Nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way just 3 km from Spanish Point lies the Gate Lodge at White Strand. The carefully restored Gate Lodge building is quintessentially an early -Victorian lodge dating back to 1837 on the grounds of the Butler Families coastal retreat known as ‘Aran View House’. The Gate Lodge formed the home of the caretaker to the Butler Family who had been the Earl of Ormond in Co. Tipperary dating back to the twelfth century.
From your morning cup of tea to the moment you slip between the sheets, every aspect of The Gate Lodge at White Strand has been carefully and lovingly considered so you can enjoy a secluded self-catering hideaway like no other! An idyllic setting for couples looking to relax & unwind or for those looking to immerse themselves in nature by reconnecting with the great outdoors.
Inspired by our unique location in a stunning environment overlooking White Strand Bay and the Cliffs of Moher, this self-catering private property has been sustainably restored in an unique way with its minimalistic interiors yet bold design where the tender work of the original owner still shows today with its exposed original stonework walls and flagstone window sills.
Blended in with its natural surroundings the back garden allows you to conclude your day by enjoying oriental bathing in our oversized ‘Ofuro’ outdoor seaweed bath with hand harvested seaweed from the shores of Spanish Point where you can awaken the body and soul with an outdoor plunge bucket shower. Dining al fresco has never been easier with the feeling of indoor/ outdoor living or sink into the oversized sofa and unwind as the dog snoozes at your feet.
During your stay you’ll be greeted by various animals which could include Alpacas, donkeys, sheep and lambs.
While staying at the Gate Lodge you will enjoy easy access to West Clare’s many historical and scenic attractions such as the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, The Aillwee Caves, Loop Head Peninsula, amongst many more.
A welcome pack with snacks and treats is included to settle you in.