Open the door. Eden Retreat wraps its arms around you from the moment you walk inside. This is a large, cozy home with all the modern amenities. 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.
Eden consists of a lovely main home and a detached, little cottage with full bathroom. A covered deck is outside the cottage.
The main house has a large, open floor plan with upgraded kitchen/ dining room/ and living room with fireplace. There is a separate laundry area with washer, dryer, and ample storage.
The house has 1 single bedroom & 3 double bedrooms. Eden has three bathrooms. One is upstairs with adjoining bedroom. The largest bath is also upstairs, handy for the other two bedrooms. The final full bathroom is located next to the bedroom on the first floor.
The stunning, peaceful ambience of Irish nature is one step outside your back door. A custom-paved patio, perfect for parties and lounging, awaits you. Gracious sandstone walls and wooden steps lead through terraced lawns and flower gardens.
In the cottage there is a full-sized hot tub. Attached to the cottage there is 1,000 square feet of decking, some covered for all weather, offering a fine outdoor retreat and seating for all! The hot-tub cottage is a cheerful, bright space featuring an indoor hot tub encased in sandstone. The cottage has its own bathroom with shower, and may be used as a fifth bedroom. A deluxe, full height, queen-sized (and very comfortable!) Aerobed will be supplied.
Eden Retreat is an ideal hideaway for one or more couples travelling together. It’s also a great lodging for families to gather. There is an extensive wooden play set with slide and swings, a ping-pong table, as well as an assortment of bikes and trikes are available. Eden welcomes children of all ages!
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
- 40” LCD TV with Sky Satellite channels
- DVD/CD player with surround sound and DVDs (lots for kids!)
- Playstation 2 console with selection of games
- 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
There is a full Gourmet Kitchen at Eden Retreat.
Choose to cook and enjoy your meals at the house, or head into Ennis, where a great variety of restaurants, ‘pub-grub’ and take-away establishments are available.
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 county town of Clare and is always pleasantly busy. It takes its name from the Irish word “inis” (island) as it is virtually surrounded by the River Fergus on which it sits. Its streets are narrow and attractive, some of them pedestrianised. The Friary at the bottom of Abbey Street, was founded by the O’Briens in the 13th century. Many of its original features survive and it’s well worth visiting. But the main attraction in Ennis is the locals’ obvious love of traditional music. Every May the town hosts Fleadh Nua, an international celebration of Irish culture, while in November, the Ennis Trad Festival is held. But trad music of the very highest quality is on display in the pubs of Ennis throughout the year. It often seems that those in the town that can’t sing or play an instrument are very much in the minority. The person who recently labeled Ennis the Nashville of traditional Irish music wasn’t far wrong.