Aran View Country House – a spectacular Doolin accommodation!
You might not have heard of Doolin, but it’s a hopelessly adorable town in Ireland. Not only does this village have its own quirky personality, but it’s the perfect base for exploring nearby bucket list destinations, like the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. You should definitely book a Doolin accommodation and base yourself there to explore the town and the surrounding region.
I stayed overnight at Aran View Country House in Doolin and highly recommend that you plan to stay here, too.
LOCATION AND OUR ARRIVAL
Ashley and I had a very long day before arriving at our Doolin accommodation, Aran View. We woke up incredibly early in the morning in Dingle, and drove for almost four hours to catch the ferry to Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands.
Why did we plan it this way? Well, when we were staying in Killarney with fellow travel bloggers, Chris and Heather of A Brit and A Southerner, we were all discussing our various travel plans for the rest of our Ireland road trip. I expressed how I felt like I was missing out by not seeing any of the Aran Islands when I’d heard such wonderful things about them.
After some fast and furious Google searches, Ashley and I decided that we could wake up really early in the morning and get to Doolin just in time to catch the ferry to the Aran Islands. You see, the only ferry to Inishmore leaves Doolin at 10:00am, and we were four hours away the previous night in Dingle.
Even though our day was fast-paced and even a little chaotic, it was totally worth it. We woke up at 5:00am and drove for hours, took a choppy ferry ride to Inishmore, rode bicycles all over the island, and took the ferry back to Doolin. Phew, I feel exhausted even just thinking about that!
Thankfully, Doolin is a small town and our hotel was not far from the ferry docks. Aran View is merely steps from the main village on an expansive property, surrounded by rolling, green hills and views of the ocean.
I was immediately in awe of this gorgeous property.
A WARM WELCOME
We were warmly greeted and welcomed upon our arrival. It was an easy process to check in, unload our bags, and take them to our room on the second floor.
There was always space to park our car, even when we left and returned from dinner later that evening. The parking lot out front is quite large, and there’s even additional parking behind the building.
The original house itself was built in 1736, though it has been refurbished in an Irish country style. The home has remained in the same family for many generations. Aran View Country House sits on 100 acres of farmland.
This room was so spacious that I could probably do a few cartwheels across the floor. Our room had one double bed, a single bed, and even a couch. Not only was it perfect for two friends travelling together, but it would be ideal for families.
There was room for all of our belongings, with an antique wardrobe and lots of dresser drawers.
While there wasn’t a coffee maker in the room, be sure to call the front desk if you’d like some coffee or tea. The staff will put the kettle on and prepare some for you right away!
One of the best parts of this suite is the view. There are two large bay windows at the front of the room that overlook the countryside and the coastline. I could have sat there for a long while just to watch the nearby sheep, grazing in the fields.
As my legs were aching a little from riding bikes all day, I was thrilled to see a bathtub in the room. I soaked my aching muscles that evening, and it was such an excellent way to unwind at the end of a hectic travel day.
For fellow travel bloggers or those who love to stay connected, the Wi-Fi is complimentary and very fast.
Both the first and second floors have guest lounges. If you’re staying with a larger group or feel like socializing outside of your room, these lounges are a great place to connect.
Aran View Country House is cozy, comfortable, and within walking distance of everything in town. Furthermore, this Doolin accommodation is perfect for sight seeing to nearby must visit destinations, like the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren.
With the warm hospitality of the staff to the spectacular views from our room, my stay could not have been any better. Be sure to book your stay at Aran View Country House when you plan your trip to Doolin.
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Thank you so much to Aran View Country House for hosting my stay. My opinions, as always, are entirely my own.