Fort Lodge, Ennis Co Clare
Spectacular setting From €599
- 7 Stables & Excercise Arena
- All mod-cons
- Ample Parking
- BBQ area
- Beautiful Design
- Comfy sitting room with Open Plan Fireplace
- Fabulous Views
- Fabulous walks
- Family Friendly
- Free wifi
- Highchair & Travel cot provided
- Huge Accommodation
- Ideal for Groups
- Large Grounds
- Loads of space - Perfect for Families
- Patio area ideal for eating Al Fresco
- Quiet Area with lovely Walks
Fort Lodge in Ennis Co Clare is ‘ The Perfect Escape’ ! Nestled in this secluded corner of the countryside is this magnificent newly built country lodge set on 18 acres of land. This unique 4 bedroom holiday home has a blend of traditional and modern interior. Featuring all modern conveniences yet has an old worldly feel with all its grandeur antique furniture. Situated across the courtyard are 7 stables and an outdoor sand exercise arena.
‘ The Perfect Escape’ ! Nestled in this secluded corner of the countryside is this magnificent newly built country lodge set on 18 acres of land.
Fort Lodge is a substantial detached residence hidden down an avenue off the main road finished to the highest standard boasting 4 large double bedrooms, 2 ensuite shower rooms, 1 family bathroom, huge open plan kitchen/dining/seating area with a large antique table seating 8 people, an impressive fireplace with a solid fuel stove. The elegant reception room has an open fireplace with a door leading out onto the large courtyard leading to a BBQ area with outdoor furniture and stables.
This unique 4 bedroom holiday home (sleeping upto 12 people) has a blend of traditional and modern interior. Featuring all modern conveniences yet has an old worldly feel with all its grandeur antique furniture. Situated across the courtyard are 7 stables and an outdoor sand exercise arena. This property offers guests lots of natural sunlight, huge accommodation, solid oak flooring, open & stove fireplaces, and also complete with a gym and office space. It will appeal to couples and families seeking peace and tranquility in comfort set in a beautiful safe location.
There is a private gravelled driveway leading to the house and yard. Ample parking.
It is fitted throughout with all the modern conveniences you could want including SKY satellite TV and also has hi-speed wireless Internet for those who feel the need to keep in touch with the modern world. The house sleeps upto 10 adults with plenty of room for additional fold up beds in 2 of the downstairs bedrooms (upon request).
If you are searching for an exceptional rental property for an Irish vacation, Shannon Airport being only 25 kms, Ennis Town only 7 km, Cliffs of Moher only 47 kms & Lahinch only 36 km…. you have found the perfect holiday home ! You’ll love it !!
The Fort Lodge is set over 2 floors, there are 5 entrances.
Consists of 3 bedrooms, 1 ensuite shower room, 1 family bathroom & a fitness room.
2 Triple rooms – 2 Double Bedrooms – 2 Fold up Beds – Sleeping upto 12 people
The main front door leads you into an impressive hallway with 3 double bedrooms, family bathroom and staircase to the upper floor:
Bedroom 2: Large bright double bedroom with ample storage space, double, door to ensuite shower room, 2 windows overlooking the front of the property. Double & single bed.
Bedroom 3: Large double bedroom with ample storage, 2 windows to the front of the property. Double & single bed.
Bedroom 4: Large double bedroom – Mother/Fathers dream room, this is totally set up for kids, there is a cot bed, changing unit, and high chair. Ample storage cupboards/drawers, wardrobe (kids toys, stairgates all to make like just that little bit easier). Please note that if required all the children’s items can be removed upon request. There are 2 windows overlooking the frontof the property
Family Bathroom: Jacuzzi bath with separate shower unit, wc and sink unit. Tiled from floor to ceiling.
Gym: Private fitness room ample equipment. There is also a TV screen with fitness DVDs. Within the gym room, there is a pool table and an office desk, just incase you need to make contact with the world !.
First floor level:
Consists of Reception room, kitchen / dining room, Master bedroom with ensuite / separate shower room, utility room.
