Looking for Bed and Breakfast accommodation in a beautiful, wild part of the west coast of Ireland? Welcome then to Orchid House Bed and Breakfast in Fanore, County Clare, Ireland.
Fanore is situated on the Wild Atlantic Way which runs through the Northwestern region of the Burren. An area which now holds UNESCO Geopark status as it is noted for its outstanding botanical and ecological importance. The Burren has received recognition as a European Destination of Excellence for Sustainable Tourism and Gastronomy. A beautiful, peaceful but interesting place to explore on foot, bicycle or by car.
Pat spent 3 years recording flora in Blackhead and Ballyryan, areas of international importance situated in the Northwest part of the Burren. He is a keen flora photographer and gardener and has a growing collection of succulents and cacti.
Gill spends her leisure time growing fruit and vegetables, free from pesticides, which she uses in the preparation of breakfast for her guests.
The MacNamara family have farmed this land for generations. Pat’s farming of outwintering the cattle, a long standing tradition in the Burren, helps to minimise damage whilst contributing to the preservation of the biodiversity of the habitats.
Guests are welcome to explore the working suckler farm and learn of the traditions..
As Orchid House is a well-insulated, energy efficient home with newly installed solar water system, guests are afforded a more sustainable and ecofriendly environment in which to relax.
We are proud to be part of the
The Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast leads you through one of the world’s most dramatic coastal landscapes. It is the world’s longest defined coastal touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork.
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Pat and Gill MacNamara
County Clare, IRELAND.
Tel. 353 (0) 65 7076975
Mobile/Cell 353 (0)860580474
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orchidhouse275 [at] gmail [dot] com
All photographs © Pat MacNamara