A Wonderful Experience
Submitted: October 11, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
This rental is fully deserving of a five star rating. Pictures, although accurate, cannot do justice to the charm of this home.
First, the location. Gort is a great location to base out of to see the west coast. The town center and nearby town of Kinvarra offer all the amenities we needed. There were terrific restaurants
( Gallery Cafe, Keoughs for fish chowder, O"Grady's) a well stocked grocery, convenient ATM, and of course, fine pubs. The house is close to both towns, a great golf course, and located near the highway to enable seeing the Cliffs of Moher and other sights. We took a bus from the main square to Galway for one day, 40 minutes and 10 Euros return fare right to center city..
The setting of the house is fantastic. The two sweet donkeys in the adjacent yard were fun to visit and they loved the tiny apples we offered them. The area is very quiet, except for the cows, and easy to find, even on the darkest of nights.
The house was much larger than we had anticipated. Our group of one couple and two singles enjoyed having our own rooms and bathrooms. The kitchen was fully stocked and we were able to cook meals without wanting for anything. We enjoyed the fireplace in the living room a lot, and spent our late nights playing scrabble and cards around the dining table. The house was surprisingly warm on our chilly October nights so we barely ran the central heat.
The remodeling job on this old school house is remarkable. Beautiful wooden trim, stained glass windows, natural stone floors. Large windows let the sunlight flood in and offer a wonderful view of the area nearby. The antique furniture and very soft bed linens were a pleasure to enjoy. The showers were all excellent and plenty of hot water was always available.
We have rented many properties through VRBO, throughout the world, and this is one of the best. The price was an incredible bargain for the space, setting and amenities. I would definitely rent this property again, in fact, it would be a strong factor in bringing us back to Ireland again.
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