Description(Reference number: 33878)
Exclusive luxury period residence located in the heart of County Clare in the West of Ireland.
This fine Victorian listed residence has five spacious bedrooms, it is at the gateway to the Burren and is available for select holidays or corporate lets.
This historical lodge is ideally located within a mile of the main village of Corofin and offers heavenly seclusion on approximately 2 acres of private land.
Accommodation is of an exceptionally high standard with all modern luxuries. The storey and a half design of the house gives a charming look and feel to all upstairs rooms.
The master bedroom is most unusual with two steps down into it and roof valleys in each of the 4 corners. All windows are sash with shutters. All bathrooms are fully tiled in travertine. Walls both inside and out are completed with lime render; flooring is a combination of solid French oak, Victorian tiling and travertine. The house has a number of handcrafted fireplaces in various rooms. Heating is oil.
Ground Floor: Spacious living room with seating for ten guests with TV & DVD player; study/small dining room; downstairs bedroom with double bed; bathroom with overhead shower and free-standing bath (with shower unit);
Spacious kitchen with dining table seating ten together with Smeg range and two ovens, dish washer and sink; utility room with two washing machines.
Upstairs: Two identical bedrooms with double beds; one bedroom with double bed and ensuite (overhead shower); large master bedroom with double bed; bathroom with overhead shower.
Corofin is a charming rural village.
Its thirteen lakes together with the river Fergus that runs through the village are renowned for their angling and were the setting for Barker's book "An Angler's Paradise". It has a number of restaurants and pubs with much musical entertainment, especially at weekends. This includes traditional Irish music for which Clare is famed.
Corofin is regarded as the 'Gateway to the Burren'. The Burren national park is a unique geological landscape of considerable scientific and historic significance. It is home to many species of rare native flora. It has the most dense distribution of prehistoric tombs found anywhere in Ireland with approximately 20 wedge tombs in the parish of Corofin alone.
The Poulnabrone Dolmen, Ailwee Caves, Cliffs of Moher, Mullaghmore, castles, monastic sites and many fine beaches and golf courses (including the world famous Lahinch links course) are all within a short drive of Railway View.
The bustling and charming town of Ennis with its narrow streets and excellent night life is eight miles to the east. Boats can be taken from Doolin to the Aran Islands. Amongst the most popular activities enjoyed by visitors to this part of Clare are angling, golf, surfing, walking, cycling and equestrian.