Open the door. Eden Retreat wraps its arms around you from the moment you walk inside. This is a large, cozy home with every modern amenity. Tucked on a hillside, trees dot the edges of the one-acre yard, with gardens, and the lush Irish countryside just beyond.
This home is the best of both worlds. Peaceful and quiet, Eden is tucked on the outskirts of Ennis, a charming and bustling market town, and the capital of County Clare. Only 20 minutes from Shannon Airport, 30 minutes from Clare’s rugged scenic coast, and 3 minutes from the M18 motorway linking Galway & Limerick, Eden’s location is ideal for exploring the best of Western Ireland. Please take a moment to browse the property photos & itinerary below. You will be amazed at how many of Ireland's top sights are within easy daytrip distance from Eden!
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7 NightsGorgeous Country Home
Gorgeous Country Home
The large cozy home offers all amenities necessary for a pleasant and relaxed stay off from the big standardized hotels. It is located on a hillside with trees and a big yard around it and the beautiful Irish countryside just beyond. It is perfectly suitable for couples and families who want to spend some quality time together. The idyllic cottage in Western Ireland consists of a main home and a little cottage with full bathroom. It is covered by a deck partly covered for all weather, which makes it great to sit outside and enjoy the crisp country air. The indoor hot tub is a special addition to the cottage life. The home is peaceful and quiet, but at the same time is close to the bustling city of Ennis which is the capital of County Clare. Eden Cottage Retreat can be easily reached from Shannon Airport, Galway and Limerick, making the latter two a great destination or a day trip.
There are 2 Queen Beds: 1 in the bedroom downstairs, 1 in the mater bedroom. Both of these beds have very high quality pillow top luxury mattresses. There is a double height 3rd Queen Aerobed available for use in the hot tub cottage. There is one high quality full-size bed upstairs with a luxury mattress and one single bed.
Features & Amenities:
- Large house that can accommodate up to 9 people in four bedrooms and a separate guesthouse (1 Queen, 2 Full-size and 1 single bed)
- Situated on elevated acre of land – wonderful countryside views from the terraced gardens and many seating areas
- Ample off-street parking
- Full gourmet kitchen, stocked with everything you could possibly need!
- Free Wi-Fi access
- TV with Sky Satellite channels
- DVD/CD player with surround sound and DVDs
- Whole house water filtration system with additional under-sink filter for drinking water
- Open fireplace
- Indoor 4-person hot tub located in separate hot tub cottage
- Wooden playset, ping-pong and bikes for your use
- Heating and electricity usage included
- All linens and towels supplied
- Travel cot available
Gourmet Kitchen stocked with everything you could possibly need! Coffee maker, coffee grinder, electric tea kettle, toaster, microwave, dishwasher, double oven, food processor, chef's knives, all the baking trays and cooking utensils you could possibly need.
On the Map: Ennis is located in County Clare in the west of Ireland, only 20 minutes from Shannon Airport. Ennis lies just off the major N18/M18 motorway that connects the cities of Limerick (to the south) & Galway (to the north).
Ennis is the capital of County Clare and known to be a bustling historic market town. The town’s history along with modern influences represents a pleasant blend of the historic past and active present. It’s narrow bustling streets and lanes give character and ambiance to the town confirming that it is indeed somewhere very special. It has a rich heritage tradition with some of the finest monuments, buildings and waterways. The town has held a strong presence every year in the All Ireland Tidiest Town Awards and won Ireland’s Tidiest Large Urban Centre 2012.
Points of Interest
Killarney, County Kerry
Adare Heritage Village, County Limerick
Bunratty, County Clare
Connemara, County Galway
Galway, County Galway
Kinsale, County Cork
Lahinch, County Clare
The Burren, County Clare
Available Tour Dates
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
From 668 per person
Available Tour Dates
Apr, May, Sep, Oct
From 737 per person
Available Tour Dates
Jun, Jul, Aug
From 986 per person
Your 2022 Price Includes
7 nights Accommodation – At Eden Cottage Retreat
Rental Car - Includes Insurance, Unlimited Mileage & All Taxes
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Cozy Living Area with Open Fireplace
- Indoor Hot Tub in Separate Hot Tub Cottage
All Linens & Towels Provided
- Cleaning, Electricity & Heating Costs Included
- Your Vacation Online - 24/7 Access to Your Tour Details & Travel Documents
5-Star Customer Service - Expert Advice, VIP Service & 7-Day Travel Helpline
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- Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
- Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.