From the courtyard, there are 3 entrances into the house. Hallway (side of the building), door leading into the sitting room and door from the Courtyard and utility room.
Entrance door from the side of the building leads you into a stunning hallway with antique furniture on display, there is an elevated seating area overlooking the woodlands.
From the entrance hall to your right is an impressive sitting room with an open fireplace, piano, cosy couch and armchair. There is a door leading out to the courtyard with a BBQ and seating area. Here you will find a couple of cycling bikes for the guests use.
Once you enter the kitchen you are immediately struck by the natural light, high ceilings and stunning fireplace. This is a large room yet you will find it has a very homely cosy feel. In the kitchen area you will find all mod cons, there is a triple oven, large gas hob, ample worktop space. There is a dishwasher, microwave and large fridge freezer with ice machine (kids dream!) There is a large island. This kitchen is a haven for the cooking enthusiasts. The dining area has a large dining table seating 8 people. There is a seating area with a 2 seater leather reclining couch and 2 leather chairs. There is a utility room which is perfect for housing buggies, wet gear or golf clubs.
Master Bedroom: This room is just beautifully furnished with an antique style wooded framed bed, dressing table, ample wardrobe and storage space. The room is bright and airy with high ceilings. There is an ensuite shower room with dual access (from the hallway) for other guests in the house to use. There are two windows one being a cathedral window giving the room a lovely lighting.
Each room has a TV with Saorview. The kitchen and reception room have SKY TV.
The first floor level is wheelchair friendly, there is a ramp direct into the reception room. (please contact us for further information) Babysitting facilities (upon request). There is leisure centre facilities only a short distance from the Lodge for only €5 per person.
Book now and come and just relax and switch off from the outside world.
Cliffs of Moher – Only 47 km – 45 mins
The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s top Visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range for 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O’Brien’s Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs Moher. Visitors have access to the tower and the viewing platform on the roof, where the Cliff views are most spectacular.
From the Cliffs of Moher Clare one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins, the Maum Turk Mountains in Connemara and Loop Head to the South.
Aillwee Caves Birds of Prey Centre – 42 km (45 mins)
Aillwee Cave lies in the heart of the Burren in Co Clare, close to the pretty village of Ballyvaughan and makes for an interesting and unusual family fun day out. Aillwee Cave combines nature’s power and beauty with some education for the kids and a lot of fun while they explore the inner depths of the earth.
As well as providing a tour of one of Ireland’s oldest caves to view bear bones, rock formations and underground streams, Aillwee Caves also provides a very pleasant Tea Rooms and gift shop. The site also now houses the Birds of Prey Centre at Aillwee Cave, will be a day to remember. For both adults and kids alike the Birds of Prey Centre offers a rare insight into the world of magnificent birds of prey.
In addition some of the birds on site are part of the World Wide Breeding Programme of rare and endangered species, allowing a rare glimpse of these animals.
The Burren is situated, in North County Clare and parts of South County Galway covering an area of 160 square km, is unique – it is like no other place in Ireland. There are no bogs and very few pastures. Instead there are huge pavements of limestone called ‘clints’ with vertical fissures in the called ‘grikes’. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. The Burren National Park is located in the southeastern corner of the Burren and is approximately 1500 hectares in size. The Park land was bought by the Government for nature conservation and public access. It contains examples of all the major habitats within the Burren: Limestone Pavement, Calcareous grassland, Hazel scrub, Ash/hazel woodland, Turloughs, Lakes, Petrifying springs, cliffs and Fen. It measures approximately 250 square kilometres and is enclosed roughly within the circle made by the villages of Ballyvaughan, Kinvara, Tubber, Corofin, Kilfenora and Lisdoonvarna.
Many of the views around The Burren are truly spectacular. You won’t forget Corkscrew Hill and its vista across Galway Bay; or the journey around Black Head or the view from Ballinalacken Hill across to the Aran Islands.
