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Farm Cottages in heart of beautiful Connemara beside mountains and sea.

Carmel Curran

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Farm Cottages in heart of beautiful Connemara beside mountains and sea.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Connemara Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 9. Also identical cottage available.

Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way this lovely, modern farm cottage is set on a small farm in Connemara with ponies, horses, hens and pigs. The property is in the picturesque village of Letterfrack at the foot of Diamond Mountain and beside the sea. The Connemara National Park is based in the village and it is less than a four minute walk from the cottage . The cottage has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, large kitchen/dining area, sitting room and playroom/study (also can be used as an extra bedroom). The house is ideal for families and groups with good cooking facilities and dining facilities.

Large, flat screen TVs , toys, books in this large, spacious house make it an ideal base.

The gardens are large with play facilities for children, outdoor seating and barbecues.

The cottage has great views of Diamond Mountain and Connemara National Park and Letter hill - you can witness stunning sunrises from behind Diamond Mountain and sun sets behind the house as the sun sets behind Letter hill.

The village of Letterfrack has three pubs, three restaurants, a very good supermarket, butcher and craft shops. You can leave the cottage and in less than a two minute walk you could be sitting in Veldons pub drinking a pint and listening to some great local musicians playing traditional Irish music or folk. There are a choice of places to eat in the village - The Lodge Restaurant, Veldons Seafarer Restaurant, The Cloverfox Restaurant and for a cup of tea - the Tearooms at the Connemara National Park - all a very short stroll from the cottage.

The trailed walk in Connemara National Park are easily accessed from the house as are the boat / fishing trips from Letterfrack Pier.

A short drive from the house there are many interesting places for you to visit - Kylemore abbey and Victorian Gardens, Renvyle Penninsula with it's many sandy beaches, Leenane and Killary Fjord, Lettergesh Beach and Dive West (diving centre), Cleggan and Inishboofin Island, Clifden Town, Ballconneely with more white sandy beaches - all within a five to thirty minute drive from the cottage.

Further a field you can visit Galway city, Westport, the Arran Islands and Cong - all with an hour to hour and a half from the house.

Letterfrack is also within an easy day trip to Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Sligo and Mayo.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carmel Curran (Owner)
Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
40%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About Carmel Curran

We live on the farm and look after the cottages and animals. We attend all the local shows with our Connemara Ponies and our children compete on our horses and ponies in dressage, jumping and working hunter competitions.

Why Carmel Curran chose Connemara

It is a lovely cottage in the heart of Connemara.

What makes this cottage unique

On a small, quiet farm only a two minute walk to pubs and restaurants in the very middle of Connemara - you will be surrounded by mountains and sea.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.2
based on 10 traveler reviews

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Farm Cottages in heart of beautiful Connemara beside mountains and sea.
average rating of 4.2 based on 10 reviews
4

Relaxing holiday in wonderful place

  • 4 of 5

We were lucky to arrive at Heatherhil Cottages in blazing sunshine. The sky was so blue, the grass so green and the abundance of flowers in the garden were just wonderful to behold. We had always dreamed of returning to our family roots in Ireland and this proved to be a memorable week. The house was perfect for our group. The property had all the facilities we needed and was very clean and well decorated.

Heatherhill is in a great location – we could walk to the pub in the evening to listen to music and have a pint. During the day we could walk to the local shop and Connemara National Park. We didn’t have to use our car every day which was very relaxing and just what we needed. When we did get into the car there was lots to see close to Heatherhill. Kylemore Abbey was one of my favourites. It is such a beautiful place and the history of the building is fascinating.

The owners were very helpful and gave us lots of advice on the local area – including lending us maps and walking guides. It was so easy to call to the office if we needed anything and they were always so happy to give us as much advice and help as they could – including making reservations and phoning to check opening times of local attractions.

I highly recommend both Heatherhill Cottages and the Letterfrack area.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent holiday ONE TO DO.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the most wonderful week at Heatherhill Cottages in Letterfrack . it is a fantastic , rural setting - with a small farm and lovely gardens - which was just what our family needed. We could walk into the village each evening for a meal and a drink soaking up the late afternoon sun and watching life go by. We walked back each evening into Heatherhill and just soaked up the tranquillity of the place - the wonderful green lawns and flowers with the back drop of the Connemara National park and Diamond mountain on one side and Tully mountain on the other. We climbed the Diamond Mountain but did not fit in Tully Mountain - we will come back again to climb that mountain.

The highlight of our stay was when our daughter helped the owners children prepare their Connemara Ponies for a show in Galway. She is horse mad but has never had the opportunity to shampoo a horse before !! Not to mention plaiting manes and tails, It was a dream come true for her. On our way home yesterday we stopped at the Galway Show and took part in an event that we never would have considered going to before - it was brilliant - the hundreds of horses and riders, stalls, dog show, hen show - but the pinnacle was cheering on the horse that my daughter had helped get ready as it was awarded first prize.

