“Cliff Cottage is located at the East end of the pretty town of Kilkee, Co. Clare – a prime spot on the Wild Atlantic Way.”


The cottage offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Kilkee’s famous cliffs and its magnificent horse-shoe bay. As one of only two houses that enjoy a shore-edge location, the cottage provides direct access to the East cliff, George’s Head and Kilkee Golf Course.

In Kilkee

Kilkee village and beach

To holiday in Kilkee is to have everything you need just a stone’s throw away:

  • Kilkee has a fine spread of local shops and eateries – from grocery stores to gift shops, restaurants, delis and home bakeries.
  • Sample some of the town’s vibrant pub culture for great food and of course, some traditional music sessions.
  • Pay a visit to Kilkee Waterworld for some geyser, whirlpool, tower slide and river ride fun.
  • Take in a local concert or art exhibition at the Culturlann Culture Centre.
  • Kilkee offers golden sands, many fascinating rock pools and beautiful cliff walks.
  • Enjoy a calm, protected swim in the crystal clear waters of the famous Pollock Holes – naturally-formed sea pools by the Diamond Rocks.
  • Relax, revive and indulge yourself at the Kilkee Thalassotherapy Centre – which offers a beautiful range of traditional seaweed baths and wraps.


Cliff Cottage, Kilkee is the ideal base from which to enjoy day trips to:

The Cliffs of Moher – Soaring 702 feet above the Atlantic, the incredible Cliffs of Moher are top of the list of Irish ‘must sees.’ Offering magnificent views across to the Aran Islands, Galway Bay and Loop Head, the Cliffs are a geological wonder, a piece of Irish history and a world of beautiful flora and fauna.

Wild Atlantic Way – This world-famous coastal route that spans seven of Ireland’s counties – from Donegal to Galway, Kerry to Cork.

The Burren – A dramatic glacial, karst landscape, underlain by limestone which covered most of Ireland approximately 350 million years ago. With its wealth of wild flowers and animal life, the Burren is a wonder to see and a joy to walk.

Local towns – For some good shopping, head off to the bustling market town of Ennis (boutique capital of Clare) or heritage town, Kilrush.

Castles, towers and ruins – Uncover the history of the region, from Kilfenora Cathedral to O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher.

Loop Head Peninsula – This headland has the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Shannon Estuary on the other and was awarded a European Destinations of Excellence Award in 2010.

Ferry to Kerry – You are just twenty minutes by ferry from all the beauty of Kerry including the dramatic landscape of the Dingle Peninsula and the elegance of Killarney.

Dolphin watching – You won’t want to miss one of these incredible cruises that leave regularly from Carrigaholt or Kilrush.

Loophead Lighthouse

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Guest Reviews

Enjoyed a very relaxing week in Cliff Cottage Kilkee. Beautifully appointed with incredible sea views from all the rooms. Very comfortable, clean and
stylish. Everything that one would want was provided and more. Lots of books to read and board games to play. A gorgeous warm stove for the
chillier evenings. Hot water whenever we needed it. So close to the beach that you could walk down in your swimwear. Would definitely recommend.

Esther April 2022

A truly amazing house with views that cannot be believed. Having spent many fun family vacations in Kilkee as a child I wanted to bring my husband to see it for himself. Mary was very understanding when it took much longer than planned to arrive due to confusing roads etc. From the outside the cottage looks like nothing special but once inside you are immediately blown away by the beauty of the Atlantic right in front of you and the impressive decor and design of the cottage.

Understated, but with every comfort you need. Well stocked in respect to kitchenware/towels/outdoor furniture etc. Mary kindly left a bottle of wine to welcome us. After a quick tour of the house explaining a few quirks like how the locks worked we were left to enjoy the next few days. The weather we experienced was unusually nice so we were lucky. Kilkee not yet open for season so not too many dining options so was nice to be able to eat at house. Great location for discovering nearby spots like Cliffs of Moher on day trips. Easy walking distance to centre of town. Will be back.

Kate April 2022

This is my 3rd stay at Cliff Cottage, so good I keep coming back! My family and I love this property, the views are exceptional, the quality of the  accommodation is second to none. Mary has thought of absolutely every need one could have. Booking and subsequent communication was easy and very efficient. Looking forward to our next visit!!

Geraldine May 2022

Such a relaxing stay in a most beautifully restored period cottage on the water’s edge. Every comfort, beautiful views and Mary could not have been more attentive and accommodating. Looking forward to returning again sometime again in the future.

Catriona July 2022

It’s rare to get the perfect combination of magical location, pitch-perfect renovated accommodations, and gracious and attentive host. This is it. We would have stayed a month just watching the tides roll in and out from that glorious deck and living room if we could have. Alas, we had to leave. Americans, shutting off plugs will be a new experience and one that makes so much sense. All tea kettles will feel slow after this one. And I bet your next Airbnb won’t furnish booties in a variety of sizes. Sigh. Mary’s cottage is The Best.



Jill June 2022