Cottage at Cleggan - Perfect Destination
Submitted: June 4, 2011
Stayed: April 2011
We are five Australians from Brisbane Australia who discovered details of Anne Cosgrove's lovely cottage in Cleggan on this web site. The fact that our surname is Cosgrove too only increased our curiosity. We loved the photos on the web site as the home looked as pretty as a picture and the surrounding land and seascape just captivated us. We found contact easy to make with the owner via the site amd email and every one of our questions was answered promptly and in full. We found it easy to make the deposit and final payment on line with the owner's help. On arrival, we were even more delighted - the key was just where we agreed it would be, the cottage was beautifully appointed with modern appliances, very clean and well maintained and extremely comfortable. The precious family mementos complemented the homely ambience and the flowers growing at the front door and the herbs outside the kitchen were very special. Our welcome pack included some local produce and the owner's brother who lives locally called in to see that we arrived safely and that we were comfortable. The peat fire was beautiful and a delight to warm ourselves by after returning from walks or the pub in the evening; the beds very comfortable; the big dining table at which we enjoyed many cups of tea from the fine china cups was just like home, and a huge bath tub to soak in was just heaven. The cows and their calves in the adjacent fields were a picture; the fishing boats bringing in fresh catch in the harbour and the beautiful drives and walks across causeways and along beaches were perfect for our holiday. The little village and the pub and shops met all of our needs, and the owner kindly shared local information about the best spots to eat, visit, shop, sight see and explore in the county. Every local we met was friendly and we miss our time there now we are back in Australia. We have many beautiful photos and stories to share with our friends and family about our stay and they are as keen as we are to visit again. We will return and take other friends and family with us. Thank you to Anne and Colm for making our month long trip to Ireland so special. We had been on the road for a while having come through Cork and Kerry, and it was wonderful to put down some roots for a few days in County Galway and relax. We were able to wash, cook, relax, renew and regroup before heading off to Belfast. We will stay longer next time as Cleggan was a perfect vantage point to explore from. The Aussies.
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