SECLUDED COTTAGE ON 2 ACRES NEAR GALWAY SLEEPS 6

Eileen Bennett

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SECLUDED COTTAGE ON 2 ACRES NEAR GALWAY SLEEPS 6

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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.

About Headword

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

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”.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
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.
Jul 2012
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Eileen Bennett

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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.

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.

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!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.6
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Secluded Cottage on 2 acres near Galway sleeps 6
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Secluded Cottage on 2 acres near Galway sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419251
+44 (0)773 8239465
Headford Area County Galway
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good start

  • 4 of 5
Being in a private, quiet location off secondary roads was what I wanted. There's nothing in the immediate area, which is a good thing. It turned out to be a pretty good starting point to visit both local relatives and also to drive to Connemara. I didn't go into Galway as I can see a town anywhere. The kitchen, bathroom and bedroom were especially handy. I sensed I was in a home where generations of good people lived. That's a nice thing to wake up to. I'd rent there again instead of a b&b. If you go, bring some apples or carrots for the pony in the adjoining field.
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I'm so glad that you had a good time and appreciated the tranquil surroundings of the cottage.
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Secluded Cottage on 2 acres near Galway sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419251
+44 (0)773 8239465
Headford Area County Galway
United States
4

Lovely little cottage

  • 4 of 5
Enjoyed our stay in this lovely little cottage near Headford. We were able to see most of the west coast of Ireland from this location. The setting is very peaceful and we felt the family love that is part of the history of the cottage. Evelyn (the caretaker) was most helpful and welcoming to us and Eileen (the owner) is very nice to deal with through email correspondence. Always quickly answered all questions and concerns.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. The cottage is extremely peaceful. The perfect place to get away from all the stress of every day living. This home has been modified to provide peace, comfort and relaxation for all our guests. If there is anything lacking, you just have to ask. If it's possible, we will provide it.
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Secluded Cottage on 2 acres near Galway sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419251
+44 (0)773 8239465
Headford Area County Galway
3

Lovely cottage!

  • 3 of 5
A lovely cosy cottage! The boys loved the space around. We visited Galway an had some nice swims in the sea and the great loughs!

A place to come back to!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Children love the total freedom and parents relax knowing their children are save and enjoying å healthy inviroment.
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Secluded Cottage on 2 acres near Galway sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419251
+44 (0)773 8239465
Headford Area County Galway
5

Absolutely Perfect!!! Thanks so much Eileen. xx

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was perfect, the location is great. Wish I had more chars for my review! Day 1. Salthill Beach, then Kinvara > Dunghaire Castle for a night in a medieval castle with harp music, a lovely 4 course meal, free Mead and Wine. 3 of some of the most talented people West Ireland have to offer serve the meals and entertain. Day 2.Cong was only a very short drive from the cottage to the set where the Quiet Man was filmed. The real pull for us was the medieval ruins and nearby Ashford castle. From here we ventured into the Connemara Mountains through Finny which is an adorable little village and onto Westport where we had a little shop as the shops were open late and a nice spot of dinner. Day 3.The cottage is so close to Galway, we were there within 20 mins. My partner and I bought real Claddagh rings and made sure that we hotfooted it all around Galway. Day 4.Rossaveal to catch the Ferry to the Aran Irelands down the coast but ferry was missed so we headed North! En route we found Recess which is home to a beautiful craft store and some funny monuments. From there we stumbled upon Kylemore Abbey which is truly breathtaking! We finished our evening in Clifden with seafood from Joe Connelly’s bar to traditional Irish Music. a young girl even jumped who jumped up and did some real Irish dancing. For evenings spent in the cottage we stocked up on Mead and cooked in the kitchen which is fully stocked with every utensil and requirement needed to make a true feast! We bought Pats bread and Barry’s tea from the local supermarket and made sure we enjoyed full Irish Breakfast and teas before setting out on our travels. Be sure to pack carrots for the pony in the field, previous guests have named him “Noah” and he now answers to this! We spent some of our evenings relaxing in the cottage which is very quiet and cosy, the mattresses on the beds were divine and we had to FORCE ourselves out of bed each morning! There were extra blankets which were lovely for mornings spent on the couch watching Sky tv. Bring a Torch if you want to venture out as you will not see in front of your hand. Somebody who stayed before had put a magnet on the fridge.so we did too! When you have a sit down in the cottage be sure to read up on the cottages history in the black folder which is beautiful. Guests have also left letters for others to read so my partner wrote a note. And finally the trip was made extra special by Evelyn who is lovely! So thank you Eileen for a beautiful holiday!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. There is so much to see and do. Plus If you go to Co Clare, you will find The Aillwee Cave in Ballyvaughan, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Medieval Banquets are held in the Castle year round, subject to demand.

