“I spent a very enjoyable, restful few days in Hanne’s Cottage recently, a beautifully renovated cottage in the Caher Valley on the Burren. It would appeal to those who have an interest in traditional life in Ireland. Hanne paid great attention to, and provided for all my possible needs during my stay, for example, being provided with my own living room.
This is an artistic environment, surrounded by the beauty and solitude of the Burren. The garden supports all kinds of wildlife. It is also within a short distance from other inspiring venues. I recommend staying in Hanne’s Cottage, very much.”
Niamh Ní Lochlainn, (folklorist, teacher). October 2022.
“Hanne’s Cottage and the Burren landscape is a oneness of beauty, silence and spiritualty. It’s a place
of energy where you come into touch with your forces and roots and a space to enfold.
I came to Hannes Cottage by bike and spent 12 days there. Coming from the little road it is a fluent,
soft passage from the Burren area into Hanne’s wonderful garden and into the cottage, that keeps
and reflects the ancient, mystical spirit of this landscape. I felt home from the first moment. The
cottage is really cosy and welcoming, furnished in Danish style. The magic of this place is in every
detail. Hanne is a wonderful, very sensitive and creative woman living in close touch with nature. Her
exhibited photography in the cottage allows a deeper look at her amazing creative work.
I enjoyed the rich breakfast Hanne prepared every morning: homemade bread and fresh smoothie,
eggs, fruits and cheese from the local farmers and organic tea and coffee. Strengthened for the day I
explored the Burren by bike or by foot, went swimming or had a relaxed time in the beautiful garden
which is really a paradise of wildlife. I spent a lot of time there watching and enjoying birds,
butterflies, bumblebees, the big variety of wildflowers and also sunset and the nice view of the
Connemara Mountains in the distance. One late evening we had the luck to observe low-flying Long-
eared Owls in the garden. WOW!
Special highlights were my common trips with Hanne: the artist market in Ballyvaughan including an
afternoon at Bishop’s Quarter Beach, the visit of the Burren Perfumery with its beautiful garden and
Café, a walk to Eagles Rock and to the top of Mullagh More. And I enjoyed the many chats we had.
Last but not least I make a friend with the wonderful, four-legged, fluffy “Her Ladyship”. Her still
presence besides me on the sofa or by the fire meditating the flames and the common strolls
through the wood and the garden let me feel home and secure. And she is a wonderful teacher in
“To Be”. No doubt, my next stay in Ireland will lead me again to Hanne’s cottage in Caher Valley.”
Christine Bruhnke, biologist, Germany. July 2022.