Loop Head is one of the most remote and wonderful places in Ireland. It remains a place unto itself, protecting the waters of the Shannon estuary from the open ocean. The Loop Head Drive will take you to numerous scenic locations as well as to cliff angling spots. A variety of rare birds, dolphins, whales and seals appear regularly on and around Loop Head Peninsula. Or travel north along the spectacular road that hugs the coastline and watch the Atlantic rollers break on the beach in Fanore. Stand on the Cliffs of Moher world renowned for their scale and beauty and gaze at the ocean below.
Ennis Town: – 7 kms – 10 mins
Fun, relaxation, good humour and friendliness await all visitors to Ennis. This town has to so much to offer, excellent restaurants, pubs, shopping and lots of things to do for all the family. Clare possesses some of the best golf courses, beaches & attractions in Ireland including the unique Burren National Park & the Cliffs of Moher. With narrow streets and quaint shops in every nook and cranny, Ennis is, perhaps, the most endearing town in Ireland.
Ennis was named as one of the World’s top 60 great places to visit.
Safe and fun, Ennis offers visitors everything they might expect to find in Ireland. The people are kind and helpful, the shopping is superb and the food is excellent.
Today the town offers one of the best selections of fine food in Ireland. From traditional culture festivals to food markets, hiking and cycling the beautiful Shannon region, Clare offers the perfect escape. For the foodies, don’t miss the array of wonderful things on offer from local artisan producers.
Bunratty Castle & Folk park – 28 km – 23 mins
Bunratty Castle is a large 15th century tower house in County Clare. It is located in the centre of Bunratty village, by the N18 road between Limerick and Ennis, near Shannon Town and its airport. The castle and the adjoining folk park are run by Shannon Heritage as tourist attractions.
Aran Islands – 45 kms – 45 mins to the Ferry to the Islands
The Aran Islands are a group of three islands (Inis Mor, Inis Meain & Inis Oirr) located at the mouth of Galway Bay, on the west coast of Ireland. They constitute the barony of Aran in County Galway
You can arrange a trip through DoolinFerries.com who are a family-owned business which are part of the largest ferry company operating between Doolin and the Aran Islands, they also arrange a spectacular Cliffs Of Moher cruise. http://www.doolinferries.com/
Kilkee – 51 km – 44 mins
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, along the Wild Atlantic Way. It is a small coastal town located on the rugged West Coast of County Clare. The town is a particularly popular Irish seaside resort wtih family’s travelling from all over the country to holiday near here. Kilkee and the Loop Head Peninsula also attract thousands of foreign tourists to the area annually with it’s breakthtaking scenic walks and stunning sea cliff panoramic views as well as all the other wonderful amenitites that are available in the area. The horseshoe bay is protected from the Atlantic Ocean weather by the Duggerna Reef which has in the past kept this beautiful haven safe from all the Atlantic has to offer.
Doolin – 45 kms 45 mins
Doolin is a charming small seaside village on the northwest coast of County Clare on Irelands Wild Atlantic Way. Set against the rugged Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by the spectacular bare limestone landscape of the Burren. Doolin is renowned world-wide as the traditional music capital of Ireland.
Lahinch– 36 km – 35 mins
Lahinch is a small town on Liscannor Bay, on the northwest coast of County Clare. The village is a seaside resort and is home to the renowned Lahinch Golf Club. It has also become a popular surfing location.
Clare Kayak Hire http://www.clarekayakhire.com/
Liscannor Pet Farm – approx 42 kms – 40 mins
Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park is situated overlooking Liscannor Bay. This 14 acre open farm, which has been featured on RTE programmes, ensures that children and adults alike have an opportunity to learn about and interact with their favourite animals in breathtaking surroundings.
The Ring of Kerry is a 179-km-long circular tourist route
Ring of Kerry 195 km – 2 hours 50 mins drive or you can take a Ferry from Killimer, Kilrush to Tarbert Co Kerry – 20 minute journey across the Shannon Estuary
Explore the hidden treasures that the Ring of Kerry holds. With its mixture of majestic mountains and ever changing coastlines, lakelands, woodlands and bustling towns, it is a must see. The breathtaking scenic drives on the Dingle and Ring of Kerry peninsulas, the majestic mountains, low rolling hills, meandering rivers, rugged coastline, and golden sandy beaches make Kerry a fantastic place to visit for the day and only a 20 minute .
