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Derreen, Craggagh, Fanore, Clare, Republic of Ireland
Miss Gill Macnamara
This stone fronted house, situated on the R477 in Fanore, has all four bedrooms overlooking the ever changing Atlantic Ocean with panoramic views of the Aran Islands and Connemara.
Pat and Gill offer their guests a warm welcome and make every effort to ensure that they have an enjoyable stay. Many guests book in for one night but end up staying for two and people often make return visits. The four en-suite bedrooms are comfortably furnished with tv, dvd player, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Cabled internet access is freely available. A comfortable sitting room is provided, housing a wide selection of books and maps.
Nobody will leave feeling hungry as breakfast is plentiful and varied. Home baking is Gill’s speciality together with growing fruit and vegetables which she enjoys using for the breakfast. Pat, who has lived most of his life in Fanore, takes care of the cattle on the 90 acre farm which has been farmed by the MacNamara family for generations. He has researched and photographed the flora in the Burren over a three year period and is happy to share his knowledge.
Orchid House benefits from being 1/2mile away from a pub, restaurant, convenience store and a fishing tackle shop. Just two miles away there is a Blue Flag beach which is enjoyed by surfers, swimmers and walkers. Venturing a little further field, visitors can access the walking route of the Burren Way, follow well signposted loop walks through the limestone pavement, or walk along the “green roads”, pathways which date back thousands of years. The burren holds the remains of ancient burial sites, holy wells and ring forts, whilst also being of worldwide botanical interest with alpine, Mediterranean and maritime flora growing side by side.