Orchid Cottage

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Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare, Ireland
Contact: Mary O'Connor
E-mail: pjoconnor@eircom.net
Tel: (065) 7074 332

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A newly refurbished stone faced detached rural cottage on its own grounds, built in a traditional style with a private garden and patio.

Orchid Cottage is available for holiday rental all year round and comprises of a double and twin rooms, sleeping four. It is the ideal base to discover this fascinating area of Ireland.

Views of Doolin & LisdoonvarnaDiscover Co Clare from Orchid Cottage

We are located 1 mile from the traditional matchmaking town of Lisdoonvarna, which is Ireland's only operating Spa (famous for its sulphur, iron, magnesia and copper mineral springs) both of these traditions continue to this day.
Situated at the start of the Burren region, and is but a short drive to the traditional music and fishing village of Doolin, you are guaranteed to be right in the heart of this magnificent corner of Ireland with your stay at Orchid Cottage.

County Clare is justly famed as being the "Home of traditional Irish Music" and in both Lisdoonvarna and Doolin, you can hear great Irish music any evening throughout the summer and at weekends during the winter, in the lively pubs and inns. Absorb the atmosphere, try your hand (or feet!!) at Irish dancing too, and truly take away this Irish experience. In our excellent restaurants and pubs, you can savour delicious seafood and local dishes and enjoy the friendly atmosphere wherever you go.

Cliffs of MoherOrchid Cottage is the perfect base to explore the fascinating Burren region, renowned for its archaeological remains, botanical rarities and lunar like landscape. Rising from the Atlantic ocean in the west, the 600+ foot peaks of limestone rock were formed as the last ice age receded some 500,000 or so years ago. The fascinating aspect of this is the abundance of alpine flora more commonly found on the Continent. You may also take the ferry from Doolin to the Gaelic (Irish Language) speaking Aran Islands. These three islands are a continuation of the limestone formations of the Burren and a place to experience the 'old' Ireland.

Orchid Cottage is situated 4 miles from the Cliffs of Moher, the most spectacular cliffs in Western Europe. Ask at the visitor centre for details on guided walks along the cliff tops. Not for the faint hearted, but certainly worth it, you can see nesting puffins, fulmers and many other sea birds living in the cliff face. A further 5 minutes drive takes you to the 18 hole Championship Golf Course and seaside village of Lahinch. Orchid Cottage promises an action packed, fun filled holiday whatever time of the year you choose to come.

  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine /
  • Colour TV / Radio
  • Baby Cot
  • Welcome Pack
  • Patio
  • Garage
  • O.F.C.H.
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Bed linen and
    Towels provided
  • Children Welcome
  • Baby-sitting
    by arrangement
  • Pets Welcome
  • Private Garden
  • Off road parking
  • Shops nearby
Living Area                       

Facilities in the locality:
Walking Landscape Painting Pony Trekking
Swimming Cycling Coarse, sea & game fishing
Pitch & Putt Surfing Caving
Water Sports Golf Bird Watching

Weekly Rates for 2005
Cutting Turf (Peat)
April / Oct.
€ 180.00
€ 200.00
€ 240.00
July / Aug.
€ 350.00
€ 250.00
Weekends & Bank Holidays
By request
The Poulnabrone Dolmen

Electricity is charged at 0.15 cent per unit (kw).
Central heating oil is also metered and is
charged at cost price, based on last delivery.

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How to Find us
From Shannon Airport take the N18 to Ennis, approximately 15 miles, then take the N85 from Ennis to Ennistymon and continue on for a further 6 miles on the N67 to Lisdoonvarna. Orchid Cottage is located on the entrance to Lisdoonvarna just 1 mile from the town square.


Destination Distance
Time (Approx.)
  Km's Miles
Lisdoonvarna 1.6 1
3 mins
Lahinch Golf 11.2 7
15 mins
Cliffs of Moher 8 5
8 mins
Doolin 3.2 2
7 mins
Ennis 35.2 22
40 mins
Shannon Airport 56 35
55 mins
Galway 80 50
1 hr 10 mins
Limerick 80 50
1 hr 10 mins
Cork 144 90
2 hrs 30 mins
Wexford Harbour 240 150
3 hrs 45 mins
Dublin 240 150

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
If you need more info please e-mail me
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