signal Tower, a 5,500-year-old Megalithic Court Tomb and a Bronze-Age open air cooking site or Fulacht Fiadh.

A prominent landmark on the island is the Clare Island Lighthouse (now a boutique guest house also owned by the owner of Red Johns), established by then owner of Westport House, John Denis Browne, the 1st Marquess of Sligo, in 1806.

Hosted by Roie

  1. Joined in March 2012
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I have lived in the beautiful village of Murrisk for the past 20 years. It’s directly across the bay from Clare Island. I was born in Donegal which is North West of here. I am widely travelled and have lived in Dublin, London, Holland and the the U.S. My career for 15 years has been as an Interior Designer. I have had several other occupations in my life time (far too numerous to mention !) My hobbies are walking, talking and music.
Since 2013 I have managed the 1806 Lighthouse on Clare Island as a boutique guest house which we are now letting out on a self catering basis October to April. We also have the beautiful Red John’s self catering house on Clare Island in our self catering collection. I originally ran an Airbnb from my home in Murrisk.
I have lived in the beautiful village of Murrisk for the past 20 years. It’s directly across the bay from Clare Island. I was born in Donegal which is North West of here. I am w…

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We will be there to greet you or else offer an alternative self check in option, with a follow up visit later. This will all be pre-arranged. We also own Clare Island Lighthouse which is now a private boutique guest house, part of Irelands Blue Book.
We will be there to greet you or else offer an alternative self check in option, with a follow up visit later. This will all be pre-arranged. We also own Clare Island Lighthouse…
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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: After 18:00
    Check out: 12:00
    Self check-in with lockbox
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed

    Health & safety

    Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
    Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to € 200

    Cancellation policy