"Christmas in Ireland"Jan 3, 2022
This Ireland trip was amazing, and Jennifer did a wonderful job planning it! We booked it fairly last minute (booked the experience Nov 1st for a departure date of Dec 20th), but despite that, Jennifer was able to create an itinerary that covered everything we wanted to do and stay in amazing locations. All of the pre-booked events worked out flawlessly, never ran into any issues! Jennifer was super helpful and answered all my questions; she made traveling during these Covid times way less stressful. Thank you, Jennifer and Authentic Vacations for an amazing Christmas in Ireland!
"Ireland Anniversary"Dec 31, 2021
This trip exceeded our expectations on every single level. Adina planned the absolute PERFECT Irish experience that enabled us to celebrate our third wedding anniversary better than we ever could have imagined. Every single step of the planning and booking experience was straight-forward, and we were always able to contact her if we had a question or concern. Michaela was also another agent we worked very closely with and her kindness is something I will always remember. I have already recommended AV to everyone I know, and we will absolutely be taking more trips through this agency in the future. This was the trip of our lives!!
"Experience family roots in Scotland"Dec 29, 2021
It took a while to get there after dealing with multiple delays because of Covid, but we finally made it to Scotland. Authentic Vacations worked with us so well for the initial plan and with all the necessary revisions. Our hearts were happy to see where my husband's grandmother was born. The accommodations were just right for us, and the experiences that they arranged were great and helped us to enjoy the beautiful country. Thank you!
"Beautiful Florida Vacation"Dec 26, 2021
I had never used Authentic Vacation before. They were great my trip was exceptionally well planned. Lonna was excellent to work with, she had all my answers and put us in beautiful hotels, she had also arranged all of our outings. Things went extremely smoothly. They are an exception to the rule.
"California Getaway/Wedding"Nov 19, 2021
After the cancelation of our Ireland trip, we were supposed to do just as everything closed down, I thought we would never get away. It took a while to get things figured out with this company but in the end, they came through and help me plan a trip to California. The hotels were perfect and everything else went as planned. Thanks, Lauren for helping us figure this all out.
"Worth The Wait - Birthday In Ireland"Nov 8, 2021
After two reschedules due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it to Ireland. It exceeded our wildest expectations. From quaint seaside B&Bs to a night in a castle to lovely boutique hotel, we had a varied and beautiful experience. We loved the ability to modify our itinerary as we went so that we could discover things on our own time. But, the planned pre-booked events all worked out flawlessly. Couldn’t Recommend Michele more. She helped us select a location for a return Covid PCR test and was available for any questions.
"Fantastic 46th Anniversary In Ireland"Nov 4, 2021
Finally, after postponing our trip twice due to COVID-19 we were finally on our way! Michelle, our Authentic Expert, was fantastic & everything was perfect! Our hotels were magnificent & everything was in order. We had absolutely no issues.
After our 3 nights stay at the luxurious Shelbourne, we set out for the following for a magnificent, unforgettable 12 days with Jimmy. We traveled 2058km through Galway, Connemara, Derry, Bushmills, Belfast, Trim & back to Dublin.
The highlights of the trip, besides the grand Jimmy, were the Wild Atlantic Coast, Connemara area, and the coast of Antrim which was absolutely incredible, some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. The bonus was Jimmy’s audible historic narrations throughout our trip. We consider Jimmy a friend & will keep in touch.
Succinctly stated the only way to see Ireland is bypass. Having a personal driver was the only way to travel Ireland.
Ashford Castle was beyond our expeditions! So elegant and absolutely beautiful! The spa is a must. Walking the ground was stunning! I did the Hawk walk! I had my own Hawk, walked through the woods & let him go, a few minutes the Hawk flew back & landed on my arm. I cannot say enough about this experience. Afternoon Tea was certainly a must!
All the hotels recommended by Authentic Vacations were a very high standard.
"Hawaii Honeymoon & Birthday"Nov 1, 2021
Considering All, and COVID messing up a Scottish trip. Hawaii was lovely. Although the Hotel had troubles with their book keeping and no meals (continental breakfasts) were served due to Covid mandates. We did enjoy the place and getting a room on the water side with a lanai was key. Otherwise you would have a view of a parking lot or local road. Lots of wild roosters crowing around 3am. Very rustic and local.
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