A little about your host and Druid cottage
Hello and welcome to the 'Druid Cottage' website.
I'm your host Stephanie Gahan who was born in Dublin and have enjoyed my share of over seas travel before moving to Clare in 1978 for the "good life", immersing myself in textiles, rearing my family and then enjoyed returning to education as a mature student at LSA&D Limerick. I'm still into the arts and textiles and also enjoy travel when possible and always like meeting people. With my experience I have a sense of what people need while studying, traveling, enjoying a holiday or just in need of a good rest. I live and work beside the cottage, designing and making landscape inspired knitwear. I only come into the cottage when invited and I'm happy to chat when we meet in the yard. My aim is to create a relaxed, warm and comfortable home away from home where artistic people can work in the quiet, sometimes a noisy countryside while also seeing the sights and enjoying time in nature.
Druid cottage is a self catering "Tiny house" a unique open plan space which was at one time the small thatched cottage where the original family lived and made a life here in the quiet rural area of Glendree. Today it creates an ideal place for Digital Nomads, PHD students, writers, musicians and hill walkers to stay, while enjoying the countryside. LGBTQIA guests are welcome and loan travelers have the comfort of knowing that they are not totally alone on this beautiful, peaceful hillside, privacy is very much respected.
It is a actually a really good Hub from where you can holiday as its central to all that Co. Clare has on offer and also for anybody who wants to focus on work or just have a rest.
In the 1800's the Cottage was a thatched, stone walled one room cottage with loft bedrooms for family and animals. Later when another larger cottage was built it became a house for animals only and a milking parlor. Today it again makes a comfortable dwelling and with it's original thick set stone walls it's a very charming holiday cottage tucked away among the soft rolling hills of East Clare.
The cottage is exactly half way between the villages of Tulla and Feakle in the town-land (area or region) of Glendree, which means either Glen of Druids, Glen of Magic or Glen of Kings! In this diverse locality of friendly farmers, artists, musicians and small farms, home grown organic vegetables, eggs, yogurt, milk and cheese in season. It is a peaceful and relaxing place where you can breath clean air, drink fresh spring water, enjoy scenic walks, traditional music, the pubs for the 'Craic' and outdoor pursuits such as or horse riding, fishing, kayaking and much more.
It is a Television free zone but relax with radio and a free broadband internet connection.
Cat lovers will enjoy some visits from 'Snax' a funny little character.
A CAR IS ESSENTIAL.
Have a look at link below of a small video that one of my first guests made on her stay many years ago, the cottage has had some changes since and it was filmed in mid winter!