An unforgettable experience for our family. We are delighted wit hour week and to have met such lovely people as the owners of Heatherhill Farm who included us in such a special event.

cheers Alan.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

"Mighty Craic"

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time in Connemara. After two weeks in overcrowded Istanbul en route from Melbourne it was like an oasis of calm. We got to experience lots of traditional music "sessions" in the local pubs ( we specially enjoyed a place called Paddy Coynes - there were lots of young local people there getting together to sing and dance in the traditional way) and mackerel fishing in Derryenver(not sure on spelling), it was the first time I ever caught anything wild, it was unforgettable. As for the house we stayed in, it was clean and comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. The manager, Carmel, went out of her way to be as helpful as possible and we certainly felt like more than just another number , which was nice. I would certainly recommend staying here, it is within easy reach of all the main local attractions and you can just walk to the national park. It does feel like pot luck booking a holiday rental but this one was a good find.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful and relaxing stay in Connemara.

  • 5 of 5

Heather Hill cottages has a great location in the heart of the country with excellent outdoor facilities. It was well maintained with a very friendly service provided by the owners- Ron and Carmel. A great place for the whole family and I would recommend it highly to anyone who want unique relaxing holiday in Ireland. Great times.....

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Cambewarra
3

Location great but house tired and unloved

  • 3 of 5

We liked the location of Heatherhill Cottages, we could walk to everything in Letterfrack, the pubs, shops and the national park. On a positive note the house was spacious with everything that we needed. The disappointing thing to us was that the cottage appeared to be tired, sad and unloved. The gardens were overgrown with weeds, sitting out the back was not as pleasant as it should have been. The cottage was in need of a paint both inside and out.

We felt it was a real shame, this could be a perfect holiday location for everyone.

Steve and Rose. eright

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Positive:

Location next to Connemara national park with lots of beautiful walks and coast around. The house was always warm and cosy. The owner Anne had pigs wandering around which was fantastic for the kids. She also gave the kids a few ride on ponys which was another bonus.

Negative:

Communication was very bad and confirmation needed to be chased several times. The kitchen is missing a few more spoons and glasses for a party 8+. Also it lacks essential tools for baking and cooking (i.e scale, blender, good knifes, chopping boards).

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Heatherhill Cottages in our great value (€450 per week) accommodation for 9 people in the heart of beautiful Connemara. It is a great place for families and children and we try to improve the experience for our holiday makers with our animals and allowing children to interact with them. As we are a rural location our internet connection is not always great as we have only one internet service provider in the area. We are upgrading and adding to the houses this winter and will include all equipment for baking in our up-grade.

Map

Nearest Airport
64 Kilometres
Knock
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Three bars in village.
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Lodge Restaurant.
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
.Tully Beach
Car: recommended

The Cottage is based on a little farm with ponies, horses, pigs and hens in Letterfrack village. Letterfrack is a small but lively village overlooked by the Diamond mountain in the most beautiful part of unspoilt Connemara. The cottage is ideally located beside mountains and sea offering great hillwalking and crystal clear sea and white sands. After a days activity or sight seeing it is a short stroll to the village for a drink and a meal in one of three pubs or restaurants and to listen to some traditional Irish music. Connemara National Park is also based in Letterfrack village a few minutes walk from the house. There is a walkers path all the way to the top of diamond Mountain (one of the 12 Bens) which offers great views out to sea and over to Mayo. There is an interpretive centre and tearoom at the base of the mountain walk and this is also the starting point of other walks. Boat trips can be taken from the pier in Letterfrack. Letterfrack has a good supermarket, butcher and post-office.

Other Activities: Dive center and adventure center nearby.

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Rates & Availability

From €90 Per night

Connemara Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
mid-season
May 2 2015 - Jun 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
€90
€550
 
 
High season
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
mid season
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
€90
€550
 
 
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€650
 
 
New Year
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
€850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€90
€490
€1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes All taxes, cleaning and heating included. Only extra is electricity on euro 2 coin meter which uses €2 or €3 per day.
Please bring your own towels - all linen is provided.
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Amenities

Connemara Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom one - toilet , shower
    Bathroom two - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom One - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom Two - 1 double
    Bedroom Three - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom Four - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom Five - 1 twin/ single
  • 2 doubles, 2 twins, 1 single with two bathrooms. A large kitchen/dining area , comfortable sitting room and a study/playroom. Lots of space both inside and outside of this tastefully furnished accommodation.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Pets welcome.

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