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Sycamore House está situado na pitoresca vila de Ballyvaughan no coração do Parque Nacional Burren, uma região cárstica de calcário, um dos maiores da Europa, onde você vai encontrar ártico, lado do Mediterrâneo e plantas alpinas a lado. A partir da frente da casa você pode ver as colinas do Burren, as suas calçadas de pedra calcária com rachaduras cruzando conhecidos como 'grikes' deixando rochas isoladas chamados "reflexos". A parte traseira da casa é na maior parte envidraçada para tomar os pontos de vista de Ballyvaughan porto e ao longo Galway Bay e as montanhas de Connemara.
Com a sua grande gramado levemente inclinada de frente para o litoral, um caminho da casa junto por um velho muro de pedra leva a bandeira etapas de pedra na costa do mar. Há também uma área de estar isolado, com mesa de pedra calcária polida no final desta via onde se pode relaxar e observar a paisagem marinha sempre mudando como as marés entrar e sair. A casa foi projetada para otimizar os pontos de vista. A partir do momento que você entrar na casa você tem uma vista da Baía de Galway. A área da cozinha de jantar de plano aberto afundado é o coração da casa e possui uma parede de vidro 24'long por 12 "de alta. A casa tem aquecimento central em toda e para maior conforto há um fogão de combustível sólido nesta área, que dá uma sensação aconchegante e confortável quando as temperaturas começam a cair fora. Área total da casa é 3.200 pés quadrados de espaço assim é generoso em todos os quartos. Todos os cinco quartos têm casa de banho e nós orgulhamo-nos da qualidade dos nossos camas e lençóis. Entre eles há quatro camas queen size e três camas de solteiro e quarto principal, que fica sozinho no nível superior tem um sofá-cama extra que é usado principalmente para relaxar com um copo de vinho e um bom livro ao mesmo tempo, olhando para o mar.
Ballyvaughan aldeia considerada a jóia da coroa da região de Burren tem uma escolha de bons restaurantes, lojas de artesanato e lojas locais. É a base ideal para explorar a rica herança da Burren e áreas circunvizinhas. O famoso Caminho Burren (26 milhas de estrada verde) começa em Ballyvaughan, vai para Fanore, Doolin e termina em Liscannor tendo nos penhascos de Moher.
Para os golfistas, o curso ligações famoso em Lahinch é apenas uma 30 minutos de carro da casa e mais da costa Clare é o Greg Norman concebido naturalmente Doonbeg. Há também a escolha dos cursos menos bem conhecidos, tais como Gort e Ennis.
Perto da casa as praias intocadas de Bishops Quarter e Fanore convidá-lo a nadar, caiaque e surf. A abrigada Ballyvaughan Bay é adequado para todos os tipos de atividades aquáticas. Tente um mergulho no mar ou aprender a mergulhar com o Centro de Mergulho Burren Adventure.
Finalmente, quando é hora de relaxar a sala de estar acena para colocar os pés para cima, com seus sofás de couro de pelúcia e tecidos de decoração e para adicionar à atmosfera nas noites mais frias porque não começar um fogo na grande lareira feita de pedra polida Burren . Como um deleite lenha adicionado é fornecido gratuitamente.
Palavras-chave: House, propriedade de frente para o mar
We have just returned from spending two weeks in the breathtaking Burren area of northwest County Clare in Ireland with its ancient landscape teeming with life. Using a rental car, a dozen not-to-be-missed sights including a 5,000 year old dolmen tomb, an underground cave, ancient monastic ruins, and the majestic Cliffs of Moher, were within east reach. There was traditional music in the village of Doolin, golf in Lahinch, restaurants and shops in Galway and (very close to where we stayed) a shop with special cheeses produced locally – also another place with serious chocolate (available for purchase, of course) with the opportunity to see every step of the chocolate-making process. Most amazing of all was the beautiful rental home where we stayed. We rented a house in Ballyvaughan (www.burrenholidays.com) where, from a back door, the property extended right down to the water of the Atlantic Ocean. The place was very clean and magnificently appointed throughout. There were five bedrooms en suite. Mirabile dictu, the weekly tab for this place (in May) was perhaps on par with what it would cost for one couple to have a room in any 3 or 4 star hotel.
