Luxurious self-catering getaway

Inchiquin House is an elegant Georgian period home in County Clare, romantically tucked away in the west of Ireland not far from the Atlantic. It is the perfect base from which to explore the unique Burren landscape, historic sites and the county’s many leisure activities.

Recently the Clare Design and Conservation Awards Scheme highly commended Inchiquin House for being "An excellent example of conservation in all senses both by sensitive attention to maintaining and refurbishing period features and decor, and by careful use of family possessions to showcase the social history of the house."

Both inside and outside, the house exudes atmosphere and an old country charm. Relaxing in the drawing room surrounded by antiques and old paintings, and sipping your evening whiskey or liqueurs at the warm glow of a turf-lit fireplace, is an experience you would wish would never end.


The bedrooms are large, bright and airy. The rooms are furnished comfortably with period chest of drawers and dressing tables throughout. There are lovely views of Clifden Hill and Lake Inchiquin as well as the woodland and garden.


The house is reached by a long avenue which provides splendid views over Lake Inchiquin.

When built around 1800, the house was purposely located in a slight hollow to protect it from the prevailing westerly wind while, at the same time, providing an attractive view of Clifden Hill.

The house is on a working farm, and cattle occasionally graze in the fields adjoining the avenue.

There is also a small storage building in the garden that was recently converted into a children’s playhouse.

In the woodland behind the house, the Burren’s karst limestone reveals itself, formed by millennia of erosion.