Also nearby to the lodge:
- Local country pub 2 to 3 km – Taxis available
- 2 km from a beautiful wooded scenic walk
- Shannon airport – only 25 km – 25 minutes from the Lodge
- Galway City 75 km – 1 hour 8 mins
- Limerick City 40 km – 35 mins
Golfing in Co Clare
Trump International Doonbeg Golf Course – 40 km – 40 mins
Situated on over 400-acres fronting 2 ½ miles on the Atlantic Ocean and featuring an 18-hole championship golf links course, the world-renowned location is named the “#1 Resort in Europe” by Condé Nast Traveler, a “World’s Best” by Travel and Leisure and “European Golf Resort of the Year.” The par-72 golf course, designed by Greg Norman, features a single loop of nine holes out and nine back, playing 6,885 yards from the back tees. Trump International Golf Links Ireland is a stunning sight to behold and offers views of the Atlantic from 16 of 18 holes
Lahinch Golf Club Castle Course approx 36 km – 35 mins
The Castle Course is located just opposite the Old Course and although it is not as tough as the Old Course nevertheless it still presents a challenge with cleverly positioned bunkers and water hazards making it an enjoyable expeirence
Lahinch Golf Club Old Course was established in 1892 and it looks out across the Atlantic Ocean and is quite a challenge on a windy day. Often refered as the Saint Andrews of Ireland it has a multitude of challenging golf holes. It hosts the South of Ireland Amateur Golf Championship annually.
Ennis Golf Club – approx 10 mins
Ennis Golf Club is an immaculately manicured 18-hole, Par 70, parkland course. It’s tree lined fairways and tight greens present a considerable challenge, while it’s relatively even terrain of 5600m make it an ideal course for the holiday and society golfer., designed by Greg Norman, far
Fishing in Co Clare
Salt Water Angling
Shannon Estuary – great for coase angling, pike, roach, bream and tench, Find tope , dogfish, ling, conger, skate, rays
Atlantic – the Coastline offers lots of possibilities for pier, beach and cliff fishing for Bass, plaice, flounder and turbot, Sea angling for pollock, cod, mackerel, warsse, shark and conger.
Doonbeg Bay for Salmon, bass, mullett and sea trout
Fishing Lakes & rivers in the West of Clare
Kilkee Reservoir – brown & rainbow trout
Doonbeg River – for Salmon, sea and brown trout
Annageragh River for Salmon sea and brown trough
Doolough Lake for Brown and sea trought
Knockalough lake for brown and rainbow trout
Achryane Lake – for brown trout
Knockerra Lake – for brown and rainbow trout
Poulnasherry Bay – for sea trout, bass, mullet, thornback ray and other bottom fish
Lake Naminno for Brown and rainbow trout, wild trout (between Cree and Kilmaley)
Cloon River for Sea trout, brown trout, wild trout (between Cree and Kilmaley)
“An amazing house – more than a home from home. The owners were on hand and kindly supplied equipment for the toddler and 2 babies in our group which was really helpful. A beautiful holiday home for a relaxing break.”
“Fort lodge near Ennis was a wonderful place to stay. A beautiful, spacious home in a beautiful setting. The owners, Marie and Joe were gracious hosts. They were close by on the property and available for anything we needed.”
Rates are fully inclusive except for utilities i.e. oil & electricity, which are metered separately and charged at national domestic rates at the time. Please see our full terms of rental and cancellation policy
Linen & towels are inclusive in the rental rate.
Please note that €200 security deposit is required upon arrival. As long as there are no breakages or damage to the property this will be refunded on departure less the cost of utilities.
Check-in time is between 4pm & 6pm (If you require a later check-in time please let us know)
Check-out time is 10am on day of departure.
Please note that if the client would like to use Fort Lodge for an event this must be disclosed to the agent prior to booking the rental of the home.
Non disclosure may result in refusing admission to the property prior to or during the term of the rental.