Headford Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom cottage sleeps 6, in beautiful countryside, near Headford.
This is a beautiful 200 year old self-catering cottage with two bedrooms. It's five a minute drive from Headford town with pubs, restaurants and shops and a twenty minute drive from Galway and its attractions.
The cottage is near to Lough Corrib and Lough Hackett and both are excellent for fishing. Salthill beach is also close by, which is perfect for families. Hiking, cycling, golf and horse-riding are available in the local countryside or you could visit the magnificent Connemara Mountains.
Galway races are a great attraction in July, August, September and October where there is a great atmosphere and fun to be had.
The cottage sits in two acres of private land opposite a protected area of forest and is completely secluded, with a gated driveway. It has been completely refurbished and fully modern with electric storage heaters throughout. Also contains: Sky TV, flame effect electric fire and sofa bed, which sleeps two. The cottage sleeps six people in total, plus a cot. Towels & bed linen are provided.
Outdoors there's a three seater swing chair to enjoy peaceful tranquility and relax while you enjoy the beautiful scenery.
£210-£318 per week.
Looking to relax, this is the place. An ideal retreat for walkers and those just seeking peace and quiet.
Some of the historic and regional attractions: The Aran islands are steeped in immense cultural heritage and history. Gaelic language is the first language of its residents. They are considered the foothold of Irish culture.
Connemara has long been regarded as the real emerald of Ireland. 'Connemara is a savage beauty' (Oscar Wilde)
A visit to Ireland and Connemara is not complete without experiencing the beauty and tranquillity that is Kylemore Abbey & Garden.
'The Burren' A unique limestone plateau, it contains dozens of megalithic tombs and Celtic crosses and a ruined Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century, Corcomroe. This area is especially beautiful in spring with its abundant rare wild flowers.
'The Cliffs of Moher' are 214 m high at the highest point and range for 8 km over the Atlantic Ocean on the western seaboard of County Clare. O' Brien's Tower stands proudly on a headland of the majestic Cliffs.From the Cliffs one can see the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, as well as The Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk Mountain.
Ideal fishing location.
Golf and horse riding are available in local countryside.
If your interest is cycling or hiking you'll love it.
A perfect retreat if you just want to get away from the pace of every day life and enjoy peace and tranquility.
Headford, some 28 km north of Galway, is the popular angling centre for the eastern shore of Lough Corrib, and Greenfields, some 6.5 km west of the town, is its boating harbour. The town is situated next to the Black River (noted also for its trout angling) which is the county boundary with Mayo.
Headford is also the centre of an area rich in archaeological monuments, ranging from prehistoric burial cairns, Iron Age stone enclosures, early Norman and later castles, to a bewildering array of monastic sites.
Today, the modern cattle mart, although replacing the fairs and markets once held in the town's two squares, ensures the local popularity of this North Galway town.
Headford is twinned with the picturesque town of Le Faouët in Brittany, France.
Places of Interest
Ross Errilly Friary
Standing in serene solitude on the South bank of the Black River, just two miles West from the town of Headford in Co. Galway the Franciscan Friary of Ross is recognised by many historians both past and present as the best preserved monastic ruin of its period in Ireland. It was founded in 1349 by the then Archbishop of Tuam Dr. Malachy MacHugh, who was a native of the Headford area and, as it happens, a member of the Franciscan order.
Killursa is about 1.5 miles west of Headford on the Greenfields road. It is a ruined church set in an extensive graveyard. The ruin measures 70 feet by 24 feet, and it has a gothic pointed doorway, and a large mullioned gothic window, which indicates that the present structure was erected after the Norman invasion, 1169. A wall was built across this church, probably cutting off a section for the officiating clergyman, who had his habitat there. Killursa means the church of St. Fursa whose statue one sees as one enters the graveyard. It was here St. Fursa had the famous visions of the unseen world which grave authors assert inspired Dante to write his “Comedia Divina”.
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
About Eileen Bennett
This is the home where I was born. I left here with my mother after my father's death in 1957. We spent a number of years in the USA.
Upon retirement my mother and step-father returned to the cottage and spent many happy years there. I moved to England, where I currently live. Now there is nothing I love more than returning to relax and enjoy quality time with my little grandson in the home which holds so many happy childhood memories for me.
Why Eileen Bennett chose Headford Area
This is a family home. It was built over 200 years ago by the hands my great, great grandfather in an era where there was no modern machinery. If you were to see it without plaster, no two stones are alike. It was originally thatched and had no running water or electricity. It was occupied by generations of good hard working people, who had very little but had hearts of gold! We have modernised it through the years and choose to rent it as a means to hold on to it as it holds a very precious position in our hearts.
What makes this cottage unique
There is complete peace and tranquility to be had here. The only noise to be heard is the birds singing on the trees. Peace, perfect peace!
Guestbook comments from the owner
We received a friendly welcome by the caretaker upon arrival. Two double bedrooms and a sofa bed in the livingroom provided plenty sleeping facilities. The cottage itself is not big. It is sitd in very quiet area. A bit remote, one must have car. There is the nice town of Headford nearby, with grocery stores, petrol station, reasonable restaus, pubs and ATMs. A friendly pony was grazing in the garden behind a fence next to us, and our two small girls loved feeding it with carrots from the supermarket. Suitabl. cottage for day trips to Galway & Connemara.