We have just got back from a great visit to Ireland. Brook Cottage is in a brilliant location for visiting many areas of the Republic of Ireland, just 1 hour drive from Galway and Limerick and half hour drives to Loop Head, Cliffs of moher, etc. Kilfenora is also a great spot to stay in for exploring the Burren.
We really enjoyed our stay here and although we didn't spend too much time in the cottage, it was very complete and we had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The hosts Margaret & Peter are lovely, helpful and very friendly. Although we didn't require their help after check in we got the feeling they would be right there if we needed them.
At the cottage itself there is no Mobile signal as well as no internet connection. This is sometimes a nice change whilst on holiday to be able to fully relax. But it is good to know before hand in case you are reliant on good internet.
The only thing I would comment on in the house itself is that the radiators cannot be adjusted to different temperatures or turned off in some rooms. This again is not a huge problem as we just put the heating on on a timer for an hour or two in the morning and again in the evening before going to bed. But the bedrooms got very hot, where as some of the other rooms stayed cool. The living room has a lovely log burner, which unfortunately we didn't use as we weren't there to use it, but a nice little addition.
Margaret supplied us with some lovely cakes and tea, coffee and milk to start our first day at the cottage.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
We stayed in this cottage for one week and had a wonderful break. The cottage has everything you could possibly need and is immaculately clean. There is no wi-fi or mobile coverage which for us was super, we wanted peace, quiet and quality family time and Brook Cottage was the perfect place. It is a good base to see the area. PJ and Margaret made us feel very welcome and are wonderful hosts. We left some of our belongings behind and they went above and beyond to have them returned to us. It is a great cottage, run by great people and a great base to see the County, go!
Brooke's Cottage is a unique place.
Although it is very old, you can find everything and more you need.
It has a great wooden stove, nice chairs, a very spacious kitchen with all kinds of build in equipment.
Two good electric showers( remember to put the boiler on before dinner if you want a hot shower before you go to bed)
And two cosy bedrooms with really clean bedding and towels.
One of the owners, Margaret is brought up in Brook's Cottage with a lot of brothers and sisters.
And that' s exactely what you feel when you rest your tired feet after a long walk in the nearby Burren: this house has a lovely history.
The owners PJ and Margaret does all the cleaning themselves.
I can assure you it is very neat and clean!
At night it is quiet and if the sky is clear one can see heaps of stars.
We saw a lot of wild animals in the garden including a marter.
There is no mobile internet.
There is service in the nearby village Kilfenora,you can reach it in only two carminutes or ten minutes walk.
In Kilfenora you can get information in the Burren Centre about the Burren, the Puoulnabrone tombe and many more interesting things to see.
We walked along the kliffs in Kilkee, made a boattrip to Moher and walked trough the stones and shrubs of the area.
Be sure to bring your hiking boots and go and see the kilfenora Ceili band in one of the pubs.
We had a great week in Brook's Cottage!
Just returned home from a wonderful week's holiday in this fabulous home from home, owned by the very welcoming and warm Margaret & PJ. We loved everything about the cottage and the surrounding areas - it's so central to all the brilliant and interesting places to see in the county of Clare, which makes visiting it such a worthwhile trip. We'd also recommend a visit to the lovely Pub in Kilfenora - Vaughans, very friendly atmosphere and wonderful food, all looked after by the fabulous Mark, who made us and our 3 children feel very welcome. Once again, thank you Margaret & PJ, and we hope to visit you again very soon
This cottage is beautiful and is located 5 minutes from the Burren centre. Both of the owners Margaret and PJ were lovely and extremely helpful. The house itself is stocked with all the utensils you would need in a rental. On entering the house you are greeted with a huge open fire in the sitting room. Off that are the two bedrooms; one ensuite. The kitchen is very large and fully equipped. Beside the kitchen you have a main bathroom in which toiletries are supplied. There is a storage cupboard next to that with extra blankets and pillows. The utility room is next to that and contains a washing machine and dryer with washing powder supplied. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.