Plus there is Dysert O'Dea Castle and Archaeological Centre in Corofin known for its wealth of historical and archaeological remains. Built in 1480 the castle is now an archaeological centre with more than twenty five archaeological and historical sites. And of course there's the Cliffs of Moher. Natural ramparts against the might of the Atlantic, they rise in places to over 215m and stretch for almost 8km. All this is just an hour and half drive from the cottage.

The cottage is located in a most convenient location for sightseeing and exploring. You will never be borred.
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Secluded Cottage on 2 acres near Galway sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419251
+44 (0)773 8239465
Headford Area County Galway
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very nice !

  • 3 of 5
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we had a very nice time in this cottage, nice weather (very little rain :-) ) but we spended our first night at the hotel, when you are not english, the irish accent is difficult, you think you have understoud the "problem" of the door but no ! so be carefull. in the cottage you have all that you need, the beds are good a little to small for 6 persons i think bur for 4 its nice. evelyn and paddy are very kind. we'll go back to irland ! beautiful, and such a nice people !
en francais : attention à la porte ! elle se ferme automatiquement donc il faut toujours avoir la clé sur soi quand on sort de la maison, sinon vous ferez comme nous vous passerez votre premiere nuit à l'hotel (il y en a un tres bien à 5 minutes :-) ) par ce que vous aurez laissé toutes vos affaires y compris le telephone à l'interieur, mais bon a par ça tout est cool, la maison est petite pour 6 surtout si il pleut mais bien pour 4 et il y a tout ce qu'il faut. evelyne et paddy qui vous acceuillent sont charmants, comme tous les irlandais ! c'est un tres beau pays et un tres beau peuple qui sait s'amuser, qui ne vous klaxonne pas en voiture, qui vous renseignera a chaque fois ! vraiment super pays, on y retournera !
attention en voiture les routes sont rock'n roll parfois ! allez y ! cris et steph
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the front door automatically locks when it is closed, so make sure you have the key with you when you go out. It is a safty feature, but can lock you out.
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Secluded Cottage on 2 acres near Galway sleeps 6
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p419251
+44 (0)773 8239465
Headford Area County Galway
5

Week in Galway

  • 5 of 5
Lovely week in a peaceful traditional cottage. Slept well - only darkness, stars and birdsong outside - ate well - Headford has a friendly inn, Anglers' Rest - travelled miles in beautiful countryside - visited interesting places such as spectacular Kylemore Abbey. Recommend the cottage to anyone who wants a contrast to a busy working life.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: How lovely to wake up and listen to the birds singing. So delighted you enjoyed it.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
31 Kilometres
Galway 31 kilometres/ Knock 52 kilometres/ Shannon
Nearest Ferry
191 Kilometres
Dublin
Nearest Train
28 Kilometres
Galway
Nearest Beach
28 Metres
Galway Bay
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Qualleys
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Kilometres
Headford
Car: necessary

Close by is beautiful Lough Corrib which is a spectacular stretch of coastline on the west side of Ireland. Wherever you find yourself in the region, you'll never be too far away from a source of water. There is fishing in Lough Corrib and sailing, scuba, swimming or wind-surfing in Rusheen Bay.

Salthill beach is also accessible, which is perfect for families. It is situated in a part of the country renowned for its outstanding natural beauty where hiking, cycling, golf and horse-riding are available in the local countryside.

The magnificent Connemara Mountains are also worth a visit due to their beauty and the wild ruggedness of the area giving a glimpse of Ireland from long ago.

