The Bird's Nest at Blackthorn Lane

Entire guesthouse hosted by Sadie

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
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Free cancellation before Oct 7.


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"The Bird's Nest" is a stone built former cow barn dating from the 1700s with a modern second floor. A short walk to a lovely beach on Lough Derg, it's an ideal spot for fishing, kayaking, swimming, walking routes, great local restaurants/pubs and a whole lot of relaxing. Surrounded by fields and woodland with a private garden area and use of the veg garden, you will be sure to unwind if you want to stay local. Easy access to Galway, The Burren, Ennis and Limerick. Fast WiFi. No pets, sorry.

The space
A two storey stand alone property, private from but adjacent to the main house, with free parking

Full kitchen - diner on the lower floor with gas hob and oven, microwave, fridge and well equipped cupboards

Wood fired cooking range

Wall fitted electric heaters upstairs and downstairs for ease of use

Spacious bathroom with toilet, whb, heated towel rail and shower

Scandinavian style loft upstairs with a double bed and a relaxing sitting area

Windows look over the treetops to the left and the pretty yard to the right

Comforts provided include high speed wifi, internet/fm radio and even puzzles and games for rainy days (but please bring your own screen/laptop as there is no TV just yet)

Outdoor bistro seating area to the rear of the property

Private garden for the exclusive use of guests complete with fire pit, sun parasol, and outdoor dining table and chairs. A charcoal barbecue can be provided on request

Most art works both interior and exterior are by the host and family. Some sculptural pieces are for sale.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Free washer
Paid dryer
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Fire pit

7 nights in Whitegate

Nov 6, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews


Where you’ll be

Whitegate, County Clare, Ireland

Hosted by Sadie

  1. Joined in August 2015
  • 3 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I live in the main cottage with one or both of my sons, 4 hens, 4 cats and wild Irish honey bees in the roof.

During your stay

I am around most of the time and the main cottage where I live is right across the yard from The Bird's Nest. If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask (between 9am - 8pm generally). Guests should be aware that I work in the garden regularly and cross in front of the guest house to reach the utility room so there is a strong chance you will meet either myself or my sons outside your front door. Guests will have a private garden area around the back of the guest house that is screened from the main garden and you will only meet one of us there if maintenance is required from time to time during your stay. Otherwise, that area is all your's but you are also free to wander in the wider garden area, enjoy the space and interact with whoever is there if wished.

Please note: Our cats are extremely friendly and very fond of beds. Please try not to let them in!
I am around most of the time and the main cottage where I live is right across the yard from The Bird's Nest. If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask (between 9am - 8…
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Checkout: 2:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy