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Ardboula House - Stunning! Co Clare
Ardboula House - Stunning! Co Clare
11 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
3.5 baths
11 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
3.5 baths
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18th Century beautifully restored and furbished farmhouse including a modern organic Irish kitchen garden. Original traditional features blended with modern amenities that offers a warm cottage atmosphere in a large farmhouse. Sleeps 8 persons.

The space

Expansive balcony overlooks a modern Irish kitchen garden with organic produce seasonally available. A model for a self-sustainable lifestyle. Large picture windows in a sun room bring the garden indoors!

Generous grounds with fresh organic produce, local fishing with access to a private lake.

The owners are the gardeners and groundspersons. Interaction is completely dependent upon the guests interest in the grounds and farm.

Fabulous walks are available from this superb County Clare farmhouse, and well-stocked loughs are nearby for a spot of fishing. Head to the local towns of Ennis and Gort where traditional music is a regular feature in the friendly bars and pubs. Visit Lough Derg for cruises and watersports, take a trip to Limerick city for history and culture, and a visit to the Clare coast just an hour away, is a must with glorious beaches and spectacular views of the famous Cliffs of Moher and The Burren! All this before returning to this special farmhouse near Tulla; a great choice for a break at any time of year!

Public transport available, both bus and rail from Ennis and Gort (15-20 minutes away). Local taxi services based in Tulla.

Guest access

Please harvest the fresh produce at your doorstep - not sure? Contact us to pick/crop for you :)

Interaction with guests

This is a working farm - you are invited to be as involved as you would like - depending upon the season, you can be witness to live calving, production of sileage or hay, collection and cleaning seeds, plant propagation or planting or harvesting produce! Livestock present are fenced securely; however, care must be taken accordingly.

Other things to note

Infant ready! Cot; Highchair; Buggy, Safety Car Seat (18 months to 4 years old).

Amenities
Kitchen
TV
Essentials
Heating
Prices
Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 40%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Bedroom 4
3 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Seasonal produce available for harvest in garden; gardener at hand for advice.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

14 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
August 2016
Christine and willie were great hep for us accommodation was fantastic, always with warm water and warm (URL HIDDEN) at your door step for your service at any time. cattles and cats were gr8t entertainment.

Matthew User Profile
March 2017
The home is lovely and located I The beautiful countryside for East Clare. Very close to Ennis, Tulla and Feakle while offering brief rides to the coast, Galway and Shannon. Christine greeted us and hade made a delicious leek soup for us to eat. We made great use of the vegetables and herbs in the garden. The home accommodated our party of six well and could have handled a few more. The layout permits those who wish to retire early to rest comfortably with no interruptions while others can still socialize in the front room. Overall, I highly recommend this home if you are seeking to stay in the Irish countryside.

Elaina User Profile
July 2016
We had a wonderful experience at Arboula House! Christine does a great job with having everything set up for arrival. She even baked us a coconut cake that was delicious! The house itself is spacious with a great kitchen and nice bedrooms/bathrooms.

Joey User Profile
July 2016
The Ardboula farm house is completely remodeled and updated with elegance and beauty. We were in awe upon arrival! The pictures do not do it justice. The house is equipped with everything you need, including laundry, kitchenware, etc. The location is remote, but it's not too far from Ennis (15 minutes) and closer to other small towns like Tulla and Feakle. Both are great towns with great pubs and amazing people. The drive to Doolin to hike the Cliffs of Moher took 45 minutes, which was totally reasonable and took us through some lovely villages. Christine and Willy were great hosts. They met us shortly after arrival, gave us great advice about places to travel in the area (and even in Dublin), checked in on us to make sure we didn't need anything. We spent an evening with them learning how to sheaf toss and having a few drinks at the pub. We left Ardboula having made new friends. I would visit Ardboula again in a heartbeat. Thanks Christine, Willy, Georgia, Tristan, and Cassidy.
Christine User Profile
Response from Christine:
We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and our night out in Tulla - we wish we stayed for the dancing! We're looking forward to seeing photos of Jeremy's sheaf poles and are delighted and honoured to call you new friends. Thank you so much for coming to Ardboula.
July 2016

Marie User Profile
July 2016
Christine and family were fantastic hosts and went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. We enjoyed getting to know them and having our daughter, Isa, age four, play with their children. If you are looking for a rustic experience with added comforts, this is your place.

Teresa User Profile
July 2016
We loved staying at the Ardboula house! Christine and her kids met us after we arrived, told us about its neat history, and gave us a general orientation. Our kids felt like we were staying in a castle. The garden is lovely and we enjoyed picking the mustard plants and black currants and more to make our fresh salads. Christine and Willie were responsive to our minor issues. The house was a great retreat after busy days in County Clare. We would love to stay again in their spacious country home.

Marian User Profile
July 2016
Our host was exceedingly gracious. For example, we arrived earlier than she expected and she made sure to meet us right away. She explained all of the intricacies of the house and showed us her beautiful vegetable gardens. The house exceeded descriptions. It was really quite the place. We enjoyed being there in the quiet countryside in Ireland. The deck off of the second floor provided a great sitting/viewing area. In fact, late one night (actually early morning in the Irish summer) we sat out on the deck having a glass of wine and loved the view of the Milky Way splashed across the sky above Ardboula. Another positive aspect of the house was the history that our host gave us concerning the monumental work she and her husband have done to redesign the interior and exterior of the house. We are very interested in older houses and since this one dates from the 1700's we were fascinated to learn what they have done to keep it historical but also to give it a modern, comfortable feel.
Christine User Profile
Response from Christine:
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - it really was a pleasure to meet you all. All the very best. Christine
July 2016

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