The owners could not have been more helpful. They helped by storing our own luggage at their home a day or two before we were due to move in (and transporting it to Sycamore House before our arrival to the house) so that we would have additional room in our rental car for three friends arriving into Dublin airport. After spending two weeks, we liked the place so much that we inquired with the owner if it might be possible for us to extend our stay for another half a week. Already booked from the day when our two weeks were up, the owner solved this problem for us by letting us know that (probably because of a cancellation) it would be possible for us to stay at another of his houses (Lisheen) approximately10/15 minutes away in the direction of Kinvara. Again here the view was magnifique. The house was situated just up from the Atlantic Ocean, a block from Linnane's, award-winning restaurant. Less than a five minute walk took us to "Flaggy Shore," and the swans which have been immortalized in the Seamus Heaney poem. Thanks to Seamus and Mary, this VRBO near Ballyvaughan enabled ourselves (and relatives who spent the 2nd week with us at Sycamore House) to cancel hotel reservations and, of course, to save some euros. We are happy to recommend wholeheartedly both houses
Marianne and Denis
We celebrated a milestone birthday in Ballyvaughan with family and friends from Australia and the UK. Sycamore House was perfect for our large group and comfortably accommodated our group of 12. The booking process was smooth, the owners Seamus and Mary met us on arrival and provided all the information required. The house is roomy, beds are comfortable, showers are lovely and warm and the ambience is perfect. Its a short stroll to the local village. We hadca great week and hope to be back again soon.
We were at the house with my two kids (6 and 7, ) mother, sister and my wife and I. More then enough room for everyone and such a great base to explore the area. Pictures don't do the place justice as every room, bathroom, everything is super nice. The two fireplaces keep the place warm and the views just can't be beat.
Take a walk down to the shore in the morning with a cup of coffee and you'll know you made the right choice.
There are a few pubs in town that were fun to visit, but it doesn't feel as transient as some of the bigger villages in the area. We made it to the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, St. John's Castle and into Galway and this house was great base. I'd highly recommend staying here, you won't be sorry.
We travel to Ireland as a group every year. From the time we made the booking (7 women), it was clear that this house was going to be one of the best we've had, and we weren't disappointed. Seamus was friendly and helpful with our preparations, and when we arrived, he already had the woodburing stoves in the ktichen and living room lit for us, giving the house a warm, welcoming feeling. He met us with his wife and daughter, instantly giving us the feeling we were visitors, rather than paying guests. The house is excellently appointed, with a very well equipped kitchen - unlike many houses this size, there are enough large cooking pots, pans and other utensils to make cooking for this number of people a joy. From graters to bottle openers, a high-end coffee machine, and a generous selection of glasses and crockery, it's all there. There is also sufficient space in the living room for a large group to chill out and watch TV. The house was clean and well looked-after, and the furniture and fittings in excellent condition. Seamus returned during the week to check the wifi was working well and bring us more wood for the stoves. He was attentive but not intrusive - the perfect host! The house exceeded our expectations in all respects. No photos can do justice to the house itself, which has an unusual layout with a gallery surrounding the kitchen-dinerwhere the bedrooms are (it's quirky and works well), or indeed the outside space, particularly the garden and the way down to the shoreline. If we'd been there a little earlier in the year, we could have used the patio or the waterside gazebo to sit out and enjoy breakfast or supper. We did use and enjoy the excellent grill. As for the location: it's perfect. The Ailwee Cave is within walking distance, and the Burren not far away with its many attractions. Dunguaire Castle is only 30 minutes' drive away and holds Medieval banquets every night - which we also enjoyed (pre-booking essential). The village of Ballyvaughan itself - 5 minutes' walk away - has 3 bar-restaurants, of which we tried and loved 2, and a whiskey bar with a fantastic selection of whiskies. It also, usefully, has a well-stocked grocery store, two taxi services and a petrol station.
First of all, Seamus was wonderful in communicating timely to any inquiry. The house is perfect for a large group, nice bedrooms and private bathrooms. Everything is well kept, up to date and very clean. The location is perfect for a get away, you can walk into town (3 great pubs, good food), quiet surroundings and incredible view. I look forward to visiting again.
After communicating with Seamus prior to our arrival in Ballyvaughan, with my many questions , which were always promptly and kindly answered, it was time for our drive to the Burren. We actually drove through the Burren to get to Ballyvaughan. Upon arrival at Sycamore House , we were greeted by Seamus,Mary and their daughter. We were given some great information about the area, shown around the amazing house, which is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The pictures do not do justice to the amazing views out the rear of the house. The house itself was spacious and comfortable. One morning was a little chilly , so we made a fire in the wood burning stove in the kitchen and it heated right up. We enjoyed walking into town to the pubs and restaurants and touring around the area. We really enjoyed our stay at Sycamore House and loved the town of Ballyvaughan. Although we were only a group of 6, this house would accommodate many more people very comfortably. Thanks to Seamus and Mary for providing such a wonderful stay!