Kilrateera Cottage, Mountshannon/Lough Derg

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Greg And Annie

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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NOTE WE ARE REGISTERED WITH IRISH RED CROSS TO HOUSE A FAMILY DUE TO THE UKRAINE CRISIS. WE WILL TAKE BOOKINGS BUT MAY NOT CONFIRM SUCH UNTIL AT LEAST TWO WEEKS BEFORE STAY. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING
Self contained rural cottage with one bedroom and fold out sofa in the living/dining area, in courtyard of a period farmhouse 4km above Mountshannon with wonderful views of Lough Derg. Boating, hiking, fishing, biking, horse riding, touring nearby. Sleeps 2 plus 1 or 2 children; check with us.

The space
Kilrateera Cottage is a recently refurbished self-contained cottage in the courtyard of our Kilrateera Farmhouse. It contains a single bedroom (double bed downstairs) and a (small) double fold-out sofa upstairs in the living/dining room. We also have another blow up mattress can put in the cottage. Although can sleep three adults, really set up for two. There is fold-out sofa upstairs for third guest, but note there are no window blinds on the velux or other windows so can be bright in the mornings. Check with us if you are a party of three to make certain appropriate for your needs.

The property consists of 4.2 acres with wonderful views of Lough Derg below, some 4km above the village of Mountshannon, with its lovely marina. There is a half acre field at the side, with three polytunnels and outdoor beds, where Annie works day and night tending to far too many organic vegetables, best apricots, strawberries and raspberries galore, a haggard (wild flower garden behind a games room/yoga or dance studio), an orchard and is surrounded on two sides by a copse. The cottage sits on one side of the courtyard, with two outbuildings on either side, one a games room with ping pong or can be used as a quiet yoga/dance room or artists studio; the main farmhouse then is in front of the courtyard, facing Lough Derg. Parking available.

We both have spent our working lives in the arts and this is a wonderful place for a visiting artist, writer or musician. Children are welcome and very safe. The cottage has a self-catering kitchen, fully equipped, and there is usually extra fruit for breakfast or some vegetables in the garden if you wish--whatever is ripe for harvesting! There is a patio area behind the cottage with a table and benches in good weather and lovely evening sunshine, and a barbecue for your convenience and pleasure. Residents include half a dozen cheeky chickens giving us eggs, and Willow, a friendly, rather deaf (and very funny) sheepdog. In the summer our neighbours' two horses will often stay in our front field constantly chatting to another neighbour's two horses and five donkeys over the wall. There is no television although we have many DVD's on hand if you have a laptop.

We ask a minimum stay of 3 nights. Please also be aware: this is a rural area although only 45 minutes from Limerick, 1.5 hr or so from Doolin (Aran Islands Ferry), Burren, Cliffs of Moher. You'll need car for the area or be good long distance bicyclists. We are not entirely remote, but we are up a hill on a narrow windy road and a 15 minute drive from any shops, pubs and all amenities. WE ARE 4KM FROM MOUNTSHANNON VILLAGE AND NOT REALLY WALKABLE AT NIGHT. This is Ireland and it can (and does) get wet. Wellies or hiking boots are highly recommended, and a good book is always a good idea (we have many on offer!)

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Pack ’n play/Travel crib
Children’s books and toys

7 nights in Clare

May 12, 2023 - May 19, 2023

4.97 out of 5 stars from 61 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Clare, County Clare, Ireland

The views, the walks. If you have your bikes, there's cycling on quiet back roads. There are stables in the area that cater to riders. The lake from up here is constantly changing in appearance as weather moves in, moves out... Welcome to a corner of heaven come rain or shine. We're four km or so from Mountshannon, seven from Scarriff. This is a peaceful spot with a wonderful view and always a warm welcome.

Hosted by Greg And Annie

  1. Joined in October 2012
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We are Ireland/ US dual citizens. Greg is a screenwriter in film and television and teaches screenwriting. Speak some French, Spanish, Italian. Annie left television production after almost 30 years. Now studies, gardens, does yoga. We're a bit too old to be party animals! Rather quiet in fact. But currently enjoying white water kayaking, often on trips away, as well as travel, movies, theatre, the arts!
We are Ireland/ US dual citizens. Greg is a screenwriter in film and television and teaches screenwriting. Speak some French, Spanish, Italian. Annie left television production…

During your stay

One or both of us usually around and can help guide you to whatever it is you might enjoy, rain or shine. This is East Clare, by the way: so plan on rain, but when the sun is out it's stunning. As it is also when there's rain! Rainbows a plenty this way. That said the cottage is very private and you can be assured of such if you wish. We can arrange laundry if wish (4 Euro for washer/ dryer.) We're very used to family, friends, guests, and will interact with you as much or little as you wish.
One or both of us usually around and can help guide you to whatever it is you might enjoy, rain or shine. This is East Clare, by the way: so plan on rain, but when the sun is out…

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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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