Galway City has a large choice of shopping centres, restaurants, pubs and entertainment, including traditional Irish music and song. It is only a 20 minute drive from the cottage. Annually there's the Galway Arts' Festival in July and on the last weekend of Sept there's the Galway Oyster & Seafood Festival.

Galway races are another great attraction in Jul. Aug. Sept. and Oct. People come from all over the world to attend this event and enjoy this fantastic atmosphere. There's a fabulous time to be had, not just for the thrill of the races but also for the great nightlife in the city afterwards.

The local town, Headford, is 5 minutes away from the cottage where you will find pubs and restaurants.

Other Activities:

Most within 25 min drive.

Golf: The following are some of the popular golf clubs in the region. Galway Golf Club, Salthill, Galway. This popular course with its well designed rolling fairways are bounded by mature woodlands and the spectacular seascape of Galway Bay.

Galway Bay Golf & Country Club & Hotel, Renville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. This well known coarse was designed by World Cup player Christy O'Connor Jr.

Connemara Golf Club Ballyconneely, Clifden, Co.Galway.

Connemara, or Ballyconneely Golf Club, as it is also known, is located between the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, in one of the most splendid settings imaginable. According to renowned golf writer, James W. Finnegan, the golf links of Connemara is 'a perfect reflection of the austere beauty that is the world of Connemara'. The course was designed by renowned Irish course architect, Eddie Hackett and completed by Tom Craddock. This is a sand based links with its back nine described as the equal of anywhere in the world.

Athenry Golf Club, Athenry Co. Galway. This course is generally uncrowned making it a very pleasant course to golf on. Athenry Golf Club, Mountbellew Golf Club are all within a 20 minute drive form the cottage.

Westport - 40 minutes

Connemara - 40 minutes

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Headford Area Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 4
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
2 night minimum stay
£48
From
£55
Fri,Sat,Sun
£318
 
 
Rate 5
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 3 2014
2 night minimum stay
£42
From
£48
Fri,Sat,Sun
£250
 
 
Rate 6
Oct 4 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£36
From
£41
Fri,Sat,Sun
£210
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
£39
From
£46
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£230
 
 
Rate1
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
£36
From
£41
Fri,Sat,Sun
£210
 
 
Rate 2
Mar 28 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
£38
From
£45
Fri,Sat,Sun
£220
 
 
Rate 3
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
2 night minimum stay
£42
From
£48
Fri,Sat,Sun
£250
 

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Notes * TO RESERVE THIS PROPERTY, 25% OF THE RENTAL FEE MUST BE PAID AND THE BALANCE MUST BE PAID FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL DATE
IF YOU BOOK 2 WEEKS YOU GET A 25% DISCOUNT OFF YOUR SECOND WEEK.
BOOK 3 WEEKS AND GET 33.3% OFF THE THIRD WEEK
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Amenities

Amenities

Headford Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Bed sofa in living room sleeps 2 additional persons
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bed sofa in living room sleeps 2 additional persons
  • Bedrooms has been refurbished with craftsman fitted custom wardrobes. Bed linen included. Travel cot also provided. Electric Storage heaters throughout to suit ones preference. Sofa bed in living room sleeps two additional persons.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Dining area has breakfast bar that seats 4 persons. TV is a new plasma model. The Cottage has 2 acres of private land, extremely quiet and secluded at all times. Living room has a new sofa bed that sleeps 2. It provides sitting space for 3 persons. There are 2 single chairs for 2 persons. Travel cot also provided. If you require more heat, switch on the electric storage heaters. Outside is a comfortable swing chair to sit and enjoy the peaceful tranquility. It is ideally located to explore the ancient City of Galway 15 to 20 minute drive. If your interest is music, theatre, history or shopping you will not be disappointed. From Galway City there's a ferry to the Aran Islands daily (in season). Explore Connemara National Park, 'Kylemore Abbey' home to the Benedictine nuns and scenic Clifden. Ashford Castle in Cong - The former home of the Guinness Family has beautiful gardens to visit or take the Corrib Cruise. The picturesqe village of Cong was the location for the 'Quiet Man.'
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