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Self Catering Holiday Homes & Cottages in Clare

Clare is a combination of wild Atlantic coastline, the mystical Burren, rolling fields and farmlands, with traditional music and culture at its heart. The Atlantic pounds the coast all year round, eroding the rocks into spectacular landscapes at Loop Head and the Cliffs of Moher.

Surfers flock to ride the waves at the many beaches, the most famous being at Lahinch beach. Many of the surf schools are located in Lahinch. The surf schools in Clare are busy all year round, making it an ideal base for a self-catering surfing holiday. Once you’ve brushed up on your skills, head off and practice at less crowded beaches such as Doolin, Doonbeg and Spanish Point. You can also book a surf lesson or two with Aloha Surf School in Fanore where they have instructors speaking French, Spanish or Portuguese.

The Burren is a unique limestone plateau with ancient stone forts, dolmens and underground caves where alpine flora and fauna thrive. Visit the Burren Nature Sanctuary in Kinvara, set on a 50-acre organic farm. Discover the mile-long nature trail, which meanders through the Burren habitats of karst limestone, ancient hazel and ash woodland and the organic wildflower meadow, home to the majority of Ireland’s butterflies.

Peddle the quiet tracks and trails in the Burren and enjoy amazing scenery, before hopping into a kayak to see stunning landscape form a totally different perspective. North Clare Sea Kayaking has teamed up with their sister company Burren Way Mountain Bike Tours to bring the Wild Atlantic Way to life with their Sky to Sea Experience.

Take the chocolate Tour & Tasting at Hazel Mountain Chocolates in Ballharbour, where you’ll be enticed by heavenly scents as you watch chocolatiers hard at work or visit the Burren Perfumery which creates signature scents in the form of perfumes, creams, soaps and candles.

The River Shannon flows through part of the rolling countryside of East Clare, at your pace discover a variety of lovely riverside villages. Killaloe has a network of charming narrow streets, flanked by old shops and houses that climb up the steep hillside and down over the 13th Century Cathedral, an ideal base for a wonderful self-catering holiday in Clare. Ballycuggaran is a renowned beauty spot provides one of Lough Derg’s two Blue Flag beaches, indicating that it reaches a high level of environmental quality and is the site of the UL Sport Adventure Centre. The village of Tuamgraney is one of the most notable ecclesiastical and historical places in Ireland. St. Cronan’s Church built in the first millennium is still used for worship and Scariff which overlooks Lough Derg, is an important market town which offers excellent facilities for the visitor interested in either active pursuits or leisurely sightseeing.

Traditional music and culture flourishes in Clare, and in villages such as Killaloe, Miltown Malbay, Ennistymon, Doolin and Kilfenora you'll find pubs with year-round sessions of Irish music. Or for a different experience listen to traditional music in one of the most authentic Irish experiences at Doolin Music House. Listen to traditional Irish music in the intimate surroundings of Christy and Sheila’s welcoming home. Go island hopping and discover the famous Aran Islands, a group of 3 islands located at the mouth of Galway Bay. From west to east the islands are: Inishmore the largest; Inishmaan the second-largest and Inisheer the smallest island. You can reach the Aran Islands by passenger ferry from Rossaveel which is about an hour west of Galway City or from Doolin in County Clare. You cannot bring a car across on the ferry. Weather permitting the ferries from Rossaveel go year-round whereas the ferries from Doolin usually go from around March to October. Watch and learn about Dolphins with DolphonWatch located in Carrigaholt or visit Scattery Island home to a monastery consisting of a round tower and several churches, founded by St. Senan in the early 6th century. Scattery Island Tours offers a daily scheduled ferry service to the island form the Marina at Kilrush from May to September.

For a memorable holiday base, yourself from one of our self-catering accommodation in Clare - you won’t be disappointed. With opportunists to view the raw, rugged beauty of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, journey by boat to many of the wonderful islands or meander down the River Shannon – you’ll find the Ireland you always imagined. Take a splash and enjoy many of the water sports, enjoy the craic at a traditional music session, every few miles there are opportunities to stretch your legs and open your senses.

Whether you are looking for a self catering family holiday, an active outdoor self catering holiday or a short self-catering break in Ireland we have the ideal holiday accommodation in County Clare.

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Trident Holiday Homes Cancellation Policy

We would like to reconfirm our cancellation policy regarding Covid-19:

No travel restrictions in place – if you wish to cancel a booking because you are concerned about Covid-19 or perhaps someone in your group is self-isolating or sick then this is treated as a normal cancellation, the following is applicable in this event:

8 - 4 weeks before date of arrival: in all cases the Booking Fee is non-refundable, 50% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

4 - 2 weeks before date of arrival: in all cases the €53 Booking Fee is nonrefundable, and 75% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

Less than 2 weeks before arrival date: in all cases the €53 Booking Fee is nonrefundable and 100% of the total booking value is withheld plus a €49 administration fee.

As a gesture of goodwill if we resell the date you wish to cancel then we will give you a partial refund less the Booking Fee paid. The partial refund will depend on the rate we achieve for the same period you wish to cancel.

Cancellation Policy in the Event of a County or National Travel Ban

In the event of travel restrictions due to Government directives – in the event of a county or national travel ban and as per our terms and conditions this will be treated as ‘Force Majeure’. Therefore, if Trident Holiday Homes is forced to curtail, alter or cancel a holiday, we will allow you to carry forward amounts paid for accommodation (excluding the €53 Booking Fee) to another holiday taken at the same location within 12 months of your initial booking. We will also waive 50% of the applicable Booking Fee on any new booking.

The client shall not be at liberty to maintain a claim for compensation or otherwise arising as a consequence of the said curtailment, alteration or cancellation of the holiday.

The policies outlined above are the same under which you booked your initial holiday, and as such there has been no change in these. To read more about the abovementioned please refer to our terms & conditions by clicking here.

We thought it would be helpful to outline our policies in the event that this is not the case. We hope you and your loved ones continue to remain safe and well, thank you for your understanding.

Covid-19 Holiday Home Voucher

If you were impacted by restrictions and received a Trident Holiday Homes Covid-19 holiday home voucher now would be the perfect time to rebook your next self-catering holiday. We would love to give you the opportunity to rebook your holiday before your selected holiday home is fully booked. Plan ahead and book your 2023 holiday cottage today

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