Lisheen House

Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland
From: €250 nightlySleeps: 14Bedrooms: 6Bathrooms: 3

Lisheen House: Clare

Lisheen House is a large modern spacious house covering three levels that can cater for large crowds comfortably.

The kitchen dining and sunken living room is all one area and covers over half of the ground floor area. Also on the ground floor there are two spacious bedrooms with queen beds. One has a full ensuite and the other has a small washroom with sink and toilet. The next level which is again built on concrete floors for safety and noise reduction boasts an extra spacious living room with cut stone fireplace and a very large panoramic window with views of the Burren hills. Sun light is a large feature in this room and is a great place to relax with a glass of wine and browse through some of the many books that are provided. Both living rooms have 32' flat screen tv's with separate satellite controls. The main bathroom and two more bedrooms are also on this level. One is twin and the other has a queen bed with its own ensuite. The upper level has another twin and double bedroom and a wash room with toilet and sink. The house is centrally heated throughout and during the colder times, we provide wood for the open fires in both living areas.

All our fixtures and fittings are to a very high standard and we continually strive to maintain a high quality in the house.

The house is located midway between the beautiful coastal villages of Ballyvaughan in Co. Clare and Kinvarra in Co. Galway with an approximate distance of six miles to each village. Both villages offer a good choice of shops, restaurants ,pubs and craft fair and a farmers market is held one day a week in each village. However we are very lucky at Lisheen House to have a highly rated pub and restaurant that specialises in sea food only a few hundred yards from our door.

The local fisherman's wife Martina , runs a small fish shop on the pier behind the pub offering a selection of fresh shell fish every day and at weekends she has a selection of other fish such as seabass ,salmon ,plaice etc. A short distance from the pub is an art gallery and pottery shop where the pottery is made. One of the owners had her origins in Italy and offers for sale a choice of organic wines and food imported from Italy and mostly produced by her own family.

Within a half mile from the house is an area called 'The Flaggy Shore'. Here you have a small sandy beach, ideal for swimming and the start of a fabulous walking route along The Flaggy Shore where you can do a three mile loop taking the scenery of Galway Bay and passing by Lough Murree, a small fresh water lake, home to swans, ducks and other bird life and yet is only separated from the sea by not much more than 100 feet of land.

The house is ideally located for taking in all the scenery and attractions Clare and the surrounding counties have to offer. Galway, the City of the Tribes and the market town of Ennis are less than a forty minute drive while Shannon International Airport and Bunratty Medieval Castle and Folk Park are just an hour away.


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LD St Johnsbury, Vermont, US
Jun 2016
Perfect location We recently returned from a stay at Lisheen house and thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We were a party of twelve including four generations and the house accommodated everyone's needs from a first floor bedroom with bath to a crib and high chair. The setting is ideal with views of the ocean, the idyllic countryside and the Burren. Lisheen house is not far from Galway city, the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey, the Sky Drive and of course the Burren National Park. Seamus and Mary are accommodating and friendly hosts. We highly recommend this property!
MS Sydney, Australia
Jul 2014
Outstanding We had a party of 9 adults and Lisheen House was perfect. Ideally located in the Burren national park, with gourmet pub and art gallery an easy walk away, the house is beautifully furnished and ultra comfortable for all times of year. Mary and Shamus are warm and hospitable and there to help whenever needed. Lisheen is a very beautiful holiday destination.
Richard G. Seattle, WA
Sep 2013
Fabulous stay We just had the pleasure of spending a week at Lisheen House and we wished that we did not have to leave. Everything was perfect. The house is large, very clean and inviting. It's furnished beautifully and is very comfortable. Our family of 5 only used 4 rooms and each had a very comfortable bed and nice bedding. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook for the week and it was wonderful to have 2 TV rooms so we could separate from the kids. The kids loved the enormous yard and the short walk to Linnane's Seafood, just down the street. The house is in a great location with fantastic views. Seamus, the owner, is a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend this house.
Catherine Connecticut
Jun 2013
Gorgeous Countryside and Home We stayed at Lisheen House for two weeks and wished we had booked one more week, at least. Every direction offers beautiful views, but particularly enjoyed watching the sun go down on Galway Bay. The house was inviting and spacious. We, at one point, had twelve people staying in the house and never did we feel cramped. The bedrooms were all very comfortable. The large kitchen and walk down living room gave such a welcome feeling. The immediate area offered The Perfumery-ten minute drive-and very interesting spot where you can enjoy an excellent meal. The Burren Wool Mills is a great place to shop for quality Irish made goods- five minute drive. Russell Gallery is another place worth visiting. Gifts and a great breakfast or lunch- ten minute walk. But, Linnane's Lobster Pub is the real bonus. We ate there three nights and enjoyed it tremendously. Get the crab cakes or clams and pasta. It is a three minute walk up the road. Seamus and Mary (the owners of Lisheen) are wonderful people. They were always available for any questions we had. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We all miss Lisheen House, but will always have great memories of our stay at New Quay!!
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  • Property Features
  • From: €250 nightly
  • Large modern spacious house
  • Comfortably sleeps up to 14
  • Stunning surrounding landscapes
  • Wonderful views of the Burren Hills
  • Fitted to the highest standards
  • Excellent base for touring