Two period Self-Catering Lodges, situated on a private estate with a lake and centrally located in Ireland's beautiful Mid-West.
Enjoy luxury 4 star self-catering accommodation in these beautifully restored 18th Century lakeside lodges. Each self-catering lodge sleeps 5 people and has all modern amenities. Set in a 38 acre private landscaped estate with private lake. Boating, kayaking and fishing are available on site complimentary for all guests adding to the enjoyment of this idyllic retreat.
Local hospitality & excellent touring location.
Located close to the villages of Sixmilebridge, Bunratty and Quin with lively pubs and excellent restaurants. Located just 20 mins from Shannon Airport this property enjoys an excellent location from which to tour the dramatic west coast of Ireland. West Clare and the Burren, Galway and Kerry are all easily accessible. Local attractions include Bunratty Castle, Cragganowen, Ennis and Limerick.
Living / Kitchen Area:
The entrance hallway leads to the living/dining room, which has a wood burning stove, 3-piece suite, dining table, chairs, free satellite TV and broadband internet connection. The lodge has oil fired central heating throughout. French doors open out onto a private patio, lawn and woods with views and direct access to Castle Lake. The Kitchen comes fully equipped with the following:
Oven and Hob, Fridge / Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Telephone, Microwave Oven, Full range of kitchen ware is provided.
Each of the superior lodges have two bedrooms upstairs. Five people can be comfortably accommodated and a cot can also be provided. The master bedroom consists of a double queen size bed and a single bed with beautiful views of the lake from the window. The Twin Bedroom consists of twin beds, with an en-suite toilet, sink and shower. The main bathroom has a full bath, shower, toilet and sink. All bedrooms have been furnished, equipped and decorated to a four star standard, with duvet quilts and pillows provided for all beds. Other linen provided includes sheets, pillowcases and towels.
This 2 bedroom lakefront cottage restored from a coach house on a lovely estate was clean, well kept, charming, with spectacular views of the lake and hillside beyond. It was quiet, with excellent internet access, television, washer dryer, kitchen. Milk, butter, bread, tea, sugar, orange juice staples in the kitchen made our first morning simple and relaxed. A local guide made by our hosts was perfect for choosing activities and restaurants. CDs of Irish music in the bookcase went with us on our car trips. The nearby town of Sixmilebridge is quaint, and the surrounding area is full of castles, scenery, and interesting towns. We hope to return, with more time for simply being in the cottage.
Thomas from Salisbury
Stayed Jun 2009
The Mt. Cashel Lodge is stunningly beautiful - as pretty as any weve seen. The location is conveniently near the N18 and N19 motorways, but well away from their noise. It is near several restored castles, crannogs, and gardens. The grounds are beautiful enough to make you forget driving and sit back and relax.
The Shanahan family is very friendly and helpful. This place is a gem!
Christine from Cheshunt
Stayed May 2008
The Mount Cashel Lodge2 had everything we needed and wanted. A wonder atmosphere pervaded the Lodge. We loved the view from the French Windows onto the gardens and lake, the donkeys and the horse feeding. Bella and Buster were as welcoming as Patrick and Annette. SixmileBridge was in a good base to visit the local area. The Abbey Tavern in Quin served up a wonderful meal for a very reasonable price.
If you want to see Ennis travel in early on Saturdays otherwise you can't find a parking place.
What we particularly liked about Mount Cashel Lodge2 was that we could book mid-week, i.e. Thursday to Thursday which allowed us to travel back to Wales on the ferry on Friday rather than the weekend.
Hub from Tilburg
Stayed Oct 2007
Mount Cashel is an excellent stay near the airport Shannon.
The owners are very helpful. The lodge itself has all the things you need.
The view from the lodge to the lake is excellent (about 50 meters away).
When we arrived, everything that you would need was already arranged: some coffee and tea, fruit, milk, butter, bread. Great !
The weather i Ireland during our stay was also very good.
So we had a marvellous holiday and hope to come back to this great place.
Michele from Hartford
Stayed Jun 2007
From the reviews and pictures that I saw of the property I knew that it was going to be a great place. before we got there. I was so amazed at what a wonderful place it truly was. It is beautiful, peaceful and a great location to make day trips to other parts of the country. Great place to take the kids as they enjoyed the lake, and the puppies. I will definetly go back to this place and would recommend it to anyone that is going to Ireland.
Patricia from Bay Village
Stayed May 2007
We stayed in 4 self-catering properties during our 2 weeks in Ireland and Mt. Cashel Lodge was definitely one of the best. The rooms were large, the ammenities were excellent, the location was wonderful, and the property itself was lovely. The owners had fresh milk, bread, butter, fruit, tea and coffee already there for us upon our arrival. The lake out back was beautiful, with all sorts of boats and kayaks available for our use. The setting was peaceful and quiet, and yet we were only 15 - 20 minutes from Shannon Airport. Plus, the free Broadband internet was a real treat, as we had brought our laptop computer with us.
Thank you so much for providing us with a wonderful place to stay during our visit to County Clare!
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"Mt Cashel is a little piece of paradise in Ireland. The accomadations were clean, well appointed and offered every convience. The location was great for using as a hub for day trips. Pat and Annette were the perfect hosts, available but non-intrusive. Even the family pets added to the enjoyment of our stay. A mother cat and her 4 new kittens were our next door neighbors, residing in the carrage house. After returning from a day of sight-seeing, we would be met by Max, the family Springer Spaniel, waiting for us on the doorstep. From our bedroom window, we had a picture post card view of the lake and the Famine Village ruins. We were invited to harvest fresh vegetables from their cottage garden and enjoyed the most beautiful lettace and broccoli ever. Mt Cashel "made" the trip!"
"Excellent spacious accomodation with high quality furnishings. Delightfully peaceful location overlooking private lake, but still only 20 minutes from Limerick / Ennis / Shannon Airport. An excellent choice if you want to get away from it all. Really highly recommended - if we visit the area again, this will be where we stay."