The Core Lodge

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4 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Overview of The Core Lodge

Entire homePrivate host

The Core Lodge

5.0/5 Exceptional

Top rated for amenities (5.0/5)

Entire home

4 bedrooms4 bathroomsSleeps 9

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Mountain view
Ballyvaughan, Clare

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGalway Bay13 min walk
  • Popular LocationNewtown Castle10 min drive
  • Popular LocationAillwee Cave12 min drive
  • AirportShannon (SNN)67 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 9
240 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 4
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2
Bathroom 3

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Core Lodge

Holiday home in Ballyvaughan with kitchen and fireplace
The Core Lodge is situated in the beautiful coastal village of Ballyvaughan, in the heart of the Burren. Surrounded by limestone mountains on one side and the sea on the other, Bishops Quarter sandy beach and our family farm are only 1km away. The village has a supermarket, convenience store, restaurants, pubs, tea room, coffee shops, walking trails and one of the oldest caves in Ireland, The Aillwee Cave. Childminder and farm tours are available upon request.
There is a rental property attached to the side of The Core Lodge with one individual living there with a very friendly Labrador (Henry).
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Kitchens offer fridges, stovetops, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Tara Flanagan



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 4 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 9
  • Unit size: 2583 sq ft (240 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Note from host: House trained, well behaved pets allowed.

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession).
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

The Core Lodge Ballyvaughan
The Core Lodge Private vacation home
The Core Lodge Private vacation home Ballyvaughan

About this area


Located in Ballyvaughan, this holiday home is in a rural area and near the beach. Poulnabrone Dolmen and Caherconnell Stone Fort are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Galway Bay and Aillwee Cave. Burren Perfumery and Mountain View Horse Riding Centre are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Galway Bay - 13 min walk
  • Corcomcoe Abbey - 9 min drive
  • Newtown Castle - 10 min drive
  • Aillwee Cave - 12 min drive
  • Poulnabrone Dolmen - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Ardrahan Station - 23 min drive
  • Shannon (SNN) - 68 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is The Core Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

What time is check-in at The Core Lodge?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Core Lodge?

Checkout is at 10:00 AM.

Where is The Core Lodge located?

Situated by the sea, this holiday home is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Galway Bay and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Newtown Castle. Aillwee Cave and Corcomcoe Abbey are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 4 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Karen L.
Great location, very clean house
This is an excellent property, have nothing to complain about. Well equipped kitchen. Few minutes drive to Ballyvaughan village. We had 3 adult couples, 2 kids and one baby. 4 en suite bedrooms suited us perfectly. Large kitchen with washing machine and drier. Sitting room with ample seats. Large dining room with another sofa. Location perfect for exploring cliffs of moher; Ailwee caves and caherconnell fort. Also an hour from Bunratty which is worth doing. Fanore beach 20 mins away, lovely sandy beach. Few options for food in the village, Monks was amazing. Tara the host was responsive and very friendly. I’d highly recommend.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

claire g.
Two Family Get away
Despite the poor weather we had a great stay at The Core Lodge. Tara was a responsive host and her father is a true gentleman, our kids visit up to the family farm was one of the highlights of our time in Clare. The house is spacious and well stocked. There was no bother from the friendly dog and resident of the small attached abode. Recommend highly to eat in Linnanes Lobster Bar nearby!!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Marie T.
Staycation in Ballyvaughan
We had a wonderful staycation in Tara’s beautiful house. Plenty of space with 4 lovely en-suite bedrooms. Tara left us a welcome package of wine, scones, milk and home made jam. Very thoughtful of her. The children loved all the space and especially the front garden. Tara very kindly replaced our towels after our first week and we also enjoyed a lovely visit to her family farm. This is a beautiful house in a wonderful location and when the weather is very good, spectacular sunsets.
Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Simone H.
Burren und Strand
Tolles Haus mit schönem großen Garten.
Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2022