Adare High Street Thatched Cottage, County Limerick, Ireland

Traditional and authentic thatched Irish cottage in the heart of the Adare –  simple, charming and filled with warmth, walkable to all that the postcard-perfect village has to offer.

Adare High Street Thatched Cottage Exterior

Adare Self Catering Cottage Rental Garden In Bloom
Main Keeping Room with Dining Area and Fireplace
Large entry and dining room at the Adare Thatched Cottage
Adare Thatched Cottage Ireland Vacation Rental Sitting Room
Well-appointed self-catering kitchen at Adare Thatched Cottage Rental
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Accommodates: 4 – 6
Weekly Rates: €500  / €550  / €650
Heat & Electricity: Additional, charged at cost by meter reading
Security Deposit: € 100 due on arrival


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Amenities Include:

Television, Mobile Phone, GPS unit for guest use
Excellent High Street location, walkable to Adare attractions
Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer
Garden and patio with barbeque and outdoor seating

House Description:

This sweet, charming, and comfortable thatched cottage offers up several of our requirements for a simply elegant holiday: it is an historical property, traditionally furnished with everything you need and nothing you don’t, very well priced and situated in a great location for walking to shops, pubs, restaurants and all the attractions of the local village.

An authentic Irish thatched house dating back to the early 1800s, the owner  of the cottage was raised along with his many siblings in this two-bedroom, and remembers when the main village road outside was just a quiet country road. It is perfect for families or small groups of close friends.

Main Room/Dining

Enter the cottage from the front garden into the main room that was once the primary space of the house. The room has a fireplace and a dining table that seats six, as well as additional seating next to the fire.

Small Sitting Room

To the left of the entry and the main room is the small sitting room, which used to be the bedroom of the owner’s parents when he was growing up. It is cozy, with a fireplace, television, small couch and easy chair, and windows looking out to the village High Street.

Kitchen and Bathroom

Behind the main room/dining room is the kitchen, with stove, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher & washer/dryer. It is well supplied with kitchen necessities and amenities.

There is a bathroom with shower stall in the corridor between the kitchen and the porch.


Two very large bedrooms, each with a queen bed and a single bed. One room is yellow and one is pink. Both have small tables and a wardrobe.

The Yellow room has an ensuite bathroom with a shower cubicle.

NOTE: One must pass through the Pink room to reach the Yellow room and bathroom. This is why we suggest the house is best for families or close groups traveling together. 

Porch and  Grounds

The house is the first in a thatched terrace row, on a corner lot with lovely gardens and a paved patio/porch area with stone table and a barbeque.


The property lies just inside the village of Adare, on the High Street, next to the entrance of the Adare Manor Golf  Resort. It is perfectly walkable to all the shops and restaurants of the village, and an easy spot from which to base for touring the West of Ireland.

Shannon airport: 26 miles, 35 minutes
Galway: 71 miles, less than an hour and a half
Killarney: 56 miles, about an hour and 15 minutes
Dingle: 82 miles, approximately 2 hours
Cork City: 93 miles, about an hour and 15
Dublin: 130 miles, just over 2 hours

Adare High Street Thatched Cottage Rental Details:
This property usually rents Saturday to Saturday. Occasional shorter stays may be possible, please enquire. 

Weekly Rates
Low Season, November to April, not including holidays:   €500
Mid Season, May, June, September & October: €550
High Season, July, August & Christmas/NY/Easter:  €650

Heat & Electricity
Extra, charged at cost by meter reading (averages about € 40 per week, more in winter)

Security Deposit
A refundable security deposit of € 100 is due in cash or traveler cheque on arrival.


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Check-in time is after 2pm.
Check-out time is before 10:00am.

Security Deposit:

The property requires a refundable security/damage deposit of €100, due in Euro cash or Travelers Cheque on arrival and refunded, less any damages, at or after departure.

Accessibility Notice:

The Adare High Street Thatched Cottage is a great place for anyone with mobility limitations. It is a single story house, there are no steps, and the driveway and patio are paved and even. Parking is just steps from the front door.


Adare is a perfect spot for touring the West of Ireland, with a combination of short and longer day trips to see many of the regions best attractions.

The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle peninsula have some of the most scenic driving on the island. Indescribably breathtaking. Parts of each are reachable within 1 – 2 hours, and one could see much of either one a long touring day. Galway, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary are close by, with coastal views, rolling hills and lush scenery to explore.

Adare is known as an idyllic postcard pretty village with antique and craft shops, pubs and restaurants. Killarney is a bit over an hour, Cork City (the EU Capitol of Culture in 2005) and Galway City, less than 90 minutes away, and all with smaller villages like Kenmare, Doolin and Kinvara dotting the countryside en route, offering terrific spots for food, walking and bits of Irish culture.

Within driving distance are the following famous and magnificent (not hyperbole – they are truly stunning) Irish landscapes:
Cliffs of Moher – One of the most spectacular places on earth, hard to forget the feeling of standing above and looking out to the cliff face below. (56 miles, about an hour and 20 minutes).
Killarney National Park – Lakes, woods, mountain peaks, old forests and expansive valleys. Imagine fairy tale woodlands and scenery so lovely it all feels terrifically magical wherever you look. (57 miles, about an hour and 20 minutes).
Gap of Dunloe – Gorgeous rocky mountain valley with water and breathtaking views – think location scouting for the movie Braveheart and you’ll start to come close. (Part of the Killarney National Park)

Besides all that Killarney National Park offers (including the Muckross Estate as well as incredible scenery, must-sees in the Dingle area include the Great Blasket Island Center outside of Dingle, full of rich history and local (famous!) art, as well as the Gallarus Oratory, the Bee Hives, and the ruins of many Iron Age forts, monasteries, and castles.

Within closer driving distance are the great Rock of Cashel (46 miles, about an hour); the very touristy, but very fun Bunratty Castle folk park (we jokingly refer to it as O’Disney Park due to the historic dioramas and medieval banquets to be enjoyed at this restored and preserved castle);  Askeaton castle ruins; Lough Gur stone circle; and several monasteries, churches and a priory.


Literally too many things to list, so check out our information pages about Golf, Fishing, Boating and Adveture sports in Ireland, all listed here.


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